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Justice Talapatra appointed acting CJ

Agartala, Nov 12, 2019: Justice S. Talapatra has been appointed as acting Chief Justice, High  Court of Tripura. The notification of appointment as acting Chief Justice was issued on  Monday by Ministry of Law and Justice. Its mentionable here that  Justice Akhil Abdul Hamid Kureshi of Bombay High Court is appointed as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court in place of   former Chief Justice Sanjoy Karol. Justice Talapatra will remain  as acting Chief Justice till Justice Kureshi assumes charge.     


38th Agartala Book Fair starts from Feb 25

Agartala, Nov 12, 2019: The 38th Agartala Book Fair will start from February 25. The 12-day long fair is slated to end on March 7 next. There will be as many as 152 stalls in the book fair venue. Altogether 12 awards will be given during the book fair.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday held a preparatory meeting at the conference hall of Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here. Mayor Dr. Prafullajit Sinha, MP Pratima Bhoumik, Agartala Press Club's president Subal Kumar Dey, secretary Pranab Sarkar and vice chairman of Higher Education Dr. Arunodhay Saha remained present in the meeting.

While speaking at the meeting, the Chief Minister gave emphasis on organizing the book fair at International Fair Ground, Hapania. There will be district-wise cultural programme during the book fair.

Deb further suggested the book fair organizers to keep close eye on books which will be available at book fair venue. He said the government has taken an initiative to set up a cultural hub by spending Rs. 2 crore.


Tripura police rescue a woman from Haryana

Agartala, Nov 12, 2019: Tripura police achieved a major success by rescuing a housewife,who was sold off  to the people of Haryana by a network of human trafficking has now returned back to his home at Kumarghat and police also arrested two persons involved with human trafficking.

North Tripura district police said that the wife of Ratan Deb of Betcherra area was missing since October 12 last. A missing dairy has also been lodged at Kumarghat police station by the husband of the wife. But, few days ago, the victim woman managed to call her husband from a mobile phone from an unknown location of Haryana and appealed to her husband to save her.

Based on the phone call and tracking the tower locations of that phone, Tripura police in association with Haryana police rescued the housewife from Mahaveer colony area under HTS police station.

Rescued housewife said that she had developed an affair with a boy named Raju through missed phone calls. She also was being trapped for a job in Siliguri district of West Bengal. Later, she eloped with that boy towards New Delhi on October 12 last. After reaching Delhi, she discovered the real identity of that boy, whose actual name is Ashrab Ali. After passing two-three days in Delhi hotel, the victim woman was shifted at Haryana with another boy and sold off her to one Sukhbindher Gill of Mahveer colony in exchange of Rs. 1 lakh.

On November 7th last, a team of Kumarghat police station reached at that spot and in association with Haryana police they managed to rescue the woman. Police also arrested Sukhbindher Gill and Pranesh Banik, a brother-in-law of the victim woman, who was also involved with the trafficking.

However, police said that they launched a search operation to arrest the main accused Ashrab Ali. 


Show cause notice to Subrata Chakraborty, Dhruba Nath and Ajay Das for violation of human right

Agartala, Nov06, 2019:The police accountability commission of Tripura  on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to officer in charge of west Agartala police station Subrata Chakraborty, DSP Dhruba Nath and DSP (crime branch) Ajay Das for violation of human rights after witten complain  by Badal Chowdhury's wife Namita Gope and daughter Shreya Chowdhury.

In a complaint to the police accountability commission Shreya Chwodhury, had said that on October 30, a large group of policemen who  had been disturbing the treatment of Badal Chowdhury in ILS hospital had forcibly take him out of the hospital without medical advice through backdoor. While doing so the police officers also ill-treated Shreya's mother Namita Gope and herself in gross violation of human rights . She also gave other details of the persecution to which they had been subjected.

According to the office of the police accountability commission,    justice (retired) Swapan Chandra Das, chairman of the police accountability commission after receiving the complaint from Shreya Chowdhury and issued show-cause notices to the officers charged with violation of human rights.


Chinmoy Roy invited to 'Rashtrapati Bhawan'

Agartala, Nov05, 2019:Renowned painter Chinmoy Roy of the state has been invited to 'Rashtrapati Bhawan' to be felicitated for his lifelong contribution to the art.

Lalit Kala Academy and Rashtrapati Bhawan from November 17  will jointly organize  a painting workshop for a week  in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the Raisina hills. 

The invitation extended to Chinmoy Roy has caused joyous celebration in Tripura. Chinmoy Roy was felicitated by local artists in the auditorium in the City Centre.

The reception programme was addressed by deputy chief minister Jishnu Debbarma, Justice Arindam Lodh of Tripura high court and Dilip Tripathi , in charge of Lalit Kala Academy , Tripura.

State's leading female artist Jayasri Roy will also accompany Chinmoy Roy to the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.

Accused dies due to assault in lock up

Agartala, Nov 02,2019: There is alleged  report  of  death  due to  physical assault in police lock up. The incident happened at Gomati District on Friday. The accused  Mangal Das  - 19 years died in hospital while undergoing treatment. The mother of the accused claimed his son died due to police assault in police lock up.

According to report, Mangal Das was caught by pubic on October 23  reportedly of stealing and handed over to police of R K Pur police station.  Mangal Das, who have no father   lives with his mother at Amarnagar Colony near Matabari. He sent to  seven days police remand. On Thursday, the accused got seriously ill and police  admitted him at Gomati District hospital. There he breathed his last before doctors could start treatment.

The accused mother was brought to hospital by police saying her son is ill. After seeing her son death, she fell unconscious. Its alleged that police without informing her the body of Mangal Das was creamted.