26 - 09 - 2017

Resentment brewing among untrained teachers

AGARTALA, September 03, 2017 (TVN): Serious resentment is brewing in the name of giving training to government teachers. The centre is providing enough funds for giving training to the untrained government teachers.

However, the education department has directed the untrained teachers to take training at their own expense. According to the circular of MHRD the untrained teachers has to acquire their requisite qualifications and training within 2019 otherwise their jobs will be terminated.

 Knowing all this education department is not releasing the unspent funds which was sanctioned for the training programs. The RMSA teachers on 2014-16 sessions has acquired the D. I. Ed degrees from the IGNOU but a large section of the untrained teachers are deprived of this and so they are demanding for training which will be borne by the government as funds are there for their training purposes.

 But the state government is not willing to release the funds for training and imposing this on the teachers. 

College election, fear grips BBMC students

AGARTALA, September 02, 2017 (TVN): Immense fear gripped among college students of BBMC ahead of college election schedule to held on 12 September. Friday was the last day of submitting  the nomination paper and there was lots of trouble in between the SFI and ABVP .  This  led to clash among both students organization. Five were injured as a result of this.

ADM, SDM  and additional SP rushed to the spot to tackle the situation and after much effort the situation was brought under control.  The ABPV workers halt the road in the old motor stand area.  Situations were so uncontrolled that when ABPV leaders Rupam datta and Pijush biswas went to talk over this matters they were severely beaten and they had head injuries.

 OC Milan Datta of East Agartala police station  assured them that actions will be taken immediately. On the other hand Nabarun Deb SFI leader reported that some outsiders are creating problems. He added that for the sake of peace in the state the SFI supporters will step back and work for the peaceful environment in the college premises.


Jamatia Customary Law Bill laid in ADC session

AGARTALA, September,02, 2017 (TVN):Jamatia Customary  Law Bill 2017 was laid and accepted  in the one day session of TTAADC on Friday,  after a long pressure from  Jamatia sections.

It is alleged by MDC Joy Kishore Jamatia  that due to  pressure from minister Naresh Jamatia the  bill  was not being laid in the TTADC  session earleir.

At last on the second  half of the one day session the bill was unanimously accepted . Introducing the bill  CEM Radhacharan Debbarma comprising of  313 sections and 30 chapters  said  it’s a land mark in the history of ADC.  He added the bill can be revised on the basis of interest of the people under ADC area. 

 The salient features of the bill are -  For the under aged people consumption of alcohol is an offence, Marriage of girls before 18yrs and that of boys before 21yrs is  crime.  Debbarma  stated  that it will be a non political social organization that will help people to build a crime free social environment.      

 "We have attained independence 70yrs back but no meaningful steps has been taken to provide more power to the ADC constituted under sixth schedule of the constitution"  CEM said.

Lambasting the centre he  said " The  14th  Finance Commission has not giving fund to the village committees that resulted in the financial constraint at the village level.  In the previous Financial year, TTAADC received Rs 229  crores under MGNREGA, which proves it beneficial for the overall development activities in the rural area "  

Now with the passage of the time, the fund flow to almost zero level.  People are dismayed of getting jobs for the stringent rules imposed by the centre, CEM stated.                                                                  

The CEM also expressed concern over the suspension of the fund level to the ADC under special assistance by the Centre,he added "we have been receiving special attention from the centre for the overall development of the down trodden people of the indigenous culture and community.  But now the centre has put their steps back ward in helping the poor people"             Debbarma also urged the Centre to provide funds to gear up the MGNREGA works otherwise the poor unemployed people would suffer a lot         

Speaking in the session MDC of  BJP  Joy Kishore Jamatia said the bill  could have  come into force long back but due to the unwillingness of  of minister Naresh Jamatia, the delay continued.    


Goods train service to resume from Tuesday

AGARTALA, Aug 29, 2017 (TVN):  From Tuesday train service will start in flood affected areas, but only goods train. After sixteen days the service will be resumed.

However from when passenger train services will be resumed is not sure, railway authorities are trying to resume service of long distance trains  from Wednesday.  

After only getting clearance from security head of railway authority passengers train service will be resumed, the authority is not willing to take any risks after the recent major train accidents in north India within a week.

Sources in railway said it will take more ten days for full resuming of services in north east region, means after September 10.

State student unnatural death in Kolkata

AGARTALA, Aug29, 2017 (TVN):  A third year student of the state, Soumen Bhattacherjee (23)  studying  in Metropolitan Homeopathic Medical College, Sodhpur was found dead. He was staying  in rented house  at Ramchandrapur  along with other senior and junior  of the same college.

Soumen Bhattacherjee houses is here at Milan Chakra, on Monday noon message came to house he have died and his body found in a pond  near Sodhpur.

Family sources said on Sunday, seeing a body floating on a pond local informed the police. After getting information police from Kharda police station took the body to nearby hospital for postmortem.

The body had no injury marks, he was wearing a half pant. The pond in which body was found is one km from the rented house.

On Sunday when the body was found nobody could identify the found but on Monday  Soumen Bhattacherjee body was identified  by class mates. Than police informed  it to deceased house in Agartala.Keshab Bhattacherjee the father  along with a close relative on Monday evening flew to Kolkata.    

Several question are raised regarding his death by his family members and class mates. How his body was found floating in a pond located 1km from the rented house. Whether he was murdered and thrown in the pond.

It is mentionable here that  another girl student form the state  studying in Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolkata died under mysterious circumstances few month back.  

Ganja worth Rs 17 lakh seized

AGARTALA, August 23, 2017 (TVN):  On specific intelligence input, troops of BSF along with local police and administration seized 333 kgs of Ganja worth Rs. 16.65 lakh  in two different drives.

In first drive which was undertaken at  about 05:45 PM, in a joint operation by BSF, Civil Administration and Police party seized 128 kgs of Ganja worth Rs.6.,40 lakh .

In another drive jointly carried out by BSF and Police, at about 06:30 PM, with troops of BSF and Police seized 205 kgs of Ganja worth Rs.10.25 lakh.

The seized ganja was handed over to excise department, Agartala.