Salman Khan in pain again!

salman-khan-wikiSalman Khan, who underwent a surgery in US to get rid of the acute pain as a result of Trigeminal Neuralgia (a nerve disorder that causes intense pain in the face), is in pain again.

His pain post surgery had receded to only being 30 percent of what it was before. But it increased to 60 to 70 percent as he started shooting in Dublin in cold weather for his movie. He will go back again for another round in the coming three months as decided.

The actor confirms, “My pain, which had subsidised post surgery, has increased to 60 to 70 percent because of the cold weather in Dublin where I am shooting for my film. I have difficulty and feel intense pain while talking. I will be going back for the second round of surgery in another three months.”

400 suicide cases reported in Tripura this year 2011

39123796Agartala: Altogether 400 cases of suicide, including 119 women, has so far been registered in Tripura this year, official report revealed here today.

According to the report, the maximum number of suicides was recorded at 71 in March last, highest in the state in a single month.

National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) indicates though Tripura has been leading to the list of suicide-prone states in the country, the incidences of suicide have reduced substantially over past 15 years.

The NCRB record stated that 1150 people committed suicide in 1995-96 in Tripura, while only 678 in 2010-11 and this year it showed a declining trend in curve.

The NCRB study said the suicidal deaths were increasing among the farmers and reason for this rise varies from poverty to strains.

Altogether 236 farmers took the extreme steps in Tripura in 1995-96 and the maximum number of suicide among the farmers was reported from the areas which are remote and insurgency prone.

Besides, insurgency drug related depression and addiction, domestic violence and dowry related incidents were identified as major causes for committing suicide among women.

In the period between 1999 and 2003, 4,228 people committed suicide, against the figure of abduction of 1,790 people in the state and most of suicide were in the insurgency victim family, state home department record pointed out.

Dr A K Nath, a leading Psychiatrist of northeast, says the suicide rate is alarming in Tripura because the general atmosphere in the state is depressing.

Dr Nath did a sample study in 2001 at Royerpara in West Tripura district and he found that this area, which mostly comprises people displaced by the insurgency, has witnessed at least one suicide per family in the past decade.

Tight security in Tripura ahead of Durga Puja

viewimage-1AGARTALA: In the wake of about 2,000 pujas expected to be held in the state this year, Tripura Police has made massive security arrangements for Durga Puja.

DGP K Saleem Ali, who reviewed the police arrangements with senior officials, said apart from CCTV surveillance, several watch boxes would also be put in place to monitor the puja crowd. The CCTVs would be installed at important puja areas and sensitive locations to monitor and regulate the crowd. Most of the crowd at big puja pandals has to pass through metal detectors.

The entire Agartala town has been divided into several sectors. Each sector will be under an SP or an additional SP rank officer. There will also be police assistance booths.

“More than 10,000 policemen in uniform as well as civvies would be deployed during the puja days, while dog and bomb squads would remain ready round-the-clock,” said a senior police official. “We do not anticipate any militant attack but we are not taking any chances. The main focus of the security arrangement would actually be on crowd management, however,” he added.

Meanwhile, all police stations have started special preventive detention of known criminals and trouble makers. Checks in hotels are also being conducted.

Princee Rani, SP (traffic), said special traffic arrangements have been chalked out to regulate vehicular movement. Vehicular movement into the city would be regulated strictly from 6 pm to 12 pm, Rani said.

Only light vehicles, two wheelers, auto-rickshaws and bicycles with a valid ‘pass’ will be allowed to enter the town, he said. Six terminal points in and around the capital city will be set up for all passenger vehicles. There will be around 700 traffic personnel in the capital, besides NCC, on 24 hour duty.

Tripura achieves break-through in bamboo tissue culture

map-of-tripuraThe forest research and development department of Tripura has come up with micro propagation technique that facilitates the supply of a large number of bamboo saplings in a short time.

Scientists of Van Gaveshana Sadan located at Gandhigram near Agartala, in collaboration with The Energy and Resource Institute of New Delhi, have achieved a significant breakthrough in bamboo tissue culture process.

Their latest ”Micro Propagation” technique of using emerging branchlets from mature culms is one of the most successful and cheapest methods to establish a bamboo plantation.

This new technique facilitates the supply of large quantities of good quality bamboo saplings to growers at reasonable prices.

The process will also be helpful in increasing the production of bamboo where its seeds are not available.

Bamboo is grown in chambers under controlled environmental conditions from where it is cloned and then sent for hardening. These plants are healthy, disease free and have a longer life.

“We have achieved a major success. Right now, we are basically doing micro propagation of bamboo, which is commonly known as Mal/Makhla bamboo up to this we got 90 percent success. Now, we have already produced 3,000 plants,” said Scientific Officer Rajib Sutradhar.

Both Centre and the Tripura Government are promoting the bamboo industry in the state.

Tripura adopted its own state Bamboo Mission in 2007. The estimated value of the bamboo industry in Tripura is Rs. 70.00 crores per annum and it has the potential to grow up to Rs. 400 crores per annum in the next five years.

Nearly two lakh rural households are engaged in different works related to the bamboo and depend on it for their livelihood.

“We are using this new technique successfully. More than two lakhs of bamboo seedlings has grown here in Tripura and out of these 1.5 lakhs are from its origin seed and for the rest we are using bamboo saplings using the tissue culture technique,” said Forest Range Officer Atanu Saha.

The Van Gaveshana Sadan, where the research was done, was established in the year 2000 with the aim to increase the bamboo production that had dwindled as a result of flowering of the bamboo in 2007-08 that destroyed a large part of the crop. (ANI)

Neurosurgeon from West Bengal to treat Agartala Municipal Council chief

amcAgartala, Jan 26 : The Tripura government has brought a neurosurgeon from Kolkata this morning for treatment of Agartala Municipal Council (AMC) Chairman and eminent lawyer of the state Shankar Das.
Officials here said that Mr Das had suffered a massive heart attack last evening.
He had been shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) where doctors stated his condition to be critical.
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar along with other top party leaders visited him in the hospital. The state government has constituted a six-member committee for Mr Das’s treatment.
Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters that the department has been asked to take all necessary steps for his treatment and the Chief Minister personally spoke to West Bengal Health Minister Surya Kanta Mishra over sending the neurosurgeon here.
Doctors attending on Mr Das feared that he might be partially paralysed.
Mr Das had been suffering from cardiac ailments for a long time.