Arunachal Pradesh

  • Record 329 new cases push Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 9,332
    Itanagar, September 29 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 329 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. A 55-year-old divisional forest officer succumbed to the infection, taking the northeastern state''s coronavirus death toll to 15, he said. The new patients, including 11 security personnel and a health worker, have pushed the state''s caseload to 9,332, he said.
  • Arunachal may reopen for tourists after October: CM
    Itanagar, September 28 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday hinted that the state will reopen for tourists after October. Attending a virtual programme organised by the central government, Khandu said that the tourism sector has suffered a lot in the last six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the livelihood of thousands of people and dented the state''s revenue. "Tourism is one major source of revenue and employment. Keeping
  • NIA offers reward for arrest of Arunachal MLA's killers
    Itanagar, September 26 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced cash reward of Rs 3 lakh each for the arrest of two NSCN-IM cadres involved in the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh in Arunachal Pradesh in May last year, officials said here on Saturday. National People's Party (NPP) MLA Aboh's convoy was ambushed by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-Issac Muivah) militants near Pansum Thong village in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on May 21,
  • 253 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to
    Itanagar, September 26 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally rose to 8,671 as 253 more people, including 45 security personnel and five health care workers have tested positive for the virus, a senior health department official said on Saturday. Of the 153 fresh cases, 116 were reported from the Capital Complex region, West Kameng (37), Changlang (22), Papumpare (13), Lower Subansiri (11) and six cases each from East Siang, Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Namsai distr
  • Couple donates land for setting up model village in Arunachal
    Itanagar, September 25 (PTI):  A couple in Arunachal Pradesh has donated 22,000 square metres of land for the establishment of a model village. The land donated by Gibi Tato and Minli Tato is located below the Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) Road between Kerang and Keak villages near Aalo, in West Siang district, an official said. The village is to be named as Minli-Gibi or MG village after the generous couple. The couples efforts for three years to turn the place into a m
  • Strategically located Chaglagam has surplus power while Arunachal Pradesh faces power cuts
    Itanagar, September 25 (PTI): At a time when Arunachal Pradesh is facing power cuts, strategically located Chaglagam in Anjaw district is enjoying surplus power. The power generated from the 2x 100 KW Kachopani Micro Hydel Scheme (MHS) is enough to light up the whole Chaglagam circle, approximately 80 km from the LAC (Line of Actual Control), an official said. "The peak-hour demand is 50 to 60 KW and we are generating 200 KW, so we have a surplus of 130-140 KW," said Ka
  • 283 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh, tally rises to
    Itanagar, September 25 (PTI): At least 283 more people, including 19 security personnel and four health care workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the northeastern state''s tally to 8,416, a senior health department official said on Friday. Of the fresh cases, 153 were reported from the Capital Complex region, Longding (26), Tirap (22), Papaumpare (21), Upper Subansiri (11), East Siang (10) and nine each from Changlang and Lower Subansiri d
  • Arunachal Pradesh CM tests COVID-19 negative for second time
    Itanagar, September 20 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who was infected with COVID-19 recently, tested negative for the virus for the second time on Sunday. Khandu had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 15. Taking to Twitter, the chief minister who is currently in home isolation in New Delhi, informed that he has tested negative for coronavirus for the second time after a repeat RT-PCR test. "Today my repeat RT-PCR test for COVID-19 came negati
  • 211 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh, tally 7,250
    Itanagar, September 20 (PTI): At least 211 more people, including 20 security personnel and a health care worker, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state''s total virus count to 7,250, a senior health department official said on Sunday. Barring 27, all of them are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID care centres, he said. The state''s Capital Complex region -- comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas --
  • Record 221 new cases push Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 6,692
    Itanagar, September 17 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday as 221 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the state''s coronavirus tally to 6,692, he said. The northeastern state had registered a spike of 221 coronavirus cases also on September 9. The Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 98, followed by Papumpare (3
  • 151 new cases push Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 5,961
    Itanagar, September 13 (PTI): The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 5,961 as 151 more people, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Sunday. Of the fresh cases, 63 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 22 from Changlang, 13 from Lower Dibang Valley, 10 from Upper Siang, seven from Tawang and six each from Papumpare and East Siang districts, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said. Four new cases each were a
  • China to hand over 5 Arunachal youths on Saturday, says Rijiju
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 (IANS): Five youths from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on September 2 and were later found to be in Chinese territory, would be handed over to Indian authorities on Saturday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Friday. Rijiju, the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister and an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, in a tweet, said: "The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over i
  • 127 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to 5,672
    Itanagar, September 11 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 5,672 as 127 more people including 14 security personnel have tested positive for the virus, a senior Health department official said on Friday. Of the fresh cases, Capital complex region reported the highest number at 57, followed by Papumpare (18), East Siang (12), Lower Subansiri (11), Lower Dibang Valley (10), Upper Siang (5) and Lohit (4), the official said. Two cases each were also reported in T
  • China confirms 5 missing Arunachal youth found on their side: Rijiju
    Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), September 8 (IANS): Five persons from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on Friday, have been found in the Chinese territory, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday. Rijiju, the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister and an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, said in a tweet: "China's PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found on their side.
  • Indian army asks China's PLA if missing civilians in their custody
    GUWAHATI, September 7 (Reuters): The Indian Army has asked its Chinese counterpart if five civilians who went missing from an eastern border state days ago were in their custody, an Indian military spokesman said on Monday. Relations between the nuclear-armed Asian giants have hit a multi-decade low since clashes at their western Himalayan border in June that killed 20 Indian soldiers. Both sides have since stepped up monitoring of their largely unsettled 3,488 km (2,167 miles) b
  • 139 new cases push Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 4,914
    Itanagar, September 6 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally inched closer to the 5,000-mark on Sunday as 139 more people, including 20 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The fresh infections have taken the northeastern state''s caseload to 4,914, he said. The Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 58, followed by 13 in West Siang district, State Surveillance Officer, Dr L Jampa, said.
  • Arunachal Assembly Speaker writes to Union Minister about ''erratic'' BSNL service in Shi-Yomi district
    Itanagar, September 2 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Passang Dorjee Sona has apprised Union Communication and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about the "erratic" BSNL network at Shi-Yomi his home district, and requested him for resolving the issue. The Speaker, in a letter to Prasad on Tuesday, said Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) service in Shi-Yomi district is "erratic" as a result of which people are facing problems. In th
  • Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally rises to 4,212
    Itanagar, September 2 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 tally rose to 4,212 as 100 more people including 17 security personnel tested positive for coronavirus, a senior Health department official said on Wednesday. Of the 100 fresh cases, 35 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 14 from Papumpare, 10 from Changlang, 7 from East Kameng, 6 from East Siang and five each from West Kameng, Anjaw and Tawang districts respectively, the official said. Four cases were
  • 78 fresh cases take Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally to 3,633
    Itanagar, August 28 (PTI): Seventy-eight more people, including 22 Army personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the state''s tally to 3,633, a health department official said on Friday. Of the new cases, 15 were reported from West Kameng, 14 each from the Capital Complex region and Upper Siang, eight from Papumpare, five from Tirap, four from Changlang, three each from East Siang and Tawang districts. Two fresh cases each were also reported fr
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports fourth COVID-19 death, 82 new cases
    Itanagar, August 14 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its fourth Covid-19 fatality, even as 82 new cases were detected in the state, a Health Department official said on Friday. The state''s tally rose to 2,512 with the detection of the new cases, he said. A personnel of the Assam Rifles who was undergoing treatment at the military hospital in Likabali in Lower Siang district died after being shifted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh on August