TRIPURA

  • 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...
  • Ebola virus: Tripura, Mizoram take preventive measures September 7, 2014

    Agartala/Aizawl: The Tripura and Mizoram governments have taken a number of preventive measures to check spread of deadly Ebola disease, officials from both the states said on Sunday. "The Tripura government has taken fourpronged steps to prevent contact or spread of Ebola virus," Health and Family Welfare Minister Badal Choudhury told...
  • 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...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • 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...
  • Governors cannot be transferred like clerks, says former Nagaland Governor July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Central government after he was transferred from Mizoram without consultation, Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman said "I did not like the way I was transferred. Governors cannot be transferred like clerks." Earlier in the day Purushothaman sent his resignation from the post of Nagaland Governor to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...