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Tripura’s MBB Airport to get first transgender executive under AAI’s new equality project

January 9, 2020 7:28:47 pm

As part of extending the equality project, AAI has now set a target to engage at least one transgender executive at Tripura’s Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport by next month.

Trade union strike evokes mixed response in Tripura, over 130 detained

January 8, 2020 8:13:49 pm

Additional Director General of Tripura Police Rajiv Singh informed the no major violence occurred during the strike in the state apart from some clashes at Kailashahar in Unakoti district where over 130 people were detained including — 75 from CPI(M) and 55 from BJP.  

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Tripura: 200 detained for CAA protest, warn of strike if no outreach from Centre

January 7, 2020 4:59:35 pm

Some political parties and social bodies had met Home Minister Amit Shah in December over the new citizenship law. Nearly a month later, they feel "cheated" as they haven't been called for a second round of talks.

Tripura royal family loses claim to historic Neermahal

Tripura royal family loses claim to historic Neermahal

January 7, 2020 12:36:36 pm

Commissioned by the King in 1930, the royal summer resort was built by British company Martin and Burn in nine years. The red and white palace had been the crown jewel of Tripura’s 500-year-old Manikya dynasty rule and is a favourite among tourists for decades now.

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‘Amit Shah must resign’: Tripura students, activists protest JNU attack

January 6, 2020 10:51:06 pm

Several demonstrations were held in different parts of Tripura, with students bodies and human rights workers in attendance.

Tripura: BJP-ally IPFT starts indefinite strike against CAA, demands statehood for tribals

January 6, 2020 4:27:57 pm

The party, which has opposed CAA throughout, said it will continue its sit-in-demonstration indefinitely at Dukmali Bazaar in Khumulwng, headquarters of Tripura ADC, till the Centre takes a positive step on the subject.

'Harassed, racially discriminated against': Tripura anti-CAA leaders allege after 9-day wait to meet Amit Shah

Tripura tribal parties announce statewide stir against CAA from Jan 7

January 6, 2020 4:29:07 pm

INPT supremo Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl said he feels ‘cheated’ and ‘undermined’ by the central government’s reluctance in discussing their demand of exempting Tripura from CAA cover.

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Tripura’s biggest ever drug haul: Yaba tablets worth Rs 8.92 crore

January 4, 2020 8:57:24 am

The narcotics haul came after a tip off about a drug sale underway across the Tripura-Bangladesh border, BSF Deputy Inspector General AK Yadav told reporters Friday. The search started at 9pm Thursday night and ended around 1.30am.

Tripura: Thousands hit the streets to protest BJP MLA’s call for march against crimes on women

January 2, 2020 7:49:35 pm

BJP Mahila Morcha state president Papia Dutta said the Congress-Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti (TUJS) government, which ruled Tripura from 1988 till 1993, witnessed the highest incidents of crime against women.

Tripura Police arrest 3 NLFT ultras for threatening MP who voted in favour of CAB 

January 2, 2020 9:10:45 am

Those arrested were identified as Fanijoy Tripura of Manikpur village in Dhalai district, Samprai Debbarma of Mandwi village of West Tripura and Kanti Marak of Khedacherra in North Tripura.

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Tripura: IPFT announces indefinite sit-in protest from Jan 6 against CAA

December 31, 2019 8:38:29 pm

The IPFT, which is part of the ruling alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was floated in 2009 with the demand of ‘Tipraland’ – a separate state for tribals.

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Tripura CM Biplab Deb: ‘2,300 got govt jobs during 20 months of my tenure’

December 31, 2019 3:44:47 pm

Out of them, 1,903 got an appointment on a regular scale in Tripura since his government was formed around two years back, Biplab said.

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Tripura: 40 teachers facing termination ‘died of trauma’, alleges association

December 29, 2019 10:22:42 pm

Saha said the soon-to-be sacked teachers will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in January next year, demanding 'punishment for those responsible for their livelihood crisis'.

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Manik Sarkar writes to Tripura police chief, seeks help to end attacks on opposition workers

December 28, 2019 10:42:48 pm

Claiming that the law and order has broken down in the BJP-ruled Tripura, Sarkar questioned the "tacit indulgence" of a section of police officers with the attackers.

Watch | Tripura royal scion posts video of people crossing field, claims they're Bangladeshis entering India

Watch | Tripura royal scion posts video of people crossing field, claims they’re Bangladeshis entering India

December 27, 2019 10:34:26 pm

He posted two video clips in his post, where people are seen running across a field. Those shooting the videos are heard surmising that they might be Rohingya refugees.

Three years after it was enacted, Tripura launches website to implement RERA

December 27, 2019 10:02:44 pm

Tripura is among the first in the region to launch its RERA website. Assam’s RERA implementation is unclear while Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim still show RERA implementation status as ‘in progress’.

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In Tripura, a handful of Portuguese names, with no clear story from the past

December 25, 2019 8:04:19 pm

In the early 16th and 17 century, just decades after Vasco Da Gama’s fleet anchored off the port of Calicut on the Kerala coast, the Portuguese were very active along the Bengal coast too.

Amid CAA protests in state, Tripura royal scion forms new 'apolitical outfit' to protect tribal rights

Amid CAA protests, Tripura royal scion forms ‘apolitical outfit’ to protect tribal rights

December 25, 2019 9:00:22 pm

The party, named 'The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance' or TIPRA, aims to work towards protecting the rights of indigenous people of Tripura, Pradyot said in a social media post.

Tripura: BJP’s Sudip Roy Barman calls for solidarity march against women’s crime

December 24, 2019 9:47:36 pm

Barman's remark comes in contrast to CM Biplab Kumar Deb's claim made in September that crime on women has reduced significantly during his tenure, which began in March 2018.

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Tripura: ‘BJP workers’ attack CPM rally against privatisation, MLA among injured

December 24, 2019 7:56:30 pm

The ruling BJP denied the allegation, and instead claimed its supporters were attacked by Communist party workers.