AGARTALA

  • Moderate intensity earthquake hits Northeast India Yesterday

    Agartala/Aizawl: Three earthquakes, one of moderate intensity, hit India's northeastern region Thursday night and Friday, an official said. There are no reports of casualties or damage to property. "A moderate intensity quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale and two low intensity tremors both measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale shook...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Saturday,...
  • Modi condoles Nido Taniam's death in his rally in Arunachal Pradesh February 22, 2014

    Pasighat: In his campaign trail ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a rally in Arunachal Pradesh. Modi raised the issue of the death of Arunachal student Nido Taniam and the spectre of Chinese incursions. "I pray to God to...
  • Tripura govt to hike salaries of ministers, legislators September 26, 2013

    Agartala:A bill proposing a 50 percent increase in the salaries of the chief minister, ministers, opposition leader and legislators was moved in the Tripura assembly on Thursday. Presenting the bill on the first day of the threeday monsoon session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Tapan Chakraborty said the increase in the salaries, allowances...
  • Two CERN scientists to be honoured by President June 17, 2013

    Agartala: Two eminent scientists associated with CERN, the prestigious European laboratory for particle physics, would be conferred honorary Doctor of Science (DSC) degree by National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala. CERN Director General RolfDieter Heuer and eminent scientist Bikash Sinha of Kolkata, who is also associated with CERN, would be...
  • Tripura: Ganadoot editor remanded in 3day jail custody June 8, 2013

    Agartala: Editorproprietor of Tripura daily 'Dainik Ganadoot', Sushil Chowdhury, who was arrested in connection with the killing of three newspaper employees at his office was on Saturday remanded in judicial custody for three days. Chowdhury was produced before the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Subhra Nath by police asking for...
  • Tripura: Widow of slain newspaper employee arrested June 1, 2013

    Agartala: In a curious twist to the probe into the killing of three newspaper employees at the office of a local vernacular on May 19 here, widow of one of the victims has been arrested. Tripura Police said they have arrested Niyati Ghosh, wife of slain Balaram Ghosh, driver of...
  • Shutdown in Agartala over killing of 3 newspaper employees May 21, 2013

    Agartala: Normal life was paralysed in the municipal corporation area here on Tuesday in response to a dawntodusk bandh called by opposition Congress to protest the killing of three employees of 'Dainik Ganadoot', a local Bengali daily. Vehicles remained off the roads and markets, schools, colleges and educational institutions were closed....
  • Shutdown in Agartala over killing of newspaper employees May 20, 2013

    Agartala: The opposition Congress in Tripura has called a dawntodusk bandh in the municipal corporation area here on Tuesday to protest the killing of three employees of a local Bengali daily. Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath, belonging to the Congress, said on Monday that the killing proved that journalists...
  • Tripura: 3 killed as armed men attack a newspaper's office May 19, 2013

    Agartala: Three staff members of a newspaper in Tripura, Dainik Ganadoot, were killed on Sunday after armed men attacked the paper's office. The three nonjournalist staff members were stabbed by the unknown assailants. According to police, the motorcycleborne assailants barged into the office of 'Dainik Ganadoot' at the Palace Compound at...
  • Tripura to get a high court on March 26: Sources March 21, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura, which has the Agartala bench of the Gauhati High Court, would get a separate high court on March 26, official sources said on Thursday. "The Union Law ministry and Supreme court have agreed to set up a separate high court for Tripura on March 26," Tripura Law Secretary...
  • Tripura polls: Counting of votes amid tight security today February 28, 2013

    Agartala: Counting of votes for the 60 Assembly seats in Tripura would be held on Thursday amid tight security. "The counting will be held in 17 venues in eight districts of the state with three-tier security layers created in each counting hall," Chief electoral officer Ashutosh Jindal said. Elections were held...
  • Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy to be held in Ranchi February 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The knockout rounds of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 cricket tournament will be held at Ranchi from March 26 to 31. Two teams from each of the five zones would qualify for the All India T20 interzonals at Ranchi. The zonal rounds to identify the ten qualifiers for the knockout phase...
  • Tripura records highest voter turnout in the country at 93 pc: EC February 14, 2013

    Agartala/New Delhi: Tripura on Thursday set a new record for the country's highestever voter turnout with 93 per cent polling in the Assembly elections which was by and large peaceful. The Left Front is hoping to return for a record fifth straight time in the elections to the 60member Assembly...
  • Tripura elections: 91.6 per cent turnout recorded February 14, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura on Thursday witnessed a massive turnout of 91.6 per cent of 23,52,505 voters in peaceful polling amidst tight security for the 60member House. The percentage of polling could rise as poll process was still continuing in some parts of the state, sources in the office of the Chief...
  • CPI(M) eyes fourth straight win as voting begins in Tripura February 14, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a fourth consecutive victory. Tripura Congress Chief Sudip Ray Barman and the President of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura Bijay Hrankhwal are among 249 candidates in the fray. The...
  • CPI(M) eyes fourth straight win as Tripura votes Thursday February 14, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a fourth consecutive victory. Tripura Congress Chief Sudip Ray Barman and the President of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura Bijay Hrankhwal are among 249 candidates in the fray. The...
  • Tripura Assembly elections: Will the Left retain power? February 13, 2013

    Key to the Left's success in Tripura is Manik Sarkar, arguably India's poorest Chief Minister. ...
  • Tripura Assembly polls: 251 candidates in fray February 1, 2013

    Agartala: A total of 251 candidates, including representatives of 16 political parties and independents, will contest the February 14 elections for the 60member Tripura Assembly, officials said on Friday. Of the 251 contenders, 14 are women and 25 are independents. In the last Assembly elections in 2008, 313 candidates, including...
  • Tripura polls: Over 23 lakh to vote on February 14 January 12, 2013

    Agartala: Over 23 lakh voters, nearly half of whom are women will exercise their franchise in the February 14 elections to the 60member assembly in Tripura, official sources said on Saturday. Publishing the final voters' list, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Asutosh Jindal said that of the 23,52,505 voters, 11,64,656 were...
  • Tripura gangrape: Four accused yet to be arrested December 24, 2012

    Agartala: Four more men who stripped and beat a woman in public last week in western Tripura's Sipahijala district are yet to be arrested, police said Monday. One of the three men is the victim's husband. "Efforts are on to nab the remaining offenders, including the victim's husband Samir Kar. We...
  • Tripura: Woman gangraped, stripped in public December 22, 2012

    Agartala: A housewife was stripped naked, gangraped and battered in full public glare in Tripura, police said Saturday. "A 37yearold woman was gangraped at Bishalgarh in western Tripura Wednesday night. After the rape, the women was stripped naked, brutally beaten up and then tied to a tree," a police official...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 7, Day 4: Kerala collect first win December 18, 2012

    Agartala: Sreesanth did not have a major role to play, but his return to the side coincided with Keralas first win of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season at the Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium on Tuesday. Kerala held the advantage going into the fourth days play and duly wrapped up...