16 - 08 - 2018

Police seize six cows

Churaibari, July 3,2018 (TVN): Smuggling of livestock’s are reported through secret routes to Bangladesh. Smugglers are using the hilly route of Patharkandi, Chandkhira, Tillabari, Churaibari, Hathikhera, and Kathaltali. Along with livestock’s smuggling of banned cough syrups, drugs are also carried. Acting on secret information OC of Patharkandi police station Dimbesar Thakuria raided Karampur village. Police had information that in the village some cows were kept smuggling it to Bangladesh at night. Police surrounded the village and after raid detained one smuggler and six mature cows. The market value of all cows would be around three lakhs the OC informed. The detained person was identified as Siffar Uddin (40) of Mendibari. He was produced in court and was sent to judicial custody. And the cows would be handed over to custom. Notably, livestock’s are brought from different parts of Uttar Pradesh in Barak valley different market. Their after making fake challan in small groups the livestock’s are smuggled to Bangladesh by using the secret route in North Tripura. Question is raised in spite of strong border vigil how livestock’s are getting smuggled.

65 vacant wards in Municipal Corporation, Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats

Agartala, June 27, 2018 (TVN): In last three months 65 elected representatives have resigned from various local bodies , Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat  stated  deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma  in written reply to assembly. He was replying to queries  raised  by CPM MLA Sudhan Das.There are  310 wards  in six nagar panchayats, thirteen  municipal council and one corporation  and 65 wards are now vacant due to resignation, the minister informed in house.  

The opposition bench member  Sudhan  Das and   Tapan Chakraborty blamed the resignations on threats by the BJP and IPFT cadres. Das told the Assembly that after the BJP-IPFT alliance got a majority in the February Assembly polls, thousands of attacks was unleashed on Left leaders and members by the ruling parties, resulting in the resignations.

 "Chief Minister and other ministers are aware about some of the specific threats and intimidation to the elected representatives."Elected Chairman and members of some municipal council had to resign after the BJP and IPFT cadres threatened them." said Das.

He said that there was no state in India where elected representatives of local bodies were forced to resign after the political change over of governance.

Pay no heed to rumors: SP, Khowai

Khowai, June 28,2018 (TVN): Police super of Khowai district Krishendu Chakraborty  urged public no to pay any heed to rumors spread through social media. He was addressing a press meet today evening in his office. Referring to report of public detaining two person on suspicion of child trafficking in Hathkatha, SP said both person are Jio employee one from Assam and the other from Bishalghar. Both went to check the functioning Jio tower. Public after seeing two unkown person in locality chased them and both took shelter in SPO camp. They were later taken in custody by police and both are safe.

No power deficit in state: Deputy CM

Agartala,June 25, 2018 (TVN): The state government receives royality for the natural gas used  by OTPC power project.  For 1000 Standard Cubic meter of gas ONGC gives gives Rs 493.15  and OTPC also pays revenue for using water of Gomati River, for per cubic meter of water intake 10 paise and 5 paise for water discharge informed deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma who holds power department portfolio     in written reply in assembly today.

First unit of OTPC Palatana project started generation from 2014 and second unit from 2015, the state gets 130 megawatt power share from OTPC. At present the state generates 750 megawattt power and there is no  power deficit in state at present, Dev Varma stated.        

In state there are six power generation centre’s. Power generated from all six centre’s are  Rokhia – 50 MW, Barmura – 20 MW, Gomati – 6 MW, Ramchandra ( NEEPCO) – 80 MW, Monarchak ( NEEPCO) – 85 MW and Palatana ( OTPC) – 500 MW. At present there are 7,90,948 power consumers in state and demand of power is over 235 – 306 MW. The state has to purchase power from outsides at an average of  275 – 350 MW, stated deputy CM       


BJP – IPFT govt introduces new recruitment policy

Agartala, June 22, 2018 (TVN):The BJP – IPFT government  have introduced new recruitment policy to maintain  transparency in the process. This was stated in assembly today by chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb who hold the portfolio of general administration department. He was replying to opposition bench member Sudhan Das during question hour.

 The principles of new recruitment policy are – Written test should be the primary means to test suitability of candidates for government jobs.The test should be designed  in such a manner that the required skills and competencies can be tested in online mode. For such posts where special skills are required  separate proficeny/ personality test may taken in transparent. Interview should be completely  abolished for Group  - D posts however soft skill test may be taken, the chief minister stated.

Interview should ordinarily not be taken for Band C category of posts. However, only in exceptional circumstances for certain categories of Group B and C, where justification is given the department concerned.The weightage for interview should not exceed 10 percent of total marks and the interview should be video graphed, the chief minister stated.

 Deb announced that there is need to revise the existing Recruitment Rules ( RRs) such that there is proper mapping between the qualification, competencies and the job profile. Further, in such cases where  there is similarity in nature of jobs are common across various departments , RRs have to be suitably revised to bring in a greater degree of uniformity so as to facilitate common recruitment as far as practicable.                 


Govt committed to develop health sector : Sudip Roy Barman

Agartala, June 21, 2018 (TVN):  BJP – IPFT government is working as promised in the Vision Document for developing the health sector in state from top to bottom. This was stated by Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman in assembly while speaking in discussion on private resolution brought by opposition bench MLA Sudhan Das.

The minister stated in assembly  the state government in Vision Document has promised of setting up AIIMS like hospital and Chief Minister sent a proposal in this regard to centre. Tripura is land locked state and in population it is second largest populated state in north east region so the present government top priority is develop the health sector and provide service to grass root level.

There are six state hospitals, six district hospitals, 12 sub division hospitals, 22 community centre’s, 108 PHC and 1025 sub health centre’s. All health institutions have good infrastructures but it has many draw backs and to overcoming the drawbacks is challenge for the government.

The health minister also stated due to absence of super speciality service many patients’ rushes outside the state. Under present circumstance it is very necessary that the state has a super specialty hospital like AIIMS.  If once it’s done then health service in state will be better and will increase the efficiency of medical staffs.  A hospital like AIIMS will boost health tourism and increase revenue generation in state.