21 - 02 - 2019

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 

ULFA chief in Tripura

Agartala, Dec 21,2018: Chairman of ULFA, Arvind Rajkhowa arrived in Agartala today in his first ever visit. He was receivedby ATTF leader Ranjit Debbarma, hardcore former membersof NLFT Suran Debbarma.

A organization of former and surrendered militants of the State – Tripura United IndigenousPeoples’ Council (TUIPC) invited Rajkhowa to come to Tripurain his maiden visit. Speaking to media, Ranjit Debbarma said,Rajkhowa was invited to come to Tripura to attend ‘Tring’Festival. Rajkhowa said, surrendered militants may returnto jungles if the Government fails to settle the rehabilitation related issues of the surrendered people.

 On NRC, he said,tribal communities of the State will decide whether they need implementation of NRC in Tripura or not. Before leaving forTulashikhar in evening to attend Tring Fest, Rajkhowavisited Ujjanta Palace.

TGB achieves profit for 18 consecutive years: Chairman

Agartala, Dec 22,2018:The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB), one of India’s 56 regional rural banks (RRBs), posted net profit of Rs 44.14 crore up to September in current fiscal (2018-19). The bank has been notching profits successively for the past 18 years, the bank’s chairman said.

“Supervised by United Bank of India (UBI), the TGB achieved a profit of Rs 44.14 crore up to September this year and total deposit was Rs 6073.81 crore.” the TGB Chairman Mahendra Mohan Goswami told the media today in Agartala Press Club.

Accompanied by the bank’s chief manager  Swapan Chandra Sarkar  the bank chief said: “The bank currently has 144 branches including 15 ultra small branches (USB) across Tripura. The bank’s Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) currently stood at   39.11 per cent against the national banks’ (functioning in the state) CDR of 44.12 per cent.

 He said , though most of the banks  in the country  booked loss in September , 2018 quarter  TGB has secured  Net Profit of Rs 11.36 crore  as on September 2018. Besides in connection with celebration of 43rd Foundation day, different branches  of our bank have sanctioned Rs 76.75 crore of fresh loans from December 1st to December 20, 2018.      

 To fullflll the dream  of the Prime Minister to double the household income  by 2022 bank has undertaken projects with various agencies like NERLP, TRLM, NURLM, MUDRA, Stand Up India and Start Up India which in turn will create  a developed economy and economical activities in the state, chairman stated.

 From this year , Goswami said TGB  is also imparting Financial Literacy Camp targeting  the youth, students, Farmers, small entrepreneur and senior citizen  for providing  them  financial independency , enabling  them  to take decision in managing finance .

TGB vows to improve the quality of human resources  by extending  credit facilities to students and youths of the state. As part of that, among  various banks operating in the state , TGB alone has received 879 proposals  of Chief Minister’s Bed Anuprerana Yojana out of 1000 proposals as earmarked by the higher education department for the financial year 2017 – 18 to encourage  candidates  in taking up BEd courses for making them eligible  for teaching jobs, the chairman added. 


Opposition CPM alleges of pre poll violence’s

Kailashahar, Dec 21,2018:The opposition CPM alleged of pre – poll violence’s  in various parts of  poll - bound  Kailashahar town in last five days. Addressing a press meet on Thursday here in party district office  Vishwaroop Goswami  CPM divisional secretary said, ruling BJP workers are attacking the opposition  party workers and candidates in last five days, the matter has been brought to the notice of Returning Officer.

Goswami said  in last five days  houses CPM  candidate and workers are attacked, stones and brickbats are thrown at night. However the party is hopeful of doing good result in the six seats  where   by poll is schedule to held on December 27.

Meanwhile, BJP alleged  that CPM candidates are disturbing money to voters.  Today CPM candidate of ward no - 5 Mukta Das  while door to door campaign  was accused of offering money to BJP worker Shika Deb.  When the matter was brought to  notice  local BJP leaders they protested and informed the returning officer.  They demanded the candidature of CPM be cancelled.

In Kailashahar municipal council there are 15 seats. By election will held in six seats. BJP have to win all six seats to capture the municipal council from CPM. Out of remaining nine seats CPM have seven seats and BJP supported independent in two seats.

The state government has ordered official holiday in the areas going for by – poll in urban local bodies on December 27 (Thursday). There will be holiday for all magistrate court, government employees and schools and colleges (including grant-in-aid institutions).

By poll  of urban local bodies  will held on December 27 while the counting of ballots will be taken up next day on December 28. The entire process of election will be completed on December 30.


Govt holiday for ULB by polls

Agartala, Dec 19,2018:The state government has ordered official holiday in the areas going for by – poll in urban local bodies on December 27 (Thursday). There will be holiday for all magistrate court, government employees and schools and colleges (including grant-in-aid institutions).

By poll  of urban local bodies  will held on December 27 while the counting of ballots will be taken up next day on December 28. The entire process of election will be completed on December 30.

Around 158 seats in urban local bodies  felt vacant due to several reasons  after  BJP – IPFT came to power on March 3rd .  Howe ever election will held only in 98 seats and in remaining seats ruling BJP won uncontested   as opposition parties did not file any nomination papers in those seats.

In three tier panchayat by – election held on September, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won unopposed 96 per cent of the Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti seats and all the 18 Zilla Parishad seats in Tripura