22 - 02 - 2018

KAILASHAHAR: United Cable fined by sales tax

Kailashahar  May 05 (TVN):Serious resentment is brewing among the public against the authorities of United Cables. It is alleged that the cable operator is charging exorbitant prices for set top boxes. On Friday last, sales tax department has fined thirty four thousand rupees the cable service provider. The fine was slapped for not paying tax for set top boxes. On getting secret information, the official raided the office United Cables found fifty set top boxes for which was no revenue was paid. However, thousands China made s set top boxes were brought  and distributed among clients. The sales tax department is unaware about that and no action was taken.        

BELONIA: Two dies due to malaria

Santirbazaar, May 05 (TVN): Two deaths have been reported in last two days due to malaria. The deaths occurred at Anuram para, in Santirbazaar sub division of South Tripura District. Even are reported to be sick in the village. On Wednesday, Minister of Jail, Manindra Reang, DM and other senior officials visited the place.

The deceased were identified as Joseph Reang, 7, and Jitendra Reang ,28. On Sunday Joseph was admitted at Santirbazaar district hospital, he was referred on Tuesday to GBP hospital. But he died on way.

Jitendra was admitted in the same hospital, he was also referred to GBP hospital. But due to poor economic condition his families could not him to GBP for better treatment. He died there itself only due to meningitis, hospital sources said.

The Anuram para is one of the remotest village of Santirbazaar sub division. The locals have to depend on locally available rivulet and mud well water. The government water sources are out of order.        

DHARMANAGAR: Seven hospitals receives one ambulance each

Dharmanagar, May 05 (TVN): Seven hospitals of North Tripura district received one  ambulance each on Wednesday. The programme was held at Dharmanagar hospital. Each ambulance cost Rs 7lakh 65 thousand. Chief minister Manik Sarkar flagged off thirty ambulances for seven districts on Tuesday from GBP hospital.For north district hospital was allocated for primary centres of Brajendra nagar, Teelthai, Jampui, Khedachara,  Dasda and one was for community health centre in Ananda Bazaar. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sankar Das said within two months drivers will be recruited for the ambulances. For time being the ambulances be run by temporary drivers

KHOWAI: Girl struck by lightning dies

Khowai, May 05 (TVN):A 12-year-old girl died after she was struck by lightning in West Bhelchara village  in Khowai district on Wednesday. Saqlan Debbarma, daughter of Kishore Debbarma  was in the bamboo hut  when lightning struck her. She suffered severe injuries and died before she could be taken to a hospital, police said.

Dr. Panda “rehabilitation” gives rise to resentment among senior officials

Agartala, April 04 (TVN): The “rehabilitation” of former chief secretary, Dr. S.K.Panda is talk of the town in state administration.  Panda, after arriving here on Tuesday had closed door meeting with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at civil secretariat.  The meeting  reportedly held to discuss where Dr. Panda likely to be rehabilitee.   

The former chief secretary wants to become, vice – chairman, state planning board or any posts equivalent to that. However, state government offered him the post of vice – chairman of state skill development mission, which he reproteldy dislikes.

After serving the state as chief secretary for long time, he has to work under principal secretary, Industry & commerce department. Which is insulting, according to some senior administrative officials. The second option is to make Panda advisor to Chief Minister, posted in Delhi.    

Meanwhile, reportedly severe resentment is brewing among section of senior administrative officials regarding rehabilitation of Panda. They do want him here again, earlier when he was in administration, Panda encouraged lobbyism tremendously.

It is alleged that during his tenure in state administration, several inefficient persons from Odisha were given rehabilitation here. The senior officials fear of lobbyism, if Dr. Panda gets rehabilitation again.  

It is mentionable here that some senior officials were given rehabilitation in various posts   of state administration.  

Stipend of ST, SC and Minority students hiked

Agartala, May 04 (TVN):The state cabinet approved a proposal to hike Rs. 5 in the existing stipend being offered to the ST/SC and Minority students residing in government-run boarding houses/ hostels.

Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, talking to reporters said  after hike in the stipend, the government will have to spend Rs. 38.26 crore each year for ST and SC students”, Similarly, the hike would be applicable for minority students who are residing in bordering houses/ hostels. As many as 449 minority students would be beneficial after the decision.
Currently each boarder gets Rs. 41 per day and with today’s decision the stipend would go up to Rs. 46.
At present the state has 306 boarding houses/ hostels running by the ST and SC Welfare department and the TTAADC. Altogether 24,730 ST students are staying in bordering houses/ hostels while SC Welfare department provides stipend to 11,000 students residing in the boarding houses/ hostels.