06 - 12 - 2019

IGP, CRPF visits Group Centre, Agartala

Agartala, March 11 (TVN):K. Vijay Kumar, IGP, CRPF, visited GC, CRPF, Agartala to review the Administrative & Operational aspects of CRPF in the State. A presentation on “Adm-Ops Scenario and future plan and prospects of CRPF” was also made by ri Ravideep Singh Sahi, DIG, Range, Agartala in the conference held at Sector Hqr, Usha Bazar, Agartala Tripura.  Sahi briefed  about the assignments of CRPF vis-à-vis to the prevailing Ops scenario of the state.

 During the visit of GC, CRPF, Agartala K. Vijay Kumar, also visited “Hall of Fame”, which is dedicated to the Gallant Heroes and legends of the Force who have brought glory and laurel to the Force. Shri Kumar praised the efforts of  Sahi for creating such memorabilia in the memory of the Gallant Heros, who have attained martyrdom on the line of duty. Speaking about the current situation, he stressed upon the contribution and participation of the force in Nation building. He emphasized the role of CRPF in combating insurgency, assisting civil administration in maintaining Law and Order and restoring peace in the state. He expressed significant progress in the assigned role of CRPF.

 

NITA: More than hundred engineering students got admitted after being failed in maths in HS exam

Agartala, March 11 (TVN): A serious allegation against the authority of National Institute of Technology Agartala has rocked the administration and evoked reaction among the students.

According to report, more than hundred engineering aspirants have got admitted B Tech courses in Agartala NIT in last session despite being failed in Mathematics in higher secondary exam.

Allegedly, a group of officials including some teachers of the institute have involved in the process of admission adopting unfair means, violating all norms and direction of Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) headed by Director NIT Patna.

Register, NIT Agartala Dr Debashis Bhattacharya admitted the fact and said the students got admitted in under graduate engineering courses with the approval of CSAB. “We have nothing to do with the admission process whatever instructions issued by CSAB we complied it,” he said.

Dean Academic Dr Ajoy Kumar Das also said, “Individual NIT does not have any role in admission.” However, they could not provide the direction or guideline of CSAB that prescribed to admit the students in engineering courses if they failed mathematics in HS.

The member of CSAB last year and incumbent Director of Patna NIT Prof U S Priar however, denied the statement of NIT Agartala and said, “There was no such instruction issued by CSAB and on one can be an engineer without qualifying mathematics.”

He further clarified that CSAB had given some relaxation in admission for northeastern students. But it did not justify admission without passing mathematics.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Board of Governors of NIT Agartala Prof Deepak B Phatak stated that he is not aware of such incidents, which he termed as ‘unfortunate’. He rues, “In my 45 years of academic career I never come across such situation. I need to enquire into the matter and take up it to MHRD.”

However, Joint Secretary, Ministry of HRD dealing NIT affairs Shashi Prakash Goyal said that ministry is not aware of such case and the process of admission in NITs has been done by CSAB where ministry does not have any role.

“To keep the process of admission in NITs transparent and imbias, it is left to the academics and it is expected that there must not have any doubt. However, we shall look into the matter,” Goyal said.

With the information of gross irregularity in B Tech admission students raised voice against the administration of NIT Agartala. The students, do not wanted to be quoted alleged that teachers have not been taking regular classes instead they are given some questions before exam.

“Average a teacher of the institute spends only 4 hours in a week for classes and rest of the time they are involved in administrative task like supervising construction works and purchases. As a result, the placement of the student reduced drastically and many of the engineering graduates are jobless,” the student alleged.

They further pointed out that Director of the institute Prof Gopal Mugeraya has been spending half of the month in his home state and he is much interested in non-academic activities in the campus to satisfy the local CPI-M leaders. Even on the day of HRD minister Smriti Irani's Agartala visit, he left for Bangalore in the afternoon when Irani spent a night here.

Belgium ambassador calls on Tripura CM

Agartala, March 10 (TVN): Jan Luykx, Ambassador of the kingdom of Belgium paid a courtesy call on the  Tripura Chief Minister  at  Civil Secretariat  here today.On his visit, the Ambassador was accompanied by his wife Raka Singh; Counselor Economic Affairs, Antoine Delcourt; Trade Counselor for Flanders, Investment & Trade (FIT), Alexis Bossuyt and Trade Counselor for the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX), Chritophe Van Overstraeten.

Later speaking to media person  the Ambassador said that it was his first visit to Tripura and that the main agenda was the visit to the state and to explore the possibilities of developing trade & commerce and food processing .The Ambassador assured the Chief Minister  of full cooperation after exploring the possibilities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit  Belgium on  March 30. He will attend the India-EU Summit. This would be the first India-EU summit in the last four years. This would also lay to rest the unpleasantness caused last year when the EU refused to confirm the dates for Modi’s Brussels visit.

 

Agartala, March 10 (TVN): Jan Luykx, Ambassador of the kingdom of Belgium paid a courtesy call on the Tripura Chief Minister at Civil Secretariat here today.On his visit, the Ambassador was accompanied by his wife Raka Singh; Counselor Economic Affair

Agartala, March 10 (TVN): Jan Luykx, Ambassador of the kingdom of Belgium paid a courtesy call on the  Tripura Chief Minister  at  Civil Secretariat  here today.On his visit, the Ambassador was accompanied by his wife Raka Singh; Counselor Economic Affairs, Antoine Delcourt; Trade Counselor for Flanders, Investment & Trade (FIT), Alexis Bossuyt and Trade Counselor for the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX), Chritophe Van Overstraeten.

Later speaking to media person  the Ambassador said that it was his first visit to Tripura and that the main agenda was the visit to the state and to explore the possibilities of developing trade & commerce and food processing .The Ambassador assured the Chief Minister  of full cooperation after exploring the possibilities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit  Belgium on  March 30. He will attend the India-EU Summit. This would be the first India-EU summit in the last four years. This would also lay to rest the unpleasantness caused last year when the EU refused to confirm the dates for Modi’s Brussels visit.

 

KV Srijesh joins as DIG (HQ), SS Chaturvdi arriving on March 15

Agartala, March10 (TVN):KV Srijesh, IPS of Manipur – Tripura cadre: 2000 have joined as DIG (HQ). He returned from central deputation. Before leaving for central deputation he was SP of West Tripura.  Meanwhile another senior IPS,Shyam Sundar Chaturbedi of Manipur – Tripura cadre: 1990 is arriving on March 15 next. On central deputation, he was IG, SPG( Special Protection Group)

Girls should be ensured her place in family, work place and society: Panchali Bhattacharya

Agartala, March 10 (TVN): Women Development Forum (WDF) of ONGC celebrated International Women’s Day here on Wednesday. Eminent female personalities of the state of Tripura,Purnima Roy Ex - Chairperson Tripura Commission for Women and currently a Member of the Police Accountability Commission, Tripura and Panchali Bhattacharya, Social Activist & Secretary (Retd.), Tripura State Social Welfare Board were guest speakers and ED- Asset Manager ONGC S.C. Soni, was the chief guest.

Panchali Bhattacharya spoke on gender parity, education and health care of girl child. She said that even today in our society girls are treated as burden or liabilities while boys are treated as assets. She touched upon a very crucial and prevalent menace of female foeticide and the manner in which it is destroying our society. She said that if one is to pledge for parity, then first a girl should be ensured her place in family, in work place and finally society as a whole. She also shared her experience of working with the women in the unorganized sector.

Purnima Roy highlighted the necessity of giving equal importance to a boys and girls in a family. She said that it is crucial that we teach the boys to respect women and each such small step in the society will go a long way in ensuring gender parity. She further said that the first step towards gender parity is to remove all visible and invisible biases towards women from all works of life.

Speaking on the occasion S.C. Soni said that the day is observed to celebrate the strength of women. He said that Gender parity needs a focused approach throughout the year and women are architect of our society