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Direct train from Agartala to Deoghar flagged off


Agartala, July 6, 2018: Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb and Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain today flagged off the 15625 / 15626  Agartala  - Deoghar Weekly Express train during a ceremonial function held at  Agartala station. Minister of Transport, Govt of Tripura Pranajit Singha Roy, Jharna Das Baidya, Sankar Prashad Datta, MP Lok Sabha, Ram Prasad Paul, MLA, Nisith Ranjan Bhattacharjee from Satsang, General Manager, NF Railway Sanjive Roy, Divisional Railway Manager of Lumding Division Ashish Sharma, senior railway officials and other state government officials were also present at the flagging off ceremony besides hundreds of audience.

Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb expressed his satisfaction for fulfilling the long standing demand of about 14 lakhs devotees of Thakur Anukul Chandra from Tripura. Devotees will now be able to travel to Deoghar, which is a very important place of pilgrimage with comfort.

Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain in his speech said that this new train connecting the land of Tripura Sundari Temple with Baidyanath Dham fulfilling a long-standing demand of people of the region. It is the 12th train to be introduced in Tripura since December 2016. The capital city of Agartala has already been connected with New Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore.

The train will cover the distance of 1,462 km between Agartala and Deoghar in about 39 hours. From Agartala, the train will leave every Saturday at 22.00 hrs to reach Deoghar at 13.00 hrs of Monday. In the return direction, the train will leave Deoghar every Monday at 18.45 hrs to reach Agartala at 08.15 hrs of Wednesday. It will traverse through the states of Tripura, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand.

The train will have 20 stoppages in its journey including Agartala, Ambasa, Dharmanagar, Badarpur, Lumding, Guwahati, Rangiya, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Khagaria and Bhagalpur.

Triprua University gets new VC


Agartala, July 5, 2017: Dr.Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar would be new Vice Chancellor of Tripura University (Central). He has replaced Professor Anjan Kumar Ghosh who served the institution for five years.

President Ram Nath kovind signed warrant of appointed of Dr Dharukar.

ONGC’s swacchta abhijan at rail station


Agartala, July 5, 2018: As a part of on-going 'Swacchta Pakhwada-2018' being celebrated by ONGC Tripura Asset a Cleanliness drive in front of Agartala Railway Station was carried out by ONGC executives and employees on Thursday morning. 

A group of ONGCians gathered in front of the picturesque Agartala Railway Station and voluntary participated in the Shramdan to clean the station.

Joy after Agartala Airport named after Bir Bikram


Agartala, July 4, 2018: Ruling BJP is celebrating the approval of central government cabinet to rename Agartala airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, the last ruler of the erstwhile princely state which joined Indian Union in 1949. The party claimed the resolution is fulfillment of the promise it made in ‘vision document’ aka eleciton manifesto ahead of February 2018 assembly elections in Tripura.

Prime Minister resorted to tweet to announce the decision. “Congratulations to the people for the Tripura! Their long pending demand 37 was fulfilled today’, he said,

Hundreds of party workers accorded a reception to Chief Minister and state party President Biplab Kumar Deb after he arrived at the same airport from New Delhi on Wednesday evening. Mr Deb earlier tweeted “On behalf of lakh citizens of Tripura, thank Shri Narendra Modi ji for recognising immortal contribution of the Architect of Tripura”.

Chief Minister took to twitter to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘the historic decision’. BJP’s state Incharge Sunil Deodhar and Deputy Chief Minister and a decedenat of royal family Jishnu Debbarman also hailed the Prime Minister for the magnanimous step and for being affectionate towards people of Tripura.

Import of fish banned in Kohima


Kohima, July 4, 2018: Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan has informed that in view of the recent seizures of fish products laced with Formalin in the market, the import of all fish and crustacean products and sale of the same has been banned with immediate effect in Kohima district.

Violators will be prosecuted as per the relevant legal provision. He has directed the Administrator KMC to take necessary steps to ensure strict compliance of the same.

Mariam from AP is16th Sunsilk Mega Miss NE 2018


Guwahati; July 2, 2017: In front of nearly 1000 spectators from all across the north-eastern region, Mariam Longri from Kharsang, Arunachal Pradesh was crowned the 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 at the ITA Cultural Complex, Machkhowa. Besides, Tsurila from Nagaland andJyotismita Baruah from Assam became the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. 

Having completed 16 glorious years, Mega Mister North East is the biggest beauty pageant of northeast India, conceptualized by leading fashion entrepreneurAbhijit Singha, and produced by Mega Entertainment. The contestants travelled to Guwahati for almost a week of activities which included grooming and training sessions conducted by Contestant Director of Mega Entertainment Juhi Gogoi, followed by rehearsals, leading up to the Grand Finale of the pageant. The pageant has been supported by Title Sponsor Sunsilk, supported by Assam State Biodiversity Board, Hospitality Partner Radisson Blu and Education Partner ITFT College.

Mariam Longri was crowned by Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2017 Mary Khyriem in front of a packed audience. Mariam, who has just appeared her Class 12 exams from Donyi Polo School, Itanagar, is the youngest of 9 siblings. Her father is a retired inspector, while her mother runs an NGO. Speaking about her success, an overwhelmed Mariam said, “This is a dream come true moment for me. I always wanted to be in a position where I can help, motivate and influence people to lead a beautiful life. Thanks to Mega Entertainment and the panel of judges for believing in me. I am overwhelmed beyond words…”

Beautiful Tsurila from Chumukedima, Nagaland, was crowned the first Runner’s up at the gala event on Saturday evening. Daughter of a retired government employee, and a homemaker mother, Tsurila is a 5th semester BA(Economics) student at Mt. Mary College, Chumukedima. The second Runner’s up at the event was Biswanath Chariali’s Jyotismita Baruah. A 3rd semester student at B. Barooah College, Guwahati, Jyotismita’s parents are government employees.

Barbaric lynchings, internet restored after 72 hours


Agartala, July 1, 2018: Tripura government on Sunday restored internet service after 72 hours of ban following lynching of three people including a woman over lifting rumours that also left 25 people injured. Murder of an 11 year old boy by his neighbours triggered spread of unprecedented rumour through social media.

Spread of lies that kidneys of the boy were taken out which gained support from an irresponsible minister of the state took heavy toll. Innocent men and women, even mentally challenged people were indiscriminately attacked.

The death toll includes an elderly woman, a garment trader from Bihar and a music teacher who was campaigning against rumours through public address system. Police arrested 12 in connection with all incidents, but allegedly not touching main perpetrators.

Rumour mongers ‘kill’ one, injure several, internet suspended


Agartala, June 28, 2018: Hate and rumour mongers killed an innocent garment trader from Bihar while severely injuring his two accomplices at Murabari in Sidhai area on Thursday. Security forces failed to protect them from hundreds of irate people who sought to take life of alleged child lifters.

For pat two days Tripura thanks to inaction of state police has been reeling under rumour over presence of human organ and child traffickers. Several innocent people were attacked in at least eleven incidents across the state.

Police shifted wounded garment traders Jahir Khan, Guljar Khan Khurshid Khan and driver Swapan Mia, a resident of Agartala, to GB Hospital here. Jahir Khan was declared brought dead while condition of others said to be critical.

The dismal situation was fall out of murder of an 11 year old boy by his neighbours at Taranagar in Sidhai. State’s Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath is blamed for fuelling rumour after issuing statement that international organ lifting racket involved in the murder.

Meanwhile state government suspended internet services in view of prevailing situation.

NIT-A in Ph. D. Programme under PMRF at IIT Madras


Agartala, 28 June, 2018: Subhashis Patari, an undergraduate student belonging to 2014-15 batch of the Mechanical Engineering department of NIT Agartala, has been selected for direct Ph. D.programme under PMRF (Prime Minister's Research Fellowship) scheme at IIT, Madras. There were hundred of student participants from all over the country, and he has been short listed out of total selectees of 26 and his rank stands 12th in position.

Under the PMRF scheme, he will receive a fellowship amount of Rs. 70,000 per month for the first two year, Rs. 75,000 per for the 3rd year, and Rs. 80,000 per month in the 4th and 5th year of his research. A part of this, a researcher grant of Rs. 2.00 lakh per year will also be provided for a period of 5 years.

it is also mention that under the MOU, based on student exchange and research collaboration between NIT Agartala and IIT Madras, Shri Patari has completed his final year from IIT, Madras. The entire fraternity of NIT Agartala is proud on his success and achievement and hopes for him to achieve further laurels for himself, his institute and the nation.  

This has been informed in a press release by Dr. Rajib Mallik, Convener, Press & Media Committee, NIT Agartala.

Mysterious murder of young couple


Agartala, June 28, 2018: Inter cast marriage suspected in murder of a young couple in north Tripura. The incident occurred at Ramguna village in Kumarghat of Unakoti district.

Family members claimed to have found body of Leherbati Reang, 22. The bleeding body was nude.

Body of her husband Litan Debnath traced hanging from a tree adjacent to the house.