20 - 06 - 2019

NFR successfully conducts train – ride of speed120 km/hr

Agartala, March 24 (TVN):The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), on Thursday  successfully conducted a train-ride with a speed of 120 km per hour.The train successfully touched Agartala railway station from Kumarghat.Chief Engineer Harpal Singh, B N Bhaskar, the Deputy Chief Engineer/3/Agartala, Rakesh Kumar, the Deputy Chief engineer/Ambassa, Driver Jantu Das, Asstt. Driver N B Malakar, Guard-D Bhattacha-rjee and Loco Inspector SC Das were on the engine, said a  NFR official.The run was successful with no disrupion found in the newly built 109 km track from Kumarghat to Agartala, he said.He further said three-day trial run would be starting on March 27 next.“The CRS and other high officials will be arriving here on March 26 to conduct the CRS inspection. On the last day, a train will start from Kumarghat to Agartala with a speed of 130 km per hour”, he said.He appealed the people not to come closer to the track on March 29 as the train will move very fast- about 130 km per hour. If everything falls in right place, the passenger trains upto Agartala would likely to begin from Bengali New Year (April 14 next).


Holi celebrated across Tripura

Agartala, March 24 (TVN): Holi was today celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Tripura l as revellers took to the streets with sprinklers since morning.Streets took rainbow hues as people played with colours to mark the festival, known as 'Dol Yatra' in this part of the country.The revellers, a majority of them youngsters, broke into jigs and some sang songs as they smeared "gulal" on the faces of friends, relatives and even complete strangers.

 Forgetting all rancour and old grievances, friends and foes exchanged embraces and wished each other “Happy Holi” as unseen hands squirted them with well-timed sprays of coloured water. Water-filled balloons hurtled down from rooftops and balconies as cries of “Holi hai” reverberated through the streets.

Musical soirees were held at many places to mark the festival, which bids adieu to winter and heralds the spring season. Colourful rangoli patterns were drawn at the entrances of houses as the scent of sweet delicacies wafted through the air.

The festival passed off peacefully with no reports of any law and order problem from across the state, police spokesperson said.

ONGC Tripura Asset adopts Korbongpara as model Village

Agartala, March22 (TVN):ONGC Tripura Asset has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tribal Engineers Society to develop Korbongpara under Champabari ADC Village of Jirania Block, West Tripura as a Model Village. The MoU was signed on 22nd March, 2016 by Mr. S C Soni ED – Asset Manager, ONGC Tripura and MrJeevan Debbarma, Secretary of Tribal Engineers Society.
The Korbong community is well known as a vanishing tribe of Tripura and today has only 18 families in that village. The only other place where the community is living is Lembukcherra under Teliamura.
Under the project, ONGC will provide a total financial assistance of Rs. 57.71 Lakh in four equal instalments for providing Community Centre, Market shed,  Sanitation & Drinking water and Irrigation Facilities, Education to all, Health care for one year and Income generation support to the villagers of Korbongpara. The livelihoods of the inhabitants of the village will be developed through fish culture, duck rearing, goat rearing, piggery farm and cross bred milk cow schemes.
The project will be supervised by a committee comprising of ONGC, Tribal Engineers society, ADC Member and representative of Village Korbongpara. The construction of the various amenities in the village and the project is   scheduled to be completed within a year.
Speaking on this occasion Mr. S C Soni said that ONGC is a partner in the progress of Tripura and is committed to improve the quality of life of the state. He further added that with a vision to protect the vanishing culture of the Korbongs, ONGC Tripura has taken up the project of model village in Korbongpara.

MGNREGA: Rs 1600 crore sought for 2016 -17 FY

Agartala, March 19  (TVN):The state government for MGNREGA has sought Rs. 1600 crore for the 2016-17 FY. Speaking  to media person, Dr. GSG Ayyanger, principal secretary , RD department said the  proposed state’s labour budget for upcoming fiscal year under the national flagship programme was placed to union ministry of RD in a meeting  held  on March 11 at Delhi.

He also informed that the in the coming year, the government will focus on tangible asset creation and sustainable development by using MGREGA outlay, adding that the government plans to arrange livelihood for 30,000 people each year by raising plantation, digging ponds and broader houses.During the current financial year, the statehas already achieved an average 92 mandays under the flagship programme. While Dhalai district was awarded for creating highest mandays, Gomati district was awarded for creating sustainable assets during the year 2015-16.


CPI (M) releases book on BJP & RSS

Agartala, March 19 ( TVN): CPI (M) Tripura state committee on Saturday    released  books  related to RSS and BJP about  their hidden policies and agendas.   All books were released  at the party’s state headquarter office  here at Melarmath.

The books  are -  The narrow politics of RSS - Attack on Indian science and culture - RSS and intolerance - New liberalization and RSS &BJP- Beef politics of RSS and Nationalist politics of RSS.  Bijan Dhar, state secretary of CPI (M), state party leader Narayan Kar, Motilal Sarkar, Rama Das, Bhanu Lal Saha nad Niranjan Debbarma released all six books.

Later speaking to media person, Dhar said, by this books we want to aware the people about the covered agenda of BJP and RSS.He further added that the main aim to publish these books is to reveal the true face of RSS and BJP and these books will work as a weapon to show people what politics is actually played by BJP govt. 


Tripura Governor, Chief minister extend Holi greetings

Agartala, March 19 (TVN):Governor Tathagata  Roy  greeted people on the occasion  of Holi today and hoped that the festival of colours would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the state. In his message, the Governor observed that the celebration of festivals, an important part of our rich cultural heritage, strengthens the bonds of brotherhood, love and amity.

 Chief Minister Manik Sarkar  also extended greetings to the people of the state. The Chief Minister expressed hope that the festival of colours would bring peace, prosperity and strengthens bonds of  love prevailing in the state. He said the festival was an integral part of the composite culture and heritage of state and would further strengthen the bonds of unity and brotherhood among society.