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PM Modi virtually inaugurates Central Sanskrit University campus in Tripura

Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday virtually inaugurated the permanent campus of the Central Sanskrit University developed in Tripuras Lembucherra, university officials said. Officials added that Rs 100.83 crore were invested to build the academic, administrative and library buildings at the Ekalavya campus of the Central Sanskrit University at Lembucherra, around []

bhaskarlive 21 Feb 2024 1:27 am

Tension escalates as Bajrang Dal protests 'religious symbol' controversy at missionary school

Tension is running high in Tripura's capital Agartala as member Bajrang Dal staged a protest following an incident at a private Christian missionary-run school in Agartala. It is alleged that a student was forbade from wearing a 'Hindu religious symbol'-adorned bracelet and confiscated it. It sparked an outrage.

The Economic Times 21 Feb 2024 1:04 am

Tripura: Two held with 50 kg of cannabis in Sepahijala

Agartala: In a significant operation, Tripura Police in Bishalgarh under Sepahijala district, acting on a credible tip-off, raided a house and arrested two brothers in the Dhanchari area, resulting in the confiscation of 50 kg of dry ganja. The operation, conducted at approximately 1:30 pm yesterday, also led to the apprehension of two individuals identified [] The post Tripura: Two held with 50 kg of cannabis in Sepahijala appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm

Modi Inaugurates Three IIT Campuses, Unveils Education Projects Worth Rs 13,375 Crore

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the campuses of three Indian Institutes of Management (IIT), in Jammu, Bodh Gaya and Visakhapatnam, and laid the foundation stone of several projects worth Rs 13,375 crore, including permanent campuses for three IITs, 20 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 13 Navodaya schools. The advancement of education and skill development sectors on such a scale was a distant reality 10 years ago. But this is the new India.... The government of the day indulges in maximum expenditure for modern education of the present and future generations, he said on the occasion. The projects that were dedicated to the nation include permanent campuses for the Indian Institute of Technology-Bhilai, IIT-Tirupati, IIT-Jammu, IIITDM-Kancheepuram, Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) -- a pioneering skill-training institute on advanced technologies -- in Kanpur and two campuses for the Central Sanskrit University in Uttarakhands Devprayag and Agartala, Tripura. Modi also inaugurated 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and 13 new Navodaya Vidyalaya (NV) buildings across the country. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of five KV campuses, one NV campus and five multi-purpose halls for NVs across the country.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 11:27 pm

Bajrang Dal Protests After Teacher Takes Away Tripura Student's Wristband

Members of right-wing group Bajrang Dal staged a protest at a private Christian missionary-run school in Tripura's capital Agartala today after a teacher allegedly prohibited a student from wearing a wristband adorned with a religious symbol.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 11:01 pm

Nagpur University Sweeps Yoga Competition at Khelo India University Games Astalakshmi

Agartala, February 20, 2024: Nagpur University emerged as the champion in both men and women categories of the University Yoga Competition, which concluded today at the Netaji Subhas Regional Coaching Centre (NSRCC) in Agartala. The competition was part of the Khelo India University Games Astalakshmi, a multi-sport event for university students across India. The three-day... The post Nagpur University Sweeps Yoga Competition at Khelo India University Games Astalakshmi appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 Feb 2024 9:20 pm

Sonowal inaugurates key waterways development projects worth Rs 308 cr for NE India

Guwahati/Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Tuesday gave a major push to the development of waterways in the [] The post Sonowal inaugurates key waterways development projects worth Rs 308 cr for NE India appeared first on Sarkaritel.com .

SarkariTel 20 Feb 2024 7:05 pm

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Virtually Inaugurated New Inland Waterway Terminal at Sonamura to Boost India-Bangladesh Trade and Ties

Agartala, February 20, 2024: A new inland waterway transport terminal was inaugurated on Tuesday at Tripuras Srimantapur, Sonamura under Sepahijala district by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal through a virtual event from Guwahati. The terminal is part of the India-Bangladesh Protocol Route that aims to facilitate the movement of goods and... The post Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Virtually Inaugurated New Inland Waterway Terminal at Sonamura to Boost India-Bangladesh Trade and Ties appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 20 Feb 2024 6:57 pm

PM Modi launches Rs 32,000-crore worth development projects in Jammu & Kashmir

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched multiple development projects, including for education, railway, aviation and road sectors, in Jammu and Kashmir worth over Rs 32,000 crore. From Jammu, the prime minister also launched or laid foundation stone of projects worth Rs 13,500 crore across the country. These projects include Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and central universities. Modi distributed appointment letters to about 1,500 newly recruited government employees of Jammu and Kashmir and also interacted with the beneficiaries of various schemes as part of the 'Viksit Bharat, Viksit Jammu' programme. Among the railway projects that Modi inaugurated are the railway line between Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan (48 km) and the newly electrified Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal-Sangaldan section (185. 66 km). He flagged off the first electric train in the Valley and the train service between Sangaldan and Baramulla stations. The commissioning of the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan section is significant as it features the usage of ballast less track (BLT) all along the route providing a better ride experience to passengers. India's longest transportation tunnel T-50 (12.77 km) lies in the portion between Khari and Sumber. The railway projects are expected to improve connectivity, ensure environmental sustainability and boost the overall economic development of the region. The prime minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several projects worth about Rs 13,500 crore for other parts of the country. The projects include permanent campuses for IIT Bhilai, IIT Tirupati, IIT Jammu, IIITDM Kancheepuram, Indian Institute of Skills (IIS), a pioneer skills training institute on advanced technologies located at Kanpur, and campuses of Central Sanskrit University at Devprayag (Uttarakhand) and Agartala (Tripura). He also inaugurated three new IIMs in the country -- IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Visakhapatnam -- besides 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 13 for new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) buildings across the country. As part of his government's efforts to provide comprehensive, quality and holistic tertiary-care health services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister also inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Vijaypur (Samba), Jammu, officials said. The institute, whose foundation stone was laid by him in February 2019, has been established under the central government's 'Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana'. Set up at a cost of over Rs 1,660 crore and in an area spanning over 227 acres, the hospital is equipped with 720 beds, a medical college with 125 seats, a nursing college with 60 seats, an AYUSH block with 30 beds, residential accommodation for faculty and staff, hostel accommodation for UG and PG students and a shopping complex among other facilities. Among other projects, Modi laid the foundation stone for a new terminal building at the Jammu airport. Spread over 40,000 sqm, the new terminal building will be equipped with modern facilities catering to about 2,000 passengers during peak hours, and will be environment friendly. Modi laid the foundation stone of important road projects including two stretches (44.22 km) of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway connecting Jammu to Katra and phase-two for the four-laning of the Srinagar Ring road. He laid the foundation stone for a project to develop the CUF (Common User Facility) petroleum depot at Jammu as well.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 1:07 pm

Tripura: Rape survivor lodges police complaint against judge alleging sexual abuse

Tripura: Rape survivor lodges police complaint against judge alleging sexual abuse A 27-year-old rape survivor has lodged a police complaint against a first class judicial magistrate alleging she was sexually abused by the judge during the recording of her statement. The woman's husband had earlier lodged a complaint with the additional district and sessions judge at Kamalpur in Dhalai district, following which a three-member committee launched an investigation into the matter. In the wake of the allegation, the accused judge has been transferred to Agartala High Court and kept on compulsory waiting for further posting, a notification issued by Registrar General of the high court, Vishwajit Pandey, stated on Monday. Dhalai Superintendent of Police Avinash Rai told PTI on Tuesday, ''We have received a sexual abuse complaint at Kamalpur police station against a judge on Monday night. However, no FIR has been lodged yet. Since the matter is sensitive, the police have referred it to the high court to take legal action.'' Based on the earlier complaint with the additional district and sessions judge, a three-member committee headed by District and Sessions Judge at Ambassa, Gautam Sarkar, started an investigation into the matter. Meanwhile, in view of the allegations, the accused was transferred to the high court and kept on compulsory waiting, while Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Madhumita Biswas was given additional charge of the first class judicial magistrate, the notification issued by the registrar general stated. In the previous complaint with the additional district and sessions judge, it was alleged that the woman was groped by the accused first class judicial magistrate during the recording of her statement at his chamber on February 16.

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 12:16 pm

No state-owned carrier, CAPFs hit air pocket

NEW DELHI: Post-privatization of Air India, the country has had no state-owned carrier. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are the net loser. The paramilitary forces are hard-pressed to get seats on sanctioned price bands. Besides, there are no designated flights for the personnel, particularly for those deployed in J&K and northeastern states. In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in January 2019, the Home Ministry had made a big convoy rule change and had issued an order approving the entitlement of air travel to low-ranking personnel on the Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu routes. At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in that attack. Officials said that air courier services face challenges due to coordination and financial issues across various locations, affecting personnel of all the CAPFs deployed in the three internal security theatres J&K, Naxal-affected areas and northeastern states. During a recent meeting chaired by CRPF Director General Anish Dayal, the problem of seats resurfaced, prompting discussions on finding a solution, said a senior officer. Officers participating in various deliberations complained they were not getting seats in flights on account of limited capacity, particularly on the Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi route. The officials also mentioned that on the Delhi-Kolkata-Aizawl route, they get Air Charter Service (ACS) only on Saturdays, posing constraints for personnel, officials said. They said on the Dibrugarh-Guwahati-Delhi route, the air courier services have been stopped, causing severe inconvenience in commuting from challenging locations. About other routes, officials said jawans are also facing problems on the Kolkata-Imphal-Kolkata route due to increased force deployment in Manipur. The demand was made to expand the frequency of air services from three to five days to accommodate the increased numbers of personnel deployed there. After the initial decision in 2019 to provide an air courier service to those personnel posted in Jammu & Kashmir, the Ministry extended the facility in all sectors to help security personnel cut down on travel time during their journey to and fro from home on leave. The eight approved routes include Kolkata-Aizawl-Silchar-Kolkata, Kolkata-Agartala-Kolkata, Kolkata -Imphal-Kolkata, Delhi-Srinagar-Delhi, Srinagar-Jammu-Srinagar, Delhi-Leh-Delhi, Delhi-Dibrugarh-Guwahati-Delhi, and Delhi-Raipur-Jagdalpur-Raipur-Delhi. Post Pulwama attack in 2019 Home Ministry cleared air travel for low-ranking personnel on Kashmir routes linking to Delhi Deployment problem Air courier services face challenges due to coordination and financial issues The lack of services hits personnel of all CAPFs deployed in J&K, Naxal areas and northeastern states Officers not getting seats in flights due to limited capacity, particularly on Kashmir route

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 9:52 am

Tripura CM thanks PM for Rs 20 crore grant to MBB University

AGARTALA, Feb 19: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan for approving a grant of Rs 20 crore for infrastructure building at the state-run MBB University. The Union ministry of education approved funds to 78 universities in the country including MBB University under Prime Minister Uchahatar []

thehillstimes 20 Feb 2024 6:05 am

Tripura Man Jailed For 12 Years For Abducting And Raping Sister-In-Law In Chennai

Agartala, February 19, 2024: The District and Sessions Court of Gomati district delivered a landmark verdict on Monday, sentencing Rajib Karmakar to 12 years in jail for kidnapping and sexually assaulting his sister-in-law. The courts decision came after a rigorous trial that involved 16 witnesses, according to Special Public Prosecutor of Gomati District Court, Paltu... The post Tripura Man Jailed For 12 Years For Abducting And Raping Sister-In-Law In Chennai appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 19 Feb 2024 9:09 pm

Tripura Governor Indra Sena Reddy Nallu Reviews Development Projects In Khowai District

Agartala, February 19, 2024: Tripura Governor Indra Sena Reddy Nallu embarked on a two-day visit to Khowai district on Monday to inspect the progress of various development projects undertaken by the state and central governments. He was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the office of the District Magistrate of Khowai district, where he also inaugurated... The post Tripura Governor Indra Sena Reddy Nallu Reviews Development Projects In Khowai District appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 19 Feb 2024 8:16 pm

Tripura court awards man 12 years imprisonment for raping sister-in-law

Agartala: In a groundbreaking ruling, the District and Sessions Court of Gomati district has pronounced a verdict, sentencing Rajib Karmakar to 12 years of imprisonment for the kidnapping and sexual assault of his sister-in-law. Addressing the matter, Paltu Das, the Special Public Prosecutor of Gomati District Court, stated that the court delivered the judgment on [] The post Tripura court awards man 12 years imprisonment for raping sister-in-law appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Feb 2024 7:48 pm

Central police forces face transport woes due to lack of air courier services

NEW DELHI: With India having no state-owned carrier of its own after selling off Air India, the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are finding it difficult to get seats on sanctioned price bands in flights. They are grappling with the absence of designated flights for their personnel through air courier services, particularly those deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and north eastern states. In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in January 2019, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had made a big convoy rule change and had issued an order approving the entitlement of air travel to low-ranking personnel on the Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu routes. Around 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in the attack. Officials said that air courier services face challenges due to coordination and financial issues across various locations, affecting personnel of all the CAPFs deployed in the three internal security theatres J&K, Naxal-affected areas and north eastern states - prompting discussions at the highest levels in the government. During a recent meeting chaired by CRPF Director General (DG) Anish Dayal, the issue of finding seats in flights being difficult was raised, where discussions also took place to find a solution, a senior official privy to the deliberations said. They said that during the deliberations, participating officers highlighted that they are not getting seats in flights on account of limited capacity, particularly on the Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi route. The officials also mentioned that on the Delhi-Kolkata-Aizawl route, they get Air Charter Service (ACS) only on Saturdays, posing constraints for personnel, adding that on the Dibrugarh to Guwahati and then Delhi route, air courier services have been stopped, causing severe inconvenience in commuting from challenging locations. With regard to other routes, officials said jawans are also facing problems on the Kolkata-Imphal-Kolkata route due to increased force deployment in Manipur. The demand was made to expand the frequency of air services from three to five days to accommodate increased numbers of personnel deployed there. After the initial decision in 2019 to provide air courier services to personnel posted in Jammu & Kashmir, the MHA extended the facility in all sectors to help them cut down on travel time. The eight approved routes include Kolkata-Aizawl-Silchar-Kolkata, Kolkata-Agartala-Kolkata, Kolkata-Imphal-Kolkata, Delhi-Srinagar-Delhi, Srinagar-Jammu-Srinagar, Delhi-Leh-Delhi, Delhi-Dibrugarh-Guwahati-Delhi, and Delhi-Raipur-Jagdalpur-Raipur-Delhi.

The New Indian Express 19 Feb 2024 7:39 pm

PM Modi Boosts Education Sector, Will inaugurate three new IIM's tomorrow

New Delhi: P rime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate three new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country, marking a significant advancement in India's education sector. These include IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya, and IIM Visakhapatnam, symbolizing a push towards fostering excellence in management education. Additionally, PM Modi will lay the foundation stones for several other prestigious projects across India. This includes the establishment of IIT Bhilai, IIT Tirupati, and IIT Jammu, as well as IIITDM Kancheepuram. Furthermore, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur and two campuses of the Central Sanskrit University, located in Devprayag (Uttarakhand) and Agartala (Tripura). In a further boost to the education infrastructure, PM Modi will inaugurate 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 13 new Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs) across the nation. Additionally, he will lay the foundation stones for five Kendriya Vidyalaya campuses, one Navodaya Vidyalaya campus, and five Multipurpose Halls for Navodaya Vidyalayas. Highlighting the government's commitment to healthcare, PM Modi will also inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Vijaypur (Samba), Jammu. This state-of-the-art hospital is equipped with 720 beds, a Medical College with 125 seats, a Nursing College with 60 seats, and various other facilities to provide comprehensive healthcare services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The AIIMS Vijaypur will offer specialized medical services in 18 specialties and 17 super specialties, including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology, and more. Additionally, PM Modi will lay the foundation stones for crucial infrastructure projects, including a new terminal building at Jammu Airport and various rail projects in Jammu & Kashmir, such as the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan rail line and the electrification of the Baramulla-Sringar-Banihal-Sangaldan section. India's Enhanced Development Assistance to Maldives: Expenditure Surges to 771 Crore Delhi Waqf Board Money Laundering Case: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan Seeks Anticipatory Bail, Court Grants Notice to ED Calcutta High Court Allows Suvendu Adhikari's Visit to Sandeshkhali

News Track 19 Feb 2024 5:11 pm

Tripura: Magistrate accused of sexually abusing rape survivor in court chamber

Agartala:A rape survivor in Tripura has reportedly alleged that she was sexually abused by a magistrate inside his chamber while seeking to record her statement in connection with her previous rape case. The incident allegedly occurred on February 16th at the chamber of First Class Judicial Magistrate, Kamalpur. The woman stated in her complaint that [] The post Tripura: Magistrate accused of sexually abusing rape survivor in court chamber appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Feb 2024 12:07 pm

Tripura Congress MLA asserts strong organisation position amidst tough times

Agartala: Former Tripura Minister and Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman claimed today that amidst the alleged grim situation in the state, the organizational strength of the Pradesh Congress Committee is in a good position. He stated that in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the people will provide a fitting response to oust the BJP from [] The post Tripura Congress MLA asserts strong organisation position amidst tough times appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 19 Feb 2024 11:04 am

Forest Dept to set up Agar market in North Tripura

AGARTALA, Feb 18: The Tripura Forest department will soon establish a full-fledged Agar market in North Tripuras Kadamtala area to boost the agar-based industry in the northeastern state, an official said. At present, a temporary facility exists at Kadamtala in Dharmangaar sub-division where Agar trees are abundantly available to facilitate the display and sale of []

thehillstimes 19 Feb 2024 6:40 am

Khelo India University Games begin

Khelo India University Games begin Khelo India University Games (KIUG), which is being hosted by northeastern states this year, has commenced, organisers said on Sunday. The games began on Saturday with kabaddi matches at Guwahati's Sarusajai Stadium, they said. Besides, basketball, mallakhamb and women's football matches are being held in different venues in Guwahati on Sunday, while yogasana events are scheduled in Tripura's capital Agartala during the day, as per fixtures shared by the organisers. The formal inaugural ceremony, however, will be held on Monday. Union Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Anurag Thakur and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will attend the ceremony, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a video message to the participants. Apart from Guwahati and Agartala, five other northeastern cities will host the fourth edition of the games, in which 4,500 athletes from 200 universities will take part. The event will conclude on February 29. KIUG is a part of the Centre's Khelo India initiative to promote grassroots sports and identify young talents from across the country. The participants will vie for a total of 262 gold, 263 silver and 297 bronze medals across 20 sports disciplines. Guwahati will host 16 disciplines including athletics, rugby, basketball, volleyball, swimming, badminton, hockey, fencing, kabaddi, women's football, tennis, mallakhamb, judo and table tennis.

devdiscourse 18 Feb 2024 1:07 pm

NABARD Hosts Seminar On Use Of Technology in Agriculture And Rural Development

Agartala, February 17, 2024: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Tripura Regional Office, Agartala organized a seminar on Use of technology in Agriculture and Rural Development at a 5-star hotel in Agartala on Saturday. The seminar was attended by eminent experts, academicians, government officials, bankers, students, and representatives of various organizations working... The post NABARD Hosts Seminar On Use Of Technology in Agriculture And Rural Development appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 17 Feb 2024 9:23 pm

Tripura: Railway Police Seize Over 9 Lakh Cash From Kanchenjunga Express, Arrest Three Maharashtra Residents

Agartala, February 17, 2024: In a major crackdown on illegal money transactions, the railway police recovered over 9 lakh rupees in cash from three passengers travelling on the Kanchenjunga Express from Agartala to Sealdah on Saturday. The police conducted a routine search on the train before its departure from Agartala and nabbed the three suspects... The post Tripura: Railway Police Seize Over 9 Lakh Cash From Kanchenjunga Express, Arrest Three Maharashtra Residents appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 17 Feb 2024 8:17 pm

Five injured over Mosque site occupation, seven booked in Tripura

Agartala: In a disturbing incident in the Miapara area of Kamalasagar in Sepahijala District, a violent clash ensued between two families over the occupation of a mosque site, resulting in five people being injured, including two women from the same family. The incident has prompted the Madhupur police station to register a case against seven [] The post Five injured over Mosque site occupation, seven booked in Tripura appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 17 Feb 2024 4:47 pm

Tripura BJP delegation to take part in national council meeting

AGARTALA, Feb 16: A 144-member delegation of the BJPs Tripura unit left for New Delhi to take part in a two-day meeting of the saffron partys national council. The delegation includes Chief Minister Manik Saha and BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee. The national council meeting will begin on Saturday in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra []

thehillstimes 17 Feb 2024 6:35 am

Tripura CM launches Rs 5 lakh health insurance scheme for 4.15 lakh families

AGARTALA, Feb 15: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha on Thursday launched a universal health insurance scheme under which 4.15 lakh families in the northeastern state will get an insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh. Under the Chief Ministers Jan Arogya Yojana (CM-JAY), 4.15 lakh families including government employees who are not covered under PM-JAY will []

thehillstimes 16 Feb 2024 5:45 am

Tripura cabinet ministers to offer prayers at Ayodhya Ram Temple

AGARTALA, Feb 15: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha said all the state cabinet ministers will visit the Ram Temple in Ayodhya soon to offer puja to Ram Lalla. The CM on Wednesday night flagged off a special train to Ayodhya from here. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for []

thehillstimes 16 Feb 2024 5:30 am

PM Narendra Modi to address people of Tripura virtually on February 24

AGARTALA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the people of Tripura virtually from Delhi on February 24. This was informed by Tripura chief minister Manik Saha. Tripura CM Manik Saha said that PM Modis address to the people of the state will be a part of Viksit Bharat Viksit Tripura reach-out programme. PM Narendra Modi [] The post PM Narendra Modi to address people of Tripura virtually on February 24 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 14 Feb 2024 5:29 pm

PM Modi to virtually address people of Tripura on Feb 24

AGARTALA, Feb 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the people of Tripura virtually from Delhi on February 24 as part of the Viksit Bharat Viksit Tripura (Developed India Developed Tripura), a reach-out programme, chief minister Manik Saha said on Tuesday. The Prime Minister has given the HIRA model (Highways, I-way, Roadways, Airways) to the []

thehillstimes 14 Feb 2024 6:20 am

Tripura CPI(M) holds talks with Congress on LS polls

AGARTALA, Feb 12: The Tripura CPI(M) has initiated discussions with the Congress to put up a united fight against the BJP-IPFT combine in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a senior leader said on Monday. In the 2023 assembly elections, the CPI(M) had fought against the BJP-IPFT after forming an electoral understanding with the Congress. We []

thehillstimes 13 Feb 2024 7:00 am

Blockade over Kokborok script disrupts rail, vehicular movement in Tripura

AGARTALA, Feb 12: Train services and vehicular movement were severely impacted in tribal belts of Tripura, as the indefinite rail-road blockade over the Kokborok script issue by students bodies began on Monday. The student wing of Tipra Motha, the main opposition party of the northeastern state, announced an indefinite road and rail blockade from February []

thehillstimes 13 Feb 2024 6:15 am

Tripura: 15 protestors detained, road & rail blockade for Roman script in Kokborok

Agartala: At least 15 tribal protestors were detained on Monday morning in front of Chief Minister Dr Manik Sahas residence in the city for unauthorised assembly and raising a slogan seeking Roman script for Kokborok language in the upcoming board exams of Madhyamik and HS of Kokborok language, spoken by about 10 lakh tribal population []

goachronicle 12 Feb 2024 1:24 pm

Three Bangladeshi women arrested in Tripura

Agartala: Three Bangladeshi women and three locals were arrested from Agartala railway station here Sunday for attempting to board a Kolkata-bound train without valid papers, police said. Upon questioning, the Bangladeshi women failed to produce their passports, said Obaidur Rahman, the officiating in-charge of Agartala GRP police station. Rahman said the Bangladeshi women were arrested []

orissapost 11 Feb 2024 5:46 pm

Probe ordered after Tripura hospital video goes viral

AGARTALA, Feb 10: The Tripura health department has ordered a probe into an alleged incident in which an orthopaedic implant material supplier assisted surgeons at the operation theatre of a state-run hospital here, an official said on Saturday. A purported video, which has gone viral on social media, shows the man wearing a surgeons apron []

thehillstimes 11 Feb 2024 6:15 am

Efforts on to trigger riot in Tripura, claims Tripura CM

AGARTALA, Feb 10: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha on Saturday said a few people are trying to trigger riot in the northeastern state to fish in troubled waters. The chief ministers assertion came a day after the student wing of Tipra Motha, the main opposition of the state, called for an indefinite road and rail []

thehillstimes 11 Feb 2024 6:05 am

Six NLFT militants flee Bangladeshi camps, surrender in Tripura with arms

Agartala: Six hardcore cadres of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) fled from their Bangladesh camps and surrendered to security officials in the state Friday. They also deposited arms and ammunition including two Chinese rifles, police said. Police said that the six NLFT extremists surrendered to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Intelligence, Krishnendu []

orissapost 10 Feb 2024 10:18 am

Kokborok paper: Tipra Mothas student wing calls for road-rail blockade

AGARTALA, Feb 9: The Tipra Motha, Tripuras main opposition party, has increased pressure on the state government on its demand for allowing students to write their Kokborok language papers in Roman script in the class 10 and 12 board examinations. Leader of the opposition, Animesh Debbarma of the Tipra Motha urged chief minister Manik Saha []

thehillstimes 10 Feb 2024 6:25 am

Tripuras Unakoti displayed in Locomotive engine to promote tourism

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Railway Minister Aswani Vaishnaw for displaying the name of Unakoti, an important tourism destination of the state, on a locomotive engine for the first time. The rail engine promoted the timeless beauty of Tripura by displaying Unakoti, which []

goachronicle 9 Feb 2024 1:00 pm

Corruption will not be tolerated, says Tripura CM

AGARTALA, Feb 8: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha on Thursday said his government will never compromise on any form of corruption, regardless of the persons position. The CM made the remark after an FIR was lodged against ten individuals, including a former secretary of the Tripura Cricket Council (TCA), on corruption charges. Taking inspiration from []

thehillstimes 9 Feb 2024 6:00 am

Tripura: Crime Branch registers corruption case against 10 TCA ex-executive

Agartala: A week ahead of the apex council election of the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), the Crime Branch of the state police on Wednesday night registered a case against 10 executives of the outgoing committee, including the former Secretary, Vice President, and Treasurer, for embezzlement of the TCA fund to the tune of around Rs []

goachronicle 8 Feb 2024 2:54 pm

AICC panel visits Tripura to choose candidates for LS polls

AGARTALA, Feb 7: A three-member screening committee sent by the AICC visited Tripura and talked to prospective candidates for selecting party nominees for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a senior leader said on Wednesday. The high command will take the final decision about candidate selection as the party is part of the opposition bloc INDIA, []

thehillstimes 8 Feb 2024 6:40 am

23 Bangladeshi smugglers arrested in Tripura, 6,000 kg of sugar seized

AGARTALA, Feb 7: As many as 23 Bangladeshi smugglers have been arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) from Samarganja in South Tripura district, an official said. The BSF troops also seized over 6,000 kg of sugar and 17 mobile phones from them, he said. Acting on specific information regarding trans-border smuggling of sugar, troops []

thehillstimes 8 Feb 2024 6:15 am

Tripura govt to introduce health insurance for those not included in PMJAY

AGARTALA, Feb 6: The Tripura government will soon introduce a health insurance scheme to provide Rs 5-lakh cover for families, which have not been included in the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), a minister said on Tuesday. Of the 9.75 lakh families in the northeastern state, around 5.49 lakh have already been covered under []

thehillstimes 7 Feb 2024 6:55 am

Tripura zoo gets tigers, leopards

AGARTALA, Feb 6: After a gap of five years, two tigers were taken to Tripuras Sepahijala Zoological Park, bringing cheers among animal lovers of the northeastern state, an official said Tuesday. Two leopards, a pair of peacocks and four pheasants were also brought to the park as part of an animal exchange programme from Bengal []

thehillstimes 7 Feb 2024 6:00 am

Union I&B Minister resolves transmission crisis of cable channels in Tripura

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha took the lead role to resume the transmission of cable television channels in the state, which was disrupted on Monday due to non-obtaining registration under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under the Indian Companies Act 2013. With the intervention of Dr Saha, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag []

goachronicle 6 Feb 2024 12:48 pm

Kokborok script issue: Tipra Motha threatens to change TBSE chief

AGARTALA, Feb 5: The Tipra Motha, the largest opposition party of Tripura, on Monday threatened that heads will roll in the state education board, if students appearing for their upcoming class 10 and 12 exams are not allowed to write their papers on Kokborok language in either Roman or Bengali script. Kokborok, an indigenous language []

thehillstimes 6 Feb 2024 7:00 am

Agartala Deoghar Express train starts running with LHB coaches

HT Bureau GUWAHATI, Feb 4: In a bid to further enhance safety and comfort for passengers, the coaches of train No. 15626/15625 (Agartala Deoghar Agartala) weekly express has been converted into modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches, equipped with the-state-of-art features. Prof Manik Saha, Honble Chief Minster of Tripura flagged off the train []

thehillstimes 5 Feb 2024 6:25 am

Tripuras rail connectivity will get further boost: CM Manik Saha

AGARTALA, Feb 4: Tripuras rail connectivity will get a further boost when train service from Agartala to Kolkata via Bangladesh is made operational, said chief minister Manik Saha. The trial run of the proposed Agartala and Gangasagar (Bangladesh), which will connect Agartala to Kolkata via Bangladesh, has already been successfully carried out, he said. []

thehillstimes 5 Feb 2024 6:20 am

Tripura govt allocates land to CCHRC for setting up of cancer hospital

AGARTALA, Feb 4: The Tripura government has allocated 15 acres of land to Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (CCHRC) free of cost for setting up a cancer hospital in North Tripura district, Chief Minister Manik Saha said on Sunday. The CCHRC is a non-profit NGO located in Silchar in Assam and provides cancer treatment []

thehillstimes 5 Feb 2024 6:15 am

Trains to be diverted for undertaking development works

HT Bureau GUWAHATI, Feb 2: The services of special train no 07047/07046 (Dibrugarh Secunderabad Dibrugarh) and train no 07029/07030 (Agartala Secunderabad Agartala) upto March, 2024. These trains will run with the existing days of service, timings, stoppages and composition. Accordingly, the service of the train no 07047 (Dibrugarh Secunderabad) special []

thehillstimes 3 Feb 2024 6:15 am

Tripura to unveil home staypolicy to promote tourism

AGARTALA, Feb 1: The Tripura government will soon unveil a comprehensive home staypolicy to boost tourism as a livelihood, said a minister on Thursday. The Northeast state has recorded a steep increase in tourist footfall and revenue generation since October 2023 after former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly became the states tourism brand ambassador. A []

thehillstimes 2 Feb 2024 6:45 am

Tripura govt gives nod to opening of fair price shops

AGARTALA, Jan 30: The Tripura government has decided to give licences for opening 51 new fair price shops in the state, state food and civil supplies minister, Sushanta Chowdhury said on Tuesday. At present, there are 1,060 fair price shops and 9.76 lakh ration card holders in the eight districts of the state. The government []

thehillstimes 31 Jan 2024 7:00 am

Animals at Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary to be evaluated

AGARTALA, Jan 30: Estimation of animals at the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in the South Tripura district will begin on February 19, an official said on Tuesday. The last estimation at the sanctuary was conducted by the state forest department in 2021. That exercise, which went on for over a month, estimated the number of gaurs []

thehillstimes 31 Jan 2024 6:25 am

Tripura police strengthened bond between tribals, non-tribals: Tripura CM

AGARTALA, Jan 25: Holding peaceful assembly elections in February last year and strengthening the bond between tribals and non-tribals were the greatest achievements of Tripura Police in its 150-year-old journey, chief minister Manik Saha said here on Thursday. Tripura Police was established by Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur in 1873 to maintain law and order []

thehillstimes 26 Jan 2024 6:00 am

Tripura to become multinational trade & logistic hub: CM

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on Monday, said after offering prayer to Lord Ram as part of the consecration ceremony of Ram Lala at Ayodhya, that the Tripura government has moved in a direction to become a multinational trade and logistics hub for Northeast India very soon. He mentioned the upcoming Agartala-Akhaura rail []

goachronicle 22 Jan 2024 3:23 pm

BJP will secure victory over 450 seats in LS: Tripura CM

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha reiterated on Monday that the saffron party would secure victory in over 450 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, which has been visible and resonated everywhere. While participating in wall-writing for the BJP in the city, he said, We shall present two lotuses from Tripura to Prime []

goachronicle 15 Jan 2024 1:07 pm

Tripura Congress demands judicial inquiry into JRBT recruitment

Agartala: The Tripura Pradesh Congress on Tuesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the ongoing employment process for Group C categories being held under the Joint Recruitment Board of Tripura (JRBT), raising allegations of gross irregularities in the selection process. Tripura Congress President Ashis Kumar Saha told the media that the matter has been in the []

goachronicle 19 Dec 2023 3:16 pm

Tripura launches innovative support schemes for animal rearing

Agartala: In a move to boost the rural economy and ensure self-sufficiency in animal farming, the Tripura government launched two innovative schemes to encourage livestock-based activities, replicating the central governments schemes for agriculture farmers. The states animal resource development minister, Sudhangshu Das, said under the Mukhyamantri Prani Palak Sanman Nidhi scheme, the department would extend []

goachronicle 14 Dec 2023 12:09 pm

DoNER approves Rs 717 cr projects for Tripura

Agartala: The Ministry of Development of the Northeastern Region (DoNER) has approved Rs 717 crore for the implementation of five projects on Thursday, said Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha here on Friday. He said Rs 202 crore has been earmarked for the establishment of a dental college in Agartala, Rs 192 crore for a 200-bed []

goachronicle 8 Dec 2023 12:01 pm

Ex-Tripura CM Manik Sarkar accuses BJP of sheltering criminals & drug dealers

Agartala: The opposition CPI-M accused ruling BJP in Tripura of sheltering anti-social elements, drug dealers, and cross-border criminals who have been misusing their intimacy with the ruling party leaders and the administration for pursuing their illegal business. However, BJP State President Rajib Bhattacharjee denied the allegations and said such statements are motivated and defamatory. He []

goachronicle 17 Nov 2023 3:07 pm

Tripura CPM demands SIT to probe Class IX girls death in BJP leaders house

Agartala: The opposition CPI (M) state secretary and MLA Jitendra Chaudhury on Friday in a letter to Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha demanded to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to conduct an inquiry into the alleged murder of Class IX student Dipashree Das in the house of a BJP leader on the pretext of []

goachronicle 10 Nov 2023 1:34 pm

Opposition leader alleges Tripura resources drain out to outsiders

Agartala: Leader of the Opposition in Tripura Animesh Debbarma on Thursday alleged the resources of the state have been drained to the outside with the help of some people who are very close to the top leaders of BJP. Addressing the media here, Debbarma criticised the government and said, A huge attractive hoardings are being []

goachronicle 9 Nov 2023 1:09 pm

Tripura CM urges Gadkari to speed up states road projects

Agartala: Tripura demanded to expedite the road project of 265 km worth Rs 4607 crore pending with the central government and the expansion of the National Highway to 4-lane, Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha said here on Wednesday after attending the review meeting of Union Minister of Road Transport and National Highways Nitin Gadkari on []

goachronicle 1 Nov 2023 1:26 pm

Piaggio launches 3-wheeler EV in Tamil Nadu, town size does not matter for adoption

Launching an electric three wheeler in Tamil Nadu, Amit Sagar, Executive Vice President, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd said the company has sold over 1,600 units in Agartala, 2,500 in Agra and over 2,000 electric three wheelers in Delhi till date.

Zee Biz 26 Oct 2023 3:31 pm