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IAF to recruit Airmen at Guwahati rally


Agartala, January 30, 2019: The Indian Air Force will be conducting airmen recruitment rally at Guwahati with the intention of spreading avenue of employment in Indian Air Force among educated youths of the state. To boost the intake from North Eastern States the conduct of airmen recruitment rally at Guwahati from February 10 to 15 February 15 2019 has been finalised.

The rally is being conducted for group 'Y' IAF (S) trade. For further details one may log on to the official website or Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for any queries. 

Governor inaugurates ONGC Pavilion at TICF


Agartala, January 29, 2019: Governor of Tripura , Professor Kaptan Singh  Solanki inaugurated the ONGC Pavilion  at the  29th  Tripura  Industrials & commerce fair,  being held  at  International Exhibition & Fair Ground  at Hapania in Agartala. He was accompanied by TinkuRoy , Chairman of Tripura Industrial Development Corporation , ED – Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset G.K. Singha Roy and other dignitaries .

ONGC has put up an informative cum decorative and attractive pavilion, which is attracting a huge crowd as it is having several attractive models like Bamboo Rig , a Blow Out Preventer (BOP) and a Christmas Tree used in the operation of ONGC. Beside that ONGC pavilion has given space to two beneficiaries, who are doing excellent job under CSR scheme. Both of the beneficiaries are unique in nature.

One of them, ManavKalyan Welfare Society, Is imparting skill development program specially tailored  for Hydrocarbon Industry and the second one  is the Department of Bio-technology under Government of Tripura , which with the financial aid of ONGC is creating a bio – village at Brajendranagar , West Tripura

In his brief address ED- Asset Manager G. K. Singha Roy said that ONGC is committed to the development of Tripura and can go to any length for the State. Recently It has handed over Rs. 25 crore to the State Government for making the State Open Defecation Free (ODF). He informed that, 29th Tripura Industrials & commerce fair is powered by free and interrupted power supply by ONGC. Tinku Roy, too, mentioned it in his address delivered during the inauguration of the fair.

Unauthorised railway crossings threat to safety


Maligaon, January 29, 2019: Northeast Frontier Railway is facing the menace of having un-authorised track crossings spreading almost throughout its jurisdiction. The presence of such un-authorised crossings is posing a big threat to safety of train movement and to the safety of the people who cross them.

It is to be mentioned that all though N.F. Railway has eliminated all the un-manned level crossing gates in its jurisdiction, there are still 628 locations of un-authorised trespass. While level crossings are designated spots which are designed to facilitate the safe passage of road vehicles, the un-authorised crossings are which locals build across the track where the trains are not supposed to slow down. As these crossings are not adequately protected, there have been a number of deaths due to dashing of road vehicles by speeding trains. Since these are not designated crossings, people who suffer injury or loss of life while crossing are not entitled to any form of

These un-authorised crossings have become a major cause of accidents putting the life of train passenger at stake. Out of the total 628 of such un-authorised crossings within N.F. Railway, 374 are in Assam, 194 are in West Bengal and 60 are in Bihar. Of the 374 un-authorised crossings in Assam, 263 are in Tinsukia Division, 76 are in Rangiya Division, 24 are in Lumding Division and 11 are in Alipurduar Division. Of the 194 un-authorised crossings in West Bengal, 146 are in Katihar Division, 48 are in Alipurduar Division. 60 un-authorised crossings in Bihar are within Katihar Division.

At a time when sectional speeds of trains are being increased and more and more high speed premium trains are being run, such trespassing have posed a major threat to train safety too. Loss of punctuality is also a result of such trespassing as trains have to be slowed down regularly at some of these locations.

“Naitalim” ends at TU


Agartala, January 29, 2019: 21 Days Refresher Course titled “Naitalim: Gandhi’s Vision of Education and Present Scenario – Advanced Teaching and Research Methods” organized by the Faculty Development Centre, Tripura University for Faculty in Universities / Colleges / Institutes from January 8 to 28 January 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 came to an end on January 28, 2019 with the valedictory function. 

A total of 63 participants attended the programme out of 77 selected participants from different parts of the country.  Prof. Laksmisree Banerjee, Sr. Fulbright Scholar & Prof. of English & Culture Studies, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Kolhan University, Jharkhand was the Chief Guest of the valedictory Function. She emphasized on the Naitalim for the teachers & students which should go along with the traditional methods of teaching for increasing the creativity in the minds of the students.

The meeting was presided over by Professor  Barin Kumar De, Vice Chancellor(i/c), Tripura University. He spoke that the faculties should visit the UGC website time to time. They should try to achieve much more in research activities than what has been specified. Professor Anjan Mukherjee coordinator, FDC welcomed the gathering.

Manik Sarkar faces protest


Agartala, January 29, 2019: Former Chief Minister and CPI(M) stalwart Manik Sarkar faced an angry mob during his visit in Ambassa of Dhalai district on Tuesday. The sloganeering protestors twice tried to intercept his convoy but was let off at intervention of security force. 

Angry people mostly tribals were demanding return of their deposits lost in Chit Fund Companies as Manik Sarkar as Chief Minister allegedly encouraged spread of these companies in Tripura. They first protested when his convoy arrived at Hadukolke near Ambassa.

He faced similar protest when reached district party office at Ambassa town. Heavy deployment of security contingents rescued him from both situations.

CPI(M) condemned the incidents in Dhalai district and saw BJP hand in the protests. The party also pointed finger at security lapses.

R Day Parade, Tripura Tableau first


Agartala, January 28, 2019: Tripura bagged the best state tableau in this year’s Republic Day parade. The theme was ‘Empowering Rural Economy the Gandhian Way’.

The second position went to Jammu and Kashmir while the state of Punjab was placed in the third position.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the awards to the winners at a function on Monday. In the Department category, the prize was jointly shared by CISF and ICAR.

Responsibility for preparing the Champion Tableau was entrusted to Bhaskar Dasgupta, Deputy Director in Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Tripura. 

2 journalists attacked in Tripura


Agartala, January 28, 2019: Two journalists working for electronic media were subject to assault and intimidation at different places in Tripura. A delegation comprising senior media persons visited both the places on Monday to take stock of the situation. 

Assish Chakraborty in Khowai and Sadek Mia in Sonamura faced ire of narcotic syndicate and smugglers for their reporting. Both sustained injuries.

Meanwhile authorities assures action against the miscreants. 

Journalists' unions and organisations condemned the incidents and demanded safety measures for the scribes. 

10 NFR passenger trains in “Project Utkrist”


Maligaon, January 28, 2019: 10 rakes of NF Railway mainly comprising mail express trains have been selected to be upgraded under Project Utkrisht. Under the programme coaches of the identified trains will be provided with upgraded facilities for better passenger comfort during train journey as all the basic amenities will undergo a sea change apart from changed colour scheme. 

It is to be mentioned here that Indian Railways has decided to upgrade passenger train rakes presently running by adding more passenger friendly items under a project named “Utkrisht”. In the first phase 140 rakes will be upgraded throughout Indian Railways. This upgrade includes giving a noticeable facelift of both interior and exterior of the entire train rake.

In N.F. Railway the trains selected for upgradation in the first phase includes long distance train like 15906/15905 Dibrugarh – Kanya Kumari Vivek Express, 15417/15418 Alipurduar Jn  – Silghat Rajya Rani Express, 15933/15934 Dibrugarh – Amritsar Express, 15612 / 15611 Silchar – Guwahati Express, 12510/12509 Guwahati – Bangalore Express, 12067 / 12068 Guwahati – Jorhat Janshatabdi Express and 55801 / 55802 Guwahati – New Bongaigaon Manas Rhino passenger train.

Implementation of the Project Utkrisht is a dashboard item of the Railway Minister, i.e. it is being monitored by the Railway Minister personally on regular basis. The target for upgrading the rakes is by 31st March 2019 after which more such rakes will be taken up in the next phase under this project.

Protests disrupt R-Day celebration in Mizoram


Aizawl, January 26, 2019: While the entire county celebrated Republic Day amidst zeal and colour, Mizoram state has been exception. Hardliner groups and civil bodies opposing controversial Citizrenship (Amendment) Bill that was recently sailed through Lok Sabha severely obstructed the celebrations. 

The protesters allowed only Chief Minister and Ministers, top officials and police officers to the rank of Superintendent to enter venues of Republic Day functions. The kept local people and politicians far away from celebration. 

PM arriving on February 9


Agartala, January 25, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving here on February 9 as part of his extensive visit to different states ahead of Lok Sabha elections. His tour to Tripura was earlier marked for end of January, but it has been rescheduled to suit overall programme of the leader. 

Modi is expected to inaugurate some projects and make announcement on some during his brief visit. Itineraries of Prime Minister are being prepared at the highest level of administration.