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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.

Tripura CPM sees ploy behind American festival

May 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Agartala, May 2 (IANS) The US consulate holding an educational festival without the Tripura government's permission has alarmed the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

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.

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Security, corruption issues in coming northeast polls: Congress

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Law and order and corruption would be the two major poll planks of the Congress during assembly elections next year in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, a party leader said here Monday, expressing confidence in the party's victory.

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.

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.

'Fake barriers, bureaucracy posing hurdles in Indo-Bangla ties'

April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Man-made obstacles and bureaucratic hassles are major hurdles in fostering relations between India and Bangladesh leading to distrust, underdevelopment and non-execution of a range of bilateral issues, international experts said here Friday.

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.

Bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states on June 12

April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states to be held June 12.

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.

ONGC-Videsh going ahead with South China Sea exploration

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) State-owned ONGC-Videsh will go ahead with the exploration of oil in the South China Sea despite China's objections, a top company 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.

Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts

April 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.

Barman is new Congress chief in Left-ruled Tripura

April 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Three-time legislator Sudip Roy Barman has been named the chief of the Congress's Tripura state unit, sources said here Saturday. The new leader immediately vowed to oust the ruling Left Front from power.

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.

Aadhaar to pilot financial, banking services in 50 districts

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Aadhaar cards, the unique, 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be pressed into financial and banking services, to begin with in 50 districts, a top official said here Wednesday.

Centre willing to support steps taken by state governments

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the Central Government is willing to support steps taken by the State Governments in the fight against the Naxals.

Tripura CM Sarkar slams proposal to set up NCTC

April 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday lashed out at the proposal to set up the NCTC (National Counter Terrorism Centre), saying the Central Government was trying to encroach upon the rights of the states.

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.

Northeast parties press for repealing army's special powers

April 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The demand to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas, was reiterated by a cross-section of tribal parties here Wednesday.

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' .

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.

Private participation vital to expedite development in northeast: Plan panel

March 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has asked the northeastern states to encourage private participation in developing both physical and social infrastructure in the region, an official release Friday said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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