Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to the families of each CRPF jawan killed in the terror attack on Thursday. “We express our heartfelt sympathy and condolences for the bereaved family members of the brave martyrs who lost their lives (at Pulwama).
Tripura’s ruling ally Indigenous Peoples' Front of Tripura (IPFT) spokesperson Mangal Debbarma told reporters that the Bill was not placed since his party requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh not to pass it.
Protesters including Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) supremo Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl were seen sitting with posters that read ‘Poila Jati Ulo Party’ (Jati first, party later) and placards carrying pictures of Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma.
Over 37,000 Brus fled Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei districts of neighbouring Mizoram during ethnic clashes in 1997. They took shelter in six relief camps set up in Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions of North Tripura districts.
The statement further said that the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill would harm the interests of Northeast India and pose a threat to the secular spirit of the country if it is passed in Parliament.
The central rehabilitation package granted to Bru migrants living in Tripura in 1998 currently allows Rs 5 per day to each adult migrant, Rs 2.5 to each minor, 600 gram rice to each adult on a daily basis, three soaps in a year, one pair of slippers every year and a mosquito net in every three years.
Modi will unveil a statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, inaugurate a new structure of Indian Institute of Information technology and a 23 km long railway track between Garjee in Gomati district and Belonia in South Tripura.
"CPI(M), other Left parties and Congress speak of equal distribution (of wealth). But they speak without any action on the same. I have joined JD(U) following the principles of Nitish Kumar," Riyan told reporters.
Addressing a press conference at the BJP state headquarters last evening, Sinha criticized opposition CPI (M) MLA Ratan Bhowmik and MP Jitendra Chaudhary for tellies “lies” about starvation deaths in BJP ruled Tripura.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Pradyot, who is also the Working President of Tripura Congress, said the petition was moved by former Union minister and senior lawyer Salman Khurshid in the Supreme Court.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) assistant Sub Inspector Laxman Debbarma said the Rohingya migrants were detained after security personnel found them behaving in a suspicious manner in the station premises.