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Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 to bring state's tourism industry back to its foot(Twitter/ArunachalTsm)

Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 to bring state's tourism industry back to its foot

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Intending to promote and create awareness around Arunachal Pradesh while also inviting tourists to the Covid-19 free state, Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 flagged off a road trip from Namsai in the eastern part of the state which will end in Tawang in the west
The image is taken from a video shared by Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu.(Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP)
The image is taken from a video shared by Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu.(Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP)

Clip by Arunachal Pradesh CM that Anand Mahindra reshared sparks naming contest

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:35 AM IST
"A story of our journey to reach the unreached," Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu wrote while sharing the video.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu(ANI )
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu(ANI )

Arunachal to send proposal to govt for dereservation of some reserve forests: CM

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:45 PM IST
  • Khandu said, he had recently asked the chief secretary to compile details of such reserve forests and send a proposal to the Centre with a request to use such forest land for carrying out development work.
Arunachal Pradesh celebrates Statehood Day on February 20. In picture - Statehood day celebrations in 2020.(Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP)
Arunachal Pradesh celebrates Statehood Day on February 20. In picture - Statehood day celebrations in 2020.(Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP)

People's Party of Arunachal says Statehood Act 'defective', demands amendment

PTI | , Itanagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:49 PM IST
PPA secretary General Kaling Jerang alleged the act passed by Parliament without the constitutional backing of the assembly, overlooked genuine concerns and grievances of the indigenous people of the state.
Representatives from Arunachal Pradesh underlined the key strengths of its industrial sector to DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.(PTI Photo | Representational image)
Representatives from Arunachal Pradesh underlined the key strengths of its industrial sector to DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.(PTI Photo | Representational image)

Arunachal Pradesh seeks Centre’s assistance in boosting new investments

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, has solicited the support of the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) for attracting investments to the state.
China does not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state but as a part of southern Tibet, a claim that has been rejected outright by India(PTI)
China does not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state but as a part of southern Tibet, a claim that has been rejected outright by India(PTI)

Arunachal CM confident of Indian army in case of Chinese intrusion

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:30 AM IST
The chief minister said infrastructure development along the border areas has received a major thrust under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tourists should wear a protective face mask while within the premises of any tourists destination(PTI)
Tourists should wear a protective face mask while within the premises of any tourists destination(PTI)

Arunachal Pradesh re-opens for tourists: Here are the SOPs to be followed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 05:36 PM IST
All tourists and accompanying driver and guide of the tour from outside the state should adhere to Covid-19 inter-state traveller testing protocol issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Arunachal Pradesh.
The chief minister said that in the last six years, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, North East has witnessed a paradigm shift in its infrastructure development.(ANI file photo)
The chief minister said that in the last six years, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, North East has witnessed a paradigm shift in its infrastructure development.(ANI file photo)

Covid: Arunachal may reopen for tourists after October, says CM Pema Khandu

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Attending a virtual programme organised by the central government, Khandu said that the tourism sector has suffered a lot in the last six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic which affected the livelihood of thousands of people and dented the state’s revenue.
Last week, the CM had trekked 24 km for 11 hours to meet residents of a remote village located at a height of 14,500 feet above sea level.(HT PHOTO.)
Last week, the CM had trekked 24 km for 11 hours to meet residents of a remote village located at a height of 14,500 feet above sea level.(HT PHOTO.)

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu tests positive for Covid-19, in self isolation

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:41 PM IST
Pema Khandu tested positive two days after state’s health minister Alo Libang tested positive for Covid-19.
Image is a grab from video posted by the chief minister on his Twitter handle.(Twitter/PemaKhanduBJP)
Image is a grab from video posted by the chief minister on his Twitter handle.(Twitter/PemaKhanduBJP)

‘24 kms, 11 hours’: Arunachal CM treks to meet residents of remote village

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Luguthang village is located at a height of 14,500 ft and has just 10 households. Khandu spent two nights at the village which is not accessible by roads.
Narendra Modi on Friday wished Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on his 41st birthday(ANI)
Narendra Modi on Friday wished Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on his 41st birthday(ANI)

PM Modi wishes ‘hardworking’ Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on his 41st birthday

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Previously, Pema Khandu had served as Minister of Tourism, Urban Development and Water Resources in former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s government.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(HT file)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(HT file)

Arunachal Pradesh CM Khandu welcomes Centre’s decision to set up NRA

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:35 PM IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the creation of NRA.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

NEP 2020 will spur creativity in students, open door to brighter future: Khandu

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 06:17 PM IST
Khandu, during a meeting with the education department officials, said the new policy is aimed at spurring creativity and honing skills of students, the statement said.
Pema Khandu said that the machine is needed for conducting “faster and effective tests amid a rise in interstate travellers entering Arunachal Pradesh”.(PTI)
Pema Khandu said that the machine is needed for conducting “faster and effective tests amid a rise in interstate travellers entering Arunachal Pradesh”.(PTI)

Covid-19: Testing all those returning back pose a challenge to most NE states

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 02:33 PM IST
TrueNat, which has been used to detect tuberculosis (TB) and also approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is a small battery-operated user-friendly machine that can conduct Covid-19 tests and the results are obtained within an hour.
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu.(PTI file photo)
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu.(PTI file photo)

Arunachal CM thanks Pune police for helping students stranded in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Operation of trains, buses, and flights was suspended all over the country at the beginning of the lockdown leaving these students stranded in parts of Maharashtra and other states.
In this file photo, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inspect a full-fledged control room at Itanagar for preventive action and surveillance measures against coronavirus disease.(ANI Photo)
In this file photo, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inspect a full-fledged control room at Itanagar for preventive action and surveillance measures against coronavirus disease.(ANI Photo)

Covid-19 lockdown: Stranded people to get financial aid from CM relief fund, announces Arunachal govt

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Those stranded outside the state and in need of assistance have been asked to contact their authorities of their home districts or their local MLAs.
The Defence Minister also lauded the Five-Year Road Plan of Khandu under which all the existing inter-state and inter-district roads will be upgraded to state highway specifications by 2024.(ANI Photo)
The Defence Minister also lauded the Five-Year Road Plan of Khandu under which all the existing inter-state and inter-district roads will be upgraded to state highway specifications by 2024.(ANI Photo)

Government to set up North East Industrial Corridor: Rajnath Singh

Tawang | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:57 PM IST
The event is jointly organised by the Indian Army, Tawang Civil Administration and volunteers at the High-Altitude Stadium, which stands as a testimony to the spirit of solidarity and patriotic fervour amongst the locals of Tawang district.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu during his ride from Yingkiong, the headquarters of Upper Siang district, to Pasighat, the headquarters of East Siang district on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu during his ride from Yingkiong, the headquarters of Upper Siang district, to Pasighat, the headquarters of East Siang district on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Arunachal Pradesh CM goes on a motorcycle ride to promote tourism

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:49 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu rode a motorcycle from Yingkiong to Pasighat on Sunday to showcase the state’s natural beauty.
In June, after appeal by MLAs that Chakat Aboh be elected unopposed from Khonsa West, CM Khandu had promised to convene an all-party meeting to arrive at a decision.(HT Photo)
In June, after appeal by MLAs that Chakat Aboh be elected unopposed from Khonsa West, CM Khandu had promised to convene an all-party meeting to arrive at a decision.(HT Photo)

Wife of slain Arunachal MLA announced as consensus candidate for by-poll

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 07:37 PM IST
The decision was taken after a meeting of leaders of five prominent parties of Arunachal Pradesh. The meeting was called by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in Itanagar on Saturday. The by-poll for Khonsa West constituency will be held on October 21.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(Photo: @PemaKhanduBJP/ Twitter)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.(Photo: @PemaKhanduBJP/ Twitter)

Arunachal Pradesh scraps 22 power projects for non-performance

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Notices served to 46 more projects worth 8000 MW, says chief minister Pema Khandu.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed concern over the havoc created by floods and landslides over the past few days.(PTI Photo)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed concern over the havoc created by floods and landslides over the past few days.(PTI Photo)

Centre’s flood relief funds meagre: Arunchal CM Pema Khandu

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:03 AM IST
During the Zero Hour in the assembly, Khandu admitted that the funds allotted by the Centre for flood relief were insufficient and the state has to send a report of damage assessment to receive the financial support.
The first file signed by Khandu after assuming office deals with providing 180 days of maternity benefit and 60 days of the child care leave to all women contract and contingency staff.(PTI)
The first file signed by Khandu after assuming office deals with providing 180 days of maternity benefit and 60 days of the child care leave to all women contract and contingency staff.(PTI)

In second term, Arunachal CM Pema Khandu prioritises maternity benefits, healthcare

Hindustan Times, Itanagar | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Earlier the benefits were available only to regular state government employees. The move will benefit over 20,000 female contingency and contractual employees in various departments.
Six days after securing the first electoral victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh in the assembly polls, Pema Khandu took oath as the northeastern state’s chief minister on Wednesday.
Six days after securing the first electoral victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh in the assembly polls, Pema Khandu took oath as the northeastern state’s chief minister on Wednesday.

Pema Khandu takes oath as Arunachal Pradesh CM for second time

Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 03:07 PM IST
Pema Khandu, who has been in the CM’s chair since July 2016 and witnessed several twists and turns in the state’s politics, was administered the oath of office by Governor BD Misra.
In February, when protests in Itanagar against granting of permanent citizenship certificates (PRC) to nearly 30,000 people from six communities claimed three lives and left many injured, it was assumed that it could impact BJP negatively.(REUTERS PHOTO)
In February, when protests in Itanagar against granting of permanent citizenship certificates (PRC) to nearly 30,000 people from six communities claimed three lives and left many injured, it was assumed that it could impact BJP negatively.(REUTERS PHOTO)

In Arunachal Pradesh, incumbent BJP government to retain power

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:39 PM IST
Till 8 pm, BJP had won 19 seats and was leading in 9. JD (U) had won 5 and was leading in 2 while Congress had won 3.
The Prime Minister was canvassing for union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, who is the sitting MP from Arunachal West, and is contesting as the BJP candidate from the same seat again.(AP)
The Prime Minister was canvassing for union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, who is the sitting MP from Arunachal West, and is contesting as the BJP candidate from the same seat again.(AP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi urges Arunachal voters to vote for ‘double engine’ growth

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh will go to polls on April 11 to elect 60 members to the state assembly and two members of parliament from Arunachal West and Arunachal East constituencies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and other BJP leaders during the central election commitee meeting to discuss key issues about selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, at BJP headquarters, in New Delhi on March 16.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and other BJP leaders during the central election commitee meeting to discuss key issues about selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, at BJP headquarters, in New Delhi on March 16.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

BJP releases list for Andhra, Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 06:04 PM IST
The party has declared the names of 123 candidates for Andhra Pradesh and 54 for Arunachal Pradesh.
Pema Khandu took oath as chief minister of a Congress government in July 2016 after the Supreme Court intervened and forced his predecessor to quit.(PTI File Photo)
Pema Khandu took oath as chief minister of a Congress government in July 2016 after the Supreme Court intervened and forced his predecessor to quit.(PTI File Photo)

Violence over PRC could pose an obstacle for BJP to retain power in Arunachal

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 08:09 AM IST
Voters in the easternmost state had elected a Congress government to power in 2014. But in the next few years, the state has seen four different chief ministers and also a brief period of President’s rule.
Arunachal Pradesh has been on the boil since last Thursday last over recommendation of a committee to grant permanent residency certificates (PRC) to six communities that are not part of the Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes list at the moment .(ANI)
Arunachal Pradesh has been on the boil since last Thursday last over recommendation of a committee to grant permanent residency certificates (PRC) to six communities that are not part of the Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes list at the moment .(ANI)

Why is Arunachal Pradesh burning?

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Three persons have died and public property has been damaged over the last five days. Here is all you need to know about why ethnic groups in the state are angry.
New Delhi, India - December 27, 2018: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju during the winter session in Parliament, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 27, 2018. (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - December 27, 2018: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju during the winter session in Parliament, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 27, 2018. (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

President’s rule won’t be imposed in Arunchal: Kiren Rijiju

Guwahati/Delhi | By Sadiq Naqvi and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2019 11:37 PM IST
A day after protesters agitated over the contentious issue of the government likely granting permanent residence certificates (PRC) to six communities, chief minister Pema Khandu reached out to civil society organisations, and students bodies saying there was no such plan.
Protesters burnt down vehicles in protest against the government decision to provide Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) to the non-Arunachal Pradesh ST residents, in Itanagar on February 24.(HT Photo)
Protesters burnt down vehicles in protest against the government decision to provide Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) to the non-Arunachal Pradesh ST residents, in Itanagar on February 24.(HT Photo)

2 killed in Itanagar violence over residency certificates; govt says will scrap move

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Chief minister Pema Khandu’s office issued a statement early on Monday that “the state government shall henceforth never take up the issue of PRC matter” in view of the escalating violence.
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