Everything you need to know about Manik Dih: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Manik Dih: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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 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.
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.
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) 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.
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.
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.
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Terrorists in India's northeast are getting support from abroad, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Saturday.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Agartala, Oct 31 (IANS) State-owned ONGC's proposed gas-based fertiliser plant in Tripura would meet the growing shortage of urea in the eastern and northeastern states of India and neighbouring Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.
Agartala (Tripura), Oct. 29 (ANI): Tripura's Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the hold of militants in the state is weakening, as the people no longer support their cause.
Agartala, Oct 27 (IANS) The use and sale of extra-loud firecrackers has been banned in Tripura ahead of Diwali.
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday expressed deep shock over the death of celebrated Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi president Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Insurgence groups are still using the youth of neighbourhood Bangladesh for conducting the terror activities in the region, claimed Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday........
Agartala, Oct 22 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said that neighbouring Bangladesh is still being used by insurgent groups to conduct terror activities in the region.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Tuesday killed two tribal village guards in Odisha's Malkangiri district four days after kidnapping them along with seven others, police said.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Maoists Tuesday killed a tribal village guard in Odisha's Malkangiri district, accusing him of being a police informer, police said.
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Tripura Monday amended its Lokayukta Act to bring officials within its purview, with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar saying this would help to check corruption among public functionaries and maintain transparency in governance.
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Friday demanded the immediate withdrawal of the Rs.5 hike in diesel prices and the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders.
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for construction workers.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be going on a three-day official visit to Maldives beginning Saturday, at the invitation of his Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Nazim, during which both sides are expected to review ongoing defence exchanges and discuss ways to enhance cooperation in the defence sector.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday heads to Male on a three-day visit during which he will inaugurate a military hospital and a training academy for Maldivian forces -- key initiatives against the backdrop of the growing influence of China in the atoll country.
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has assured Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar that he will utilise his office to improve connectivity between India and Bangladesh, officials said here Tuesday.
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to set up a football academy in Tripura to boost the sport in the northeastern region, an official said here Tuesday.
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) Tata Chemicals will set up a Rs.5,000 crore, gas-based urea plant in northern Tripura in association with state-owned ONGC and Tripura government, officials said here Tuesday.
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) Tripura Wednesday announced government jobs for all sportspersons who have won medals in national and international events.
Bishalgarh (Tripura), Aug 28 (IANS) Separatist outfits in Tripura, supported by some opposition leaders, are recruiting tribal youths ahead of the assembly polls, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday.
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) Separatist terrorists have been trying to strengthen their outfits in Tripura ahead of the assembly polls early next year but security forces are ready to tackle them, the northeastern state's police chief said Tuesday.
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on them, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday.
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrendered militants, separatist outfits and a section of the opposition are conspiring to revive militancy in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday .
Agartala, July 31 (IANS) Tripura has stepped up a statewide crackdown on people who have claimed fake 'povery status' and collected over Rs.10 million as fines from those who have illegally availed facilities earmarked for the poor, a minister said here Tuesday.
Agartala, July 30 (IANS) The Tripura government Monday introduced high security registration plates for all vehicles to check their thefts and accidents in the northeastern state.
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday expressed deep shock over the death of veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal.
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The Tripura government will not allow the use of words such as 'remote' for any mountainous area in the state since all inaccessible habitats would soon be linked by roads.
Agartala, July 12 (IANS) To woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura will provide rice under the public distribution system (PDS) to the poor at Rs.2 a kg and increase its quota for others, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced here Thursday.
New York, June 29 (ANI): A 102-year-old man from Philippines, who came to California as a teenager in 1928 to pick lettuce and cabbage, became an American citizen during a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) In the lead-up to the Tripura assembly elections due next February, separatist groups in the state are recruiting tribal youths, an official statement here said Thursday.
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) Three hardcore militants, including a woman, belonging to an insurgent group with bases in Bangladesh were arrested with Rs.25 lakh cash and some electronic gadgets in Tripura, police said Monday.
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee telephoned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member, and sought support of Left parties, an official said Saturday.
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) Braving soaring summer heat, a record 95 percent of the 33,392-strong electorate Tuesday cast their votes in the significant by-election from the Nalchar assembly constituency in western Tripura, officials said here. Polling was peaceful.
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) Amidst unprecedented security and high political significance, the by-election to the Nalchar assembly constituency in western Tripura would be held Tuesday.
Male, June 9 (ANI): Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has said that he would step down if an independent inquiry finds he had been part of any coup.
Agartala, June 7(ANI): Pankaj Saran, the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar here in an effort o improve India- Bangladesh ties.
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide special financial aid.