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  • PM Modi likely to inaugurate Palatana power project in Tripura November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the second unit of the 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district, Tripura Governor P B Acharya said. "The second unit of the Palatana will be operational soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate...
  • CPI-M ruled Tripura's capital Agartala wins 'Clean and Green City' award -1545662314 minutes ago

    Agartala: The Agartala Municipal Corporation won the 'Clean and Green City' award this year for waste material management and keeping the city green. "We have been given this award by the Skoch Foundation, a New Delhi based Urban Policy and Development Expert Group for waste material management and keeping the...
  • Tripura's capital Agartala gets clean city award November 8, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's 176-year-old capital Agartala has been awarded the clean and green city award by a New Delhi-based urban policy and development experts group, the city's mayor said on Saturday. "Agartala topped the 29 towns and cities short-listed by the Skoch Foundation for the award. The capital city has been selected...
  • Tripura: 2 minor tribal girls raped October 12, 2014

    Agartala: Two minor tribal girls were allegedly raped at Daishyaramchowdhurypara, a remote tribal hamlet in Tripura's Dhalai district, police said on Sunday. "Two tribal girls of about 15-16 years of age were raped by two tribal youths in a jungle at shyaramchowdhurypara in the early hours yesterday while returning after...
  • Bangladeshi garments to spin business in northeast India: Indian diplomat October 8, 2014

    Agartala: Bangladeshi garment traders are keen on doing business in northeast India and the Tripura government is ready to provide logistical support to them, an Indian diplomat said here on Wednesday. "Bangladeshi garment manufacturers and traders have approached us to do business in the northeastern states. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar...
  • Tripura buzzing with festive fervour this Durga Puja October 2, 2014

    Agartala: With around 2,500 Durga pujas across the state, Tripura is buzzing with festive fervour. What is drawing people to the various pandals are the thematic displays and thought provoking messages put up by the organisers and clubs who are sparing no efforts to put up grand celebrations. The Oikatan...
  • CPM candidate Prabhat Chowdhury wins Assembly bypoll in Tripura September 16, 2014

    Agartala: Ruling CPI(M) on Tuesday retained its seat in the only Left bastion of Tripura by defeating Congress in the bypoll in Manu (ST) Assembly constituency. Prabhat Chowdhury of CPIM secured 21,759 votes defeating Mailafru Mog of Congress by 5788 votes. Mog polled 15,971 votes in the constituency, considered to be...
  • Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide September 13, 2014

    Agartala: Two teenage girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said on Saturday. Three class 10 girls of the Takarjala higher secondary school in Western Tripura were reprimanded for secretly using mobile phones which is against the hostel norms, police said. "After being...
  • Tripura bypolls: Over 87 per cent polling recorded September 13, 2014

    Agartala: Byelection for Manu (ST) assembly seat in Tripura passed off peacefully on Saturday with record heavy turnout. Joint Chief Electoral Officer(JCEO) Debasish Modak said, "Though the exact figure is yet to be available, roughly over 87 per cent voters exercised their franchise peacefully. "People stood in long and serpentine queues...
  • Action against Tripura government officials for ordering books August 31, 2014

    Agartala: A government official was suspended and another official warned in Tripura for issuing an order to purchase books written by the Chief Minister and the former chief secretary without taking proper sanction and permission from the government, officials said on Sunday. Deputy Director of School Education, holding the charge...
  • Malaria claims 76 lives in Tripura August 3, 2014

    Agartala: At least 76 people have died of malaria in the state during the past one and a half months, the state government on Sunday said. The deaths occurred mostly in the tribal dominated areas since midJune till date, Health and Family Welfare Minister Badal Chowdhury told reporters here. "Insurgency has ravaged...
  • Repatriation of Reang refugees raised in Lok Sabha August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Issues ranging from repatriation of Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram to declining camel population and death and devastation caused by rampaging hordes of elephants were raised by members in Lok Sabha on Friday. CPI(M) member Jitendra Chaudhury urged the Centre to initiate steps to...
  • Nagaland governor takes additional charge of Tripura July 21, 2014

    Agartala: Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Acharya was swornin 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 July 15, 2014

    Agartala: Hundreds of thousands of people voted on Tuesday to elect the threetier gram panchayats in Leftruled 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 editorcumowner guilty in a yearold 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 subdivision 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 tribaldominated 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 IndoBangla 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...