ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • Former Arunachal CM Jarbom Gamlin passes away December 1, 2014

    Gurgaon/Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin died at a hospital in Gurgaon, his family said on Monday. He was 53. Gamlin was suffering from liver thrombosis when he passed away on Sunday night. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.His body will be flown to...
  • Narendra Modi to make his first visit to northeast in November end November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to the northeast in November-end and will inaugurate the annual conference of state police chiefs in Guwahati on November 29, an official said on Tuesday. He is also likely to meet the chief ministers of all the eight northeastern states, including...
  • China to construct new rail line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh November 1, 2014

    Beijing: China approved construction of a new strategically important high altitude railway line in Tibet costing about US $6 billion that would come close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh. China has approved the feasibility report for the construction of the railway linking Tibet's capital Lhasa to Nyingchi, the official...
  • India should do more to maintain peace in border areas: China October 30, 2014

    Beijing: China's defence ministry on Thursday expressed concern over reports that India plans to build 54 new border posts along their disputed border, long a source of tension between the two giant neighbours. China defeated India in a brief war in 1962 and the border has remained unresolved since, despite 17...
  • India should refrain from complicating boundary issue: China October 27, 2014

    Beijing: With India announcing the construction of 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, China on Monday cautioned India to refrain from taking any action that may "complicate or exaggerate" the boundary issue. "China's position on China-India boundary question is consistent and clear. We are committed to finding a solution to...
  • Government announces 54 new BoPs, Rs 175 crore infrastructure package on China border October 24, 2014

    Greater Noida: Unfazed by China's objections to development of border areas, Government on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even...
  • Army officer goes missing in Spain, declared absconder October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Forces officer, who was serving as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, has been declared an "absconder" by the Indian Army after he went missing while on a vacation in Spain in August. Army sources said that Major Sharyf Bhonsle had gone to...
  • No one can warn India: Rajnath Singh to China October 16, 2014

    Manesar (Haryana): With China reacting sharply to government's plans to construct a border road in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sent a strong message, asserting that no one can warn India. "Today, no one can give warning to India. We are a very powerful country," he told reporters on...
  • Arunachal Pradesh, J&K integral parts of India: Sushma Swaraj October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable" parts of India and this has been clearly conveyed to China, including at the highest level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Swaraj, in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran, appreciated his concern over distribution of controversial...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to lay out inner line permit for Rajdhani passengers September 28, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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' September 23, 2014

    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 17, 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...