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Assam forum condemns scribe'a killing in Tripura

Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) on Tuesday strongly condemned the murder of a journalist in Tripura and urged Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to take serious note of the incident. It (killing of Sudip Dutta Bhowmik) is very much shocking and frustrating, a JFA statement said. --IANS ah/ahm/mr ...

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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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Mamata condemns killing of Tripura journalist

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the brutal killing of journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik in Tripura. We strongly condemn the brutal killing... My condolences to the family, Banerjee tweeted. The journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura. ...

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MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors' and Publishers' Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura. Bhowmik, a reporter of Syandan Patrika and television channel Vanguard, was shot dead by the bodyguard of the Tripura State Rifles Second Battalion Commandant on Tuesday. In a statement here, ME...

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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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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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Naqvi inaugurates 'Hunar Haat' in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday inaugurated the Hunar Haat, organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan here. The Hunar Haat is a platform provided by the ministry to artisans and craftsmen belonging to minority communities to display and sell their wares. It...

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Mizoram Tiger Reserve gets Rs 14 cr boost

Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) The Mizoram government has undertaken a Rs 14 crore project to further protect the state's Dampa Tiger Reserve, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said. Addressing a meeting of legislators on Tuesday, Thanhawla said the National Tiger Conservation Authority had given Rs 13.54 crore for the Dampa project, an official from the Chief Minister's Secretariat said on Wednes...

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Partition enhanced distance, animosity: Bangladeshi filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Prominent Bangladeshi filmmaker and writer Tanvir Mokammel, whose latest documentary, the crowd-funded The Borderline (Seemantorekha), is shaped by human narratives of the 1947 partition of Bengal, says the historical event has enhanced distance and animosity among the people of the subcontinent. The recipient of Ekushey Padak, Bangladesh's second-highest civilian ...

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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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India's malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China: Report

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition in India was 12 times higher per person than in China in 2016 even as the life expectancy at birth in the country improved by over a decade, said a report on Tuesday. Titled India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper, the comprehensive report indicated that although the disease burden due to m...

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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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Social welfare at heart of ancient Indian civilisation: Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Community welfare is at the very heart of the social infrastructure that dominated our Indian civilization for millennia and this message has been taken forward by reformers like Swami Prabhupada, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday. Addressing the East West Cultural Festival in commemoration of the 121st birth anniversary of Swami Prabhupada, fo...

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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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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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