Unable to afford costly treatment for their six-month-old daughter, a daily-wage labourer and his wife strangled her to death and dumped her body in a ditch near their home, Tripura Police said Friday.
With insurgency on the wane in Tripura, the government has reduced the areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA), which gave ample powers to paramilitary forces to conduct search or arrest people in the name of insurgency.
Unknown assailants today afternoon stabbed to death three employees of a Bengali daily newspaper in Left Front-ruled Tripura capital Agartala.
Child of impoverished family from Tripura was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that results in a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid on the brain. Two Norwegian college students saw her photographs and started an online campaign that raised $52,000 to help her family and fund any future aftercare treatment.
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat has said that the formation of a Third Front at the centre is no easy task as some political parties frequently change their allegiance.
India's northeastern state of Tripura will be declared fully literate in September 2013, state finance minister Badal Choudhury said in Agartala on Friday.
The ruling CPI-M has used the state administration to tamper with electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the recent assembly elections, state Congress unit chief Sudip Roy Barman alleged today.
Former Assam Congress minister Devanand Konwar, who was the governor of Bihar today took oath as 13th head of the state of Tripura.
Less than a month after it was trounced in the state election by the Left Front, the Tripura Congress has split. The Congress won 10 seats while the Left Front bagged 50 in the 60-member assembly.
Manik Sarkar was today sworn in by Governor D Y Patil for a fourth straight term as Chief Minister to head the fifth consecutive Left Front government in Tripura along with 11 ministers.
The Congress on Saturday threatened to move the courts and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against alleged attacks on party workers by CPI-M activists after the Tripura polls.
With five of the 15 women contestants winning, the Tripura assembly now has the highest number of women legislators since the state was carved out in 1972.
Political leaders in Tripura and traders' forums have hailed the pact between India and Bangladesh to start work on laying the Agartala-Akhaurah new rail link and setting up of border 'haats' (bazaars) in the northeastern states.
'Maharaja' Kirit Pradyot Debbarma is a king without a kingdom. But many in Tripura are emotionally attached to Ujjayanta Palace, state capital Agartala's centrepiece, from where the last sovereign Bir Bikram ruled before his kingdom's merger with the Indian Union 65 years ago.
Has the Left Front struck a deal with the right-wing BJP in Tripura? The middle-path Congress thinks so.