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2 SDMs suspended for negligence amid grim flood situation


Agartala, June 15, 2018: Floods have affected almost entire Triprua. Seven of eight districts of the state are adversely affected. Tripura Chief Minister on Thursday and Friday took aerial survey and also visited relief camps mostly in the worst hit Unakoti district.

During visit Mr Deb suspended Sub Divisional Magistrates of Kailashahar and Kumarghat. They are Keahab Kar of Kailashahar and Jayanta Debbarma of Kumarghat.

Meanwhile additional NDRF contingents arrived last night after CM requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the expert team of NDRF. 120 NDRF companies already reached and are pressed into rescue and relief operations besides TSR and Assam Rifles troops.

Floods; Amit Shah cancels trip


Agartala, June 14, 2018: National President of BJP Amit Shah has cancelled his forthcoming visit to Tripura in view of dismal flood situation in the state. 

“Amit Shahji cancelled visit slated for June 18 and sent us an instruction to rush to provide relief to flood hit people”, a state BJP leader said on Thursday.

He said office of the national President would soon prepare his next itinerary for Tripura.

Floods havoc in Tripura, army help sought


Agartala, July 14, 2018: As a result of consistent heavy rainfall in many parts of Tripura, flood situation especially in Unakoti (Kailashahar) South Tripura, Dhalai, North Tripura, Khowai and Gomati District became grim. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb discussed the flood situation with Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, on Thursday over phone and requested the latter for immediate assistance from Army for rescue and evacuation operation.

Chief Minister also requested Union Home Minister to increase number of NDRF in Tripura urgently. Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan informed the status of flood situation to Cabinet Secretary and Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Center has assured all the necessary support to the State of Tripura to tackle the flood situation. It has informed the Army Chief to take necessary action.

Chief Minister has appealed all the people of Tripura to  cooperate and assist  the Administration  as the Government is taking all the possible measures to tackle the flood situation.

An official of state emergency operation centre said a total 16 people died in past two months in drowning, tree fall and mudslides in past two months. Numerous others have sustained injuries.

Meanwhile national President of BJP Amit Shah has cancelled his forthcoming visit to Tripura in view of dismal flood situation. “Amit Shahji cancelled visit slated for June 18 and sent us an instruction to rush to provide relief to flood hit people”, a state BJP leader said.

Sunil Deodhar meets Narendra Modi


Agartala, June 13, 2018: BJP’s National Executive member and Tripura State In-Charge Sunil Deodhar called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi. This was their first meeting after the BJP conquered the bastion of communists in the month of March. 

Sunil Deodhar apprised the Prime Minister of how the party led to this mammoth victory. Modi Ji gave a patient hearing to Deodhar and looked curious to how the party turned the table in Tripura.

Deodhar also briefed the Prime Minister on how the incumbent Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Deb Barman are striving hard to implement the agenda of “Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikaas” in Tripura. The BJP-led alliance government will complete its 100 days on 16th of this month.

Deodhar also expressed his commitment for the party's victory in Tripura, in the upcoming general elections of Lok Sabha.

During this meeting, Deodhar presented Modi “Risha”, a scarf wore by the indigenous people of Tripura and a bamboo crafted idol of ‘Maa Durga’ by artisans of Tripura. Prime Minister appreciated the artistic work and wished a bright future to the artisans of Tripura.

ONGC operations hit by heavy rain

PR / Correspondent

Agartala, June 12, 2018: Operational activities of ONGC in Tripura have been affected severely as rain played havoc in the state. The drilling location KHBP, in Pechartal area of Unakoti district has been badly affected by torrential rains. 

The Rig site area is flooded by rain water resulting in partial submerging of drilling equipment including powerpacks, Mudpumps, SCR etc. The water level at the drill site is continuously rising These problems Places the water level at around 6 FaitkThe crew has been evacuated to nearby safer places. 

However the well is kept in safe and secure position with the installation of X mass tree.

ONGC sources also informed that, another drill site in Panisagar area of North Tripura is also badly damaged.

7th pay commission award panel to submit report


Agartala, June 11, 2018: The much awaited 7th Pay commission awards for the employees of the state is going to be soon announced. As per available information the expert committee is going to submit its report tomorrow to the Chief Minister of Tripura. The much expected 7th CPC for the state employees which was assured in the Vision Document of the BJP Party has been widely discussed topic among the Employees.

The present state Government after assuming power announced the formation of the Expert committee to made recommendation for the implementation and also do give a framework for the Pay and allowances as per the & the Pay commission announced by the Central Government for its employees. The Chief Minister is expected to take the recommendation of the Expert committee during his visit to Delhi on June 13 or 14.

As per highly placed sources in the finance ministry the recommendation may get approval very soon and it may also be announced for implementation. It is widely believed that the Present Government may announce the 7th pay commission for its employees on June 18th which is the 100th day of the Present Government.   

Journalist Xavier Rutsa no more


Agartala, June 11, 2018: Prominent journalist and President of Kohima Press Club Xavier Rutsa passed away before dawn on Monday. A true gentleman, soft spoken and loved by all, the senior journalist was last working as Correspondent of the Times of India. 

Media fraternity, social groups, highly placed individuals and senior politicians expressed grief at demise of Xavier Rutsa who was just 54. Tripura Journalists Union said its saddened by his demise.

 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in his many worded statement said:

“I am shocked to learn that senior Rutsa journalist Xavier passed away early Monday morning. Rutsa was one of the senior journalists in the State and has an illustrious career and was Correspondent for Nagaland Post; a regular contributor to Eastern Panorama, and was presently the Kohima Correspondent of the Times of India. He was also President of the Kohima Press Club. Being a keen sports enthusiast, he used to report extensively on local sporting events and also dedicated his free time towards various social activities. During the course of my many interactions with him over the years, I found him to be sincerely committed towards social causes and he was always positive in his approach towards public concerns. In his demise, the people of Nagaland have lost a towering media personality, a good friend and a simple, humble human being.   

On behalf of the Government of Nagaland and on behalf of my family, I extend heartfelt condolences to all members of the bereaved family, the media fraternity and to all those who knew him. We pray that Almighty God will give you strength to bear this unbelievable loss.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.”

INPT pushes rigid demands to try a comeback


Agartala, June 11, 2018: Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) which was completely routed in assembly elections in February last is trying to make a comeback in central tribal politics by pushing die hard demands concerning tribals. The party in just concluded meeting of its central committee adopted resolutions like enrollment of state’s population in Assam type national register of citizens (NRC) with 1951 as deadline.

Party’s General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma on Monday said they have also taken a resolution to vehemently oppose proposed amendment of citizenship act which already saw red flag in most of northeastern states. He said other common demands to protect interest and rights of tribal people will continue to be ventilated by the INPT.

Amit Shah to arrive on June 18


Agartala, June 9, 2018: National President of the BJP Amit Shah will arrive here on June 18 to discharge some important organisation responsibilities. One of his major assignments during the visit is to release a brochure on 100 days of incumbent BJP-IPFT alliance government in Tripura. 

G Plus wins 2 awards at Foxglove Awards 2018


Guwahati, June 8, 2018: G Plus, (Guwahati Plus) bagged two metals at the 4th edition of the Foxglove Awards by afaqs!, held at Mumbai's Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, on June 7 2018. 

G Plus has brought home one Silver trophy for the Best News and Features Website and one Bronze trophy for the Best Use of Social Media in the regional category.

The idea behind Foxglove Awards is to identify and reward great work from young agencies, web publishers, content creators, production and design units, which are less than 12 years old. Over the last three years, well over 200 ad agencies have participated in Foxglove Awards, making it one of the largest advertising shows in India.

The entries for this year's Foxglove awards, were broken up into seven categories and the Grand Jury panel included:

Amer Jaleel (Mullen Lintas), Amit Akali (What's Your Problem), Anish Varghesencd (Isobar), Ashwini Deshpande (Elephant Design), Bianca Ghose (Wipro), Delna Seth (L&K Saatchi & Saatchi), George Kovoor, Head of Digital Creative, Ogilvy, Josy Paul (BBDO), K V Sridhar (Hyper Collective), Karan Rawat (Autumn Winter Communications & Design) among several others.

The entries were first vetted by a 30 member jury before being cleared for final review by a Grand Jury.

Sunit Jain, Publisher & Managing Director at G Plus credited the recognition to the passionate work of his team at G Plus and Insight Brandcom and the support of the G Plus followers.