ITANAGAR: Undeterred by people’s opposition, the NHPC is going ahead with plans to pursue construction of the Tawang-II hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh.

Opposition to the Tawang Stage I (600 megawatt) .. Read More

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MRS ARUNACHAL - WHAT A WOMAN!

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ZIRO: Sitting by the hearth of her home in Hari village in Arunachal Pradesh's Ziro Valley, Hage Tado Nanya animatedly narrates how she along with around 30 women burnt large heaps of marijuana that was being harvested a few y... Read More

THE MANY NARRATIVES ON THE SIANG: LOCAL RIGHTS GROUPS WARN ARUNACHAL AGAINST DAM

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PASIGHAT: With the state and central governments’ plans to build what would be the country’s largest hydropower project in terms of installed capacity, the debate over hydropower has once again surfaced in the Siang be... Read More

BJP CLOSES DOORS TO ROHINGYAS BUT OPENS ARUNACHAL TO TIBETAN REFUGEES, LOCALS PROTEST

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ITANAGAR: A seemingly humanitarian move that may have drawn appreciation from rights activists elsewhere, the Arunachal Pradesh government’s decision to adopt an Act that would make life easier for refugees is drawing concer... Read More

MANIPUR DAM DISPLACES AND SUBMERGES, LOCALS FEEL HEAT OF STATE POWER

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ITANAGAR: Driving up from Manipur’s capital Imphal to Ukhrul district towards the site of the Mapithel dam, a magnificent view of a reservoir with the lush green Mapithel range on the background opens up. While for visitors ... Read More

FACTIONAL WAR TAKES OVER NAGA PEOPLES FRONT

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ITANAGAR: The political scenario in Nagaland is getting murkier by the day with two factions of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) battling for supremacy within the power corridors as people took to the streets demanding a... Read More

LOWER SIANG IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH IN 'NON COOPERATION' MODE

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ITANAGAR: As people rang in the 71st Independence Day with the usual fervour across Arunachal Pradesh, most residents in an entire district stayed away from any celebrations.

The proposed Lower Siang district was se... Read More

UBER IN TROUBLE IN ASSAM

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ITANAGAR: A Delhi-based lawyer is taking on taxi booking giant, Uber, after being subjected to rude behaviour by one of its employees last week.

On the afternoon of August 7, 25-year-old lawyer and musician Kaushik ... Read More

BJP EYES TRIBAL VOTE IN TRIPURA

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ITANAGAR: With an eye on the Assembly election next year, the BJP in Tripura brought in Arunachal Pradesh chief minister, Pema Khandu, hoping to appeal to the tribal population of the state and consolidate its grip in the Northeas... Read More

SPRING OF HOPE OR WINTER OF DESPAIR: PUL'S DEATH HAUNTS ARUNACHAL CM ONE YEAR CELEBRATIONS

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ITANAGAR: Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, juxtaposed the contradictory political ambience that engulfed 18th century Europe and opens with the famous lines, “It was the best of times, it was the w... Read More

GAME OF THRONES PLAYS OUT IN ARUNACHAL: FLIP-FLOP CM STILL ON A ROCKY ROAD

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ITANAGAR: A year since the Khandu scion took charge of the reins of Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister’s post, the road ahead for Pema Khandu looks as rough as it was 365 days back.

The plot twists and b... Read More

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