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NDA sources said that discussion between the two parties centered on proposed ministerial expansion which will take place after January 14. (Photo @NitishKumar)

JD(U), BJP discuss Bihar cabinet expansion, 1st meeting since Arunachal jolt

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:33 AM IST
The BJP underlined that the NDA government in Bihar under Nitish Kumar is strong and that cabinet expansion will take place at an appropriate time.
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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

IAF chief Bhadauria visits Eastern Air Command, assures all support to Arunachal Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Itanagar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:40 PM IST
The IAF chief, in his maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, called on Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu and discussed issues pertaining to the national security, recruitment of the state’s youth into the force and the IAF’s humanitarian missions in the state.
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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)

Gen Rawat reviews India’s military preparedness for second day in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Gen Rawat’s visit to key locations in the frontier state came amid the nearly eight-month-long Sino-India border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
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CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(TWITTER/@rahulsinghx.)
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(TWITTER/@rahulsinghx.)

CDS General Bipin Rawat visits air bases in eastern sector, meets frontline soldiers

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Complimenting the soldiers for their operational readiness, Rawat said that only Indian soldiers could remain vigilant under the challenging conditions and they were willing to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the country’s farthest frontiers.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI)

Keep in touch with opposition in Bihar, Congress’ Adhir advises Nitish after Arunachal developments

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:00 AM IST
In Arunachal Pradesh, Kumar’s party had won seven seats in the assembly polls held last year and become the main opposition group while the BJP, his coalition partner in Bihar, had achieved power. Six of those seven JD(U) MLAs joined the saffron party on Friday.
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Party sources said that Sunday’s meeting would be crucial as the party’s performance in Bihar assembly polls and Arunachal Pradesh developments are likely to overshadow other discussions.(ANI PHOTO.)
Party sources said that Sunday’s meeting would be crucial as the party’s performance in Bihar assembly polls and Arunachal Pradesh developments are likely to overshadow other discussions.(ANI PHOTO.)

JD(U) national executive begins, Arunachal defections, Bihar results on agenda

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Party sources said that Saturday’s meeting broadly decided to discuss the party’s performance in Bihar polls, forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, the developments in Arunachal Pradesh where six of the party MLAs defected to the BJP.
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JD(U) national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, however, downplayed the development. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
JD(U) national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, however, downplayed the development. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Arunachal Pradesh: 6 JD(U) MLAs join BJP before local poll results

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Itanagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:05 AM IST
The lone MLA from the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), Kardo Nyigyor from Likabali constituency, has also joined the saffron party.
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BJP flags seen during a campaign rally.(Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
BJP flags seen during a campaign rally.(Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

JD(U) suffers setback in Arunachal, six MLAs join BJP

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Itanagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The development comes a day ahead of the announcement of the panchayat and municipal poll results.
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File image of Kiren Rijiju(Getty Images)
File image of Kiren Rijiju(Getty Images)

Rijiju inaugurates eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

By Press Trust of India | Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The KISCE inaugurated in other states are Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha and Telangana.
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Representational image.
Representational image.

Two employees of oil drilling company abducted in Arunachal Pradesh

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:59 AM IST
According to reports, the miscreants had come looking for another employee of the company. But since he was on leave, they took away Gogoi and Kumar
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Each normal polling station would be guarded by two security personnel, while three personnel would be deployed in sensitive and four in hypersensitive booth, the IGP said.(ANI)
Each normal polling station would be guarded by two security personnel, while three personnel would be deployed in sensitive and four in hypersensitive booth, the IGP said.(ANI)

Over 8,000 security personnel for Arunachal panchayat, municipal polls

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Itanagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The state police have taken several security measures, including tracking those with criminal records, deposition of firearms and night patrolling, to ensure the peaceful conduct of election, Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Chukhu Apa said.
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Youths damaging government property in Vijoynagar area of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.(Photo courtesy: The Arunachal Times/Twitter)
Youths damaging government property in Vijoynagar area of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.(Photo courtesy: The Arunachal Times/Twitter)

Several govt offices set afire in Arunachal’s Changlang ahead of panchayat poll

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The protestors were demanding cancellation of the Panchayat polls, scheduled on December 22, over alleged grant of voting rights to scheduled tribes not belonging to Arunachal Pradesh.
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the people of the state have unwavering trust in the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership(PTI)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the people of the state have unwavering trust in the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership(PTI)

BJP wins over 5500 seats unopposed in Arunachal panchayat and municipal polls

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The BJP has won 96 of the total 240 zila parishad member posts, 5410 of the 8291 gram panchayat member posts and 5 out of the 20 seats for corporators to the Itanagar Municipal Corporation.
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China’s is building the largest dam in Tibet on the Yarlung Zangbo river. It has already built several small and big dams on the river.(AFP Photo File)
China’s is building the largest dam in Tibet on the Yarlung Zangbo river. It has already built several small and big dams on the river.(AFP Photo File)

China plays down concerns over ‘super’ dam impacting water security in northeast India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Yarlung Zangbo, which originates in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), flows into Arunachal Pradesh, where it is called Siang, and then to Assam as the Brahmaputra. China is building a mega dam on Yarlung Zangbo.
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As a lower riparian country, India has the right to be worried because dam building on the Brahmaputra by China can have far-reaching impacts on the lives and livelihoods of its people.(AP file photo)
As a lower riparian country, India has the right to be worried because dam building on the Brahmaputra by China can have far-reaching impacts on the lives and livelihoods of its people.(AP file photo)

Convey concerns on China’s dam-building

UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:22 PM IST
India must explore all diplomatic and economic options to bring China to the discussion table. But whatever it does, timing will be key to make the right impact
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Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal.(PTI file)
Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal.(PTI file)

Pokhriyal asks RGU degree holders to help develop lives of at least 3 persons

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Itanagar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Students should keep in mind that institutes are laboratories for developing individuals who benefit humanity in all corners of the world, he said while virtually delivering the convocation address of RGU, which secured the second position among all central universities in the country.
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Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be leaving for Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be leaving for Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Army Chief Naravane in Nagaland as part of 3-day visit to eastern command

By Alice Yhoshü | Hindustan Times, Kohima
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The army chief reviewed operational preparedness along the Northern borders as well as operations in hinterland of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

CoSAAP requests Arunachal government to exempt teachers of Class 10 and 12 from poll duty

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Itanagar
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:42 PM IST
The panchayat and municipal polls are scheduled to be held simultaneously in a single phase on December 22.
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Parag Bhuyan.(Source: Facebook)
Parag Bhuyan.(Source: Facebook)

Assam journalist killed in hit-and-run case; TV channel alleges murder

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Police arrest two people from Arunachal Pradesh; chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal orders CID probe
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A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video for the opening ceremony of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at a media centre in Shanghai on November 4.(AFP)
A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video for the opening ceremony of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at a media centre in Shanghai on November 4.(AFP)

Sichuan-Tibet railway route key to protecting China’s borders: Xi

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Southwest China’s Sichuan-Tibet Railway’s Ya’an-Nyingchi section will be 1,011 kilometers in length and include 26 stations when completed --- taking Chinese railway right up to the disputed boundary with India.
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The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the two countries. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet which is firmly rejected by India(AP)
The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the two countries. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet which is firmly rejected by India(AP)

China to advance construction of rail line in Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Beijing, China
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 07:50 PM IST
The Sichuan-Tibet Railway starts from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province and travels through Ya’an and enters Tibet via Qamdo, shortening the journey from Chengdu to Lhasa from 48 hours to 13 hours.
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Representatives from Arunachal Pradesh underlined the key strengths of its industrial sector to DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.(PTI Photo | Representational image)
Representatives from Arunachal Pradesh underlined the key strengths of its industrial sector to DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.(PTI Photo | Representational image)

Arunachal Pradesh seeks Centre’s assistance in boosting new investments

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Itanagar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, has solicited the support of the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) for attracting investments to the state.
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Longsam Sapong outside his family hut in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.(HT)
Longsam Sapong outside his family hut in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.(HT)

Arunachal IAS officer starts crowd funding to send students to DU

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guhwahati
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 07:00 PM IST
A crowd funding initiative by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, this 20-year old from a village in Bordumsa in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh and two others like him are on their way to Delhi University for their under graduate studies.
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China does not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state but as a part of southern Tibet, a claim that has been rejected outright by India(PTI)
China does not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state but as a part of southern Tibet, a claim that has been rejected outright by India(PTI)

Arunachal CM confident of Indian army in case of Chinese intrusion

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:30 AM IST
The chief minister said infrastructure development along the border areas has received a major thrust under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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This is the second attack on Assam Rifles personnel by militants in Arunachal Pradesh this month. (HT Representative photo)
This is the second attack on Assam Rifles personnel by militants in Arunachal Pradesh this month. (HT Representative photo)

Assam Rifles jawan killed after team ambushed in Arunachal Pradesh

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:47 PM IST
According to reports, the 6th Assam Rifles team was ambushed when they were returning from patrolling duty on the Indo-Myanmar border.
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China can’t comment on India’s internal matters, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has said.
China can’t comment on India’s internal matters, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has said.

China has no locus standi to comment on Ladakh, Arunachal: Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The fact that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India has been clearly conveyed to the highest level of the Chinese side, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
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Tourists should wear a protective face mask while within the premises of any tourists destination(PTI)
Tourists should wear a protective face mask while within the premises of any tourists destination(PTI)

Arunachal Pradesh re-opens for tourists: Here are the SOPs to be followed

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 05:36 PM IST
All tourists and accompanying driver and guide of the tour from outside the state should adhere to Covid-19 inter-state traveller testing protocol issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Arunachal Pradesh.
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Labourers from the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) work on a highway under construction in the Ladakh region.(Reuters file)
Labourers from the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) work on a highway under construction in the Ladakh region.(Reuters file)

India building border infra, deploying military root cause of tension: China

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:56 PM IST
We urge the Indian side to earnestly implement our consensus and refrain from actions that might escalate the situation, says Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson.
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Screenshot of the first blast carried out by Border Roads Organization (BRO) to start work on the Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.(Photo: Indian Army)
Screenshot of the first blast carried out by Border Roads Organization (BRO) to start work on the Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.(Photo: Indian Army)

Foundation stone of Nechiphu Tunnel on road to China border in Arunachal laid by Rajnath Singh

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The 450m-long tunnel, which will bypass the existing road, will be D-shaped and comprise two lanes of 3.5m width each
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Military tankers carrying fuel move towards forward areas in the Ladakh region, September 15, 2020(REUTERS)
Military tankers carrying fuel move towards forward areas in the Ladakh region, September 15, 2020(REUTERS)

54 done, BRO rushes to build 48 bridges that can shoulder T-90 main battle tanks

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 05:53 PM IST
30 of the 44 bridges commissioned on Monday fall on the route to the Line of Actual Control from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh
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