19 - 01 - 2019

E – Rickshaws gets breather for three months

Agartala,Jan 1,2018:A sigh of relief for  e -rickshaws better  known as ‘Tom Tom’ plying in city of Agartala. As traffic and transport department did not conducted any raid against them on Tuesday. It was notified by government that without registration no battery charged rickshaws can ply in ten routes of the city from January 1st.                 

After issue of notification drivers of e – rickshaws was worried about their future. If they cannot ply in the ten routes mentioned it will be huge loss for them.

Sources in transport department  said on Monday the state government has extended the registration time limit for  three months. After this the department will not take any action against e – rickshaws.  

However after three months the department will take action against those who will not get registration done, the sources added.  Tripura e-Rickshaw Srameek Sangha also criticized  state transport  department expressed anguish against the notification that bars plying e-Rickshaws without documents ..




Octogenarian beaten to death on suspicion of witchcraft, 3 held

Teliamura, Dec 30,2018:A  80-year-old man was beaten to death in  Kumrai Para under Mungiakami police station  allegedly by  villagers  who suspected him of practising ‘black magic’, the police said on Sunday.

Three persons  were arrested for killing   Lakhanjoy Reang , officer in charge of Mungiakami police station Surasen Tripura  said.

As per the statement of the deceased’s son, Hanshaman Reang  suspect      that  his wife died  due to   practise of  some witchcraft  after  suffering from an illness for a long time, the OC said.

On  December 26,  a kangaroo court  was held where the  deceased was also present. There the elderly man was accused of practicing black magic on Hanshaman Reang’s wife.  Then they started  thrashing him with sticks, police   said.

Soon after the incident, the victim’s son rushed him to  Kulai hospital. After battling with life for three days  the vicitim died yesterday.

The victim’s son filed an FIR in Mungiakami police station against six person. Police arrested three person that include -  Hanshaman Reang, Indrakumar Malsom,  Brajagopal Reang.          

A case under section 302 (murder) /34 IPC  has been registered.


Sushil Kumar to go on central deputation

Dec 30,2018: The state government has given permission to Sushil Kumar , additional chief secretary to go on central deputation. Kumar 1984batch IAS is joining as additional secretary in Union Ministry of Agriculture sources in secretariat said.

Another senior IAS officer of same batch Dr.GSG Ayyangar, additional chief secretary is transferred to Tripura Bhawan, New Delhi as chief resident commissioner.

The source informed crisis likely to be created in administration after two senior IAS officers leaves the state. Few couples’s ofIAS officers had also applied for central deputation.

Meanwhile state government has written to central government for sending some IAS who are on deputation in centre and other states. Names figure in the list are Ashutosh Jindal,,Kiran Gitte, Brijesh Pandey, Abhishek Singh and Tanushree Debbarma whom the government wants them to return back to state cadre.

Four BJP leaders suspended in Unakoti

Agartala, Dec 29,2018: The state unit of BJP has suspended four leaders in Unakoti district for alleged anti-party activities. The suspended leaders are Gyandeep  Chakma president and Subham Chakma  secretary  Janajati Morcha of Unakoti district, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha ( BJYM) vice – president  Niranjan Namo and  Unakoti district committee  member Nirmal Namo. The suspension order was issued by state president Biplab Kumar Deb today.

A press statement issued by the party stated that all suspended leaders have been warned several times for anti party activities and told to follow the party guidelines. But they did not pay any heed to the party warning. Under this circumstance party decided to suspend all four from  party post and membership for six years.

State BJP in charge Sunil Deodhar, Unakoti district in charge  Yadav Lal Nath and  Unakoti district president  Bhagwan Das was also informed about suspension of four leaders from party                     





Student dies in road accident

Agartala, Dec 29,2018:28:  A 18 – year old  school student  died  in a road mishap at Champaknagar under Jirania police station Friday.The local villagers staged protest after the youth died and tried to  tipper  on fire. Finally, Jirania police intervened into the matter and normalized the situation.

According to police, KaranDebbarma (18), resident of Binaykobra Para under Radhapur police station, met the mishap while he was proceeding towards home from Champaknagar on his motorcycle.

Suddenly, a tripper (TR01-AC-1885) coming from opposite direction collided head-on with the motorcycle (TR01-D-9991) on the main road near Montfort market.

As a result, the bike rider sustained critical injuries and died on the spot. The death sparked strong resentment among the local people. The offending vehicle was set ablaze by the agitating mob. In the meantime, Jirania police reached the spot and controlled the situation.

Police already initiated probe in this regard and seized the  vechile.However, the driver managed to escape from the spot soon after the accident

3 SIs, 14 ASI transferred

Agartala, Dec 28, 2018 :  Addl. DGP ( law & order ) Rajiv Singh have ordered  transfer and posting of  3 Sub Inspectors ( SIs) and 14 Assistant Sub Inspectors ( ASI) with immediate effect. According to the  transfer order  Kirat Mohan Murasingh SI is transferred from Gomati to Unakoti, Arun Debbarma SI is transferred to West from Unakoti, Suvradip Chakraborty SI is transferred to Sepahijala from North.

Manoranjan Namasudra ASI from Unakoti transferred to West, Sati Mog ASI from Dhalai transferred to South, Kartik Biswas ASI from Dhalai transferred to West, Uttam Das ASI transferred to North from West, Sudhan Debbarma ASI is transferred to Unakoti from West, Jaharlal Debbarma from west transferred to Dhalai, Kishore Banik transferred to North from West,  Rup Sadhan  Jamatia  ASI is transferred to west from North, Biswajit  Bhowmik ASI is transferred to Dhalai from West,  Bappa Mitra ASI is transferred to Dhalai from West,  Sudharshan Das ASI is transferred to North from Gomati, Swapan Jamatia ASI is transferred to Gomati from North and Shebak Ch, Biswas ASI  is transferred to  South from Dhalai.