14 - 08 - 2018

Man beaten suspected to be drug peddler

Agartala, July 13, 2018 (TVN): A  man  was beaten and his motor bike was burnt suspected to be  drug peddler  today morning   near  Bardowali higher secondary school. The youth identified as Anjan Dey, a resident of Madhyapara area of Bardowali , was rescued by police and  is now  in AD Nagar police station .Giving details police sources said that around 10-15 in the morning Anjan Dey and four other unidentified youths had assembled on the relatively secluded northern side of Bardowali higher secondary school and started taking ‘Ganja’and tablets . But his aroused suspicion among few people who had caught sight of the gathering near the school where children in the morning section were attending classes. The people were soon joined by larger numbers and they rushed towards the place where the youths were taking ‘ganja’ and tablets. Panicky over the invasion the four unidentified youths managed to run away. Anjan Dey who also tried to flee by his motor bike was mistaken as a child-trafficker and given a hot chase . He, however, failed to flee as his motor bike hit a roadside big stone and he fell down . Within moments the chasing crowd of people started beating him up severely while another section burnt down his motor-bike . However, being informed police personnel from AD Nagar rushed to the spot and rescued Anjan Dey alive and took him to hospital.

Govt to encourage horticulture: Deputy CM

Agartala, July 13,2018 ( TVN):  One day seminar titled, “Tripura Pineapple Festival & Exposition 2018” was held in Pragna Bhawan on Thursday.The seminar was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry.  Deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma  in his inaugural address said the state government will focus more  on horticulture  products    instead of rubber, tea or coffee, as such products has a higher values in the national and international market.

The accurate crops suitable to climatic condition of the state  that should be cultivated , the horticultural products are forcefully replaced by rubber which should not be given much preference due to its hazardous emissions to the environment.  Taking a note on the cultivation problems and horticultural issues he further said, time by time the connectivity of the state is enhancing with smoothness and in few years Tripura is slated to have international gateway, giving the state a superior priority in NE region, so we have to make everything possible and carve a formulated policy to extend our positive help to the general masses, such as more products of Tripura could be exported to outside countries.

  Meanwhile after “queen” variety pineapple first consignment of “ kew” variety of pineapples  will be exported to Dubai.  The first consignment was flagged from Kumarghat today by MLA Bhagwan Das and Sudhanshu Das and  deputy director of horticulture Ratish Malakar. Around 1391 kg of  “ kew” variety  would  exported at  rate of Rs 13  per kg.         


Regularize NHM workers: Health minister urges centre

Agartala, July 12,2018: Applauding the support of National Health Mission (NHM) for improvement of the healthcare system in North-eastern states, Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman today urged the central government to regularize the service of NHM staffers to ensure better service and strengthening the system. He was addressing the inaugural session of two-day long NHM Regional Review Meeting and Workshop. “With the expansion of healthcare services in the country, NHM staffers have become the backbone today. They are doing much more than our health service employees but they don’t have job satisfaction, as they all were recruited in contractual mode under NHM. They know, there will be no service benefit if the project is winded up and their dedication for past 13 years would not get proper recognition in terms of money and benefit”, Roy Barman added. The Health Minister pointed out though NHM has been working on mission mode it now becomes indispensable for maintaining healthcare services. If central government ensures at least regularization of their service or somehow gives assurance of their service up to the retirement age, the potential of the NHM staff would much better across the country and the common people would be benefitted. Roy Barman threw light on the success of BJP government in the state and claimed that all the health related schemes including Ayushman Bharat have been showing success in implementation. Besides, central government schemes, state government in past four months announced several schemes under various departments for poor and marginalized section of the society and steps have been taken for good, pro-people, transparent and efficient governance in the state, which was absent in last 25 years Left Front rule. Talking of the efficiency of the state, Roy Barman maintained that rate of institutional delivery has risen to 79 per cent from 46 per cent in last one year. Similarly, infant mortality rate and mother mortality rates have also been improved substantially along with the service delivery system even though hospital service in the state yet to reach at satisfactory level. He reiterated that besides expansion and assurance of health care services at the primary level to medical college level, the state government has also taken steps for radiation safety of the health workers, various hazards in health institutions and special emphasis is given to bio-medical waste management for protection of environment.



. INPT: HC issues notice to state govt

Agartala, July 13,2018: The High Court of Tripura on Thursday issued notice to the state government in response to a writ petition filed by INPT, which alleged that Police are not giving it permission for a squatting stir in the city. Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi issued the notice, seeking a reply within a week. The tribal-based opposition approached the High Court after the Police refused to grant permission to its proposed agitation in the capital scheduled to be held on June 28 last. Observing that a political party’s right to hold a stir or rally cannot be curbed, the Chief Justice directed the state government to file an affidavit within a week. The next hearing is pegged on July 19. INPT called for preparing a National Register of Citizen (NRC) in the state to identify the foreign nationals. According to INPT leaders, the party has been fighting for long to protect the life, culture and tradition of the indigenous people of the state, which was threatened following continuous influx from Bangladesh after 1947 and since 1971 it became a chronic phenomenon. “Every day, there is influx this part or other in the state from Bangladesh that reduced the indigenous population to minority. No foreign nationals coming to the state after 1951 will be allowed to stay in the state”, they added. Supporting NRC, INPT leaders claimed the state got the right to identify its genuine citizens and ensure amenities for them. But at present, the amenities have been shared among the indigenous population, settlers and foreigners and as a result, the indigenous culture and tradition have faced a serious challenge and state government has to intervene. They called for the introduction of Inner Line Permit in TTAADC areas and demanded Central government has to rule out the Citizenship Bill (amended) 2016 or else the people have to face crisis. The party also reminded direct funding for empowerment of TTAADC, filling up all vacant ST reserved backlog posts, inclusion of Kokborok language in 8thSchedule of India Constitution, proper implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 etc.

Sunil Deodhar congratulates Dipa

Agartala,July12, 2018:As a part of SamparkSeSamarthan programme of Bharatiya Janata Party,  Sunil Deodhar  National Executive Member &  Tripura State In-Charge, on Wednesday  met Indian gymnast from  Tripura, Dipa Karmakar at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Delhi. He briefed her on the achievements of four years of Modi Sarkar. She also appreciated the initiatives taken by the Union Sports Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore  who himself has a glorious career as a sportsperson.

The  gymnast  of international acclaim has recently returned to India after winning Gold Medal at FIG Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey. She's done a remarkable comeback after a gap of 2 years due to an injury. During her meeting with Deodhar she thanked the people of Tripura for supporting her during the period of her injury.

Deodhar congratulated her for the recent victory and wished her well for upcoming Asian Games to bring more laurels for the country and to keep Tiranga flying high. He also assured Deepa Tripuras development under the new BJP regime in the state.

“Raktkos” app to know status of blood bank: Health Minister

Agartala, July 11,2018 (TVN): Local clubs along with other organizations and individuals have to play an important role to meet the increasing demand of blood, said Health and Family Welfare minister Sudip Roy Barman.

After inaugurating a voluntary blood donation camp organized by Kalimata Sangha near Agartala railway station on Tuesday ,he said, “a number of thalassemia and cancer patients are there in state. Naturally, the demand of blood is on the rise. To meet the demand, there is no alternative of blood donation.”

With this view, the Health department already initiated a process to write letters to all clubs, social and cultural organizations appealing for organizing blood donation camp on routine basis, he said.

The Health minister also encouraged all sections of people specially the women to donate blood generously.Speaking on the occasion, the Health minister also hinted at launching an app ‘Raktkosh’ so that the people can easily know the latest status of blood banks.

Altogether 30 people including three women donated blood in the camp organized by Kalimata Sangha with an appeal - Donate Blood, Save Life.

Dilip Chakraborty, president of the club, presided over the programme while West District Coordinatorof Neheru Yuva Kendra Jaba Chakraborty, two social activists- Tapas Majumder and Babul Roy also remained present as guest of honour.

Addressing the programme, the speakers explained the significance of blood donation and urged the people to donate blood as much as possible. The welcome address was  delivered by Uttam Majumder, secretary of Kalimata Sangha. Presence of local people in the blood donation camp was noticeable.

A team of Hapania’s Tripura Medical College blood bank conducted the camp