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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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Centre giving more thrust to infra push along border: Pema Khandu

Itanagar, March 10: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Friday said the Central government is capable enough to tackle the border issue between India and China, and accordingly giving more thrust to infrastructure development. The process of building adequate infrastructure, particularly border connectivity, is being speeded up in the northeastern state. Work on the 2000-km-long Arunachal Frontier Highway has already started in certain sections and work is going on in full swing for construction of the Sela tunnel, located at a height of 13,700 feet. Responding to a question of...
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Khandu exhorts people to perform fundamental duties

Itanagar, November 26: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Saturday called upon the people of the state to perform their fundamental duties as enshrined in the Constitution, instead of stressing more on their fundamental rights. Speaking at the Constitution Day celebration at state Assembly here, Khandu said that people never discussed their fundamental duties but always talk about their fundamental rights. "The youths, who are backbone of the society, should be educated on fundamental duties, which will contribute for development of the society," the chief minister observed and assured the...
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Khandu dedicates renovated Tawang war memorial to the nation

Itanagar, November 21: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen R P Kalita on Monday dedicated the extended and renovated War Memorial at Tawang to the nation on the 60th year of the 1962 Indo-China war. The War Memorial, in the picturesque township of Tawang, commemorates the martyred soldiers of the 1962 war. Khandu, who paid his respects to the martyrs of the war at the memorial, reaffirmed that "1962 was history and will never be repeated ever". "In 1962, the scenario was very different....
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Arunachal govt defends CM, says corruption charges politically motivated

Itanagar, September 10: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday dismissed allegations of corruption made against Chief Minister Pema Khandu, asserting that they were made with ulterior political motives. Arunachal Against Corruption (AAC), an anti-graft body of the state, and another organisation have levelled the charges against Khandu. AAC has also launched a march last month from the state capital Itanagar to New Delhi to protest against this. It is felt that they are hell-bent to defame the popular government with such cheap gimmicks to gain popularity. These allegations are politically...
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Arunachal CM focuses on local sustainability, low-carbon mobility to tackle climate change

Itanagar, June 5: Urging people to work for protection of environment, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday called for immediate attention to deal with climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution. He also appealed to citizens to cooperate with authorities to tackle the environmental issues through low carbon mobility, waste and plastics management and local sustainability. "Three planet emergencies - climate change, biodiversity and nature loss and pollution and waste - cry for immediate attention. On #WorldEnvironmentDay I call upon citizens to join hands to tackle them through...
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Frame Northeast-specific policies: Arunachal CM to Centre

Itanagar, May 12: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday urged the Centre to frame policies for the Northeast keeping in view the challenges of the region, which he said, is fully dependent on New Delhi for developmental funds. The policies of the Centre are difficult to implement on the ground as the region has unique challenges in comparison to the other parts of the country, Khandu said, addressing the two-day conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region Zone III at the state legislative assembly here. "Union...
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