Arunachal CM upset over extension of AFSPA in state

Arunachal CM upset over extension of AFSPA in state

ITANAGAR: Chief minister Nabam Tuki is upset over the extention of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state and has stated that the union government has “silently extended” the “harsh act” without consulting the state government. He added that the centre appears keen to deal with the insurgency in border areas on its […]

Massive deployment of ITBP personnel in Arunachal

Massive deployment of ITBP personnel in Arunachal

  TAWANG: As part of its plan to boost the presence of security personnel and infrastructure along the China border, particularly in Arunachal Pradesh, the NDA government has decided to deploy additional 8,000 men, open 35 new roads, create 54 border outposts and 72 staging camps along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Union Home […]

12 districts in Arunachal declared ‘disturbed’

12 districts in Arunachal declared ‘disturbed’

ITANAGAR: Twelve districts of Arunachal Pradesh which are bordering Assam have been declared as “Disturbed Areas” under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as the government has found heightened militant activity there. Under the order, which will be in force for one year, security forces will have sweeping powers in all these 12 […]

Lunar eclipse to be visible from Arunachal Pradesh

Lunar eclipse to be visible from Arunachal Pradesh

  The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 will be visible in its entirety on Saturday from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh. A senior astrophysicist informed that Tezu and Roing in Arunachal Pradesh will witness the total lunar eclipse lasting for four minutes 43 seconds just after the moonrise. Meanwhile, places […]

Arunachal woman to scale Everest for 4th time

Arunachal woman to scale Everest for 4th time

Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa who hails from Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh, is all set to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time this month. She will begin her journey on April 4, proceed to the Kathmandu base by April 6 and is expected to complete her expedition in the last week of May. At an event at […]

Three soldiers killed in Arunachal ambush

Three soldiers killed in Arunachal ambush

ITANAGAR:  Three soldiers were killed and three others wounded on Thursday when suspected militants ambushed an army convoy in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district. Six army personnel in the convoy were injured in heavy firing by the militants, an army official said, adding that three soldiers later succumbed to their injuries. “The army convoy was on its […]

Arunachal Pradesh to get its first govt engineering college

Arunachal Pradesh to get its first govt engineering college

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh will be getting its first govt. engineering college soon with the union HRD ministry headed by Smriti Irani approving establishment of the college at Toru in Papum Pare district to help provide technical education. The ministry has informed the state government about its approval for setting up the college besides sanctioning for upgradation of Dera […]