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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.

A film documents the last honey hunters of Arunachal Pradesh 

May 4, 2020 9:37:28 pm

Chi Lupo —which recently won ‘best documentary’ at the 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Awards 2020 — documents the traditional honey hunting practice of Arunachal Pradesh’s Sherpduken tribe 

Salazar Slytherin: In Arunachal Pradesh, a new viper species is named after Harry Potter character

April 19, 2020 2:37:51 pm

A group of researchers decided to honour JK Rowling by naming their most recent discovery — a pit viper species in Arunachal Pradesh — after a Harry Potter character

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Arunachal Pradesh bans entry of foreigners amid coronavirus outbreak

March 8, 2020 2:11:14 pm

Before this, Sikkim also announced similar curbs on the visit of foreigners. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has also shut its borders to foreign visitors for two weeks in an effort to limit the impact of the disease.

Arunachal Pradesh: Man accused of killing Deputy SP killed in police firing

Arunachal Pradesh: Man accused of murdering Dy SP in 2016 killed in police firing

January 18, 2020 1:48:41 pm

Tagyung Yangfo, who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh, died on the way to the hospital, Arunachal Pradesh Director General of Police RP Upadhyay said.

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In a first, Arunachal Pradesh to ‘red list’ its orchids for protection

January 17, 2020 6:44:18 pm

The state with India’s most diverse orchid population is initiating a project to red list the flower, in a bid to conserve, protect and understand the threats against it.

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Arunachal govt panel opposes CAB ‘in its current form’

November 22, 2019 2:13:38 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) president Hawa Bagang said, "We had conveyed to the committee that we strongly oppose the CAB - if you want, implement it in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh, but keep the Northeast out of it."

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Arunachal convenes cabinet meet on Monday to discuss Citizenship Amendment Bill

November 16, 2019 8:35:09 pm

Khandu, participating in the National Press Day celebrations here, said the special cabinet meeting will deliberate on the recommendations of the Consultative Committee on CAB set up by the state government.

Home and Away: meet the Arunachal musician who is taking the Nyishi language to the world

November 13, 2019 6:06:32 pm

In Mumbai, a 26-year-old from Arunachal Pradesh is quietly making his mark in the independent music scene, as he builds bridges between the familiar and the new and between home and away.

Arunachal student outfit demands end to benefits for ‘non-STs’

November 8, 2019 4:26:58 am

In September, Mizoram’s apex and most influential students’ body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), administered pledges to hundreds of students across the Christian-majority state not to marry outside the Mizo tribe.

We have 26 tribes, 100 sub-tribes, each one is different: CM Pema Khandu

We have 26 tribes, 100 sub-tribes, each one is different: CM Pema Khandu

November 4, 2019 7:08:10 am

“We have 26 tribes and more than 100 sub-tribes and each one is different from the other in their language, cuisine and architecture of the house. Being an Arunachali, when I travel to other parts of the state, it is new for me as well,” said Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

From bus to classroom: An initiative in Arunachal Pradesh sets the wheel of learning into motion

October 22, 2019 8:15:33 pm

In Arunachal Pradesh, where the rate of primary school dropouts is the highest in the country, a disused school bus has been converted into a classroom with heartening results.

Jungle book: First person accounts that retrace history of an Arunachal Pradesh forest

October 19, 2019 10:05:00 am

A writer and an illustrator pair up to create ‘The Eaglenest Memory Project’, a book that tells the story of a forest and its people through warm personal accounts of its residents.

On Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, telling his story in six languages from the Northeast

October 2, 2019 12:44:32 pm

A children's book on the life of Mahatma Gandhi has been translated into six languages from the Northeast — Adi, Apatani, Miju-Mishmi, Nocte, Nyishi (Arunachal Pradesh) and Bodo (Assam).