Tripura urges ministry to persuade SpiceJet to continue operations to Agartala

Agartala, July 14 (IANS): After Jet Airways, budget airline SpeiceJet has decided to suspend operations to Tripura capital Agartala from September 1, prompting the Chief Minister to seek intervention of the Union Civil Aviation Minister, an official said here on Saturday.   “Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu […]

No political violence in Tripura: BJP

Agartala, July 9 (IANS): Asserting that there is no political violence in Tripura, the state’s ruling BJP on Monday dismissed CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s claim that total lawlessness prevailed in the state and four Left cadres were murdered under the new regime.   “Sitaram Yechury’s claim was completely false and malicious… (and meant) to […]

Left to protest at Parliament against Tripura lawlessness: Yechury

Agartala, July 8 (IANS): The Left parties will hold a ‘dharna’ outside Parliament in Delhi on July 24 to protest against the “murder of democracy in West Bengal and Tripura”, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.   “Democracy and the people’s rights have been totally destroyed in West Bengal and Tripura. Total lawlessness […]

Agartala airport renamed after Tripura’s last king

New Delhi/Agartala, July 4 (IANS): The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday renamed the Agartala airport after Tripura’s last ruler Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, said an official.   The decision comes in the wake of a long-pending demand of the people of Tripura as well as the state government to […]

Tripura CM visits AIIMS to enquire Vajpayee’s health

New Delhi/Agartala, July 3 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday visited AIIMS in the national capital to enquire about the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, admitted there on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and other health ailments, an official said.   The Chief Minister also, on behalf […]

Tripura minister defends remark on organ harvesting from boy

Agartala, July 2 (PTI):  Tripura Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath today defended his remarks on “organ harvesting” from an 11-year-old boy and claimed that his comments had not led to the recent incidents of lynching in the state over child-lifting rumours.   The body of an 11-year-old boy with deep wounds on the neck and […]

Stupid remarks caused Tripura lynching: Manik Sarkar

Agartala, June 30 (IANS): Irresponsible and baseless comments after the killing of a teenage boy fuelled a situation that resulted in the lynching of a few persons in Tripura, former Chief Minister and opposition leader Manik Sarkar said here.   “Irresponsible, baseless and foolish comments after killing of a minor boy in Mohanpur (in western […]

Lynching of 3 people in Tripura: CM warns of stern action

Lynching of 3 people in Tripura: CM warns of stern action

Biplab Kumar Deb (File Photo)   Agartala, June 29 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said that the police and civil administration would take stern action against those who take the law into their own hands.   The Chief Minister’s warning came after three people including a vagabond woman and a vendor […]

Bulldozing of party offices rocks Tripura Assembly

Agartala, June 26 (IANS): Bulldozing of party offices, built on government land, by the Tripura government rocked the Assembly on Tuesday too, with the government vowing to continue with such razing.   The issue caused heated debate between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislators for the […]

CBI to probe two Tripura journalists’ killings

Agartala, June 23 (IANS): Responding to the state government’s requests, the CBI will probe the killing of two journalists in Tripura last year, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday.   “Following the state government’s requests, necessary notifications were issued last week allowing the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to probe the killings […]

Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS): The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.   “The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB […]

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