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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.

RPF rescues 7 girls, arrest trafficker


Maligaon, July 12, 2018: Acting swiftly on information from sources, Railway Protection Force of Rangiya succeded in rescuing 7 girls along with a lady trafficker from running train on 10.07.2018.

It is learnt that the RPF team comprising Inspector Shri Ashok Das, Head constable J.S. Kalita, Constable Bhaskar Malakar, Head constable Sachindra Bharali and Constable Ahjaj Khan conducted thorough search of train no - 15648 DN Guwahati – LTT express on receipt of information. They could rescue 4 girls from coach no S-9 who were being taken to Mumbai on the pretext of employment in fish factory.

Later on further search 3 more girls were rescued from coach no S-6 along with one lady trafficker. All of them were de-trained at Barpeta Road station and brought back to Rangiya for taking further appropriate action.

The name of the lady trafficker is Kalpana Barman aged about 40 year from Baska district. On interrogation the trafficker revealed that she had planned to take all the girls to Mumbai on commission basis.

It is to be mentioned here that in the current year, RPF has so far rescued 20 children from the hand of traffickers. This incident of Rangiya Division can be called a major success because the main kingpin of the group could be arrested.

Human-elephant conflict on rise in Nagaland


Kohima, July 12, 2018: A study report received from forest department reveals Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) in Wokha District is on the rise and increasing year by year. As per the nationwide Synchronized Elephant Population Estimation 2017 report by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate change, GOI, Nagaland has an elephant population of 446 and elephant density/km² of 0.45 which is the second highest density/km² after Karnataka.

Due to increasing reports of incidences of HEC, a joint assessment was carried out in April 2018 by the District Level Committee for assessment of the loss of human life/domestic animals/crops/properties by wild animals for compensation in the District.

The assessment showed that this year alone, 165 families belonging to 8 (eight) villages of New Changsu, Ekhoyan, Old and New Riphyim, Wokha village, New Wokha, Seleku and Koio were badly affected by the presence of elephants in these areas/fields. The crops or property damaged were paddy, banana, pineapple, orange, sugarcane, vegetables, yongchak, betel nut, rubber, papaya, jackfruit, granary, farm huts, piggery, poultry, etc. amounting to more than Rs. 17 (Seventeen) lakh which could only be partially reimbursed by the wildlife wing of the Forest Department this year.

The most recent reports of HEC in the month of June and July 2018 is from the villages of Old Riphyim, New Riphyim, Old Changsu and Mungya affecting 97 farmers and the GMS building at Mungya which have been verified by the Department. The crops/property damaged included paddy fields, vegetables, banana, farm huts, rubber, etc.

With an ever-increasing human population leading to increasing fragmentation of habitat for the elephants, incidences of human injury or deaths, crop raids, poaching/hunting of elephants will only increase. Wokha District having a total geographical of only 1628 sq. km and supporting a staggering150-180 nos. of elephants all over the district, it not only indicates a bleak future for the farmers and rubber cultivators but also for the survival of these heritage animals in Wokha unless these issues are seriously addressed.

Rajmata Bibhu Devi lauds airport renaming


Agartala, July 12, 2018: Senior member of Tripura royal family, Rajmata Bibhu Kumari Devi, lauded decision of incumbent BJP-IPFT government to rename of Agartala Airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya.

She also appreciated functioning of the government headed by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

BJP on Wednesday organised a huge rally here to express gratitude to the union government for approving the proposal of the state government.

Northeast health review meeting in Agartala


Agartala, July 12, 2018: Northeast Regional Review Meeting cum Workshop got underway in Agartala on Thursday. Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman inaugurated the two day programme at Pragna Bhavan.

Senior officials from Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and health officials from northeastern states are attending the review cum workshop initiated by the National Health Mission.

The various issues regarding programme, planning and implementation of activities under the NHM including its disease control programme will be discussed in the review meeting.

Health & Family Welfare Department of Tripura hosted the programme with assistance from Regional Resource Centre for North Eastern States (RRC-NE), Guwahati.

Second gold seizure at Agartala Airport


Agartala, July 11, 2018: In second capture over past three days, CISF seized eight gold bars from a Kolkata bound passenger at Agartala airport on Wednesday. The haulier has been identified as Bachha Lal, a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

He confessed to have come to the state to transmit the contraband in lieu of money. CISF later handed him over to police.

Police said they have launched investigation based on inputs furnished by the detainee.

Earlier on Monday CISF detained a Bangladeshi traveler with six gold bars. He was captured before flying out to Kolkata.

Sunil Deodhar greets Dipa Karmakar


New Delhi, July 11, 2018: As a part of #SamparkSeSamarthan programme of Bharatiya Janata Party, Its National Executive Member and Tripura State In-Charge Sunil Deodhar today met Indian gymnast from the North Eastern state of Tripura Dipa Karmakar at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Delhi. He briefed her on the achievements of four years of Modi Sarkar. 

She also appreciated the initiatives taken by the Union Sports Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who himself has a glorious career as a sportsperson.

The athlete of international acclaim has recently returned to India after winning Gold Medal at FIG Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey. She's done a remarkable comeback after a gap of 2 years due to an injury.

During her meeting with Deodhar she thanked the people of Tripura for supporting her during the period of her injury.

Deodhar congratulated her for the recent victory and wished her well for upcoming Asian Games to bring more laurels for the country and to keep Tiranga flying high. He also assured Deepa Tripura's development under the new BJP regime in the state.

Patient’s death, unruly scenes at hospital


Agartala, July 10, 2018: The Gumati district hospital at Udaipur turned into a battle field on Tuesday night after death of a person over alleged medical negligence. Some sustained injuries after people protesting the death clashed with doctors – hospital staffs.

District Magistrate and senior police officers rushed to the hospital and brought situation under control.

Police arrested seven trouble mongers from hospital premises.