25 - 05 - 2018

NCST commissioner arriving on 26 May


Agartala, May 24,2018 (TVN): National Commissioner   of Scheduled  Tribes ( NCST) Nand Kumar Sai is arriving for on 26 May for three days visit.  During his three days stay  he is schedule to visit Killa in  Udaipur to see the development project  work carried out by state tribal welfare department.He is schedule to meet chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Tribal welfare minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia. Sai is senior tribal leader from Chhattisgarh and ex-parliamentarian took charge as Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in Delhi on 2016.




TNGCL donates Rs 10 lakh to CM relief fund

Agartala, May 23,2018 (TVN):  Tripura Natural Gas Company Ltd (TNGCL) voluntarily today donated Rs 10 lakhs to chief minister relief fund. The officials of TNGCL y handed over the cheque to chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in his office in secretariat.  TNGCL is natural gas distribution companies, established on 10th July, 1990, TNGCL is a joint venture between GAIL (India) Ltd, Tripura Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (A Govt. of Tripura Undertaking) and Assam Gas Company Ltd (A Govt. of Assam Undertaking).It supplies both Piped Natural Gas (PNG), TNGCL and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) stations in entire Eastern India fuelling in an average of one thousand  vehicles every day. TNGCL has  more than twenty six thousand domestic connection, four hundred commercial connections and fifty industrial connections.  


MNF vice president visits Jampui Hill

Agartala, May 23,2018 (TVN):  Dr. R. Lalthangliana, the vice – president  of the opposition Mizo National Front ( MNF) and former minister of Mizoram visited  Jampui Hill today. The eleven members team of visitors are hoisted by the Mizo Convention ( MC) of Jampui Hill. The main purpose of the visit is centered on socio – political, cultural and economic development of Jampui hill region. Altogether 40 prominent  Mizo leaders  of Jampui Hill represented by Mizo Convention, Tripura Group Young  Mizo Association and Mizo Elders Association are present in the interaction meeting organized by the Mizo convention today at 10 Am to 1 PM at Eden tourist lodge, Jampui Hill.

What asked about the outcome of the meeting. Dr. Zairemthiama Pachuau, general secretary of Mizo convention informed the press that the meeting  was cordial, open and focused. He stated that though seperated by geographical state boundaries  both parties acknowledge the people of Jampui hill and neighbouring Mizoram are united by common language, belief, tradition, culuture and aspiration  as is enshrined in the concept of “ Greater Mizoram”. Dr. Pachuau further expressed his satisfaction over the visitors endorsement and support of the long standing Mizo Autonomous Region ( Regional Council)  demand made by Jampui Mizo Convention      



Agartala airport new terminal building to be completed by June 2019

Agartala, May 21,2018 (TVN): The integrated terminal building of Agartala airport likely to be completed by June 2019, a top official  said to Tripura Times today. Thirty five percent  work of the terminal building is complete which started on June 2017.

The terminal building and runway will be of international standard, construction is made following the guideline of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). The breadth of the runway will be 300 meter and length 2286 metre, official said       

The 25000 sq mt integrated terminal building will provide world-class facilities. Once the building completed its can handle one thousand domestic passengers and two hundred international passengers at a time. Whereas the present terminal building  handles only five hundred passengers. Besides four aero bridges will be constructed, parking facilities of six airplanes will be made, one escalator and multistoried parking areas for vehicles.  

 For upgrading the airport  Rs  438 crore has been sanctioned by centre, only  for constructing  the terminal building  Rs 338 crore will be spent. Nagarjuna Construction Company is the executing agency of the project.However, for assembly election the construction work for last fourth months slowed down.In election time materials required for construction could not be brought thus hampering the progress of work. After election the construction work started in full gear, but again slowed down last few days due to monsoon, the  official informed.

The Agartala airport is the second busiest in the northeast after Guwahati's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.During World War II, the Agartala airport was used by the 4th Combat Cargo Group (4th CCG) of the US Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force, flying Curtiss C-46 Commando aircraft over Myanmar.The airport was used as a supply point from which the unit air-dropped supplies and ammunition to the advancing Allied forces on the ground.
The state government had already provided 72 acres of land to AAI for construction of the new terminal building, runway and other necessary infrastructure.  The present BJP - IPFT government  have announced to name  Agartala Airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya.             


Doctor sexually assaults woman, case filed

AGARTALA, May 20,2018 (TVN): A woman was sexually assaulted in GBP hospital by a doctor. A case was filed in East Agartala Women police station on Saturday, though the incident happened one month back.Name of the accused doctor is Biswajit Sinha.

Sources informed, Biswajit Sinha is posted in Dialysis unit of GBP hospital.On 13 April, the victim went to that accused  doctor  with her relative for dialysis.  Its alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the doctor.The case was filed one month late  due to death of her relative.Police said the accused doctor  stays in the government quarters in 79 tilla, after the incident he is absconding.   

After BJP- IPFT came in power crime against women is increasing like the previous Left Front government. An alleged sexual assault by doctor in hospital is matter of serious concern.       

Fire in Powergrid, Affects Supply

AGARTALA, May 20,2018 (TVN): A major erupted in the power grid of 79 tilla on Saturday. Due to the sudden fire in 11 KV and 33 KV power braker  power supply in Agartala and adjoining areas broke down. However, engineers by evening  restored the power supply.  

Due to quick  response  by engineers and fire men a major  mishap was avoided in the power grid.  After getting information local MLA and health minister Sudip Roy Barman have rushed to the spot . CMD of  Vidyut Nigam Jayatna Bor Kakati and  Director ( Technical) Mahananda Debbarma  personally monitored the  restoration work. Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Barma   who is out of state  after getting information of the fire incident directed the engineers to restore the power supply  soon.

According to report,  on Saturday  around 12 noon  suddenly power broke out in the power braker of 11 KV and 33 KV in power grid of 79 tilla.  Four power braker  of 11 KV and two power braker of 33 KV  were completely damaged.    This power braker supply to different fiders. But installing temporary power braker’s power supply was resorted.