2 NLFT militants surrender before BSF
AGARTALA, DEC 29: Two frontline activists of the proscribed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) surrendered before the Border Security Force (BSF) along with arms at remote bordering location Khasiamangal in North Tripura. Police said here today Tatin Mohan Tripura(30) and Bazimohan Tripura(26) had surrendered before Commandant of 91 battalion BSF and during surrender yesterday, they deposited two Chinese grenades, one Dager and some subscription pad of NLFT (BM)extremists. They revealed in interrogation that they had joined NLFT in 2000 and were involved in several crimes, including killing and abduction when insurgency was in peak in the state. Meanwhile, forest guards had detained one person yesterday under Unakoti beat office in North Tripura during patrolling duty and recovered a country made gun from his possession.
NEHU staff to continue agitation
SHILLONG, DEC 29 (PTI): A day after North-Eastern Hill University agreed to give Hills Area Special Allowance (HASA) along with the month’s salary to its employees, agitating teaching and non-teaching staff today said they have decided to continue the stir to press for its continuation. Due to the agitation of employees, Vice Chancellor Pramod Tandon had yesterday issued an order that HASA would be given for December, but there was no commitment that the allowance would be given in future as well, Santosh Prasad, vice-chairman of Joint Action Committee of NEHU Teachers? Association and its Non-Teaching Staff Association, said.
Cold wave claims one life in Tripura
AGARTALA, DEC 29: The cold wave, continuing in Tripura for past three days, claimed life of a brick kiln labourer in Dhalai district of the state last night, police said today. The victim was identified as Basudev Orang (45), a resident of Ranchi who had been in Ambassa for past five years and working in various brick kiln. ‘’He was found dead in his make-shift house near the kiln this morning and apparently it believed that he died because of cold wave,’’ police said, adding that investigation was launched, a UNI report stated. However, met officials here said the lowest temperature was recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, below normal, but the cold feeling became severe because of sudden drop of highest temperature and it would continue for another three days.
Medical camp at Tisomgaon
DIPHU, DEC 29: As part of ‘Operation Sadbhavana’ a Medical and Dental camp was organized at Tisomgaon by 5 RAJ RIF and 421 Field hospital under the aegis of Red Horns Division on Monday. The medical camp was inaugurated by Gaon Burah of Tisomgaon in presence of Col. Rajendra Kumar, Sena Medal, Commanding Officer, 5th Bn Rajputana Rifles. Apart from free medical and dental check up, the other services provided include BP Check up, ECG and Lab investigation for malaria. The event was utilized as an opportunity to create awareness among the people about the child heath care, malaria, malnutrition and other communicable diseases. Approximately 530 people were provided free medical and dental care. Free medicines from Army resources were distributed in the camp to the needy people.