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Tripura CM talks to Indian envoy in B'desh over Durga Puja related violence
Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb spoke to Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, Vikram K. Doraiswami, and discussed the Durga Puja related violence in the neighbouring country, sources said here on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indrajit Mahanty sworn-in as 6th Chief Justice of Tripura HC
Agartala, Oct 12 (IANS) Indrajit Mahanty was on Tuesday sworn-in as the sixth Chief Justice of Tripura High Court at a simple ceremony in the Raj Bhavan in Agartala.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top Tripura CPI-M leader dies at 70 due to Covid
Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) A top CPI-M leader in Tripura and the party's central committee member Bijan Dhar died at a Kolkata Hospital on Monday following post Covid-19 complications, doctors and party sources said. He was 70.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Congress 'deserters' form new political party in Tripura
Agartala, Oct 8 (IANS) At a time when a section of Congress leaders are making a beeline to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC), another section of the party (Congress) leaders on Thursday floated a new political party -- Tripura Democratic Front (TDF).
2021-10-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
V-P urges people to promote Indian craft, handlooms
Agartala, Oct 6 (IANS) Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged the people, particularly youngsters, to buy and promote Indian handicraft, handlooms, Khadi and other products made by local artisans instead of foreign items.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trinamool Congress announces two ad-hoc committees in Tripura
Agartala, Oct 6 (IANS) After around 75 days the Trinamool Congress (TMC) stepped into the BJP ruled Tripura aiming for the 2023 assembly polls. West Bengal's ruling party on Wednesday announced two ad-hoc committees to expand the party's organisational base in the northeastern state.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura BJP MLA praise Mamata Banerjee, slams Modi
Agartala/Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) Amid dissidence by a section of BJP MLAs and leaders in Tripura, a ruling party legislator, Ashis Das, on Monday praised West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
4 militants who fled from B'desh camps surrender to Tripura Police
Agartala, Oct 2 (IANS) Four Bangladeshi trained extremists of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) have surrendered to the Tripura police and deposited arms and ammunition, police said on Saturday.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Terrorism
10K Bangladeshi tribals migrated to India in 20 years, claim Chakma bodies
Agartala, Sep 28 (IANS) Six Chakma tribal organisations of Tripura claimed on Tuesday that during the past over 20 years, at least 10,000 Bangladeshi tribals of Tripuri community entered into India from across the border as their lands were being grabbed by the Muslim settlers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).
2021-09-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
After AUKUS, Japan debates if it too should have nuclear-powered submarines
New Delhi, Sep 28: The AUKUS deal between the US, Australia and the UK to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines to take on China in the Indo-Pacific has caused rumblings in Japan.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura Muslim girl who married a Hindu, rescued after 66 days
Agartala, Sep 28 (IANS) Tripura Police has rescued the 16-year-old Muslim girl, who tied the nuptial knot with a Hindu youth and then remained missing for 66 days, police said on Tuesday.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC refuses to proceed on Tripura CM's alleged 'contempt of court' remark
Agartala, Sep 27 (IANS) The Tripura High Court on Monday refused to proceed further against Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's alleged comment on "not to fear contempt of court".
2021-09-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Once dominated by China and Vietnam, Tripura readying to rule India's agarbatti industry
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) Tripura is making all out efforts to recover its lost glory and dominate Indias agarbatti industry as the sector until recently was controlled by Vietnam and China.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress appoints new Tripura party President, 5 Working Presidents
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Amidst the hectic political activities by all the major parties in Tripura, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Minister and seasoned politician Birajit Sinha as the party President in the northeastern state and chose five leaders as Working Presidents.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Ex-minister Ratan Chakraborty elected Tripura Assembly Speaker
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran politician and former minister Ratan Chakraborty on Friday was elected unopposed as the 14th Tripura Assembly Speaker after his predecessor Rebati Mohan Das abruptly quit the post earlier this month, citing "personal reasons".
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
2 BSF troopers killed, officer shot at in Tripura fratricide
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and a Sub-Inspector shot at in a fratricidal incident along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura on Thursday, police said.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Ratan Chakraborty to be new Tripura Speaker
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran Tripura leader and former minister Ratan Chakraborty is likely to be elected the new Assembly Speaker unopposed after incumbent Rebati Mohan Das quit earlier this month, citing "personal reasons", officials said on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Several Congress leaders join Trinamool in Tripura
Agartala/Shillong, Sep 22 (IANS) Several Congress and BJP leaders in Tripura, including state Congress general secretary Baptu Chakraborty, joined the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Amid Covid pandemic, African Swine Fever sets foot in Tripura from Mizoram
Agartala/Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) Even as the Northeast is battling the Covid-19 pandemic, a few states are also witnessing an outbreak of the African Swine Fever (ASF). After Mizoram witnessed the ASF outbreak, now cases have been reported in Tripura where a large number of pigs have died in a government farm in Kanchanpur, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Trinamool fumes after Tripura HC upholds order to ban public rallies in Agartala
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) After the BJP government twice denied permission to the Trinamool Congress to hold a mega rally led by the party's national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Agartala, the Tripura High Court on Tuesday upheld the West Tripura District Magistrates order banning any kind of public rally by any political party in two areas under the Sadar Police Sub-Division till November 4.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CPI-M names tribal leader as new Tripura state Secretary
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran tribal leader Jitendra Chaudhury was on Sunday elected CPI-M's Tripura state Secretary, succeeding Gautam Das who passed away on Thursday following Covid-19 complications.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
11 years later, India-B'desh rail project moving at snail's pace
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) Work on the all important 12.24 km India-Bangladesh new railway line is progressing at a snail's pace on both sides of the border, more than 11 years after the around Rs 1,000 crore project was finalised between the Prime Ministers of the two countries.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Intruders attacking people in Tripura, govt must take action: Dissident BJP MLA
Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) Former minister and sitting dissident BJP MLA in Tripura, Sudip Roy Barman, said on Friday that some intruders carrying party flags are assaulting people in the state, and urged Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to take severe action against such people else the party will have to pay the price for such criminal activities.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
5 held in Tripura for assaulting BDO, govt officials
Agartala, Sep 16 (IANS) The police in Tripura on Thursday arrested five persons associated with the ruling BJP after a group of people severely assaulted a Block Development Officer (BDO) and nine other government employees in southern Tripura, the police said.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CPI-M Tripura Secretary dies at 70 due to Covid complications
Agartala, Sep 16 (IANS) CPI-M Tripura state Secretary and veteran Journalist Gautam Das died at a Kolkata Hospital on Thursday following Covid-19 complications, doctors and party sources said. He was 70.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
After rejection twice by BJP govt, Trinamool to hold mega rally in Tripura on Sep 22
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) After the BJP government twice denied permission to the Trinamool Congress to hold a mega rally led by the party's national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Agartala, the TMC on Tuesday announced that it would hold the rally on September 22. Trinamool General Secretary Kunal Ghosh said here that if the Tripura government tries to stop the TMC rally, the party would go to court.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura govt twice disallows Trinamool's mega rally; party to announce fresh date (Ld)
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) The BJP government in Tripura on Monday twice disallowed the first mega rally planned by the Trinamool Congress under the leadership of the party's national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Agartala, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Assam man returns home after 56 months in Bangladesh custody
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) After languishing for over four-and-a-half years in Bangladeshi jail, Assam youth Mukul Hazarika returned to India on Monday after a series of diplomatic and administrative efforts.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Tripura govt disallows Trinamool's mega rally; party says will hold it on Sept 16
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) The BJP government in Tripura on Monday disallowed the first ever mega rally scheduled to be organised by the Trinamool Congress under the leadership of the partys national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Agartala on Wednesday, sources said.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Political violence: Central force in Tripura; CPI-M seeks Centre's intervention
Agartala/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Central and state security forces have been deployed in different parts of Tripura on Thursday, which witnessed a series of political clashes and arsoning since Wednesday while the ruling and opposition parties held protest rallies against these hostilities, the police and party sources said.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Newspaper office in Agartala vandalised, 4 journalists injured
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) In unprecedented violence, the office of a leading Tripura newspaper here was attacked and vandalised on Wednesday, with many computers and other assets damaged and several vehicles, parked in front of the office, set on fire.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
8 CPI-M offices attacked in Tripura, many vehicles burnt
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) At least eight party offices of the main opposition CPI-M in Tripura were either burnt down or damaged while many vehicles and other assets were smashed on Wednesday in Agartala and three other districts of the state, the police and party sources said.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ratan Chakraborty likely to be new Speaker of Tripura Assembly
Agartala, Sep 7 (IANS) Veteran politician and three-time MLA Ratan Chakraborty is likely to be the new Speaker of the Tripura Assembly as Rebati Mohan Das quit the post last week citing "personal reasons", party sources said on Tuesday.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trinamool leader held in Tripura after niece commits suicide; party cries foul
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress on Monday organised demonstrations in Agartala to protest against the arrest of a senior party leader in a case related to abetment to suicide.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Muslim girl married to Hindu youth goes missing, 5 held
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) Tripura police arrested five people including a Hindutva organisation leader after a 16-year-old Muslim girl tied knot with a Hindu youth remained missing for 45 days, police said on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura govt launches helpline to take governance to people's doorsteps
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) The BJP government in Tripura, where the Assembly elections are less than 18 months away, on Monday launched 'Chief Minister's Helpline' to take the governance to the doorsteps of the people, officials said.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
NF Railways to ferry raw natural rubber from NE across India
Agartala/Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has started ferrying of raw natural rubber sheets, as a new stream of goods traffic. from Tripura to various states in the country, officials said on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Tripura Assembly Speaker resigns from post
Agartala, Sep 2 (IANS) In a sudden political development, Tripura Assembly Speaker Rebati Mohan Das on Thursday resigned from his post citing "personal reasons", a top official said.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
3 new ministers take oath in 1st cabinet expansion in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) Three new faces -- Ram Prasad Paul, Sushanta Chowdhury, Bhagaban Chandra Das -- were on Tuesday inducted into the Tripura cabinet in its first expansion after the BJP-IPFT alliance assumed office in March 2018 after defeating the Left parties in the assembly polls.
2021-08-31
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Long awaited cabinet expansion in Tripura likely today
Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) Amidst open resentment by a section of ruling BJP MLAs and leaders in Tripura, with the inclusion of three new faces, the much expected cabinet expansion would take place on Tuesday afternoon, top party and official sources said.
2021-08-31
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Amid open dissent, 4 central BJP leaders rush to Tripura
Agartala, Aug 30 (IANS) Amidst dissidence by a section of ruling BJP MLAs and leaders in Tripura, four senior party leaders arrived in the state on Monday for a week-long visit to plug the shortcomings, both in the government and the organisation.
2021-08-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura Dy CM hails FM's Rs 1,300 cr package for tribal welfare
Agartala, Aug 28 (IANS) A day after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a Rs 1,300 crore package for the socio-economic development of the tribal areas of Tripura, the Deputy Chief Minister of the northeastern state, Jishnu Dev Varma, on Saturday termed the announcement as as a historic moment for the welfare of the tribal people.
2021-08-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Sitaraman assures Tripura to get more externally-aided projects
Agartala, Aug 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday reviewed and inaugurated 12 developmental projects, including few externally-aided projects worth Rs 7,719 crore, being implemented in Tripura and promised to grant more EAPs to the state.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Azhar Masood's brother Rauf Azhar calls on Mullah Baradar to pledge allegiance
New Delhi, Aug 21: Talibans presidential hopeful Mullah Baradar after arriving in Afghanistan met Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu on Thursday. The same day Baradar had another visitor - Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief operational commander Mufti Abdul Rauf Azhar.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Report of American citizens beaten up by Taliban embarrasses Biden administration
New Delhi, Aug 22: That not everyone in the Biden administration has been on the same page with regard to the fast-changing situation in Afghanistan has been proved yet again as reports have emerged of Americans being beaten by Taliban even as US President had claimed that the evacuation process has been progressing smoothly.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tripura Cong chief withdraws resignation on high command's request (Ld)
Agartala/New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tripura state Congress President Pijush Kanti Biswas, who earlier on Saturday resigned and announced to quit politics "for the time being", withdrew his resignation following the request of the party high command.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura Congress chief Pijush Biswas resigns
Agartala/Silchar (Assam), Aug 21 (IANS) In yet another setback to the opposition Congress, party's Tripura state President Pijush Biswas on Saturday resigned and announced to quit politics "for the time being".
2021-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Assam Rifles seized contraband worth Rs 1,603 cr since 2020
Agartala/Shillong, Aug 18 (IANS) Assam Rifles troopers have seized smuggled goods worth over Rs 1,603 crore since last year after the illegally-traded goods were smuggled in from Myanmar, the chief of the para-military force said.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Tripura HC refuses to stay police probe against Trinamool leaders
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tripura High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition filed by the Trinamool Congress seeking a stay order on the probe against the party's national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee, Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu and four others, and directed the police to continue with their probe against the Trinamool leaders for allegedly obstructing the police from performing their duties, court officials said.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
In Trinamool, Sushmita Dev likely to play big role in Tripura, NE
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is likely to give Sushmita Dev -- the All India Mahila Congress chief who quit the Congress and joined the Trinamool on Monday -- leadership role in Tripura and other northeastern states, top party sources said.
2021-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics