Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A report from Guwahati said that the forum working against influx in Assam, has warned that the Centre's decision to grant limited citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees living in the Northeast will have serious implications for Assam. The Centre on Wednesday decided to grant citizenship to the two communities - originally from Bangladesh's Chittagong Hills Tracts but settled by the Centre in the then NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) since 1964 - without diluting the rights of the indigenous communities, a move which has sparked off protests in the frontier state. The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union has called for a statewide bandh on Tuesday against the alleged indifference of the Centre towards the genuine problems of the indigenous people and communities of the frontier state. Convener of the forum Upamanyu Hazarika said that limited citizenship to the refugees meant that they won't have rights over land among others in Arunachal Pradesh while they can enjoy such rights in other states of India. "Assam will have to bear the brunt of these refugees in the future as they will migrate to Assam from Arunachal where they will be able to own land and enjoy other rights enjoyed by an Indian citizen. The movement of these refugees, numbering more than a lakh, to Assam will definitely add to the already existing 80 lakh Bangladeshis, further threatening the identity of the indigenous people of Assam," Hazarika said.