Arunachal Pradesh

  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 16,767
    Itanagar, January 10 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported three more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total caseload in the state to 16,767, a senior health official said on Sunday. Two cases were reported in the Capital Complex Region and one from Tawang district, the official said. All the cases were asymptomatic, two patients were detected through rapid antigen tests and one by TrueNAT method, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Sixteen more
  • Arunachal's COVID-19 tally rises to 16,727, death toll at 56
    Itanagar, January 3 (PTI): Eight more people, including two Army personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 16,727, a senior health official said on Sunday. Ten patients were discharged since Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 16,576, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said. The recovery rate stands at 99.09 per cent, the official said. Arunachal Pradesh now has 95 active cases, while
  • 2 gibbons born in Itanagar Zoo within 8 days
    Itanagar, December 23 (PTI): In a Christmas present to animal lovers of Arunachal Pradesh, two gibbons have been born in Itanagar Biological Park, popularly known as Itanagar Zoo, within eight days. The first baby was born to the zoo's youngest couple Jesu and Sonu on December 12 and the second to Bhat and Yapa on December 20, the biological park's veterinarian Dr Sorang Tadap said on Wednesday. Another gibbon was born on October 2. It has been named 'Gandhi', he
  • RSS chief in Guwahati, to meet pracharaks of 7 NE states
    He might visit Manipur and Nagaland before leaving the region, but that is not finalised yet, a RSS leader tells IANS Guwahati, December 3 (IANS): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has reached Guwahati to kickstart his seven-day visit to the northeastern states during which he is scheduled to meet the selected pracharaks of seven northeastern states, an RSS leader said. The RSS leader said that Bhagwat, who arrived in Guwahati on Tuesday evening, would stay he
  • One Assam Rifles jawan killed, another injured in Arunachal
    ITANAGAR, OCTOBER 21 (IANS): An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while another received bullet injuries on Wednesday during an encounter with suspected militants in Tirap district in southern Arunachal Pradesh, the police said. An official of the Tirap district police control room said that the incident took place when a convoy of Assam Rifles came under attack by suspected terrorists at the Sanliam tri-junction on Khonsa Lazu road of the district, which shares borders with Myanmar.
  • Arunachal govt appoints 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers
    Itanagar, October 15 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh government has appointed 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers, officials said on Thursday. An official of the Chief Minister's secretariat said that the advisors, including three women legislators, would assist the ministers and the government in expediting its functioning and monitoring the ongoing projects. An official statement said: "Chief Minister Pema Khandu said these appointments have no financial implication whatsoever
  • Arunachal govt appoints 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers
    Itanagar, October 15 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh government has appointed 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers, officials said on Thursday. An official of the Chief Minister's secretariat said that the advisors, including three women legislators, would assist the ministers and the government in expediting its functioning and monitoring the ongoing projects. An official statement said: "Chief Minister Pema Khandu said these appointments have no financial implication whatsoever
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 193 new COVID-19 cases, 4 fatalities
    Itanagar, October 14 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally mounted to 12,561 with 193 people testing positive for the virus, while four more fatalities pushed the death toll 28, a senior health department official said here on Wednesday. A 56-year-old man died at the Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) at Chimpu near here on Tuesday. He was suffering from diabetes and hypertension, the official said. An 88-year-old woman from Sille village in East Siang district, also die
  • Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally rises to 12,367 with 220 fresh cases
    Itanagar, October 13 (PTI): At least 220 more people, including five security personnel and two health workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 12,367, an official said on Tuesday. Of the fresh cases, 88 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 23 from West Siang, 16 from East Siang, 13 from Upper Subansiri, 11 each from Changlang and Tirap, 10 from Lower Dibang Valley and eight from Lohit, the official said. Six new cases each w
  • 148 new cases take Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 12,147
    Itanagar, October 12 (PTI): At least 148 more people, including three health workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 12,147, an official said on Monday. The death toll rose to 24 after a 58-year-old man succumbed to the infection at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) in Naharlagun near here, he said. "The person from Assam''s Biswanath district was admitted to the hospital after he suffered a
  • Itanagar airport likely to be constructed by Nov 2022: AAI
    New Delhi, October 12 (PTI): The greenfield airport at Hollongi, which is 15 km from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, is likely to be constructed by November 2022, said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday. In a statement, the AAI stated that the estimated cost of the entire airport project is estimated to be around Rs 650 crore and it includes construction of a terminal building in an area of 4,100 square metres. The terminal building, which will have eight check-in cou
  • Over 20 police officers transferred in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, October 9 (PTI): In a major reshuffle, the Arunachal Pradesh government transferred over 20 police officers, as per an official order. Among those transferred are 20 IPS officers and seven Arunachal Pradesh Police Service (AAPS) officers, according to the order issued by Home Commissioner Kaling Tayeng on Thursday. Senior IPS officer Madhur Verma was named as the Deputy Inspector General (Police Headquarters), while Superintendent of Police (SP) of Fire and Emergency Se
  • Arunachal reports 212 new COVID-19 cases, one more death
    Itanagar, October 9 (PTI): At least 212 more people, including five security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally to 11,479, a health department official said here on Friday. A 58-year-old man, who was diagnosed with the disease on September 29, died at a hospital in Chimpu, near here, on Thursday, taking the toll in the northeastern state to 22, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. He had diabetes and suffered fr
  • Arunachal CM discusses COVID-19 strategy with health dept
    Itanagar, October 8 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday urged the health department to make best use of the available manpower and ensure optimal utilisation of funds to fight against COVID-19. Addressing officials of the department to discuss a strategy for containing the spread of COVID-19, the chief minister said that health of people is the top priority of the government and all manpower and resources would be mobilised accordingly, an official commun
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports 260 new COVID-19 cases, one fatality
    Itanagar, October 8 (PTI): At least 260 more people, including two security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the northeastern state''s coronavirus caseload to 11,267, a health official said here on Thursday. The COVID-19 death toll in the state climbed to 21 as a four-year-old boy succumbed to the disease on Wednesday night at the Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) Chimpu, near here, due to septic shock, State Surveillance Officer (SSO)
  • Arunachal records lowest Covid-19 mortality rate
    Itanagar/Guwahati, October 8 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest Covid-19 fatality rate in the country at 0.19 per cent against the national average of 1.55 per cent while Punjab's death ratio is the highest at 3.07 per cent, Union Health Ministry data revealed on Thursday. According to official reports, 11,267 persons tested positive for Covid-19 till Wednesday night in Arunachal Pradesh with 21 persons losing their lives and 8,396 people recovering. The recovery rate a
  • Arunachal guv urges people to support state govt in its fight against COVID-19
    Itanagar, October 7 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Wednesday urged people to cooperate with the state government in its fight against COVID-19, and iterated that safety protocols have to be strictly followed to stop the spread of the disease. The governor, who along with wife returned from Delhi on Tuesday, took the rapid antigen test at Banderdewa check gate and tested negative for the infection, a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan here said. Dur
  • New agri laws to help augment farmers' earnings: Arunachal CM
    Itanagar, October 5 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday came out in support of the newly passed farm laws, saying the legislations will help farmers get better price for their produce. The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill have become Acts after President Ram Nath Kovind g
  • 126 fresh cases take Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 10,548
    Itanagar, October 5 (PTI): At least 126 more people, including six security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the northeastern state's tally to 10,548, a health department official said on Monday. Of the fresh cases, 48 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 15 from Changlang, 10 from West Siang, seven each from Tawang, West Kameng and Lower Subansiri, six from Lepa Rada and five each from Upper Siang and Papumpare districts. F
  • Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rises to 10,421
    Itanagar, October 4 (PTI): At least 201 more people, including eight security personnel and 17 health care workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the northeastern state''s caseload to 10,421, a senior health official said on Sunday. Of the 201 fresh cases, 80 were reported from the Capital Complex region, Changlang (16), 14 cases each from West Siang and Tirap, Kamle (11), East Siang (10), Lohit (9) and 8 each from Lower Subansiri and Namsai