Everything you need to know about Manik Chowk: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Manik Chowk: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Wearing prisoner uniforms and animal masks, activists will stage protest May 23 outside the Air India office here after the carrier backtracked on its ban on transporting animals for cruel tests, the PETA said 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.
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In the wake of the death of a boy allegedly after he was mercilessly beaten by his school teacher, the West Bengal government has decided to order primary school teachers in the state not to "chastise" a student or "discriminate" between them.
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Sudipta Sen, Saradha Group chief and alleged mastermind of the chit fund scam, and one of his close aides were Sunday sent to 10 days' police custody by a West Bengal court in a fresh case.
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and his close aide were sent to 10 days' police custody by a West Bengal court Sunday in a cheating case filed by an agent of his chit fund company.
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.
Tripura, May 17 (ANI): Tripura's Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who heads the State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA), recently announced that the state is likely to be declared fully literate by September this year.
Agartala, May 11 (IANS) The Tripura government has launched a crackdown against Rose Valley, one of the biggest chit fund companies in eastern India. Two executives of the group have been arrested and documents have been seized, an official said here Saturday.
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) Raids were conducted at the offices of non-banking financial companies (NBFC) across Tripura and many documents and properties were seized, officials said here Tuesday. Two people were also arrested.
Islamabad, May 6 (ANI): Family members and relatives of the victims of the bomb blast, said to have been carried out allegedly by Sarabjit Singh, have strongly condemned the act of the Indian government through which it honoured and called the murdered death-row convict a "hero".
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) S. Sabanayakan of The Hindu and Purnendu Chakraborti of Daink Statesman were unanimously re-elected as president and secretary of the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club Tuesday.
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted Tuesday after an improvised explosive device (IED) was detected and defused on the Srinagar-Muzzafarabad highway on which Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had passed twice during the day, police said.
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken tough legal action and is sensitising people to stop killing of tribals, mostly women, in the state for allegedly practising sorcery and witchcraft, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday.
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 25 (IANS) The Czech Republic is keen to set up joint ventures in agro-based industrial sectors in northeast India and is also willing to extend technical support to develop the segment, Czech Ambassador to India Miloslav Stasek said here Thursday.
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) Tripura wants a common law in India to deal with illegal finance companies which dupe people after accepting deposits on promise of giving high returns, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Wednesday said here, referring to the Bengal chit fund scam.
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.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Monday said that with changing social behaviour, police and other law enforcement agencies need to be more pro-people.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Several chief ministers Monday kept away from a meeting here on administrative reforms.
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) India's northeastern state of Tripura will be declared fully literate in September this year, state finance minister Badal Choudhury said here Friday.
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.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Concerned over the delay in response from some states to the draft bill on the rights of people with disabilities, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Selja has shot off a letter setting a deadline for feedback on the legislation, which seeks to remove gaps in existing law.
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.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters will soon get relief from the long wait in queues for frisking with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) planning to shorten this time by deploying more gadgets and personnel, the paramilitary force's chief said Friday.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Airline flights operated by all-women crew, employers handing out flowers and chocolates to women employees and marches demanding stringent laws to ensure safety of women -- these were some of the activities across the country on International Women's Day Friday.
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 7 (IANS) The people of Tripura rejected Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's appeal to oust the Left and voted overwhelmingly for the Left Front fifth time in a row in the state, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said here Thursday.
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, 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, March 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front in Tripura assumed office Wednesday for the fifth consecutive term with the 64-year-old Marxist leader Manik Sarkar at the helm as chief minister.
Agartala, Mar 1 (IANS) The Left Front government headed by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is set to assume office in Tripura for its fifth consecutive term March 6, officials said Friday.
Agartala, Mar 1 (IANS) Sound organisation, development and lack of corruption have not just steered the CPI-M led Left Front to its seventh term in Tripura but also given it its highest vote percentage.
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 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front has stormed to power in Tripura for a record fifth straight term by winning 50 out of 60 seats, while the Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya by winning 29 out of 60 seats of the state assembly.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) Counting of votes commenced Thursday in Tripura, elections to whose 60-seat assembly were held Feb 14, officials said.
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) Though the western and northern borders of India have become challenging, the security forces are ready to face any challenge and are adopting new strategies to deal with them, BSF chief Subhash Joshi said here Friday.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Metro saw a huge rush of commuters during office hours Wednesday due to the nationwide strike, leading to delays and chaos.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Unlike in the past where the shadow of insurgency loomed large during any elections in the northeast, the run up to the polls in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland have been peaceful - a heartening development considering that the region was always riddled by a myriad violent insurgencies.
The voting for Tripura Assembly election began Thursday at 7 a.m. for deciding the fate of 249 candidates including Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and TPCC President Sudip Ray Barman, amidst tight security....................
Agartala, Feb 14 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who was among the early voters to cast his vote here on Thursday, said the Left Front is going to get more seats with more percentage of votes it actually garnered during the last assembly elections.
Agartala, Feb 14 (ANI): Voting for the Tripura assembly elections to decide fate of 249 candidates, including Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and TPCC President Sudip Ray Barman, began Thursday amidst tight security.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Voting for the Tripura assembly elections began Thursday amidst tight security, an official said.
Male, Feb 13 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed who took refuge in the Indian embassy in Male Tuesday witnessed a major change of fortune in his political career with the start of 2012.
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) The country's lone Left-ruled state Tripura goes for assembly polls Thursday with the ruling CPI-M expected to face a challenge from the opposition Congress, which is out of power in the state for the last 20 years.
Agartala, Feb 13 (ANI): The electoral fate of 249 candidates, including Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and TPCC President Sudip Ray Barman, will be decided on Thursday when Tripura goes to polls.
Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress is determined to oust India's only Left regime in Tripura in elections Thursday, but the Marxists are equally confident of retaining power -- for the seventh time.
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 9 (IANS) The Election Commission has pulled up Tripura Congress leader Birajit Sinha for accusing Chief Minister Manik Sarkar of meeting surrendered extremists, an official said Saturday.
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) Saying that Communism has not lost its relevance, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has asserted that the Left Front is supremely confident of returning to power for a seventh time.
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.
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Dangling power cables, narrow and congested streets and alleys which have marred the skyline of the capital's heritage Chandni Chowk, may not be seen any longer as the Delhi government has decided to redevelop the Walled City.
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Satyajit Ray, known for having the "director's gaze", harboured a "deep respect" for women and portrayed them as having more moral strength than men in various roles other than the stereotyped idea of a "woman belonging to the kitchen", say the filmmaker's leading ladies.
The Beating Retreat ceremony - a military ceremony held on marking the end of Republic Day celebrations - will be held today at Vijay Chowk, New Delhi amid tight security..........................
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been made for the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi today, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations.
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Terrorists in India's northeast are getting support from abroad, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Saturday.
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Shops and businesses remained closed in city centre Lal Chowk and adjacent areas Monday to remember the 1990 killings of 40 protesters in Gaw Kadal area of the city in firing by security forces.
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.
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Are you breathing polluted air in the underground Metro? This is precisely what the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is trying to find out. Are the tens and thousands of commuters inhaling polluted air and what impact will this have on their health?
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro Chief Mangu Singh Thursday ruled out services for longer time each day. He said the last trains routinely reach depots at midnight, and the first leave a little before 5 a.m..
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) If Tripura has its way, one of the smallest states of the country will soon be supplying surplus power from two of its projects in the northeast to the rest of India - through Bangladesh. The state has asked the centre to persuade the Bangladesh government to evolve a mechanism for this.
Islamabad, Jan. 15 (ANI): Canadian-Pakistani religious cleric and Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Tahirul Qadri, who is leading a "million-march" calling for "electoral reform" in Pakistan, has criticised the government for having made the country a 'failed state'.
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) At least 90 people were killed and over 260 injured Thursday in four blasts - three of them in Quetta - in Pakistan's Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces Thursday.
Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) At least 56 people, including a journalist and a senior police official, were killed and over 160 injured as two back-to-back bomb blasts hit Pakistan's Quetta city Thursday evening, Geo News reported.
Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday announced the names of party candidates in 59 of the 60 constituencies for the assembly elections in Tripura, which will go to polls next month along with two other northeastern states -- Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) Denial of bail, lowering the juvenile age to 15 from 18 and imprisonment till death are among the key proposals made by the Left Front government in Tripura to curb crimes against women, a top official said here Tuesday.
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): In view of security restrictions in the area, entry into and exit from the Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba Road and Patel Chowk Metro stations will be closed from 7:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve today.
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Five out of ten Delhi Metro stations that had remained shut since Saturday were opened Sunday afternoon, a DMRC official said.
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) India's northeastern states Thursday sought assistance from the central government to boost rail and road infrastructure and said that border trade facilitated by the centre's policies will help people residing in those region.
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) After being shut for three days, five of the nine Delhi Metro stations were opened Tuesday evening, an official said.
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Commuters were hit hard and Delhi Metro lost more than 200,000 passengers as nine stations, including two major ones, were shut for the third day Tuesday to check gang-rape protests.
Srinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) A group of Kashmiri students Monday evening staged a peaceful candle light protest in the heart of Srinagar to protest the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year old student in Delhi.
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) After being shut for two days, the Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat Delhi Metro stations were partially opened Monday evening, a metro official said.
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Unaware that nine Metro stations would stay shut Monday, hundreds of commuters got a rude shock in the morning, unable to emerge from or enter several metro stations in central Delhi. The decision to shut these stations was taken after protests in the heart of the capital turned violent Sunday.
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in a statement Monday, said nine metro stations would remain closed Monday, after protests in central Delhi turned violent Sunday.
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Google India Monday unveiled a special project intended to make Chandni Chowk, the iconic market of old Delhi, easily accessible to users worldwide.
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A blaze that broke out in an electricals and electronics goods market in the capital Thursday continued to rage on for the second day Friday. With more than 30 shops already gutted, the old building faces the danger of collapsing, fire service officials said.
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A blaze that broke out in electricals and electronics goods market in the capital Thursday continued to rage through for the second day Friday, with more than 30 shops gutted and raising the danger of the old building collapsing, fire service officials said.
Silachari (Tripura), Dec 14 (IANS) Notwithstanding Bangladeshi security forces' crackdown on separatist outfits from India's northeast, their camps still exist in Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Friday.
Chandni Chowk (Delhi), Dec. 13 (ANI): A major fire broke out in the electronics market at the Bhagirath Place in Chandni Chowk here on Thursday evening.
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) To woo the 210,000 employees and pension holders two months ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Tuesday decided to raise their emoluments, officials said here.
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS) Barely two months ahead of assembly polls in the country's lone Left-ruled state, the Tripura government Tuesday decided to increase the emoluments of its 209,000 employees and pension holders, officials said here.
Agartala, Dec 7 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Friday opposed the central government's move to provide direct transfer of food subsidy in cash to people, currently accessible through the public distribution system (PDS).
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the reconstitution of the standing committee of the Inter-State Council under the chairmanship of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, an official spokesperson said Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has approved the reconstitution of the Standing Committee of the Inter-Sate Council under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has launched an indefinite hunger strike here to protest "the arrest of Muslim youth in the name of fighting terrorism" and has also demanded a white paper on the banned Indian Mujahideen outfit, which has been held responsible for terrorist attacks in India.
Male, Nov 28 (IANS) The Maldives government of President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik used xenophobia, nationalism and religious extremism to attack Indian firm GMR and annul an agreement to manage the airport in Male, former president Mohamed Nasheed said Wednesday.
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Barely months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the lone Left?ruled state, the Tripura government Tuesday announced seven percent increased dearness allowance (DA) for its 209,000 employees and pension holders.
Mumbai, Nov.26 (ANI): The fourth anniversary of the 26/11 terror strike saw people's angst assuaged by the recent execution of Ajmal Kasab.
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar Sunday as part of the precautionary security measures for Muharram.
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A major terrorist incident was averted in Pakistan when a truck loaded with around 600 kg of explosives was seized in Peshawar city, Geo News reported.
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Heralding the arrival of winter, migratory birds have started arriving in the wetlands of the Kashmir valley from Siberia, eastern Europe, China and the Philippines.
Islamabad, Nov. 13 (Xinhua-ANI): At least two people were killed and about ten others injured when a roadside planted bomb hit a paramilitary force's vehicle in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Tuesday afternoon, reported local media Dunya.
Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) At least two people were killed and about 10 injured Tuesday when a roadside bomb hit a paramilitary vehicle in Pakistan's Quetta city, Xinhua reported.
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) The Congress party has decided to boycott Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar over his comments on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. But the CPI-M said the Congress was distorting the comments.
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Tripura is computerising its PDS (public distribution system) operations to eliminate duplication and bogus ration cards, a minister said here Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday sought a report on a traffic policeman's plea seeking action against two judges for allegedly making him work as a peon in a court for issuing a challan to the brother of one of them.
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) As part of its series of pre-poll sops, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pension for the home guards who help policemen maintain law and order, a minister said here Thursday.
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Blaming the Congress-led central government for abnormal rise of fuel prices, the ruling Left Front in Tripura Thursday decided to hike by 20 percent fares of all passenger vehicles in the state, a minister said.
Agartala, Nov 1 (IANS) Left-ruled Tripura Thursday strongly opposed the central government's proposal to provide direct transfer of food subsidy in cash to people, currently accessible through the public distribution system (PDS).