21 - 11 - 2017

Biplab, Sunil went to attend BJP election committee meeting

AGARTALA, Nov 17 (TVN): To discuss election related issues, state BJP president and prabhari Sunil Deodhar on 16 went to Delhi. The two leaders will attend BJP election committee meeting.

Sources in BJP said both leaders will have separate meetings with party national leaders on deteriorating law and order in the state. The BJP parliamentary committee who visited the state has submitted their report . The team visited to access the law and order situation in the state. Under this situation the  summoning  of Biplab Deb and Sunil Deodhar is quite significant thinks political pundits.   

Recently, BJP gave letter to governor on deteriorating law and order situation in the state. It is learnt that under present situation free and fair poll cannot be conducted. For last few years four hundreds BJP supporters was injured. Three BJP supporters were murdered. More than three hundred party offices were vandalized.

Besides in the letter murder of eleven people was mentioned. They are – Rabi, Liton, Chanmohan Tripura,Anwara Choudhury, Payel Mura Singh, visually challenged student Rakesh Shukla Das, young journalist Shantanu Bhowmik, driver Jiban Debnath, Nishikanta Chakma, Priyanka Reang, Supriyo Mog and BSF senior officer.

In the five page letter to governor it was mentioned even police is not doing anything.They are not doing anything to protect the victims nor arresting the accused. BJP leaders urged the governor to take necessary action on the deteriorating law and order situation and report the central government.            

BSF seizes cattle from smuggler

DHARMANAGAR, Nov 15,2017 (TVN):  BSF have  seized  13 cows from smugglers  near international border here at Yakubnagar on Tuesday evening. Acting on secret information BSF personnel of 166 battalion positioned themselves near a route at Yakubnagar where the cows will be smuggled to Bangladesh.

After waitng for  hours BSF noticed a lorry with cows was arriving. When the lorry was signaled   to stop but it changed the route. Then BSF patrolling car chased the lorry and stopped it. However the driver and others in the lorry escaped. All the 13 cows was recovered by BSF.             

By – election to held in two AMC wards

AGARTALA, Nov 15, 2017 (TVN):  By – election will held in two municipal wards of Agartala Municipal Corporation after two councilor retired. Both councilors of CPI(M) retired after getting government job in education department as teacher.

Councilor of ward no – 35 Gargi Das  and of ward no – 47 Biswajit Biswas resigned after getting the job.  Sources in AMC said Mayor Prafullajit Sinha have  accepted the resignation send it to government . By – election will held in both seats but when will held government to decide.

However, sources in state election department said  the rule said within six months  election for any vacant seat to be held. After getting green signal from government, election department can only start the election process.

Meanwhile, CPI(M) wants to conduct the by - election before  assembly election schedule to held   on February. This will be done to test the popularity of rising BJP in the state.

Workshop on ethno – medicine held at Holy Cross College

AGARTALA, Nov 12,2017 : A three-day workshop on the topic, “Impact of Climate Change to Preserve the Ethno-medicine and Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Tripura”, was organized by the Department of Zoology, Holy Cross college from November 08-10, 2017, in collaboration with Medicinal Plant Board of Tripura, and Tripura Tribal Research and Cultural Institute. The workshop was inaugurated by  Badal Choudhury, minister of Health &  Family Welfare and PWD who graced the function as the Chief Guest.

Choudhury, was in high praise of the performance of Holy Cross College and congratulated the management, staff and students for becoming thefirst NAAC ‘A’-graded college in Tripura. He requested the authorities to open more such colleges in other parts of Tripura. The guest of honor was Dr. A.K Gupta,  who encouraged and inspired the participants with his valuable message.

There were 98 participants in the workshop, who also had hands-on- experience in the field. The purpose of this workshop was to create awareness among the participants about ethno-medicine, its usage and preservation. It aimed at helping students, scientists, researchers, academicians and policy makers to protect, safeguard and raise the values of medicinal plants of this region

The three days’ workshop was highly inter-active and educative. Holy Cross College is grateful to the Kabiraj Sangha, who participated actively sharing their knowledge and valuable suggestions in the field of ethno-medicine. The guidance and support given by the key resource persons, Prof. Manavendra Datta Choudhury, Dr. Achintya Deb and Dr. Utpal Giri is beyond words of appreciation.

 The Chief Guest at the valedictory function was  Sunil Debbarma, Director, Tribal Research and Cultural Institute of Tripura and the Guest of Honour was Sri Prasad Rao, IFS, CEO, Medicinal Plant Board of Tripura.


CM warns of divisive forces in the state

SONAMURA,  Nov 11,2017 (TVN): The divisive  and evil forces  are working overtime to end  peace and amity prevailing in the state. Under this circumstances  need of the hour is to keep our eyes and ears open give no room for those forces,said chief minister Manik Sarkar.

 Chief minister on Friday visited Sonamura to inaugurate  six government projects. All the projects which related to agriculture, education and health  was built at cost of Rs 19 crore.

He said at any cost peace and  amity among people should be preserved at any cost, the evil forces  who try to divide people and sow hatred  must be  abandoned..

Sarkar  termed the three years of the Narendra Modi government a "total betrayal of electoral promises" amid anti-farmer policies, rise in unemployment, lack of coordination with states and attacks on media.

"Succumbing to the debt burden the peasants' suicides in the country are alarmingly rising. The government has itself admitted to the apex court that in each of the last three years, 12,000 plus farmers have committed distress suicides due to debt burden, i.e. more than 36,000 during these three years,"  he said.

On rising unemployment in country he said   the government policies were leading to "an economic slowdown and rendering even those employed earlier into the ranks of the unemployed" as against the government's promise of generating additional employment of 2 crores per annum.


BJP parliamentary team arrives Saturday

AGARTALA, Nov 10,2017 (TVN):  A three member parliamentary team of BJP is arriving here on 11 November to assess the law and order situation of the state. The team will led by supreme court advocate Meenakshi Lekhi. They will collect report of  latest incident of crimes and raise it in parliament during winter session.  BJP is trying to highlight the atrocities of CPIM in the state at parliament  after collecting  reports  regarding the  murder of journalist Santanu Bhowmik and polytechnic  student  Anwara, attack on BJP supporters.