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  • Incessant rains trigger flood, landslides in Arunachal Pradesh August 18, 2014

    Itanagar: Incessant rains in the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, disrupting road communication and throwing normal life out of gear. PWD(Highway) chief engineer Hage Appa said on Sunday that landslides triggered by heavy rains on...
  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops July 19, 2014

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • No misuse of CCS funds: Arunachal Pradesh CM July 15, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Tuesday denied the allegation of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju of siphoning of central sponsored schemes (CCSs) and said a third party monitoring system by state and central governments was in place to take the guilty to task. Rijiju...
  • Kiren Rijiju assures Arunachal Pradesh of help for developing roads June 29, 2014

    Itanagar: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured Arunachal Pradesh of all possible help from the Centre for developing roads in the land-locked state. Rijiju s assurance came when Arunachal Pradesh PWD Minister Gojen Gadi called on him in New Delhi on Saturday, Gadi said...
  • China riles India, new map shows Arunachal Pradesh as its integral part June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Vice President Hamid Ansari is in China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, the Chinese government has stirred a new controversy. China has released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. This is the latest in a routine dispute between the...
  • Landslides in Arunachal district due to incessant rains June 28, 2014

    Itanagar: Landslides, triggered by incessant rains in the past couple of days have wreaked havoc in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh throwing life out of gear. While flood-like situation prevails in low-lying areas of various districts, road link between Nirjuli and Banderdewa has been snapped due to damage of several culverts...
  • 'Arunachal Pradesh committed to achieve 100 pc literacy by 2019' June 26, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is committed to achieve cent per cent literacy by 2019 as envisaged under the five-year period of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) which will come into effect from April 2015, the state government said on Thursday. "The state government has also set a target to convert the...
  • Arrangements complete for tomorrow's RS polls in Arunachal Pradesh June 18, 2014

    Itanagar: Two candidates are in the fray for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Arunachal Pradesh where all arrangements have been completed for Thursday's polling. While sitting MP Mukut Mithi is the Congress candidate, opposition BJP pitted former MLA Tapen Siga. Assistant returning officer K Habung said...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to take up pending projects issue with Centre June 11, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Urban Development (UD) Minister Pema Khandu has assured that pending projects of the urban development and housing (UDH) departments will be taken up with the Centre soon. Khandu gave this assurance after visiting, along with Parliamentary secretary for UD Tesi Kaso, the departments to take first-hand...
  • Stapled visas to people of Arunachal Pradesh 'goodwill' gesture: China June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: China on Monday justified as "goodwill" gesture its policy of issuance of stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh, saying such policy does not "undermine" the positions of both India and China which have disputes over big parts of that area. "China has resorted to a special arrangement of...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • Arunachal: BJP questions decision of dissolving state assembly at 12 midnight June 4, 2014

    Itanagar: Opposition BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday sought a "white paper" from the new Congress government on the circumstances in which the fifth Legislative Assembly was dissolved on the midnight of March 6 before the expiry of its term. "If financial crisis was the cause then what was the reason...
  • Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki signs Lokayukta Bill May 20, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has signed into law the Lokayukta Bill which the state Assembly had passed in March. Passage of the Lokayukta Act was a commitment made in Congress's election manifesto this year, official sources said on Tuesday. "This is a gift to the people of Arunachal...
  • Two women win Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh May 17, 2014

    Itanagar: In a state where women voters outnumber males, only two women could make it to the 60-member Assembly from among the total seven who had contested this time. The two winning candidates Karya Bagang (Chayangtajo) and Gum Tayeng (Dambuk) are from the ruling Congress. Both won the seats for...
  • Congress gets two-third majority in Arunachal Assembly polls, wins 40 out of 60 seats May 16, 2014

    In the state of Arunachal Pradesh the counting is underway for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 assembly seats, 11 already won by Congress uncontested. The fate of 143 candidates who contested from 49 assembly constituencies along with 11 candidates who were in the fray for Arunachal East and...
  • Rain disrupts road communication in Arunachal May 13, 2014

    Rains continued to wreak havoc in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh with reports of disruption in surface communication due to flood and landslides pouring in from different parts of the state. Mechuka, the sub-divisional headquarters of West Siang district remained cut off from rest of the state as the Aalo-Mechukha road...
  • Arunachal train suspended as locals claim migrants entering the state May 10, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh appeared on the national railways map just two months ago. The local population was initially ecstatic. The Arunachal Pradesh government had hailed it as a big leap towards integrating the state into the Union of India. But, the train services have been indefinitely suspended from Saturday after the...
  • CBI charges 7 people in Arunachal student Nido Taniam death case May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the murder of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam. Seven people including three minors have been chargesheeted under the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, wrongful confinement, destruction of evidence and various sections of the prevention of atrocities...
  • 70 per cent voter turnout recorded during re-poll in Arunachal Pradesh April 19, 2014

    Over seventy per cent voting was recorded in Arunachal Pradesh during re-polling conducted in 34 polling stations across the state on Saturday. The re-polling which started at 6 am ended at 2 pm in a peaceful note without any incidents of violence, election office sources said. The Election Commission has ordered...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Missing poll official found dead April 18, 2014

    Itanagar: A polling official who went missing on April 9 from Siine Village of East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, was found murdered in a gorge here, police said on Friday. "Police recovered the body of Mathew Dabi from a gorge near the village yesterday," East Siang SP D Arya said...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Congress candidate alleges kidnapped by ultras, released April 9, 2014

    Congress candidate for Konsa (W) legislative assembly in troubled Tirap district was on Wednesday allegedly kidnapped by ultras while six EVMs were damaged in three districts during the polling to two Lok Sabha and 60 assembly seats in the state, official said. Yumsum Matey representing Khonsa West was allegedly kidnapped in...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 55 per cent votes cast in Arunachal April 9, 2014

    Itanagar: About 55 per cent votes were cast on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully. The vote percentage will go up as reports from interior districts are yet to be received,...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Update: At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully. The vote percentage from interior districts are yet to be received. In...
  • LS polls: Voting in 6 Northeast seats, Sangma, Nagaland CM in the fray April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur are voting in the second phase on April 9. Two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland, one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur and both the Lok Sabha seats in...
  • Itanagar gets its first passenger train April 7, 2014

    The Arunachal capital on Monday was put on the country's railway map with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near Itanagar. The train with 10 passengers and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine, left Dekargaon at 7 AM and arrived at Itanagar at 12.30...
  • Arunachal police seize Rs one crore from candidate's vehicle April 8, 2014

    Itanagar: An amount of over Rs one crore was on Saturday seized from the vehicle of a candidate in Yazali of Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, police said. Acting on a tip-off from the election office, police intercepted the vehicle and seized an amount of Rs 1.84 crore,...
  • LS polls: 60 per cent of Arunachal Assembly candidates are billionaires April 8, 2014

    About sixty per cent of the candidates in poll fray in Arunachal Pradesh for April 9 Assembly polls are crorepatis. As many as 91 of 152 candidates are crorepatis while average assets declared per candidate is Rs 6.30 crore compared to Rs 3.51 crore in the 2009 elections. There were 51...
  • Modi questions Sonia over Italian marines, Nido Taniam cases March 31, 2014

    Itanagar: Campaigning aggressively for the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made his pitch in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday. Speaking in Itanagar, Modi hit out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the Nido Taniam death case and fishermen killing case. Attacking the Congress over the Nido...
  • Arunachal's smallest polling station has only two voters April 8, 2014

    Arunachal Pradesh has set up a polling station for only two voters at Malogaon under Hayuliang division in the newly created Anjaw district. Besides, there are eight polling stations for less than 10 voters, 20 for less than 20 voters and 105 for less than 50 electors in different areas of...