Articles about Tripura

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

26 May 2019

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.

1,000 youth IPFT workers join Congress in Tripura

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

07 Apr 2019

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.

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

12 Feb 2019

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.

Here's why BJP leaders, including Modi, are donating Rs. 1,000

11 Feb 2019

Here's why BJP leaders, including Modi, are donating Rs. 1,000

In a bid to improve transparency in elections, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday urged workers and well-wishers to donate money to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

PM Modi in Northeast: Development projects worth Rs. 4,000cr launched

09 Feb 2019

PM Modi in Northeast: Development projects worth Rs. 4,000cr launched

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated development projects worth Rs. 4,000cr and laid the foundation stone of an airport in Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh.

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

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.

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

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

11 Nov 2018

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".

Tripura government laying stress on international connectivity: Transport Minister

04 Nov 2018

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.

Tripura State Rifles personnel injured as bus falls into gorge

23 Oct 2018

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

21 Oct 2018

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.

Tripura: Man arrested for making derogatory comments on Mamata Banerjee

09 Oct 2018

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.

Consumer Commission asks IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to passengers

17 Sep 2018

Consumer Commission asks IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to passengers

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), hearing a review plea of IndiGo Airlines against the Tripura state commission's order, asked IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to Kalpana Rani Debbarma and her family, who failed to board the flight due to a deficiency in the airline's services.

Tripura govt memorandum on avoiding jeans, cargos triggers criticism

27 Aug 2018

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".

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

17 Aug 2018

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.

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

15 Aug 2018

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.

Tripura govt to fill over 9,000 government vacancies

04 Aug 2018

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.

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

29 Jul 2018

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.

Tripura government planning to set up tea auction center

15 Jul 2018

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.

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

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

01 Jul 2018

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.

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

01 Jul 2018

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.

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

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.

Tripura IIIT to start functioning from this year: Minister

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

02 Jun 2018

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.

Today-in-what-did-I-read: BJP leader claims Sita was a 'test-tube baby'

01 Jun 2018

Today-in-what-did-I-read: BJP leader claims Sita was a 'test-tube baby'

Joining the long list of controversial statements made by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Dinesh Sharma, UP's Deputy Chief Minister, said Sita's birth proves that test-tube babies existed during the time of Ramayana since she was born from an earthen pot.

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

27 May 2018

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

15 May 2018

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.

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

14 May 2018

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.

On Biplab Deb's 'intelligent' remarks, Amit Shah has an opinion

11 May 2018

On Biplab Deb's 'intelligent' remarks, Amit Shah has an opinion

Tripura CM Biplab Deb's gaffes have recently made people laugh and invited criticism for BJP, but party president Amit Shah said he was satisfied with his groundwork.

Tripura State Rifles jawan kills wife, children before shooting self

08 May 2018

Tripura State Rifles jawan kills wife, children before shooting self

Manik Ghosh, 40, a naik of the 1st Battalion of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) shot dead his wife Ratna Ghosh, 34, daughter Hrittika Ghosh, 2, and son Debraj Ghosh, 11, before killing himself with his service rifle at their residence at Malaynagar near Tripura capital Agartala, Superintendent of Police (Control) Harkumar Debbarma said.

To promote nationalism, Tripura government proposes Hindi as news medium

07 May 2018

To promote nationalism, Tripura government proposes Hindi as news medium

The Congress and CPI (M) slammed BJP-IPFT government in Tripura for proposing Hindi as a medium for news on local TV channels over the state's second official language, Kokborok.

Another-gem-of-a-comment: Vijay Rupani says Narad knew everything like Google

30 Apr 2018

Another-gem-of-a-comment: Vijay Rupani says Narad knew everything like Google

Just when we were reeling from Tripura CM's 'Internet existed during Mahabharata time' remark, his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani said Narad knew everything about the world just like Google.

Miffed with Biplab Deb's 'intelligent comments', PM Modi summons him

30 Apr 2018

Miffed with Biplab Deb's 'intelligent comments', PM Modi summons him

If media reports are to be believed, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has been summoned by Prime Minister Modi for passing several controversial remarks in the recent days.

Now, Tripura CM wants youth to set up paan shops

29 Apr 2018

Now, Tripura CM wants youth to set up paan shops

The Tripura CM makes yet another faux pas.