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ONGC not affected from economic slowdown, coronavirus: CMD
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Despite economic slowdown and affect in the industrial growth due to the coronavirus outbreak in China and other countries, the business and investment of the Government-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) did not affect, ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
India-B'desh tourism festival in Agartala from Feb 20
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) The first ever two-day India-Bangladesh tourism festival would be held in Agartala on Thursday, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two Tripura youths sentenced to death for rape-murder
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) A special district court in southern Tripura on Thursday pronounced death sentence for two youths accused of brutal gangrape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura Left leader seeks increased wages for prisoners
Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Tripura Finance and Health Minister Badal Choudhury on Wednesday demanded an increase in the wages of convicted prisoners in the state.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura organises its first-ever "Hornbill Festival"
Agartala, Feb 8 (IANS) The two-day first Hornbill Festival of Tripura began on Saturday with the aim to conserve the striking forest bird "Hornbill" and to boost the livelihood of the people through tourism.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
Women outnumber men in Manipur, Mizoram voters' lists
Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Feb 8 (IANS) In the wake of special summary revisions of the electoral rolls, women voters again outnumber men in the northeastern states of Manipur and Mizoram, while Tripura has witnessed a record gender ratio in its voters list, officials said on Saturday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Delhi, Dhaka to curb smuggling, set up 3 more border haats
Agartala, Feb 5 (IANS) India and Bangladesh would reinforce border vigil to curb rising illegal trade, smuggling of drugs and human trafficking, officials said after a day-long meeting between the district authorities of Tripura and Bangladesh, here on Wednesday.
2020-02-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
CPI-M to launch door-to-door campaign against NRC, NPR
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) The CPI-M would undertake 48-day long door-to-door campaign from February 4 against the NRC and NPR, party's central committee member Gautam Das announced on Sunday.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura HC cancels transfer of medical college teachers
Agartala, Jan 28 (IANS) Tripura High Court has cancelled the transfer orders of eight medical college teachers (doctors) and asked the state government to bring them back in their original place of posting by February, a lawyer said on Tuesday.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tripura transportation through Bangladeshi ports: Guv
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais on Sunday said that the tough and challenging transportation in hilly Tripura and other northeastern states would be eased with the use of Bangladeshi ports and new waterway connectivity between Tripura and the neighbouring country.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Tripura,National
Rally in Tripura seeks settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to giving 34,000 Reang tribals shelter in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
House panel on N-E visit to review TADCs' functioning
Agartala/Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) A parliamentary panel is on a three-day visit of the northeastern states to study the functioning of the 10 tribal autonomous district councils (TADC) in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Twin probe on into Tripura youth's death in police custody
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) The Tripura government has ordered a twin probe, including a magisterial inquiry, into the death of a 38-year-old youth in police custody, a senior police officer said on Monday, even as the opposition parties have demaned a judicial probe and intervention of the Human Rights Commission in the matter.
2020-01-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura orders probe into man's death in lock-up
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The Tripura government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into death of a man in lockup. He, arrested on Friday in connection with theft of cash from ATMs using cloning devices in the state capital, was found dead on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP attacking opposition voices in Tripura: CPI-M
Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) Likening the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Adolf Hitler, CPI-M Tripura secretary Gautam Das said here on Thursday the ruling party was curbing and choking the opposition voices.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura to appoint 1,100 'Gram Sevak' to upgrade policing
Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) The Tripura government would soon appoint 1,100 "Gram Sevak" (village volunteers) to make policing pro-active and improve the police-people relations to curb crime, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Thursday.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP ally, tribal parties revive ant-CAA stir in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 7 (IANS) Around 250 tribals belonging to various parties were arrested for "unlawful assembly" while protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), here on Tuesday.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Bangladesh-bound drugs worth Rs 8.53 cr seized in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) A huge haul of Yaba drugs worth Rs 8.53 crore destined for Bangladesh via Tripura has been seized on Friday from a hideout along the India-Bangladesh border, BSF official said.
2020-01-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura tribal bodies, royal scion move SC against CAA
Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Different tribal based parties including a CPI-M's frontal body and Tripura's royal scion have decided to move the apex court against the new Citizenship Amendment Act, claiming that the new law is against the interest of the people of the northeast.
2019-12-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Cong-sponsored Tripura shutdown evokes partial response
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) The 24-hour shutdown, called by Youth Congress to protest against the police lathicharge on their activists agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) here on Wednesday, evoked partial response on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Normal life affected in northeast as CAB agitations intensify
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 10 (IANS) Normal life was badly affected across the northeast on Tuesday due to the shutdown and agitations organised by various tribal parties and youth organisations including the North East Students' Organisation (NESO), to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
2019-12-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura police to arrest ex-chief secy from Delhi in PWD scam
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The Tripura police on Wednesday said it was taking steps to arrest former state chief secretary Y.P. Singh in connection with the multi-crore PWD scam in which former PWD minister Badal Choudhury and former PWD Chief Engineer Sunil Bhowmik have already been arrested.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura's ex-Minister found in hospital after 6 days' hunt
Agartala, Oct 21 (IANS) Former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury, whom police was hunting frantically for the past six days in an alleged corruption case, was found in a private hospital late on Monday night "in mysterious circumstances", police said.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
AirAsia to connect Agartala to Delhi, Kolkata
Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Sunday launched flights from here to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal in Manipur.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Tripura PWD scam probe: IPS officer suspended,6 transferred
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura on Thursday suspended an IPS officer and transferred six senior police officials and following the police's failure to arrest former PWD Minister and top Left leader Badal Choudhury in connection with an alleged corruption case.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura man held for offensive remarks against woman MP
Agartala, Oct 13 (IANS) A man from Tripura was Sunday arrested by the state police from Manipur for allegedly posting offensive comments in social media against Lok Sabha member Pratima Bhowmik, an official said.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Repatriation of Reang tribals to Mizoram runs into rough weather
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 9 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriations of over 35,000 Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven relief camps in northern Tripura, is running into rough weather as the migrants are reluctant to return to their villages in Mizoram unless their demands, including for security to their lives, are met.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tripura CM raises northeast issues with Sheikh Hasina
Agartala, Oct 4 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the national capital and discussed about connectivity and trade between the northeastern states and the neighbouring country.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
For 1st time in 525 yrs, no animal sacrifice in Tripura temple
Agartala, Oct 4 (IANS) There would be no sacrifice of animals during Durga Puja in the famous Durga Bari temple here for the first time in 525 years as the Tripura High Court has banned the centuries-old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion
Tripura govt set to file SLP against animal sacrifice ban
Agartala, Oct 1 (IANS) The Tripura government would soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court against the Tripura High Court order banning the centuries old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places in the northeastern state, a state minister said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion
Curb on bamboo products import will benefit NE India: Biplab
Agartala, Sep 30 (IANS) Bamboo growing northeastern region would be hugely benefited after the imposition of restrictions by the Indian government on the import of some bamboo products including incense sticks, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Monday.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Agartala gang rape: 2 minor among six arrested
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) The police have arrested six persons, including two minors, in connection with the gang rape of a woman here late on Tuesday night. A total of 10 persons have been accused in the case.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six killed in Tripura road accident
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) At least six people were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in western Tripura on Thursday, the police said.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura Cong chief quits over NRC plea (2nd Lead)
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) In a setback to the Congress, Tripura party chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman resigned on Tuesday alleging the central party leadership was not "allowing him to work freely and independently and he has been under pressure to withdraw the NRC case filed in the Supreme Court."
2019-09-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Polling underway in Tripura by-poll
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Voting was underway peacefully on Monday for the by-poll in BJP-ruled Tripura's Badharghat Assembly constituency and the voting will continue until 5 p.m.
2019-09-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Schools use boats to distribute exam papers in Tripura
Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Boats and indigenous ferries were pressed into service to distribute question papers in many schools in remote areas in Tripura.
2019-09-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Tripura CM backs Shah's 'one nation, one language' call
Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has supported Union Home Minister Amit Shah's call for 'one nation, one language' and said he didn't believe English language was the only key to development.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura's legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Railways to install national flags at 41 places
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to install national flags at 41 locations by March next year to impart a sense of nationalism and patriotism among passengers, an official said on Thursday.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Tripura House witnesses acrimonious scenes
Agartala, Aug 30 (IANS) Uproarious scenes prevailed in the Tripura Assembly on Friday, the first day of its three-day session and the opposition CPI-M members staged a walkout twice after the Speaker rejected their adjournment motion and to protest the promulgation of the Essential Services Maintenance Bill, 2019 in the BJP-ruled state.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Death for Tripura youth for minor's rape-murder
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) A fast-track special court in Tripura on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a 27-years-old youth accused of raping and murdering a minor girl last year, a government Public Prosecutor said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian, Bangladesh border guards exchange Eid greetings
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Bank CD ratio in Tripura rises to 66% in 16 months: CM
Agartala, Aug 10 (IANS) The credit-deposit (CD) ratio of banks in Tripura increased by 18 per cent to 66 per cent from 48 per cent in the 16-month of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India asks B'desh for land to expand Agartala airport runway
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian government has sought 52 acres of land from Bangladesh to expand the runway of Agartala's Maharaja Bir Bikram airport, top officials said on Wednesday.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy
India's 7th Economic Census begins from Tripura
Agartala, July 29 (IANS) India's seventh Economic Census began from Tripura on Monday and a similar task would be launched in other states and Union Territories across the country next month, officials said.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
High voter turnout in Tripura panchayat polls
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 8,54,900-strong electorate on Saturday cast their votes in the three-tier gram panchayat elections in Tripura with the balloting mostly peaceful, officials said.
2019-07-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura exports exotic pineapples, lemons to Dubai
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday flagged off the 17-tonne consignment of exotic and juicy pineapple to Dubai. Besides pineapple, Tripura is also exporting lemons to Dubai.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
12 Rohingya refugees stay put at Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) At least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees, including five children and two women, who tried to enter India from Bangladesh, have refused to leave the Zero Line along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura for the past three days, Border Security Force (BSF) official said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Week long BSF celebrations to mark Operation Vijay
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) To mark the 20th anniversary of the victory in 'Operation Vijay', the Border Security Force (BSF) will conduct a series of events to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of the Indian Army during the Kargil war, a BSF release said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security