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  • Arunachal Pradesh: Congress candidate alleges kidnapped by ultras, released 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Arunachal police seize Rs one crore from candidate's vehicle April 5, 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, which...
  • LS polls: 60 per cent of Arunachal Assembly candidates are billionaires April 2, 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...
  • Arunachal's smallest polling station has only two voters March 29, 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...
  • Political parties gear up for election campaign in Arunachal Pradesh March 29, 2014

    The political parties have geared up election campaign in Arunachal Pradesh which goes to poll for two Lok Sabha seats and 60-member Assembly on April 9. The electioneering has become a low-key affair as most of the political parties including the Congress, BJP, NCP and first timer the Naga Peoples'...
  • Narendra Modi to start poll campaign in Arunachal on March 31 March 26, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will kickstart the poll campaign for his party in Arunachal Pradesh on March 31 for the April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state. Modi is scheduled to address the "Asha Ki Nayi Kiran" rally at Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar, party's...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Eight candidates file nomination for LS, Assenbly elections March 20, 2014

    With barely two days left for filing nominations for April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, altogether eight candidates filed their papers till Wednesday. Three candidates including two Congress and one independent have filed their papers for Assembly elections on Wednesday, election office sources said in Itanagar...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: BJP announces 2nd list for Assembly poll March 20, 2014

    BJP has announced its second list of candidates, including that for the prestigious Itanagar constituency, for the April 9 assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh. The list of 17 candidates was cleared by BJP Central Election Committee, chaired by party's national president Rajnath Singh at New Delhi on Wednesday, Party spokesman...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Only five nominations for Assembly, none for LS polls March 19, 2014

    With the deadline of nominations for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh approaching fast, only five candidates have so far filed their papers. According to Nirvachan Bhawan sources, four Congress candidates including sitting minister Pema Khandu (Mukto constituency), Parliamentary secretaries T N Thondok (Kalaktang) and Likha Saaya...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok...
  • Arunachal assembly polls on April 9 along with LS election: EC March 10, 2014

    Elections to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh assembly will be held along with Lok Sabha polls on April 9, the Election Commission announced on Monday night. The decision of the poll body came days after state governor Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Singh recommended dissolution of the state assembly on March 6....
  • Modi condoles Nido Taniam's death in his rally in Arunachal Pradesh February 22, 2014

    Pasighat: In his campaign trail ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a rally in Arunachal Pradesh. Modi raised the issue of the death of Arunachal student Nido Taniam and the spectre of Chinese incursions. "I pray to God to...
  • Arunachal newspapers hit stands after five days February 19, 2014

    Newspapers hit the stands in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday, lifting five days of suspension of publication, following an assurance by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to redress media organisations' grievances on security. The assurance was given by the chief minister at a meeting attended by representatives of the Arunachal Press Club...
  • Modi to address rally in Arunachal on February 22 February 19, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a 'Vijay Sankalp Abhiyan' rally in Arunachal Pradesh on February 22. Modi will arrive in the district headquarters at Pasighat in East Siang after attending a rally at Silchar in Assam, party sources said in Itanagar on Wednesday. The district administration, along...
  • Taniam death: Minister seeks suspension of Question Hour in Parliament February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Nido Taniam's death is likely to rock Parliament on Wednesday as it resumes the Winter session. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering has given a notice for the suspension of Question Hour in Parliament over the Arunachal boy's death. Taniam was beaten to death in Delhi's...
  • FTP: Do residents from N-E face racism, discrimination across metros? February 3, 2014

    After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh and assured strict action against the culprits, CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose spoke to the students from the region. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi is a promising leader, we believe him: Northeast student February 3, 2014

    After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh and assured action against the culprits, CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose spoke to the students from the region. Students said, "Rahul...
  • Arunachal boy death: Minister Ninong Ering to meet Rahul, Kejriwal today February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Political pressure continues to mount in the Arunacahal Pradesh student death case. Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Ninong Ering along with a group of students is slated to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. The group led by Ering will also be meeting Delhi...
  • Arunachal student death: Post-mortem report suggests Nido died of swelling in brain February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Four days after a 19-year-old student was allegedly beaten to death in Delhi, his initial post-mortem report which came out on Sunday evening suggested that he died of swelling in his brain and due to fluid filling up in his lungs. However, the police said that the actual...
  • Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam's body flown to Itanagar February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of the 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh who was allegedly beaten to death in Delhi was flown to his home in Itanagar. However, in the national capital the supporters of Nido Taniam continued to protest over his death. Students congregated at Jantar Mantar on Sunday, a...
  • Arunachal boy death: Protest called off after police assure action February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The students from Northeast India have called-off their protest against Arunachal youth Nido Taniam's alleged murder after meeting the Joint CP and DCP South of the Delhi Police. The protesters submitted a memorandum listing three demands, following which the police assured that action will be taken. The 21-year-old...
  • Do people from the Northeast feel insecure in the National Capital? January 31, 2014

    The death of a young boy from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam, in Delhi has led to a furore among the Northeast Indians. The Northeast community has decided to hold a protest march on Saturday in front of the same sweet shop where he was allegedly beaten to death. ...
  • Arunachal boy 'beaten to death' in Delhi, murder case filed January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The death of a young boy from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam, in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar has led to a furore among the Northeast Indians. The Northeast community has decided to hold a protest march on Saturday in front of the same sweet shop where he was allegedly beaten...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Chopper service resumes at Tawang after 31 months December 24, 2013

    After a gap of 31 months, chopper service was re-introduced in Tawang district, bordering China with the Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) resuming its passenger services between Naharlagun, Guwahati and Tawang. The Pawan Hans, which commenced yesterday, will operate twice a week (Monday and Friday) on the route, official sources...
  • NCP seeks disqualification of 4 defected MLAs in Arunachal November 14, 2013

    Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of NCP has complained to Legislative Assembly Speaker seeking disqualification of four of its MLAs, who had defected to Congress in October last year. The petition was filed by NCP state president Gicho Kabak on Wednesday demanding disqualification of four legislators, namely Techi Kaso, Alo...
  • Arunachal archers detainment: Govt to take up issue of stapled visa with China October 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after two Indian archers from Arunachal Pradesh were stopped form boarding a flight to China, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said they will take the matter with Chinese authorities. Admitting that such issues have been taken up with China in the past, the ministry...
  • Montek meets Arunachal CM to review status of power projects September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday met Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to discuss the issues related with hydro power projects in the state. "We are reviewing number of issues. We are very concerned, we want to help Arunachal Pradesh utilise its hydro potential. There...
  • Media fraternity demands punishment to the accused in journalist case September 13, 2013

    The media fraternity in Arunachal Pradesh, on Friday, demanded stringent punishment to the accused who tried to kill a lady journalist here on July 15 last year. The media under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and Arunachal Press Club (APC) has expressed satisfaction over the...