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  • Nagaland governor takes additional charge of Tripura Yesterday

    Agartala: Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Acharya was sworn-in as the state's 15th governor by Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of various political parties...
  • Tripura votes for gram panchayats 1 week ago

    Agartala: Hundreds of thousands of people voted on Tuesday to elect the three-tier gram panchayats in Left-ruled Tripura. Inspector General of Police Nepal Das told IANS that voting was peaceful barring clashes among political activists in three places. According to the Election Commission, half of the 13,754 candidates are women. For the first...
  • Tripura editor found guilty in triple murder case July 14, 2014

    Agartala: An Agartala court on Monday found a Tripura newspaper editor-cum-owner guilty in a year-old triple murder case, a government lawyer said. Kripankur Chakraborty, additional district and sessions judge of west Tripura district, held Sushil Choudhury guilty of killing three of his employees May 19, 2013. "Choudhury is found guilty under sections...
  • Two more Malaria deaths; toll reaches 52 in Tripura June 28, 2014

    Agartala: With the reports of two more deaths from malaria, the death toll of the disease rose to 52 since its outbreak about 20 days ago, state Health Minister said on Saturday. Two deaths were reported from Kanchanpur sub-division in Norh Tripura district yesterday, Badal Choudhury said. "A total of...
  • Malaria epidemic kills 51 in Tripura June 27, 2014

    Agartala: A malaria epidemic has killed at least 51 people, including 42 children, in Tripura this month while thousands have fallen ill, officials said on Friday. Nearly 5,500 of some 25,000 who reported malaria like symptoms have tested positive for the disease, a health department spokesman told reporters here. While officials have...
  • Malaria continues havoc in Tripura, toll now 41 June 22, 2014

    Agartala: The deaths in a malaria outbreak in Tripura have risen to 41, including 31 children, a minister said here on Sunday. Over 22,000 people have fallen ill in the tribal-dominated mountainous areas of Dhalai, Gomti, Khowai, North Tripura and South Tripura districts. "At least 41 people, including 31 children, have died...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • BSF, villagers clash in Tripura, 2 killed and 10 injured June 7, 2014

    Tripura: Two persons, including a BSF jawan, were killed and ten injured during a clash between the border guards and villagers at South Ramnagar. The clash took place when the BSF personnel were chasing smugglers during a routine patrol in the area near the Indo-Bangla border last night, BSF DIG...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar reshuffles his ministry May 23, 2014

    Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday reshuffled his council of ministers following the election of Commerce and Industries minister Jitendra Chowdhury, as an MP. Chowdhury resigned on Tuesday and would leave for Delhi on Wednesday. A notification of the government stated that Naresh Chandra Jamatiya, who was on Friday sworn...
  • Railway service to Tripura to stop for gauge conversion May 20, 2014

    Agartala: In view of closure of the rail line from Lumding in Assam to the capital city from October and monsoon, the state government has taken initiative to create a buffer stock of food grains, official sources said on Tuesday. Sources said, the rail line from Lumding to Agartala would remain...
  • Left bags one, leads other LS seats from Tripura May 16, 2014

    The state of Tripura with its two Lok Sabha seats has been Left bastion for decades. The state witnessed polls in two phases on April 7 and April 12, 2014. At 06:50 pm: CPI M maintains lead on both LS seats, likely to sweep Tripura. At 04:45 pm: Left is still leading...
  • Tripura withdraws school book that tags BJP a communal party April 30, 2014

    Agartala: The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to withdraw the government school textbook in which the BJP was tagged as a 'communal party', an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. The Bengali medium political science book for Class XI, in its chapter titled 'India's party system' said one of...
  • One killed, more than 1400 houses damaged in Agartala cyclone April 30, 2014

    Agartala: A tribal woman died, around 1,450 houses damaged and several people were displaced from their homes after a cyclone accompanied by hail storms struck two districts of Tripura, official sources said on Wednesday. One Sandhya Rani Debbarma (52) died when her thatched house collapsed because of the cyclone at Lakkhipur...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls April 16, 2014

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the April...
  • Our poll agents threatened, EC personnel did nothing, alleges Congress April 15, 2014

    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 agents...
  • LS polls: Tripura registers 85 pc voter turnout April 13, 2014

    Agartala: A staggering 85 per cent of the electorate voted in Tripura in the two-phase Lok Sabha election, officials said on Sunday. This is the highest voter turnout in any state so far in the ongoing parliamentary election. In 2009, the voter turnout was 84.45 per cent and 67.39 per cent in...
  • LS polls: 81.08 per cent polling recorded in Tripura April 12, 2014

    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 in some...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting is taking place on Saturday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where the fate of 3 seats in Assam, 2 in Goa, 1 in Sikkim and 1 in Tripura will be sealed. Voting for the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is also taking place simultaneously. Karimganj, Silchar and Autonomous district in...
  • LS polls: High voter turnout in phase 4 in Goa, Assam, Tripura and Sikkim April 12, 2014

    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 April 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states April 11, 2014

    The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on Saturday covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters will decide the fate of 74 candidates. While the first phase of the nine phased electoral battle took place on April 7, the polling for the third phase concluded...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign for Tripura East ends April 10, 2014

    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 commerce...
  • LS polls fisrt phase: High voters turnout in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam while 84 per cent of the 1.2 million electorate on Monday cast their ballot in Tripura. ...
  • 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 as...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 84 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 said....
  • 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 of...
  • LS elections: Voter turnout high in Assam and Tripura till 4 pm April 7, 2014

    Guwahati/Agartala: Update: 4 pm: Assam registers 64 per cent polling till 4 pm. Polling is officially over in most centres but it is still on in places where long queues were registered. 3 pm: Till 3 pm, 60 per cent voting in Assam and 74 per cent voter turnout in Tripura...
  • Watch: 2014 Lok Sabha elections begin, voting on in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    Voting is on in Assam and Tripura as the first of the 9-phase 2014 Lok Sabha election began on Monday. The fate of 51 candidates from 5 constituencies in Assam will be decided while 13 candidates will contest in the multi-cornered fight in Tripura. More than 235 security companies have...
  • 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 voters...
  • Lok Sabha elections begin with voting in 6 seats of Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An hour after the sun rose over India on April 7, the world's largest democratic exercise has begun at 6 Lok Sabha seats in two Northeastern states. Voters in 5 Parliamentary seats in Assam and 1 in Tripura are exercising their democratic rights to elect members for the...