21 - 11 - 2017

Pollution control board directed to monitor CNG station

AGARTALA, September 9, 2017 (TVN): The high court has directed state pollution control board to regularly monitor the CNG filling station in TRTC complex of Krishanagar. If the station causes any kind sound pollution the court directed the pollution board to take legal action.    

The high court division bench of  chief justice T.Vaipei and justice S.Talapatra  after hearing the public interest litigation filed by residents of Krishna Nagar  ordered TNGCL to install modern equipment for preventing sound pollution and  take precautionary measures when using explosive substances.

In 2015, a PIL was filed in high court mentioning how the filling station was polluting the environment along with the report of pollution control board by residents of Krishna Nagar.  Advocate Puroshtam Roy Barman represented the residents of Krishna Nagar  and assisted by advocate Samarjit Bhattacherjee and Kaushik Nath .           

CM to inaugurate Journalist Asso workshop

AGARTALA, September 7,2017 (TVN): Workshop and seminar of Tripura Working Journalist Association will held from September 8 to 10  here at Sahid Bhagat Singh Hostel.

Addressing a press meet , president of the association Dibakar Debnath said chief minister Manik Sarkar will inaugurate the three days programme at 5.30 pm on first day.

The workshop will  be on  balance reporting. The resources person for the workshop are senior journalist of The Asian Age and professor of Surendra Nath college Dr. Umasankar Pandey,  Maharaja Mahendra Chandra College electronic media professor Biswajit Das.Besdes as faculty senior journalist Shekar Datta, Dr. Ashish Basu and NIT professor Dr. Subal Dey will remain present.

Association president also informed after  inauguration there will be one interaction session with all political party leaders. The session will be attended by CPI(M) state secretary Bijan Dhar, BJP state president Biplab Deb, congress state president Birajit Sinha, IPFT president NC Debbarma and NCT president Animesh Debbarma


HC showcauses govt on recruitment policy of SW & SE dept

AGARTALA, September 6, 2017 (TVN):High Court division bench of chief justice T. Vaipei and justice S. Talapatra have issued show cause notice to state government and advocate general  challenging the recruitment process of 1000 posts in social welfare and social education department.

Anganwadi  workers and helpers association  filed the writ petition in high court stating the recruitment process of 1000 posts in the department is illegal the madhyamik passed anganwadi workers and helpers could not apply for the early childhood co – ordinator  post .

Around 20000 anganwadi workers and helpers was deprived from applying for the post by making three years teaching experience  compulsory from any government schools. The anganwadi workers and helpers have been working with 0 – 6 years child for years and gained experience on child immunizations, health care, nutrition etc, But they are not eligble for applying for the post.Whereas, those who are inexperience in this field are eligble for applying for the post of early childhood co – oridnator.

In argument on Tuesday, advocate general BB Das  said  anganwadi workers can get promotion as supervisor replying to this advocate for writ petitioner said years after years anganwadi workers and helpers are working without getting permanent. Even 2 percent among 20000 workers and  helpers  do not get promotion as supervisior.

After hearing both sides, the division bench issued notice on the writ petition, however the appeal for staying the recruit process was declined.

Lathi charge in college, section 144 imposed

SONAMURA & FATIKROY,September  6, 2017 (TVN): College  in  Sonamura and Fatikroy turned battleground on the the final day of filing nomination for college council election. Violence broke out between students forcing the administration to deploy TSR and para military forces.

In Ambedkar college of Fatikroy section 144 was imposed and to bring the situation under control police resorted to lathi charge. In Kabi Nazrul  college, Sonamura  BSF was called after police failed to bring the situation under control.

In Fatikrai college eleven students was injured in lathi charge four was taken to hospital for treatment as their injury was said to serious. In the violence OC Raju Datta was also injured.

The violence started in both colleges between SFI and ABVP. Both student organization  blamed each other for instigating the violence.     

363 casual labourers in forest department made permanent

AGARTALA, September 05,2017 (TVN):The cabinet on Tuesday  decided to make all the 363 casual labourers and associate workers  of forest department to permanent labourer. After an intense struggle they  succeeded in their goal of being  permanent.
The casual workers staged agitation programme demanding their regularization in front of the office of PCCF few days back, government which bound the government to take the instant decision as the ruling government is facing hits on the basis of job appointments, job security, job regularization and reappointment in jobs.

Sensing the trouble, the council of minister approved the proposal making all the casual labourers of forest department to permanent labourers with immediate effect.
After the decision  all the 363 casual labourers will get salary of permanent labourer and after five years, all of them will receive regular pay scale said Informational and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanu Lal Saha today in his office in the Civil Secretariat.

Manik Sarkar CM candidate, angers RSP

Agartala, September 5 ,2017 (TVN): RSP, an ally of Left Front have expressed displeasure of announcing the name of Manik Sarkar as chief ministerial candidate for Left Front. RSP state secretary, Sudharshan Bhattacherjee termed the announcement  as senseless.  

Few days back in a news channel CPI(M state secretary Bijan Dhar said Manik Sarkar will be chief ministerial candidate for Left Front. On Monday, in the same news channel Sudharshan said its unfortunate and senseless to declare Left Front candidate without consulting with other front allies. A decision in this regard can only be taken after election.   

He however agreed that chief ministerial candidate will be from CPI(M) as its an big ally of the front.