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Meet Banwang Losu, Arunachal man who scripted history by creating new alphabet for ancient tribal language

What started as a school boy’s project turned into a landmark event in the history of the Wancho tribe in Arunachal Pradesh: an independent script for their language that now has a place in the Unicode.

Pangchenpa, Garo and Sherdukpen: Winning at the National Awards, little-known languages from the Northeast

How National Awards for films in Pangchenpa and Sherdukpen — dialects that have speakers as few as 4,000 — is more than just a certificate of recognition, but a step towards language preservation too.

Arunachal Pradesh hit with four earthquakes in two days

The epicentre of the earthquake, which occurred at around 2.50 pm, was located at a depth of 10 km at East Kameng district in Arunachal.

Arunachal Pradesh: CBI books ex-CM Nabam Tuki for graft

The agency has booked Tuki for alleged irregularities in awarding contracts worth Rs 3.20 crore for a government project in 2003, CBI sources said on Friday.

Landslides kill two sleeping 10-year-old girls in Arunachal Pradesh school hostel

Around 3.30 am on Thursday, a portion of one of the hostel buildings collapsed, burying the victims in their sleep. The victims, two 10-year-olds — Rhinchin Lhamu and Genden Wangmu — were students of Class V and VI, respectively.

200 evacuated as flash floods hit Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district

Arunachal Pradesh flash floods: The state disaster management authorities have provided relief material including clothing and food. Those affected are now staying with their relatives.

How a chance rescue in Arunachal Pradesh led to the discovery of a new tortoise species

The first-ever sighting of the elusive Manouria impressa or Impressed Tortoise in an Arunachal Pradesh forest will give a boost to the field of turtle conservation in Northeast India.

Arunachal minister’s son gets life sentence in 2017 murder case

According to police, Kajum Bagra (34), killed Kenjum Kamsi (40) on March 26, 2017 by shooting him in the head near Hotel West in Aalo following an altercation.

In the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, the search for a missing squirrel

The only evidence of its existence is a single specimen that was collected in a remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh in 1981. Thirty eight years on, a group of wildlife scientists are on their first dedicated mission to find the “missing” flying squirrel of Namdapha.

In Arunachal Pradesh, villagers are helping the endangered hoolock gibbon swing from tree to tree 

In an Arunachal Pradesh village, locals are planting a corridor of gibbon-friendly trees in a bid to conserve the arboreal species in their natural habitat.

Day after Arunachal attack, Army starts operation against militants

MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others were killed in the 12 Mile area, 20 km from Khonsa, the district headquarters town of Tirap, when the lawmaker was on his way to Khonsa from Dibrugarh in Assam.

Arunachal MLA, son among 11 shot dead by suspected Naga militants

Aboh (45) was a member of the National People’s Party (NPP) and the sitting MLA from Khonsa West constituency seeking re-election and was vocal against the NSCN (IM) (Isak-Muivah).