Articles about Biplab Kumar Deb

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

15 May 2022

Politics
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.

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

14 May 2022

Politics
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.

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

27 Sep 2021

Politics
'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.

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

09 Sep 2021

Politics
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.

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

04 Jun 2021

India
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.

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

15 Feb 2021

Politics
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.

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

11 Oct 2020

Politics
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.

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

24 Apr 2020

India
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.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

12 Dec 2019

India
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

Late last evening, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, amid widespread protests in the Northeast.

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

29 Apr 2019

India
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.

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

07 Apr 2019

India
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.

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

11 Feb 2019

Politics
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.

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

30 Dec 2018

Politics
#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

Tripura CM Deb asks students to be employers, not employees

11 Nov 2018

India
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".

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

15 Aug 2018

India
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

India
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

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

01 Jul 2018

Politics
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

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

27 Jun 2018

India
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

India
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.

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

02 Jun 2018

India
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

Politics
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.

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

11 May 2018

India
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.

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

01 May 2018

India
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.

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

30 Apr 2018

India
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

Politics
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

India
Now, Tripura CM wants youth to set up paan shops

The Tripura CM makes yet another faux pas.

Biplab Deb takes a U-turn on Diana Hayden remark

28 Apr 2018

Entertainment
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.

Infuriated Diana Hayden hits back at Biplab Deb

27 Apr 2018

Entertainment
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.

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

27 Apr 2018

Entertainment
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.

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

18 Apr 2018

India
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

02 Apr 2018

India
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.

Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM

09 Mar 2018

Politics
Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM

Biplab Kumar Deb was sworn in as the Tripura CM today, bringing in the first BJP government in the state.

Tripura class 10 exam paper postponed. Find out why

08 Mar 2018

India
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.

Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

03 Mar 2018

Politics
Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

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

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

03 Mar 2018

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

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