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Northeast states told to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. After the digitisation of ration cards and computerisation of PDS, transparency and performance of the government-sponsored food supply system will improve an...

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Tripura asked to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. After the digitisation of ration cards and computerisation of PDS, transparency and performance of the government-sponsored food supply system will improve an...

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18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said. According to the Khowai district police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty, the 18 Rohingyas were arrested in Khowai district's Teliamura -- 70 km north of Agartala, he added. They we...

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Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, adding his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in three years. Speaking here late on Wednesday after launching a new English daily the North East Colors, he said Tripura had world class bio-diversity. To enjoy the eco-forest o...

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Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, and his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in the next three years. Speaking here late on Wednesday after launching a new English daily the North East Colors, he said Tripura has world class bio-diversity. To enjoy the ec...

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All religious beliefs as good as Tripura CM's views: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Writer Javed Akhtar on Thursday took a jibe at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for saying that the Internet existed during the time of Mahabharata. Taking a jibe at Deb, Akthar on Thursday tweeted: Why are people making fun of the CM of Tripura for claiming that there was internet in Mahabharata times? They should look at their own religious beliefs with t...

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Tripura's century old palace to turn into museum, research centre on Tagore

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The 101-year-old Pushpavant Palace, until Wednesday the Raj Bhavan (Governor's house), will turn into a museum and research centre dedicated to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, officials said. The Raj Bhavan on Wednesday shifted to a newly constructed sprawling mansion at the new capital complex on the outskirts of Agartala. Tripura Governor Tath...

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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata. Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kuru...

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Ten killed in Bengal storm, rail, road, air traffic disrupted

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Ten persons were killed and rail, road and air traffic was disrupted in West Bengal as twin storms accompanied by rains lashed through the city on Tuesday night felling trees, uprooting electric poles and triggering house collapse. Mobile and Internet services were hit with the storm snapping overhead wires and damaging mobile towers. Of the ten persons k...

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Northeastern states asked to expedite computerisation of PDS

Agartala, April 17 (IANS) The Cnion government has asked five northeastern states - Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura - to expedite the computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS) for its better and transparent performance, an official said here on Tuesday. Cent per cent works of digitisation of ration cards in most of the states, including the northeastern states...

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Marathon for brotherhood, peace and unity

Agartala, April 16 (IANS) Marathoner Samir Singh along with three others are on a tour to northeastern states of the country to spread the message of brotherhood, peace and unity, a BSF official said here on Monday. Singh along with a Kenyan national and two other Marathoners reached Tripura on April 14 and left for Mizoram on Monday en-route to other northeastern states, the officer sai...

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CPI-M to discuss Tripura political violence

Agartala, April 16 (IANS) The CPI-M will raise post-poll political violence in Tripura at its party Congress beginning on Wednesday in Hyderabad, a party leader said on Monday. We will circulate a booklet detailing the violent incidents in Tripura after the BJP-led government came to power, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Central Committee member Bijan Dhar told the media.

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Tripura tribal leader conferred Deendayal Upadhyaya award

Agartala, April 13 (IANS) The first Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Integration Award for Social Service, instituted by the Tripura government, was conferred on renowned social activist and tribal leader Bikram Bahadur Jamatia on Friday. The national integration award, along with other awards for music, literary, publication and folk song, were given away to the recipients on Friday ...

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Tripura to set up IIIT

Agartala, April 12 (IANS) An Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) will be set up in Tripura to encourage the youth to study job-oriented courses within their region, the government said on Thursday. Pending construction of proposed IIIT building in Bodhjungnagar Industrial Estate, the curriculum of the institute will start from this academic year (2018-19) temporarily at the...

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Tripura 'disaster' to hit Left movement temporarily: CPI-M

Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The Left Front's poor show in the Tripura Assembly polls will hit the Left movement only temporarily and the setbacks will be overcome, CPI-M Central Committee member Bijan Dhar said on Wednesday. He was speaking to the media here at the end of a two-day state committee meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the dominant partner of the Left Fro...

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Tourism among five sectors to exploit on mission mode in northeast

Agartala, April 10 (IANS) The first meeting of the 'Niti Forum for North-East' (NFNE) on Tuesday chosn five sectors including tourism and food processing to exploit them on mission mode basis to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth of the region, said NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh, in a ...

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NITI forum for northeast to meet on Tuesday

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government is set to launch NITI forum, a special body set up to achieve accelerated, inclusive and sustainable growth in the eight states of northeast region, on Tuesday in Agartala where its first meeting will be held. Addressing a press conference here, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the forum will have Chief Ministers from these states and Uni...

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'Niti Forum for North-East' to accelerate region's inclusive growth

Agartala, April 9 (IANS) The first meeting of the 'Niti Forum for North-East' (NFNE) will be held here on Tuesday to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region, an official said here on Monday. The newly constituted forum will be co-chaired by the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar and Minister of State for Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNE...

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New government does first major Tripura Police reshuffle

Agartala, April 8 (IANS) In a major reshuffle after assuming power in Tripura nearly a month ago, the BJP-led government on Sunday issued the transfer and posting orders of 66 senior police officials, including 15 from the IPS. Six of the eight district police chiefs and seven of the 12 Commandants of Tripura State Rifles battalions are among those transferred, a Home Department official...

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After crushing CPI-M in Tripura, BJP eyes the state's Lok Sabha seats

Agartala, April 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, after its earth-shattering victory over the Left Front in the recent assembly polls in Tripura, has renewed attempts to wrest the state's two Lok Sabha seats from the CPI-M in the 2019 general elections. BJP General Secretary (organisation) in-charge of northeastern states Ajay Jamwal, during his four-day tour to Tripura this week, hel...

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