Apparently apprehending a law and order situation, the West Tripura district administration Tuesday imposed section 144 in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area for 24 hours starting 6 am Wednesday.
Satyaram Reang, who will receive the Padma Shri from the President later this year, has been instrumental in sustaining and promoting the traditional Hojagiri dance, a complex dance form that includes acrobatics and gymbal balancing.
Claiming his government met many of its objectives and goals during his two-and-a-half years in office, the CM said the state, on his watch, achieved open-defecation free status and rural electrification, while people were provided with Aadhaar cards and Jan Dhan accounts and students with bicycles.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Subrata Chakraborty said the police had information about extortion notices being circulated by the banned outfit in the area, especially amongst construction agencies engaged in border fencing work.
Speaking to indianexpress.com in state capital Agartala on Tuesday evening, Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Arindam Nath said the police picked up the four cadres from Arjunthakur Para in Takarjala area of Sepahijala district.
Dipankar Debbarma, a leader of the retrenched teachers’ forum, said they wanted to bring the mortal remains of Rumi Debbarma to the protest venue to pay their last respects but were denied permission by the police.
Shefali Tripura, wife of the deceased, told reporters this morning that her husband was suffering from a severe financial crisis since he lost his job. On top of that, he was under a bank loan and had no income to pay it back, she added.
One of five Tripura passengers who recently flew in from the UK, the man tested positive for Covid-19 on his arrival four days ago. He was advised to go into home quarantine and so were his family members.