06 - 07 - 2020

Kalpana Das murder case: Hearing on framing charges begins

Agartala, March 09 ( TVN):The additional district and sessions court (Fast Track), West district have started hearing on framing charges against all seven accused persons in Kalpana Das murder  incident  on Tuesday. Bhaskar Debbarma, addditional public prosecutor who moved the case in favour of government, urged the court to frame charges against six out of seven accused persons- Jiten Das, Aaindra Das, Satindra Das, Kalpana Das, Shibu Das and Shikha Das under section 498(A) of IPC.He further prayed before the court to charge the all seven accused persons including Siddhartha Das under section 302/201/120(B) of IPC.After hearing the submissions of prosecution and defence teams, the court said that the order would be passed on March 14.It is  mentionable here that that Kalpana Das, wife of Jiten Das, CPI(M)’s expelled leader  was found murdered at her house in Briddhanagar on April 16, 2015. Bail plea of the key accused Jiten Das and other accused  was rejected by the court for several time


Governor and CM to inaugurate painting exhibition

Agartala, March 09 (TVN):Governor Tathagata Roy andChief Minister Manik Sarkar would inaugurate an exhibition of oil paintings titled  “Ekantey” at City Centre’s Art Gallery on March 10.Poonam Gupta, wife of Deepak Gupta,Chief Justice, High Court of Tripura  is organizing  the three-day solo painting exhibition. The exhibition would be open for public from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Belgium ambassador to arrive on March 10

Agartala, March 08 ( TVN):The ambassador of the kingdom of Belgium , Jan Luykx  is arriving here on March 10 for two days visit. He is schedule to meet Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at civil secretariat. Belgium officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of about 11 million people.

NIT’s first super computer to be inaugurated on March 9

Agartala, March 08 (TVN): Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will inaugurate the C-DAC PARAM supercomputing  at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Wednesday morning. Addressing a press conference here at NIT, Agartala Transit House on Tuesday evening,  Prof. Gopal Mugeraya, Director of NIT this will be the second facility after Guwahati – IIT  which has been set in joint collaboration between the centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Union Ministry of Communication and IT.

The director said the supercomputer will be used as tool for carrying out modeling, simulation and data analysis in multiple science and engineering research including earthquake , flood situation and analysis the data such natural disasters.

Research scholars can obtain fast modeling sand simulations results of very real life complex problem statements of their research in diverse field of applications and by educating and training the students, the institute will serve the purpose of capacity building thus catering to the growing need for simulation and data-driven decision making in problems of national and state importance, Prof . Mugeraya said.

Governor flags off twelve day national integration tour organized 21 sector AR

Agartala, March 08 ( TVN):Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura, flagged off the twelve day national nntegration tour  being organized by 21 Sector Assam Rifles for the Special (deaf & dumb) students of the state. The Tour consisting of 25 Special Children with four teachers and a team of 4 AR, will be visiting Delhi, Agra, Jaipur &Shillong as part of the Civic Action Project undertaken by Assam Rifles. The members of the Tour during their visit to Delhi, will be given an opportunity to interact with the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. They will also meet high ranking Army officials during the Tour.
As a Grand Finale to the Tour, the children on return to Shillong will be received by Lt Gen HJS Sachdev, DG Assam Rifles and given an opportunity to attend the Assam Rifles Day Celebrations at HQ DGAR amidst numerous dignitaries of the Army, Assam Rifles, Civil Administration & the State of Meghalaya.
The tour is aimed at providing the students with an exposure to the rich cultural heritage of our country and an opportunity to visit various places as also interact with dignitaries.
In the same time, Governor of Tripura flagged off the cycling Expedition today at 11 o’ clock from Assam Rifles Headquaters at Kunjaban, Agartala to Shillong via Haflong - Lumding and Guwahati. The activities planned by Assam Rifles to celebrate their raising day aim to enhance unity amongst the population of North East and portray a vibrant developing North East to the Nation in keeping up with its motto of being ‘Friends of the North East People’

Govt increases price of sugar by Rs 6 per kg

Agartala, March 08 (TVN):The  state government  decided to raise price of sugar sold through ration shops. Speaking to reporters at secretariat about the decision Manik Dey , transport minister said  the cabinet  approved the proposal to increase  price of sugar by Rs 6 a kg which will be in effect from April 1st, 2016.

The reason for increasing the price, Dey said  due to increased  of sugar price  in open market the  cabinet  was compelled  to approve the decision. “  At present, the government buys sugar at Rs 32.49 a kg from open market and sells it at a subsidised rate of Rs 16 a kg through the public distribution system (PDS)” he added.

 In 2013, the Centre  unshackled the Rs. 80,000-crore sugar industry by abolishing the monthly release mechanism and doing away with the mills’ obligation to supply levy sugar for subsidized distribution under the Public Distribution System, thus allowing market forces to come into play. The difference between the purchase price and the issue price is  borne by the union government.

The decision, in line with the suggestions of a panel headed by C. Rangarajan, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by than Prime Minister Manmohan Singh