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Tripura: CPM observes Lenin’s birth anniversary 3 km away from statue demolition site

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    By Our Correspondent

    Agartala, April 23, 2018: One month after Communist hero V.I Lenin’s 25 ft astute statue was demolished at College Square in Belonia sub-division, Tripura’s opposition CPIM yesterday observed his 149th birth anniversary at the party’s South Tripura district committee office, 3 Km away from the site where the statue used to stand.

    Addressing a small event at the party office, South Tripura district committee member Trilokesh Sinha said Lenin’s statues could be demolished but his ideology could not be erased. He said that his party would continue to struggle to revive from the poll debacle.

    CPM and its Left Front allies – Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), CPI faced a massive defeat in Feb 18 assembly polls this year and were reduced from 51 seats in the previous assembly to 16 seats in the current one.

    Meanwhile, CPM observed central event of Lenin’s birth anniversary at Bhanu Ghosh Smriti Bhavan, which is the party’s West Tripura district office. Party leader Samit Chakraborty said that attacks on left supporters were at the highest now, even worse than Congress-TUJS regime which unseated the second Left Front government led by former chief minister Late Nripen Chakraborty in 1988.

    He added that his party would try to ‘learn’ from mistakes committed in the past and revive with peoples’ support ahead.

    Featured image courtesy: Dailyhunt

    Tripura: 20 years after murder of 4 RSS workers, BJP led government to reopen case

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      April 23, 2018

      AGARTALA: Nearly 20 years after four RSS pracharaks were allegedly killed by National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), the BJP-led Tripura government has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to reopen the case.

      “We sensed a conspiracy behind the incident and constituted an SIT, headed by inspector Kamalendu Bhowmik – who is well-acquainted with the case – to re-investigate the case,” chief minister Biplab Deb told TOI on Sunday.

      This comes weeks after the state government ordered a fresh probe into the killing of Congress panchayat chief Atish Choudhury, stabbed to death in 1993. Congress leaders had claimed CPM cadres were involved in the murder but the case had made no headway then.

      In the pracharaks’ murder case, RSS had raised the demand for an independent inquiry several times but the state government, with the Left Front at the helm, had not acceded to the demand.

      The four workers – Shayamal Sengupta (zonal general secretary of West Bengal, Assam and the northeast), Sudhamay Dutta (area in charge of Agartala), Dinendra Nath Dey (a pracharak working in southern Assam) and Shubhankar Chakraborty (district pracharak) – were abducted by NLFT in August 1999.

      Tripura boy dies after falling off from cliff at Laitlum in Meghalaya

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        TNT News | April 23, 2018

        In what may be termed as a very unfortunate incident, a student from Tripura studying in Shillong has lost his life after falling off a cliff at Laitlum, a tourist spot which came to prominence after a Bollywood movie Rock On 2 was shot there in 2016.

        As per reports, the student identified as Subhrata Jamatia (21) of Morningstar College, Shillong went on a bike trip along with his 5 other friends including 4 boys and two girls en-route to Laitlum on three bikes. As per sources, the incident took place at around 5. 30 pm on April 22 when his helmet first rolled off the cliff and as he went on to take his helmet, he himself fell off and lost his life on the spot.

        His body was brought to Civil Hospital, Shillong this morning at 9. 30 am for postmortem.

        Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today, the Meghalaya police informed that the body fell down 800 metre below and since it was difficult to carry out search operations last evening due to extreme fog conditions, the search operation was carried out today morning at around 7 am and the body was recovered at around 10. 30 am. After this the body was sent to Civil Hospital for postmortem which was conducted by the parents’ permission. He also informed that the boy’s parents are on their way to take the body home.

        Tripura: Terminated JICA employees held for stealing documents at Hatichara

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          AGARTALA, April 23, 2018: Three among the terminated JICA employees were caught by their colleagues when they were attempting to steal some files from the JICA office at Hatichara yesterday.

          Tripura: Yechury re-elected as General Secretary of CPI(M), Manik Sarkar as member of politburo

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            AGARTALA, April 23, 2018: Sitaram Yechury has been re-elected as the General Secretary of CPI(M) on the last day of party’s 22nd Congress yesterday, which was held in Hyderabad.

            Tripura: 14-Year-Old alleges to have been raped four times, threats by “Powerful” businessman

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              AGARTALA, April 23, 2018: In another shocking incident, a 54-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in the state. The girl was allegedly raped at least on four occasions since February by Manoj Deb, an influential businessman from Teliamura in Khowai district, whom the locals claim to be a BJP supporter, police said.

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