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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).