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SC notice on plea seeking CBI probe in award of contracts to family members of Arunachal CM

New Delhi, January 29: The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre, the Arunachal Pradesh government and others on a PIL seeking a CBI or SIT probe into award of contracts for public works to firms owned by family members of Chief Minister Pema Khandu. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra issued notice to the Union of India, the state government, CBI, Khandu and others on a plea filed by NGOs Save Mon Region Federation and Voluntary Arunachal Sena. Pema...
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Centre approves construction of 1022-km-long roads in Arunachal: CM Khandu

Itanagar, January 11: The central government has approved construction of 1022-km-long roads in Arunachal Pradesh under the Vibrant Village Programme, which will ensure the last-mile connectivity in the far-flung areas of the state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Thursday. Estimated to cost Rs 2,205.19 crore, a total of 105 road projects along the border with China in Arunachal Pradesh have been sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP), a central government scheme to carry out all-round development in selected villages located in...
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Arunachal CM calls for preservation of tribal cultures

Itanagar, January 7: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has asserted that his government is committed to preserve the vibrant culture of various tribal communities in the state. He attended the golden jubilee celebration of the Si-Donyi festival of the Tagin community at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district on Saturday and said the state government has been working steadfastly to protect indigenous culture. Expressing gratitude to the festival organising committee for inviting him to join the celebration along with Union Earth Science Minister Kiren Rijiju, Khandu said he has taken...
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Arunachal always been part of India, China has no claim: Chief Minister

Tawang, September 29: China has no claim over Arunachal Pradesh since the state has always been a part of India, Chief Minister Pema Khandu asserted. Referring to the recent denial of regular visas to three Wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, Mr Khandu claimed that China "unnecessarily" tries to bring in a "political angle" whenever there is an issue related to the border state. "China has no claims over Arunachal Pradesh. Never in history has Arunachal Pradesh been a part of China. It has always...
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Various initiatives taken by Arunachal govt for women empowerment: Khandu

Itanagar, August 31: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said various initiatives have been taken by his government during its seven-year rule for women empowerment. He said empowering women helps empower the whole society. "When we empower women, we empower the whole society. When we uplift and support them, we're unlocking boundless potential for progress and equality," Khandu wrote in X, formerly Twitter. "Glad to have gone the extra mile in enabling our Naari Shakti to break barriers, challenge norms, and create a future where every woman's voice...
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Arunachal witnessed several positives during my tenure as CM: Khandu

Itanagar, August 5: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday claimed that his tenure as political head of the state has witnessed several “positives” barring a few “ugly instances” like the state public service commission paper leak scam. Speaking at an event organized at Dera Natung Government College here, Khandu said similar instances (paper leaks) might have happened in the past but it was during his tenure as chief minister that it came to light jolting the very foundation of the state’s highest recruitment body and the administration. “It...
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Education powerful tool to eradicate drug abuse : Arunachal CM

Itanagar, June 26: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Monday stressed on the importance of education in eradicating the problem of drug addiction from society. During a meeting with representatives of All Monpa Students Union and All Tawang District Students Union in Tawang district, Khandu said that education is a very powerful tool to fight the menace of drug abuse. Taking to Twitter, Khandu said: “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, reminds us of our commitment to free our society from the menace of drug abuse.” The chief...
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Khandu launches online services under e-Governance programme

Itanagar, May 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday launched six new online services under the state’s ambitious e-Governance programme for citizen centric and ease of governance services on digital and online platforms. The launched portals include, CM e-Jansunwai, CM Arunachal e-Seva, CM Dashboard 2.0, e-Pragati, Hospital Management Information System and e-Telemedicine. The state government has so far launched 18 online services of the 22 proposed. Work is in progress to make three more online services available, an official communique said here. The Arunachal Pradesh government had declared...
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Modi Govt brought development, removed bottleneck in Arunachal, says CM Khandu

Itanagar, April 22: The Modi government has brought development and changed the scenario of Arunachal Pradesh which has been suffering from communication bottleneck for decades, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said here. Speaking on Friday night at the launch of the book titled "A Resurgent Northeast: Narratives of Change", authored by senior bureaucrat Ashish Kundra, Khandu said 20,000 km road network has been built in the last nine years — equal to what it was built till 2014 since Independence. "Communication has been a major bottleneck in Arunachal Pradesh. The...
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