131 tribals return home to Mizoram after 21 years

Agartala, September  19 (IANS):  A total of 131 of the 32,876 Mizo tribals on Wednesday returned to their homes in Mizoram brightening the prospect of the remaining, who have been sheltering in Tripura camps for the past 21 years.   “Around 130 refugees belonging to 21 families returned to Mizoram from northern Tripura. We have […]

Space technology incubation centre opened in Tripura’s Agartala

Bengaluru, September 18 (IANS): Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday opened a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala, which was unveiled remotely from the country’s tech hub Bengaluru in Karnataka.   “The ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre opened at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Agartala will incubate start-ups to build applications […]

BJP wins 96% of Tripura Gram Panchayat seats unopposed

Agartala, September 15 (IANS): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won unopposed 96 per cent of the Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti seats and all the 18 Zilla Parishad seats in Tripura, a State Election Commission (SEC) official said.   The by-elections to 3,386 seats — 3,207 Gram Panchayat seats, 161 Panchayat Samiti seats […]

All political parties except BJP demand rescheduling of Tripura panchayat polls

Agartala, September 14 (IANS): Almost all parties including the ruling BJP’s junior partner the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) on Friday demanded the rescheduling of the September 30 panchayat elections to ensure the participation of all parties.   The Opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front, the Congress and the IPFT, a […]

Braving BJP attacks, Tripura CPI-M collects donations for Kerala

Agartala, September 11 (IANS): Opposition CPI-M leaders and workers, braving a series of attacks by the ruling BJP workers, have collected Rs 23 lakh for providing relief to the people of flood-hit Kerala, the party said here on Tuesday.   “Facing many attacks, CPI-M leaders and members during August 21-31 have collected Rs 23 lakh […]

Allies BJP, IPFT likely to contest Tripura PRI bypolls separately

Agartala, September 7 (IANS): Tripura’s ruling alliance partners BJP and IPFT are most likely to contest the September 30 panchayat bypolls separately, while the opposition CPI-M and Congress maintained that the present atmosphere was not conducive to holding the byelections due to “terror spread by ruling party cadres”.   The by-elections to 3,386 vacant seats […]

Tripura was drug-supply hub during Left rule: CM

Agartala, September 5 (IANS): Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Wednesday that Tripura was a “hub of drug supplies” to other states during the previous Left Front government’s rule.   “Due to inactive governance… Tripura had become an area prone to illicit drugs and a hub of drugs supply to Bihar, West Bengal, Assam […]

‘Developing border infrastructure can foster India-Bangladesh economic prosperity’

Agartala, September 2 (IANS): The economic prosperity of India and Bangladesh could be improved by developing border infrastructure and removing basic trade barriers, top politicians and experts said at a seminar here on Sunday.   Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who inaugurated the seminar, said the under-construction bridge over river Feni in southern Tripura […]

EC wants maximum voting by differently-abled eligible voters

Agartala, September 1 (IANS): The Election Commission would conduct intensive mapping aiming at getting the maximum number of differently-abled voters to exercise their franchise including in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and later, an official said here on Saturday.   “The Election Commission has asked all the states to conduct exhaustive mapping of differently-abled eligible […]

Tripura local bodies by-polls announced

Agartala, September 1 (IANS): The Tripura State Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to the 3,386 vacant seats of three-tier gram panchayats on September 30.   “The by-elections to the 3,386 vacant seats of gram panchayats, panchayat samities and zilla parishads would be held on September 30. Counting of votes would be done on October […]

India is now ‘lynchistan’, says Brinda

Agartala, August 28 (IANS): India has turned into a “lynchistan” as 125 incidents of mob lynching have taken place in four years, CPI-M leader Brinda Karat said on Tuesday.   “India has virtually turned into a ‘lynchistan’. Over 125 incidents of mob lynching have taken place in different parts of the country in the four years […]

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