25 - 01 - 2020

Dr. Manik Saha new BJP state president

Agartala, Jan 15,2020;Dr. Manik Saha, has been formally declared as the new BJP state president on Wednesday in presence of party's central leaders.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhwat, who acted as the observer for the party's organizational election, declared the name of Dr. Saha as the new state president in presence of Mahendra Singh, a cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and MP Pratima Bhoumik.

Party karyakarats- Dr. Ashok Sinha and Shambo Lal Chakma have been elected as the national council's members from the state. They will vote for the BJP national president elections.

Deb, who was the state party president, hoped the party would grow further under the leadership of Dr. Saha. "When I started work as BJP state president in 2016, the people used to tell my team is small and will not be able to compete with the CPI(M). In the 2018, Assembly elections, the BJP has won as many as 36 seats and toppled the Marxist fort after 25 years. I hope Dr. Saha will won improve party's tally from 36 to 60", he said.

Dr. Saha on his part promised to put in all possible efforts to improve party's base in the state with full cooperation from the party karyakarats.

While speaking at the proramme, Shekhwat hoped that the party would continue to work on the Modiji's slogan- Sabka Saath Sabka Vikash and Viswas under the new leadership in the state. 

 

Biggest haul of Yaba tablets worth of Rs. 8.5 crore seized

Agartala Jan 04 ,2019 :  Border Security Force in its resolution for the Year 2020, has pledged upon to protect the security and sanctity of International Border by tightening noose on smuggling of Narcotics and Contraband items. In this series, BSF along with DRI, Agartala has given the first big jolt to the narcotic syndicate  on the second day of the new year  2020 by seizing the biggest consignment of Yaba in the Northeast region so far.

Acting on specific intelligence input provided by BSF Intelligence branch about storing of huge consignment of Narcotic drugs in the house of an Indian national namely TunuMiah of  Matinagar village under Amtali poice station for smuggling it across border to Bangladesh on January 2nd at about 9 PM by  a joint team of BSF troops and DRI officials, Agartala swiftly cordoned the target house. It is pertinent to mention here that Tunu Miah presently residing at Bishalgarh and has provided his house to his nephew namely Soyag  Miah for further use. On observing joint operation teams of BSF and DRI approaching near the house, the occupants managed to run away taking the advantage of darkness. During thorough search of the house in presence of two independent witnesses, above Ops party recovered two cartons and a polythene bag containing huge quantity of Yaba tablets. The said cartons and polythene bag were opened leading to recovery and seizure of 1,68,500 Nos of Yaba tablets worth around Rs. 8.52Crores along with02Maruti cars, which were being used for transportation of the consignment of drugs. Seized items handed over to DRI Agartala on the spot for further legal action.

Besides above operational achievements, BSF troops deployed on Indo Bangladesh border in Tripura, also succeeded in seizing contraband items like 1145 bottles of Phensedyl, 31 kg Ganja, 03 cattle and other miscellaneous items having combined market value of Rs. 14,69,828/- along with Bangladesh Taka 1,00,000/- on same date.

It is pertinent to mention that during the year 2019, BSF seized and apprehended following items and persons from Indo-BD border in the State of Tripura, which clearly reflects BSF commitment towards making “Tripura -A Drug Free State” and maintaining the sanctity of the International Border. 

   

 

10,323: One more ad hoc teacher dies from anxiety

Agartala Jan 04 ,2019 : In yet another tragic incident an adhoc  teacher of  primary school among the doomed 10,323 breathed his last yesterday in GBP hospital from heart attack . Sabendra Reang (48) , a resident of Durgabari village under Santir Bazar subdivision of south Tripura and a primary teacher in government run primary school of the village was preparing to go to school in the morning yesterday. 

Before departing from home Sabendra suffered a massive cardiac arrest  and was taken to Santir Bazar hospital. Since his condition was fast deteriorating doctors referred him to GBP hospital , Agartala. After being brought to GBP hospital , Sabendra died within a short time. His mortal remains were taken back to Santir Bazar.

Sources from Santir Bazar said that Sabendra Reang was a deeply worried man over inevitable job loss after March 31 and was at a loss about maintaining his family . He suffered the cardiac arrest because of high tension and anxiety . His death has cast a deep shadow of grief and despair in the village as well as among the 10,323 ad hoc teachers. Sabendra is the fortieth ad hoc teacher to have died from fear of job loss and deep anxiety over future.

 

Former PCCF commits suicide in Lucknow home

Agartala, Dec31, 2019: The former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Tripura R.L.Srivastava committed suicide last night in his Lucknow home by hanging himself. . Srivastava , a Tripura cadre Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer , had rendered distinguished service to the state till the year 2012 when he retired from service . He settled down in his Lucknow home. 

Sources close   Srivastava's family said that his only son had studied in London School of Economics (LSE) and completed his MBA degree. But he failed to land a good job commensurate with his qualification despite trying in England ,USA and other countries because of the ongoing global economic slowdown. He had also tried to launch a business but failed in his attempt .

Srivastava was in a state of severe frustration over the future prospects of his son in life over the past few years. Last night he ended his life by hanging himself to death in his own home.

 

Massive CPI -BJP clash in Udaipur, supporters of both sustains injury

Agartala Dec 25 ,2019 :  Four CPM leaders including former minister and sitting MLA Ratan Bhowmick was injured  in massive  clash with rival BJP supporters as the latter made a desperate bid to disrupt the programme by attacking it in the middle of the town. As many as  nineteen supporters of both the parties sustained injuries in the attack. 

The trouble had stared at 11-00 AM yesterday when large number of CPI (M) supporters had gathered in front of central government offices in Udaipur as per a pre-announced programme to protest the central government's policy of disinvesting the state run PSUs. But as the programme of demonstration was on a large number of BJP supporters rushed to the spot and launched indiscriminate attacks on gathered CPI (M) supporters and leaders in front of police personnel deployed there. In the attack the CPI (M) MLA and senior leader of the party Ratan Bhowmik and Udaipur subdivisional committee secretary Manik BIswas and at least ten other sustained injuries. Besides, two personal security officers of Ratan Bhowmik and the lone security officer of former MLA Madhav Saha also sustained injuries.

The CPI (M) alleged that when their party procession had been wounding through central road and new town area after starting from party office it was attacked by 10/12 BJP 'miscreants' . Yet again when the party's meeting was on in Jamtala area 50/60 BJP supporters attacked the procession again injuring the CPI (M) leaders and workers. Even though police was present in the area they took no action to resist the BJP workers. But the BJP’s office secretary in Gomati district office Tridib Kanti Das told media persons that around 11-00 AM when BJP supporters Ajit Podder, Bhola Deb and Rupon Deb were talking among themselves and with 6/7 others  a CPI (M) procession going by turned violent and attacked and injured them. 

But they had to turn back in the face of resistance from local people but Ajit Podder had to be admitted to Tripura Sundari Hospital in a serious condition while Bhola Deb and Rupon Deb have been advised rest after initial treatment by doctors. Tridib Kanti Das blamed the entire fiasco on the unruly CPI (M) supporters. Both the parties have filed FIR and counter FIR putting the blame for trouble

Pradyot floats new apolitical organization-TIPRA, declares programme

Agartala, Dec 25, 2019: Former Tripura  congress  president and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman has floated a new apolitical platform-The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) for the rights of indigenous people.

After having a meeting with his followers at the Palace, Pradyot Kishore who quit the PCC president post protesting indifferent attitude towards party’s stand on indigenous issues, on Tuesday declared formation of new apolitical organization- TIPRA.

In a Facebook live, the royal scion has also cited reason why new apolitical organization has been constituted. "The main objective of the organization will be to struggle in democratic way to protect the rights of indigenous people. I attended a meeting convened by Union Home Amit Shah regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) but no step has been taken to address our concern. Under this circumstance, there is no point of sitting idle. We must raise our voice against CAA", he explained.

Side by side, Pradyot Kishore made it clear that TIPRA would stage a rally at Madhabari in Jirania subdivision on January 8 to recall the horror incident in which several peaceful protestors were assaulted by police. "I do not want to dig the skeleton of this incident that shocked the state a year's ago. TIPRA will raise voice against CAA without harbouring hatred to any caste, creed and religion", he said.

Whatever may the statement of Pradyot Kishore, political analysts feel the royal scion which has influence in tribal belts will try to consolidate it in the run up to the ADC election slated for early next year.