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Acharya Graces “Knowing North East – Knowing India”


Agartala, November 1, 2018: P.B Acharya, Governor of Nagaland, was the Chief Guest in a programme Students’ Experience in Inter-State Living “Knowing North East – Knowing India” at Baba Farid Institute of Technology (BFIT), Dehradun.

In his address, P B Acharya said that very few people know the culture, traditions and problems faced by the people of North East. North East is an integral part of India. He opined that it is the responsibility of the mainland people to visit North East and experience the food habits, culture, tradition, living style etc. of North East people.

The Governor personally invited Joginder Singh Arora, Chairman of BFIT Group of Institutions to visit Nagaland and open a branch of their Institute in Nagaland for the benefit of the students of Nagaland in particular and North East in general. He also urged the Chairman on Student/Faculty exchange programme so that the Students/faculty can understand and know the culture and tradition of each other.

During the programme students studying in Dehradun from North East were given chance to express their views/problems.

The organisers and BFIT officials felicitated the Governor and his Lady wife Kavita Acharya with bouquet and mementos during the programme.

After the programme the Governor interacted with office bearers of Naga Students Union Dehradun (NSUDD) led by its Vie-President, Neisazo Yashü. The students were encouraged to take up their studies seriously and come back to Nagaland after completion of their studies to strengthen the Society.

The Lighting of the Lamp was done by the Chief Guest. Cultural performances were presented by students from Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Uttarakhand which added colour to the programme.

Parliamentary team visits TU


Agartala, November 1, 2018: A Parliamentary Committee on Official Language along with other officers visited Tripura University at Suryamaninagar on Thursday.

The Parliamentary team which included Pradeep Tamta ( M P, Rajya Sabha), Dr Sunil Baliram Gaikwad (MP, Lok Sabha) , Pratap Rao Ganpatnrao Yadav ( MP, Lok Sabha) also held a discussion related to the varsity with Vice Chancellor of the Tripura University Dr V L Dharurkar where other senior officer from the university were present.

During their visit Dr Dharurkargave apprised the Parliamentary team of the development activities that had been taken in recent days by the varsity.

Vice Chancellor Dr Dharurkar informed the Parliamentary team that Tripura University was going to start course on Indo Bangla Devlopment studies.

 He informed the MPs that many new courses were being introduced in recent days in the varsity curricula. The MPs were also informed that the Tripura University had been running postgraduate degree course on tribal language Kokborak.

All the members were apprised of the Rajbhsha activities in the University. The MPs expressed their satisfaction at the effective implementation of the Rajbhasha Hindi the University.

Maiden Skill Development in Hydrocarbon Sector launched


Agartala, November 1, 2018: A unique workshop on skill development in hydrocarbon sector was inaugurated by ED- Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset G. K. Singha Roy at Don Bosco School Bisramgang of Sepahijala District. Manab Kalyan Welfare Society, an Empanelled agency under Directorate of Skill Development of Tripura, with the financial aid of ONGC,  is imparting this special training to 72 young boys and girls of under-privileged society in this workshop.

This is the first skill development training in hydrocarbon-sector in the remote north-eastern state.

Delivering his key note address G. K. Singha Roy said ONGC wants to contribute as much as they can to Skill India as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tripura has huge potential of young, intelligent hardworking youths and this potential can be channelized to buildup huge resource of skilled human power who can served the fledging Oil and Gas sector. 

Recalling his own experience in Tripura he further said that, it is very difficult to find suitable

The event experienced a good media presence as well as good response from local people- especially youths.

Chess sensation Arshiya Das off for Spain


Agartala, October 31, 2018: Little Chess sensation Arshiya Das is set to travel to Spain. She will depart on Novernber 2 next.  

Little Miss Arshiya Das, daughter Purnendu Das, has became the first chess player from the state of Tripura to participate in an internationally rated chess Tournament at Agartala at the age of just 05 years, and is performing brilliantly and achieved the “BEST YOUNGEST” player in the tournament.

She also earned Bronze medal in the “31st National Under - 7 Open & Girls Chess Championship-2017” at Vijaywada, as a result of which she has qualified for the ASIAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP-2018 at Thailand, and has also qualified for the WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP-2018 at Spain.

She is also the recipient of the “BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR-2017 in Chess category awarded by the TSJC (Tripura Sports Journalists Club).

Her aim is to become an International Chess Player and to add stars to the glory of her community, city, state, sponsors and India.

Tripura HC CJ elevated to SC


Agartala, October 31, 2018: Chief Justice of High Court of Tripura, Ajay Rastogi, has been elevated to as Judge of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court collegiums approved proposal for his elevation. 

Rastogi’s predecessor Justice Deepak Gupta also made his promotion to the apex court last year.

Senior Justice Sanjay Karol of Himachal Pradesh High Court would assume charge of Chief Justice of Tripura, court sources said.

New film venture of Local Kung Fu team


Guwahati, October 31, 2018: The team of super-hit Assamese films Local Kung Fu is ready with their third production, Suspended Inspector Boro, a serious action thriller starring actor Utkal Hazowary in the title role. 

Written and directed by Kenny Basumatary, Suspended Inspector Boro, will be releasing on December 7. It features almost all the actors of Local Kung Fu 2.

“We are ready with the third film from our team. After the success of Local Kung Fu 2, we wanted to do a serious action thriller. Suspended Inspector Boro features some serious action-packed performance from the team. The new addition to the cast is Mumbai-based actress Poonam Gurung, who had a highly appreciated role in last year’s hit Bengali film Khoj. She already has a Assam-connection…she played Birubala Rabha in an episode of Salaam India,” said actor-director Kenny Basumatary. 

The plot, written by Basumatary, starts with Inspector Boro already suspended for bashing up a highly connected gang. Then an SP calls him and asks him unofficially to find a girl named Sabrina Rai who’s gone missing three days ago.

She was taken from her Udalguri village to Guwahati on the pretext of job training, but now her phone’s been switched off for three days and she’s vanished. Inspector Boro heads to Guwahati and fights his way to the truth. Interestingly, Kenny is playing the main villain, Inspector Lokkhi Modon Jwala.

Suspended Inspector Boro is jointly produced by Bhishan Rai, Priyama Goswami and Kenny. “Thanks to them, we have really managed to upgrade our production values this time,” said Kenny. “The fights are one level higher than LKF 2. We didn’t break anything in our previous films; this time we’ve broken lots of stuff. And we also used the Sony FS 700 camera to get super slow-motion shots,” he added.

Suruj Deka returns to handle cinematography duties and director Dhruva J Bordoloi (Dooronir Nirola Poja) colour graded the film.

INPT to stage protest in Delhi


Agartala, October 29, 2018: Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) which is fighting to revive its existence in the state has resolved to further its campaign to press demand for NRC. The party leaders and cadres would hold demonstration programme in national capital Delhi in support of the demand.

Two writ petitions one filed by a smaller tribal party and another by royal scion of the state Maharaja Pradyot Kishore Debbarman are currently pending in the Supreme Court. The petitions sought Assam type of citizen register enrolment in Tripura to check foreigners and preserve rights of indigenous population.

Vigilance Awareness Week in NFR


Malegaon, October 29, 2018: The observance of a six days vigilance awareness programme started with administering the pledge to officers and employees of NF Railway Construction HQ by N.K. Prasad, General Manager, NF Railway/Construction on Monday. The programme got underway with a motto   “Bhrastasar mitao - Naya Bharat Banao” (End corruption & make new India).

This six days programme will be concluded on November 3. In this connection, they took a pledge for continuously striving to bring integrity and transparency in all spheres of activities, to eradicate corruption in all spheres of life, to remain vigilant, to work towards the growth and reputation of the organization with value based service to the countrymen and to show careful attention to the duty without fear or favour.

The pledge was administered by N.K. Prasad in the premises of their office at Malegaon.

NEC to observe Vigilance Awareness Week


Agartala, October 26, 2018: North Eastern Council as a part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which October 31, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. This year it is to be observed from October 29 to November 3, 2018 with the theme "Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India.

Four days long Vigilance Sensitization programme would commence with the Integrity pledge taking ceremony by all the employees of NEC on October 29 and will be followed by the Essay writing competition, Cartoon/Poster Competition on October 30 and November 1 respectively. The awareness week will be concluded with the talk on the relevant subject and the felicitation program for the competition winners on November 2.

The Council lays greater emphasis on generation of awareness among the public as a more effective and sustainable means of fighting corruption. The program is conducted with an endeavor to sensitize the staff and to inform them about subtle aspects of preventive vigilance for promoting good governance as an integral part of NEC's work ethos.

1st NE Olympic Game Inaugurated


Imphal, October 25, 2018: The first North East Olympic game was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh at the main stadium Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal which will conclude on October 28. .

Addressing the gathering the Chief Minister said that North East of India has a distinct identity with similar culture and features. The region has borders with other countries which are full of human, natural potentials and capacities which are yet to be explored. He said that in the past the socio-economic and geographical realities and challenges had subdued the speed of progress and development and added that it has been a long cherished dream of the region to create a platform to bring peace and friendship through sports.

The Chief Minister informed that a joint meeting of the North East Olympic Association was held on July 24th 2017 and decided to organize a north east sports meet as the first step under the name of North-East Olympic game. He urged all the sportsperson that games play an important role in maintaining a healthy body and mind and called upon them to play a fair game to foster the spirit of friendship and co-operation among the players.  He maintained that sportsman must sacrifice his personal interest for the good of the team and take the game seriously and should take focus in whatever game he/ she plays to win.

The Chief Minister declared the game open which was followed by oath taking ceremony, teams march off, band display and cultural program.