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Tripura Speaker says ‘will ensure secularism in running House in BJP-IPFT govt regime

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    AGARTALA, March 23, 2018: While BJP is being repeatedly targetted for religious persecution, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das said on the first day of twelfth assembly in Tripura’s new BJP-IPFT regime that he would ensure ‘secularism’ and set traditions while running the House.

    Tripura: Health Minister urges students to shun substance addiction while admitting his own flaws

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      AGARTALA | March 22, 2018
      Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman urged youths, especially students not to become prey to substance addiction to avoid ‘cancer.’
      While speaking at a cancer-awareness  programme at Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala on Thursday, the minister, himself admitted his addiction to few ‘bad habits’, in an oblique reference to tobacco consumption  and promised that he would try to quit these habits.
      “Being educated, the young students should shoulder the responsibility to create awareness among poor and uneducated people. So, I appeal you never become slave to substance addiction. Even I will try to quit it,” said Roy Barman.
      Tripura tops in tobacco consumption in the northeast region.
      The state registers 2,500 cancer cases are diagnosed every year, stated by
      Regional Cancer Centre in Agartala.

      Tripura: Class 2 student killed in bike accident at Sonamura

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        Agartala | March 22, 2018

        In an unfortunate incident, a class 2 student, Mariam Aktar (Sania) who was a resident of Tarapukur area of Sonamura lost her life on Wednesday due to reckless bike riding.

        The incident took place near Dhanpur hospital area. She had reached her school via her hired auto but while crossing the road she was hit by the bikers. She was then rushed to the hospital but after reaching the hospital the doctors declared her dead.
        “The bikers named Ali Hossain (20), S/O- Kholoil Mia, resident of Palatana area and Iqbal Hossain (16), S/O- Alkaj Mia were arrested in this regard. They neither wore a helmet nor possessed any licence”, said the police.

        Tripura: RTI alleges huge scam in recruitment of Assistant Professor at Lembucharra College of Agriculture

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          Agartala | March 22, 2018

          An RTI in a local Tripura Daily newspaper has revealed that there was a huge scam in the 2014 recruitment of Assistant Professor in the Lembucharra College of Agriculture.

          There was also no mention about the class room interaction which the High Court has clearly instructed. Moreover the RTI has also revealed that the candidates who scored lowest in the written test went on to get a huge jump in the viva.
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          A petition is soon expected to be filed against the Assistant Professors for conducting the scam.

           When TNT- the Northeast Today tried contacting the college administration,  they didi not want to make any comment on the matter. Also, the name of the person who filed the RTI has not been revealed.
          Tripura Daily News with inputs from Dainik Sambad

          Senior journalist attacked- Tripura journalist body cry for justice

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            Agartala | March 22, 2018

            Tripura working journalist association (TWJA) members have condemned the attack on Udaipur Municipal Corporation Chairman Subrata Deb that took place on 21st March at Udaipur Municipal Corporation office.

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            As per reports, Deb was working in his office when few miscreants barged into his office and started abusing him verbally and also threatened him with dire consequences. Subrata Deb has launched an FIR at Radha Kishorepur Police Station.

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            On speaking to the police, they said that a case has been registered in this regard and the investigation is on.
            It may be noted that Subrata Deb is a senior journalist of the state. TWJA has demanded Minister Pranjit Singha Roy who is also an elected representative of Radha Kishorepur constituency to intervene and to immediately book those who are responsible. It has also been found that the attack was carried out due to some tender related to Municipality. No, arrests have been made as yet in this regard.

            Tripura: Amitabh Bachchan may soon promote state’s queen variety pineapple!

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              From Our Correspondent

              AGARTALA | March 22, 2018

              Tripura is eyeing to rope in megastar Amitabh Bachchan to promote queen variety pineapple – the state’s very own renowned cash crop, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

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              In the sidelines of a media interaction here this evening, the CM said he discussed the issue over with Minister of State (MoS) for DoNER Jitendra Singh during a two day visit in New Delhi. Deb met President Ramnath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley among others during his tour.

              Different central ministers assured Rs. 2,587 crores in a host of schemes and projects to Tripura during his visit. A review of the state’s fiscal condition revealed Rs. 11,355.53 crore deficit.

              “The DoNER minister has taken responsibility of requesting the megastar to promote our pineapple. The project would be developed in public private partnership model in which our fruit would have a national market”, the CM said.

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