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Engineer’s Day celebrated in state

Agartala: Sept 15: Like every year the state observes Engineer’s Day to remember the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya today. He was one of the greatest nation builders who contributed to the field of engineering and education. Meanwhile, today marks the 160th birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was commonly known as Sir. MV.

On Engineer's Day, the Chief Minister called upon the engineers to work with responsibility. PWD and DWSA are departments for people welfare. So every engineer needs to evaluate his own work while working. Only then will the efficiency of the engineers increase. This was stated by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb while addressing the 54th Engineers' Day on behalf of the State Engineers Association at Prachya Bharati School in Dhaleshwar on Wednesday.

He further said that don't just focus on big issues or tenders, Engineers need to take action to solve the small issues that are causing human problems and all the work that is taken from the department has to be completed by the engineers within the stipulated time. This stagnation is due to the mentality of not working for 40-45 years. So the engineers are being asked to complete the construction work in time.

Besides, the Chief Minister referred to the power department and said that modern transformers are being installed in the state after the BJP government came to power. 4,600 crore has been brought from the Center. So that the people of the state can be given proper electricity service. Later, Chief Minister unveiled the marble statue of Water Resource Office Complex M Bisweshwar at Kunjaban.

Since 1968 India has been celebrating Engineer’s Day. This special day is observed to acknowledge Bharat Ratna Visvesvaraya who was regarded as the ‘Father of Modern Mysore’. He played a vital role in constructing hydro power projects, dams and reservoirs in India. He also supervised the construction of various architectural sites as chief engineer  including the flood protection system of  Hyderabad and the Krishna Raja Sagar dam in Karnataka.

Members of CARE tied rachis on the wrists of BSF Jawans

Agartala: Aug 21: Rakshabandhan, or tying Rakhi on the wrist of a brother, has always been a very sacred festival in India. The sentiment behind this beautiful ceremony is the same all over the country. Tied rakhi on the wrist of her brother as a symbol of her love and faith in him and he pledges that he will always protect her.

Like others,  members of Cooperative for Assistance and Relief  Everywhere (CARE) celebrates rakhi with BSF Jawans and Orphan childrens today. Sukanya Debbarma, President of Care, who tied rachis to the jawans said “ this activity made me realize the importance of the forces in our lives. They make us feel safe and this is one of the small ways to thank them.”  CARE members tied rakhis on the wrists of the saviours of the nation and share sweets with each others at Lankamura BOP and Shalbagan BSF camp today.

Sukanya further said,” Armed forces protect our Country not only in times of war but also during crisis like floods and other natural calamities”.  Sharing his experience, one of the jawan stated that not always they celebrates rakhi at home because they don’t get leave and are away from their homes. “ It was a great experience for every one to witness the special bond, the thread of love shared between the civilians and the armed forces”, he said.

CARE also celebrates rakhi with the orphans at Jawaharlal Neheru Balika Niwas today. They distributes gifts, sweets and hand made jewelries to them. After that they tied rachis on the wrist of TIPRA Motha chairman Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman and MP Rebati Tripura. Secretary Bindusmita Bhowmik, Treasurer Moumita Sutradhar, Vice president Sharmistha Bhattacharjee and joint Secretary Prantosh Chakraborty present in  todays programme.




10323 terminated teachers stages protest

Agartala: Aug 19:  Dismissed teachers staged a protest in the city center on Thursday evening demanding direct recruitment of 10,323 dismissed teachers in Group C and Group D. They claimed that when the Supreme Court sought information from the state government on the issue of sacked teachers, the state government had said that the sacked teachers would be directly appointed to Group C and Group D posts. But now it is seen that through JRBT, the government is forcing the sacked teachers to sit for exams with all the unemployed. Dismissed teachers strongly protested against this. Dismissed teachers were to be recruited directly without any open advertisement. But now that the government has decided to recruit through JRBT instead of directly recruit them , it is seen that many teachers are above 50 years of age. Therefore, the dismissed teacher Kamal Deb demanded not to appoint Group C and Group D posts through JRBT in the state. He demanded the immediate resignation of the JRBT chairman.

He also said that JRBT wants to take exams in English in the interest of boys and girls from outside the state without thinking about the children in the state and in such a role, he strongly condemned JRBT. He also said that there is constant terror on the dismissed teachers. It has been seen that three teachers named Biswajit Das and Chandan Das of Khowai, Bhola Bhowmik of Melaghar have been attacked recently. For this, the sacked teachers warned that if such terrorism continuing against the sacked teachers, then the sacked teachers will be forced to take to the streets in the coming days.


UM Pratima Bhoumik arrived Agartala after 40 days.

Agartala: Aug 16: Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik arrived on state 40 days after being sworn in as a Union Minister. He was sworn in as Union Minister on July 7, she later became the Minister of State in the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

She was given a warm welcome at Agartala Airport on Monday. Just as she was greeted by the Bamutia Mandal, a wreath was also handed over to her by the state BJP and the Youth Front. After landing at the Birbikram Airport in Agartala, she first laid a wreath at the re-enacted statue of Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given respect to the people of the state. He has empowered women by giving a place in the Union Cabinet to MP from this state”, Bhoumik said. She further said he was uttering the name of the state while addressing the nation from Lalkella on Sunday.

Pratima Bhoumik said she would act as a bridge between Modi and the people of the state. She  called upon all to come forward to realize the dream of building a better Tripura. She later came to the BJP state office by jeep from the airport. Bhoumik was honored by various booth committees of the BJP by stopping his convoy at various places on the road.

Bhoumik handed over tricycles to two Divyangs while attending a function of Bharat Ratna Sangha. she said the central government was working alongside the backward people, especially the Divyangs. she went to Meher Kali Bari in Agartala and worshiped. She was later given a reception at the BJP state office. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik said a forensic university is being set up in the state. Work on campus will begin soon, she said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to move the backward states of the Northeast forward. The Prime Minister has further enhanced the glory of the state. She  also wished blessings to all at the reception held at the BJP state office. BJP state president Dr Manik Saha and others were present in todays programme.

TMC observed ‘Khela Hobe Diwas’

Agartala: Aug 16:  Thousands of obstacles, multiple attacks, despite so many adversities, the Trinamool (TMC) MPs came down to the playground in Tripura on a certain day. Several Trinamool supporters of Biplab Deb's state also played football with them. Everyone is wearing a black and white jersey, written 'Tripura will win'.

On Monday morning, Trinamool MPs Prasoon Banerjee and Shantanu Sen once again conveyed the message that they are confident of winning Tripura. The Trinamool Congress had targeted several states to celebrate 'Khela hobe Diwas’ Day outside Bengal. In addition to BJP-ruled Tripura, Prime Minister Modi's state of Gujarat and the Yogi’s state of Uttar Pradesh had planned 'Khela Hobe Diwas' programs. However, in both Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, Trinamool Congress football matches were canceled at the last minute by the administration.

However, the party MPs were desperate to 'play' in the midst of thousands of obstacles in Tripura. Prasoon Bandyopadhyay ,Shantanu Sen along with other TMC supporters came down to play at Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala on Monday morning. New Jersey has been made for the football match on this special day. The attack was carried out to push the Trinamool delegation just before the ‘Khela Hobe Diwsa’ day, but other MPs of the party marched on the ground on Monday morning.


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