GoAP mourns ex-minister Tashi’s demise, state mourning today

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The state Government has announced a one-day state mourning on Tuesday for former Minister Tsering Tashi, who died here on Thursday last. “The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to observe one-day state mourning on 20th October as a mark of respect to the soul of former Minister late Tsering Tashi,” an official statement said. During the state mourning, the national flag will fly at half mast throughout the state and government offices where it is flown regularly, it said. Meanwhile, the officers and staff members of the Directorate of…

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Tsering Tashi’s last rites performed

TAWANG, Oct 19: The last rites of former Minister Tsering Tashi was performed on Monday afternoon at Tsum Di Tse in his native village Khirmu . His mortal remains were flown from Itanagar to Tawang on Monday morning by helicopter for final tribute by the relatives and people. Wife of the deceased veteran leader, Sangey Lhamu along with daughter Tenzin Dhasel, son Tenzin Jamyang were accompanied by the younger brothers– Thupten Tempa, former Minister,  and Dr Lobsang Jampa, State Surveillance Officer(IDSP), from Itanagar to Tawang. On arrival of the mortal…

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Burmese python rescued

ITANAGAR, Oct19:  A young Burmese python, weighing six kilograms, was rescued at Deomali in Tirap district. A group of youth led by Priyang Pumoh, ButwangLowang and Teilon Matey rescued the rare wildlife spices from a  private residence last night and later handed over to Deputy Ranger HD Banik, who is also in-charge Deomali Range Office, Deomali division on Monday morning. As per information received from ButwangLowang,  the size of young Burmese python was around eight feet length and six kilograms weight. The Dy Ranger appreciated Deomali youth for the noble…

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Natung calls on Javdekar

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Sports Minister Mama Natung, who assumed the additional charge of Environment and Forest, called on Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Monday. During his meeting with the Union Minister, Natung, who was accompanied by Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal East Tapir Gao, discussed various pending issues relating to the Department of environment and forest. Natung requested the Union Minister to support the state Government on forest related schemes and projects. Javadekar assured to look into forest related issues, a release said here. He also called…

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Bagra inaugurates ‘employability enhancement’ training course for students

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Labour and Employment Minister Tumke Bagra on Monday inaugurated the first of its kind ‘employability enhancement’ training course for non-engineering students of various colleges under Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) through video conferencing. Speaking on the occasion, Bagra appreciated the joint efforts taken by National Career Service (Model Career Centre, Itanagar), Labour & Employment Department, RGU and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for organising such an event. He further suggested TCS to conduct more such training programme in near future covering more colleges of the state. Earlier, Labour and Employment…

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238 more test positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal, tally rises to 13643

ITANAGAR, Oct 19:  As many as 238 more people have tested for Covid-19 on Monday in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state’s tally to 13643. Of the new positive cases, Itanagar Capital Complex (ICC) reported the highest at 40, followed by Lohit 39, East Siang 32,West Siang 29, Siang 17, Changlang 14 , Tirap 12 , Upper Subansiri 11 and West Kameng 10, as per the bulletin issued by the state Directorate of Health Services (DHS). Seven cases were reported from Upper Siang, five each from Namsai and Lower Subansiri, four from Lower…

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Health Minister visits DH, Bomdila

BOMDILA, Oct 19: To take stock of the Covid-19 situation and to ensure health facilities reaching out in West Kameng district, Health Minister Alo Libang on Monday visited District Hospital (DH),  Bomdila and community health centre (CHC), Bhalukpong. The  Minister along with local MLA Kumsi Sidisow visited CHC, Bhalukpong and interacted with staff and health officials of the hospital on various requirements. Later, he also inspected the ongoing construction of the new building of DH, Bomdila. “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, it was my thought to visit all the district hospitals…

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My main objective is to ensure law & order, says SP Lohit  

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Oct 19: AK Singh, who has joined as new SP of Lohit, has said that his main objective and vision is to ensure law and order in the peace loving people situated at the abode of holy land of Parsuram Kund. While underlining his assignment, the SP said that despite shortage of manpower he has an agenda to work seriously on opium and other contraband substance that the district is dubiously famous. Apart from this, traffic regulation is also top priority on his agenda. “Rising motor…

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One held in Lor Potung arson case

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Acting on a tip-off, the Itanagar Police, with support from their counterparts in Doimukh, on Monday arrested the main accused in the Lor Putung arson case from CHC, Doimukh, where he was admitted for treatment. While apprising this, Itanagar Capital Complex SP Jimmy Chiram said that after his arrest, the accused Techi Nyajung, 30, of Khamir village, Sangdupota under Balijan police station, was admitted at the hospital for his further treatment. Four others were detained after call detail record (CDR) analysis, the police official said, adding, the…

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Cong attacks Khandu govt over recent appointments

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Attacking the Pema Khandu-led government over recent appointments of advisors to Chief Minister and Cabinet ministers, and others, the Opposition Congress on Sunday demanded an explanation from the government in this regard. Claiming that economy of the state is “doomed” as the revenue generation declined due to cut in State’s share of the Central taxes and deduction in recommendations of  Finance Commission, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) general secretary-cum-spokesperson Mina Toko said,  “With all these  adversities and  challenges  Pema Khandu-led BJP government is engaged in  by person adjustment  of large…

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