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Tripura: EC prepares for transparent vote counting process in state

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    Agartala | May 17, 2019

    In an attempt to carry out vote counting process in the most transparent manner, Election Commission (EC) has initiated workshops for Returning Officers (RO) and Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) in Tripura.

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    It is to be mentioned here that a workshop has been conducted for Returning Officer (RO) and Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) on vote counting process today. EC has also directed that the process of counting must be carried out without any mistakes and in the most transparent manner.

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    During the workshop, training was provided regarding counting process of EVMs, VVPATs besides clarifying all their doubts.

    The ongoing Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be conducted in seven phases. The first five phases of polls were held on April 11, 18, 23, 29, 6 and 12. The last phase of poll will be held on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.

    Tripura CM Biplab Deb takes stock of storm affected areas, ensures speedy relief measures

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      Agartala | May 17, 2019

      Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today visited the storm affected areas in the state and ensured that the relief and restoration work is completed by today evening.

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      It is to be mentioned here that a massive storm wreaked havoc across Tripura rendering many people homeless.

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      Trees were uprooted, electric poles were damaged in many areas including College Tilla, Badarghat, Bordowali, Drop Gate, Milan Chakra, GB, Capital Complex, Durjoy Nagar and several others resulting in power disruption.
      Talking to media, the CM assured that the restoration work gets done completed by today evening and power connection is resumed in these areas.

      He further directed the officials to ensure that all basic public services and infrastructure along with supplies of necessities are made available so as to cause minimum inconvenience to citizens across Tripura.

      Tripura : Panic among people after lava type inflammable liquid erupts from the ground

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        Agartala | May 17, 2019

        A volcanic lava type inflammable liquid was reported to have erupted out of the ground in the outskirts of Madhuban area in Agartala.

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        The locals noticed some underground lava-type eruption by the roadside near the electric polls in Madhuban area under the Kathaltali village. This eruption had triggered a sensation among the locals.

        Scientists from the Tripura Space Application Centre (TSAC) reached the spot.

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        This is the fourth such incident that has been reported from the state within the last one year. Three such incidents were reported from Sabroom area that is in the southern part of the state and is quite close to Chittagong.

        A leading geologist of TSAC, Avisek Chaudhuri, after analyzing the samples collected from the spot and after examining the spot said that a geo-chemical examination was required before coming to a conclusion. He, however, said that there was a similarity with the incident that was reported from Sabroom. The eruption in Sabroom was also due to sub-surface volcanic activity.

        Adding further, geologist Avisek Chaudhuri said that fire, smoke and other materials erupting out of the ground is due to a fault line that passed through that area beside the displacement of the underground tectonic plates in that region. The tectonic plates, passing through the area, had created huge sub-surface heat that caused the incident.

        With inputs from NDTV

        Tripura: Thunderstorm throws life out of gear, leave almost 382 houses damaged

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          Agartala, May 16, 2019

          The first wave of pre-monsoon shower has thrown life out of gear in Tripura, especially in the Southern and Western part of the state.

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          According to reports, a thunderstorm that occurred on Wednesday evening uprooted several trees in front of the main gate of A.D Nagar Police line, in the road at College Tilla and other places.

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          An official from the local Meteorological Department informed that gusty winds at 56 Km per hour speed blew over Tripura on Wednesday night, accompanied by thunderstorm, which is typical to this part of the year. These seasonal storms or Norwesters are locally called as ‘Kaalboishakhi’.

          Reports suggest 382 houses were damaged, which include 40 fully damaged dwelling houses in West Tripura district.

          The concerned department has informed that trees were removed from the roads and power has also been restored at all the places other than at College Tilla. Pumps have also been put into use to vlear the water from roads.

          Earlier in May 04, Tripura sounded alert along with several other states for cyclonic storm ‘Fani’. Though the cyclonic storm didn’t do much damage, Tripura sustained massive damage last year due to heavy downpour and thunderstorm last year as over 40 thousand people were forced to take shelter in relief camps due to floods.

          With inputs from Indian Express

          Man from Tripura goes missing while travelling in Assam

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            AGARTALA | May 16, 2019:

            In an incident, a middle aged man who was travelling from Teliamura in Tripura went missing under mysterious circumstances in Assam’s Kalkalighat station.

            The missing man has been identified as Chandan Bhowmik, aged 40, a resident of Brahmancherra village of Teliamura. \

            Dagnita Kalai, wife of Chandan Bhowmik had lodged two separate missing complaint at Teliamura Police Station and Baraigram GRP unit on Tuesday.

            While speaking to the media, Bhowmik’s wife said that the couple had boarded Silchar-Dharmanagar train from Silchar. As soon as the train reached Kalkaliaghat at 10 pm, Bhowmik got down. Thereafter his wife could not find him anymore.

            An FIR has been lodged and police investigation is on.

            Tripura CM Biplab Deb condemns attack on BJP Prez Amit Shah in Kolkata

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              Agartala | May 15, 2019

              Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has condemned the attack during BJP National President Amit Shah’s road show at Kolkata.

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              It is to be mentioned here that a scuffle broke out between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers during Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday.

              The Clashes began when BJP president Amit Shah’s convoy passed through Calcutta University campus on College Street.

              Following the incident, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb took to tweeter to condemn the attack.

              CM Biplab Kumar Deb in his tweet stated “The violence and hooliganism of TMC goons during the massive road show of Shri Amit Shah ji is a blot on our democratic ethos. It displays the fear of loss in Mamta Banerjee and her party as they witness the unprecedented support across Bengal for PM Narendra Modi Ji”

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