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Evidence of lost airmen from World War II


Kolkata, December 13, 2017: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) conducted field activities November 8 – December 13 in search of unaccounted-for Americans from World War II.  The team investigated a site associated with a B-24J bomber loss involving 12 Americans that crashed in January 1944. 

The evidence that the team recovered will be reviewed by the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) in cooperation with DPAA. 

This recovery concluded DPAA’s eighth mission in India relating to U.S. unaccounted-for personnel.  The Government of India, AnSI and the Indian Air Force play a critical role in the recovery missions the U.S. conducts in India.

DPAA’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for U.S. missing personnel to their families and the nation.  DPAA maintains a historical list of U.S. service members accounted for since 2007 on its website at

DPAA investigations often are conducted in remote regions which require the team’s focus and attention to maintain a safe operating environment and to ensure sites remains as undisturbed as possible. DPAA welcomes questions regarding its operations, and we kindly refer media requests for interviews with team members to DPAA’s Public Affairs Office. Please contact Major Jessie Romero at (808) 448-4500, ext. 3127 or (808) 368-5513. Major Romero can also be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Soccer contest in memory of martyred ONGCians


Agartala, December 13, 2017: 21st ONGC Lucky- Srivastava Memorial Invitation Football Tournament is being organised by ONGC Tripura Asset, Agartala from December 16 to 23 at Umakanata Stadium.  Asset Manager ONGC Tripura Gautam Kumar Singha Roy informed that the tournament, affiliated to the All India Football Federation, will be participated by 10 teams.

Of them, 6 teams are from Tripura. In the rest four, 2 teams are from Manipur, 1 from Mizoram and the other one from West Bengal. The final match is scheduled for December 23.

Singha Roy also said that, "We have increased prize money too in this season of Lucky Srivastava Tournament: The champion team will get a trophy and Rs. 2 lakhs. Hriunners' Up team will get Rs. 1 lakh and a trophy. "

The tournament is held in the memory of two ONGCians Justin Lucky and SK Srivastava, who bravely fell to the bullets of militants in 1992.

Speaking on the occasion Asset Manager Singha Roy said that ONGC has close association with the people of the state and regularly undertakes various welfare measures in various parts of the state. 

Encouraging the sports activities is one among them. Through this tournament, many players of the state have been able to get good exposure and highlight their talent while spectators of the state get to see some good football.

Rains spoil winter in NE


Agartala, December 10, 2017: Continual rains disrupted normal life and business in Tripura and a few other northeastern states. Moderate yet constant downpour spoiled joy and mood of winter in mid December.

Weather office said depression in Bay of Bengal caused the rains which will get better in couple of days.

Christmas is a big festival in northeastern region and celebrations were already started, but rains appear to be a spoiler for them. 

BSNL staffs to observe 2 day strike


Agartala, December 9, 2017: All unions of non-executives and associations of executives of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will observe two days strike in December to press their demands. The strike has been called on December 12 and 13.

The strike for two successive days would paralyze the BSNL and would adversely affect its functioning specially in landlocked remote states like Tripura.

Leaders urged the workers and employees to make December 12 and 13 strike a success. They threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands are not conceded. 

Zakia wins King Chilli eating race


Kohima, December 9, 2017: 18th Hornbill festival Naga King Chilli Eating Competition was held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which was organised by the department of Horticulture and XL event management Division with the support of Oking Hospital and Research clinic. 

Prem Zakia from Kohima won the first place by eating 6 king chilli whereas Akhou tetseo and Nusole bagged the second and third position respectively. The winners were given Rs. 30000, Rs.20000 and Rs. 10000 each.

In the tourist category, Prashant Pandey from Gujarat won the first place by eating 4 king chilli and pocketed a sum of Rs. 20000. 

Axed teachers run havoc, block Rajdhani Exp


Agartala, December 8, 2017: Groups from 10323 teachers terminated by the Supreme Court for their unlawful recruitment ran havoc in north Tripura and Dhalai districts on Friday. With December 31 being last day of their job, the teachers announced vigorous agitation plan to seek their rehabilitation in government service. 

From morning they started staging road and railway blockades resulting in disruption of traffic. A group forced Agartala bound Rajdhani Express to take a halt at Kumarghat station causing immense trouble for the passengers.

Another passenger train was also force stopped at Manu. Security personnel despite their large presence in all agitation spots did not intervene to clear blockades citing non-availability of order from the top. 

NFRWWO celebrates world disability day


Maligaon (Guwahati), December 7, 2017: Northeast Frontier Railway Women Welfare Organisation (NFRWWO) celebrated the World Disability Day today at Luitgarh club, Nambari, Maligaon. Students of “Sneha school” which is a school run for Dibangya child by NFRWWO performed various programme on the occasion. 

Sunita Singh, President of NFRWWO and other members were present. President of NFRWWO gave away prizes to winner of Drawing, Painting and Essay competition which was held on September 10 and 17.

There are altogether 13 Dibangya child in the school between age group 3 to 15 yrs. President of NFRWWO also distributed mementos to Railway staff for showing efficiency and sincerity in connection with NFRWWOs work during last year.

PCI Chairman in Agartala to probe journos’ murder


Agartala, December 6, 2017: Press Council of India Chairman Justice C.K. Prasad is currently on a fact finding mission in Tripura in connection with subsequent murders of journalists Santanu Bhowmik and Sudip Datta Bhowmik within parameters of security forces. 

Justice Singha met representatives of media organisations and senior government and security officials to know their version in unprecedented horrific murders of scribes. 

Tripura journalists call on Rajnath Singh


Agartala / New Delhi, December 5, 2017:  A delegation of journalists from Tripura representing the "Forum for Protection of Journalists" on Tuesday called on Union Minister of Home Rajnath Singh at his office in New Delhi. The Journalists demanded that the the centre institutes a high-level inquiry by the central government against violence and oppression on the journalists of the State in aftermath of subsequent murders of two journalists. 

The delegation elaborated recent daylight killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik and the killing of another young television journalist Santanu Bhowmik two months earlier. 

Home Minister received a memorandum from the journalists and gave a patient hearing to them. Rajnath Singh assured that the centre would do its best to dispel their grievances. 

21 Sector organised swachhta rally


Agartala, December 5, 2017: As part of swatch bharat abhiyan and swatchta pakhwara, 21 Sector Assam Rifles organised an awareness rally in Kunjaban area of Agartala. In pursuance of its efforts to spread social message and for educating people towards cleanliness.250 Assam Rifles personnel and 780 students of Assam Rifle Public School, Agartala participated in the event. 

The event received an enthusiastic response and was highly appreciated by local populace. The rally culminated into a "Pledge” Ceremony where students of ARPS and Assam Rifles Jawans took "Swatchata Shapath".