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Pre planting operations in rubber


Agartala, March 19, 2018: Rubber growers can contact Rubber Board Call Centre to know about the pre planting operations in rubber. Ms. Phebe Joseph, Scientist, Rubber Research Institute of India will answer the questions on the subject on March 21 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm. The Call Centre number is 0481 - 2576622.

Pre planting operations in rubber are very much important and should be planned with a long term vision. It is not possible to correct the shortfalls in planting in a perennial crop like rubber which has a life span of 25-30 years. Rubber Research Institute of India has developed suitable agronomic practices for rubber through years of research.

These research findings should be utilized right from the preparation of land. Cost of cultivation could be reduced substantially by adopting new agricultural practices. 

Information about the services of the Board and also technical advice regarding cultivation, production, processing, etc. of rubber can be regularly sought from the Call Centre functioning at its Head Office. The service is available from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on all working days.

Left govt shoulders 11 thousand crore burned on new govt


Agartala, March 18, 2018: Newly installed BJP-IPFT coalition government has inherited a huge financial burden from erstwhile CPI(M) led left front government forcing it to rush for help from central government. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman who is holding finance portfolio informed that state is facing a deficit of more than Rs11 thousand 500 crores.

The new government is under obligation to comply with its election pledges mainly implementation of recommendations of 7th pay commission for its employees and staffs. Debbarman informed that Chief Minister has left for Delhi on Sunday to try to manage fund from the central government on an urgent basis.

He said they will be requiring additional Rs 1500 crore fund for hike of salary and benefits in compliance with 7th pay commission. He assured of implementation of all assurances made in election pledges.

Jishnu Debbarman said they have adopted three point formulas to cope with financial crisis. He described the formula as seeking central government help, procuring more revenue from state resources and proper management of financial matters.

Tripura CM to try for fund in Delhi


Agartala, March 17, 2018: Biplab Deb, Chief Minister of newly elected BJP–IPFT coalition government in Tripura is rushing to New Delhi to try to garner fund from the central government. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top leaders in his maiden visit to national capital after assuming office of Chief Minister.

Decision on his visit to Delhi to try to gain more fund was taken at weekly meeting of council of ministers here on Thursday. The meeting reviewed and found dismal fund situation in last month of current fiscal.

Being C category state, the central government supports 90percent of state’s budgetary allocation. Present state government needs additional fund to implemented lucrative pledge BJP made in assembly election campaign.  

Phensedyl and Ganja recovered


Agartala, March 16, 2018: SDPO Sonamura and staff accompanied by Addl. SP (Sipahijala) conducted raid at Rangamatia, Bordwal area under Sonamura police station at about 2345 hrs on Thursday.

During search Police recovered and seized 800 bottles Phensedyl cough Syrup and 50 Kgs Dry Ganja from the house of one Farid Maishan of Rangamatia, Bordwal,

A case has been registered in this registered in Sonamura police station.

Guv Acharya launches ‘My Northeast App’


Kohima, March 16, 2018: Governor, P. B. Acharya launched ‘My Northeast App’ Friday at St. Joseph College in Jakhama. My Northeast App is a network of services up-to-date with all the latest news on jobs, education and infotainment.

Acharya launching the app stated that empowerment by education is a necessity for the development of a country. Many young people with conventional degrees are not employable now, he stated quoting the Prime Minister’s statement. Exhorting the students to go for expertise in knowledge, he expressed hope that the app will help them in providing necessary information in acquiring skills required for their future.

Director, Higher Education, Kuholi Chishi during the launching of the app encouraged the students to make the best use of the app and upgrade and update one with the facilities provided by the app. She expressed optimism that the entire students’ community will benefit from the app.

CEO, My Northeast App, Prakash explaining the application said that many northeast students are deprived of opportunities due to lack of information. The app will provide information on international/ national entrance exams and scholarships, local, corporate and government job details. The app also has a call centre for providing information and any queries of the students, he informed.

NEUWJ‘s first convention on 25th


Guwahati, March 15, 2018: The first convention of North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ) will be organized on March 25 2018 at Guwahati Press Club.  Eminent journalist and editor of ‘Prantik’ Pradip Barua will inaugurate the convention where editor of ‘Bismoi’ Shashi Phukan will release the souvenir  and senior journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap will be present as a special guest.

The open session will be presided over by NEUWJ president Joykanta Sarma, which will be graced by a number of acclaimed northeastern journalists including  David Laitphlang  (Meghalaya), Bijoy Gurung (Sikkim), Sobhapati Samom (Manipur), Pirrip Sumi  (Nagaland), Kenter Joya Riba (Arunachal Pradesh), Syed Sajjad Ali (Tripura) and Malsawmpuia Ralte (Mizoram).  

Manoj Agasti, general secretary of NEUWJ, which is registered under the trade union act, extends invitations to all journalists and media organizations of the region to make the convention s success.

Controversy on CS Welfare Fund rests


Kohima, March 14, 2018: Nagaland Home Commissioner Abhisek Singh in a statement information rumours were floated on Social Media with regard to a Circular issued by Office of Commissioner, calling for voluntary contributions to Chief Secretary Welfare Fund, it is felt necessary to issue this Press Release with regard to the operation of Chief Secretary Welfare Fund.

He informed to all that the Chief Secretary’s Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) has been created in pursuance of the decision taken during the AHODs/HODs meeting on February 19 2016. An Office Memorandum in this regard was also issued in August 2016. 

According to his statement Chief Secretary’s Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) is overseen and administered by an Executive Committee consisting of the following:

Chief Secretary –Chairman

Development Commissioner - Member

Finance Commissioner – Member

Home Commissioner – Member Secretary

The Chief Secretary’s Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) is utilized for extending Relief and for providing assistance to individuals and organizations/bodies within and outside the State for such causes as deemed fit by the Executive Committee.

The day to day functioning and operation of the Chief Secretary’s Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) is monitored by a Steering Committee consisting of the following members: 

        a.    Home Commissioner - Chairman

        b.    Secretary NSDMA &RR- Member Secretary

        c.    Addl. Secretary SAB (Home)- Member

        d.    Joint Secretary Finance- Member

        e.    OSD-NSDMA (Home)- Member

The Welfare Fund was set up through Voluntary contributions by requesting all Gazetted Officers in the State Government to contribute one day’s salary every year to the Fund starting from the 1st April 2017. The contribution is purely on voluntary basis. Any Officer who is not willing to make a contribution can write to Home Commissioner through AHoD without giving any reason.

The Chief Secretary’s Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) is audited at the end of every financial year by an internal audit committee which is set up by the Executive Committee.

An annual report on the operation of the Chief Secretary’s Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) is presented during the AHoDs & HoDs meetings for ratification as well as decision taken by Executive Committee from time to time.

The Chief Secretary Special Welfare Fund has been set up by Government Officers through a resolution and contributions to the same are voluntary. One of the purposes for which the Welfare Fund has been utilised is for procurement of CD4 machines for AIDS Care. This clarification is being issued in view of carious comments on Social Media on the matter.

High level meeting in ONGC on PMKVY


Agartala, March 13, 2018: In line with the vision of Prime Minister NarendraModi  to provide quality skillto local youth and make them  employable,  a high level meeting on Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)was organised in ONGC Agartala on March 13. The meeting was chaired by ED- Asset Manager Mr. G.K. Singha Roy and co- chaired by Dr. S.K. Panda, Chairman Executive Committee, Tripura Skill Development Mission. 

Apart from ONGC officials,the meeting was attended by representatives of different contractors working with ONGC Tripura and other stakeholders.

ED- Asset Manager G. K .Singha Roy said that,Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas as well as Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan geared up National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) , National Skill development Agency and Launched special scheme to make vision of Prime Minister successful.

ONGC  Tripura Asset wholeheartedly extend its support and  has already taken up steps in this direction by appointing apprentices to impart quality skills and make them fit for the Hydrocarbon Industry . In FY 2016-17 ONGC Tripura took 41 apprentices , while in the current FY 2017-18 the intake has increased by more the four fold to 189.

He further said that, newly elected Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb has emphasized on providing quality skill to the local youth of Tripura as per market demand and ONGC wholeheartedly supports it.

Tripura by poll peaceful, 81.21% casting


Agartala, March 12, 2018: By poll in Charilam ST Constituency in Sepahijala district on Monday was peaceful, but casting was low in comparison to high rate of voting in February 18 assembly elections.

Five candidates contesting in the by poll which was necessary after death of CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma during campaign. CPI(M) filled Palash Debbarma in his place, but on Saturday pulled him out from contest citing relentless attacks and intimidation by BJP workers in the area.

Jishnu Debbarma is contesting as BJP nominee and he is expected to win by a huge margin with main contender staying out of poll. Debbarma was inducted in first BJP led coalition government as Deputy Chief Minister.

Centre to support Tripura to fulfill dreams of people: Modi

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Agartala, March 9, 2018: Keeping his poll promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Tripura on Friday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Biplab Deb, the first BJP chief minister of the north eastern state. 

Addressing the crowd, PM Modi thanked the people of Tripura for the mandate and also for making a peaceful election possible.

"I want to thank the people of Tripura. The polls were peaceful and for that, the people should be congratulated," PM Modi said.

"It is Diwali all over again in Tripura today. There is new hope, enthusiasm and joy in the state," he said.

"In the history of India, there are some elections that will always be discussed. The 2018 Tripura elections is one such example. People will continue to discuss these polls" he added.

"I am here to assure the people of Tripura, this BJP government is for people who voted for us and for those who did not vote for us. Elections are over and we have to look ahead. We will serve every citizen of Tripura," he further said.

"Since 2014 I have visited the northeast several times, our ministers have visited several times. All of this is not for elections. It is to serve the people of this region. There are so many opportunities here in the northeast," he stressed.

"Good governance, Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, people's participation...we hold these principles in high regard. Ours is a Government that will take every section of society together and work for Tripura," he said.

"The Central Government will support the new Government of Tripura as they fulfil the dreams of people. Tripura's dreams are our dreams as well," he added.

The BJP-ITBP alliance, which decimated the Left's 25-year rule in the northeastern state, ascended to power today giving BJP its first chief minister in the state. Biplab Deb, 48, took charge as Chief Minister with Jishnu Debbarma as his deputy.