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'Arunachal to constitute committee for drafting new industrial policy soon'

Arunachal Pradesh will soon constitute a committee to draft a new industrial policy aimed at attracting investments to the state, Industries Minister Nyato Dukam said. The minister made the announcement during a review meeting with senior officers of the Industries, IPR and Printing, Trade and Commerce, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Labour and Employment, Textile and Handicrafts, and Sericulture departments on Tuesday. Dukam said inputs will be taken from stakeholders to ensure the policy fully realises the state's industrial potential while maintaining investor-friendly measures. He also called for robust coordination among departments to explore and capitalise on opportunities that will enhance the dynamism and success of these departments. During the meeting, officials from each department made presentations, detailing various challenges, opportunities, and strategies moving forward.

'Arunachal to constitute committee for drafting new industrial policy soon'
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 5:02 PM IST

Khandu urges Centre to boost flight connectivity from Donyi Polo Airport

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday urged the Centre to increase flight connectivity from Donyi Polo Airport near here to improve connectivity, tourism and commerce in the northeastern state. In a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu, Khandu pointed out that as of now, one flight each is being operated from Donyi Polo Airport to Kolkata (six times a week) and to New Delhi (four times a week). These flights, he said, are regularly operating at complete capacity, often leading to immense surges in travel fares and unavailability of tickets for prospective passengers, including in cases of medical and other exigencies. Also, the absence of daily flight operations hampers ease of access for visitors, tourists, often forcing them to seek other travel options. He said there is no same-day connectivity while travelling from Itanagar to Bhopal and Kochi, causing passengers to spend an additional night in New Delhi or Kolkata. The layover whi

Khandu urges Centre to boost flight connectivity from Donyi Polo Airport
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 3:07 PM IST

Arunachal re-constitutes six committees to examine Assam border dispute

The Arunachal Pradesh government has re-constituted six regional committees to examine and exercise the present status of border dispute with Assam. A notification issued by the Home and inter-state border affairs department on Thursday said that the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the regional committees, as established, will continue to be governed by the provisions set forth in the original notification issued on June 1, 2022. The remaining six districts of the state where border dispute with Assam still persists as people from both states have not agreed to demarcation of villages along the inter-state border includes, Pakke Kessang, Papum Pare, Kamle, Lower Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Longding district respectively. The state government has appointed Health and Family Welfare Minister Biyuram Wahge as the chairman of the committee for Pakke Kessang district with the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police as members. For Papum Pare district, Land Management Minister B

Arunachal re-constitutes six committees to examine Assam border dispute
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 1:27 PM IST

Landslides disrupt surface communication to several Arunachal districts

Surface communication to several districts in Arunachal Pradesh was disrupted by landslides triggered by rains, officials said on Monday. Landslides buried a person in Shi-Yomi district on Friday, according to a report of the state disaster management department. So far four people have died in the state since April due to natural calamities. The Tezu-Hayuliang road remains blocked at Mompani area in Lohit and Anjaw districts, while landslides blocked the Dari-Chambang and the Palin-Taraklengdi via Langdang village PMGSY road in Kra Daadi district, they said. NH 513 also remained blocked at Geying in East Siang district, a report said. Over 72,900 people and 257 villages have so far been affected by floods and landslides in Arunachal since April this year. Floods and landslides also caused extensive damage to roads, bridges, culverts, power lines, electric poles, transformers and water supply systems. According to the report, 160 roads, 76 power lines, 30 electric poles, three ..

Landslides disrupt surface communication to several Arunachal districts
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 10:58 AM IST

Light-to-moderate rainfall likely in east, north-east region in a few hours

The met body has also said that occasional intense spells of rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds are "very likely" in the region.

Light-to-moderate rainfall likely in east, north-east region in a few hours
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 9:28 AM IST

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu allocates portfolios to newly inducted ministers

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday distributed portfolios among his council of ministers, with his deputy Chowna Mein getting Finance and Mama Natung Home. The council of ministers was sworn in on Thursday. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein will look after Finance, Planning and Investment departments besides, Tax & Excise, State Lotteries, Economics & Statistics, Power and Non-Conventional Energy Resources, an order issued by state Chief Secretary Dharmendra said. The important Home portfolio was allocated to Mama Natung, besides Inter-state Border Affairs, Public Health Engineering & Water Supply and Department of Indigenous Affairs. Khandu will look after all the departments not assigned to the deputy chief minister and other cabinet ministers. BJP state unit president Biyuram Wahge was allocated the Health & Family Welfare and Water Resources departments. Another fresh face in the cabinet, Nyato Dukam, got the Commerce and Industries, Labour ...

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu allocates portfolios to newly inducted ministers
Updated On : 15 Jun 2024 | 4:04 PM IST

Elected MLAs take oath in Arunachal, Speaker to be elected on June 15

Newly elected MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh took oath on Friday. Pro-tem Speaker Ninong Ering administered the oath to the newly elected members during the inaugural day of the two-day special session summoned by Governor Lt Gen (Retd.) K T Parnaik. Eleven of the newly elected MLAs took oath in Hindi. Fifty-nine of the 60 MLAs took oath during the day, while Ering was administered the oath by the governor on the previous day. As many as 35 members of the outgoing assembly were re-elected while five former members also got elected this time. There are 20 fresh faces in the current assembly. A total of four woman candidates were also elected to the assembly in the April 19 polls. Ering, while congratulating the elected members, advised them to perform their duties diligently to keep the tradition of the House and the aspirations of the people alive. "Participate in healthy deliberation and debates to uphold the dignity of the temple of democracy," Ering said. The House also observed

Elected MLAs take oath in Arunachal, Speaker to be elected on June 15
Updated On : 15 Jun 2024 | 7:42 AM IST

Khandu approves Rs 100 cr under CM's Social Security Scheme in Arunachal

Hours after being sworn in, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday signed his first official document, approving the release of Rs 100 crore under the Chief Minister's Social Security Scheme (CMSSS) which will benefit approximately 80,000 people across the state. The CMSSS, a state flagship programme, provides pensions to elderly persons above 60 years, widows, and divyang jan (differently abled). "Considering the fact that preparations for the state budget has been delayed due to the general elections, it is necessary that the benefits under CMSSS reach the needy beneficiaries at the earliest," he said. Guided by the principles of Antyodaya, the state government is dedicated to the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of society, an official communiqu said. In the last financial year, Rs 90 crore was allocated under the scheme benefiting 56,030 elderly persons, 8,782 widows and 3,950 differently abled. The Khandu government had launched the scheme in 2019 a

Khandu approves Rs 100 cr under CM's Social Security Scheme in Arunachal
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 6:33 PM IST

After taking oath as Arunachal CM, Khandu says will fulfil poll promises

BJP returned to power in the state due to the development works undertaken by the Centre in the Northeast, said Pema Khandu

After taking oath as Arunachal CM, Khandu says will fulfil poll promises
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 2:25 PM IST

One killed, five missing as Sikkim hit by massive rain-triggered landslides

At least one person was killed and five others went missing as massive landslides triggered by incessant rainfall caused devastation in Sikkim's Mangan district, officials said on Thursday. Landslides blocked stretches of roads and several houses were inundated or damaged, while electricity poles were swept away, they said. The body of a person was found in Pakshep area of Mangan, while three persons went missing from Ambithang near Rangrang and two others from Pakshep. Three houses were damaged in Geythang, while several houses were damaged and roads blocked at Nampathang near Pentok, they said. The Bringbong police outpost was shifted to another nearby location due to a landslide while the foundation of a bridge at Sankalan was damaged. Mobile network services were affected in North Sikkim even as a request was made by the district administration to send an SDRF team with ration to Mangan, the officials said. Meanwhile, Mangan District Magistrate Hem Kumar Chettri convened an u

One killed, five missing as Sikkim hit by massive rain-triggered landslides
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 1:18 PM IST

Pema Khandu set to retain post as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh

Pema Khandu will become the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third term in a row, BJP sources said. Khandu was elected the BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting here on Wednesday. BJP's central observers Ravi Sankar Prasad and Tarun Chugh attended the meeting. Khandu will stake claim to form the government later in the day, sources said.

Pema Khandu set to retain post as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 12:20 AM IST

India retaliates to Chinese aggression: Renames 30 Tibetan sites across LAC

The names, grounded in historical research and affiliation to the Tibet region, will be released by the Indian Army and updated on their maps along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)

India retaliates to Chinese aggression: Renames 30 Tibetan sites across LAC
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 4:07 PM IST

Northwest, east India in for another heat wave spell for five days: IMD

Northwest and east India are in for another spell of extreme heat, with temperatures predicted to rise by two to three degrees over the next five days, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. India experienced multiple intense and prolonged heat waves in April and May which tested the limits of human endurance and the country's disaster preparedness, as many states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha, reported heat wave-related deaths. "Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions (are) likely over northwest and east India during the next five days," the IMD said in a statement. The heat wave is likely to impact parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal, the Met office said. Experts say the extreme heat is a result of the naturally occurring El Nino phenomenon -- unusual warming of the ocean surface in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean -- and th

Northwest, east India in for another heat wave spell for five days: IMD
Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 4:57 PM IST

NPP to extend support to Pema Khandu government in Arunachal Pradesh

The National People's Party (NPP) will extend support to the Pema Khandu government in Arunachal Pradesh, a senior party leader said here on Friday. NPP Arunachal Pradesh unit president Thangwang Wangham said the party has accepted the people's mandate in the recently held state Assembly elections. The NPP, led by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, which is an ally of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), will extend support to the Khandu government, Wangham said. "We accept the mandate given by the people," he said while assuring his party's commitment to keep the aspirations of the people alive in the state. Wangham, who won the Longding-Pumao assembly seat, said the party has a clear vision for the state, region and the country. "We have regional aspirations with a national outlook and will always work for the welfare of the people and development of the state," he said. The NPP which contested in 20 seats in the April 19 state assembly elections won five seats. Wan

NPP to extend support to Pema Khandu government in Arunachal Pradesh
Updated On : 07 Jun 2024 | 12:32 PM IST

Pawar vs Pawar: Ajit makes inroads in Arunachal, Sharad wins Maharashtra

Lok Sabha election 2024: General Election result shows Sharad Pawar's national influence despite Election Commission officially recognising Ajit Pawar's faction

Pawar vs Pawar: Ajit makes inroads in Arunachal, Sharad wins Maharashtra
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 12:30 PM IST

Accept people's mandate: Cong after winning only a single seat in Arunachal

The Congress, which managed to win only one seat in Arunachal Pradesh, accepted the people's mandate in the assembly polls, the results of which were declared on Sunday. Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki said the party was "disappointed but not demoralised" by the election results. The Congress fielded 19 candidates in the 60-member assembly polls and secured the Bameng seat only in East Kameng district. Tuki, in a statement, said the party "humbly accepted the mandate of the people with a sense of responsibility". He expressed gratitude to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for their participation in the polling process. The party has lost the elections but not its courage. The Congress will work hard and continue fighting for the rights of the people as well as the ideals of the country with the same responsibility, Tuki said. The PCC president also thanked party workers and leaders, who worked "tirelessly with sincerity and dedication on the ground

Accept people's mandate: Cong after winning only a single seat in Arunachal
Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 6:32 PM IST

Arunachal poll win 'historic'; people honored PM's contribution: Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday described the landslide victory of the BJP in the assembly elections as historic and asserted that the momentum will spread to other parts of the country on June 4 when the Lok Sabha elections results will be declared. The BJP on Sunday returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row, winning 46 seats in the 60-member assembly, decimating the opposition Congress which bagged just one seat. "This is a historic occasion for the BJP and entire Arunachal Pradesh. People of Arunachal Pradesh have declared that they want the BJP to stay in power for the next five years. "This time, the mandate is more than what we got in 2019. In the 2019 assembly polls, BJP won 41 seats, while we have won 46 seats this time," Khandu told PTI Video. Votes of the assembly elections in the state were counted on Sunday. Khandu, however, won uncontested from the Mukto assembly constituency. Nine other BJP candidates also tasted victor

Arunachal poll win 'historic'; people honored PM's contribution: Khandu
Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 6:10 PM IST

BJP will keep working with greater vigour for Arunachal's growth: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked the people of Arunachal Pradesh for reposing their faith in the BJP yet again and said the party will keep working with even greater vigour for the state's growth. The BJP on Sunday returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row, as the party won 46 seats in the 60-member assembly and secured a majority, the Election Commission officials said. "Thank you Arunachal Pradesh! The people of this wonderful state have given an unequivocal mandate to politics of development. My gratitude to them for reposing their faith in @BJP4Arunachal yet again," Modi said in a post on X. "Our Party will keep working with even greater vigour for the state's growth," he said. Modi also appreciated the hardwork of the "exceptional" BJP workers in Arunachal Pradesh through the election campaign. "It is commendable how they went across the state and connected with the people," he said.

BJP will keep working with greater vigour for Arunachal's growth: PM Modi
Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 4:32 PM IST

Arunachal election results: BJP returns to power, secures 46 seats

The ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh was leading in 16 assembly seats while the National People's Party (NPEP) was ahead in four constituencies, according to the Election Commission of India. Counting of votes for 50 assembly seats in the northeastern state began at 6 am. The BJP had already won 10 seats unopposed in the 60-member assembly, elections for which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls in the first phase on April 19. The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) was leading in two seats. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress were leading in one seat each and an Independent was also ahead in one seat. Despite rain across the state, hundreds of supporters of various political parties were seen standing near the counting centres.

Arunachal election results: BJP returns to power, secures 46 seats
Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 3:39 PM IST

Counting of votes begins for 50 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh

Counting of votes for 50 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh began on Sunday with a massive security cover in place, an election official said here. The counting commenced in 24 district headquarters at 6 AM amid heavy rain across the state and the final results are expected to be out by noon, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pawan Kumar Sain said. Assembly and Lok Sabha elections were held simultaneously in Arunachal Pradesh in the first phase of polls on April 19. The northeastern state has 60 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats. The ruling BJP has already won 10 assembly seats unopposed. Counting of postal ballots will be conducted first which would be followed by counting of votes in EVMs, Sain said. The counting process would be managed by over 2,000 officials. "A three-tier security arrangement has been made in all counting centres," he said. An estimated 82.71 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the assembly polls while the turnout for the two Lok Sabha seats

Counting of votes begins for 50 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh
Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 7:51 AM IST