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Tripura scripts another record, over 92% electorate votes in Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 92 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters cast their votes in Sunday's peaceful elections in 59 of the 60 Assembly seats, setting a new record in the electoral history of India, an official said here on Monday. In the 2013 and 2008 Assembly polls, Tripura registered 92 per cent and 91 per cent voting respectively. The final vote tally is around 90 per...

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Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti. However, he said that the polling percentage might go up as huge numbers of voters were still in queues at 10 p.m. on Sunday night in around 100 of the 3,174 polling stations across the s...

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Both CPI-M, BJP confident of Tripura election victory

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As Sunday's voting to elect 59 of the 60 members of the Tripura Assembly passed off peacefully, the ruling CPI-M and the BJP exuded confidence of an electoral victory in the northeastern state. Except snags reported in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) attached with VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) in around 180 polling stations, the polling was inciden...

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Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said. Election Department officials said both men and women, including new voters, had queued up in large numbers outs...

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Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said. An election department official said that snags in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) in over 150 polling stations, resulted in slo...

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Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begins

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voting for the Assembly elections in India's northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said. Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7 a.m. in the entire state. Polling ends at 4 p.m., said Sriram Taranikanti, the Chief Electoral Officer. In all, 2,...

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Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said. Abdul Kalam Azad, 35, had come on Saturday to Agartala from Bangladesh and tried to go to Kolkata by a private airline. When Central Industrial Security Force troopers at the airport checked him, they seized 12 gold biscuits each weighing 108 gram from hi...

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Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura. Tripura Police 'pushed back' an Assam minister from Tripura for violating election rule. Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said th...

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Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government. In India's 65-year-long electoral history, the country's dominant Left party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)...

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Massive corruption in BJP government: Rahul

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all. Corruption has increased to a large extent in every sphere of governance during the Bharatiya Janata Party regime. The sudden declaration of demonetisati...

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With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of ...

2 days ago
With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of ...

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BJP using 'terror collaborator' to oust Left government in Tripura: CM Manik Sarkar

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Manik Sarkar, who has been Chief Minister of Tripura for the past 20 years and is attempting a fifth term, has accused the Modi government of being in cahoots with the separatist tribal party, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), and declares that the people of the northeastern state will fight tooth and nail to prevent its division. The Bharatiya Janata P...

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Congress, Left parties have 'secret pact' for Tripura polls: Modi

Agartala/Santir Bazar (Tripura), Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress and Left parties of having a secret understanding for the February 18 Tripura Assembly polls. Congress and Left parties like in Kerala and West Bengal have a secret deal for the Tripura polls. To change the future of Tripura, reject the two parties and vote for BJP, Modi said whil...

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In Tripura's politics women certainly matter

Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) The Assembly polls in Tripura on Sunday will see 23 women contesting, including two pitted against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. The northeastern state has also seen a marked rise in the percentage of women voters -- touted as the highest in the country so far. Of the national parties, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has this time fielded seven ...

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Elections to Tripura's Charilam Assembly seat on March 12

Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) The polls in Tripura's Charilam Assembly constituency will be held on March 12, a notification issued by the Election Commission on Thursday said. The election in Charilam Assembly constituency (in western Tripura's Sepahijala district), reserved for the tribals, was earlier scheduled to be held on February 18 along with 59 other Assembly constituencies across the...

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Stage set for 8th Theatre Olympics, 30 countries to participate

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India is all set to host the eighth edition of the global Theatre Olympics for the first time - that will see participation from 30 countries with performances in cities across the country, over 50 days. Hosted by the National School of Drama in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, the global theatre festival will have 17 Indian cities hosting 450 shows, 600 a...

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Powered by Modi's popularity, BJP will oust Left in Tripura: UP CM

Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity, development and good governance, the BJP will oust the Left parties from power in the February 18 Tripura Assembly polls. After the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) comes to power in Tripura, there will be one ruling party in the state and at the Cen...

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Powered by Modi's popularity, BJP will oust Left in Tripura: UP CM

Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity, development and good governance, the BJP will oust the Left parties from power in the February 17 Tripura Assembly polls. After the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) comes to power in Tripura, there will be one ruling party in the state and at the Cen...

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Congress helping CPI-M in Tripura: Amit Shah

Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said the Congress is helping the ruling CPI-M in Tripura by splitting the non-Left vote share, for the upcoming February 18 assembly polls. Congress is practically helping the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) by splitting the non-Left vote share in Tripura. However, it would not be an obstacle for Bharatiya Janata Party (B...

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