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Tripura: Biplab Deb govt to rename Agartala Airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram

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    Agartala, March 10, 2018: 

    The new government headed by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said after its first ever meeting of council of ministers that his government would rename Agartala Airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur.

    Maharaja Bir Bikram was the last reigning king of Tripura and is considered to be a great visionary leader who laid foundation of the state’s modern education and infrastructure. Reins of power moved on from Manikya monarchs to Union of India through a Merger Agreement that the then regent Maharani Kanchanprabha Devi signed on behalf of the princely state in 1949.

    Addressing the media after a meeting of the newly formed council of ministers, who took oath of office and secrecy yesterday, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said a proposal would be placed before central government to rename Agartala Airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya.

    ALSO READ:Tripura Elections: BJP manifesto promises renaming Agartala Airport to Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya among others

    Royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya welcomed the decision and said it was a welcome move by the state government. Pradyot thanked Chief Minister Biplab Deb for fulfilling his personal commitment in renaming the airport after the late king and his grandfather.

    “I believe that controversy should not have been there in the first place but created artificially by the communist in connivance with some leaders of opposition way back in 2008. And I am glad that the airport has been given due respect in the name of my grandfather because he actually a contributed a lot for the state of Tripura but the entire state government’s propaganda was to demonize him .. So I welcome the course correction by Biplab Deb,” said the head of the royal family and grandson of the late King.

    Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also said that an expert committee was formed regarding 7th Pay Commission  awards for state government employees.

    BJP, among key issues promised before polls in its Vision Document, laid special stress on 7th Pay Commission awards for state govt employees. BJP national president Amit Shah said on several occasions that the very first meeting of state cabinet would announce 7th Central Pay Commission awards if BJP assumed power in poll results.

    In keeping with promise, the new govt today said the expert committee was formed to look after formulating recommendations regarding 7th Central Pay Commission. However, he declined to comment any further on details saying election code of conduct was still in force in Tripura for polling at Charilam assembly seat on March 12.

    The new government would also recommend CBI investigation into killings of two journalists – Santanu Bhowmik and Sudip Dutta Bhowmik, the Chief Minister informed. Santanu was hacked to death while covering IPFT protest at Mandai, 25 Km from here, on September 20 last year while senior crime reporter Sudip Dutta Bhowmik was shot dead inside a battalion headquarters of TSR at RK Nagar in West Tripura, on November 21.

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    Tripura: Biplab Deb govt announces portfolios, CM keeps 7, IPFT gets 4

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      By Our Correspondent

      AGARTALA, March 10, 2018: Biplab Deb government, which was sworn in front of PM Modi on Friday, today announced portfolios for nine ministers in the twelve member cabinet.

      Tripura: BJP-IPFT govt sworn in; 9/12 cabinet members take oath, three berths still vacant

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        By Our Correspondent

        AGARTALA: The new state government of BJP-IPFT combine was sworn in today in front of a massive audience at Assam Rifles ground here.

        Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the function along with former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani, former HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi and other senior leaders.

        Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, MoS for PMO Jitendra Singh, hindutva patriarch joined the event today. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Neiphiu Rio from Nagaland, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan CM Vasundahara Raje, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, Nagaland Neiphiu Rio and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal joined too.

        Prime Minister Modi greeted the people of Tripura and thanked them for voting in large numbers. He started his speech with his usual dramatics by saying a few words in Kokborok – lingua franca of most indigenous communities of the state. Modi said he has visited Northeast India at last 25 times, which he claimed was higher than most other previous Prime Ministers.

        In an oblique reference to CPM’s allegations of post-election violence, Modi today said the new govt would work for those who voted for it and those who did not. “Government might be formed by any party but the people are of the country. The new govt will work for everybody”, he said and promised that all help would be given from the centre to introduce development at a fast pace.

        Addressing the audience, BJP president Amit Shah said, “Tripura will be made a model state. People of the state were waiting for this moment for a long time. The state will move on the path of development. Shah also said development would be ushered in northeast at a very fast pace after the Modi government assumed office.

        In his first ever address as Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb sought ‘blessing’ from people of the state and said his government would try to ‘live up to hopes and aspirations’ of common people. However, if there are mistakes, people should point them out and bless him, Biplab said.

        In the new cabinet, nine members were sworn in today with three cabinet berths still vacant. Among those who took oath, Jishnu Devvarma ,the Deputy Chief Minister designate, Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman, Pranajit Singha Roy, Manoj Kanti Deb, Shantana Chakma, IPFT supremo NC Debbarma and general secretary Mevar Kumar Jamatia took oath of office.

        In a historic move, SC allows ‘living will’ of terminally ill persons

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          IANS | March 9, 2018

          The Supreme Court on Friday said that a person can make an advance “living will” authorising the withdrawal of all life support system if in the opinion of doctor he has reached an irreversible stage of terminal illness.

          While allowing a person to make a living will, a five judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, attached strict conditions for executing “a living will that was made by a person in his normal state of health and mind”.

          The bench laid down guidelines on who would execute the will and how nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board.

          Recognising “right to die with dignity”, the court permitted a person to draft in advance a “living will” in case she/he slips into an incurable condition.

          The court said the life support can be removed only after the statutory medical board declares patient to be incurable.

          The bench also comprising Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that its guidelines and directives shall remain in force till a legislation is brought to deal with the issue.

          Representational image used from internet sources

          BREAKING>>Biplab Kumar Deb takes oath as new Chief Minister in Manik Sarkar’s presence

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            Agartala | March 09, 2018

            Manik Sarkar’s 20 yr-old rule as the CM of Tripura has come to an end officially today after BJP’s Biplab Kumar Deb took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tripura. The 48-yr-old has become the youngest CM of the state. BJP has ended the 25 yr old regime of the Left.

            Biplab Kumar Deb, the 48-year-old Tripura BJP president, took oath as the Chief Minister of the northeastern state today at a grand ceremony which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and party leaders. In the new government, senior BJP leader Jishnu Debbarma will assist Mr Deb as his deputy. The BJP’s arrival in Tripura following a spectacular electoral victory is being seen as a humiliating defeat for the unchallenged 25-year rule of the Left. The “historic verdict” — the BJP got out for nought in 2013 — dethroned four-time Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and demolished his almost impenetrable fortress.

            Although the Left had officially boycotted the ceremony citing various post poll violence as the reason for the same, former CM Manik Sarkar was also present at the swearing in ceremony.

            BJP President Amit Shah and senior party leaders arrived here on Thursday ahead of formation of a BJP-led government in Tripura on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informed party sources here.

            Apart from Modi, a host of Central ministers and leaders and Chief Ministers of several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states attended the swearing-in-ceremony of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and his Council of Ministers. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has also confirmed her presence at the swearing in ceremony.

            With this, Tripura has received its first ever BJP government.

            2018 Numerology Prediction– by Girish Vaithilingan

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              “Numbers speak louder than words” many in our society believe in this theory. Considering this, let us see how the coming 2018 will play for most of us through the prism of Numerology.

              The article here is based on the Chaldean System of Numerology.  I do not endorse any method. Since Chaldean or Pythagorean Numerology is competitive to each other. It is mere practise and success stories which make me write on Chaldean System.

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