Arunachal Pradesh

  • Incessant rains trigger flood, landslides in Arunachal Pradesh 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 253-km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the second-largest 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 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...
  • Bogibeel Bridge: challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest rail-cum-road 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 hydro-electric project at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal border is incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore after anti-dam activists of Assam raised safety-related issues. The 2000-MW 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 Tezur-based 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 first-hand...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Modi asks PM to clarify on social media reports about Siachen April 14, 2014

    Chennai: Citing reports in social media, Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if there was any foreign pressure on him to "hand over Siachen to enemies". The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said some reports were spreading thick and fast in social media that Singh was...
  • 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...
  • 16 voting machines replaced during polling in Arunachal Pradesh April 9, 2014

    Around 16 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were on Wednesday replaced after they developed technical snags during voting for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, the EC said. State Chief Electoral officer Chandra Bhusan Kumar said polling process halted for a brief period...
  • Watch: Key poll issues in the North East April 9, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Arijit Sen explains what are the key poll issues in the northeast which goes to polls on Wednesday. ...
  • 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 live: Modi files nomination, says Vadodara has been his 'karmbhoomi' April 9, 2014

    Follow all the updates on the Lok Sabha elections here. Today is the second phase of polling wherein six Northeast seats are voting. Assembly elections are also being held in Arunachal Pradesh as the Assembly was dissolved by the ruling Congress. ...
  • 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...
  • AAP not to put up candidates for assembly polls April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With AAP fielding over 425 candidates across the country for the Lok Sabha elections, the party will not be in a position to contest the assembly polls in four states due to lack of resources. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh (Telangana and Seemandhra), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will go to...
  • 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,...