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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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.