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Congress slams Arunachal CM for Tibet statement

Itanagar, April 22 (IANS) The Congress Arunachal Pradesh unit on Saturday described as immature and uncalled for Chief Minister Pema Khandu's statement that the Indian state shares a border with Tibet and not China. The Chief Minister of a sensitive state like Arunachal Pradesh should not make any statement before going through the political status and history of Tibet, as recognised by ...

7 hours ago
Change mindset to tackle corruption, Arunachal CM to bureaucrats

Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday called upon the state's bureaucrats to change their mindset and also help change the mindset of the people in the crusade against corruption. Corruption begins at all levels including the people. The fault lies in the mind set. Everybody takes for granted that everybody is corrupt. We have to change this min...

17 hours ago
Arunachal students' body flays China's move

Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) The powerful All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) on Friday described Beijing's move to rename six places in the state as an uncalled for and unwarranted act. It also termed Beijing's move to rename six places in Arunachal in the backdrop of Dalai Lama's recent visit to the state as intriguing and unnecessarily interfering into the internal affair of a ...

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India to construct ALGs in Tawang, Dirang

Itanagar, April 20 (IANS) India moved to upgrade its defence infrastructure along the border with China, announcing the construction of two Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG) at Tawang and Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, a day after Beijing gave its own names to six places in the northeastern state. Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar held a high-level review meeting with Arunachal Pra...

3 days ago
Northeast to get film institute, Doordarshan channel

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the Central government is planning to set up a film institute and a dedicated Doordarshan channel in Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference here, Naidu said that the proposed institute, which will start from a temporary campus with an introductory 10-week course from May...

17 days ago
No political motive in Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit: Rijiju

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In the face of China's protest over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday that no political motive should be attributed to the Tibetan spiritual leader's trip to the northeastern state. India has always been non-interfering in the neighbours' internal affairs in our approach, Rijiju told reporters he...

17 days ago
Railway extension in Northeast a challenge for engineers

Agartala, April 4 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has to confront many unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography and the danger of natural calamities, a top official has said. According to Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) Shailesh Kumar Pathak, the NFR gets to work at optimum pace for only four to five months a year as...

17 days ago
'Don't give additional colour to Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit'

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Even as China protested ahead of the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India on Tuesday said that the Tibetan spiritual leader has visited the state six times earlier and no additional colour should be given to his visit starting from April 5. The government has clearly stated on several occasions that HHDL (His Highness Dalai Lama) is a revered religious...

1 month ago
Arunachal Governor cautions NE people against NCR land deals

Itanagar, March 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday cautioned the people from the north-eastern states against dubious land deals and other criminal activities in the National Capital Region (NCR). Reacting to media reports in some local dailies regarding crimes against North East people, including those due to shady land deals in Noida and Gurgaon, among other...

1 month ago
Dalai Lama now heading to Arunachal

Dharamsala, March 21 (IANS) A day after China expressed its discontent over Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's public event in India, his office on Tuesday confirmed the Nobel laureate's trip to Arunachal Pradesh, the region China claims has historically been part of Tibet. His Holiness will be in Arunachal Pradesh from April 5 to 12 where he will bless his followers and attend re...

1 month ago
Action sought against landlord for beating up student

Itanagar, March 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday shot off letters to their Karnataka counterparts seeking legal action against the landlord for assaulting Higio Gungtey, an undergraduate student. The 22-year-old Gungtey, a fourth-semester student of Christ University in Bengaluru, was allegedly assaulted by his landlord Hemanth ...

1 month ago
Arunachal lawmakers favours hike wages for labourers

Itanagar, March 6 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, legislators in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday supported a resolution to revise the minimum wages of labourers in the state, but it was later withdrawn after the government assured the cabinet would take up the matter. Moving a private member resolution in the assembly, former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki urged the government to revise the mi...

1 month ago
Don't allow politics to impede development's path: Arunachal Governor

Itanagar, March 6 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P. B. Acharya on Monday urged the state's legislators not to allow politics to come in the path of development and progress. The nation has a lot of expectations from this government led by a young and modern Chief Minister. The youth of the state have huge expectations from the members of this House and from the government, he said in ...

1 month ago
SC denies urgent hearing on plea for independent probe into Pul's death

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday denied urgent hearing on a PIL seeking independent investigation into the alleged suicide of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul refused to grant urgent hearing in a public interest litigation filed by an advocate M.L. Sharma,...

1 month ago
SC denies urgent hearing on plea for independent probe into Pul's death

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday denied urgent hearing on a PIL seeking independent investigation into the alleged suicide of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul refused to grant urgent hearing in a public interest litigation filed by an advocate M.L. Sharma,...

1 month ago
SC denies urgent hearing on plea for independent probe into Pul's death

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday denied urgent hearing on a PIL seeking independent investigation into the alleged suicide of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul refused to grant urgent hearing in a public interest litigation filed by an advocate M.L. Sharma,...

1 month ago
SC denies urgent hearing on plea for independent probe into Pul's death

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday denied urgent hearing on a PIL seeking independent investigation into the alleged suicide of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul refused to grant urgent hearing in a public interest litigation filed by an advocate M.L. Sharma,...

1 month ago
'Kalikho Pul's widow did not meet Ansari'

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Vice President's Secretariat on Wednesday denied media reports that Dangwimsai Pul, wife of late Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, had met Vice President Hamid Ansari. The Vice President's Secretariat, in a statement here, clarified that Dangwimsai Pul has not met Ansari, as reported in some print and online media. Our attention has been drawn to...

1 month ago
Pul's wife withdraws letter to CJI, says will approach Vice President

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Dangwimsai Pul, wife of late Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, on Thursday withdrew her letter to Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar, saying the Supreme Court can't deal with it on the judicial side as it came within administrative sphere of the top court. Dangwimsai said the letter should have been dealt with on the administrative side as she had so...

1 month ago
Pul's wife withdraws letter to CJI

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Dangwimsai Pul, wife of the late Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, on Thursday withdrew her letter to Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar, saying the Supreme Court has no business to deal with her letter on the judicial side. She said the letter should have been dealt with on the administrative side. Senior counsel Dushyant Dave, representing her, indi...

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