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Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper, anger in northeast

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger. TSR Second Battalion Rifleman Nandu Kumar Reang opened fire from his AK-47 assault rifle, killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 50, in Bodhjung Nagar, a police official said. Reang was ...

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Recognition of Bangabandhu's March 7 speech to be celebrated

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi diplomatic missions the world over will observe the recognition of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's March 7 speech by the Unesco through various events on November 25. On March 7, 1971, Rahman in a fiery speech called on the freedom-loving people to wage a decisive struggle against the Pakistani rulers. After a nine-month-long war, Bangladesh was establ...

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Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura, police said. Tapan Debbarma, the bodyguard of the TSR's Second Battalion Commandant, opened fire killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik on the spot, a police officer said. The body of Bhowmik, a reporter of Syandan Patrika and local televi...

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Assam's Barak valley can be hub for international trade: Kovind

Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that the geographical location of the Barak Valley here gives it the potential to become a hub for inter-state and international trade. Several connectivity-related initiatives have been taken to achieve this potential, said Kovind at the closing ceremony of the Namami Barak river festival. The northeastern part of ...

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Tripura makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory

Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday. We have recently issued notification making it compulsory that tribal name and languages must be displayed on the signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all...

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EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls

Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. A four-member EC team arrived here on Thursday and held a series of meetings for two days. The EC team asked the state officials to make ready all preparations for the comin...

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National Press Day observe in Tripura

Agartala/Kailashahar, Nov 16 (IANS) Journalists' economic security is deteriorating and challenges are increasing gradually, Tripura Information and Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha said on Thursday. Journalists' economic security is failing and challenges are increasing gradually, Saha said while addressing the National Press Day function at the Kailashahar Press Club in northern Tripura....

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Security concerns hit mobile network along NE borders

Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian government is yet to decide on improving the mobile networks along certain border areas of the northeastern states due to security reasons, a top BSNL official said on Thursday. The BSNL has set up BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) along the international borders with Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. But the Indian government is yet to decide on setting up BT...

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Tripura urges Centre to resume dialogue with terror outfits

Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday urged the central government to resume a dialogue with Tripura terrorist outfits who have hideouts in Bangladesh. After the request of the outlawed NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura), the union government held three tripartite talks with the outfit and involved the Tripura government. But over the last severa...

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EC holds meeting with poll panel officials of three states

New Delhi/Agartala, Nov 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday held a meeting here with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to take stock of preparations for the February 2018 assembly elections in these states, a Tripura official said. EC officials apprised the three CEOs on the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines at all polling station...

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Ex-terror outfit chief arrested for sedition in Tripura

Agartala, Nov 12 (IANS) Outlawed All Tripura Tiger Force's former chief Ranjit Debbarma, who was pushed back by Bangladesh security forces into India four years ago, has been arrested on sedition charges, police said on Sunday. Debbarma was arrested from his house at Sidhai in western Tripura late on Saturday on the charge of sedition and well as in connection with some cases pending at ...

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Dipa Karmakar gets D.Litt. degree from NIT, Agartala

Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) India's star gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the women's vault event at the Rio Olympics last year, was on Saturday conferred a D.Litt. degree by the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala. The 24-year-old Tripura girl, who became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, finished fourth in the final ...

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NIT Agartala to set up rubber, bamboo research centres

Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Institute of Technology, Agartala, (NITA) has initiated to set up rubber and bamboo research centres to boost industries and employment in the northeastern region, a top official said here on Saturday. As Tripura is the second largest rubber producer in India, after Kerala, a viable rubber research centre can be set up in the NITA to boost the rubber ...

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Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports to 23. Doing away with stamping of baggage tags has been extended to four more airports, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sta...

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BJP parliamentary team in Tripura to study situation

Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Aiming to intensify the party's campaign in Left-ruled Tripura ahead of assembly polls early next year, a BJP parliamentary team will visit the state on Saturday to gather feedback on the prevailing situation, a BJP leader said here on Friday. A three-member parliamentary team of the BJP, led by Meenakshi Lekhi, would visit at least three districts of Tripura on S...

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Last session of outgoing Tripura Assembly begins on Monday

Agartala, Nov 9 (IANS) The last session of the outgoing Tripura Assembly, prior to the state going to polls in February next year, will begin here on Monday, Deputy Speaker of the House Pabitra Kar said on Thursday. The session would be held for two days and it would be the last session of the outgoing assembly before the February (2018) elections, Kar told IANS after the Business Adviso...

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Elephant kills mahout in Tripura zoo

Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) A 50-year-old mahout was trampled to death by an elephant on Wednesday in Tripura's Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary and zoo near here, officials said. Khalil Mia and his colleague were nurturing two tuskers and suddenly one of them attacked the mahout. Though the mahout was taken to hospital, his life could not be saved, a sanctuary official said. He said tha...

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Demonetisation hit poor, common people hardest: CPI-M

Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Demonetisation of high-denomination notes hit the poor and common people hard as the BJP government at the Centre deceived Indians by unilaterally scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last year, the CPI-M said here on Wednesday. Decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi undemocratically and without any cabinet decision ha...

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Tripura: Six axed TMC MLAs seek recognition as BJP legislators

Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Three months after six axed Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise them as BJP legislators. Tripura Assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath, however, refused to officially recognise them as BJP MLAs due to lack of time before the November 13 assembly session...

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Quake hits Tripura, Bangladesh, no report of damage

Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Bangladesh border region along Tripura on Wednesday. There was no report of any damage or human casualty, officials said. The quake hit Tripura and Bangladesh at 10.20 a.m., a meteorological department official said. There is no report of any damage in Tripura and adjoining areas, said Sarat Das, in-charge of the dis...

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