updated 5:52 AM UTC, Aug 22, 2017

Central officials urge tribal refugees in Tripura to return to Mizoram

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:36
Agartala: Officials of the Union Home Ministry and two state governments on Tuesday asked Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for the last 19 years, to return to their homes in Mizoram and take benefit of the rehabilitation package."Senior officials…

Agartala civic body to demolish Trinamool headquarters

Friday, 01 July 2016 17:35
Agartala: Agartala Municipal Corporation has decided to demolish the Trinamool Congress headquarters building here as it was "illegally constructed", Mayor Prafulla Jit Sinha has said."The building, where Trinamool headquarter has been set up, was constructed illegally at a children's park…

Tripura Governor gets additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:45
New Delhi: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.Roy will hold charge in the absence of J.P. Rajkhowa, who is on leave, a statement released by Rashtrapati Bhavan here said. “The President of India…

Senior Tripura official suspended after rape allegation

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:51
Agartala: The Tripura government on Tuesday suspended a senior official for allegedly raping a women on Monday at his private residence here, an official said.A woman on Monday filed an FIR with the West Agartala police station here that Tripura…

Tripura CPI-M leader suspended for grabbing bidi workers' land

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:06
Agartala: Veteran Tripura CPI-M leader and former deputy speaker of the assembly Subal Rudra was suspended from the party for allegedly grabbing land, a party leader said here on Tuesday."After an internal inquiry of the party about allegation of grabbing…

Tripura tribals blockade rail, road routes over statehood

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:03
Agartala: Demanding a separate state, a tribal outfit in Tripura on Wednesday blockaded the National Highway No.8 and the railway line -- the northeastern state's two vital links with the outside world.The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), which has…

Yoga events held in Mizoram, Tripura

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:44
Aizawl/Agartala: The International Yoga Day was observed, enthusiastically in Left Front-ruled Tripura and at low key in predominantly Christian Mizoram on Tuesday after church bodies asked their members to refrain from the practice of Yoga.The main event of the International…

Three lion cubs, 10 python snakelets born in Tripura zoo

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:03
Agartala: At least three lion cubs and 10 python snakelets have been born in Sepahijala Wildlife Zoo and Sanctuary in Tripura."The three newly born lion cubs were named Amar, Akbar and Anthony by Forest Minister Naresh Jamatia," Principal Chief Conservator…

Once its stronghold, Congress steadily losing ground in northeast

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 15:58
Agartala: For a party which once dominated the political landscape in India's northeast, the Congress is today struggling to survive in the sprawling region, comprising eight states.The defection of six Congress legislators in Tripura to the Trinamool Congress -- which…

A record 5,546 ousted from CPI-M in Tripura in a year

Monday, 13 June 2016 17:28
Agartala: A record 5,546 persons were expelled and dropped from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura in the past one year, party official Bijan Dhar said here."In the past one year, 535 members were expelled from the party…