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Northeast India's largest IT hub opens in Tripura

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) Northeast India's sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated here on Monday to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, accompanied by IT and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Director General Omkar Rai inaugurated the IT h...

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Three northeastern districts awarded in Centre's flagship schemes

Agartala/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Three districts in Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got awards for the execution of the central government's flagship schemes in agriculture and the power sector, officials said on Saturday. According to an official from the Tripura government's agriculture department, Gomati district in southern Tripura got the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) award ...

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Tripura, Mizoram liquor shops relocate to follow SC order

Agartala/Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The Tripura and Mizoram governments have implemented the Supreme Court order in toto to ban liquor shops and outlets along the National Highways, officials said on Friday. According to officials of the two states, after the Supreme Court's December 15 order, the Tripura and Mizoram governments asked all the District Magistrates and Collectors to relocate ...

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Police probing fake Facebook account of Tripura Governor

Agartala, April 20 (IANS) The Tripura Police has launched a probe into the opening of a fake Facebook account in the name of state Governor Tathagata Roy, a police official said here on Thursday. Raj Bhavan officials filed a case here with the police on late Wednesday. Police began inquiry under the Information Technology Act in connection with the fake Facebook account in the name of Go...

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Northeast Frontier Railway tops in passenger traffic growth

Agartala, April 20 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) topped among 19 railway zones by registering a record growth in passenger traffic in 2016-17, an official said on Thursday. NFR recorded a 6.22 per cent growth in passenger traffic which is the highest growth rate among all zones, NFR's Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said. He said the main source o...

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Tripura gets national award for record food production

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tripura for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grain production in small category states. Tripura gets this national award for the second time. The northeastern state first received the award in the 2009-10 fiscal. We have received a communication from... th...

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Telangana to guide Tripura to improve Ease of Doing Business index

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The Telangana government will train Tripura government officials to improve its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index, official said here on Tuesday. A group of officials from Telangana government's Industries Department would soon arrive here to teach the officials of Tripura Industries and Commerce Department and other industry related department,...

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National, Tripura issues to dominate CPI-M meet in Delhi

New Delhi/Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Current national political issues and issues relating to election-bound Tripura are likely to dominate the two-day Central Committee meeting of the CPI-M in New Delhi starting from Tuesday, party sources said on Monday. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo meeting is being held today (Monday) in New Delhi and the party's two-day Centr...

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Train hits auto-rickshaw in Tripura; two men dead, mother injured

Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Two brothers were critically injured and later died when they tried to rescue their mother from an auto-rickshaw stuck on the tracks in Tripura, the police said here on Monday. Sudip Sarkar, 32, his younger brother Samir Sarkar, 27, and their ailing mother Asharani Sarkar, 65, were critically injured when a speeding train hit their auto-rickshaw at Mekhlipara o...

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Tripura protests to EC about BJP leader's EVM manipulation threat

Agartala, April 14 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Left Front on Friday lodged a protest with the Election Commission against state BJP chief following his alleged comments about manipulation of the EVMs in favour of his party in next year's assembly polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tripura President Biplab Kumar Deb however denied the allegations saying that he has said that the EVMs c...

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Tripura HC to hear cases during summer vacation

Agartala, April 14 (IANS) The Tripura High Court will hear cases during the 11-day summer vacation beginning May 15 to clear the backlog of pending cases, an official said here on Friday. The High Court will hear old motor accident and criminal cases from May 15 to May 18, along with other urgent matter, a top high court official said. He said that during the remaining period til...

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Tripura government to protest Centre stopping sugar subsidy

Agartala, April 13 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Tripura has attacked the central government over the discontinuation of subsidy on sugar through the PDS scheme and threatened to launch an agitation. The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led central government from this month (April) stopped giving subsidy on sugar being supplied through the PDS. BJP promised 'acche din' (good times) before...

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5.71 lakh ticketless passengers caught, fined

Agartala, April 11 (IANS) More than 5.71 lakh railway passengers were caught travelling ticketless or with tickets of lesser-than-required value in the northeastern region and nearby areas in the 2016-17 fiscal. About Rs 36 crore was realised as fine from them, an official said on Tuesday. According to Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), 571,415 ticketless passengers were caught an...

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Tripura police gets new police chief

Agartala, April 10 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Akhil Kumar Shukla on Monday joined as Director General of Tripura Police, with incumbent police chief K. Nagaraj set to proceed on long leave, officials said here. An official on condition of anonymity said that Nagaraj, an IPS officer of 1983 batch, would proceed on long leave soon and after he re-joins duty on completion of leave is likely ...

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Looking for football, 3 boys in Tripura fall in well, die

Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Three boys, aged between 10 and 17 years, died when they fell into a deserted well in a remote village in Tripura, the police said here on Sunday. Three young boys while looking for their football suddenly fell into a deserted well and died on the spot. The abandoned well was covered with weeds and various other wild plants, a police official said. The po...

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India commits $5 bn credit to Bangladesh for development, defence

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed 22 pacts to boost bilateral ties, including in defence and civil nuclear energy, with New Delhi offering a $4.5 billion line of credit to Dhaka to help it implement development works and a $500 million for military procurements. The announcements were made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart ...

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Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus drives off from Nabanna

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) With the melody of Rabindrasangeet providing the perfect backdrop, two buses on Saturday drove out from the premises of West Bengal secretariat Nabanna, as India and Bangladesh added a fresh chapter in road communication by starting the Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service. Well decked up with balloons, marigolds, roses and a variety of other flowers, the two buses we...

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Firmly believe in early solution to Teesta issue: Modi

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed the firm belief that there will be an early solution to the issue of sharing waters of the river Teesta with Bangladesh while describing Dhaka's zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism as an inspiration. Along with our shared land boundaries are our shared rivers, Modi said while jointly addressing the media wit...

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Formation of 1st Bangldesh government in Agartala to be commemorated

Agartala, April 8 (IANS) A series of programmes will be held in this Tripura capital April 10-11 to commemorate the formation of the first Bangladeshi government here 46 years ago, the organisers said on Saturday. The event is being organised by the Assistant High Commission of Bangladesh in Agartala, the Dhaka and Agartala chapters of Friends of Bangladesh and the Agartala Press Club.

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Congress expels Tripura ex-CM for anti-party activities

Agartala, April 7 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Tripura Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Barman was expelled from the party, it announced here on Friday. The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has expelled Samir Ranjan Barman from the party for six years for anti-party activities, Tripura Pradesh Congress President Birajit Sinha told the media. Barman, who was the state C...

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