14 - 08 - 2018

Bru repatriation: Meeting held

Kanchanpur, July 11,2018 (TVN): District administration of North Tripura is holding meeting every day  after the  pact was signed between Tripura, Mizoram and Centre for repatriating 30,000 Brus by September 30. Today a meeting was held chaired by DM  Ramel Hamendra Kumar,other officials of the administration including ADM, SDM and DCM was also present. In the meeting represent MBPF was also present, various issues was discussed for smooth repatriation of Brus.

On July 2 a tripartite agreement signed by the two State governments and the Centre for repatriating As many as 32,876 people of the Reang tribe (known as Brus in Mizoram) will be repatriated from Tripura to Mizoram.More than 30,000 people belonging to the Bru community, who fled from Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 in the wake of inter-community violence.

As per the  pact each Bru family will be given one time financial assistance of ₹4 lakh to be kept in fixed deposit in name of head of the family within one month of repatriation. Each family will be given assistance of ₹5,000 per month along with free ration for two years. A house building assistance of ₹1.5 lakh is to be disbursed.Tthe government of Tripura would ensure that bank accounts and Aadhaar cards were issued to the families.

Reangs are the second largest ethnic group in Mizoram. The exodus in 1997 was spurred by violent clashes in Mamith subdivision, a Reang-dominated area, when they demanded creation of an autonomous council. The demand was vehemently opposed by Mizo groups.

The displaced people, belonging to 5,407 families, currently living in temporary camps in Tripura, will be repatriated before September 30, 2018, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The Central government will provide financial assistance for rehabilitation of the Bru community members in Mizoram and address their issues of security, education, livelihood, etc. in consultation with the governments of Mizoram and Tripura.



Training programme for LDCs inaugurated

Agartala, July 11,2018 (TVN): A training programme for LDCs is being conducted Rashtriya Sanskrit   Sansthan ( DU) under ministry of HRD from July 9 to 25  at Sahid  Bhagat  Singh Hostel at Agartala. Ekalavya Campus at Radhanagar of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan  has been given the privilege to host this training programme. The 17 –day  long training programme had  its formal beginning on July 9was inaugurated by Dhiraj Debbarma Sr. Deputy Collector  of West Tripura. Among the others  dignitaries Prof Ranjit Kumar Barman principal of Ekalavya Camp, Prof Dhanindra Kumar Jha, coordinator of this training camp was also present.. This effort of providing proper competence on administrative work through arranging training programme for LDCs like this was praised by all the dignitaries. A total of 23 LDCs is participating  in this training programe.                   

National Fish Farmers Day celebrated

Agartala, July 11,2018 (TVN): The College of Fisheries under the Central Agricultural University, Imphal on Tuesday celebrated the 18th National Fish Farmers Day at Lembucherra, West Tripura. Dr. S. Ayyappan,Chancellor, CAU (Imphal) and Former Director General, ICAR, New Delhi graced the auspicious occasion as the chief guest amidst the presence of Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor, CAU, Imphal,  Rameshwar Das, Secretary (Fisheries), Govt. of Tripura, Dr. P.K. Pandey, Dean, College of Fisheries and other dignitaries.

To commemorate the occasion, eight progressive fish farmers from all the states of NE India were awarded with Best Fish Farmer award, comprising a citation, certificate and cash prize of Rs.4,000. In addition, selected fish farmers from Tripura were distributed with high quality fish seeds of carps and pabda and CAU-COF fish feed under various programme ran by the college (Village Adoption Programme, Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav). Various extension manuals and national seminar brochure were released by the chief guest. A Farmer-Scientist interaction was also organized to bring out the issues, faced by the farmers of NE region and to address their problems by the experts. A scientific exhibition was also organized to showcase some of the available technologies generated at the college. The programme was attended by more than 250 persons including farmers, scientist, students, scholars and other invited officials from the line departments.

Addressing the function, Dr. Ayyappan highlighted the progress that the country has made in fish farming since the first successful attempt on induced breeding, way back in 1957. He further, appraised the farmers present, to initiate their thought process of turning themselves from a marginal farmer to an established entrepreneur in fish farming. He also had a face-to-face interactive session with them on various issues and problems faced especially in northeast India and also provided/suggested for possible solutions. He also shared his visionary idea of P-P-P(Pabda-Pengba and Puti) as prioritized fish species regarded as high value fish in the region.

Further, he congratulated the farmers and complemented for their efforts in augmenting the demand-supply gap of fish in the region. Further, Prof. M. Premjit Singh mentioned the importance of the day in the history of Indian aquaculture and pointed the need for strategic planning in all the states of NE in collaboration with the line departments. He specifically mentioned the role of agro-tourism in augmenting the fish production apart from generating high profit with multiple enterprises, apart from promoting hill area aquaculture for the NE region. He gave a exemplary account of those successful farmers elsewhere, who are practicing pen and cage culture. Shri Rameshwar Das gave a brief account of the fisheries development in the state of Tripura in last few years and complemented the college for its constant support to the state. He placed on record the need for establishment of gene bank in near future in collaboration with the college.


CPM organize rally in Sonamura

Sonamura, July 10,2018 (TVN):  CPM organized protest a massive march and rally in Sonamura  on Monday. The march was led by opposition leader and former chief minister Manik Sarkar. After passing through fare of the town, CPM gathered near SDM office.  Manik Sarkar addressing the gather said law and order collapsed in the state, people are suffering, opposition workers and  offices  are targeted. He said the sun will never remain under cloud permanently, one day cloud will definitely move and sun will appear again.  In 2019 general election people are gearing up to remove Modi government from centre.

Later in the evening BJP organized a march and rally to counter the CPM. The march was led by BJP state vice president Subal Bhowmik, district president Ratan Das and  Baharul Islam. The leaders addressing the gather said four months old BJP – IPFT government quite some pro people decision which deserves appreciation.  But opposition  party CPM is trying to defame the government by raising false and base  allegations.  All leaders thanked the government for fulfilling the promises made in vision documents.                    .                   


THRO visits house of Sukanta


Sabroom, July 7, 2018 (TVN): A team of Tripura Human Rights Organization (THRO) visited the house of late Sukanta Chakraborty today. The visiting  team of THRO comprised of its secretary advocate  Purushattam  Ray Barman, advocate Amarjeet Bhattacherjee, Kaushik Nath and Mrinmoy Chakraborty. The team met  Tanushree Chakraborty  wife of the deceased.  Serious resentment is brewing among people regarding the stand of opposition party. Till date no one from opposition party visited the deceased house. Even the state government did not announce any compensation for the deceased family. Meanwhile noted tabla artist Arun Nandi died today after prolong illness due to cancer. He was 60.  


Tapas Murder : CPM demands SIT

Dharmanagar, July 7,2018 ( TVN): A protest rally was organized by North Tripura CPM today protesting police failure of arresting miscreants involved in the murder of  Tapas Sutradhar.  On July 18 night  Tapas Sutradhar top leader of CPM  was brutally murdered while returning from marriage ceremony. Opposition leader and former chief minister Manik Sarkar, Lok Sabha MP Jitendra Choudhury visited the deceased house and demanded  impartial inquiry and arrest of miscreants involved with the murder. After so many days of murder  there is  no progress in   investigation and no arrest. Protesting the failure a rally was organized in the CPM North District office.The rally was addressed   MLA Bijita Nath, MLA  Islamuddin and Amitabh Datta. After the rally the leaders met SP of North Tripura and handed over deputation demanding formation of SIT for investigation of the murder of Tapas Sutradhar and providing security to elected representatives so that they can work in their areas.