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Tripura | Man who posted against CM Biplab Deb sent to police custody for 2 days

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    AGARTALA | June 17, 2019:

    A man who had been arrested for allegedly posting “fake news” on Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s personal life was Sunday remanded in police custody for two days on charges of forging documents.

    Anupam Paul, who had been on the run since April 26, was arrested by the crime branch of Tripura Police from New Delhi on Wednesday.

    The police had registered a First Information Report against Anupam Paul for forgery, cheating and conspiracy after the April 25 Facebook post went viral on social media.

    He was produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Sharmistha Mukherjee on Sunday who remanded him in police custody for two days.

    Paul will again be produced before the court on Tuesday, Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Sadar, Dhruba Nath told reporters here.

    The chief minister has described the post as a “deep rooted conspiracy” to tarnish his image.

    “It is a baseless and motivated post which is in bad taste,” Mr Deb has said. The state BJP has demanded strict action against the guilty.

    A journalist and a police constable were arrested on April 28 for sharing the Facebook post. Both of them are now out on bail, a police officer said.

    Tripura: CM Biplab Deb urges new waterways with Bangladesh to boost trade, tourism in NE

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      AGARTALA | June 16, 2019:

      To boost trade and tourism in the Northeastern region, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has requested Centre to make new waterways between the state and Bangladesh said an official on Sunday.

      In a NITI Aayog meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, the official said, that Tripura would be a gateway for the Northeastern states if the waterways are created between state and Bangladesh. The proposed waterway project using the Gomati river must be expedited.

      He said that to boost tourism in Tripura, the Union Tourism Ministry might help construct ropeways connecting the historic “Matabari” Tripura Sundari Temple and Chhabimura, the mountain wall on the banks of Gomati famous for its rock sculptures.

      Deb also demanded more financial support from the Centre’s PSUs and autonomous bodies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund for creation of new infrastructure in the northeast.

      “The public sector companies and undertakings should be allowed to spend at least 10 per cent of their CSR funds in the northeastern states. This will help in early implementation of ‘HIRA’ (Highways, Inland Waterways, Railways and Airways), the grand initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative would not only boost tourism but also many other sectors in the region,” he added.

      The Chief Minister also asked for amending of the existing aviation guidelines to facilitate private operators to increase flight frequency to the Northeast.

      Asserting that Tripura was a flood-prone state, he also demanded an increase in the State Disaster Response Fund from the existing Rs 38 crore at present.

      Tripura: Around 5 lakh postal with “Jai Shri Ram” chants sent to Mamata Banerjee

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        AGARTALA | June 13, 2019:

        In a political war, Tripura BJP women’s wing sent 5 lakh post cards to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with “Jai Shri Ram” written on them.

        On Thursday noon, the members of Mahila Morcha had assembled at Post office Chowmuhnai where they wrote chants on the cards before posting them to Mamata Banerjee.

        “The Bengal CM has hurt the sentiments of the whole nation by disrespecting the chant; We have decided to send 5 lakh post cards with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ written on them to the chief minister’s residence,” Mahila Morcha members stated.

        According to a media report, Chanting Jai Shri Ram in West Bengal has become a controversial political issue as Mamata Banerjee has reacted time and again to those who have chanted these words in her presence. In a recent video, she is seen getting down from her SUV and instructing policemen to arrest those who chanted Jai Shri Ram, terming them as criminals. She is heard telling policemen to search every house in the locality and arrest those who have chanted Jai Shri Ram.

        Bomb recovered at Kailashahar -Fatikroy Road in Tripura

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          AGARTALA | June 9, 2019:

          A bomb was recovered by Tripura police after being informed by local people residing in the area.

          The bomb was wrapped with a tape and was recovered at Kailashahar -Fatikroy Road along with a bag at Hattare Bazar area in the early morning today.

          The bomb was first spotted by a labourer working in a rubber plantation owned by Mati Karmakar while he was collecting rubber at Gabtali area of Belonia subdivision in the morning.

          Police sources said that the bomb is not so powerful and the Bomb Squad from Agartala will arrive here to diffuse the bomb.

          Police sources said that the bomb is not so powerful and the Bomb Squad from Agartala will arrive here to diffuse the bomb.

          Tripura | State sent record of Rs 98 cr cheating of Rose Valley to press CBI

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            AGARTALA | June 9, 2019 (UNI):

            Citing new facts, Tripura government in a letter to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances asked to prioritize investigation into Rose Valley chit fund scam, which has been lying with CBI for past one year but has not much progress.

            According to the report, after BJP-IPFT government came in power last year had sent all 74 cases registered against different Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) to CBI.

            Earlier, 37 selected cases of NBFC scam were referred to CBI from which only five were taken for investigation.

            Tripura wants to stop over of Dhaka-Guwahati flight

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              AGARTALA | June 9, 2019 (UNI):

              With the decision of Spice Jet to introduce international flights on the Guwahati-Dhaka-Guwahati route from 1st July, Tripura government has requested the aviation company to connect Agartala in the fleet.

              In a letter to CMD Spice Jet Ltd Ajay Singh, Principal Secretary Transport L H Darlong today requested, “The Spice Jet international flight while running from Dhaka on its way to Guwahati may also land at MBB airport here so that the passengers of Agartala can avail the service.”

              According to report, budget carrier Spice Jet will introduce international fleets to enhance connectivity between Guwahati and Dhaka from next month adding to its current operations of 43 daily flights connecting 22 cities in India.

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