AGARTALA, Jan 20 � A villager was shot dead today in Sipahijala district along Indo-Bangla border by Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) escalating fresh tension in the bordering Tripura villages.
Shaha Alam of Tarakpur village under Sonamura subdivision went to till his land at about 6.30 am today when he was shot dead by BGB personnel, according to villagers.
The armed BGB personnel then tried to pull the body across the border but villagers prevented them from doing so. Enraged villagers overpowered BGB personnel at Tarakpur, a border village and detained one head constable.
Later, the detained BGB head constable was handed over to Border Security Force (BSF) authority for taking necessary action. Sources said, tension gripped the village following the killing. They have demanded stringent action against the accused persons.
Senior police officers and BSF officials are camping at the spot and monitoring the situation. DIG (Control) Nepal Das said that the situation was tense but under control.
�Livelihood project to help poor in Mizoram�
Aizawl, Jan 20 � Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar said the proposed �livelihood project� formulated by his Ministry for creating permanent livelihood for the poor in Mizoram would be beneficial for the State.
Ghatowar, who was on a maiden visit to the Northeastern State, told at a meeting with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his Cabinet colleagues and senior officials here recently that the project would cover all eight districts and help poor families have means of livelihood in their respective villages.
Thanhawla urged Ghatowar to constitute a project sanctioning committee in which all the constituent States would have their respective representatives to facilitate pursuance of detailed project reports submitted by the State Governments.
He also made mention of projects submitted to the DoNER like establishment of Sainik School and referral hospital with medical college, sanctioning of project cost for 60-MW Tuirial Hydel Project � PTI