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Tripura goes to BJP

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Tripura goes to BJP

Agartala: The BJP has stormed the Left citadel in Tripura. The BJP, a political non-entity in the state till the last Assembly election, has created an upset with  its poll ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), winning 40 out of the 59 Assembly seats. The BJP had got 1.54 per cent vote share […]

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

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66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

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Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

Agartala (Tripura):  This northeastern state is heading for an educational  crisis, because according to a court order, over ten thousand government teachers (10,323 to be exact) will lose their jobs by December 31. In a major blow to a section of teachers in Tripura, a letter from HRD ministry has said salaries of teachers sanctioned […]

Brus demand their own ‘Reservation’

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Brus demand their own ‘Reservation’

Aizawl (Mizoram): It’s a tragic story. The Bru tribes were forced to flee their homes and become refugees in Tripura. Even after decades, they are still afraid to go back to live with the Mizos. They want their own enclave, a Bru Reservation! Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), the apex body of Bru refugees […]

Life on hold: Fuel Shortages  cripple Tripura

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Life on hold: Fuel Shortages cripple Tripura

The north-eastern Indian state of Tripura is in the middle of an acute fuel crisis. Monsoon rains and landslides have badly damaged a highway that connects the remote region to the rest of the country. A huge shortage of petrol and diesel has forced the shutdown of key services for nearly six weeks now. This […]

Will  New Delhi force Bru Refugees to leave Tripura?

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Will New Delhi force Bru Refugees to leave Tripura?

AGARTALA: Will the Bru refugees finally go back to a more permanent settlement Mizoram? Well, yes, and no. Amid uncertainty, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) plans to complete the next phase of repatriation of Bru refugees sheltered in six camps of Kanchanpur in north Tripura to Mizoram by November this year. MHA joint secretary […]

Tripura: no problem if Muslims head Durga Puja Samitis

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Tripura: no problem if Muslims head Durga Puja Samitis

AGARTALA (Tripura): While divisive forces in certain parts of India attempt to cause rifts between Hindus and Muslims, in Tripura one saw several places where the Durga puja in Tripura were organised by the Muslim community. And this is not new, but very ordinary.  The big budget puja of the ‘Blood Drop’ club in the […]

Now prepare for Twipraland State!

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Now prepare for Twipraland State!

Agartala: For some time now, there have been rumbles in the tribal pockets of Tripura for a new state called ‘Twipraland’. Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar cautioned against the call for a separate Twipraland state. He said regional parties have been spearheading the agitation in the interior areas, keeping in view the election to the […]

Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

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Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

Tura/Agartala, June 30: Congress in Meghalaya and CPM in Tripura today won the Assembly by-elections held on June 27. The Congress regained the Chokpot seat in Meghalaya after 20 years while the CPM swept its traditional strongholds Pratapgarh and Surma in Tripura.   Congress candidate Bluebell Sangma won the Chokpot seat by defeating her nearest […]