Biplab Kumar Deb: News

Biplab Kumar Deb, born on November 25, 1971, is an Indian politician from Tripura belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Chief Minister of Tripura and represents Banamalipur in the Tripura Legislative Assembly. He earned his bachelor's degree from Tripura University. A 'Swayamsevak' of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from childhood, Deb served over a decade in New Delhi in the RSS Karyalaya and later at the office of Minister of State (MoS) for Coal, Mines, and Steel in the central government and then at the office of the Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Other Backward Classes. He returned to Tripura in 2015 and became the BJP state unit's President in 2016. After relentless campaigning, Deb led the BJP to victory in the 2018 Tripura Assembly elections, wresting the state from the Communists' grip. The latter had ruled Tripura for over 25 years, and this victory was BJP's first-ever in the state. Deb himself became a first-time Member of the Legislative Assembly in 2018 from the Banamalipur constituency. Deb has also been in the news for some controversial remarks.

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.

15 May 2022


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.

27 Sep 2021


'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.

04 Jun 2021


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.

15 Feb 2021

Amit Shah

BJP governments in Lanka, Nepal: Tripura CM reveals Shah's 'plans'

If Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is to be believed, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is not only concerning himself with expanding Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) across the country but also has plans to form governments in neighboring nations, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

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 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 700 in India.

29 Apr 2019


Journalist, cop arrested for sharing Facebook-post on Biplab Deb's divorce

A journalist and a police constable were arrested yesterday for sharing a Facebook post which claimed Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb's wife has filed a divorce suit against him, police said.

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.

11 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

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".

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

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.

11 May 2018

Nobel Prize

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.

01 May 2018


Another Biplab Deb in-the-making? UP MLA blames parents for rapes

Our country's politicians seem to think they have the best ideas to prevent rapes. The latest to give his inputs is UP MLA Surendra Singh, who squarely blames parents for the crime.

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.

30 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

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.

29 Apr 2018


Now, Tripura CM wants youth to set up paan shops

The Tripura CM makes yet another faux pas.

28 Apr 2018

Bigg Boss

Biplab Deb takes a U-turn on Diana Hayden remark

After his outrageous remark on former Miss World and ex 'Bigg Boss' contestant Diana Hayden kicked up a storm, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb said he did not intend to hurt anyone's sentiments.

27 Apr 2018


Infuriated Diana Hayden hits back at Biplab Deb

Diana Hayden has slammed Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb for belittling her 1997 Miss World title win.

27 Apr 2018


Diana Hayden didn't deserve to be Miss World: Tripura CM

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has sparked yet another controversy as he said that 1997 Miss World Diana Hayden does not represent Indian beauty.

18 Apr 2018


Tripura CM blasts people for criticizing his 'internet-during-Mahabharata' comment

Following up on his comment on the internet existing during the Mahabharata era, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb has now added to his woes by blasting critics for making fun of his ridiculous statement.

Tripura: VHP activists stage rally seeking ban on cow slaughter

Dozens of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists took to streets on Sunday in Arundhatinagar, Tripura, seeking a ban on cow slaughter.

08 Mar 2018


Tripura class 10 exam paper postponed. Find out why

To avoid clash with the new BJP government's oath-taking ceremony scheduled to be held tomorrow, the language paper of class 10 conducted by Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has been rescheduled.

03 Mar 2018


Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

BJP witnessed a zero-to-hero transformation in Northeastern states today.

03 Mar 2018


Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland poll results: BJP romps to power

Vote-counting in the North-Eastern states Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland was held today.