Pamban Railwy Brige to use automatic lifting technology

By Pradeep Kumar The under construction new Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge that will connect Mandapam town in mainland India with Rameswaram on Pamban Island. The new bridge is constructed parallel to replace the iconic Pamban Bridge, opened in 1914. The new Pamban Bridge with a length of 2,070-M would be India’s first ever vertical lift sea bridge once opened. It is expected to be opened by 2024 year end. The Indian Railways decided to construct a new bridge parallel to the old Pamban Bridge after considering the latter’s age and difficulty in maintenance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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3 druggist caught red handed: JVYWA

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 26: Three persons while consuming drugs were caught in Jollang Panchayat area on Saturday night during a eviction drive conducted by Jully Valley Youth Welfare Association (JVYWA). One identified as Abdul Rabique of Reserve Gao area of Assam’s Lakhimpur district was suspected to be a drug dealer while two local boys werr caught red handed near Pachin River quarry mining area. The JVYWA seized three containers of drugs suspected to be brown sugar, three mobile phones, one packet of syringe from their possession. Informing that…

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Car burnt into ashes, none hurt

From Our Correspondent TEZU, May 26: A car burnt into flames amidst extreme weather conditions near Hathi Ghat, about 5-km from Chowkham town towards Tezu road on Sunday. The vehicle was completely turned into ashes in the blaze, but no casualty was reported as the occupants due to presence of mind escaped unscathed. Eyewitnesses account from the scene said that the car got engulfed in flames, sending plumes of smoke into the sky. Police rushed to the spot to contain the inferno and investigate the cause of the blaze, which…

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Priests urged to teach in schools & colleges

AALO, May 26:  West Siang DC   Mamu Hage urged the priests to pass on their knowledge to younger generations and exhorted the priests to impart their knowledge in schools and colleges, while speaking of a workshop on ‘Preservation of priesthood culture’ here on Sunday. She as chief guest urged the priests to preserve and promote the rich cultural ethos and lauded the Indigenous Affairs department of conducting the workshop in collaboration with the district administration with Kirken Doji as resource person. Pointing out that the priests holding highest position have…

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5 Tirap community volunteers undergoing RSTDM: DDMO

KHONSA, May 26: Five dedicated community volunteers of Tirap district are undergoing a residential specialized training on disaster management (RSTDM) for trainers to enhance their skills. The volunteers Thaknai Wangsu, Nok Kapwang Wangpan, Chathak Wangpan, Wangkih Kamhoa and Pangngam Wangpan are undergoing traing at  Lekhi in Itanagar, which begun on May 27 and concluded on June 20, district disaster management officer (DDMO) Emily Tingkhatra said. This training aims to equip them with advanced knowledge and skills to effectively respond and manage disasters, ensuring safety and well-being of the community. After…

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