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Tripura: TIPRA opposes CAA implementation in tribal areas

AGARTALA: Tipra Motha party chief Pradyot Debbarma, on Tuesday (May 21), stated that the party would not permit the government to enforce the citizenship amendment act (CAA) in tribal areas of Tripura. This statement came in response to accusations by Tripura Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman, who alleged that Debbarmas silence on the CAA indicated [] The post Tripura: TIPRA opposes CAA implementation in tribal areas appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 11:40 pm

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat to pay 5-day visit to Tripura

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit Tripura from May 23 to May 28, stay at Khayerpur Seva Dham, participate in events, meet pracharaks, discuss political issues with CM Manik Saha and BJP leaders, had a meeting with Sattradhikars in Assam at river island Majuli.

The Economic Times 21 May 2024 8:58 pm

Tripuras Historic Neermahal Palace Threatened by Water Hyacinth Infestation; Minister Sushanta Chowdhury Orders Removal of Invasive Plants

Agartala, May 21, 2024: To revive the lost glory of Tripuras Rudrasagar Lake and attract global tourists to Neermahal, Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury has directed officials from the concerned department, Melaghar Municipal Council and Rudrasagar Udbastu Fishermen Sammanay Samiti to clear the water hyacinth covering the lake, which is diminishing the attraction of the palace... The post Tripuras Historic Neermahal Palace Threatened by Water Hyacinth Infestation; Minister Sushanta Chowdhury Orders Removal of Invasive Plants appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 21 May 2024 8:56 pm

Tripura: Drowning incident claims life of woman in Khowai

AGARTALA: A tragedy unfolded on Tuesday (May 21) morning at Old Tabla Bari under Khowai district in Tripura, as a 50-year-old woman, Parampati Debbarma, tragically drowned. The incident occurred in a pond within her residence, falling under the jurisdiction of the Khowai police station in Tripura. According to reports, Parampati had gone to the pond [] The post Tripura: Drowning incident claims life of woman in Khowai appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 8:40 pm

Tripura government aims supply of fuel and essential goods via Bangladesh

AGARTALA: Tripura government is making arrangements to bolster the supply of fuel and essential goods through Bangladesh, bypassing traditional routes through Assam, a Tripura minister announced. This initiative aims to circumvent disruptions often caused by landslides and rail link issues on the Assam-Agartala highway, considered Tripuras lifeline. Tripura recently faced a severe fuel crisis following [] The post Tripura government aims supply of fuel and essential goods via Bangladesh appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 8:23 pm

Knows what has happened there: Tripura CM slams Mamata Banerjee for not visiting Sandeshkhali

Knows what has happened there: Tripura CM slams Mamata Banerjee for not visiting Sandeshkhali Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha launched an attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday for not visiting Sandeshkhali even after knowing what happened there. The remarks of Tripura CM come amidst a statement of Mamata Banerjee where she said, Everyone expects me to visit them during elections...I will definitely go everywhere. I will come to you too, I will visit Sandeshkhali too. Taking a jibe at the statement of Banerjee, Manik Saha, while speaking with ANI, said, She (Mamata Banerjee) knows what has happened there...Earlier also, we used to see that whenever any such incident happened in Nandigram, Sandeshkhali or other places, she said that all this was a story, but the public understood everything. This is the public's election, not the party's and the public knows everything. Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district started hitting the headlines in February this year when villagers, mostly women, came out on the streets against the ruling TMC and Shahjahan, accusing the TMC strongman and his aides of perpetrating gross excesses and atrocities on them while also grabbing their land. Multiple women on the island accused Shajahan and his aides of land-grab and sexual assault under coercion. Shahjahan, the key Sandeshkhali accused, is currently behind bars in connection with the attack on a team of the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) while it was in the process of raiding his residence in connection with the alleged ration scam. Saha, while holding a roadshow in Paschim Medinipur, also said, I am going to everyone's place and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked to say one thing to everyone: that he has sent us to seek people's blessings...Wherever I have gone, I have seen that people have trust and faith in PM Modi. A day earlier, Manik Saha had addressed a rally in the Jayanagar Lok Sabha constituency in the district of South 24 Parganas and made a fervent appeal to the voters of West Bengal to oust the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government. The Left Front government ruled Tripura for over 30 years. People wanted to oust them but failed. It was only possible, due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that we were able to end the misrule of the Left Front. The same situation is happening in West Bengal. People wanted a change and brought the Trinamool Congress, but it was surprising to see that they are similar to the CPI (M). The state is witnessing massive violence during and after elections, Saha had said. He had also criticised the TMC for its alleged destructive actions, including tearing down BJP flags and attacking party workers. We have guardians like PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. In Tripura, during the election campaign, I saw how people support the BJP. In the 2023 Assembly election, not a single instance of violence took place. The time has arrived to oust the TMC from Bengal, Saha urged, encouraging the electorate, particularly the youth, to oppose the TMC's misrule. The polling for 42 seats of West Bengal is being held across all seven phases. The counting of votes is scheduled for June 4. In 2019, BJP made strong inroads into TMC's hold in West Bengal, by winning 18 seats and being a close second to TMC, which won 22 seats. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 May 2024 8:09 pm

Tripura: Tipra Motha opposes CAAs implementation in tribal areas

GUWAHATI: Tipra Motha Party chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma on Tuesday said that the party would not allow the government to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Tripuras tribal areas. The statement followed Congress leader Sudip Roy Barmans charge that Debbarma was maintaining stony silence on the CAA as he had sold himself off to the BJP. The Tipra Motha is a component of the state's BJP-led government. Responding to the Congress leader's remarks, Debbarma said, He asked why we did not raise voice against CAA. Pradyot Bikram Manikya is still fighting CAA in the Supreme Court. We will not allow CAA to be implemented in TTAADC (Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council) areas, Debbarma said. He said the party would fight for every Tiprasas right to their land. He added that this clause figured in the agreement that the party had signed with the central government towards solving the problems of Tripuras tribals. Debbarma also hit out at Barman for his political inconsistency. A group from the Congress, of which Barman was a part, had ditched the party in 2016. They joined the Trinamool Congress but when they felt elections (in Tripura) cannot be won through didi (TMC president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee), they joined the BJP. They won the polls in 2018 but when he did not get the CMs post, he returned to the Congress. This man does politics for himself, Debbarma said. Congress leader Barman had warned that implementation of the contentious Act would alter the demography of Tripuras tribal areas. Tipra Motha is keeping quiet because its supremo has been asked to shut his mouth. I believe the legislators and the functionariparty's functionaries are not going to echo the voice of their party supremo who has been completely purchased and has sold himself off to the BJP, Barman had said. We are unable to give a share of the GDP to those who were born and brought up here, the son of the soil.. and you are inviting foreigners in the name of religion, the Congress leader had said addressing BJP. Last week, the Tripura government had stated that it was preparing to implement CAA. It constituted a six-member state-level empowered committee to grant citizenship under CAA.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 7:27 pm

4-Year-Old Girl & Woman in her 50s Lose Life After Drowning in Tripura

Agartala, May 21, 2024: In a heart-wrenching incident, a four-year-old girl named Ananya Karmakar lost her life by drowning in a pond near her house while playing at Tripuras Khilpara Taltala area under Gomati district while another woman Parampati Debbarma in her fifties also drowned in a pond behind her house at Puratan Tabla Bari... The post 4-Year-Old Girl & Woman in her 50s Lose Life After Drowning in Tripura appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 21 May 2024 7:17 pm

Tripura Left Fronts Students and Youth Wings Protest Amidst Education, Health, and Law & Order Crisis in State

Agartala, May 21, 2024: In a powerful display of dissent, Left Fronts student and youth organizations- Student Federation of India (SFI), Tripura Students Union (TSU), Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), and Tripura Youth Federation (TYF) have united to address the states pressing issues. The state grapples with poor education, a crumbling health system and... The post Tripura Left Fronts Students and Youth Wings Protest Amidst Education, Health, and Law & Order Crisis in State appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 21 May 2024 7:00 pm

Tripura: War of words between Pradyot & Sudip Barman over CAA intensifies

AGARTALA: The ongoing debate over the citizenship amendment act (CAA) has ignited a new war of words between Pradyot Debbarma, founder of Tipra Motha party, and Sudip Roy Barman, a Congress MLA and former BJP minister. The dispute centres on the implementation of CAA in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). In a [] The post Tripura: War of words between Pradyot & Sudip Barman over CAA intensifies appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 4:38 pm

Tripura govt working on arrangement for bringing fuel, goods via Bangladesh: Minister

Agartala: The Tripura government has been working on an arrangement to strengthen the supply of fuel and essential goods via Bangladesh, a minister said. The alternative arrangement to bring fuel and goods to Tripura will bypass rail links through Assam and the national highway connecting the state's capital Agartala with the neighboring state, he said. Notably, the northeastern state had faced a severe fuel crisis after the derailment of a goods train in Assam's Jatinga. Disruption of traffic movement on the Assam Agartala highway considered a lifeline for Tripura, and through the rail links connecting the neighboring state due to landslides during the monsoon season is common. In view of the recent disruption in the railway network in Assam's Jatinga, we are working on alternative arrangements to ensure a seamless supply of fuel and goods via Bangladesh. The Agartala-Gangasagar (Bangladesh) rail tracks will be ready for goods transportation in the next six months to one year. Once the route is opened for goods movement, we can bring fuel and goods from Kolkata directly via Bangladesh, Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said at a press conference on Monday. Chief Minister Manik Saha has recently said that the rail service between Agartala and Gangasagar will be made operational shortly. Chowdhury said the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has been working to build a large fuel depot in Sepahijala district's Sekerkote for fuel storage. We are hopeful that IOCL will complete the project in six months to one year. If this facility is created, the state will have enough stock of fuel which will prove beneficial in case of any disruption in goods transportation, he said. Chowdhury also said the state has built up a sufficient stock of fuel - 1,700 kl of petrol and 2,726 kl of diesel - in view of the upcoming monsoon season. The minister said the Food and Civil Supplies Department has stored a sufficient quantity of essential food items such as rice, wheat, oil, sugar, salt, and pulses. Under the Public Distribution System, the state has rice for 70 days, sugar for 28 days, pulses for 22 days, and salt for 45 days. Besides, the stock of other food items, including edible oil, seems good. There should not be any shortage of essential items during the monsoon even if there is any disruption in the connectivity, he added.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 4:10 pm

Adivasi unit of Tripura Congress appeals to state govt to halt CAA implementation

AGARTALA: The Tripura Pradesh Congress Adivasi Committee, representing the indigenous faction of the Tripura unit of the Congress party, met with state chief secretary Jitendra Kumar Sinha, urging him to prevent the implementation of the citizenship amendment act (CAA) in Tripura. The Adivasi Committee of the Congress party stressed on the need to safeguard the [] The post Adivasi unit of Tripura Congress appeals to state govt to halt CAA implementation appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 4:00 pm

Rain to lash Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Guwahati: Widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely in the next couple of days over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. A low-pressure area is expected to form in the SW Bay of Bengal in the middle of the week. While moving Northeastward, it has the potential to develop into a depression around Friday in [] The post Rain to lash Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 1:40 pm

Five from Bangladesh held for entering Tripura without valid documents

Agartala: Continuing its crackdown on illegal immigrants, five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from the Khowai district for entering the Indian territory without any valid travel documents. According to reports, the five Bangladeshi nationals have been identified as Litan Das (37), Babul Das (26), Pankaj Sarkar (18), Nikku Sarkar (22) and Rupan Das (26) entered Khowai [] The post Five from Bangladesh held for entering Tripura without valid documents appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 21 May 2024 11:52 am

Tripura Strengthens Fuel and Goods Supply Chain Via Bangladesh

Tripura Strengthens Fuel and Goods Supply Chain Via Bangladesh The Tripura government has been working on an arrangement to strengthen the supply of fuel and essential goods via Bangladesh, a minister said. The alternative arrangement to bring fuel and goods to Tripura will bypass rail links through Assam and the national highway connecting the state's capital Agartala with the neighbouring state, he said. Notably, the northeastern state had faced a severe fuel crisis after the derailment of a goods train in Assam's Jatinga. Disruption of traffic movement on the AssamAgartala highway, considered a lifeline for Tripura, and through the rail links connecting the neighbouring state due to landslides during the monsoon season is common. ''In view of the recent disruption in the railway network in Assam's Jatinga, we are working on alternative arrangements to ensure a seamless supply of fuel and goods via Bangladesh. The Agartala-Gangasagar (Bangladesh) rail tracks will be ready for goods transportation in the next six months to one year. Once the route is opened for goods movement, we can bring fuel and goods from Kolkata directly via Bangladesh,'' Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said at a press conference on Monday. Chief Minister Manik Saha has recently said that the rail service between Agartala and Gangasagar will be made operational shortly. Chowdhury said the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has been working to build a large fuel depot in Sepahijala district's Sekerkote for fuel storage. ''We are hopeful that IOCL will complete the project in six months to one year. If this facility is created, the state will have enough stock of fuel which will prove beneficial in case of any disruption in goods transportation,'' he said. Chowdhury also said the state has built up a sufficient stock of fuel - 1,700 kl of petrol and 2,726 kl of diesel - in view of the upcoming monsoon season. The minister said the Food and Civil Supplies Department has stored a sufficient quantity of essential food items such as rice, wheat, oil, sugar, salt and pulses. ''Under the Public Distribution System, the state has rice for 70 days, sugar for 28 days, pulses for 22 days and salt for 45 days. Besides, the stock of other food items, including edible oil, seems good. There should not be any shortage of essential items during the monsoon even if there is any disruption in the connectivity,'' he added.

devdiscourse 21 May 2024 8:52 am

Raaja music centre to come up at IIT-M

CHENNAI: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) will set up a music learning and research centre in association with music composer Ilaiyaraaja. On Monday, the composer laid the foundation stone for the IITM - Maestro Ilaiyaraaja Centre for Music Learning and Research. The stone was laid at the inauguration ceremony of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) hosted by IIT-M. Speaking at the event, IIT-M director V Kamakoti said, Lot of technology goes into music composing and to make our youth aware of our rich cultural heritage, we need a lot of innovations too. The centre will bring music and technology together. IIT-M is the first IIT in the country to introduce sports quota and I have plans to introduce culture quota. I strongly believe that creative and artistic persons should be given an opportunity to study in IIT. Governor of Tripura Indrasena Reddy Nallu was present. Speaking at the occasion, Ilaiyaraaja said there has not been another Mozart even after two centuries. I wish this centre produces 200 new Ilaiyaraajas, he said. IIT-M officials said skill development programmes and certification courses on music will be taken up along with the design and analysis of musical instruments at the centre.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 7:34 am

8 more Bangladeshi nationals, including 3 women, held in Tripura

8 more Bangladeshi nationals, including 3 women, held in Tripura Agartala: Eight more Bangladeshi nationals including three women have been arrested in Tripura, an official said on Monday, adding the fresh arrests have taken the number of individuals from the neighbouring country detained so far in the last two weeks to 35. The official said [] The post 8 more Bangladeshi nationals, including 3 women, held in Tripura appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 21 May 2024 6:25 am

BJPs policies crippling states education system: Tripura Cong Chief

HT Bureau GUWAHATI, May 20: Tripura Pradesh Congress CommitteePresident Asish Kumar Saha slammed the ruling BJP, claiming that the party in power hascompletelyparalyzed the education system in the state, pushingstudentsfutures into uncertainty. Addressing reporters at Khowai after an organizational meeting, Saha said,The results of Vidyajyoti schools clearly show thefaults of the state government and theirweaknesses.The []

thehillstimes 21 May 2024 6:05 am

Tripura: Railway line restoration normalises supply of essential goods in aftermath of heavy rains

Tripura: Railway line restoration normalises supply of essential goods in aftermath of heavy rains Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs of Tripura Sushanta Chowdhury expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha for restoration of railway connectivity after heavy rains on April 26 in the Jatinga-Lampur area of the Lamding-Badarpur section of North Eastern Frontier Railway washed away the railway line, disrupting the import of essential goods, including petroleum. Sushanta Chowdhury said, There was damage to the railway track at Jatinga - Lampur area of Assam due to excessive rain. Our CM Dr Manik Saha took the matter seriously and talked with the Central Railway Minister, to restore the railway connectivity. The quantum of petrol & petroleum products could not reach Agartala in full spirit. I am thankful to the CM, the IOCL team and the officials of the Food department, that they have taken the matter seriously and have restored the railway connectivity. He further said that there will be no shortage of any essential commodities in the monsoon. He further said, I also want to appraise the people of the state, that there is no insufficiency of petroleum products, in Tripura and there is sufficient stock. The stocks of essential commodities like rice, sugar, salt, edible oil are sufficient. There will be no shortage of anything in the monsoon. The railway connectivity between Tripura and Assam got disrupted from May 1 to May 10. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) had begun importing petrol and diesel via road tankers. The state government implemented a temporary rationing system for petrol and diesel from May 1 to manage limited stocks, thanking the public for their cooperation. State officials, including the Chief Minister, liaised with the Ministry of Railways to expedite repairs. Rail traffic resumed on May 11, allowing the transport of essential goods to normalize. Consequently, the state lifted fuel rationing on May 15 as supply levels improved. By May 19, IOCL reported ample stocks: 1700 kiloliters (KL) of petrol and 2726 KL of diesel. Despite the rail disruption, the state's food grain stock under the public distribution system remained unaffected, with 60-80 days' supply always maintained. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) successfully imported significant quantities of rice after rail services resumed, ensuring a stable food supply. Additionally, the Food Department and Legal Metrology Department conducted market raids, collecting fines for shop irregularities and ensuring compliance with weight and measure standards. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 May 2024 11:07 pm

Tripura: Drugs worth Rs 2 lakh seized, five arrested

AGARTALA: Tripura police apprehended five individuals and seized contraband worth Rs 2 lakh during two separate operations in Agartala city. Sanjit Sen, the officer-in-charge of East Agartala police station, revealed that the operations were initiated following a tip-off received late on Sunday (May 19) night regarding the sale of brown sugar by youths near a [] The post Tripura: Drugs worth Rs 2 lakh seized, five arrested appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 May 2024 9:37 pm

Tripura CM Dr Manik Saha Urges Citizens to Unite Against Trinamool Congress in West Bengal

Agartala, May 20, 2024: Chief Minister Professor Dr. Manik Saha of Tripura rallied the masses in West Bengal, urging them to unite and overthrow the ruling Trinamool Congress. Speaking at an election rally organized in Satmukhi Bazar in support of Ashok Kandiri, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Jayanagar Lok Sabha constituency, Dr.... The post Tripura CM Dr Manik Saha Urges Citizens to Unite Against Trinamool Congress in West Bengal appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 May 2024 8:39 pm

Special Task Force in Tripura Cracks Down on Artificial Crisis, Collects Rs 4 Lakh in Fines from 290 Raids

Agartala, May 20, 2024: In an effort to combat the artificial crisis created by some traders during the monsoon season, the special task force established at the sub-divisional level in Tripura has conducted a total of 290 raids, resulting in fines totaling Rs 4 lakh. Speaking to media personnel at Civil Secretariat in Agartala city... The post Special Task Force in Tripura Cracks Down on Artificial Crisis, Collects Rs 4 Lakh in Fines from 290 Raids appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 May 2024 8:26 pm

Tripura Police Arrests Five Youth with Brown Sugar

Agartala, May 20, 2024: In a significant crackdown on the local drug trade, Tripura police have arrested five individuals for their involvement in selling narcotics. The operation led to the seizure of 14 grams of brown sugar, estimated to have a market value of approximately Rs 70,000. Acting on confidential tips, police officials conducted a... The post Tripura Police Arrests Five Youth with Brown Sugar appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 May 2024 6:20 pm

Tripura Congress to Protest Against Citizenship Amendment Act: MLA Sudip Roy Barman Cites Threats to Local Jobs and Resources

Agartala, May 20, 2024: Tripuras former minister and incumbent Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman on Monday announced that the Pradesh Congress will present a deputation to the Chief Secretary Jitendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday, expressing their firm opposition to the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Barman emphasized that the central governments recent notifications... The post Tripura Congress to Protest Against Citizenship Amendment Act: MLA Sudip Roy Barman Cites Threats to Local Jobs and Resources appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 May 2024 6:05 pm

MANAGE, a National Level Institute Collaborates with COF-CAU Tripura for Gender Training

Agartala, May 20, 2024: National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India collaborated and extended funding support to College of Fisheries, Tripura under the Central Agricultural University (Imphal) for hosting an Online Collaborative Training Programme-2024-25 on Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture during 20-22 May, 2024. The... The post MANAGE, a National Level Institute Collaborates with COF-CAU Tripura for Gender Training appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 May 2024 5:50 pm

Kidnapped from Tripura, minor girl rescued from Rajasthan after 9 months; one held

A minor girl missing for nine months from Khowai district of Tripura was rescued from a village in Rajasthan. The accused, Ashok Kumar Choudhury, was arrested in connection with the case. The 16-year-old girl went missing from the Singicherra area. The police discovered that she had traveled to a village near Jaipur without informing her family.

The Times of India 20 May 2024 3:54 pm

Tripura: Most wanted human trafficker nabbed, taken to Guwahati in Assam

AGARTALA: A three-member special national investigation agency (NIA) team has taken into custody the most wanted human trafficker Hannan Mia (40) in Tripura. The special NIA team flew Mia to Guwahati in Assam to present him before the NIA special court on Monday (May 20). Mia was arrested following an operation, which was [] The post Tripura: Most wanted human trafficker nabbed, taken to Guwahati in Assam appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 May 2024 3:25 pm

Bank holiday for Lok Sabha elections: Banks closed today in several cities for Phase 5 voting - check list

Today marks the fifth phase of voting for the 18th Lok Sabha elections, leading to bank closures in Mumbai, Lucknow, and Belapur. Maharashtra government mandates a paid holiday for workers who are eligible voters, aligning with May bank holidays. RBI categorizes holidays under different categories, and specific bank holidays in May will impact operations in Tripura, Mizoram, and Chandigarh.

The Times of India 20 May 2024 1:06 pm

BJPspolicies cripplingstateseducation system: Tripura Cong Chief

Agartala: Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee President Asish Kumar Saha slammed the ruling BJP, claiming that the party in power hascompletelyparalyzed the education system in the state, pushingstudentsfutures into uncertainty. Addressing reporters at Khowai after an organizational meeting, Saha said,The results of Vidyajyoti schools clearly show thefaults of the state government and theirweaknesses.The government must find [] The post BJPspolicies cripplingstateseducation system: Tripura Cong Chief appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 May 2024 12:27 pm

Aryavart International University Tripura Expands Ph.D. Program To Include Working Professionals

Arvavart International University continues its pioneering eftorts in academic advancement with the expansion of its Ph.D program to include working professionals. This groundbreaking initiative opens doors for individuals in both government and private sectors to pursue advanced research and academic exploration while maintaining their professional commitments. The launch of the Ph.D. program for working professionals... The post Aryavart International University Tripura Expands Ph.D. Program To Include Working Professionals appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 May 2024 8:17 am

Phase 5| LS Polls: 49 seats in fray; fate of Rahul Gandhi, BJP ministers and other prominent netas to be decided

Six states and two UTs vote in fifth phase Bihar: 5 seats Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat Jharkhand: 3 seats Ladakh: 1 seat Maharashtra: 13 seats Odisha: 5 seats Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats West Bengal: 7 seats The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections takes place today, with 49 constituencies from six states and two union territories voting, including India's financial capital Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow. Over 8.95 crore people, including 4.26 crore females and 5,409 third-gender electors, are eligible to vote in this round and 9.47 lakh polling officials have been deployed across 94,732 polling stations. Prominent candidates on the ballot include former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP ministers Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, and Piyush Goyal, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) leader Omar Abdullah, RJD chief Lalu Prasads daughter Rohini Acharya and Ram Vilas Paswans son Chirag Paswan. Five years ago, the Congress managed to win only one seat in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli, while the BJP secured a dominant 32 seats. The undivided Shiv Sena, then allied with the BJP, took seven seats. Bihar's NDA partners Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Janata Dal (United) each won one seat. Additionally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) captured four seats, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) claimed two and the JKNC won one seat. Meanwhile, elections will also take place for 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik among the candidates on the ballot. Patnaik is contesting from two assembly segments: Hinjili under the Aska Lok Sabha seat in Ganjam district and Kantabanji under the Bolangir parliamentary constituency. The first four phases were held for a combined 380 seats, with voting concluding for all seats in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Karnataka, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sikkim, and Tripura. Similarly, polling has also finished in the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry. The fifth and sixth phases of the general elections will be held on May 25 and June 1, respectively. The fate of the 18th Lok Sabha will be determined on June 4. Fate of five Modi ministers at stake in 14 UP seats The political heartland of India will seal the fate of five Union ministers today. The 14 seats comprise not only Congress citadelsRae Bareli and Amethibut also Ayodhya, the nerve centre of the BJP's Hindutva plank. In fact, this phase will decide the tone and tenor of the sixth and seventh rounds, which will be concentrated across 27 seats in Purvanchal. Moreover, four constituencies in Bundelkhand will decide whether to let the BJP achieve a hat-trick or vote for change. UP's Faizabad constituency, comprising Ayodhya, could be easily mistaken for the nerve centre of temple politics but if past Lok Sabha elections are anything to go by, the poll outcome in this temple town has mostly been tied to the caste factor. And the 2024 LS poll is no different. LS polls: Caste looms over temple in Ayodhya Lok Sabha polls: Lord Ram on my side, says Samajwadi Party candidate in Ayodhya fight Amethi: A tryst with destiny that wasnt to be Amethi was waiting for Rahul Gandhi. When he decided to make Rae Bareli his second arena, as part of his much-awaited return to north India, it undoubtedly became a bit of a letdown for his supporters. A proxy war has been raging since, with Smriti Irani left stranded in a lonely fight for weeks before the Congress made up its mind. If insiders are to be believed, INDIA bloc leaders strongly advised the GOP not to let any part of the election become a clash of big names. Avoid Smriti vs Rahul contest, it was said. For that would have hogged the headlines, overshadowing all else. It was to be made localor rather, issue-based. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THE PULSE IN AMETHI Battleground Bihar: Can Lalu's daughter carry his legacy? The five seats going to polls in Bihar will witness new candidates in four seats and a turncoat trying his luck in the remaining one. In the high-profile seat of Saran, Rohini Acharya is pitted against BJP MP and former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Acharya, who hit the headlines for donating one of her kidneys to her father, RJD chief and former chief minister Lalu Prasad, is making her debut in electoral politics. Saran is considered the home ground of Lalu Prasad, who had represented the seat four times before being disqualified after his conviction in cases linked to a multi-crore fodder scam in 2013. Lalus bid to return the gift to daughter in Saran Vaishali: Bahubalis hold sway in cradle of democracy Battleground Bihar: As his fathers shadow looms, Chirag faces daunting task in Hajipur Chirag Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) is riding high on the Modi factor and his late father Ram Vilas Paswans legacy from the Hajipur (SC) constituency. Chirag chose Hajipur this time, believing it to be the karmabhoomi of his father and had to fight hard to overtake his uncle, Pashupati Paras, the current MP from the constituency, in the NDA. The junior Paswan is pitted against Shiv Chandra Ram of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Shiv Chandra, twice MLA from Rajapakar and former state minister, unsuccessfully contested the election in 2019 but lost to Pashupati Kumar Paras largely due to the Modi wave. Shiv Chandra is considered to be close to Lalu Prasad. Would Hajipur shower its blessing on Modis Hanuman? Clash of surprise picks in Mumbai North Central Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha constituency, home to several celebrities and spread across many posh areas including Bandra and Vile Parle, is witnessing a close contest between renowned lawyer Ujjwal Nikam of the BJP and Mumbai Congress president Varsha Gaikwad. Interestingly, neither Nikam nor Gaikwad was the first choice of their respective parties. Nikam was picked at the last moment by the BJP. As for Gaikwad, it was Congress' alliance partner, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT), that proposed her name. READ FULL STORY HERE Jharkhand: Battle of OBCsin Sinha family bastion For the first time in Hazaribagh, two OBC candidatesHazaribagh (Sadar) MLA Manish Jaiswal of the BJP and Mandu MLA Jai Prakash Bhai Patel of the Congresslock horns against making the contest interesting and unpredictable. According to locals who have been keeping tabs on the political pulse, both candidates have equal chances of winning the seat. The Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat is a BJP stronghold, with former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and his son Jayant Sinha winning the seat a combined five times, with Jayant being the incumbent MP. However, the saffron party has moved away from the Sinha family this time. READ FULL STORY HERE J&K: Can Omar Abdullah engineer Baramulla? Heads turned when former Jammu and Kashmir CM and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah chose Baramulla over his comfort zone of Srinagar. Omar, 53, is pitted against Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Gani Lone, who has the backing of the BJP. Baramulla is a stronghold of the National Conference but neither Omar nor his father, Farooq Abdullah, ever contested from here. The Abdullahs have always preferred Srinagar, given their partys hold in central Kashmir. The stakes are high this time as the LS poll outcome will set the tone for the Assembly polls later this year. READ FULL STORY HERE Ladakh: NC rebel has edge in three-way close contest Only three candidatesBJPs Tashi Gyalson, Congress Tsering Namgyal and independent candidate Haji Hanifa Jan, who belongs to the National Conferenceare in the fray for the Ladakh seat, the largest in the country with a total area of 173.266 sq km. According to political observers, Hanifa Jan has an edge over two other contestants as he enjoys mass support in Kargil district. The votes in Leh will be divided between BJP and Congress candidates, while in Kargil the votes may go to Hanifa Jan with less chances of division of votes, they said. READ FULL STORY HERE

The New Indian Express 20 May 2024 12:25 am

Tripura Police arrest five Bangladeshi nationals for illegal entry at Baijalbari Outpost

Tripura Police arrest five Bangladeshi nationals for illegal entry at Baijalbari Outpost On the basis of a tip-off, Tripura Police arrested five Bangladeshi for illegal entry at the Baijalbari Outpost here on Sunday. The individuals were intercepted while traveling in a passenger vehicle. The arrests were executed by officers from the Baijalbari Outpost. OC Baijalbari Sub-Inspector Repon Uchoi said, On the basis of a tip-off, five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from a passenger car at Baikalbari Naka Point. These five Bangladeshis entered India through the border area of Asaram Bari. The reason for their intrusion is not initially known. The real reason will come out in the police investigation. Preliminary reports indicate that the five individuals had entered India through the Asharam Bari border area. The exact reasons behind their unauthorized entry remain unclear at this stage. Police investigations are underway to uncover the true motives behind their infiltration. Following their arrest, the five Bangladeshi nationals were handed over to Khowai police station for further questioning and necessary legal action. Authorities are expected to release more details as the investigation progresses. SI Repon Uchoi further said, Later, these five Bangladeshis were handed over to the police of Khoai police station. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 May 2024 11:58 pm

Tripura: Three Bangladeshi women arrested at Agartala Railway Station

Tripura: Three Bangladeshi women arrested at Agartala Railway Station Three Bangladeshi women were apprehended on Sunday afternoon at Agartala Railway Station. The women were detained around 4 pm while attempting to travel illegally to Ahmedabad, Railway Police officials said. The arrested individuals have been identified as Rozina Akhtar Razi (36), Parul Begam (34), and Sultana Begam (26). All three women are citizens of Bangladesh. Police have registered a case against them at the Agartala Government Railway Police (GRP) Station. According to the police, the women did not possess valid travel documents and were trying to enter Ahmedabad unlawfully. The trio was intercepted during a routine check at the railway station, said Officer in Charge, GRP Police Station, Tapas Das to ANI. Their suspicious behaviour and lack of proper documentation led to their arrest, he said. The detainees are currently in police custody and are scheduled to be presented before the Honourable Court tomorrow. This incident highlights ongoing issues with illegal immigration and the vigilance required by law enforcement agencies to prevent such occurrences. Further investigations are underway to determine the exact nature of their journey and whether they were part of a larger network facilitating illegal travel. This arrest underscores the importance of stringent security measures and continuous monitoring at transit points to curb illegal immigration activities. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 May 2024 11:23 pm

TMCs days are numbered, only BJP can do real development: Tripura CM

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Sunday said that the way the Trinamool Congress is ruling West Bengal is similar to the CPIMs rule and their days are numbered. Addressing a Vijay Sankalp meeting at Raidighi Bus Stand in the Mathurapur Lok Sabha Constituency, West Bengal, Saha mentioned that during the Tripura elections, he [] The post TMCs days are numbered, only BJP can do real development: Tripura CM appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 May 2024 10:15 pm

CAA will not affect Tripura District Council: Pradyot

Agartala:Founder of Tipra Motha, Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma, on Sunday, claimed that a section of people were allegedly trying to mislead indigenous overthe implementation ofthe Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Tripura. Pradyot Debbarmaona social mediapostwrote that he had spoken to officials from the Home Ministry, who assured him that the CAA cannot and will not [] The post CAA will not affect Tripura District Council: Pradyot appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 May 2024 8:35 pm

Tripura: Husband kills wife over monetary dispute

Tripura: Husband kills wife over monetary dispute In a tragic and shocking incident, Taur Ali, a resident of Prakash Latiapura Village Panchayat in the Unakoti district of Tripura, brutally murdered his wife, Nichhafa Begam, on Saturday. According to the reports, on the night of May 18, around 1 am, a violent altercation erupted between the couple when Nichhafa refused to comply with Taur Ali's monetary demands. In a fit of rage, Taur Ali attacked her with a sharp blade, delivering five vicious blows to her head and neck. Nichhafa Begam succumbed to her injuries on the spot. Reportedly, the accused, Taur Ali, immediately fled from the spot after committing the crime. The police officials from the Irani Police Station arrived at the spot on Sunday morning and transported Nichhafa Begam's body to the Unakoti District Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem examination. Also, the police have launched an intensive manhunt to apprehend Taur Ali, who has fled from the spot and has detained a suspect for questioning. While speaking to ANI, an OC (officer in charge) of the Irani Police Station, Jatindra Das, said, We received reports of Nichhafa Begam's murder. The preliminary investigation indicates she was killed by her husband, Taur Ali, over a monetary dispute. We are actively searching for the accused and are committed to bringing him to justice. As per police officials, Nichhafa Begam had been subjected to continuous abuse by her husband, Taur Ali, who had been demanding money from her father's house for a long time. Despite being severely ill and having recently undergone an operation outside the state, Nichhafa was forced to return home by her husband after she sought refuge at her father's house to escape the abuse. According to Nichhafa's younger brother, Taur Ali had been pressuring Nichhafa to fetch money to cover her medical expenses, despite his gambling addiction, which her family vehemently opposed. After being forcibly brought back home by Taur Ali, Nichhafa endured relentless torture. The tragic incident has left their three sons devastated, especially the two younger children at home, while the eldest is away in Bengaluru seeking employment. The local community is demanding swift and severe punishment for Taur Ali, condemning his actions as inhumane and cruel. The demand for Taur Ali's arrest and exemplary punishment grows louder, reflecting the collective grief and anger of the local residents. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 May 2024 4:29 pm

Woman Dies After Husband Attacks Her With Sharp Blade In Tripura: Police

In a tragic and shocking incident, Taur Ali, a resident of Prakash Latiapura Village Panchayat in the Unakoti district of Tripura, brutally murdered his wife, Nichhafa Begam, on Saturday.

NDTV 19 May 2024 4:24 pm

BSF seizes gold worth Rs 36 lakh, arrests one in Tripura

BSF seizes gold worth Rs 36 lakh, arrests one in Tripura BSF foiled a gold smuggling attempt in West Tripura's Nischintapur area and arrested one person, an official said on Sunday. Based on specific inputs, BSF jawans laid a trap in different locations under the Nischintapur Border outpost on Saturday and observed the movement of two suspects near the border. ''They were moving from Bangladesh side to the Indian part, negotiated the border fence and entered the nearby forest area but alert BSF jawans successfully apprehended one suspected smuggler while another fled away taking advantage of dense vegetation,'' said a senior BSF official. During the search, four gold bars amounting to Rs 36.6 lakh were seized from the arrested Prashant Rai, a resident of Kishmatkuri under Amtali police station, he said. The official said the arrested person admitted his involvement in trans-border smuggling of gold and revealed the consignment was handed over to him by one Bangladeshi man identified as Iqbal, a resident of Brahmanbaria in Bangladesh.

devdiscourse 19 May 2024 10:54 am

Shifting cultivators, rubber tappers more susceptible to malaria: Tripura Health Secretary

Shifting cultivators, rubber tappers more susceptible to malaria: Tripura Health Secretary Tripura Health Secretary Kiran Gitte said that the state health department has launched a comprehensive drive to eradicate malaria by 2027. As a part of the drive, the state government has undertaken multi-pronged initiatives that include the testing, treatment, and distribution of preventive medicines and protective gear. Speaking to reporters on Saturday on the sidelines of a visit to Subalsingh, a nondescript village under West Tripura district, the top official said that the state government had identified 126 villages comprising 700 localities that are considered to be endemic zones for malaria. There are as many as 126 villages, which consist of 700 paras (localities). The total population living here is around 3.5 lakh people. This target population will be tested, for sure. Apart from that, 9.5 lakh treated mosquito nets are going to be distributed this season, he added. According to him, rubber tappers and the Jhumia population of the state are more prone to the vector-borne disease. We have seen that water gets accumulated in the bowls installed in rubber plants for collection latex where the parasites carrying mosquitoes breed. This is how rubber tappers fall prey to the disease. The Jhumia population, which earns their livelihood through shifting cultivation, is also found to be prone to this disease. We are taking special care of people belonging to these two categories through the distribution of preventive medicines, he added. For household testing, ASHA and Anganwadi workers have been imparted special training. The ASHA workers have been imparted training to carry out doorstep testing, said Gitte. According to health officials, in the last few years, the cases of malaria have been in gradual decline. Last year, deaths due to the dreaded disease were in the single digits. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 May 2024 8:13 am

NE scientists attend workshop in Umiam

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, May 18: Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ICAR-ATARI), Umiam, successfully hosted a two-day-long Annual Review Cum Action Plan Workshop of NICRA-TDC, which concluded on Saturday. The event gathered scientists and heads of 15 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) from across Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. The workshop [] The post NE scientists attend workshop in Umiam appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 19 May 2024 1:10 am

Jharkhand: 5 arrested for kidnapping, selling 9-month-old boy

Jharkhand: 5 arrested for kidnapping, selling 9-month-old boy Five people, including three women, were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and selling a nine-month-old boy at Rs 58,500, police said on Saturday. The kidnapping had happened on May 12 at Ranchi Railway Station when three persons, including a woman, had allegedly stolen the boy from his parents. They sold him at Puri in Odisha on May 13, he said. Ranchi senior superintendent of police (SSP) Chandan Kumar Sinha, in a press conference, said that the child was rescued from Puri and five people involved in the crime were arrested. According to a police statement, Pradip Lohra, along with his wife, child and a friend, had returned from Agartala in Tripura where they worked as labourers. They arrived at Ranchi Railway Station at 4.30 pm on May 11. ''Since they are residents of Ghagar in Latehar district and found no communication to reach the destination, they decided to stay there. They slept at the railway station that night,'' the statement said. ''The next day, two men and a woman came and befriended them,'' it said. At an opportune moment, the trio kidnapped the little boy and fled. They then sold the baby boy to a woman in Puri in Odisha, it stated. After the child's father registered a complaint, the Ranchi police set up a special team and solved the case, the statement said.

devdiscourse 18 May 2024 11:26 pm

Tripura: Four Bangladeshis, One Indian Tout Arrested At Railway Station

Four Bangladesh nationals and one Indian citizen were arrested when they were about to board a Chennai-bound express train from Agartala station, a railway police officer said on Saturday. They could not show any valid documents- either passport or visa to travel in India, during preliminary interrogation, he said. A group of few people were... The post Tripura: Four Bangladeshis, One Indian Tout Arrested At Railway Station appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 18 May 2024 9:46 pm

Northeast braces for downpours, IMD issues orange alert for Assam & Meghalaya

Guwahati: Northeast India braces for a week of wet weather as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts widespread rainfall across the region. While light to moderate showers are expected across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, some areas will see significantly heavier downpours, Weather Channel [] The post Northeast braces for downpours, IMD issues orange alert for Assam & Meghalaya appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 18 May 2024 9:03 pm

Tripura: One held with gold biscuit worth Rs 36 lakh

Agartala: In the fight against the menace of trans-border smuggling in Tripura, BSF on May 18, arrested one suspected smuggler and seized4 gold biscuits worth Rs 36.6 lakhs. A BSF press release informedon May 18 based on specific BSF input BSF troops laid an ambush in the area of Nischintapur in West District. Ambush party [] The post Tripura: One held with gold biscuit worth Rs 36 lakh appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 18 May 2024 8:30 pm

Tripura BJP Condemns Oppositions Despicable Mindset in Protest March

Agartala, May 18, 2024: The Tripura Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized what it calls the conspiracies, propaganda, and despicable mindset of the opposition, which they claim is aimed at stalling the states development. To amplify their message, the BJP organized a robust protest march today, mobilizing party supporters and leaders. The procession commencing from... The post Tripura BJP Condemns Oppositions Despicable Mindset in Protest March appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 18 May 2024 8:25 pm

Five Arrested at Agartala Station for Illegal Travel to Chennai

Five Arrested at Agartala Station for Illegal Travel to Chennai Four Bangladesh nationals and one Indian citizen were arrested when they were about to board a Chennai-bound express train from Agartala station, a railway police officer said on Saturday. They could not show any valid documents- either passport or visa to travel in India, during preliminary interrogation, he said. ''A group of few people were entering the platform through the main gate of the station to catch a Chennai bound express train on Friday around 5 pm. On suspicion, the GRP personnel detained five people and took them to a police station for interrogation,'' the Officer in Charge (OC), GRP Agartala station, Tapas Das, said. The arrested Bangladesh citizens were identified as Jahangir Alam (21), Riyad Hussain (22), Onan Hussain (19) and Imam Hussain (23), while Rafikul Islam, who hails from Sonamura in Tripura's Sepahijala district appeared assisting the foreigners. According to them, they had plans to go to Chennai, Das said. ''All Bangladesh nationals were arrested for travelling in India without valid passports and one Indian tout was also arrested for accompanying them. They were forwarded before a local court seeking police remand for further interrogation,'' Das said. On May 11, eight Bangladesh citizens were arrested from Agartala railway station for sneaking into Indian soil without passports.

devdiscourse 18 May 2024 7:24 pm

BJP government in Tripura is preparing to implement CAA: CM Manik Saha

A six-member state-level empowered committee with the Director of Census Operations as its chairman was formed in Tripura recently to grant citizenship under the CAA. A senior officer in Tripura said that district-level committees headed by the District Magistrates of all the eight districts were also formed accordingly.

The Economic Times 18 May 2024 6:33 pm

Homeless in Tripura: Around 40 Families Camp in Forests to Seek Government Action

Agartala, May 18, 2024: In a bid to draw government attention to their plight, around 30 to 40 families from various parts of North Tripura district have been spending their nights in the forests of Pekuacherra under Panisagar subdivision. These families are landless and hope that their protest will prompt the government to issue them... The post Homeless in Tripura: Around 40 Families Camp in Forests to Seek Government Action appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 18 May 2024 6:00 pm

NIA Chargesheets 2 More in Transnational Human Trafficking Racket

New Delhi: Strengthening its case against human trafficking network, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday chargesheeted two men for illegally crossing into India 10 years ago and pushing Bangladesh nationals into forced labour. The NIA has filed a supplementary chargesheet against Muhammed Sahajalal Haldar and Muhammed Idris alias Erdish Khan, who were arrested in February this year with the help of the Internal Security Division of Karnataka after being on the run for months. The NIA had registered the case RC-01/2023/NIA/DLI on November 7, 2023, after receiving credible inputs about certain Karnataka-based entities working with facilitators and traffickers in Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh to establish a transnational human trafficking network. Nationwide searches by NIA had led to the arrest of several accused in the case and the agency had earlier chargesheeted 12 Bangladeshi nationals under IPC, Foreigners Act and Passport (Entry into India) Act. NIA investigations have revealed that Haldar and Idris, who had crossed into India through Benapole at the Indo-Bangladesh border, initially worked as waste segregators. They later rented land at Seegehalli and Margondanahalli respectively in Karnataka, and started their own waste segregation units by constructing godowns and temporary sheds. They used to employ trafficked Bangladesh nationals and force them into hard labour on meager wages under threat of arrest by the Indian police. As part of the elaborate human trafficking network, Bangladeshi nationals were being smuggled into India through the Indo-Bangladesh border on the false promise of secure jobs with valid Indian identity documents, as per NIA investigations. Further investigations are continuing to track other suspected traffickers, including dalals and touts, involved in the racket.

Deccan Chronicle 18 May 2024 5:29 pm

Tripura families spend nights in forest to draw govt attention for being landless

Tripura families spend nights in forest to draw govt attention for being landless Around 30 to 40 families from different parts of North Tripura district have been spending nights in forest areas of Peku Cherra in the Panisagar subdivision of the same district in order to draw the attention of the government towards their plight of being landless. According to them, they had homes built on government lands and hence they could be evicted from the place at any time. The sole purpose of the unique movement is to get permanent settlement through individual land titles issued by the Tripura government. With the hope of a permanent settlement, the families shifted to the forest areas and set up makeshift huts using tarpaulin sheets and bamboo. Even as they believe their move would not bring a solution to their longstanding problem, they describe the act as an attempt to make the government hear their voices. The families living here are undergoing different kinds of problems. According to Kartik Nama, his house located at the Jayashree area is built on a parcel of land that was recently allocated for the construction of a police station. We have come over here from the Jayashree area which falls under the jurisdiction of Dhanajay Para. We have been living in the Jayashree area for two generations now. Our house is located next to the police station. Recently, almost half of our land was occupied by the police station authorities. The other half is also allocated for other government construction works. If this situation persists, we won't have even an inch of land to live on, Nama told ANI. Nama is also a beneficiary of the PM Awas Yojana but his desire to live in the new dwelling is shattered after the state government is now trying to retrieve the piece of land under his illegal possession. The truth is, I have just completed the construction of my new dwelling that was funded by a government scheme. But uncertainties are looming large on the future of the house. I have come over here to make the government listen to our pleas. If the government gives me the right to live on the piece of land where my house was built, I would be the first person to leave this forest land, Nama further explained. Nama heads a family of six but only he and his wife are in staying in the makeshift hut. On the other hand, Krishna Nath who hails from the Kanchanpur subdivision area said that his family took shelter in the forest area to avoid the ethnic tension that prevailed after displaced Brus were settled in their neighbourhood. His family also doesn't possess legal ownership of the land where they used to live before moving here. We have been staying in Kanchanpur before shifting to this forest land. Earlier, we used to stay in the Anandabazar area. We shifted to Dasda from Anandabazar for the riot-like situation prevailed there. Similar was the reason for which we had to move to Kanchanpur and now we are here, Nath told ANI. He also alleged that the newly settled Brus were the reason behind the ethnic tensions prevailing in the areas they used to live in. We lived in a rented space for some time. But we want the government to listen to our problems and chalk out a solution for us, he told ANI. Meanwhile, a delegation of the opposition CPIM party led by two MLAs visited the forest area and spoke to the people who migrated to the forest. The MLAs urged the people to return home as the law of the land doesn't permit organized human settlement in the forest areas. We could convince several families and so far, five families returned to their homes. We have reviewed the situation here and we shall highlight their issues before the concerned authorities. We shall also raise their voice in the forthcoming assembly session, CPIM MLA Shailendra Chandra Nath told ANI. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Manik Saha had also spoken on the issue and said that the state government would look into the matter on humanitarian grounds. Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of an event, Saha said, As per the act, there is no provision of allowing people to live in the reserve forest areas. However, we shall look at the issue on humanitarian grounds. (ANI)

devdiscourse 18 May 2024 3:21 pm

Maitri Setu, Agartala-Akhaura rail link to be made operational soon: Tripura CM Manik Saha

The trial in Agartala-Akhaura railway link has already been completed, and it will also be made operational soon, Manik Saha said, adding that many investors are coming to the northeastern State to invest.

The Hindu 18 May 2024 1:21 pm

Tripura preparing to implement CAA, says CM Manik Saha amid opposition

AGARTALA: The BJP government in Tripura is set to implement the citizenship amendment act (CAA), chief minister Manik Saha announced on Friday (May 17). This decision comes amid strong opposition from other political parties, who fear the new law could ignite communal tensions in Tripura. Speaking to the media at a blood donation camp at [] The post Tripura preparing to implement CAA, says CM Manik Saha amid opposition appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 18 May 2024 11:23 am

Will convene meeting of Edu Dept: Tripura CM on poor performance of students in CBSE exams

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha announced on Friday that he will convene a meeting with Education Department officials to discuss the performance of state-run Vidyajyoti Schools in the CBSE exams. In 2019, 125 state-run schools were renamed Vidyajyoti Schools, and the CBSE curriculum was introduced to provide better education for the students.

The Times of India 18 May 2024 9:33 am

Tripura CM to convene meeting on poor performance of students in CBSE exams

AGARTALA, May 17: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha on Friday said he would convene a meeting with officials of the education department on the performance of state-run Vidyajyoti Schools in CBSE exams. A total of 125 state-run schools were rechristened as Vidyajyoti Schools in 2019 and the CBSE curriculum was introduced in them to provide []

thehillstimes 18 May 2024 7:05 am

Tripura Forms State-Level Committee To Grant Citizenship Under CAA

The Tripura state government has started the process of appointing officials to the State Level Empowered Committee and the District Level Committee for the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.

NDTV 18 May 2024 6:32 am

Minor girl missing from Tripura's Khowai rescued from Rajasthan, one held

Minor girl missing from Tripura's Khowai rescued from Rajasthan, one held A minor girl who was missing for months has been rescued from Rajasthan and his alleged abductor was also arrested, police said here on Friday. Personnel from the Khowai Women Police Station rescued the minor girl from a Rajasthan village late Wednesday night and her abductor, Ashok Kumar Choudhury (30) was also nabbed, according to the police. On 6th May a case was registered in Khowai Women Police station about a missing minor girl. The investigative efforts led the police to Rajasthan, where the girl was located. Investigator Champa Das, with the assistance of the Rajasthan Police, managed to rescue the girl from Ashok Kumar Choudhury's residence in Kheri Milang village. Choudhury, who works as a driver, was subsequently arrested. Today he has been brought to Khowai and will be produced in court, Pushan Kanti Maju, Dy SP, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Khowai said. According to police, the young girl had gone missing from the village of West Singichara in Khowai around nine months ago. The girl's family had reported her disappearance to the women's police station on May 6, prompting an immediate investigation. The police have registered a case under sections 417, 366(A), and 34 of the Indian Penal Code against Choudhury, who was presented in court today. This case underscores the diligence and cooperation between the police departments across state lines, ensuring the safe return of the minor to her family and bringing the accused to justice. (ANI)

devdiscourse 17 May 2024 10:10 pm

'Political tourists' to have no impact on Odisha people: Patnaik on visit of BJP CMs, ministers

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday denounced the campaign speeches by his counterparts from other states and union ministers terming them as derogatory and abusive, and claimed that those political tourists have no impact on people of his state. In the last few days, a number of BJP CMs and union ministers campaigned in the state, and altogether 14 rallies were addressed by them on Friday at various places across the state. Some chief ministers and union ministers come as political tourists only at the time of elections and then they disappear, Patnaik told PTI Videos. CM Naveen Patnaik will sign power subsidy bill right after taking oath, says VK Pandian The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief claimed that the speeches of those political leaders and ministers have no effect on the people of Odisha at all. And it's most unfortunate that many of them use derogatory and abusive language. I never believe in doing that and the people in our state don't appreciate such language, Patnaik asserted. Pradhan accuses BJD of neglecting Sambalpur, promises development During the last few days, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chhattisgarh CM Vishnu Deo Sai, Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma, former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb and at least eight union ministers along with several senior BJP leaders have campaigned in Odisha, where Assembly and Lok Sabha polls are taking place together. On Friday, four rallies are being addressed by Sarma, three each by Sai and Sharma, two by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and one each by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his cabinet colleague Bhupender Yadav. BJP MP Hema Malini is also speaking at three rallies during the day. People want to give Naveen rest, make BJP form government with two-thirds majority: Nadda

The New Indian Express 17 May 2024 6:30 pm

Tripura opposition writes Jyotiraditya Scindia to regulate airfare in Agartala-Kolkata sector

Jitendra Chaudhury writes to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindhia demanding reduced airfare on the Agartala-Kolkata route to ease financial burden on citizens.

The Times of India 17 May 2024 2:59 pm

CJI DY Chandrachud congratulates Kapil Sibal for winning SCBA president election

CJI DY Chandrachud congratulates Kapil Sibal for winning SCBA president election Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Friday congratulated Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal on being elected as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). Kapil Sibal, heartiest congratulations on behalf of the Supreme Court for being elected as the president of the SCBA, the CJI said while holding a ceremonial bench. Senior Advocate Sibal said, It is an honour and pleasure to be appointed to the post after 22 years. I will ensure cooperation between the bar and the bench. The CJI's congratulations came when it was holding a ceremonial bench of Justice AS Bopanna, who is demitting office on May 19. CJI Chandrachud said, Justice Bopanna is a great person. Remembering one old incident, he said, I called Justice Bopanna when he was on a medical leave and he discussed the pending constitution bench matter. Justice Bopanna also thanked everyone and said that when all of them were speaking about him, he was looking at the face of his wife, who agreed with whatever was being said. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal praised Justice Bopanna's generosity and said that he never got swayed away by what was argued in court. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Justice Bopanna has a very cool and calm nature and I wished him a healthy life ahead. Sibal has secured 1066 votes and defeated its nearest rival and senior advocate Pradeep Rai. Sibal had also served the SCBA as president in 2001-02. Besides Sibal and Rai, the current president Adish Aggarwala, Priya Hingorani, Neeraj Srivastava and Tripurari Ray had contested the election for the post of SCBA president. The election for the various posts of SCBA was held on Thursday. (ANI)

devdiscourse 17 May 2024 1:28 pm

PM Modi dropped broad hints of BJP's defeat, claims Tripura LoP Jitendra Choudhury

Jitendra Choudhury claims PM Modi hinted at BJP's 'inevitable defeat' by shifting campaign from development to polarising subjects. Modi criticizes Congress for wealth X-ray, asset seizure. Choudhury highlights Opposition bloc's representation, criticizes BJP as a sinking ship.

The Economic Times 17 May 2024 11:21 am

Tripura forms state-level committee for granting citizenship under CAA

Agartala: The Tripura government has constituted a six-member state-level empowered committee with Director Census Operations, as chairman to grant citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, an official said on Friday. The CAA was enacted in December 2019 for granting Indian nationality to persecuted Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 17 May 2024 11:02 am

Kapil Sibal elected as Supreme Court Bar Association president

Kapil Sibal emerged victorious in the SCBA presidential elections, securing over 1,000 votes, while his contender Pradeep Kumar Rai received over 650 votes. Other candidates in the race included Adish C Aggarwala, Priya Hingorani, Tripurari Ray, and Neeraj Srivastava.

The Economic Times 17 May 2024 8:29 am

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal elected as SCBA president

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal elected as SCBA president Senior advocate Kapil Sibal was on Thursday elected as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). The elections of the association were held on Thursday. Besides Sibal, senior advocates Adish C Aggarwala, Pradeep Kumar Rai, Priya Hingorani and advocates Tripurari Ray and Neeraj Srivastava were contesting for the post of SCBA president. According to sources, Sibal secured over 1,000 votes while Rai got over 650 votes. A Harvard Law School graduate, Sibal was the additional solicitor general of India during 1989-90. He was designated as senior advocate in 1983. Between 1995 and 2002, the former minister in the Congress-led UPA government served three times as SCBA president. The apex court had earlier directed that some posts in the executive committee of the SCBA be reserved for women members. A bench of justices Surya Kant and K V Vishwanathan had said it was of the view that the SCBA is a premier institution and is an integral part of the highest judicial forum of the country. It had directed that there shall be reservation for women members of the Bar. The bench had said in the upcoming 2024-2025 SCBA polls, the post of treasurer of the executive committee be reserved for women. On Sibal getting elected to the post of SCBA president, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, ''Kapil Sibal has just been elected as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association by a landslide. This is a big win for liberal, secular, democratic, and progressive forces.'' ''This is also, in the outgoing PM's words, a trailer for the changes that will happen very soon nationally. The soon to be former regime's legal drumbeaters and cheerleaders must be shocked,'' he said.

devdiscourse 16 May 2024 11:28 pm

Veteran BJP Leader and Former Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal Laid to Rest in Jaipur

Veteran BJP Leader and Former Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal Laid to Rest in Jaipur The last rites of veteran Congress leader and former Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal were performed at Lalkothi cremation ground here on Thursday. Assembly speaker Vasudev Devnani, former minister and Congress leader B D Kalla, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Govind Singh Dotasra and various other political leaders attended Beniwal's funeral alongside her family members and relatives. Beniwal died on Wednesday at a private hospital here at the age of 97. Apart from Gujarat, she also served as governor of Tripura and Mizoram. A seven-time MLA, Beniwal also remained the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan beside holding other positions in the state government and the Congress party.

devdiscourse 16 May 2024 7:09 pm

BJP will win 32 Lok Sabha seats out of 42 in Bengal: Tripura CM Manik Saha

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha said BJP will secure 32 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, citing strong voter enthusiasm for the party. In 2019, BJP won 18 seats in the state. Saha backs PM Modi's target of 400+ seats for NDA and plans to campaign in Bengal for BJP's victory.

The Economic Times 16 May 2024 5:52 pm

BJP will win 32 Lok Sabha seats out of 42 in Bengal: Tripura CM

Tripura CM predicts BJP victory in 32 West Bengal Lok Sabha seats, dismisses oppositions claims of fewer seats

The Hindu 16 May 2024 4:14 pm

Tripura Commission for Protection of Child Rights intensifies efforts

Key to these efforts have been awareness campaigns and educational programs aimed at altering mindsets and educating communities about the detrimental consequences of child marriage.

Mid Day 16 May 2024 9:29 am

Tripura: Jail break of convicted militant reveals escape of Turkish ATM scammer

The escape of convicted militant Swarna Kumar Tripura from the high-security central prison near Agartala brought the fleeing of international ATM hacker, Hakan Zanburkan, into the spotlight

The Hindu 16 May 2024 2:16 am

All-India Kisan Sabha, Tripura welcomes bail given to NewsClick editor by Supreme Court

All-India Kisan Sabha, Tripura welcomes bail given to NewsClick editor by Supreme Court The All-India Kishan Sabha (AIKS), Tripura State Committee, welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to grant bail to News Click editor Prabir Purkayastha on Wednesday. Purkayastha had been detained since October 2023 amid allegations of receiving foreign funding for the news portal, an accusation that led to his arrest under the UAPA law. Pabitra Kar, the state secretary of AIKS Tripura, hailed the apex court's judgement, criticising the basis for Purkayastha's prolonged detention. The editor was targeted and arrested solely because of his support for the historic farmers' movement and his critical stance against the Modi government, Kar stated during a press meet at the AIKS Agartala office. Kar highlighted that despite the serious accusations of receiving funding first from Khalistani sources and later from Chinese entities, the police failed to present any substantial evidence supporting these claims, raising questions about the motives behind the arrest. What is the meaning of being detained for so long if there is no proof? Kar asked. The AIKS leader did not hold back in accusing the BJP of using state machinery to suppress dissenting voices, particularly those not aligning with RSS ideologies. The pattern of arresting prominent figures like Arvind Kejriwal, Navalkar, and Hemant Soren showcases a troubling trend of politically motivated arrests, he added. The AIKS has consistently supported Purkayastha, stating at the time of his arrest that it was both unjust and illegal. The organisation vows to continue its struggle against what it perceives as illegal arrests and actions by the police that go against public interest. Today's development has been a significant relief for Purkayastha's supporters and a noteworthy event for those monitoring the intersections of press freedom, government accountability, and the right to dissent in India. (ANI)

devdiscourse 15 May 2024 10:13 pm

Congress veteran and former Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal dies, condolences pour in

Kamla Beniwal, former governor of Gujarat, Tripura, and Mizoram, passed away at 97 in Jaipur after a brief illness. She served as a seven-time MLA, deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, and was a key figure in the Congress party.

The Economic Times 15 May 2024 7:46 pm

Congress veteran and former Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal passes away

JAIPUR: Veteran Congress leader and former governor of Gujarat Kamla Beniwal died at a private hospital in Jaipur on Wednesday. She was 97. Beniwal was admitted to the hospital after a brief illness. One of her family members said the funeral will be held on Thursday. Apart from Gujarat, she also served as governor of Tripura and Mizoram. A seven-time MLA, Beniwal also remained the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, apart from holding other positions in the state government and the Congress party. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and other leaders condoled the demise of Beniwal. Mishra expressed grief on the demise of Beniwal and prayed for peace to the departed soul. In a post on X, the chief minister wrote, The news of the demise of Dr Kamla Beniwal, former governor of Gujarat and former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, is extremely sad. My condolences are with the bereaved family. . : : Bhajanlal Sharma (Modi Ka Parivar) (@BhajanlalBjp) May 15, 2024 Former chief minister Gehlot said he was deeply shocked by the news of the demise of Beniwal. Her personality was multi-faceted and she did exemplary work in every field, apart from politics, he said. Gehlot said that Beniwal was a senior colleague in his cabinet in his first term as the state's chief minister and he got to learn a lot from her during the period. , , . pic.twitter.com/EuDDIyNDOh Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 15, 2024 She was an efficient administrator, dynamic speaker and a strong leader. Her commitment and loyalty towards the Congress ideology is an example, he said. Gehlot added that as the governor of Gujarat, Beniwal further enhanced the dignity of that post by protecting constitutional values.

The New Indian Express 15 May 2024 7:25 pm

Tripura Board Class 10, 12 Results Expected to be Declared by End of May; Latest Updates Here

Excitement is in the air as students eagerly await the announcement of the Tripura Board Class 10 and Class 12 results for the year 2024. While the official date is yet to be confirmed by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE), reports suggest that the results will be unveiled by the end of May. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming results and how you can access them.

Naukrinama 15 May 2024 7:10 pm

Tripura Governor Indrasena Reddy Inaugurates SPECTRUM Art Exhibition

Hyderabad: Tripura State Governor N. Indrasena Reddyinaugurated the SPECTRUM art exhibition at the Chitramayi State Art Gallery in Madhapur. Film director Thammarreddy Bharadwaj and music director Mahit Narayan were also present at the event. The exhibition showcases drawings, oil paintings, etchings, ceramic sculptures, and fiber sculptures by seven artists from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Goa: P.Y. Raju, Gopal, Kranti Chary, Priyadarshan, Rajesh Chodankar, Sree Harsha, and Vasudeo Shetye. The Governor, after viewing the artwork, appreciated the depth of the art. He also congratulated the artists on their work. Indrasena Reddy praised the artists for their beautiful paintings and sculptures. Film director Thammarreddy Bharadwaj said that such exhibitions are very much needed for society. He appreciated the way the artists had painted their beautiful paintings. Prominent artist P.Y. Raju said that the SPECTRUM art exhibition, which began on Wednesday at the Chitramayi State Art Gallery, will continue till May 20. He invited visitors to the exhibition. The seven artists expressed their gratitude to Tripura Governor N. Indrasena Reddy, film director Thammarreddy Bharadwaj, and music director Mahit Narayan for inaugurating the art exhibition they had organized. The seven artists expressed their gratitude to Tripura Governor N. Indrasena Reddy, film director Thammarreddy Bharadwaj, and music director Mahit Narayan for inaugurating the art exhibition they had organized.

Deccan Chronicle 15 May 2024 3:01 pm

INDIA bloc will form govt with support of more than 350 MPs: Tripura Cong chief

Speaking to media persons during his visit to Kamalasagar, in the Sepahijala district of Tripura, Saha said that he sees no scope for the BJP`s return

Mid Day 15 May 2024 12:20 pm

Militant serving life imprisonment escapes from Tripuras central jail

AGARTALA, May 14: A member of the banned NLFT, who was serving life imprisonment in a murder case, escaped from the central jail in Tripuras Sepahijala district, an official said on Tuesday. The disappearance of Swarna Kumar Tripura of the outlawed outfit from the central jail came to light this morning during the roll call []

thehillstimes 15 May 2024 6:30 am

Panchayat polls likely to be held in Tripura in July end: Official

AGARTALA, May 14: The Tripura State Election Commission (TSEC) has initiated the process to conduct three-tier panchayat elections which are likely to be held in the northeastern state in July end, an official said. TSEC has already completed the delimitation of wards and panchayats as per the rules. The TSEC has initiated steps to identify []

thehillstimes 15 May 2024 6:15 am

Young Man Killed, Two Teens Injured by Lightning in Nalgonda

Nalgonda : A 20-year-old man died on the spot and two others were injured in a lightning strike at Neelaigudem of Tripuraram mandal in the district on Tuesday evening. The victim was identified as Marri Rishi from Neelaigudem and the survivors as Chaganti Sidhu, 18, and Daivam Pradeep, 17. Police said the three friends were playing cricket on the village outskirts, and had taken shelter under a tree when it started raining. Shortly afterwards, lightning struck the tree, resulting in the death of the youth. The injured were shifted to Kamala Nehuru Hospital at Nagarjunasagar for treatment.

Deccan Chronicle 15 May 2024 1:25 am

Assam score big win over Tripura in Swami Vivekananda U20 Mens NFC

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The News Mill 14 May 2024 5:05 pm

Assam score big win over Tripura in Swami Vivekananda U20 Men's NFC

Assam score big win over Tripura in Swami Vivekananda U20 Men's NFC Assam moved to the top of Group G in the Swami Vivekananda U20 Men's National Football Championship, defeating Tripura, while Arunachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh played out a goalless draw at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Ground. After the win on Monday, Assam has now garnered four points from two matches, and is at the top of Group G, followed by Arunachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, who are on two points apiece. Tripura trails the pack with a solitary point to their name, as per a press release from the All India Football Federation (AIFF). *Assam demolish Tripura Assam 6 (Pintu Handique 34', 59', Nicodim Narjary 42', 45', Gwgwmsar Gayary 57', 86')beatTripura 0 Assam completed a 6-0 rout of Tripura as they moved to the top of Group G. The score was 3-0 in Assam's favour at half-time. Pintu Handique (34', 59'), Nicodim Narjary (42', 45'), and Gwgwmsar Gayary (57', 86') scored a brace each. It took Assam a little over half an hour to get going, when Narjary played a deft low cross to Handique, who slotted it in from close range. Narjary scored two in quick succession close to the half-time break. He had Ray Rajkumar to thank for both his goals, as the latter's pin-point crosses from the left flank handed the opportunities to Narjary, who, with two strikes, put his side 3-0 up at half-time. Tripura's miseries were doubled after the change of ends. Gayary and Handique scored two more, close to the hour mark, before the former put the final nail in the coffin with four minutes of regulation time left. A cross from the left by Ray Rajkumar caused some confusion inside the Tripura box, as Narjary ran onto the ball and scored. *Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh play out stalemate Arunachal Pradesh 0 drew with Madhya Pradesh 0 Arunachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh played out a goalless draw in a match that saw two contrasting halves. Madhya Pradesh had more impetus in the first half, as they looked to make inroads near the Arunachal penalty area. Naganba Waikhom had a good effort early on in the second minute from a free-kick that was approximately 30 yards out. While the Madhya Pradesh defender belted his effort, Arunachal keeper Anant Shah collected it without much fuss. Shijagurumayum Jackson perhaps had the best chance of the match for Madhya Pradesh in the 24th minute, when he ran onto a low cross inside the six-yard box, but ended up skying it. Arunachal Pradesh changed their tempo in the second half, mounting incessant attacks on the opposition goal. Their perseverance almost paid off in injury time, when Tobom Langkam's free-kick from a potentially dangerous position was blocked. (ANI)

devdiscourse 14 May 2024 4:29 pm

PM Modi seeks blessings at Dashashwamedh Ghat ahead of Varanasi nomination

PM Modi seeks blessings at Dashashwamedh Ghat ahead of Varanasi nomination Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganga here on Tuesday morning before his nomination filing from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. He also performed aarti at the ghat amid chanting of Vedic mantras. In a post in Hindi on X, Modi said, ''My relationship with my Kashi is amazing, inseparable and incomparable... all I can say is that it cannot be expressed in words!'' He is eyeing a hattrick in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, which he had won for the first time in 2014. The prime minister held a dazzling roadshow in Varanasi a day ago and vowed to do a lot more to serve the holy city in his third term. A day later, he posted a clip from his Monday's roadshow on 'X' and said, ''The love and blessings that my family members of Kashi showered on me during the road show has become an unforgettable moment in my life.'' Several Union ministers, including Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, chief ministers of BJP and NDA-ruled states and leaders of the party are likely to accompany Modi to the collectorate for his nomination filing on Tuesday. The BJP's NDA partners Lok Dal president Jayant Chaudhary, LJP chief Chirag Paswan, Apna Dal (S) president Anupriya Patel and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Omprakash Rajbhar are also expected to be present. Besides Adityanath, chief ministers Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Pushkar Singh Dhami (Uttarakhand), Mohan Yadav (Madhya Pradesh), Vishnu Deo Sai (Chhattisgarh), Eknath Shinde (Maharashtra), Bhajan Lal Sharma (Rajasthan), Himanta Biswa Sharma (Assam), Nayab Singh Saini (Haryana), Pramod Sawant (Goa), Prem Singh Tamang (Sikkim) and Manik Saha (Tripura) are also likely to attend the prime minister's nomination filing. Following the nomination process, Modi will hold a meeting with BJP workers at the Rudraksha Convention Centre. Voting in Varanasi will take place in the seventh phase on June 1.

devdiscourse 14 May 2024 11:07 am

Tripura Panchayat Elections Expected in Late July: Official

Tripura Panchayat Elections Expected in Late July: Official The Tripura State Election Commission (TSEC) has initiated the process to conduct three-tier panchayat elections which are likely to be held in the northeastern state in July end, an official said. TSEC has already completed the delimitation of wards and panchayats as per the rules. ''The TSEC has initiated steps to identify polling booths and draft the electoral rolls for the three-tier panchayat elections to gram panchayats, panchayat samitis and zilla parishads. We are trying to complete the process at the earliest,'' TSEC commissioner Saradhindu Chowdhury said. The northeastern state has 591 gram panchayats (6,111 seats), 116 panchayat samitis (419 seats) and eight zilla parishads (116 seats). Chowdhury said the poll panel has set the target of publishing the final electoral roll for panchayat elections by mid-June. ''Once the final electoral roll with booths are finalised, we will recommend the state government to conduct elections. It is up to the government to make a decision on when the election will be held. We are expecting the three-tier elections to be held in July end,'' he said. In the last panchayat elections held on July 27, 2019, the ruling BJP had won more than 95 per cent of the seats in gram panchayats, panchayat samitis and zilla parishads, of which 86 per cent were unopposed. Chowdhury said if the elections take place in the last part of July, the model code of conduct will come into effect by June end.

devdiscourse 14 May 2024 11:05 am

PM offers prayers at Varanasi Ghat, to file nomination shortly

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganga here on Tuesday before filing his nomination from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.He also performed aarti at the ghat amid chanting of Vedic mantras. Several Union ministers, including Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, chief ministers of BJP and NDA-ruled states and leaders of the party are likely to accompany Modi to the collectorate for his nomination filing. The BJP's NDA partners Lok Dal president Jayant Chaudhary, LJP chief Chirag Paswan, Apna Dal (S) president Anupriya Patel and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Omprakash Rajbhar are also expected to be present. Besides Adityanath, chief ministers Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Pushkar Singh Dhami (Uttarakhand), Mohan Yadav (Madhya Pradesh), Vishnu Deo Sai (Chhattisgarh), Eknath Shinde (Maharashtra), Bhajan Lal Sharma (Rajasthan), Himanta Biswa Sharma (Assam), Nayab Singh Saini (Haryana), Pramod Sawant (Goa), Prem Singh Tamang (Sikkim) and Manik Saha (Tripura) are also likely to attend the prime minister's nomination filing. Following the nomination process, Modi will hold a meeting with BJP workers at the Rudraksha Convention Centre. Voting in Varanasi will take place in the seventh phase on June 1.

Deccan Chronicle 14 May 2024 10:58 am

Two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists arrested in Assam

Two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists arrested in Assam Two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists belonging to the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) were arrested in Guwahati, police said. The Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Assam Police said that the two who were arrested on Monday have been identified as Bahar Mia and Rarely Mia. Two suspected cadres, Bahar Mia (30), Rarely Mia (40), of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), an affiliate association of a terror outfit namely Al Qaeda In Indian Subcontinent (AQIS- an organisation banned in India with all its affiliated groups) were apprehended at Guwahati Railway Station by an Assam Police team yesterday, CPRO Assam Police said on Tuesday. They are suspected cadres of ABT, an affiliate of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which is banned in the country along with all its affiliated groups. The police said that both the cadres are Bangladeshi nationals who were illegally staying in India without a passport and obtaining Indian documents to spread a terror network in Assam. Earlier on April 30, Tripura Police apprehended three individuals suspected of illegal entry into India in Dharmanagar, North Tripura. Upon noticing three individuals behaving suspiciously in Dharmanagar Bazar, one of the police personnel initiated a preliminary investigation. It was soon discovered that all three individuals were Bangladeshi nationals who had entered India without proper documentation, including passports. The suspects, identified as Manju Ali, Rashel Ahmed, and Md Fahim, were promptly arrested by law enforcement officials. (ANI)

devdiscourse 14 May 2024 9:58 am

High AC usage sparks safety concerns: Tripura electricity dept urges consumers

He stressed the importance of transparency, emphasising that undisclosed power consumption not only jeopardises system reliability but also community safety

Mid Day 14 May 2024 9:31 am

Tripura: Police inaction in minor's abduction case sparks outrage

Tripura: Police inaction in minor's abduction case sparks outrage In a disturbing case of alleged abduction, the family of a minor girl, supported by local Hindu Jagran Manch activists, has accused the police of negligence in handling the matter. The incident, which unfolded in the Madhupur area of Sipahijala district twelve days ago, revolves around the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by a local youth after enticing her with various promises. Despite relentless efforts by the family to trace the missing girl, including widespread searches across the vicinity and filing a formal complaint at the Madhupur Police station, the authorities have failed to locate her. Frustrated by the lack of progress, the family, accompanied by activists from the Hindu Jagran Manch, staged a protest outside the police station on Monday afternoon, demanding answers regarding the delay in the investigation and the failure to rescue the abducted girl. According to sources, the investigating officer was notably absent during the protest, leaving the family and activists to voice their concerns to subordinate officers who were unable to provide satisfactory explanations. The family alleges that, despite regular communication with the police, there has been no proactive effort to recover the missing girl. Adding to the pressure on the authorities, local MLA Antara Sarkar has also intervened in the matter, instructing the police to take the necessary action to expedite the investigation and ensure the safe return of the abducted girl. 14-15 days ago, a minor girl, the daughter of Kartik Debbarma, was abducted by a Muslim boy from Mia Para. The victim's family had already lodged a complaint against the accused in Madhupur PS. But there is no progress in the case. So today we, on behalf of Hindu Jagaran Manch, have arrived here and talked with the police in-charge for sure action, said a member of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. (ANI)

devdiscourse 14 May 2024 9:20 am