26 - 05 - 2019

Re – poll to held at 168 Polling Booths in West Tripura Parliamentary Constituency

Agartala, May 8,2019: The Election Commission of India (ECI) Wednesday ordered fresh poll in 168 polling  booths  of West Tripura parliamentary constituency which is  the highest for any Lok Sabha constituency in the ongoing elections in the entire country. 

The repolling is scheduled for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12, from 7 am to 5 pm, as per the ECI new direction to the state election commission. The west Tripura parliamentary constituency has 1,679 polling booths all total.

According to the ECI letters to the state election commission, the commission declared the fresh poll in 168 polling booths to be  held at these polling booths void based on reports submitted by the chief electoral officer, special observer and the returning officer.

Retired IAS officer and former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi, who was appointed Special Observer for Tripura on April 22, had recommended repolling in 131 polling stations in his initial report to ECI recently, on the ground that the "poll process was vitiated".

Meanwhile, CPI (M) had raised demand for re-polls in 774 booths in West Tripura seat instead of 464 demanded earlier on the basis of initial report. Similarly, opposition Congress also raised their demands from 151 booths to 441 booths under West Tripura seat for repoll. Latter dates both the Congress and CPI (M) demanded repoll in the entire west Tripura parliamentary constituency.


Holy Cross School continues outstanding results

Agartala, May 7, 2019: Keeping parity with the preceding years Holy Cross School, Agartala continued its fantastic performance in the ISC and ICSE Boards exams of 2019 with 100% pass rate in ICSE and 96% in ISC - 2019 Board examinations.

Out of the 231 candidates, who appeared in the ICSE Examination, 132 students passed with distinction, 57 students securing above 90%, while 88 secured first division and 10 of them got second division. Meheli Poddar Secured top position in the school with 97% , while Uddipan Sinha secured the second position with 96.8% and Shraddha Majumdar  obtained third position with 96.4%.

In the ISC science Stream out of the 44 students who appeared for the examination 24 students secured distinction, with 7 of them scoring above 90%.  There were 17 first divisions and 3 second divisions. Manikarna Saha topped the school with 93.75% while  Aruneet Gan Chaudhuri secured the second position with 93% and Dipika Debbarma secured the third position with 92.75%.

In the ISC Arts Stream out of the 55 students who appeared for the examination 9 students passed with distinction, with 3 of them scoring above 90%. There were 37 students in all with first division and 5 with second division. Suranjita Ray Barman topped the school in the Arts Stream with 94.25%,Maitheli Ghosh secured second position with 92.75% and Arpan Jamatia obtained the third position with 90.5%.

The Principal and the School Management, through a press statement congratulated the students for their excellent performance in the Board Examination. “The school appreciates and acknowledges the team efforts of the staff, guardians and the students in upholding the Holy Cross Legacy of academic excellence” the statement reads.

AISSE: Sujata possible topper

Agartala, May 7,2019: Four schools- Auxilium Girls’ School, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir and Sri Krishna Mission School achieved cent percent success in AISSE (Class X) – 2019.

As per the results declared by CBSE today, Sujata Lodh of Auxillium Girls’ School is the possible topper with 98.6 percent marks – she scored 96 in English, 99 in Hindi, 98 in Mathematics, 100 in Science, 95 in Social Science and 100 in Computer Science.

All students appeared from Auxillium school have passed the examination- one secured 100 percent marks in Mathematics, 8 students scored 100 in Bengali, one student obtained 100 in Science, three students secured 100 marks in Social Science and two students scored 100 in IT.

Principal of the School while congratulating the students said, “it’s a matter of great joy and happiness for the school that all 138 students who appeared in the examinations achieved success.”

Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya also secured cent percent success- as many as 75 students appeared in the examinations and 73 among them passed in first division, two students secured second division. Subhrajit Bhowmik topped the school with total marks 492 (98.4 percent) out of 500. 

The students of Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir have also come out with flying colors – total 202 students appeared in the AISSE and 169 students secured first division. 

Subhadeep Dey scored 97.8 percent and topped the school. The Peincipal and all other staff of Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir congratulated the students.

Apart from this, all candidates from Shri Krishna Mission School have passed the examinations. Altogether 295 students appeared in examinations. Three students- Bijoyshri Pal, Ritihka Mazumder and Barnali Saha jointly obtained 98 percent and ranked first in the school.  As many as 265 students have passed in first division.   

In Don Bosco School, this year 143 out if 144 students passed AISSE. Ujjayan Paul scored highest marks- 98.8 percent.   Meanwhile, 163 students of Montfort School, Champak Nagar this year appeared in the Board examinations and 152 among them passed. Around 60 percent students secured first division.

CPM meets new RO, demands fresh election for West Tripura LS seat

Agartala, May 4,2019: Reiterating the demand of fresh elections in the West Tripura parliamentary constituency, a delegation of CPI (M) under the leadership of party state secretary Goutam Das today met the newly appointed Returning Officer (RO) of West Tripura parliamentary constituency Vikash Singh.

The CPI (M) delegation also comprised of Left Front Candidate for Tripura West Parliamentary Constituency Sankar Prasad Datta and veteran party veteran and former ministerManik Dey. The delegation also handed over a letter to the RO demanding fresh polls.

In their memorandum, CPI (M) team mentioned of large-scale irregularities and rigging during the polls held on April 11last, and said, they had brought specific details of their apprehension in notice regarding the possible threats of holding free and fair polls in West Tripura seat through repeated deputations and meetings with ECI since March 6 last. They also categorically pointed out the role of Returning officer(RO) of West seat and alleged irregularities during election of April 11 including details of booth capturing, mass rigging and large-scale violence by ruling party.

"In the series of official documents available with us dated April 23, the RO had writtento the Additional Chief Electoral Officer making a comprehensive statement about irregularities in 433 booths”, said CPI(M).

The fact of the matter is that the scale of rigging and manipulation was much larger. Inthe evening of April 11, basedon preliminary reports, the party had asked for re-polling 464 booths out of total 1,679

booths, said CPI (M) through their memorandum and added that subsequently, after the total information became available, they demanded for re-polling in 846 booths.CPI (M) also alleged that more than 50 per cent of the legitimate voters could not cast their votes on the April 11, and also, expressed surprise over ECI’s inaction even after 23 days of the first phase of polls.

Summer camp review at North District

Dharmanagar, May 5,2019 : In the eight day summer camp heldat North Tripura district 23,682 students were identified as‘weak’ students among 40,129 students, said C. K. Jamatia,DM & Collector of North Tripura. Addressing a press meet here today Jamatia said there are 469 schools in the district where summer camp was held. In the eight days camp students weak in subjects – English, Bengali and Mathematics have been identified. Among 40,129 students 23,682 students were found ‘weak’ students in three subjects.

TET: High Court grants time to govt

Agartala, May 1,2019: A Division Bench of High Court of Tripura comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh on Tuesday  granted four-week time to the government to file its reply on a plea related to recruitment of teachers’ through TET examination.

The Public Interest Litigation, filed by Kaushik Nath, sought directives to the state government to fill up the 12000 vacant posts of teachers through TET. The Division Bench, before whom the petition came up today, posted the matter after four weeks as the government pleader sought time to file its reply.

The petitioner’s counsel told the court that at least 12000posts of teachers are lying vacant with the school education department and no step has been taken on the part of state government to fill up the vacancy that hampered the smooth functioning of schools across the state. Moreover, TET qualified job aspirants have not been appointed yet. The next hearing into the case is pegged on May 29.