March 02

Training on blood storage

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: A three days training on blood storage units for medical officers (MOs) began at Seminar Hall, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun yesterday.

In his inaugural speech, Deputy Director, State Blood Transfusion Council Dr. Pakba Ringu spoke on the importance of such training programme for the effective service delivery of blood transfusion services since the blood transfusion service in the state is still in nascent stage.

Altogether six MOs from different hospitals of Arunachal Pradesh, namely General Hospital, Pasighat, District Hospital, Ziro, RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Arunachal State Hospital attended the programme.

The training will be held into two sessions - Technical & Practical Hands-on at Blood Bank.

The resource persons Dr. Joram Khopey, MD (Path), Blood Bank Medical Officer, District Hospital, Ziro and Dr. P.Sona,MD (Path), Blood Bank Medical Officer, ASH, Naharlagun will conduct the training session.

The trainees will be taught about maintenance and management of blood units in the blood bank with theoretical discussion and practical demonstration.

Also present on the occasion were Dr. Nabam Budh, Dy.Director(Blood Safety), APSACS.


Training conducted by KVK West Siang

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: A one day training programme on “Quality Seed Production in Rice and Conservation of seed for next season crop” organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), West Siang was conducted at Lipu Namchi village yesterday.

KVK’s programme coordinator in-charge A. Kiran Kumar Singh explained to the farmers how production and productivity of crops can be improved by using different technologies during the inaugural session. He further made the farmers aware on the importance of SRI for higher production which will help them improve their livelihood.

Subject matter specialist in Plant Breeding of the KVK explained the farmers the importance of Quality Seed Production in rice and how to conserve the produced seed for seed purpose.


Doctor’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) deeply mourned the tragic death of Dr Litum Bagra, DRCHO of Longding District Hospital.

Dr Bagra was a very brilliant and kind-hearted person and always ready to help the poor and needy people. His death is an irreparable loss to the Galo community in particular, GWS said in a condolence message.

GWS conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss and prayed to almighty rest his departed soul in eternal peace.


3 houses gutted in fire

PASIGHAT, Mar 01: At least 3 houses were gutted down in two separate fire mishap at Tigra Mirbuk village near Pasighat within a gap of 24 hours.

On February 25, a house belonged to Tayem Ering was reduced to ashes at around 6 PM, while on February 27 at the same area and same time, the fire devoured the houses of  Opang Jamoh and Johny Ering. The causes of the Fire are being investigated. Through the fire tender which rushed to the spot was of great help specially for preventing fire to spread to the nearby houses it was felt inadequate due to shortage for manpower and sufficient vehicle.

Jenes Mary Tayeng CO Zenden Tsomu DDMM along with ZPC Kaling Dai, Okom Yosung ZPM and other PRI members visited the accident site. The district administration distributed immediate relief of Rs. 3000 to each family.

The Panchayat leaders opined that since Pasighat is a fast growing town where fire accidents occur frequently, there is a need of more fire tenders and vehicles. DIPRO


Training on Molecular methods for Diversity analysis” concludes

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: The three days training on “Molecular methods for Diversity analysis” conducted by the Department of Basic Science and Humanities under Institutional Biotechnology Hub concluded at College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat today.

A total of 40 students and research scholars from Jawaharlal Nehru College, College of Horticulture & Forestry participated in the training programme.

The valedictory session was chaired by Dr. AK Pandey, Dean of the college. The welcome address was delivered by the Course Director Amit Kumar Singh.

Attending the valedictory function today, Dean of the college Dr. AK Pandey highlighted on the biodiversity richness of the region and its proper maintenance and utilization using biotechnological approaches. He also spoke on the need and future of genetically modified crops, how the biotechnology tools can be used for increasing the productivity as well as the quality production of various crops and their varieties.  

All the faculty members, technical staff of the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat were present in the valedictory session.


Dwelling house gutted

ITANAGAR, Mar 01:  In a fire accident reportedly broke out on 26 February last; a dwelling house of one Rare Nabam was gutted down at P Sector Nirjuli. All the belonging of the house were completely burnt down to ashes and no material could retrieve during the mishap.  Fire victim appealed to the concern authority to provide relief materials at earliest.


Illicit poppy cultivation destroyed at Namsai

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: Illicit poppy plants cultivated in around 7.6 hectares of land at Wakkatliang, Manyuliang and Medo area of Wakro circle under Namsai Sub–Division were destroyed by Namsai administration today.

The operation was launched by Namsai administration headed by ADC Ravi Jha, Magistrate in command S. Sengupta, EAC Namsai with help of Central Bureau of Narcotics, Police Personnel and ALCs.


PPA calls for effective policy to create job opportunities for educated youth

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: Lambasting the ruling Congress Govt for, what the party said, not having a concrete plan for absorption of thousands of educated unemployed skilled youths passing out from six ITI's from various districts of the state, PPA president Nikh Kamin today stated that the situation arising out of “such unplanned manufacturing of locally available raw material based skilled manpower” is extremely dangerous and harmful not only to the youths and their family households but to the state as a whole.

“In absence of factories, industries and other employment avenues such as private or public sectors undertakings, the youths are left with no option but to form Associations, Unions, Fronts and Forums to ventilate their grievances.”

According to Laeta Umbrey, the PPA Chief Ministerial candidate, every year six ITI's in 18 different trades produce hundreds of frustrated souls. “With Govt department reaching a saturated point to absorb any further staffs and to add salt to the wounds of the unemployed youths, the RR policy of every Dept leaving no especial provision for such skilled man power, the youths are left with no option but to either involve in antisocial activities or become jack of all trades but master of none.”

Kenyir Ringu the State Mahila President PPA said it is time to evolve a policy package backed by adequate resources to set up few dozens of small, medium and heavy industries within the state and also expedite few hydro power and thermal power projects and  also open up the trade routes with neighboring countries to engage the youths in mercantile activities.

What is required, according to Toko Sheetal, PPA Vice President is strong political will backed by strong vision plan, which a regional party like PPA, alone can feel and implement in all earnestness to solve the unemployment problems.


Association proposes 24 hours bandh at Mahadevpur

ITANAGAR, Mar 01:  In protesting against the district administration for allegedly failed to fulfill their demands, All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association has declared 24 hours bandh call at Mahadevpur under Lekang circle in Lohit district on March 6th next. The association has demanded for extension of ST facilities to Arunachal Deori who inhabited since 1950 under Lohit and Changlang district. It also demanded for reorganization of Missing into Adi tribe in East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley.


NSCN(IM) cadre arrested

CHANGLANG, Mar 01:  Changlang police has arrested an active NSCN(IM) cadre Khultu Mossang, age 34 years, in a joint operation with 149 CRPF at Yeremkan Village in Nampong  Circle on February 18 last.

On receiving information of extortion in Nampong market area by the said cadre who is rank of self styled Rajapiyo of Nampong area in NSCN (IM), the joint operation was launched in the area and the cadre was arrested with Rs. 8000 extortion money. The said accused is ex-GB of the village.

A criminal case under relevant section of IPC and UAP (Act) has been registered against the accused and  he is being interrogated. DIPRO


DDK to telecast budget speech

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 01: Doordarshan Kendra Itanagar (DDK) will telecast the Governor’s address and the finance minister’s budget speech live on March 4 from 10 am onwards. The telecast will be available on NEDD-13, additional secretary, Arunachal Legislative Assembly Kago Habung informed.


Society condemns attack

ITANAGAR, Mar 01:  Arunachal Pradesh Legal Aid Society, a Ziro based organization today condemned alleged attack on Advocate Muk Pertin and his house. In a release the society termed the attack cowardice and barbaric act. The society also condemned the government for allegedly maintaining silence over rising law and order problem in the state. It further appealed to the entire legislators to ponder over the rising crime rate in the state.



ITANAGAR, Mar 01: The name of the resource person of the inauguration function of the Arunachal Film Festival 2014 was wrongly mentioned as Ahsan Mujid instead of Ajay Tandon, Cinematographer, FTI, Mumbai in the news item on March 01 in this daily under heading ‘ Arunachal Film Festival begins’.

The inadvertent error is regretted, DIPR


Lossar greetings

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today extended warm greetings and best wishes to the  people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious and festive occasion of Lossar.

In a message, the Governor said “I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on this auspicious occasion. May this festival usher in peace, happiness and harmony for all.”

On this festive occasion, I offer my prayer to Lord Buddha to bless each one of us with his blessings, the message added.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, said “Lossar, the festival of the Buddhist community of Western Arunachal, that symbolizes the beginning of a New Year is enthusiastically celebrated by the Buddhist community with feasts and religious rituals.

“I pray the Almighty that this Lossar ushers in peace and prosperity in our state and that each and every community prospers,” Tuki said in a message this evening.

He called upon every individual to join the festivities of Lossar with the Buddhist brethrens so that the ever-lasting bonhomie and bonding grows stronger.


NSS special camp organized  at Jirdin

AALO, Mar 01:  N.S.S. special camp was organized by the S.F.S. College fraternity at Jirdin on February 27 last.

On the occasion, the volunteers organized a social service at Jirdin government middle school premises and also handed over two sets of Black Board and a filter to headmaster of the school.

Reyom Ete, Programme Officer N.S.S appreciated  PRI members particularly to Daken Ado and his team

for their support and extending cooperation.

Gumjum Rime (Headmaster), Kenli Ete, faculty of S.F.S. College, Aalo, Sis. Annei and D. Sambyo also spoke on the occasion. The students also presented a cultural programme. DIPRO


News Impact

Pasighat achieves visible development: Tuki

PASIGHAT, Mar 01: Pasighat has been in limelight for its stupendous development in various sectors including infrastructure, education, agriculture and visible developments have been achieved by the government in the education sector in particular under the leadership of the present Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Union Minister of State Ninong Ering during last four years. This was said by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing the people here at the Sikshak Sadan after inaugurating the newly constructed Polytechnic College, Administrative Block of JNC, DDSE office, the state’s first Shikshak Sadan and Information Technology College at Pasighat in presence of ministers, MLAs and Govt officers.

Stating that factors like infrastructure, connectivity and human resources are given additional thrust, the Chief Minister said vast investments were required and dynamics of the knowledge city could be understood by imagining a society that is aimed at knowledge creation and propagation under care of the education minister.

“The development of knowledge city at Pasighat is a direct consequence of making the educational quality and infrastructure national standard.  The knowledge city would help the evolution of knowledge economy and accelerating the development of human capital by providing high quality education and specialized skills to the students. The development of knowledge city, with unparalleled infrastructure, centers for innovation and institutes for specialized studies will make Pasighat the preferred destination for the academic world,” said the Chief Minister. The CM further said the township would have dedicated rail and air services, long lasting cement concrete road network, district secretariat soon. Such an integrated township that is expected to facilitate high standard live-work infrastructure would physically link the town to its logical extensions and is going to be one of the biggest and the best live-work infrastructure in the entire state, added Tuki.

Before concluding his speech, the Chief Minister appreciated the teaching community for the hard work and sincerity. He emphasized on promoting basic qualities in teachers like discipline, punctuality, patience, diligence, courtesy, trustworthiness and compassion so that they could nurture the children to set examples of high moral rectitude, educational, academic and moral excellence enabling them to serve their communities as worthy citizens in future. For their best services they would be awarded with teacher talent awards, he added.

The state government has conducted a research study organizing job melas that has revealed the changing aspiration of the youths. The survey concluded that the youths of the state are very vibrant and ready for change and many of them have got preferable jobs minimizing unemployment problems. He also made aware the people about other initiatives taken by the government like enhancement of Labor wages, issuing licenses to the SHGs to open counters etc. He apprised the people that government is putting all efforts to issue Health Insurance Cards to the people including govt. employees soon which would help the people to get free medical services across the nation.

Responding to memorandum submitted by the ATA President Tabung Ering, the Chief Minister assured to consider the genuine issues on humanitarian ground.

Earlier, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and UMoS Ninong Ering said that Pasighat has always been blessed by the care and kinds of the present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. Duo added, the present government under the dynamic leadership of Tuki has given State University, Agriculture University, Polytechnic College, approved Railway and Air services for people of the district. According to them the state is marching towards the tremendous developments under care of the present people friendly government.  Among others, Minister Industries Tapang Taloh, Minister for Geo & Mining and Art & Culture and Food and Civil Supplies Kamlung Mossang, MLAs J K Panggeng, Karikho Kri, Ralom Borang, Alo Libang and DC Opak Gao, SP Devendar Arya, ZPC Kaling Dai and Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk were present on the occasion. DIPRO



AAPSU expresses shock over ‘dissidence activities’, calls for introspection

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) expressed surprise and shock over the ‘dissidence activities by the power hungry politicians in the state’ when the state is facing plethora of  problem starting from inter-state boundary dispute to racial killing of  Nido Tania in New Delhi.

AAPSU said the elected leaders, particularly the state cabinet should rise to the occasion and stand together to find out solution to every problem confronting the state and its people.

“Shockingly, few power hungry politicians instead of working for the greater interest of the people and the state, are reportedly lobbying in Delhi for a change in leadership. It is for them to reply whether they are interested in the cause of the people or only in their vested interest,” said AAPSU in a release today. While pointing out the recent Tarasso incident, boundary dispute, week-long economic blockade on NH 52,  death of Arunachalee boy Nido Tania in National capital, increase in corruption cases and law and order problems which are cause of concern, AAPSU also raised question on timing for dissidence activities. “It is time for the Arunachal leaders to plan strategy for enactment of anti-racial law, strengthen the Border Affairs department with adequate manpower to deal with recurring inter-state boundary problems, expedite the process for the Union Home Ministry to act on the report submitted by the Local Boundary Commission constituted by the Supreme Court.”  

The AAPSU further said that the state government should make all out efforts to clear the pending bills, particularly local contractors so that they do not suffer and the money goes back to the market.

“It is surprising that at this juncture, elected leaders have the guts to fly to Delhi and lead a lavish life at the cost of the state exchequer” AAPSU said and advocated that there should be a mandatory provision for the ministers to make details of their trips to Delhi public. They are answerable to the people as people’s representatives and their expenses are borne by the public exchequer, it said.  AAPSU further calls for introspection before it is too late as the “Arunachal leaders seemingly have crossed all limits.”



2nd day of AFF witnesses workshops on script writing, cinematography

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: In keeping with the attempt to promote films and film making in the state and as a part of the ongoing Arunachal Film Festival (AFF) 2014 organised by the IPR department, workshops on ‘Concept, script writing and direction’ by Ahsan Muzid, Film Director from Assam and ‘Basic Cinematography’ by Ajay Tandon, Cinematographer from FTI Mumbai were conducted today at the Science Centre, I. G. Park, Itanagar.

Films are a costly, elaborate and complex artistic expression and a visual medium of telling stories, stated Ahsan Muzid during the workshop. He went on to give an in depth idea of his understanding of what concept, script writing and direction meant, learnt from his years of experience in the field of film making in the region. He also advised all the film enthusiasts to watch films, learn to appreciate them, learn techniques watching them and make films.

Ajay Tandon explained on how the camera is a tool that can create a difference by capturing images. He also emphasized on the importance of the person behind the camera in making or breaking a shot and spoke about the need for technical knowhow of the people involved in the film making process. In elaboration to a view expressed by a participant, Tandon said that shots/ photographs capture only part of a bigger canvas at a time and so our attention is drawn to all the tiny details in the picture and therefore what in reality may not be spectacular turn out beautiful and stunning.

The workshops were interactive and well liked and appreciated by the film fraternity and students present. Meanwhile the feature films ‘Hiejum Tangkanam’, ‘Aati Peying’ and ‘Kal Aj Aur Kal’ and documentary films ‘ Oyi’ and ‘ Nayi Raah’ which were screened at the Siddharth Hall were well received by the audience. DIPR



Namsai gearing up for Lok Sabha election

NAMSAI, Mar 01: The administration of Namsai sub-division has started poll activities by organizing a three days training programme for the officials to be engaged in the ensuing Parliamentary elections at Namsai Town club.

Namsai ADC cum ERO Ravi Jha asked the officials to attend the training session with utmost sincerity to acquaint themselves with the rules and procedures prescribed for the conduct of elections to ensure free, fair and successful election.

The two master trainers Sasi kuttan Nair and Raju Dutta explained about the distribution of duties of different polling officers on pre-poll, actual poll and post-poll. They also explained the functioning, sealing of the EVMs and even conducted mock-drill with the trainers.

R. Riba, DFO (NFD), Namsai attended the training programme as the Training Observer.

A total of 200 officials from various departments are attending the training.

Election related meeting held at Ziro

The Deputy Commissioner cum DEO, Lower Subansiri District Marnya Ete, held a review meeting for the smooth conduct of the general elections to be held soon.

He requested the HoDs to furnish details of employees of their respective departments in time as manpower required for the election duties will be quite heavy. He also requested the work departments to repair the porter tracks especially in Ziro-II region. Power department was also requested to provide an uninterrupted power supply for election related works. He expressed hope that all the Hods will cooperate and assist the District Administration for the conduction for election. DIPRO



MGNREGA implementation collective responsibility of all: Byaling

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: Chairing the State Employment Guarantee Council (SEGC) meeting at SIRD hall here today, RD and PR Minister Tanga Byaling, who is also the chairman of SEGC, has opined that implementation of MGNREGA is the collective responsibility of all and sought cooperation and coordination from the Council as well as PRI members for successful implementation of the Centre’s flagship programme.

Sanjib Das, PO MGNREGA, gave PowerPoint presentation on ex-post facto approval of Labour Budget 2013-14 as well as the approval of Labour Budget for the FY 2014-15 from the State Employment Guarantee Council and also highlighted district wise physical and financial achievement uploaded in the MIS for the FY 2013-14.

Zilla Parishad Chairpersons from various districts put forward their views for strengthening the delivery mechanism of MGNREGA in the state and underlined the need for proper coordination between Govt. functionaries and PRI members.

Later, the meeting unanimously approved all the proposals that were placed before the Council.

Earlier, BR Babu, Secretary (RD), in his keynote address highlighted the objective of the council meeting.

Rural Development Department Director K Dulom also spoke in the meeting.

The meeting was attended by the State Employment Guarantee Council members including Chairperson Zilla Parishad of the districts.



ICYF –A symbol of peace and development: VC

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: The 10th Inter College Youth Festival (ICYF) - 2014 started with full of zeal and vigor at the Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills yesterday.

Inaugurating the festival, Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamo Mibang said that the festival was a symbol of peace and development and hoped it will provide a good platform to the student to expose their talents in various fields.

Delivering few pieces of suggestions, he asked everyone to work together to make the three days event a grand success.

Dean of Student Welfare, RGU and Organizing Secretary Dr. T. Lhungdim emphasized on maintaining sportsman spirit by all during the three days event.

RGU Student Union (RGUSU) president Bengia Taja said that the main objective of the festival is to promote brotherhood among all the colleges in the state. He appreciated the zealous approach towards the festival and thanked all the participants coming from various corners of the state despite the current situation in the borders.

RGU Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba wished all the participating collegians the best of luck.

Around thousands spectators and participants coming from different colleges of the state witnessed the breathtaking Olympic Lamp lighting ceremony on the first day of the festival yesterday besides varieties of enthralling extracurricular activities.

Sports, literary and cultural activities were the main events of the first day.

The three hours long cultural programme in the first night of the festival turned out to be a fantabulous event and rejuvenated the energy level of the audiences after the daylong vigorous sports activities. The “Jai Ho” number performed by the host university was accepted with the loudest cheer. The performance portrayed on the importance of conserving the environment by St. Claret College, Ziro was an eye opener for the crowd. The cultural event also included mime and group dance.

Former MLA, Ngurang Pinch while taking part in the cultural event has said that those days are gone when festivals were limited to own tribes and functions were confined to literary activities, but with the passage of time, the young generation also modifies the style of celebrating festivals and functions. He further mentioned that youths are the most vibrant and resourceful sections of the society and if garnered properly could serve as a potential force for the development and also a catalyst in a nation building activities.  



Workshop on art and culture of Himalayas held

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 01: Hayang Memorial Agro Industrial and Education (HAMARE) Trust has organised training cum workshop on Art & Culture of Himalayas here yesterday. The activities of the Union ministry of culture sponsored workshop include audio-visual presentation on art and culture and training on traditional and folk art in Arunachal Pradesh.

In his key note address as  chief guest, Deputy Director Art and Culture Jumnya Siram encouraged the young participants to learn as much from the workshop and take home the art of preserving own culture.

The  resource  persons of the workshop, Dakter Esse, Asst. Professor, Dept of Mass Communication, RGU, who is also a Ph. D Scholar in Cultural Studies from Tezpur University and  journalist  Karpu Chisi, presented a joint paper titled, “Preserving folklore tradition in the Himalayan foothills: A case study of ‘Enchantation’.”

While interacting with the participants Esse said, “the objective of the paper is to examine the ways we can think of preserving our culture and study the cultural imaginings of folklore in the Himalayan foothills.”

Chisi dealt at length on Arunachal music album titled, “Enchantation” taking it as a case study.  ‘Musicians and composers from outside the state regard Arunachalee music in the form of folklores and chants as Raw and untouched. They find our music very enchanting and unique. Such is the case in the tribal album Enchantation’, Chisi apprised. She further added that the Arunachal music album, Enchantation is an example of preservation with an innovation.

Further, on the occasion Ajit Tajo Sonam, one of the members of HAMARE emphasized on the significant role that the parents of a family can play in passing on the traditional legacy to their children so that it continues.



Mothers role in 'social transformation' discussed


RUKSIN, Mar 01: With a view to create awareness among mothers about their unlimited role at home and in moral building of their children, the Donyi-Polo Vidya Niketan (DPVN), Ngorlung today conducted ‘Matri Sammelon (mothers’ meet)' with participation of about 200 mothers.

The programme started with lighting of lamp and Saraswati Bandana (prayer) followed by group discussion on mothers’ role in moral building morality in their child and their responsibility towards the family and society.

Delivering the key note address, an assistant teacher of DPVN Rehana Bagra said the mothers are the main teacher of growing children and they should take proper care of their children during their childhood. Stating that DPVN run under Vidya Bharati is taking some special initiatives to stimulate the mothers for development of morality in their growing child. She appealed to the mothers to take active part in transformation of the society.

Addressing the mothers present on the occasion, a lady teacher Dui Gao urged them to take proper care of their child to prevent them from going astray. She suggested the mothers to keep close observation of their children so that they cannot come to contact of the evil practices.

The DPVN at Ngorlung near here was established in 1996. It presently has altogether 221 students in its nine classes (Nursery to Class VIII) and 13 teaching staff.



Sale, distribution and production of IMFL to be monitored

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: In compliance with the directive of Election Commission of India to curb the liquor menace during the forthcoming Parliamentary Election, the Nodal officer for EEM, Parliamentary Election has instructed all the Excise Officers in-charge to strictly monitor the sale, distribution and production of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL), beer etc. in Arunachal Pradesh from the first day of notification of parliamentary elections till the date of polling/repolling.

In its order, the Nodal Officer has instructed all Excise Officers in-charge to keep intensive vigil over interstate movement of vehicles at RTO check-post and border check-post round the clock till the completion of polling.

All the distilleries and bonded warehouses in the state would be put under 24x7 CCTV cameras monitoring with police guard to ensure that no liquor is released without proper permit or license.

District level Nodal Officers with superintendent of excise and police personnel would conduct frequent raids and seize illicit liquor and take legal action against any illegal storage or transportation of illicit liquor in the state.

It also instructed them to maintain daily production record of IMFL of all distilleries/bottling plants, sale record of IMFL/Beer from bond to wholesalers.

As per directive, the wine shops will strictly close at 7 am and open at 10 am from the date of issue of election notification till polling, the order said.



BCCI Associates & Affiliated Members Tournament in Jharkhand

ITANAGAR, Mar 1: Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct the Under-19 and Under-16 BCCI Associates and Affiliated Members Tournament, 2013-14 in Jharkhand in March.

While the Under-19 tournament will be conducted at Dhanbad from March 7 -11, the Under 16 tournament will be held at Ranchi from March 20 -28, informed Arunachal Cricket Association.

Meanwhile, ACA has started preparation for participation in both the tournaments.

As per schedule, Arunachal will play against Manipur in the opener of U-19 tournament on March seven. The state will meet Meghalaya in the second match on March eight, Bihar on March 11 before taking on Nagaland in their last league match on March 13.

Arunachal were again scheduled to play against Manipur in Under 16 tournament on March 20, the release informed.



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