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92% scribes receive first shot of Covid vax in Tripura
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In collaboration with the Agartala Press Club, the Tripura government has so far administered the first dose of Covid vaccine to around 92 per cent of the journalists in the state, with many of them receving the second shot as well, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Media
3 central BJP leaders rush to Tripura after defection speculation
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Speculation that some BJP MLAs and leaders in Tripura may follow the example of BJP national Vice President Mukul Roy who returned to the Trinamool Congress, three senior central leaders arrived in the state on Wednesday and were holding hectic meetings with state leaders.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
More waterway link to boost NE India, B'desh trade: Experts
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Experts, lawmakers, academicians and traders have advocated for more waterway connectivity and development of related infrastructures to boost trade and economy between India's northeastern states and the neighbouring Bangladesh.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy,Politics
Four teenaged girls gang-raped in Tripura, eight youths held
Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Eight youths, accused of gang-raping four teenaged girls in western Tripura, were arrested within six hours of the case being registered, police said on Monday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSF, BGB to take preemptive measures for peace along Indo-B'desh border
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh in an important regional biannual border co-ordination conference (BCC) on Friday agreed to initiate preemptive measures in creating a situation of peace and tranquillity along the international border by amicably resolving all issues, officials said.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Resettlement of Mizoram tribals in Tripura jolted as NGT accepts complain
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The plan to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal migrants, who had fled Mizoram 24 years ago, following ethnic strife, received a jolt after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) accepted a complaint filed against their resettlement in Tripura's forest areas.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Defence/Security
In a first, BSF, BGB hold virtual meet to deal with crime, fencing, terror acts
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Monday began their first ever virtual border management conference to deal with border crimes, single-row border fencing and insurgent activities, among other issues.
2021-06-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tripura CM sends aids, study table, medicines after girl's FB posts
Agartala, June 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, after being impressed by a Facebook message posted by a poverty stricken teenager girl, has provided a study table, medicines for her Covid-affected mother and a bag containing various foods and essentials, officials said.
2021-06-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid cannot infect new born baby from mother : Experts
Agartala/Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid-19 cannot transmit to the new born babies even if the mother had tested positive for the deadly virus, as around 250 nCoV positive women were found to have delivered healthy babies in Tripura, doctors and experts said.
2021-06-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura govt abruptly transfers Manoj Kumar, appoints Alok Kumar as new CS
Agartala, June 2 (IANS) Tripura government has appointed senior IAS officer Alok Kumar as new Chief Secretary after abruptly transferring the incumbent Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar as Special Chief Resident Commissioner of Tripura in New Delhi, official said on Wednesday.
2021-06-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura launches scheme for children orphaned by Covid
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday announced a financial scheme - 'Mukhyamantri Balya Seva Prakalpa - for the children who lost their parents to Covid-19.
2021-05-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
After Assam, black fungus infected patient found in Tripura
Agartala/Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) After Assam, a 68-year-old woman has been admitted to a private hospital in Agartala on Friday with mucormycosis infection, commonly known as 'black fungus.
2021-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
After pineapple and lemon, Tripura starts exporting jackfruit
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) After exporting its juicy pineapples and lemons to Dubai, Tripura on Friday began sending jackfruit to the UK, officials said.
2021-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
31 girls at two Tripura orphanages test Covid positive
Agartala, May 16 (IANS) A total of 31 minor girls and eight caretakers at two orphanagew in Tripura have tested positive for Covid-19 but their condition is stable, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Olympic-bound gymnast Pranati has mind-set for big events: Dipa
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Leading gymnast Pranati Nayak, who will be the lone Indian to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games, has the "competition mind-set to stand out in big events", feels top gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tripura,Sports,Other Sports
BSB, BGB exchange sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr
Agartala/Silchar/Shillong, May 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday exchanged sweets at various frontier posts along the 4,096-km-long India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Tripura officer shifted for 'high-handed' Covid curfew enforcement at marriages
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) The Tripura government on Wednesday transferred IAS officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high-handedness" in dealing with people at two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid cases, officials said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura DM removed for 'high handedness' in enforcing curfew at marriages
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) The Tripura government has removed West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high handedness" in dealing with the people in two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, a Minister said on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Rs 1,200 crore plan to resettle Mizoram's tribals in Tripura
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) The Centre and the Tripura government have undertaken a Rs 1,200 crore ambitious project to rehabilitate 36,140 tribal migrants who fled from Mizoram 24 years ago following ethnic strife in the adjoining state, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura DM apologises over raids during marriage ceremony
Agartala, April 28 (IANS) West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Shailesh Kumar Yadav, who led the raids in the two marriage halls in Agartala, on Tuesday apologised for disrupting the marriage ceremony.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
31 of marriage party detained for flouting Covid curbs
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) As many as 31 people, including 19 women, were detained from a marriage party in Tripura for violating the night curfew and other Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) enforced to curb the Covid spread, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Amid alarming spike in Covid cases, India-B'desh trade on
Agartala/Silchar, April 26 (IANS) Amid the alarming spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in both India and Bangladesh, the trade between the two neighbouring countries continues to be unaffected as exports-imports are being carried out by strictly enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the authorities of both the nations.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
31 Covid patients from other states flee Tripura care centre
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) At least 31 Covid positive patients from other states have fled from a temporary care centre in Tripura on Thursday and police launched a massive search to trace them, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
New party takes charge of Tripura tribal autonomous council
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) After a landslide victory, the newly formed 'TIPRA Motha', which in the April 6 elections had defeated the ruling BJP-IPFT alliance, took over the governance of the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
After 24 yrs, resettlement of Mizoram's tribals in Tripura begins
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The resettlement of Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven relief camps in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 24 years ago following ethnic strife in the adjoining state, started on Monday, more than 15 months after an agreement was signed in Delhi, officials said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
With new trend, 25 incidents political hostility in Tripura
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) A new phenomenon of political violence has emerged in Tripura with at least 25 incidents of political hostility registered by the police after the declarations of results of elections to the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) as both the attackers and the victims are tribals.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura's new party to take over tribal autonomous council
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) The 'TIPRA Motha', the newly formed tribal-based party which secured a landslide victory by defeating the ruling BJP-IPFT candidates in the April 6 elections to the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), will take charge of the powerful autonomous body next week.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Setback for BJP, new outfit captures key tribal body in Tripura (Ld)
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) In a major and far-reaching political development in BJP ruled Tripura, a newly-formed tribal based party, TIPRA Motha, registered a landslide victory on Saturday to capture power in the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), defeating the saffron party candidates.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Setback for BJP, new outfit captures key tribal body in Tripura
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) In a very significant political development in BJP ruled Tripura, a newly formed tribal based party 'TIPRA Motha' is heading towards capturing power in the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) defeating the ruling party candidates.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP to get around 84 seats in Assam, claims Himanta Biswa Sarma
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Assam Minister and top BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the party would get around 84 seats against the earlier target of 100 plus in the 126-member assembly.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tests Covid positive
Agartala, April 7 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19 and went in home isolation.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura braveheart martyred in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack (Ld)
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Tripura's Sambhu Roy, one of the 22 security personnel martyred in Sunday's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, was the lone breadwinner of his family and last met his parents less than two weeks ago.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Terrorism
Tripura braveheart martyred in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Tripura's Sambhu Roy, one of the 22 security personnel martyred in Sunday's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, was the lone breadwinner of his family and last met his parents less than two weeks ago.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Terrorism
BJP to get 175 seats or more in Bengal: Tripura CM
Agartala, April 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come to power in West Bengal defeating the ruling Trinamool Congress, and retain power in Assam, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
4 BJP leaders killed in Tripura accident
Agartala, March 27 (IANS) At least four BJP leaders, including three women were killed and eight others injured when a vehicle overturned in southern Tripura's Gomati district, police said on Saturday.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No impact of Bharat Bandh in NE
Agartala/Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) There was no impact of the Bharat Bandh in any of the northeastern states on Friday even as a Left party backed organisation staged protest demonstrations in Tripura against the Centre's three new farm laws.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Tripura,National
Bangladeshi cattle lifter killed by BSF in Tripura
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) A Bangladeshi man was killed by BSF troopers in a Tripura village along the India-Bangladesh border on Saturday when he and others attacked them, official sources said.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rs 22,724 cr tax-free deficit Budget presented in Tripura
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Friday presented a Rs 22,724.50 crore tax-free Budget for 2021-22, containing several new plans including for 'Atmanirbhar state', for agriculture and farmers, children and students besides for rural areas.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura cricket body Secretary sacked for 'unethical activities'
Agartala, March 13 (IANS) Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) Secretary Timir Chanda was sacked on Saturday for "unethical activities and non-cooperations", top cricket body official said.
2021-03-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Sports
Chief of militant outfit in Tripura held in Aizawl
Agartala/Aizawl, March 13 (IANS) The chief of outlawed militant outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (PD faction) has been arrested in Mizoram and will soon be brought back to Tripura for taking further course of legal action, officials said on Saturday.
2021-03-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
There's total anarchy in Tripura now, says Manik Sarkar
Agartala, March 12 (IANS) The Constitution has ceased to function in Tripura and a total anarchy is prevailing in the BJP ruled state, former Tripura Chief Minister and veteran CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar said on Friday.
2021-03-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Markets along India-B'desh borders to empower women, prosper villages: Experts
Agartala, March 11 (IANS) The 'Border Haats' (markets) along the India-Bangladesh boundaries would prosper the frontier villages and adjoining areas, besides economically empowering the people, especially the women, living on both sides of the borders, experts, economists and researchers said.
2021-03-11
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
CPI-M slams PM for making 'false statements' on Tripura projects
Agartala, March 10 (IANS) The Opposition CPI-M on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi allegedly for giving "wrong credit" to the BJP government for setting up of the projects in Tripura, which were either undertaken or completed during the Left Front's regime and were inaugurated and laid the foundation stones by Modi on Tuesday.
2021-03-10
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP-IPFT to jointly contest in Tripura tribal council polls
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) After months of political tussle, the ruling allies in Tripura -- the BJP and the IPTF -- on Tuesday night announced to jointly contest the April 4 elections to the politically significant Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
2021-03-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP-led govt replaced 30 years of scam in Tripura : Modi
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that BJP-led government in Tripura replaced corruption, commission and 'Hartal' (shut down) culture of 30 years of governance.
2021-03-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PM opnes Maitri Setu between Tripura-B'desh, hails new trade corridor (Ld)
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the eastern and northeastern regions of India along with Bangladesh are being developed as a trade corridor.
2021-03-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PM launches Maitri Setu between Tripura and Bangladesh
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the eastern and northeastern regions of India, along with Bangladesh, are being developed as a trade corridor.
2021-03-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Bagan, NorthEast face off with final at stake (Match Preview 114)
Margao (Goa), March 8 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United face each other in the second leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at the Fatorda Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tripura,Sports,Football
Bridge over River Feni bridge to strengthen India-B'desh ties (IANS Special)
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) A bridge over Feni river in Tripura is set to turn the dream of the northeastern region into reality, as it would connect the landlocked region with the rest of the world through the Chittagong international sea port in Bangladesh.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Tripura: Ruling allies BJP-IPFT ties sour
Agartala, March 7 (IANS) The strained ties between the ruling BJP and its ally IPFT further deteriorated on Sunday after the junior partner unilaterally announced its candidates for the April 4 elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), which is considered as a mini-state Assembly in terms of political significance.
2021-03-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics