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National People’s Party MLA and 10 others killed by militants in Arunachal Pradesh

NPP MLA Tirong Aboh and his son were killed when their convoy was ambushed by unknown militants.
underground headquarters of TMD in Lokha | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) /ThePrint

China is reinforcing underground military facilities near Tibet-Arunachal border

The underground facilities near Lhoka town include a possible ammunition storage facility and the headquarters of the PLA’s Tibet Military District.
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass in Arunachal Pradesh | BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Modi govt extends AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag for 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The home ministry continued to designate Tirap, Changlang and Longding as disturbed areas under AFSPA, but partly withdrew tag from 3 other districts.
File photo of PM Modi at the rally in Arunachal Pradesh | @BJP4India/Twitter

Opposition disheartened by India’s growth, says PM Modi in Arunachal rally

The prime minister asked voters to punish opposition parties in elections for belittling the achievements of India's scientists and defence forces. 
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi| PTI

All northeast states will get back special status if Congress wins, says Rahul Gandhi

Pointing out that northeastern states enjoyed special category status when Congress was in power, Rahul Gandhi said the Congress will block the Citizenship Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
File photo of Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu | Facebook

Woman claims Arunachal CM raped her when she was a minor, moves SC for police protection

The woman, in a plea before SC, says Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu and three others raped her in July 2008 in the border district of Tawang.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announcing the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019 in New Delhi | ThePrint/Suraj Singh Bisht

These are the four states that will have assembly elections along with Lok Sabha polls

Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim will have simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
A building set on fire in Itanagar after a mob went on a rampage during a protest against the move to grant permanent resident certificates to six communities

Why Arunachal is burning & what is the permanent resident status problem

Six communities which have been living in the region for over 100 years have been demanding permanent resident status, but indigenous people are up in arms.

Citizenship Bill & PRC: BJP’s identity politics in NE a self-goal or will polarisation help?

BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing heightened protests after a government panel recommended granting PRC to members of six non-native communities.

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.