17 - 10 - 2018

Govt hikes advertisement rates for newspapers

Agartala, July 28,2018 (TVN):The government announced significant hike in the advertisement rates for the newspapers and other weekly newspaper. Addressing a press meet here at secretariat education minister Ratan Nath said the state cabinet yesterday approved the decision to hike the advertisement rates for the newspaper by 45 percent which will cover all the segments of newspapers including weeklies in the new rate structure.

As per the revised rate structure, the new rates for front page in multi-colored dailies would be Rs 110 per column/per cm for Category ‘A’, Rs 90  for Category ‘B’, Rs 65 for Category ‘C’. The revision of rates has been done after gap of four years as the earlier rate revision was affected in the year 2014 by the previous Left Front.

In the state there are 66 newspapers including 43 weekly.  The newspaper are categorized in three groups A,B and C.  In state there are four A category newspaper, eleven B category newspaper and eight C category newspaper.   Additional Rs 2.70 crore will be required annually after hike in advertisement rate.   

ISRO team calls on CM

Agartala, July 27, 2018 ( TVN):  A team of Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO) led by capacity building programme office Director Dr. P V. Venkatakrishnan on Friday called on Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. The team after meeting chief minister informed it was decided to open a Technology   Incubation Centre in NIT Agartala jointly by ISRO and IESA.  The centre will be inaugurated on  September 18 in Bangalore by ISRO chairman Dr. K Shivan. The visiting team invited  Biplab Kumar Deb to remain present in Bangalore during the inaugural programme. Around five hundred companies from defence and aerospace sector will participate in the programme. In Tripura many companies expressed interest of investing in cyber city, data centre, smart city the visiting team informed.  To increase awareness about space science among youths in the state it was decided to open ‘ space museum’ in future. Chief Minister assured all kind of help to ISRO if they want to take any initiative for employment generation of youths in the state.    

ATTF women chief surrenders

Agartala, July 28,2018 (TVN): Self styled   chief   of ATTF women  wing Kajal Debbarma ( 48) surrendered before the SP of Special Branch Friday  morning .She is wife of Ranjit Debbarma self styled president of the militant organization    who was arrested on  2013. She stated  that she surrender  to join in  the main stream of society and enjoy peaceful life . ATTF once notorious outlawed militant organization now no longer exists. 


Eastern Army chief arrives for 3-day visit

Agartala, July 28, 2018 (TVN): Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command is on a three day visit to the state from July 27 to 29, a press communiqué issued here said The GoC-in C during the visit will be accompanied by senior army officials.

He will have an extensive discussion with government Officials and Commanders of Army , Assam Rifles and other security agencies operating in the region. Gen Krishna arrived at Agartala on Thursday afternoon and he will also call on Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday next to discuss overall security situation in North East

Veteran journalist Satyendra Chakraborty passes away

Agartala, July 26, 2018 (TVN): Veteran journalist and former secretary of Agartala Press Club Satyendra Chakraborty passed away today 7.30 AM morning in GBP hospital. He was 67.  The veteran journalist was suffering from liver cirrhosis for last one year. Besides working for “ Alokpat” and “Manorama”  he was news editor of local daily “ Dainik Ganadoot”. He  left behind wife, daughter and son.    

Education minister visits schools in Simna

Agartala, July 25,2018 (TVN):  Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath  on Tuesday  visited three schools in Simna assembly constituency. They are  Katalamara, Akhelcherra and Mantala High School. He was accompanied by local MLA Brisaketu Debbarma. Nath started his journey from Katlamara High school and during checking the attendance register in all three schools , Nath found large-scale discrepancies. Headmasters of three schools could not properly explain  about the discrepancies  but only blurted in reply to queries. Besides, the minister found the school including its rooms, midday meal kitchen and toilets in extremely unclean and unhygienic condition.

Before departing the minister warned the headmaster as well as the teachers of all three schools to be professional in delivering services. They should arrive and depart from school within the schedule time.Among the schools he visited  Mantala High School that recorded 100 % failure this year. On this, he said the teachers are solely responsible for student’s failure. If they showed little sincerity and dedication towards students than the result would have not been so poor. Nath said  next year he want positive result from Mantala high school.                 

The Education Minister also spoke with the students and collected information from them about the existing problems besides taking their suggestions for improving the overall education system, teachers, classes, drinking water, and washroom.