Tibet gets first bullet train, links Lhasa to India border

What is the news?   China has started operating the first bullet train line in Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa with Nyingchi – a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh.   Lhasa-Nyingchi rail line   Train link would connect the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region to the border city of Nyingchi with a travel time of three and a half hours.  … Continue reading Tibet gets first bullet train, links Lhasa to India border

Chakma and Hajong Communities

News:The Rights and Risks Analysis Group has sought Indian Prime Minister’s intervention in ensuring food for the Chakma and Hajong communities in Arunachal Pradesh. Facts: Chakmas are predominantly Buddhists while Hajongs are Hindus.They were originally the residents of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of East Pakistan(Bangladesh). However, they had to flee to India when their land… Continue reading Chakma and Hajong Communities

New snake species found in Arunachal

News:Recently,researchers from Arunachal Pradesh have discovered a new species of non-venomous burrowing snake named Trachischium apteii. Facts: About the new species: The species Trachischium apteii was found under fallen logs inside a thickly forested area of the Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh. It belongs to a group of fossorial snakes that live mostly… Continue reading New snake species found in Arunachal

Defence Minister inaugurates Sisseri River Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

News:Defence Minister has inaugurated the Sisseri River Bridge at Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Facts: About Sisseri River Bridge: Sisseri River Bridge is a 200-metre long bridge between Jonai Pasighat Ranaghat Roing road. The river bridge provides better connectivity between Siang and Dibang Valley.It was constructed under Project Brahmank of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). … Continue reading Defence Minister inaugurates Sisseri River Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang festival-Arunachal Pradesh

News:Recently, Tawang Festival has been celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh. Facts: About Tawang Festival: Tawang Festival is an annual festival of Arunachal Pradesh. It celebrates states rich cultural heritage and includes attractions like Buddhist religious functions, indigenous sports, traditional dances among others. The festival starts with the religious tradition known as Sebang which is the process… Continue reading Tawang festival-Arunachal Pradesh

Microhyla eos

News:Scientists have discovered a new discovered species of frog named Microhyla eos from Arunachal Pradesh. Facts: About Microhyla: Microhyla are a group of narrow-mouthed frogs (subfamily Microhylinae) that is primarily and widely distributed in Asia.  They are commonly known as ‘Rice Frogs’ or ‘Chorus Frogs’, the genus currently comprises of 49 recognised species. About the… Continue reading Microhyla eos

India’s eastern-most village

News:Indian Air Force has inaugurated a resurfaced runway in Vijaynagar,in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Facts: About Vijayanagar: Vijayanagar is the eastern-most inhabited village of the country. It is surrounded by Myanmar on three sides and the fourth side comprises stretches of Namdapha National Park. Namdapha National Park: Namdapha National Park is a large protected… Continue reading India’s eastern-most village

Cabinet nod to 2,880MW hydel project in Dibang

Union Cabinet has approved the Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP) in Arunachal Pradesh. Dibang Multipurpose Project is envisaged as a storage-based hydro-electric project with flood moderation as the key objective. The construction of project shall prevent the sizeable downstream area from floods. This is the largest ever hydro-electric projects to be constructed in India. The dam… Continue reading Cabinet nod to 2,880MW hydel project in Dibang

Central Govt to set up three CoE in Sports at Itanagar in AP

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports has informed that central government is going to set-up three Sports Centre of Excellence in Itanagar,Arunachal Pradesh. The three centre of excellence will be for (a)Martial Arts (b)Weight Lifting and (c)Boxing.These centres will have a capacity of 300 sportspersons with residential facility. The minister has also… Continue reading Central Govt to set up three CoE in Sports at Itanagar in AP

Arunachal has 35 pc of India’s graphite deposits, says GSI

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has said that 35 % of India’s Graphite deposits is found in Arunachal Pradesh. The GSI presented the data during its annual interactive meeting with the Department of Geology and Mining and Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar. The only non-metal element that is a good conductor of electricity,… Continue reading Arunachal has 35 pc of India’s graphite deposits, says GSI

Arunachal CM orders judicial probe into anti-PRC violence

The Arunachal Pradesh Government has announced a judicial probe into the large scale rioting,violence and vandalism during the recent anti-Permanent resident certificate(PRC) protest that left three people dead.The probe would be carried out by a committee headed by a retired judge. Permanent resident certificate is a legal document issued to Indian citizens that serves as… Continue reading Arunachal CM orders judicial probe into anti-PRC violence

AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag extended for 3 Arunachal districts, withdrawn from 3 others

The Union Government has extended the “disturbed area” tag under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for another six months, while withdrawing it partly from three other districts bordering Assam. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was enacted in 1958 to bring under control what the government of India… Continue reading AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag extended for 3 Arunachal districts, withdrawn from 3 others

BJP Confident that PRC won’t hurt its poll prospects in Arunachal Pradesh

The Government in Arunachal Pradesh expects that controversy surrounding the issuance of permanent resident certificate (PRC) will not have any impact on the elections. Permanent resident certificate is a legal document issued to Indian citizens that serves as evidence of residence and is required to be submitted as residential proof for official purpose.It is a… Continue reading BJP Confident that PRC won’t hurt its poll prospects in Arunachal Pradesh

India rebuts China on Modi’s visit to Arunachal

The Ministry of External Affairs dismissed the opposition by China and asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. The opposition from China came after PM Modi’s recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh. The India-China border covering the 3,488 km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) is disputed between India and China. China claims Arunachal… Continue reading India rebuts China on Modi’s visit to Arunachal