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Tripura to give Rs 2 lakh to each slain CRPF troopers’ family

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Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday announced Rs 2-lakh compensation for each family of the nearly 50 CRPF troopers killed in the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Tripura: FIR filed against ex-MLA for seeking SC benefits based on fake certificates

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    UNI | Agartala| Feb 13, 2019

    An FIR has been lodged against former Left Front MLA Partha Das for ‘enjoying all benefits of Schedule Caste (SC) including getting elected from reserved seat in the assembly with forged certificate.

    Officials here today said that Director of SC Welfare department Ratan Biswas filed a case against Das in West Agartala police station yesterday.

    In the FIR, it was alleged that former MLA Partha Das had gained all benefits of being a SC. And on the basis of a forged SC certificate he had become MLA from 2008 to 2013, which was a clear case of cheating the people.

    Tripura: Bangladesh-bound Drugs worth Rs. 1 crore destroyed

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      ANI | Agartala | Feb 13, 2019

      In an anti-narcotic drive the police department in Agartala destroyed large number of bottles of Bangladesh-bound smuggled cough syrup and huge quantities of marijuana, worth Rs 1 crores.

      DIG Home Guard UK Majumder said, “1,947kg of ganja (marijuana) and 20,050 bottles of Phensedyl, worth more than 1 crore that was seized earlier by two police stations is being destroyed.”

      Elaborating on the seizure, he added, “The state government has ordered for drug seizure in the state and it has two committee – state level and high level committee. The seized drugs are immediately taken to the magistrate and then the samples are sent to FSL and after the report is out, with permission of the court it is the proposal for destruction is sent.”

      Reportedly, the cost of caught consignment increases up to four times after reaching Bangladesh where it is banned and used as a substitute for liquor.

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      Tripura: Amidst controversy, CM Biplab Deb requests citizens to stay away from ‘Rumours’

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        Feb 13, 2019

        Amidst controversy in Tripura after allegations of harassment against a BJP leader Manoj Kanti Deb, the Chief Minister Biplab Deb has come out openly to request to media as well as the citizens to not fall prey to rumours.

        In a tweet on his official social media handle, he wrote:

        ” My Govt. is working in the best interests of 37 lakh people of Tripura.We strive to uphold the distinctive culture & traditions of our beloved state.I request my fellow citizens to not fall prey to any rumours spread by anti-social elements. Spoke to media on this issue.”

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        Biplab Kumar Deb

        @BjpBiplab

        My Govt. is working in the best interests of 37 lakh people of .

        We strive to uphold the distinctive culture & traditions of our beloved state.

        I request my fellow citizens to not fall prey to any rumours spread by anti-social elements. Spoke to media on this issue.

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        It may be recalled that BJP MP from Tripura Manoj Kanti Deb was accused of harassing the sole lady cabinet minister Santana Chakma after a video went viral on social media.

        Following this, Manoj Deb denies the charges and said that he was only trying to move the lady minister away from him as she was standing infront of her.

        In a press statement, Santana Chakma also rubbished charges of harassment against the minister and said that the video circulation on social media was tampered with.

        Tripura: Santana Chakma rubbishes allegations of harassment against BJP minister, says video was tampered with

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          Feb 12, 2019

          After Tripura’s BJP minister was accused of “inappropriately touching”the sole lady cabinet minister Santana Chakma through a viral video, Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma has rubbished all claims and allegations.

          Santana Chakma rubbished all the allegations raised by the opposition party regarding Sports Minister Manoj Kanti Deb outraging her modesty.
          Addressing a press meet at BJP Party office on Tuesday, Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma stated CPI-M is unnecessarily creating an issue of nothing and it is absolutely rubbish and there was no such intention of Minister Manoj Kanti Deb that would call for outraging her modesty.

          Minister Santana Chakma also slammed CPI-M for circulating such illegitimate videos. She further stated that the video circulated on social media is tampered and has been done so with wrong intentions.

          “Strong action will be taken against the accused involved in this”, she said.

          It may be mentioned that Santana Chakma is the sole lady cabinet minister in BJP led Tripura government who holds the portfolio of
          Social Welfare and Social Education.

          Tripura: BJP minister denies “Inappropriately Touching” lady minister Santana Chakma; People demand punishment

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            Feb 11, 2019

            A day after Tripura was rocked by a video showing BJP minister Manoj Kanti Deb inappropriately touching the sole lady cabinet minister Santana Chakma, the BJP minister has come out to clarify the situation.

            Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today about the allegations of harassment and the content of the video, Manoj said, ” These are all false propaganda being propagated against me. As in the video footage anyone can clearly see that she (Santana Chakma) came in front of me while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating the function. By mistake I might have touched her but I had no wrong intentions, I was only trying to move her away as she came in front of me”.

            The incident has however sparked anger from all sections of society with people demanding action against the BJP minister for his inappropriate conduct.

            “This incident has created a lot of anger and anguish among the people of the state. We demand that the Chief Minister must immediately sack this Minister or the Minister must resign on his own”, said Bijan Dhar, Central Committee member, CPI(M).

            TPCC chief Birajit Sinha also expressed anger over the incident while questioning the safety of women in state. He said, ” If someone can touch a lady Minister inappropriately in front of the PM then we can only imagine how safe are our women in the state”.

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