16 - 08 - 2018

TBSE president retiring today

Agartala, July 31,2018:  Prof Mihir Kanti Deb, president Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) is retiring today. Meanwhile government has nominated the name of Dr. Bhabatosh Saha as next board president, however no official notification was   issued. If no official notification is issued of appointment of new board president on Tuesday then crisis will be faced by TBSE. As per norms TBSE runs by president name, so the board will face crisis if new board president do not take charge. Sources to TBSE said its confirmed that Prof Deb last working day is today and then he will reitre. Its not known to whom he will hand over charges.

Congress Seva Dal to take on RSS: Desai

Agartala, July 31,2018:  Pradesh Congress Seva Dal  organized  march and followed by convention here in Town Hall. The convention was addressed by Seva Dal national organizer Lalji Desai, Pradesh Congress president Birajit Sinha and other state leaders.  Desai speaking in the convention  urged congress to fight back the alleged anti-people BJP government here in state. After seeing the massive  gathering today  both in rally and convention Desai said it’s proved Congress is not  finished in the state in future the party will fight back and emerge victorious.       

He also talked about the dangers that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) poses to the country as an outfit that believes in "discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and sex".    

They (RSS) want to quell all voices besides its own. They want to end the independence of all constitutional institutions," Desai  told Seva Dal members and asked them to be the vanguard of the "true spirit of nationalism and patriotism" and end the vicious design through love and perseverance.

Rahul's idea behind reviving Seva Dal into a robust organization is to challenge the hegemony that the RSS and the BJP have acquired on their narrative of nationalism and patriotism and attract people, especially rural folk, towards Congress by building a new narrative of nationalism based on secularism and peace.

Established in 1924 to combat British government through an army of volunteers when most Congress leaders were in jail, the Seva Dal had Jawaharlal Nehru as its first President.

"We have already come a long way in a short period of time. The Seva Dal volunteers no more perform salutes now. In coming days you will see Seva Dal actively participating in political programmes. It will, however, also keep doing its old duties," said Desai.


CM all praise for Shyam Sunder Jewellers

Agartala, July 31,2018: For economic development of the state, entrepreneurs should come forward said chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb to media after inaugurating the temporary  Shyam Sunder Company Jewellers here in  Kaman Chowmuhani. He said for attracting investment in state the new government after coming to power has taken numerous initiatives so that youths no longer have to wait for government jobs. The chief minister  said government jobs will never develop the state, it will only happen when locals become entrepreneurs  like that happened in  Gujarat and Mumbai. In state Shyam Sundar Jewellers created job opportunity for many youths. Chief Minister also said tourism in state has bright future and initiative already taken by the government to make it developed.   

Govt hikes advertisement rates for newspapers

Agartala, July 28,2018 (TVN):The government announced significant hike in the advertisement rates for the newspapers and other weekly newspaper. Addressing a press meet here at secretariat education minister Ratan Nath said the state cabinet yesterday approved the decision to hike the advertisement rates for the newspaper by 45 percent which will cover all the segments of newspapers including weeklies in the new rate structure.

As per the revised rate structure, the new rates for front page in multi-colored dailies would be Rs 110 per column/per cm for Category ‘A’, Rs 90  for Category ‘B’, Rs 65 for Category ‘C’. The revision of rates has been done after gap of four years as the earlier rate revision was affected in the year 2014 by the previous Left Front.

In the state there are 66 newspapers including 43 weekly.  The newspaper are categorized in three groups A,B and C.  In state there are four A category newspaper, eleven B category newspaper and eight C category newspaper.   Additional Rs 2.70 crore will be required annually after hike in advertisement rate.   

ISRO team calls on CM

Agartala, July 27, 2018 ( TVN):  A team of Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO) led by capacity building programme office Director Dr. P V. Venkatakrishnan on Friday called on Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. The team after meeting chief minister informed it was decided to open a Technology   Incubation Centre in NIT Agartala jointly by ISRO and IESA.  The centre will be inaugurated on  September 18 in Bangalore by ISRO chairman Dr. K Shivan. The visiting team invited  Biplab Kumar Deb to remain present in Bangalore during the inaugural programme. Around five hundred companies from defence and aerospace sector will participate in the programme. In Tripura many companies expressed interest of investing in cyber city, data centre, smart city the visiting team informed.  To increase awareness about space science among youths in the state it was decided to open ‘ space museum’ in future. Chief Minister assured all kind of help to ISRO if they want to take any initiative for employment generation of youths in the state.    

ATTF women chief surrenders

Agartala, July 28,2018 (TVN): Self styled   chief   of ATTF women  wing Kajal Debbarma ( 48) surrendered before the SP of Special Branch Friday  morning .She is wife of Ranjit Debbarma self styled president of the militant organization    who was arrested on  2013. She stated  that she surrender  to join in  the main stream of society and enjoy peaceful life . ATTF once notorious outlawed militant organization now no longer exists.