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Biometric attendance must at Secretariat


Agartala, July 21, 2018: Biometric attendance machines installed in Civil Secretariat here in a first step to restore work culture in government offices in Tripura.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the system at his office complex on Saturday.

Senior Minister N.C. Debbarma and Chief Secretary Sanjeev ranjan were present at the event.

3 girl soccer players injured in accident


Agartala, July 21, 2018: Three young girl soccer players injured in a road mishap in Agartala on Sunday. Police said the girls were riding in a scooty when it faced an accident.

They suffered from multiple injuries. They are admitted in GBP Hospital here.

Biplab to visit RSS HQ


Agartala, July 21, 2018: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb would visit RSS headquarters at Nagpur in Maharashtra. He is expected to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. 

Deb is leading BJP-IPFT coalition government which wrested power from CPI(M) led left front ending latter’s 25 year continuous rule.

Sources said Chief Minister would reach Nagpur on July 31. They said this would be a mere courtesy visit of Biplab Deb and carries no special significance.

CM meets HRD Minister with relaxation demand


Agartala, July 20, 2018: Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb met the Union Minister of HRD Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. Chief Minister raised the extremely important issue of one-time relaxation for recruiting teachers in Tripura with the Union Minister during the meeting and sought his early intervention in the said matter.

Javadekar assured Chief Minister that the Union HRD Ministry is actively considering the State Government’s proposal to grant the one-time relaxation in qualifying marks and exemption of professional qualification for recruiting teachers and a decision in this regard shall be taken in the best interest of the state of Tripura at the earliest.

Deb also raised the issue for setting up of two new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Dharamnagar and Udaipur and upgradation of one Kendriya Vidyalaya in Ambasa for the state of Tripura. Javadekar assured full support for setting up of these KVs in the state and informed that the proposals for the same received from the State Government in this regard shall be considered by the Union Government for the approval so that these KVs can initiate operating from the next academic session itself.

Union Minister praised the extensive efforts made by Tripura Government in order to make the state into a Shikshit Tripura, Shreshtha Tripura.

Undertrial flees from court, caught


Agartala, July 18, 2018: In a sensational incident an under trial gave a slip to police to flee from court premises here. The absconder however was caught by local residents and handed over to police.

The accused was booked in case under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.

CM checks land availibility for AIIMS


Agartala, July 18, 2018: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday visited Budhjugnagar industrial area near here to check modalities for setting up an ambitious unit of All India Instiute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Tripura. He was accompanied by senior government officials.

Chief Minister during visit camped at Nripendranagar Tea Estate in the area.

A senior official said they would be requiring some 200 acre land for establishing campus of AIIMS.       

BJP in its Vision Document aka menifesto released ahead of assembly elections promised an AIIMS in Tripura in voted to power.

Children’s Film Bonanza begins


Agartala, July 17, 2018: Three day long Children’s Film Bonanza, a film festival for children got underway here on Tuesday. The inaugural function was organised at Nazrul Kalakshetra.

Total nine films will be screened at Nazrul Kalakshetra and private Rupasi Cinema over three days.

Children’s Film Society of India organised the festival in association with the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs.

Seminar on advanced remote sensing held


Shillong, July 17, 2018: The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) which is based in Umiam organised a two day seminar on "Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications" with one day pre-seminar tutorial on UAV Remote Sensing.

The event was jointly organized by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Shillong Chapter, Indian Society of Geomatics, Shillong Chapter, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong and NESAC.

The seminar, one of its kind organized at NESAC, focused on Optical, Microwave, LIDAR, hyperspectral and UAV remote sensing applications and advances including high resolution data processing and geospatial modeling with special emphasis on issues and challenges of North Eastern Region.

Dr. Dharurkar takes charge as VC of TU


Agartala, July 16, 2018: Professor Dr. V.L. Dharurkar on Monday took over chagre as Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University, only central  university in the state. He repalced professor Anjan Kumar Ghosh who made a stint at the university for couple of years.

64 year old Dr. V.L. Dharurkar is a scholar and an acclaimed author as well as a well known figure in the fields of Mass communication and journalism, History, liberal arts and sciences. Till recently he was HoD UDMCJ, Director of Academic Staff College. Hon’ble President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind has appointed him for the coveted position.

Dr. Dharurkar is an eminent educationalist and scholar Marathwada region. He hails from Omerga, District, Osmanabad from Marathwada.  Despite the economically backwardness of this geographical location where he was born and brought up, Dr Dharurkar rose to nationwide eminence in academia and literary fields for his sheer brilliance, commitment, dedication and perseverance.

Dr Dharurkar’s name was included in 1000 Cambridge intellectuals of the millennium and included in 500 Harvard Social Scientists of Asia. His name is also included in the Who‟s Who in the World.

His name has been included in 100 best educators of 2007 enlisted by IBC Cambridge.

He is also the recipient of Plato Award in 2008. At 64 he still possesses a great enthusiasm for teaching and positive attitude towards life.

4000 Yaba tablets seized in Tripura border


Agartala, July 16, 2018: Border Security Force (BSF) seized 4000 yaba tablets during a search along Bangladesh border in Dharmanagar of north Tripura. 

A patrol team of 116bn BSF conducted a raid in the area on Monday and recovered the yaba tablets worth 15 lakh.

No report of arrest in the incident.