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Poll panel sets ball rolling for Lok Sabha polls
Agartala, Dec 6 : The Election Commission, in preparation for the 16th Lok Sabha polls due in April-May 2014, has asked Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all states to update the necessary data and electoral rolls, officials in the Tripura capital said Friday.
12,000 Congress workers detained in Tripura
Agartala, Dec 5 : Over 12,000 Congress party activists and senior leaders were Thursday detained by police in Left-ruled Tripura after they took part in a "civil disobedience movement" to protest the alleged misrule of the government.
Bangladesh troopers oppose Indian construction activity
Agartala, Dec 3 : Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) troopers have opposed the construction of a culvert, creating tension along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, an official said here Tuesday.
Four Tripura youth nabbed in Chennai for gang rape
Agartala, Dec 1 : Tamil Nadu Police arrested four tribal youth, all accused of gang rape of a girl in Tripura, who took jobs in a private security agency in Chennai to evade punishment, police said here Sunday.
Tripura man arrested 37 years after he stole Rs.840
Agartala, Nov 30 : A man has been arrested in Tripura 37 years after he stole Rs.840, police said here Saturday.
Tripura deputy collector suspended for forgery
Agartala, Nov 28 : A deputy collector in Tripura has been suspended on charges of forgery, an official said here Thursday.
Visakhapatnam, Tripura zoos to exchange rare animals
Agartala, Nov 28 : Visakhapatnam's Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) and Tripura's Sepahijala Zoo will soon exchange rare animals, officials said here Thursday.
Chit fund agent commits suicide in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 27 : Laxman Singha, 42, an agent of a non-banking financial company (NBFC), committed suicide in Tripura following pressure from depositors, police said Wednesday.
India, Bangladesh vow to fight militancy and cross-border crimes
New Delhi, Nov 25 : India and Bangladesh not only share a long border, but also have close bilateral ties. Recently, home ministers of both countries met in Tripura where they expressed their commitment to promote growth, and fighting militancy together.
Three tribal militants surrender in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 22 : Three tribal militants, who had fled from their hideout in Bangladesh, surrendered to the Border Security Force (BSF) in Tripura, police said here Friday.
Refugees in Tripura cast postal ballot for Mizoram polls
Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 19 : Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven camps in Tripura for the past 16 years, Tuesday began casting their votes through postal ballots for the assembly polls in Mizoram, officials said.
India building border infra for bonding people: Sushilkumar Shinde
Agartala, Nov 17 : India is developing border infrastructure along the neighbouring countries to bring the people closer by boosting trade and economy, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said in Tripura's capital Agartala Sunday.
Tripura militants recruiting youths: Manik Sarkar
Agartala, Nov 15 : Tripura's separatist outfits are recruiting youths and have camps in Bangladesh though the security forces of the neighbouring country are cracking down on them, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Friday.
Goa to host boat festival
Panjim, Nov 14 : Goa Tourism in association with Art and Culture department is all prepared to celebrate Tripurari Purnima Boat festival on the banks of river Valvanti at Vithalapur village, Sanquelim Goa.
Tripura wants green bonus from finance panel
Agartala, Nov 14 : Tripura has sought a Rs.2,125 crore green bonus from the 14th Finance Commission as it is ahead in aforestation in the country, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Thursday.
Tripura to ask finance panel not to deprive it of dues
Agartala, Nov 12 : The Left Front government in Tripura will ask the 14th Finance Commission not to deprive it of due financial aid from the Centre as was done by the earlier finance panel, a minister said here Tuesday.
Tripura tribals' party starts agitation for separate state
Agartala, Nov 11 : A tribal political party in Tripura Monday began a 72-hour hunger-strike demanding a separate state following the central government decision to create Telangana.
Tripura Congress leader gets three-month jail
Agartala, Nov 11 : A court in Tripura Monday awarded three months' imprisonment to senior Congress leader and former minister Birajit Sinha for violating the arms act in a double-murder case that rocked the state July 20, 2004.
India to open first integrated check post along Bangladesh border
Agartala, Nov 8 : India's second international-standard multi-use Integrated Check Post (ICP) and the first along the Bangladesh border will be opened to people at Akhaurah in Tripura Nov 17, officials said here Friday.
Action against Kerala, Himachal groups for fraud in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 7 : The Tripura government has filed FIRs against two companies -- Kerala and Himachal Pradesh-based -- for their alleged fraudulent acts in providing health services here, officials said Thursday.
Left to fight superstitions
Agartala, Nov 6 : Tripura's ruling CPI-M will launch a campaign against superstitions among tribals that often lead to killings, a senior minister said Wednesday.
45 fall ill in Tripura after eating 'prasad'
Agartala, Nov 5 : Forty-five people were taken ill and admitted to hospitals after eating 'prasad' (sacrament) in Tripura Monday night.
Markets along India-Bangladesh border to boost trade
Agartala, Nov 4 : A border 'haat' (market) along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura is expected to start within three months. It will boost local trade and contact between the people of the two countries, a Tripura minister said Monday.
Tripura's 83-year-old lake palace to be restored
By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, Nov 4 : Tripura's Communist government has drawn up a Rs.50-crore plan to restore the 83-year-old Neermahal, the lone such grand palace in eastern India located in the midst of the vast Rudrasagar Lake, an official said.
Ostracised AIDS patient couple ends life in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 3 : Ostracised by their family and neighbours, an AIDS patient couple committed suicide in Tripura, officials said here Sunday.
Tripura to get new central jail
Agartala, Nov 1 : A jail meant to hold 975 prisoners, arguably the biggest in India's northeast, was inaugurated in Tripura Friday by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
New central jail set up in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 1 : A jail with an inmate capacity of 975, arguably northeastern India's biggest jail was inaugurated Friday by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at Bishalgarh in western Tripura's Sipahijala district.
World Bank loan to Northeast job-creation project
Agartala, Oct 31 : The World Bank will provide 90 percent soft loan to a Rs.683.2-crore project aimed at creating employment opportunities for 300,000 families in four north eastern states of Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, officials said here Thursday.
Tripura militants have camps in Bangladesh: Police chief
Agartala, Oct 31 : The separatist groups from India's northeast regions have their camps in Bangladesh, though the Bangladeshi security forces' have been cracking down on them, Director General of Tripura Police C. Balasubramaniam said here Thursday.
Tripura troopers for Mizoram assembly polls
Agartala, Oct 30 : Elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers will provide security during the Nov 25 assembly polls in Mizoram, officials said here Wednesday.