Rawat suggested that a Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between the two sides in Arunachal two days ago had resolved the issue. “The Tuting incident has been resolved,” he told reporters on the sidelines of an event.
China’s foreign ministry spokesperson said: “First of all on the border issue our position is clear and consistent. We never acknowledged the existence of so called Arunachal Pradesh.”
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu directed the district administration and the police to intensify the investigation and ensure justice at the earliest so that the people are able to restore their faith in the public administration and the police.
Over 68.5 per cent electors had cast their votes in the December 21 bypolls, with Pakke-Kessang recording an 86-per cent voter turnout and Likabali 51 per cent.
Bypoll results: PM Modi in a series of tweets congratulated the BJP workers and leaders for winning the Arunachal and UP by-elections. He also congratulated party workers in Bengal for improving prospects.
A state needs good leaders for development, Khandu said while cautioning that people won’t get good leaders if the cash-for-vote trend is not changed.
A young girl from Arunachal Pradesh has been reported missing after travelling to Delhi to meet her Facebook friend.
According to the complaint, three teachers forced the 88 girls to undress before other students after they found a piece of paper having vulgar words about the head teacher and a girl student.
China had objected to Sitharaman’s first visit to the border state on Saturday and Sunday, saying her tour of the “disputed area” was not conducive to peace in the region.
“There is lurking danger of several of our small tribal communities getting wiped out from the face of the earth. Once uprooted, our culture, or language, our heritage will be all lost simply because some people elsewhere require electricity,” Tasik Pangkam, general secretary of the SIFF asked.
Since 2010, over 40 people have lost their lives in six helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, including former CM Dorjee Khandu.
Five IAF personnel, including two pilots, and two armymen were killed in the crash near the remote town of Tawang, close to the China border, around 6 am, the official said.
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Brigadier Mishra, who had an illustrious career in the Indian Army, also became the fourth retired Army officer to be appointed governor of Arunachal Pradesh, a state which shares 1090 km of international boundary with China and has a major presence of the Army.
Brigadier B D Mishra (Retd) has been appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday