Debraj Deb

Articles By Debraj Deb

Tripura Bru leaders face life threats amid repatriation

Over 37 thousand people of the Bru community fled Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei districts of Mizoram during ethnic strife in 1997. They took shelter in makeshift relief camps in Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions of North Tripura district.

Banned insurgent outfits call for shutdown in Tripura, Manipur today

The militant groups argue that both Manipur and Tripura were merged with the Indian Union on October 15, 1949 “under duress”.

Tripura Police fails to arrest ex-minister booked in Rs 600-crore PWD scam

Badal Choudhury was booked in an FIR lodged at West Agartala Police Station on Sunday, charging him and two others – former PWD Engineer-in-Chief Sunil Bhowmik and former Chief Secretary Yashpal Singh, with fraudulent activities, corruption, criminal breach of trust, suppression of evidence etc.

FIR against ex-Tripura minister Badal Choudhury in Rs 600-crore PWD scam

The FIR was lodged at West Agartala Police Station on Sunday, charging Choudhury and two others with fraudulent activities, corruption, criminal breach of trust, and suppression of evidence, among other charges.

BSF captures Bangladeshi intel team on hunt for smugglers, sends them back

The BSF statement claims that the Bangla intelligence sleuths left Comilla (Bangladesh) for Rahimpur village for the operation and picked up two Bangladeshi ladies en route as their informers.

Tripura: Despite denial by Bru organisations, 54 refugees return to Mizoram

The organisations say that the Bru refugees will not return to Mizoram unless their demands including verification of land allotted for them in Mizoram, one-time payment of cash benefits, and post repatriation safety and security are met by the government.

Congress releases photos of Tripura CM’s minor son with guns, demands probe

The photographs were taken in front of a Durga Puja pandal, which show the boy holding two different assault rifles.

Bru refugees in Tripura allege intimidation by Mizoram govt, say won’t return till demands met

They alleged that the Government of Mizoram had sent its intelligence department sleuths to visit Bru families living in Tripura relief camps to intimidate them.

Past is past, let’s move ahead: Gaurav Gogoi on Tripura Congress crisis

Gogoi refused to comment on why he was given Faleiro's responsibilities as well as whether bringing Pradyot back to the party was on his agenda. "Past is past. We all want to move ahead".

In Agartala, Durga Puja gets a very indigenous flavour

Local entrepreneur and journalist Kamal Kalai’s traditional food festival at Lake Chowmuhani Corporation Market in Agartala this year was a much bigger success than its humble debut last year.

After death of Bru woman in Mizoram, protests erupt in Tripura repatriation camps

The police, after investigation, said that one Linda Bru, married to Vanlalvena of Tlangkhang village in Mamit district last year, was allegedly burnt alive by her husband.

After 500 years, animal sacrifice stops at Tripurasundari Temple in Tripura: What devotees, head priest feel

Animal sacrifice in the state's temples was banned by the Tripura High Court recently.

Indo-Bangladesh agreements to benefit Tripura, direct access to Chittagong, Mongla ports

“You would be happy to know that the protocol route has been expanded to include new inland river ports near Tripura," PM Modi said.

Tripura gets in-principle nod from Centre to set up its first SEZ at Sabroom

Biplab Deb had said that the first-ever SEZ in Tripura was being set up at Sabroom to attract Bangladeshi investors.

Tripura’s first flyover inaugurated, ministers skip event

The 2.3 km-long two-lane flyover has been constructed with an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore and stretches from Fire Brigade Chowmuhani till Arundhatinagar Drop Gate via Battala.

162 Bru IDPs return from Tripura’s transit camps to Mizoram on first day of repatriation

On the first day of the ninth phase of repatriation, 32 families from Hezacherra relief camp returned to Mizoram, heading towards Lunglei district.

Tripura: No takers among Bru refugees for government’s repatriation offer

The repatriation process is scheduled to start from 5 am Thursday. However, the government hasn’t found any takers among the refugees yet.

Tripura govt to move SC against High Court order banning animal sacrifice in temples

A division bench of the Tripura High Court comprising Chief Justice Sanjoy Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh on Friday passed the order.

Tripura: Royal scion to move SC against HC order banning animal sacrifice in temples

On the issue, Tripura Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmik said the state government is also contemplating to move the Supreme Court.

After quitting as Tripura Congress chief, Pradyot says ‘will meditate for a month’ 

Pradyot’s popularity among tribal voters is considered crucial for forthcoming general elections of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) scheduled early next year.