Manik

  • LS polls: 74 per cent votes cast in Tripura till 3 pm 07-04-2014 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Modi wave creation of corporate media, says Manik Sarkar 07-04-2014 02:41 PM

    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...
  • 41 per cent votes cast in Tripura till noon 07-04-2014 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Northeast CMs on Monday 19-01-2014 03:41 PM

    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...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar urges banks to increase loan sanctions for poors 16-01-2014 03:28 PM

    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...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts 02-01-2014 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar enjoys 'poorest CM' tag 17-12-2013 01:16 PM

    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...
  • Odisha receives Rs 132 crore in CMRF 29-10-2013 11:27 AM

    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...
  • Tripura tops literacy rate with with 94.65 per cent, leaves behind Kerala 09-09-2013 11:54 AM

    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...
  • Sarkar praises Dikshit for providing turbine to power plant 22-06-2013 01:37 AM

    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 gas-based...
  • Rahul Gandhi gives important party posts to younger MPs 17-06-2013 04:51 AM

    New Delhi: The stamp of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was evident in the Congress organizational reshuffle announced on Sunday, as important posts went to relatively younger MPs. Mumbai MP Priya Dutt, 46, will assist former union minister Ajay Maken, who has been given charge of the party's communications and...
  • Shutdown in Agartala over killing of 3 newspaper employees 21-05-2013 01:16 PM

    Agartala: Normal life was paralysed in the municipal corporation area here on Tuesday in response to a dawn-to-dusk 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...
  • Shutdown in Agartala over killing of newspaper employees 20-05-2013 01:59 PM

    Agartala: The opposition Congress in Tripura has called a dawn-to-dusk 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...
  • Tripura Assembly elections: Will the Left retain power? 13-02-2013 11:46 PM

    Key to the Left's success in Tripura is Manik Sarkar, arguably India's poorest Chief Minister. ...