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25/05/2017 12:00:00 AM-111203435207AgartalaBy Our CorrespondentTMC youth activists arrested from secretariat while protest against Anwara death caseThe Pradesh Trinamool Chatra Parishad activists who were protesting the sensational Anwara death case in front of the state secretariat gate were arrested today by the police. The activists were protesting the never-ending issue and were demanding for Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s statement on this.<br />The issue sounding high today has also created mayhem in the assembly house where CM Manik Sarkar was supposed to attend to participate in the important session in the house over GST bill.<br />The activists demanding for the CM’s statement on the issue of Anwara death case has blocked his convoy from entering into the assembly house today and later CM turning back his vehicle and convoy back to his residence has avoided attending the session in the assembly.<br />The agitators who were arrested today claimed that CM Manik sarkar has never ever turned right making his statement to such sensational issue of Anwara death case. The protest has also been taken to the assembly today where the TMC MLAs moved to the well and protested the absence of Sarkar.
25/05/2017 12:00:00 AM-112203405206AgartalaBy Our CorrespondentOpposition creates mayhem in Tripura assembly over never-ending Anwara alleged murder case issueThe never-ending issue of the sensational alleged murder case of an engineering student Anwara Chowdhury in Tripura sounds high today in the assembly house during its third day session when the opposition Pradesh Trinamool Congress MLAs created mayhem in the house.<br />This has come up while the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today refused to move to the house and attend the session after his convoy was blocked in front of the state secretariat gate. The TMC youths today demanding for CM Manik Sarkar’s statement and reaction over the death of an engineering student Anwara has blocked CM’s convoy.<br />However, Sarkar declined to face the protest and turned his vehicle back to home. This has triggered a serious question over Sarkar’s action in this regard as other members in the assembly could make an entrance and attend the session today.<br />Besides, the treasury bench in the assembly house today brought an allegation against the TMC MLAs of not allowing CM’s vehicle enter the house and tabled proposal condemning the act. However, later after the Deputy speaker Pabitra Kar accepted the proposal the opposition TMC MLAs created mayhem and protested the acceptance of the proposal moving to the house well today.<br />The opposition MLAs questioned that how CM Manik sarkar could avoid attending the important session of the house today and has condemned the act of Sarkar today. The agitating MLAs also accused Sarkar of not opening his mouth over the Anwara death case whereas the opposition has been trying to reach him for the last couple of weeks.
25/05/2017 12:00:00 AM-113203395209AgartalaBy Our CorrespondentTripura Assembly passed GST BillThe Tripura Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed the Tripura Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 and the Tripura Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017, paving the way for the rollout of the indirect tax regime from July 1 in the state. Passing of the State GST Bill was mandatory for rollout of the new indirect tax regime.<br />The bill is passed in the last day of the assembly session with a majority vote. The session began from May 23 and it ended today with the passage of mandated GST bill.<br />The Tripura Left front government held a meeting on GST with all legislators on May 12 and a workshop for the media was held in Agartala on May 20.<br />The bill is being discussed by members in accordance with the recommendations of the business advisory committee.<br />However, the state government has prepared the bill considering the provisions of the central GST Act and all other arrangements for introducing GST from July 1 next has been made on the part of the state government.<br />As per the provision of the main GST Act there are four slaves of tax – 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent.<br />The GST bill and the accompanying constitution amendment bill have already been passed unanimously by both Houses of Parliament, but it requires legislative ratification from 50 per cent of the state Assemblies. On April 6, Parliament passed four legislations, paving the way for the rollout of the GST from July. Most of the states in the country have already passed the state GST bills.
25/05/2017 12:00:00 AM-1494203385208LucknowBy iansBabri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30 A special CBI court in Lucknow, conducting day-to-day hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday asked BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30.<br />The court refused exemption from personal appearance to Advani and Union Water Resources Minister Bharti.<br />The BJP leaders had moved court seeking exemption from personally appearing in court for the hearing of their role in the conspiracy to raze the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. <br />While the conspiracy charges against the trio were dropped by a special CBI court in 2001, and later upheld by the Allahabad High Court (HC) in 2010, the apex court in April had ruled that the BJP leaders, and some Shiv Sena and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders will have to face trial for their alleged role in the conspiracy to demolish the mosque. The CBI had also pressed for the charges.<br />The Supreme Court had asked the Lucknow-based special court to conduct day-to-day hearing, frame fresh charges within a month, and wrap up the case within two years. <br />Five accused had surrendered before the court earlier this week while a Shiv Sena leader surrendered on Wednesday. All have since been granted bail.
24/05/2017 12:00:00 AM-115203225205AgartalaBy Our CorrespondentTMC in Tripura forms committee to work for welfare of SC/MinorityThe Tripura Pradesh Trinamool Congress has formed a committee to work for the welfare of the SC and the Minority people in the state. This has come up while the Trinamool Tapasili Jati Unnayan Samiti & Tripura Pradesh Minority has held a press meet on Wednesday at TMC Bhawan.<br />During the press meet President Nakul Das said that the cell has created a committee with 32 members. This committee will work for the welfare of SC/ Minority of the state, he said.<br />Nakul Das, the President, Prafulla Sarkar, Vice President, Biplab Baidya, General Secretary, Narayan Sarkar, cashier, Anil Das, Secretary will run the committee.