26 - 09 - 2017

Heart Surgery Facility At GB Hospital Soon

AGARTALA, July 11,2017 (TVN):Good news for heart patients. In GB hospital infrastructure is being developed for heart surgery. For this  a specialist heart surgery was appointed on contract, said health minister Badal Choudhury.

Briefing media on Monday at secretariat, the health minister said if all goes well in next two or three months all process will be completed and surgery can be done.

At present the facilities is not available in the state, patients have to go outside for treatment of heart.

The minister also informed not only cardio thoracic surgeon even nuero surgeon will also be appointed in GB hospital.

He also informed as per  central government guidelines under PP model various services are introduced in hospitals. Under Pradhan Mantri dialysis programme, such unit will be opened in five more hospitals.One is recently opened at Udaipur hospital  and first was opened at IGM hospital.

Besides city scan machines will be installed in all district and sub division hospitals, the minister added.         


IPFT blockade: Railway intelligence to review the security

AGARTALA, July 10,2017 (TVN):There is no report of cancellation of schedule trains from NE frontier railways for indefinite rail blockade called on July 10 by IPFT (NC Debbarma faction).

To see the situation an intelligence official of   railway from Lumding, Yash Mishra arrived here at Dharmanagar on Saturday. He is schedule to visit Agartala today and review the security arrangement in probable areas where IPFT sit for blockade.Before that he will have meeting with DM and SP of  west distirct.  

After reviewing the security arrangement he will report railway authorities. After getting the report it will then be decided whether 10 July up and 11 July down Kanchanjunga express, up and down Tripura Sundhari express and other trains will operated or cancelled.

However, the up and down trains from Agartala to Udaipur and Silchar to Dharmanagar will remain operational.          

Subal not interest in active politics any more

SONAMURA, July 7, 2017 (TVN): One year suspension over former deputy speaker and seasoned politician of CPI(M) Subal Rudra  has ended.

On Tuesday, health minister Badal Choudhury met Subal Rudra.It is not clear what was  the  reason behind the meeting.

In 2016, for allegation of land grabbing he was temporary suspended for one year from CPI(M).

After late Samar Choudhury, the name that comes for strengthening and expanding the party organization is  that of Subal Rudra.

After the allegation Rudra was suspended from all party rank and files for one year. In 20 June, 2017 after one year suspension he was made primary membership of CPI(M) and included in Sepahijala district committee.

But he was not included in the state committee. His name can only be included after meeting of state committee. After end of suspension he did any party programme .     

IGDC : National workshop held

AGARTALA, July 7, 2017 (TVN): The national experience sharing workshop of Indo – German Development Corporation (IGDC) project was held today at Rabindra Bhavan here.

Chief minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the progamme in presence Forest Minister Naresh Jamatia, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan and PCCF S. Talukdar remained present as guest of honour while Sangeeta Agarwal and Dr. Peter Gross joined the workshop as special guest.

Addressing the function Sarkar  said the state has received two Externally Aided Projects (EAP)- JICA and Indo-German for welfare of forest dwellers by protecting forest wealth.

Encouraged by the two EAPs, the Chief Minister said the state has sought such more projects as they prove handy to livelihood generation of forest dwellers.

The state has already sought second phase of JICA but it has not been finalized yet. Therefore, the department must push the initiative to get the project cleared as early as possible, Sarkar said.

He the project should be carried forward even after the  term with IGCD ends, he said.

While German based agency- KFW has pumped Rs. 87 crore, the state has contributed Rs. 37 crore as its share. The project has been implemented in two districts- Dhalai and North.

ONGC is supplying gas at committed pressures to TNGC Ltd

AGARTALA, July 6,2017 (TVN):ONGC is supplying gas at the rate of 80,000 – 90,000 Standard Cubic Metre per day to TNGC Ltd., which is in turn supplied the gas to domestic, industrial consumers & CNG vehicles through TNGC’s PNG network & CNG stations respectively. Gas is supplied to TNGC through GAIL at Dukli from ONGC’s pipe line.

Highlighting the prevailing CNG crisis in & around Agartala, it has been reported in the various news articles that the supply pressures and condition of the pipe line are affecting the supply to CNG stations. In this regard ONGC would like to state that Uneven and sudden withdrawals by PNG consumers & CNG stations results in fall of supply pressures at farthest points.

 As per gas supply agreement (GSA) between GAIL & ONGC, required supply pressure at Dukli is 6 Kg/Cm2, whereas ONGC regularly maintains supply pressure at around 8 to 8.5 Kg/Cm2.  ONGC regularly monitors condition of its supply pipelines & undertakes necessary pressure testing of the lines, to ensure that these are safe for operation.

ONGC takes necessary action for replacement, in line with standard operating procedure (SOP) and safety guidelines. ONGC – Tripura asset is conducting a meeting with GAIL & TNGC Ltd. to discuss the technical issues and take suitable measures.

Sanskrit is for the Nation – HRD Minister Mahendra Nath

AGARTALA, July 6,2017 (TVN): Sanskrit is for the nation said HRD  Minister of state Mahendra Nath Pandey.He was speaking at the Ekalvya Campus at Buddha Mandir here on Wednesday.

 He said language is a prominent medium to share ideas. It is ideal for communicating our views and opinions. Union government is playing a prominent role in promoting languages.

 The policy of the Indian government is that there should be a development of all the Indian languages. English is a link language and it has flourished due to the utilization of resources, union minister said.

 If Sanskrit and other regional languages have to flourish then it should utilize all resources. The utilization of resources can pave way for development of languages, he added.