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North East

Centre giving more thrust to infra push along border: Pema Khandu

Itanagar, March 10: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Friday said the Central government is capable enough to tackle the border issue between India and China, and accordingly giving more thrust to infrastructure development. The process of building adequate infrastructure, particularly border connectivity, is being speeded up in the northeastern state. Work on the 2000-km-long Arunachal Frontier Highway has already started in certain sections and work is going on in full swing for construction of the Sela tunnel, located at a height of 13,700 feet. Responding to a question of...
North East

Meghalaya border to be sealed till March 2

Shillong, February 24: To ensure free and fair assembly elections in Meghalaya, the Election Commission has ordered sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh border in the state till March 2, state Chief Electoral Officer F R Kharkong said on Friday. The poll panel has also ordered the sealing of the inter-state border with Assam till March 2, he said. Polls for the 60-member assembly constituency will be held on February 27 and the votes will be counted on March 2. “All districts having the international border with Bangladesh have been asked to...
North East

Supreme Court halts high court order staying Assam-Meghalaya border pact

NEW DELHI, January 6: The Supreme Court on Friday stopped the execution of the Maghalaya High Court order staying the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the chief ministers of the two states for settling their festering boundary dispute. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and the lawyers representing Assam and Meghalaya and ordered a stay on the order of the Meghalaya High Court. The bench took note of...
North East

Assam, Arunachal panels begin border visits to settle disputes

Namsai/Guwahati, August 22: Regional committees formed by the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments to resolve interstate border disputes began their joint field visits on Monday. One of teams, led by Assam Border Protection and Development department minister Atul Bora, visited Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh, adjacent to Tinsukia of the neighbouring state, during the day. The second team from Assam, headed by Water Resource Minister Pijush Hazarika, did a recce of Sonitpur, adjoining Arunachal's Pakke Kessang district. Talking to reporters at Namsai, Bora said, This is the first visit of...
North East

Arunachal: Strategic bridge at border with China washed away in flash flood

Itanagar, July 3: A Bailey bridge, connecting two strategic locations in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh, was washed away in a flash flood, an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said on Sunday. The bridge over Oyong river near Kororu village connected Koloring, the district headquarters, with Damin -- a vital link at the India-China border, he said. BRO's Project Arunank Chief Engineer Brig Anirudh S Kanwar said the bridge on the Koloriang-Huri road, about a km from Lee, was washed away by the flash flood on Saturday....
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