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Purvottaran at TU


Agartala, September 27, 2018 : The Department of Business Management Tripura University is organizing ‘Purvottaran- The rise of North East’ for its 3 rd consecutive year on September 27 and 28.

The program was inaugurated by Prof. V. L. Dharurkar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Tripura University and Chief Guest of the program in presence of guest of honor Satyajit Ganguly, MD, OTPC, Prof. Chandrika Basu Majumder, Dean Arts and Commerce, Dr. Debarshi Mukherjee HOD, Dept. of Business Management and faculty members of the department.

In his welcome address Dr. Mukherjee, HOD of DoBM explained about the objectives of the programme. He focused on the significance of organizing such program repeatedly. This kind of programme would help students to develop their personality and managerial skills.

The  Chief Guest of Program Prof. V. L. Dharurkar, Tripura University has elaborated on overall philosophy why such program should be carried out again and again. He congratulated the HOD and team of faculty members for organising  and maintaining an improving trend to doing this annual event every time in bigger manner for last 3 consecutive years.

He emphasized on Peter Drucker’s SMART theory and asked to implement in the managerial activities. The second leg of the programme was studded with folk dance performances by the student including Bihu and Kokborok. Students also showcased their talent and creativity through advertisements, business quiz and management games.

RPF rescues 17 children in a week


Maligaon, September 27, 2018: Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N.F. Railway successfully rescued as many as 17 children from railway premises like stations/trains during the week from 17th to 23rd September.

In one of such case on 18.09.2018, at about 10.45 hrs, RPF train escort party of train No.12505 Dn (N. E. Express) namely, Head Constable/Aftar Hussain, Constable/Lakshmi N. Singh, Constable / Paresh Baishya and Constable / Dipak Mahantal of RPF Post, Rangiya, while escorting the said train from Kamakhya to Rangiya station, rescued one minor girl with arrest of one kidnapper namely, Majibar Rahman, M-28 yrs, s/o late Biren Sheikh of vill-Patharkuchi, Durga Mandir, PS-Beltola (Chariali), Dist. Kamrup (Assam). The arrested person is involved in Basistha PS case No. 1196/18 u/s 366(A) IPC dated 18.09.2018. Later on, the apprehended person along with the rescued minor girl were handed over to IC/Jorabat (OP) for necessary action.

On 20.09.2018, at about 16.30 hrs, RPF Inspector/R. K. Yadav along with staff of Ledo (Outpost), arrested one male person at Ledo station namely, Hemanta Sarmah, 47 yrs, s/o Gangaram Sharma of Lekhapani, Dist- Tinsukia, Assam with rescue of three girls namely, all from Tinsukia, Assam. The arrested person confessed that he was taking the girls to Delhi on the promise of giving them job. Later on, the arrested person along with the rescued girls was handed over to OC/Assam Police/Ledo (OP). In this regard, OC/Lekhapani PS registered a case vide No. 111/18 U/S 370 IPC dated 21.09.2018.

On 22.09.18, at about 21.15 hrs, on duty RPF staff namely, Constable /Chunu Hansda of RPF Post, Siliguri Jn, rescued three runaway minor girls all from Alipurduar, West Bengal, from PF No. 01 of Siliguri Junction station. Subsequently, the rescued minor girls were handed over to Centre Coordinator, Child Line/Hakimpara, Siliguri for safe custody.

First Drug D-Addiction Centre opened


Agartala, September 27,2018: Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman on Thursday inaugurated Drug D-Addiction Centre in premises of Psychiatric Hospital at Narsingarh in Agartala. This has been first such initiative of the Tripura government.

Health Minister in his speech stated that the government has an ambitious plan to open three more de-addiction centers in the state to support rehabilitation and treatment to drug addicted patients.

Myanmar joins ANRPC


Agartala, September 26, 2018: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has become a Member of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) will represent the Government of Myanmar in ANRPC. On behalf of the government, Dr. Ye Tint Tun, Director-General, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, signed the Instrument of Accession.

Earlier, the Myanmar Parliament, in its regular session held on 7 August 2018 had approved the proposal by the Ministry.

ANRPC is an inter governmental organization established in 1970 for multilateral cooperation among the countries producing natural rubber. India has been a member of ANRPC since 1975.With the accession of Myanmar, ANRPC now has 13 members representing 90.5% of the world output of natural rubber.

Myanmar produced 242000 tonnes of natural rubber during the year ended June 2018 from 311000 hectares of yielding rubber. Of the four auto tyre manufacturing companies in Myanmar, three are state owned. The country annually exports about 150000 tonnes of rubber.

CM launches new tourism logo


Agartala, September 25, 2018: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday launches new official Logo of Tripura Tourism.

In a tweet Chief Minister opined that the launching was “Govt vision of #TransformingTripura aims at transforming our beloved state of #Tripura into one of the foremost tourist destinations”.

Governor stresses on spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas


Agartala, September 25, 2018 : Governor of Tripura Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki stressed on the need of introducing value based education where head, heart and hand act in tandem- as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi in his ‘Nayi Talim’ for making a complete human being dedicated to the ‘nation’. 

The Governor, while launching the Weeklong Swachchta Saptaha and Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Centenary Celebration, delivered a highly inspiring speech in the fully packed Maharaja Bir Bikram Auditorium of the Tripura University on Tuesday morning.

As he delivered the speech as Chief Guest of the function, the Governor felt that it had always been imperative to understand Mahatma Gandhi to build the country after independence.

“But, it was not forthcoming.  However, after the new government came to power in 2014 the focus was on building new India in the line of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas”, he said.

It may be mentioned here that Tripura University would start a one month long course on Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas on Education for the faculty members- which happened to be first of its kind in the country..

“This course on Mahatma Gandhi’ education ideas, I am confident, will bring about a change in the outlook and life of not only the faculty but also will in turn influence the students to a great extent”, opined the Governor.

It was Prof Solanki’s first visit to Tripura University after assumption of gubernatorial position in the state.

Dr WG Prasanna Kumar , Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi National Commission for Rural Education in his speech also stressed on building education system in the country based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Nayi Talim.

“It is time that we give due importance to learning by working concept”, said Dr Prasanna Kumar.

Dr V L Dharurkar, Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University in his welcome address gave a brief idea about Mahatma Gandhi’s idea about education and Nayi Talim. Dr Dharurkar said, Tripura University happened to be the first in the country to kick start Swachchata Saptaha one day ahead as the entire country would launch it from tomorrow.

“Tripura University is also, perhaps, the first institution to have planned for a one month course of Mahatma Gandhi’s education for the faculty of the varsity”, he said.

Goods train faces accident near Lumding


Agartala, September 24, 2018: A Goods train met with an accident between Daotuhaja and Phiding on Lumding-Badarpur Hill section route at around 11.15 am on Monday.

According to officials of Northeast Frontier Railway no injury or casualty was reported in the incident. They said accident relief trains from Lumding and Badarpur have left for the accident site.

Further details are awaited.

BSF seizes narcotics, ganja, in huge quantity


Agartala, September 20, 2018: The State is witnessing increased smuggling, transportation besides Ganja of synthetic Narcotics substances like Yaba, Heroin and Brown sugar. The enormous profit margin in the smuggling of Yaba and Heroin, easy method of concealment and transportation, attracting the misguided elements towards these profitable trades. BSF is guarding the border of the State as sentinels of the nation assisted by intelligence cells and other sister agencies to make all out efforts to curb this menace. 

On September 19, specific information was received by Field ‘G’ team of Sector Panisagar, BSF about a consignment of Heroin/Brown sugar, being transported from Assam to Agartala by Passenger train. Accordingly, the information was shared with 166 Battalion of BSF and a team personnel led by Uma Shankar, Assistant Commissioner along with including member of Field ‘G’ team, Sector Panisagar boarded the Train in coach, where the suspected items were informed to be kept.

On thorough search of bogie, one carrying bag with suspected Heroin/Brown sugar in a Polythene medium sized hidden inside empty Nokia mobile packet wrapped in a plastic was recovered. Quantity of suspected Heroin/Brown sugar – 1 packet of 175 gms @ 20000 worth Rs.3500000 recovered. The passengers travelling by the said train were enquired about the ownership of bag, but no one claimed its possession. Seized items handed over to GRP Dharmanagar Railway Station and FIR lodged with PS Dharmanagar.

In another case, today, on September 20 at about 9AM on specific information of Field ‘G’ team, Sector Teliamura, BSF, regarding movement of a suspected truck, troops of Field ‘G’ team, Sector Teliamura and Quick Reaction Team of 130 Battalion of BSF, detained above mentioned truck bearing near gate No.4 of 130 Battalion of BSF, Ambassa alongwith driver and two others, while moving on NH-08 and approaching towards Guwahati from Agartala side.

Subsequently, local Police and Magistrate were informed and on their arrival, above detained truck was thoroughly checked leading to recovery of Ganja – 81 Nos Bundle, of assorted size approx. 965kgs in weight worth Rs.4825500 Indian currency 49500 and 2 Mobile phones by BSF and Tripura Police joint Ops party.

IFJ condemns Bangladesh ‘draconian’ Digital Security Act


New Delhi, September 20, 2018: The draconian Digital Security Bill 2018 has passed the Bangladesh Parliament with provisions curtailing the freedom of expression and independent journalism. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concerns over the legislation which has scope to harass media and journalists.
On September 19, Telecommunication and Information Communication minister Mustafa Jabbar placed the bill for immediate passage and the 350-member parliament passed the bill by voice votes with only 11 lawmakers opposing the bill. The formulation of the law was initiated in 2015 with the cabinet approving the draft on January 29, 2018 and placing in the House on April 9, 2018.
The Editors’ Council on September 16 in a statement rejected the bill stating that Sections 8, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32 and 43 of the bill posed serious threats to freedom of expression and media.

Paswan to help Tripura


Agartala, September 19, 2018: Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan assured Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to render all possible help to procure Paddy from Tripura during coming harvest season by the Food Corporaiton of India.

Chief Minister on Wednesday met Paswan in his last of series of meetings with central ministers.