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New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Editor's Guild of India Monday expressed in "shock and deep anguish" over stabbing to death of three employees of the newspaper Ganadoot Patrika in Agartala, Tripura.
Agartala, May 20 (ANI): Unidentified assailants attacked the office of a Tripura-based newspaper over the weekend, and killed three employees including the manager.
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Opposition parties have called a 12-hour shut-down in Tripura Tuesday to protest the killing of three newspaper employees who were murdered at their office here, a Congress leader said.
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Three newspaper employees, including a manager, were killed by two unidentified assailants at their office here Sunday, police said.
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Due to lack of funds, several national railway projects in southern Assam, Tripura and other northeastern states would be delayed by a year, an official said here Saturday.
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Students caught ragging other students in any educational institutions in Tripura will be get a maximum of four years in prison and a fine, a government notification said here Wednesday.
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the ONGC's first commercial power project in Tripura next month, an official said here Monday.
Aizawl, May 11 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 11 were missing, while 25 others sustained injuries in Mizoram Saturday, when nine houses were swept away in a massive landslide, officials said.
Agartala/Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) Thousands of retail and wholesale medicine shops remained closed across northeastern region Friday in support of the 12-hour all-India strike called by their national organisation against government policies and their impact on traders.
Agartala/Aizawl, May 10 (IANS) Seasonal cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and rain continued to create devastation in Tripura and Mizoram for the sixth day Friday, killing eight people so far injuring 40 others, an official said here.
Agartala, May 9 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and rain continued to create havoc in Tripura for the fifth day Thursday, killing seven people, including five women and injuring 20 others, an official said here.
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) Strong winds accompanied by lightning and rains continued to lash Tripura, killing one person and injuring four others, an official said here Tuesday.
Aizawl/Agartala, May 6 (IANS) Despite uncertainties among refugees, the Mizoram government has agreed to resume the rehabilitation of over 40,000 tribals who had sought refuge in Tripura for about 16 years, a home ministry official said Monday.
Agartala, May 3 (ANI): Festivals are a great way of showcasing the cultural heritage of a region. Recently, a three-day long festival was organized in Tripura where people from different tribes put up an array of enthralling performances.
Agartala, May 2 (IANS) The northeastern state of Tripura ranks first in India for providing land deeds to tribals under the forest rights act with 120,418 families benefiting since 2008, a minister said Thursday.
Agartala, May 2 (ANI): Glimpses of Odisha were shown in Tripura, when a 15-day long "Odisha festival" was organized in Agartala to strengthen relations between the two eastern states.
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Ninety-five people were taken ill and admitted to various hospitals after eating at a wedding feast in Tripura Monday night. The condition of 24 people is stated to be critical, an official said here Tuesday.
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) The Tripura assembly Friday mourned the death of Bangladesh president Zillur Rahman, who died at a hospital in Singapore March 20.
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) Tripura Finance Minister Badal Chaudhury Friday presented a Rs.94.16 billion tax-free budget with a deficit of Rs.2.05 billion for the current fiscal.
Agartala, April 25 (IANS) Around 1.164 kg of gold biscuits worth Rs.34 lakh were Thursday seized by Border Security Force (BSF) troopers from a Bangladeshi who tried to enter Indian territory in western Tripura, police said. The smuggler managed to escape.
Agartala, Apr. 23 (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), one of Asia's largest oil and gas exploration and production companies, is now foraying into the fertiliser sector and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tripura government to set up a fertilizer plant in the state.
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London, Apr. 13 (ANI): An Indian toddler is suffering from a rare disorder that has caused her head to swell to three times its usual size.
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has sanctioned Rs.24.32 crore to set up a sports complex and stadium of international standards in Tripura to boost sports in the northeast.
Agartala, April 8 (IANS) Tripura could not achieve its target of milk production due to smuggling of cattle into Bangladesh, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday.
Agartala, April 6 (IANS) The Tripura government has ordered a magisterial probe into the assault on at least 11 scribes by junior doctors and medical students at medical college and hospital here, officials said Saturday.
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) At least eight mediapersons were seriously injured Friday when junior doctors and medical students beat them up at a Tripura government medical college and hospital here.
Agartala, Apr 5 (ANI): A peace rally was held recently Agartala to spread the message of peace, brotherhood and nation building.
Agartala, April 2 (IANS) With the aim of radically improving air connectivity in India's northeast, fresh bids have been invited for a dedicated airline in the region, a senior official said here Tuesday.
Agartala, April 1 (IANS) A suspected spy for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency was arrested in Tripura, police said here Monday.
Agartala, Mar 29 (ANI): The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
Agartala, March 29 (IANS) Just when things were stabilising and Tripura was hoping for a turnover of Rs.500 crore ($90 million) in the 2012-13 fiscal ending March 31, the fresh upheaval in Bangladesh has adversely affected cross-border trade and the target might not be met, an official said.
Agartala, March 28 (IANS) A disciplinary panel of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here has proposed to suspend 57 students for six months over a comment on Facebook against a girls' hostel superintendent.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The retreat ceremony along India's western border in Wagah is set to be replicated on the country's eastern border too.
Agartala, Mar 22 (ANI): To mark the 93rd birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, a 10-day-long photo exhibition titled 'Itihas Katha Koy', was recently held in Agartala.
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) An Agartala-Kolkata-Delhi IndiGo flight with 177 passengers on board Wednesday suffered a bird hit and returned shortly after take off from Agartala.
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Over 800 BJP workers were stopped in their bid to enter Bangladesh Monday to protest atrocities on minorities and join protestors demanding the death penalty for those convicted of war crimes in that neighbouring counttry, police officials here said.
Agartala, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans a "long march to Dhaka" Monday to protest against reported atrocities on religious minorities in Bangladesh and express solidarity with protestors demanding death penalty for those convicted of war crimes.
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) India's borders with China and Myanmar are stable and peaceful and there are no immediate threats on these frontiers, Lt. Gen. A.K. Sahni, General Officer Commanding 3 Corps, said here Saturday.
Agartala, March 15 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Ramendra Chandra Debnath was Friday elected speaker of the Tripura assembly for the third consecutive term.
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) The central government would start work from the 2013-14 fiscal on making the Guwahati-Agartala National Highway (NH 44) four-laned for access to Bangladesh's Chittagong international port, a MP from Tripura said.
Agartala, March 10 (IANS) Former minister Jahar Saha was expelled Sunday from the Congress for six years after he blasted the state leadership for losing the assembly elections to the Marxists.
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) Five newly-elected women members were sworn-in in the new Tripura assembly on International Women's Day Friday.
Agartala, March 6 (IANS) The UPA government's policies are harmful for the people of the country and the Left Front has alternative pro-people policies, said Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who assumed office Wednesday for a fourth consecutive time.
Agartala, Mar 6 (ANI): Authorities in Tripura have made provisions for prisoners of the central jail to appear for the state level examinations.
Agartala, March 6 (IANS) Manik Sarkar assumed office as Tripura chief minister for a record fourth successive term at the head of India's only Communist government, the defender of the red bastion in a strategically located state that was not too long ago in the grip of ethnic unrest and secessionist militancy.
Agartala, Mar 2 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of northeast India and Bangladesh Saturday, an official said here.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) Voters of Tripura have given "a befitting reply" to critics of Left parties, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Thursday.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, set to assume office for a fourth time after leading the Left to a huge electoral win, is the son of a tailor who still washes his own clothes.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) The Left Front Thursday retained power in Tripura for the fifth consecutive time, sweeping 50 of the 60 seats and leaving the Congress badly bruised with just 10 seats.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) Final party position in the Tripura assembly Thursday:
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) Final party position in the Tripura assembly Thursday:
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front was Thursday set to retain power for the fifth straight term in Tripura.
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has largely ignored the northeast in his maiden rail budget and focussed only on the mainland states, a minister in Tripura's Left Front government said here Tuesday.
Agartala, Feb 24 (IANS) A high alert has been sounded in India's northeast following the Hyderabad terror attack that killed 16 people, an official said Sunday.
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) The BSF has detained 30 Pakistani fishermen and seized their boats for illegally entering Indian waters off Kutch district in Gujarat and will take legal action against them, its chief said here Friday.
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) A two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions crippled life in Left-ruled Tripura for a second day Thursday.
London, Feb 20 (ANI): A truck in the United Kingdom has been touted as the only vehicle in the world using coffee chaff pellets as fuel, and has also set a speed record in the Guinness World Records to go more than 65 metres per hour (mph).
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people Wednesday gathered at an India-Bangladesh checkpost in Tripura to show solidarity with protestors in Dhaka who are demanding death penalty for those convicted of war crimes.
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Trade between Tripura and Bangladesh was hit Wednesday as central trade unions commenced their two-day country wide strike, an official here said.
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) A two-day nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions demanding concrete measures for containing inflation, ensuring jobs and enforcement of labour laws crippled life in Left-ruled Tripura Wednesday.
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As many as 94.24 percent of the 516 electorate turned out to vote in Kakraban assembly constituency in southern Tripura where a repoll was ordered at a polling station after snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs) were detected, an official said.
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Political leaders in Tripura and traders' forums have hailed the pact between India and Bangladesh to start work on laying the Agartala-Akhaurah new rail link and setting up of border 'haats' (bazaars) in the northeastern states.
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Sunday handed over the keys of 20 buses to Bangladesh.
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Re-polling will be held Monday in a voting centre in Tripura's Kakraban constituency where the electronic voting machines (EVMs) suffered a snag Feb 14.
Dhaka, Feb 17 (ANI): India and Bangladesh have exchanged strip maps as part of the process of the implementation of the agreement signed to resolve land boundary issues between the two countries.
Dhaka, Feb. 16 (ANI): India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to promote bilateral trade and cultural relation and to encourage people to people contact between both the countries.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Polling to elect a new assembly in the Left-ruled Tripura continued briskly Thursday with more than half the electorate having cast their votes till 1.30 p.m. No major incidents of violence were reported.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Elections in Tripura have hit the India-Bangladesh border trade as several trading points were shut by authorities for security reasons, officials said Thursday.
Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) He washes his clothes every morning, has just over Rs.10,000 in his name and owns neither house, mobile nor car. Tripura's Manik Sarkar is probably India's poorest chief minister and that rare politician whose honesty is extolled by his staunchest political opponents.
Agartala, Feb. 12 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after he alleged that the central funds to Tripura for development are being diverted to the state's ruling party fund.
Agartala, Feb 12 (ANI): (ANI): Campaigning for the Tripura assembly elections will come to an end this evening.
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) The Congress is in league with political forces who are a "mask of outlawed extremists" and was trying to oust the Left Front in the Feb 14 assembly polls but would not succeed, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday.
Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) In a blow to the campaign of opposition Congress for the Feb 14 assembly polls in Tripura, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi Saturday cancelled their trips to the Left-ruled state, a party leader said.
Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cancelled his visit to Tripura and Nagaland following Afzal Guru's hanging Saturday, a Congress leader said.
Agartala, Feb 8 (IANS) Assembly elections in Tripura are slated for Feb 14. Here are some details, according to the Election Commission:
Agartala, Feb 8 (IANS) Use of mobile phones in and around the polling stations in the three elections bound northeastern states - Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland - has been banned, an official said here Friday.
Agartala, Feb 7 (IANS) Manik Sarkar, who has been the Tripura chief minister for 15 years and is leading the CPI-M in upcoming elections, is perhaps India's poorest chief minister.
Agartala, Feb 7 (IANS) Despite the 'paribartan' (change) slogan turning a disaster in Bengal, the Congress has been trying to impose it in vain in Tripura, said CPI-M politburo member Surya Kanta Mishra here Thursday.
Agartala, Feb 6 (IANS) The Election Commission has cautioned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar over the misuse of official machinery for political reasons and violating the model code of conduct ahead of the Feb 14 polls, officials said here Wednesday.
Agartala, Feb 4 (IANS) Any of eight leaders in the BJP, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, could be the prime ministerial candidate, party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Monday.
Agartala (Tripura), Feb.4 (ANI): With the political battle in poll-bound Tripura hotting up, some artisans and painters are reaping benefits even as mudslinging continues to acquire votes.
Agartala, Feb 3 (IANS) Two 26-year-olds are the youngest contenders in the Feb 14 Tripura assembly polls, while an 85-year-old veteran CPI-M leader is the oldest among the 249 candidates vying for a place in the 60-member house, an official said Sunday.
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) The BJP, which has so far failed to win a single Lok Sabha or assembly seat in Left-ruled Tripura, hopes to play a significant role in the Feb 14 assembly elections and enter the 60-member house for the first time, a party leader said Saturday.
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) The budget for the Feb 14 assembly elections in Tripura has more than doubled compared to the last polls in 2008, an official said here Saturday.
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Media organisations in the election-bound northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been asked not to accept any kind of inducement, financial or otherwise to project a candidate or a party, poll panel officials said here Friday.
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) A total of 251 candidates will be in the fray in the Feb 14 elections to pick a new 60-member Tripura assembly, officials said Friday.
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) A trooper of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) gunned down two colleagues and shot at three others before fleeing away with his service rifle, police here said Tuesday.
Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress will provide seven kg rice free of cost to the extremely poor people, 35 kg of rice at the rate of Re.1 to the poor people, and allowances to the jobless youths and farmers in Tripura if voted to the power in the Feb 14 assembly polls.
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Terrorists in India's northeast are getting support from abroad, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Saturday.
Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) Northeast India's two tribal communities' customary art, culture and carnival will be represented in the Jan 26 Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) A top militant leader was arrested in Tripura after he was pushed into the Indian territory by Bangladeshi authorities, police said.
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) With the issue of a statutory notification, the Election Commission of India (ECI) Monday set the process rolling for the Feb 14 assembly polls in Tripura.
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA is favouring corporates at the cost of the 'aam admi' (common man) and its mis-governance is pushing up prices of essential items, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said here Sunday.
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The Election Commission will constitute flying-squads to check illegal arms, distribution of money and other unlawful materials in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura where assembly polls are due next month, an official said here Thursday.
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will form flying-squads to check illegal arms, distribution of money and other unlawful materials during the assembly polls in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura next month, an official said here Thursday.
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian and Bangladeshi railways Wednesday concluded three days of talks on the running of the Maitree Express and streamlining inter-country freight train operations, a statement said.
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) Tension prevailed along the India-Bangladesh border in western Tripura after Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troopers ordered a stop to work going under the rural job scheme in Indian territory, an official said Tuesday.
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The final electoral rolls of Tripura published Saturday showed a record increase of the gender ratio in the state to 964 females to 1,000 males, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal said here.
Agartala, Jan 10 (IANS) The intense cold wave conditions continued its tight grip over Tripura Thursday and the state capital Agartala recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the last four decades, the weather office here said.