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Arunachal, Assam firm on fast-tracking Subansiri hydro project

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Both Assam and Arunachal on Monday assured the Centre that the 2,000-Megawatt Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project will be put back on the track to ensure no further delay. The assurance was given by Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during a meeting with Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal here. This projec...

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Khandu calls to fast track connectivity to transform Arunachal

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday stressed on the need to augment and fast track connectivity including IT to transform the northeastern border state. Participating in the discussion the third Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he threw light on the enormous strength and potential of the state in...

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Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs. Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the Na...

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Congress slams Arunachal CM for Tibet statement

Itanagar, April 22 (IANS) The Congress Arunachal Pradesh unit on Saturday described as immature and uncalled for Chief Minister Pema Khandu's statement that the Indian state shares a border with Tibet and not China. The Chief Minister of a sensitive state like Arunachal Pradesh should not make any statement before going through the political status and history of Tibet, as recognised by ...

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Change mindset to tackle corruption, Arunachal CM to bureaucrats

Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday called upon the state's bureaucrats to change their mindset and also help change the mindset of the people in the crusade against corruption. Corruption begins at all levels including the people. The fault lies in the mind set. Everybody takes for granted that everybody is corrupt. We have to change this min...

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India will pay if it plays Dalai card: Chinese daily

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India will pay dearly if it continues to play the Dalai Lama card against China, a Chinese commentator warned on Friday. Playing the Dalai Lama card is never a wise choice for New Delhi, a commentary in the state-run Global Times said. If India wants to continue this petty game, it will only end up paying dearly for it. The commentary, by Ai Jun, referred...

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Arunachal students' body flays China's move

Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) The powerful All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) on Friday described Beijing's move to rename six places in the state as an uncalled for and unwarranted act. It also termed Beijing's move to rename six places in Arunachal in the backdrop of Dalai Lama's recent visit to the state as intriguing and unnecessarily interfering into the internal affair of a ...

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Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. The assistance would be to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh per eligible beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker section under the projects tak...

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India to construct ALGs in Tawang, Dirang

Itanagar, April 20 (IANS) India moved to upgrade its defence infrastructure along the border with China, announcing the construction of two Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG) at Tawang and Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, a day after Beijing gave its own names to six places in the northeastern state. Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar held a high-level review meeting with Arunachal Pra...

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India dismisses China's renaming of places

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India on Thursday dismissed China's act of giving its own names to six places in Arunachal Pradesh, saying it doesn't make illegally held territory legal. I can only say that if you rename or invent names for the towns of your neighbour, it doesn't make illegally held territory legal, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said in his weekly media ...

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China gives six Arunachal places its own names

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China has given its own names to six places in Arunachal Pradesh, which it calls South Tibet, in a move to reaffirm its territorial sovereignty over the Indian state. The Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on April 14 on its website that it had standardised in Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet the names of six places, the state-run Global Times repo...

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Northeast to get film institute, Doordarshan channel

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the Central government is planning to set up a film institute and a dedicated Doordarshan channel in Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference here, Naidu said that the proposed institute, which will start from a temporary campus with an introductory 10-week course from May...

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Rallyist Amanpreet wins Arunachal Festival of Speed

Dirang Valley (Arunachal Pradesh), April 17 (IANS) Former Indian National Rally Championship winner Amanpreet Ahluwalia claimed the JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed crown here on Monday. The Noida-based veteran rallyist and his navigator Ajay Kumar were virtually unbeatable on each of the three days, conquering eight of the 10 stages to pocket the lion's share of the total prize money...

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Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A snapshot of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. Bioengineering Research Laboratory (BERL) at IIT-Guwahati, in collaboration with the Central Silk Board (CSB) has, for the...

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Chinese envoy to take up India's issues with Beijing: Tarun Gogoi

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Soon after the Dalai Lama's visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which drew an angry response from China, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Sunday that Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui assured him that he he will take up all our issues with Beijing. In a series of tweets tagged with pictures, Gogoi said that Lao visited his residence and t...

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Rallyist Amanpreet inches closer to Festival of Speed title

Dirang Valley (Arunachal Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) Amanpreet Ahluwalia extended his good run on the second day of the JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed here on Sunday, taking four of the five special stages to stay in contention for the overall championship. Riding a Maruti Gypsy, the former Indian National Rally champion registered a time of 34 minutes and 32 seconds to open up a comf...

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Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. Accompanied by men, women and children dressed with vivid traditional attires, band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army woke the populace of several north...

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Rana, Sidhu among favourites at Festival of Speed

Dirang (Arunachal Pradesh), April 14 (IANS) Ten-time Raid De Himalaya champion Suresh Rana and seven-time Desert Storm winner Sunny Sidhu are among the favourites along with freshly crowned India Baja champions Gaurav Chiripal and Raj Singh Rathore when the fourth edition of the JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed starts here on Saturday. Gaurav Chiripal and Raj Singh Rathore were engage...

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No change in policy towards Tibet, says India

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Following the Dalai Lama's week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India on Friday made it clear that there is no change in its policy towards Tibet and on the border issue with China. Let me make it absolutely clear that there is no change whatsoever in government of India's policy towards the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, External A...

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'States not serious on protecting street vendors' rights'

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Most states of the country are not serious about implementing the act meant to protect street vendors' rights and top defaulters include Gujarat and Nagaland, a leading think-tank said in a report here on Wednesday. The Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017, published by Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS), took stock of 23 states across the co...

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