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Sainik Schools to wean young in Northeast away from insurgency

Itanagar/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a bid to provide better education and training to young people, the Arunachal Pradesh government is considering setting up Sainik Schools that would motivate them to join the Indian defence forces and keep them away from the myriad insurgent groups that are active in the region. Government statistics indicate that over 600 youths from Naga-inhabited ...

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Arunachal's capital to soon have specific Wi-Fi zones

Itanagar, July 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said the state capital complex (Itanagar-Naharlagun) would soon have specific Wi-Fi zones where citizens will get free access. Khandu, who launched the Wi-Fi Local Area Network (LAN) at the State Civil Secretariat, advised the Information and Technology Department to coordinate with departments like Power,...

2 days ago
59 Arunachal legislators vote in Presidential poll

Itanagar, July 17 (IANS) As many as 59 legislators in BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh on Monday exercised their franchise to elect India's 14th President, including Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena who voted in New Delhi. One seat in the 60-member assembly is vacant after Kameng Dolo, representing Pakke-Kessang constituency, lost membership in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling ...

4 days ago
NSCN-IM rebel held in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 15 (IANS) A member of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM was apprehended on Saturday by the army in Arunachal Pradesh's Longding district, a defence official said. Longhee Wangsa, the sergeant of NSCN-IM was apprehended this evening based on specific intelligence about presence of a cadre trying to terrorise and carry out extortion in Gibo Colony, said defence s...

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Rijiju promises compensation to farmers in flood-hit areas of Arunachal

Itanagar, July 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday promised compensation to farmers whose standing crops have been damaged by floodwaters in Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district. Rijiju, who is leading a high-level central team, conducted an aerial survey to assess the flood-hit district where all major roads and highways have been damaged by landslides...

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'Smart Classroom' project launched in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday launched the 'Smart Classroom' project in the state. Khandu, who launched this project at the Government Higher Secondary School here under the Chief Minister's Adhunik Shiksha Yojana, expressed the hope that this initiative would give a big push to the education sector in the state, ushering in a bright fu...

5 days ago
Khandu, Rijiju conduct aerial survey of Arunachal's flood-hit areas

Itanagar, July 14 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijju on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the state's flood-hit districts where all major roads and highways have been damaged by landslides due to heavy rains. However, the survey had to be cut short due to inclement weather and the team could not reach Aalo and had to fl...

7 days ago
Bodies of 14 buried in Arunachal landslide recovered

Itanagar, July 12 (IANS) Bodies of 14 people of a family, including four minors, who were buried in a massive landslide in Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district following incessant rains on Tuesday, were recovered on Wednesday, police said. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies were searching for survivors feared trapped under the rubble in Laptap vill...

7 days ago
Arunachal landslide toll rises to 7

Itanagar, July 12 (IANS) The death toll in the devastating landslides triggered by heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh has risen to seven, an official said on Wednesday. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies were searching for survivors feared trapped under the rubble and bodies of victims. Incessant rains have triggered landslides and flash floods ...

8 days ago
Five killed, nine missing in Arunachal landslide

Itanagar, July 11 (IANS) At least five people were killed and nine others missing in a landslide triggered to heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said, adding the toll could rise. Five bodies have been retrieved so far from the debris. Incessant rains for the past three days have triggered landslides and flash floods in various parts of this mountainous state. ...

11 days ago
Northeast traders embrace GST despite digital challenges

Agartala/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Amid confusion and initial reluctance, traders in the northeast seem to have finally accepted the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and officials are hopeful that teething troubles will be resolved soon. The Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), the Northeast Chapter of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and...

12 days ago
Arunachal CM discusses defence issues with army commander

Itanagar, July 7 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday held discussions with Major General Ashok Dhingra, the General Officer Commanding of the 56 Infantry Division, on various defence issues related to the north-eastern state. Both discussed defence land acquisition in the state and the Chief Minister assured all such cases will be taken care of. The army...

13 days ago
MiG-23 crashes near Jodhpur, wreckage of chopper, bodies found in Arunachal

Itanagar/Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) The IAF on Thursday saw another accident - of a MiG-23 UB trainer that crashed in Rajasthan, even as the wreckage and bodies of three personnel from an IAF chopper that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh were recovered. The two pilots in the MiG-23 trainer ejected safely as the aircraft crashed near Balesar village in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district around 11.30 a.m...

13 days ago
Debris of IAF helicopter, crew's bodies found, Khandu expresses grief

New Delhi/Itanagar, July 6 (IANS) The wreckage of the Indian Air Force helicopter that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday and the bodies of the three crew members and one policeman on board have been recovered, the IAF said on Thursday. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the reason for the crash in the northeastern border state's Papum Pare district. Chief Mini...

13 days ago
Arunachal party extends support to NDA Presidential candidate

Itanagar, July 6 (IANS) The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) -- which has nine legislators in the state assembly -- on Thursday extended support to National Democratic Alliance Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. We have decided to support the NDA candidate as we are part of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), PPA President Kameng Ringu told IANS after a meeting with Kovind, wh...

13 days ago
Operation to retrieve helicopter wreckage continues in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 6 (IANS) A search and rescue team in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday resumed the operation to retrieve the wreckage of the missing Indian Air Force helicopter and the four bodies near it, police said. A police official said two of the bodies are identifiable but the other two were charred beyond recognition. A team comprising Arunachal Police, Army and Indo-Tibetan B...

14 days ago
Mutilated bodies found near chopper crash site in Arunachal, IAF uncertain

Itanagar/New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A search and rescue team of the Arunachal Police on Wednesday said it has found the wreckage of the missing IAF helicopter and two mutilated bodies near it. The IAF however said it was not certain if the debris was of its missing Advanced Light Helicopter. An official of the Papua Pare district sent a radio message to state Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gam...

14 days ago
Missing IAF helicopter: possible debris spotted, crew's fate unknown

Itanagar, July 5 (IANS) Wreckage, possibly of the Indian Air Force helicopter which went missing in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, was spotted on Wednesday, but the fate of its three crew members is unknown, officials said. It appears that a wreckage of a helicopter has been spotted between Yupia and Hoj Telam in Papum Pare rural district. However, we are yet to confirm if the debris was ...

14 days ago
Search on for missing IAF chopper in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 5 (IANS) A massive ground search operation is on for the second day on Wednesday in Arunachal Pradesh for a missing Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter with three operating crews on board, an official said. Rescue teams from the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with state police were trekking through the jungle and hill areas between Yupia and Hoj Telam in Papum Pare d...

15 days ago
IAF helicopter missing in Arunachal; Rijiju's chopper makes emergency landing

Itanagar, July 4 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter with three operating crews on board went missing in Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district on Tuesday, officials said. Earlier on Tuesday, a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter carrying Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju made an emergency landing in a polytechnic institute playground in Itanagar, the capital of A...

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