07 - 12 - 2019

TNGCL reduces CNG, PNG prices

Agartala, July 7,2019:The Tripura Natural Gas Company Limited (TNGCL) in accordance with the Govt of Tripura , vide Gazette Notification No. 1306 have reduced the price Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and  the price of PNG (domestic pipeline gas) with effective date from July 6,2019. A press release issued by TNGCL  stated today.

The price of CNG has been decreased by Rs. 2 per kilogram from its existing price of Rs 50 per Kg.The price of PNG has also been reduced by Re 1 per unit from its existing price of Rs 22.50 per unit for household and for government quarters Rs 2.50 has been reduced per unit  from the existing price of Rs 28.TNGCL also reduced Rs 1.50 per unit from its existing price of Rs 27.50 per unit of gas supplied for commercial purpose and small industrial units across Tripura. 

TNGCL supplies PNG in and around city of Agartala and currently serves around 4000 domestic, 500 + commercial & small industrial consumers across the city of Agartala. TNGCL operates 8 CNG stations and currently dispenses CNG to over 15000 vehicles every day.       


Brown sugar seized, two arrested

Churaibari, July 4, 2019 In a joint operation by  SB  and North Tripura district police suspected    brown sugar weighing  52 gram was seized near  Foolbari  today. The market value of the seized drugs is over Rs 50 lakh.

Police Super of North District, Bhanupada Chakraborty said police had  information that two unknown youths are entering from Assam in the state with drugs. Accordingly, police personnel was waiting at Jerjeri Naka point and was  checking all kind of vehicles.

In the process a motor bike bearing number ( AS 11 G 0240)  seeing police diverted the direction and  headed towards Foolbari. Police chased r the bike and nabbed both suspected drug peddlers. From them  police recovered four packets of suspected  brown sugar.

Both suspected drug peddlers was later identified as Billal Ahmed ( 26) and Zarul Islam ( 27) both from Assam’s Patharkandi. Churabari police station registered a case against both drug peddlers and will be produced in court tomorrow.

Its mentionable here that the Jerjeri Naka point for long time was known as entry point of carrying contraband items and drugs due to weak security arrangement.  


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.