19 - 01 - 2019

R.K. Mathur appointed advisor to CM

Dec 28,2018: Radha Krishna Mathur – former chief secretary of state   has been appointed as advisor to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. The appointment was approved by cabinet in meeting yesterday.  

 Mathur  a retried 1977 batch IAS  officer  was also secretary in union government.  He was also Chief Information Commissioner of India ( CIC).  Mathur served the state as chief secretary for three years after his appointment in 2003.

Earlier Vijay K. Chhibber a senior retired IAS officer was appointed advisor to chief minister. But recently he left the state reason unknown.  


Amit Shah arriving on Jan 5

Agartala, Dec 27, 2018: BJP national president Amit Shah  is arriving  here on January 5. Sources in state BJP said the national president will attend a meeting of ‘ Prishta Pramukhs’ and core committe meeting of state BJP. After the recent debacle in of BJP three Hindi heartland state’s, BJP national leadership is giving importance to NE states where there are 25 Lok Sabha seats.  Amit Shah target is to win at least 21 seats from NE including two from the state.       


Admin reshuffle: Dr. Ayyangar transferred to Tripura Bhawan, New Delhi

Agartala, Dec 27, 2018:Dr. GSG Ayyangar, additional chief secretary of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Tourism, Industries & Commerce is transferred and posted  as chief resident commissioner, Tripura Bhawan, New Delhi.

Kumar Alok, principal  secretary  of Home, G.A ( P&T)  is relieved from  the charge of Education ( Higher) Department. However he will hold the charge of tourism department in addition.

Lahila Darlong, principal secretary of  transport department  will also hold the charge of industries and commerce department in addition.

M L Dey, secretary  SC/ OBC/ Minorities welfare department   is given the charge of agriculture & farmers welfare department  in addition.  However he is relieved from OBC welfare and Minorities Welfare department.

Sahadev Das, secretary to Tripura Human Rights Commisison  with additional charge of Director  of Audit  will also hold the charges of OBC Welfare and Minorities departments.

Saumya Gupta, special resident commissioner, Tripura Bhawan, New Delhi  who is under order of transfer as secretary  will hold the charge  of Education department ( school and higher).

Md.Zubair Ali Hashmi MD of Agartala Smart City is transferred and posted as  additional secretary of rural development department.

Dr. Shailesh, Mission Director  of NHM and CEO of AMC will also hold the charge  of Mission Director of Agartala Smart City Ltd in addition.                                      


State gears up to celebrate X’mas

Agartala. Dec 24, 2018: With only few hours left before the beginning of Chirstmas  celebrations, preparations for the mega religious event are on full swing  across  the  state.Cathedrals, churches, commercial establishments and individual houses belonging to Christian community are seen being adorned with colorful illuminations, X-mass trees, balloons and candles.

All churches including state’s largest  St. Joseph  Church  in  Durjoynagar  is also seen decked up with lights, stars, bells, music and chimes.People in huge number are seen thronging markets for last minute  pre-Christmas shopping. Garment shops, flower shops, bakeries and special Christmas kiosks set up in the city are seen overcrowded with shoppers.

Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful celebrations. State police  have disclosed that several  duty posts were being set up at places in and around  the state.Round the clock patrolling by police personnel on foot have also been pressed into service.Coordination committees have also been formed in all the eight district headquarters with the officials of the police, excise and narcotics departments.

Tripura governor Prof  Kaptan Singh Solanki and chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb  also greeted  the people of the state on the eve of Chirstmas    In  separate message’s both said that “ Lord Jesus Christ  spread the message of sacrifice, peace, love and compassion for the welfare of entire mankind. We should try to emulate Lord Christ’s teaching in our life and celebrate the day with love and harmony”         

Hospital ransacked by BMS miscreants

Churaibari, Dec 22:  More than 12 unidentified miscreants, allegedly under the influence of liquor, ransacked and created ruckus in Brajendra Nagar  Hospital here around 2 pm today. They also abused hospital doctors and other staffs on duty.

According to eyewitnesses the miscreants along with two locals   came  in two vehicles ( MI 05 – F -0906) and  ( TR 05 – 0676) with BMS flags.  The two locals was identified as   Kishore Das and Ramen  Deb of Brajendra Nagar  and Maheshpur.  Both are notorious miscreants in the area. When Left Front was in power it alleged that both did lot of criminal activities. After change of government, both under of BMS carried on their criminal activities.

After entering the hospital they started searching in charge  Bireshwar Saha. It also alleged that the miscreants used abusive languages against two other doctors – Shilbadhra Sinha and  Sajal Deb nath.  

The miscreants turned violent when the hospital staff did not allow them to enter further.At this, the miscreants started breaking glasses and windowpanes of the hospital and created mayhem there.The witnesses further informed the miscreants was led by Subrata Rudra Pal,BMS secretary of North district. However, he denied of any such incident  when contacted over phone.   

The locals have filed a case in Kadamtala police station, however no complaint was filed on behalf of the hospital authority.   The hospital in charge   Bireshwar Saha  is out for official work.              



Central team arriving to finalize jetty for inland water in Gomati river

Sonamura, Dec 22,2018:  A delegation from the Ministry of Shipping and Water Resources will visit Sonamura  on December 26 to conduct a survey and decide on the location of a jetty which would be set up on River Gomati for inland waterways connectivity with Bangladesh.

Saju Vaheedm, SDM of Sonamura said the team, which is scheduled to arrive on the site on December 26, will visit Sonamura area to ascertain how much depth is required on the riverbed to run streamers from Maharani (Udaipur) to Ashuganj (Bangladesh). Also under this project, two jetties would be established at Maharani and Sonamura.  A preliminary survey was conducted by the state government  where to construct the jetty,however, central officials will take a final call on the subject.

The SDM informed earlier in October, a secretary from the Ministry of Shipping visited Sonamura to study the feasibility of inland waterways connectivity in the state. The dredging of the Gomati river bed will start to allow small ships here from Ashuganj port of Bangladesh, which is 60 Km away.However, forthcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh has halted the process for now. “We are hoping that the dredging work will commence by end of January”

If a jetty is  built in Sonamura not only the state,entire north east will be benefitted.It will also change the  economic scenario and open scope for employment in the state, SDM said.

The this decision  of sending delegates was taken at a meeting between Union Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Biplab Kumra Deb in Delhi few days ago. Earlier, RITES had conducted a survey for the new waterways and submitted the report to the ministry suggesting dredging of the  Gomati river  for developing thre waterways