The advent of such Rakhis in Tripura is rather new. Buyers and sellers feel it might be influenced by the change of guard in the state government.
The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), a regional party of Tripura today demanded revision of National Register of Citizens (NRC) here saying indigenous people face identity crisis since they were outnumbered due to illegal immigration.
MBDPCC president L Laldingliana said they would return only when the Centre accepts their demands, which includes an Area Development Council (ADC), cluster villages and one-time cash payment.
The Politburo member, who arrived in Agartala to attend a state committee member along with General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, alleged that while the Kerala government has announced a loss of more than Rs 19,000 crore, however, the Centre has offered only Rs 600 crore.
Tripura Haj Committee Chairman Mohammad Jasimuddin condoled the death of Saiyad and visited his family at their residence.
However, BMS leaders have claimed “outsiders” have occupied trade union offices and tortured BMS supporters on political grounds.
In fact, Tripura came to be infamously known as the cannabis corridor of Northeast for the heavy bulk of the illegal ‘herb’ that went from here to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and even in the opposite direction to Bangladesh.
IPFT was raised in 1997 with slogans of self-determination of indigenous communities and demanded a separate state for them. The 10th ‘Tipraland Demand Day’ was observed on Thursday.
Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) state secretary Amal Chakraborty said the organization had submitted deputations to officials in all eight districts of Tripura to prevent "indiscriminate" and "public" cow slaughter on Eid.
Tathagata Roy, who was appointed as the governor here in 2015, would be the new Governor of Meghalaya, said a Tripura Raj Bhavan official. He would be replaced by Solanki, who had served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2009 till 2014 from Madhya Pradesh.
The meeting passed a condolence resolution to recall Late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and observed one-minute silence in respect of the departed soul, Nath said.
Biplab Deb also informed that BJP has decided to hold a month-long series of events to commemorate the Late former prime minister.
Tripura experienced its worst ethnic riot between tribal and non-tribal communities in June 1980. The state is a land of mixed habitation comprising of tribal and non-tribal, the latter mostly from Bengali communities.
On August 9, CM Deb had rubbished the need for NRC revision in Tripura, saying there was no such public demand. He also said he was unaware of such demands made by IPFT.
Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) is traditionally inhabited by at least 10 ethnic minorities including Chakma, Marma, Tipperas, Chak, Murung, Khumi, Lushai, Bowm, Pankho and Mog.
Deb also called for greater coordination among Tripura, Government of India and neighbouring countries for the development of Tripura.
The ‘Queen’ pineapple — Tripura’s newly-declared state fruit — is now rotting in its orchards due to heavy maintenance costs and low sales.
The delegation started their visit at a waste management plant at Guangzhou province. The plant generates power from waste, thus contributing to productive waste management, an aide of the IT minister informed.
Garg also said the Bru refugees could choose to stay back in Tripura after the repatriation deadline was over. "But the Central government will stop distribution of relief and close down camps in Tripura," he said.
As protests over the repatriation offer continue, the process is slated to start as per schedule: Bru refugees will start returning to Mizoram between August 25 and September 25.
Tripura’s small tea growers are going organic — and that might just be the key to resurrect the ailing tea industry of the state.
The state Congress chief threatened to launch a protest outside the office of the director general of police, demanding restitution of his security cover.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media where Jaymanti is seen being beaten by the accused youths.
Seven trade unions organised the stir as a part of a nationwide protest by different peasant bodies. The movement was organised by the Kishan Mazdoor Joint Forum in 450 districts of the country today.
Among other issues which fueled ethnic tension between Bru and Mizo communities two decades back, demand for a Bru ADC was a significant one. Resurfacing of the demand was certainly not welcomed by Mizo leaders.