At least 10,323 school teachers, including graduate, under-graduate and post-graduate faculty, were inducted in different phases over the years. Their services were terminated over faulty recruitment process by the Supreme Court in 2017, however, were later re-inducted on ad hoc basis till March 31.
Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath announced that the state government would grant free ration for the next one month to all BPL and AAY beneficiaries.
"Now that sanitisers have run out, we decided to learn how to make them from YouTube, as per World Health Organisation guidelines,” ‘Mahapurohit’ Subir Chakraborty said.
Despite repeated appeals, people were found congregating in huge numbers at Maharajganj Bazaar, the largest market in Tripura, and other markets in Agartala city like Battala and Lake Chowmuhani market.
With curfew along the Tripura-Bangladesh border, two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested for 'suspicious movement'.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb also said he would keep a track of the businessmen and owners who helped the poor during the crisis and while promising that the government would be with them during their times of need as well.
With over two more weeks to go for the lockdown to end, Subhash Ray, an elderly cattle rearer at Goalabasti, fears ‘goalas’ will die of starvation and so will their cows.
Tribal Welfare Director N. Darlong said the state government has decided to defer TTAADC elections, 2020 for an ‘indefinite period’ and till further notification considering impending and alarming situation in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
The state Food and Civil Supplies Department has also been asked to arrange for rice and pulses to all district authorities for the emergency food supply.
CM Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds the health portfolio, said 256 persons were currently under quarantine in the state.
Speaking to reporters, Maharajganj no.2 stall Bazaar secretary and priest Gautam Shil informed that the ‘puja’ involved seven cows and was conducted to save Indians from the impact of COVID-19.
According to the new scheme, free sanitary napkins would be given to school-going girl students studying between class 6 and 12.
Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said, "This proposal is of a realistic, development-oriented and tax-free. We have heavily increased allocations in different development heads. So, we have incurred some deficit".
The Centre had suspended supplies from October 1 last year after the Bru migrants declined to return to Mizoram as per a repatriation package offered by government. 38 days later, the supplies resumed. Six persons died during this time.
Facing termination in the next 14 days, Amra 10323, a Left-leaning faction of these teachers, and All Tripura 10323 Adhoc Teachers Employees Organisation, a right-aligned faction, have been holding relay agitations over the past three days.
INPT supremo and former rebel Bijoy Hrangkhawl said he was hopeful the merger would be advantageous to achieve tribal rights.
Based on a preliminary investigation, police have arrested the victim's neighbour.
Officials at the Akhaura ICP confused the timing of restrictions and halted all fresh arrivals from Bangladesh into the Indian territory or fresh departure of Indians from 6 am this morning.
Earlier in May 2019, the Government of India approved Tripura’s proposal to set up a second Integrated Check Post in the state to build better trade, commerce and bilateral relations with neighbouring Bangladesh.
Lawyers staged protests and candlelight marches in Agartala, demanding justice for Debroy. Left youth bodies too held a demonstration in front of Tripura Police Headquarters, asking for ‘proper investigation’ into the advocate’s death.
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