20 - 07 - 2019

Days before poll voters receives threat

Khowai, April 16,2019: Tension gripped among residence’s in the poll – bound  East Tripura’s Jambura village under Khowai police station after  receiving political threats in the form of hand written notes and  severed chicken heads today morning.

The notes threatened voters of dire consequences if they reached out to polling stations for casting votes in East Tripura (ST reserved) constituency in the elections that are scheduled for Thursday. The note reads, “If you go to vote on April 18, you will face the same fate”. A severed chicken head attached with the note indicates the readers would be killed by severing their heads.

The deployment of law enforcing agencies is sparse in   Khowai district. Central forces are noticed in town only, no central forces are noticed in rural areas.   Meanwhile Pradesh Congress brought the matter to the notice of Khowai  police super.    

L. Sailo, Mizo convention president is no more

Agartala, April 15,2019:The whole of Mizo community living in Tripura is mourning the death of  Lalramzauha Sailo, the incumbent President of Jampui Mizo Convention (MC), who breath his last in his Aizawl residence on Monday at 12.45 pm noon, after prolong battle with colon cancer. He was 73.

Sailo's mortal remain is being brought home to his ancestral home at Sabual Village, Jampui Hill, Tripura for last ceremony to be performed according to the Church's tradition on  April 16. The Mizos of Tripura will be gathering in huge numbers to pay their last tribute to this great leader of the Mizos in Tripura. 

Dr. Zairemthiama Pachuau, General Secretary of Mizo Convention summed  up the life of Sailo as "Our beloved President was a willful and dynamic man. He had the vision and ability to make things happen, for the benefit of the our community, the church, the general public, and his family. His passing on is an irreplaceable loss for our community. We can't comprehend how life without him would be in the future activities of the Mizo Convention". 

Sailo is survived by his wife, two sons, three daughters and nine grandchildren. 


CPM candidate election rally attacked in Taidu,

Agartala April 6, 2019 : Tension runs high in Taidu market after a group of IPFT supporters allegedly backed by BJP attacked the rally of CPM candidate  for East Tripura parliamentary seat and incumbent Lok Sabha MP JitendraChoudhury yesterday morning at Taidu. Four CPM supporters were injured in the attack. The incident prompted Police to rush to the spot.

Apart from the attack, the IPFT supporters also dam-aged the vehicles of Chaudhury and others. CPM, however, filed a complaint against the IPFT miscreants and took up the incident with Election Commission seeking directives.

“It was around 11.30 AM.Choudhury accompanied by two former Ministers Naresh Jamatia and Ratan Bhowmik was addressing the party workers at Taidumarket. Suddenly, around15-16 people rushed to the spot. They were carrying bamboo sticks. They first attacked our party supporters and also ransacked the vehicles of CPM leaders that were parked nearby. When some of our party workers tried to resist them,they were also beaten”, said a CPM leader.

BSF injuries two colleagues, kills self

Dharmanagar, April 6, 2019: One BSF jawan belonging to 166 battalion   B D Rao died of bullet injury while two  other  BSF jawans  Anil Kumar  and Dhanraj Singh of 166 Bn sustained bullet injuries.

The incident took place at BSF HQ of Panisagar under North district tonight. PrimaFacie evidence suggests that killed jawan fired at two other jawans and later committed suicide by self shooting.

The jawans were in barrack when the incident happened around 7 pm yesterday. There were only three jawans when the incident happened and rest of them went to have dinner at mess. Senior officials of BSF have rushed to BSF camp.Details of the incidence yet to be ascertained.

Doctor beaten by BJP leader in Sabroom

Agartala, April 3,2019: A BJP leader has reportedly beaten one government doctor.According to information BJP Sabroom Mandal president Arjun Debnath went to Srinagar Primary health centre to meet the in-charge doctor Ayan Bhattacharjee on Monday.

As the BJP leader  entered into the official chamber another Dr Dipal Mitra, who was engaged in some important discussion with Dr Ayan Bhattacharjee  asked the identity of Arjun Debnath the and purpose of his entry.

The Mandal president  started hot altercation with both doctors and after couple of minutes, Debnath, losing his control, started beating Dr Dipak Mitra with his shoes and abused him with racial slurs.

Later, the victim doctor filed a complaint before the subdivisional (Sabroom) medical officer Dr Pritam Das. Dr. Pritam Das, speaking with media persons, said that after the incident was reported, he immediately rushed to the Srinagar primary centre and after discussion with the victim doctor, he suggested him to seek legal action against BJP leader and subdivisional medical administration will do their best for the justice to victim doctor.

On Monday evening, police personnel including the officer-in-charge (OC) of Sabroom police station and in-charge of Srinagar police outpost rushed to the primary health centre to meet the victim doctor. The police however is yet to register a FIR and take action against guilty Arjun Debnath.


Sports journalist Biswajit Sharma passes away

Agartala, April 1,2019: After a prolonged illness, BiswajitSharma, considered to bestate’s one of the finest sports journalist, has passed away this morning. The 41-year-old scribe who was associated with Tripura Times and also was a former secretary of Tripura Sports Journalists Club died of kidney failure.

He breathed his last at Bishalgarh residence  Sunday yearly morning. He is survived by wife andlone son.

Several times in the past, Biswajit went to outstation Hospitals to avail better treatment. Despite all possible  efforts, attempt for kidney transplantation failed due to non-availability of appropriate kidney for him.

The demise of Sharmashocked the entire mediafraternity including themembers of Tripura Times.Chief Minister BiplabKumar Deb, Tripura SportsJournalists Club, TripuraTimes and many others have condoled the death of Sharma.