20 - 09 - 2019

NITI Aayog meeting: Biplab meets PM Modi

Agartala, June 16,2019 : Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who attended the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aavogin Delhi today, said Tripura is one of the best five performing states in the country in respect of e-PDS and supply chain management.The meeting of NITI Aayog was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NewDelhi.

Drawing attention to the state's aviation sector, the Chief Minister said the state would be benefitted if the existing aviation guidelines are amended to facilitate the private operators to increase the frequency of flights in the State of Tripura.“There is an urgent need to operate direct evening flights from Delhi to Agartala  as well as from Agartala to Delhi facilitating the technocrats including doctors and health experts, Central Government officials, private investors and so on to save their valuable time,” Deb said.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister hoped that Inland Water Transport in Tripura project could make Tripura a gateway to the entire North East region and so the project may be expedited and grounded at the earliest by declaration of rive Gomati as Indo-Bangladesh protocol route  Matabari (Place of Tripura sundari Temple) and Chhabimura, famous for its panels of rock carving on steep mountain etc.

South Tripura district mayplay a significant role in this context. In order to boost tourism in the State, Ministry of Tourism may help the state to construct a ropeway connecting wall on the bank of river Gomati, the Chief Minister stated.

School of Science felicitates Arishya

Agartala, June 15, 2019: School of Science, leading institute in the state for all competitive and joint entrance today felicitated the chess prodigy Arshiya Das. In a simple programme held today at the office of School of Science, Abhijit Bhattacrjee, principal  of the institute handed him a cheque of Rs 40,000 and momento.    Prasenjit Dutta , Kirit Dutta and Abhishek Dey was also present in the programme.

Arishya ,a student of class-III in Agartala's Holy Cross school ,had creditably performed last year in the world under-8 chess championship in Spain , securing fourteenth position overall. But for setbacks in the last few rounds she could have become the world champion also. By becoming national champion in the Under-9 age group of national school chess championship Arshiya has secured her berth in the national school chess team for the Asian school chess championship scheduled to come off in Uzbekistan in July this year. 


Senior journalist Animesh Datta passes away

Agartala, June 3,2019: Senior journalist of the state and news editor of daily 'Syandan Patrika', Animesh Datta (51) breathed his last prematurely in a private hospital at Silchar in Barak Valley of Assam. He is survived by his wife and a daughter. A resident of Jatrabari in Khayerpur area, Animesh had joined the 'Syandan Patrika' as a sub-editor in the nineties and by the year 1998 he had secured promotion to the post of news editor and in charge of desk. 

A tireless worker and a dedicated journalist, Animesh had long been suffering from serious ailments of liver and kidney both of which needed transplant but he and his family were unable to afford the huge expenses involved in the curative surgeries and transplants. He also had problems in his eyes . After his condition had deteriorated Animesh had been taken to a private hospital in Silchar for treatment but yesterday around 6-20 PM. An amiable man and a dedicated professional , Animesh was universally popular with his colleagues . His mortal remains were brought to his Jatrabari  home and cremation was done .

The editor 'Syandan Patrika' Subal Kumar Dey, secretary of Tripura working journalist association (TWJA) Debasish Majumder and secretary of Agartala Press Club Pranab Sarkar conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family after Animesh's premature death . So did the MLA of Khayerpur Ratan Chakraborty. The TWJA secretary deplored Animeshâ’s premature death, saying perhaps exorbitant expenses in proper treatment could have saved his life.


Re – poll to held at 168 Polling Booths in West Tripura Parliamentary Constituency

Agartala, May 8,2019: The Election Commission of India (ECI) Wednesday ordered fresh poll in 168 polling  booths  of West Tripura parliamentary constituency which is  the highest for any Lok Sabha constituency in the ongoing elections in the entire country. 

The repolling is scheduled for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12, from 7 am to 5 pm, as per the ECI new direction to the state election commission. The west Tripura parliamentary constituency has 1,679 polling booths all total.

According to the ECI letters to the state election commission, the commission declared the fresh poll in 168 polling booths to be  held at these polling booths void based on reports submitted by the chief electoral officer, special observer and the returning officer.

Retired IAS officer and former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi, who was appointed Special Observer for Tripura on April 22, had recommended repolling in 131 polling stations in his initial report to ECI recently, on the ground that the "poll process was vitiated".

Meanwhile, CPI (M) had raised demand for re-polls in 774 booths in West Tripura seat instead of 464 demanded earlier on the basis of initial report. Similarly, opposition Congress also raised their demands from 151 booths to 441 booths under West Tripura seat for repoll. Latter dates both the Congress and CPI (M) demanded repoll in the entire west Tripura parliamentary constituency.


Holy Cross School continues outstanding results

Agartala, May 7, 2019: Keeping parity with the preceding years Holy Cross School, Agartala continued its fantastic performance in the ISC and ICSE Boards exams of 2019 with 100% pass rate in ICSE and 96% in ISC - 2019 Board examinations.

Out of the 231 candidates, who appeared in the ICSE Examination, 132 students passed with distinction, 57 students securing above 90%, while 88 secured first division and 10 of them got second division. Meheli Poddar Secured top position in the school with 97% , while Uddipan Sinha secured the second position with 96.8% and Shraddha Majumdar  obtained third position with 96.4%.

In the ISC science Stream out of the 44 students who appeared for the examination 24 students secured distinction, with 7 of them scoring above 90%.  There were 17 first divisions and 3 second divisions. Manikarna Saha topped the school with 93.75% while  Aruneet Gan Chaudhuri secured the second position with 93% and Dipika Debbarma secured the third position with 92.75%.

In the ISC Arts Stream out of the 55 students who appeared for the examination 9 students passed with distinction, with 3 of them scoring above 90%. There were 37 students in all with first division and 5 with second division. Suranjita Ray Barman topped the school in the Arts Stream with 94.25%,Maitheli Ghosh secured second position with 92.75% and Arpan Jamatia obtained the third position with 90.5%.

The Principal and the School Management, through a press statement congratulated the students for their excellent performance in the Board Examination. “The school appreciates and acknowledges the team efforts of the staff, guardians and the students in upholding the Holy Cross Legacy of academic excellence” the statement reads.

AISSE: Sujata possible topper

Agartala, May 7,2019: Four schools- Auxilium Girls’ School, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir and Sri Krishna Mission School achieved cent percent success in AISSE (Class X) – 2019.

As per the results declared by CBSE today, Sujata Lodh of Auxillium Girls’ School is the possible topper with 98.6 percent marks – she scored 96 in English, 99 in Hindi, 98 in Mathematics, 100 in Science, 95 in Social Science and 100 in Computer Science.

All students appeared from Auxillium school have passed the examination- one secured 100 percent marks in Mathematics, 8 students scored 100 in Bengali, one student obtained 100 in Science, three students secured 100 marks in Social Science and two students scored 100 in IT.

Principal of the School while congratulating the students said, “it’s a matter of great joy and happiness for the school that all 138 students who appeared in the examinations achieved success.”

Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya also secured cent percent success- as many as 75 students appeared in the examinations and 73 among them passed in first division, two students secured second division. Subhrajit Bhowmik topped the school with total marks 492 (98.4 percent) out of 500. 

The students of Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir have also come out with flying colors – total 202 students appeared in the AISSE and 169 students secured first division. 

Subhadeep Dey scored 97.8 percent and topped the school. The Peincipal and all other staff of Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir congratulated the students.

Apart from this, all candidates from Shri Krishna Mission School have passed the examinations. Altogether 295 students appeared in examinations. Three students- Bijoyshri Pal, Ritihka Mazumder and Barnali Saha jointly obtained 98 percent and ranked first in the school.  As many as 265 students have passed in first division.   

In Don Bosco School, this year 143 out if 144 students passed AISSE. Ujjayan Paul scored highest marks- 98.8 percent.   Meanwhile, 163 students of Montfort School, Champak Nagar this year appeared in the Board examinations and 152 among them passed. Around 60 percent students secured first division.