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Between Left and Right, Congress struggles for space in Tripura

January 31, 2018 5:13:41 am

The BJP, with its aggressive entry into the state’s politics this year, is seen as posing a threat to the ruling Left Front in Tripura. The Congress, on the other hand, is in a state of disarray, troubled by infighting and resentment against the party leadership.

BJP gobbles up Congress, bites hard into Left in Tripura

BJP serving interests of capitalists: Manik Sarkar

January 28, 2018 10:20:09 pm

"The party (BJP) only serve the interests of the corporates, so they grab the tribal lands in the country and allot it to corporates and ruling the country by dividing people on the line of religion, caste and creed," the Tripura Chief Minister alleged.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress offers BJP alliance partner IPFT a way out in Triupura

BJP announces names of 6 more candidates for Tripura polls

January 28, 2018 9:41:21 pm

The party had on Saturday declared names of 44 candidates. It has said it will fields its candidates on 51 seats, leaving remainder nine for its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), which claims to represent the state's tribal population. 

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Tripura Assembly polls: All ex-Congress MLAs in BJP first list of 44

January 28, 2018 4:55:36 am

Tripura polls: The BJP is yet to announce candidates for seven seats. Sources said multiple names are being considered for these seats and party leaders were unable to arrive at a consensus on Saturday.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress offers BJP alliance partner IPFT a way out in Triupura

The challenger: In Tripura’s bipolar politics BJP is the new key player

June 26, 2018 11:34:15 am

As Tripura goes to vote on Feb 18, a new front has opened up in the state’s traditionally bipolar politics, with the BJP emerging as a key player. The Indian Express reports from Agartala on why the equations are shifting in what’s probably the Left’s last bastion.

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BJP releases first list of 44 candidates for Tripura polls

January 27, 2018 10:23:42 pm

The BJP refrained from announcing a chief ministerial candidate for the state elections.

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Tripura failed state, deserves BJP: Ram Madhav

January 24, 2018 4:36:23 am

"The state is worst in most of the governance indicators — whether it is unemployment, security for women or implementation of central schemes."

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IPFT will not raise demand for separate state: BJP leader

January 22, 2018 1:48:30 pm

A joint statement on the matter will be signed soon by the authorised signatories of both parties, BJP state in-charge Sunil Deodhar said.

Tripura Assembly Elections 2018: All you need to know

January 18, 2018 3:22:33 pm

The Election Commission on Thursday announced the date for Tripura assembly elections.

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Tripura: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma talks to IPFT, joint statement on alliance soon

January 17, 2018 10:15:21 pm

Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also appointed BJP’s in-charge for Tripura assembly elections, said doors were open for other anti-Left Front forces in order to oust the CPI(M)-led government of Manika Sarkar in the state.

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Law and order has collapsed in Tripura, says BJP leader Vijay Sampla

January 16, 2018 3:45:06 pm

The minister's hard-hitting comment on Tripura government came as the state is preparing to go to Assembly poll soon.

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Tripura polls: Central leadership to decide on alliance with tribal party, says state BJP chief

January 10, 2018 8:37:27 pm

The BJP is also holding discussions with other tribal parties as part of efforts to stitch a strong social alliance to unseat the Left government, which has had an uninterrupted reign of 25 years.

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Amit Shah promises 7th pay panel salary to Tripura govt staff

January 8, 2018 1:21:52 am

Asking the crowd to chant “Chalo paltai! Chalo paltai (Let’s change! Let’s change)!”, Shah said his party was not just talking about changing the Chief Minister or MLAs.

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Time for the people of Tripura to put an end to Communist rule, says Amit Shah

January 7, 2018 9:23:00 pm

Amit Shah promised that the BJP would provide salary based on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to government employees and double the minimum daily wage for workers in Tripura

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BJP using dirty tricks to destabilise Tripura govt: CPI(M)

January 5, 2018 6:07:11 pm

Tripura, CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat said, was a symbol of peace and harmony in a region which had a history of ethnic conflicts.

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Sangrai dance from Tripura to debut at Rajpath on Republic Day

January 7, 2018 6:20:21 pm

For the first time, 150 tribal students selected from 25 schools of three districts of Tripura will perform the traditional ‘Sangrai dance’ in the ceremonious Republic Day parade.

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Tripura: BJP complain of 7th party man killed by CPI(M) goons; SP says ‘normal crime’

January 4, 2018 4:57:15 am

The incident occurred in a village under Rajnagar assembly constituency of Belonia sub-division.

Left Front would win 2018 Tripura Assembly elections, claims Sitaram Yechury

December 31, 2017 9:02:38 pm

"The sun rises in Tripura before Delhi and the rays of the sun falls in Tripura first. The Left Front would form the government and show an orientation of alternative," CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

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BJP worker murdered in Tripura: Fifth killed in recent months

December 18, 2017 3:54:55 am

BJP’s Tripura state in-charge and National executive member Sunil Deodhar said that while Tripura was heading for the assembly elections in February 2018, the BJP was emerging as the biggest challenger to the 25-year-old CPI(M) regime.

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CPI-M accuses BJP of trying to disturb communal harmony in Tripura

December 12, 2017 9:52:33 pm

"During preliminary interrogation, the accused said he was in an inebriated condition following some personal problem and crashed the door of the Kali temple and broke the idol", the OC said.

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Teachers’ agitation: Rail, road blockades lifted in Tripura

December 9, 2017 7:05:19 pm

Around 500 teachers of the breakaway faction blocked road and railway at Sindhukumarpara in Dhalai district yesterday, about 140 km from here.

Two more Tripura Rifles men held in journalist murder case

November 26, 2017 3:55:07 am

Two others, including 2nd TSR Commandant Tapan Debbarma, were arrested earlier.

According to the police, Tripura's senior journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik had also reported on Debbarma’s “extramarital affair”.

Journalist murder: Newspapers in Tripura leave edit column blank in protest; bandhs affect life in state

November 23, 2017 2:44:37 pm

This is the second murder that took place nearly two months after the murder of young television journalist Santanu Bhowmik at Mandwai, West Tripura.

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Tripura commandant held, editor says reporter killed for exposing his corruption

November 23, 2017 7:46:37 am

Debbarma, a senior Tripura Police Service (TPS) officer (1998-batch) waiting for an IPS nomination, was arrested on Wednesday morning. He and his personal guard, Nanda Reang, who was arrested on Tuesday, have been sent to 10 days police custody.

Former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar.

Tripura journalist murder: BJP calls it ‘jungle-raj’, asks Manik Sarkar to quit

November 23, 2017 4:35:27 am

Senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma too described the incident as proof of “jungle-raj” under the Left Front in Tripura.