20 - 07 - 2019

BJP launch bike rallies across the state

Agartala, March 2, 2019: Keeping in view of national election, BJP state unit has taking number of public outreach programmes for highlighting various pro – people central schemes. As part of the programme state BJP unit as part of the nationwide campaign organized a bike rally in all assembly constituency. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the bike rally from his Banamalipur assembly constituency. BJP workers, who will take part in the rally, have been instructed to share the ‘achievements’ of the Narendra Modi government with voters during the rally.



Minor reshuffle in IPS cadre

Agartala, March 3,2019:  The State Government Friday effected a minor reshuffle in the senior IPS cadre.

According to a General Administration (Personnel & Training)  department notification V S Yadav , DG, Fire Service  is relieved from  the additional charge of DG ( Crime Branch).

Joydeep Nayak, IGP ( Home Guard) with additional charge of IGP ( legal matter) is transferred and  posted as  IGP ( Training) with  additional charge of IG ( HG & Legal Matter).

Puneet  Rastogi, on repatriation  from central deputation  is posted as IGP ( Crime Branch).

G S Rao,  IGP ( TSR & Ops) is relieved from the additional charge  of  IGP ( Training).

Anish Prasad,  on repatriation from central deputation is posted as DIG ( Armed Personnel).

Abhijit Saptarshi SP ( SB) will also hold  the additional charge of SP ( vigilance).

Pradip De,  SP ( vigilance) is attached to PHQ.       


Chapchar kut festival celebrated with traditional fervor

Agartala, Feb 27,2019: The 2nd Tripura State Level Chapchar Kut Festival, 2019 is Celebrated  Wednesday  at Behliangchhip village of Jampui Hills, North Tripura district . Chapchar Kut is a spring festival of the Mizo's, celebrated with great favour and gaiety. It is celebrated after completion of their most arduous task of jhum operation i.e., jungle clearing.

“Every year, Mizos organize the Chapchar Kut festival in spring season, showcasing the pomp and pageantry of yore. Mizo children and young people, colourfully attired in their Mizo regalia, complete with feathered headdresses, jewellery, weapons and other props, participate in groups and numbers. The elderly members of the society come dressed in their traditional costumes. The whole place soon turns into a riot of colours.  Meanwhile, Mizo singers enthrall the crowd with their special renderings. This is followed by the various Mizo dances, the most important being the ‘Cheraw’. The nimble-footed female dancers jump in perfect unison and rhythm as the men clap the bamboo sticks around their feet and sing loudly. 

In the ‘Khuangchawi’, an young man is carried in a bamboo sedan chair by a colourful attired group of people amidst loud cheers, an event reminiscent of the times when the tribal chieftain used to be carried by his men after a successful hunt.  

This festival has a number of legendary stories. The story behind this celebration goes like this: Once a group of young people returned from their hunting expedition empty handed. Ins order to cover their embarrassment, the village chief organized a grand feast and the whole village offered its individual share and celebrated it with great enthusiasm. Since then this is celebrated as to mark the fun loving spirit of Mizo society. Though the form of the festival has changed, the spirit of celebrating it remains the same.”

Abhedananda Baidya, SDM, Kanchanpur graced the festival as Chief Guest.  MK Das, Assistant Director, Tourism was the Guest of Honour. Mr Lalmangliana, a local elder was the Kût Pa (Father of the Festival), and  Biakchungnunga, BAC Chairman was Kût Thlengtu (Host of the Festival). 

International Tourism Media 'Lonely Planet' Editor,  Pallavi Pasricha, New Delhi covered the entire proceedings and also participated too.

The seccess of the event is lagely credited to the Young Mizo Association (YMA) Tripura Group and  Sajal Debnath, BDO of Jampui Hill RD.  

The Mizo community of Tripura are looking forward to the day when Chapchar Kut is officially recognized as the state holiday


Free medical camp organized by AR

Agartala, Feb 27, 2019: Assam Rifles conducted a free medical camp Wednesday  at Gamchakobra village , District West Tripura in conjunction with IGM Hospital  .

A large number of locals, from remote areas were benefited from the medical camp. Assam Rifles has been assisting the civil population in remote areas by organising large number of such activities.

 This humane and selfless gesture was appreciated by the locals and the civil administration.


589 incidents of political violence last year

Agartala, Feb 25,2019:  In last year, the state witnessed  highest number of political violence’s and  highest number of cases was registered in various  police station  compared to previous  two years.  

This was stated in assembly today by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb who holds the home department portfolio while replying to question raised by treasury bench member Sushanta Choudhury  during question hour.

Deb stated that in  2018 the number of incidents  political violence was 589 and case registered in different police station was 528. In 2017 and 2016 the number of political violence’s was 242 and 40. Case registered in various police station was 270 and 49.

Chief Minister stated the number of charge sheet in last year was highest compared to previous two years. In 2018 number of charge sheet was   279 , whereas previous two years it 216 and 38.    


27,289 Govt posts lying vacant

Agartala, Feb 25: A total of 27,289 post lying vacant in various departments of the state department informed Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in response to a question raised by opposition MLA Sahid Choudhuri in assembly today.   

Chief Minister who is holding the portfolio of General Administration ( P & T) stated that for feeling the vacant posts government already took initiatives through direct recruitments. Whereas initiative for  promotional post could not be taken due stay order of Supreme Court.

Replying to another question raised by treasury bench member Ratan Chakraborty who wanted to know if function of administration is affected due to the stay order.

Chief Minister informed that due to stay order promotion in various posts could not be done and affecting the function of administration to some extent. The promotion posts have been stopped since  March,2017.

 In another reply, Chief Minister informed  at present there are 49 IAS officers, 48 IPS officers, 46 IFS officers, 194 TPS officers and 304 TCS officers.

Among them 17 are nominated IAS and IPS officers, 12 nominated IFS officers, 80 are nominated TPS officers and 114 TCS officers. At present there are 103 TCS and 34 TPS post lying vacant.