Everything you need to know about Agartala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Agartala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit to the Left Front ruled Tripura from Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.
Agartala/Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) Sunstroke has claimed three more lives in Tripura, taking the total number of people dying of excessive exposure to sun and heat to six in the state in the past one week, police said Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit to Tripura beginning on Thursday.
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) To make the country polio-free, the central government has asked all the border states to step up thier vaccination efforts to cover all the children entering the country, a Tripura minister said Tuesday.
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala will confer an honorary Doctor of Science degree on CERN Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer and eminent scientist Bikash Sinha later this week, an official said Monday.
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Police launched a massive investigation after recovering an eighth body from a ditch last week; seven bodies had earlier been recovered from the same spot in a village in western Tripura, police said Saturday.
Agartala, June 14 (ANI): In a move that will strengthen bilateral ties between Bangladesh and India, the Bangladesh Government has granted permission to Tripura to transport foodgrains through its territory.
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The Elector's Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) will be treated as residential proof of a citizen in India, an Election Commission official said here Tuesday.
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Transporting food grains for the mountainous northeastern states of India via Bangladesh has begun, and the first consignment is expected to reach Tripura within 10 to 15 days, officials said Sunday.
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Transporting food grains for the mountainous northeastern states of India via Bangladesh began Sunday, and the first consignment is expected to reach Tripura within 10 to 15 days, officials said.
Agartala, June 8 (IANS) A court in Agartala Saturday sent Tripura newspaper editor Sushil Choudhury to two days judicial custody in a triple murder case, an official said.
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) Imphal airport in Manipur would soon be notified as an international airport while Agartala airport in Tripura would have international standards by 2015, a top official said here Thursday.
Aizawl/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) The repatriation of over 40,000 tribals, who took refuge in Tripura about 16 years ago after ethnic disturbances in Mizoram, has not been resumed, officials said.
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) A secret agent of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh was arrested in Tripura, while a local court here sentenced a Pakistani spy to four years in jail, officials said Monday.
Agartala (Tripura), June 1 (ANI): Tripura outshone other states of the nation in providing employment to rural households under the national rural employment scheme.
Agartala, June 1 (IANS) The killing of three employees of a newspaper office here last month has taken a new turn with the arrest of the widow of one of the victims, police said Saturday.
Agartala, June 1 (ANI): North East women have been finding different ways to become self-reliant.
Agartala, June 1 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has begun preliminary work to upgrade the airports in Imphal and Agartala as international airports as part of India's "Look East" policy to boost the region's connectivity and trade with Southeast Asia, officials said.
New Delhi/Agartala, May 29 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has asked the northeastern states to encourage private participation to accelerate infrastructure development, officials said Wednesday.
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) Thirty-eight-year-old Abinash Das is excited. From his doorstep he will soon be able to get any government certificate and permit within an hour and will also be able to file a police complaint - thanks to the government's Rs.20,000 crore "digital village" project that will eventually cover all the 250,000 gram panchayats.
Agartala, May 27 (IANS) The Tripura government has urged the centre to continue supply of natural gas to small industries and domestic units in the northeastern state at the administered price mechanism (APM) rate, and not market price.
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) In a major policy change, Bangladesh will allow India ferry foodgrains for the mountainous northeastern states via its territory, a Tripura minister said here.
Agartala, May 24 (ANI): Women in Tripura are finding different ways of becoming financially independent. And, doll making is fast emerging as a preferred choice of profession among rural womenfolk.
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) A consumer court in Tripura has ordered Cadbury India to pay a compensation of Rs.30,000 to a complainant who found an iron pin inside a chocolate bar made by the company.
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) A consumer court in Tripura has ordered Cadbury India Ltd to pay a compensation of Rs.30,000 to a complainant who found an iron pin inside a chocolate bar made by the company, an official said here Wednesday.
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) A dawn-to-dusk strike called by the opposition Congress Tuesday to protest the killing of three newspaper employees paralysed this capital of Left-ruled Tripura.
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 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.
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Two senior Congress leaders have resigned from the party Saturday, blaming the state leadership for the party's electoral debacle in the Feb 14 polls.
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) With thousands of people from either side of the border gathering at colourful functions to commemorate the "language martyrs", India and Bangladesh jointly organised the International Mother Language Day.
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.
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 16 (IANS) India's northeastern state of Tripura made electoral history when a record 93.57 percent votes were cast in Thursday's election to the 60-seat assembly, officials said here Saturday.
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.