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Agartala airport gets sanitary napkin vending machines


From Our Correspondent

Guwahati, February 18, 2018

Three airports in Northeast India at Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal have installed sanitary napkin vending machines for women recently, along with at least 15 other airports in the country.

Kolkata, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, Trivandrum, Mangalore, Tirupati, Vishakhapatnam, Vadodara, Aurangabad, Rajkot, Shimla, Varanasi and Surat are the other airports also to have installed sanitary napkin vending machines inside the terminal building.  These machines are easy to operate and require only a coin of Re. 1, 5 or 10 for a pack of three.

Indor airport was the first airport to install sanitary pad vending machine in October 2017, under the leadership of the then Airport Director, Aryama Sanyal.  Sanitary napkin vending machines were installed in female restrooms of arrival hall and departure security hold area. With accompanying instruction in English and Hindi, a lady attendant is also positioned in the area to assist women passengers in operating the machine.

Northeast India languages amongst forty languages heading towards extinction


NORTHEAST, February 19, 2018: India being a diverse country where more than thousand of languages are spoken is at the verge of extinction. Official said that more than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and is believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand people speak them.

As per a report of the census directorate, there are 22 scheduled languages and 100 non-scheduled languages in the country which are spoken by a large number of people – one lakh or more.

However, there are around 42 languages which are spoken by less than 10,000 people. These are considered endangered and may be heading towards extinction, a home ministry official said.

Tripura Assembly polls 2018 : What are the portends for ides of March 3


By Tapas Dey | February 20, 2018

Setting at rest all speculations, fear and restiveness the election to the sixty member Tripura assembly came off  on February 18 as per schedule announced much earlier by the election commission. The most prominent feature of the election was the gross mismanagement in holding it as votes in many polling stations had to wait 6/7 hours before pressing the buttons on EVMs. What this proved was the lack of care and training on the part of poll officials and mishandling of  EVMs by untrained or poorly trained poling personnel. This suffering of the voters was avoidable and except in states where people live by politics and elections this could have caused serious problems , making a mockery of the sanctity of the poll process. A fodder for thought and decision by the election commission !

ALSO READ : Tripura Polls: Voters cast mandate in queues till 12:30 am in Tripura, 89.96 pc final turnout

Tripura: ECI orders re-poll in six polling stations with no reasons, CPIM says ‘criminal negligence’


By Our Reporter

AGARTALA, February 24, 2018: The ECI has ordered re-poll in six polling stations across six assembly constituencies of Tripura on February 26 including Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s home turf – Dhanpur.

The ruling CPIM has accused electoral authority of ‘criminal negligence’ and threatened them saying “No one will be spared”.

In a letter to Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti, Election Commission of India (ECI) secretary Arvind Kumar said re-poll has been ordered in six polling stations in six assembly constituency seats – Sonamura, Teliamura, Sabroom, Ampinagar, Kadamtala-Kurti and Dhanpur.

A ‘Grand Old’ Unison- Rahul Gandhi wins hearts across generations!


TNT Desk | February 21, 2018

He might seemingly strike a cord with the youth across India but it does not just end there because the old are not far behind. And for someone who has had a special connection with the Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Meghalaya on February 21 was something that could not be missed at any cost!

The lively lady in her nineties eagerly awaited the arrival of the man who is now the face of the oldest national political party but the irony is that he himself is not too old.  Rahul Gandhi may personally not have a very strong connection with Peggy Martin but the lady shares a three generation bond with his family!

Tripura: 18-year-old teen allegedly commits suicide after playing Blue Whale


AGARTALA, February 24, 2018: The dreaded ‘Blue Whale’ has already become a global threat by inducing a large number of suicides across the world.

This has taken a heavy toll of lives already in different parts of the state but the latest casualty has taken place in Amarpur.

Yesterday, a minority boy identified as Sohag Mia (18) committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling.

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