29 - 01 - 2020

Badharghat by-poll: Ratan Das re-nominated as Congress candidate

Agartala, Sept 2, 2019: Pradesh Congress also declared the name of their party candidate for the by-polls of 14-Badharghat (SC) reserved assembly constituency, on Monday afternoon. This was informed by  a press communiqué which  said that local leader and a veteran leader of the party SC front, Ratan Das will contest in the by-election as Congress candidate.

"The Congress president Smt. Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Ratan Das as Congress candidate for the ensuing by-election", said AICC press release signed by Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik. Das also contested the 2018 assembly elections as part candidate from same constituency.

Earlier, Left Front declared the name of Bulti Biswas  who was elected as Councilor of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) from Ward No-36 (Camper Bazar-Gunjaria) in the year 2015 and is currently a Mayor-in-Council in AMC as LF candidate for 14-Badharghat assembly constituency, where by-election slated to come off on September 23 next. 


Badharghat by – election: LF candidate starts door to door campaign

Agartala, Sept 1,2019: Left Front candidate for Badharghat assembly constituency by- election, Bulti Biswas has started her  door to door election campaign. After Election Commission declared the by – election schedule. CPM nominated Bulti Biswas as Left Front candidate,who   is sitting member of Agartala Municipal Corporation.

Meanwhile, ruling BJP party and Congress yet to declare its candidate for the by – election schedule to held on September 23. According to report their are resentments among party workers regarding selection of BJP candidate due to  multiple contenders.

It is mentionable ere tat te election the Election Commission recently declared by-election schedule for Badharghat Assembly elections of West Tripura along with three more Assembly constituencies- Dantewada in Chhattisgarh, Pala in Kerala and Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh.The by-election in all four Assembly constituencies would be held on September 23 while counting would be taken place on September 27.

An official notification for the by-election would be notified on August 28 commencing filing of nomination papers of prospective candidate.

The last date for filing of nomination paper is scheduled for September 4 while scrutiny would be done on the following day and last date for withdrawal would be on September 7.

The by-elections would be held on the electoral rolls with base year 01-01-2019. The model code of conduct would come into effect only in by-poll bound areas from August 28.

The by-election to Badhargaht Assembly constituency has become necessity following the death of Dilip Sarkar, who contested the 2018 Assembly election on BJP ticket. 


Raising of NDRF Assam Rifles Battalion

Agartala, Sept 1,2019:  A new NDRF Assam Rifles Battalion was raised on Sunday at Udaipur, Gomati District Tripura. Major General Balwinder Singh,Vishisht Seva Medal, Additional Director General Assam Rifles marked the Raising Ceremony by hoisting the  National Flag alongwith the Flags of Assam Rifles & NDRF.

The General Officer addressed the newly raised Battalion which comprises of troops and Officers from various Assam Rifles Battalions  & elaborated upon the roles and tasks to be performed by them in various Disaster Response Situations.    The raising is likely to be completed by Feb 2020 after which the Battalion will be operationally deployed.


Interstate bus service between Jampui Hill and Aizawl

Agartala, Aug 31,2019: In a  landmark development, the Mizo National Front (MNF) party led government in Mizoram will soon start its Mizoram State Transport (MST) bus service between Jampui Hill and Aizawl, Mizoram's capital. This fulfills the Zoramthanga's led MNF's pre-election campaign promise of  bringing closer ties and integration, sans borders, with the Mizos living outside of the state in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Manipur and Tripura. The bus services between Aizawl and Myanmar, and Aizawl and Manipur have already been flagged off. 

On 29-30 August, an official team from Mizoram led by  R Lalbiakdika, Asst Director (OP-B) and Mr Kawlchhuana, Asst Director (Booking) arrived in Jampui Hill to work out the final logistical and technical arrangements of the new interstate bus service. The team was satisfied with what it found and returned back in state with positive notes  for  giving green signal. 

When asked about the significance of the interstate bus service, Zairemthiama Pachuau, General Secretary of Jampui Hill Mizo Convention exhorted, "This initiative from Mizoram government will bring the people of the two states closer, integrates culture and makes it thrives, boosts trade and tourism; and also demonstrates goodwill gestures for other states to follow".


National Lok Adalat settles 795 cases

Agartala, July13,2019: National Lok Adalat benches constituted across the state  took up 6,018 cases and disposed a total of 795 cases today. The total settlement amount involved in the disposed cases was Rs. 1,52,75,409. 

A press release from Tripura  State Legal Services Authority (TSLSA) informed that altogether 48  Lok Adalat benches were constituted in eight  districts of the State and the sittings were held within the premises of the District Court buildings. 

The cases taken up dealt with bank recovery cases, traffic related matters, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) cases, MACT appeals. Matrimonal cases,  NI Act cases,  civil cases and criminal compoundable  cases and pre – litigation bank recovery cases and BSNL bill recovery cases, the release said. 

Earlier, as part of the pre-Lok Adalat preparation, District Legal Services Authorities organised awareness programmes with an aim to encourage and apprise the public of the benefits of settling dispute through Lok Adalat and also to ensure that all the informed parties are present for settlement on National Lok Adalat Day.

 National Lok Adalat is held at regular intervals throughout the country and the State Legal Services Authorities, which are statutory bodies constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987, act as the implementing agency.

Yuba tablets worth Rs. 51.5 lakh seized , Smuggler flees away

Agartala, July 11,2019:BSF troops deployed on the border under Sector Headquarter Gokulnagar have been making relentless efforts in prevention of trans-border crimes and effecting seizure of yaba tablets, ganja, other contraband items and cattle lifting. 

BSF jawans deployed at Srimantapur BOP has received specific information about smuggling of yaba tablets on Wednesday. Accordingly, a special operation was planned and troops observed suspicious movement of one miscreant approaching near Indo-Bangladesh Border Fence along with some packets.

 On being challenged, miscreants managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of darkness. During search of the area party recovered one small plastic bag containing 9,700 yaba Tablets worth Rs. 48.50 lakh Seized items handed over to PS Sonamura.

This is the fourth largest case of seizure of Yaba Tablets from the border of the Tripura State in last six months of the current year. It is worth mentioning here that BSF troops deployed at the border have seized 1,70,383 of yaba Tablets till date during this year, in the state.

In another incident related to smuggling of cattle, BSF troops of Kamthana BOP in Sonamura subdivision  has received specific information regarding stocking of herd of cattle in jungle area near village Putia on the same day. Accordingly, BSF personnel on duty carried out special operation and seized 43 Cattle heads worth Rs.2.95 lakh in the presence of independent witnesses. The seized cattle handed over to the police for further legal action.