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Tripura’s ‘Petrol Tank Wagons’ to solve petrol crisis & black marketing, says CM

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    March, 30, 2018

    Fuel carrying wagon was inaugurated on Thursday at Dharmanagar Railway Station by the newly elected Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb. The wagon reached Tripura on Tuesday and was inaugurated yesterday

    Huge number of people attended the program at the Dharmanagar Railway Station to have a glimpse of the wagon and also of the newly elected Chief Minister who was visiting Dharmanagar for the first time after swearing in as the Chief Minister of the state. The flagging off ceremony was also attended by MLA of Dharmanagar Biswabandhu Sen, Minster NC Debbarma, BJP Yuba Morcha Chief Tinku Roy and North-East Frontier railway officials.
    “People of Tripura have suffered a lot due to petrol crisis on a regular basis but from today after the inauguration of this wagon there will not be any crisis of petrol and it will also stop the illegal black marketing of petrol in the state”, the CM said while addressing the gathering.

    WATCH | Reang people cry for justice in the wake of Assam’s Hailakandi assault and murder case

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      March 29, 2018

      In the wake of a recent rape and murder of a 13-yr-old girl in Hailakandi, Assam by a 23-yr-old youth, the cries of people are beginning to echo louder against the dangers faced by women as well as the apathy of the concerned authorities to the plight of the masses. Watch the video below to her what people have to say on this issue-

      Reang people of Hailakandi cry for justice after authorities’ apathy to their plight in the wake of recent murder case

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        TNT News | March 29, 2018

        The rape and murder of a 13-yr-old girl by a 23-yr-old youth has created chaos and unrest in Hailakandi district of Assam. However, instead of finding a solution to the problem, social media has been playing a negative role in communalizing the issue. As per reports, the victim belonged to the Reang community and the culprit happens to be a Muslim and this very fact is being used by many to create communal tensions.

        While many people and organizations have demanded strong punishment to the culprit, a group of people have allegedly been trying to create communal tension over the incident.

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        Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today, Tripura Royal Scion and Congress state working president Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma has strongly condemned the act saying, “A rapist has no caste or religion and he is a culprit, no matter what. As a rapist, he poses threat to not only one particular community but to all women and people at large.”

        He also demanded strict punishment for the culprit as well as attention to the cause of Reang people residing in Hailakandi and Patharkandi.

        As per reports, the incident took place at the residence of the victim located in Betsora Purbashree village along the Mizoram border, in Hailakandi district, after the minor girl had just reached back home after school. The accused took the opportunity to enter the house of the tribal girl, considering her parents were at work and, raped her followed by brutally murdering her to conceal his crime. The accused has been identified as Jashim Uddin Borbhuyan.

        Many social organisations also came forward to protest against a section people’s alleged attempt to create communal tension in the district which include- All Assam Student and Youth Organisation , Janashakti Seva Samity and Common People Forum.

        These organisations have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi district in order to take proper measures so that no communal tension can disturb the otherwise peaceful district.

        Talking to media persons, the central president of the All Assam Student and Youth Organisation Janun Laskar and Janashakti Seva Samity leader Jahan Uddin was quoted as saying, “The incident of 13-year-old girl’s rape and murder is a worst crime and nobody can support it. So, nobody should see from which community or religion the culprit is belonging to. Culprit is a culprit.”

        The leaders of the protesting organization also appealed to the district administration to take stringent measures against those who are trying to disturb the social harmony among different communities in the district.

        Youth in police net for ‘misusing’ CM’s pic and posting offensive comments on FB

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          IANS | Agartala, March 29, 2018:

          A youth has been arrested for “misusing” a picture of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in his Facebook profile and posting offensive comments, Tripura Police said here on Thursday.

          Tripura: 8 Bangladeshi infiltrators nabbed at Chandrapur Bus Stand

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            AGARTALA, March 29, 2018: Infiltration has always been a major concern for North-Eastern states which are sharing their borders with neighboring countries and Tripura has also suffered a lot due to this. Infiltrators from neighboring country use land of Tripura to do their illegal activities across the country.

            Tripura: Massive irregularities exposed in MGNREGA audit report

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              By Our Correspondent

              AGARTALA | March 28, 2018

              Large scale irregularity was identified on implementation of MGNREGS in Tripura in an audit report. The report was sent to the centre and action would be initiated shortly, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said here today.

              Speaking to reporters in a press conference here this evening, Devvarma said that report of an audit ordered in the previous Left Front regime was placed before the state legislative assembly today. The audit was ordered by Tripura High Court in 2014.

              “As per order of the High Court, we have sent the audit report to the CAG, the Ministry of Rural Development and have also placed it in the state assembly”, Jishnu said adding that he and his cabinet colleagues were committed to deliver a corruption-free and accountable government.

              “This audit was ordered by the previous government. The report was submitted by the chartered accountant firm which conducted it in December last year. There is no question of revenge here”, the Deputy CM said. He also holds the rural development portfolio.

              Asked about key findings of the audit report, Devvarma said no trace of bills, vouchers and master rolls worth Rs. 140 crores was found on expenditures in different parts of the state. Adjustments from Bishalgarh rural development block alone failed to provide master rolls to verify expenditure of Rs. 16 crore, he added.

              The audit report includes details on expenditure under the centrally sponsored poverty alleviation scheme right from its inception till 2015-16 in the state.

              “Action will be taken as per law against all those who are found involved in irregularities pointed out in the audit report”, Devvarma said. He also raised finger at CID sleuths, who he claimed, had ‘taken’ documents which were essential for auditing.

              “I am not sure if CID was trying to expose the thieves or protect them”, he quipped.

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