Tripura

  • Amid Covid spread, rain dampens Durga Puja spirit in NE
    Guwahati/Agartala, October 23 (IANS): Amid Covid-19 spread, the five-day long Durga Puja festivity was dampened by rain across the northeastern region. The pandemic has restricted not just gatherings and movement but also the passion and zeal in which the Puja is celebrated everyear. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, the unseasonal rain was caused by the depression in the Bay of Bengal. According to the predictions and warnings of the IMD, eight northe
  • Tripura-Mizoram border tension eases after revocation of prohibitory order
    Aizawl/Agartala, October 19 (IANS): The fortnight-long tension along the Tripura-Mizoram borders eased after the Mizoram authority following the objection of Tripura government revoked the prohibitory order imposed along the inter-state borders, officials of both the state said on Monday. Late on Sunday evening Western Mizoram's Mamit district administration revoked the prohibitory order under section 144 Cr Pc that was clamped in Phuldungsei, Zampui and Zomuantlang villages on
  • Life crippled in Tripura's tribal areas as IPFT calls for shutdown
    Agartala, October 15 (IANS): Life was crippled in the tribal dominated areas of Tripura as the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the junior ally of ruling BJP, observed a 24-hour shutdown in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas on Thursday in support of its demand for a separate state, officials said. Police said that no major incident took place in the entire TTAADC regions even as several hundred IPFT picketers were arrested from diffe
  • Tripura scribes protest against attacks on media
    Agartala, October 15 (IANS):As part of their month-long agitations, journalists in Tripura held a sit-in demonstration here on Thursday to protest against Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Debs reported "threats to the media" last month and attacks on seven reporters in less than a month. The agitations are being spearheaded by the Tripura Assembly of Journalists (TAJ). Journalists from different media houses wearing placards took part in Thursday's sit-in demonstration t
  • Tripura's rebel BJP MLAs may meet Nadda in Delhi on Oct 15 or 16
    Agartala, October 13 (PTI): Dissident MLAs of the ruling BJP in Tripura, who are camping in New Delhi to meet the party''s national president JP Nadda to inform him of the alleged "bad governance" in the state, are hopeful of meeting him on October 15 or 16. One of the rebel MLAs said on condition of anonymity that they have got an assurance that Nadda, who is now busy chalking out strategies for the Bihar Assembly elections, would meet them on Thursday or Fri
  • 217 fresh COVID-19 cases, one more fatality in Tripura
    Agartala, October 13 (PTI): Tripura's COVID-19 tally mounted to 28,678 on Tuesday as 217 more people tested positive for the disease, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 314 after a person succumbed to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 170 of the 314 COVID-19 fatalities, the official said. On Monday, 220 people were discharged from G B Pant Hospital, the main referral facility i
  • Tripura’s rebel BJP MLAs may meet Nadda in Delhi on Oct 15 or 16
    Agartala, October 13 (PTI): Dissident MLAs of the ruling BJP in Tripura, who are camping in New Delhi to meet the party’s national president JP Nadda to inform him of the alleged "bad governance" in the state, are hopeful of meeting him on October 15 or 16. One of the rebel MLAs said on condition of anonymity that they have got an assurance that Nadda, who is now busy chalking out strategies for the Bihar Assembly elections, would meet them on Thursday or Friday.
  • Dissent brewing in Tripura BJP over CM''s leadership
    Agartala, October 12 (PTI): Schism within the ruling BJP in Tripura has come to the fore with 12 dissident MLAs camping in New Delhi to meet the party''s national president J P Nadda and convey to him about "bad governance" in the state, which, they said, could lead to its downfall in the 2023 Assembly elections. The team of legislators include former state health minister Sudip Roy Barman, Asish Saha, Sushanta Choudhury, Ramprasad Pal and Diba Chandra Hrankhawl.
  • 109 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality in Tripura
    Agartala, October 12 (PTI): At least 109 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally in the state to 28,461 a health department official said. The death toll rose to 313 with one more person succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 169 of the 313 deaths. Altogether 317 patients were discharged on Sunday from G B Pant hospital, the main referral facility in the state
  • Sarkar criticises Modi govt s disinvestment policy
    Agartala, October 11 (PTI): Former Tripura Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Manik Sarkar has criticised the BJP led NDA government''s disinvestment policy and said that foreign private companies are being allowed to enter the strategic defence and ordnance manufacturing sector. Addressing the All India Lawyers Unions (AILU) West Tripura district conference here on Saturday, Sarkar said that "all doors and windows of the country were opened for handing over the
  • Tripura reports 199 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fatalities
    Agartala, October 11 (PTI): Tripura''s COVID-19 tally rose to 28,352 on Sunday as 199 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 312 with two more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 168 of the 312 COVID-19 deaths, the official said Tripura currently has 3,954 active coronavirus cases, while 24,063 people ha
  • Tripura reports 237 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 27,545
    Agartala, October 7 (PTI): At least 237 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Wednesday, pushing the tally in the state to 27,545, a health department official said. The death toll remained at 298 with no fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, he said. West Tripura district, comprising state capital Agartala, has accounted for 161 COVID-19 deaths so far, the official said. Tripura now has 4,624 active cases, while 22,600 people have recovered from the
  • 3 killed, 7 hurt in lightning strikes in Tripura
    Agartala, October 6 (IANS): Three people were killed and seven others injured due to lightning strikes in Tripura, officials said on Tuesday. Officials of southern Tripura's Gomati district administration said that lightning struck the 10 persons while they are working at Hirapur village to construct a house late on Monday evening. "Three people died on the spot and seven other injured were shifted to the government hospital," the officials said. The district admini
  • Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram to protect endangered Clouded Leopard
    AGARTALA/SHILLONG/GUWAHATI, OCTOBER 6 (IANS): Three northeastern states -- Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram -- are taking steps to protect the endangered clouded leopard, which was listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In India, clouded leopards are restricted to the country's northeast region -- the eastern Himalayas, the Assam valley, and the hills south of the Brahmaputra. According to an official document, Mizoram's Dampa Tig
  • Tripura reports 159 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more fatalities
    Agartala, October 5 (PTI): At least 159 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally in the state to 27,033, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 296 with six more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 159 of the 296 COVID-19 deaths, the official said. Tripura currently has 4,861 active coronavirus cases, while 21,853 people have r
  • Tripura reports 322 new COVID-19 cases, four more fatalities
    Agartala, October 4 (PTI): At least 322 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura, pushing the tally in the state to 26,874, a health department official said on Sunday. The death toll rose to 290 with four more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 157 of the 290 COVID-19 deaths. Tripura currently has 5,174 active coronavirus cases, while 21,387 people have recovered from the
  • Tripura reports 190 new COVID-19 cases
    Agartala, October 3 (PTI): Tripura''s COVID-19 tally rose to 26,552 on Saturday as 190 more people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 286 with six more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 156 of the 280 COVID-19 deaths, the official said Tripura currently has 5,369 active coronavirus cases, while 20,874 people ha
  • Tripura journos protest against attack on media
    Agartala, October 2 (IANS): Journalists in Tripura on Friday wore “Black Badge” to protest the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's reported “threats to the media” last month and attacks on seven reporters in less than a month. Demanding withdrawal of the Chief Minister's alleged “threats to the media” in an official function at Sabroom (in southern Tripura) on September 11, Tripura Assembly of Journalists (TAJ), a body comprising editors and
  • Tripura reports 381 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally 25,734
    Agartala, September 30 (PTI): At least 381 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Wednesday, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 25,734, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 274 with one more people succumbing to the infection, he said. Altogether 489 patients were discharged from G B Pant hospital, the state''s main referral facility for the COVID-19 patients, since Tuesday. West Tripura district, of which state capital
  • Tripura reports 432 fresh cases of COVID-19, tally rises to
    Agartala, September 29 (PTI): Tripura reported at least 432 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the tally to 25,353, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 273 with three more people succumbing to the virus, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 149 deaths. He also said that 244 patients have recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, and altogether, 19,180 people have been cured so far. Tr