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A child dies, 7 injured in bridge collapse

Itanagar: A three-year-old child died and seven others seriously injured when a steel Bailey bridge on Hayuliang-Wallong BRO road at Kherang in Arunachal’s Anjaw district collapsed under the weight of a 12-wheeler truck laden with a crusher machine, official sources said on Saturday. There were eight persons in the truck during the accident which occurred yesterday, sources said. The child and another injured person were immediately rushed to Hawai community health center, where the child was declared dead. The condition of the other was reported to be stable. The remaining six injured, including the driver and the handyman, were brought to Hayuliang, where three are being treated by doctors. The other three, including the mother of the child, have been referred to Dibrugarh (Assam), sources said. Local MLA Kalikho Pul said he had discussion with the Army, the BRO, the district administration and the contractor concerned about restoring the bridge at the earliest. (PTI)

Congress only party to deliver its assurances : Gaikhangam

Imphal: Manipur Congress on Saturday observed the 128th foundation day of the Congress party at its headoffice at BT Road. Congress president and deputy chief minister of the Congress led government, Gaikhangam, unfurled the party flag and honoured senior members of the party. Gaikhangam said the Congress was the only party which fulfilled the promises made to the people. He mentioned the achievements of the Congress led government which has been in power for the third consecutive time. He appealed to all the Congress workers and leaders to work sincerely and iron out any differences to serve the people in a better way. The loss of the Congress party in the recent elections was not due to the strengthening of other parties but due to loss of ground of the party, he said. (UNI)

Sanjoy directs for immediate supply of PDS items in W Kameng

Itanagar:  Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy has expressed grave concern over the reported shortage of ration supply in West Kameng district of the state and directed the Food and Civil director for immediate restoration of PDS items. A six-member delegation led by parliamentary secretary for Science and Technology, Phurpa Tsering met Sanjoy here and apprised him of the acute shortage of ration especially rice in West Kameng district, sources informed on Friday. The district has been reeling under the shortfall for two months following the limitation on monthly allocation of rice from 3600 quintals to 2800 quintals. The MP called the director of Food and Civil Supply Department and directed him to take immediate steps to restore the normal monthly allocation of 3600 quintals. He made it a point that the shortcoming is resolved before his public meeting in West Kameng next month. (UNI)


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