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UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. The UGC order follows a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) directive, a top Tripura (Central) University official said on the condit...

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Bedlam in Tripura assembly, CM prevented from entering house

Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Bedlam prevailed in Tripura assembly on Thursday, the last day of its three-day session, after Trinamool Congress's student wing supporters held a black-flag protest and prevented Chief Minister Manik Sarkar from entering the house. Uproarious scenes in the assembly over a resolution to condemn what happened outside the house also forced Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar...

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Tripura assembly unanimously approves state GST bill

Agartala, May 25 (IANS) The Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. Opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress legislators did not oppose the bill. The bill tabled by Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on the first day of the three-day special assembly session on Tuesday was passed on Thurs...

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Tripura assembly unanimously approves GST bill

Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday approved the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously. Opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress legislators did not oppose the bill. The bill tabled by Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on the first day of the three-day special assembly session on Tuesday was passed on Thursday withou...

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BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India. Addressing a meeting of party workers here to wind up his three-day visit to Telangana, he exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Telangana in the same way as it has done i...

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Indian, Bangladeshi officials discuss cross-border crimes, other issues

Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Administrative and police officials of border districts in India's Tripura have finalised strategies to deal with cross-border crimes and deal with other irritants in an one-day meet with their counterparts of contiguous Bangladeshi districts, an official said here on Wednesday. The District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police of Tripura's Sepahijala, West T...

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CPI-M women members at record number in Tripura

Agartala, May 23 (IANS) The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 28 per cent against 12 per cent at the national level, a party leader said here. Over 27.77 per cent of the 94,259 CPI-M members in Tripura are women. Always the percentage of women members of the party was higher in Tripura compared to the national ratio, Tri...

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BJP says Tripura government failed to follow MNREGA rules

Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday said that Left-ruled Tripura failed to follow the stipulated rules for MGNREGA, including geo-tagging of assets, which led the state to get less central funding for the scheme, refuting the CPI-M's claims of victimisation. The Tripura government did only 6 per cent of geo-tagging of assets and uploaded false MIS (Management Information System) re...

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Modi government making shining India for rich, nothing for poor: Yechury

Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is making two Indias -- a shining one for the rich and one full of miseries for the poor, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here. The Modi government as part of the 'Aacche Din' slogan is making two Indias -- shining for the rich people and full of miseries for the poor people, he said here late on Sunday evening after atten...

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Why coalitions among NE militant groups won't work

Chronic attacks of the insurgency virus for decades has made the people of northeast apparently immune to the scourge. The relentless operations by security agencies have forced some of the militant groups to surrender or to run away to alien lands which they use as shelter -- and to employ hit-and-run tactics in the region. In between, there are instances of militant groups surrendering...

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No future polls with EVMs sans audit device: Yechury

Agartala, May 21 (IANS) In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday. In case of any dispute, counting of votes must be done through the paper audit trail, not from the EVMs. We already have told this to Election Commission. Without VVPAT (Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail), EVM (Electronic ...

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Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Yechury

Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday. BJP recently formed governments in Manipur and Goa by using money power and illegal means... they would use all methods to win in Tripura as they declared...

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Congress issues show-cause notice to Tripura legislator

Agartala, May 20 (IANS) The Congress has served a show-cause notice on senior legislator Ratanlal Nath for anti-party activities and meeting BJP leaders, including party President Amit Shah, sources said here on Saturday. We have served show-cause notice to Ratanlal Nath on Friday night and asked him to respond within three days, Tripura state Congress President Birajit Sinha told IANS.<...

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India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study

Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands -- slightly more than the size of Mauritius -- could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. The overall predicted loss of forest cover by 2025 is estimated to be 2,305 km square in the Northeast and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The m...

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Large cache of grenades found in Tripura, defused

Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Over 150 grenades, recovered by the police from beneath the soil in northern Tripura, have been defused by army experts, police said on Saturday. The 151 grenades, buried at Gaurnagar in northern Tripura, were recovered by the police last week. Experts from army's divisional headquarters at Masimpur (near Silchar in southern Assam) came on Friday and defus...

5 days ago
Congress issues show-cause notice to Tripura legislator

Agartala, May 20 (IANS) The Congress has served a show-cause notice on senior legislator Ratanlal Nath for anti-party activities and meeting BJP leaders including party President Amit Shah, sources said here on Saturday. We have served show-cause notice to Ratanlal Nath on Friday night and asked him to respond within three days, Tripura state Congress President Birajit Sinha told IANS.

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OTPC posts record profit in 2016-17

Agartala, May 20 (IANS) State-owned ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), which operates a 726 MW gas-based combined-cycle power plant in Tripura, posted a record profit of 906 per cent in 2016-17 compared to the previous fiscal, it was announced here on Saturday. The OTPC registered a net profit after tax of Rs 130.45 crore during 2016-17, up by 906 per cent as compared to Rs 12.96 crore i...

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Tripura, Mizoram to pass GST bills this month

Agartala/Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Two northeastern states -- the Left-ruled Tripura and Congress-governed Mizoram -- would pass their State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bills this month, it was announced on Friday. A three-day session of the Tripura Assembly would begin from May 23 to pass the State Goods and Services Tax Bill, Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar told IANS in Agartala. The B...

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Opposition divided on creation of 13,000 posts in Tripura

Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Opposition parties on Thursday termed the Tripura government's decision to create 13,000 non-teaching posts as an attempt to win next year's assembly elections. The Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress alleged that the ruling Left parties earlier violated the rules in giving jobs to youths, leading to the Supreme Court's sacking of...

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Drinking water supply restored in Tripura: Official

Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Supply of drinking water to lakhs of people in Tripura -- disrupted for the last two days after drilling waste polluted the Howrah river -- was restored to normal on Thursday, an official said. There is no cause for panic now. Normal water supply has been restored in Agartala Municipal Corporation, adjoining Ranirbazar Municipal Council and Jirania Nagar panchayat...

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