25 - 01 - 2020

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.            


Tripura Times 'Najar Kara, Pujoy Sera' Sharad Samman on Saturday evening

Agartala, Nov 1,2019: For the first time, english daily Tripura Times  to organize 'Najar Kara, Pujoy Sera' Sharad Samman- 2019 tomorrow ( Saturday) evening at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala.

Governor Ramesh Bais, will remain present as chief guest  and give  awards to best  Durga Puja organizing clubs.

Addressing a prèss conference  at Tripura Times office on Thursday afternoon, executive editor of the news paper, Manas Paul said during award giving ceremony for best Durga Puja organizers, a musical programme would also be held with performance by Ankan, a renowned singer from Kolkata along with performance of 'National Rhythm' orchestra group of Agartala.

Apart from Governor and Chief Minister, wife of Chief Minister Niti Deb and Editor of Tripura Times Sima Lodh will also remain present in the programme.

Speaking in the press meet, Avishikta Lodh, managing editor of Tripura Times said altogether 51 clubs and five apartments participated in the contest. Among them, six clubs and one apartment would be awarded in the Sharad Samman programme.

She said that prize money of Rs. 20,000 for the clubs securing first position in two categories, Rs. 15,000 for the clubs in second position in two disciplines and Rs. 10, 000 for the clubs winning third position in both disciplines. Prize money Rs 10,000 for residential complex puja will be given.

The winners of the “ Sera Najar Kara, Pujoy Sera “are Deshbandhu Chittaranjan (first), Nabajagaran Club (second) and Yuba Samaj (third) among the big-budget puja organizers and Tarun Sangha (first), Auronoday Sangha (second) and Kunjaban Sevak Sangha (third) among the low-budget puja organizers and Geetanjali Apartment (Best) among the residential complexes. Apart from this, Tripura Times also declared Anindita Bhowmik, Anupam Saha and Tista Nath as joint winner of Selfie contest held during the Durga Puja.



“Joining BJP was my great mistake”, says Manoj of Khowai

Agartala, Sept 21,2019: CPM former leader of Khowai and member of sub divisional committee , Manoj Das on Friday rejoined his party in the CPI (M)'s party office in Khowai. He was cordially welcomed back to the party fold by senior most leaders Bijan Dhar, party secretary Gautam Das and former tribal welfare minister Aghore Debbarma.

Later addressing, Manoj Das said, “Joining BJP was my great mistake, I have done. Eighteen months rule of the party is nothing but rule of tyranny and torture. Not  a single decision was taken for the welfare of people.”      

Manoj Das, a tested and politically trained party worker  had left the CPI (M) in 2014 after differences erupted with late CPM leader  Samir Deb Sarkar and joined Trinamool Congress. But seeing the work of the party he got    frustrated.He than joined BJP in 2017. After being denied ticket by BJP from Khowai seat and , in stead, nominated Amit Rakshit from Agartala who lost the election to CPI (M)'s NIrmal Biswas .

However,   hours before his rejoining the BJP t leadership in Khowai had expelled Manoj from the party

Festival advance for govt employees declared

Agartala, Sept 17,2019: Festival advance for the government employees of all categories as been declared by the state government While group-A and B employees are allowed to get festival allowance of Rs. 5000 and Rs. 5500, other employees- C, D, fixed pay, DRW can draw Rs. 5000, according to an official notification issued yesterday.However, the government is yet to declare bonus for Durga puja. An official notification on bonus would be notified very shortly.





TSR 8th Bn holds blood donation camp

Agartala, Sept 16,2019:Altogether 65 TSR jawans and officers donated blood  for the welfare of human kind during a voluntary blood donation camp held at 8th TSR battalion headquarters at Lalcherra under Dhalai district on Monday.

 Commandant of the battalion Nabadwip Jamatia along with other officials  inaugurated the voluntary blood donation camp. Medical officer Dr. Karuna Kanti Debbarma was also present.

In his inaugural speech, Commandant of the battalion, Jamatia   said that the jawans of TSR along with their law and order duties has always extends their helping hand towards their social commitment. Every year, the jawans of 8th battalion TSR  organise blood donation camp along with donation camp for eyes and body, which reflected the social responsibilities of TSR.