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President Patil to Visit Northeast India

A Correspondent
Agartala. September 21, 2010: Security and administrative arrangements have been made for the visit of President Pratibha Patil who will be arriving in Agartala from Aizawl on Friday next. President will grace almost similar programmes in both Tripura and Mizoram states like attending convocation ceremony of the central

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Extremists has only 5 percent access in Tripura

By Ramananda Roy Acharjee
Agartala, September 17, 2010: The Passing-out Parade of 79th batch of men and 10th batch of women, consisting of 473 newly recruited Constables of Tripura Police was held at KTD Singh Police Training College Thursday. They have successfully completed 11 months training. Manik Sarkar, the chief minister of Tripura attended the

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Crazy teacher thrashes bunch of students

Correspondent  - Sushanta Kar
Agartala, September 15, 2010: A teacher went into berserk and cruelly thrashed several high class students at a school in South Tripura. The weird and sensational incident occurred at Guachand Higher Second students at Sabroom, 143km south of Agartala, Tuesday.  

The depressing side of the occurrence was that teacher Jagadish Das did not spare girls in his outburst over a simple matter of indiscipline. Reports said Das was distributing result sheets of school monthly examination of Class XI which actually triggered the ugly episode.  

Student Rekha Debnath expressed sadness for not getting desired marks and told teacher about this. The retort enraged teacher Das who then started slapping Rekha till she fell down unconscious.  

Her fellow students protested to the unruly behaviour of the teacher who instead of relenting took on them. Jagadish Das roughed up all students present in the classroom causing injuries to several.  

Some of the injured have been named as Sujata Chakraborty, Jaya Debnath, Gauri Das, Maman Debnath, Rakesh Debnath, Jhutan Debnath and Rekha Debnath. The school authority has issued a show cause notice to the erring teacher while parents of the students demanded stern action against Jagadish Das.  

In another incident of disorderly manner at Jalefa Higher secondary school in Sabroom a teacher was injured in an attack by two fellow staffs for a protest against smoking in school premises. Bikash Baidya has loged a complaint with the education department against fellow teachers Chitan Lal Dey and Jayanta Roy who beat him up mercilessly for urging them not to smoke inside school.

India - Bangladesh agrees on rail connectivity

A Correspondent
Agartala, September 8, 2010: Indian and Bangladesh railway officers held a high level meeting in Agartala on Wednesday to discuss modalities on railway connectivity between two countries. 16 kilometer stretch of track is proposed between Agartala and Akhaura in Bangladesh to install a rail link for transportation and transshipment of passengers and goods.  

The officials conducted a joint survey on the proposed route to undertake track laying work between the two sides. The four members Bangladesh team led by railways chief engineer Y. Ali Mirdha also visited Agartala rail station to assess possibility of rail link extension between Bangladesh and India.  

Prior to a formal meeting the railway officials of both sides met state's transport minister Manik Dey and his officers at civil secretariat. It followed the meeting that culminated signing of a memorandum of understanding.  

“We have finalised technical details and alignment of the track. We have signed the MOU with Indian officials”, Bangladesh team leader delegation Y. Ali Mirdha told newsmen. He said a few more meetings are slated to take place before the work begins.   

Railway connectivity with India's landlocked northeastern region was one of issues discussed during meeting of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Sheikh Hasina at New Delhi in January this year. As a preface of the bilateral understandings on rail link extension Bangladesh government sent a technical delegation to Agartala.  

India would bear entre expenditure to complete rail link project.

Bangladeshi boys sneak into the runway

A Correspondent
Agartala, September 7, 2010: In a serious security breach four Bangladeshi boys found roaming along operational runway at Agartala airport which has proximity to the international border on Tuesday. Some workers engaged in a construction at the sterilized zone detected them and handed them over to the CISF who later forwarded

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Committee to study Naga commission

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Kohima, September 6, 2010: Chief Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Lalthara, IAS in a Notification informed that the Government of Nagaland has constituted a committee to look into the issues connected with the collection of Naga Commission. The committee consists of Additional Chief Secretary & Commissioner, Nagaland,

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Inquiry on second ISI suspect begins

A correspondent
Agartala, September 6, 2010: The investigators are still groping in dark over identify of a terror suspect recently arrested in Agartala in wake of capture of Pakistani national in the city. Spate of interrogation of 22 year of Nayeem Ahmed Mamun has not yet revealed his real credential who originally claimed he was from Bangladesh.  

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Wait for Queen's Baton in Tripura

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Agartala, July 26 2010: Tripura government, sports council and the state Olympic association have made elaborate arrangements to accord a warm reception to the Queens's Baton for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 slated to arrive in Agartala on July 30 next. The team carrying the baton would mark their presence in various engagements including visits to an orphanage and a blind school during two day stay in state.  

State's youth and sports affairs minister Tapan Chakraborty has informed that programmes also include a big rally escorted by sportsmen and women of various disciplines and youths attired in traditional fatigues to represent different ethnic groups of the state.  

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar would receive the baton at a function on evening of 31 July and he would also release a cover by the postal department to commemorate travel of the Queen's Baton for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, officials said.

The baton would exchange different hands during the journey and big crowds are expected to throng in every occasion. Queen's Baton's team would present memento to the dignitaries of the state.

Ministry to support Shillong Choir to visit China

New Delhi, July 20, 2010: The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved the sponsorship of the visit of Shillong Chamber Choir, which has been selected by Indian Council for Cultural Relations to participate in an International Music Competition to be held in Shaoxing, China from 21 July to 26

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Export development fund for Northeast

By Ramandana Roy Acharjee
Agartala, July 15, 2010: 60 projects from the northeast regions have been approved under Export Development Fund for North East Region (EDF-NER) with the total assistance of Rs. 5793.78 lakh out of which Tripura has 7 projects with the total assistance of Rs. 713.19 crore.

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