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  • Our poll agents threatened, EC personnel did nothing, alleges Congress 2 days ago

    The opposition Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Election Commission personnel played a biased role in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections in Tripura. "Congress polling agents were threatened of dire consequences by the ruling party cadre. And due to a fear psychosis we could not put up our polling...
  • LS polls: 81.08 per cent polling recorded in Tripura 6 days ago

    Agartala: High voter turnout was witnessed in one Lok Sabha constituency of Tripura with 81.08 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. Over 56.35 per cent voters cast their votes till noon in East Tripura (ST) Lok Sabha constituency, election officials said here. Nine EVMs malfunctioned in the early hours...
  • LS polls: High voter turnout in phase 4 in Goa, Assam, Tripura and Sikkim 6 days ago

    In phase 4 the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday, 75 per cent polling has been recorded in 2 seats in Goa, 75 per cent in 3 seats in Assam, 81.8 per cent for 1 seat in Tripura. In Sikkim, 76 per cent has been recorded for 1 one Lok Sabha...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest in Tripura East (ST) seat in last leg 6 days ago

    Agartala: Tripura goes to poll on Saturday to elect its second representative to the Lok Sabha from the Tripura East (ST) constituency, for which all arrangement is complete. A multi-cornered contest will take place in the constituency among the CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign for Tripura East ends 1 week ago

    Campaign for Tripura East (ST)Lok Sabha seat, which is scheduled to go the hustings on April 12, ended on Thursday. The seat will witness multi-cornered contest among CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in the fray, including CPI(M)'s Jitendra Chowdhury, who is the state industries and...
  • LS polls first phase: 72.5 per cent voting in Assam, 84 in Tripura April 7, 2014

    Guwahati: An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. Election office sources said that the exact percentage would be available at night...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Over 83 per cent voters cast ballot in Tripura April 7, 2014

    Tripura: 84 per cent of the 1.2 million electorate on Monday cast their ballot as polling was held in one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies in the Left-ruled Tripura, an official said. No untoward incident was reported as balloting took place in West Tripura constituency, police and election officials...
  • Modi wave creation of corporate media, says Manik Sarkar April 7, 2014

    Tripura Chief Minister and CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar on Monday said the 'Modi wave' was a creation of the corporate media and in reality there is no such wave in the country. "In reality there is no wave like Modi wave in the country. It is actually the creation...
  • 41 per cent votes cast in Tripura till noon April 7, 2014

    Agartala: About 41 per cent votes were cast till noon in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, where polling began at 7 am on Monday. Of the two constituencies - Tripura West and Tripura East (ST), election is being held in Tripura West constituency on Monday where about 41 per cent...
  • LS polls: Six candidates in Tripura are billionaires April 4, 2014

    Six of the 25 Lok Sabha candidates contesting for the two seats in Left Front ruled Tripura are crorepatis, with Aam Admi Party nominee Salil Saha the richest with assets of Rs four crore. Congress candidate Prof Arunoday Saha is the second richest with assets of Rs.3.38 crore. Both the...
  • LS polls: EC to set nine all-women polling stations in Tripura April 2, 2014

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) will set up nine all- women polling stations in Tripura, an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. "Considering the performance of women polling personnel in previous elections, nine polling stations would be set up with only women polling personnel," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)...
  • Tripura: Rahul Gandhi to address rally on March 25 March 22, 2014

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will address an election rally at Koroimura in Sipahijala district of Tripura on March 25. The rally will be organised in favour of Congress candidate for West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency Arunoday Saha, Working President of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee, Asish Saha said on Saturday. The...
  • Democracy replaced by dictatorship of one person in WB: Congress March 20, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Soumen Mitra on Thursday alleged democracy was replaced by a dictatorship of one person in West Bengal. "During the 34 years of Left rule, West Bengal was reduced to a partisan government and relentless people's movement had restored democracy, but again has been reduced to a dictatorship...
  • Agartala: Left Front candidate submits nomination from West Tripura March 18, 2014

    Ruling Left Front candidate Shankar Prasad Dutta on Tuesday filed his nomination from West Tripura seat. Before submitting his nomination papers, Datta participated in a big procession by ruling CPM which travelled in different parts of the capital town. The 58-year-old leader, who is General Secretary of Tripura unit of...
  • Tripura: Left, Congress announce candidates for 2 LS seats March 9, 2014

    Major political parties in Tripura including the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress on Sunday announced their party candidates for the two Lok Sabha constituencies which go to poll on April 7 and 12 respectively. The Congress announced that former Vice-chancellor of Tripura university, Arunoday Saha would contest from West...
  • LS polls: TMC, Left announces list of candidates in Tripura March 6, 2014

    The ruling Left Front and Trinamool Congress (TMC) have announced their party candidates for the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Tripura where elections would be held on April 7 and 12 respectively. Convener of the Left Front and sitting MP Khagen Das said, state Industries and Commerce Minister Jitendra Chowdhuri...
  • AGP keeping open option of joining hands with BJP for LS polls February 26, 2014

    AGP President and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Wednesday kept open his party's option of joining hands with BJP for Lok Sabha polls, saying a decision will be taken soon. "I am not ruling it in or ruling it out. The party will take a a decision...
  • Like-minded parties need to capture power at Centre, says Mamata Banerjee February 25, 2014

    Claiming that Congress was in "coma" and BJP would be unable to form the government after Lok Sabha elections, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it was time for "like-minded forces" to capture power at the Centre. "In the national scenario, Congress is in coma and BJP alone...
  • Modi calls Third Front constituents 'migratory birds' February 22, 2014

    Agartala: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's angst regarding an upcoming non-Congress, non-BJP force once again came to the fore as he called the constituents of Third Front, 'migratory birds'. Modi who has in the past too taken potshots at the Third Front, said during a rally in Tripura on...
  • Modi, Mamata Banerjee set to address separate rallies in Tripura February 12, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will be addressing separate rallies in Agartala within three days of each other to kick off their parties' Lok Sabha poll campaign in the northeastern state. While Gujarat Chief Minister Modi's rally is scheduled for February 22, his...
  • EC to award Tripura, Rajasthan, Delhi for poll management January 24, 2014

    Three states - Tripura, Rajasthan and Delhi - will be awarded by the Election Commission for best management during the recent Assembly polls, officials said in New Delhi on Friday. "President Pranab Mukherjee would hand over the awards to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Tripura, Rajasthan and Delhi at...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar urges banks to increase loan sanctions for poors January 16, 2014

    Requesting to sanction more loans to the poor, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday requested United Bank of India (UBI) authorities to increase its credit deposit ratio from 39 per cent to 50 per cent in this financial year itself. Sarkar said this while inaugurating ten new branches of...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar enjoys 'poorest CM' tag December 17, 2013

    For Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, the tag of being the "poorest chief minister in India" comes not a bit embarrassing, but rather he is appreciative of it. "I enjoy reading these reports that describe my economic status. When people talk about this, I really enjoy," Sarkar told PTI. Sarkar's...
  • Election Commission introduces new plastic voter's card in Tripura November 30, 2013

    To avoid duplication and forgery, the Election Commission has decided to provide plastic Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) instead of the current laminated paper card to all voters in India, officials said in Agartala on Saturday. "The new PVC (plastic) EPIC has many scientific security features to prevent duplication, forging...
  • Expelled CPM member Acharjee denies earning money illegally October 21, 2013

    Agartala: The CPI(M) leader in Marxist-ruled Tripura who lay on a bed of cash withdrawn from his own bank account to fulfil a long cherished dream, on Monday denied charges of illegally earning the money. "I have no hesitation in admitting that it was a foolish idea of sleeping on...
  • Tripura: CPM member expelled over 'bed of cash' video October 20, 2013

    The Tripura CPM leader, who was caught on camera lying on bundles of currency notes, has been expelled from the party for "immoral work" and tarnishing the image of the party. Samar Acharjee, member of Bankumari Local Committee, was expelled from the party for immoral work, tarnishing the image of...
  • Tripura: CPM leader fulfills long cherished dream of 'bed of cash' October 19, 2013

    A CPM leader in Marxist-ruled Tripura who lay on a bed of cash withdrawn from his own bank account to fulfill a long cherished dream, is in deep trouble with his party. Jogendranagar committee member of the CPM in Agartala, Samar Acharjee, a contractor by profession, was shown lying on...
  • Tripura govt suspends eight medical staff for wrong operation October 9, 2013

    Agartala: The Tripura government suspended four doctors and four nurses of a government medical college and hospital in Agartala after a patient's lower abdomen was opened and urethra operated on, instead of a mouth biopsy, officials said on Wednesday. "We earlier served show cause notices to four doctors and four...
  • Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits operating from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh: BSF IG September 29, 2013

    Agartala: Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits are operating from 22 'hideouts' in border areas of Bangladesh, a top BSF official said on Sunday. The ultras are carrying out anti-India activities from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh, mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Tripura Frontier, RK Mishra...
  • 500 Congress workers, 22 leaders join Tripura Trinamool September 22, 2013

    Over 500 Congress workers and 22 local leaders joined the newly formed Tripura unit of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the party's chairman in the state, Ratan Chakraborty, said on Sunday. "Over 500 Congress workers led by 22 local leaders joined TMC today (Sunday). More top Congress leaders, members and supporters...