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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
Rs 1,400 cr tourism projects approved for NE in 5 years
Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned Rs 1,400 crore projects in the eight northeastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pratima Bhowmik, a Tripura MP, on Tuesday quoting Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Floods affect 15,000 in Tripura & Mizoram; rail traffic hit
Agartala/Aizawl, July 14 (IANS) Over 15,000 people have shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low lying areas and villages by rain, officials said on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
3 killed in Tripura road accident
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) At least three people were killed and another injured in a road accident in Tripura's Dhalai district on Saturday, police said.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence reported in Tripura ahead of July 27 panchayats polls
Agartala, July 8 (IANS) Ahead of the July 27 panchayat elections in Tripura, at least 50 political leaders and workers of the ruling BJP, CPI-M and Congress were injured in various clashes and attacks in the past 48 hours in at least 10 places across the state, the police said on Monday.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Government yet to decide on mobile network improvement in NE border areas
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) The Indian government is yet to decide on the improvement of mobile networks along the international border areas of the northeastern states due to security reasons, a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) official said here on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Tripura CM, economists, traders hail Budget
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Tripura's Chief Minister, economists and traders on Friday hailed the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP, IPFT to fight Tripura local bodies polls separately
Agartala, July 2 (IANS) The ruling BJP and its junior partner IPFT will contest against each other in the July 27 three-tier gram panchayat elections in Tripura, leaders of the two parties said on Tuesday.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura CM urges new waterways with Bangladesh
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has requested the Centre to create new waterways between the state and Bangladesh to boost trade and tourism in the northeastern region, an official said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura, Mizoram launch ambitious afforestation plan
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) The Tripura and Mizoram governments have undertaken an ambitious plan for afforestation in the two Northeastern states, a state Minister said on Wednesday.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
SpiceJet to start Guwahati-Dhaka flights on July 1
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) The budget carrier SpiceJet will introduce flights on the Guwahati-Dhaka-Guwahati route on July 1, according to an airline spokesperson.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Tripura Minister Roy Burman axed from ministry
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) In a major political development, a senior minister of the BJP-IPFT government in Tripura, Sudip Roy Burman, was on late Friday night removed from the ministry, an official notification said.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Prevalence of Hepatitis virus higher among tribals in India'
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) The incidence of the Hepatitis-B virus is higher among the tribals, specially the Jarawas of the Andaman Islands and the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, experts said.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
2 ministers in new Modi government from Northeast
Agartala, May 30 (IANS) Kiren Rijiju and Rameswar Teli are the two ministers from the northeastern region in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government.
2019-05-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CPI-M, Congress ask Tripura government to restore law & order
Agartala/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Opposition CPI-M and Congress on Tuesday urged the BJP-led government in Tripura to stop unrelenting political violence against opposition party leaders and workers and restore rule of law.
2019-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India-Bangladesh officials to discuss border issues
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh District Magistrate-Deputy Commissioner level meeting would be held here on Monday to discuss border-related issues including crime as well as terrorism, an official said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Tripura suspends IPS officer, 8 TSR troopers
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has suspended an IPS officer and eight troopers of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) from service for breaching discipline, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unrelenting heat wave, deficit rain hit normal life in N-E
Agartala/Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Intense heat wave conditions and deficit pre-monsoon rains have hit normal life across the northeastern region and also severely affected the supply of drinking water, officials said.
2019-05-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
Re-polling in 168 booths in Tripura on May 12
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) Re-polling in 168 booths in 26 Assembly segments under Tripura West parliamentary constituency will be held on May 12, an Election Commission (EC) official said here on Wednesday.
2019-05-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Opposition demands fresh polls in Tripura West seat
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M and the Congress on Saturday threatened to launch an agitation and move the Supreme Court if the Election Commission did not order fresh voting in the Tripura West parliamentary seat, which went to the polls on April 11.
2019-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Voters, polling staff blocked by BJP in Tripura: CPI-M, Congress
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Opposition CPI-M and Congress on Tuesday alleged that thousands of voters were prevented from casting their votes and a large number of polling agents belonging to the two parties were not allowed to enter or sit inside the polling stations by the ruling BJP and its goons.
2019-04-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
67% voting in Tripura LS polls (3rd Lead) (3 p.m.)
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Over 67 per cent votes were registered till 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the deferred polling for the Tripura East parliamentary constituency, election officials said.
2019-04-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
EC appoints record number of observers for Tripura East poll
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday appointed former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi as Special Observer for Tripura East Lok Sabha seat, where polling was deferred from the second (April 18) to the third (April 23) stage in view of the unconducive law and order situation, officials said here on Monday.
2019-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
Polling to Tripura East LS seat deferred
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) Polling to Tripura East parliamentary constituency, slated for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18, has been deferred, a top official said late Tuesday night.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP now a major force in Tripura LS battle
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) Tripura, which has traditionally witnessed a direct or triangular contest, will for the first time in seven decades see a multi-cornered battle as the ruling BJP has emerged as a potent political force after last year's Assembly polls.
2019-04-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tripura Left calls polling in 1st phase a 'farce'
Agartala, April (IANS) Reiterating its demand to hold repoll in 464 of the 1,679 polling stations in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, the CPI-M led Left Front opposition on Sunday demanded free and fair polling in the Tripura East seat which goes to the polls in the second phase on April 18.
2019-04-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ex-royal & remote sensing expert, student, ex-official in Tripura poll battle
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) An eclectic range of individuals, ranging from an ex-royal who is a remote sensing specialist, a teacher, a law student, a former bureaucrat, one who is unlettered and even a novice in politics are trying their electoral luck in the Lok Sabha polls in Tripura.
2019-04-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tripura doctors call off 2-day stir as HC intervenes
Agartala, April 13 (IANS) Doctors and other staff members of Tripura government hospitals, on strike since beating up of a surgeon on Thursday, called off the protest on Saturday following intervention of the high court and the state government.
2019-04-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tripura medical staff threatens mass resignation
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Doctors and staff at government hospitals in Tripura on Friday threatened to resign en-masse demanding action against people who thrashed a surgeon at the Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here.
2019-04-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
3-way contest in NE as local parties gain strength
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) The northeastern states are likely to see a tripartite battle in these elections, with the local parties gaining strength in the erstwhile Congress bastion on local issues and sentiments, even as the BJP makes inroads there, say political experts.
2019-04-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Yechury slams Rahul for contesting from Wayanad
Agartala, April 6 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury here on Saturday said the Congress had been calling meetings of 21 opposition parties, including the Left parties, in Delhi, but its President Rahul Gandhi was contesting against the Left in Kerala's Wayanad.
2019-04-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tripura MPs use 83% fund, say rules create hurdles
Agartala, March 28 (IANS) The two MPs in Tripura have utilised 83.25 per cent of the total Rs 40.92 crore funds released under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in the past five years.
2019-03-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,MPLADS Fund Flow
PM, Shah, Rahul, Sonia to campaign in Tripura
Agartala, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi among leaders who will campaign in Tripura next week, party sources said on Tuesday.
2019-03-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPFT rejects BJP plea, joins race for Tripura seats
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) Rejecting the BJP's appeal to withdraw candidates, members of IPFT, its junior ruling ally in Tripura, on Monday filed nomination papers to contest the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Congress, INPT to contest Tripura LS polls jointly
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) The Congress and it's old ally the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) have decided to fight the Lok Sabha elections together in Tripura, leaders of the two parties announced here on Sunday.
2019-03-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP will turn India into religious state: CPI-M
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returns to power after the Lok Sabha polls, it would turn India into a "fully religious nation", Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Central Committee member Bijan Dhar said here on Sunday.
2019-03-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
2 Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Two Indian men returned to their homes in Tripura after spending 15 years in Bangladesh jail on the charges under the Arms Act, the police said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Incredible numbers, but poor representation of women from NE in politics (Dangal 2019)
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Women are almost a non-entity in the electoral politics and governance in India's northeastern region, albeit an incredible gender ratio in the electoral rolls of the region.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Dangal 2019,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tripura BJP vice-chief, two others join Congress
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP, Congress face challenges from allies in Tripura
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Tripura are likely to face electoral challenges as their traditional allies -- IPFT and INPT, both tribal parties -- have decided to field candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP ally names own candidates for Tripura LS seats
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) In a first major setback to the year-old BJP-led coalition government in Tripura, alliance partner IPFT on Saturday announced their own nominees for the state's two Lok Sabha seats.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two Bangladeshis held in Tripura
Agartala, March 12 (IANS) Two Bangladesh nationals were detained here for smuggling gold worth Rs 16 lakh, a customs official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's do-or-die battle against Congress in Northeast (Dangal 2019)
Agartala/Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has embarked on a do-or-die battle to win as many of the 25 Lok Sabha seats as it can in eight northeastern states. For its part, the Congress party has set off a determined attempt to regain its lost ground in the region.
2019-03-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tripura to appoint 'Academic Leaders' to improve quality of education
Agartala, March 11 (IANS) It's not exactly carrying coal to Newcastle, but Tripura will appoint "Academic Leaders" and arrange special training of teachers by national and regional institutions to improve the quality of education in the state, Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath has said.
2019-03-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Japan keen to extend more help to Tripura, Mizoram
Agartala/Aizawl, March 8 (IANS) Japan is keen to extend all possible financial and technical help for the development of Tripura and Mizoram, particularly in the fields of infrastructure, bamboo development, agriculture, disaster management and human resource development, Kenji Hiramatsu, Japanese Ambassador to India said on Friday.
2019-03-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Detained JMB terrorist admits to crimes, gives vital clues
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) The Indian member of the terror outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), who was arrested in Tripura earlier this week and is now under 12-day police custody, confessed that he is a close associate of the terror outfit and involved in terror activities, police said on Friday.
2019-03-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India's eastern frontier too will be guarded by hi-tech surveillance system
Agartala, March 3 (IANS) After the western front, laser walls and other hi-tech surveillance systems would be put in place in India's eastern border with Bangladesh to bolster security, top BSF official said.
2019-03-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security