Khandu, who shot off his letter to the Union home minister one day ahead of a statewide bandh called by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), also described the matter as one “of deep emotional concern”.
The operation was carried out near Votnu village in Longding district that shares international boundary with Myanmar, and the Army column which came under heavy fire retaliated with accurate fire, eliminating one hardcore militant and injuring another.
The Sela Pass, as also several other locations on the 320-km Tezpur-Tawang Road, has several important landmarks of the 1962 Chinese aggression, apart from scenic beauty, with the BRO expecting the proposed Sela Tunnel to also provide a big boost to tourism in the western Arunachal Pradesh sector.
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) called the bandh in protest against the state government’s decision of not releasing chief secretary in charge Satya Gopal from the state even after he was being transferred by the union home ministry in May.
“The NDA Government has been more worried about Jammu and Kashmir and pumping in thousands of crores, while giving only lip service to Arunachal Pradesh, and too, intermittently,” president of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee, Takam Sanjoy said.
Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh, officials said.
Several teams of the army, police and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been engaged in the search operation since early Wednesday morning despite inclement weather, with officials in Itanagar saying none of the parties had actually reached the site where the wreckage was spotted.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday reiterated northeastern states’ decades old demand for a separate time zone. Leaders from the region argue that a separate time zone would increase daylight savings and efficiency.
Terming the Khandu government as a “bureaucratic government”, Takam Sanjoy, a few bureaucrats are dictating its way of functioning. At the same time, many senior bureaucrats and technocrats are “intentionally sidelined” from the day-to-day work of the government he added.
Ngawang Tsundue, one of the accused wanted to exact revenge from Cheepa after his marriage with the latter’s daughter ended up in divorce and knew that stealing the idol would earn him a huge amount and it will also tarnish Cheepa’s name.
The Arunachal Pradesh government has signed a memorandum of understanding with NRL for sourcing three lakh tonne of bamboo per year from the state, an official release said here today.
The party also called upon the people of the state, its legislators, elected panchayat leaders and others in the society to stand united in its demand for the constitutional amendment of Article 371 (H) in Parliament.
Russia-India-China meet was to be held on April 14; Moscow was ready
The IMC comprised 30 councillors out of which 26 were from Congress. The party had earlier expelled one of its members after which the number was reduced to 25.
“I can’t even pronounce the new names and we do not want to be associated with China,” said Rakshap.