Dorjee Khandu

  • A year of tribulation for Arunachal Pradesh December 20, 2011

    Itanagar: 2011 was a year of loss for the people of Arunachal Pradesh as they lost their Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in one of the two major helicopter crashes while political upheavals and the stapled visa issue with China also kept the state in news. The year saw installation of two...
  • Former Arunachal CM Dorjee Khandu cremated May 10, 2011

    Tawang: Thousands of people bid a tearful adieu to former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu whose mortal remains were consigned to flames on Tuesday, 10 days after his death in a helicopter crash. Over 7000 people gathered at the cremation ground at Shebdung near his native village in Tawang district...
  • Arunachal CM Gamlin well versed in power play May 6, 2011

    Itanagar: For Jarbom Gamlin, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, the journey to the top post marks the culmination of a politician well versed in the art of power play in a state where personal loyalties are fragile. 50-year-old Gamlin, a product of Delhi University...
  • PM to pay last respects to Arunachal CM May 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accompanied by Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday left for Itanagar to pay last respects to late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu who died in a chopper crash. Apart from paying his tributes to the departed leader, the Prime Minister will meet the...
  • Dorjee Khandu's body reaches Itanagar May 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Finally, after 6 days, a helicopter landed in the helipad in Itanagar's Governor House on Thursday afternoon carrying Dorjee Khandu's dead body from Tawang. The MI 17 helicopter brought the body after a painstaking search in Sela Pass, which finally resulted in locating the helicopter debris and the dead...
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  • Jarbom Gamlin sworn in as Arunchal CM May 5, 2011

    Itanagar: Jarbom Gamlin was on Thursday night sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh replacing Dorjee Khandu who was killed in a helicopter crash. Gamlin, 50, who was Power Minister in Khandu cabinet, was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor JJ Singh at the Raj Bhavan. A student of...
  • Nabam Tuki is likely to be named Arunachal CM May 5, 2011

    Itanagar: Public Works Department and Urban Development Minister Nabam Tuki is likely to take oath as the caretaker Chief Minister of Arunchal Pradesh on Thursday evening. Tuki is also the president of Arunachal Pradesh Congress unit. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu was found dead on Thursday after his helicopter went...
  • PM condoles Dorjee Khandu's death May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday expressed sadness over the tragic death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, saying the late leader served the state with distinction and worked tirelessly to promote its interests. Khandu was a veteran politician "who worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the...
  • Dorjee Khandu: From a grassroot activist to CM May 5, 2011

    Itanagar: A military intelligence man who participated in the 1971 Bangladesh war, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu had worked his way up as a local politician helping set up schools and organising drinking water supplies in far-flung areas of the mountainous state. 56-year-old Khandu, who became the Chief Minister twice,...
  • Arunachal CM's body brought to Itanagar May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's body was recovered by Army search parties on Thursday morning. The Army, with the help of locals, on Thursday recovered the bodies of Dorjee Khandu and four others from Keyla, where the helicopter with five on board crashed last Saturday. Army personnel brought...
  • Search to resume for Arunachal CM's body May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Army teams will resume the search for the bodies of Arunachal Chief Minister Khandu Dorjee and 4 others on Thursday. Bad weather in the Sela Pass delayed the recovery of bodies. Search parties looking for Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu are expected to reach the site today. Officials say...
  • Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins? May 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins?' ...
  • Do politicians force suicidal chopper rides? May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Dorjee Khandu joined a long list of politicians, who died in similar aerial accidents, that includes YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Sanjay Gandhi, Madhavrao Scindia, Lok Sabha speaker GMC Balayogi, S Mohan Kumaramangalam, OP Jindal, Surendra Singh, Dera Natung and C Sangma. But who is to blame for the accidents? Is...
  • Will government overhaul Pawan Hans? May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Pawan Hans helicopter VT-PHT that crashed killing the Arunachal chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others on Saturday was inducted only last year. The two pilots together had a flying record of over 7000 hours and experienced north east hands. On April 19, 2011 a Pawan...
  • Why it took so long to find Dorjee's chopper May 5, 2011

    The crash site is at 17000 feet at a place called Lugutang, which is 16 km from Tawang. ...
  • Sad story of aircraft crashes and politicians May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu's death in a helicopter crash adds another sad chapter to the story of politicians who have died in chopper and airplane accidents in the country over the past several decades. The tragedy is a grim reminder of the deaths in aerial crashes involving...
  • Villagers identify Dorjee's body at crash site May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Hopes of finding Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu alive are all but over with locals spotting the debris of a chopper and also five bodies near Lobuthang in Tawang district on Wednesday morning. A few hours later, villagers in the area identified one of the dead as Chief...
  • PM, Sonia Gandhi could visit Arunachal May 4, 2011

    Itanagar: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh could arrive in Itanagar to pay their last respects to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, Union minister for development of north eastern region BK Handique said on Wednesday. Handique told reporters that they were being apprised of developments from...
  • All about the Dorjee Khandu chopper that crashed May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu was flying in an AS350 B3 helicopter that crashed in Lobothang at an altitude of 10,000, near Sela Pass, the third highest pass in the world. The helicopter was operated by Pawan Hans, that has a fleet of about 40 helicopters including three...
  • Crash site located, bodies sighted: Ex-Arunachal CM May 4, 2011

    The debris is located in Lobothang Tawang, just north of sela pass. An army team is headed on foot to crash location. ...
  • Animated map: Arunachal CM's chopper crash May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A terrain visualisation video created using ISRO's Bhuvan 3D satellite mapping showing the region where the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's helicopter crash. ...
  • Arunachal CM chopper crash: 2 bodies identified May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Missing Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's helicopter crash site has been located in the area of Lobothang, according to Union Home Ministry. The search party is now trying to reach the bodies which have been sighted just north of Sela Pass, the third highest pass in the...
  • 5 days on, reward to trace missing Arunachal CM May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: It has been five days since Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's chopper went missing, but the search is still on for him. A desperate search is on not just by the Indian paramilitary forces but also by Bhutanese teams. Bad weather conditions have been hampering search operations that...
  • Hopes fade, as no trace of Dorjee chopper yet May 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Even after four days of search, there was no trace of the Pawan Hans helicopter in which Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu went missing. Khandu and his aides went missing from Shela Pass near Tawang on Saturday and on Tuesday rescuers entered Bhutan to look for them. As many...
  • ISRO, IAF help to narrow down Dorjee search May 3, 2011

    Guwahati: On the basis of information given by ISRO and images taken by IAF’s Sukhoi aircraft, the search for Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has been narrowed down to one area near Naga G G. The area is located on the southern slope of the mountain (Sela Pass), which is...
  • Search for Khandu: ITBP focuses on two areas May 3, 2011

    Itanagar/Shillong: Nearly 300 ITBP personnel on Tuesday fanned out on foot heading towards a place five km inside Bhutan and for Nagajiji near the windy Sela Pass to track the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others. The aerial search was called off for the day...
  • Dorjee still missing, ISRO images narrow search May 3, 2011

    New Delhi: It’s been 72 hours and there's still there is no sign of the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. Search operations continue for the fourth day for Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. On Tuesday, search teams reached the area where Arunachal chief minister Dorjee Khandu's chopper...
  • IAF detects 'chopper-like object' in Bhutan May 2, 2011

    Shillong: Images taken by two Su30 aircraft have detected 'an aircraft-like something' in an area in Bhutan on which aerial search is focusing to locate the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others which went missing on Saturday. "Su30s with recee pods have managed to pick up...
  • 48 hours and still no trace of Arunachal CM May 2, 2011

    New Delhi: It's been almost 48 hours and still no trace of the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Dorjee Khandu. A massive search continues for the chief minister's chopper that has four others on board as well. Rescue operations began on Saturday morning, hours after the ATC lost control with the...