Unison effort is the only mantra to ensure development: Khandu
Letter to AICC for creation of Nyishi Affairs department
ITANAGAR Apr 19: “Unison effort is the only mantra to ensure development of the state”,
asserted State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while calling on the Nyishis to continue
their participation in the development journey of the state.
He was addressing the 3rd Nyishi Day cum 9th general conference of Nyishi Elite Society
at Seijosa today as chief guest.
“No area will be deprived of the genuine development they deserve”, Khandu said and
appealed the elected representatives and the civil societies to identify the pockets
where due care is required so that the state government could immediately pay attention
and take up the progressive schemes on need based basis. He further exhorted for
judicious utilization of the development fund and called for strict monitoring of
the schemes and programmes. Shouldering the onus on the leaders and the civil societies,
the chief minister suggested for constituting a committee and introducing the third
party monitoring module for ensuring judicious execution of the development programmes.
Reacting to allegations, which appeared in cross section of Medias, that Tawang and
West Kameng gets maximum package of funds in comparison to other districts, Khandu
said that it was not true and uncalled for. “We sanction funds according to need
basis. One can file RTI and get correct facts,” he added. Moreover, the State government
will bring out whitepaper on all the funds and packages given to all the districts
of the State very soon, he disclosed.
“I see my Arunachal as one with different ethnic communities joining hands to take
it to the height it deserves” Khandu said and appealed the people to expedite this
momentum for achieving the desired goal of making the state self sufficient in the
days to come.
Khandu told the huge gathering that he has written a letter to the All India Congress
Committee (AICC) apprising them on the need to have Department of Nyishi Affairs
to uplift socio-economic status of Nyishi community. He was replying to the petition
of Nyishi Elite Society which the NES president Bengia Tolum reiterated today.
Acknowledging deteriorating law and order problems in capital complex, the chief
minister said that no development can be expected unless violence and crime is stopped
Speaking on need of preservation of the wild life, Khandu said that “more we perish
the wild life, the greater we face the fury of the nature like landslides, floods.
The chief minister appealed the people of the state to preserve and protect Mithun
which is threatened by mass slaughtering for commercial consumption. He warned that
if this trend is carried on, the day is not far when the very existence of these
beautiful creature will be found in books only.
Speaking as Guest of Honour, Power (Elect) minister Jarbom Gamlin highlighted the
need of preserving the age-old culture and tradition. He viewed that modernization
is rapidly gripping the society particularly the younger generation resulting in
losing interest in one’s own indigenous tradition and culture which is not a healthy
practice. He lauded various organizations for spearheading movements to preserve
the indigenous culture and tradition and said that it is need of the hour.
Earlier, NES President Bengia Tolum in his key note address pointed out various activities
undertaken by the NES in recent years. He extended his gratitude to the chief minister
and his cabinet colleagues for supporting the genuine cause of changing the Nomenclature
from Dafla to Nyishi and approving for introducing Nyishi as third language in the
Nyishi inhabited areas.
Minister WRD & Civil Aviation Atum Welly, also spoke on the occasion.
Among others, PHED Minister Chowna Mein, MP Takam Sanjoy, and host of Nyishi legislators,
officers, prominent public leaders and student leaders were present on the day. (PRO
to CM and ATNS)
Just see the difference: BSNL GM assures
Bomdila, Apr 19 : Just observe for yourself the difference in BSNL service in next
two days – the network congestion and call drop will be a thing of past, re-assured
the GM Shyam Narayan, General Manager BSNL on his maiden visit to Bomdila today.
He said this while responding to a two point memorandum submitted by a conglomerate
of five NGOs - Bomdila Town Committee (BTC), Monpa Kiduk Tsokpa (MKT), All Bomdila
Bazar Youth Welfare Association (ABBYWA), All West Kameng Taxi Welfare Association
(AWKTWA) and Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) under
the leadership of Tsering Wange and Tashi Lhamu on the grievances faced by the general
public on account of poor BSNL service.
The GM assured that capacity and capability of BSNL mobile and landline network
has been increased and that he is in the district to oversee the ongoing improvement
He further declared that the ground work for introduction of 3G mobile technology
in Bomdila Exchange is nearing completion and that very soon this latest facility
would be available in West Kameng District.
However, a member of Monpa Kiduk Tsokpa (MKT) Tashi Tsering who attended the meeting
had reservations and wondered if at all the BSNL bosses who had come from Itanagar
would be able to keep their words.
Waii assures help to wildlife heroes
SEIJOSA, Apr 19: Parliament Secretary for Forest and Environment Kumar Waii assured
to extend all possible help to the family members of the “wildlife heroes”.
The Parliamentary Secretary said this while paying floral tributes at the memorials
of those who laid down their lives while protecting the wild animals of Pakke Wildlife
Taya Tayum, Gaon Burah A-3 village, Seijosa, PD Majhi Forest department boatman and
BC Bhuyan, Forester died while they were discharging their duties.
Tayum and Bhuyan were killed by a tigress while Majhi was killed by poachers when
he tried to prevent poaching in the reserved area.
Sanjay Tisu and Lal Babu, Strike Protection Force(STF) were honoured for their services
rendered to the department.
Kumar Waii was accompanied by T Gapak, DCF, Gyamar Nima DFO, Seppa, Tana Tapi, DFO
Seijosa, Seppa, Neelam Nido, DFO Bhalukpong, Chagam Dolo BDO Doimukh and host of
officers from forest department. (DIPRO)
Departments shrouded with nepotism and favouritism: AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The functioning of various government departments of the state
is shrouded with nepotism and favouritism and without adhering to the laid down norms
& guidelines. All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (A.A.P.S.U) said today in its
central executive meeting at Naharlagun and took serious note of developmental activities
undertaken by the various executing agencies of the state in the absence of AOP in
the state. Many centrally sponsored schemes like the NRHM, NLCPR, SSA, BADP in which
many local unemployed youth can be accommodated for their livelihood are being deprived
and contract works amounting to crores of rupees are awarded as per the personal
convenience of the people who are at the helm of affairs, the Union added. It further
said that laid-down guidelines and norms are being overlooked in distribution of
work orders in the implementation of NRHM schemes in the state.
The union called for immediate corrective measures and floating of tenders in all
the centrally sponsored schemes to maintain transparency and quality work.
The apex student’s body of the state also called upon the government to make functional
the Directorates of Border affairs of the state immediately and provide all the necessary
feedback to the union in its drive for “confidence building measures” in the border
areas with All Assam students’ union in the coming winter.
It further called on the government to take up the issues of road connectivity in
the border areas adjacent to China and provide succour to the people facing hardship
due to snapping of road connectivity in recent days.
Mithun: the ATM
Dr. Jikom Panor
Much has been written about Mithun in different newspapers ranging from issues like
State animal to conservation. But no one has actually addressed the problems of mithun
in terms of conservation. It does not matter anything to mithun or its owner whether
it is declared as state animal or not, rather it may create problems for the owner
if legislation is passed. There will be lots of do’s and don’ts which may interfere
with the owners.
Most of the people have perception that decline of mithun population are due to mass
slaughtering in victory parties of political leaders, marriages, festivals, social
gatherings and selling in market. To my understanding, these are wrong perceptions.
One has to keep in mind that there are only 60 MLA in the state and out of which
only 20 to 30 MLAs will slaughter mithun and election comes once in every 5 years.
The figure is quite negligible. There may be involvement of 30-50 mithuns in marriage
ceremony but those are live animals and hardly 2-3 mithuns are slaughtered for the
purpose. Same is the case with festival and other factors. One must also keep in
mind that most of the animal slaughtered in the market and other purpose are usually
In addition to social and traditional values, the economic values of mithun has sky
rocketed within short period of time only due to the factors already mentioned which
most people think responsible for decline of the species. In fact the importance
of mithun in terms of economy has improved drastically. The cost of mithun at present,
ranges from Rs 25,000– 40,000 per head which is really an encouraging sign and will
encourage people to take up mithun rearing seriously. In other words, mithun has
become an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) for the owner. You go to ATM only if you
need money and same is the case with the mithun owner. They will not just slaughter
or sale their mithun without any good reason because, there is always an emotional
relationship between mithun and the owner. In our society mithun is not considered
as live-stock but as family member.
Before we go into what problems afflicts these mithun’s, let us take a look at the
breeding biology of mithun.
Mithuns calves are weaned at the age of 2 years and the calves attain maturity at
the age of 3-4years depending on health and genetical status. First calve is born
at the age of 4-5 years. The inter-calving period is 1.6month – 2years. The live
span of mithun is approximately 30-40 years and female mithun attain menopause at
the age of 25- 28 years. Therefore female mithun can deliver 7-10 calves in their
lifetime. Mithuns are physically weak animal and are not fit for draught purpose.
Adult female mithun can produce 1-1.5 litres of milk in a day and therefore cannot
be considered for milch purpose. The required male and female ratio for breeding
the animal is 1 male: 10 female.
The actual problem of mithun and its conservation lies with the Veterinary and husbandry
aspects of the species. The three major killer diseases which are responsible for
decline of population of mithun in Arunachal Pradesh are:
1. Foot and Mouth Disease; It is highly contagious viral disease of cloven footed
animal with low mortality rate in cattle, goat and pig but in mithun the rate is
very high and may go upto 40-50%. In a single outbreak of FMD 100 or more mithuns
are lost. It can be prevented by vaccinating the animals against FMD once in every
2. Tick/Ectoparasite infestation: the ectoparasite commonly found over the body of
mithun causes constant irritation to the animal and sucks blood leading to anemia
and death. It can be easily prevented by injecting single dose of Ivermectin every
3. Eye worm infestation: In my last visit to West Siang District at request of Jarjum
Ete for implantation of microchip in mithun to address ownership dispute, I was taken
to one of Lura (community fencing where mithuns are kept) and to my surprise all
the animals were infested with eye worm. It took an epidemic form because of the
confinement. In this case the eggs of the worms are carried from one animal to other
by small flies that are commonly seen flying around the eyes of animals. The egg
developed into adult in the eye ball and gives constant irritation, lacrimation,
opacity and ultimately blindness. The death is due to starvation or fall from cliff.
This can be treated by spraying of common salt after mixing with water into the
eye ball, apply antibiotic eye drop available in market or by spraying diluted anthalmentic.
It also can be prevented by injecting ivarmectin every six month.
These problems can be easily solved, only if there is political will and public cooperation.
It is not that veterinarians and its Department are not doing anything. Despite of
many constrain they are toiling hard during vaccination programme. Most of them use
their own vehicle and fuel during the programme and do not even claim TA because,
they know that there is no fund in the department. Besides, there is no dirt of FMD
vaccine, ivermectin and anthelmentic in the department. What the department lack
is infrastructure for storage of vaccine in outpost, fund and vehicle for movement
of the team, political will and public support and lack of awareness amongst the
owner. Vaccination programme is organized every six month throughout Arunachal Pradesh
where there are infrastructure facilities. Hardly any mithuns are produced in such
programme for vaccination despite of repeated intimation and press releases.
The owners panic only when their mithuns are infected with the disease and usually
report the matter to MLA‘s and Ministers instead of Veterinary Officer or District
Veterinary Officer. I remember an incident when I was at Yingkiong. My vaccination
programme in one of the village coincides with the programme of one Junior Engineer.
All the villagers were after the engineer. There were lots of Apong and meat in his
camp and my team was left unattended! We left the village without vaccinating a single
animal. Few months later, there was outbreak of FMD in the village and more than
10 mithuns succumbed to the disease. The matter was reported to the then Chief Minister
and accordingly I was summoned. When I entered the room, both the ASM and Head GB
of the village were already there. I explained the incidence to the Chief Minister
and also informed him that there is no outbreak in other villages where vaccination
was carried out. After giving me patience hearing finally he said “OK doctor, go
and join the party (which he had organized for officers of the area). I will join
you later”. When I rose from my seat I heard him scolding both of them. I left the
The other areas of concern relating to mithun rearing are ownership dispute and crop
raiding by the animal. To address the problems of ownership dispute, implantation
of microchip in the animal was introduced four years back during World Veterinary
Day in present of Chief Minister Dorjee Kandu at Naharlagun. I was also invited by
two NGOs (one of Taba clan and the Nyishi Agri. society) for the purpose. Till date
114 mithuns are implanted with chip. But it is not feasible in our state because
the equipments are very costly and require technical expert for implanting and handling
of equipment. Therefore, the old method of ear notching has to continue for time
being. To prevent crop raiding Adi and Galo community practice lura system. Problems
with the practice are that mithuns become very weak and prone to diseases due to
lack of availability of food inside the confine area. Therefore I am of the opinion
of that agriculture land should be fenced and mithun should be let out so that they
roam freely. (Dr Panor is Veterinary Officer, Biological Park, Itanagar)
“Supply NCERT Text Book before new session”
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Arunachal Teacher’s Association, Papum Pare District Unit appealed
the concerned authority to supply the NCERT Text Books in all the schools of the
district before the re-opening of the academic session.
The Unit also appealed the concerned authority to conduct refresher courses, particularly
for the primary level teachers and also urged the authority to make available copy
of the new education guidelines to all the Deputy Director of School Education to
implement from the new academic session. It further, appealed the authority to convert
the general census duty period of teachers during vacation into earned leave and
also appealed all concerned to screen those non-performing teachers in their respective
areas to give better and quality education system in the district and the state while
adding that instead of blaming the whole teaching community, the performing teachers
should be recognized.
Meanwhile, the District Unit welcomed the newly appointed Deputy Director of School
Education in-charge Tana Tagu Tara and expressed the hope that under him, the deficiencies
of the education system of the district would be redressed soon.
It also appreciating, Education Minister Bosiram Siram for his endeavor to revamp
the education system and assured to extend support for the good cause of education
system in the state.
Rural market haat at Kebali soon
ROING, April 19: ICDS deputy director Savitri Khamti laid the foundation stone for
construction of Rural Market Haat at Kebali Village, near Roing in presence of large
number of district officers, representatives of various SHGs and villagers today.
The basic objective of the Haat is to create marketing infrastructure in rural areas
and provide marketing avenues to rural people.
It is the second such project sanctioned by NABARD in Lower Dibang Valley.
The project is being implemented by ‘Kebalichi Yaku Alombro, a Women Self Help Group
(SHG), which is being guided by Essomi Foundation.
The location of the Haat has better prospects of becoming a multipurpose marketing
complex, as it is moderately away from Roing and situated at tri-junction on way
to Anini, said Savitri in her address.
The programme was attended by DHO Gautam, BDO G. Manyu, GB Kebali village, SHG members
from in and around Roing and elders of the community.
The Kebalichi Yaku Alombro is actively engaged in producing and marketing of orange,
pineapple, mustard, ginger etc. Former Planning Commission Principal Advisor, Jayanti
Chandra had personally seen the activities of the group during her last visit to
Roing. The group had sold pineapples worth Rs. 1.50 lakhs last year.
Seminar on Donyi-Poloism at Debing
PASIGHAT, April 19: Three daylong seminar on Donyi-Poloism being conducted by the
Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang (DPYK) of South-West Pasighat Debing village got underway
at Debing today. Delegates from Donyi-Polo Gangging Ruksin and Junai block are participating
with great enthusiasm and religious fervour.
Onyok Pertin DIPRO graced the inaugural day as Guest of Honour.
Speaking on occasion, the Chief Guest Talem Tabo EE (RWD appealed the people to preserve
and promote their rich heritage and traditional faith and further stated that the
‘Donyi-Poloism’ is reformed and organized and an emerging religion in the world.
Other highlights of the inaugural day were public meeting and religious discourses
and performance of traditional, modern and folk songs and dances by various Ganggings.
Among others, social worker Paniram Panyang, Sarki Jamoh (Secy. DPYK South-West Pasighat
block), Kaling Moyong Ex-ASM, Ojing Aje and Anupi Panggeng, ASMs of Debing village
A CRC in Bada Village
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A Christian Revival church (CRC), 69th of its kind in Papum Pare
district was inaugurated ceremonially by Evan. Tana Ama Tara at Bada village near
Kimin on April 18. Vice-president APCRCC David Pertin, Chairman APCRCC Sub-Council
Er. Nabam Sutum, APCRCC Adviser Taba Tabang, Anchal Samity Member (ASM) Nich Kojum,
Field officer (RR&DM) Terge Sora, Pastor of the church Takio Tato and Evan. Licha
Anthony also spoke on the occasion.
Crash court for civil services exams at JNC
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A fifteen day crash course on general Studies for the candidates
appearing for APPSC Examination (Mains) – 2010, was inaugurated by S.R. Choudhury,
Vice Principal, J.N. College, Pasighat, on April 18 at Lower Campus.
The course is being conducted under the aegis of ‘UGC Sponsored Coaching Class for
Entry into Services’. At the inaugural function, which was attended by Dr. T.Taloh,
Course Coordinator, the Vice Principal emphasized on the importance of the crash
course and told the candidates to take the maximum mileage out of it.
It might be recalled that a crash course for the preliminary examination was conducted
last year in which many candidates participated and also came out successful.
Training on Establishment Rules & Office Procedures
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A Week-long-Training Programme on “Establishment Rules & Office
Procedure” commenced at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun today.
As many as 28 Ministerial Staff of Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat Administration &
Heads of Department from Itanagar/ Naharlagun/ Nirjuli are attending the training
programme which is being conducted under the 100% course fee sponsorship of centre.
While inaugurating the training programme Pema Tshetan, director (Training) reminded
the participants that the basic objectives of the training is to enable the Govt.
employees to understand establishment rules & office procedure properly & apply them
effectively in their day to day office business. He further urged the participants
to understand in-depth that such rules & procedure are basically meant for the service
of the people at large & therefore there is a strong need to adopt humane approach
in carrying out the work with the motto of extending help without breaking the rules.
The director further said that while initiating notes in the files, they should shoulders
high degree of responsibility and have courage to point out the facts and examine
the cases in context with the provision of the rules without any fear or favour as
their noting will form the basis of future decision at higher level.
Earlier, Deputy Director (training) T. Lodo called upon the participants to attend
the training with sincerity.
Training to BLO on standardization of Electoral Roll
ROING, Apr 19: A one day training to the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) were imparted
at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.
Presiding over the training programme, Mirpe Tato, Extra Assistant Commissioner cum
Electoral Registration Officer, Roing has informed that the training to BLOs are
being conducted to train them about door to door survey which will commence April
21- 25 for standardization/updation of Electoral Roll. He clarified that the main
motto of conducting this survey is to detect error in the Working Copy of Electoral
Roll and Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) and no inclusion or deletion in the
Electoral Roll will be done. During this survey the BLOs have to collect duly filled
up signed application in Form-ECI-EPIC-004 for correction of particulars in the Electors
Photo Identity Cards (EPIC)/Working Copy of Electoral Roll (WCER) in case of spelling
Apprising the seriousness of the Election Commission of India in its efforts to achieve
cent per cent issue of EPIC, which is 82% at national level at present, he further
called upon them to sincerely carry out the survey work in time and to submit the
report in between April 27- 30 to the nearest ERO or AERO. He further informed that
as an incentive to the BLOs, the ECI has enhanced Honorarium to BLOs from Rs 1500.00
to Rs 3000.00 per annum with 50:50 State-Central share.
Altogether 55 BLOs were appointed in Lower Dibang Valley District to carry out the
standardization/updation of electoral roll. (DIPRO)
Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram
(Basic Newborn Care and Resuscitation Program)
Dr. Hibu Tagyung & Dr. Gagam Dai
This is a new programme launched by Govt. of India with main aim of reducing under
5 mortality rate.
This programme was launched in 8 EAG states (Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa,
Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh), Jammu & Kashmir and Assam.
In the next phase it has been started in select states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya,
Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and West Bengal.
Objectives of NSSK
a. One time India was among some of the countries having highest under 5 mortality
rate. The under 5 mortality rate declined rapidly by 34 points during the decade
1980 to 1990. This rapid decline in mortality among under 5 children was due to:
• Massive immunization against vaccine preventable diseases
• Correct and effective management of R.T.I and other infectious diseases
• Correct and effective management of diarrhoeal diseases and
• Improvement of health facilities, awareness of hygiene and nutrition, etc.
b. But the under 5 mortality during the decade 1990 to 2000 declined by only 12
points. It was realized that slow decrease in under 5 childhood mortality was due
to high neonatal mortality rate. Neonatal mortality rate in India contributes 50
% of the under 5 mortality rate. And high neonatal mortality rate contributes 2/3
of the world’s neonatal mortality rate.
c. The reasons for high neonatal mortality rate are;
• Birth asphyxia
• Low birth weight
• Congenital defects :
• Others such as metabolic disturbances
e.g – hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, etc.
The National Population Policy Goal has set target of IMR below 30/1000 live births
by 2010. This target can be achieved by focusing at the area where mortality rate
is very high i.e. neonatal period, which contributes 50% of the under 5 deaths in
This high neonatal deaths can be reduced by-
• Resuscitation of asphyxiated newborns,
• Prevention of infections,
• Prevention of hypothermia,
• Early initiation and exclusive breast feeding, and
• Immediate surgical interventions where required.
A. India’s under5 high mortality rate is due to high neonatal mortality rate. The
reasons of high neonatal rate are:-
• Birth asphyxia,
• Low birth weight,
• Congenital defects,
• Metabolic disturbances, etc.
B. High neonatal mortality can be reduced by :-
• Resuscitation of asphyxiated newborns,
• Prevention of sepsis/infections,
• Prevention of hypothermia, and
• Early initiation and exclusive breast feeding.
China’s diversion of Brahmaputra to hit Arunachal power units
New Delhi, Apr 19: The Government today conceded that the power generation in various
hydro-electric schemes in the Brahmaputra would be 'adversely affected' during the
lean flow months in the event of China diverting water before the mighty river takes
a hair pin bend and flows into Arunachal Pradesh as Siang.
In a written answer in the Rajya Sabha regarding the Chinese plans to divert water
from the upper reaches of Brahmaputra, Minister of State for Power Bharatsinh Solanki
said no specific study had been made to assess the impact of the proposed diversion
of 40 Billion Cubic Metre (BCM) Brahmaputra waters known as Yalun Zanbo in China
for Xiangiang and Gansu (Gobi Desert).
A Technical Group headed by Member of Central Water Commission was constituted to
study the implication of possible diversion of Brahmaputra water by China.
It had observed that diversion would be through a carrier system of 800 km in length
to irrigate arid regions of upper Yellow river. The proposal according to this group
took advantage of hair pin bend in the river in the Tibet region with a drop of 2225
meters in a distance of 40 km for generating 40,000 MW of power. The proposed location
is near Doxong (Doshong of Bujialacong in Chinese on Indian maps) at an altitude
of 2,880 m above MSL just before South westward hairpin bend.
The Minister said no specific information was available on China's plan to divert
water from Brahmaputra but there had been media reports that China planned to construct
hydropower projects on the river and divert its water.
China has been officially denying since 2000 that it proposes to build a dam or divert
waters of Brahmaputra, Solanki said. UNI
ITANAGAR: The District Planning Committee meeting of Zilla Parishad, Lower Subansiri
District was held at DC Office Chamber, Ziro recently to finalise and approve the
schemes submitted by the PR institutions for development of civic amenities against
the third and fourth TFC fund allocation.
The meeting approving the schemes of 3rd and 4th installment TFC grant resolved that
grants shall be implemented through respective member secretary and not through PHED.
It also resolved that the construction of Anchal Samity resource centre shall be
implemented through ZPM/Anchal Chair Person.
The meeting refused to accept awarding of works centrally through tender to M/S Delhi
Traders, informed Zila Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum.
BJP appoints new office bearers
ITANAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Nitin Gadkari has approved
the appointments of new office bearers for the party’s Arunachal Pradesh unit.
While MLA Dr. Tangor Tapok was retained as the party president, BR Wage, Padmeswari
Jamoh and Kabak Yabil were appointed vice presidents and both Tai Tagak and Dominic
Tadar as general secretaries. The 10-member new executive committee also includes
three secretaries and a treasurer, according to a party release.
Nyori wins district level chess tourney
AALO: Yommar Nyori beat his nearest rival Bigam Doke by a margin of one point in
the fourth round of the district level chess tournament held here recently and became
Nyori scored 4 points in total and pocketed the winner’s prize of Rs. 5000.
All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association President Dobin Doke was the chief Arbiter
who was ably assisted by P. Lahon as the Arbiter.
ITANAGAR: BSNL Employees’ Union (BSNLEU) will participate in the indefinite strike
called by Joint Action Committee of BSNL Union/Association from April 20 for fulfillment
of its 7-point charter of demands.