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AFSPA to go from Tripura, Manipur may follow!

AFSPA to go from Tripura, Manipur may follow!

AGARTALA (Tripura) and IMPHAL (Manipur) – The day is not far when Iron lady Irom Sharmila may finally stop her decades long hunger strike. Two significant developments took place on…

Agartala gears up for Tribal Council Polls

Agartala gears up for Tribal Council Polls

  Agartala, (Tripura): For the first time electronic voting machines are to be used in the district council elections in this remote state of Northeastern India. The crucial elections to…

Discontent brews as Brus refuse to return to Mizoram

Discontent brews as Brus refuse to return to Mizoram

Agartala: Tripura wants some 36,000 Bru refugees, sheltering from violence across the border in Mizoram to return home, but a large number of them don’t want to go back unless…

Oppn walk out of Tripura Budget Session

Oppn walk out of Tripura Budget Session

AGARTALA: – The opening day of the Budget Session of the Tripura Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes with Opposition Congress legislators protesting Governor Devananda Konwar’s speech for “bypassing the issue…

Tripura BSF to supervise cross border commerce with B’desh

Tripura BSF to supervise cross border commerce with B’desh

AGARTALA:  In an attempt to address trans-border crimes, the BSF Tripura Frontier has proposed to set up 12 border haats along the State’s international border with Bangladesh. The BSF authority…

1500 Hindus, Buddhists flee Bangladesh, camping in Tripura

1500 Hindus, Buddhists flee Bangladesh, camping in Tripura

Reports from Tripura’s border with Bangladesh indicated that a wave of Hindus and Tribals fled Bangladesh in the past week, due to violence from Bangladesh’s Islamist Opposition party. The Indian…

Tripura to reduce cost of 348 medicines soon

Tripura to reduce cost of 348 medicines soon

AGARTALA: In a pro-active move to ensure low-cost health care to the citizens, the Tripura government has asked the state drug control authority to be vigilant and strict about implementation…

Can Tripura Sanctuary save the Bearcat from extinction?

Can Tripura Sanctuary save the Bearcat from extinction?

AGARTALA:  Will Tripura be able to save the Bearcat from extinction? The central zoo authority of India has deemed Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary in Tripura as a National breeding centre for…

Man killed by Father-in-Law for ‘religious reasons’

Man killed by Father-in-Law for ‘religious reasons’

AGARTALA, Tripura: Three years ago, Tapas Bin fell in love with Jentukly and got married. Two days ago, his father-in-law cut off his head. The provocation was that Tapas, a…

Tripura Buddhists angry over Monk Murder, Police blindly grope

Tripura Buddhists angry over Monk Murder, Police blindly grope

Even as his funeral was held under heavy security, police are groping in dark into the investigation on brutal murder of a senior monk at a Buddhist monastery in Dhalai…

Superstition breeds murders in Tripura’s tribal areas

Superstition breeds murders in Tripura’s tribal areas

Agartala, Tripura: Fear of witchcraft and sorcery, and other superstitious beliefs are responsible for several deaths in Tripura villages, says Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Witch-hunting (in the literal sense)…

186 Hamlets thirsty in Tripura

186 Hamlets thirsty in Tripura

To drink or not to drink, that is the question, as as many as 186 small villages in the north-eastern state of Tripura are facing a water supply crisis. Many…

Manik Sarkar leads CPI-M to 5th straight term

Manik Sarkar leads CPI-M to 5th straight term

Tripura’s ruling Left Front has stormed back to power in Tripura for the fifth straight term.The Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) also increased its vote…