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After 16 years in captivity: Tripura man’s surprise homecoming

By Sujit Chakraborty   Agartala, April 19 (IANS) As his family was at its wits end to obtain 50-year-old Ranjan Saha’s death certificate, the banana seller startled one and all by returning home 16 years after he had been abducted…

Mixed response to bandh call in Tripura, five injured

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) A 24-hour shutdown call given by the opposition Congress on Monday over former health minister Bimal Sinha’s assassination 18 years ago evoked mixed response in Left-ruled Tripura.   Five supporters of the Congress and CPI-M sustained…

Tripura celebrates Dipa’s Olympic qualification

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Cheer and joy gripped Tripura since early Monday after local girl Dipa Karmakar, scripting history, became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after putting up a strong show at…

Three militants surrender in Tripura

Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Three tribal guerrillas who fled from their Bangladeshi hideout surrendered to the Tripura Police, officials said here on Sunday.   Ganaram Reang, Danasai Reang and Salendra Reang, belonging to the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT),…

Despite mid-day meal, attendance lags in Tripura’s government schools

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Despite the lure of a mid-day meal, low attendance in Tripura’s government schools is a “cause of concern” while enrollment is rising in private schools without the facility, an audit report has said.…

Eight Bangladesh-trained militants surrender in Tripura

Eight Bangladesh-trained militants surrender in Tripura

Agartala, April 10 (IANS): Eight Bangladesh-trained extremists surrendered to the BSF with foreign-made arms and ammunition on Sunday, an official said.   “Eight dreaded militants of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) fled their Bangladeshi hideout and crossed over…

More Tripura Congress leaders quit over alliance with Left in Bengal

Agartala, April 8 (IANS) Hours after Tripura’s Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sudip Roy Barman resigned over his party’s alliance with the Left Front in West Bengal, four other Congress leaders on Friday quit party positions on the issue.  …

Rs.152.46 billion tax-free deficit budget in Tripura

Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Tripura Finance Minister Tapan Chakraborty on Friday presented a Rs.152.46 billion tax-free budget for 2016-17 with a deficit of Rs.1.88 billion.   No new taxes have been proposed and no increase of existing taxes projected in…

Repeatedly raped minor girl gives birth to child in Tripura

Dharmanagar, March 17 (ANI): A minor girl who allegedly repeatedly raped by her neighour and threatened with release of indecent videos on social media, gave birth to a child in northern Tripura.   The victim, a candidate of class ten…

CPI-M in Tripura wants members to be more ideologically acquainted

Agartala, March 12 (IANS): A two-day special meeting of Tripura’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist began here on Saturday to make members “more ideologically acquainted”. “The purpose of the special meeting of CPI-M Tripura unit is to make the party…

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