06 - 07 - 2020

Badal shifted to ICU after alleged torture by IO

Agartala,Nov17,2019:Badal Choudhury,former PWD Minister and incumbent deputy leader of opposition has been shifted to the ICU of GB hospital on Saturday night from Bishalghar central jail  after complaining of acute chest pain. He is in 13 days jail custody for alleged PWD scam case.

On Saturday night Choudhury was first shifted to Bishalgarh subdivisional hospital from central jail after deterioration of his health condition. Later, hhe was referred to GB Hospital and doctors shifted him at the ICU of the hospital.

Hospital sources said that Choudhury has been suffering from acute chest pain with abnormal pulse and high blood pressure.

The defence team of lawyers alleged that the former minister complaint that he was physically and mentally tortured by investigating officer (IO) of the Crime Branch, Dy. SP Ajay Kumar Das during interrogation inside the central jail complex.

However, defense lawyers said that their case challenging the FIR against Chaudhury at the Division Bench of High Court of Tripura will appear in the court on Monday. Newly appointed Chief Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi and Justice Arindam Lodh will hear the case. 

Jawans, Commandant of TSR 8th Bn donates blood

Agartala, Nov 16,2019:Eighty jawans  of TSR 8th battalion donated blood on Saturday in its headquarters  Lalcherra,Dhalai. The Commandant of the battalion, Nabadwip Jamatia  were among the uniformed personnel who donated blood.

Before starting the donation, a simple programme was held which addressed by  the Commandant. Addressing the jawans and officials, he  stressed the importance of voluntarily donating blood as there was a huge shortfall of blood in the state.

He urged the jawans to spread the message amongst their relatives and friends in civil so that more people are made aware over the importance of donating blood.

TSR has always been at the forefront  in blood donation and similar camps had been organized in past. He expressed his heartiest thanks to all the organizers of the event and the donors for conducting the event smoothly.

 It is mentionable here that in this calendar year TSR 8th  Battalion organized the fourth blood donation camp including today’s one.



Govt revokes suspension order of Ajit Pratap Singh

Agartala, Nov  15,2019:  The government  has revoked the  suspension order for former SP (West) Ajit Pratap Singh.  A notification in this order  was revoked by the General Administration (Personnel and Training) department.

The general administration department of the state government through an official order issued on November 14 said that suspension , which was made by the department on October 17 last, the competent authority in exercise of the powers conferred by the All India Services (discipline and appeal) rules, 1969 has revoked the order with immediate effect.

It may be recalled here that the then SP(West) was suspended in connection of unable to arrest the main accused former PWD Minister and deputy leader of opposition Badal Chaudhury in alleged PWD scam case, who was escaped after a court rejected his anticipatory bail petition. 


Justice Talapatra appointed acting CJ

Agartala, Nov 12, 2019: Justice S. Talapatra has been appointed as acting Chief Justice, High  Court of Tripura. The notification of appointment as acting Chief Justice was issued on  Monday by Ministry of Law and Justice. Its mentionable here that  Justice Akhil Abdul Hamid Kureshi of Bombay High Court is appointed as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court in place of   former Chief Justice Sanjoy Karol. Justice Talapatra will remain  as acting Chief Justice till Justice Kureshi assumes charge.     


38th Agartala Book Fair starts from Feb 25

Agartala, Nov 12, 2019: The 38th Agartala Book Fair will start from February 25. The 12-day long fair is slated to end on March 7 next. There will be as many as 152 stalls in the book fair venue. Altogether 12 awards will be given during the book fair.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday held a preparatory meeting at the conference hall of Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here. Mayor Dr. Prafullajit Sinha, MP Pratima Bhoumik, Agartala Press Club's president Subal Kumar Dey, secretary Pranab Sarkar and vice chairman of Higher Education Dr. Arunodhay Saha remained present in the meeting.

While speaking at the meeting, the Chief Minister gave emphasis on organizing the book fair at International Fair Ground, Hapania. There will be district-wise cultural programme during the book fair.

Deb further suggested the book fair organizers to keep close eye on books which will be available at book fair venue. He said the government has taken an initiative to set up a cultural hub by spending Rs. 2 crore.


Tripura police rescue a woman from Haryana

Agartala, Nov 12, 2019: Tripura police achieved a major success by rescuing a housewife,who was sold off  to the people of Haryana by a network of human trafficking has now returned back to his home at Kumarghat and police also arrested two persons involved with human trafficking.

North Tripura district police said that the wife of Ratan Deb of Betcherra area was missing since October 12 last. A missing dairy has also been lodged at Kumarghat police station by the husband of the wife. But, few days ago, the victim woman managed to call her husband from a mobile phone from an unknown location of Haryana and appealed to her husband to save her.

Based on the phone call and tracking the tower locations of that phone, Tripura police in association with Haryana police rescued the housewife from Mahaveer colony area under HTS police station.

Rescued housewife said that she had developed an affair with a boy named Raju through missed phone calls. She also was being trapped for a job in Siliguri district of West Bengal. Later, she eloped with that boy towards New Delhi on October 12 last. After reaching Delhi, she discovered the real identity of that boy, whose actual name is Ashrab Ali. After passing two-three days in Delhi hotel, the victim woman was shifted at Haryana with another boy and sold off her to one Sukhbindher Gill of Mahveer colony in exchange of Rs. 1 lakh.

On November 7th last, a team of Kumarghat police station reached at that spot and in association with Haryana police they managed to rescue the woman. Police also arrested Sukhbindher Gill and Pranesh Banik, a brother-in-law of the victim woman, who was also involved with the trafficking.

However, police said that they launched a search operation to arrest the main accused Ashrab Ali.