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With best efforts, Tripura to be 'drug free state': Deb

Agartala, June 25 (IANS) The law enforcing agencies have maximised their insistent efforts to make Tripura a drug free state as declared by the BJP government, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told the Tripura assembly on Monday. During the first 100 days of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government, the law enforcing agencies, specially the police, have seized 12,035 kg dry 'ganja', variou...

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CBI to probe two Tripura journalists' killings

Agartala, June 23 (IANS) Responding to the state government's requests, the CBI will probe the killing of two journalists in Tripura last year, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday. Following the state government's requests, necessary notifications were issued last week allowing the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to probe the killings of two Tripura journalists, D...

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Sarkar has mixed response to BJP-led Tripura government's first budget

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is now Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, on Thursday appreciated some proposals of the BJP-led state government's first budget while slamming some of its other provisions. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free, zero defici...

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Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. A Guinness world record was created at Rajasthan's Kota where over two lakh people performed ...

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Tripura Assembly lauds man, daughter for averting train accident

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, members of the Tripura Assembly on Thursday praised Swapan Debbarma, 45, and his teenage daughter who last week averted a train accident saving the lives of over 2,000 passengers. Health and Science and Technology Minister Sudip Roy Barman raised the issue in Zero hour and requested Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and the House to exte...

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BJP's Sen elected Tripura Deputy Speaker

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Congress-turned-BJP legislator Biswabhandu Sen was on Thursday was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Tripura assembly unopposed. After question hour, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das announced the election of Sen to the post as no other nomination was filed. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Education, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath and Lead...

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Tripura celebrates Yoga Day with zeal

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners, on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in Tripura by practising yoga across the state -- both in rural areas and cities. The main function was held at Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) headquarters in Khumulwng, 30 kms north of here. Prominent am...

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BJP-ally IPFT for separate state for Tripura tribals

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the junior ally of ruling BJP, will hold demonstrations across the state in August to spearhead its demand for a separate state, a party leader said on Thursday. We will organise sit-in-demonstrations all over Tripura on August 23 in support of our demand for a separate state and withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amen...

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2,000 Tripura local bodies' leaders quit, CPI-M blames government

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Wednesday said 2,133 seats in Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samity and Gram Panchayat were vacant, as the CPI-M blamed the resignations on threats by the BJP and IPFT cadres. Communists Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA Sudhan Das told the Assembly that after the BJP-IPFT alliance got a majority in the February Assem...

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Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday. The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB and Hudco (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) to carry out the Rs 1,000 crore sm...

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Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday. The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB and Hudco (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) to carry out the Rs 1,000 crore sm...

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Presented deficit free budget to make Tripura self-reliant: CM

Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the deficit free budget presented on Tuesday, his government's first, was intended to make the state self-reliant. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing financial aid to the state, Deb told the media on Tuesday night that the previous Left Front government always presented deficit budgets. Co...

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Tax free, deficit less Rs 16,387 cr budget presented in Tripura

Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free budget for financial year 2018-19. Tabling the budget on the first day of the assembly session, Dev Varma, who holds the Finance portfolio, said that there is no deficit in the budget. He, however, proposed increase of sales tax on petrol by two per cent and on diese...

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Tripura Gramin Bank ranks fifth in rural bank list

Agartala, June 18 (IANS) The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) has secured the fifth position amongst India's 56 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of its business and growth, an official said here on Monday. The 42-year old TGB posted s net profit of Rs 44.14 crore in the last fiscal (2017-18). The bank in which the Centre has a 50 per cent stake, United Bank of India (UBI) 35 per cen...

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Tripura Assembly to begin budget session on Tuesday

Agartala, June 18 (IANS) The Tripura Assembly will begin its 11-day budget session from Tuesday, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das said here on Monday. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma would lay the budget for the current fiscal (2018-19) on the first day of the 11-day session of the Assembly, Das told the media. He said two important bills were likely to be submitted during the sess...

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Tripura starts 24x7 'mobile policing' service

Agartala, June 16 (IANS) The Tripura government on Saturday launched the GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24x7 mobile policing service to curb crime, especially against women. Launching the mobile policing service, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance government's main thrust is to make Tripura a crime and drug free state. ...

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West Bengal Governor takes temporary charge of Tripura

Agartala, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tripura as additional charge till incumbent Governor Tathagata Roy remains on leave. A Raj Bhavan official said President Ram Nath Kovind on June 6 gave additional charge to Tripathi as Roy would go to the US for a month to meet his daughter and son-in-law there. Tripura ...

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Tripura to give monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to journalists

Agartala, June 15 (IANS) The Tripura government has enhanced the journalists pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000, a Minister here said. The cabinet increased the journalists' monthly pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000. The monthly pension of Rs 10,000 is second highest in India after Tamil Nadu, Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told the media on Thursday night. The cabin...

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Northeast flood situation grim, Army help sought

Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, June 14 (IANS) The flood situation in the Northeast continued to be grim on Thursday with at least nine people losing their lives and thousands displaced in Assam, Manipur and Tripura, where the state governments have sought Armys help in rescue operations. Two people lost their lives in landslide in a remote location in Assam's Dima Hasao district and one perso...

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Tripura flood situation grim, CM seeks Army assistance

Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday sought the Army's assistance in rescue operations in the flood-hit state as incessant rains continued for the third day leading to floods and landslides - forcing some 50,000 poeple to take shelter in relief camps and claiming four lives. Deb informed Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh in a telephonic conversatio...

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