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Internet, satellite communication existed in Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. File Photo.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. File Photo.   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.

''In the Mahabharata, it has been mentioned that Sanjay gave a live relay of the war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas to the blind king Dhritarashtra,'' Mr. Deb said at a regional workshop on public distribution system (PDS) computerisation and reforms in Agartala on Tuesday evening.

“Communication was possible because our technology was sophisticated and developed during those times. We had Internet and a satellite communication system. It is not like Internet or media wasn’t available in the age of Mahabharata,” he said.

“I do not know what happened in the middle age though, between the Mahabharata era and now. Some European countries and the United States claim that the modern communication system is their invention, but “we had all these technologies in ancient times,” he claimed.

Mr. Deb said he was proud that he was born in a country which had the “best communication system” and “best culture” in the whole world.

“Modern technology and digitisation should be used to check corruption and protect secrecy in the administration,” he asserted, adding that his government would dedicatedly work to ensure welfare of the poor and backward people.

A few months ago, Union Minister Satypal Singh debunked Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, saying it was wrong and the changes need to reflect in the school and college curriculum. “Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, said they saw an ape turning into a man,” he had said.

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