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Over 80 Trinamool workers, leaders arrested in Tripura
Agartala, July 21 (IANS) Over 80 Trinamool Congress activists, including a few leaders and the party's Tripura unit president Ashish Lal Singha, were arrested on Wednesday in different parts of Tripura after they gathered to listen to party supremo Mamata Banerjee's virtual speech on the occasion of Martyrs' Day.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Cabinet expansion, reshuffle in Tripura imminent, say sources
Agartala, July 19 (IANS) The long-awaited expansion and reshuffle of the council of ministers of the BJP led alliance government in Tripura is likely to take place soon, top party sources said on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
After Assam, Tripura promotes commercial cultivation of Agar
Agartala/Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) After Assam, the Tripura government has taken all out initiatives to export products and to promote commercial cultivation of Agar, which is used in world class perfumeries and other industries, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
19th Tripura Governor Satyadev Arya takes charge
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya, who was last week transferred by the President of India, on Wednesday took over as the 19th Governor of Tripura, succeeding Ramesh Bais, who has been shifted to Jharkhand.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
No Delta plus variant case found in Tripura: Health Ministry
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The Central government on Sunday said that there is no case of the highly infectious Delta plus variant of coronavirus in Tripura even as the doctors in the state, quoting reports of a West Bengal-based national institute, on Friday claimed that 138 cases of the variant were found in the northeastern state.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
After Hasina's mango gift, Tripura CM sends pineapples to B'desh PM
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday sent the state's exotic and juicy pineapples to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who had sent juicy "Haribhanga" mango of her country to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers of West Bengal and four northeastern states.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Caught in Covid crisis, Tripura tribals grow Apple Ber, first in NE region
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Hit by the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and enthused by a tribal youth, some tribal farmers in Tripura are scripting a new story by cultivating Apple Ber, a variety of horticultural fruit. It is being done for the first time in the entire northeastern region.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society
Covid's Delta plus variant detected in Tripura, 1st time in NE
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The highly infectious Delta plus variant of coronavirus has been found for the first time in Tripura after the Delta strain was detected in three northeastern states -- Assam, Manipur and Mizoram, doctors said here on Saturday.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Undertrial Turkish cyber criminal flee from police custody in Tripura
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) An undertrial Turkish national, who has been accused of stealing huge amounts of cash by hacking ATMs in Kolkata, Guwahati and Agartala in 2019, fled from police custody here on Friday, the police said.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh, Indian scholars slam Tripura govt claiming 'demolition' of 1971 war memorials
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) Many intellectuals and social organisations of India and Bangladesh have condemned the Tripura governments "demolition" of the memorials of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war in Agartala.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh PM sent mangoes to Indian PM, 5 CMs
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent juicy "Haribhanga" mangoes of her country to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers of West Bengal and four northeastern states, officials said on Monday.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Body of associate of 3 lynched youths found in Tripura
Agartala, July 4 (IANS) Police on Sunday recovered the mutilated body of a 19-year-old youth who was missing since the lynching of three youths two weeks ago in western Tripura's Khowai district.
2021-07-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPFT MLA quits Assembly membership; setback for BJP-led alliance in Tripura
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) In a political development, an MLA of the ruling Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), a junior ally of the BJP, resigned on Tuesday night from the Assembly citing "personal ground".
2021-06-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Amid dissent, BJP's renewed mission to fortify in Tripura
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) Amid dissidence and discontent among a section of the legislators and leaders, the ruling BJP in the state along with the party's central leaders, have initiated a series of meetings to strengthen the organisation before the 2023 Tripura Assembly polls.
2021-06-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura's noted painter passes away
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) Renowned painter of northeastern region Chinmoy Roy died in Delhi on Sunday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.
2021-06-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
There's total anarchy, misgovernance in BJP-ruled Tripura, says Manik Sarkar
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) Despite assurance from the Governor and Chief Minister, a total lawlessness, anarchy and misgovernance have been prevailing in Tripura since the BJP came into power in March 2018 and kept the police as "wooden doll", former Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar said on Sunday.
2021-06-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Greater Tipraland' sparks fears, leaders say it's for NE tribals' progress
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) Amid all major political parties' opposition and skeptical stand, tribal party 'TIPRA Motha', which in the April 6 elections had captured the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) defeating the ruling BJP-IPFT alliance, CPI-M and Congress, has passed a resolution in the council on Friday to create a "Greater Tipraland".
2021-06-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Air connectivity in NE expands further
Agartala, June 25 (IANS) With a private airliner - Flybig - starting its operations in the new routes connecting Assam's Guwahati and Dibrugarh on Friday, the air connectivity in the northeastern region further expanded under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (RCS-UDAN), officials said.
2021-06-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Three suspected cattle lifters hacked to death in Tripura
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Three suspected cattle lifters were hacked to death by a mob in western Tripura's Khowai district on Sunday, police said.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid awareness campaign through puppetry in NE India
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura Puppet Theatre (TPT) group, which has performed in many countries and in states in India, is educating people about Covid-19 through the traditional "Putul Nach" (puppet dance), garnering peoples attention and appreciation.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
92% scribes receive first shot of Covid vax in Tripura
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In collaboration with the Agartala Press Club, the Tripura government has so far administered the first dose of Covid vaccine to around 92 per cent of the journalists in the state, with many of them receving the second shot as well, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Media
3 central BJP leaders rush to Tripura after defection speculation
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Speculation that some BJP MLAs and leaders in Tripura may follow the example of BJP national Vice President Mukul Roy who returned to the Trinamool Congress, three senior central leaders arrived in the state on Wednesday and were holding hectic meetings with state leaders.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
More waterway link to boost NE India, B'desh trade: Experts
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Experts, lawmakers, academicians and traders have advocated for more waterway connectivity and development of related infrastructures to boost trade and economy between India's northeastern states and the neighbouring Bangladesh.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy,Politics
Four teenaged girls gang-raped in Tripura, eight youths held
Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Eight youths, accused of gang-raping four teenaged girls in western Tripura, were arrested within six hours of the case being registered, police said on Monday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSF, BGB to take preemptive measures for peace along Indo-B'desh border
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh in an important regional biannual border co-ordination conference (BCC) on Friday agreed to initiate preemptive measures in creating a situation of peace and tranquillity along the international border by amicably resolving all issues, officials said.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Resettlement of Mizoram tribals in Tripura jolted as NGT accepts complain
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The plan to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal migrants, who had fled Mizoram 24 years ago, following ethnic strife, received a jolt after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) accepted a complaint filed against their resettlement in Tripura's forest areas.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Defence/Security
In a first, BSF, BGB hold virtual meet to deal with crime, fencing, terror acts
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Monday began their first ever virtual border management conference to deal with border crimes, single-row border fencing and insurgent activities, among other issues.
2021-06-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tripura CM sends aids, study table, medicines after girl's FB posts
Agartala, June 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, after being impressed by a Facebook message posted by a poverty stricken teenager girl, has provided a study table, medicines for her Covid-affected mother and a bag containing various foods and essentials, officials said.
2021-06-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid cannot infect new born baby from mother : Experts
Agartala/Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid-19 cannot transmit to the new born babies even if the mother had tested positive for the deadly virus, as around 250 nCoV positive women were found to have delivered healthy babies in Tripura, doctors and experts said.
2021-06-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura govt abruptly transfers Manoj Kumar, appoints Alok Kumar as new CS
Agartala, June 2 (IANS) Tripura government has appointed senior IAS officer Alok Kumar as new Chief Secretary after abruptly transferring the incumbent Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar as Special Chief Resident Commissioner of Tripura in New Delhi, official said on Wednesday.
2021-06-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura launches scheme for children orphaned by Covid
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday announced a financial scheme - 'Mukhyamantri Balya Seva Prakalpa - for the children who lost their parents to Covid-19.
2021-05-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
After Assam, black fungus infected patient found in Tripura
Agartala/Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) After Assam, a 68-year-old woman has been admitted to a private hospital in Agartala on Friday with mucormycosis infection, commonly known as 'black fungus.
2021-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
After pineapple and lemon, Tripura starts exporting jackfruit
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) After exporting its juicy pineapples and lemons to Dubai, Tripura on Friday began sending jackfruit to the UK, officials said.
2021-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
31 girls at two Tripura orphanages test Covid positive
Agartala, May 16 (IANS) A total of 31 minor girls and eight caretakers at two orphanagew in Tripura have tested positive for Covid-19 but their condition is stable, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Olympic-bound gymnast Pranati has mind-set for big events: Dipa
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Leading gymnast Pranati Nayak, who will be the lone Indian to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games, has the "competition mind-set to stand out in big events", feels top gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tripura,Sports,Other Sports
BSB, BGB exchange sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr
Agartala/Silchar/Shillong, May 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday exchanged sweets at various frontier posts along the 4,096-km-long India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Tripura officer shifted for 'high-handed' Covid curfew enforcement at marriages
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) The Tripura government on Wednesday transferred IAS officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high-handedness" in dealing with people at two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid cases, officials said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura DM removed for 'high handedness' in enforcing curfew at marriages
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) The Tripura government has removed West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high handedness" in dealing with the people in two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, a Minister said on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Rs 1,200 crore plan to resettle Mizoram's tribals in Tripura
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) The Centre and the Tripura government have undertaken a Rs 1,200 crore ambitious project to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal migrants who fled from Mizoram 24 years ago following ethnic strife in the adjoining state, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura DM apologises over raids during marriage ceremony
Agartala, April 28 (IANS) West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Shailesh Kumar Yadav, who led the raids in the two marriage halls in Agartala, on Tuesday apologised for disrupting the marriage ceremony.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
31 of marriage party detained for flouting Covid curbs
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) As many as 31 people, including 19 women, were detained from a marriage party in Tripura for violating the night curfew and other Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) enforced to curb the Covid spread, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Amid alarming spike in Covid cases, India-B'desh trade on
Agartala/Silchar, April 26 (IANS) Amid the alarming spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in both India and Bangladesh, the trade between the two neighbouring countries continues to be unaffected as exports-imports are being carried out by strictly enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the authorities of both the nations.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
31 Covid patients from other states flee Tripura care centre
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) At least 31 Covid positive patients from other states have fled from a temporary care centre in Tripura on Thursday and police launched a massive search to trace them, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
New party takes charge of Tripura tribal autonomous council
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) After a landslide victory, the newly formed 'TIPRA Motha', which in the April 6 elections had defeated the ruling BJP-IPFT alliance, took over the governance of the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
After 24 yrs, resettlement of Mizoram's tribals in Tripura begins
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The resettlement of Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven relief camps in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 24 years ago following ethnic strife in the adjoining state, started on Monday, more than 15 months after an agreement was signed in Delhi, officials said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
With new trend, 25 incidents political hostility in Tripura
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) A new phenomenon of political violence has emerged in Tripura with at least 25 incidents of political hostility registered by the police after the declarations of results of elections to the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) as both the attackers and the victims are tribals.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura's new party to take over tribal autonomous council
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) The 'TIPRA Motha', the newly formed tribal-based party which secured a landslide victory by defeating the ruling BJP-IPFT candidates in the April 6 elections to the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), will take charge of the powerful autonomous body next week.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Setback for BJP, new outfit captures key tribal body in Tripura (Ld)
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) In a major and far-reaching political development in BJP ruled Tripura, a newly-formed tribal based party, TIPRA Motha, registered a landslide victory on Saturday to capture power in the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), defeating the saffron party candidates.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Setback for BJP, new outfit captures key tribal body in Tripura
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) In a very significant political development in BJP ruled Tripura, a newly formed tribal based party 'TIPRA Motha' is heading towards capturing power in the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) defeating the ruling party candidates.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP to get around 84 seats in Assam, claims Himanta Biswa Sarma
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Assam Minister and top BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the party would get around 84 seats against the earlier target of 100 plus in the 126-member assembly.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics