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Tripura Assembly to begin on Feb 22


Agartala, February 18, 2018: Budget session of Tripura assembly will begin on February 22. The pre budget session will transact some important business. 

Officials said the session would continue til March 1. 

Tanvi Marak is Miss Meghalaya 2019


Shillong, February 18, 2019: Miss Meghalaya 2019 crown went to Tanvi Raksam Marak. The event organised at Bakur in Dawki. 

Sanwaka Surong and Nazareen Kharubon won the first-runner up and the second-runner up titles respectively Tanvi in the competition contested by 23 contestants from different parts of the state.

Tanvi Raksam Marak, 20, will now represent the state in the Glamanand Supermodel India road to Miss Earth as well as Miss India International and Miss Multinational.

Lucky- Srivastava Football Tournament starts


Agartala, February 17, 2019: Tripura Higher Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath kicked off prestigious 22nd ONGC Lucky- Srivastava Football Tournament in the presence of Asset Manager ONGC Tripura G.K. Singha Roy here on Sunday at Umakanta Mini Stadium of Agartala.

The audience experienced a fight between Young Darlong Association (YDA) of Tripura and DFA Southern Samiti, Kolkata which resulted in favour of the defending champion YDA with a result of 6-2.

The Man of the Match was Elton Darlong.

The knock-out based tournament is being organized by ONGC Tripura Asset and the final will be played on Sunday.

The tournament, affiliated to All India Football Federation, will be participated by 12 teams from Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Kolkata and the final match is scheduled on 24thFebruary, 2019

Among the 12 participating team, 6 are from Tripura, 2 from Manipur and one each from Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and West Bengal

Prize Money has been enormously increased in all categories. Prize money for the Champion team has been increased to Rs 5 Lakh, while the Runners-up will get Rs. 2 Lakh. The last year it was Rs. 2lakh and 1 lakh for Champion and Runners-Up respectively.

Prize money for other categories has been increased too. Teams qualifying for semi-finals will get Rs. 40, 000 and the team qualifying for quarter finals will get Rs. 20,000. The Man of the Match in the finals will get Rs. 10, 000 while the Man of the Match till semi-finals will get Rs. 5, 000.

The tournament is held in the memory of two ONGCians Justin Lucky and S K Srivastava who died in an extremist attack in 1992.

Mysterious death of TSR jawan


Agartala, February 17, 2019: A solider of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) found dead under mysterious circumstance in Sonamura, Sepahijala district. Body of Krishna Debbarma of 11th battalion was seen lying on a road at Rabindra Nagar locality.

The motorbike he was riding was traced near the body.

Police said reason of death would be ascertained after completion of autopsy and forensic examination of the scene.

BSF sends 24 students to Bangladesh


Agartala, February 17, 2019: A group of 24 BSF School Children comprising of 14 Boys and 10 Girls sent to Bangladesh on morning of Sunday through check Post at Agartala for a five days visit to Bangladesh. 

A send-off ceremony under the chairmanship of Ashok Kumar Yadav, Officiating Frontier of BSF Tripura held at the Check Post to mark the occasion.

NE States to join T Ao soccer meet


Agartala, February 17, 2019: States of the north eastern region invited to participate in Dr Talimeren Ao North East Football Championships beginning on April 7. Nagaland will host the tournament at the new Astro Turf facility in Indira Gandhi Stadium at Kohima.

 This will be the second time that Nagaland will be hosting the prestigious championships in memory of the legendary Dr Talimeren Ao after the inaugural edition. Ao was a member of India’s national soccer team and renowned physician.

The event is being co-sponsored by the North East Council, Government of India and will be conducted under the technical supervision of the All India Football Federation and the Nagaland Football Association.

BSF to send children to Bangladesh in adventure visit


Agartala, February 16, 2019: Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) worked out an ambitious arrangement to send school children to respective countries in a bid to further improve bilateral tie.

“Adventure Visit of School Children” is to commence on February 17 with children going to Bangladesh. A senior BSF official commented that the initiative has been a part of confidence building measures agreed upon by both the border guarding forces.

On morning of February 17, a group of 24 BSF School Children comprising of 14 Boys and 10 Girls will be going to Bangladesh through check Post at Agartala for a five days visit to Bangladesh. A send-off ceremony under the chairmanship of Ashok Kumar Yadav, Officiating Frontier of BSF Tripura will be held at the Check Post to mark the occasion.

During this visit, Children will be visiting various places in Bangladesh and further returning back to India on February 21.

Pulwama attack fallout, protests continue in NE India


Agartala, February 16, 2019: Northeast India which recently experienced spate of protests against tabling of Citizenship Amendment Bill in parliament now stands united against dreaded terrorist strike in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed over 40 CRPF personnel.

Condemnation, protest march and vigil are occurring in each corner of the region. The response has been spontaneous everywhere with participation of citizens from people from different religious, ethnic and linguistic communities.

Candlelight vigil has become popular source to express solidarity and sympathy with bereaved families of fallen soldiers.

Arms return direction issued in Nagaland


Agartala, February 16, 2019: District Magistrate of Kohima Gregory Thejawelie has directed all licensed arm holders in Kohima district to deposit their arms and ammunition to the nearest Police Stations before March 20.

The direction linked with the Lok Sabha elections for preventive action to ensure conduct of peaceful, free and fair poll elections as well as for preserving public peace and safety.

The arms and ammunitions so deposited shall be kept in police custody till one week after the declaration of result. The officer in charge of respective police stations shall issue receipt to each depositor and also maintain proper records and safe custody of the arms.  

The order also stated that non-compliance shall lead to cancellation of arm license and other penal action as per relevant section of law.

Ministers launch ONGC aided Bio-village projects


Agartala, February 15, 2019: In presence of two stalwarts of Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma and Minister for Science, Technology and Environment Sudip Roy Barman as well as ED-Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset G.K. Singha Roy, agreements between ONGC and Directorate of Biotechnology, Tripura, for launching two bio-villages project were signed on February 15.

On behalf of ONGC, Dr. U.K. Pandey, GM (HR) CS Rand for Directorate of Biotechnology Animesh Das, IAS, Director S&T signed the agreement at the office of Directorate of Biotechnology at Vigyan Bhawan of Agartala. Several other senior executives of ONGC Tripura and Government of Tripura witnessed the signing ceremony amidst the huge media presence

One of the Bio-village Projects will be at Amtali village under Charilam RD Block and the other one

These unique projects will emphasis Skill Development, which will ultimately result into sustainable development of a village and virtually transform a group of farmers into budding entrepreneur.

He added that ONGC Tripura Asset has spent more than Rs. 40 Crore under CSR head in FY 2018-19 and ready to spend more if viable and sustainable projects are available.