Itanagar

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Assam Rifles jawan killed in terror ambush in Arunachal
    Itanagar, October 4 (IANS): An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while another was hurt in an ambush by suspected militants in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, officials said. Police officials in Itanagar said that armed militants attacked the 19 Battalion of Assam Rifles troopers near Hetlong village when the paramilitary personnel were on their way to collect drinking water by a water tanker. Police suspect that around 30 terrorists belonging to the Paresh Baruah
  • 200 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to
    Itanagar, October 3 (PTI): At least 200 more people, including eight security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the northeastern states caseload to 10,220, a senior health official said on Saturday. A 54-year-old sub-inspector of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and a 51-year-old official of Border Road Task Force (BRTF), succumbed to the infection, taking the state''s coronavirus death toll to 18, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr L Jampa
  • Arunachal's COVID-19 tally crosses 10,000-mark with 224 new cases
    Itanagar, October 2 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally crossed the 10,000-mark on Friday as 224 more people, including six security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the northeastern state''s caseload to 10,020, he said. The Capital Complex region reported 89 new cases, followed by West Siang (24), Lohit (20) and Lower Siang (14), State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. "
  • Khandu says will quit as CM if highway  portion not completed by March 2020
    Itanagar, October 1 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday announced that he will quit his post if the construction of a portion of National Highway-415 is not completed by March 31 next year. The 14 kilometre-stretch linking state capital Itanagar with Naharlagun town was supposed to be completed by September 28, but work was delayed due to monsoon related challenges besides the COVID-19 pandemic situation, he said. "I assure the people that that pa
  • Arunachal Pradesh CM reviews implementation of Central schemes in state
    Itanagar, September 30 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday reviewed the implementation of important Central Schemes under the Women and Child Development (WCD) and Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA) Departments in the state. Departmental officials led by the respective secretaries gave details of the three important Central programmes being implemented in the state Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) , Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan an
  • Arunachal reports 220 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to
    Itanagar, September 30 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally rose to 9,553 on Wednesday as 220 more people, including 11 security personnel, tested positive for the disease, an official said. The death toll increased to 16 after a 53-year-old man succumbed to the infection while undergoing treatment at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) at Naharlagun, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. "The man was suffering from kidne
  • Record 329 new cases push Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 9,332
    Itanagar, September 29 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 329 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. A 55-year-old divisional forest officer succumbed to the infection, taking the northeastern state''s coronavirus death toll to 15, he said. The new patients, including 11 security personnel and a health worker, have pushed the state''s caseload to 9,332, he said.
  • 253 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to
    Itanagar, September 26 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally rose to 8,671 as 253 more people, including 45 security personnel and five health care workers have tested positive for the virus, a senior health department official said on Saturday. Of the 153 fresh cases, 116 were reported from the Capital Complex region, West Kameng (37), Changlang (22), Papumpare (13), Lower Subansiri (11) and six cases each from East Siang, Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Namsai distr
  • 84 constables test positive for COVID-19 while undergoing training in Arunachal
    Itanagar, September 25 (PTI): Eighty-four newly-recruited constables undergoing training at the Police Training Centre in Banderdwa in Arunachal Pradesh have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three days, officials said on Friday. The recruits who have tested positive are all male and belong to the D, E and F companies of the state police, superintendent of police (SIT) Hemant Tiwari said. They were living in separate barracks, he said. The recruits arrived at the traini