BRIEF NEWS: May 08, 2011

Road mishap claims couple IMPHAL, May 7: A couple has been killed in a fatal road mishap that occurred at Utlou along Imphal–Churachandpurroad at about 8 am today. The couple was travelling in an auto-rickshaw when the auto-rickshaw was rammed by a Tata Winger passenger van(MN-05C/0254). Five others including a child sustained injuries. A police source informed that one tire of the Winger...

Gamlin Sworn In As AP CM

ITANAGAR, May 6: Power minister and government spokesman Jarbom Gamlin was sworn in as the new chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday evening. Governor General (retd) JJ Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to Gamlin at a simple function at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here. Earlier in the evening, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) met here to elect the successor of Dorjee...

AP CM’s Body Arrives In Itanagar

ITANAGAR, May 5: The body of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash along with four others, arrived in state capital Itanagar Thursday. All the five bodies were retrieved from the crash site located near the Sela Pass, at about 13,700 feet altitude on Thursday morning. “The bodies of the two pilots are charred beyond recognition and it would probably require...

Itanagar Turns 100

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: A month after waiting for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to add more than just sheen, India’s oldest easternmost town kicked off its centenary celebration on Wednesday. Sonia Gandhi’s presence at Pasighat, the oldest town in Arunachal Pradesh, was expected to have sent a political statement to Beijing. Hopes were also pinned on her to check a wave of dissidence against Chief Minister...