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TRIPURA NEWS

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

September 11, 2018 8:42:33 pm

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

September 10, 2018 8:05:41 pm

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.

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Biplab Deb calls Manik Sarkar most corrupt chief minister of Tripura

September 10, 2018 2:43:54 pm

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

September 9, 2018 8:57:03 pm

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

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Tripura govt orders inquiry to trace out ‘missing’ transport buses

September 8, 2018 8:12:50 pm

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

September 8, 2018 3:58:47 pm

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.

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

September 7, 2018 2:10:29 pm

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.

Tripura: Suspected Bangladeshi Army officer arrested, granted bail

September 6, 2018 8:59:34 pm

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.

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Banned insurgents issue extortion notices in Tripura’s bordering villages

September 5, 2018 10:00:16 pm

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

Tripura: Police recovers demonetized bank notes after busting illegal liquor racket

September 4, 2018 6:54:34 pm

“We conducted a surprise raid at Bhattapukur Kalitilla area late night yesterday and recovered around 400 litres of countrymade liquor and a stash of cash, mostly in small denominations..." said a police official.

This Tripura fighter won gold at a tournament after her mother sold her jewellery to fund the trip

September 4, 2018 5:33:20 pm

"I want to do everything for her. I want to win gold for India one day and make Mummy proud”, said Tracy Darlong who won gold in the 55 Kg weight category.

Tripura Congress to contest on all seats in panchayat bypolls

September 3, 2018 6:48:37 pm

Addressing a press conference at Pradesh Congress Bhawan in Agartala today, state party chief Birajit Sinha said the Congress has started selecting candidates across all Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad seats which are scheduled to undergo bypolls.

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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb wants better Indo-Bangla trade relation

September 2, 2018 7:56:36 pm

Addressing the inaugural session of an Indo-Bangla dialogue organized by Agartala Press Club in Agartala today, Chief Minister Deb said both India and Bangladesh governments are led by development-oriented governments under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangla premier Sheikh Hasina.

Mizoram: Civil society members intensify demand for removal of Mamit DC over Bru electoral roll revision

No Bru refugee repatriation from Tripura in five days, community fears ethnic tension

September 2, 2018 12:20:18 pm

Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Coordination Committee (MBDPCC) president L Laldinliana said the four Bru families from Hamsapara and Khakchang relief camps in Panisagar sub-division returned to Mizoram three days back "informally".

7.8 lakh people are eligible to exercise their franchise during the by-elections. (Representational)

Tripura panchayat by-elections to be held on September 30: SEC

September 1, 2018 10:20:22 pm

The seats had fallen vacant since a large number of representatives had resigned after the BJP-IPFT government had assumed office in the state in March this year.

Techie-turned-activist covers 9000 km on foot, says won’t rest till India becomes ‘child begging free’

September 1, 2018 6:46:20 pm

Ashish is an aircraft maintenance cum mechanical engineer from the Indian Institute of Aeronautics. Since graduating in 2014, he worked as production engineer with Dan Block Brake India Private Limited for a year.

Veteran CPM leader joins BJP in Tripura, claims conspiracy in replacing him as Assembly candidate

September 1, 2018 4:08:09 pm

Biswajit Dutta joined BJP in a mandal office inauguration ceremony at Khowai district, 50 km from capital Agartala, on Friday evening. He was welcomed by BJP national secretary and Tripura in-charge Sunil Deodhar.

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PM Modi ‘principal agent of Rafale deal’, Anil Ambani ‘pocketed loot’: Mahila Congress

August 31, 2018 5:39:50 pm

“He (Modi) has played a dual role in this contract. He is also going to get agency commission”, Dev alleged. She also launched an attack against Anil Ambani of Reliance Defence Limited.

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Tripura: Complaint against CPI(M) mouthpiece Daily Desher Katha for violating PRB Act

August 30, 2018 3:25:23 pm

BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb said, "Both the CPI(M) and its mouthpiece have cheated the people. We shall wait for the final verdict."

Tripura: Student attempts suicide after teachers force him to tie rakhi to ‘lover’; parents sue Principal, two others

August 30, 2018 11:48:52 pm

The boy has suffered injuries to his chin and hands and his condition is stable now, a top police officer and a district education department official in Agartala said.

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BJP backs Biplab Deb’s theory on ducks, says there is scientific evidence

August 29, 2018 12:44:59 pm

The state government has also come to the rescue of Biplab Deb, whose suggestions on duck rearing on Monday drew criticism from different quarters over his scientific knowledge

Biplab Deb says oxygen levels will ‘automatically’ rise in water bodies if ducks swim in them

August 28, 2018 9:17:19 pm

The Tripura chief minister also said he wants every family to rear ducks and that the government plans to distribute 50,000 ducklings to villagers who lived near water bodies.

Former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar.

Tripura: Facebook user calls Manik Sarkar ‘thief’, police registers complaint

August 27, 2018 9:53:52 pm

Tripura CPI(M) state committee said Manik Sarkar had joined an initiative to collect funds in Agartala for the victims of the Kerala flood. However, his photographs were edited and uploaded with "clear intention of character assassination". 

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No jeans or sunglasses: Tripura tells bureaucrats to stick to ‘dress code’, code of conduct

August 28, 2018 3:42:37 am

The memorandum issued by a Principal Secretary noted that some officials read and send messages on their mobile phones during meetings, which is a mark of “disrespect”.

Not against NRC, revision done with political ends to oust Bengali Muslims in Assam: MP Jitendra Chaudhury

Not against NRC but revision in Assam meant to oust Bengali Muslims: Left MP Jitendra Chaudhury

August 27, 2018 2:11:55 pm

Referring to the NRC revision, MP Jitendra Chaudhury said Tripura should take a cue from Assam and that no Indian citizens would oppose the charter if the Central government implements such revision here.

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