Everything you need to know about Tripura Damcherra: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Tripura Damcherra: 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 13 (IANS) The Tripura government has asked four non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), including Rose Valley, not to collect deposits from the people, and to make due payments to depositors by July 31, officials said here Thursday.
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) The main opposition Congress Wednesday organised protest rallies across Tripura demanding a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into a triple murder at a newspaper office here last month.
Agartala, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura has dropped 4.22 percent of its members for various reasons in the past one year as part of a "rectification move" of the party cadres, a top party leader said here Monday.
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.
Shillong, June 7 (IANS) Planning Commission member B.K. Chaturvedi Friday said the government has made major investments in the northeastern states in all infrastructure but there are still large gaps that need to be covered.
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) The killing of three employees of a media office here May 19 has taken a new twist Friday with the arrest of the editor-cum-owner of the newspaper, police said.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday expressed concern over the influx of people with "doubtful citizenship" in Meghalaya.
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday expressed concern over the fate of over six lakh depositors of the scam-tainted Saradha Group who have filed complaints with the West Bengal government seeking refunds.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) India's northeast region was under serious threat as several militant outfits had come together on a common platform called the United Forum, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said in the internal security meet here Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Chief ministers of parties not belonging to the ruling dispensation at the centre expressed strong reservations Wednesday over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre. Some Congress chief ministers too expressed concern.
Agartala, June 5 (IANS) The Tripura government Wednesday reduced the area under which a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to paramilitary troopers could be deployed, a top official said.
Tripura Board 12th results 2013 have been declared by the Tripura board of secondary education today on June 5. Tripura board class 12 results 2013 have been declared by the board on its official website at: http://tbse.in/tbse/Index.htm.
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.
northeast India and Bangladesh Monday, an official said here.
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.
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) Three people were killed when a bus in which they were travelling turned turtle in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district Saturday, police said.
Pune, June 1 (IANS) Services started their campaign in the national hockey championships on a winning note Saturday, defeating Goa 28-0 in their Pool C league match at the Shiv Chattrapati Sports Complex here.
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, May 30 (IANS) A Tripura government official beheaded his Christian son-in-law after he refused to embrace Hinduism, police said Thursday.
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 28 (IANS) A record 170,000 CPI-M leaders, members and supporters were Tuesday arrested after participating in an agitation against the central government over corruption and price rise, police said. They were released after some time.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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/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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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) 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Guwahati, Apr. 23 (ANI): The northeast is known for producing quality silk. An expo was held recently in Guwahati to promote products made of pure silk.
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.
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.
Aizawl, April 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC), led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is expanding its base in the northeastern region. The party set up a unit Friday in the Congress-ruled Mizoram.
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.
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Troopers of Tripura's elite counter-insurgency trained force, the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) will provide security during the upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka, an official said Wednesday.
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) Immature rubber plants of two-four years are drying up in India's northeastern region owing to prolonged dry weather, leaving the growers worried about their produce, an official said here Tuesday.
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.
Agartala, April 13 (IANS) Even though the second session of the Tripura assembly will start April 26, the main opposition Congress is yet to choose its leader, a good 45 days its was routed in the Feb 14 assembly elections.
Gandhigram, Apr 12 (ANI) Bamboo artisans in Tripura recently took part in an "advanced skill development training programme" which aimed at creating new employment opportunities and promoting economic self-reliance.
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.
Imphal/Agartala/Shillong, April 11 (ANI):With an aim to provide speedy justice to people and to complete the backlog of pending cases in the northeast, separate high courts were inaugurated recently in the states of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya.
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.
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) State-owned ONGC Tuesday signed an MoU with a Rajasthan-based private company to set up a gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura to meet the growing shortage of urea in the eastern and northeastern states and adjoining Bangladesh.
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Left-ruled Tripura provided 86.27 days of work under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme in fiscal 2012-13, the highest in the country, a minister said here Tuesday.
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.
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) A student of the Assam Agricultural University in Jorhat district was found dead under mysterious circumstances, police said Sunday.
Agartala, April 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 'Mother Language Festival' in New Delhi May 19 to commemorate the 11 language martyrs killed in police firing in Assam in 1961, an official said here Saturday.
New Delhi, Apr. 6 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Manipur, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland and Tripura during the months of April and May.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit the northeastern states in April and May, an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan said Saturday.
Nagaon (Assam), April 5 (IANS) Manipur registered their second consecutive win as they defeated Tripura 24-0 in a Pool B league match in the third Hockey India sub-junior men's national championship (East Zone) here Friday.
Nagaon (Assam), April 4 (IANS) Jharkhand continued their winning streak on the second day of the Sub-Junior Men's National Hockey Championship (East Zone) here Thursday.
Agartala, April 4 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M has used the state administration to tamper with electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the recent assembly elections, state Congress unit chief Sudip Roy Barman said here Thursday.
Agartala, April 3 (IANS) Tripura's dissident Congress leader Subal Bhowmik Wednesday launched a new party and blamed the central and state party leaders for the Congress' humiliating defeat in the Feb 14 assembly polls.