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Tripura | Sub-inspector suspended for not completing 6 drugs case

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AGARTALA | Aug 18, 2019:

A sub-inspector of Tripura police M Darlong has been suspended on Friday for not completing investigation of six drug cases on time.

This development comes within a month of a policewoman being sacked in the state for negligence of duty.

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Darlong was posted at Kanchanpur Police Station since May last year.
Earlier He was with Panisagar police station .

Source:ht

 

 

Tripura | Bangabandhu museum to build in state

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Agartala | Aug 17, 2019 (UNI):

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today announced to set up Bangabandhu Museum, dedicated to founding leader of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rehman.

The Museum will be in the ground floor of the upcoming IT park in the old jail complex.

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The museum will display the history of 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh and Sheik Mujibur Rahaman besides, century old relationship of the people.

 

 

News daily office in Tripura attacked by miscreants, two injured

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    AGARTALA | August 15, 2019:

    The office of a local daily ‘The Tripura Times’ was allegedly attacked by one of the suspended guest lectures of Tripura University accompanied by few miscreants on Wednesday evening. Two staffs of the news paper were reported to be injured during the attack.

    88 militants belonging to banned outfit NLFT surrender in Tripura

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    TRIPURA | Aug 13, 2019 (AIR):

    In Tripura, 88 militants belonging to banned outfit NLFT (Sabir Deb barma faction) has surrendered in Ambassa in Dhakai district. The militants surrendered in presence of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and his deputy Jishnu Debbarma.

    Earlier, on Sunday, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among the NLFT (SD), Tripura Government and the Central Government. As per the memorandum, NLFT (SD) has agreed to abjure the path of violence, join the mainstream and abide by the Constitution of India.

    Welcoming them, the Chief Minister assured that all the commitment given to them will be fulfilled. He also said that Tripura government is trying their best for welfare of tribal people of state.

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    The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme, 2018 of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    The State Government of Tripura will help the surrendered cadres in housing, recruitment, education etc. Government of India will consider the proposals of Tripura State Government regarding economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.

     

     

    Tripura government approves Right to Education Act 2009

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    Tripura | Aug 12, 2019(PTI):

    Tripura government has approved the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which allows no detention up to class four. The act, which was earlier passed by parliament, provides for a regular examination in classes fifth and eighth and if the child fails, he or she shall be given additional opportunity for re-examination in two months’ time.

    Tripura’s Education Minister said, “The council of ministers in Tripura in its meeting on Thursday has approved the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. We have accepted the act, which was passed by the parliament earlier,” said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath.

    Parliament had passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in January this year to amend a law to abolish the ‘no-detention policy’ till class VIII by enabling state governments to allow schools to fail students.

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    “There will be no detention up to class four, but there will be examinations before promoting students from class 5th to 6th. Similarly, examination will be conducted before promoting any student from class 8th to class 9th, Nath said.

    “If students cannot clear the test in class V and VIII, they would be given the opportunity to appear the examination again in two months’ time. If students cannot clear the test for the second time, they would be detained in the respective classes,” Nath added.

    Five marks as grace could be given to a student having 85 per cent of attendance; Nath said adding headmasters of the schools will have a special power for giving relaxation to specially-abled students and promoting them.

     

     

    Bank CD ratio in Tripura rises to 66% in 16 months: CM

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    Agartala | Aug 11 (IANS):

    The credit-deposit (CD) ratio of banks in Tripura increased by 18 per cent to 66 per cent from 48 per cent in the 16-month of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

    However, it was still below the national average, said the Chief Minister while addressing a seminar on “Business and Industrial Development”, here on Friday.

    Remarking that the CD ratio of Gujarat is 120 per cent, Deb said it could be increased in Tripura by expanding trade, business and investment. Deb said Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him at the recent NITI Aayog meeting to make Tripura the Rs 15,000 crore economy from the present Rs 8,000 crore economy.

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    Had the Prime Minister not provided Rs 2,129 crore additional assistance, it would have been difficult to run the government in the state, said Deb, who is also the Tripura BJP chief.

    Stating that when the BJP came to power, Tripura had Rs 13,000 crore loan liabilities left behind by the Left Front government, the Chief Minister said the state government’s biggest monthly expenditure, Rs 820 crore, was on account of salaries to the government employees. Around 4.27 per cent people were in government jobs in Tripura, he added.

    In the past 16 months, the tax revenue had increased around three times, he said and added, there was a Rs 400 crore business opportunity in the fisheries sector. Over 20,000 tonnes of fish come to Tripura daily from Bangladesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. He also pointed to huge business scope in rice milling, tea production, fruit processing, specially the pineapple and jackfruit, handicrafts and tourism sectors.

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    Stating that the Centre was providing 30-80 per cent subsidy for new businesses, he said the Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) was also extending subsidy to new industrial units.

    To boost growth and make Tripura a model state, rallies and meetings by political parties must be reduced and working hours increased, the Chief Minister said.

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