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Arunachal MLAs to curb border residents' migration through development
Itanagar, Sep 5 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh MLAs from constituencies along the India-China border have come together to prevent the exodus of border residents to urban areas by further developing the 1,080 km frontier area.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Removal of Chakmas and Hajongs from Arunachal opposed
Itanagar, Aug 23 (IANS) Various organisations, including the Chakma Development Foundation of India (CDFI), on Monday came out against the Arunachal Pradesh government decision to deport 60,000 Chakmas and Hajongs tribals, out of whom 94 per cent are Indian citizens by birth, to other states, and sought the Centre's intervention.
2021-08-23
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
NE India's 2nd Toy Train service to launch in Arunachal
Itanagar/Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) To attract tourists, northeast India's second Toy Train service after eastern Assam's Tinsukia district would be introduced in the picturesque town of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the international borders with China and Bhutan, top officials said on Friday.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
PM, HM for out-of-court solution to NE border issue: Arunachal CM
Itanagar/Aizawl, July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have stressed that the inter-state boundary issue be resolved amicably and have suggested an out-of-court solution to the matter, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said during a virtual meeting conducted by Union DoNER Minister G. Kishan Reddy on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Arunachal frontline warriors trek 9 hrs to vaccinate 16 grazers at 14K ft
Itanagar, July 14 (IANS) With unwavering zeal, health and district officials in Arunachal Pradesh trekked over nine hours to vaccinate 16 grazers staying at 14,000 feet above the sea level at Luguthang, one of the remotest villages in Tawang district, close to the border with Tibet.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
7 prisoners escape Arunachal jail by throwing chilli powder
Itanagar, July 12 (IANS) Seven undertrial inmates fled from East Siang district jail in Arunachal Pradesh by spraying chilli, salt and pepper powders on the jail guards, police said on Monday.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arunachal bans non-vaccinated people from entering state
Itanagar/Agartala, July 8 (IANS) Following a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to allow only vaccinated people to enter the bordering state, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India 'priest' of peace, but can give apt reply to aggression: Rajnath (Ld)
Itanagar, June 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that India is the "priest" of world peace, but it has the full ability and strength to give a befitting reply to all acts of aggression.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
CBI files fresh case against ex-Arunachal CM for alleged nepotism
Itanagar, June 10 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a fresh FIR against former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for alleged nepotism, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-06-10
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Not paid for 6 months, staff at Arunachal tiger reserve begin indefinite strike
Itanagar, June 9 (IANS) Over 200 part-time workers of the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh launched an indefinite strike on Wednesday for non-payment of their wages for the past more than six months.
2021-06-09
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Arunachal police arrest Punjab YouTuber for racial slur against MLA, state's people
Itanagar, May 28 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Arunachal Pradesh police arrested a 22-year-old YouTuber of Punjab for a racial slur against Congress MLA Ninong Ering and the people of the northeastern state, officials said here on Friday.
2021-05-28
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Assam Rifles jawan killed in encounter with militants in Arunachal
Itanagar, May 22 (IANS) An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while two others were injured in an encounter with suspected members of the militant outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang-Yung Aung) in Arunachal Pradeshs Changlang district on Saturday.
2021-05-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amid Covid spike, infectious diseases hit animals in Arunachal, Mizoram
Itanagar/Aizawl, April 24 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in the region, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has hit some semi-wild mithuns in Arunachal Pradesh, while African Swine Fever (ASF) has struck some pigs in Mizoram, leading to their deaths, officials said on Saturday.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
After Nagaland, Arunachal firm to protect birds, wild animals
Itanagar/Kohima, April 21 (IANS) After Nagaland, another Northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh is determined to provide protection and sanctuary to the birds and wild animals even as the tribals traditionally hunt them for centuries.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Top Army officer visits forward locations in Arunachal
Itanagar, April 8 (IANS) The Army's Eastern Command chief, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, has visited the units deployed in the forward locations of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
ULFA-I releases second hostage after 106 days
Itanagar/Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) The second employee of a New Delhi-based private oil and gas exploration company, abducted by the anti-talk outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent, was released on Monday after 106 days in captivity, officials said.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Terror outfit ULFA-I releases hostage after 104 days
Itanagar/Guwahati, April 3 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has released one of the two abducted employees of a New Delhi-based private oil and gas company after 104 days, official sources said on Saturday.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kriti Sanon shares Mumbai-Itanagar journey
Itanagar, March 28 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon is currently shooting for her upcoming film "Bhediya" in Arunachal Pradesh.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu unveils portable cinema theatre in Itanagar
Itanagar, March 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday unveiled the portable cinema theatre Digiplex here. Khandu along with Bamang Felix, Minister of Home and Inter State Border Affairs, inaugurated the Picturetime Digiplex with a flag-off ceremony.
2021-03-11
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arunachal to develop 3 model villages along India-Tibet border
Itanagar, March 4 (IANS) To boost development along the international borders, the Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to develop three model villages along the Indo-Tibet border as a pilot project with an allocation of Rs 30 crore, officials said on Thursday.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Arunachal reports zero Covid cases for 10 days
Itanagar/Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has reported zero Covid cases during the last ten days, even as the state's recovery rate stands at 99.67 per cent, the second highest in the country after the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu having a recovery rate at 99.82 per cent, health officials said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Buddhist monks oppose fresh push for power plants in Arunachal
Itanagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Buddhist monks in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang have again strongly opposed the state government's fresh push for hydro power projects in the northeastern border state.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Religion
President, PM greets people of Arunachal, Mizoram on statehood day
Itanagar/Aizawl, Feb 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on the statehood day of the two northeastern states.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Lives of kidnapped oil company staff at stake as deadline nears end
Itanagar/Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) The deadline set by terror outfit ULFA-I for the two hostages of a Delhi based private oil company -- who were kidnapped in December last year -- would expire on Wednesday even as the police remained clueless over the fate of the duo.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Memorial of Maj Khathing who set up Indian control over Tawang to come up
Itanagar, Feb 14 (IANS) A memorial will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang to keep alive the sacrifice and bravery of Major Ralengnao 'Bob' Khathing, who had established Indian administrative control over the border town 70 years ago.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Memorial to Maj Khathing who set up Indian control over Tawang to come up
Itanagar, Feb 14 (IANS) A memorial will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang to keep alive the sacrifice and bravery of Major Ralengnao 'Bob' Khathing, who had established Indian administrative control over the border town 70 years ago.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Army helps douse major forest fire along China border in Arunachal
Itanagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Army troops successfully doused a major forest fire in Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley district along the China border, officials said on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bangladesh Army officers learn white-water rafting from Indian Army
Itanagar, Feb 8 (IANS) Two Bangladesh Army officers visited the Army Aqua Nodal Centre in Arunachal Pradesh for four days for training in white-water rafting, defence officials said on Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Despite vaccination drive, people must follow safety measures: Arunachal Guv
Itanagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) B. D. Mishra (Retd) on Tuesday urged the people to maintain the Covid-19 safety measures despite the vaccination drive.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Army, Assam Rifles lending support to war against Covid in NE
Itanagar/Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) The personnel of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles, besides providing security cover to the country and its people, are also actively lending their support to the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
First-ever bus service in Arunachal border area flagged off
Itanagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Over seven decades after India's independence, the first-ever passenger bus service was flagged off on Friday in the Roing-Anini route in Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley district along the China border, officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Arunachal CM assures IAF chief to help in defence preparedness
Itanagar, Jan 6 (IANS) Indian Air Force Chief R.K.S. Bhadauria on Wednesday met Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and assured full support of the IAF in times of need while the Chief Minister committed all help of the state government to the force in its defence preparedness, an official release said.
2021-01-06
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Gill roars to victory in round 2 of national rally c'ships
Itanagar, Dec 20 (IANS) Gaurav Gill proved to be the king of the mountains once again, winning Round 2 of the Champions Yacht Club FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship, the Rally of Arunachal, here on Sunday evening.
2020-12-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Gaurav Gill wins round 1 of National Rally Championship
Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Ace Indian rally car driver Gaurav Gill began his FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2020 with a win, taking the Rally of Arunachal in style here on Thursday.
2020-12-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Round 1 of National Rally Championship receives record entries
Itanagar, Dec 15 (IANS) A record 43 cars will line up to take part in the Rally of Arunachal, the first round of the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC), which gets underway from Wednesday in Itanagar.
2020-12-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Army unveils statues of 1962 India-China war heroes in Arunachal
Itanagar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Army has installed statues of the "Kumaoni Soldier" at the Hut of Remembrance at Kibithu and at Walong War Memorial in Arunachal Pradesh to remember the sacrifice and valour of the soldiers who fought in the India-China war in 1962, a Defence spokesman said on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Women, govt employees among 23 held in cash-for-job scam in Arunachal
Itanagar/Guwahati, Nov 25 (IANS) After Assam, the Arunachal Pradesh Police have arrested 23 people, including women and government employees, in a massive cash-for-job scam, the police said on Tuesday.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arunachal to resettle 190 tribal families, acquire land to set up Greenfield airport
Itanagar, Nov 13 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government is resettling around 190 displaced Chakma tribal families elsewhere and to acquire some land from neighbouring Assam to develop a Greenfield airport at Hollongi for which the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a Rs 650 crore project, officials said on Friday.
2020-11-13
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
India's first solar-based water supply project launched in Arunachal
Itanagar, Nov 6 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday dedicated Indias first solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project (IMVWSP) to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
2020-11-06
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Arunachal erects war memorial for martyr of 1962 India-China war
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct 23 (IANS) The Indian Army has constructed a War Memorial in Arunachal Pradesh named after Subedar Joginder Singh, the braveheart of the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment, who was martyred in the 1962 India-China war, defence sources said on Friday.
2020-10-23
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Terrorists kill Assam Rifles jawan, hurt another in Arunachal
Itanagar, Oct 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.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Arunachal govt appoints 22 MLAs as advisors to 11 ministers
Itanagar, Oct 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.
2020-10-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
AAI to invest Rs 650 crore to build greenfield airport in Arunachal
Itanagar/Guwahati, Oct 12 (IANS) The state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a Rs 650 crore project to develop a greenfield airport at Hollongi, near Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar, officials said on Monday.
2020-10-12
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Despite China-Pak tensions, India ushering in historical changes: Rajnath
Itanagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that despite challenging times due to Covid-19 and border tensions and disputes caused by Pakistan and China, India was not only resolutely facing them but also bringing about historical changes in all sectors of development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's able leadership.
2020-10-12
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Arunachal records lowest Covid-19 mortality rate
Itanagar/Guwahati, Oct 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.
2020-10-08
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Assam Rifles jawan killed, another injured in terror ambush in Arunachal
Itanagar, Oct 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.
2020-10-04
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Terrorism
NIA offers reward for arrest of Arunachal MLA's killers
Itanagar, Sep 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced cash reward of Rs 3 lakh each for the arrest of two NSCN-IM cadres involved in the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh in Arunachal Pradesh in May last year, officials said here on Saturday.
2020-09-26
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Army facilitates phone connectivity in Arunachal village bordering China
Itanagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian Army has set up a free-of-cost mobile-based telephone booth for the villagers of remote Mago-Chuna village in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, defence sources said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Floods, landslides disrupt life in Arunachal, Assam; two dead
Itanagar/Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) At least two people have lost their lives due to landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, while 33,200 people were affected in three Assam districts, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu tests Covid-19 positive
Itanagar/Shillong, Sep 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tested positive for the Covid-19 while his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K. Sangma, who last week visited Delhi and Manipur, tested negative for the virus, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-09-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine