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Friction between chief minister Biplab Deb and rebels made headlines in October last year as well(PTI Photo)

BJP team rushes to Tripura to quell rumblings

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 12:20 AM IST
  • Friction between chief minister Biplab Deb and dissenting MLAs led by Sudip Roy Barman has exacerbated ever since Mukul Roy, former national vice-president of the BJP, snapped ties with the party to return to the TMC.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is facing opposition from dissident BJP MLAs.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is facing opposition from dissident BJP MLAs.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

BJP brass steps in to stall Tripura CM’s public meeting amid infighting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Biplab Deb had said he would hold a public meeting on December 13 to seek “people’s mandate” on whether he should continue as Tripura’s Chief Minister.
File photo: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI)
File photo: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI)

‘Should I go or stay?’ Tripura CM asks people if he should remain in power

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Deb’s comments came after a group of BJP supporters raised slogans against him during a visit of party’s central observer.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb. (Photo@BjpBiplab)
Tripura CM Biplab Deb. (Photo@BjpBiplab)

‘Borders can be identified using maps’: Tripura CM to Mizoram amid standoff

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Earlier, the Tripura government had ordered a probe after the names of 130 residents of a border village were included in voters’ list of Mizoram.
The Tripura Police on Sunday arrested a freelance journalist from Agartala for allegedly spreading rumours about chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI File Photo)
The Tripura Police on Sunday arrested a freelance journalist from Agartala for allegedly spreading rumours about chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI File Photo)

Journalist held for rumours on Tripura CM Biplab Deb

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Jamal Hussein, a security guard of Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Islamuddin, was separately arrested on Sunday on similar charges.
Reports of a divorce case being filed by Biplab’s wife Niti Deb had gone viral on social media on Thursday.(PTI)
Reports of a divorce case being filed by Biplab’s wife Niti Deb had gone viral on social media on Thursday.(PTI)

Facebook user booked for spreading fake news about Tripura CM Biplab Deb’s divorce

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 07:10 PM IST
The Tripura police has lodged an FIR against one Anupam Paul on charges of running a false campaign on social media regarding a divorce case being filed aginst state chief minister Biplab Deb by his wife Niti Deb.
Biplab Deb said he is confident that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be elected the next prime minister of the country.(PTI)
Biplab Deb said he is confident that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be elected the next prime minister of the country.(PTI)

Biplab Deb compares Mamata Banerjee to Dhritarashtra, claims BJP will defeat Kauravas in 2019 battle

Arambagh (West Bengal) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 06:56 PM IST
In his first election rally in West Bengal on Tuesday, Tripura CM Biplab Deb compared Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee with Dhritarashtra from Mahabharata. He said the Bengal CM “has chosen to be blind” when her own party workers are torturing people.
Lynch mobs are not part of indigenous Indian culture but came into being in India only because of the influence of Communists and Pakistan, Tripura chief minister, Biplab Deb said on Monday.(Sushil Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Lynch mobs are not part of indigenous Indian culture but came into being in India only because of the influence of Communists and Pakistan, Tripura chief minister, Biplab Deb said on Monday.(Sushil Kumar/HT File PHOTO)

Pakistan, communists to be blamed for lynch-mobs, says Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2018 09:02 PM IST
“India follows the culture of Atithi Devo Bhava and mob lynching never happened in India. Where a mob kills a person out of anger, that is done by Maoists. That is an outside practice. It is a Communist practice,” Tripura chief minister, Biplab Deb asserted.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has told government employees that they do not need a holiday on the day as they are not “labourers or workers”.(PTI)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has told government employees that they do not need a holiday on the day as they are not “labourers or workers”.(PTI)

You are not labourers, why do you need holiday on May Day? Tripura CM Biplab Deb asks govt employees

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman, Agartala
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Last week, the BJP government in Tripura had decided to designate May 1 as a restricted holiday.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has decided to domesticate cows at the CM’s residence in Agartala and consume its milk.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has decided to domesticate cows at the CM’s residence in Agartala and consume its milk.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Rear cows, fight malnutrition: Tripura CM Biplab Deb’s mantra

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Tripura CM Biplab Deb had been in the news earlier for a series of controversial comments. He had earlier advised the youth of the state not to waste their crucial time and, instead, milk cows and run pan stalls for livelihood.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb.(Sushil Kumar/HT file photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb.(Sushil Kumar/HT file photo)

Narendra Modi’s brother is an auto-driver, says Tripura CM Biplab Deb

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Biplab Deb continues with statements that have drawn ridicule
Biplab Kumar Deb has made many controversial statements since he became the Tripura chief minister earlier this year.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Biplab Kumar Deb has made many controversial statements since he became the Tripura chief minister earlier this year.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Tripura CM Biplab Deb’s latest: Ducks raise oxygen level in water bodies

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 07:57 PM IST
The Tripura chief minister has promised to distribute 50,000 white ducklings among fishermen residing on the banks of the Rudrasagar Lake.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb during the interaction with the media at Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi, India, on March 20, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT File)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb during the interaction with the media at Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi, India, on March 20, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT File)

Asked about lynching, CM Biplab Deb says ‘wave of happiness in Tripura’

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 01:37 PM IST
The Tripura government later claimed the chief minister was misquoted. A statement released on Thursday evening said Deb’s comments were in the context of the newly-renamed airport in Agartala .
Tripura BJP President and Chief Minister Biplab Deb arrive to meet Tripura Governor.(PTI File Photo)
Tripura BJP President and Chief Minister Biplab Deb arrive to meet Tripura Governor.(PTI File Photo)

Power tussle in Tripura between Biplab Deb and Sunil Deodhar worries BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 09:21 AM IST
The tug-of-war between Biplab Deb and Sunil Deodhar comes at a time when Deb is in the midst of controversies over his outrageous remarks over the past few weeks
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has advised youth to rear cows for regular income rather than running after government jobs.(PTI)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has advised youth to rear cows for regular income rather than running after government jobs.(PTI)

Amul MD backs Tripura CM, says rearing cows best option to solve unemployment in rural areas

Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2018 08:29 PM IST
Tripura CM Biplab Deb had advised youth that income could be generated by rearing cows, pigs or poultry birds. His comment triggered sharp reactions from critics
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House in New Delhi on march 19.(PTI File Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House in New Delhi on march 19.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi invited Biplab Deb to CMs’ meet in Delhi a month ago: Official

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 07:21 PM IST
The official’s statement comes amid media reports that PM Narendra Modi had summoned Biplab Deb to Delhi over the chief minister’s controversial statements on a range of issues.
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)

Tripura governor seeks govt job for Bengal BJP leader, CPI (M) cries foul

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 10:47 AM IST
Governor Tathagata Roy insists the letter is for a perfectly bona fide purpose.
Diana Hayden was crowned Miss World in 1997.(HT File Photo)
Diana Hayden was crowned Miss World in 1997.(HT File Photo)

Diana Hayden says she is proud of her brown skin as Biplab Deb says didn’t intend to hurt anyone

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 08:54 PM IST
Diana Hayden said she has been fighting the stereotypical mindset, which gives preference to ‘light colour skin’ since her childhood.
Diana Hayden won the Miss World pageant in 1999.(HT File Photo)
Diana Hayden won the Miss World pageant in 1999.(HT File Photo)

Diana Hayden not an Indian beauty, Aishwarya Rai is, says Tripura CM Biplab Deb

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 10:24 PM IST
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb says “Indian beauty” should have the characteristics of goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati, which Diana Hayden lacks
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy and chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb at the inauguration of the new Raj Bhawan building in Agartala on Wednesday. Governor Roy had said it was impossible to think of something such as a cellphone in the 1960’s.(PTI)
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy and chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb at the inauguration of the new Raj Bhawan building in Agartala on Wednesday. Governor Roy had said it was impossible to think of something such as a cellphone in the 1960’s.(PTI)

Puranic period people had superhuman imagination, says Tripura governor

Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Governor Tathagata Roy said it was impossible for people to have conceived ideas such as a cellphone unless they had seen a prototype or had superhuman imagination.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb during his swearing-in ceremony in Agartala in March. The chief minister had the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was using advanced technology invented more than thousand years ago.(PTI)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb during his swearing-in ceremony in Agartala in March. The chief minister had the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was using advanced technology invented more than thousand years ago.(PTI)

Tripura CM defends internet during Mahabharat comment, blasts critics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Chief minister Biplab Deb on Tuesday said the internet existed during the Mahabharat period, slamming “narrow minded” people for confusing others.
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