18-45 year age group | Tamil Nadu, MP & Assam announce free vaccines

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Apr 21: India expanded its vaccination programme to include all adults over the age of 18 starting May 1amid a deadly second wave of infections. Its healthcare system is overwhelmed with more than 200,000 cases and about 1,300 deaths being reported daily. India has so far administered more than 127 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine, the largest inoculation drive of the world. Despite a promising start in January, India’s vaccine drive has been lagging. And the decision to expand it to the biggest cohort of…

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Save future generations from drugs: HM Felix

TAWANG, Apr 21: “One of the key mission of home department is to save our future generations from drug addiction”, said Home Minister Bamang Felix, adding the Govt employees should be free from drug addiction first to set example as ‘charity begins at home’. Addressing valedictory function of three-day annual conference of SPs and AAPBn/IRBn commandants here on Wednesday as chief guest, he regretted that few Govt servants who confessed to their addiction have been and undergoing treatment. But, once the timeline to quit is over no one would be…

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Tuki: Declare 2021 also as ‘Year of Engineering’

By Our Staff Reporter SAGALEE, Apr 21: The construction of engineering college building at Toru delayed earlier has gained momentum now, while women ITI was complete and principal posted for it to function soon, Sagalee MLA-cum-former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said on Wednesday. After dedicating a 75-mtr steel bridge over Pare River to connectg Rigo and Nimte villages of Sagalee circle to the people, he said that 2021 declared as ‘Year of Education’ by the state Govt should also be named as ‘Year of Engineering’ as the sector was marveling…

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Is it not surprising? | GoI Dashboard claims containing virus spread

ITANAGAR, Apr 21: The COVID-19 Dashboard of Govt of India has posted total cases 1,56,16,130, including 2,95,041 active (13.82%), 21,57,538 discharged (85.01%) and 1,67,457 deaths (1.17%) as on April 21, the second-highest case tally in world after the US, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Intriguingly, the same  Dashboard  claims: “Govt of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19 the Corona Virus. With active support of the people of India, we…

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Arunachal seeks 50,000 doses COVID vaccines from Centre

Gao & Libang talk to Minister By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 20: Arunachal Pradesh has sought 50,000 doses of COVID vaccines from Centre with Lok Sabha member Tapirr Gao and Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Minister Alo Libang making a special plea recently to Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan over telephone to consider the communication hazard of geographically vast state. This was disclosed by National Health Mission (NHM) nodal officer Dr Dimand Padung in his address to state health task force (SHTF) meeting in health directorate here on…

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COVID-10 protocols violated at check gate

State witnessing surge By Our Staff Reporter BANDERDEWA, Apr 20: All COVID-19 protocols or standard operating procedures (SoP) including physical distancing, notified by the state government, were thrown to winds at the check gate here on the first day on Tuesday after installation of  RAT antigen testing facility. Hundreds of visitors, including labourers and many returnees living in Capital Complex, some of them even without wearing facemask, was the scene while there was no hand sanitizer provision at the entry point. However, SP Jimmy Chiram clarified that all items have…

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Libang dedicates eSanjeevaniOPD to people

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 20: Health &Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang dedicated telemedicine services from TRIHMS TeleHub through eSanjeevaniOPD to state people here on Monday. He made a fervent appeal to the masses to avail this services comfortably from their respective homes through new eSanjeevaniOPD platform. The app could be downloaded from Play Store in smart phone. He released a promotional video on this services provided by TRIHMS to all health and wellness centres (HWCs) and individuals that desirous of healthcare services to mark the occasion. The eSanjeevani operates with TRIHMS as…

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Upgraded infrastructures to change face of school: Tedir

TALO, Apr 20: Education Minister Taba Tedir, who laid the foundation stone for  infrastructure development of Govt Higher Secondary School under Lower Subansiri district here on Tuesday, said that the project at an estimated cost of Rs. 1110 lakh in  first phase would change the face of the school after execution by engineering wing of education department. Appreciating the school for producing many good bureaucrats of Yachuli assembly constituency, he said that it was the outcome of quality education of the school. The education department has posted highest number of…

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BJYM ‘Cares help line’, launched to help needy

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 20: BJYM ‘Cares help line’, launched by state BJP president Biyuram Wahge on Tuesday to help needy persons during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wahge, in his address to BJYM workers, termed second wave of the virus as more fatal snf exhorted them to take due precautions for own safety and prevent spread of th virus. Appreciating the BJYM for its various good deeds last year, including distribution of facemask,ration items and also worked as volunteers in Covid care centre across the state. Such humanitarian services are…

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APBG to move GoAP on separate funding for Ads

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 20: As advertisement bills to the tune of  Rs. 600 lakh is still pending, IPR director Dasher Teshi, in a meeting with members of Arunachal Publishers and Broadcasters Guild (APBG) in Soochna Bhawan here on Tuesday said that the billd could be cleared only on allocation of adequate and separate funds beyond the normal annual budget estimate. In tune with the Arunachal Pradesh Advertisement Policy 2018 which envisages separate allocation of fund for advertisement, he proposed separate funding for advertisements and sought cooperation of APBG Representing APBG, Mibom Dai,…

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