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Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country. Resolve the disputes and issues pending with Bangladesh. Unless we settle the pending disputes and issues with our good neighbours like B...

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TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) The TMC's Tripura unit's coordination committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain. Before joining The Trinamool Congress, Chakraborty was a former minister of the Congress-led government in Tripur...

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India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. Indian railway would soon conduct a survey to obtain basic details to lay a 125-km new railway line from southern Tripura's bo...

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'ONGC doubles gas production in Tripura in 5 years'

Agartala, March 22 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has more than doubled its gas production in five years in Tripura brightening prospects of setting up of more gas based projects, officials said here on Wednesday. ONGC has more than doubled its production from 6,450 lakh cubic metres of gas in 2012-13 to 13,820 lakh cubic metres in 2016-17, a spokesman of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ON...

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India-Bangladesh joint army cycling expedition flagged off

Agartala, March 22 (IANS) The joint cycling expedition of India and Bangladesh armies aimed at reinforcing friendship among the two armed forces was flagged off in Agartala on Wednesday. The 11-day joint cycling expedition, which was flagged off by Gajraj Corps commander Lt. Gen. A.S. Bedi and West Tripura District Magistrate Milind Ramteke in Agartala, would end at Kolkata's Fort Willia...

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India to supply more power to Bangladesh

Agartala, March 21 (IANS) During the upcoming visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India, the two countries will sign an agreement for supply of additional 60 MW of electricity to the neighbouring country from Tripura, a top official said here on Tuesday. Hasina is scheduled to visit New Delhi from April 7 to 10. Officials of India and Bangladesh governments met in...

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BSF to probe killing of 3 Tripura tribals by its men

Agartala, March 20 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has ordered a court of inquiry into the killing of three tribals in firing by its troopers in Tripura last week, officials said here on Monday. A court of inquiry has been ordered by the BSF into the incident. Senior BSF officials outside the Udaipur (southern Tripura) sector would conduct the court of inquiry, BSF Deputy Inspecto...

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Tripura government failed to utilise central funds: Minister

Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said the Left Front government in Tripura failed to utilise funds released by the central government for developmental projects and to serve the interest of the farmers. We released Rs 35 lakh in 2016-17 and last fiscal for implementation of 'Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana' for Tripura, but the state gover...

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Next green revolution may come from North-East: Minister

Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said the second green revolution may come from eastern India and for this, the north-eastern states will have to be brought in the mainstream for equitable agricultural development in the region. The Minister's remarks came while inaugurating the new Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in West Tripura. He sai...

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Fiscal scarcity, remoteness hamper justice: Supreme Court Judge

Agartala, March 18 (IANS) The lack of resources and geographical isolation sometimes hamper the delivery of justice, Supreme Court Justice Ranjan Gogoi said here on Saturday. Because of lack of economic solvency, geographical isolation and remoteness sometimes justice might not reach to the people at the right time, Justice Gogoi said after laying the foundation stone of an administrativ...

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ATS granted transit remand of 2005 Bengaluru terror suspect

Agartala, March 18 (IANS) The Karnataka Anti Terror Squad (ATS) on Saturday took on four-day transit remand a suspected terrorist connected to the 2005 terror attack at Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science (IIS), police said. The transit remand of suspect Habib Mia, 37, was given by West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Milind Ramteke late afternoon, before the ATS took him t...

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Economic, geographic factors hampering judicial outreach: SC Judge

Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Economic and geographical factors sometimes prevent timely judicial outreach to the people, a Supreme Court judge said on Saturday. Because of lack of economic solvency, geographical isolation and remoteness, sometimes justice might not reach out to the people timely, Justice Ranjan Gogoi said after laying the foundation stone for an administrative building of t...

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Partial shutdown in Tripura to protest against killing of 3 tribals

Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Tripura's ruling CPI-M has called a 12-hour shut-down in Sabroom sub-division on Saturday and held demonstrations across the state to protest the killing of three tribals in BSF firing on Friday. An official statement of the Border Security Force (BSF) said its troopers, during patrolling, spotted a large number of locals trying to smuggle cattle to Bangladesh. ...

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Three tribals killed, two hurt in Tripura BSF firing

Agartala, March 17 (IANS) Three tribals, including a woman, were killed and two others injured in BSF firing in southern Tripura, an official here said. BSF troopers were on routine patrol when they spotted a large number of locals trying to smuggle cattle to Bangladesh. When asked to stop, the villagers attacked the troopers with sharp weapons and batons. The troopers then resorted to f...

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2005 Bengaluru terror suspect arrested in Tripura

Agartala, March 17 (IANS) The Karnataka Anti Terror Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested a suspect here having links with the 2005 terror attack at Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science (IIS), police said. The Karnataka ATS personnel, with the help of Tripura Police, arrested terror suspect Habib Mia, 37, from Jogendranagar on the outskirts of Agartala, a senior Tripura Police official told ...

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Tripura families affected by border fencing being rehabilitated

Agartala, March 16 (IANS) Families affected due to the construction of a fence along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura are being rehabilitated, a minister said here on Thursday. Due to the fencing, 8,730 families were affected as their houses, homestead, farm land and various others properties have been either encroached or have been relocated, Revenue and PWD Minister Badal Choudhu...

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Tripura Public Prosecutor quits

Agartala, March 15 (IANS) The Public Prosecutor in Tripura quit on Wednesday after the opposition parties demanded action against him for not opposing the bail plea of 12 persons convicted of murdering a Congress legislator. The ongoing Budget Session of the Tripura Assembly was disrupted for several days over the issue after President of the Congress's Tripura unit Birajit Sinha raised ...

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'No optimal utilisation of internet gateway due to technical reasons'

Agartala, March 14 (IANS) India's third International Internet Gateway (IIG) in Agartala through Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh was not being optimally exploited due to technical reasons, Tripura's Information Technology Minister Tapan Chakraborty said on Tuesday. Due to technical deficiencies of the 10 gigabit bandwidth capacity IIG in Agartala through Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, only 6.1 gig...

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Tripura BJP-TMC clash: Policemen, politicians, journalists injured

Agartala, March 13 (IANS) At least 11 policemen, one leader each from the BJP and the TMC, apart from three other political workers and four journalists, were injured when Trinamool Congress and BJP workers clashed here on Monday night, police said. Around 11 police personnel, including five officers, were injured when they tried to tackle a clash between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and...

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Tripura rubbishes Ram Madhav's claim on central funds

Agartala, March 12 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government rubbished BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav's claim that Rs 1 lakh crore have been pumped into the state government over the past three years. Madhav, addressing a public gathering here on Friday, claimed that the central government has given Rs 1 lakh crore to Tripura. The Bharatiya Janataa Party leader also alleg...

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