• 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
  • 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
  • 3 killed in Arunachal as heavy rains trigger landslide, flood-like situation
    Itanagar, Mat 26 (PTI): A 30-year-old woman and her two children were buried alive after a massive landslide, triggered by incessant rains, hit their house in Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Monday evening in the remote Arzoo subdivision of the district when a hillock caved in on the house, Dibang Valley''s Superintendent of Police S Singpho said.   Anini''s MLA Mopi Mihu said the woman, ident
  • Eid celebration low key affair in Arunachal Pradesh this year
    Itanagar, May 25 (PTI): The Eid-ul-Fitr celebration in Arunachal Pradesh remained a low key affair as people offered namaz at home with mosques remaining closed for congregational prayers in the wake of the lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak. Abdul Hamid, a resident of Niti Vihar area here said that his family members stayed indoors in the interest of society amid the "coronavirus scare". "This morning I joined my elder brother and his son for offering Eid prayer via