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Rising number of foreign tourists visiting Tripura
Agartala, Aug 30 : Tripura saw a surge in the arrival of foreign tourists in the 2013-14 financial year, registering a record growth of 97 percent over the 2012-13 fiscal, a minister said here Saturday.
Bangladesh seeks to supply rice to northeast India: Tripura minister
By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, Aug 30 : In one more sign of warming cross-border ties, Bangladesh says it is keen to supply rice to food-deficient northeastern states and can allow all its ports, in "mutual interest", to ferry goods bound for the region, a Tripura minister has said, quoting the ...
PM Jan Dhan Yojana launched in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 28 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in Tripura to cover all households of the northeastern state with banking facilities.
48 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 28 : At least 48 students, including girls, fell ill and were admitted to hospital after eating mid-day meal in a school in Tripura, an official said Thursday.
Tripura assembly session to begin Friday
Agartala, Aug 26 : The monsoon session of the Tripura assembly will begin Friday and the opposition Congress is expected to raise a host of issues, including the malaria epidemic.
Central team to visit Bru refugee camps in Tripura
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 25 : A central team arrived here Monday to take stock of the condition of Mizoram's displaced Reang tribals, locally called 'Bru', living in refugee camps in Tripura, an official said here.
Sangeet Natak Akademi awards conferred in Agartala
Agartala, Aug 23 : Tripura governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya and Sangeet Natak Akademi chairman Leela Samson presented the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar awards for 2012 here Saturday to 32 young artists from across the country.
Agartala reaps the benefits of peace in the state
Agartala, Aug 22 : Tripura has witnessed a decline in insurgency led violence in the past few decades which has given a momentum to development work in the state.
Sarkar for timelines for project disbursement
Guwahati, Aug 21 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today urged the union DoNER Minister, Gen. (retd.) V.K. Singh to set strict timelines for retention, sanction and actual disbursement of projects within the same financial year.
Tripura CM calls for peace in Assam
Guwahati, Aug. 21 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has called for peace in Assam in the light of the recent unrest in Golaghat District.
Manipur, Tripura get separate IAS, IPS cadres
Agartala, Aug 21 : With the creation of separate Manipur and Tripura cadres for All India Cadre Services (AICS) officers, the administration in both states would be considerably smoothened, an official said here Thursday.
Tripura to set up elephant reserve
Agartala, Aug 20 : The Tripura government would set up an elephant reserve in the mountainous northeastern state to conserve wild elephants, a minister said here Wednesday.
Co-driver of Bangladeshi truck goes missing in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 19 : A co-driver of a Bangladeshi truck, carrying rice from Ashuganj port of that country to Tripura, has gone missing here, police said Tuesday.
African craftsmen get training in making bamboo products in Tripura
Tripura, Aug. 16 : A total of 36 trainees are undergoing a two-week long training course in bamboo art and skill development at Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) in Tripura.
Communal hostility up in BJP rule: Sarkar
Agartala, Aug 15 : Communal violence has increased after the BJP-led government headed by Narendra Modi took power in India, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Friday.
Landslide kills three in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 15 : A woman and her two children were killed when a landslide buried their house in Tripura, police said here Friday.
Tripura to get another varsity
Agartala, Aug 14 : The Left Front government will set up a university in Tripura and a legislation in this regard will be taken up in the monsoon session of the state assembly beginning Aug 29, an official said here Thursday.
New health scheme for the poor launched in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 13 : The Left Front government in Tripura Wednesday launched a new health scheme to provide financial aid to poor families for treatment of seven critical diseases, including cancer.
NDA government cuts funding in rural jobs scheme in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 13 : The Left Front government in Tripura Wednesday expressed its discontent over slashing of funds under the MGNREGA rural employment scheme and urged the central government to restore the funding.
Man arrested for raping deaf and dumb woman in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 12 : A man was arrested for raping a 32-year-old deaf and dumb woman, police said here Tuesday.
Bangladeshi rice-laden truck for Tripura overturns, driver hurt
Agartala, Aug 11 : A Bangladeshi truck, carrying rice from Ashuganj port of that country to Tripura, met with an accident here Monday in which the driver was injured, police said.
Militants kidnap two tribals in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 11 : Militants have kidnapped two tribal youths in Tripura, police said here Monday.
Malaria outbreak claims 79 lives in Tripura
Dhalai, (Tripura), Aug. 10 : Over 79 people have died of malaria in Tripura in the past two months, said a senior official of the state health department.
Northeast CWG medalists get warm welcome on return to India
New Delhi, Aug.9 : Commonwealth Games medalists received a warm welcome upon their arrival back home. Tripura's Dipa Karmarkar and Manipur's Laishram Sarita Devi were among seven players from the northeast who delivered laurels to their country.
Manik Sarkar calls on Narendra Modi
New Delhi/Agartala, Aug 8 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Mizoram CM discusses refugee issue with home secretary
Aizawl, Aug 8 : The Mizoram government has asked the union home ministry to take up with the Election Commission the issue of deleting from the electoral lists the names of those refugees who are unwilling to leave Tripura camps and return to Mizoram, an official said Friday.
In a first, Andhra rice reaches Tripura via Bangladesh
Agartala, Aug 7 : After diplomatic and strategic parleys that lasted for nearly three years, for the first time rice from Andhra Pradesh reached Tripura via Bangladesh Thursday, an official said.
Andhra rice reaches Tripura first time via Bangladesh
Agartala, Aug 7 : Rice from Andhra Pradesh reached Tripura via Bangladesh for the first time Thursday, an official said.
First dengue case in Tripura
Agartala, Aug 6 : The first confirmed case of dengue has been reported in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.
Tripura greets bronze-winning gymnast Dipa Karmakar
Agartala, Aug 4 : The Tripura government accorded a grand reception Monday to Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian woman and second gymnast from the country to clinch a Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastics.