Friday, January 15, 2021


North East

People’s Party of Arunachal suspends its lone MLA

Itanagar, December 4: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has suspended its lone MLA, Kardo Nyigyor, for alleged anti-party activities.Nyigyor represents the Likabali constituency in the Lower Siang district.PPA president Kahfa Bengia said on Thursday that the decision to suspend Nyigyor was taken after receiving proof of his indulgence in anti-party activities."The PPA has suffered enough through various defections from time to time, and this time it is in no mood to suffer the same. The party is left with no other alternative but to place him under suspension with...
North East

Arunachal enacts stringent legislation against rape of minor

Itanagar, March 16: The Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly today passed a stringent legislation with provision of death sentence or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years in the case of rape of a minor girl below 12 years. The Bill Criminal Laws (Arunachal Pradesh) Amendment Bill 2018, introduced in the house by Home Minister Kumar Waii on March 9 last, was passed by voice votes after members suggested for more stringent laws against perpetrators of crime against women, especially minors. According to the clause of the Bill, whoever rapes...
North East

18 model villages to come up along China border in Arunachal

Itanagar, March 16: The Centre has identified 18 border villages in Arunachal Pradesh which will be developed into model ones, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today said. Addressing a press conference here, Rijiju said the Home Ministrys move would help in curbing migration from these villages. Under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP), Singbir in West Siang and Gelling in Upper Siang would be adopted as model villages in the first phase, for which Rs 23.14 crore has been sanctioned, Rijiju said. The remaining 16 villages...