24 - 04 - 2019

Violence: BJP rebuts allegation of CPM

Agartala, March 24,2019:  BJP rebutted the allegation  made by CPM on attack over their party workers and candidates. In a statement issued by BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacherjee  today stated that it has been noticed for last few months a shadow alliance has been developed between Congress and CPM.

Although both party tired to keep the understanding a secret but workers of BJP came to  know about it that both opposition parties will try to create law and order problem ahead of election. First incident happened today morning  at Gandhi Gram Bazaar. CPM leader Pabitra Kar along with some anti social elements went there to reopen a closed party  office.The local after seeing it informed the police. BJP workers also went to the scene. Some anti social elements of CPM attacked the BJP workers leaving two injured.

The second incident happened at Majlishpur where local BJP workers got information that some anti social elements are in the convoy of Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta and Manik Dey. They tried to stop the convoy but failed and went towards Khumulwng.  

The third incident happened at  Bisramganj Bazaar. While Sankar Prasad Datta was addressing street corner meeting some anti social elements in the meeting attacked BJP workers in the market injuring three of them.

The news of attack on BJP workers spread all over entire Bishal sub division. Agitated workers stopped the convoy of Sankar Prasad Datta at Bishalghar.  In the convoy Bhanu Lal Saha, MLA was also present. After searching the vehicles large number of  iron rods and sharp cutting weapons was recovered.

BJP spokeperson stated separate cases have registered in various police stations. And from this incidents its clear that both Congress and CPM wants to create terror in the minds of people. BJP state committee thinks the people of the state will aware about the shadow alliance of Congress and CPM, they will be given a befitting reply in the ensuing Lok Sabha election.                                                                         






CPM reopens party office in Kamalpur

Kamalpur, March 23,2019:  One year after being ousted  by BJP – IPFT alliance, hundreds of CPM supporters today made their presence felt again in Kamalpur, Tripura's Dhalai district  amidst tight security arrangements.    

Holding CPM flags an estimated one thousand, including women led by Left Front candidate for East parliamentary seat Jitendra Chaudhury arrived in the party office. There Chaudhary hoisted the party flag.   

 Kamalpur sub division secretary Anjan Das, state committee member  Amalendu Debbarma, veteran communist leader Ranjit Ghosh, Kamal Kar, Harimadhav Sharma and Birendra Pal.

Later speaking to reporters, Chaudhary said “ Ever since BJP – IPFT alliance has come to power in the state, activists and cadre of BJP have unleashed attacks on the left. Offices are being burnt, activists being attacked. In Kamalpur itself 19 people were physically tortured, 4 houses (including one of LC Secretary) was gutted, 200 houses were attacked and looted”

The BJP – IPFT government in the state   is gradually losing its popularity after failing to fulfil promises like Prime Minister Modi. Seeing defeat of Modi in this parliamentary election many leaders   are in race to leave BJP as done by senior leader of BJP, Subal Bhowmick, Choudhary said.

He also informed  today  CPM party offices were opened at Manik Bhander,  Santir Bazaar and Halahali after gap of one year. Chaudhary also claimed that he is confidence of wining the East parliamentary seat going to poll on April 18.  

Mizo people’s convention visits Jampui Hill

Agartala, March 22,2019:In a landmark development, the Mizo People's Convention (MPC) which is the apex body of the Mizo cummunity in Manipur,  visited Jampui Hill on the 20th March 2019. Interestingly, the Mizo Convention (MC) of Jampui Hill plays host for the four member visitors: Vanlalrinliana, President; LZ Fanai, Secretary Home; Lalzuithanga, Secretary I&P; and Paul Lalchhanhima, Secretary External. 

The MC and the MPC had bilateral discussions on various subjects ranging from organisational learning, sharing of best practices and benchmarking. The two parties also discussed about their respective activities, achievements and challenges faced by each of them and how to help each other in mitigating those challenges using the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) principle. 

The discussion focused strongly on building up of greater integration of the Mizo tribes living in Myanmar, Bangladesh and in different states of India, through the use of various common platforms. 

LZ Fanai, Secretary Home, MPC, reaffirms that, "These geographical international and state boundaries become irrelevant for the Mizos across the globe as long as we are united by a common goal of creating an economically, politically and culturally strong Mizo society. For that matter, the security and progress of our brethrens in Jampui Hill is vital in order for them to continue fulfilling their share of contributions to the community". 

Dr Zairemthiama Pachuau, General Secretary of Jampui Mizo Convention thanked the MPC team for their visit and specifically for extending their unreserved support of the Mizo Convention's longstanding demand of Jampui Mizo Autonoumous Regional Council as per the provision of the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. 


Three held for poaching migratory birds in Rowa

Dharmanagar, March 19, 2019: After getting information from locals, a joint operation by police and forest department arrested  three persons from Tilthai area near Rowa wild life sanctuary  under Panisagar police station  for allegedly poaching migratory birds.   

Three bird poachers were held while they were hunting different types of migratory birds. The team also seized some birds from their possession and hunting weapons and instruments were also seized from their possession.   The accused poachers have been identified as  Moinul Haq ( 35), Rafiq Uddin ( 40) and Abul Taher ( 26).

A case has been registered against them and further investigation into the incident is underway, the officials said.

Notably, every year migratory  birds arrives  in Rowa wild life sanctuary, who spends the entire winter in its winter. It’s noticed that this time of the season there is rise of bird’s poachers in the area. They catch or kill the birds  by using air guns, catapult as well as poison balls.

According to official sources, some  anti-poaching camps, including a mobile party, have been set up in  Rowa to ensure the safe stay of the migratory birds, who spend the entire winter in its waters.Moreover, the forest officials are taking routine patrolling to curb illegal poaching in the area.

A source said poaching continues to be a problem despite attempts by forest and wildlife officials to sensitise people. However, the formation of bird protection committees, including local people, succeeded in bringing down cases of poaching.

Arm holders told to surrender weapons

Agartala, March 13,2019:  The district administration has asked all licensed gun owners to deposit their    firearms with the police ahead of the election of  two parliamentary seat on April 11 and 18.

A notification in this regard was issued by DM & Collector of West Tripura today directing to submit all kind of firearms by March 22.  This would be kept safe till the completion of the elections.   

However, security guards involved in escorting vehicles carrying cash to banks and ATMs have been exempted from the order.     

The election code of conducts mandates arms license holders to deposit  their weapons at the police station. Stern action would be taken against those who violate the rule, state the press release.     

Source in secretariat said the Home Department has already compiled a database of arms licence holders in the State. This was done in accordance with directive from the Centre to prepare nationwide catalogue of arms licence holders.   

Govt orders minor reshuffle

Agartala, March 13,2019:   The State Government on Wednesday ordered   minor reshuffle in state administration. An order issued here by General Administration Department (Personnel and Training) said: "In the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect:"

Shri Ram Taranikanti, Chief Electoral Officer and Principal Secretary, Election Department is relived from additional charge of DG, SIPARD.

Dr. Debasish Basu, Secretary, Food and Civil Service Department will also hold the charge of DG, SIPARD.

Meanwhile in another notification issued by the General Administration Department extended the term of re – employment on contract basis of Manik Lal Dey as Secretary, for period of six months. He will continue to hold the charges of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department, ICA department.