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5 hours ago
EC orders repoll in 6 polling stations in Tripura

Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday directed the Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to conduct a repoll in six polling stations on Monday, an official said. One polling station falls in Dhanpur segment, from where Chief Minister and CPI-M politburo member Manik Sarkar is contesting. While the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist criticised the Election...

7 hours ago
Santosh Trophy: Bengal coach rues unavailability of players

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of defending champions West Bengal's first training session for the final round of the 72nd edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy, head coach Ranjan Chowdhury rued the unavailability of key first team players due to club commitments. West Bengal, in Group A, will take on Manipur on March 19 here as the final round gets underway....

23 hours ago
Modi runs 90% commission government, says Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday dubbed the NDA government a '90 per cent commission sarkar', retaliating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's taunt that the ruling Congress government in the state was a '10 per cent commission sarkar'. It's Prime Minister Narendra Modi who runs a '90 per cent commission sarkar' in Delhi. He should prove the charge ...

5 days ago
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...

5 days ago
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...

6 days ago
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)...

7 days ago
Delhi Lit Fest returns with diverse speakers

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The sixth edition of the three-day Delhi Literature Festival is all set to kick off from February 23 at Dilli Haat. Featuring a diverse mix of writers of commercial and literary books, the upcoming literary gathering promises to be a lively affair for book lovers in the national capital. We are delighted to come up with the sixth edition of Delhi Literature Festi...

7 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 ...

7 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 ...

7 days ago
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...

8 days ago
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 ...

10 days ago
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...

10 days ago
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...

11 days ago
11 of 31 CMs charged with crimes, 25 are crorepatis: Report

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As many as 11 out of a total number of 31 Chief Ministers of various states and union territories (UTs) in India have crminal cases against them while 25 of them are crorepatis, an analysis of their self-sworn affidavits furnished during the assembly elections has revelaed. The analysis, by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch, fou...

12 days ago
Central funding states irrespective of who ever is ruling: Jaitley

Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government is providing funds to the states irrespective which party is ruling them, based on Finance Commission's proposals and stipulated rules and not individual wishes. Seeking to refute harges of many states including Left-ruled Tripura that the Centre is not providing due funds to the state...

13 days ago
I-League: Arrows ride Sarkar's heroics against Churchill

Vasco (Goa), Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Arrows launched an extraordinary fight-back to win 2-1 against Churchill Brothers FC in their Hero I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Saturday. The Arrows were trailing 0-1 till the 90th minute after an 11th-minute strike from Dawda Ceesay and were staring at another defeat until substitute Abhijit Sarkar scored two injury time goals ...

14 days ago
Always been admirer of offbeat films: Zakir Hussain

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actor Zakir Hussain, known for featuring in films like Indu Sarkar and Raag Desh, says he has always been an admirer of offbeat films. He is currently shooting for Ferrous, which will release later this year. I am playing the main antagonist in the film. Though everyone plays a negative and pivotal character in the film, my character is the driving force behi...

14 days ago
Modi only talks like a BJP leader, mute on his misrule: Congress, CPI-M

Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hard-hitting speeches at his election rallies in Tripura, the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress on Friday slammed him for only talking like a BJP leader and ignoring facts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given speeches like a BJP leader and also his speeches were not based on facts. In view of his government's mi...

15 days ago
BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE's growth: Modi

Sonamura/Kailashahar (Tripura), Feb 8 (IANS) The BJP government was the first, after Independence, to take forceful multi-pronged steps to develop northeast India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. To know the region better, the number of ministers and top officials visited the northeast region during the past three and a half years are much much higher than the number of mi...

15 days ago
BJP developing NE India, Tripura backward due to Left: Modi

Sonamura (Tripura), Feb 8 (IANS) Saying his government was working to develop northeast India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that Tripura remained backward due to 25 years of Left misrule. The BJP government at the Centre is working with all sincerity for all round progress of northeast India. But Tripura remained backward and people of the state remained underdeveloped d...

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