The first rush of water reached Pasihgat, the headquarters of East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh, at around 7.30 am Saturday, said Water Resources department, superintending engineer (Hqs), Getom Borang.
A senior official of the Union Water Resources Ministry said the flood water is likely to reach Arunachal Pradesh by Friday night.
The plan to build an airport for Itanagar was conceived as early as 2007 but the differences between the Airports Authority of India and the state government resulted in the project getting delayed.
Congratulating the community for receiving a festival ground in the state capital for celebrating Chindang, Nyethrii-Down and Sarok festivals, he also lauded the land donors of the festival ground and offered to extend all possible help for building infrastructure on it.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed deep shock and sorrow over the loss of lives and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.
The rescue operation by the IAF followed a request by the East Siang district administration to evacuate the people stranded at Jampani under Sille-Oyan circle of the district Thursday, East Siang DC Tamiyo Tatak said.
A senior official of the Union Water Resources Ministry said it was an unprecedented situation on the Chinese side where Tsangpo broke a 150-year record with swollen waters and hence China has shared the information with India.
The committee has decided to restrict the contingency charges of project cost from the existing 3 per cent to maximum 1.5 per cent.
A tea variety from a garden in Arunachal Pradesh was auctioned on Thursday at Rs 40,000 per kg and broke the record created by an Assam Tea variety auctioned a month earlier.
"Our party has submitted a memorandum to the state governor and chief minister through chief secretary mentioning about the ultimatum served yesterday to take follow up actions," Sanjoy told reporters in Itanagar.
Last week, the Arunachal government launched a drive in various districts to identify people, who do not have the necessary permits. Around 15 persons have been apprehended at Khonsa in Tirap district of the state.
In his second film River Song, Sange Dorjee Thongdok, continues to broach the topics of language, identity and human emotion of the small Sherdukpen tribe of West Arunachal Pradesh.
Earlier, The Indian Express had reported how organisations representing people of indigenous faith in Arunachal Pradesh had expressed apprehension over the BJP-led state government’s announcement to repeal a 40-year-old anti-conversion law of the state.
Professors, policemen, filmmakers and government employees are taking time out from their full time jobs to organise Arunachal Pradesh’s debut literature festival.
Addressing a ceremony organised by Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association in Itanagar on June 28, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said they planned to repeal the law as “it could undermine secularism and is probably targeted towards Christians”.
According to USGS, the earthquake struck the north-eastern town at 11:16 am.
The chief minister made the announcement at a public meeting on the second day of his visit to Lower Dibang Valley district on Tuesday, an official release said.
A unique example of government and community collaboration in Arunachal Pradesh’s forests receives national recognition on World Biodiversity Day
A total of 25 passengers, including Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Assembly Speaker T N Thongdok, other cabinet ministers and legislators, became the first passengers of the inaugural flight from Guwahati airport.
Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate flight services on the Calcutta-Guwahati-Pasighat route thrice a week - on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.