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Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal CM for 3rd term

ITANAGAR, JUNE 13: BJP leader Pema Khandu was on Thursday sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the 3rd consecutive term. Alongside Khandu, senior party leader Chowna Mein took the oath as Deputy Chief Minister. Ten other legislators also took the oath as members of the Council of Ministers. The oaths were administered by Governor KT Parnaik at a grand ceremony held at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre in Itanagar. Prominent leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda, Union Minister...
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Robin Hibu, first IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh promoted to DGP Rank

New Delhi, June 8: In a remarkable feat, Robin Hibu, a renowned IPS officer (AGMUT cadre) from Arunachal Pradesh, who is serving as Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, has been promoted to the rank of Director General of Police (DGP) by the central government. He is the first IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh to be promoted to DGP rank. Hibu is a renowned Indian Police Service (IPS) officer known for his tireless efforts in serving the people of the Northeastern region of India, especially in the national capital. Born on...
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Distinct blue ant species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh valley

New Delhi, June 4: A distinct, stunning blue-coloured ant species was discovered in Siang Valley, a "biodiversity hotspot" of Arunachal Pradesh, in a new research from India. Accompanying the "Abhor" expedition in 1911-12, a punitive military one against the indigenous people of Siang Valley, was a team of researchers to document its natural history and geography. After exploring and mapping large parts of the valley, the team catalogued every plant, frog, lizard, fish, bird and mammal and insects they found. Their discoveries were published in several volumes from 1912 to...
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BJP returns to power in Arunachal, secures 46 seats in 60-member assembly

Itanagar, June 2: The BJP on Sunday returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row, as the party won 46 seats in the 60-member assembly and secured a majority, Election Commission officials said. Votes were counted for 50 assembly segments for which elections were held in the northeastern state along with Lok Sabha polls on April 19. The rest 10 seats were won by the saffron party uncontested. Of the 50 seats, the BJP secured 36 seats and Chief Minister Pema Khandu is one of...
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Arunachal: First ever sighting of Takin in Tawang district captivates locals

ITANAGAR, MAY 27: In an unprecedented event Takins also known as gnu goats were sighted for first time in Tawang district. This brought excitement and awe to local community. Takins, locally known as Kemya in Monpa language were spotted in Taksang village. Zemithang soon saw images and videos. These quickly went viral on social media. The initial sighting was reported by Indian Army. They were near T Gompa in Tripe Heights. This location is along the India-China border. The sighting occurred last Friday. Earlier this month lone Takin was observed...
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Arunachal Pradesh human rights body takes cognizance of complaint over fake voter ID

Itanagar, May 23: The Arunachal Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) has taken cognizance of a complaint filed by a woman against election officers in Changlang district for their alleged inaction over 'forged' voter ID of a person. The woman had lodged the complaint to the Election Commission in June last year, alleging that the Changlang district electoral officer (DEO) and the electoral registration officer (ERO) did not take action against the person who was accused of 'fraudulently obtaining a fake voter identity card'. The accused had filed his nomination...
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Army conducts forward area tour in Arunachal for defence experts

Itanagar, May 19: The Indian Army has conducted a week-long forward area tour in Arunachal Pradesh for defence experts to provide them a first-hand experience of operational challenges faced by troops and to encourage them to formulate technological solutions to the problems, a communique said here on Sunday. The tour was conducted from May 12 to 19 for a seven-member team of experts from defence industries, startups and academia. After their arrival at Dinjan Military Station in Assam's Dibrugarh district on May 12, the team visited forward areas in Anjaw...
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Arunachal Pradesh taking steps to prevent spread of rabies

Itanagar, May 17: The health department of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to take all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of rabies in the state, officials said. The northeastern state this year reported four suspected rabies deaths. State Director of Health Services (DHS) Dr Riken Rina on Friday convened a meeting with various officers at his office to assess the status and preparedness of the health and family welfare department in response to rising dog bite incidents in the state. Rabies has been a notifiable disease in the state since...
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Arunachal: Police bust inter-state prostitution racket, rescues 4 minors

Itanagar, May 10: Arunachal Pradesh police have recently busted an inter-state prostitution racket and rescued 4 minors in the age group of 10 to 15 years, a senior police official said here on Friday. The minors were being trafficked to the state from Dhemaji in neighbouring Assam by two sisters who run a beauty parlour in Itanagar, Capital SP Rohit Rajbir Singh told reporters in Itanagar. Based on credible inputs of a prostitution ring involving minor girls being run at Chimpu near here, the Capital police team conducted raid at...
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