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

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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

TAWANG: GOOD NEWS FROM THE ORACLE?

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TAWANG: A colourfully dressed man wearing an intricate mask is brought near a large flaming altar. Two men guide him with a tightly-wound cloth around his neck. He kicks his legs up in the air, jumps about and quickly collapses to... Read More

LOPSIDED POLICIES WORK AGAINST CONSERVATION IN ARUNACHAL

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TAWANG: For over a decade, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been working with communities in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh to preserve forest resources and make them self-reliant. While considerable amount... Read More

DALAI LAMA TO VISIT ARUNACHAL APRIL 5, MIXED RESPONSE FROM TAWANG

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TAWANG: On April 5, the fourteenth Dalai Lama will address a large crowd of Buddhists at the Yidiga Choedzin in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang town. While thousands of Buddhist Monpas are eagerly waiting to see their spiritual l... Read More

WHY IROM SHARMILA LOST HER FIRST, AND LAST, ELECTION

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ITANAGAR: This past Saturday when news confirmed that anti-AFSPA activist and global icon, Irom Sharmila Chanu was staring at a massive defeat in her debut election, shocked reactions from across the country began pouring in. Read More

MANIPUR POLLS: IROM SHARMILA'S 'WHISTLE' BRINGS AFSPA CENTRE STAGE

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ITANAGAR: On Saturday when the first phase of poll begins in Manipur, there will be many ‘firsts’; most of which relate to rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila’s new political party.

Last August, ... Read More

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