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Fleeing Bangladeshi camp, six Tripura militants surrender

Agartala, May 13 (IANS) Six guerrillas of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), who fled from their Bangladeshi hideout, have surrendered to the police, officials said here on Friday.   The guerrillas were led by their self-styled Second Lieutenant Gantha…

Finally, Tripura gets broad gauge connectivity to rest of India

Agartala/Silchar, May 6 (IANS) The passenger train service between Agartala and Silchar (in southern Assam) began on Friday, fulfilling a decades-old demand for broad gauge railway connectivity between Tripura and the rest of India.   “One pair of passenger train…

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…

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