Six teenaged Rohingya Muslims held in Tripura

Agartala, January 14 (IANS): Six teenaged Rohingya Muslims have been arrested in Tripura’s Dharmanagar town bordering Assam, police said on Sunday.   Acting on a tip, three girls and three boys were arrested from Dharmanagar railway station on Saturday evening.   The youngsters, all from Myanmar and aged around 18 years, entered Tripura from Bangladesh […]

Tripura parties’ ally with BJP, Congress

Pre-poll activities pick up   Agartala/Shillong, January 6 (IANS): With the political activities gradually picking up ahead of the crucial assembly elections in February in Left-ruled Tripura, tribal parties are negotiating with the BJP and Congress for electoral alliances, informed sources said on Saturday.   Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah began a […]

Final electoral rolls published in Tripura

Agartala, January 6 (PTI): The final electoral rolls of Tripura have been published with names of 25, 69,216 voters, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said.   For the first time, the ‘third gender’ option was included in the final rolls and 11 people have registered their names under the category, Taranikanti said.   Of […]

CM says no to meeting between Tripura Gov & officials, sparks row

Agartala, January 3 (IANS): Ahead of the assembly elections in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s direction to top state officials not to meet the governor has sparked a controversy, with political circles terming the issue a “constitutional crisis”.   A section of the local media on Tuesday and Wednesday reported that Sarkar had asked the […]

TRIPURA 2017: Year that set the stage for a direct Left vs BJP battle

Agartala, December 29 (IANS): In India’s 65-year electoral history, the country’s dominant Left party, the CPI-M, has never been in direct confrontation with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Political developments in Tripura this year have set the stage for their first face-to-face battle in the February 2018 assembly polls as the saffron outfit has emerged […]

Scribe’s killing: HC orders govt to submit chargesheet

Agartala, December 20 (PTI): The Tripura High Court today ordered the state government to submit the chargesheet and other documents relevant to the investigation into the killing of television journalist Santanu Bhowmik.   Bhowmik was hacked to death on September 20 at Mandai in West Tripura district, 28 km from the state capital. He had […]

Tripura CM inaugurates Indo-Bangla Friendship Park

Agartala, December 16 (PTI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today inaugurated Indo-Bangla Friendship Park at Chottakhola in South Tripura district, around 130 kilometre from here. Sarkar said this park is a historic witness of friendship between Tripura and Bangladesh.   “So long the history of Bangladesh liberation war would be discussed, the sacrifice of the […]

Steps taken to strengthen air connectivity to NE India: AAI

Agartala, December 16 (PTI): The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken initiatives to strengthen regional air connectivity in the north eastern states, a top AAI official said. A new terminal building is being constructed with an estimated expenditure of Rs 500 crore at Agartala Airport and the AAI would spend Rs 2,500 crore in […]

HC notice on journalist killing

Agartala, December 13 (PTI): The Tripura High Court has issued separate notices to the state government, the Centre and the CBI seeking a reply as to why a CBI probe should not be ordered into the killing of TV journalist Shantanu Bhowmik.   The journalist was hacked to death on September 20 last when he […]

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