06 - 07 - 2020

No positive cases of Covid – 19 reported in last 14 days in state

Agartala, April 28,2020: Additional  Chief Secretary SK Rakesh who is in charge of health  department  on Monday  said  in the state with no positive case reported during the past 14 days. So far, a total of 4445 tests have been carried in the state and out of which only two positive cases were detected. Most importantly, the two Covid patients have already released from the hospital and they are now on the way to cure.

While briefing the media, Rakesh said inter-state movement is permitted during the second phase of lockdown. "It means the persons who are stranded outside the state due to the lockdown can return to the state. If they want to return home, the state government will ensure permission after taking up the matter with the concerned state", he said.

The Addl Chief Secretary said the government would soon unveil a protocol for those who want to return home during the lockdown period. So far, 167 persons who have got stranded outside the state have returned to the state. The government will not provide transportation charge to them.

He said the government is mulling to kick start normal economic activities as the state has already entered into green zone. "We have to begin normal economic activities because Coronavirus is not only the problem", he said.  

Rakesh further said the antibody test has been suspended after instruction from the ICMAR. "We have stopped antibody tests after the directive from ICMAR. The kits for rapid antibody tests appeared faulty. We will collect the unspent kits and send them back to Delhi", he said. 


Middle aged woman murdered after rape, two arrested

Agartala, April 28,2020: A middle aged widow was brutally murdered allegedly after gang rape. The body was  thrown into a  abandoned  well, packed in a sack. Police have detained two youths suspected to be involved in the murder, one of  them is a BJP worker.

The name of the widow is Krishna Bala Das (55) staying at Murabari near SDM office of Bishalgarh.Two  detained Suman Das ( 32)  and  Chandan Das ( 30) according to locals used to disturb her every now and then. Locals after catching them handed over to police. The deceased was safai karmi of Bishalghar Municipal Council. She used to stay alone in the house after death of her husband. Only son  after marriage started staying in his  in law house.

For last few days, the widow was not seen in house. Neighbours thought  she might have gone to visit her son. But on Monday morning  some one saw a sack floating in a well near the house of the widow. Police was informed and the body was taken out from the well, later sent to autopsy.                    

Another member of 10323 passes away

Agartala, April 27,2020: Another member of 10323 passed away on Saturday. Mithun Debnath a former teacher of Hadra S B school, Udaipur.He was 32 and left behind widow mother, wife and two years old baby. He was on depressed after 31st March worried about his future. Few days back he fell seriously ill and was admitted in Udaipur hospital. On Saturday in the hospital while undergoing treatment he passed away. A pale of gloom descended in the locality of the deceased former teacher.

House wife’s murder, case registered

Agartala, April 26,2020: Even under lock down the law and order situation in the state is not normal.Crime against woman, murder and theft is reported from various part of the state. On Saturday ,in Chaychoriya under Sidhai police  station a housewife was murdered allegedly by husband and in laws. The incident spread panic in the area. The name of the  house wife is Supriya Biswas ( 24).

Its learnt, Supriya daughter of Bhajan Biswas of Anagha Nagar under airport  police station four years back got married with Sujit Sarkar staying in Chaychoria. There relation got soured after couple of years after marriage. On Saturday morning , the body of Supriya was found in the bathroom of in laws. Meanwhile, the husband had escaped.

Former Governor Devanand Konwar passes away

Agartala, April26,2020: Former governor of Tripurapassed away on Saturday morning. He was 77 years old.Devanand Konwar breathed his last at his own residence at Rukminigaon area in Guwahati at around 2.30 am on Saturday after prolonged illness. Governor of Tripura from March 25, 2013 to June 29, 2014. He was governor of Tripura from March 25, 2013 to June 29, 2014.

He had served as the Governor of West Bengal from December 14, 2009 to January 23, 2010, Governor of Bihar from June 29, 2009 to March 21, 2013 and Governor of Tripura from March 25, 2013 to June 29, 2014.

He joined Indian National Congress in 1955 as a student leader and he had been cabinet minister in Hiteswar Saikia-led Assam government in 1991 and Tarun Gogoi-led government in 2001.

He also practised as a lawyer at the Gauhati High Court.

Tripura Governor Ramesh Bias expressed grief over the demise of the veteran politician.

"Saddened to learn about the demise of former Governor of Tripura ,Bihar and  and former Assam Minister Devananda Konwar. My sincere condolences to bereaved family members and well-wishers,"

Teacher attempts to sexual harassment

Agartala, April 25,2020: Serious allegation of sexual harassment has been leveled against a  government school teacher, Dilip Namo of South Mirzapur School in Belonia town. According to police, on Thursday morning  the girl studying in class  nine went for tuition in the  house of the teacher. Wife and daughter of the accused is stationed  outside the state. Its alleged, the teacher tried to harass the girl sexually, however she managed to escape. On Friday, mother of the girl  registered a complain in Belonia women police station. Case was registered against the  teacher  under POSCO Act. The teacher, who happens to be local BJP leader went undercover to evade arrest.