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Latest Tripura News


India, Bangladesh to establish new waterways using the Brahmaputra: Minister

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   8:52 pm
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) The Indian and Bangladeshi governments have undertaken an ambitious project to establish a new waterway between the two neighbours using the mighty Brahmaputra river, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said here on Saturday. View More..

NITI Aayog accused of practising 'financial blockade' against Tripura tribal body

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   3:36 pm
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) A top official of the Left-ruled Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has claimed that at the behest of the BJP-led central government the NITI Aayog has begun a "financial blockade" against the autonomous body by not releasing funds regularly. View More..

Tripura road, rail blockade called-off

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   12:16 pm
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party demanding a separate state on Thursday called-off a blockade of the state's key national highway and the lone railway line, officials said here. View More..

Congress sponsored shutdown cripples life in Tripura

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   11:12 am
Agartala, July 19 (IANS) A 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress against a tribal party's indefinite road and rail blockade demanding separate state for the tribals crippled life in Tripura on Wednesday. View More..

BJP members gherao residences of Tripura CM, Ministers

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   11:06 pm
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) BJP supporters on Tuesday laid siege to the official residences of the Tripura Chief Minister and four Ministers over the road and rail blockade in the state even as the tribal party behind it indicated lifting of the blockade. View More..

BJP members gherao Tripura CM's, Ministers' residences

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   1:36 pm
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday gheraoed Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and other ministers' residences demanding removal of road and rail blocks put up for over a week by a tribal party demanding a separate state, police said. View More..

Congress calls 12-hour Tripura shutdown over 'BJP conspiracy'

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   10:30 pm
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Opposition Congress on Monday night called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura on Wednesday to protest what it called "conspiracy of BJP ahead of state assembly elections and to instigate tribal parties to create chaos in the state". View More..

Rijiju to talk to Tripura tribal party on separate state

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   6:40 pm
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday informed Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar that he will hold talks with a tribal party on Tuesday regarding the demand for a separate tribal state, an official said. View More..

Seven Tripura legislators vote for Kovind

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   2:54 pm
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) A rebel Congress legislator and six sacked Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs on Monday voted for NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. View More..

Tripura CM raises road, rail blockade with Rajnath, protesters refuse to budge

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   8:08 pm
Agartala, July 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured him that the central government would look after the issue of the ongoing road and rail blockade by tribal party IPFT to push their demand for a separate state. View More..

Tripura tribal party to continue road, rail blockade

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   4:28 pm
Agartala, July 16 (IANS) The Tripura government on Sunday held an inconclusive meeting with the leaders of the IPFT, who rejected a plea to call-off the week-old blockade of the state's key national highway and the lone railway line over their demand for a separate state. View More..

Congress to launch stir if Tripura blockade continues

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   6:40 pm
Agartala, July 15 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Tripura on Saturday threatened to launch a state-wide agitation if the Left Front government does not intervene to stop the road and rail blockade by a tribal party that has led to shortage of essential items in the state as it entered the sixth day. View More..

Tribal party's road, rail blockade affects life in Tripura

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   2:18 pm
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Causing serious hardship to people and leading to a crisis in essentials and food grains, a Tripura tribal party continued its blockade of the state's main national highway and the lone railway track for the fifth day on Friday to push for a separate state. View More..

Tribals' unique, traditional 'Ker Puja' to begin in Tripura

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   2:14 pm
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) The unique and traditional "Ker Puja" of the tribals will begin in Tripura on Friday night for the well-being of the people and to ward off evil spirits. View More..

Tripura tribal party to hold talks with Centre over separate statehood

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   1:30 pm
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party delegation is to hold discussions with the central government over its demand for a separate state even as the party has been blockading a vital national highway and the state's lone railway track for the past four days, causing hardship to people. View More..

Tribal party demands talks to end blockade in Tripura

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   2:12 pm
Agartala, July 12 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party, which has blockaded the national highway and the lone railway track in the state to push its demand for a separate state, has sought tri-partite talks with the central and state governments over its demand. View More..

Tribal party's road, rail blockades continue in Tripura

    Updated On : Jul 11,2017   4:36 pm
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party, demanding a separate state, on Tuesday continued an indefinite blockade of the National Highway and the lone railway line in the north-eastern state. View More..

Tripura tribal party begins road, rail blockade for separate state

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   5:18 pm
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party, demanding a separate state, launched an indefinite blockade of the National Highway and the lone railway line in the north-eastern state on Monday. The move comes after a two-month-long campaign and counter-movement. View More..

Student held at Agartala airport with Swiss knives

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   10:54 pm
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) A Kolkata-bound engineering student was nabbed at the airport here on Sunday evening after he was found to be carrying two Swiss knives in his shoes, police said. View More..

Northeast traders embrace GST despite digital challenges

    Updated On : Jul 08,2017   12:58 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Amid confusion and initial reluctance, traders in the northeast seem to have finally accepted the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and officials are hopeful that teething troubles will be resolved soon. View More..