Arunachal Pradesh

  • Record 90 fresh COVID-19 cases take Arunachal''s tally to 740
    Itanagar, July 20 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh on Monday recorded its biggest single-day jump of 90 COVID-19 cases, taking the state''s tally to 740, a senior Health Department official said. Capital Complex reported the maximum number of the new cases at 56, followed by 14 in Papum Pare district.   Seven cases were reported in Upper Siang, five in Namsai, three each in East Siang and West Siang, one each in Leparada and Lower Dibang Valley districts, State Surveill
  • Total lockdown in Arunachal's Capital Complex extended till Aug 3
    Itanagar, July 19 (PTI): The Arunachal Pradesh government has extended the total lockdown in the Capital Complex for another two weeks in the wake of the spurt in COVID-19 cases in the region, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar announced on Sunday. The restrictions, which were imposed till Monday evening, have been extended till 5 am on August 3, he said addressing a virtual press conference.   The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu took the decision on Frida
  • Arunachal reports 41 new COVID-19 cases, several areas declared containment zones
    Itanagar, July 19 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday reported 41 new cases of COVID-19, taking the state''s tally to 650, a senior health official said. Most of the new cases were detected in the Capital Complex with 18 people testing positive, followed by 10 in Lower Siang, six in Papum Pare, three in Lower Dibang Valley and two cases each in West Kameng and Lower Subansiri districts, he said.   The cases in Lower Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts were de
  • 66 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh; count rises to 609
    Itanagar, July 18 (PTI): Sixty-six more people, including five police and security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 609, a health official said on Saturday. The Capital Complex region reported 58 new cases, Changlang district four, East Siang district two and Namsai and Lower Siang districts one each, State Surveillance Officer Dr. L Jampa said.   "This is the second-highest single-
  • 7 ITBP personnel among 52 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal, tally rises to 543
    Itanagar, July 17 (PTI): Fifty-two more people, including seven ITBP personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, taking the state''s tally to 543, a health department official said. Of the new cases, 42 were reported in the Capital Complex region, seven in East Siang district and three in Upper Subansiri, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.   "The detection of 52 patients is the second-highest single-day spike of COVID-19
  • 2 NSCN (IM) cadres buried in Dimapur
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 16 Two of the six NSCN (IM) cadres, who were killed in a shootout with security forces in Longding, Arunachal Pradesh on July 11, were buried today in Dimapur. According to official sources, the bodies of Lance Corporal Lentsuba Lalii, Sgt Major Ashak Wangsa, 2nd Lieutenant Somaya and Sergeant Somipan Shaiza reached Dimapur by road around 6:00 pm. The bodies of the slain cadres were received by the Naga Hoho and the Naga Mothers’ Associati
  • Arunachal reports highest single-day spike of 75 COVID-19 cases
    Itanagar, July 15 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with 75 more people testing positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The fresh cases have taken the northeastern state''s virus count to 462, he said.   The state registered its previous highest single-day spike on July 3 when 37 COVID-19 cases were reported.   Forty-nine of the 75 fresh cases were reported in the Capital
  • Arunachal''s COVID-19 tally rises to 387
    Itanagar, July 14 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh''s COVID-19 caseload rose to 387 on Tuesday with 27 more people, including 10 ITBP personnel, testing positive for the infection, while one more coronavirus fatality pushed the death toll to three, a senior health official said. Twenty-two of the 27 fresh cases were reported in the Capital Complex region where a lockdown is imposed, while two each were registered in East Kameng and Namsai districts and one in Changlang, State Surv
  • Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rises to 359
    Itanagar, July 13 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported 19 new coronavirus infections, taking the state''s COVID-19 tally to 359, a senior Health department official said here on Monday. Eleven cases were reported from the Capital Complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa, seven from Changlang district while one case was detected from Namsai district, he said. Of the 11 cases in the Capital region, seven were detected from various areas of Naharlagun, while on
  • 6 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; count rises to 341
    Itanagar, Jul 12 (PTI): Six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 341 on Sunday, a senior Health Department official said. Five of the six fresh cases were reported from the Capital Complex region comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, while one new infection was detected in West Kameng district, he said.   The number of active cases has increased to 214 while 125 peo
  • Defence report: Suspected NSCN (IM) cadres killed in gunfight 
    Kohima, July 11 (MExN):  Six armed men, suspected to be cadres of the NSCN (IM), were killed in a gunfight with security personnel in Arunachal Pradesh on July 11.    The Defence PRO, Kohima, informed that the shootout occurred in the early hours of July 11, near Nginu in Longding district.    The PRO, in a press release, said that based on "specific intelligence" input "regarding presence of armed cadres," a joint unit of the Ar
  • Toddler among 33 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal
    Itanagar, July 11 (PTI): Thirty-three more people, including a two-year-old child, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state''s tally to 335, a Health Department official said on Saturday. Of the new cases, 28 were found in the Capital Complex region, three in Changlang district and two in Namsai, he said.   The Capital Complex comprises Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa towns.   "The detection of 33 patients
  • Capital Complex SP office in Arunachal sealed after woman constable tests COVID-19 positive
    Itanagar, July 8 (PTI): The office of the Superintendent of Police in Arunachal Pradesh''s Capital Complex region, where a week-long total lockdown is underway, has been sealed after a woman constable deployed there tested positive for COVID-19, a top police officer said on Wednesday. Director General of Police (DGP), R P Upadhaya, said that the Capital Complex SP office was sealed on Tuesday evening and its 80 staff members will be tested for COVID-19 during the day. &
  • Arunachal Pradesh reports second COVID-19 death
    Itanagar, July 7 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its second COVID-19 fatality as a 40-year-old man died at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at Naharlagun, a senior health official said on Tuesday. The man from Dirang in West Kameng district died in the states lone medical college and hospital on Monday, he said.   The man, suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), was under week-long dialysis at TRIHMS, State Surveillance Officer L Jampa said.
  • Total lockdown affects normal life in Arunachal's Capital Complex
    Itanagar, July 7 (PTI): Normal life has come to a standstill in Arunachal Pradesh''s Capital Complex due to a week-long total lockdown imposed in the region in the wake of a spurt in COVID-19 cases, police said on Tuesday. The lockdown was imposed at 5 pm on Monday in the Capital Complex region comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa and Doimukh areas. It will remain in force till 5 am on July 13.   All shops and business establishments remained clo
  • 10 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh, tally rises to 269
    Itanagar, July 6 (PTI): Ten more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state''s tally to 269, a senior Health department official said on Monday. Of the 10, three are from the Capital Complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa, while two each are from Namsai, Changlang and Lower Subansiri districts and one from Upper Subansiri, the official said. Both Upper and Lower Subansiri districts remained Coronavirus-f
  • Arunachal seeks ''special consideration'' for its power sector under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan
    Itanagar, July 4 (PTI): The Arunachal Pradesh government has urged the Centre for "special consideration" for the state''s power sector under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein sought consideration in the implementation of system upgradation for generation, transmission and distribution of power, saying heavy rains, landslides and snowfall in the hilly state damage the power infrastructure.   Mein, who also holds the pow
  • 20 fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal; tally 252
    Itanagar, July 4 (PTI): Twenty more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, taking the state''s tally of coronavirus patients to 252, a senior health official said.   Of the fresh cases, eight were reported from West Kameng district and six each from the capital complex and Changlang, Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.   "All the cases were reported from quarantine centres. Sixteen of them were asymptomatic, while four
  • First COVID-19 death in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, June 25 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality after a 43-year-old woman succumbed to the disease, while two new coronavirus cases have been reported, taking the northeast state''s tally to 160, officials said on Thursday. The woman, a resident of West Kameng district, was suffering from chronic kidney disease and had returned from Delhi on June 11. She was kept at an institutional quarantine at Dirang. As her health deteriorated, she w
  • Nine new cases push Arunachal COVID-19 tally to 148
    Itanagar, June 23 (PTI): Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the state''s coronavirus count to 148, an official said on Tuesday.   Arunachal Pradesh now has 126 active cases, while 22 patients have recovered from the disease, State Surveillance Officer L Jampa said.   Six fresh cases were reported from worst-hit Changlang district, two from Longding and one from Leparada.   All of them had recently returne