Articles about Tathagata Roy

Tathagata Roy is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, civil engineer, academic, author, and former Governor of Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya. Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, Roy earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College and did his LLB from the University of Calcutta. He worked as an engineer with the Indian Railways and played an instrumental role in the Calcutta Metro railway project. Roy also taught as a Professor of Construction Engineering at Jadavpur University. He came in contact with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the 1980s, and in 1990, joined the BJP. Between 2002 and 2006, Roy was the president of BJP’s West Bengal unit. He became a vocal critic of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her administration in the state. Roy unsuccessfully contested in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In 2015, he was appointed as the Governor of Tripura and also briefly served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in 2016. After his term in Tripura got over in 2018, Roy became the Governor of Meghalaya, serving in this capacity till 2020.

Meghalaya: Violence over CAA, Inner Line Permit leaves 2 dead

01 Mar 2020

India
Meghalaya: Violence over CAA, Inner Line Permit leaves 2 dead

Curfew remained imposed in Shillong's Cantonment Beat House and areas under the jurisdiction of Lumdiengjri and Sadar police stations on Sunday after two people were killed in fresh clashes, officials said.

SC asks states to ensure safety of Kashmiri students

22 Feb 2019

India
SC asks states to ensure safety of Kashmiri students

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to Centre and 10 states over the assault of Kashmiri students after the barbaric terror attack in Pulwama on February 14.

Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

19 Feb 2019

India
Boycott everything Kashmiri, even Amarnath Yatra: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today supported a call for a boycott of "everything Kashmiri", including the Amarnath Yatra and purchasing products from the state.

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

14 May 2018

India
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.

Royal scion opposes Tripura's move to convert palace into museum

22 Apr 2018

India
Royal scion opposes Tripura's move to convert palace into museum

The Tripura government's decision to develop the century-old "Puspavant Palace" into a museum has come under fire from Manikya Bahadur, state's royal scion and the grandson of last king Bir Bikram Kishore, who termed it as a move to "hijack indigenous heritage".

40% of Tripura's cancer patients are women, tobacco to blame

25 Mar 2018

India
40% of Tripura's cancer patients are women, tobacco to blame

Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Burman has asked people, especially women, of the state to change their lifestyle to prevent cancer.

PM Modi disapproves vandalism of statues, warns of stern action

07 Mar 2018

India
PM Modi disapproves vandalism of statues, warns of stern action

PM Narendra Modi strongly condemned incidents of vandalism of statues in certain parts of the country and warned of stern action against those found guilty.

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

18 Oct 2017

India
Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.

Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

13 Oct 2017

India
Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

The SC has refused to modify its ban on firecrackers over allegations of communal targeting. It has urged people not to politicize the issue.

Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

12 Oct 2017

India
Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

The latest to slam the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR is Baba Ramdev. The Patanjali founder has said the apex court's order targeted a particular community.

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

11 Oct 2017

India
After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

After the SC upheld the ban on selling firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra's environment minister Ramdas Kadam hinted that he might talk to CM Devendra Fadnavis if a similar ban can be proposed in Maharashtra.