17 - 10 - 2018

. INPT: HC issues notice to state govt

Agartala, July 13,2018: The High Court of Tripura on Thursday issued notice to the state government in response to a writ petition filed by INPT, which alleged that Police are not giving it permission for a squatting stir in the city. Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi issued the notice, seeking a reply within a week. The tribal-based opposition approached the High Court after the Police refused to grant permission to its proposed agitation in the capital scheduled to be held on June 28 last. Observing that a political party’s right to hold a stir or rally cannot be curbed, the Chief Justice directed the state government to file an affidavit within a week. The next hearing is pegged on July 19. INPT called for preparing a National Register of Citizen (NRC) in the state to identify the foreign nationals. According to INPT leaders, the party has been fighting for long to protect the life, culture and tradition of the indigenous people of the state, which was threatened following continuous influx from Bangladesh after 1947 and since 1971 it became a chronic phenomenon. “Every day, there is influx this part or other in the state from Bangladesh that reduced the indigenous population to minority. No foreign nationals coming to the state after 1951 will be allowed to stay in the state”, they added. Supporting NRC, INPT leaders claimed the state got the right to identify its genuine citizens and ensure amenities for them. But at present, the amenities have been shared among the indigenous population, settlers and foreigners and as a result, the indigenous culture and tradition have faced a serious challenge and state government has to intervene. They called for the introduction of Inner Line Permit in TTAADC areas and demanded Central government has to rule out the Citizenship Bill (amended) 2016 or else the people have to face crisis. The party also reminded direct funding for empowerment of TTAADC, filling up all vacant ST reserved backlog posts, inclusion of Kokborok language in 8thSchedule of India Constitution, proper implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 etc.

Sunil Deodhar congratulates Dipa

Agartala,July12, 2018:As a part of SamparkSeSamarthan programme of Bharatiya Janata Party,  Sunil Deodhar  National Executive Member &  Tripura State In-Charge, on Wednesday  met Indian gymnast from  Tripura, Dipa Karmakar at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Delhi. He briefed her on the achievements of four years of Modi Sarkar. She also appreciated the initiatives taken by the Union Sports Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore  who himself has a glorious career as a sportsperson.

The  gymnast  of international acclaim has recently returned to India after winning Gold Medal at FIG Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey. She's done a remarkable comeback after a gap of 2 years due to an injury. During her meeting with Deodhar she thanked the people of Tripura for supporting her during the period of her injury.

Deodhar congratulated her for the recent victory and wished her well for upcoming Asian Games to bring more laurels for the country and to keep Tiranga flying high. He also assured Deepa Tripuras development under the new BJP regime in the state.

“Raktkos” app to know status of blood bank: Health Minister

Agartala, July 11,2018 (TVN): Local clubs along with other organizations and individuals have to play an important role to meet the increasing demand of blood, said Health and Family Welfare minister Sudip Roy Barman.

After inaugurating a voluntary blood donation camp organized by Kalimata Sangha near Agartala railway station on Tuesday ,he said, “a number of thalassemia and cancer patients are there in state. Naturally, the demand of blood is on the rise. To meet the demand, there is no alternative of blood donation.”

With this view, the Health department already initiated a process to write letters to all clubs, social and cultural organizations appealing for organizing blood donation camp on routine basis, he said.

The Health minister also encouraged all sections of people specially the women to donate blood generously.Speaking on the occasion, the Health minister also hinted at launching an app ‘Raktkosh’ so that the people can easily know the latest status of blood banks.

Altogether 30 people including three women donated blood in the camp organized by Kalimata Sangha with an appeal - Donate Blood, Save Life.

Dilip Chakraborty, president of the club, presided over the programme while West District Coordinatorof Neheru Yuva Kendra Jaba Chakraborty, two social activists- Tapas Majumder and Babul Roy also remained present as guest of honour.

Addressing the programme, the speakers explained the significance of blood donation and urged the people to donate blood as much as possible. The welcome address was  delivered by Uttam Majumder, secretary of Kalimata Sangha. Presence of local people in the blood donation camp was noticeable.

A team of Hapania’s Tripura Medical College blood bank conducted the camp


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.