Everything you need to know about South Tripura: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about South Tripura: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) R.K. Mathur, a 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre, took over as defence secretary Saturday.
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Nearly six in ten adults in the South Asian region and Indonesia sent or received a payment or remittance in 2012 with a majority doing so informally, according to a new Gallup study.
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.
Karachi, May 24 (ANI): Playing down Pakistan's inability to win any Test matches since he took over, coach Dav Whatmore has said that losing four Tests out of six in the last 12 months was 'not a concern'.
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday urged China and Pakistan to nurture even closer ties, and enhance comprehensive strategic cooperation while addressing Pakistan's parliament.
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China has played a positive role in the continuous easing of the relationship between India and Pakistan, said a state-run daily which added, "China has not played balancing strategy, using one country against the other."
Johannesburg, May 23 (ANI): South African cricketer Dale Steyn's Proteas team mates have backed him to better than England pacer James Anderson, despite England's bowling coach David Saker saying the latter is "more skillfull".
Nairobi, May 23 (IANS) Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot will not be able to defend her 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres titles at this year's Moscow World championships as she is expecting her first child.
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.
Gaborone (Bostwana), May 22 (IANS) The president of the world motorsport governing body, Federation Internationale de I' Automobile (FIA), Jean Todt is scheduled to visit Botswana in August, Botswana Motorsport Association (BMSA) has confirmed.
Sydney, May 22 (ANI): Following his recovery from an Achilles heel injury, South Australian pacer Ryan Harris says he is keen to make a comeback to be in contention for the Ashes campaign this summer in England.
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) China would firmly consolidate and develop ties with Pakistan "no matter how the international and regional situation changes", said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who arrived here Wednesday on an official visit to Pakistan.
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.
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) A total of 245 South Koreans were confirmed to have established paper companies in safe havens in a bid to avoid tax payment, an independent South Korean media said 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.
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.
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Andres Iniesta says Spain cannot yet claim to be on the same pedestal as Brazil in football's international hierarchy.
Asuncion, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Paraguay has become the main destination in South America for used cars from Japan, the US and other countries, thanks to new regulations aimed at making it easier to import automobiles so low-income consumers can purchase vehicles.
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.
Pretoria, May 19 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma was not involved in a wedding scandal in which a private plane of the affluent and well-connected Indian Gupta family landed at a sensitive military airbase, an investigation revealed on Sunday, reported Xinhua.
Moscow, May 19 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the negotiating table with international mediators.
Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Japanese government confirmed the DPRK's missile launches on Saturday, saying none of the missiles have landed in Japan's territorial waters, Kyodo news agency reported.
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.
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista revealed that he is considering a return to Brazilian football.
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.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) South Africa could account for the bulk of the coal India may need as it is not currently mulling any export taxes on the commodity.
Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) More than 76 percent of tickets available for next month's Confederations Cup in Brazil have been sold, world football's governing body, FIFA said.
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 17 (IANS) Former Olympic champion and four-time World Cup winner Ma Lin became the biggest name to fall at the World Table Tennis Championships when he was upset by Japan's Kenta Matsudaira in the men's singles second round.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Maria Mutola, the 2000 Olympics 800m gold medallist, three-time 800m World champion and seven-time 800m Indoor World champion, says self-belief and a sound coaching programme are the keys to success.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath on Thursday called for re-doubling India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) efforts to increase women's participation in socio-eco development in these countries.
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.
Sao Paulo, May 15 (IANS) Tijuana progressed to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores with a 2-1 victory over Palmeiras at the Pacaembu stadium.
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.
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Australian scientists believe that the South Pacific kava plant could be an effective and safe treatment for anxiety.
Rio de Janeiro, May 14 (IANS) Former South Africa national coach Joel Santana has been sacked by Brazilian top-flight football club Bahia.
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.
The Hague, May 13 (IANS) Former Netherlands captain Mark van Bommel announced the end of his professional football career.
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.
Brisbane, May 13 (ANI): North Korea has replaced its hardline defence chief Kim Kyok Sik with a little-known army general.
Mohali, May 12 (IANS) Kings XI star batsman David Miller credited his success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener.
London, May 12 (ANI): Current New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and former skipper Ross Taylor have reportedly put their problems behind them and have joined hands in a bid to defeat England in the first Test at Lord's.
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.
Dubai, May 11 (IANS/CMC) South African captain AB de Villiers has named West Indies opener Chris Gayle among the players to look out for in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
Miami, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz says he still suffers from stage fright even after 25 years in the music business.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A survey by American travellers has picked out British men and Colombian women as the world's sexiest.
Johannesburg, May 11 (ANI): South Africa national cricket coach Gary Kirsten has stepped down from his post and has declined to renew his contract with Cricket South Africa (CSA), ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Seoul, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five workers died following a gas leak at a steel plant in Dangjin, South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.
Melbourne, May 10 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday announced that fast bowler Pat Cummins will travel with the Australia A squad on the tour of the British Isles as part of his ongoing rehabilitation programme.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Ritesh Agarwal, who founded Oravel.com, a startup that provides an alternative to hotel stays in India, has bagged the $100,000 Thiel Fellowship for 2013.
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.
Seoul, May 10 (IANS) South Korea's import prices edged up last month as the depreciation of the South Korean currency offset the effect from lower crude oil prices, central bank data showed Friday.
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.
Seoul, May 9 (IANS) South Korea's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent Thursday, altering the base rate for the first time in seven months.
London, May 9 (ANI): The news of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's announced retirement has given rise to a fleet of tributes from footballers, with David Beckham leading the trail by declaring him as a 'father figure'.
Sydney, May 9 (ANI): Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has reportedly consulted captain Michael Clarke about what he needs to do to retain his place in the Test side for the back-to-back Ashes campaign against England
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (ANI): A South Korean man cut his penis off, as he did not want to have any children.
Durban, May 8 (IANS) The Indian-origin mayor of a South African town has said that he would claim damages from an officer for subjecting him to a racism slur.
Washington, May 8 (IANS) With Pakistan arming itself with nuclear-capable cruise missiles with stealth capabilities, a new dimension has been added to India's maritime security challenges that will contribute to the changing strategic environment in South Asia, a leading Indian defence expert said here.
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.
Rio de Janeiro, May 8 (IANS) Brazil is on target to set a new attendance record for next month's Confederations Cup, world football's governing body FIFA said.
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) A colourful perspective of rural India, as captured by South Korean photographer Jo Jeol Kyu, has been put on display here at the Indian Cultural Centre.
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.
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) The political instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced world soccer governing body FIFA to move a 2014 World Cup qualifying match between CAR and South Africa to Cameroon.
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.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Zimbabwe wants Indian firms supplying it generic medicines to produce the drugs locally so that its pharmaceutical sector could grow, the country's helath minister, Henry Madzorera, has said.
London, May 5 (ANI): South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian has defended controversial comments he made about Governor Nikki Haley.
Karachi, May 5 (ANI): Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq has said that he is aiming to play long and substantial innings in England during the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy,
Sydney, May 5 (ANI): Young Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa, often touted as a clone of spin legend Shane Warne, has said that he has no intention of being the next Warne, following his shift from the domestic New South Wales (NSW) side to the South Australia team.
Tehran, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Azerbaijani nationals have been detained in Iran for illegal activities, the Iranian foreign ministry said.
Durban, May 4 (IANS) The chartered plane carrying guests for a wedding in an influential Indian-origin family broke at least five regulations and laws as soon as it landed on an air force base in South Africa Tuesday.
Johannesburg, May 4 (ANI): President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the investigations into the landing of a Gupta family-chartered jet at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, but emphasised that the investigation should not be allowed to impact negatively on the relations between South Africa and India.
Rome, May 4 (IANS) The 96th edition of the Giro d' Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race, which begins Saturday, will feature the first ever Chinese rider to take part.
Johannesburg, May 4 (ANI): South African cricketer JP Duminy has expressed his happiness after being named in the squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, adding that he is eager to repay the Proteas team management for the faith they have shown in him.
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.
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Based on a new fitness trend sweeping the UK, the latest running craze is all about one thing - darkness.
Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) Corinthians will need an early goal if they are to overturn a 0-1 deficit against Boca Juniors in their Copa Libertadores Round of 16 second leg May 15, said Brazilian football striker Alexandre Pato.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A United Nations report has said that killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings".
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) Excitement is mounting at the famed tourist destination of Kovalam as it gets ready to host the first ever surfing and stand-up paddle competition to be held over three days starting Friday. The event has been named as the Spice Coast Open.
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.
Buenos Aires, May 2 (IANS) Nicolas Blandi scored a second-half winner as Boca Juniors defeated defending champions Corinthians 1-0 in their Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg.
Cape Town, May 1 (IANS) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has called for an independent probe into claims that it was involved in match-fixing schemes before the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Noting that South Asian Americans, particularly those who are Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh, have too often faced "senseless violence and suspicion", President Barack Obama has vowed to keep up the fight against discrimination.
Melbourne, May 1 (IANS) Australia have named their 15-man squad for this year's ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 6 to 23.
Johannesburg, May 1 (ANI): South African cricketer has reportedly been added to the squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, which will end his six months of inactivity.
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.
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has reiterated his desire to overhaul the country's football calendar in a bid to revitalise its foundering domestic competitions.
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Many scientists believe that predecessors to dinosaurs missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago.
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea's industrial output reduced last month as external uncertainties such as slow growth in major economies weighed on the export-driven economy, a government report showed 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.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): The defense ministers of New Zealand and Australia met in Auckland Tuesday for bilateral talks ahead of the first-ever region-wide defense talks in Tonga.