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CM checks land availibility for AIIMS


Agartala, July 18, 2018: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday visited Budhjugnagar industrial area near here to check modalities for setting up an ambitious unit of All India Instiute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Tripura. He was accompanied by senior government officials.

Chief Minister during visit camped at Nripendranagar Tea Estate in the area.

A senior official said they would be requiring some 200 acre land for establishing campus of AIIMS.       

BJP in its Vision Document aka menifesto released ahead of assembly elections promised an AIIMS in Tripura in voted to power.

Children’s Film Bonanza begins


Agartala, July 17, 2018: Three day long Children’s Film Bonanza, a film festival for children got underway here on Tuesday. The inaugural function was organised at Nazrul Kalakshetra.

Total nine films will be screened at Nazrul Kalakshetra and private Rupasi Cinema over three days.

Children’s Film Society of India organised the festival in association with the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs.

Seminar on advanced remote sensing held


Shillong, July 17, 2018: The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) which is based in Umiam organised a two day seminar on "Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications" with one day pre-seminar tutorial on UAV Remote Sensing.

The event was jointly organized by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Shillong Chapter, Indian Society of Geomatics, Shillong Chapter, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong and NESAC.

The seminar, one of its kind organized at NESAC, focused on Optical, Microwave, LIDAR, hyperspectral and UAV remote sensing applications and advances including high resolution data processing and geospatial modeling with special emphasis on issues and challenges of North Eastern Region.

Dr. Dharurkar takes charge as VC of TU


Agartala, July 16, 2018: Professor Dr. V.L. Dharurkar on Monday took over chagre as Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University, only central  university in the state. He repalced professor Anjan Kumar Ghosh who made a stint at the university for couple of years.

64 year old Dr. V.L. Dharurkar is a scholar and an acclaimed author as well as a well known figure in the fields of Mass communication and journalism, History, liberal arts and sciences. Till recently he was HoD UDMCJ, Director of Academic Staff College. Hon’ble President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind has appointed him for the coveted position.

Dr. Dharurkar is an eminent educationalist and scholar Marathwada region. He hails from Omerga, District, Osmanabad from Marathwada.  Despite the economically backwardness of this geographical location where he was born and brought up, Dr Dharurkar rose to nationwide eminence in academia and literary fields for his sheer brilliance, commitment, dedication and perseverance.

Dr Dharurkar’s name was included in 1000 Cambridge intellectuals of the millennium and included in 500 Harvard Social Scientists of Asia. His name is also included in the Who‟s Who in the World.

His name has been included in 100 best educators of 2007 enlisted by IBC Cambridge.

He is also the recipient of Plato Award in 2008. At 64 he still possesses a great enthusiasm for teaching and positive attitude towards life.

4000 Yaba tablets seized in Tripura border


Agartala, July 16, 2018: Border Security Force (BSF) seized 4000 yaba tablets during a search along Bangladesh border in Dharmanagar of north Tripura. 

A patrol team of 116bn BSF conducted a raid in the area on Monday and recovered the yaba tablets worth 15 lakh.

No report of arrest in the incident. 

National Deworming Day on August 10


Agartala, July 16, 2018: 2nd round of National Deworming Day (NDD) for the year 2018 will be held on August 10 for all the children within the age group of 1-19 years.

 Mop Up Day is slated for August 17.

Schools and Anganwadi Centres will be designated as the implementation sites for NDD, officials said.

22 teachers show caused in Ganddacharra


Agartala, July 14, 2018: The school education department has launched a massive drive to check loopholes in government schools and identify erring teaching staffs.  Director of School Education and his team visited as many as 58 schools in remote Ganddachara subdivision in Dhalai district.

The officials were taken back by surprise after finding some schools were put under lock and key while several had low attendance of teachers. They also took note of poor facilities and infrastructure in the schools.

The department issued show cause notices on 22 school teachers for their unauthorised abstention.

Officials said similar inspection would continue in other areas. They said the present BJP-IPFT coalition government has passed instructions to improve dismal condition of education system in the state.

Jishnu launches IHHL project at Sepahijala


Agartala, July 14, 2018: Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura JishnuDebbarma launched a project of making 400 numbers of  Individual House Hold Latrines(IHHL)  in Sepahijala district on 14th July, 2018. Under this project,  which is a joint initiative of Govt. of Tripura and ONGC, the  toilets will be installed at the Charilam block of Sepahijala. 

Deputy CM was accompanied by District Magistrate Dr.B.Kaur and ED-Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset G.K. Singha Roy among others.

Formally launching the project Deputy CM said to make the vision  of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making the country Open Defecation Free (ODF)  latest by 2nd. October, 2019, Tripura Govt. is taking all out efforts.

He profusely thanked ONGC for providing support in this noble endeavour. He further appreciated ONGC for taking up projects on inclusive and sustainable development in Tripura. He lauded ED-Asset Manager G.K. Singha Roy for showing his concern for development of the state.

ED-Asset Manager G.K. Singha Roy of ONGC Tripura Asset in his brief address said that as a part of  Swachha Bharat Mission envisioned by Prime Minister ONGC Tripura Asset and other work centres have taken up several projects. He thanked Chief Minister Biplab Deb for giving scope to ONGC to serve the state.

He informed that several other projects like providing Water ATMs for safe drinking Water to four hospitals have been taken up by ONGC Tripura and in future, it would take other development projects too.

Clean water, ONGC donates 50 lakh


Agartala, July 13, 2018: In a huge boost to Swaach Bharat Mission , Tripura Asset of ONGC has donated over Rs 50 lakhs to different institutions of the state.

An official in Corporate Communication of the ONGC informed that Ed-Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura GK Singha Roy handed over more than Rs 50 Lakhs Financial aids to three institutions of the state.

The institutions,Youth for integration of Dhaleswar, NB Institute of Rural technology and Dr. BR Ambedkar SB School at Dukli, received the amount mainly for providing safe drinking water facilities.

Tripura gets first Water ATMs from ONGC


Agartala, July 12, 2018: Tripura is getting its first series of Drinking Water Vending Machinesor Water ATMs, as they are called in common parlance, from ONGC. 

As a part of on-going SwachhtaPakhwada- 2018ONGC Tripura Asset is installing four Water ATMs in four prominent hospitals of Tripura under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). ED-Asset Manager Mr. G.K. Singha Roy inaugurated the third Water-ATM on Thursday at IGM Hospital atAgartala.

It may be mentioned that under SwachhtaPakhwada, which started on 1st July, 2018, ONGC Tripurahas already installed two more Water ATMs in two hospitals of Agartala – the first one at Tripura Medical College and the next at Cancer Hospitals.

Inaugurating the Water-ATM, ED- Asset Manager in his brief address said,“Swachhtaor cleanliness should be an integral part of our society. Especially in the medical colleges hygienic environment is a must and as a part to maintain this Swachhta,ONGC is privileged to donateinstallthese Water ATMs inthe hospitals of the state.Thesemachines will supply clean drinking water purified with Reverse Osmosis (RO) process to patients, hospital staffs,and thevisitors.

Informing that, the next ATM will be in GB Hospital of Agartala,ED-Asset Manager G.K. Singha Roy further said that, each of the Water ATMs costs around 10 lakh and donated to the Hospital under CSR scheme of ONGC. The maintenance of the ATMs will be taken care by respective hospital authority.