26 - 09 - 2017

G. K. Singha Roy is the new Asset Manager, ONGC Tripura

AGARTALA, August 1,2017 (TVN):Executive Director, Gautam Kumar Singha Roy, takes up the mantle of Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura Asset on 1st August, 2017.  Singha Roy brings in over 35 years of rich experience of working in all the facets of onshore and offshore production operations in ONGC. He has replaced the outgoing Asset Manager, Mr. S.C. Soni, who was superannuated from the service on 31st July, 2017

One of the most brilliant technocrats of the Mahratna company, Singha Roy, was leading the Cambay Asset of ONGC in Gujarat as Asset Manager prior to joining Tripura Asset. Singha Roy has the distinction of working in all the regions of ONGC viz Mumbai Region, Southern region, North Eastern Region, Northern Region, Central Region and Western Region. In these different regions of ONGC, he had worked in work centres of Mumbai, Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, Sivasagar in Assam, Dehradun in Uttarakhand, Ankeswher, Vadodara and Cambay in Gujarat and

Agartala in Tripura.

  In fact, for  Singha Roy it is a homecoming to Tripura Asset. In his earlier stint he was heading the famed drilling services of ONGC Tripura Asset. In this path breaking journey, he is credited with accepting the tough technical challenges for enhancing the production and motivating his employees by bringing about sea change in the interest of the company. Mr Singha Roy was born in Kolkata, He is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and joined ONGC at Mumbai Offshore in 1982

Mobile Internet services restored in the state

AGARTALA, July 20 ,2017 (TVN):Mobile Internet services were restored  from evening in the state, fourteen hours  after these were snapped  to stop spreading rumors regarding lifting of road and rail blockades by force. 
"The mobile network services have been restored across all connections and operators in the state," an official said. 
The services were restored after eleven days blockade was removed without use of force.  
The mobile Internet services were snapped across the  state Valley on Thursday from 4 AM as a precautionary measure to prevent spreading of rumors regarding use of force for removing the blockade.

OPD in civil hospitals to remain open till 4:30 PM

AGARTALA, July 19,2017 (TVN): Finally the health department decided to increase the timing of OPD in all government hospitals and health centres by thirty minutes.

A circular in this regard was issued by the department on Tuesday.

Super of GB hospital, Subrata Baidya informed that from Wednesday the order would be in effect at GB hospital.

Earlier in GB, OPD remained open  from 9 AM to 4 PM. After increase of thirty minutes, the OPD would remain open till 4.30 PM.

It is mention able here that the state government after declaring fourth Saturday as holiday for government employees have increased the office hour by thirty minutes.  

DG Of BSF Visits Tripura Frontier

AGARTALA, July 19,2017 (TVN): DG of  BSF, K.K. Sharma visited Tripura Frontier accompanied by his wife. During his visit he inaugurated the newly built state-of- art Administrative Buildings of Sector HQ BSF Udaipur at Bagma and Sector HQ BSF Gokulnagar at Gokulnagar.

He also addressed a Sainik Sammellan at Gokulnagar and exhorted the officers and jawans to work with zeal, commitment and devotion for effective Border Management.

He also asked them to leave no stone unturned in maintaining peace and tranquillity along the International Border. He further dwelt upon several welfare schemes like financial literacy, e-learning Portals for wards of BSF personnel, soft loan schemes for housing for BSF troopers and asked all to avail the benefits of these special schemes.

On 18 th July 2017, he participated in a mass Yoga programme at Frontier HQ BSF Salbagan, in which 25 Officers, 74 Subordinate Officers and 477 Other Ranks, total 576 BSF personnel from various BSF establishments participated. Discussing the importance of yoga in armed forces, DG BSF emphasized that Yoga is not only useful for physical fitness and mental robustness but also helps us in overcoming stress and brings self-discipline.

 While appreciating the mass participation in Yoga session he urged all to make it a part of their daily routine. After yoga programme, he participated in a tree plantation drive in the BSF Campus Salbagan in which a number of fruit bearing saplings were planted to promote awareness among the troops for a clean and green environment. After the 2 - days tour to Tripura Frontier, he left for Delhi on Tuesday.

Nine TCS officers transferred

AGARTALA, July 18, 2017 (TVN):The general administration (personal and training) department have transferred and posted nine Tripura cadre officers. The notification in this regard was issued on Monday.  

Badal Roy  Dy. Collector, SDM Office, Sadar has been transferred to Dy Director , Kokborok and Minorities Languages.

Emilia Reang, the Dy Collector of Sadar SDM office has been transferred to Dy Director of Audit Directorate.

 Subrata Dutta has been relieved from the charge of Audit Directorate . Now, he will perform duty as the Dy Director of Minority Welfare.

Janendra Das, the Dy Collector, DM’s office Unakoti district has been transferred and posted as  Dy Collector of DM Office, Gomati district .

Abhram  Debbarma , deputy collector of SDM office Sabroom is  transferred and posted as  SDM’s office, Bishalgarh.

Uttam Das Bishanv, deputy collector of SDM office Bishalghar is transferred and posted as deputy collector in SDM’s office Sabroom.

Jayanta Bhattacherjee BDO of Matabari is transferred and posted as additional SDM of Mohanpur sub division.

Saurav Das, deputy collector in SDM office Mohanpur is transferred and posted as BDO Matabari.

Ashish Datta, superintendent of   excise of Gomati district  is transferred and posted as additional SDM, Udaipur.   

Traditional Ker Puja celebrated with devotion

AGARTALA, July 15, 2017 (TVN):A centuries-old tribal custom in Tripura called Ker Puja was celebrated with devotion on Saturday.Ker Puja is celebrated two weeks after Kharchi Puja and is still celebrated within  the premises of the royal palace and with financial support from the state government.

Ker is considered the guardian deity of Vastu Devata.  A large piece of bamboo bent in a particular fashion assumes the image of Ker and is fast rotated to produce a sound.

The 'chantais', or head priest, is regarded as king on the occasion.  It is generally believed that the former rulers used to perform this Puja for the general welfare of the people of the state.

The literal meaning of Ker is boundary or specified area from where no one is allowed to enter or come out for two and a half days during the celebration.

The area in and around the royal Ujjayanta palace here as well as Puran Habeli, the erstwhile capital of Tripura, around 12 km east of this city, are notified for Ker Puja.

The puja rituals are carried out at government expense as the Tripura government has been holding good its promise to the state's erstwhile royal family for over six decades to organise the puja.

During Ker Puja, all kinds of amusement, recreation and ceremonies are banned in the notified areas.

Before starting of the puja and at the end, Tripura police troopers fire cannons or guns.

Two age old beliefs lie behind the ritualistic incantation of a specified boundary for the Ker Puja to safeguard the interest of the people from any calamitous misfortunes, diseases, destitution and to save people from any external aggression.

Offering and sacrifices constitute an important aspect of Ker Puja.

At the end of the 517-year rule by 184 kings, on Oct 15, 1949, the erstwhile princely state of Tripura  was mrged into the Indian Union after a merger agreement was signed with Kanchan Prabha Devi, then regent maharani.

The agreement made it obligatory for the Tripura government to continue the sponsorship of temples, pujas and festivals earlier organised by the royals and it continues to this day.

Tripura is the only state in India where the state government is at the forefront of funding many specified religious festivals of both tribals and non-tribals. The tradition has been going on since Tripura merged with the Indian union and has been on during Left rule in the state.