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Tourism Ministry to promote tourism in Tripura


Agartala / New Delhi, August 28, 2018: Under Swadesh Dashan Scheme , North East Circuit in Tripura, the sites of Surma Cherra- Unakoti- Jampui Hills- Gunabati-Bhunaneshwari- Matabari-   Neermahal- Boxanagar- Chotta khola- Pilak- Avangchaarra are covered with total project cost of Rs. 65 Crores. 

The project envisaged infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on developing an Interpretation Centre, Tourist Visitor Centres, Cafeteria, Last Mile Connectivity, Illumination of sites and monuments, Wayside Amenities, Floating Jetties, Camping Grounds, Parking Facilities, Adventure Activities, Ghat Development at above sites.

Train running affected after goods train derails


Maligaon, August 25, 2018: 20 wagons of a goods train derailed on Saturday at about 11.30am between Digaru and Panbari stations about 28 KMs away from Guwahati under Lumding Division of NF Railway. Out of 20 derailed wagon 5 wagons capsized thereby stopping movement of UP and DN train services between Guwahati and Lumding.

Accident Relief Train is at site and senior officials from HQ and Division are at site supervising the restoration work. General Manager / N.F. Railway is personally monitoring the operation for restoration of services at the earliest.

As a result of the derailment services of many trains have to be cancelled or briefly terminated or regulated.

Binchilo Thong is new Nagaland CS


Kohima, August 25, 2018: R. Binchilo Thong, Addl. Chief Secretary on Saturday appointed as Chief Secretary, Nagaland. A state government order said the appointment will come into effect immediately.

Tali Temjen Toy with current charge of Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner, relieved of the charge of Chief Secretary, Nagaland. 

Solanki takes charge as Tripura Governor


Agartala, August 25, 2018: Kaptan Singh Solanki has assumed charge of Governor of Tripura on Satruday. Ajay Rastogi, Chief Jusitce of High Court of Tripura, administered oath of office to the new Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki in Agartala on Saturday.

Solanki has been 17th Governor of Tripura. There were 16 Governors appointed in years after the state attained statehood in 1972.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, party MLAs, dignitaries and senior citizens attended the ceremony held of Durbar Hall in old Raj Bhavan. Family members and relatives accompanied the Governor who was shifted from Hayana.

“No NRC, No Rest”, cries INPT


Agartala, August 25, 2018: Indigenous Nationalist Party Of Twipra (INPT) has on Saturday organised a rally and five hour sit-in-demonstration here to press its demands. Most significant was entry of new demand to conduct NRC (National Register of Citizens of India) in Tripura. 

INPT leaders spoke on need of the NRC as to indentify the foreign infiltrators who sneak into the state after 1971. They demanded expulsion of foreign nationals to protect safety and secuiryt of indigenous people who now constitue 33 percent of populaiton.

INPT held the sit-in-demonstration outside of Vivekananda Stadium which was earlier denied by the police. The tribal party had to move the High Court for an order in its favour.  

Health Minister opens football tournament


Agartala, August 24, 2018: Rakhal Memorial Knock OutFootball Tournament 2018 organized by Tripura Football Association was  kicked off today  by Minister of Health and Family welfare Sudip Roy Barman at UmakantoAcademy Mini Stadium Agartala. Minister was accompanied by ED- Asset Manager of Tripura Asset  G.K. Singha Roy and several others sports-enthusiasts of the state. In the inaugural match. 

Roy Barman in his brief address lauded Tripura Football Association, which is a member of All India Football Federation, for arranging successfully this tournament in the Capital. He said many young football players will get the opportunity to showcase their talents and hope that at least few of this footballers will not only represent the state but will also play for the National Football team of India.

ED- Asset Manager of Tripura Asset  G.K. Singha Roy also appreciated the endeavour of Tripura Football Association for nurturing the young football talents. He informed that “Promoting sports and sportspersons is a priority area for ONGC. ONGC has 171 active sportspersons on its rolls representing the country at international level.”

In this context he also added that ONGC organises annual Lucky-Srivastava Football Tournament has already cut a niche among the sports enthusiasts of the state and now a days teams from neighbouring states vying for the title.

3 tier Panchayat by-poll on Sep 23


Agartala, August 23, 2018: Tripura state election commission has fixed September 23 next to hold election in vacant constituencies of 3 tier Panchayat set up. More than six thousand seats are lying vacant in the panchayats.

Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized in north Tripura


Agartala, August 23, 2018: In a major anti drug drive police seized heroin worth a core from a drug peddler  in north Tripura on Thursday. Police said acting on a tip-off they intercepted a Guwahati – Agartala route bus at Churaibari in the morning and held a passenger.

During search, Heroin weighing 3.5kg recovered from a passenger identified as Tapan Datta. Datta made several trips to Agartala from Guwahati, police said.

In another raid police recovered 110gm Heroin from one Lingi Tripura at Damchara on Wednesday night. Both the detainees have been taken into remand.

Nation pays homage to Kuldip Nayar


Agartala, August 23, 2018: Prime Minister leads the nation in expressing shock and paying homage to Kuldip Nayar who passed away at New Delhi on Thursday. The veteran journalist, writer, former diplomat and former Rajya Sabha member was cremated at Lodhi Road crematorium in the national capital.

Pirme Minister Narendra Modi in his homage said “Kuldip Nayar was an intellectual giant of our times. Frank and fearless in his views, his work spanned across many decades. His strong stand against the Emergency, public service and commitment to a better India will always be remembered. Saddened by his demise. My condolences”, the Prime Minister said.

Prominent journalists, organisations, senior politiciants and renowned citizens condoled demise of Kuldip Nayar at age of 95.

Ashes of Vajpayee to arrive Thursday


Agartala, August 22, 2018: Urn carrying ashes of late former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee would arrive in Agartala on Thursday. The Urn would be placed at BJP headquarters  in the city for public viewing for two days before immersing in major rivers of the state. 

A senior leader informed that state unit General Secretary Pratima Bhowmik received the Urn at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and national President Amit Shah distributed ashes to representatives of all state units.

BJP is expecting a huge turnout at Agartala airport to receive the Urn. It made a call to all political parties to pay homage to the ashes of three time prime minister of India.