11 - 12 - 2018

Hepatitis awareness campaign, free screening held

Jampui, Nov 26,2018:A hepatitis awareness campaign and free screening was held at  Behliangchhip YMA Hall, Jampui Hill on Sunday. The programme was jointly organised by Hillcrest Medical Center (Jampui Hill), Vinyaka Health Care & Diagnostic (Agartala) and Zydus Heptiza, was held on 25 November, 2018 at. Dr Amitava Roy, MD (Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist) and Dr Zairemthiama Pachuau, MBBS, PDHIV/AidsMan, DHA, PgDipFamMed, FOG, MPhil (HIV/AIDS), MBA were the resource persons. Altogether 100 people from Jampui Hill and its surrounding villages and towns attended the campaign. Of these 52 persons were screened for Hepatitis B and C on the spot free of cost.


High Court serves notice to govt

Agartala, Nov 24,2018: High Court of Tripura took cognizance of a news item published in the Tripura Times and filed a suo moto PIL issuing notices to the state government. The news item published on November 22 was related to apathetic condition of a road in Ampi.

High Court sources said, the news item in the morning paper attracted the attention of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and he took cognizance of it. Later the Division Bench of Chief Justice Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh filed a PIL on the matter and sent notices to the Chief Engineer, PWD, District Magistrate & Collector and also SDM, Ampi.

The state government was asked to submit a short affidavit within two weeks. The advocate General was also asked to appear before the court.

This is after long time that the High Court acted on its own upon a news item published in a local daily, and that too on the day the news brought to light the lack of civic amenities

129 Muslim voters joins BJP

Churaibari, Nov 21,2018: Opposition CPM received a major setback in assembly constituency of Bagbassa. Today 129 voters of CPM have joined BJP. The joining took place in Fajal Uddin house Shanicharra  ward no -2. Former state BJP president Ranajoy Deb, Bagbassa assembly Mandal secretary Nirmal Sinha and all other leaders was present in the joining programme. 36 families which have 129 voters joined BJP willingly from CPM are Muslim minority community.   Former minister Bijita Nath of CPM is  MLA of Bagbassa.  Ranajoy Deb claimed that Bijita Nath is representing Bagbassa for consecutive two terms. But there was no development  in the assembly constituency. BJP government will take steps to develop the assembly constituency.    


Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated

Agartala, Nov 21:Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, is  celebrated today. Milad Mehfils highlighting the life and teachings of the Prophet  was held across the state among Muslim community. Milad processions are also being organized to mark the day.
Special prayers and processions were held at places in Agartala, Sonamura, Kailashahar , Dharmanagar.The largest gathering was held at  Sonamura  where hundreds  of devotees thronged to pray. Authorities made elaborate security arrangements. The prophet's birthday is celebrated every year on the 12th of Rabi ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.In India, the day is a national holiday.Muslim families also gather on the day and prepare feast for guests. Feeding poor and donating to charity is considered one of the important aspects the day celebrated as Eid-e-Milad un Nabi.


CPM party office attacked in Dukli

Agartala, Nov 21,2018:  Divisional  party office  of CPM  in Dukli was attacked by miscreants  today morning. In a press statement issued  by CPM stated that when a meeting was going on in the party office workers of BJYM, ABVP came on over 40 bikes and attacked the party office.  During attack more than twenty motor bike and two cars was vandalized with iron rod, chains and sharp weapons. They  also  threw stones on party office injuring four CPM workers. The ruling party workers carried out wreckage for 15 minutes after arrival of police from Amtali police station they fled away. Few days back South Tripura Zilla Parishad Sabhdipati Himanshu Ray,Kamala Sagar MLA was assaulted by miscreants. Even former chief minister Manik Sarkar was gheraoed  in Office Tilla party by BJP and BJYM workers.   




Agarwood smugglers running rampant in Assam – Tripura border

Churaibari, Nov 20,2018:Due to laxity  of both  police and administration  well-organized groups of  Agarwood smugglers  continue to operate in Kathaltali at Assam – Tripura border    chopping down trees in their dozens as they seek to expand an already lucrative racket.

An incident of Agarwood smuggling took place on Monday night in Kathatali. Smugglers chopped  nineteen Agar trees from the garden of retired teacher Madan Singh Choudhary. The cost of   chopped  trees is over rupees one lakh. The owner has filed a complaint in local police station. Police recovered the trees from nearby village road.   According to  police  when Abdul Jabbar went outside  for nature call at night saw three person carrying some round timbers.  All three fled away leaving behind the round timbers which were Agarwood. Police  seized all and informed the retired teacher.He identified all were from his garden.             

 A villager who wished to remain anonymous said that it is certain villagers themselves who carry out the smuggling. “The smugglers  have become prosperous today through this trade” he said adding that forest staffs  do not visit the area.According to the villager the smugglers can therefore carry out their activities without any interruption”.