Arunachal Pradesh

  • Arunachal Pradesh to lay out inner line permit for Rajdhani passengers 2 days ago

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is planning to provide ILP (inner line permit) on arrival of the Rajdhani passengers and have proper online ILP service. Clarifying the 'misunderstanding' on ILP issue for the Rajdhani passengers, state Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi in a statement said, "What we intend is to have proper online...
  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected 5 days ago

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 32 6 days ago

    Guwahati: Sixteen more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from two flood-hit districts of Assam, raising the toll in the deluge to 32, as Army and disaster response forces personnel evacuated hundreds of marooned people from affected areas. A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said there has been no...
  • BJP caution Arunachal Pradesh voters against Congress 'misrule' 1 week ago

    Itanagar: With battle-lines drawn for the October 15 by-poll at Kanubari in troubled Longding district, BJP Arunachal Pradesh unit president Tai Tagak has asked the people of the constituency to remain vigilant against the "mis-rule" of the Congress government and give a fitting reply. Launching the election campaign for party's nominee...
  • Congress says map in MoUs with China shows Arunachal as 'disputed area', Gujarat rejects charge September 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad/New Delhi: Hours after Congress demanded apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged distribution of a handout showing Arunachal Pradesh as "disputed territory" during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the city, the Gujarat government on Monday night said that the map was not part of the memorandums signed...
  • China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: China is not a warlike nation, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, during a rare trip to neighbour India that was dominated by a standoff on a barren Himalayan plateau between soldiers from the world's two most populous nations. Robust comments from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the dispute...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Kiwi's wine launched September 16, 2014

    Itanagar: A high quality wine produced from kiwi fruits of Arunachal Pradesh has been formally launched. The wine being sold in the brand name of 'Arun Kiwi' was produced as a result of an MoU signed between Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing & Processing Board (APHPM&PB) and Punebased Hill Crest...
  • Rs 4,754cr power transmission scheme for Arunachal, Sikkim September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday approved a scheme for strengthening power transmission in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved this scheme, an official statement said. "The intrastate transmission and distribution systems...
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assures action to improve law and order September 13, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Home Minister Tanga Byaling have assured visible actions to improve the deteriorating law and order in the Itanagar capital complex. This assurance was given when a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) called on them here on Friday. Giving a...
  • Arunachal Pradesh seeks three smart cities in the state September 13, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has requested the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to set up three smart cities in the state. The request was made by the state Urban Development Minister Pema Khandu at the National Conference of All Ministers and Secretaries of Urban Development at Vigyan Bhavan in...
  • China needs to come to table on border dispute: VK Singh September 12, 2014

    Gandhinagar: China needs to come to the discussion table to resolve the longstanding border dispute on Arunachal Pradesh, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs VK Singh said on Friday. "We are having a border dispute with China about Arunachal Pradesh. It doesn't become their (China's) region by merely putting claim...
  • CM Nabam Tuki for new higher and tech institutions in Arunachal Pradesh September 9, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Tuesday emphasised the need to create infrastructure in existing government colleges besides creating new higher and technical education institutions in the state with adequate manpower. Inaugurating the North East Zonal conference organised by the All India Federation of University and College Teacher's Organization...
  • 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...
  • China inaugurates new Tibet rail link close to Sikkim August 16, 2014

    Beijing: China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of US $2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. The 253km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the secondlargest city in Tibet...
  • '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...
  • 'India told Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade' July 26, 2014

    Singapore: India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said. "We have told them (Sri Lanka) that you should resolve the Tamil issue if you want trade and commerce between Colombo and...
  • 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...
  • Congress slams Modi for price rise, China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising prices and China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh, taunting him on his election campaign claims that a strong government in Delhi could set them right. Party's spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad said the "upward trend" in the prices of food items in...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA June 28, 2014

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • 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 floodlike situation prevails in lowlying 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 fiveyear 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...
  • Bogibeel Bridge: challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest railcumroad bridge, is facing numerous challenges which have made the progress of work slow. The stiffest challenge so far is the construction of guide bunds on the turbulent Brahmaputra river within the short time of four to five...
  • Lower Subansiri project incurring daily loss of Rs 10 crore June 23, 2014

    Itanagar: The Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project at Gerukamukh on the AssamArunachal border is incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore after antidam activists of Assam raised safetyrelated issues. The 2000MW project in the Subansiri river, the largest in the country and being executed by the NHPC, has run into rough...
  • NCC planning academy in Arunachal Pradesh June 22, 2014

    Itanagar: The National Cadets Corps (NCC) is planning to open an academy in Arunachal Pradesh and raise a new battalion in the Tawang district of the state bordering China. NCC Tezurbased Group Commander Brigadier N K Dabas announced this during a meeting on Friday with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while briefing...
  • 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 firsthand...
  • Ready for discussion on stapled visa with 'old friend' Modi: China June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the sticking points in India's relationship with China has been their policy of issuing stapled visas to people from Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. While refusing to discontinue its policy, China agreed to work towards finding an approach that provides facilities for the travel of local people...
  • 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...