19 - 01 - 2019

Man beaten to death by mob for alleged rape

Agartala, Nov 27,2018:A 40-year-old man, who was thrashed by a mob for allegedly attempting to rape a 7-year-old girl in South Maharani  area, died from his injuries at a hospital this evening.

Police said the man - identified as Dalil Mia was contract worker of ONGC went there in morning for soil testing. A mob attacked the accused with stones and sticks. They kept hitting him until he fell unconscious, said a police officer.

After the police learnt about the incident, he was rushed to local  hospital and later referred to GTB hospital, where he died during treatment. His body has been handed over to his family.

Police have  detained  two person  who beat up the man.

Dalil who hailed from Dataram along with other workers used to go in morning and returning in evening. But today’s incident caused panic with other workers and tension gripped the entire area.  


Labour dies after falling from under construction house

Agartala, Nov 27,2018: A 34-year-old man died after he fell from third  floor of an under construction house here in Bhattapukur area today..

Police said that a labour working at an under construction house  was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died later during treatment. The deceased was identified as Bishal Malakar..

The tragic incident happened when the  the support which was made for plastering the house broken suddenly and injured the deceased. He was rushed to hospital where he died during treatment.

The house owner who assigned and failed to provide security to the deceased would be questioned, police added.

Based on the complaint after the preliminary investigation the police have registered a case under section 174 of the CrPC and started further investigation. During the investigation a case of death caused due to negligence would be registered against responsible person.

 Recently few days back another labourer from Assam sustained grievous  injury after falling from under construction house.     

Hepatitis awareness campaign, free screening held

Jampui, Nov 26,2018:A hepatitis awareness campaign and free screening was held at  Behliangchhip YMA Hall, Jampui Hill on Sunday. The programme was jointly organised by Hillcrest Medical Center (Jampui Hill), Vinyaka Health Care & Diagnostic (Agartala) and Zydus Heptiza, was held on 25 November, 2018 at. Dr Amitava Roy, MD (Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist) and Dr Zairemthiama Pachuau, MBBS, PDHIV/AidsMan, DHA, PgDipFamMed, FOG, MPhil (HIV/AIDS), MBA were the resource persons. Altogether 100 people from Jampui Hill and its surrounding villages and towns attended the campaign. Of these 52 persons were screened for Hepatitis B and C on the spot free of cost.


High Court serves notice to govt

Agartala, Nov 24,2018: High Court of Tripura took cognizance of a news item published in the Tripura Times and filed a suo moto PIL issuing notices to the state government. The news item published on November 22 was related to apathetic condition of a road in Ampi.

High Court sources said, the news item in the morning paper attracted the attention of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and he took cognizance of it. Later the Division Bench of Chief Justice Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh filed a PIL on the matter and sent notices to the Chief Engineer, PWD, District Magistrate & Collector and also SDM, Ampi.

The state government was asked to submit a short affidavit within two weeks. The advocate General was also asked to appear before the court.

This is after long time that the High Court acted on its own upon a news item published in a local daily, and that too on the day the news brought to light the lack of civic amenities

129 Muslim voters joins BJP

Churaibari, Nov 21,2018: Opposition CPM received a major setback in assembly constituency of Bagbassa. Today 129 voters of CPM have joined BJP. The joining took place in Fajal Uddin house Shanicharra  ward no -2. Former state BJP president Ranajoy Deb, Bagbassa assembly Mandal secretary Nirmal Sinha and all other leaders was present in the joining programme. 36 families which have 129 voters joined BJP willingly from CPM are Muslim minority community.   Former minister Bijita Nath of CPM is  MLA of Bagbassa.  Ranajoy Deb claimed that Bijita Nath is representing Bagbassa for consecutive two terms. But there was no development  in the assembly constituency. BJP government will take steps to develop the assembly constituency.    


Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated

Agartala, Nov 21:Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, is  celebrated today. Milad Mehfils highlighting the life and teachings of the Prophet  was held across the state among Muslim community. Milad processions are also being organized to mark the day.
Special prayers and processions were held at places in Agartala, Sonamura, Kailashahar , Dharmanagar.The largest gathering was held at  Sonamura  where hundreds  of devotees thronged to pray. Authorities made elaborate security arrangements. The prophet's birthday is celebrated every year on the 12th of Rabi ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.In India, the day is a national holiday.Muslim families also gather on the day and prepare feast for guests. Feeding poor and donating to charity is considered one of the important aspects the day celebrated as Eid-e-Milad un Nabi.