22 - 02 - 2018

Veteran journalist mother passes away

AGARTALA, Feb 3, 2018 (TVN): Mother of Manas Pal, veteran journalist and executive editor of Tripura Times newspaper passed away

. Rani Pal, 87 breathed her last at TMC hospital, Hapania. She suffered  brain hemorrhage.

She left behind son, son’s wife and daughter.

Tripura Elections: 320 candidates files nominations

AGARTALA, Feb 2, 2018 (TVN): A total 320 nominations was submitted in 60 assembly constituencies in the state.

Ruling Left Front, BJP – IPFT alliance and Congress have submitted nominations in all assembly constituencies.

After the withdrawal of final nominations on 3 February clear pictures of contesting candidates will arise.

However in maximum constituencies there will be triangular contest.

Candidates have geared up their door to door campaign after submitting nomination papers and completion of scrutiny.

Left Front candidates is ahead in campaign from other political parties. They have declared candidates and election manifesto ahead of other political parties.

New CJ of Tripura Ajoy Rastogi

AGARTALA, Feb 2, 2018 (TVN): Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Ajoy Rastogi  has been nominated as chief justice of  High Court of Tripura.

Supreme Court collegiums  yesterday released list of ten names to be nominated as chief justice of High Courts.

The collegiums of apex court comprising of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice J. Chalameshwar and Justice Ranjan Gogoi.   

Chief Justice will be appointed in Delhi, Meghalaya, Chattishgarh, Kolkata, Karnataka, Telangana,& Andhra Pradesh, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Manipur High Court.

The chief of High Court of Tripura is going on retirement on 28 February.


Tripura Elections:LF releases poll manifesto

AGARTALA, Jan 31, 2018 (TVN):    During the last five years of its rule  7th Left Front government in Tripura has fulfilled its commitments towards the people of Tripura  said CPI (M) leader and spokeperson  Goutam Das.

Das said this will releasing the poll manifesto of Left Front  during a press meet at CPI (M) headquarters in Agartala on Tuesday evening . Leaders of RSP, Forward Bloc and CPI were present in the press meet.

In the manifesto  the front highlighted the  present scenario of the country under the regime of BJP led Narendra Modi and castigated its anti-people policies.

The manifesto stressed on more developments and strengthening of Tripura and mentioned the improvement of all social-parameters of human development indices.

Seeing massive response of people from cross section of the society,   Left Front will win the elections with more seats and more votes, Das said.

Speaking of change of candidate in Khowai in assembly constituency , he said  the candidate of LF from Khowai assembly constituency Biswajit Datta has been replaced by former SFI’s state secretary Nirmal Biswas due to poor health of Biswajit Datta.

. Datta who is under treatment at ICU ward of G B Hospital in Agartala has expressed his desire not to contest in the ensuing assembly elections for his illness, said CPI(M) spoke person.

Modi to hold road show in Agartala

AGARTALA, Jan 31, 2018 (TVN):   As first phase of election campaign Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving on 8 February for election campaign here in Tripura.

On that day, Modi will address two public rallies one at Santir Bazaar and the other at Kailashar.  Modi will address  Santirbazaar rally at 12 noon and Kailashar rally at 3 PM.

Biplab Deb, state BJP president said on second phase Modi will come for election rally in Agartala.

Besdies, BJP national president Amit Shah will camp in the state for seven days, Deb said.

A list of star campaigner is send to BJP high command in Delhi. The list includes Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Arun Jaitley, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Yogi Aditynath.

On second phase, PM Modi is schedule to arrive on 15  February. On that day he address a rally and participate in road show in Agartala.

Smirti Irani will come in Agartala on 5 February,surface transport minister Nitin Gadhkari on 6 February, Rajnath Singh on 7 February,  Nirmal Sitaraman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi coming on 10 February.

Amit Shah is arriving on 11 February  stay for eight days till 18 February.   He will address  election rallies and monitor the BJP campaign.   


ISKCON, Food for Life programme held in cancer hospital

AGARTALA, Jan 30, 2018 (TVN): ISKCON, Agartala centre on Sunday Food for Life programme in regional cancer institute of Tripura. As part of the programme vegetarian food was distributed among the patients and their relatives.   

Talking to media about the programme, ISKCON, Agartala centre  coordinator J.S.Das said   for last  few months the Food for Life programme was started here. Once in a month we distribute food to needy people in orphanage, old age home and hospitals, it has been gradually gaining momentum.

It is mentionable that the  International society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON) is a well-known worldwide organization which is awakening spiritual awareness of the people, who are being misguided by modern education for running after material opulence forgetting the real aim of their life.

 Apart from preaching, spreading of Krishna consciousness through Nama-sankirtana and chanting of Maha-Mantra, ISKCON has been operating in various benevolent programmes of which the Food for Life program occupies a very important place.

In 1974 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhakivendanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of ISKCON noticed at Mayapur a group of village children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. Shocked and saddened by what he saw, Srila Prabhupada told his disciples, “Imagine how hungry they are. God is the father; wherever there is father children should not be hungry. A temple therefore is meant for free food distribution. No one within ten miles radius of our temple should go hungry. I want you to begin distributing food immediately.”