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Time Zones : An enigma and the logic of diversity — By Tapas Dey

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    By TAPAS DEY | April 29, 2018

    Time zones-or having different time zones in a vast and diverse country like India- had been of abiding  interest to Tripura’s former and longest serving chief secretary V. Thualisidasa who headed the state’s  executive as top administrator for long eight years between 1995 and 2003. This had a lot to do with  Thulasidasa’s personal experience as a young IAS officer proceeding to his maiden place of posting in Tripura. He had to spend the night in a rest room at Dum Dum airport in Calcutta and he had duly  alerted the attendant to wake him up sharp at 7-30 AM . Thulasidas wake up on his own next morning to  searing sunlight seeping through the glass panes of windows and doors and at once concluded that he had  missed the morning flight to Agartala. He had called out to the attendant and when the poor fellow turned up he was about to chide him severely for failure to wake him up at time .

    The struggle to revive Tiprasa language sees no end- Will Kokborok flourish again?

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      Tripura Daily News | April 29, 2018

      AGARTALA: For the indigenous Tiprasa people, one of the key demands is to have unhindered education in the Kokborok language in the state’s schools and colleges. Taught in the Tripura University and in over 22 degree colleges in the Roman script, a demand to have the language taught in the Roman script in the 40 schools in the state, where it is currently taught in the Bengali script, the demand has found takers from across the spectrum.

      Sensing a threat to promotion of Tripura’s Kokborok language, an indigenous-based organization has pledged to continue their script-movement. Kokborok, the native language of Tripuri community, underwent many transitions in long period.

      Tripura Guv reacts on his letter to CM recommending job for BJP man; says nothing to over-react about

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        TNT News | April 29, 2018

        AGARTALA: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy had written a letter to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb recommending for a BJP man to get job in the state.

        The letter was written on March 14 and it was received on March 23 as per reports.

        Thieves attempt to steal official documents from West Tripura District & Sessions Court

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          From Our Correspondent, Tripura Daily News | Agartala, April 28, 2018: 

          In a rare incident, unknown people attempted to steal official documents from West Tripura District & Sessions Court after the court was closed, on Friday evening. The room, which the thieves had entered, is one of the record rooms of the court where important documents and files related to various judicial cases are kept.

          Ex-minister alleges media of propagating ‘cooked-up’ stories on Rose Valley scam

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            From Our Correspondent, Tripura Daily News | Agartala, April 28, 2018:

            Former finance minister and Deputy Leader of Opposition,Badal Choudhury, who was grilled by the CBI in connection with the Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam on Thursday, has alleged few of the prominent media houses in Tripura of propagating against him by circulating ‘cooked up’ stories.

            OPINION | Biplab Deb, a motor-mouth CM lacking in grace, decorum and statesmanship

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              By Patricia Mukhim

              It is said that very few can handle power with grace. Former Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar executed his role as the CM of Tripura with elan and never drew attention to himself by speaking out of turn. The person who has stepped into his shoes, Biplab Deb of the BJP is a motor-mouth lacking in grace, decorum and statesmanship.

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