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Tension clutches Takarjala


Agartala, July 10, 2018:  Tension continues to grip Takarjala subdivision after spate of clashes between BJP-IPFT. After latest spurt of incidents, security forces deployed in strength in the area and senior police officers are keeping a close watch on the situation.

Both the parties blamed each other for the incidents. IPFT supporters blocked two important connecting roads in the area on Tuesday causing heavy traffic disruptions.

For over a month tension gripped Takarjala as supporters of rival ruling parties frequently  engaged in pitched battles. The incidents left several injured and creeated an uneasy situion in the tribal dominated subdivision.

On Monday at least two local leades of BJP injured while a party office was ransakced and funitures destroyed in attacks. BJP blamed IPFT for the incidents that fuelled tension.  

Rajnath Singh chairs 67th plenary of NEC


Agartala, July 9, 2018: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 67th Plenary of North Eastern Council at Shillong on Monday. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region and Members of NEC were attending the Plenary. 

In two days of session, various presentations on issues related to all round development of North Eastern Region will be discussed.

Some of the major issues to be discussed are, Ways and means of completing long-pending projects in NEC in a specific time frame, Transformation of the 14 Aspirational Districts/Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (GSA- 1 & 2) in NER, Strengthening Livelihood Programmes in NE Region, Water Resources Management in NER, Catchment Area Treatment in NER through afforestation, Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 in NER, Road Connectivity in NER, ‘POSHAN ABHIYAAN’, ‘AYUSHMAN BHARAT’ and security related matters pertaining to the states.

The Plenary will also discuss continuation of NEC Schemes till March 2020 which were earlier approved by the union cabinet.

Decathlon Kipsta Cup: Lutuma FC champion


Guwahati, July 9, 2018: Lutuma FC of Guwahati defeated ACE’s FC by 6-1 goals to lift the Decathlon Kipsta Cup five a Side football tournament yesterday, held at Decathlon play area, Azara. The event which was organized in association with Sportscraft Management and powered by Airtel TV, saw 28 teams across the state fighting for this championship of football's shorter format. 

Champions Lutuma FC went away with trophy and cash prize of 15000 rupees while runner up ACES took home trophy and cash prize of 10000 Rupees. Migum Kuli of Jalukbari FC was selected as the Star Player while Sibra Narzary of HQ Maligaon emerged as the top scorer of the tournament. Pragyan Medhi of Lutuma FC scored 4 goals in the final.

Noted Coach and ex player Bijay Sonowal gave away the prizes in the closing ceremony of the tournament, supported by Guwahati City FC (GCFC). Champions Lutuma FC has dedicated their win to their ex player Sumit Rabha who passed away after battling kidney failure recently. Budding free-style footballer Bijoy Tamang also performed and showed some breathtaking freestyle skills during the event.

GNRC Hospital, The News Mill and Egua packaged drinking water also supported the two days event.

Anti drug drive exposes police – peddler nexus in Tripura


Agartala, July 7, 2018: Nexus between peddlers and a section of security forces became evident as Tripura government expanded anti drug drive. Two policemen were arrested and three including a deputy superintendent of police (SDPO) suspended from service in past one month.

“More officers and personnel of police organisation are under scanner. The state government has instructed for an all out crackdown against drug menace”, a top government official stated.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who is holding Home portfolio, after assuming office in March last declared that his BJP-IPFT alliance government would make the state free from drug and narcotic problem. He instructed top brass of state police to unleash drive to eradicate the hazard.

The directive forced police organisation to act fast and plan operations against the peddlers. Numerous people were arrested, and narcotic items mainly Cannabis seized in tonnes.

Interrogation of detainees exposed a bigger nexus between the drug traffickers and section of security establishments. But the home department issued a clear instruction to deal as per law with everyone found involved.

The actions led to arrest of two police personnel and suspension of three including an officer to the rank of DSP. DSP Tapas Deb was last posted as Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in Teliamura of Khowai district.

Officials claimed that drug consumption and trade within Tripura and smuggling to Bangladesh through unfenced border drastically eased due to ongoing operation. Police are taking assistance of BSF and other central security agencies in their strive.

Dipa wins gold at FIG


Agartala, July 8, 2018: Dipa Karmakar, who returned to gymnastics after a long gap of almost two years 2016 Olympics, on Sunday won a gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey.

With this win she also created a history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to clinch a gold medal in an international event. 

 #Tripura's daughter, #DipaKarmakar does #India proud yet again!

Congratulations to @DipaKarmakar on winning the Gold Medal in the vault event at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, #Turkey.

Chief Minister called Dipa as an inspiration for daughters of Tripura to excel in life and wished her best for her future endeavours.

He reiterated full support of the State Government to Dipa Karmakar so that she can continue making the nation proud and win a Gold Medal for India in 2020 Olympics.  On behalf of all 37 lakh people of Tripura, CM extended his best wishes to Dipa on this outstanding victory.

SPO detained with two 9mm pistols


Agartala, July 8, 2018: A SPO jawan was arrested with two 9mm pistols from an inter city train at Ambassa station, 83km east of Agartala, on Sunday. Police identified the detainee as Parimal Debbarma.

Parimal was posted at Jirania police station. After arrest he was taken to Ambassa police station where he was quizzed..

Based on information police raided Agartala –Silchar Express train in which the jawan was travelling. Police believe Parimal Debbarma could be part of gun running racket.

Controversial GSG Ayyangar to return to Tripura administration


Agartala, July 7, 2018: Controversial IAS officer GSG Ayyangar is set to return to Tripura administraion. He would hold position of Principle Secretary in the Department of Industries.

Triprua Chief Minister Biplab Deb holds the portfolio.

1987 batch Mnaipur – Tripura Cadre IAS Ayyangar fueled several controversies during his stint in Tripura and elsewhere where he served on deputaiton.

In 2003 Andhra Pradesh government repatriated the services of GSG Ayyangar on serious corruption charges.

TU gets 31st rank in survey


Agartala, July 6, 2018: A national survey conducted by the MDRA at behest of the India Today Group placed Tripura University at 31st position. The survey covered government run universities in the country.

Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Delhi got first and second ranks while University of Hyderabad received third rank.

Officials of Tripura University, a central university, said the latest ranking attributed advancement of the university in all aspects.

Sun Valley Hospital observes 15th Foundation Day


Guwahati, July 6, 2018: Sun Valley Hospital observed its 15th Foundation day with a call from the Chief Guest, Dr. Atindra Kr Adhikari, Principal, Gauhati Medical College. The ceremony was presided with Dr. R N Pathak, Chairman, Sun Valley Diabetic Care & Research Center & Sun Valley Hospital along with Dr. Bikash Bhattacharya, Dwipen Sarma, A Pathak, Sushmita Mazumdar & Prabhash Chaodhury, Director, Sun Valley Hospital. They all graced the occasion as distinguished Guests on dais. 

Sun Valley Hospital on this auspicious day started the ceremony with the Rabha Sangeet followed by welcoming the guests on dais with lighting the lamp; the hospital rededicated itself to its commitment to SAVE from DIABETIS, SAVE LIFE. Abhay Ch Hazarika, Managing Director, Sun Valley Hospital elevated the glory of the ceremony with his welcome speech. In his Chief Guest’s speech, Dr. Atindra Kr Adhikari stated by saying that he already knew about Sun Valley Hospital as an institution dedicated to provide state-of-art facilities in Diabetic healthcare by experienced and trained Doctors.

He said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise.”

Commenting on this initiative, Abhay Ch Hazarika, Managing Director, Sun Valley Hospital said, “It’s important to start effective programs against diabetes in every levels of the society so that we can identify them at an early stage before they become severe as it is very difficult to quit at a later stage. And we at Sun Valley Hospital are working on the same for the last 15 long years.”

BSF seizes contraband, detain infiltrators


Agartala, July 6, 2018: During the month of June 2018 goods like Sarees, Garments, Vehicle, Cattle, Phensidyl, Forest produce , Fish, Misc item, medicines,Yaba Tab, liquor, Cracker and Ganja etc. worth Rs. 3,09,88,930 were seized by BSF from the bordering areas of Kamlasagar, Ashabari, N C Nagar, Belardeppa, UNC Nagar, Kullubari, Nirbhoypur, Srimantapur, Rangamura, Dhanpur (Sepahijala district), Shyampara,Hrishiyamukh, Srinagar, Kennedy.Chitabari (Tripura South), Lathiapura   (Unakoti), Yakubnagar (Tripura North)  Khan,, Khengrabari, Tarapur and Bogabil (Khowai). 

Out of the seized goods worth Rs. 2,96,36,199 were being smuggled out to Bangladesh and goods worth Rs. 13,52,731 were coming into the Indian territory illegally from Bangladesh.  BSF troops also apprehended 18 Indian, 20 Myanmar and 8 Bangladeshi Nationals while they were illegally crossing the Indo-BD border of the Tripura State. 

BSF is maintaining vigil round the clock and committed to guard the borders with utmost zeal.