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AFSPA partially withdrawn from Arunachal Pradesh

The Act, which gives sweeping powers to security forces, was partially withdrawn from three of the state’s nine districts, but would remain in force in the areas bordering Myanmar, the MHA order said.

Day after clashes over PRC: Arunachal relatively calm, CM Pema Khandu calls for peace

In Arunachal, PRC has been a long-pending demand of members of six non-tribal communities mainly inhabiting Namsai and Changlang districts.

Arunachal protests: Kiren Rijiju rules out President’s rule

Rijiju also said the BJP government in the state should take all possible steps, including initiating dialogue with the civil society, to restore normalcy at the earliest.

Don’t make Arunachal Pradesh ‘second Kashmir’: Congress to Centre

Violent protests broke out in Arunachal Pradesh, where assembly elections are due in April-May, over recommendations of granting PRCs to six communities.

Kiren Rijiju faults Arunachal govt for not communicating with people on PRC

"Arunachal Pradesh government was not able to communicate the correct thing to the general people. People started thinking that the government was going to implement the Permanent Residence Certificate," Rijiju said.

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu says PRC issue closed, urges protesters to end violence

Flouting the curfew imposed on Saturday, the situation turned violent when the agitators set ablaze the private residence of the state deputy chief minister and ransacked the office of the deputy commissioner in the capital yesterday.

Arunachal Pradesh: Protests on status to tribes spread, two killed, Army out in Itanagar

Deputy CM’s house attacked; BJP government alleges Congress conspiracy

Arunachal rejects proposal on permanent resident certificates amid violence

The Arunachal government passed an order rejecting the recommendations of the Joint High-Powered Committee to grant permanent resident certificates to six tribal communities.

Permanent residence certificate row: Protesters set ablaze Arunachal deputy CM’s residence

Internet services have been suspended in Itanagar and Naharlagun. With all markets, petrol pumps and shops closed and most of the ATMs running out of cash, normal life was thrown out of gear in the state capital.

Arunachal Pradesh: Rajnath Singh appeals to remain calm, maintain peace

People in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh have been protesting after the state government announced that it was considering issuing permanent resident certificates (PRCs) to six communities living in Namsai and Changlang districts.

Crying Keelback: Guwahati researcher finds new snake in Arunachal, says there could be many more lurking in bushes

The name might sound melancholic but the discovery of the Crying Keelback snake or the Hebius lacrima in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lepa-Rada district is the cause of much cheer in the oft-ignored field of herpetology in the Northeast.

Neighbour blocking foreign investment to state: Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

Khandu said that Arunachal Pradesh was getting more attention from the Centre ever since the National Democratic Alliance government came to power in 2014.