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G Plus wins 2 awards at Foxglove Awards 2018


Guwahati, June 8, 2018: G Plus, (Guwahati Plus) bagged two metals at the 4th edition of the Foxglove Awards by afaqs!, held at Mumbai's Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, on June 7 2018. 

G Plus has brought home one Silver trophy for the Best News and Features Website and one Bronze trophy for the Best Use of Social Media in the regional category.

The idea behind Foxglove Awards is to identify and reward great work from young agencies, web publishers, content creators, production and design units, which are less than 12 years old. Over the last three years, well over 200 ad agencies have participated in Foxglove Awards, making it one of the largest advertising shows in India.

The entries for this year's Foxglove awards, were broken up into seven categories and the Grand Jury panel included:

Amer Jaleel (Mullen Lintas), Amit Akali (What's Your Problem), Anish Varghesencd (Isobar), Ashwini Deshpande (Elephant Design), Bianca Ghose (Wipro), Delna Seth (L&K Saatchi & Saatchi), George Kovoor, Head of Digital Creative, Ogilvy, Josy Paul (BBDO), K V Sridhar (Hyper Collective), Karan Rawat (Autumn Winter Communications & Design) among several others.

The entries were first vetted by a 30 member jury before being cleared for final review by a Grand Jury.

Sunit Jain, Publisher & Managing Director at G Plus credited the recognition to the passionate work of his team at G Plus and Insight Brandcom and the support of the G Plus followers.

CS briefs on SSA teachers stir


Kohima, June 8, 2018: Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Temjen Toy on Friday said that the SSA teachers have been agitating against the state government on three demands such as 7th ROP, transfer of salary component from plan to non plan and release of salary from January to March 2018 with 7th ROP. Responding to these demands, he said that the state government has been examining their demands and trying with all sincerity to solve the problems.

Despite tight resources, the state government has been doing to whatever extend it can to meet the immediate difficulties. However, funds under the CSS were not coming regularly, he said. At the same time, he also admitted that there were shortcomings on the part of the state government. He further said that the government would not take any decision that is entirely disadvantage to them but adequate time should be given to the government for examination. 

He also appealed to all the aggrieved teachers to remember their responsibilities for the children as education of our children cannot be compromised because of the agitation.

He also said that there was a loophole on the part of the state government while making an appointment for which the state government is now struggling to find out the solution to this problem.

Principal Secretary to School education, Menukhol John, while briefing the press said that the salary not being issued on time is one of the main grievances faced by SSA teachers. However, salary is being borne under the SSA scheme, GOI and of which salaries are released only as and when the GOI releases.

He informed that the state government is trying its best to address these issues to the extent of paying their salaries even if the central government doesn't release on time. On three demands, he said that there are certain formalities to be followed before agreeing to 7th ROP as there are various categories of SSA employees working on fixed and contract basis. 

Tripura HS+2 Arts, Commerce results out


Agartala, June 8, 2018: Tripura Board of Secondary Education On Friday declared the Arts and Commerce streams result of Class12.This year the Pass percentage under Arts is 78.17% while it is 67.18% in Commerce segment.

Board officials informed average pass percentage all the three streams (including science result of which was declared earlier stands at 78.62).

Class 10 or Madhyamik exam result expected to be declared on June 12.  

700 camps in India to distribute aids to challenged persons


Agartala, June 8, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to be one of the notable department as 65% of the Population of India depends on this department and after 4 years downline the Line the Ministry has achieved many historical feat including 5 Guinness Records, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot said this in Agartala at the Mega distribution ceremony of the Aids and Assistive device to Divyangjan at Mega Distribution Camp in Agartala today.

Gehlot also added that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the department has become lively and more vibrant and it is known not only in India but also all over the World. In Today’s camp 1220 Diyangjan were given Aids and Assistive devices.  

He said that as per available data since 1992 till 2013 only 57 camps were organised and in contrast to that till now in last 4 years under the present Central Government 7000 such camps were held for the Divyangjan all across India and11 Lakh aides have been distributed till now at a cost of Rs.600 crore.  

On SuGama Bharat Yojna Minister said that in the first phase 50 big cities were chosen and 100 building in each of these cities to be installed with ramps, Lifts for ready accessibility of the Divyangs and the work is progressing well. Even government of India has decided that any building that is either built by central Government or by state Government will be assessable to Diyangjan.

Thaawarchand Gehlot in his speech also asked the state Government of Tripura to come up with projects and his ministry is ready to sanction as per requirement given by the state Government.

Tripura Chief Minister while speaking on the occasion said that the New law enacted by the Central Government in 2016 for the Diyangjan will be implemented in the state as well and further added that the present state Government is the “ Sab Ka sath sab ka Vikas” government under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bombs found near President’s helipad, 1 arrested


Agartala, June 7, 2018: Security of President Ram Nath Kovind was compromised on his maiden visit to Tripura on Thursday. Two crude bombs were recovered in Udaipur from a hair cutting saloon just 800 meters from the helipad where VVIP helicopter landed and took off.

The bombs found after police received a call that bombs were placed in a salon near the helipad where president’s chopper was to land. After getting the information police searched the saloon.

Saloon owner Jatin Shil was arrested, but the former denied any knowledge how bombs came in his shop as it was closed on Wednesday Police said that bombs were not of high intensity but investigation was on.

President Kovind along with his spouse arrived here on a two day visit mainly to offer puja at Tripureswari Temple in Udaipur. He was accorded a civic reception in Agartala in the evening.

Govt acts tough against police–drug mafia nexus, 1 arrested, 1 axed


Agartala, June 6, 2018: BJP lead state government is taking steps against its poll promise for zero tolerance against the criminals. In a development which will affect the moral of the criminals in the state, the state police department has suspended second officer of Bishalgarh police station in Sepahijala district Manas Paul. The erring officer was suspended after his name crop up while investigation a drug mafia said IG (Law & Order) V Srijesh. 

Mr Sirjesh added that internal enquiry found allegation against the police officer to be true and that lead to his suspension. While another source in the police headquarter informed this correspondent that many other police officials name also came up and department is also enquiring about the veracity of claim.

Meanwhile in another development another police official Dhruba Majumder was suspended after allegation of drug trade link surfaced against him.  Police said he was booked under 20c / 25 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act). It is Indian’s stringent anti-drug law of India. 







 Pic: Sub Inspector Manas Paul 

Tripura government refutes hunger migration allegation


Agartala, June 6, 2018: Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Deb Barman refuted allegation of the CPI(M) MP Jiten Choudhury and produced records to back his claim. He said it was a campaign to malign BJP-IPFT alliance government.

Jishnu Debbarma said that after assumption of the new state government 10 lakh 43 thousand 384 days man days work has been given till date. Regarding claim of MP Jiten Choudhury that about Dhalai district being totally neglected and no work is being provided Deputy CM said that as per data availabke 2 lakh 66 thousand man days work is being given in Dhalai district.

Deputy CM was addressing newsmen in state secretariat today and said that the claims made by MP Jiten Choudhury is baseless and is nothing but misinformation campaign against the state government.

BSF celebrates World Environment Day


Agartala, June 5, 2018: To raise awareness about protecting the environment, United Nations (UN) has designated June 5 as World Environment Day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018 is "Beat Plastic Pollution". 

Commanders and troops of Frontier Tripura, deployed in State pledged and supported the drive to educate its BSF fraternity to make changes in their  everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, threatening our wildlife - and their own health. The non degradable plastic and its overuse, has coagulated and jammed water channels and its regular dumping in tonnes, in vast sea has raised serious environmental consequences, endangering planet life. 

Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. This year it is in India. In its desire to contribute towards clean environment, BSF Tripura Frontier has observed the day all over the State of Tripura and organized plantation programme in different campuses.

The main function was organized at Frontier HQ, Salbagan, in which H K Lohia, IPS, IG BSF Tripura Frontier along with Officers, SOs and Other ranks planted saplings of valuable trees to enrich nature surroundings. IG BSF also briefed on adverse effect of increase in the uses of plastic in our daily life. He emphasized to streamline the system to restrict the uses of plastic, so that we discourage usage of plastic and gift pollution free world to our coming generations.

RPF rescues 5 girls, 1 boy from trafficker


Agartala, June 5, Railway Protection Force (RPF) acting promptly on information rescued 5 girls and 1 boy along with 1 lady trafficker from 2nd class waiting room in platform no 1 of Rangiya station on Monday.

As per details divulged by Ashok Das, Inspector RPF, Rangiya Sub Inspector, H.K. Sharma, Constable Bhaskar Malakar, Seema and Mukunda Deka traced the girls and boy sitting in a suspicious manner in the waiting room along with the trafficker namely Rohila Basumatary.

All of them are from Silapathar, Dhemaji and are going to Gujarat for the first time with Rohila Basumatary (Trafficker) for working in a fish packing company. Rescued girls and boy with trafficker were kept at the Rangiya RPF post for further action as per rule.

The northeast is a popular hunt for traffickers from where vulnerable minors are taken to places like Nepal and other parts of India for use as child labours. RPF of N.F. Railway has been instrumental in rescuing minors from the hand of traffickers.

During the year 2017 RPF rescued 515 minor children and arrested 11 traffickers. This year RPF has already rescued nearly 244 children from railway premises all over NF Railway.

Seek report card on governance after 5 years, Biplab


Agartala, June 5, 2018: Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Tuesday asserted that time will prove the extent Tripura will attain progress under present BJP-IPFT lead government. “Time will only speak how Tripura will be transformed in spate of development owing to sustained initiatives of the present government”, he said after inaugurating the Lance Naik Albert Ekka Park as conjoint of  Martyr’s memorial in military cantonment area of Agartala.

He said that people may have many questions about the working style or the decisions adopted by the present government. Chief Minister in his speech added that the state government was reviewing terms for more investment in renewable energy and making the state a solar power state.

Biplab Deb said that only Mantra of the present government is the all round development of the state. He quipped that after completion of 5 years and when elections will be held in 2023 ‘ people will ask us to give report card on performance even of the Chief Minister’.

The Lance Naik Albert Ekka Park was built at a cost of Rs.1 crore and was funded by the Department of Forest of State Government.