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Seminar on Cyber Safety


Kohima, February 2, 2019: Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE), Kohima organized a one day seminar for the Heads of Institutions on Cyber Safety at Baptist High, Kohima. Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Security Expert Consultant - Internet and Mobile Association of India, apprised the educators on the need to teach youngsters, or give them rules on, responsible behavior when using digital technologies.

India's youth might be hailed as 'digital citizens' given their addiction to technology but ironically most of them are unaware of the existing cyber laws. He emphasized on the urgent need of the school and parents to teach and adopt steps to protect students from any foreseeable harm associated with the use of technology.

He also spoke on the need to limit youngster's recreational screen time for healthy lifestyle. Parental ignorance can be one of the biggest threats when children use the internet without supervision. It is important for parents to be aware of the dangers of cyber defamation, cyber bullying, data breach, social media scams, morphing of photographs by cyber criminals, hacking, cheating by impersonation and the negative psychological effects of violent games.

RPF seizes contraband & smuggled goods of 6 crores


Guwahati / Agartala, February 1, 2019: Stepping up its drive against smuggling of contraband items through Railways, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway has successfully detected 210 cases during the year 2018 along with recovery of various types of contraband goods.


Contraband materials recovered include s Ganja, Opium, Brown Sugar, Tablets/capsules, Phensidyle, Wine/Liquor, Foreign made Cigarette, Agarwood, Tobacco, Betel Nuts, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cough Syrup, Foreign Cloths etc. These items were seized during checking at different stations and trains in NF Railway. The approximate value of seized contraband items is around Rs. 5, 82, 21,167. Besides, 43 persons were also arrested for their alleged involvement in shipping of contraband items during the year and handed over to GRP for further action as per law.

The recovered items include Foreign made Cigarette worth Rs. 3, 24, 75,562, Ganja worth Rs. 1, 26, 96,550, and Foreign Cloths worth Rs. 12, 00,000.

It may be mentioned here that during the month of January 2019 (upto 27.01.2019) RPF was able to recover contraband items worth Rs. 87, 90,314.

Walk in interview for a Research Fellow


Agartala, February 1, 2019: Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) proposes to engage ‘Research Fellow’   to work in a collaborative research project of RRII with a Tyre manufacturer on “Toxicity analysis of crumb rubber powder from end of –life-tyres” in its Technology Division in Kottayam on a consolidated remuneration, through a walk-in-interview.

Candidates must hold with 70% and above in M.Sc. Chemistry.  Age should not exceed 35 years as on 01 January 2019. 

Interested candidates may report before Director of Research, Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board, Kottayam - 9 at 10 am on February 8 2019, along with CV and relevant certificates from matriculation to post graduate degree and experience, if any, in original.

For details one can visit or  phone at 0481 2353311.

Lucrative cash prizes for Lucky-Srivastava tournament


Agartala, January 31, 2019: Football Clubs and Football Lovers of Tripura and entire Northeast will boost up with the announcement of new prize money for the tournament. Reliable sources indicated that, ED-Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset, G.K. Singha Roy has decided to increase the prize money for the Champion team to Rs. 5 Lakh, while the Runners-up will get Rs. 2 Lakh.

22nd Edition of ONGC Lucky- Srivastava Memorial Invitation Football Tournament will begin from February 17, 2019 at Umakanata Academy Mini Stadium, Agartala. The tournament is held in the memory of two ONGCians Justin Lucky and S K Srivastava, who bravely fell to the bullets of militants in 1992.

The tournament, affiliated to All India Football Federation, will be participated by maximum 14 teams and the final match is scheduled on 24th February, 2019.

Prize money for other categories have been increased too. Teams qualifying for semi-finals will get Rs. 40, 000 and the team qualifying for quarter finals will get Rs. 20,000. The Man of the Match in the finals will get Rs. 10, 000 while the Man of the Match till semi-finals will get Rs. 5, 000.

TU to adopt proactive role in women empowerment


Agartala, January 31, 2019: Tripura University will take a proactive role to bring gender budgeting in grass root level for true empowerment of women. Gender budgeting, one of the most important components for budget provisions has always been there. But it has been felt that the need of the hour is to incorporate it in the system by implementing at grassroot level, like that of Panchayat, felt the speakers at a workshop Gender Budgeting and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas organized by   the Centre for Rural Studies of the varsity. The three-day workshop is sponsored by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India.

The programme was inaugurated in January 31, 2019 by Jishnu Dev Varma, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister. He has emphasized that Woman empowerment should start from one’s heart. Sensitization is the need of the hour.

Prof. V.L. Dharurkar, Vice Chancellor Tripura University said, Women empowerment was given priority in India since ancient time. Present Government is also implementing numbers of programmes. Tripura University will be the first University to implement Gender Budgeting concept in University system.

Chandrasekhar Ghosh, MD, Bandhan Bank emphasized that Economic empowerment is the key and important for other components of women empowerment. Women empowerment concept should be practiced from family itself. Women should be encouraged in decision making process.   

Dr. Jayanta Choudhury, Coordinator, Centre for Rural Studies, informed that 4 numbers of state level workshops will be conducted for government officials, elected representatives, NGOs, research scholars from all 8 district of Tripura.  He emphasized that the objective of workshop is to percolate Gender Budgeting and Women Empowerment issues at grassroots level.

Further it was mentioned that practitioners and eminent academicians within Tripura University and other Universities across the country and from Bangladesh will share their views in those 4 workshops. 

After inauguration of the Programm, Nagerswar tree plantation was done by the dignitaries, official, faculties of Tripura University to remember the day. 

Panic in Tripura village over case of mass hysteria


Agartala, January 31, 2019: Panic grips a locality bordering Bangladesh in west Tripura after exposure of a case of Mass Hysteria. Security force had to intervene to pacify fear stricken people.

Nine members of family at Thalibari in Sonamura developed psychogenic illness. They stared behaving abnormally and running frantically out of their home causing much panic in the area.

Security force led by senior police officers pacified the residents. They however failed to take the patients to hospital due to resistance from relatives.

Water scarcity in cancer hospital


Agartala, January 31, 2019: The Cancer Hospital in Agartala has been running in acute water shortage. The crisis has largely affected the patients and medical staffs.

Reports said the water delivery system was not properly working owing to technical problems. Though situation became worse over past two days, authorities are not working on remedy to restore the supply.

Patients and their family members alleged that the toilets and washroom completely dried resulting in spread of bad smell all around.

Xiv NE-India Conference of Association of Oncologist


Agartala, January 31, 2019: The Association of Oncologist, North East India (AONEI), is organizing its Xiv Annual Conference on February 2, 2019 at Kohoima.

Nagaland Minister of Health & Family Welfare S. Pangnyu Phom has been invited as special guest.

NDFB calls Assam bandh to protest court verdict


Guwahati, January 30, 2019: National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) called 12 hour Assam bandh on Thursday to protest sentencing of its leader Ranjan Daimary and 14 others in 2008 serial blasts case. The accused were sentenced to life by special CBI court on Wednesday. 

The serial blasts triggered by the NDFB on October 30 2008 in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta killed and injured another 500. 

Top NDFB leaders convicted in serial blasts charge


Guwahati, January 30, 2019: Ranjan Daimary, erstwhile chief of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and 14 others have been sentenced for life by a CBI court on Wednesday, 10 years after serial blasts in various parts of Assam that killed 88 and injured over 500 people. 

Others who were given same length of sentence are George Basumatary, Ajay Basumatary, Khargeswar Basumatary, Rajendra Gayari, Onsai Boro, Lokhra Basumatary, Indra Brahma, Baishagi Basumatary and Raju Sarkar. Others accused persons like Jayanti Brahma, Mathu Ram Brahma and Prabhat Boro were fined.

Daimary and his accomplices were charged under Sections 120-B, 302, 326, 324, 435, 436 IPC, Sections 3 (b) and 4 (a)(b) of the Explosives Substance Act 1908 and Sections 10, 13, 16 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. 

The serial blasts triggered by the NDFB on October 30 2008 in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta killed and injured another 500.