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Active cases in northeast rise to 31, 26 in Assam
Agartala /Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) With a 45-year-old woman testing positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Monday night, the total number of cases in the northeastern region went up to 31, including 26 in Assam, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura House passes budget, adjourns
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) As a Covid-19 preventive measure, the Tripura Assembly adjourned sine die after approving the budget in "guillotine" and curtailing the five-day budget session to two, here on Monday.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura shuts border post with Bangladesh
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) With Indians staying abroad trying to enter the country through Bangladesh, the Tripura government was forced to shut the Agartala-Akhaura immigration checkpost on Sunday to prevent the Covid-19 spread.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tripura,National
Food imported from Covid-19 hit nations safe: FSSAI
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) Imported food, including those from Covid-19 hit countries, are "safe" for consumption, according to a top Tripura health official here on Sunday.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tripura,National
COVID-19 scare: Tripura urges Centre to seal B'desh borders
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Tripura government on Saturday urged the Centre to seal the India-Bangladesh border to prevent any entry of foreigners from the neighbouring country, though Dhaka is yet to suspend its international flight operations, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura urges Centre to seal B'desh borders
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) The Tripura government on Saturday urged the Centre to seal the India-Bangladesh border to prevent foreigners from entering the country as Dhaka is yet to stop operation of international flights, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Saturday.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
310 Tripura teachers held as they agitate for jobs protection
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Despite BJP-led state government's promise to take steps to ensure continuation of 10,323 teachers in government jobs, police arrested 310 protesting teachers on Wednesday, while a few others fell ill.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education,Politics
Mizos' biggest spring festival 'Chapchar Kut' celebrated in Tripura
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) As part of the cultural integration among the northeastern states, Mizoram's biggest festival "Chapchar Kut" was celebrated in Tripura on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion
Mother kills 2 children, commits suicide in Tripura
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) Due to abject poverty, a woman committed suicide after killing her two children in southern Tripura, police said on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agartala Book Fair begins
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Amid controversy over shifting of its venue outside the capital city, the 38th edition of the Agartala Book Fair, the second largest in eastern India after the Kolkata Book Fair, began on Wednesday.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-Tripura Chief Secy sent to judicial custody
Agartala, Feb 24 (IANS) A district court on Monday sent former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh to a 13-day judicial custody after completion of his seven-day police custody in an alleged "financial embezzlement" case, an official said.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
International Mother Language Day observed in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The International Mother Language Day was observed in Tripura on Friday with colourful processions, functions, discussions, seminars and other events.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
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