TRIPURA

  • Indo-Bangla rail project to suffer for want of funds:Tripura Minister February 27, 2015

    Agartala: The Indo-Bangla railway project to connect the North East with Bangladesh will be further delayed as no funds were allocated for acquisition of land to extend the tracks in the Railway Budget, a state minister said on Friday. "We had been long demanding for early completion of the 15-km long...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Kerala earn three points from drawn tie against Tripura January 24, 2015

    Agartala: Kerala grabbed three points owing to their first innings lead over Tripura in a match that ended in a tame draw on the fourth and final day. Kerala on Day 3 had taken a 122-run first essay lead by declaring their innings at 301 for nine in reply to Tripura's...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Kerala take first-innings lead over Tripura January 23, 2015

    Agartala: Abhishek Hegde (82) and Rohan Prem (58) struck half-centuries each as Kerala declared their first innings at 301 for nine, taking a 122-run lead before reducing Tripura to 84 for two on Day 3. Starting the day on 96 for one, Kerala rode on overnight batsman Hegde, who resumed on...
  • Tripura: Father held for trying to bury daughter January 17, 2015

    Agartala: A man was arrested on the charge of his attempt to bury alive his nine-year old daughter at Putia in Sipahijala district of Tripura, police on Saturday said. When Abul Hussain was forcibly trying to bury her daughter Rukshena in a pit in the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group C wrap: Andhra on top against Tripura; No play in Dharamsala January 14, 2015

    Ongole: Riding on a superb ton by skipper Mohammad Kaif and a half-century by Ricky Bhui, Andhra took a solid 159-run first innings lead before reducing Tripura to 13 for three in their second innings on day two of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here on Wednesday. Starting the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Hyderabad clinch easy win over Tripura January 8, 2015

    Agartala: Hyderabad romped home to a facile nine-wicket triumph over Tripura after the home team's batting collapsed on Thursday and left the visitors with a meagre 45-run target in their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here. Overnight 240 for four, Tripura collapsed to 351, leaving Hyderabad with a target of...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 3: Tripura take lead against Jharkhand December 22, 2014

    Dhanbad: Bishal Ghosh and Rakesh Solanki struck half centuries as Tripura consolidated their strong position by reaching 227 for six in their first innings on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand on Monday. Resuming the day at 72 for two, Tripura added 155 runs from 76 overs...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Dutt's fifer gives Tripura upper hand against Jharkhand December 21, 2014

    Dhanbad: Rana Dutt grabbed five wickets in a brilliant pace-bowling spell as Tripura took early control of their Ranji Trophy cricket match against Jharkhand on the opening day here on Sunday. Dutt ripped through the Jharkhand top-order batting line-up with figures of 5/64 while his pace colleagues Manisankar Murasingh and Abhijit...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 2: Andhra close in on win against Kerala on Day 3 December 16, 2014

    Andhra raised hopes of an outright win after staging a fightback by ending Kerala's second innings at 129 in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match. By stumps on the third and penultimate day at Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex, Andhra cruised to 55 for no loss in just eight...
  • After meeting PM Modi, Tripura CM says NDA government failed in adopting pro-people policies December 3, 2014

    Agartala: A day after interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar called for a movement to press the NDA government for changing its outlook so that marginalised people could be benefitted. Inaugurating a scheme of transfer of cash subsidy into bank account...
  • The political right meets the left: PM Modi and Tripura government December 1, 2014

    Agartala: In a rare meeting between the political right and the left, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Tripura's Marxist cabinet at the latter's invitation and hailed the state's successful strategy in curbing the three-decade-old insurgency. An impressed Modi asked the state government to submit a detailed report on...
  • No politics in Tripura CM inviting Modi to address the state Cabinet: CPM December 1, 2014

    Defending Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that there was no politics in inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the state Cabinet. "This is the constitution of our country. Wherever the PM goes the CM of that state receives him," Sitaram Yechury said. ...
  • My responsibility to nourish Natural Economic Zone for North East, says Modi in Kohima December 1, 2014

    Kohima: Reaching out to the North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his priority is to nourish the land as a Natural Economic Zone. "My responsibility is to nourish the NEZ for NE which means Natural Economic Zone for the North East," he said. He also announced a special...
  • What's wrong in inviting PM Modi, asks Tripura CM Manik Sarkar December 1, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's Marxist Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address his Cabinet on good governance. Modi is currently on a tour of the North East states. Defending his decision, the CM asked, "What is wrong in inviting the PM to meet the...
  • Bengal hammer Tripura to enter Vijay Hazare quarter-finals November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Hosts Bengal on Thursday pulverised Tripura by nine wickets in an east zone leg match to enter the quarter-finals of the national one day championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. After Tripura were shot out for 121 in 38.3 overs, Bengal sleepwalked to the target in 26 overs, courtesy a...
  • 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...
  • Narendra Modi to make his first visit to northeast in November end November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to the northeast in November-end and will inaugurate the annual conference of state police chiefs in Guwahati on November 29, an official said on Tuesday. He is also likely to meet the chief ministers of all the eight northeastern states, including...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tripura lose to Odisha by 3 runs November 11, 2014

    Kalyani: Tripura saw four run outs in their innings as the Yogesh Takawale-led side fell short by 3 runs in a low-scoring thriller against Odisha in an East Zone Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day match, here today. Needing a modest 196 for a win at the Bengal Cricket Academy Ground, Tripura made...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Rituraj takes five as Jharkhand beat Tripura by eight wickets November 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Rajasthan medium pacer Rituraj Singh grabbed five wickets on his debut for Jharkhand as they comfortably thrashed minnows Tripura by eight wickets in an east zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One Day meet on Sunday. Batting first, Tripura scored 173 in 48.3 overs with Rituraj taking...
  • CPI-M ruled Tripura's capital Agartala wins 'Clean and Green City' award November 9, 2014

    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...
  • Assam beat Tripura by 7 wickets as opener Parvez Aziz shines November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Opener Parvez Aziz scored 72 as Assam notched up a comfortable seven-wicket win over minnows Tripura in an East Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday. Put into bat, Tripura managed a meagre 160 in 46.3 overs with Nirupam Sen Chowdhury scoring 50 and Yogesh Takawale chipping...
  • 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...
  • Railway track conversion to hit supply of essentials in northeast September 27, 2014

    Agartala: The supply of foodgrains and other essentials to Tripura, Mizoram, parts of Manipur and southern Assam would be severely affected due to gauge conversion of railway lines from next week, officials said on Saturday. The railway lines would be converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. For this, the Northeast...
  • Bangladesh to restore abandoned railway linkages with India September 25, 2014

    Agartala: Bangladesh might restore the abandoned railway connectivity that existed before the partition of India to boost trade and people-to-people contact, Mohammad Mazibul Hoque, the country's railway minister, said here on Thursday. "After the partition of India in 1947, many railway connectivities between the two neighbours had snapped. We are considering...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats on Saturday; acid test for PM Narendra Modi September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...