Thu, Apr 27, 2017 | updated 02:27 PM IST

TMC stages protest against fuel crisis in Tripura

Updated: Jul 23, 2016 18:48 IST      
TMC stages protest against fuel crisis in Tripura

Agartala (Tripura), July 23 (ANI):The Trinamool Congress organised an one hour statewide 'chakka jam' (road blockage) to protest against the Manik Sarkar-led Left Front government in Tripura and BJP government at the centre for failing to address the ongoing fuel crisis and price hike of essential commodities in the state.

The pricing crisis has been on for over a month, which has led to the state government to impose rationing of fuel.

TMC MLA Sudip Roy Barman said, "Across the state we have agitated for the supply of petrol, diesel and cooking gas etc. Today, we agitated in the streets with chakka jam for one hour and given ultimatum that within this month if things don't improve, we will be going in for a bigger agitation."

"We are sorry to say that the callus attitude of the central government, the Government of Assam and obviously the Government of Tripura have caused immense suffering to the people of Tripura for the last two months. No positive initiative has yet been initiated from either of these quarters," he added.

They protesters said the state government should think of getting fuel through Bangladesh if it was not possible from Assam.

Office and school students had to face a huge problem due to road blockages.

Banajit Debbarma, an office goer, said, "At present, we have no other option but to wait here, as a political party is placing a demand and we as citizens, in spite of our suffering, are accepting it. They are protesting against the fuel crisis which has been continuing for the last two months. Earlier, we did not face this, but we do not know what has gone wrong that this year, for so long, this is continuing. Though it is said that due to the bad road condition the problem is on, but has there been no repair of the roads for so many years, that all of a sudden, this year, it has taken such a turn for the worse."

Another office goer, Soumen Chakraborty, said, "Today's road blockage is to protest against the regular fuel crisis which is leading to a crisis of other essential commodities. At present, office goers, in spite of paying double fare, are unable to reach their offices on time. This is a loss for the government as well as for us. I believe this problem takes place during the monsoon season, so the authority is engaged with the repairing of roads. But they should have taken precautions to prevent this situation."

In view of the stalemate in the Assam-Agartala national highway and the alternative highway, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is planning to bring petroleum products through Bangladesh.

The IOCL is contemplating to use Dwaki (Meghalaya) or Akhaura to bring petroleum products like petrol, diesel and LPG.

Following the shortages caused by the disruption of both rail and road traffic, prices of essential commodities has also increased in Tripura.

It may be recalled that petrol is being sold at Rs 200-250 per litre in Agartala through black marketing. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed his grief over the demise of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and veteran actor Vinod Khanna and said that the late leader was a daunting person, who till the last moment of his life worked for the people of his constituency.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [Pakistan], Apr 27 (ANI): Activists from the JK Kashmir Forum took to the street to protest against Islamabad's recent announcement to declare Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed area in Pakistan's northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as its fifth province.

Full Story >>

Kupwara: Stone pelting after terror attack on Army camp

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 13:50 IST     

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 27 (ANI): Stone pelting returned to haunt the Valley on Thursday, as a mob was seen hurling stones and bricks at Army personnel near the site of the terror attack in Kupwara.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday took to Twitter to express condolence over veteran actor-politician Vinod Khanna's demise, adding that he had carved a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday joined the nation in mourning the death of three Indian Army soldiers, who were killed in a terrorist attack on an Army camp in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): A Delhi Police special cell has asked 31 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to join probe in the sedition case involving Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Condemning the Kupwara attack that claimed lives of three Army personnel this morning, deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh assured that India would give a befitting reply to 'desperate' Pakistan for trying to ruin the atmosphere in the Valley.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): At least three soldiers, including a captain, lost their lives after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Full Story >>

Sooraj Pancholi files reply against Rabia's fresh application

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 13:00 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Actor Sooraj Pancholi's counsel on Thursday filed a reply in the special court and opposed the fresh application made by Jiah Khan's mother Rabia Khan in which she sought fresh charges to be framed against Pancholi under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 302 (Punishment for Murder).

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi will chair the meeting of North-east coordination committee on Thursday where in issues will be taken up which are common to the states of the North-east.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad (ATS) is set to initiate a 'Ghar Wapsi' (Home Coming) campaign for deradicalisation of the misguided youth.

Full Story >>

College student raped in Greater Noida, accused absconding

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:16 IST     

Greater Noida (UP) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): A 21-yr-old student of a private university was allegedly raped in car after being kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon at an isolated area near Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who co-founded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday said the people of Delhi rejected the latter in the recently-held MCD polls as he failed to deliver any of the promises he made to them during the campaign.

Full Story >>

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] Apr 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the Shimla-New Delhi flight, the maiden flight under government's regional connectivity scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN).

Full Story >>

Soumya rape case: SC bench to hear curative plea

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): A six-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hold in-chamber hearing today on a curative petition in the Soumya rape case in which murder charge was dropped against convict Govindachamy.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): Admitting that lack of unity was a contributing factor to the Congress not winning the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls which was swept by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal called out the party for sidelining veteran leaders responsible for the party's previous successes.

Full Story >>

Shiv Sena corners BJP over Sukma attack, Kashmir unrest

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:36 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Venting their angst against the Centre in wake of the Sukma attack, the Shiv Sena on Thursday castigated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government for not being able to chalk out a strong anti-terror policy.

Full Story >>

SC raps Centre over implementation of Lokpal Act

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:36 IST     

New Delhi[India], April 27,(ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government to implement the Lokpal Act while saying that there is no justification for holding it in abeyance.

Full Story >>

Itanagar: Massive jolt to Congress as 23 councillors join BJP

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:25 IST     

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], April 25 (ANI): Out of the 25 Congress Councillors of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC), 23 formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday evening in presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu and BJP state President Tapir Gao.

Full Story >>

Sehwag condemns Army camp attack in Kupwara

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:25 IST     

New Delhi[India], April 27,(ANI): In the wake of the Kupwara attack that claimed lives of three Army personnel this morning, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag took to Twitter expressing his ire over the tragedy while saying that such attacks should come to an end.

Full Story >>