Tripura

  • Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 24,408
    Agartala, September 26 (PTI): At least 278 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Saturday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 24,408, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 265 with three more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 146 of the 265 COVID-19 deaths, the official said Tripura currently has 6,151 active coronavirus cases, while 17
  • Tripura''s COVID-19 tally rises to 24,130
    Agartala, September 25 (PTI): Tripura''s COVID-19 caseload rose to 24,130 as 341 more people tested positive for the virus on Friday, an official said. The death toll climbed to 262 with five more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 144 of the 262 COVID-19 deaths, the official said Tripura currently has 6,381 active coronavirus cases, while 17,464 people have recovered from the
  • Shutdown in Tripura's Kanchanpur over tribals' resettlement
    Agartala, September 22 (IANS): Normal life was crippled in northern Tripura's Kanchanpur subdivision on Tuesday as the Joint Movement Committee called a 12 hour shutdown in protest against the state government's decision to rehabilitate thousands of tribal refugees, who fled adjoining Mizoram 23 years ago following ethnic strife, in the area. According to the police, there was no untoward incident in view of the dawn-to-dusk shutdown. Government offices, markets, shops an
  • Tripura Guv stresses on need for govt, media relations
    Agartala, September 20 (IANS): Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais has stressed upon the positive relations between the government and the media, saying that he would take initiatives to uphold this tradition, an official said on Sunday. The Governor reportedly made this comment when a six-member team of the 'Tripura Assembly of Journalists (TJA)', met him at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday on the issue of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's reported "threats to the media
  • Tripura reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths
    Agartala, September 20 (PTI): At least 525 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Sunday, pushing the tally in the state to 22,032, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 239 with four more people succumbing to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 133 of the 239 COVID-19 deaths, officials said Tripura currently has 6,983 active coronavirus cases, while 14,787 people have r
  • Tripura reports 535 new COVID-19 cases, 7 fresh fatalities
    Agartala, September 19 (PTI): Tripura''s COVID-19 tally rose to 21,507 on Saturday as 535 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Seven fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state''s coronavirus death toll to 235, he said. West Tripura district, under which Agartala falls, has accounted for 130 of the 235 COVID-19 deaths reported in the state so far, the official said. Tripura now has 7,107 active coronavirus cases, while 14,14
  • National webinar on NEP 2020 at ICFAI Tripura
    Kamaghat, September 18 (MExN): A two day national webinar on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will be held at ICFAI University, Tripura on September 19. The webinar titled ‘Institutional Excellence in Higher Education in North East and National Education Policy,2020’ will be organized in collaboration with the All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER), a press release from the organizers informed. Tripura’s Minister for Higher Education Rata
  • Tripura worst in COVID death rate, 6 NE states' recovery rate below national average
    Agartala, September 18 (IANS): Tripura figures in the bottom of COVID-19 death rate, while six of the eight northeastern states' recovery rates are less than the national average of 78.86%, Union Health ministry data revealed on Friday. According to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Tripura topped the death ratio among the eight northeastern states in terms of COVID-19 cases with 1.09%, followed by Sikkim (0.97%), Meghalaya (0.71%), Ma
  • Tripura’s COVID-19 tally rises to 20,699 with 521 fresh cases
    Agartala, September 17 (PTI):  At least 521 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Thursday, pushing the tally in the state to 20,699, a health official said.  The death toll has risen to 222 with five more fatalities, he said. West Tripura district, which also comprises state capital Agartala, accounted for 122 of the COVID-19 deaths, the official said.  The state now has 7,498 active cases. With the discharge of 521 patients from G B Pant Hospital
  • Amid Covid-19, air passenger numbers on the rise in NE
    Guwahati/Agartala, September  15 (IANS): Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, air passenger movement in northeast India is growing since July, Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said on Tuesday. According to the officials, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati has registered 111 per cent increase in airline passengers from 2,812 on July 10 to 5,924 on September 10. Agartala airport witnessed a 104 per cent increase, Assam's Dibrugarh 126 per cen
  • Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 19,718 with 531 fresh cases
    Agartala, September 15 (PTI): At least 531 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Tuesday, pushing the tally in the state to 19,718, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 207 with seven more fatalities, he said. West Tripura district, which also comprises state capital Agartala, accounted for 115 of the 207 coronavirus deaths, the official said. According to him, 389 patients were cured of the disease and discharged from the G B Pant Hospita
  • Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 19,187 with 255 fresh cases
    Agartala, September 14 (PTI): At least 255 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, pushing the tally in the state to 19,187, a health department official said. The death toll has risen to 200 with six more fatalities, he said. West Tripura district, which also comprises state capital Agartala, accounted for 110 of the coronavirus deaths, the official said. The state now has 7,429 active cases, while 11,536 people have recovered from the disease, he said,
  • Tripura reports 12 COVID-19 fatalities, 629 new cases
    Agartala, September 13 (PTI): Tripura on Sunday reported record single-day spike of 12 COVID-19 fatalities, which raised the death toll to 194, while 629 fresh cases pushed the tally in the state to 18,932, a senior official said. West Tripura district, of which Agartala is a part, has accounted for 107 of the 194 COVID-19 deaths, he said. Tripura, at present, has 7,584 active coronavirus cases, while 11,132 people have recovered from the disease. Twenty-two patients have migrate
  • Social, political events responsible for surge in COVID-19 cases in Agartala: Study
    Agartala, September 13 (PTI): Social events and political rallies have led to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Tripura capital after the lockdown was withdrawn on August 5, a study conducted by the state government said. The survey, carried out by the administration of West Tripura district of which Agartala is a part, showed that the COVID-19 tally started rising from August 17. "The lockdown was lifted on August 5. We found that the COVID-19 caseload was increasing from August
  • 604 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths reported in Tripura
    Agartala, September 6 (PTI): At least 604 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Sunday, raising the tally in the state to 15,130, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 144 after eight more people succumbed to the infection, he said. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 77 of the 144 COVID-19 deaths. The state currently has 6,220 active cases, while 8,745 people have recovered from the dise
  • Tripura reports record 566 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths
    Agartala, September 2 (PTI): Tripura on Wednesday reported its highest single-day spike of 566 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 12,722, an official said. Five more people died in the state, following which the toll rose to 118, he said. There are 4,667 active cases in the state at present, the official of the Health Department said. So far, 7,847 people have recovered from the disease and 20 patients migrated to other states, he added. Tripura has tested over 2.77 la
  • Tripura-Bangladesh inland waterways route to be operational on September 5
    Sonamura, August 31 (PTI): Union Minister for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya will welcome the barge carrying 50 tonne of cement from Daundkandi in Bangladesh to Sonamura in Tripura''s Sepahijala district on September 5 through video conferencing from Delhi, officials said. The Sonamura-Daudkandi inland waterways protocol route connecting Tripura to Bangladesh would be made operational on the day in presence of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Chairman of the Land Ports Autho
  • 6 teenagers held for rape of 8-year-old in Tripura
    Agartala, August 30 (PTI): Seven teen-aged boys allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl after inviting her to play hide and seek with them in a village in Tripura, police said on Sunday. Six of the accused who live at Tabaria in West Tripura district were arrested and one is absconding. Four of them were sent to a juvenile home. Two others, who were around 12 years of age, were hospitalised as they tested positive for coronavirus, police said. "According to the complaint l
  • Another BJP MLA tests COVID-19 positive in Tripura
    Agartala, August 30 (PTI): A BJP MLA in Tripura said he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the third legislator of the ruling party in the state to contract the disease. Badrowali MLA Asish Saha said he tested positive for the infection on Saturday and is in home isolation at his Agartala residence. "I have tested positive for COVID-19 and I have quarantined myself at my home. I am taking medication prescribed by the doctors," Saha told PTI. Mimi Majumder, th
  • 447 more test positive for COVID-19 in Tripura; four deaths reported
    Agartala, August 30 (PTI): At least 447 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Sunday, raising the state''s tally to 11,326, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 98 with four more persons succumbing to the infection, he said. As many as 200 people were discharged from Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), taking the number of recoveries to 7,232, he said. Tripura currently has 3,977 active COVID-19 cases. Nineteen patients have mig