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IIIT-Agartala student bags Rs 1.15cr package from Amazon
Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) A final year student pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Agartala (IIIT-Agartala), has bagged Rs 1.15 crore package per annum offer from e-commerce giant Amazon, sources said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Patent for coating that extends shelf life of fruits, vegetables
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Patent Office recently granted a patent to Assam based scientist Sanjib Kumar Paul who developed a health and environment friendly edible coating for prolonged shelf life of fruits and vegetables which is expected to help millions of farmers and consumers.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 50th Statehood Day
Agartala/Imphal/Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Friday separately celebrated their 50th Statehood Day through numerous colourful and a mega functions.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura fast becoming hub of trade corridor: PM Modi
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that through the construction of connectivity infrastructure, Tripura is fast becoming the hub of a trade corridor.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
After Modi became PM, psychological distance between NE and Delhi has reduced: Shah
Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, the mental distance between the northeastern region and the national capital Delhi has been narrowed down and the central government has committed to all round development of the region.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PM's public gathering in Tripura caused Covid surge: Left parties
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The Opposition CPI-M led Left Front on Sunday claimed that the public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4 in Agartala has caused a massive surge in the Covid-19 cases in Tripura.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
International flights linking Bangkok, B'desh cities to start from Agartala's MBB airport
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) The international flights from the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) airport in Agartala would soon start operations connecting Bangkok via Guwahati airport and Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh, Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said on Saturday.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
World War II era Agartala airport to be 3rd int'l airport in NE
Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) The Agartala airport, which was first built in 1942 after the land was donated by the then Tripura king Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur and was used as a technical base for the Royal Air Force during World War II, would likely be declared an international airport soon to boost air connectivity with the neighbouring countries.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Tripura,National
Nadda cancels Tripura visit in view of Covid surge
Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid cases, BJP President J.P. Nadda has cancelled his two-day Tripura visit from January 10 and the ruling party has suspended all its organisational programmes for 15 days, state party President Manik Saha said on Saturday.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
First Janshatabdi train between Manipur, Tripura and Assam to boost trade, tourism
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 8 (IANS) The first Janshatabdi Express train connecting three northeastern states -- Assam, Manipur and Tripura -- was flagged off by Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura: Book attackers of late Trinamool leader for murder, says dissident BJP MLA
Agartala, Jan 7 (IANS) Dissident BJP MLA and former Tripura minister Sudip Roy Barman on Friday demanded to implicate IPC Section 302 (murder) against the miscreants who attacked Trinamool Congress leader Mujibur Islam Majumdar in August last year.
2022-01-07
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rubber Board inks MoU with Singapore firm for research on natural rubber
Agartala, Jan 6 (IANS) The Rubber Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Singapore-based company to undertake research on natural rubber, officials said on Thursday.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Tripura BJP MLA disqualified from Assembly under anti-defection law
Agartala, Jan 5 (IANS) Tripura Assembly Speaker Ratan Chakraborty on Wednesday disqualified Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ashish Das, who joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 31, 2021, after criticising the saffron party and its leadership in the state.
2022-01-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura Trinamool leader dies months after alleged attack by BJP workers
Agartala, Jan 5 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader from Tripura, Mujibur Islam Majumdar, succumbed to his injuries at the SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday after he was shifted there for treatment following an alleged attack by BJP workers in August last year.
2022-01-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tripura will be trade corridor of India: PM Modi
Agartala, Jan 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Tripura will be a trade corridor of India and the northeastern state will be linked with Bangladesh through railways and waterways.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PM to lay foundation for over 25 projects worth Rs 5,500 cr in Manipur, Tripura
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 3 (IANS) During his visit to two northeastern states -- Manipur and Tripura -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate and lay the foundation for over 25 projects worth Rs 5,500 crore.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Bamboo park in Tripra to boost industries, 'Bashgram' to push eco-tourism
Agartala, Jan 2 (IANS) Indias first bamboo park has been set up in Tripura to boost industries in the northeast region, while the maiden multi-purpose 'Bashgram (bamboo village) came up in the state to push eco-tourism and attract tourists, yoga enthusiasts and nature lovers.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura State Rifles recruitment: Rejected candidates stage protest
Agartala, Dec 29 (IANS) Protests that began on Tuesday in Tripura after the announcement of candidates selected for recruitment to various posts including riflemen in the Tripura State Rifles (TSR), continued on Wednesday as individuals whose name did not appear in the list of selected ones attacked the BJP offices in different parts of the state.
2021-12-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura BJP MLA who joined TMC claims he was attacked
Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) BJP MLA Ashis Das, who joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 31, on Sunday evening alleged that the "saffron party backed goons assaulted him" in northern Tripura while he was returning to the district headquarters after completing an organisational programme at Bagbassa.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura University to introduce Japanese, Korean, Nepali language courses
Agartala, Dec 23 (IANS) The Tripura University, a central varsity, is keen to introduce diploma courses in Japanese, Korean, Nepali and Manipuri Languages from the next academic session, officials said on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Northeast observes 50th anniversary of 'Vijay Diwas'
Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) 'Vijay Diwas', which marks Indian military's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 India-Pakistan war and the creation of sovereign Bangladesh, was observed across the Northeastern states on Thursday.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Tripura,National
First in NE, Tripura tribal autonomous body to set up separate police force
Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Of the 10 tribal Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in the country's northeastern region, the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) is the first constitutional body to set up its own police force to deal with petty crimes and disputes. The Tripura government, however, is not aware of the TTAADC's move to create the unarmed separate police force.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
B'desh keen to protect Mukti Yoddhas' graveyards, training camps in Tripura
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) The Bangladesh government "keenly wants" to protect the graveyards, training camps of "Mukti Yoddhas" (freedom fighters) and other commemorative houses and installations of Tripura, where around 15 lakh Bangladeshi refugees -- a number almost equal the state's then population of around 16 lakh -- also took shelter during the nine-month long 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Tripura,National
Trinamool Congress looking to expand base in NE states
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress as part of its efforts to expand organisational base in the northeastern states including the BJP-ruled Assam and Tripura, would celebrate the party's foundation day on January 1 by organising mega events, party leaders said on Monday.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
NE will emerge as natural rubber production hub: Piyush Goyal
Agartala, Dec 9 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the northeastern region of India can emerge as a hub for natural rubber production, adding the Central government has plans for rubber plantations on two lakh hectares of land in the region in the next five years.
2021-12-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Nagaland violence: Amit Shah must quit, demands Trinamool
Agartala/Kohima, Dec 6 (IANS) Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded immediate resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah owning moral responsibility for the killing of 14 innocent civilians in Nagaland.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
2 Tripura troopers killed by colleague, killer jawan held
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) Two Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans were gunned down in a fratricidal incident in western Tripura on Saturday, police said.
2021-12-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
First GPS-based app launched to define land allotted under Forest Rights Act
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh, on Friday launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) and Banadhikar App, a GPS-based mobile application for demarcation of forest 'patta' (land rights) for the landless indigenous people under the Forest Rights Act.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
8 CPI-M leaders booked for Covid protocol violations get bail
Agartala, Dec 1 (IANS) Eight senior leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), including former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, were granted bail by a court here on Wednesday after they were booked for violation of Covid protocols during nationwide protests in August last year.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Most parts of India-B'desh frontiers to be fenced by 2022: BSF
Agartala/Shillong, Nov 30 (IANS) The Indian authorities are trying to complete the border fencing work in most parts between the northeastern states and Bangladesh by next year to fortify the security along the international frontiers, the BSF officials said on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CPI-M doesn't accept Tripura civic polls verdict: Manik Sarkar
Agartala, Nov 30 (IANS) The CPI-M does not accept the verdict of the recent civic polls in Tripura as the elections to the 20 urban local bodies were conducted "fraudulently", hence the results of the polls were "not fair", former Chief Minister and the partys politburo member Manik Sarkar said on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP clean sweeps Tripura civic polls; Trinamool emerges strong
Agartala, Nov 28 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday secured a clean sweep while the Trinamool Congress emerged as a strong political force in the Tripura civic elections for which polling was held on November 25.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trinamool emerges formidable challenger amid BJP's Tripura victory
Agartala, Nov 28 (IANS) Notwithstanding the ruling BJP's resounding victory on Sunday in 20 civic bodies in Tripura, the Trinamool Congress -- a new entrant in the state politics, emerged a strong political force in the Tripura politics, 14 months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the saffron party-ruled northeastern state.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Man kills 5 including a police officer in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a man mysteriously killed a police officer and four others including his two minor daughters in western Tripura's Khowai District, police said on Saturday.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura police to review UAPA cases against journalists, lawyers
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday directed Director General of Police (DGP) V.S. Yadav to review the UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) cases lodged against journalists and lawyers, after some communal incidents were reported in the state in October this year.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Defence/Security
Man kills 5 including a police officer in Tripura (Ld)
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a man mysteriously killed a police officer and four others including his two minor daughters in Tripura's Khowai district, police said on Saturday.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
65% turnout in Tripura civic polls amid stray clashes
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) Amid allegations of political violence, an estimated 65 per cent of the 5,94,772 voters exercised their franchise till 3 p.m. in civic polls in BJP-ruled Tripura on Thursday, according to officials of the State Election Commission (SEC).
2021-11-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Over 80 % turnout in Tripura civic polls amid violence (Ld)
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) Amid allegations of large-scale political violence, over 80 per cent of around 5 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the civic polls in Tripura on Thursday, officials said.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Kolkata Police book OSD to Tripura CM
Agartala, Nov 24 (IANS) The Kolkata Police has served a notice to Sanjay Mishra, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and asked him to report to the investigating officer on Thursday, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura to go for civic polls Thursday under shadow of violence
Agartala, Nov 24 (IANS) Amidst allegations of political violence, Tripura will go to civic polls on Thursday with security measures further tightened on the directions of the Supreme Court, officials said.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Political violence in Tripura affects reputation of party, PM: BJP MLAs
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Dissident BJP MLAs on Tuesday said that the political violence in Tripura damaged the reputation and credibility of the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this might affect the party's poll prospects in the upcoming assembly elections in five states including Uttar Pradesh.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura civic polls a litmus test for BJP, Left and Trinamool
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Around 14 months before the assembly elections, the civic bodies polls in Tripura on Thursday would be an acid test for three political parties -- the ruling BJP, the main opposition CPI-M led Left and new player Trinamool Congress, while the Congress is turning out to be a nonentity.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trinamool will rout BJP in Tripura, not cow down like CPI-M, Cong: Abhishek
Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) The national General Secretary of Trinamool Congress, Abhishek Banerjee, said here on Monday that his party has come to Tripura to defeat the BJP, and it is not like the CPI-M or Congress to cow down to the attacks of the saffron party and run away from the battle.
2021-11-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura court grants bail to Trinamool youth leader
Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) Trinamool Congress youth wing chief Saayoni Ghosh, who was arrested by the Tripura police on Sunday on charges of attempt to murder and provocation with intent to cause riot, was granted bail by a court in Tripura on Monday.
2021-11-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trinamool give wrong info to Supreme Court: BJP
Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Tripura on Monday accused the Trinamool Congress of giving wrong information to the Supreme Court and creating a law and order problem in the "peaceful state".
2021-11-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tony Blair Institution, India's 15 top NGOs to aid Tripura in quality education
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) The London-based Tony Blair Institution and 15 of India's top NGOs will support Tripura to provide quality education, smart management of the academic systems, improve the skills of students and teachers, train teachers with a modern outlook, empower women and ensure girls' safety and hygiene.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Trinamool's Saayoni Ghosh arrested in Tripura, party accuses BJP of harassment
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid growing violence and tension ahead of the November 25 civic polls in Tripura, police on Sunday arrested West Bengal Trinamool Youth Congress President Saayoni Ghosh invoking five sections of the IPC including murder and provocation with intent to cause riot, police said.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
6 Bangladeshis, who entered India by mistake, sent home
Agartala, Nov 18 (IANS) Six Bangladeshi nationals, who had inadvertently crossed the international border into India in a mentally challenged condition, were reunited with their families on Thursday after many years of medical treatment in Tripura.
2021-11-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Efforts on to adopt new technology in agriculture: Tomar
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Wednesday that over 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) are being set up across the country to adopt new technology in agriculture in a big way with an eye on farmers economic benefit.
2021-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Journalists held for spreading hatred in Tripura, get bail
Agartala, Nov 15 (IANS) Two Delhi-based women journalists, who were arrested by the Tripura police on Sunday for "creating hatred between communities by concealing record and criminal conspiracies", were granted bail on Monday by the chief judicial magistrate's court in Tripura's Gomati district.
2021-11-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics