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NLFT cadre surrenders

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Agartala, May 4, 2018: BSF on Friday reminded people about underground outfit NLFT which is completely lying low by informing surrender of a militant. It said one militant Subrata Debbarma @ Junior, 32, surrendered without arm before its officers.

He was accompanied by his wife.

Tripura Frontier Headquarters informed that the return of the above listed important cadre of NLFT, into the mainstream of our society will spread massage of peace, tranquility and prosperity amongst all citizen of the state.                          

Poonam to attend BJP youth convention

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Agartala, May 3, 2018: Poonam Mahajan, national President of Yuba Morcha and MP, would attend a convention of the group here tomorrow. The programme is organised at grand new indoor stadium in Netaji Subhas Regional Coaching Centre (NSRCC).

Ahead of slated journey to northeast India she drove to her memory lane by sharing a old family photograph in a twwet @poonam_mahajan 

She's the little girl in the picture in the arms of her father Pramod Mahajan. The boy is her brother Rahul, with their mother Rekha.

Pramod Mahajan was a charismatic BJP leader who was shot by his brother Pravin in 2006 over a dispute. He died as a result of his injuries shortly thereafter. 

Vibrant North East 2018 inaugurated

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Guwahati, May 3, 2018:  The inaugural function of the Vibrant North East 2018 was organised on Thursday in the Veterinary College Ground in Khanapara by the Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) along with the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. The Chief Guest of the event was PL Thanga, the Member Secretary of the State Planning Board of Mizoram. 

On the occasion, the Chief Guest PL Thanga remarked, “The North East region has a rich history and it was developed in many areas even before the rest of the country. The region has potential for an agriculture boom and both the State and Central government has formulated many new policies and schemes for developing the sector. Increasing the investment in the agriculture sector is another major initiative taken by the Government.” He also added that the purpose of the event is to mainly benefit the farmers of the region by linking them to the market directly.

Dr. Anis Ansari, the Chairman of CARD said, “We have a variety of farming advantages in the region. If we can use them to the benefit of the sector, that will be a great boost. Every year, we are organising farmer’s meet across the country to discuss about their dreams and aspirations and the ways to fulfill them. We are also trying to make the public as well as the Government aware of the farmer’s issues by organising meetings with them. The Vibrant North East 2018 is an extension of our effort in that line.”

The event saw a confluence of many stakeholders from the industry, the Government and the development sectors for the benefit of the agriculture sector of the North Eastern region. Various ministries like the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Food Processing Industries among others put up their exhibitions on a plethora of themes to make the public aware of numerous Government schemes and programmes. The dignitaries inaugurated the exhibitions and urged the public to visit the stalls in the exhibitions.

Sudeep Kumar Nayak, the Managing Director of National Cooperative Development Corporation, Dr. Vandana Kumar, the Joint Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, social activist Raja Ram Tripathi, and other dignitaries were also present in the function.

Artificial fuel crisis returns to Tripura

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Agartala, May 3, 2018: After lying low for a brief period following installation of BJP –IPFT coalition government in Tripura, the fuel mafias again activated their dirty tricks. Most of the petrol pumps in Agartala as well as elsewhere of the state are out of petrol and diesel.

Management of the fuel stations has put ‘No Petrol’ board in premises to announce the crisis which is in fact artificial and manipulative. The Food and Civil Supplies Minister of the state earlier assured of uninterrupted supply of fuel in a pro people announcement.

But commuters on Thursday got a sense power of fuel mafias. People are learning that in all situation under left or right, they have to face the laugh.

Administration reshuffle, action against illegal structures to delay

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Agartala, May 3, 2018: The major reshuffle in administration setup which was enforced by Tripura government on Wednesday might linger action against illegal structures occupied by political parties and trade unions. District administrations in compliance with directive of present BJP-IPFT coalition government earlier set May 7 as deadline for the encroachers to vacate public land.

However the transfer and shifting of all district magistrates except one and the Sub Divisional Magistrates likely affect and linger eviction process. In west Tripura 78 illegal structures of political parties and trade unions were identified.

Rail staffs render mother and new born

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Maligaon, May 2, 2018: On duty railway staff rendered prompt medical help to a lady passenger who gave birth to a baby girl while travelling by the 15903 Dibrugarh – Chandigarh express. Aparna Khatun, aged 24 years was travelling by coach number B3 along with her husband Mohammad Gulam from New Tinsukia to Mirzapur when enroute she experienced labour pain and gave birth to a baby girl.

The train was stopped at Nazira station, where RPF personnel along with other railway staff promptly arranged for shifting the mother and child to Civil hospital at Nazira. Both of them are safe.

The prompt action by railway has been widely appreciated by the co-passengers and public alike.

It is to be mentioned that RPF of NF Railway has launched a special drive for the security of women and children in railway premises. There has also been an increase in assistance calls to 182 a 24 x 7 helpline number.

RK Singh inaugurates Saubhagya Scheme

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Agartala, May 2, 2018: Bureaucrat turned central government minister RK Singh has inaugurated Saubhagya scheme at a function here on Wednesday. Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman who is holding power portfolio was present.

Saubhagya Scheme is a central government project to provide electricity to all households. The project was announced in September 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

CM rubbishes reports on PM summoning him

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Agartala, May 1, 2018: Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb, rubbished rumours on Prime Minister Narendra Modi summoning him to New Delhi in wake of his some comments that generated controversy. Chief Minister who earlier clarified that his statements were twisted to benefit vested quarters cleared the air.

Breach in CMO, Governor House, police step up watch

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Agartala, April 30, 2018: Intelligence unit of Tripura police stepped up surveillance in government offices after some confidential letters leaked to media over past week. Highly placed sources on Saturday said new BJP-IPFT coalition government is specifically worried over outflow of papers from offices of Chief Minister and the Governor.

“This is not a small issue. The Special Branch of state police has taken suo motu initiative to deal with the perpetrators”, a senior police official who refused to be named informed.

He added that the leakages could be handiwork of some people who want to embarrass the coalition government. He skirted questioned on possible involvement of any opposition political quarter in the whole gamut.

An official communication on appointment of New Delhi based Sanjay Mishra as third Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in office of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb sneaked into media within hours of its issuance. Next was a letter of Governor Tathagata Roy to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on issue of appointment of a Kolkata based individual in Tripura government service.

Copy of the original letter of the Governor was published on front page of official mouthpiece of state CPI(M). It contains request to Chief Minister to appoint a Kolkata based Chartered Accountant in an advisory position to make use of his experience.

While opposition CPI(M) made it a big political issue, Governor took to twitter to ventilate his retort. He termed the request as a ‘perfectly normal and legitimate move’ and counter attacked in his style stating ‘now a comrade has discovered the letter and is jumping around with the glee of Columbus discovering America’. 

Controversies created, says CM

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Agartala, April 29, 2018: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb said his recent statements attributed with good intention were intentionally twisted to create controversy. Speaking at a news conference at his official residence on Sunday he requested journalists to dispel misgivings as they were present in his programmes. 

He sounded strong to reiterate that ‘none can misdirect him from his resolve to make Tripura a corruption and drug free in three years’. He said people installed BJP government with much hope and they were under obligation to fulfill their aspirations.

Chief Minister informed transfer of all 74 cases connecting Chit Fund Companies to the SBI. CBI has accepted the cases.

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