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Couple found hanging north of Agartala


Agartala, February 14, 2019: A young couple found dead in a hanging position in Sidhai police station area north of Agartala on Thursday. Police were suspecting foul play in the incident. 

Initial reports said a man and his wife were found hanging insides bushes at Kombukchara village. They could not be traced since Tuesday evening. 

Senior police officers visited the spot. 

Air Force helps building bridge in Arunachal


Itanagar, February 14, 2019: Indian Air Force Mi -17 helicopters have airlifted more than 80 tonnes of bridging material to inaccessible Middle Subansari Valley of Arunachal Pradesh for construction of a vital bridge over Kume River. 

The bridge will join the settlements of Huri with Damin. Owing to its strategic importance, this bridge will play a crucial role in easing out inconvenience caused to local people and troops deployed in this remote part of Arunachal. 

The construction of bridge is being undertaken by BRO. IAF assisted in carrying the load to expedite the process.

“Have happy relationships - it helps longevity”

Juned Choudhury

Mizoram, February 13, 2019: To all members of SEPPA (St. Edmund's Past Pupils Assocn.) of the Upper Assam chapters I would like to express my thanks for presenting me the "Outstanding Seppan 2019" Award. And to all Seppans present at the ceremony in Aizwal I would request to excuse me for having asked whether it was a farewell gift.

One of the things that was at the back of my mind was an incident that happened at the previous day's event. After reaching the Peak of the Reiek Mountain at an altitude of about 5,000 feet, I had spread the hotel towel, which I had carried with me, on the tall grass beside the shoulder of the rugged road, and lied down to take a little rest.

I covered my face with the backpack as the mid-day sun was quite strong. While I was enjoying taking deep breaths of the fresh mountain air, a few tourists (perhaps Seppans also) were passing by. I could hear one of them asking my guide Francis Laldawngela, "Has someone died ?" Another anxiously enquired, "Is he breathing?" Please see a few photos taken by Francis, attached. 

My 83rd birthday falls on February 19. Friday, February 8 2019 was a happy trekking day for me. Looking forward, God willing, to a replay on Friday, February 7 2020, at the "Back to Nature!" Meet at Pasighat, Arunachal.

Media workshop at Kohima


Kohima, February 13, 2019: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Kohima will organise one-day media workshop 'Vartalap' on identified flagship programs of the central government at Eastgate Hotel in Kohima on February 14 at 10AM.

Advisor of IPR, SCERT, VG, Toshi Wungtung will grace the inaugural program as the chief guest and DC Wokha, Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS will be the guest of honour.

Application invited for Faculty Refresher course in TU


Agartala, February 12, 2019: Faculty Development Centre, Tripura University will organise a 15-Day Refresher Course titled “ICT: Improving quality of Higher Education and innovation on Higher Education”  for Faculty in Universities / Colleges / Institutes from March 1 to 15  2019 under the scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.

Interested faculties working in the various Colleges and Universities/institutes in India may apply through proper channel in the prescribed Format ( in the website for participation.

The last date of application is February 27 2019. The candidate may send the scanned copy of the completed application via e-mail. However, the original hard copy of the application shall have to be produced at the time of registration on March 1 2019 during 9:30 am to 10:30 am, if not sent by post earlier.

All the faculties may contact for further details with the undersigned and also visit the Tripura University website (

Toothbrush removed from stomach without surgery


Shillong, February 2019: A rare and unheard case was recorded in Shillong where a woman in her 50s allegedly swallowed an entire toothbrush while brushing which was removed from her stomach without a surgery.

The patient had come to see Dr. Issac Syiem, a Senior Surgeon in the Shillong Civil Hospital on January 25 and narrated the whole incident. Prior to this, she had visited other doctors in the hospital, who referred the case to Dr. Syiem.

When she was evaluated by Dr. Syiem, he was surprised to know that the patient was in no discomfort and suffered no pain. The patient, a resident of Lower Mawprem, told him that she would have never approached any doctor if not for her daughter’s insistence.

The X-ray reports could not detect the toothbrush in her stomach. That was when Dr. Syiem suggested her to undergo endoscopy and it was then that the object was sighted in her stomach. He said, “We used an endoscope, hooked the object and successfully pulled the brush out through her mouth. No surgery was needed in the process.” The patient was kept under observation for a few hours and was discharged on the same day (Jan 28). “Even though there was no discomfort, the situation could have turned life threatening had she not been brought in for medical aid,” he added.

This was the first time that this kind of rare and unheard case was recorded in Meghalaya.

Road Projects in NE Region


New Delhi, February 11, 2019: The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that the Ministry has taken up massive road development programme in North-Eastern region under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme-North East (SARDP-NE).

Under this programme 2910 km road has already been developed and 3508km is under implementation. Besides SARDP-NE, 5507 km road has been identified for development under Bharatmala Pariyojana in North-Eastern Region.

Mudslide kills Reang refugee camp inmate


Agartala, February 11, 2019: An inmate of Mizoram Reang camps in north Tripura after falling prey to mudslide. Patarung Reang, 24, from Ashabari camp died at the spot. 

Police said Patarung went to a stream for fishing when the incident occurred. Two of his accomplices injured in the incident. 

PM unveils statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram


Agartala, February 9, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra on Saturday unveiled full figure statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Maniky at the airport recently renamed after the visionary king. This has been first engagement of prime minister after arriving here at last leg of his whirlwind visit in three northeastern states.

Modi unveiled the statue at 4 p.m. 

In Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Modi inaugurated several projects. Prime Minister assured that identity and rights of northeastern people would be protected and appealed people not to fall prey to motivated campaign of opposition parties over Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Whirlwind visit of PM in NE


Agartala, February 8, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would undertake a whirlwind in three north-eastern states on Saturday. PM will visit Guwahati, Itanagar and Agartala tomorrow.

 He will lay foundation stone for Greenfield Airport at Itanagar, Sela Tunnel and North East Gas Grid.

He will inaugurate DD Arun Prabha Channel and Garjee - Belonia Railway Line. He will also unveil several other development projects in the three states.

The last leg of the PM’s visit will be in Agartala.  PM will dedicate to the nation Garjee - Belonia Railway Line through unveiling of plaque at Swami Vivekananda Stadium here. This line will boost Tripura as the gateway to South and Southeast Asia. PM will also inaugurate New Complex of Tripura Institute of Technology at Narsingarh.

Prime Minister will unveil the statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala. Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur is widely regarded as the creator of modern Tripura.

He is credited with planning of Agartala city. Unveiling of his statue is in line with the Union Government’s policy of honouring the unsung heroes of India, who have contributed greatly to nation building.