Pema Khandu

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Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

11 Mar 2020

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.

After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

27 Jan 2020

After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

A manhunt of sorts has been launched to nab Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who gave an inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16.

Arunachal Pradesh: Protesters burn Deputy CM's house; Army deployed

24 Feb 2019

Arunachal Pradesh: Protesters burn Deputy CM's house; Army deployed

A couple of days after it was reported that one person had been killed in a police firing in Arunachal Pradesh, protesters, on Sunday, burnt down the house of the state's Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein.

Arunachal Pradesh: One killed, dozens injured in Itanagar police firing

23 Feb 2019

Arunachal Pradesh: One killed, dozens injured in Itanagar police firing

One person was allegedly killed during police firing in Itanagar after protests against the state government turned violent on Friday.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

07 Feb 2019

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said today.

Arunachal reaches new high, generates revenue of Rs. 1,598.49 crore

28 Dec 2018

Arunachal reaches new high, generates revenue of Rs. 1,598.49 crore

The Arunachal Pradesh government has created a record of a total revenue generation of Rs. 1,598.49 crore in 2017-18, reaching a new high in the last 30 years, a senior official said today.

Arunachal: Villagers who gave land to Army become crorepatis overnight

21 Oct 2018

Arunachal: Villagers who gave land to Army become crorepatis overnight

Several residents of two villages in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh became crorepatis overnight after they received compensation for land they had donated to the Indian Army around five decades ago, right after the Sino-Indian war.

Arunachal's Hollongi airport to have better facilities than Pakyong: Minister

01 Oct 2018

Arunachal's Hollongi airport to have better facilities than Pakyong: Minister

The proposed greenfield airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh, when completed, would have better facilities than the recently inaugurated Pakyong Airport in Sikkim.

Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims

06 Sep 2018

Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims

The Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department has sanctioned Rs. 15L each for victims, who lost their houses in Siang river floods at Mebo sub-division under East Siang district.

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

31 Aug 2018

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.

BJP government in Christian-dominated Arunachal mulls repealing anti-conversion law

01 Jul 2018

BJP government in Christian-dominated Arunachal mulls repealing anti-conversion law

The BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh is reportedly planning to repeal a 40-year-old law that bans forced religious conversions.

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu takes stock of power project

11 Mar 2018

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu takes stock of power project

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed the authorities of North Eastern Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) to avoid delay in completion of the 110 MW Pare Hydro Project, said an official statement put out on Saturday.

Modi storms North-East: Inaugurations at Arunachal and poll-rallies at Tripura

15 Feb 2018

Modi storms North-East: Inaugurations at Arunachal and poll-rallies at Tripura

To integrate North-East with the rest of India, PM Modi claimed that ministers visit the area "very regularly." He made this remark at BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar.

ADR report: 11 CMs face criminal cases; Chandrababu Naidu richest

13 Feb 2018

ADR report: 11 CMs face criminal cases; Chandrababu Naidu richest

As per a new Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, about 35% CMs have criminal cases against them and a whopping 81% are crorepatis.

All families in this Arunachal village become crorepatis: Here's how

08 Feb 2018

All families in this Arunachal village become crorepatis: Here's how

Five years ago, the 31 families living in Bomja village of Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) had transferred their land to the army.

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

14 Sep 2017

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

The Centre may grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees from erstwhile Pakistan (now Bangladesh), who arrived to India almost five decades back and are settled in Arunachal Pradesh.

Why discontinue Sanitary napkins scheme: Congress to Arunachal Pradesh Govt.

10 Jul 2017

Why discontinue Sanitary napkins scheme: Congress to Arunachal Pradesh Govt.

Calling the Arunachal Pradesh govt inept to work for people's welfare, Congress party demanded the relaunch of Sanitary Napkins scheme.

Now, Arunachal Pradesh wants a separate time zone

12 Jun 2017

Now, Arunachal Pradesh wants a separate time zone

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu is the latest to join the 'separate time zone for the northeast' bandwagon.

Nabam Tuki gets relief from SC in corruption case

06 Feb 2017

Nabam Tuki gets relief from SC in corruption case

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was granted relief by the Supreme Court in an alleged corruption case.

Rijiju may replace Khandu to be Arunchal's CM

07 Jan 2017

Rijiju may replace Khandu to be Arunchal's CM

Within days of CM Khandu joining the BJP with the support of 32 MLAs to form the first ever full-fledged government in Arunachal, speculations are rife that he may soon be replaced as the CM.

Arunachal, the first NE state to get full-fledged BJP government

31 Dec 2016

Arunachal, the first NE state to get full-fledged BJP government

The dismissal of Pema Khandu from PPA led him and 32 other MLAs of the PPA joining BJP.

Takam Pario elected as next chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh

30 Dec 2016

Takam Pario elected as next chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh

Takam Pario, senior leader of People's Party of Arunachal Pradesh (PPA) has now been elected as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

BJP to join Arunachal Pradesh government

14 Oct 2016

BJP to join Arunachal Pradesh government

The BJP will join the government of Arunachal Pradesh after the political upheaval in the state reduced the Congress's hold to almost nothing.

CM Pema Khandu finds Congress response humiliating

19 Sep 2016

CM Pema Khandu finds Congress response humiliating

CM Pema Khandu thinks it doesn't make sense to stick to a party that doesn't give time to its own Chief Minister.

Congress loses control over Arunachal Pradesh again

16 Sep 2016

Congress loses control over Arunachal Pradesh again

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, along with 42 Congress lawmakers dramatically exited the Congress Party earlier today.