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Sr civil service officer dies of burn injury


Agartala, July 30, 2018: Soma Deb, senior civil service officer and daughter of a renowned legal practitioner, died on Monday afternoon a week after suffering from burn injuries. The 1998 batch Tripura Civil Service (TCS) officer served at different capacities in state government departments. 

She started her career as a teacher in famed Netaji Subhas Vidyaniketan. 

The deceased left behind by her husband, an officer in Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited, and only daughter studying at a college in Kolkata.

Family sources said Soma Deb breathed his last at a private medical facility in Kolkata where she was shifted following the incident.

Family members, friends and colleagues condoled untimely demise of Soma Deb. 

Juvenile Home in each district of Tripura


Agartala, July 29, 2018: Tripura government would set up Juvenile Home in each district of the state to implement Juvenile Justice System in the state. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced the decision at a seminar on the topic here on Sunday. 

Supreme Court Judge Justice Deepak Gupta who held an important stint as Chief Justice of the High Court of Tripura graced the occasion. Present Chief Justice of state high court Ajay Rastogi and other judges were present.

Chief Minister said the juvenile homes wold be equipped to take care of reformation process of juveniles held by the justice system.

BJP to rebuild demolished statue of CPI(M) stalwart


Agartala, July 28, 2018: It may sound strange in view of bitterness between political rivals, but true is BJP workers would rebuild statue of CPI(M) stalwart Baidyanath Majumdar which was demolished at Kailashahar in north Tripura on Thursday.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday announced that his party workers have been directed to rebuild the statue of Baidyanath Majumdar who was Deputy Chief Minister in left front government from 1993 to 1998.

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident, but they have been bailed out. Chief Minister said strict action would be taken against the perpetrators and blamed new entrants in BJP for creating nuisance. 

He termed the demolition as fallout of a conspiracy to defame good works done by his government. “I have told DGP for strong action and has sent a senior police officer to Kailashahar to speed up investigation”, he stated.

TYC Chief injured in Delhi protest


Agartala, July 27, 2018: Susanta Chakraborty, President of Tripura Youth Congress, was wounded during a protest rally in New Delhi and admitted at a hospital. Chakraborty was hurt when police resorted to baton charge after intercepting the rally. 

Congress sources said party’s national President Rahul Gandhi and top party leaders enquired about health of the youth wing leader. He condition was reportedly improving.

Talks on aspirational districts of NE


Guwahati, July 27, 2018: A One-day Regional Workshop on Aspirational Districts of North East India was   inaugurated here today by V. B. Pyarelal,   Additional Chief Secretary of Government of Assam

The Workshop was organized by the NITI Aayog and the Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). There are 14 Aspirational Districts in eight North Eastern States. Out of 14 Aspirational districts, 7 are in Assam and the remaining 7 districts are one each in other 7 States. The District Administration heads from these 14 districts, officials from NITI Aayog, Ministry of DoNER, Transformation and Development Department ,Government of Assam   attended the Workshop.

Progress under extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan is being reviewed in the Workshop, in addition to discussion on aspirational districts programme and best practices. The technical staff from the 14 Aspirational Districts are also being briefed in the technical session on data, dashboard and ranking of the Aspirational Districts.

The 14 Aspirational Districts are (i)  Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta, Darrang, Baksa, Udalguri and Hailakandi in Assam; (ii) Namsai in Arunachal Pradesh; (iii)  Chandel in Manipur; (iv) Ribhoi in Meghalaya; (v)  Mamit in Mizoram; (vi) Kiphire in Nagaland; (vii) West Sikkim in Sikkim and (viii) Dhalai in Tripura.

BSF BGB Maitri Golf Meet


Agartala, July 27, 2018: On the occasion of IsG BSF – Region Commanders BGB Border Conference, at Agartala with effect a friendly Golf meet was organized on 25th July 2018 at Golf Course, BSF, Salbagan campus.  It was the small step forward adding in building up confidence measures between the two border guarding forces.ONGCNavratna Company of Govt of India sponsored the Golf meet with active participation by their playing members.

H K Lohia, IPS, IG Tripura Frontier and N S Jamwal, IG Mizoram and Cachhar Frontier participated with BGB delegation head M ZahidHasan, Region Commander, BGB,Sarail and other distinguished members of Bangladesh delegations. Keeping the spirit of the game, six golfers were selected,in the following categories and awarded with prizes.

Longest drive - Ghazi Muhammad Sajjad, DDG, Sector Commander Khagrachari, BGB

Closest to Pin – A K Yadav, DIG/PSO, BSF Tripura Frontier.

Maximum Par – M ZahidHasan, Region Commander, BGB, Sarail

Maximum Birdies – K KGiri, DC(Pilot) BSF

1st in Gross – K KGiri, DC(Pilot) BSF

2nd in Gross – Mohit Pundir, 2IC, BSF

The meet concluded with sporting spirit and hope for taking small steps for organising such competitions, at BOP level for better relations and friendship between border guarding forces of two neighbouring countries.

SC Judge Deepak Gupta to grace juvenile justice seminar


Agartala, July 27, 2018: Supreme Court Judge Justice Deepak Gupta who had distinguished stint as Chief Justice of High Court of Tripura would grace a seminar on Juvenile Justice system here July 29. The seminar will be held in joint cooperation of Juvenile Justice Committee of the High Court and Social Education Social Welfare Department of the Government of Tripura.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb would inaugurate the seminar which would be attended by High Court Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi and other judges as well as senior law officers.

Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate India Rubber Meet


Agartala, July 26, 2018: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the 4th edition of India Rubber Meet (IRM 2018) at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty, Kochi on 30 August 2018. The Meet is jointly organised by the Rubber Board and the stakeholder associations in rubber and allied sectors.

The theme of IRM 2018 which is scheduled on 30 and 31 August, is ‘Towards a sustainable rubber value chain’. The discussions will focus on topics related to the rubber scenario, present trends, challenges and strategic planning for sustainability and advancement. There will be invited talks by internationally renowned speakers.   

There will also be panel discussions involving experts and key stakeholders from different segments of the rubber industry. The committee includes representatives of small and large rubber growers, rubber processors and traders, tyre and non-tyre sectors, auto component manufacturers, rubber product exporters, synthetic rubber and reclaimed rubber manufacturers, rubber research and skill development institutions, media dealing with rubber etc.  IRM 2018 is targeted to attract around 700 delegates from India and abroad.

Details are available in India Rubber Meet website

NF Railway ensuring safety at level crossings


Maligaon, July 26, 2018: In view of the recent accident at a level crossing gate near Chabua in Tinsukia Division, NF Railway has launched a special drive to ensure the working of stations and gates strictly as per Station Working Rule and Gate Working Instructions. The intensive drive launched for 15 days with effect from 21.07.2018, is being carried out all stations and level crossing gates of the zone for ensuring strict adherence to extant safety norms. 

The zone has already provided voice recording facility in telephones over which the station masters communicate with the gateman of nearby level crossing gates.  These telephones are being checked during the drive to ensure that they are in proper working condition.  As per the prevalent system, every manned level crossing gate is connected by telephone to the nearest station.  The station master communicates about the movement of a train to the on duty gateman posted at a gate.  This communication is a crucial safety exercise and private numbers are exchanged by the two as a proof of exchange of communication.

Moreover, concerned Traffic Inspectors have been advised to check and analyze the recorded data and satisfy themselves regarding proper working of station and gate as per Station Working Rule and Gate Working Instructions.  Divisional Operating and Engineering officers have been instructed to cross check these recorded data at least once in three months covering all stations and also to record in inspection register.

While ile NF Railway has launched an all out effort for elimination of unmanned level crossings which are most vulnerable to accidents, there has been an appreciable reduction in accidents in the zone over the years.  While there were 8 accidents over the zone during 2016-17, the figure fell to 2 during 2017-18 and so far there has been one accident in 2018-19.

19th Vijay Diwas at Captain Niekezhakuo’s village


Kohima, July 26, 2018: Along with the rest of the country, Vijay Diwas was celebrated at Captain Late Niekezhakuo Kenguruse, Mahavir Chakra Pheza Memorial at Pheza Village Thursday. Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year to commemorate the victory of Kargil war's heroes who fought valiantly and also made supreme sacrifices for the nation.

Speaking at the function Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio said ‘it is a special occasion to remember the supreme sacrifice made by the soldiers to protect the people and to uphold the nation’. He said Captain (late) Neikezhakuo Kenguruse is a household name as his story of bravery is discussed and remembered till today.

‘Captain Kenguruse is an icon for all especially the youth to emulate’ said Rio. He added that Captain Kenguruse had left behind a mark for all to show courage and service not only for ourselves but for the people. He called upon the younger generation to take a step to serve the people in different disciplines, particularly in the army and police.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Assam rifles upon learning that they will be conducting a football tournament in memory of Lt. Captain Kenguruse and that his memorial will be further improved. He called upon the villagers and the neighboring villages to extend full cooperation with the activities of the Assam Rifles.

He informed that a request had been made to the Ministry of Defense to set up an Army Public School in the village in memory of the Lt. Captain Kenguruse. Adding that having a Public School in the village will benefit and motivate the children to join the army and also the attitude of the youth will be transformed.

In memory of Lt Captain Kenguruse, Rio said we must continue to do good things to motivate the people. Lauding the Assam Rifles for organizing the function Rio stated that such events will give the family member happiness, hope and that the sacrifice made by the soldier was not in vain.

Rio called upon all not to forget the sacrifices made by the soldiers for our country. He said that the soldiers are to be respected for all the sacrifices they make to keep the country safe and secure from the enemy. Concluding his speech he said ‘let us strengthen each other and give our service to our people and nation to be peaceful and prosperous’.

YSM, IGAR (N) Major Gen. P.C. Nair addressing the gathering said 19 years ago in the Kargil War what Captain Niekezhakuo Kenguruse did on the eventful day is something to be proud of. He said that he was the bravest among the battalion, where holding up an attack of his battalion was instrumental in catching the Pakistani by surprise and in the process he made the supreme sacrifice.