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Plants, animals in northeast use chemicals to communicate

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) In a unique scientific exercise centred on northeast India, researchers have kicked-off investigations into how animals and plants in nature communicate using chemicals in the biodiversity-rich region. Researchers from seven institutes in northeast and three in Bengaluru are partnering under the aegis of the Chemical Ecology Network Programme funded by the Departme...

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Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu

Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here. While declaring open the two-day 5th North East National Level Karate-do Championship at NyokumLapang General Ground, Khandu urged the Sports Department to identify a suitable site for the stadium.

17 days ago
NHRC seeks report from Arunachal on stripping of 88 girls

Itanagar, Dec 1 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday asked for a detailed report within four weeks on the forced stripping of 88 girls in an Arunachal Pradesh school. The Commission took suo motu notice of media reports and issued a notice to the state Chief Secretary. It called for a detailed report apart from action taken against the erring teachers and steps fo...

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Cut height criteria for Arunachal youths, Army urged

Itanagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra has urged Army chief General Bipin Rawat to lower the height criteria for youths from the state, saying this was coming in the way of their joining the military. Mishra, a retired Brigadier, also requested Gen Rawat to increase the number of recruitment rallies in the state which borders China. The height consideratio...

27 days ago
Northeast of 2017 is much different: Arunachal CM

Imphal/Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that northeast region in 2017 is much different from what was said and written about it 2-3 decades ago. For those in the rest of India, the north-east is associated with ethnic conflict and insurgency. However, in the last one decade, much has changed in this region. An atmosphere of peace and tr...

27 days ago
Arunachal Governor flags off Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally

Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday flagged off the second edition of the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally at Itanagar. The Governor expressed the hope that the event will help in cementing the age-old relationship and friendship between India and Bhutan. He also said that it provides a platform for the exposure of tradi...

28 days ago
Seven Indian doctors win BMJ Awards South Asia 2017

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seven Indian doctors have secured prizes from across 10 categories in the fourth edition of BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 that seeks to reward individuals and teams working tirelessly to improve the quality of healthcare across the region. The 2017 Awards, which received over 2000 high-quality nominations from eight countries across South Asia including India, Sri L...

29 days ago
Hope Arunachal becomes driver of India's relations with Asean countries: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said he hoped Arunachal Pradesh will become a driver of India's trade and economic relations with the Asean countries under the 'Act East Policy' of the central government. Being a border state, Arunachal Pradesh offers a unique opportunity for trade with neighbouring countries, he told legislators at a special session of the Ar...

29 days ago
Arunachal development scenario changed from 2001: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the development scenario of Arunachal Pradesh has changed since 2001. The state's development scenario has changed since 2001 with the execution of Trans Arunachal Highway, road connectivity to the remote interior areas, besides construction of advanced landing grounds at Pasighat, Mechukha, Ziro, Tuting and Walong to facil...

29 days ago
Arunachal government to set up Skill University

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced the setting up of a Skill University to provide employment opportunities outside the government space. The biggest challenge facing the youth of Arunachal today is the dearth of adequate and gainful employment opportunities outside the government space, Khandu told President Ram Nath Kovind at a gath...

29 days ago
Kovind stops in Assam en route to Arunachal

Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Assam's Lakhimpur district on Sunday before departing for Arunachal Pradesh. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Cultural Minister Naba Doley received Kovind at the Lilabari airport. He then left for Itanagar in an India Air Force aircraft. The President will participate in the va...

1 month ago
President to visit Assam, Arunachal, Manipur

Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a four-day visit to the north-eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur from November 19. This will be Kovind's first visit to the northeast after becoming the President, an official statement said. While the President will participate in the valedictory function of the completion of Vivekananda Kendra ...

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Soon, app to monitor government projects in Arunachal

Itanagar, Nov 10 (IANS) Dashboard, an automated centralised web-based application to aid the process of monitoring and execution of all government programmes in Arunachal Pradesh, will be functional in six months, an official said on Friday. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Friday for its implementation between the State Department of Information Technology and Communications ...

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Assam Rifles Chief reviews security issues in Arunachal

Itanagar, Nov 7 (IANS) Assam Rifles chief, Lt Gen. Shokin Chauhan on Monday reviewed the overall security environment in Arunachal Pradesh. He also called on Governor Brig. B.D. Mishra (retd.) and Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Assam Rifles troopers are guarding the unfenced India-Myanmar border, of which 520 km of the 1,643-km border is in Arunachal Pradesh. They are also engaged i...

1 month ago
Rijiju thanks Kailash Kher for performance in Bomdila

Itanagar, Nov 6 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has thanked singer-composer Kailash Kher for his performance at the Buddha Mahotsava in Bomdila here. Rijiju took to Twitter on Monday and shared a few photographs from the event. Thank you Kailash Kherji for your rousing rendition at Buddha Mahotsava and well done DC Sonal Swaroop and team good support by local MLAs,...

1 month ago
Sitharaman visits forward Army, Air Force bases along LAC

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday visited a forward army post in Arunachal Pradesh and an Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Assam to take stock of the defence preparedness and the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). During the visit to the forward army post of Kibithu, she was briefed on the situation and defence preparedness along the LAC. ...

1 month ago
Sitharaman in Arunachal, reviews situation and defence infrastructure

Itanagar, Nov 4 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday reviewed the situation and defence infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh with Chief Minister Pema Khandu and senior Army officials. Sitharaman is on a maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, large parts of which Beijing claims as part of south Tibet. She will be visiting the forward areas in the eastern part of Arunachal Pra...

1 month ago
India, China hold border meet in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Oct 30 (IANS) India and China on Monday held a Border Personnel Meeting at Bumla near Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang and a thaw in relations was evident at the meet, an official statement said. The meet, that comes months after a stand-off along the Sikkim sector which ended on August 28. Located at an altitude of 15,134 feet and situated 42 km north of Tawang town, Bumla i...

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Linking of northeast state capitals by railway network to be deferred

Agartala, Oct 28 (IANS) Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Saturday gave two versions about the railway's target for linking the remaining northeastern state capitals by railway network. The Minister while addressing a function to flag off the Agartala-Delhi Rajdhani Express said that all the remaining state capitals of the northeastern states will be connected with railway n...

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Rajdhani Express to New Delhi chugs off from Agartala

Agartala, Oct 28 (IANS) Tripura capital Agartala on Saturday was linked with the national capital New Delhi by the Rajdhani Express, becoming the fourth city in northeast India to get the Rajdhani train link. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagged-off the much-awaited Rajdhani Express between Agartala and Delhi's Anand Vihar station. The regular service will start fr...

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