Inter-district returnees advised home quarantine

AALO, July 11: All inter-district returnees have been advised by West Siang DC Moki Loyi to go for compulsory home quarantine in the district to check spread of Covid-19. Such move is essential due to rise in COVID-19 positives cases in various districts. Thus entry of many people into the state surging positive cases above 300 marks within a short time which calls for precautionary measures, he said and urged people to follow all SOPs. The recent monsoon fury is also a cause of concern for which he urged all…

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7 more die as flood fury continues to ravage Arunachal Pradesh

Tigdo   PM mourns deaths “Loss of lives due to heavy rains as well as landslides in Arunachal Pradesh. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. All possible assistance is being provided to those affected,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi. CM mourns, grants ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each * DC shifting people to relief camps By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, July 10: Floods triggered by non-stop monsoon rains have been ravaging properties and claiming lives in various parts of this Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh since…

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8 marooned people rescued from flooded Lohit River

ITANAGAR, July 10: With deluge across Arunachal Pradesh, reports of flood impacts have been pouring in different parts of the state. Our Correspondent adds from Tezu: A team of Lohit Police and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) swung into action and rescued eight persons – three females, four males and a seven-month-old baby from Jhalukbari village after Lohit River flood water  inundated some houses on Friday. On receipt of report, DDMO Damchen Nordu & DySP T Jamba along with fishermen rushed to the village swung into action to prove their…

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Maj Khathing: Unsung NEFA hero who brought Tawang under India–I

Like the Henderson Report, the real story of 1962 war with China, the story of Maj Ranenglao Khathing remains buried in the Defence Secretary’s cupboard in spite of parliamentary intervention and RTI.  It remains hidden from public view even after 50 years, though Indian Official Secrets act has a lifespan of only 30 years. It is politically expedient for the GoI to erase Maj Khathing from all records that show that such a man ever existed. The right person who can corroborate this story is probably the venerable ‘Dalai Lama’, but even…

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Arunachal paying price for Raja’s blunder

“The ongoing landslides are natural as the sandy soil is very loose and mindless human activities make it more prone to landslides and landslips,” an earth scientist said, adding that since the capital has been set up here, the only solution is to get mentally prepared to tackle the possibility of such snags during rainy days. At the desire of the then development commissioner KAA Raja, a team had recommended Pasighat, Basar and Yachuli for new capital. While Pasighat and Basar went off the list because of opposition, Yachuli, though…

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United against COVID: AAPSU

ITANAGAR, July 10: With rising trend of COVID-19 positive cases besides multiple problems, the AAPSU on Friday advocated all including the GoAP & its agencies to deal the matter with extreme caution and seriousness. It has now become more important for people of the state to follow all the guidelines including the SOP issued for Covid-19 with all seriousness.

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Ningombam’s election to HI to benefit NE: Haider

From Our Reporter ITANAGAR, July 10: The Hockey Arunachal (HA) congratulated veteran hockey player-cum-senior journalist Gyanendra Ningombam on his unanimous elected as Hockey India (HI) honourary president. A resident of Khongman zone-I in Imphal East district of Manipur, the septuagenarian hockey lover has long been associated with promotion of hockey in his state with commitment since last four decades. He is instrumental in producing eminent international hockey players from the state. He has served as erstwhile Manipur Hockey Association general secretary and serving no as MH senior vice president and…

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Rain-triggered flood causes huge damages across Arunachal

2 trapped in Sibo Korong River rescued By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 09: Incessant rains during last few days, particularly throughout the Wednesday night, triggered massive floods leading to landsides in many parts of Capital Complex of Arunachal Pradesh. EAC Neelam Teji, who inspected most of the places on Thursday morning, said that landslides in Dokum Colony in Chimpu on way to Sanghe Lhaden Sports Academy damaged few local houses. However, people were pressed to clear the debris. The damaged road of Nitivihar sustained more damages, he said….

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Dedicated COVID hospital soon, Libang inspect work progress

By Staff Reporter MIDPU, July 09: H&FW Minister Alo Libang, who visited under construction pre-fabricated COVID hospital here on Thursday to take stock of work progress, urged executing agency to maintain work quality. Libang, who was accompanied by health secretary Dr P Parthiban, Papumpare DC, TRIHMS & DHS officials, told media persons that the COVID hospital may take some more weeks as the GoAP has decided to upgrade it with ICU facilities.  Earlier it was proposed as a 35-bedded moderate COVID hospital, but observing the situation it has been decided to…

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