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Everything you need to know about Agartala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Three killed in Tripura cyclone

May 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here Thursday.

One killed, 175 injured as tornado hits Tripura

May 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Agartala, May 1 (IANS) A farmer was killed and 175 injured in Tripura when a tornado, accompanied by rain and hailstorm, hit the state, destroying more than 1,000 houses, uprooting trees and disrupting communication, officials said Tuesday.

Three killed in Tripura rainstorm

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Agartala, April 29 (IANS) At least three people, including a boy, have been killed in rainstorms ravaging parts of Tripura since Saturday, an official said here Sunday.

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Manhunt continues for killer Tripura trooper

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Agartala, April 28 (IANS) A manhunt continued Saturday to nab the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper who allegedly killed five of his family members, including his wife, Friday following a family dispute, police said.

Tripura trooper guns down five of family

April 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) A Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper Friday gunned down five of his family members, including his wife and two other women, following a family dispute, police said.

Repatriation of Mizoram refugees from Tripura fails again

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram has failed to kick off yet again as they are unwilling to return to their villages without a written agreement and arrangements for their security, officials here say.

Refugees' return to Mizoram from Tripura put off

April 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 26 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram did not start Thursday as the inmates are unwilling to return to their villages without a written agreement and arrangements for their security, officials here said.

Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram

April 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether all the migrants in six camps will return home, officials said Wednesday.

US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties

April 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American official said here Tuesday.

Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools

April 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an official said here Monday.

Tripura Lok Adalats clear 640 revenue cases

April 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) To deal with the huge backlog of pending cases related to land, revenue and insurance, the Tripura government held Lok Adalats and resolved 640 of the 800 cases, an official said here Sunday.

Youths axe father in Tripura village

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Agartala, April 20 (IANS) A quarrel over family matters led two youths to axe their father to death in Tripura, police said here Friday.

Ammonia leak: Disaster averted in Agartala

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A prompt response from fire service personnel averted a major disaster here after they successfully contained an Ammonia gas leak from a local cold storage, officials said here Thursday.

Bangladeshi Jumbo triggers panic in Agartala

April 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Agartala, April 16 (IANS) An elephant, that entered the northeastern state of Tripura from neighbouring Bangladesh, has triggered panic among people in Agartala, a senior forest official said here Monday.

Agartala kicks off mission to become Hepatitis free

April 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Tripura government Sunday launched an ambitious programme to make its capital Agartala a Hepatitis free city, considering northeastern India's vulnerability to this highly contagious disease.

Manik Sarkar to attend chief ministers' meet

April 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who along with a few other chief ministers had forced the central government to convene a special meeting on setting up of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), left here Sunday to attend Monday's crucial meet in New Delhi.

Tripura hosts ten day long Orissa festival

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Agartala, Apr 13 (ANI): To promote cultural relations, tourism, and business with Orissa, Tripura recently hosted a ten day long Orissa festival.

Six firms keen to partner ONGC for Tripura fertilizer plant

April 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Six Indian firms have expressed their keenness to participate in the first gas-based fertilizer plant of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Tripura, a senior company official said here Thursday.

Squalls, hailstorm kill seven in Tripura

April 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Agartala, April 10 (IANS) At least seven people, including two children and an elderly man, were killed and over 30 injured as cyclonic storms accompanied by rains lashing several parts of Tripura since Friday left behind a trail of devastation, officials said here Tuesday.

Storm kills three, damages many houses in Tripura

April 8, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Agartala, April 8 (IANS) At least three people, including a child and a government school teacher, were killed and two injured as a cyclonic storm accompanied by rains lashing several parts of Tripura since Friday left behind a trail of destruction, officials said here Sunday.

Indo-Bangla celebrations to mark Tagore's 150th birth anniversary

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Agartala, April 7 (IANS) As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, artists of India and Bangladesh have begun jointly performing various cultural shows, including drama, on the themes penned by the Nobel laureate bard.

New border markets opened on India-Bangladesh border

April 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Agartala, Apr 6 (ANI): After several rounds of discussions, both New Delhi and Dhaka have agreed to set up four more Border haats (markets) along the India-Bangladesh border. The proposed haats would be set up at Raghna and Kamalpur in northern Tripura, Kasba on the western side and Srinagar in southern Tripura.

Tripura police nab dog traffickers

April 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Agartala, April 6 (IANS) Tripura Police have arrested three people, including a woman, for trafficking dogs to other northeastern states, police said here Friday.

Armed tribal youths arrested in Tripura

April 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms at a refugee camp in northern Tripura, police said here Thursday.

Armed tribal youths arrested in Mizoram

April 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms at a refugee camp in northern Tripura, police said here Thursday.

Refugee repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram starts April 26: Chidambaram

April 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Aizawl, April 5 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of 36,000 tribal refugees, who have been staying for the past 15 years in camps in Tripura after being displaced from their villages in Mizoram, would resume April 26, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Thursday.

Chidambaram in Aizawl, to discuss Reang issue

April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Aizawl, April 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived here Wednesday for discussions on resuming the repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees who have been staying for the past 15 years in camps in Tripura after being displaced from their villages in Mizoram.

6 Tripura officials jailed for embezzlement

April 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Agartala, April 4 (IANS) A BDO (block development officer) and five Tripura government officials were Wednesday sentenced to different jail terms by a local court for embezzling Rs.41 lakh in 2005, an official said.

Tripura gives 12 percent subsidy on power tariff

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With an eye on next year's assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Tuesday announced a 12 percent subsidy on a 17 percent power tariff hike by the Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission (TERC).

Tripura to set up markets on India-Bangladesh border

April 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Agartala, Apr 3 (ANI): Tripura Government would be setting up markets along the border of India and Bangladesh with an aim to provide impetus to trade relations between the two countries.

Tripura Chief Minister Sarkar seeks core central planning team for regional development

April 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Agartala, Apr 1 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has suggested formation of a core team by the Planning Commission to monitor and assess the overall development projects in the region.

Odisha festival in Tripura to commemorate 'Utkal Divas'

April 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Agartala, April 1 (IANS) Colourful traditional dances, singing of songs, screening of award-winning films, offerings of Odisha cuisine and an exhibition of customary handlooms and handicrafts marked the Odisha festival in Tripura Sunday, commemorating the 77th 'Utkal Divas' .

There is a magician in everybody's heart: P C Sorcar Jr (interview)

April 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Famed magician Prodip Chandra Sorcar - more popularly known as P.C. Sorcar Jr - is set to start a school for teaching the art in Agartala. Having pedalled his bag of tricks across the globe, the 65-year-old says magic can be effectively used to spread social awareness as "there is a magician in everybody's heart".

Tripura CM rejects private participation in infrastructure

March 31, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Agartala, March 31 (IANS) The central government and Planning Commission should not insist on private participation in developing infrastructure in the northeastern region, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Saturday rejecting the plan panel's proposal in this regard.

Bangladeshi bandit killed in Tripura

March 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Agartala, March 29 (IANS) Police shot dead a Bangladeshi bandit in Tripura Thursday.

Tripura tops in average employment under rural jobs scheme

March 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Agartala, March 29 (IANS) Tripura continues to be the leading state in the country in terms of average employment under the rural jobs scheme, with the state providing 72.39 person-days of work in the current fiscal, state's Rural Development Minister Jitendra Chaudhury said Thursday.

BSF lends a helping hand to people living along the border in Tripura

March 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Agartala, Mar 29 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has set up a camp in the West Tripura's Baumutia village to reach out to people in living near the India-Bangladesh border.

Woman, child die after spat

March 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Agartala, March 28 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a 23-year-old woman and her two-year-old child burned to death in Tripura after a family quarrel, police said Wednesday.

Telecom links in all Indian villages by 2014: BSNL

March 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Agartala, March 25 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has undertaken an ambitious Rs.20,000 crore project to establish telecom links in all villages across India and to take e-governance to rural and far-flung areas in the next two years, a BSNL official said here Sunday.

Villagers lynch two men in Tripura

March 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Agartala, March 25 (IANS) A mob hacked to death two elderly men and critically injured another in Tripura mistaking them to be child lifters, police said here Sunday.

Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally

March 24, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Two poverty-stricken Myanmar nationals were Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a local court here for illegally entering India, a police official said.

Four more Border Haats to be set up along India-Bangladesh border

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed to set up four more 'Border Haats' (bazars) along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, a minister said here Friday.

Tripura hosts tribal festival to promote Northeast culture

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Agartala, Mar 23 (ANI): Tripura recently hosted a three-day tribal festival where different tribal communities from northeast region showcased their folk dances in an effort to promote and preserve the rich and diverse culture of the region.

Zero point fencing along Indo-Bangla border prevents relocation in Tripura

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Agartala, Mar 16 (ANI): Bangladesh's decision to allow India to fence the Zero Line is preventing the adhoc relocation of several commercial and residential places in Tripura.

Tripura youth attend NCC camp

March 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Agartala, mar 16 (ANI): Over 350 youth from Tripura took part in a National Cadet Corps (NCC) training camp held here recently, with a large number of the participants being girls.

Tripura youth attend NCC camp

March 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Agartala, mar 16 (ANI): Over 350 youth from Tripura took part in a National Cadet Corps (NCC) training camp held here recently, with a large number of the participants being girls.

Zero point fencing along Indo-Bangla border prevents relocation in Tripura

March 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Agartala, Mar 16 (ANI): Bangladesh's decision to allow India to fence the Zero Line is preventing the adhoc relocation of several commercial and residential places in Tripura.

Highlights of Railway Budget 2012-13 (Part 11)

March 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday presented the railway budget in Lok Sabha.

Highlights of Railway Budget 2012-13 (Part-I)

March 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday presented the railway budget in the Lok Sabha.

PM describes Trivedi's Railway Budget as forward looking

March 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday, described Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's maiden budget for fiscal 2012-13 as a forward looking one.

New rail link to connect Agartala with Bangladesh

March 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): To have cordial and improved relations with neighbouring countries, the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday proposed to take up a project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh.

PM describes Trivedi's Railway Budget as forward looking

March 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday, described Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's maiden budget for fiscal 2012-13 as a forward looking one.

New rail link to connect Agartala with Bangladesh

March 14, 2012 at 4:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): To have cordial and improved relations with neighbouring countries, the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday proposed to take up a project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh.

Highlights of Railway Budget 2012-13 (Part 11)

March 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday presented the railway budget in Lok Sabha.

Highlights of Railway Budget 2012-13 (Part-I)

March 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday presented the railway budget in the Lok Sabha.

BSF provides helping hand to people living in Tripura's border areas

March 10, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Agartala, Mar 10 (ANI): In an attempt to provide basic facilities like education and health to people living in border areas of Tripura, the Border Security Force (BSF), which runs a Civic Action Programme in border villages, recently organized a medical camp in the state's Sonamura sub-division.

BSF provides helping hand to people living in Tripura's border areas

March 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Agartala, Mar 10 (ANI): In an attempt to provide basic facilities like education and health to people living in border areas of Tripura, the Border Security Force (BSF), which runs a Civic Action Programme in border villages, recently organized a medical camp in the state's Sonamura sub-division.

Tripura's Rajghat village on path of progress after decline in insurgency

March 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Agartala, Mar 2 (ANI): Following the decline of insurgency in the northeast, developmental activities have gained momentum. Tripura's Rajghat village, is one such example, where combined efforts of the government and local people have helped in the overall development of the region.

India and Bangladesh jointly celebrate International Mother Tongue day

February 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): Keen to strengthen ties between India and Bangladesh, people of both nations gathered at zero point in Tripura to commemorate International Mother Tongue Day.

Tripura celebrates Mahashivaratri

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): Hindu devotees dressed up in new clothes in Tripura and thronged Shiv temples to offer their prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri recently.

Fourth annual convocation held at NIT Agartala

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): The fourth convocation of National Institute of Technology Agartala concluded recently during which 267 students graduated and were given degrees and medals for their achievements.

Tripura celebrates Mahashivaratri

February 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): Hindu devotees dressed up in new clothes in Tripura and thronged Shiv temples to offer their prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri recently.

Fourth annual convocation held at NIT Agartala

February 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): The fourth convocation of National Institute of Technology Agartala concluded recently during which 267 students graduated and were given degrees and medals for their achievements.

India and Bangladesh jointly celebrate International Mother Tongue day

February 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): Keen to strengthen ties between India and Bangladesh, people of both nations gathered at zero point in Tripura to commemorate International Mother Tongue Day.

Bangladesh allows India to transport foodgrains to northeast

February 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Agartala, Feb 21 (ANI): In a major step forward, Bangladesh has allowed India to transport food grains through its territory to landlocked Tripura.

Tripura hosts Bangladesh film festival

February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Agartala, Feb 21 (ANI): In a bid to boost relations between India and Bangladesh, Tripura recently hosted a Bangladesh film festival here.

Bangladesh allows India to transport foodgrains to northeast

February 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Agartala, Feb 21 (ANI): In a major step forward, Bangladesh has allowed India to transport food grains through its territory to landlocked Tripura.

Tripura hosts Bangladesh film festival

February 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Agartala, Feb 21 (ANI): In a bid to boost relations between India and Bangladesh, Tripura recently hosted a Bangladesh film festival here.

Tripura traders happy as Bangladesh opens Chittagong port for business

February 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Agartala, Feb 15 (ANI): After Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the opening of Chittagong and Mongla ports to India for trade, the business community in Tripura has expressed their over the news and look forward to boosting trade relations with their neighbour.

Tripura hosts agricultural fair to boost farm productivity

February 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Agartala, Feb 15 (ANI): Tripura capital Agartala recently played host to an agricultural fair was recently held here to showcase the latest in agri research and new technologies for cultivation to increase farm productivity.

Now, development is the watchword in Tripura's Mohiskhalla village

February 15, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Agartala, Feb 15 (ANI): With militancy on the decline in the northeast, development and progress have become the new watchwords in states such as Tripura.

India and Bangladesh foster cultural diplomacy through Agartala film festival

February 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Agartala (Tripura), Feb.5 (ANI): India and Bangladesh are holding a special three-day film festival titled-'Bangladesh War of Liberation in Celluloid' here to promote cultural diplomacy bilaterally.

India and Bangladesh foster cultural diplomacy through Agartala film festival

February 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Agartala (Tripura), Feb.5 (ANI): India and Bangladesh are holding a special three-day film festival titled-'Bangladesh War of Liberation in Celluloid' here to promote cultural diplomacy bilaterally.

RBI extends banking facilities to remote areas of Northeast

January 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Agartala, Jan 17 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India, recently conducted a financial outreach camp in remote villages of Tripura.

RBI extends banking facilities to remote areas of Northeast

January 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Agartala, Jan 17 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India, recently conducted a financial outreach camp in remote villages of Tripura.

Sheikh Hasina honoured in Tripura University by Hamid Ansari

January 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Agartala, Jan 12 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate of Tripura University on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Tripura's Meitei community celebrates Lai Haraoba Festival

January 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Agartala, Jan 8 (ANI): After almost four decades Manipuri Meiteis residing in Agartala gathered to celebrate the Lai Haraoba Festival.

Tripura hosts three-day food festival

January 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Agartala, Jan 6 (ANI): A three-day food festival is underway in Tripura showcasing a range of traditional rice-based cuisines.

ONGC setting up power plant in Tripura

December 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Agartala, Dec 30 (ANI): Despite several impediments, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is setting a power plant in Palatana in Tripura.

Tribal youth get vocational training in Tripura

December 26, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Agartala, Dec 26 (ANI): With the aim of creating employment opportunities, the Tripura Government is providing tribal students of Nadannagar training in different jobs for the hospitality industry.

People across India participate in Christmas celebrations

December 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Agartala/Shimla, Dec 24 (ANI): Festive fever gripped people across northeast and north India as Christmas is just around the corner and people rejoiced by singing Christmas carols and exchanging gifts with each other.

MNREGA transforms Gournagar block in Tripura

December 17, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Agartala, Dec 16 (ANI): The tea gardens of Gournagar RD Block in Kailasahar in North Tripura has been generating employment for many villagers.

MNREGA transforms Gournagar block in Tripura

December 16, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Agartala, Dec 16 (ANI): The tea gardens of Gournagar RD Block in Kailasahar in North Tripura has been generating employment for many villagers.

Agartala hosts art exhibition by Bangladeshi artists

December 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Agartala, Dec 10 (ANI): A four-day art exhibition titled, "Bangladesh Muktijuddho: chollish Bochhor" was organized in Tripura to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence.

Tripura's Barkathal village on path of development after decline in insurgency

November 29, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Agartala, Nov 29 (ANI): Situated in West Tripura, Barkathal village is home to Jamatia tribe and other non tribal people. The now peaceful village was once a hotbed of militancy in the region.

Tripura celebrates "Rass Lila" with pomp and gaiety

November 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Agartala, Nov 29 (ANI): In a bid to bring back the youngsters to their cultural roots, the state of Tripura recently hosted the Manipuri Raas festival in Agartala for a large number of Manipuri people residing in the state.

IITF 2011 showcases the rich traditions, culture of northeast

November 25, 2011 at 8:24 PM

New Delhi, Nov.25 (ANI): The ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2011 in New Delhi provides a global platform for craftsmen and entrepreneurs from different states of the country. Many artisans from the northeast are using the opportunity to expand their market.

Floriculture industry booming in Tripura

October 29, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Agartala, Oct 29 (ANI): Young farmers in Tripura are increasingly taking to floriculture since it is helping them make more money than from growing vegetables.

We encourage improved relations between India, neighbours: says US envoy

October 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Agartala, Oct 25 (ANI): US Consul General in Kolkata Dean R Thompson has stressed on the need to have better relations with neighbouring countries to foster economic prosperity.

Diwali brings good business for potters in Tripura

October 17, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Nandannagar (Tripura), Oct 17 (ANI): Potters in Paulpara village located on the outskirts of Agartala are extremely delighted, as their dull business has again turned bright with the arrival of Diwali, the 'festival of lights'.

Bamboo tissue culture helping Tripura cultivators to boost production

October 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Agartala, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Van Gaveshana Sadan in Agartala, Tripura, are helping bamboo cultivators to meet the shortage of planting material available for bamboo cultivation through tissue culture propagation.

Not just people, artisans too waiting for Durga Puja in North East India

September 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Agartala, Sep.30 (ANI): The enthusiasm among people for Durga Puja in northeast India is no less than what it is in other parts of the country.

Tripura capital Agartala hosts science congress

September 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Agartala, Sept.30 (ANI): To popularize science and technology in Tripura, the state government recently organized a two-day science congress in Agartala for the first time.

Tripura achieves breakthrough in bamboo tissue culture

September 28, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Agartala, Sep 28 (ANI): The forest research and development department of Tripura has come up with micro propagation technique that facilitates the supply of a large number of bamboo saplings in a short time.

Bangladesh to help combat insurgency: Tripura CM

September 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Agartala (Tripura), Sep.10 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said that Bangladesh will help to combat insurgency and would not allow its soil to be used for anti-India activities.

E-governance gaining ground in Tripura

September 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Agartala, Sep 9 (ANI): The concept of e-governance is gaining rapid popularity across the country and the northeast is no exception. The Directorate of Land Records and Settlement (DLRS) in Agartala has recently upgraded all land records.

House of Bamboo in Tripura costing Rs. 1.6 crore

September 9, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Agartala, Sep 9 (ANI): A small bamboo based unit that has come up at Nagichera village in Tripura at a cost of Rs. 1.6 crore is presently providing direct employment to around 40 people in the region.

India, Bangladesh will intensify efforts to secure water sharing pact: PM

September 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Dhaka, Sep.7 (ANI): Describing water as a very sensitive subject in both India and Bangladesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that though no deal on the sharing the waters of the Teesta and Feni rivers was reached during his visit, both countries would redouble efforts to arrive at a mutually acceptable pact.

"Our interest in improving ties with Bangladesh not a zero sum game with China: Sources

September 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Dhaka, Sep.6 (ANI): Indian officials accompanying the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on his two-day official visit to Bangladesh, the first by an Indian head of government in twelve years, said Tuesday that the relationship between the two countries was now more practical, and added that it was imperative for both to develop habits of cooperation.

Chidambaram unveils foundation stone for Petrapole checkpost in West Bengal

August 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Kolkata, Aug 27(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today unveiled the foundation stone for the construction of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Petrapole in West Bengal.

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