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The awards were announced by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and communicated through a letter to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, they said.(PTI)

Tripura ‘best performing state’ in northeast under central scheme: Official

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Agartala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:51 PM IST
In more accolades for the state, the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) was selected as the ‘Best Performing Municipal Corporation’, and the Belonia Municipal Council in South Tripura district the ‘Best Performing Municipal Council’, under the scheme.
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The police earlier informed that extensive coordinated operations were conducted on both sides of the Indo-Bangla border to trace the three kidnapped persons. (Representative HT photo)
The police earlier informed that extensive coordinated operations were conducted on both sides of the Indo-Bangla border to trace the three kidnapped persons. (Representative HT photo)

3 men kidnapped by militants in Tripura freed after 2 weeks

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Assistant Inspector General of Tripura police Subrata Chakraborty told the reporters on Thursday that the abducted persons were released due to police and security forces’ continuous operations on the overground members of the militant outfit in the state.
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The protesting teachers claimed that they met chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in September and were assured of a permanent solution.(PTI)
The protesting teachers claimed that they met chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in September and were assured of a permanent solution.(PTI)

Jobless for 9 months, over 8,000 Tripura teachers go on indefinite protest

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The Tripura High Court terminated a total of 10,323 school teachers due to their faulty recruitment process in 2014.
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File photo: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI)
File photo: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI)

‘All is well’: Tripura BJP in-charge says nothing’s amiss after party activists raise anti-Biplab slogans

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Even as the workers raised the slogan “Biplab hatao, BJP bachao” on Sunday at State Guest House in Agartala, Sonkar ruled out any difference in the party claiming “all is well”.
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The image shows the bamboo candles.(ANI)
The image shows the bamboo candles.(ANI)

Self-help women group makes bamboo candles, Tripura CM launches products

By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Sipahijala, Tripura
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The CM added that most of the bamboo species mature fast and have the potential to create employment and income especially in the small scale industries and the state government is emphasising on this sector.
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Israeli ambassador Ron Malka was in Tripura for a two-day visit from Wednesday and met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb(Twitter)
Israeli ambassador Ron Malka was in Tripura for a two-day visit from Wednesday and met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb(Twitter)

Israel wants to enhance northeast India’s manufacturing capabilities: Envoy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Tripura
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The ambassador was on a two-day visit to Tripura talked of sharing technology for ‘using untapped resources for development’, and developing air connectivity between two nations once export of goods from north-east commences
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had recently called for uprooting communism from the state.(PTI Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had recently called for uprooting communism from the state.(PTI Photo)

Tripura CM called ‘little Hitler’ for seeking to uproot ‘communist seeds’

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb had earlier asked workers to ensure that household in Tripura hung pictures of Swami Vivekananda in their homes to ensure BJP remains in power in the state for the next 30-35 years.
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Earlier, the journalists wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and Press Council of India about the issue and also mentioned that at least six journalists were assaulted in different parts of the state since the statement was given by the CM. (Photo@BjpBiplab)
Earlier, the journalists wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and Press Council of India about the issue and also mentioned that at least six journalists were assaulted in different parts of the state since the statement was given by the CM. (Photo@BjpBiplab)

Tripura scribes reject offer of talks, demand CM Biplab Deb withdraw remark

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:16 PM IST
The offer for talks was made on Monday.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb addressed the members of Mahila Morcha, the women wing of the BJP.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb addressed the members of Mahila Morcha, the women wing of the BJP.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)

BJP govt to stay for 30-35 yrs if Vivekananda’s pictures hung at homes: Tripura CM

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Biplab Kumar Deb also asked the activists of Mahila Morcha of the BJP to distribute pictures of Swami Vivekananda to every household in the state.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb speaks with the media.(PTI file)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb speaks with the media.(PTI file)

Tripura scribes write to PM, home minister about CM’s statement against media

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:58 PM IST
CM Biplab Kumar Deb, while attending a programme on September 11, had said that some “overexcited” newspapers are trying to confuse the public over the pandemic situation and he would not forgive them
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Journalists wear black badges to protest against CM’s comments on reporting of Covid-19 situation in state.(Bijoy Debnath/Facebook)
Journalists wear black badges to protest against CM’s comments on reporting of Covid-19 situation in state.(Bijoy Debnath/Facebook)

Tripura scribes wear black badges to protest against CM’s ‘threat’ over reporting of state’s Covid-19 situation

By Priyanka Debbarman | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:05 AM IST
The journalists on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti gathered to protest against comments made by chief minister Deb during the foundation-stone laying ceremony of a special economic zone in South Tripura on September 11.
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Of the total 10,323 teachers, currently 9,696 teachers are still without any jobs while the rest placed themselves in different positions in government sector.(HT file)
Of the total 10,323 teachers, currently 9,696 teachers are still without any jobs while the rest placed themselves in different positions in government sector.(HT file)

Tripura govt to place over 9,000 sacked teachers in Group C and D posts, teachers demand permanent alternative jobs

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Over 10,000 posts in different departments have been identified of which 1280 are lower division clerks and 9268 are multi-purpose workers posts.
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Thousands of Bru tribals, who took refuge in Tripura in 1997 following ethnic violence in Mizoram, live in camps in Kanchanpur, North Tripura.(HT PHoto)
Thousands of Bru tribals, who took refuge in Tripura in 1997 following ethnic violence in Mizoram, live in camps in Kanchanpur, North Tripura.(HT PHoto)

Bengali, Mizo groups protest against settlement of Bru migrants in Tripura

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The Bru migrants are worried that the protests are delaying their rehabilitation.
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Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in his speech in the assembly, highlighted government initiatives, including health equipment, Covid tests, medicines to tackle the Covid-19 situation. (Photo @CmoTripura)
Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in his speech in the assembly, highlighted government initiatives, including health equipment, Covid tests, medicines to tackle the Covid-19 situation. (Photo @CmoTripura)

10 bills passed without debate during Tripura assembly’s 1-day session

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The Assembly’s monsoon session was reduced to just one day due to Covid-19 pandemic. There was no provision for question-answer session.
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A quarantine centre in an indoor Hapania international fair complex in Agartala.(ANI Photc)
A quarantine centre in an indoor Hapania international fair complex in Agartala.(ANI Photc)

Tripura HC seeks more details on state’s Covid-19 containment efforts

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The high court took up the case suo motu after reports questioning the state of affairs at GBP hospital emerged in local dailies.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI)

After journalist body issues ultimatum, Tripura CM says his speech was not to threaten

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:34 AM IST
The CM was asked to withdraw his comment on not forgiving newspapers whose reports are purportedly trying to confuse the public over the Covid-19 pandemic
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has been touring the state to review medical facilities.(PTI Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has been touring the state to review medical facilities.(PTI Photo)

Tripura HC cites poor treatment facility for Covid-19 patients, seek report from govt

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
The Tripura government is trying to convince district hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients instead of referring them to Agartala.
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Biplab Debat the foundation stone laying ceremony at Sabroom. (Photo @BjpBiplab)
Biplab Debat the foundation stone laying ceremony at Sabroom. (Photo @BjpBiplab)

Biplab Deb lays foundation stone for Tripura’s first Special Economic Zone

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The SEZ is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 635 crore and would focus on food processing, rubber, bamboo and textile sectors.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb is facing criticism from a party member for health department’s handling of Covid-19(PTI Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb is facing criticism from a party member for health department’s handling of Covid-19(PTI Photo)

Tripura ministers to stay at Covid hospital to prevent deaths by negligence

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Former Tripura health minister has said that the state needs a dedicated health minister.
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With the arrival of the vessel, the Sonamura-Daukandi inland waterways protocol route between Tripura and Bangladesh will be made operational on today.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
With the arrival of the vessel, the Sonamura-Daukandi inland waterways protocol route between Tripura and Bangladesh will be made operational on today.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

India-Bangladesh inland waterway route to start from today: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 01:40 PM IST
A trial run of an inland waterways protocol route between the two nations began on Thursday with a cargo vessel leaving for Sonamura port in Tripura from Munshiganj in the neighbouring country.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote a Facebook post in support of his government’s move.(PTI Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote a Facebook post in support of his government’s move.(PTI Photo)

Tripura handing out Swami Vivekananda’s books to Covid-19 patients for ‘mental toughness’

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb said he wanted Covid patients to get inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts while recovering from the disease.
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During the trial run, 50 MT cement will be transported in a barge from Dhaka to Sonamura. This is the first time any kind of goods will be reaching Tripura by ship, said CM Biplab Deb. (Photo @BjpBiplab)
During the trial run, 50 MT cement will be transported in a barge from Dhaka to Sonamura. This is the first time any kind of goods will be reaching Tripura by ship, said CM Biplab Deb. (Photo @BjpBiplab)

Trial run on Indo-Bangladesh inland waterway route starts in September

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:29 PM IST
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority has given permission for the trial run of the voyage from Daundkandi (Cumilla) to Sonamura via river Gomti.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb reviews the parade during 74 Independence Day celebrations in Agartala.(PTI Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb reviews the parade during 74 Independence Day celebrations in Agartala.(PTI Photo)

On 74th Independence Day, Tripura CM announces state’s first medical college outside Agartala

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:18 PM IST
CM Deb had special praise for the front line workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic
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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb addresses a press meet in Agartala.(PTI)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb addresses a press meet in Agartala.(PTI)

Tripura CM in home quarantine after two family members test Covid positive

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Biplab Kumar Deb stays with his mother Mina, wife Niti and their two children at his official residence in Agartala.
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The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that the Twitter handle was fake and so was the message.(PTI)
The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that the Twitter handle was fake and so was the message.(PTI)

Teenager detained for spreading fake news from Twitter handle identical to Tripura CM’s account

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The detainee is a resident of Dhaleswar in Agartala. He tweeted a fake message on Twitter that the state government has announced reimposition of lockdown restrictions, starting Friday for the next seven days in a bid to contain the spread of the viral outbreak.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had landed in a soup after Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala circulated a video on social media that quickly went viral.(PTI file photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had landed in a soup after Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala circulated a video on social media that quickly went viral.(PTI file photo)

After claiming Jats have less intellect, Tripura CM apologises and praises the community

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 02:10 PM IST
“I had expressed thoughts about my Punjabi and Jat brothers at an event in Agartala Press Club recently. I didn’t intend to hurt any community. I am proud of both Punjabi and Jat communities. I myself have spent a lot of time with them,” Deb tweeted as a mark of apology.
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ManikSarkar wrote to CM Deb on June 21 and expressed concern and anguish over these incidents.(PTI)
ManikSarkar wrote to CM Deb on June 21 and expressed concern and anguish over these incidents.(PTI)

Tripura opposition leader demands judicial inquiry into unnatural deaths in police lock-ups and jails

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Mani Sarkar demanded the state government to provide government jobs to the families of all those who died in police lock-ups and jails since October 31, 2019.
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Passengers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) arrive at Tripura airport from Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Passengers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) arrive at Tripura airport from Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

48 new cases of Covid-19 in Tripura, state’s tally reaches 469

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 07:03 AM IST
Total 173 Covid-19 patients were recovered so far, according to the state health department.
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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb addresses a press meet in Agartala on Monday,.(PTI)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb addresses a press meet in Agartala on Monday,.(PTI)

Tripura CM says Covid-19 spread among BSF for violating social distancing and quarantine norms

By Priyanka Deb Barman| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Out of the 319 Covid-19 cases in Tripura till Monday, 166 were found among BSF personnel and their families in the 138th and 86th battalions in the state.
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Of the ten cases, eight were Bangladesh returnees, one from Gurugram and another from 86th Battalion of BSF.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Of the ten cases, eight were Bangladesh returnees, one from Gurugram and another from 86th Battalion of BSF.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Tripura Covid-19 tally at 250 with 10 fresh cases

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 11:26 PM IST
According to latest Health Department’s record, 171 Covid-19 patients were recovered and samples of total 25,403 persons were tested.
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