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Congress Loses its Grip on Arunachal Pradesh
With the change in scenario after 44 MLAs including the chief minister of the state, Pema Khandu joined the local People's Party of Arunachal, Congress has lost its government in Arunachal Pradesh. According to reports, out of 45 MLAs, only one has remained in the party. Union minister of state, Kiren Rijiju allegedly mentioned that Congress tried blaming BJP for no reason. Though Supreme Court reinstated the Congress Government, if MLAs do not want to be in the party, then nothing can be done, he further said.2016-09-17 11:41:54 AM
The New Arunachal Pradesh Government Passes Floor Test
The new government in Arunachal Pradesh is only four days old and it has passed the floor test in Assembly. A total of 46 members voted in favor of the Chief Minister Perna Khandu, while 11 from the opposition party, BJP voted against him. Mr Khandu appreciated the members including Kaliko Phul and Tuki, for keeping faith on him.2016-07-20 04:32:37 PM
Pema Khandu Sworn-in As Arunachal's Next CM
36-year-old Pema Khandu, who had been elected as the leader of Congress party in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly, was sworn-in as the next Chief Minister of the state yesterday. He replaced Nabam Tuki, who resigned as the leader of Congress Legislature Party just hours before going for the trust vote. Pema Khandu is now the youngest chief minister of the country.2016-07-18 12:57:30 PM
Nabam Tuki Back As Arunachal CM; PM Modi & Co. Go Into Huddle
After the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday that imposition of President’s rule in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh was illegal, Congress member and Arunachal chief minister Nabam Tuki resumed office today from Delhi. While Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the press that the central government had nothing to do with the case and that it was the governor's prerogative to honour the Supreme Court judgment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met senior ministers to discuss and deliberate on the verdict and explore the way forward.2016-07-14 11:05:37 AM
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Criticizes Dissident Leader's Move to Form Government
After the dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul approached the Governor to form an alternate government in Arunachal Pradesh, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) ridiculed the move. Raising concern over the possible political chaos in the state, the youth wing of Congress party requested the governor not to entertain “such unconstitutional and ill-designed motive” of the dissident MLAs including 18 Congress rebels.2016-02-17 11:36:37 AM
Protests against TDP legislator for 'manhandling' woman officer
Government employees in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday launched protests demanding the arrest of a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator and his aides for allegedly manhandling a woman officer in Krishna district. Revenue employees in the district took to the streets, seeking immediate action against assembly member Chinthamaneni Prabhakar and his aides for attacking the officer when she was trying to stop illegal sand mining. Police began investigations on a complaint by D. Vanajakshi, tehsildar of Musunuru mandal in Krishna district. The officer broke down before the media while narrating the incident which occurred on Wednesday on the border between Krishna and West Godavari districts.
Source: IANS2015-07-10 10:08:13 AM
Modi not following cooperative federalism, say Congress CMs
Congress chief ministers on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not living up to his avowed claim of cooperative federalism and instead centralising power. They said "denial" of special category status to northeastern and hilly states will create problems for their residents. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that northeastern states were lagging in development and suffered from poor road connectivity and communications. "If the government of India will not help in infrastructure and social security, it will lead to a lot of damage. We submitted a memoranudm to prime minister two months back about the need for central assistance," he told reporters in New Delhi.
Source: IANS2015-06-10 10:52:25 AM
Gogoi seeks Arunachal CM's help in defusing border tension
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday asked his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Nabam Tuki to take immediate steps to defuse tension along the inter-state border, triggered by the killing of a man. Some armed people from Arunachal on Wednesday killed a person named Kaloi Orang in the Behali reserve forest located along the inter-state border in Assam's Sonitpur district. Local people on Friday protested against the killing and the district administration's failure to provide security to people living along the inter-state border areas.
Source: IANS2015-06-06 09:35:05 AM
TDP's three-day conclave kicks off in Hyderabad
The Telugu Desam Party's three-day conclave kicked off at Gandipet on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday. TDP's president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the 34th conclave by lighting the lamp, unfurling the party flag and paying tributes to party founder N. T. Rama Rao. He also inaugurated a photo exhibition and a blood donation camp on the occasion. Party's top leaders including its ministers in the central government, state ministers from Andhra Pradesh and MPs and legislators from both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are attending the conclave. The 'Mahanadu', the first after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is set to pass an important political resolution elevating the regional party to a national party.
Source: IANS2015-05-27 01:49:21 PM
Parliamentary panel pulls up BRO over road connectivity to Tawang
A parliamentary panel has pulled up the Border Roads Organisation over lack of road connectivity to Tawang, near the Sino-Indian border, saying in case of war the Indian Army would not be able to reach there in a day while the "neighbouring country" would only take a few hours. Tawang, a border district in Arunachal Pradesh, is one of the areas to which China has staked its claim. Parliament's standing committee on defence, in a recently-tabled report, said that it was "dismayed to note that in Tawang area the situation is very critical so far as connectivity is concerned".
Source: IANS2015-05-02 05:15:52 PM
Modi wishes Arunachal, Mizoram on statehood day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their statehood day. Extending his greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, the prime minister said: "Warmest greetings on the statehood day of your state. Arunachal Pradesh is a land known for its natural beauty and its warm people. I am committed to ensuring all possible support that enhances the state's development journey." Statehood day was conferred on Arunachal Pradesh on Feb 20, 1987. Wishing his "sisters and brothers" of Mizoram, Modi in his message said: "Greetings on Mizoram's statehood day. My best wishes for the overall development of Mizoram. May the state scale new heights of progress in the years to come." The formalization of Mizoram took place on Feb 20, 1987.
Source: IANS2015-02-20 12:02:37 PM
Modi arrives in Itanagar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar on Friday to participate in the 29th foundation day of the hill state. Modi is likely to flag off a train between Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh to New Delhi and inaugurate some other projects in the northeastern state. The prime minister is accompanied by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
Source: IANS2015-02-20 12:06:05 PM
Modi flags off Arunachal-Delhi train
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar on Friday to participate in the state's 29th foundation day has flagged off the first ever express train from Naharlagun to New Delhi. "PM @narendramodi dedicates line to the Nation! Flags off the AC express train from Naharlagun to New Delhi in presence of MR @sureshpprabhu," the PMO said in its Twitter handle. "AC express train - an ''anmol nazrana'' for the state of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of its birthday," said Modi. He also expressed pride in the rail connectivity from Naharlagun to New Delhi and to Guwahati. Modi said: "I am glad to come here on the occasion of your statehood day. The Governor and the CM came and told me to come. The affection of this state is such that I had to come." "A big impediment in the Northeast's development is connectivity be it rail, roads, air. The more connectivity increases, better it is. With the rail connectivity I am sure the tourism will increase, people will see the beauty of this land," the prime minister said.
Source: IANS2015-02-20 02:10:55 PM
Eyes on by-polls results in six states
Counting of votes for by polls in six states began at 8 a.m. on Monday. The six state assembly constituencies in fray are Liromoba in Arunachal Pradeh, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Panaji in Goa, Mukhed in Maharashtra, Srirangam in Tamilnadu and Krishanganj in West Bengal. One parliamentary constituency of Bangaon in West Bengal is also in fray. As the trends suggest till 10.30 a.m., the Telagu Desam Party (TDP) is leadin by 44,000 votes in Tirupati and is ahead of Congress. The BJP has bagged the Panaji seat in Goa and Mukhed in Maharashtra with 9,989 votes and 53,733 votes respectively. The Congress came second in both these constiuencies. On the other hand the AIADMK has been able to win the Srirangam seat of Tamil Nadu assembly with 19,137 votes as compared to DMK's 6,741 votes. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading in both the Krishanganj assembly and Bangaon parliamentary constituencies.
Source: News Reports2015-02-16 11:01:25 AM
Parties share the laurels in the by polls
The results for the by polls in six state assembly constituencies and a parliamentary constituency are declared. All the major parties won a seat or two. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) won the lone parliamentary constituency of Bangaon in West Bengal with 2,11,000 votes. The TMC also bagged the Krishanganj assembly seat as well with a margin of 37,000 votes. The BJP also won two assembly seats of Mukhed in Maharashtra and Panaji in Goa. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) grabbed the Tirupati assembly seat with 1,16,524 votes beating Congress. Congress did not come back empty handed as it took the Liromoba assembly seat of Arunchal Pradesh with a tiny margin. The constituencies went for polls on 13 February.
Source: News Reports2015-02-16 02:16:56 PM
By-polls in six state assembly constituencies today
By-polls in six state assembly constituencies are underway today. The assembly constituencies of Liromoba in Arunchal Pradesh, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Panaji in Goa, Mukhed in Maharashtra, Srirangam in Tamil Nadu and Krishanganj in the state of West Bengal are in fray. The balloting in these constituencies began at 8 a.m. The counting of votes will be done and the results of the election will be announced on February 16.
Source: News Reports2015-02-13 09:47:12 AM
Bye Elections in 6 state assemblies on 13th Feb 2015
Bye Elections will be held on 13th Feb 2015 in assembly constituencies of 6 states. Assemblies having bye polls are- Liromoba constituency in Arunachal Pradesh; Tirupati constituency in Andhra Pradesh; Panaji constituency in Goa; Mukhed constituency in maharashtra; Srirangam constituency in Tamil Nadu; Krishanganj constituency in West Bengal.2015-02-12 06:34:40 PM
President condoles Arunachal ex-CM Jarbom Gamlin's death
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday condoled the death of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Jarbom Gamlin, saying the nation has lost a leader "who always worked for the common man". In a condolence message to his wife Shakuntala Gamlin, Mukherjee said that he was extremely saddened to learn about Gamlin's death. Gamlin, who was chief minister for six months in 2011, died at a hospital in Gurgaon on Monday. He was 53. The president said Gamlin made "immense contribution towards the welfare of the people of Arunachal Pradesh". "His (Gamlin) dedicated services as the legislator, minister, member of parliament and chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh will always be remembered. In his death, the nation has lost a leader," the president said. "Kindly accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to other members of your family. I pray to God to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss," he added.
Source: IANS2014-12-02 02:39:32 PM
Northeast CMs' meet to decide roadmap for development
DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said. This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister's first meeting with the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim.
Source: IANS2014-08-18 04:21:58 PM
Arunachal lacks basic facilities in border areas: Rijiju
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said his home state Arunachal Pradesh lacks basic facilities in border areas and there was need to make inhabitants stay there by improving amenities. Rijiju, who is an MP from Arunachal West, interacted with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and other senior state and defence officials on his first visit to the state since taking charge as minister, officials said.
Source: IANS2014-07-05 10:08:40 AM
Elections for Mizoram, Arunachal Rajya Sabha seats on June 19
Elections for the two Rajya Sabha seats in Congress-ruled Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh will be held on June 19, officials said today. The tenure of sitting Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram, Lalhming Liana of opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), will end on July 18 while the term of incumbent upper house member from Arunachal Pradesh, Mukut Mithi, ended on May 26.
Source: IANS2014-06-03 05:33:46 PM
Polling begins in Arunachal
Balloting began Wednesday for Arunachal Pradesh's two Lok Sabha constituencies and 60-member state assembly, officials said. In 2009, the Congress won both the Lok Sabha seats - Arunachal West and Arunachal East.
Source: IANS2014-04-09 08:03:04 AM
Voting sluggish in Arunachal
Balloting in simultaneous elections to Arunachal Pradesh's two Lok Sabha seats and the state assembly was sluggish in the first three hours, with reports of some political workers snatching voting machines. "An estimated 11 percent electorate cast their votes till 10 a.m. for the two Lok Sabha seats - Arunachal West and Arunachal East - and 49 out of the 60 assembly seats. We expect the turnout to be more as voting progress," state Chief Electoral Officer Chandra Bhushan Kumar told IANS.
Source:IANS2014-04-09 02:33:38 PM
Arunachal records 45 percent polling
Around 45 percent of the electorate Wednesday cast their votes in the simultaneous elections to Arunachal Pradesh's two Lok Sabha seats and the state assembly, even as voting was suspended in four polling booths after miscreants burnt down poll material, officials said.
Source:IANS2014-04-09 05:53:11 PM
Modi targets Sonia Gandhi
While addressing a rally at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, BJP candidate Narendra Modi targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday. He said that Gandhi wanted to protect the Italian marines which were responsible for killing two Indian fishermen. He also accused the Congress party of making false promises. Further, Modi blamed Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the attacks on northeast people Delhi.2014-04-01 04:18:30 PM
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