Arunachal govt announces magisterial inquiry into former chief minister Pul’s death

The Arunachal Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of former chief minister Kalikho Pul. “The state government has ordered an inquiry to investigate whether there is any foul play in his (Pul’s) death,” CM Pema Khandu told reporters. He said the police had been instructed to seize all available materials … Read more

अरूणाचल के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री कलिखो पुल मृत पाए गए

कुछ समय के लिए अरूणाचल प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री रह चुके कांग्रेस के बागी कलिखो पुल ने कथित तौर पर आत्महत्या कर ली है। पुलिस के एक शीर्ष अधिकारी ने कहा कि 47 वर्षीय पुल ने अपने बेडरूम में कथित तौर पर फांसी लगा ली। पीटीआई भाषा के खबर के अनुसार, उन्हें मुख्यमंत्री के आधिकारिक आवास पर … Read more

Rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul found dead after losing Arunachal CM job

In a sensational development, days after being removed from Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister, Kalikho Pul was found hanging at his residence on Tuesday. He was the chief minister between February and July this year after the central government dismissed the Congress government of Nabam Tuki. Although the reports suggest that Pul committed suicide, cops have … Read more

Lawyer quits as Arunachal AG after Governor terminated his services

Six months after his services were terminated by the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, senior advocate Ranji Thomas has tendered his resignation as the Advocate General of the state, saying the sacking was invalid after the Supreme Court directed ‘status quo ante’ and reinstated the Congress government there. The services of the senior lawyer as AG were … Read more

Health, education high on Khandu government’s agenda

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu, who presided over the first meeting of the newly constituted cabinet on Wednesday, kept social sectors like education and health high on its agenda. The cabinet unanimously decided to accord a holistic approach to streamline these prime sectors for welfare of the people. “Let us make Arunachal Pradesh cent … Read more

With allegations of deliberately causing delay, Tathagata Roy finally administers oath to new Arunachal ministers

After allegedly delaying for several days, Arunachal Pradesh’s acting Govenor, Tathagata Roy on Wednesday finally administered the oath of office to 10 new cabinet members of Pema Khandu government. With this Khandu today expanded his 16-day-old ministry by inducting 10 Cabinet ministers. Roy administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed ministers during … Read more

Right-wing Facebook page caught inciting communal tension, deletes after being warned by IAS officer

IAS officer, Ravi Jha, has reacted angrily after a Facebook page owned by a right-wing group in India posted allegedly fake report accusing the civil servant of having signed an order to discontinue with the alleged practice of forcing children to produce Baptism certificates before admission in schools. The photo posted by Frustrated Indian posted … Read more

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu meets Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi and expressed his gratitude to them for their support. In the brief meeting yesterday, Sonia congratulated the newly elected chief minister and advised him to govern the state on the principles of equality, … Read more

Arunachal’s Congress government passes floor test, 46 voted in favour while 11 BJP MLAs voted against

Pema Khandu government of Arunachal Pradesh passed the floor test in assembly with 46 MLAs voting in favour of the Congress chief minister. 11 members from opposition BJP voted against it in 60-member House. Khandu was elected as the new leader of Congress legislature party after Supreme Court restored the Congress government in the state. … Read more

Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki asked to prove majority on Saturday

Arunachal governor on Thursday asked Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to prove majority on Saturday, reports NDTV. After Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court yesterday had restored the Congress government of Arunachal Pradesh and called the governor’s action illegal. This is seen by many as a ‘crackdown on the centers ‘undemocratic’ manner of usurping power from smaller states’. Earlier … Read more

BJP says Supreme Court’s order on Arunachal is ‘very strange,’ it weakens democratic spirit

Stung by the historic verdict of the Supreme Court on Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP leaders appears to have gone incommunicado for quite some time. While the likes of Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Digvijay Singh launched blistering attack, there was nobody from the saffron party to counter their criticism. However, later in the day, when … Read more

Congress supporters must take to streets against Modi government

Veteran Congress leader, Digvijay Singh, has called on the party workers and supporters to launch unprecedented public movement against the Centre after Supreme Court declared the dismissal of Arunachal Pradesh’s Congress government as unconstitutional. Singh told, “What the BJP government had done was utterly shameful and we are grateful to the Supreme Court for … Read more

“Thank you Supreme Court for explaining to the Prime Minister what democracy is”

In a big blow to BJP and the Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by quashing as “unconstitutional” Governor’s decision to advance the Legislative Assembly session by a month in December last. The apex court’s verdict paves the way for the dismissed Congress government of Nabam … Read more

Supreme Court restores Congress government in Arunachal, says governor’s action illegal

After Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court today has restored the Congress government of Arunachal Pradesh and called the governor’s action illegal. This is seen by many as a ‘crackdown on the centers ‘undemocratic’ manner of usurping power from smaller states’. Earlier in January this year, in what many would term as a bizarre and sensational turn … Read more

Arunachal gone and Uttarakhand to follow, ‘Modiji’s Congress-free India slogan will become reality: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on Saturday that Congress losing power and threat to its government’s existence in Uttarakhand were signs of India rejecting the country’s oldest political party. He said, “Modiji once called for a Congress-free India. Congress has already gone out of Arunachal Pradesh. It can lose its government in Uttarakhand any day. … Read more

In Modi’s presence, President Mukherjee reminds governors to uphold ‘sanctity of Constitution’

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday reminded governors the importance of the constitutional positions they held and the need to ‘uphold the sanctity of the Constitution.’ Addressing the 47th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee said, ““Our nation has grown from strength to strength since independence (and) it is primarily due to our steadfast adherence … Read more

Central govt criticised for appointing ex-ABVP chief to Hyderabad University’s executive council

The controversy over the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula may have died down, but the Hyderabad University has hit the media headlines, once again for wrong reasons. Students have accused the Centre’s BJP-led government of carrying out saffronisation of education after an ex-ABVP president was appointed to the executive council of the University of … Read more