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25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.<...

13 hours ago
'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road. According to the Ministry of Power, state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has emerged as the world's largest street light management company after the succe...

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Will Modi opt for early general election?

The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year. While the need to evolve a system where the major elections are held simultaneously has been talked about for some time, the present conjecture relates ...

1 day ago
CPI-M demonstrates against 'censorship' of Tripura CM's I-Day speech

Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Friday staged a demonstration in front of the All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) offices here to protest against alleged censorship of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's recorded Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati. The leaders and members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) criticised th...

1 day ago
Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM

Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament. We are not thinking of going to court against Prasar Bharati for censoring my recorded Independence Day speech, Sarka...

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Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM

Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said. After noticing the fatwa post on Thursday, an inquiry has been initiated following the registering of a criminal case at the West Agartala police station, West Tripura district police chief Abhijit Saptarshi told IANS. He...

2 days ago
'Sankalp Se Sidhhi' will glorify Indian culture: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said the initiative Sankalp Se Sidhhi, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will further glorify India's rich culture and heritage. Sharma was speaking at an event Sankalp Sandhya, organised by the Ministry of Culture at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra Auditorium in Noida. This event (Sanka...

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JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday. During the last crop year 2016-17, the Corporation procured raw jute both under minimum support price and commercial operations to the tune of four lakh quintals. In the current year, ...

3 days ago
There is an undeclared Emergency on media: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said there is an undeclared Emergency on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. I was listening to radio news bulletin last night (Tuesday) to test how much independent the government-run media a...

3 days ago
Prasar Bharti denies it censored Tripura CM's I-Day speech

Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) National Broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Wednesday refuted as totally incorrect the allegations that it censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. The allegations that Doordarshan Kendra, Agartala blacked out the Chief Minister on Independence Day is totally incorrect and is vehemently refuted, U.K. Sahoo, Prasar Bharati's Head of O...

3 days ago
HFA, Kerala Blasters to develop football talent in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Hyderabad Football Academy (HFA) and Kerala Blasters on Wednesday announced their partnership for developing players at the grassroots level in the city. Founded in 2014 by M. Atif Hyder, Tejo Ananth Dasari and Pavan Kumar Duvva, the HFA offers professional training to more than 300 aspiring footballers on four astroturfs in the city as well as an internation...

3 days ago
Tripura CM slams Prasar Bharati for censoring I-Day speech

Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday condemned the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati and termed it an undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step. The opposition Congress has also slammed the move to censor the Chief Minister's speech, while the BJP, which is eyeing to grab power in Tripura in the next as...

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CPI-M condemns censorship of Tripura CM

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday denounced the refusal by Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) to broadcast the customary Independence Day address of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and sought action against officers who took the decision. The Doordarshan and AIR had recorded his speech for the occasion. However, they informed him that the speech cannot be carried as it...

4 days ago
No economic independence even after 70 years: Tripura CM

Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due to faulty policies pursued by powers that be since 1947. India got independence 70 years ago. Indians got political freedom, but they have not got economic independence yet, Sarkar said after unfurling the Tric...

6 days ago
Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. During a routine checking, the GRP personnel arrested the militant identified as Naresh Chakma, 34, at Badarpur railway junction on Saturday. Over 60...

6 days ago
Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. During a routine checking, the GRP personnel arrested the militant identified as Naresh Chakma, 34, at Badarpur railway junction on Saturday. Over 60...

6 days ago
Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. During a routine checking, the GRP personnel arrested the militant identified as Naresh Chakma, 34, at Badarpur railway junction on Saturday. Over 60...

6 days ago
Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. During a routine checking, the GRP personnel arrested the militant identified as Naresh Chakma, 34, at Badarpur railway junction on Saturday. Over 60...

6 days ago
Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. During a routine checking, the GRP personnel arrested the militant identified as Naresh Chakma, 34, at Badarpur railway junction on Saturday. Over 60...

6 days ago
Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. During a routine checking, the GRP personnel arrested the militant identified as Naresh Chakma, 34, at Badarpur railway junction on Saturday. Over 60...

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