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NFR installs radar based technolog


Maligaon, June 25, 2018: As part of the nationwide programme to adopt modern technology to alert Railways regarding abnormal rise in water level of major rivers, NF Railway has also successfully installed a system based on Radar Technology at Saraighat Rail-cum-Road Bridge recently. The system will automatically and continuously monitor the water level in Brahmaputra River and send SMS to pre-determined Cell phones at regular intervals.

This automated system is an improvement over manual mode of recording being adopted so far. Soon it will be integrated with the railways Track Management System (TMS). Similar system will be installed in total 10 bridges within N.F. Railways very soon.

Railwaymen looking after the system will get alert signals as soon as the water level in the river crosses danger level, so that train services can be suitably regulated to obviate any danger.

In this system, electro-magnetic waves generated in the instrument passes through the air and reaches water surface and comes back to the sensor. Distance between the instrument and water surface is calculated from travel time of waves. Thus, a very accurate and reliable level of water is found. From site, the data goes directly to the Master System through GPRS. Alert signals are automatically sent to cell phones and TMS through an Internet based system.

Doctor assaulted over molestation charge, injured


Agartala, June 25, 2018: A government service doctor was gravely wounded when an angry mob thrashed him for allegedly molesting a tribal woman. The incident occurred at official quarter of doctor Abhisek Pal Majumder within campus of Sanichara hospital under Churaibari police station in north Tripura.

The victim woman in her complaint with police claimed that the doctor molested her when she went to the quarter with her child for a medical consultation. On return home she narrated the incident to fellow villagers who rushed to the hospital to teach the doctor a lesson.

Police rescued injured doctor from frenzy and admitted him to the hospital. He was then shifted to GB Hospital as his injuries were grave.

A complaint of unprovoked attack and assault causing serious injuries was also registered with police on behalf of the doctor Abhisek Pal Majumder. Police said they have taken cognizance of both the complaints.

Last month a government service doctor of GB Hospital went into hiding after a woman slapped molestation charge against him. The erring doctor is still absconding.

Young MR killed in another gun attack in city


Agartala, June 24, 2018: A young medical representative was shot dead within a week of another gun attack in Agartala city. Biswajit Paul was shot dead near his residence in Badharghat locality after midnight on Saturday. 

Police arrested Pranjit Bhowmik on Sunday morning who not only confessed to committing the crime, but also helped police to recover the murder weapon – a foreign made pistol and live cartridges.

The incident caused panic among city dwellers as it happened within a week of another shooting incident that left a trader critically wounded at Chandrapur on June 17. Residents of Badharghat area gathered in large numbers to console grieving family.

Teacher nabbed on molestation charge


Agartala, June 23, 2018: A school teacher has been arrested for his alleged attempt to molest a Class IV girl student. The sensational incident occurred at Chottakhola government school in south Tripura. 

Police said they have arrested teacher Uttam Debnath after family of the victim girl lodge a complaint with local police station. The family moved police after she narrated her ordeal to parents after returning home.

The accused sent to 14 days judicial custody after he was produced before a magistrate. The incident triggered widespread condemnation and resentment.

Old couple finishes life


Agartala, June 23, 2018: In a shocking incident an old man and his wife committed suicide at their rented home in Agartala on Saturday. Police recovered lifeless bodies of Manik Lal Saha, 76, and Mahamaya, 66, from the house at Shivnagar locality.

Police said they were the investigating the case and added that the couple together finished life by consuming poison.

Earlier in a similar bizarre incident an elderly couple frustrated over private debts of their son committed suicide at their residence in north Joynagar locality at wee hours of May 5, 2015.

Hemanta Dasgupta, 60, and wife Papiya, 50, were found hanging from ceiling at their bed room. Couple’s lone son Bikash had been missing since April 13 after borrowing nearly 8 lakhs from certain individuals, relatives told police.

His parents were being frequently pressurised for return of money.  

CBI to probe murder of two scribes


Agartala, June 22, 2018: Ending all confusions Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will finally probe murders of two journalists – Santanu Bhowmik and Sudip Datta Bhowmik. 

While Santanu was hacked to death while covering a tribal agitation at Mandwai, 25kms east of Agartala, on September 20 last, Sudip while chasing news was shot dead at office of Commandant (CO) of 2nd battalion of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) at RK Nagar, close of Mandwai, on November 21.

Chief Minister Biplab Deb in an urgent news briefing Friday night shared information about decision of the central government to direct CBI to probe the murders. Notifications of the Ministry of Personnel informed that the CBI has been directed to probe all aspects including ‘attempts, a

betments and conspiracies’. 

BSF leads observance of International Yoga Day


Salbagan, June 22, 2018: 4th International Yoga Day was observed across the world as well as in State of Tripura on June 21, 2018.This day, troops of Border Security Force, took part in the initiative of the Government of India to dedicate the day to inner and outer well-being of human body with people across the world in practicing Yoga in groups. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice.

To observe the occasion, BSF Tripura Frontier was assigned as Nodal agency to liaise with all CAPFs deployed in the State of Tripura to participate in mass Yoga demonstration in State level function. More than 1000 personnel comprising of Officers, SOs and Other ranks from various CAPFs including BSF, CRPF, Assam Rifle and CISF along with 600 children from various schools participated under the aegis of BSF Tripura Frontier at Khumulwng Stadium, Jirania, and Agartala.

Anupriya Patel, Union Health & Family welfare accompanied with Shri Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of the State, were the distinguished Chief guests, to grace the occasion and lead the mass Yoga demonstration. The ceremony also have the presence of Manoj Kanti Deb, State Sports & Youth affair Minister, Sanjeev Ranjan, Chief Secretary Tripura State, H K Lohia, IPS, IG BSF Tripura Frontier. In addition, many other dignitaries including MLAs, State Govt. Officials and CAPFs marked their presence on the occasion.

The day was celebrated at all hundreds of BSF locations in Tripura along the entire stretch of Indo-Bangladesh Borders Battalions and Sector Hqs, with increased enthusiasm in organized and disciplined manner. At ICP Agartala, Border Guard Bangladesh troops willingly jointly part-take in International Yoga day celebrations, with their BSF brothers in arms, amidst presence of encouraging spectators and media representatives, truly portraying the theme adopted for this year – “Yoga for Peace.

Shillong to become 100th Smart City


Shillong, June 21, 2018: Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, has been selected as 100th Smart City after evaluating the proposal submitted by it. Till now, 99 smart cities had been selected in four rounds of competition. The latest announcement, selection of 100 cities has been completed under the Smart Cities Mission.

Previously, 20 cities were selected in January 2016, 13 cities in May 2016, 27 cities in September 2016, 30 cities in June 2017 and 9 cities in January 2018. With the selection of Shillong, the total proposed investment in the finally selected 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission would be Rs.2,05,018 crores.

Against fake news G Plus launches #FakeMat


Guwahati, June 20, 2018: In a bid to increase awareness about the prevailing dangers of fake News on the digital media space and the rate at which it spreads using various applications, G Plus launched the ‘FakeMat’ campaign across the city. 

The campaign will be executed using various means such as digital media, social media, outdoor & print media and on-ground activations with an aim to reach over a million people within the city and outside as much as possible.

The ‘Fake Mat’ initiative is aimed to engage with the youth who are largely active users of the internet and social media. Owing to the large amount of ‘content’ surfacing on the internet, unverified news has also found its way among readers which also included the recent misinformation case of the ‘xopadhora’ incident on digital media.

Extending support to the campaign, Finance Minster of Assam, Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I request people not to spread fake news in our society as we have seen negative impact of such news in recent days which can turn into a tragic situation. So I request everyone not to spread fake news.”

Sunit Jain, MD and Publisher of G Plus said, “It is tragic that two lives were lost and the situation here in Assam became so tense simply because of the spread of misinformation on digital media. Being a publisher and having the trust and confidence of people from the city, it puts us in a position of immense responsibility and we want to do our bit to make people extremely aware about spreading incorrect information on the digital media space.”

The campaign has already seen support by artists such as Zublee Baruah, Utpal Das, Nishita Goswami with other eminent personalities joining the campaign.

ONGC hails TSR Bn for road restoration


Agartala, June 20, 2018: ONGC has lauded officers and jawans of the 6th battalion of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) for repairing a road connecting to a drilling site in north Tripura. ONGC has officially acknowledged the good work extended by the paramilitary troops. 

The connecting road was badly damaged due to recent rains and subsequent floods. The drilling site is located in Dharmanagar in north Tripura.