TAWANG

  • Border rail project may take decades to build: Surya Gangadharan August 5, 2013

    The strategic lines include the SrinagarKargilLeh railway line that will cover a distance of more than 400 km cutting by half the current travel time of eight hours by road. Construction will take place at heights ranging from 6000 feet to 13,000 feet. Another line will connect the military hub...
  • Rahul advocates involvement of all people in governance October 29, 2012

    Itanagar: AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday advocated that every single person of the country must be involved in governance so that the country moves ahead."If we don t involve people of all walks of life, especially the backward class in the governance, our nation will not move ahead,"...
  • Watch: Rare visuals of Dalai Lama's escape in 1959 from Tibet to Tawang October 19, 2012

    Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh was the battle ground, which saw the 1962 SinoIndian conflict. But exactly three years before that in 1959, it was in Tawang itself that the Dalai Lama had arrived after his escape from Tibet. Here is a look at the rare film footage of that escape....
  • Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins? May 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins?' ...
  • Villagers identify Dorjee's body at crash site May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Hopes of finding Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu alive are all but over with locals spotting the debris of a chopper and also five bodies near Lobuthang in Tawang district on Wednesday morning. A few hours later, villagers in the area identified one of the dead as Chief...
  • Arunachal CM chopper crash: 2 bodies identified May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Missing Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's helicopter crash site has been located in the area of Lobothang, according to Union Home Ministry. The search party is now trying to reach the bodies which have been sighted just north of Sela Pass, the third highest pass in the...
  • 5 days on, reward to trace missing Arunachal CM May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: It has been five days since Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's chopper went missing, but the search is still on for him. A desperate search is on not just by the Indian paramilitary forces but also by Bhutanese teams. Bad weather conditions have been hampering search operations that...
  • Pilots should refuse to fly in bad weather: Omar May 1, 2011

    Srinagar: As the search continues for the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart Omar Abdullah has said pilots should not succumb to pressure from politicians to fly in bad weather. "No, the pilot should refuse. Better to lose one's job than one's life....
  • Bad weather hampers search for Arunachal CM May 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Massive search operations to find missing Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu began at 5:30 am on Sunday with the SSB and ITBP personnel joining the Army in the massive search operation. However, bad weather hampered the search operation as helicopters could not take off for the search operation....
  • 17 Killed, 4 injured in Arunachal chopper crash April 19, 2011

    Pawan Hans helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang on Tuesday with 23 people on board. ...
  • Helicopter crashes in Tawang, 17 dead April 19, 2011

    Tawang: At least 17 people were killed when a Pawan Hans helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang at 2 PM on Tuesday. There were 23 people on board the helicopter including five crew members and two children. Four people have been injured with two reported to be in a critical condition....
  • Arunachal won't bow to China, says Chief Minister December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Doorjee Khandu has said that his government will not succumb to pressure from China after the construction of a border road in Jammu and Kashmir was stopped allegedly because of Beijings objection. Khandu said China has no right to object to infrastructure development in Arunachal...
  • Watch: An overview of Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal November 19, 2009

    Tawang bid farewell to the 14th Dalai Lama on Friday. The Tibetan spiritual leader returned to Tawang after 50 long years and Tibetans from all over flocked to see him. ...
  • Matching up to China: India goes slow, steady November 13, 2009

    Tawang: The rutted mountain road to Tawang in remote northeast, quiet and empty for years, is abuzz these days with heavy construction activity. Bulldozers are slowly turning the rickety road to the Chinese border into a doublelane highway. The construction is part of India's quiet military buildup in an eastern Himalayan...
  • China says it's 'strongly dissatisfied' with India November 10, 2009

    Beijing: China said on Tuesday it was "dissatisfied" that India had allowed the Dalai Lama to visit a disputed border region also claimed by Beijing, while also directing its ire at the exiled Tibetan leader. Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said India had ignored requests to halt the trip to Arunachal...
  • Watch: Chinese scholar objects to Dalai's India visit November 10, 2009

    He alleged that the Dalai Lama visited Tawang under India's pressure. ...
  • Dalai Lama's visit his own initiative, clears Tharoor November 10, 2009

    New Delhi/Beijing: India on Monday denied that Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was visiting Tawang under pressure from New Delhi as a Chinese scholar warned that India was on the "wrong track again" visavis China. An unnamed Chinese scholar quoted by Beijingbased Global Times on Monday said, "India may have forgotten...
  • Watch: Dalai Lama says his visit is unpolitical November 9, 2009

    Tawang: On a visit ripe with political symbolism, the Dalai Lama standing on hallowed ground in Tawang took a few swipes at China. ...
  • Factbox: all about India, China's border dispute November 8, 2009

    The Dalai Lama, branded by China as a separatist began a weeklong visit to Arunachal Pradesh, also claimed by Beijing as the two countries struggle to settle a border dispute. Here are key details about their border dispute: The Asian giants still claim vast swathes of each other's territory along their 3,500...
  • China campaign against me usual: Dalai Lama November 8, 2009

    Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who arrived in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday to a rousing reception by hundreds of monks, rejected Chinese claims that he was spearheading a separatist movement and said his visit to the northeastern state was nonpolitical. "It is quite usual for China to...
  • Singapore watches out Dalai Lama's visit to India November 8, 2009

    Singapore has a majority of Chinese population and most of them are Buddhist. ...
  • Dalai Lama receives traditional welcome in Tawang November 8, 2009

    Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh): Thousands of locals in traditional costumes and monks attired in their maroon robes lined up streets early Sunday to greet the Dalai Lama as he arrived in Tawang on a weeklong visit to India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Dalai Lama landed in Assam's main city of...
  • Arunachal rolls out red carpet for Dalai Lama November 8, 2009

    New Delhi: After a weeklong visit to Japan, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in India on Saturday. Amid tight security, the Dalai Lama did not speak to waiting mediapersons at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital. He will undertake a weeklong visit to Arunachal Pradesh...
  • Dalai visit a signal to China that Arunchal is India's November 7, 2009

    Tawang: Monks and locals spruced up on Saturday in the Indian town of Tawang ahead of Dalai Lama's weeklong visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. The tricolour, banners, buntings and prayer flags adorn the route to the Tawang Monastery where the Dalai Lama will stay and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister...
  • Watch: Arunachal prepares for Dalai Lama's visit November 7, 2009

    Tawang gears up to welcome Dalai Lama. The followers of Dalai Lama are still awaiting his visit to the Tawang monastery. People are fully aware of the renewed tensions between India and China that his visit has stoked. But the Tibetan spiritual leader is puzzled over China's anger. ...
  • Foreign journos gagged for Dalai Lama's visit November 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The government has called the Dalai Lama the countrys honoured guest, but when the Tibetan spiritual leader visits Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday foreign journalists will not be welcome. CNNIBN learns the government has still not cleared the applications made by 36 foreign journalists for inner line permits required to...
  • Indian flags, proTibet banners a rebuff to China November 7, 2009

    Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh): The writing on the wall is loud and clear: the Dalai Lama's weeklong visit to Arunachal Pradesh beginning on Sunday is a rebuff to Chinese claims over this frontier region. "Long Live IndoTibet Friendship" reads a multicoloured banner close to the Tawang monastery where the Dalai Lama...
  • Arunachal Pradesh all set to welcome Dalai Lama November 7, 2009

    Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh): Dozens of Indian flags fluttered alongside Tibetan prayer flags on Saturday as Buddhist monks braved the winter chill to put up welcome arches and Mandala paintings on the road ahead of the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh. The Tibetan spiritual leader arrives on Sunday at Tawang, a...
  • Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit cleared October 27, 2009

    Itanagar: Despite objections from China, New Delhi has cleared Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's weeklong visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which will take him to the 300yearold Tawang monastery among other places, from November 8. Showing a copy of the External Affairs Ministry's letter to reporters, the chairperson of the state level...
  • Govt calls meeting to deal with Chinese incursions September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: With recent Chinese incursions creating anxiety in India, National Security Adviser MK Narayanan has convened a highlevel meeting of top officials on Thursday to formulate an appropriate response to what is widely seen as Beijing's hostile posturing. The meeting, to be chaired by Narayanan, is likely to be attended...