Tripura

Disproportionate Assets : DG-rank IPS officer demoted to IG in Tripura

June 14, 2018, 7:56 am
Agartala (Tripura), June 14 :The Tripura government has demoted a senior IPS officer, who was allegedly given "illegal ad hoc" promotion despite the CBI filing a criminal case against him for "possessing" disproportionate assets, from the rank of the DGP to the IGP.
 
In an order, issued last week, the Tripura government said K Nagaraj, a 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer, had been promoted to the rank of Director General of Police despite the fact that criminal and disciplinary proceedings were pending against him.
 

BSF mulling laser walls along Indo-Bangla border in Tripura

June 12, 2018, 11:44 am
Agartala (Tripura), June 12 : The Border Security Force in Tripura is “contemplating” installation of laser walls at the unfenced riverine patches along India-Bangladesh border to check infiltration bids, official sources said.
 
The security forces have so far been using sensor devices, floodlights and night-vision goggles to guard the international border; the laser walls would further help in plugging gaps in the “vulnerable” areas, a senior officer of BSF’s Tripura Frontier said.
 

Amit Shah to unveil 100-day report card of Tripura government

June 10, 2018, 3:40 pm
Agartala (Tripura) ,June 10 : BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tripura on June 18 to unveil the 100-day report card of the state government, party sources said on Sunday.
 
Shah might also hold a meeting with the party workers on this occasion to chalk out a strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, they said.
 
The BJP-IPFT alliance had recorded a landslide win in assembly election earlier this year, overthrowing the 25-year-old Left Front government.
 

'Queen' pineapple variety declared Tripura's state fruit

June 7, 2018, 8:55 pm
 
Agartala (Tripura), June 7 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday announced that the "queen" variety of pineapple would be Tripura's state fruit.
 
"I expect that Tripura's rich pineapple, rubber and bamboo would get due importance even outside the country including neighbouring Bangladesh," the President said after the annoucement made at a civic reception programme organised by the Tripura government.
 
 

President Kovind begins two-day visit to Tripura

June 7, 2018, 3:33 pm
Agartala (Tripura) , June 7:President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Tripura capital Agartala on Thursday on a two-day visit and was received by Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Barman.
 
During his visit to the state, the President will inaugurate the National Highway from Matabari to Sabroom, lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Matabari Temple complex.
 

Keshari Nath Tripathi to hold additional charge as Tripura Governor

June 7, 2018, 3:17 pm
Agartala (Tripura) ,June 7 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi additional charge of Tripura Governor, during the absence on leave of Tathagata Roy.
 
"The President of India is pleased to appoint Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of the Governor of Tripura, in addition to his own duties, during the absence on leave of Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura," read a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan without citing reasons for Roy's leave.

President to declare Tripura's 'queen' pineapple as state fruit

June 7, 2018, 1:20 pm
Agartala (Tripura), June 7 :President Ram Nath Kovind may declare the "queen" variety of pineapple as Tripura's state fruit  during his visit here today , an official said.
 
"The President likely to declare the 'queen' variety pineapple of Tripura as the state fruit, said the Agriculture Department official.
 
 

1971 war hero finally gets memorial park in Tripura

June 6, 2018, 8:25 am
 
Agartala (Tripura), June 6 : Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb  inaugurated a sprawling park named after 1971 war hero Lance Naik Albert Ekka, who along with his comrades saved the city from Pakistani aggression.
 
The park, developed by the Agartala Municipal Corporation in association with Tripura's Forest Department at a cost of Rs 1.22 crore, is situated adjoining the Army complexes at Lichu Bagan on the outskirts here.
 

Tripura will develop 56 inch chest if its youth take fitness

June 2, 2018, 10:26 pm
Agartala (Tripura), June 2 :Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said if the youths of Tripura take the fitness challenge campaign of the union sports minister they would become healthy and the health of the state would improve too.
 
"All the youths should stay fit. If all youths do push-ups they will become healthy and Tripura will become healthy too ... Automatically Tripura will develop 56 inch chest and follow the direction of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' for development," Deb said apparently alluding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 

Two-day strike hits banking services in Tripura

May 30, 2018, 8:12 pm
Agartala (Tripura), May 30 : Banking services were badly affected in Tripura on Wednesday as most of the major banks remained closed due to a nation-wide employees' strike.
 
Leaders of the striking employees claimed that the response of the two-day bank strike is good in all the eight northeastern states, including Assam and Sikkim.
 
 
The striking employees were protesting the "anti-people banking reforms" and demanding for wage revision in the wake of the proposal for a two per cent hike in salary.

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