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Tripura: Eight, including two cops, injured in BJP factional feud, minister sees opposition conspiracy
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

However, Agriculture Minister Pranajit Singha Roy denied reports of clash between two BJP factions and said that a section of opposition supporters conspired to disturb the event and damage the image of BJP-IPFT government in Tripura.

Tripura: A week after attack on journalist, police arrest three people
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

“I was returning from office for lunch and found that an auto-rickshaw driver was urinating in front of my residence. Upon objecting, he, along with two of his associates, attacked me and hit me on my head with a metal rod," the journalist said.

Tripura: BJP wins 96 per cent of panchayat bypoll seats uncontested, Oppn raises objections
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

The opposition parties have demanded to defer and reschedule the poll process, giving enough time to them for filing nomination papers. However, the State Election Commission has denied any such chance.

Myanmar based drug kingpins threaten to kill Tripura CM Biplab Deb
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

BJP activists were also asked to make sure that security cordon of the Chief Minister is not violated under conditions to avert any attack on the chief minister's life.

Tripura govt trashes Congress allegations of scam in highway work allocation
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The government clarified that NHIDCL is not a contractor but one of the agencies used by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for maintenance or development of National Highways.

Tripura BJP to approach ally IPFT to jointly contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Earlier, BJP and IPFT had announced that they would contest “separately” in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Tripura announces agri support to cannabis cultivators affected by govt crackdown, suggests to grow black grams
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

In its effort to provide relief to such farmers and phase out cannabis plantations, the government has tried to identify profitable crops which can be grown in less time on these lands.

Tripura: BJP, IPFT announce coordination committee to quell disagreements among parties
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

In his address at a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said that CPI (M) has hatched conspiracies and tried to infiltrate BJP and IPFT, which caused “misunderstanding” among the allies.

Tripura govt to take action against employees who were absent on day of Congress-led Bharat Bandh
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

A notice was issued from the office of General Administration (Administrative Reforms) on Friday evening asking concerned departments to take “suitable action” against employees who failed to report to duty. 

Tripura: 18 tribal children rescued from Bihar Buddhist missionary, official alleges torture
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

According to Tripura State Child Welfare Society chairperson Nilima Ghosh, there were signs of torture on their bodies. She also said the families had to pay money for their children's education at the Buddhist mission-run school in Bihar.

Tripura Left Front demands reschedule of panchayat bypolls, State Election Commission says no such provisions
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

The left parties sought to defer and reschedule of bypolls and convene an all-party meeting immediately to resolve issues.

Tripura govt identifies 60,000 fake ration card holders, detects ‘ineligible’ pension beneficiaries
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The state food department had 9,62,046 ration cards registered in total during the erstwhile Left Front government. However, the incumbent state government found only 8,99,706 genuine cards.

Rift in Tripura’s BJP-IPFT govt, BJP tribal leaders want to end alliance
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The BJP and IPFT had jointly secured 44 seats in the 60 member state assembly elections and formed the government.

Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar says democracy slaughtered in state
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

“There is no work in villages and rural people are suffering from severe food crisis. Many of them are crossing the international border into Bangladesh to collect forest products and sell them for a living. The new government has to take a stand on the issue”, Sarkar said.

Tripura: IPFT demands rescheduling of panchayat bypolls after clashes with BJP mar election nomination
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

The demand comes in the wake of a series of clashes between BJP and IPFT, both allies in the state government, over submission of nominations for panchayat bypolls.

Tripura panchayat bye-election: BJP clashes with opposition, ally over submission of nomination papers
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

On the issue, BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb claimed the clashes were “local issues” which would not affect BJP’s alliance with IPFT in government.

India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate work for Agartala-Akhaura rail project
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

The 15.054 km long Agartala-Akhaura rail project in west Tripura district is being constructed with an estimated expenditure of Rs 968 crores. It would connect Akhaura in Bangladesh with Tripura’s capital city Agartala through Nischintapur in the Indo-Bangla border.

Biplab Deb calls Manik Sarkar most corrupt chief minister of Tripura
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Speaking to reporters after the BJP national executive meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, Deb accused Sarkar of trying to “destroy” the state by not taking any action against rampant drug peddling during his tenure.

Tripura: Police recover country-made bomb from bordering village
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

A duty officer from the state police told that the bomb was recovered from a grocery shop of one Jasim Miah at Kalsimura area in Boxanagar village.

Tripura govt orders inquiry to trace out ‘missing’ transport buses
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

According to a report submitted to the minister, 102 buses under TUTCL are running in different routes in urban and suburban areas of the state.

Tripura kickboxer Tracy Darlong sets sights on Olympic gold for India
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

After clinching gold at the Indo-Lanka International Savate Cup Championship at Chandigarh, 20-year-old Tracy Darlong of Tripura now wants to win gold at the Olympic Games for India.

Tripura’s ruling allies BJP, IPFT to contest against each other in panchayat by-polls
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

The IPFT leader feels that both the allies have taken a “well-considered decision” by contesting against each other. Earlier this year, the BJP and IPFT previously announced to contest against separately in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Section 377 verdict: how the Northeast celebrated
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Celebrations — some in private, others in public, some small, others big —  hailing the SC verdict decriminalising homosexuality took place across the Northeastern states

Tripura: Suspected Bangladeshi Army officer arrested, granted bail
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Sadar sub-divisional police officer Suman Majumder said Raju Choudhury admitted during preliminary interrogation that he worked with Bangladesh Army but deserted it during his training.

Banned insurgents issue extortion notices in Tripura’s bordering villages
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

The notices reached chairmen of East Potacherra, Raima and Boalkhali Village Committees in Raishyabari Rural Development Block last evening.