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Bypasses in NE cities


New Delhi, August 6,  2018: The Government is contemplating construction of bypasses in important cities of the country under Bharatmalain order to avoid congestion. 28 Ring Roads, 125 Choke Points and 66 Congestion Points have been identified in the entire country under Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana, where interventions have been planned.

The major cities in the North Eastern states  where such intervention have been planned are Guwahati, Imphal, Silchar, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Dimapur and Aizawl.           

A total budget outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore has been earmarked for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I proposed to be executed over a period of five years i.e. from 2017-18 to 2021-22.

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya informed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.  

BSF seizes contraband goods


Agartala, August 6, 2018: During the month of July 2018 goods like Sarees, Garments, Vehicle, Cattle, Phensidyl, Forest produce, Medicines, Fish, Yaba Tab, liquor, Cracker,  Ganja and other items worth Rs. 3,70,50,534 were seized by BSF from the bordering areas of Kamlasagar, Ashabari, N C Nagar, Belardeppa, UNC Nagar, Kullubari, Nirbhoypur, Srimantapur,Rangamura,Dhanpur (District Sepahijala), Kathalcheri,Hrishiyamukh, Beltoli,Srinagar,Hasrbatoli,Chitabari (District Tripura South), Lathiapura  (District Unakoti), Yakubnagar Sahib, Sartiong (DistrictTripura North)   Khan, R K Para, Bogabil  (District Khowai). 

Out of the above, goods worth Rs. 3,59,11,451 were being smuggled out to Bangladesh and goods worth Rs. 11,39,083 were coming into the Indian territory illegally from Bangladesh.  BSF troops also apprehended 14 Indian, 2 Myanmar and 6 Bangladeshi Nationals while they were illegally crossing the Indo-BD border of the Tripura State. 

BSF is maintaining vigil round the clock and committed to guard the borders with utmost zeal.

DG BSF visits Tripura Frontier


Agartala, August 5, 2018: Director General of BSF K K Sharma visited Frontier headquarters at in Agartala on Saturday and Sunday and interacted border related matters with senior officers. He also inspected Border Out Posts (BSF) in Area of responsibility under Sector BSF Panisagar. 

A release from BSF informed that while visiting Border Out Posts (BOPs) he interacted with Officers and Jawans at field formations and witnessed Kho-Kho match, at Tilla Bazar in north Tripura. He also oversaw historic rock curve sculptures at at Unnakoti in Kailashahar.

Sharma ensured technical advancement in the force and connected BOPs through television using the services of BISAG for conducting live Sainik Sammellans upto remotest part of the country, using same. He emphasized integrated technical surveillance to guard against the challenging border threats, to supplement manpower efforts, by using high definition video cameras, sensors, alarm system on optical fibre cable.

During his stay, DG BSF called on Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Rousing welcome to Sunil Deodhar for his elevation


Agartala, August 5, 2018: BJP leader Sunil Deodhar who was elevated to a party position was accorded a rousing welcome at the airport in Agartala on Sunday. BJP National President Amit Shah recently appointed him as National Secretary as the party and also attached him with poll bound Andhra Pradesh as party’s central Co-Incharge. 

Sunil Deodhar in a tweet clarified that he would continue to act as Tripura state In-charge of the party. “There should not be any confusion on this of my continuation in Tripura”, he asserted.

Hundreds of party supporters greeted Deodhar at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Airport. Flowers were showered on him.

Later he was felicitated at the BJP party headquarters here. Chief Minister and state party President Biplab Kumar Deb and senior leaders were present.

Nagaland News Media Accreditation Committee constituted


Kohima, August 4, 2018: Nagaland government  constituted the Nagaland News Media Accreditation Committee under the Nagaland News Media Accreditation Rules (Revised) 2017.

Chief Secretary, Government of Nagaland, is the Chairman of the new committee while Commissioner & Secretary DIPR is the Vice Chairman. Director of the DIPR would function as Member Secretary.

Members of the new committee are Ms Dzuvinuo Theunuo, Joint Director IPR & Editor, Warrior, Mhalezolie Kire Editor, Capi, K.Temjen Jomir, Editor, Tir, K.Wabang, Longkumer Editor Eastern Mirror, President, Kohima Press Club, Moa Longkumer, President, Dimapur Press Club and Limalenden, President, Mokokchung Press.

The Tenure, Offices, Proceedings and function of the Committee shall operate and exercise as incorporated in the Nagaland News Media Accreditation Rules (Revised) 2017.

Tripura government in fresh recruitment drive


Agartala, August 3, 2018: After withdrawing ban on recruitment in government departments, Tripura government has launched a fresh initiative to generate employment to deserving candidates. Officials said the fresh drive would be based on snag free and transparent guidelines adopted by the BJP-IPFT alliance government.

State’s education minister Ratan Lal Nath informed that some 18000 posts are lying vacant in his education department and hitherto could not be filled due to lack of eligible candidates.

Arrests, recovery in temple theft


Agartala, August 2, 2018: Police made certain arrests while recovering a portion of gold made ornaments in daring theft incident at historic Laxmi Narayan Bari Temple on wee hours of Thursday.

Senior police officers were monitoring probe in the heist committed in the sacred temple located in the Ujjayanta Palace compound.

NLFT(BM) cadre Rangia surrenders


Agartala, August 2, 2018: On 1 August 2018, BSF with constant and continuous motivation under guidance of Saurabh Srivastava, Dy Comdt, SI B R Debbarma of Panisagar, in relentless efforts of past 6 months, reiterated its commitment on Peace and Prosperity of Tripura and contributed by materializing surrender of Active and listed Self Styled Warrant Officer of NLFT(BM) outfit. 

An unarmed NLFT (BM) middle level leader with his wife and 02 small assert their faith in present progressive leadership, to partake in era of Peace & Prosperity, in the State. The details of ultra-leader are as under :-

Rabindra Debbarma @ Rabicharan @ Rabi @ Ragya, 37, of Nutanbazar in Dhalai, Tripura, Self Styled Warrant Officer NLFT(BM) outfit. He is active in militancy since past 18 years.

He escaped the clutches of ultra-outfit from Silacheri Camp, in Chittagong Hill Track, Bangladesh & surrendered in front of Shri Sindhu Kumar, DIG, Sector HQ Panisagar and gathering of media persons on 01 Aug, 2018, at about 1150 hrs. The cadre is unarmed and came along with his wife namely Chonta Tripura (27 yrs) and daughters namely Jesmine, 4  and Mwchanty, 2.

BSF welcomes his entry into Civil responsible life, away from hardship of life with the hope his bold step will motivate other in NLFT (BM) outfit to denounce violence and join the mainstream of this great Country.

TU remembers Tilak


Agartala, August 1, 2018 : The 98th death anniversary of India’s independence hero Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was observed at the Triprua University on Wednesday. To mark the occasion a special lecture session was organised by the department of Journalism and mass communication of the university. 

Vice Chancellor Dr. VL Dharurkar presided over the programme while Dr. Ashok Sinha, eminent citizen, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Ashok Sinha spoke on role Lokmanya Tilak in the freedom movement of India and exhorted the students to comprehend the great patriot. “He was the first to demand indepenednec –Swaraj and became the harbinger of the freedom movement”, he asserted.

Vice Chancellor Dr VL Dharurkar in his speech dwelt extensively on various aspects of Tilak’s life especially his role in field of journalism and awakening the people to fight against the British regime

‘Safety of journalists important’


New Delhi, August 1, 2018: The Central Government attaches highest importance to the safety and security to every citizen of the country including journalists. The existing laws for protection of citizens also cover journalists, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.

Ahir said the Press Council of India also takes appropriate action on receipt of specific complaints from affected journalists. An advisory on safety of journalists has been issued to States/Union Territories on October 20 2017, which is available at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ website viz.