Tripura capital hosts conference on community-based disaster risk reduction

Tripura capital hosts conference on community-based disaster risk reductionAgartala (Tripura), Dec. 14 : Tripura capital Agartala recently played host to a two-day conference on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR).

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Tripura Government organized the conference jointly, which was attended by representatives from the government, engineers, army, paramilitary, police personnel, students, teachers and NGOs.

Rural employment scheme changes rural Tripura

Tripura, AgartalaPanisagar (Tripura), Dec. 12 : The implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in North Tripura District this year has come as a boon for residents.

The NREGA is paving the way for a major change in the lives of residents here.

The district’s Panisagar block is today one such example, which bespeaks how proper implementation of funds can bring change in a very short span of time with proper planning taking in account the grass root people.

World AIDS Day celebrated in Tripura

tripura, aidsAgartala, Dec. 1 : Thousands of people in Tripura pledged Monday to step up the fight against HIV by spreading awareness about the dreaded virus.

School children, health workers, different non-government organizations, people from different walk of life, including sex workers marched through the streets in Agartala - to mark World AIDS Day and educate the public about prevention and treatment for the HIV-positive.

Tripura to have ATS

Tripura to have ATSTripura police has decided to set up a full-fledged anti terrorist squad (ATS). This is a move to counter the growing threat perception in the North-Eastern hilly state.

Two contingents of paramilitary, Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel would be sent to Delhi to undergo rigorous training in the elite National Security Guards (NSG) Centre in December and February next, an official told.

"The NSG authority has already agreed to train the selected TSR jawans in two batches", he said adding handling of high- power explosives and sniffer dogs and modern weapons would be focused during the training.

3 BSF jawans killed in Tripura

3 BSF jawans killed in TripuraThree Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were shot dead by Separatist guerrillas in Dhalai district of Tripura on Saturday.

A lobourer was also killed in the same incident.

"The BSF men (77 Battalion) were guarding those working on the India-Bangladesh border fencing being constructed by NPCC when they got ambushed," police spokesman Mayajoy Rupini said.

The dead worker belonged to the National Project Construction Co (NPCC).

The police has blamed the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) for the killings.

Mizoram gears up for Assembly polls

Mizoram gears up for Assembly pollsKanmun (Mizoram)/Kanchanpur (Tripura), Nov. 26 : Mizoram, which is due to undergo Assembly elections for 40 seats just a few days from now, is not witnessing any posters, election rallies or road shows or campaigning through high-decible loudspeakers roaming all around the State.

Unlike other poll-bound States, there is no big hoopla about elections in any Mizo village. The skyline is rarely broken by big flex, poster or other publicity materials of candidates.