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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.

    Rural people demand sports infrastructure in Tripura district

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      AGARTALA | June 07, 2019 (UNI):

      The inhabitants of rural block area of Manughat in the bordering subdivision of Kamalpur in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai have demanded sports infrastructure to boost the growth of local sports talents.

      The area of Manughat stretches along the National Highway 08 and is completely bereft of sports facilities.

      After Kamalpur MLA Manoj Kanti Deb was made the sports minister of Tripura, people of the area have become hopeful of change .

      “Our area has no sports infrastructure. As a result, the talents cease to develop. After 25 years we have the Sports Minister from our district and hope for some significant development,”asserted
      an optimistic Tapan Roy, a local.

      Tripura: Veteran CPI (M) leader Mangaleshwari Debbarma passes away

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        AGARTALA | June 6, 2019:

        Tripura former CPIM committee member Mangaleshwari Debbarma (93) took her last breath on Wednesday evening from age-related ailments.

        Late Mangaleshwari was the wife of former chief minister and legendary tribal leader Dasharath Deb

        Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb condoled over the demise of CPI (M)’s legendary woman leader and founder member of ‘Ganatantrik Nari
        Samity’.

        The forest and tribal welfare minister Mevar Kr Jamatia paid respect to her house in the last rite.

        Many leaders including Former CM Manik Sarkar, forest and tribal welfare minister Mevar Kr Jamatia paid respect to her house in the last rite.

        She is survived by her two daughters and a son. She had lost another son three years ago.

        IPFT to fight all future elections to local bodies alone

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          AGARTALA | June 05, 2019:

          The IPFT, the coalition partner of the incumbent BJP-led government in Tripura, has decided to go solo in all the coming elections to local bodies like the ADC, Municipal Bodies and Nagar Panchayats and Village Committees.

          Tripura: Yechury urges parties to join hands against BJP

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            AGARTALA | June 5, 2019(IANS):

            Calling the 2019 Lok Sabha election results a “severe setback” for the Left, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said, here on Tuesday, the party would take up independent initiatives to strengthen itself and urged secular democratic forces to join hands to protect the constitutional republic of India.

            “The Lok Sabha results have been a serious setback for the CPI-M and the Left not just in Bengal but also in traditional strongholds of Tripura and Kerala. It also shows most opposition parties, expect a few, have not fared any better,” said Yechury.

            Pointing to consolidation of right wing forces across the country, he said this shift (towards the right wing) was a recent global phenomenon.

            Noting that the CPI-M and the Left’s representation in Parliament have come down to the lowest (five MPs) since the party’s formation, Yechury said the party leadership needed to do “serious introspection” regarding its decline since 2009.

            Referring to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections, he said the BJP was successful in fuelling an intense communal polarisation, creating a communal nationalistic jingoism and projecting a larger than life image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to divert the voters’ attention from the “humanitarian issues”.

            “It’s clear from the results that there is a consolidated communal polarisation in the country. That’s why the BJP does not have a single Muslim MP in this election. It’s an ominous sign for India’s secular democratic set up,” Yechury said.

            Stating that the communal polarisation was accompanied by a communal nationalistic jingoism after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrike, he said they helped the BJP change the narrative away from issues, like farmers’ suicide, struggle of the working class, impacts of demonetisation and GST.

            Tripura: State govt offers subsidies to attract industries

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              AGARTALA | June 5, 2019 (IANS):

              The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Tripura has decided to broaden subsidy and incentive packages to attract big, medium and small industries.

              “The state cabinet on Monday expanded and introduced new subsidy and incentive packages to boost big, medium and small industries in Tripura. The state has huge natural resources, including high quality gas,” Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told IANS here on Tuesday.

              The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, modified the Tripura Industrial Investment Promotion Incentives Schemes. “Big industries and seven more segments, like hotel, tourism, hospital and nursing home, have been brought under the purview of the new subsidy and incentive schemes,” he said. </p>

              Sharing details, he said variety of capital investment subsidies, and exemptions in state goods and services tax (SGST) have been introduced. Apart from 25 per cent subsidy on power consumption, subsidy on bank loan has been increased to 5 per cent from 4 per cent.

              Now the employees’ share of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in the new industries would be paid by the government and a new 10 per cent transport and export promotion subsidy has been introduced under the modified scheme.

              Nath said since the BJP came to power in Tripura 15 months ago, 1,474 small and medium units had been set up.

              Stating that Tripura is the second largest natural rubber producer after Kerala and big natural gas reserves have been found by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), he said there were huge scope to set up rubber and gas-based industries besides bamboo-based units.

              Nath said the state government had also decided to make 12 backward blocks as model blocks and spend Rs 150 crore in three years on it. A high-level committee, headed by the Chief Secretary, would be set up to supervise the plan.

              “Health services, nutrition for children and women, education, agriculture and water resources, development of infrastructure, employment and skill development, financial inclusion would be the priority areas for these 12 proposed model blocks,” he said.

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