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Tigers

Power project, dam threaten Arunachal tigers who are called ‘elder brothers’ by local tribals

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Epidemiologist Dr Kapu Tapu with his assistant | Facebook

Epidemiologist turns Maruti Alto into ambulance to trace Covid contacts in Arunachal district

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Mountains of Arunachal Pradesh | Representative image | Wikimedia Commons

Arunachal’s ‘invisible men’ and why nature activists are opposing an IAF bombing exercise

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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in New Delhi | ANI File Photo

Nagaland govt asks staff to declare if family members have links to underground groups

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Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh | Photographer: Biju Boro via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Sumdorong Chu, Ladakh-like India-China face-off which took 9 yrs to end but without violence

The 9 years saw diplomatic wrangling, a defiant Indian general keen on 'teaching the Chinese a lesson' & a PM more inclined towards diplomacy, but not a single drop of blood.
Tapir Gao, the MP for Arunachal East | Photo: Twitter | @TapirGao

Chinese PLA patrolling in Arunachal, time for action on the border: BJP MP Tapir Gao

Arunachal East MP Tapir Gao says India should be ready for any kind of eventualities, not only in Arunachal Pradesh but even in Sikkim.

Mizoram minister Robert Romawia Royte carries boulders to help rebuild neighbour’s house

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A file photo of IAS officer Ankur Garg at Harvard University in the US. | Photo: Facebook

Harvard awards IAS officer who had scored 171 out of 170 in macroeconomics last year

Ankur Garg, who got Raymond Vernon Award for Commitment to International Development, says it adds value 'because I was representing India at the top international university'.

This Delhi Police constable is all set to become a DSP in Arunachal Pradesh

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Saidan mountain in Churachandpur district, Manipur | Representational image | Wikimedia Commons

Manipur principal travels 120 km, trekking via forests, to conduct parent-teacher meetings

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On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

The question of herd immunity — specifically, whether some cities and regions are acquiring it sooner than expected and thus have higher than expected protection against Covid-19 — has been attracting more attention lately. Even if this hypothesis is true, however, it still leaves the world with some truly significant challenges and mandates a continuing vigorous fight against the pandemic. The evidence for herd immunity can be seen in Sweden, for example, where the case and death rate have plummeted, even though the Swedes still don’t wear masks or engage in extreme social distancing. In London, the bars, movie theaters and many other venues are open, yet the health situation appears to be stable, again with a low death rate. Of course both Sweden and southeast England were hit hard by the coronavirus early on, so if they acquired herd immunity, it may be because they had a larger percentage of the population get infected and develop some form of protection. Some researchers are suggesting that regions acquire at...
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.