Arunachal Pradesh

  • Arunachal records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 32 new infections
    Itanagar, June 20 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 32 more people tested positive for it, a senior health official said on Saturday. The fresh cases raised the virus count in the northeastern state to 135 on Friday, the official said.   "The new patients, all returnees from other states, were placed under institutional quarantine. They are asymptomatic and have been admitted to COVID-19 care centres," State
  • COVID-19 cases near 100-mark in Arunachal
    Itanagar, June 17 (PTI): The novel coronavirus cases in Arunachal Pradesh inched towards the 100-mark with four more persons testing positive for the infection, a senior health official said on Wednesday. The four new cases have taken the virus count in the state to 99, of which 92 are active cases and seven persons have recovered, he said.   Three new patients are from the worst-affected Changlang district while one is from the state capital, State Surveillance Officer
  • 3 Army personnel among six new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal
    Itanagar, June 12 (PTI): Six more people, including three Army personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the total number of cases in the state to 67, a health department official said on Friday. Three Army men tested positive for the disease in Singchung sub-division of West Kameng district on Thursday night, while two persons were detected with the infection in Changlang and one in Longding, he said.   "The three Army personnel had rec
  • Single nomination for RS poll in Arunachal
    Itanagar, June 09 (PTI): With only a single nomination filed for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Arunachal Pradesh till Tuesday, the last date for doing so, BJP nominee Nabam Rebia appears all set to be elected to it. Rebia is the lone candidate in the state to file his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election slated for June 19, Joint Chief Electoral Officer D J Bhattacharjee said..   He had filed his papers on Monday after the BJP central election committee nominated him
  • Shopping malls, hotels, restaurants reopen in Arunachal
    Itanagar, June 8 (PTI): Shopping malls, hotels and restaurants in Arunachal Pradesh reopened on Monday after nearly a two-and-half-month-long hiatus due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Places of worship, however, will remain closed till June 30. Shopping malls, hotels and restaurants will have to follow the standard operating procedures laid down by the Union health ministry, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said. Authorities of shopping malls in the state capital were se
  • Nebam Rebia to be BJP candidate for RS election in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, Jun 8 (PTI): The central election committee of the BJP has nominated Nabam Rebia as the partys candidate for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Arunachal Pradesh, a party leader said here on Monday. The party announced the name of Rebia on Sunday night, he said.   Rebia, who represented the state in the Rajya Sabha for two consecutive terms from 1996 to 2002 and 2002 to 2008 as Congress candidate, also served the state as Speaker and cabinet minister.   H
  • Arunachal shrines to remain closed till June 30
    Itanagar, Jun 6 (PTI): The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to keep all shrines closed in the state till June 30 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Secretary P Parthiban in an official order on Saturday banned the opening of places of worship in the state till June 30.   In the larger interest of the public and invoking of the Arunachal Pradesh Epidemic Disease, (Prevention of COVID-19) Regulations 2020, all religious institutions,
  • Arunachal sees over 17pc shortfall of its share of central taxes in April and May: Khandu
    Itanagar, June 6 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said the state government witnessed a 17.81 per cent shortfall in receiving its share of the central taxes during the first two months of the current fiscal, leading to a resource crunch in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak. The share of the central taxes expected per month was Rs 985.83 crore, he said.   "The actual receipt for April and May 2020 was Rs 1,620.56 crore at an average o
  • Lawyers’ body urges govt to scrap 3,097 MW Arunachal power plant
    Itanagar/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS): The Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) on Friday urged the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh government to scrap the proposed 3,097 MW capacity Dibang Valley hydroelectric power project to protect the environment and wildlife in the region. The 3,097 MW capacity power plant proposed to be commissioned by Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited, a joint venture between Jindal Power Limited and Arunachal Pradesh’s Hydro Power Devel
  • Bridge washes away in flood, remote Arunachal district near China border cut-off
    Itanagar, Jun 5 (PTI): Road connectivity to the remote Shi-Yomi district in Arunachal Pradesh snapped after a bridge was washed away in the floods triggered by incessant rains over the last couple of days, officials said on Friday.   Shi-Yomi district, bordering China, was cut-off from the rest of the country after the RCC bridge (reinforced cement concrete) near Yapik village on the Aalo-Mechuka Road was washed away on Wednesday night, they said.   Transportation
  • One more tests COVID-19 positive in Arunachal, total active cases rise to 42
    Itanagar, Jun 5 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported one more COVID-19 infection, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 42 in a span of 12 days, a senior health official said on Friday.   The fresh case was reported from Namsai district late on Thursday, he said.   The patient is a returnee from Tamil Nadu and asymptomatic, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) L Jampa said.   The state reported five coronavirus cases on Thursday.  
  • Centre approves Rs 255cr as Arunachal plans tap connections for all households
    Itanagar, June 3 (PTI): The Centre has approved Rs 255 crore for Arunachal Pradesh under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in 2020-21 to provide tap connections to all the households in the state, official sources said on Wednesday. The state proposes to provide tap connections to all households by March 2023, they said.   Of the 2.18 lakh rural households, the state is planning to provide 77,000 tap connections in 2020-21, the sources said.   It plans to immediately
  • 1 fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh; tally 29
    Itanagar, June 3 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday reported one more COVID-19 case after a person from Itanagar was found infected with the virus, a senior government official said. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the state has now risen to 29, including 28 active cases, the official said.   The person, who is asymptomatic, is a returnee and was in an institutional quarantine centre.   His swab sample tested positive on Wednesday, Health Secretar
  • COVID-19: Delhi returnee tests positive in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, June 2 (PTI):  A 36-year-old woman who had returned to Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Lohit district, where the first positive case was detected on April 1, a health official said. With this, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the state rose to 23, including 22 active cases. The woman, wife of an Indo Tibetan Border police (ITBP) officer, was in an institutional quarantine centre after arriving from Delhi in
  • Arunachal Pradesh rolls out long term policy for developing health infrastructure
    Itanagar, June 1 (PTI): The Arunachal Pradesh government has initiated a long-term policy for developing robust health infrastructure in the state to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Monday. The government has decided to utilize funds under North East Special Infrastructure Development (NESID) and North East Council for upgrading the states health sector, he said.   "A long-term policy for robust infrastructure and facilities for all
  • Arunachal govt officer held in land compensation scam
    Itanagar, May 31 (PTI): An additional deputy commissioner (ADC) level officer of the Arunachal Pradesh government and another person were arrested for their alleged involvement in a multi-crore land compensation scam in Anjaw district bordering China, police said on Sunday. The sleuths of Special Investigation Cell (SIC) of the state police arrested Sode Potom, who is currently posted as the ADC of Likabali in Lower Siang district, on Saturday.   Potom was allegedly inv
  • Arunachal villagers build huts to quarantine returnees
    Itanagar, May 31 (PTI): Residents of a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh''s East Siang district have built huts to quarantine locals returning to the settlement from other parts of the country. Fourteen bamboo huts, with piped water and electricity facilities, have been set up for the purpose by residents of Debing village in Ruksin circle, a village committee member said on Sunday.   The ''quarantine huts'' have been established a kilometre aw
  • Arunachal reports fourth COVID-19 case
    Itanagar, May 31 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported its fourth COVID-19 case after a 12-year-old student, who recently returned to the state from Delhi in a bus, tested positive for the disease, a senior official said on Sunday.   The boy had returned to the state on May 25 along with a group of students and was placed under institutional quarantine, he said.   "The student, who hails from Upper Siang district, is asymptomatic and was housed in a COVID-19 care
  • Arunachal’s remote Anjaw district on China border remains cut off following landslides
    Itanagar, May 29 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district bordering China remained cut off from the rest of the country since May 24 following landslides at several places triggered by incessant rains, a senior official of the district said. Surface communication with the district has come to a standstill after several stretches of the highway connecting it with the rest of the state were washed away following landslides, Anjaw deputy commissioner (DC) Dagbom Riba said.
  • DD Arunprabha to broadcast virtual classes for middle school students in Arunachal Pradesh
    Itanagar, May 27 (PTI): Middle school students in Arunachal Pradesh will no longer be deprived of their classroom lessons with virtual classes to be telecast from June 15, a senior official said. The virtual classes for students of class 6 to 8 will be telecast on DD Arunprabha as educational institutions are shut due to the ongoing lockdown, director of elementary education department Tapi Gao said.   DD Arunprabha is Doordarshan''s second channel for North Eas