MANIK SARKAR

  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent votes cast in Tripura till 3 pm April 7, 2014

    About 74 per cent of the electorate cast their votes peacefully till 3:00 pm in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency in the first phase of polling in the Left Front ruled state. "Approximately 74 per cent voters cast their votes till 3 pm. The election remained completely incident free so...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Northeast CMs on Monday January 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states on Monday in New Delhi to review the ongoing infrastructural projects in the region, officials said in New Delhi on Sunday. "Prime Minister will meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states to review the ongoing infrastructural projects...
  • 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 the...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts January 2, 2014

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the major...
  • 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 personal...
  • Odisha receives Rs 132 crore in CMRF October 29, 2013

    The Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) has received donation of Rs 132.04 crore for the cyclone and flood victims till date, a release issued by the CMO said on Tuesday. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed gratitude to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar for the donation made by his government,...
  • Tripura tops literacy rate with with 94.65 per cent, leaves behind Kerala September 9, 2013

    Tripura has achieved the first position in literacy with 94.65 percent, beating Kerala (93.91 percent), Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced in Agartala on Sunday. "Tripura jumped to first position among the states of the country in literacy from the 12th position in the 2001 census and the fourth position in...
  • Sarkar praises Dikshit for providing turbine to power plant June 22, 2013

    Palatana: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit drew praise from her Marxist counterpart of Tripura Manik Sarkar for providing a turbine lying idle in the national capital to set up the 726 mega watt power plant in Palatana. Sarkar said the Delhi government had purchased a turbine for its own gasbased...
  • 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: Manik Sarkar set to make history, to be sworn in as CM for 4th successive term March 6, 2013

    Dhanpur: Manik Sarkar is set to make history when he is sworn in as Tripura's Chief Minister for a fourth successive term. The Left celebrated election victory in Tripura and their man of the moment is Manik Sarkar winning an unprecedented fourth term. Manik is also India's poorest Chief Minister....
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • CPI(M) win in Tripura reflects re-emergence of Left: Yechury February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The return of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in Tripura and Forward Bloc wresting the Nalhati seat from Congress in West Bengal reflects "re-emergence" of the Left parties, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday. "We congratulate the people of Tripura to have given us two-thirds majority for...
  • CPI(M) wins Tripura Assembly elections for the fifth straight time February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front led by the CPI(M) came to power for a record fifth straight term defeating the Opposition Congress by a huge margin. The CPI(M) won 48 seats in the 60-seat Assembly. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar won the Dhanpur Assembly seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Shah Alam...
  • CPI(M) set to sweep Tripura Assembly polls February 28, 2013

    Agartala: 1:20 pm: The CPI(M) has won 23 seats and is leading in 25 others. The Congress has won four seats. 12:47 pm: The CPI(M) has won 17 seats in Tripura and is leading in 29 others. 12:06 pm: The CPI(M) has won eight seats and is leading in 39 others. 11:47...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 polls: Will it be a 4th term for the Left govt? February 11, 2013

    Agartala: Leading the Left government since 1998, Manik Sarkar is eyeing a fourth successive victory in pollbound Tripura. He is also possibly India 's poorest chief minister. His declared assets mention an inherited property worth Rs 2.5 lakh and less than Rs 10,000 in a bank. "Manik Sarkar is like...
  • Tripura polls: EC reprimands Congress leader February 9, 2013

    Agartala: The Election Commission has cautioned the opposition Congress leader Birajit Sinha for making unfounded allegations against Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, sources in the office of Chief Electoral Officer said on Saturday. Sinha at a press conference in Kailashahar in North Tripura district on January 22 had alleged that Sarkar...
  • Tripura CM warned for violating model code of conduct February 6, 2013

    Agartala: The Election Commission has cautioned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar over the misuse of official machinery for political reasons and violating the model code of conduct ahead of the February 14 polls, officials said here on February 6. Sarkar told reporters that he would not comment on the matter. "The...