Enough rice stock in Arunachal: Mosang

By A O News Service ITANAGAR/NAHARLAGUN, Mar 25: There would be no crisis of essential commodities, particularly rice, staple food of Arunachalees, as enough stock is available within Arunachal Pradesh which joined 21-day nationwide lockdown on Wednesday, Food & Civil Supplies (F&CS) Minister Kamlung Mosang said. While 26,000 MT of rice is in stock in 13 Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns within the state, rice is also available in 23 districts across the said, he said while talking to this daily and expressed confidence about meeting all demands. However,…

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Arunachal joins 21-day lockdown as COVID-19 cases up to 562 in India

All 6 state samples found negative: Dr Jampa By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, Mar 25: Arunachal Pradesh joined 21-day nationwide lockdown since Tuesday midnight in response to a plea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi though it brought everything except essential services to a halt. Almost all shops except pharmacies downed their shutters while NH-415, the lifeline of Capital Complex, which commonly records hour-long traffic congestion, looked deserted on Wednesday with few private cars, bikes besides vehicles of police and magistrate plying. The unprecedented move with curfew like situation aimed at preventing…

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Inferno devours 54 houses | MPs, MLA offer financial help: DC

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Mar 25: At least 54 houses and a community hall were gutted and 22 others damaged partially when a massive fire broke out in Kaying village under Kaying circle of Siang district around 10.40 am Wednesday in which assets worth lakh were lost, DC Rajik Takuk told this daily over telephone. On receipt of information around 11 am; SP Kausal Pal Singh, Rumgong ADC J Padung and EAC Tagam Miban were rushed to the spot to conduct rescue operation, he said and termed it…

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Rituals performed to prevent COVID-19

AALO, Mar 25: West Siang civil societies on Wednesday decided to perform traditional ritual of Ali-Ternam at various locations to ward off pandemic COVID-19. The mass ritual at district headquarters here begun Wednesday evening with priest Mogi Ori performing rituals in tune with his chanting and continue till Thursday wee hours. It is an initiative of ed by Aalo unit Galo Welfare Society and all movements without exemption would begin from 5pm on Thursday to 5pm of March 28. Five entry points at Gabu near Logum Jini, Patum near Biru,…

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More electric poles installed along NH -415

By A O New Service NAHARLAGUN, Mar 25: Though development of NH-415 into a four-lane is in process, but the state government has taken steps for proper lighting along the national highway for smooth traffic flow after evening. About 15 labourers were engaged here on Wednesday in fixing electricity wire to connect a pole installed around 11 pm on late Monday night. This reflects commitment for visible change while more CCTV are installed at vulnerable points for the police to get definite clues about lawbreakers to ensure peace to prevail.

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Suspected man not COVID-19 positive: DMO

PASIGHAT, Mar 25: Reacting to rumour circulating in WhatsApp that one Akash Sharma of Pasighat Bazzar, who had returned from Chennai, is alleged to be COVID-19 positive, East Siang DMO Dr Kaling Dai, in a release, said that district surveillance officer verified it to be absolutely false and baseless. All those returned from infected states are put to home quarantine for at least for 14 days as per standard operating procedure and quarantined person is advised to maintain social distancing from rest of the family members and confined to his household….

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Sidisow offers Rs 4 lakh to fight COVID-19

From Our Staff Reporter BHALUKPONG, Mar 25: MLA Kumsi Sidisow on Wednesday gave Rs four lakh to CHC Singhchung & Bhalukpong, PHC Thrizino and Buragoan sub-centre of his Thrizino-Buragoan assembly to procure masks, medical kits after taking stock of preparation to combat COVID-19. He exhorted the people to follow guidelines of H&FW and local administration, remain indoor for own safety and urged MOs and health workers and local citizens to rise to tackle the virus meance. After inspecting Bhalukpong circuit house having eight rooms with furnished items which has been…

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Stay indoors, basic necessities to be given at doorsteps: DC

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Exhorting Capital Complex people to realize the seriousness of novel COVID-19 which has turned pandemic, DC Komkar Dulom has made a fervent plea to one and all to stay inside their homes and not to venture out. The district administration will make all arrangement to provide basic requirements at their doorstep, he said, adding ration items, like daal, sugar, salt, rice etc would be made available in all124 PDS outlets of Capital Complex right from Chimpu to Sonajuli for the public not to venture out to main…

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DHO’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Members of Papum Pare district unit Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) expresses their deep shock and grieved over sudden demise of district horticulture officer (DHO) Chuku Kafa who passed away on Tuesday due to massive cardiac arrest causing brain hemorrhage. He was soft spoken and kind hearted officer, but had joined as Horti extension officer at Puchigeko, Upper Subasiri in 1993. During his 27-year career, he served in different places of the sate but known for his sincerity and dedication to duty. His contribution will be appreciated and cherished…

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Vendors rise to shutdown occasion

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Mar 25: Alerted over 21-day shutdown from Tuesday midnight, large number of vegetable and fruit vendors opened their shops in daily market here till 10 pm which they continued on Wednesday too. Appreciating the initiative reflected their sensitiveness, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Tarh Nachung said, adding they being the part of the society their actions should support the civil society.

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