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College hosts 2nd edition of Guwahati Foodie’s EATucation


Guwahati, August 28, 2018: Guwahati Foodie, a Facebook group of around 95,000 food lovers, on Tuesday organized the second edition of EATucation, a special collaboration of food and education, at Handique Girls’ College in Guwahati. The event was organized by Guwahati Foodie, in association with Raja Mircha restaurants, Big FM and Life’s Purple to help the students understand about various career options, entrepreneurship, and adoption of various soft skills. 

The Facebook group, founded by Sisir Kumar, organized the day-long programme – EATucation – at Handique Girls’ College to help the students interact with various industry leaders and get inspiration to create something new.

Speaking on the occasion, founder and admin of Guwahati Foodie, Sisir said that the event is planned to help the students gain knowledge about the industry and give them motivation towards sharpening their soft skills. “Through this event, the Guwahati Foodie wants to help the students interact with industry stalwarts and give them the platform to interact with them. While the course curriculum is very important, attaining soft skills and developing interest to learn from the surroundings has become equally important in today’s competitive world.

Supporting the second edition of the event, founder and chef at Raja Mircha, Bedanta Bhagowati, said that the Guwahati Foodie initiative will help the students gain knowledge about the indigenous cuisines and give them a platform for various job opportunities. “This is a unique initiative by Guwahati Foodie. Taking discussions on food to the classrooms will enable the students to interact with industry leaders besides giving them a platform to get involved in the process. I am happy to be a part of the second edition of the event,” he said.  

Minerva Punjab snaps up young Hitova Ayemi


Kohima, August 28, 2018: Minerva Punjab completed the signing of young footballer Hitova Ayemi. The defending champions captured the former Fateh Hyderabad midfielder.

Hitova comes from Nagaland, a place he claims to not have as much exposure as other parts of the country. “I am very lucky to have signed with the champions and I hope I do well here. I will have to because it is going to be very competitive.

Even if there’s no prize at the end, no one wants to end up on the losing side.” The young winger comes with a clear target. He said, “Obviously I would like to make it big here. My dream is to make it to the national team soon and I hope I will improve here.

There have been many young players in the past who were playing in the top division at a very young age and have made it to the national team.  I’m very sure that I have come to the right place. If I do well, this will be the best spotlight on me.  Minerva has been the right kind of platform for the youth. “The warriors are going to play in every competition possible this season.

Gohain reviews NF Railway performances


Maligaon, August 28, 2018: Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain held a review meeting with senior officials including General Managers of both N. F. Railway and NF Railway Constructions Organizations at Maligaon on Tuesday. In the meeting he was apprised by General Manager, NF Railway Construction organization that Bogibeel Bridge would be completed in all respect by October 31 2018.

The Minister also took stock of performances in of N. F. Railway in terms of progress of various constructions projects and other parameters and discussed Punctuality, Cleanliness, Passenger Amenities, Provision of Toilets, Lifts and Escalators, Elimination of Un-manned Level Crossings and Security among other issues.

He was also apprised that punctuality of Mail / Express trains has steadily increased from 58.53% in January 2018 to 83.41% up to 26th August 2018. During the period the number of trains that had failed to run on time has decreased from 1019 to 448 and most of the delays were less than 60 minutes. While in January 2018, 677 trains ran with more than 60 minutes delays, the number has decreased to 280 in current months.

The Minister, while appreciating the impressive performance, also stressed on targeting at least 90% punctuality. He was informed that out of the 674 stations in NF Railway (including Halt Stations), 420 stations have already been brought under cleanliness programmes and the rest would be covered soon.

Tourism Ministry to promote tourism in Tripura


Agartala / New Delhi, August 28, 2018: Under Swadesh Dashan Scheme , North East Circuit in Tripura, the sites of Surma Cherra- Unakoti- Jampui Hills- Gunabati-Bhunaneshwari- Matabari-   Neermahal- Boxanagar- Chotta khola- Pilak- Avangchaarra are covered with total project cost of Rs. 65 Crores. 

The project envisaged infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on developing an Interpretation Centre, Tourist Visitor Centres, Cafeteria, Last Mile Connectivity, Illumination of sites and monuments, Wayside Amenities, Floating Jetties, Camping Grounds, Parking Facilities, Adventure Activities, Ghat Development at above sites.

Train running affected after goods train derails


Maligaon, August 25, 2018: 20 wagons of a goods train derailed on Saturday at about 11.30am between Digaru and Panbari stations about 28 KMs away from Guwahati under Lumding Division of NF Railway. Out of 20 derailed wagon 5 wagons capsized thereby stopping movement of UP and DN train services between Guwahati and Lumding.

Accident Relief Train is at site and senior officials from HQ and Division are at site supervising the restoration work. General Manager / N.F. Railway is personally monitoring the operation for restoration of services at the earliest.

As a result of the derailment services of many trains have to be cancelled or briefly terminated or regulated.

Binchilo Thong is new Nagaland CS


Kohima, August 25, 2018: R. Binchilo Thong, Addl. Chief Secretary on Saturday appointed as Chief Secretary, Nagaland. A state government order said the appointment will come into effect immediately.

Tali Temjen Toy with current charge of Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner, relieved of the charge of Chief Secretary, Nagaland. 

Solanki takes charge as Tripura Governor


Agartala, August 25, 2018: Kaptan Singh Solanki has assumed charge of Governor of Tripura on Satruday. Ajay Rastogi, Chief Jusitce of High Court of Tripura, administered oath of office to the new Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki in Agartala on Saturday.

Solanki has been 17th Governor of Tripura. There were 16 Governors appointed in years after the state attained statehood in 1972.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, party MLAs, dignitaries and senior citizens attended the ceremony held of Durbar Hall in old Raj Bhavan. Family members and relatives accompanied the Governor who was shifted from Hayana.

“No NRC, No Rest”, cries INPT


Agartala, August 25, 2018: Indigenous Nationalist Party Of Twipra (INPT) has on Saturday organised a rally and five hour sit-in-demonstration here to press its demands. Most significant was entry of new demand to conduct NRC (National Register of Citizens of India) in Tripura. 

INPT leaders spoke on need of the NRC as to indentify the foreign infiltrators who sneak into the state after 1971. They demanded expulsion of foreign nationals to protect safety and secuiryt of indigenous people who now constitue 33 percent of populaiton.

INPT held the sit-in-demonstration outside of Vivekananda Stadium which was earlier denied by the police. The tribal party had to move the High Court for an order in its favour.  

Health Minister opens football tournament


Agartala, August 24, 2018: Rakhal Memorial Knock OutFootball Tournament 2018 organized by Tripura Football Association was  kicked off today  by Minister of Health and Family welfare Sudip Roy Barman at UmakantoAcademy Mini Stadium Agartala. Minister was accompanied by ED- Asset Manager of Tripura Asset  G.K. Singha Roy and several others sports-enthusiasts of the state. In the inaugural match. 

Roy Barman in his brief address lauded Tripura Football Association, which is a member of All India Football Federation, for arranging successfully this tournament in the Capital. He said many young football players will get the opportunity to showcase their talents and hope that at least few of this footballers will not only represent the state but will also play for the National Football team of India.

ED- Asset Manager of Tripura Asset  G.K. Singha Roy also appreciated the endeavour of Tripura Football Association for nurturing the young football talents. He informed that “Promoting sports and sportspersons is a priority area for ONGC. ONGC has 171 active sportspersons on its rolls representing the country at international level.”

In this context he also added that ONGC organises annual Lucky-Srivastava Football Tournament has already cut a niche among the sports enthusiasts of the state and now a days teams from neighbouring states vying for the title.

3 tier Panchayat by-poll on Sep 23


Agartala, August 23, 2018: Tripura state election commission has fixed September 23 next to hold election in vacant constituencies of 3 tier Panchayat set up. More than six thousand seats are lying vacant in the panchayats.