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Government employees to be tested for drug abuse in Arunachal Pradesh

February 9, 2021 9:05:55 pm

The districts of Namsai, Lohit, Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, Anjaw, Changlang, Tirap and West Kameng are said to be among the 272 worst drug-abuse affected districts in the country and there are reports of government employees addicted to drugs in the state.

In Arunachal, villagers and forest officials breathe new life into India’s only orchid sanctuary

February 3, 2021 10:23:57 pm

Notified in November 1989 under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is a natural home to more than 236 species of orchids, as well as a wealthy diversity of mushrooms and other medicinal plants.

In Arunachal, a 1000-year-old paper-making technique turns a new page

December 30, 2020 8:17:35 pm

A new initiative in Arunachal Pradesh spells hope for a thousand-year-old paper-making craft on the brink of extinction

Arunachal: Two oil drilling company employees kidnapped by suspected militants

December 22, 2020 12:12:22 pm

On Monday evening, at around 6.30 pm, around a dozen armed militants kidnapped the duo from a drilling site near Innao in Changlang district.

Mob torches govt offices in Arunachal’s Vijaynagar over panchayat elections

December 12, 2020 4:52:25 am

According to officials, the Friday's violence stemmed from a persistent demand to prohibit participation of non-tribal and non-indigenous people in the panchayat and municipal elections.

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Arunachal is educating its youth on nature, one VR session at a time

December 3, 2020 9:48:37 pm

The Arunachal Virtual Archive project lets you plunge into the deep, dark forests of Arunachal Pradesh, and come face-to-face with roaring tigers and trumpeting elephants.

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Project 37: Development happens as Arunachal officers take matters in their own hands

October 26, 2020 9:02:37 pm

Project 37 is an initiative by officers of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service, 2016 batch, who are crowdfunding developmental projects in remote districts of the state.

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Arunachal Rain Snake: A discovery 15 years in the making

October 16, 2020 11:03:38 am

Smithophis arunachalensis, or the Arunachal Rain Snake, is so rarely sighted that it took researchers 15 long years to prove it was a new species.

Arunachal students beat Covid and connectivity odds to learn

October 16, 2020 11:46:56 am

They do not have a shruti box, the acoustics may not be ideal and the electricity goes off often. But these practice sessions, which began in earnest early October, are hard-earned.

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Why a new crab species was named after Arunachal Pradesh’s pristine Namdapha forests

October 7, 2020 8:22:15 pm

Abortelphusa Namdaphaensis is a tribute not just to Namdapha, the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot, but also to Abor Hills, another rich biodiversity hotspot in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Arunachal: One soldier killed, another injured in attack by suspected militants

October 4, 2020 10:16:49 pm

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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Home Ministry extends ‘disturbed area’ tag for 3 Arunachal districts, 4 police stations under AFSPA

October 2, 2020 2:14:29 pm

The four police stations are Namsai and Mahadevpur in Namsai district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley and Sunpura in Lohit district.

Arunachal may reopen for tourists after October: CM Pema Khandu

September 28, 2020 10:19:04 pm

Endorsing DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh's prediction that North East would be next tourism hub of post-COVID-19 India, Khandu said "We are committed to preserve our culture while walking the path of development."

India takes up with PLA ‘abduction’ of five people from Arunachal

September 7, 2020 2:08:11 am

The reports of abduction of the five men came at a time Indian Army has enhanced its deployment along the 3,400 km-long Line of Actual Control in view of the simmering dispute between the two countries in Pangong Tso area of eastern Ladakh.

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‘Hotline message sent to China’s PLA’: Rijiju on reports of ‘abduction’ of Arunachal youths

September 6, 2020 8:58:00 pm

On Saturday, the Indian Army and police said they had received no such complaint even though a police team had left for the remote border village in Upper Subansiri district where the youths are said to reside.

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Five Arunachal youths ‘abducted’ by PLA; Army, Police say no such complaint received

September 7, 2020 5:12:09 pm

Meanwhile, a police team investigating the reports Saturday left for the remote border village where the youths are said to reside. Their families could not be contacted at the time of filing this report.

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Investigation on after 5 Arunachal men allegedly abducted by China’s PLA

September 5, 2020 5:35:37 pm

"I have sent the officer-in-charge of the Nacho police station to the area to verify the facts and directed him to report immediately. However, the report will be available only by Sunday morning," Superintendent of Police Taru Gussar said.

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India’s easternmost locality gets mobile network but awaits road, power

August 5, 2020 10:20:41 am

The installation of solar panels, developed in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), is underway. Test calls through the tower have been successful.

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Six NSCN-IM militants killed in Arunachal encounter: Army

July 12, 2020 3:45:30 am

The Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh Police launched a joint operation near Nginu in Longding in the early hours of Saturday based on specific inputs about the presence of armed cadres of the proscribed group in the area.

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Arunachal Pradesh: Six NSCN (IM) insurgents killed in encounter in Khonsa

July 11, 2020 10:54:21 am

"In the operation, 6 NSCN- IM armed cadre have been killed. 1 Assam Rifle personnel also received injuries. 6 long-range weapons (Four AK-47 and 2 Chinese MQ) have been recovered so far," state DGP RP Upadhyaya said. 

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Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall kill 8 in Arunachal Pradesh

July 10, 2020 10:26:34 pm

"May the deceased rest in eternal peace. My sincere condolences to the bereaved families. Ex-gratia relief being expedited to the next of kin,” wrote Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Twitter on Friday morning.

Bridge washes away in flood, remote Arunachal district near China border cut-off

June 5, 2020 4:33:03 pm

Shi-Yomi district, bordering China, was cut-off from the rest of the country after the RCC bridge (reinforced cement concrete) near Yapik village on the Aalo-Mechuka Road was washed away on Wednesday night, they said.

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Arunachal: Family of three killed in landslide following torrential rains

May 27, 2020 12:16:31 am

“Heavy rain triggered a landslide which buried the family: a 28-year-old woman, and her two children aged 8 and 3,” said Beru Dulom, Field Officer of the state’s Disaster Management Authority.

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Arunachal: Civilian killed, another injured in Army firing

May 17, 2020 2:10:10 am

The Army has claimed that insurgents used a human shield to fire at their men, adding, that certain youth started pelting stones. In response, the Army personnel opened fire.

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How a small Arunachal town is practising social distancing, under the shade of umbrellas

May 12, 2020 7:26:22 pm

Brainchild of Dr Jumge Padu, the umbrella shed in West Siang District’s Aalo town is weather-proof and ensures people in queue stand one-and-a-half metres apart.