26 - 09 - 2017

Four Bangladesh nationals apprehended

AGARTALA, August 23, 2017 (TVN):  On  Monday  on specific information of iIntelligence cell of BSF,apprehended four ) Bangladeshi Nationals. They are  Md Robin (16 Yrs),) Md Rubal (25 yrs),  Razul Islam (13 yrs and  Md Azahar (30 yrs). All apprehended are from Comilla Distirct of Bangladesh.

 Indian currency and three mobile set with SIM were recovered from their possession. On initial questioning of BD nationals, they revealed that they entered into India in search of employment. The apprehended Bangladeshi nationals were handed over to Sonamura police station for further interrogation.

MHRD letter is unwarranted, says Tapan Chakraborty

AGARTALA, August 23, 2017 (TVN):The letter of human resource development ministry asking the teachers for undergoing training and acquiring minimum educational qualification by March 31, 2019 to save their jobs, is an  unwarranted ,  said Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty.
Talking to media on Tuesday   the minister pointed out  that under Right to Education Act 2009, a five-year relaxation of training for teachers was given to all states and it has got expired in August 2015.

 After getting the letter on 3 August , the education department was in confusion. The NCTE, a statutory body of the central government had said that the teachers who had joined before September 3, 2001 need not to undergo training but in the MHRD letter this vital point was missing, Chakraborty said .

He  also said the letter  is missing some vital points  like there is  no clarification on the fee structure for D. El. Ed degree.

There was  even no clarification what a teacher will do if he or she goes to retirement within next two years . Other states are also facing same problem, the minister claimed.
“ After getting the letter  there was a video conference  with the Union Minister for MHRD Prakash Javedkar  to clear all doubts but he could not clarify in some issues leaving the state government in a fix”, he said.
As per the letter, teachers of government, government aided and private engaged in elementary level (class I to VIII) require to training and acquire minimum education qualification or else he or she will sacked from April 1, 2019. The letter has been sent after the Parliament passed the amendment of Right to Education Act 2009.

Revised pay likely from September

AGARTALA, Aug 23,2017 (TVN): The government employees and pensioners likely to  receive revised pay from the next month, said Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha.

While talking to media  in secretariat  on Tuesday, Saha said  that the software has been installed to disburse revised salaries. So, the employees could expect to get new salary before the puja.

He further said the cabinet today cleared the General Financial Rule (GFR) and Delegation of Financial Powers of Tripura 2017, a long pending issue before the officials.

After a long 12 years, the GFR has been revised enabling the officers to raise their financial capacity while executing government works. “A gazette notification will soon be issued to make it applicable”, he said.

While speaking to the media after the cabinet meeting, he said the Council of Ministers today okayed the GFR which will give clarification on the financial power of a particular officer.

Bank strike today

AGARTALA, Aug 22, 2017 TVN):There would be a bank strike today in the state along with the nation  called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) and  Indian Banks' Association,

Over 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as talks between on one side UFBU and Indian Banks' Association, chief labour commissioner and the Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday.

A notice of a nationwide strike on August 22 to protest against the reforms in the banking sector among other issues was given. 10 lakh bankers working in around 132,000 branches would be on strike on August 22.

Tripura  convenor of UFBU,said that the government is ushering in privatisation and consolidation in the Indian banking sector in the garb of reforms. He said that the Bank Board Bureau had been formed to bring all the public sector banks (PSBs) under a banking investment company and get the government's share in PSBs below 50 per cent.

The banks are giving very little stress on recovery of bad loans and taking recourse to either write-offs or provisioning," he told reporters on Thursday. Rise in the gross NPAs of all the PSBs to Rs 6.83 lakh crore was also a major cause for concern and the banking system's financial health was suffering due to provisioning.

Nothing was said to defame CM: Deodhar

AGARTALA, August 22,2017 (TVN):State BJP prabhari Sunil Deodhar commented on the defamation case filed against him by chief minister Manik Sarkar.

Speaking to  reporters  on Monday about the issue, Deodhar  said from media I came to know chief minister have filed defamation case against me after getting notice from court necessary steps will be taken.

He claimed I said  nothing or used  languages  to defame the state chief minister, everything was said within the ‘ lakshman rekha’

Deodhar further said   I will not shut my  mouth against chief minister, I will say again and again.

About the defamation case  I am least worried  about it, he said.

Meanwhile state BJP have organized rallies in sixty nine places all over the state protesting  chief minister message for Independence Day.BJP termed the message as anti national.

Chief minister Manik Sarkar filed a defamation case against state BJP ‘ prabhari’ Sunil Deodhar and publisher of local daily newspaper for  personal attack on 6 August..

The case was filed by west district PP Ranada Prasad Ray on behalf of chief minister in the court of district judge Ruhidas Pal.

District judge have issued notices to Sunil Deodhar and publisher of the newspaper on Monday.

On 21 April a news was published in the local newspaper quoting Sunil Deodhar  In the news it was mentioned chief minister uses costly spectacle and clothes  etc. Besides personal attack was also made in the published news.

The case was registered under IPC section of 500,501, 502 in west district court by PP Ranada Prasad Ray on behalf of chief minister.

After hearing, the district judge issued notice to BJP state prabhari Sunil Deodhar and the publisher of the local daily.  



CPI(M) councilor resigns after selected by TET

AGARTALA, August 20,2017 (TVN): All political parties would get a chance to  measure  their  popularity   ahead of 2018 assembly election as Agartala Municipal Corporation’s Ward 35 is going for  o by election soon.

The  CPI(M) councilor  Gargee Ghosh (Chowdhury) has resigned after being selected in the recently declared TET results. She is all set to join as a teacher.

The by-election  will be acid test  for all political parties  keeping in mind of the next year’s Assembly elections as the outcome will certainly reflect the people’s mind, political pundits.

The AMC Ward-35 comprises Ramnagar, Bardowali Teshasil Kachari, Joynagar South, Rajnagar South, West Joynagar, Dashimighat Paschim, Bank of Howrah, BK Lane, South side of HGB Road Extension, West Side of Embankment, Joynagar Gangail Road, Paschim Joynagar, Dashmighat Paschim Para.