The Congress leader said he faced political resistance and assaults during his tours at Halahali in Dhalai district and Dukli in West Tripura ahead of bye-elections to three-tier panchayat bodies in September this year.
The tribal leader declined allegations of "secret understanding" with CPI (M), which have been doing the rounds on social media since the post-poll alliance was struck on Friday.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) experts who confirmed the authenticity of the idol, declined to accept its possession.
The CPI (M) leader added that at least 20 CPI (M) supporters including himself, the party’s South Tripura district secretary Basudeb Majumder, Executive Member of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) Parikshit Murasingh and others were injured in the attack.
West Tripura District Magistrate Sandeep Namdeo Mahatme, who ordered Sarkar’s detention under NSA, explained that the Act has a broad spectrum and a detainee doesn’t necessarily have to be involved with anti-national crimes.
A source in the neonatal ICU of IGM Hospital said that the child is suffering from an infection, her face, eyes and other body parts were affected due to ant bites. “We are keeping her under observation. She will be with us till her condition improves.”
The minor girl was lured by the accused at a village in North Tripura district on the pretext of giving her chocolates.
The police are still trying to figure out if the post was made from a genuine account or a fake Facebook account. No arrest has been made yet.
Opposition CPI(M) has alleged that the TSR vehicle was attacked by miscreants using blunt weapons, minutes before the vehicle lost control and fell into the gorge.
“I have received an instruction from MHA to resume ration supplies to the Bru IDP camps from today. The supplies will continue till January 15, 2019. There is no further instruction”, the Kanchanpur SDM said.
Villagers, who fled their homes, earlier said that their homes were ransacked and their belongings, livestock were looted.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb was given 'special responsibility' to join the campaign for the Mizoram Assembly elections, state BJP spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty told indianexpress.com.
Suman Nag, a reporter with a local vernacular daily, was reportedly assaulted by a group of people near a social club at Belonia late on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Later on Friday, Binod Ray, a local journalist, was allegedly assaulted at Rajnagar-PR Bari area.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC was promulgated in the area for 48 hours from 8 am Saturday, said the Police.
Opposition CPI(M) leader Manik Sarkar spoke with Chief Secretary LK Gupta about the incident and requested emergency relief for the panic-stricken people.
The CPI (M) claimed the foundation stone was laid by removing a previous memorial of a communist and tribal rights martyr. The BJP said that communists illegally grabbed land of a local person to build their memorial structure.
“Major subscription from the market is very few and far between. There is a severe crisis of cash in the state’s internal market. We have spent more than Rs. 19 lakhs in idol and pandal alone”, Netaji Play Forum president Jiban Krishna Saha said.
Tripura’s ruling alliance partner IPFT demanded ‘Tipraland’ — a proposed separate state for tribals. Tipraland was the main agenda of IPFT before February 18 assembly elections this year.
Earlier this month, a Division Bench of the High Court quashed Das’s petition from 2012, which challenged the enquiry report of State Level Scrutiny Committee that concluded Partha Das’s caste certificate was fake.
With Biplab Deb, Kenneth Juster discussed issues pertaining to business, connectivity, and Indo-US relations. He also met Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and others during his trip.