Tripura civic elections: 22% votes polled till 11 AM

A total of 22 per cent of the 5.94 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling in Tripura‘s 14 civic bodies on Thursday amid opposition’s allegations of political violence. State Election Commission Secretary Pallab Bhattacharya said that 22 per cent votes were polled till 11 AM. He said that no … Read more

Trinamool Cong MPs raise pitch over Tripura violence, meet Amit Shah ahead of Didi’s Delhi visit

The political tension between the BJP and Trinamool escalated on Monday with over a dozen Trinamool MPs protesting outside the home ministry over incidents of violence in Tripura, and later raising the issue with minister Amit Shah. Later in the day, Trinamool supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrived in Delhi for a meeting … Read more

Stopping imports of wood used in agarbatti can make India self-reliant: Piyush Goyal

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that in future, India can become self-reliant in the wood used for making agarbattis (incense sticks) by stopping its imports. While addressing the International Buyer-Seller meet on Agarwood products of Tripura, he also said that the Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association can provide financial assistance to promote … Read more

Trinamool rally in Tripura on 22nd

Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday said the party will organise a massive rally in Tripura on September 22 and all Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. “This is our constitutional right. If the Tripura government tries to stop the AITC rally, the party will go to court and fight it legally,” he told reporters. … Read more

FM Sitharaman announces Rs 1,300 crore development package for tribal people in Tripura

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 1,300 crore package for the development of living standard of the tribal people in Tripura. The finance minister was on a two-day visit to Tripura. Tripura government in a statement stated this would be considered as a historic moment in the welfare history of tribal people in the … Read more

With joining of several leaders, TMC strengthens base in Tripura

With the joining of several leaders West Bengal based Trinamool Congress (TMC) has strengthened its base in Tripura. The party has started preparation for 2023 assembly polls. TMC has constituted a state committee and an announcement will be made by party’s national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Monday next during his visit to the state. … Read more

45 districts with above 10% positivity rate, Northeast emerges as new Covid hotspot

According to Dr. Bhargava, 595 districts had been reporting positivity rate of less than 5%, while 65 districts have a positivity rate of 5-10%. (Photo source: IE) The COVID-19 positivity rate in the northeast has emerged as a worry for the Centre with ICMR director-general and member of India’s task force on the pandemic Dr … Read more

Tripura ranks among highest vaccinated states in the country, here’s how

We vaccinated a 99-year-old woman a few days ago and she was very happy after taking the jab: Dr Dalia Sharma (File Photo: PTI) “I didn’t feel any pain” says Purna Laxmi Debbarma, an 85-year-old from Ramkrishna Para in West Tripura district as she gets her first shot of covid vaccine. “I will be healthy … Read more

IMD predicts intense wet spell in northeastern states, issues orange alert from March 30-31

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange colour alert for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for March 30-31 with a forecast of rains and thunderstorm over these northeastern states. It has also predicted an “intense wet spell” over northeast India until April 2. Under the influence of strong lower level southwesterly … Read more

Trouble for Biplab Deb: What is happening in Tripura?

Days after claiming that the BJP-led government would last 30-35 years in Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Deb faces a rebellion within his own party. Biplab Deb had added a rider saying the BJP can have a long-lasting rule if it works to have 80 per cent households with spiritual leader Vivekananda’s photograph on their walls. … Read more