14 - 08 - 2018

Eastern Army chief arrives for 3-day visit

Agartala, July 28, 2018 (TVN): Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command is on a three day visit to the state from July 27 to 29, a press communiqué issued here said The GoC-in C during the visit will be accompanied by senior army officials.

He will have an extensive discussion with government Officials and Commanders of Army , Assam Rifles and other security agencies operating in the region. Gen Krishna arrived at Agartala on Thursday afternoon and he will also call on Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday next to discuss overall security situation in North East

Veteran journalist Satyendra Chakraborty passes away

Agartala, July 26, 2018 (TVN): Veteran journalist and former secretary of Agartala Press Club Satyendra Chakraborty passed away today 7.30 AM morning in GBP hospital. He was 67.  The veteran journalist was suffering from liver cirrhosis for last one year. Besides working for “ Alokpat” and “Manorama”  he was news editor of local daily “ Dainik Ganadoot”. He  left behind wife, daughter and son.    

Education minister visits schools in Simna

Agartala, July 25,2018 (TVN):  Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath  on Tuesday  visited three schools in Simna assembly constituency. They are  Katalamara, Akhelcherra and Mantala High School. He was accompanied by local MLA Brisaketu Debbarma. Nath started his journey from Katlamara High school and during checking the attendance register in all three schools , Nath found large-scale discrepancies. Headmasters of three schools could not properly explain  about the discrepancies  but only blurted in reply to queries. Besides, the minister found the school including its rooms, midday meal kitchen and toilets in extremely unclean and unhygienic condition.

Before departing the minister warned the headmaster as well as the teachers of all three schools to be professional in delivering services. They should arrive and depart from school within the schedule time.Among the schools he visited  Mantala High School that recorded 100 % failure this year. On this, he said the teachers are solely responsible for student’s failure. If they showed little sincerity and dedication towards students than the result would have not been so poor. Nath said  next year he want positive result from Mantala high school.                 

The Education Minister also spoke with the students and collected information from them about the existing problems besides taking their suggestions for improving the overall education system, teachers, classes, drinking water, and washroom.

Mizo convention leaders to meet CM on July 28

Agartala, July 24,2018 (TVN): Leaders of the Mizo Convention is schedule to meet chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on July 28.Accordign to report, it was learnt the leaders would  bring to notice chief minister about their long standing of Jampui Mizo Autonomous Regional Council and various other demands.

Meanwhile, the convention in bid to intensify their  demand for Autonomous Regional Council, the Mizo Convention of Jampui Hill on Monday  met Joyram Engleng, Assam politician and former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council, at Eden Tourist Lodge in Jampui Hill.

This visit to Jampui Hill is the second time for  Engleng and this time he is accompanying Minister Santana Chakma on her tour of the constituency. His first visit to the Hill was during the pre-poll campaign at the early part of the year. 

When contacted through phone, Dr Zairemthiam Pachuau, General Secretary of the Mizo Convention expressed his satisfaction over the meeting and said, "...a wide range of topics has been discussed with our guest within the context of Jampui Mizo Autonomous Regional Council   and we have been enlightened and encouraged from his knowledge and experiences about the Sixth Schedule that  Engleng has shared with us, it was an open, frank and fruitful discussion."

There are 11 villages in Jampui hill of North Tripura district   where 75 percent of population is Mizos and remainig are Reangs. 

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Sanka Subhra Devbarman regional director of NE tourism

Agartala, July 21, 2018 ( TVN):Sankha Subhra Devbarman has been appointed as regional director of North East, Ministry of Tourism. Devbarman  will look after the tourism promotional activities  and developmental work for entire North East Region and will be sitting in the   India tourism office of Guwahati. 

Devbarman  is from Tripura, so it is expected that his posting  as Regional Director will boost the much needed momentum for the development of tourism in this region. It is also to be noted that widely known  Devbarman is an eminent poet and novelist of North East India. 

CPI state conference begins

Agartala, July 21, 2018 ( TVN): Communist Party of India ( CPI) state committee 21st conference  started from today in  TB hall. Before meeting march of CPI workers passed through various thoroughfare of capital before gathering at venue of meeting. Representatives from across the state had arrived in the meeting. After hoisting party flags the conference started. The conference is attended by CPI national secretariat member Pallab Sengupta and veteran CPI leader and former minister of  Manipur Nara Singh.