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Tripura block's incredible feat in financial inclusion
By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, April 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer an award on Tripura's Mandwai block on April 21 in New Delhi for best performance in financial inclusion and financial literacy.
Tripura: CPI (M) leader sent to police remand for wife's murder
Agartala, Apr. 19 : Tripura Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Jitendra Das, along with his two younger brothers and his nephew, has been sent to police remand in connection with his wife murder.
Tripura CPI-M leader sent to police custody over wife's murder
Agartala, April 18 : A court in Tripura on Saturday sent senior CPI-M leader Jitendra Das, his two brothers and nephew to six-da'sy police custody in connection with the murder of his wife Kalpana Das, police said.
CPI-M leader arrested in connection with wife's murder
Agartala, April 17 : Police on Friday arrested Tripura Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Jitendra Das, his two brothers and his nephew in connection with the murder of his wife Kalpana Das, an official said.
Tripura tops for sixth year in providing rural jobs
Agartala, April 17 : The Left-ruled Tripura maintained its top position for the sixth consecutive year by providing 88 person-days' rural jobs per household under the job guarantee scheme during the 2014-15 fiscal, a cabinet minister said here on Friday.
Congress demands Tripura CM to prove allegations of AR militant nexus
Agartala, Apr. 13 : The Congress in Tripura demanded Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to substantiate his allegation against the Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India.
Eight injured in Tripura mob attack
Agartala, April 13 : At least eight people, including three policemen, were injured when mob attacked government and ruling CPI-M offices in Tripura and clashed with police over delay in payment of wages under the rural jobs scheme.
Assam Rifles an issue in Tripura tribal council polls
Agartala, April 13 : Paramilitary Assam Rifles' role in dealing with decades old terrorism has become a major political issue in the May 3 polls to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
Crime rate declines in Tripura by 18 percent
Agartala, April 12 : Tripura witnessed a substantial 18 percent reduction in overall crime, including crime against women, during the past one year, it was announced on Sunday.
Congress demands Tripura CM's resignation over ponzi scams
Agartala, Apr.12 : Scores of Congress workers took to the streets here demanding Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's resignation for his alleged links with various chit-fund companies.
Which will be admired most: Gujarat, Delhi or Tripura?
By Saeed Naqvi : The embarrassing news that India ranks 101th in the Social Progress Index among 133 countries, lower than even Nepal, may well be the right occasion to narrow the focus on states which might be examined as milestones. This examination will have to be done by serious social ...
Tripura tribal party reiterates demand for separate tribal land
Agartala, Apr.11 : The People's Front of Twipra (IPTF) has reiterated its demand for a separate tribal land by the name of 'Twipra Land' here on Saturday as the date for the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council poll comes closer.
Meghalaya, Tripura seek centre's nod for selling surplus power
Guwahati, April 10 : Tripura and Meghalaya, which border Bangladesh, have sought the central government's permission to sell surplus electricity generated in the states to the neighbouring country.
Security to be tightened along Tripura border
Agartala, April 10 : To ensure trouble-free elections to the Tripura tribal autonomous council and in view of the current political turmoil in neighbouring Bangladesh, security along the India-Bangladesh border and inter-state border with Assam and Mizoram would be further tightened, an official ...
FIR against 17 Tripura officials for siphoning NHM fund
Agartala, April 8 : An FIR has been lodged against 17 Tripura government officials, including five chief medical officers (CMOs), in connection with the siphoning of National Health Mission (NHM) funds, officials said here on Wednesday.
Strong winds, rain cause huge losses in Tripura
Dhalai (Tripura), Apr. 7 : Strong winds and rainfall have caused huge destruction in Tripura's remote Dhalai district where several houses were blown away and major loss of property reported.
Congress flays Tripura over chit fund scam, seeks CBI probe
Kolkata, April 6 : Accusing the Manik Sarkar government in Tripura of "shielding" and "benefitting" from Rose Valley, a ponzi firm under scanner for money laundering, the opposition Congress on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the activities of all illegal non-banking financial firms and chit fund ...
Rainstorm hits normal life in Tripura, Mizoram
Agartala/Aizawl, April 6 : Overnight seasonal cyclonic rains and thunder storms disrupted power supply and surface transport movement besides damaging a large number of houses in Mizoram and Tripura, officials said on Monday.
Tripura: Congress calls for direct funding from Centre for ...
Agartala, Apr. 5 : The Congress party has called for direct funding from the Centre to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) for the development of the tribal people.
Tripura militant outfit keen to surrender, talks held (Exclusive)
By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, April 5 : Guerrillas of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) are keen to surrender if their demands are met, a top Tripura police official said on Sunday.
Tribal council goes to polls in Tripura on May 3
Agartala, April 4 : With the issuance of the statutory notification on Saturday for the May 3 polls for the 30-seat Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), political activities have gathered speed.
Storms affect power, transport in Mizoram, Tripura
Agartala/Aizawl, April 3 : Seasonal cyclonic rain storms have affected power supply and surface transport in Mizoram and Tripura since Thursday, officials said on Friday.
No permanent governors in five northeastern states
By Sujit Chakraborty, Aizawl/Agartala, April 2 : As many as five states in India's northeast -- Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura -- do not have permanent governors.
Tripura militant outfit to hold talks with governments
Agartala, April 2 : Militant outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) will hold tripartite talks with the central and Tripura governments in Shillong on April 4, an official said here on Thursday.
India Infrastructure Fund II acquires 23.5 percent stake in ONGC ...
New Delhi, Apr. 2 : The three promoters of ONGC Tripura Power Company Ltd (OTPC), ONGC, IL-FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL) and Government of Tripura, have entered into definitive agreements with India Infrastructure Fund II by which the latter will be acquiring 23.5 percent stake in ...
ONGC sells 23 percent stake in Tripura power firm for Rs.426 crore
New Delhi, April 1 : India Infrastructure Fund II will acquire 23.5 percent stake worth about Rs.426 crore in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), jointly promoted by ONGC, IL&FS Energy Development Company (IEDCL) and the government of Tripura, state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp said on ...
TTAADC polls to take place next month
Agartala, Apr. 1 : The elections to the 30-seat Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) have been scheduled for May 3.
Tripura gets new chief secretary
Agartala, April 1 : Senior bureaucrat Yashpal Singh on Wednesday took over as the new chief secretary of Tripura. He succeeded G. Kameswara Rao, who retired from service on March 31.
Tripura tribal council polls on May 3
Agartala, March 31 : Elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) will be held on May 3, it was announced here on Tuesday.
Rice-ferrying to Tripura starts via Kolkata-Bangladesh route
Agartala, March 31 : The government-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Tuesday started ferrying rice for Tripura from Kolkata via Bangladesh as train services have been stopped in the north-east region of India due to gauge conversion works, an official said.