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Shortage of essential items, fuel cripples life in Tripura, protests ...
Agartala, July 29 : The supply of essentials and fuel continues to be hit badly in Tripura for about two months now even as the state government has repeatedly sought the central government's intervention to restore its lifeline - National Highway-8 - which has been badly damaged in adjacent ...

TMC unit in Tripura demands PM's intervention for repairing of NH8 in ...
Agartala, July 29 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) unit in Tripura has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene and order the military (army) to repair of heavily damaged National Highway 8 in Assam.

Tripura Governor, Chief Minister condole Mahasweta Devi's death
Agartala, July 28 : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday condoled the passing away of distinguished writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who died in a Kolkata nursing home.

Rs 4,000 crore to be invested in Tripura for road, infra development
New Delhi, July 28 : Ministry for Road, Transport and Highway (MoRTH) has planned to invest around Rs 4,000 crore for the development of highways and infrastructure in Tripura, said an official statement.

'Odd-Even' introduced to combat fuel crisis in Tripura
Agartala, July 27 : Tripura has introduced the "Odd-Even" system from Thursday in addition to the rationing of petrol and diesel due to extreme shortages as a result of the poor road condition stopping entry of fuel tanker in the state from Assam, said a senior minister.

Kolkata: Its raining Hilsa at The Gateway Hotel
Kolkata, July 26 : The arrival of monsoon starts tickling the Bengali taste buds with tantalising thoughts of devouring Ilish during the rains. Ilish or Hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh, is extremely popular in India, especially in the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Tripura and Assam.

Odd-even system in Tripura to distribute fuel
Agartala, July 26 : Taking a cue from the Delhi government, Tripura has decided to introduce the "odd-even" system from Thursday in a bid to ration petrol and diesel due to extreme shortages.

India, Bangladesh border forces discuss issues in Tripura
Agartala, July 24 : A four-day long Inspector General level meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) began here on Sunday to discuss and resolve border issues between the two neighbouring countries.

Tripura tribals all set for Ker Puja to thwart evil spirits
Agartala, July 24 : There is no place for death, birth or recreation in centuries-old Ker Puja in Tripura. Steeped in intricate, time-honoured rituals, this mega tribal event is about well-being and warding off evil spirits. And this 31-hour-long festival is all set to begin from Monday.

Tripura cadre IPS officer arrested on fraud charges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 23 : Odisha Vigilance Department sleuths on Saturday arrested IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, who had allegedly siphoned off Rs 88 lakh government funds from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, an official said.

TMC stages protest against fuel crisis in Tripura
Agartala (Tripura), July 23 (ANI):The Trinamool Congress organised an one hour statewide 'chakka jam' (road blockage) to protest against the Manik Sarkar-led Left Front government in Tripura and BJP government at the centre for failing to address the ongoing fuel crisis and price hike of essential ...

Prabhu to start work on new India-B'desh railway project on July 31
Agartala, July 23 : Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will lay the foundation stone for a new India-Bangladesh railway project and flag-off the Agartala to New Delhi passenger train service on July 31, a Tripura minister said here on Saturday.

Housewife killed in BSF firing in Tripura, murder and rape charges ...
Dhanpur (Tripura), July 23 (ANI): A 24-year-old housewife from the minority Muslim community was allegedly shot dead by BSF troopers in Sonunamura's Bangladesh border of Tripura on Friday.

Tension as woman shot dead in border village in Tripura
Agartala, July 22 : Tension prevailed after a 24-year-old Muslim woman was found shot dead on Friday in a border village in Sepahijala district of Tripura as BSF troops fired at some cattle smugglers who failed to obey an order to halt, officials said.

Gadkari orders for central team to Tripura for NH-8 repair
Agartala, July 20 : Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday asked ministry officials to send a technical team to the northeast region to restore Tripura's lifeline, National Highway-8, which has been badly damaged by rains of the past many weeks.

Tripura to move SC over order to pay higher DA to employees
Agartala, July 20 : The Tripura government will move the Supreme Court challenging the Tripura High Court verdict that it pay pending 42 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to its 209,000 employees and pension holders, a minister said on Wednesday.

Mamata to start Tripura visit to oust CPI-M led Left Front government
Agartala (Tripura), July 19 : With the target to oust the alleged 'undemocratic' CPIM led Left Front government of Tripura, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is starting her visit to the Left ruled northeastern state in August.

Damaged highway: Shortage of essential items cripples Tripura
Agartala, July 19 : The supply of essentials and fuel continues to be hit badly in Tripura for more than one-and-a half months now even as the state government sought the Centre's intervention to restore National Highway-8 which has been badly damaged.

TMC protest over fuel crisis in Tripura, suggest alternate way via ...
Agartala (Tripura), July 18 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday brought out a protest march in Agartala against the Manik Sarkar led Left Front government in failing to address the ongoing fuel crisis in the state continuing for the last more than one month which has led to the government ...

Tripura High Court cracks down on noise pollution
Agartala, July 18 : The Tripura High Court has directed the state government and the pollution control board to implement the law regulating noise pollution or face action for contempt.

Burglary of gas machinery foiled, accident averted in Tripura
Agartala, July 17 : At least six thieves were arrested as police and ONGC officials jointly busted a big pilferage and averted a major accident in Tripura, officials said here on Sunday.

Education policy should be job oriented: Tripura CM
New Delhi, July 16 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday said that the education policy should be job oriented focusing skill development and emphasising on quality.

Rape accused Tripura official sent to 14 days judicial custody
Agartala, July 16 : A local court in Tripura on Saturday sent, to 14 days judicial custody, a senior state government official arrested on charges of rape.

Smart city project: Northeast wants 90:10 ratio in funding
Agartala, July 16 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has requested Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu to share the investment in smart city projects for the northeastern states by adopting a 90:10 ratio -- 90 per cent by the central government and 10 per cent by the state.

Vigil along Bangladesh border to be tightened
Aizawl/Agartala, July 15 : Mizoram and Tripura government have asked the security forces to maintain a maximum vigil along the Bangladesh border to foil any attempt of intrusion and illegal cross-border movement, officials said here on Friday.

Governor officially reinstates Tuki as CM, asks to prove majority by ...
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), July 14 : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who recently took additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh after JP Rajkhowa went on leave due to ill health, on Thursday officially reinstated Congress leader Nabam Tuki as the Chief Minister of the state.

4 per cent additional DA for Tripura employees
Agartala, July 14 : In a bid to pacify its aggrieved employees seeking central government pay scales, the Tripura government on Thursday announced an additional four per cent dearness allowance (DA) for its 209,000 employees and pension holders.

Rape accused Tripura official sent to police custody
Agartala, July 13 : A local court in Tripura on Wednesday sent to three days police custody a senior Tripura government official who was arrested a day ago in Assam's Karimganj on rape charges, police said.

MHA reviews security of Indo-Bangladesh Border
New Delhi, July 12 : A meeting was held in the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday with senior officials of five bordering States on Indo-Bangladesh Border i.e. Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

Centuries-old Kharchi Puja begins in Tripura
Agartala, July 12 : It's that time of the year again when 14 Hindu deities are out in full glory, worshipped by thousands of tribals in Tripura. It's time for the Kharchi Puja -- the annual festival meant to cleanse the sins of mortal souls.

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