Create mass awareness blood donation: Guv

ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Friday emphasised on the need for creating mass awareness about blood donation and its importance. Participating in a voluntary blood donation camp at Raj Bhawan here, which was organised on his initiative as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Mishra said that there would be a large number of blood donation volunteers in the districts. Terming the blood donors as the ‘life savers’, the governor urged upon the people to come forward and donate blood voluntarily, a raj…

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Felix stresses on defining employment criteria by media houses | * AEDMA holds workshop on ethics & balanced reporting

ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Arunachal Electronic and Digital Media Association (AEDMA) observed its 10th foundation day at a hotel here on Friday. The event was marked by workshops on ‘digital media ethics’ with NDTV Senior Executive Editor Ravish Kumar and Panel Counsel of the Central government In Supreme Court, advocate Jyoti Zongluju as resource persons. Home and IPR Minister Bamang Felix, attending the programme as the chief guest said the ownership of the media houses and the employment criteria should be clearly defined. He said somehow digital journalists are also…

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COVID-19: State logs 82 fresh cases

ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Arunachal Pradesh on Friday reported 82 fresh COVID-19 cases, three less than the previous day, pushing the total caseload in the state to 65,680, a senior health official said. The northeastern state on Wednesday reported 104 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike this month. The toll remained unchanged at 296, with no new fatality recorded in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Among the new cases, 13 were reported from Lohit, 12 from the Capital Complex Region, Namsai (9), Changlang (8)…

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BJP demands apology from Cong for demeaning President

By A O news Service ITANAGAR, July 29: Arunachal Pradesh state BJP in front of its HQs here held a rally on Thursday to protest against derogatory remark of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in parliament describing President Droupadi Murmu as “Rashtrapatni”. The BJP leaders and workers burnt effigies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi and  Spokesman Dr Mahaesh Chai, on behalf of state BJP, strongly condemning the remark and demanded Congress party to apologize to the country. The President of India (Rāṣṭrapati) is head country and first citizen of…

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Fuel prices continue to soar in India | Why GoI not apply khul ja sim sim in Arunachal to reverse the trend?

By Pradeep Kumar Indians have been feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices as oil manufacturing companies (OMCs) passing on the rising rate burden to the consumers. The fuel rates per litre in cities as on July 26 were: Cities               Petrol      Diesel (Rs) Delhi               96.72        89.62 Mumbai         106.31       94.27 Bengaluru      101.94       87.89 Chennai         102.63       94.24 The increasing cost of India’s crude basket has made that position untenable for the long run. The basket hit a price of $121 per barrel on June 9 matching a decade-long record that was last…

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International Tiger Day-2022 | India launches Project Tiger to revive the tiger population

Arunachal boasts of 4 species of big cats Arunachal Pradesh, having total forest cover of 66,430.67 sqkm (79.33% of its geographical area as per ISFR 2021, boasts of the only state in India to have all four species of big cats, i.e., tiger (panthera tigris),  jaguar (panthera onca),  leopard ( panthera pardus) and snow leopard (panthera uncial). However, 29 tigers were recorded during a survey in 2020. By Pradeep Kumar It is believed that securing the tiger’s future is so much more than just saving an iconic species. Surprisingly, tigers…

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Push for natural substitutes for single-use plastics

ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A stakeholder consultation to promote alternatives to the banned single-use plastic items was organised by the state Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday. The consultation meeting held under the chairmanship of Sharat Chauhan, Principal Secretary (Environment, Forests and Climate Change) was attended by the chairman of the State Bamboo Mission, officials of the Itanagar and Pasighat Municipal Corporations, senior officers from the DoEFCC, Industry Department, Arunachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board, DC (ICR), Arunachal Police, ArSRLM, representatives of Swachh Bharat…

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AD&NH acquires ultra modern CT scanner

PASIGHAT, Jul 29: Patients visiting Assa Diagnostic & Nursing Home (AD&NH) here, will now have more advanced imaging services through a newly installed CT scanner. In a major boost to the poor and economically weaker sections of society, AD&NH installed a hi-tech scanner and opened to the people after several trial runs. It was formally inaugurated on Friday by Professor Dr R Gogoi HoD (Retd) Radiology Department of Assam Medical College & Hospital (AMCH) at Dibrugarh, in presence of JDHS (BPGH) Dr T Tali, MS (BPGH) Dr Y R Darang,…

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Head assistant gets warm sendoff

ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A farewell function was organised on Friday at DC office here in honour of head assistant Biki Tabi who is retiring on July 31 next, upon attaining superannuation. The HA said that he had always considered his work as priority and had always given the best of his capabilities to his duty. DC Talo Potom said that the entire office will always remember the words of wisdom shared by him and also asked him to continue providing guidance to the officers and officials whenever needed. Tabi first…

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Training on electoral roll held

KHONSA, July 29: The election department here on Friday conducted a day-long training on updated electoral roll and demonstrated changes in IT processes, ERONET to ERO, AERO and BLOs of Tirap district. EAC H Kri requested all BLOs to work sincerely and to fill up the form cent per cent error free. Four new amendments in electoral roll training were imparted by master trainers for the district by AERO Lim Modi. Demo and hands on training on form submissions and processing on NVSP and ERONET, checklist submissions through VHA voter…

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