21 - 02 - 2019

Retired bureaucrat no more, body handed over to AGMC

Agartala, Dec19: Retired bureaucrat Dilip Kanti Roy, who fared well from service as Under Secretary of the Government of Tripura in 2011, passed away at 66 on Tuesday.

A lifelong bachelor, Roy donated his body to Agartala Government Medical College before his death. His body was handed over to A.G.M.C authorities late evening yesterday.

Late Dilip Kanti Roy was known as a diligent, helpful and highly efficient bureaucrat. Roy joined service in 1974 and retired in 2011 as an Under Secretary.

He was survived by his aged mother, elder brother, sister-in-law and niece.



News Vanguard’ awarded prestigious silver medal

Agartala, Dec 18, 2018:Popular cable news channel of the state 'News Vanguard' has been awarded  the prestigious silver medal by the world's largest and most popular video sharing website 'Youtube'. This  prestigious award was given after the cable news channel had crossed the earmarked target of viewership.

For the 'YouTube' support team  Raymond Michell congratulated the chief editor of News Vanguard channel  Sevak Bhattacharjee on crossing the milestone in viewership which leads to the prestigious silver medal award. 

In a statement the chief editor of 'News Vanguard' channel Sevak Bhattacharjee has expressed his thanks and gratitude to the common viewers and said that from now on his efforts will be to raise the viewership level of his channel to a height where it will be conferred the prestigious gold medal within a short time. 


Kulai HS school to celebrate 70th anniversary

Agartala, Dec 18, 2018: Kulai higher secondary school will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Announcing details of the celebration, Paritosh Biswas former veteran student of the school alumini association and editor of  local daily ‘ Jagaran’ in press meet here  said the main   programme will be inaugurated on December 22  at 2.30 pm by education minister Ratan Lal Nath, food minister Manoj Kanti Deb will grace the occasion as special guest along with MLA  Parimal Debbarma.

Besides on December 20 fruits and sweets will be distributed among patients of District and sub division hospital followed by blood donation camp and drawing completion.

 On December 23 a colourful rally and March will pass through various thorough fare of the town. The march will be attended by all section of people including   present teachers, students, former students and teachers of the school.                          

Speaking about the history of the school , Biswas said  Kulai HS school started its journey from  1948.  


Cops arrest five, seize Rs 19 lakh

Teliamura , Dec 16,2018:Five person who were allegedly transporting  Rs 19 lakh were arrested by police on Saturday midnight. Police seized a vehicle which was allegedly transporting the currency notes. The arrested persons – Subhas Chandra Das, Humayun Mia, Devananda Pal, Jagadish Debbarma and Birchandra Debbarma are from Sidhai police station.

Following a tip – off, police inspected the vehicle  at 35 Mile under Mungiakami police station and found currency notes stocked in a bag. The  suspects could not produce proper records for the money.

Meanwhile,  DIG ( Southern Range ) Arindam Nath along with SP Khowai District Manik Das went to Mungiakami police station today. Both senior cops questioned all five arrested.

Preliminary investigation says they might be linked with any drug smuggling racket.  While returning back after selling their consignments they fell in trap of police.

Last month in Amass police have arrested three people for transporting Rs 25 lakh along with the vechile.  


On Dec 18, hospital train arriving in D’Nagar

Dharmanagar, Dec 15, 2018: The Lifeline Express, touted to be the world’s first hospital – train that provides medical aid and relief to patients in far - flung  and inaccessible areas is arriving in Dharmanagar  next week.The seven coach train will stay  from  December 18 and till  January 5, 2019.

The train started in 1991, is a flagship project of the Impact India Foundation  an NGO and Indian Railways. Since then, it has travelled across the country, providing medical aid to poor patients free of cost by experts from  India and foreign countries.

North Tripura DM, Dr. Raveel Hamendra Kumar  addressing a press meet today informed the arrival of Life Line Express Train in Dharmanagar station.This project is being organized jointly by  state governemnt and Indian Railways  supported by Mahindra and Mahindra under the banner of Impact India Foundation.

He said the hospital train is equipped with a state-of-the-art operation theatre and has surgeons on board   where   people will be treated for dental, mouth, jaw, eye, ear, nose, throat ailments, besides blood sugar, High and Low Blood Pressure, epilepsy, breast and uterus cancer. Cataract, dental, jaw, ear, polio and other operations will also be performed by the doctors, d and added that the patients, who undergo operations, will be provided with residential facility along with an attendant and food free of cost.


TCPCR representing first global meet on sexual exploitation of children

Agartala, Dec 14,2018: The two day first international conference  on sexual exploitation  of children  commenced from today in Kolkata.  The global meet comes to close on the heels of report  that India accounted  for around 2.4 millions  instances of online child sexual abuse last year.

Among those  who participated  in it are officials from West Bengal Commission  for Protection of Child Rights, International  Justice Mission and chairpersons of women commission across the country m senior  police officials from six countries government representatives  prosecutors  and judges from 15 countries like Germnay, Uganda, Canada, Kenya, US, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India.

Officials from social media giant Facebook and major consulting firm Delotte, Price WaterhouseCoopers attended the conference.Sharmila Choudhury, member of Tripura Commission for Protection of Child Rights  ( TCPCR) is representing the state, as chairperson  is busy with other prior appointments.  

Global trends indicate  that criminals  are using  the power of modern  technology  to exploit  children  and these trends  include trafficking buying and selling of children for sex, live pron, etc, official said.