22 - 02 - 2018

Ex – Governor DN Sahay passes away

AGARTALA, Jan 30, 2018 (TVN): Ex- governor of Tripura Dinesh Nandan Sahay passed away. He was 82.

Yesterday mid - night he passed away in private nursing home at Patna. Born in 1936, Sahay was DG of Bihar police.

After retirement from service he joined Samta Party, later appointed as  first governor of Chattisgarh. In 2003 he  was appointed as governor of Tripura till 2009.



Tripura elections: Khowai LF candidate admitted in ICU

AGARTALA, Jan 30, 2018 (TVN): Before submitting nomination Left Front candidate for Khowai assembly constituency fell ill.

At present he is admitted in the ICU of GB hospital.

So there is chance of changing the candidtate.

Left front chairman Bijan Dhar  when asked about the issue agreed MLA Biswajit Datta, nominated candidate from Left Front is ill.

Regarding change of candidate, Dhar said a decision in this regard will be taken today.

Biswajit Datta was ill for long time. After the death of Samir Deb Sarkar, in by poll he won as MLA.

Sources in GB hospital said yesterday the MLA came complaining of chest pain and problem in breathing.

Treatment was going by admitting him in cabin no – 20. After his condition deteriorated he was shifted to ICU.

Meanwhile sources in CPI(M) said DYFI leader Nirmal Biswas is likely to nominated as Left Front candidate in place of Biswajit Datta.                  


Sexual assault : Suspended MLA acquitted from allegation

UDAIPUR, Jan 30, 2018 (TVN):  Suspended CPI(M) MLA, Manoranjan Achjaree was acquitted from the allegation of sexual assault on minor girl.

The special court of POSCO in Udaipur on Monday acquitted him from the allegation.

The government counsel cannot produce strong evidence for the allegation, hence judge S. Datta Purakastha  of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence Act – 2012 special court acquttied the former MLA.

In 2015, December 10  Manoranjan Acharjee MLA of CPI(M) from Birganj constituency was suspended from the party on allegation sexual assault.

Later police started   investigation  and SI Bimalendu Saha was the investigation officer of the case.To assist him another  senior  woman police officer was deputed to Birganj police station.

During investigation the statement of minor girl, her  grandfather, father, mother was recorded. On basis of statement Manoranjan Acharjee was arrested and produced to court. He was sentenced for seven days judicial custody.

However as no case was filed by victim’s family  Bimalendu Saha, SI registered a suo motto case on 2015, 15 December. The special court acquitted from the case.

The council for Manoranjan Acharjee was senior advocate Pijush Kanti Biswas and Mirnal Biswas.

Subal to contest from Sonamura, Tinku from Kurti - Kadamtala

AGARTALA,Jan 29, 2018 (TVN): Subal Bhowmik,  BJP state  vice president  has finally agreed  to contest from  Sonamura assembly constituency. In 2008 he won from the same constituency as Congress nominated candidate.

 He was unwilling to contest assembly election after  being denied a constituency of his choice in the party’s official list of nominations. Being frustrated with the list of nominations where he had been allotted the Sonamura seat, Subal early  had declared that he would work for the party but would not contest election citing family reason.  

Meanwhile, Tinku Roy, BJP’s Juba Morcha president was also reportedly  upset over denial of a safe   constituency with winning chances for himself.

Tripura election in charge Himanta Biswa Sarma arrived here yesterday  summoned both Subal and Tinku, requested  them to contest  from the constituencies allotted by the party .

Sarma convinced  both that according to party’s internal survey Subal was best suited for Sonamura constituency while Tinku could contest any seat in Dharmangar subdivision .

Later both was taken  to Guwahati   by a chartered flight to Guwahati . Sources in BJP said BJP national president Amit Shah spoke to them and told them to  contest the polls from constituencies allotted to them, promising to take special care to ensure their victories.

Than  Subal agreed to contest from Sonamura  while Tinku from Kadamtala-Kurthi where minority votes hold the key to electoral success.

Manik Sarkar files nomination paper

AGARTALA,Jan 29, 2018 (TVN): Chief Minister  and  politbureau  member Manik Sarkar on   Monday along with sports minister Sahid Chowdhury (Boxanagar), Shyamal Chakraborty (Sonamura) and Tapan Das (Nalchar) submitted nomination papers as Left Front candidates.
Assistant Returning Officer ( ARO) Manik Lal Das received the nomination paper in the SDM office, Sonamura .

Before submitting nomation papers  Left Front supporters organized a colorful march which passed thoroughfares of Sonamura town.
Later speaking to media after submitting nomination Sarkar said that he people will give a clear mandate in favour of the Left Front government.   
Seven Left Front candidates of Sadar subdivision- Ratan Das (Ramnagar), Krishna Majumder (Agartala), Ramu Das (Pratapgarh), Jharna Das Baidya (Badharghat), Amal Chakraborty (Banamalipur) and Biswanath Saha (Bardowali) submitted their papers to the respective ROs for contesting the elections.

Ajay Rastogi to join as justice of Tripura High Court

AGARTALA, Jan 28, 2018 (TVN): Justice Ajay Rastogi (59), Rajasthan high court judge  is joining the high court of Tripura .

Justice  Rastogi had joined the bar in 1982 and then became a judge of Rajasthan high court in the year 2004.He earlier practiced in the Rajasthan High Court in constitutional, civil service and labour etc.

In high court of Tripura there is  shortage of judges after  justice S C. Das and Justice U.B.  Saha retired from service but the vacancies have not yet been filled up. Shortage of justices has resulted in piling up of pending cases.

Besides, chief justice of the high court T.Vaiphei is retiring from service in February this year which will further intensify the crisis of justice dispensation in the high court.