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Tripura serves Vit C-enriched fruit juices to fight corona
Agartala, July 4 (IANS) The Tripura government started free distribution of vitamin-C-enriched pineapple and lemon juice among the people in urban areas to increase their immunity against Covid-19, here on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
TSJC felicitates sports personalities on World Sports Journalists Day
Agartala, July 3 (IANS) The Tripura Sports Journalists Club (TSJC) on Thursday felicitated 10 sports personalities on the occasion of the World Sports Journalists Day.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Man kills self for failure to give smartphone to daughter
Agartala/Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a day labourer committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in western Tripura after he failed to provide an Android smartphone to his daughter for her online studies.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society
Meghalaya, Tripura's top in COVID-19 recovery rate in India
Agartala/Shillong, June 26 (IANS) Meghalaya and Tripura top the COVID-19 recovery rate in the country, a Tripura Minister said on Friday night.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
CPI-M seeks judicial probe in 4 custodial deaths in Tripura
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) The opposition CPI-M on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the four custodial deaths in Tripura which happened over a period of the last eight months.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
150 NE people stuck in Kyrgyzstan to return on June 30
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) Under Phase 3 of the Vande Bharat Mission, national carrier Air India will ferry 150 Indians from six northeastern states still stranded in Kyrgyzstan on June 30, a Tripura Minister said here on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
245 stranded Indians return from B'desh, 32 go back to neighbouring country
Agartala/ Karimganj (Assam), June 19 (IANS) A total of 245 Indians, who were stranded in Bangladesh for more than three months, returned to the country by road and were admitted to institutional quarantine centres, officials said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura HC takes suo-motu notice of news on girl's trafficking (IANS Impact)
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) The Tripura High Court has taken suo-motu cognisance of the media report on the sale of a poverty-stricken 14-year-old girl into marriage to a man in Rajasthan and now lodged in a shelter home in that state, a court official said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trafficked from Tripura, 14-year-old girl stares at bleak future (Ld)
Agartala/Jaipur, June 16 (IANS) Mired in grinding poverty and thus 'sold' into marriage at a tender age, a 14-year-old girl trafficked from Tripura to Rajasthan stares at a bleak future even as authorities mull over their next course of action to reunite her with her family back home in northern Tripura.
2020-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre asks 8 NE states to set up e-offices in a fixed time
Agartala/Itanagar, June 13 (IANS) The central government has advised to all the eight northeastern states to set up e-office in a fixed time and all technical and financial support to achieve the e-office mission to be implemented right from civil secretariat to district level in all the states would be provided by the centre, officials said on Saturday.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP men attacking CPI-M sponsored COVID-19 relief camps, alleges party
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) The opposition CPI-M in Tripura on Saturday alleged that the ruling BJP sponsored goons are attacking the Left leaders and workers organising voluntary blood donation camps and giving relief material to the COVID-19 distressed people.
2020-06-06
Category: India, Tripura,National
Covid-19 patient commits suicide in Tripura
Agartala, June 2 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman Covid-19 patient allegedly committed suicide at the Tripura government-run Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday, a minister said.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Undertrial tests COVID-19 positive in Tripura
Agartala, June 2 (IANS) An undertrial who was arrested a few days back in connection with drug smuggling, tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Natural rubber output rises 9.4% to 712,000 tonnes
Agartala, May 30 (IANS) Amidst concerns over economy and growth, natural rubber production in India increased 9.4 per cent to 712,000 tonnes during 2019-20, crossing the 700,000 tonnes, first time in five years, according to an official document.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
New waterways linking NE India, B'desh to start in 3 months
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) New waterways between Tripura and Bangladesh would start within three months and it would boost trade and numerous economic activities, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Tripura police probe complaint against B'deshi singer for abusing Modi
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The Tripura Police is probing a complaint against a Bangladeshi singer, who had performed in a music reality show in Kolkata, for "composing and uploading derogatory songs" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over social media, police said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kuwait to deport 136 people of Assam, Tripura by June 4
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Kuwait government would deport 136 Indians belonging to Assam and Tripura and they would reach Guwahati by June 4, a Tripura Minister said on Sunday night.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Governor's rule in Tripura autonomous tribal body
Agartala/Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) After the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam, Governor's rule was imposed in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) on Monday as the polls have been postponed indefinitely due to the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Central team in Tripura to study Covid-19 cases among BSF men, kin
Agartala, May 14 (IANS) A three-member central team arrived here on Thursday to study the coronavirus infection among the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and their kin, as the positive cases in Tripura climbed to 152.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: 17 more BSF men test positive; Tripura's active cases 132
Agartala, May 9 (IANS) Seventeen more BSF troopers on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total number of such cases among paramilitary jawans and their kin in Tripura to 132 in past eight days, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: 18 more BSF men test positive in Tripura, says CM
Agartala, May 6 (IANS) As many as 22 more persons -- 18 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, a woman and three children -- tested coronavirus positive for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday in Tripura, taking the active cases among troopers and their family members in the state to 62, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 positive BSF troopers, kin in Tripura now total 40
Agartala/Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) A total of 13 more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the active cases among the paramilitary personnel and their family members in the state to 40, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Tuesday night.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
13 fresh cases as 25 BSF men, 2 kids test positive in Tripura (Ld)
Agartala, May 4 (IANS) Thirteen more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers including their two children on Monday tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura taking the total active cases among the paramilitary personnel and their family in the state to 27, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said late Monday night.
2020-05-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
As BSF men test Covid positive, Tripura district made red zone
Agartala, May 4 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Monday declared Tripura's Dhalai district headquarters Ambassa as a "red zone" - the state's first - after 14 Border Security Force (BSF) troopers there tested positive for Covid-19, a state Minister said.
2020-05-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
12 more BSF men test COVID-19 positive in Tripura
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Twelve more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura taking the total active cases among the paramilitary personnel in the state to 14, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said late Sunday night.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
4 N-E states Covid-19 free, no new cases in other 4 states
Agartala/Imphal, April 25 (IANS) With the recovery of the second Covid-19 patient in Tripura on Saturday, four of the eight northeastern states - Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim -- had become coronavirus free, officials said on Sunday.
2020-04-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
2 top Tripura officials removed for graft in buying medical kits
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The Tripura government on Friday night removed Health Secretary and National Health Mission's Director from their posts after allegations of irregularities in purchasing medical kits, protective gears, medicines, a minister said on Friday night.
2020-04-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Active cases in northeast rise to 31, 26 in Assam
Agartala /Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) With a 45-year-old woman testing positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Monday night, the total number of cases in the northeastern region went up to 31, including 26 in Assam, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura House passes budget, adjourns
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) As a Covid-19 preventive measure, the Tripura Assembly adjourned sine die after approving the budget in "guillotine" and curtailing the five-day budget session to two, here on Monday.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura shuts border post with Bangladesh
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) With Indians staying abroad trying to enter the country through Bangladesh, the Tripura government was forced to shut the Agartala-Akhaura immigration checkpost on Sunday to prevent the Covid-19 spread.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tripura,National
Food imported from Covid-19 hit nations safe: FSSAI
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) Imported food, including those from Covid-19 hit countries, are "safe" for consumption, according to a top Tripura health official here on Sunday.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tripura,National
COVID-19 scare: Tripura urges Centre to seal B'desh borders
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Tripura government on Saturday urged the Centre to seal the India-Bangladesh border to prevent any entry of foreigners from the neighbouring country, though Dhaka is yet to suspend its international flight operations, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tripura,National
Tripura urges Centre to seal B'desh borders
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) The Tripura government on Saturday urged the Centre to seal the India-Bangladesh border to prevent foreigners from entering the country as Dhaka is yet to stop operation of international flights, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Saturday.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
310 Tripura teachers held as they agitate for jobs protection
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Despite BJP-led state government's promise to take steps to ensure continuation of 10,323 teachers in government jobs, police arrested 310 protesting teachers on Wednesday, while a few others fell ill.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education,Politics
Mizos' biggest spring festival 'Chapchar Kut' celebrated in Tripura
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) As part of the cultural integration among the northeastern states, Mizoram's biggest festival "Chapchar Kut" was celebrated in Tripura on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion
Mother kills 2 children, commits suicide in Tripura
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) Due to abject poverty, a woman committed suicide after killing her two children in southern Tripura, police said on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agartala Book Fair begins
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Amid controversy over shifting of its venue outside the capital city, the 38th edition of the Agartala Book Fair, the second largest in eastern India after the Kolkata Book Fair, began on Wednesday.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-Tripura Chief Secy sent to judicial custody
Agartala, Feb 24 (IANS) A district court on Monday sent former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh to a 13-day judicial custody after completion of his seven-day police custody in an alleged "financial embezzlement" case, an official said.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
International Mother Language Day observed in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The International Mother Language Day was observed in Tripura on Friday with colourful processions, functions, discussions, seminars and other events.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
ONGC not affected from economic slowdown, coronavirus: CMD
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Despite economic slowdown and affect in the industrial growth due to the coronavirus outbreak in China and other countries, the business and investment of the Government-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) did not affect, ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
India-B'desh tourism festival in Agartala from Feb 20
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) The first ever two-day India-Bangladesh tourism festival would be held in Agartala on Thursday, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two Tripura youths sentenced to death for rape-murder
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) A special district court in southern Tripura on Thursday pronounced death sentence for two youths accused of brutal gangrape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura Left leader seeks increased wages for prisoners
Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Tripura Finance and Health Minister Badal Choudhury on Wednesday demanded an increase in the wages of convicted prisoners in the state.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura organises its first-ever "Hornbill Festival"
Agartala, Feb 8 (IANS) The two-day first Hornbill Festival of Tripura began on Saturday with the aim to conserve the striking forest bird "Hornbill" and to boost the livelihood of the people through tourism.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
Women outnumber men in Manipur, Mizoram voters' lists
Agartala/Aizawl/Imphal, Feb 8 (IANS) In the wake of special summary revisions of the electoral rolls, women voters again outnumber men in the northeastern states of Manipur and Mizoram, while Tripura has witnessed a record gender ratio in its voters list, officials said on Saturday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Delhi, Dhaka to curb smuggling, set up 3 more border haats
Agartala, Feb 5 (IANS) India and Bangladesh would reinforce border vigil to curb rising illegal trade, smuggling of drugs and human trafficking, officials said after a day-long meeting between the district authorities of Tripura and Bangladesh, here on Wednesday.
2020-02-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
CPI-M to launch door-to-door campaign against NRC, NPR
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) The CPI-M would undertake 48-day long door-to-door campaign from February 4 against the NRC and NPR, party's central committee member Gautam Das announced on Sunday.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tripura HC cancels transfer of medical college teachers
Agartala, Jan 28 (IANS) Tripura High Court has cancelled the transfer orders of eight medical college teachers (doctors) and asked the state government to bring them back in their original place of posting by February, a lawyer said on Tuesday.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tripura transportation through Bangladeshi ports: Guv
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais on Sunday said that the tough and challenging transportation in hilly Tripura and other northeastern states would be eased with the use of Bangladeshi ports and new waterway connectivity between Tripura and the neighbouring country.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Tripura,National
Rally in Tripura seeks settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to giving 34,000 Reang tribals shelter in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics