With high turbidity and iron levels in the usually crystal-clear Siang, the people of Arunachal Pradesh are facing a crisis as fish die and the river seems too polluted to use.
China, however, denied any role in muddying the waters of the river.
China had said before that the Indian defence minister’s tour of the “disputed area” is not conducive to peace and tranquillity in the region.
“After 30 years of attaining statehood, it is the right time we get separate cadres so that development percolates down to all parts of the state in the real sense,” chief minister Pema Khandu said.
The Indian Air force has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident that took place while the chopper was on a maintenance mission.
Taking a page from our inherent capacity to adjust and be flexible, India should practice a little unemotional pragmatism.
Civil society organisations are furious and have reminded the Centre of Modi’s electoral promise to not construct dams if opposed by locals.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The AAPSU has called the bandh in protest against the union home ministry’s recent decision to grant citizenship to the Chakma and the Hajong refugees in the state.
A vignette from the lives of the reclusive Brokpa herders of West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh who migrate in fixed seasonal patterns at high altitudes.
Video clips have emerged on social media that show a BJP minister in Manipur and a Congress MLA in Assam helping villagers repair embankment breaches in flood-hit areas.
The state government has appealed to the people to move out of flood- and landslide-vulnerable areas.
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are facing floods and landslides due to incessant rains in last couple of days.
Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh.
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The construction of bridges and roads is supposed to help connect the northeast, but it may leave local communities doubly marginalised.
While the motorable road connecting Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan remains incomplete, the age-old foot route continues to ferry locals across the border.
In Arunachal Pradesh, tribal communities have elaborate taboos that govern their interaction with nature and thus manage conservation.
The bridge, inaugurated by the prime minister on May 26, is the country’s longest, connecting the remotest parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The ban is as much an assertion of religious beliefs held by the majority Monpa community as it is an attempt to address the growing fear of “outsiders”.
While the State Bank of India in Arunachal’s capital has blamed the RBI for the shortage, the public and business establishments continue to bear the brunt of the cash crunch.
The students, carrying placards and banners, shouted ‘anti-China’ slogans and burnt the effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Two of the six spots renamed could be of significance, but the other four are simply points on a map. Is there a method behind this that we cannot discern at the moment?
Chinese state media said the move was aimed at reaffirming China’s claim over the state.
The Dalai Lama’s exile was but the beginning of a huge movement of Tibetan refugees into India and today’s Arunachal Pradesh was at the heart of that story.
While inviting the Dalai Lama to any part of India is well within the country’s rights, looking at it from the China’s perspective also serves a purpose.
China has also said it will take necessary measures to defend its territorial sovereignty.
Dangwimsai Pul wants permission to lodge an FIR to investigate the allegations made against senior judges and politicians in her husband’s suicide note.
Tawang is of immense strategic importance to India as it is located on the Sino-India border and China has been laying claim to it.
The statement called Dalai Lama’s decision to visit Tawang concerning and added that the tense situation could escalate and a “war might become inevitable”.
The petition against some former and serving constitutional heads was filed by the National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms.
At the very least, India must ensure that the Tibetan spiritual head’s visit is kept low key.
She will now explore a novel remedy: asking the vice president of India to consult senior judges and act on her husband’s suicide note.
The state government, however, termed the allegations of corruption against senior leaders and politicians made by the former chief minister in his suicide note as “totally baseless, false and without any evidence.”
The contents of the 60-page note suicide the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh left behind suggest corruption in high places and an FIR must be lodged, she says.
A look at the signature practices of construction, agriculture and cuisine of Apatani, a prominent tribe of Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
Sources say the chief minister has been in talks with the BJP to move with his supporters to that party if the pressure on him to resign heightens further.
A translation of the 60-page Hindi note written by the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho Pul on August 8, 2016, one day before he committed suicide.
The Wire’s Hindi site, which has obtained a copy of the note – titled ‘Mere Vichaar’ or ‘My Thoughts’ – is publishing it in its entirety today.
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