06 - 07 - 2020

Teacher Marries Minor Student, Booked

Agartala, May 7, 2020: A 40-year-old school teacher married a 16-year-old student. The illegal marriage held on Wednesday  at Manik Bhander in Kamalpur sub division. Police said after getting information, SDM of Kamalpur Sushanta Sarkar went to the residence of the teacher and recovered the underage student. The student was handed over to her parents. A complaint was filed against the teacher stating Sushanta Sarkar for marrying  an underage  girl and could be booked under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. The teacher is absconding.

Locals informed Sushanta Sarkar @ Varun , biology teacher of Harchandra HS school of Manik Bhander used to give tuition to the student. Both feel in love and yesterday a  Kali Puja was organized  at teacher’s house. On the occasion of the puja he married the underage student.   


Coronavirus: Govt to bear expenses to bring back stranded people, says CM

Agartala, May 6, 2020: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday in video message announced that 50,000 poor APL families, who got free ration, would now receive one-time assistance of Rs. 1000 each- total Rs. 5 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

In another announcement, Deb said that the state government would provide Rs. 10 lakh in case of death of any frontline worker- Doctors, nurse, health workers, Paramedics, Police personnel, Journalists, sweeping staff, ICP staff, ASHA workers including the civil administration and line departments along with all the citizens. The ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakh, earlier declared by the state government, would be given from SDRF and the remaining Rs. 6 lakh to be given from Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

Speaking about migrant workers he said  that the state government has made arrangement for train bookings to send back 33,000 migrant workers to their respective states. All the expenditures (around Rs. 2.50 crore) would be borne from CMRF. 

Besides, the state government has decided to bring back Tripura's citizens now stranded in other parts at government expense. Two trains would run to Tripura-one from Bangalore (expenditure Rs. 14.50 lakh) and another from Chennai (expenditure around Rs. 16 lakh), the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also announced COVID19 tests for all the media personnel who are now working on the ground. He said the samples would be collected in special arrangements step by step. The media persons move from one place to another- there is nothing to worry, but the state government doesn't want to take any risk, he added.

Coronavirus : Dhalai district declared as “ Red Zone”

Agartala, May5,2020: After fresh  poistive cases of corona virus  cases  detected in Ambassa and Gandacherra BSF camp, the centre on Monday declared the  the entire Dhalai district  as 'Red Zone' a prescribed protocol under Disaster Management Act.Besides, three localities- 138 Bn BSF headquarters at Jawharnagar, Gandacherra BSF  BOP have been designated as containment area..

While speaking to the media, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath tonight said three km radius of the three containment areas have been sealed as part of precautionary measures. “However, there is no need to get panic as there was no community transmission even if 14 BSF jawans of 138 Bn were tested positive”, he said. The people living in the containment areas are not allowed to step out of homes or camps and the local administration will deliver essential items for them.

Nath said the BSF jawans, who were tested Covid 19 positive cases were asymptomatic, a latest development in the Coronavirus.As many as 203 persons today entered into the state through Churaibari in North district and out of whom 18 came from Covid hotspots. The persons who came back from hotspots were sent to facility quarantine for two weeks. Altogether 167 samples were collected at Churaibari and sent them for Covid test.

As on today, a total of 572 individuals are home guarantied while 128 are put under institutional quarantine. Of the total collected samples 5611, 5394 tests have been carried out.



House wife set on fire, succumbs to injury

Agartala, May 04,2020: Yet again, another housewife was set on  allegedly by husband and in – laws amid lock down, who later succumbed to injuries.  The incident took place in Barjala village under Bisramganj police station. According to police Lipika Das ( sarkar) on 30 April was admitted in GBP hospital with severe  burn injures and next day she succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile her husband, Kajal Das  also sustained burnt injuries and undergoing treatment in GBP hospital. The mother of the deceased Kiran Bala Das filed an FIR in Bisramganj police station claiming that  husband and in - laws  have murdered her. Lipika tied knot with Kajal 12 years back, their marriage life was not a smooth one claimed the deceased mother.     

Degree & Technical College’s exam likely to held on June

Agartala, May 03,2020: Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Saturday  said the department is planning  to conduct annual examinations in all the degree and technical colleges in next month.

The education department  is  planning to conduct annual examinations in all the degree and technical colleges in June and a decision to intensify online class for the students, he said after holding a high level meeting with the authorizes of Tripura University and MBB University.

In the meeting it appeared that attendance in on-line class by Hons students is quite satisfactory with 90 to 70 percent during the lockdown period. Attendance by pass course students is relatively less with 40/50 percent. "We decided to intensify online class from Monday and if the Corona situation remains the same, annual examination could be held in June. But it all depends on the situation", he said.


Nath further said MBB University plans to introduce three professional courses- GST, Retail & Sales, Insurance Risk Management from the next academic session scheduled to begin in September. Besides, it was decided that Integrated Masters degree on Commerce and Chemistry would be offered by MBB University from next session.




Coronavirus: Two BSF jawans tested positive, medical staffs in Kulai hospital quarantined

Agartala, May 03,2020:Two BSF jawans posted in Dhalai district suspected  as COVID-positive shifted to GBP hospital , Agartala.The information about two BSF jawans having been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive was revealed by a tweet from the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb at 2-30 in the afternoon today.

Highly placed sources in the BSF who refused to part with names of the affected jawans , their battalion number and other details said that one  jawan had returned from leave in Assam on March 11 but was in good shape then. He had gone to Gandacherra subdivisional hospital on April 25 but he was sent to Dhalai district hospital in Kulai yesterday along with another BSF jawan who was attendant. When both of them were found to be in suspicious condition they were sent to GBP hospital last night . All the BSF jawans and their controlling authority in the Gandacherra camp of BSF range in Ambassa have been sent on quarantine already.  

Having studied symptoms after test the doctors in GBP hospital  became convinced that the jawans are suffering from COVID-19 positive symptoms . The doctors treating them refused to speak to the media but the administrative authority of GBP hospital said that the jawans had been institutionally quarantined and treatment was on . All test results have already been sent outside for further analysis and and confirmation .

Meanwhile, the entire medical and para-medical staff of Dhalai district hospital in Kulai as well as the auxiliary employees have been quarantined . Even though the state health department is yet to take a decision on the issue, it is believed that the hospital may have to be closed down for the time being , further deepening the crisis in backward and tribal dominated Dhalai district. Out of Tripura's eight districts six were in green zone while only two , Gomati and North Tripura districts, were in orange zones till this morning but now the status of Dhalai district may have to be changed from 'Green Zone' to 'Red' . So far Tripura has had four Corona-positive patients two of whom were released in April after quarantine and treatment and two more remain in hospital.