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PPFA urges PM Modi to defuse tension in Assam


Guwahati, November 13, 2018: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), while expressing serious concern over mounting tensions between two valleys of the State in the recent past, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take personal initiative in defusing relentless worries among the residents. The forum of nationalist citizens asserted that few anti-national elements were working against the social harmony where the State government in Dispur shockingly remains silent.

It may be noted that on the backdrop of Centre’s citizenship amendment initiative in favour of religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the State witnessed an uproarious situation, where most of the Assamese speaking residents in Brahmaputra valley opposed it and those of Barak valley supported the move.

Lately a section of authors, editor-journalists, former militants and social activists have explained the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in a biased manner for repeated times that the bill would be applicable for Assam only and once it is passed in the Parliament millions of Hindu Bangladeshi families would arrive in the State demanding Indian citizenship and the process would continue until India is made a land of Hindus.

NFR constructing Divyang friendly toilets in 351 stations


Maligaon, November 13, 2018: As a part of social initiatives, Indian Railways are constructing Divyang (differently abled people) friendly toilets in stations with significant footfalls all over the zone. This is in addition to other facilities which are being provided to Divyang like online booking of wheelchairs and Braille enabled new coaches.

In an effort to ease the inconvenience faced by the Divyang (differently abled) in accessing toilet facilities in stations premises, Indian Railways under the instruction of Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, has decided to provide Divyang friendly toilets in all its stations. Under this drive, N.F. Railway would be providing such toilets in 351 stations all over the zone.

N.F. Railway has 543 stations, of which 125 are halt stations (stations where no mail express trains stop and which do not have any permanently posted railway staff). Of the remaining 418 stations, 67 already have Divyang friendly toilets. Which leaves 351 stations to be provided with such toilets. In current financial year, 141 stations have already been provided with Divyang friendly toilets and in remaining 210 stations construction work is in progress, to be completed by 31st December 31, 2018.

Deb opens ‘East Zone Inter University Women Volleyball Tournament’


Agartala, November 13: Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb emphasized on women empowerment for making Tripura a model state and assured all help to Tripura University in its stride towards achieving this goal as envisaged by Vice Chancellor of the varsity Dr V L Dharurkar in his speech.

Chief Minister who inaugurated the ‘East Zone Inter University Women Volleyball Tournament’ in the Tripura University on Tuesday dwelt extensively on the visions of the  Prime Minster Narendra Modi for empowerment of the women of the country adopting various schemes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana etc.

“ Even for making the entire North East India a developed region the Prime Minister has not only turned Look East Policy into Act East Policy but has also come up with the ambitious Astha Laxmi concept”, said the Chief Minister adding that the Tripura government was committed to go whole hog in empowering women of the state.

Referring to the great women achievers in the field of sports like Deepa Karmakar, Mary Kom, Ngangbam Soniya Chanu, Nistha Chakrabarty et al , the  Chief Minister exhorted the women volleyball players who had come here to participate to dream for playing the game at international arena too.

Earlier Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University Dr V L Dharurkar detailed about his vision to make the varsity a place buzzing with sports talents. He said that the university would now seek to find the sports talents from across the state and help them blossom into national level sports personalities.

Besides, Dr Dharurkar said, the university would also soon start a PG course on Yoga studies.

Coordinator of the tournament Dr Pawan Kumar Singh gave details of the tournament.

The dignitaries also met the volleyball players from the universities.

Altogether 21 teams are participating in the ‘East Zone Inter University Women Volleyball Tournament’ which would continue upto November 16 next.

Ananth Kumar; national flag to fly half-mast


Agartala, November 12, 2018: Union government announced with profound sorrow the death of Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs,and top functionary of the BJP on Monday in Bengaluru.

As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Centre has decided that the National Flag will be flown at half mast in Delhi and Capitals of all States and UTs where it is regularly flown, on Monday and on the day of funeral at the place where funeral takes place.

The centre has decided to accord State funeral to the departed dignitary.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb expressed condolences on the passing away of Union Minister Ananth Kumar.

East Zone Volleyball Tournament in TU


Agartala, November 12, 2018: Tripura University is going to host the East Zone Inter University Women Volleyball Tournament from November 13 to November 16, 2018 next in the varsity campus, Suryamaninagar.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has kindly given consent to inaugurate the volleyball tournament at 2 pm on November 13, 2018.  Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University Dr V L Dharurkar, MLA among others will grace the inaugural programme. Manas Pal, Media & PR Consultant, Tripura University informed.

As many as 31 universities from the eastern India will participate in the knock out cum league basis volleyball tourney.

Four teams who will attain the first four positions will then be selected to participate in the All India Inter University Women Volleyball Tournament in Jaypur, Rajasthan in December, 2018, said Dr Pawan Kumar Singh, Organizing secretary of the East Zone Inter University Women Volley Ball Tournament.

IG BSF inaugurates new Composite BOP

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Agartala, November 12, 2018: H K Lohia, IPS, Inspector General of Frontier BSF Tripura, inaugurated new composite BOP Chhagladema, in area of responsibility of 55 battalion of BSF, falls under Kailashahar in North Tripura district.  

IG BSF Tripura Frontier, for inauguration of the Composite BOP, started his journey from Agartala to Kumarghat by train and further proceeded by road to the BOP. The inauguration function took place from10.55am, in presence of Visual Kumar, IAS (SDM Kailashahar), Dalbir Singh, Second-in-Command / Officiating Commandant, 55 battalion of BSF and other Officers.

Border Security Force, the first line of defence and the world’s largest border guarding force is spreading its hand in all the manner to keep the border peaceful and to maintain the sanctity of International Boundary. The establishment/inauguration of new BOP is adding one step ahead to dominate the bordering area.

Establishment of composite BOPs with required administrative elements and facilities, are being done by Govt of India, to improve the living conditions of BSF jawans at the border, who round the clock and throughout the year guard the International border as India’s first line of defence, to maintain the territorial integrity of our motherland. IG BSF Tripura Frontier also inspected BOP Jiwantilla, (another under construction Composite BOP) and met BSF troops at border.

No closing day of shops, staffs to get due holidays


Agartala, November 11, 2018: Tripura government has modified rules to keep all markets and shops open every day and withdraw hitherto two days closure. The shops and markets used to be closed whole day on Sundays and half day on Saturdays.

Left parties specially CPI(M) opposed the decision saying it curtails rights of the employees and staffs of the business establishments as they would be forced to work at a stress. They also complained of violation of labour laws.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb clarified that the measure was necessary in view of flow of tourists in the state and consumer demand. “There will be total protection of labour laws as staffs will enjoy holiday as of before”, he asserted.

He added that its upto the business management to look for additional staffs to work on alternate days.

CPI(M) demands security


Agartala, November 11, 2018: A high level delegation of the CPI(M) met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Db at his residence to press a number of demands. The delegation comprising Badal Choudhury, Jitendra Choudhury, Manik Dey and Tapan Chakraborty alleged that ruling BJP has let loose it workers to close down left party offices and attack party cadres as well as leaders. 

It demanded Chief Minister’s intervention to open 94 closed party offices at various places. CPI(M) leaders in the meeting also pressed for adequate security to carry out party programmes.

Chief Minister assured them of appropriate action.

Husband kills wife, hangs self


Agartala, November 11, 2018: In another bizarre occurrence a man killed his wife and committed suicide at their home in Agartala on Sunday. The incident occurred at Narayanpur in Airport Police station limit.

Police said the deceased have been identified as Joydev Das and Jhuma Das. They said the incident occurred in their bed room.

Blood stained body of Jhuma was lying on the bed while Joydev was found hanging from ceiling fan. It is suspected that the man killed wife with sharp cutting weapon and then ended his life.

Police are investigating to know exact circumstances of the incident.

NEUFC Fan Park celebrates colourful fanfare


Guwahati, November 9, 2018: As an unbeaten NorthEast United FC geared to take on Mumbai City FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, the NEUFC Fan Park, set up by Aucto Creation hosted a series of fun and musical activities for the fans on Friday.

The NEUFC Fan Park hosted performances by DJ Twin City, hip-hop band Minimi&Basshole, folk fusion by ShreebhoomiAxom and Contemporary Rock Band The Final Touch. A special meet & greet zone at the Fan Park also enabled the fans to meet their top football stars.

“Since the first match on October 1, the NEUFC Fan Park within the Sarusajai stadium premises has been the place of rejoice for the diehard fans. The team is playing very good football...and for the fans, the Fan Park has become a perfect Day-Out Carnival destination. Here, sports, entertainment, food and fun blend together to give an unmatched experience to the football lovers,” said a spokesperson of Aucto Creation.

Organized by Aucto Creation, the NEUFC Fan Park is filled with fun & frolic elements like local bands, renowned guest bands, community dance performances, laser & light shows, food court with yummy delicacies, game zones and various product stalls, including official merchandise of NorthEast United FC. A special ‘Fantasy World’, housed in an enclosed dome, with night sky, dream zone & house of fame is also an additional attraction for the NEUFC fans.The Fan Park remains open from 3pm – 6:30pm on every match day and a valid match ticket allows free entry to the park. 

NorthEast United has been unbeaten in the Hero Indian Super League season 5 and fans expressed their hope that the home team will maintain the same momentum against Mumbai City FC.