Agartala: 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 isMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:33 IST
Agartala: The Prasar Bharati on Tuesday refused to broadcast the I-Day speech of Tripura CM Manik Sarkar unless he 'reshaped' it. Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio in a letter said, "The message of the Chief Minister was closely examined by competent authority. In view ofMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 10:28 IST
Agartala: Amid tight security, on Tuesday, Tripura celebrated India's 71st Independence Day. The program was organised at the Assam Rifles ground. Government high officials along with common people witnessed the I-day celebration. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, hoisted the national flag andMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 14:11 IST
Agartala: One National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) extremist surrendered before the security forces on Monday in Agartala. According to the BSF the NLFT (BM) extremist, Bishwamani Debbarma (34), a resident of Rathilla along with his 23-year-old wife and two minor daughters surrendered beforeMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 13:33 IST
Agartala: The continuous rain in Tripura stopped since Sunday morning providing some relief to the people. The water level continues to decrease in the low lying areas. As per later reports, over 10,000 families were shifted to relief camps. Of the 66 relief camps, 36 are in Agartala. The rain whichMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 10:58 IST
Agartala: Security has been beefed up all over Tripura, particularly along the 856 km long border with neighbouring Bangladesh, ahead of the Independence-day celebrations. The strength of security forces was augmented in vital installations like Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat, Assembly House andMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 15:20 IST | Updated 15:56 IST
Agartala: The state BJP president, Biplab Deb sought publication of a white paper on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's role as chairman of the NDRF. He also accused the NDRF of failing to rescue people from the flood affected areas.
Published 14-Aug-2017 13:01 IST
Agartala: 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 militantMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 15:32 IST | Updated 15:58 IST
Agartala: At least 4500 families have been severely affected due to the incessant rainfall in Tripura since Thursday night. The weather department said that the city received nearly 100mm rainfall between Friday and Saturday morning. The state education department announced holiday in allMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 19:14 IST | Updated 21:50 IST
New Delhi: The Centre is closely monitoring the rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Tripura, where NDRF personnel have been rushed to assist the state administration. "We are in touch with our teams," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told PTI here.
Published 12-Aug-2017 16:17 IST
Agartala: A heavy downpour has triggered flash flood in parts of Tripura since Thursday night, forcing hundreds of families to take shelter in 50 relief camps, officials said here on Friday. Due to the flood, water lashed inside CM Manik Sarkar's house. Even the street near CM's residence was underMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 11:27 IST | Updated 12:50 IST
Agartala: Heavy rains lashed Agartala bringing the entire city at a standstill. The city is under water after continuous rainfall since Thursday night. Dilip Saha, director of the weather department said, "The city recorded a total of 170mm rainfall till 11:30 AM, today morning." He warned ofMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 18:00 IST | Updated 19:33 IST
Agartala: A 50-yr-old inmate, Chikan Debbarman was found hanging inside the Agartala Central Jail. The deceased, a murder convict, was serving his term in the prison since 2004. According to the jail superintendent, Bijoy Nag, Debbarman was found hanging from the window of his cell on WednesdayMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 18:56 IST | Updated 19:17 IST
Agartala: At least six people were injured in a clash between CPM and IPFT in Tripura on Wednesday evening. The CPM party office was ransacked and around 25 bikes were torched. The incident took place at Khumlung, headquarter of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). The seniorMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 14:54 IST | Updated 15:10 IST
Agartala: To commemorate the 75th year of Quit India Movement the Tripura unit of the BJP organised a rally with their tribal supporters on Wednesday. Chief Minister Pema Khandu addressed a massive gathering of the party's Schedule Tribe (ST) supporters in front of the Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhawan.More
Published 09-Aug-2017 17:07 IST | Updated 18:25 IST
Agartala: A day after six axed Trinamool Congress legislators joined the Bharatiya Janata party, its leader, on Tuesday, said the party will urge Tripura assembly Speaker to recognise the legislators as its party members. "I will soon write to the state assembly Speaker to recognise the six MLAs asMore
Published 08-Aug-2017 19:41 IST
Agartala: The Sarvya Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers, under the banner of SSA teachers’ Welfare Society, called off their indefinite hunger strike after the seventh day, on Monday. This step was taken a day after Governor Tathagata Roy assured to consider their demands. The SSA teachers sat on aMore
Published 08-Aug-2017 18:24 IST | Updated 19:26 IST
Agartala: Six Tripura MLAs, who were earlier sacked by the Trinamool Congress and who had voted for NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the July 17 presidential election, on Monday formally joined the BJP.
Published 07-Aug-2017 21:54 IST | Updated 22:04 IST
Agartala: The subsidy on LPG cylinder for domestic use for the poor will continue, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. "We have no plan to withdraw subsidy on LPG for domestic use. Subsidy on LPG and kerosene will continue for the poor and common people," Pradhan told reportersMore
Published 07-Aug-2017 19:47 IST
Agartala: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken up with Bangladesh for laying a pipeline for carrying natural gas from Chittagong to Tripura to meet the crisis of cooking gas (LPG) in the North-eastern region, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.
Published 07-Aug-2017 16:11 IST

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