ITANAGAR: The Jainsem, the traditional dress of women of the Khasi tribe from Meghalaya, is usually worn over a red blouse and a cylindrical lower. While the dress traditionally comes in bright yellow, modern iterations come in ma .. Read More

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NSCN-IM SILENT AND MOTIONLESS AFTER KHAPLANG'S DEATH

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GUWAHATI: The death of rebel Naga leader SS Khaplang earlier this month marked the end of an era and the recent announcement of his new successor could mark the beginning of a new era for not just the Naga separatist movement but ... Read More

ARUNACHAL FARMER KILLED BY ARMY IN "MISTAKEN IDENTITY", VILLAGERS FILE FIR

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ITANAGAR: A 35 year old farmer Thingtu Ngemu of Kongsa village, Changland district in Arunachal Pradesh was shot dead by the Armed forces last night in what the Army said was the “mistaken”belief that he was a NSCN ins... Read More

N-E BJP FOR BEEF: AP CM SAYS HE EATS BEEF, MEGALAYA LEADER SAYS HE QUIT AS BJP DID NOT ALLOW 'BEEF PARTY'

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ITANAGAR: The debate arising from the Centre’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 notification continues to dominate public discourse and is having a visible impact on the politics... Read More

PEOPLES PRESSURE WORKS, TAWANG-1 HYDRO PROJECT DEFERRED TILL FURTHER ECOLOGY STUDY

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ITANAGAR: Forest clearance for the 600 mega watt Tawang-I hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been deferred, pending further study of the area’s ecology.

The project proposed to be built on the Tawa... Read More

'NO ROAD, NO VOTE': VILLAGERS IN REMOTE CORNER OF ARUNACHAL WRITE TO CM

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ITANAGAR: A small band of villagers from a remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh that has remained cut-off for decades have decided not to participate in India’s electoral process to voice their anger against the government. Read More

RANGANADI DAM IN ARUNACHAL HITS ECOLOGY AND HUMAN LIFE

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ITANAGAR: “The legend of Rikam Pada and Rinyam Yame has its roots in this place. The tawlin- a chair shaped stone –was where Rinyam Yame sat and weaved her clothes,” says Lishi Baka before adding, &ldquo... Read More

TAWANG PROTESTS AGAINST LARGE DAMS: PROBE INTO DEATH OF 2 IN POLICE FIRING A YEAR AGO MAKES NO HEADWAY

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ITANAGAR: A year since the death of two men in the police firing in Tawang, a complete disclosure of events remains elusive.

On May 2, 2016, protestors seeking the release of Lobsang Gyatso, a Buddhist monk and voc... Read More

ARUNACHAL FEELS THE DRAGON'S BREATH

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ITANAGAR: Asserting that Arunachal Pradesh is very much a part of India and not China, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Monday staged rallies in the capital Itanagar and Tawang near the international bord... Read More

BHARAT RATNA FOR THE DALAI LAMA?

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TAWANG: Thousands of people lined the streets of Tawang town in Arunachal Pradesh today and waited for hours as the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, came back here for the first time since 2009.

The 14th Dala... Read More

CHINA GIVEN A THUMBS DOWN: "TIBET" FLAGS FLUTTER ACROSS TAWANG AS DALAI LAMA VISITS

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TAWANG: Amidst the hue and cry of Chinese protests over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh that starts today, the alpine town near the international border has taken on a colourful look with flags of diffe... Read More

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