Everything you need to know about North Tripura: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about North Tripura: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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) Three militants who had fled from their hideout in Bangladesh along with two CPI-M leaders, who were kidnapped April 1 from Tripura, have surrendered to the security forces, officials said Tuesday.
Johannesburg, May 21 (ANI): Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic champion who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, will not compete this year in any event as he awaits trial.
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.
London, May 21 (ANI): Russian counter-terrorism agents have foiled a terrorist attack on Moscow, killing two of the plotters and arrested another.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is still serious after North Korea's recent missile launch and its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons, South Korea has said.
London, May 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for joint effort to tackle tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance weeks ahead of the Group 8 Summit.
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.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 35 others injured Monday in twin car bombings in Russia's North Caucasus region, officials said.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Monday in twin car bombings in Russia's North Caucasus region, officials said.
Seoul, May 20 (IANS) North Korea Monday fired two more short-range missiles, a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the regime to return to talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
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.
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) North Korea Sunday fired a short-range missile into the East Sea, even as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was concerned over Pyongyang's latest missile launches and urged the regime to return to the talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday said he was concerned over North Korea's latest short-range missile launches and called on Pyongyang to return to the six-party talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Libya's new government, formed in 2011 after four decades of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorial rule, is keen to take India's help in the drafting of a constitution and economic rebuilding, the Libyan envoy here has said.
Tokyo, May 19 (IANS) While confirming North Korea's missile launches Saturday, the Japanese government clarified none of the missiles landed in its territorial waters, Xinhua reported.
Seoul, May 18 (IANS) North Korea Saturday launched three short-range guided missiles into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea's defence ministry.
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.
The tiny northeast Indian state of Tripura has turned into the second largest producer of natural rubber in the country largely because several hundred former militants of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) were rehabilitated a decade ago and allotted land.
Seoul, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea may have up to 200 mobile missile launchers, or twice the number previously estimated by South Korea's authorities, South Korean media reported Friday.
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.
Paris, May 16 (IANS) Canadian Adham Sharara was re-elected as president of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) during the World Championships here.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The detention of an alleged CIA agent in Moscow by Russian counter-intelligence will not threaten relations between Russia and the US, "the world's two largest nuclear superpowers", a Russian senator said.
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 14 (IANS) Despite the Reserve Bank of India asking nationalised banks to improve their credit flows to the industry-starved northeast, the credit-deposit ratio in the region has remained static during the past many years, Tripura Finance Minister Badal Chaudhury said here Tuesday.
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) The Tripura assembly Monday witnessed unprecedented bedlam as the opposition Congress created a ruckus demanding that the government promise security for the money deposited by the people in chit fund companies.
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.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and four others injured Sunday when the gas cylinder of a passenger van exploded in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): SUV maker Chrysler Group LLC is reportedly recalling a total of 4,69,000 models following discoveries that their circuit boards have transmitted signals bringing about gearshifts to neutral positions.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): The spire on top of the new 1 World Trade Center has made it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
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.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Basketball star Dennis Rodman has said he is going back to North Korea for another up-front-and-close meeting dictator Kim Jong-un to talk about freeing a jailed American.
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.
Gournar village (Tripura), May 10 (ANI): The Assam Rifles is working consistently to improve the lives of people in the northeast, including Tripura.
Wellington, May 10 (ANI): South Korea has turned notorious in adding photoshop effects, emulating its northern counterpart in its attempts to photoshop a photo claiming to show South Korean President Park Geun-hye and US President Barack Obama shaking hands.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is all set to talk to the India community in US via satellite in North America from state capitl of Gandhinagar on Sunday.
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Still a persona non grata in the US, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is again set to talk to the Indian community in 18 cities in North America via satellite from state capital of Gandhinagar Sunday.
London, May 10 (ANI): Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter, Suri, is all set to bring out her very own fashion line.
Shillong, May 9 (IANS) An apex body of northeastern students' groups has suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to depute a parliamentary team to study the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the region, a student leader said Thursday.
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.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Chewing gum company Wrigley has paused production and sales of its caffeinated gum, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the safety of added caffeine.
New York, May 8 (ANI): American basketball star Dennis Rodman has come to the aid of a Korean-American man jailed in North Korea.
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Left Front government in the northeastern state of Tripura has decided to ask the CBI to probe the illegal activities of the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man and his son have been held by the US authorities for trying to send machinery which could be used to produce weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in North Korea.
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two North Korean mid-range missiles reportedly prepared for launch in April were recently withdrawn from their coastal positions, a South Korean media report said.
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.
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.
Sydney, May 7 (ANI): North Korea has hit the 'provocation pause' button on its aggressive nuclear rhetoric after pressure from China.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): With the summers setting in, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that temperature will continue to rise in the days to come and heat wave will grip parts of North India.
Seoul, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea and the US have begun an anti-submarine exercise in the Yellow Sea, the Yonhap news agency reported. The drill will continue till Friday.
London, May 6 (IANS) Actor-director Kevin Spacey named his new pet dog Boston to pay tribute to the city in the wake of last month's bombings.
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.
Wellington, May 5 (ANI): Chat apps and free messaging services designed for smartphones are slowly killing text messaging with businesses and teenagers shifting their way of communication.
Washington, May 4 (IANS/AKI) North Korea, Iran and Syria are among the top 10 countries deemed worst for press freedom, according to an annual ranking by a Washington-based watchdog.
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Seven people, including a doctor and his wife, were killed and five injured in four road accidents in Tripura, police said Friday.
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.
London, May 3 (ANI): The United States has urged North Korea for an immediate release of a Korean-American man, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for alleged anti-government crimes.
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Law enforcement personnel in Russia have killed 73 alleged Islamist insurgents in the North Caucasus region over the first three months of 2013, police said.
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.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress MP Thursday asked for a CBI probe into the chit fund scam saying the national agency was best suited to investigate the issue which involved multiple states.
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.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Heart-healthy diet helps men at high risk for heart disease reduce their bad cholesterol, regardless of whether they lost weight or not, a new study suggests.
Singapore, May 2 (IANS) An over-a-century-old Hindu temple here was re-consecrated in an event that was attended by 12,000 Hindus.
Pyongyang, May 2 (IANS) A US citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of compulsory labour by North Korea's Supreme Court, the official KCNA news agency said Thursday.
London, May 1 (ANI): A Tory councillor is being probed over a joke he made on Twitter regarding Oscar Pistorius's murder charge.
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government may recommend a CBI probe into the illegal activities of the non-banking financial companies in the state following a chit fund scam in West Bengal, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Tuesday.
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.
Moscow, April 30 (IANS) Russia and Japan Monday condemned North Korea for its refusal to give up its nuclear weapons programme.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Federal agents investigating the deadly Boston Marathon bombings have visited the home of the dead suspect's widow even as they looked for his possible links with a couple of militants, according to various media reports.
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 29 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat has said that the formation of a Third Front at the centre is no easy task as some political parties frequently change their allegiance.
Alicante (Spain), April 29 (IANS/EFE) A Spanish software company is developing a computer tool that will help improve building safety in earthquakes and can also be used in construction projects by companies located in seismic zones.
Jerusalem, April 29 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that his country would not allow the intermittent firing of rockets into its territory and warned the continued attacks would be dealt aggressively.
Washington, April 28 (IANS) North Korea plans to begin a trial against a US citizen detained there last year, CNN reported.
Agartala, April 28 (IANS) The chit fund scam in West Bengal had ripple effects in Tripura, where police swung into action on public complaints and protests to arrest the director of a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): North Korea has announced that an American detained for nearly six months will be tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has sanctioned 338 developmental projects for the region in the last three years.
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) A five-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Tripura, triggering violent protests by the locals. Police later arrested the culprit, officials said here Saturday.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): Republican and Democratic lawmakers have proposed to introduce tough sanctions against North Korea amid growing concern over its nuclear programmes.
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, 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.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) While reiterating Seoul's commitment to a denuclearised Korean Peninsula, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won Thursday opposed the idea of redeploying US tactical nuclear weapons in the country.
Washington, Apr. 25 (ANI): America's top military leader has said North Korea is in ever-greater danger of provoking a fight under the leadership of Kim Jong-un.
New Delhi, Apr. 24 (ANI): A series of seminars to engage Indian Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) interested in expanding operations into North America via Toronto, Ontario. The "Next Big Idea" seminars are scheduled to take place on May 6 and 7 in Ahmedabad and Pune, respectively.
Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said he is confident North Korea will not be permitted to start a general conflict.
London, Apr. 24 (ANI): South Korea is trying to establish who sent a letter threat to the defence minister.
Tokyo, Apr. 24 (ANI): Possible radioactive traces from a North Korean nuclear test in February have been detected for the first time in Japan, a monitoring organization has said.
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, April 24 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's senior lawyer Bijan Das has been appointed the advocate general of Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.
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.
Sydney, Apr. 21 (ANI): North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula.
As US investigators hunt for evidence about the Boston bombing suspects, some of their questions will focus on Russia's restive North Caucasus, including the war-scarred Chechnya region that has produced a number of militant groups, but none that has been linked to terror attacks against the West.
Gurgaon, April 19 (ANI): Doctors at a hospital in Gurgaon have expressed amazement over the size of the enlarged head of 16-month-old baby girl, Runa Begum, who suffers from hydrocephalus.
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has threatened to seek revenge against all countries taking part in the French-led war in Mali.
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korea Thursday listed conditions for resuming talks with Washington and Seoul amid festering tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The Rubber Board has proposed to double the existing natural rubber cultivation areas in the northeastern region during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), board chairman Sheela Thomas said here Thursday.