Tripura: News

06 Apr 2023

G20 Summit

Tripura government slammed for G20 dinner at 'sacred' Durbar Hall

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), the country's flagship non-governmental organization for heritage conservation, has criticized the government of Tripura for hosting a G20 dinner meeting earlier this week at the Durbar Hall of Ujjayanta Palace.

'Don't know what happened': BJP MLA on porn video controversy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Tripura, Jadab Lal Debnath, who was caught watching an alleged pornographic video in the state Assembly, has claimed that the obscene clip appeared on his phone after receiving a call.

Tripura: BJP MLA caught on camera watching porn in Assembly

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Tripura Jadab Lal Debnath was caught on camera watching an alleged pornographic video on his phone during the recently-concluded session of the Legislative Assembly.

Tripura: Parliamentary team probing post-poll violence attacked by 'BJP workers'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Tripura have allegedly attacked a Parliamentary fact-finding delegation of MPs, accompanied by local MLAs from the Left parties and the Congress, that arrived in the state on Friday to investigate post-election violence.

Manik Saha sworn in as Tripura CM for 2nd time

Manik Saha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura for the second consecutive term on Wednesday.

Manik Saha set to become Tripura CM again: Details here

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manik Saha is set to become the chief minister of Tripura again, as per the announcement made by the party following a meeting of newly-elected MLAs on Monday.

03 Mar 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

BJP's main man in Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma, delivers again

Assam Chief Minister and BJP's "Chanakya of the East", Himanta Biswa Sarma, has found the limelight as an elevated stalwart after guiding the party's return to power in the Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

02 Mar 2023

Assembly Election

Election results: BJP wins Nagaland, Tripura; NPP-BJP partner in Meghalaya

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies emerged victorious in the 2023 Nagaland and Tripura Assembly elections as the vote counting concluded on Thursday.

02 Mar 2023

Assembly Election

Election results: BJP leads in Nagaland, Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The 2023 Assembly elections in the northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland were held in February.

02 Mar 2023

Elections Results

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly election results: Counting of votes begins

The northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland went to polls last month to elect a new Assembly.

27 Feb 2023


2023 Exit Polls: BJP-IPFT to retain Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections were held on Monday, while Tripura went to polls earlier on February 16.

26 Feb 2023


Meghalaya Assembly elections tomorrow, fierce battle in 5 constituencies likely

Meghalaya is all set to vote in the Assembly elections on Monday to seal the political fate of 369 candidates.

Tripura Assembly polls: Nearly 70% polling recorded till 3 pm 

The crucial Assembly polls in Tripura were held on Thursday with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hoping to mark a clean sweep in a triangular contest against the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM)-Congress coalition and new party TIPRA Motha.

Tripura Assembly polls: BJP, Congress release first list of candidates

Tripura's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its first list of 48 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections.

27 Jan 2023

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio introduces 5G services in all North-Eastern states

Reliance Jio has launched its 'True 5G' service across six states of India's North-Eastern region.

18 Jan 2023

Assembly Election

Tripura elections on February 16; Nagaland, Meghalaya on February 27

The Election Commission (ECI) on Wednesday announced the Assembly poll schedule for the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

30 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Tripura MLA Mevar Jamatia detained in Delhi on molestation charges

Former Tripura minister and Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) MLA Mevar Kumar Jamatia was booked by the Delhi Police on molestation charges on Wednesday.

26 Jun 2022


Bypolls: BJP clinches Rampur, AAP holds fort in Delhi

In a blow for the Samajwadi Party (SP), BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi defeated SP nominee and Azam Khan's long-time colleague Asim Raja by over 42,000 votes in the Rampur Lok Sabha bypolls, The Indian Express reported.

26 Jun 2022


Bypolls: BJP fights in SP stronghold, AAP struggles in Punjab

Counting of votes for the bypolls of three Lok Sabha and seven Assembly seats in five states and Delhi is underway.

15 May 2022

Trinamool Congress

Tripura: Manik Saha sworn-in as new CM, development tops agenda

Manik Saha, the BJP's Tripura unit state president, took oath as Tripura's Chief Minister (CM) on Sunday, with development and law and order high on his agenda.

14 May 2022

Mamata Banerjee

Tripura: Biplab Deb resigns, Manik Saha to be next CM

Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha will be the new chief minister of Tripura, replacing Biplab Deb, who resigned after four years in office on Saturday.

06 Feb 2022


Tripura to launch vulture conservation program to prevent extinction

The forest department of Tripura will soon launch a project in Khowai district to breed endangered vulture species through a "vulture conservation and artificial breeding" program.

Tripura: Transpersons say cops made them 'strip to prove gender'

Four transgender persons in Tripura have accused police officers of stripping them naked and "disclosing gender."

28 Nov 2021

Trinamool Congress

Tripura municipal elections: Ruling BJP looks to sweep polls

The counting of votes for elections for the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura is currently underway.

14 Nov 2021


2 journalists reporting on Tripura communal violence detained in Assam

The Tripura Police has booked two women journalists for allegedly "instigating" communal enmity in the state after an FIR was lodged against them by a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist.

22 Oct 2021

Trinamool Congress

TMC MP Sushmita Dev's car attacked in Tripura; BJP blamed

Trinamool Congress MP Sushmita Dev was reportedly attacked in Tripura's Amtali by miscreants on Friday.

27 Sep 2021

Trinamool Congress

'I control the police': Tripura CM's statement sparks row

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb asked government officers not to worry about contempt of court as it was not easy to send someone to jail because he controlled the police.

09 Sep 2021

Sitaram Yechury

10 injured amid BJP-CPI(M) clashes in Tripura; vehicles burnt

At least 10 people were injured as clashes broke out between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura on Wednesday.

30 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Tripura is emerging as a model state: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh on Sunday said Tripura is emerging as a model state in the country.

11 Aug 2021

Trinamool Congress

Tripura Police book TMC's Abhishek Banerjee for misbehaving with cops

The Tripura Police on Wednesday booked Trinamool Congress (TMC) General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee along with other party officials for allegedly misbehaving with cops.

Assam, Punjab, and Tripura cancel boards; Supreme Court hearing tomorrow

Assam, Punjab, and Tripura informed the Supreme Court on Monday that they have decided to cancel physical board examinations for students of Class XII in light of the COVID-19 situation.

04 Jun 2021

Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura man sows 'ber apple,' harvests Rs. 3.5L in profits

Meet Bikramjit Chakma who cultivated the Kashmiri "ber apple" on his 1.25-hectare land and earned a net profit of Rs. 3.5 lakh in one season, winning accolades from the Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb.

29 Apr 2021


Tripura government to probe conduct of DM who raided weddings

The Tripura government on Wednesday set up a panel to probe the conduct of a District Magistrate, who harassed guests at two wedding ceremonies for allegedly flouting COVID-19 restrictions.

24 Apr 2021


Tripura: Vaccination for people above 18 years can get delayed

The COVID-19 vaccination drive for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years in Tripura is likely to be delayed as the manufacturer has not yet assured the supply of doses on time, a senior health department official said on Saturday.

12 Jan 2021


Man murders wife, mother-in-law, mutilates bodies in front of children

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly murdered his wife and mother-in-law in Tripura on Monday before chopping their bodies in front of his two children. He then attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance.

13 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Underrated tourist destinations in India that should be explored

This year started with a nightmare, which caused unprecedented mayhem and due to this, many of us had to cancel our travel plans.

11 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

At least seven MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura have camped in Delhi and are demanding the removal of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

24 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 31.05 lakh with 61,000+ new cases

On Sunday, India reported over 61,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 31.05 lakh while the death toll rose to 57,711 with over 800 new fatalities on Sunday.

22 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally nears 12 lakh with 38,000 new cases

India reported over 38,000 cases on Tuesday, taking the nationwide tally past 11.94 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll also rose to 28,767.

07 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

14 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.21 lakh after record spike

India on Saturday reported roughly 12,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record spike. The nationwide tally has now crossed 3.21 lakh while the death toll stands at 9,200.

18 May 2020


#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

23 Feb 2020


#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

10 Dec 2019

Samajwadi Party

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clears Lok Sabha, protests planned across Northeast

With the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill clearing the Lok Sabha test on Monday, a student's body has called for an 11-hour shutdown across Northeast. The bandh started at 5 am today and will continue till 4 pm.

Tripura: Thunderstorms, heavy rains wreak havoc; over 700 become homeless

Since Friday, heavy rains and thunderstorms have wreaked havoc in the northeastern state of Tripura, forcing 739 people to leave their homes and take shelter in relief camps.

14 Apr 2019


1,000 youth IPFT workers join Congress in Tripura

Over 1,000 Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) youth workers joined the opposition Congress in the state yesterday, its leaders said.

Congress lodges complaint against Tripura CM, seeking arrest: Here's why

The Tripura unit of the Congress has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, seeking the immediate arrest of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for allegedly spreading communal hatred in the state.

12 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Tripura minister allegedly groped female colleague in PM Modi's presence

A video purportedly showing a Tripura minister groping his female colleague while sharing the stage with PM Narendra Modi has sparked a controversy, with opposition leaders demanding his resignation.

12 Jan 2019


ONGC gets permission to extract natural-gas from Agartala wildlife sanctuary

The state-owned ONGC Tripura Asset would soon start extracting natural gas from Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Gomati district, Agartala, following National Wildlife Board's clearance of its proposal.

24 Nov 2018


Tripura: Government to introduce NCERT books, CBSE syllabus by April

The Tripura government will introduce NCERT textbooks and CBSE syllabus from the next academic session in place of the present curriculum prescribed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training.

Tripura CM Deb asks students to be employers, not employees

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb yesterday appealed to the students of the National Institute of Technology, Agartala to take up entrepreneurship to develop Tripura as a "model state".

04 Nov 2018

NITI Aayog

Tripura government laying stress on international connectivity: Transport Minister

The Tripura government has laid stress on international connectivity through roads, railways, and waterways for development of the state, its Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said.

23 Oct 2018

Road Accidents

Tripura State Rifles personnel injured as bus falls into gorge

At least 13 Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have sustained serious injuries when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge at Bankumari, Baramura hill range, about 35 km from Agartala, a senior police officer said Tuesday.

Tripura: CPI(M) files police-complaint as BJP lays Ram Temple's foundation-stone

The opposition CPI(M) in Tripura has lodged a complaint against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Sanatan Sena for laying the foundation stone for a Ram temple on a plot of land in a tribal area of South Tripura district.

09 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Tripura: Man arrested for making derogatory comments on Mamata Banerjee

A man was arrested in Dhalai district of Tripura for allegedly making derogatory remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media.

27 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Tripura govt memorandum on avoiding jeans, cargos triggers criticism

A Tripura state government memorandum advising bureaucrats to avoid casual attires such as denim wears while being on official duty triggered criticism from the opposition parties in the state, who termed it as "feudal".

17 Aug 2018

West Bengal

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise: Tripura, WB governments declare holiday today

The Tripura government has declared a holiday today as a mark of respect to the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died in New Delhi yesterday.

15 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Will provide corruption-free govt: Tripura CM in maiden I-Day speech

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in his maiden Independence Day address today, assured people that he would strive to provide an unbiased and corruption-free government.

04 Aug 2018

Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura govt to fill over 9,000 government vacancies

The Tripura government today said it will fill up 9,424 vacant posts in different departments soon by strictly adhering to the new employment policy it introduced after coming to power in March this year.

29 Jul 2018

West Bengal

No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar

Referring to the lynching of four people in Tripura, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that no incident of lynching occurred in the 25-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

15 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Tripura government planning to set up tea auction center

In an effort to boost the century-old tea industry in the state, the Tripura Tea Development Corporation (TTDC) is contemplating setting up its own auction center at Dharmanagar.

09 Jul 2018


Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

If you're wondering if there's any place safe for women anymore, India's northeast might surprise you.

Scribe killings: CBI books 3 IPFT-leaders, 300-500 activists in Tripura

CBI has booked three Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) leaders, along with 300-500 members of the political party in Tripura, after taking over the probes into the killings of two journalists in the state last year, officials said.

01 Jul 2018

Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura: Minister blamed for fueling child-lifting rumors defends statements

In Tripura, three cases of mob lynching after locals fell for rumors about child-lifters have given sleepless nights to police.

29 Jun 2018


Tripura: Man spreading awareness about rumor-mongering suspected as 'child-lifter', lynched

A man hired by the Tripura Information and Culture department to spread awareness against rumor-mongering was among two persons lynched in different areas of Tripura on the suspicion of being child-lifters, police said.

29 Jun 2018


Tripura IIIT to start functioning from this year: Minister

The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Tripura will start functioning from the current academic year, state Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed the Assembly.

29 Jun 2018


Tripura: Angry-mob lynches one believing child-lifting rumors, injures two others

Social media rumors have taken a deadly turn in India.

27 Jun 2018


Tripura: Minor killed, body dumped near home, locals allege police-inaction

In a distressing incident, an 11-year-old boy's body was discovered from a jungle in Mohanpur town in West Tripura, on Tuesday night.

16 Jun 2018


Tripura: Flood situation improves, CM orders relief materials for victims

The overall flood situation has slightly improved in Tripura even as over 40,000 people continue to remain stranded in 189 relief camps.

13 Jun 2018


Heavy rains lash Tripura; 3,500+ families homeless; 500 families evacuated

Over 3,500 families have been rendered homeless in Tripura as heavy rains hit the state during the past 24 hours.

Tripura will develop 56-inch chest if youth take fitness: Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said if the youth of the state take Union Sports Minister's fitness challenge, the health of Tripura would improve, too.

Lord Hanuman was world's first tribal leader, claims BJP MLA

In yet another gaffe, BJP MLA from Rajasthan Gyan Dev Ahuja, recently said Hindu God Hanuman was the first tribal leader and that "SC/ST people" should be ashamed for disrespecting him.

Tripura government prepares draft of revised rules for recruitment

Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said the government would soon introduce new recruitment rules for all departments.

14 May 2018

West Bengal

Dr. Mukherjee's greatest achievement was creating West Bengal: Tathagata Roy

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy today at the launch of his book "The Life and Times of Dr. Shyam Prasad Mukherjee" said that the greatest achievement of Mukherjee was the creation of West Bengal at the time of partition in 1947.