Disaster management training aims at capacity building: MLA Moyong

PASIGHAT, Apr 17:“As natural disasters could occur at any time, all should be prepared to face while ensuring safety of life and properties”, said Pasighat East MLA-cum-HM-UD, municipality advisor Kaling Moyong on Friday. Addressing valedictory function of 45-day state level training of community volunteers (CVs) on disaster response here, he said the training on disaster management aims at raising awareness and capacity building. He advocated more such trainings to empower people at grassroots level to cope with unforeseen disasters. Saying  “A prepared society is always protected”, he  asserted that the…

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OSC highlights women oriented schemes

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 17: Around 24 participants were enlightened about various women oriented schemes and crime against women by the One Stop Centre (OSC) staff during an awareness event here Sunday. Case worker Pejum Sora briefed about various schemes while ICDs’s Tae Righa highlighted about various central flag schemes. Don Bosco College social works department students presented a skit on domestic violence, child marriage and how the OSC could help such victims. The participants were gifted face mask made by the Singcha Ghene Welfare Society.

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Wahge urges farmers to work for self reliance

By Staff Reporter YACHULI, Apr 17:  State BJP president-cum-Pakke Kessang MLA Biyuram Wahge on Saturday urged the farmers to work for Aatma nirbhar  for economic self reliance. Waghe was Addressing a group of farmers at a function organised by Green Gold company where farmers were given guava (Lalit variety) saplings for cultivation. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught a lesson as state people were fully dependent for their all needs on neighboring state. The virus wave has come again and state people also infected, he said and cautioned all to adhere…

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NSS camp sees massive cleanliness drive, motivation to join Tika Utsav

NIRJULI, Apr 17: The week-long special camp of NSS unit of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, which begun at Nirjuli village-1 here since April 17 last, aimed at empowering people. Cleaning the village, making it plastic free, tree plantation, mass awareness and wall painting were series of activities of the camp, organised at the initiative of NSS programme officer Abhijit Kumar Barman. The NSS volunteers divided into different groups took part in planned activities, including physical exercise and yoga. They also visited market and public places and interacted with the masses to…

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Stipend & scholarship payment may be within next 2 month: Tedir

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Setting at rest controversy doing rounds now, Education Minister Taba Tedir on Thursday clarified that sanction of funds for paying stipend and scholarship to students “is under active consideration of the state Govt” which would be paid by the department through direct benefit transfer (DBT) mode on getting the sanction order, preferably within next month. Briefing media person, he said that the State Govt is aware that students to pursue higher, technical and specialized courses need to pay fee timely and need support for other commitments. Thus,…

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BJP double-engine bites dusts in NE region: Richo

By A O News Service ITNAGARA, Apr 16: Welcoming fabulous results of INC which emerged as single-largest party in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills Autonomous District Council elections by winning 12 out of 29 seats, NE Congress Committee general secretary Padi Richo said that the results have negated the BJP’s oft repeated claim of “Congress mukt Bharat” Speaking to this daily from Guwahati, he congratulated state’s CLP leader Mukul Sangma for the spectacular outcome (National People’s Party (NPP) with 11 seats, BJP 2 seats, Garo National Council one, three independents and one…

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Fire leaves 8 families roofless, relief pours in

Pics: OC, Topi Tashi By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 16: Eight Assam type ordinary rented houses with all personal belongings of the owners were reduced into ashes in a devastating fire mishap in C-sector here on Thursday morning. The fire broke out from suspected short circuit from the house of one Duyu Taka resulting in blasting of an LPG cylinder and the inferno spread fast into other nearby houses leading to blasting of two more LPG cylinders, said police station OC inspector Yangfo Dodum, who supervised rescue operations.…

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Rongali Bihu celebrated with great fervor 

By Pradeep Kumar NAHRLAGUN, Apr 16: Bihu geet rented the air from Kristi Kendra here on Wednesday as young and old Assamese living in this state celebrated Rongali or Bohag Bihu with great religious fervor by performing Bihu Naas to welcome spring. Highlighting the relevance of the festival Kristi Kenda vice president Bipul Kalita, in his address, said that Bihu celebration was introduced over 300 years ago by Ahom King Swargadeo Rudra Singha to welcome New Year, woven mostly around themes of love with young men singing to charming maidens whose beauty they…

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Taba visits OWA, says rise in child labour cases concerning

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 16: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) member Rosy Taba expressed serious concern over rise of child labour cases in the state though mostly from neighboring state. After giving away games & sports items to inmates Oju Welfare Association (OWA) children home here on Friday, she made a fervent plea to one and all to prevent child labour. While interacting with the children, she lauded them for actively taking part in all extracurricular activities and keeping them fit through yoga session.She also appreciated the staffs for…

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All district hospital being upgraded: CM

ZIRO, Apr 16: All district hospitals now are being upgraded with new buildings, manpower and improved facilities as state of the art hospitals, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Wednesday The CM, accompanied by dignitaries including Agriculture Minister Tage Taki, advisors Nyamar Karbak (home) & Phurpa Tsering (PWD), DGP RP Upadhyaya, after laying foundation for construction of a new building of zonal hospital here, assessed COVID-19 preparedness Gyati Taka General Hospital. While interacting with hospital staff, he urged the executing department to complete construction of the new hospital building within…

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