Tripura starts 24×7 ‘mobile policing’ service

Agartala, June 16 (IANS): The Tripura government on Saturday launched the GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24×7 “mobile policing” service to curb crime, especially against women.   Launching the “mobile policing” service, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance government’s main thrust is to make Tripura a crime and […]

Flood situation improves in Tripura, CM calls for review meet

Flood situation improves in Tripura, CM calls for review meet

An aerial view of flood-affected Kailashahar town in Unakoti district of Tripura on Friday, June 15, 2018. Three Mi 17 helicopters of Indian Air Force supplied 4.1 tons of food and other essentials. (PTI Photo)   Agartala, June 16, (PTI): The overall flood situation has slightly improved in Tripura even as over 40,000 people continue […]

Flood situation improves in Tripura, CM calls for review meet

Agartala, June 16, (PTI): The overall flood situation has slightly improved in Tripura even as over 40,000 people continue to remain stranded in 189 relief camps across the state, official sources said here today.   Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who visited the worst-hit Kailashahar and Kumarghat subdivisions of Unakoti district yesterday, has called for […]

BSF mulling laser walls along Indo-Bangla border in Tripura

ITANAGAR, JUNE 11 (PTI): The Border Security Force (BSF) in Tripura is “contemplating” installation of laser walls at the unfenced riverine patches along India-Bangladesh border to check infiltration bids, official sources said.   Security forces have so far been using sensor devices, flood lights and night vision goggles to guard the international border, the laser […]

Tripura, Mizoram step up efforts to tackle cyber crime

Agartala/Aizawl, June 9 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram have taken steps to strengthen their existing setup to deal with the growing incidents of cyber crime, including misuse of social media, officials said on Saturday.   The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura has recently decided to set up a separate full-fledged Crime Branch comprising senior IPS officers. […]

President to declare Tripura’s ‘queen’ pineapple as state fruit

Agartala, June 6 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind may declare the “queen” variety of pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit on Thursday during his visit here, an official said on Wednesday.   “The President likely to declare the ‘queen’ variety pineapple of Tripura as the state fruit, said the Agriculture Department official.   Tripura Chief Minister […]

1971 war hero finally gets memorial park in Tripura

Agartala, June 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday inaugurated a sprawling park named after 1971 war hero Lance Naik Albert Ekka, who along with his comrades saved the city from Pakistani aggression. The park, developed by the Agartala Municipal Corporation in association with Tripura’s Forest Department at a cost of Rs 1.22 […]

Mountainous North East receives erratic rainfall

Mountainous North East receives erratic rainfall

Dark clouds hover over Peren Town during rainy day (Morung file Photo)   Agartala/Guwahati, June 2 (IANS): Mountainous northeastern India has experienced uneven pre-monsoon rains, though Tripura recorded 71 per cent excess rainfall, officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.   The IMD said the seasonal monsoon (June to September) rainfall is likely to […]

Tripura to move SC for extension to over 10,000 teachers

Agartala, May 31 (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance government in Tripura would soon submit a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court to extend the services of 10,323 government teachers for two more years, a minister said here on Thursday after a cabinet meeting.   On March 29 last year, the Supreme Court […]

Two-day strike hits banking services in Tripura

Agartala, May 30 (IANS): Banking services were badly affected in Tripura on Wednesday as most of the major banks remained closed due to a nation-wide employees’ strike.   Leaders of the striking employees claimed that the response of the two-day bank strike is good in all the eight northeastern states, including Assam and Sikkim.   […]

Tripura CID to probe tribal girl student’s suicide

Agartala, May 29 (IANS): The Tripura government has ordered a CID probe into the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old tribal girl student of a private school, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma said on Tuesday.   The Class 12 student took the extreme step after she was allegedly humiliated by some shopping mall staff and her […]

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