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At present, the vaccination storage capacity in the state of Tripura can cater to around 20% of its population.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

2nd phase of Covid-19 vaccination dry run begins in all Tripura districts

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:26 PM IST
A total of 211 teams have been trained for the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Tripura. Among them, 152 teams have been given the responsibility of the vaccination centres.
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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on patrol along the Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura .(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on patrol along the Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura .(PTI FILE PHOTO)

131 infiltrators detained in Tripura in 2020, says BSF

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Some of those arrested were involved in smuggling contraband items while some infiltrators had strayed across the border.
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Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Sacked Tripura school teacher found dead, family allege suicide over debt burden

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The deceased was one among the total 10,323 school teachers who were terminated by Tripura High Court due to their faulty recruitment process in 2014.
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A medic demonstrates administration of COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental COVID-19 vaccine, to a health worker during its trials.(PTI Photo)
A medic demonstrates administration of COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental COVID-19 vaccine, to a health worker during its trials.(PTI Photo)

3 sites selected for dry run of Covid-19 vaccination in Tripura

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:37 AM IST
The vaccine carrier would be transported from the cold chain points to the vaccination sites. The data from this exercise will be uploaded on the CoWIN app.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he lays the foundation stone of Light House Projects across six states through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he lays the foundation stone of Light House Projects across six states through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Govt committed to delivering on promise of housing for all: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:23 AM IST
“People were losing hope of owning a house even after putting in everything that they had saved. Houses remained on paper… People had also lost faith whether the law of the land will help them if they got into a dispute with the builder,” he said.
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File photo: A medical worker in PPE handles a swab sample taken for Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
File photo: A medical worker in PPE handles a swab sample taken for Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tripura to procure sequencing machine to test new Covid-19 variant

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:59 PM IST
A total of 3,317 international passengers were found infected with Covid-19. Of the total, 114 have returned from the United Kingdom.
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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)
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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After months of a shutdown during Covid-19 lockdown, the log huts are again opened for the tourists. The tourists coming to stay in these huts can order food in the rooms or they can also dine in restaurants.(ANI)
After months of a shutdown during Covid-19 lockdown, the log huts are again opened for the tourists. The tourists coming to stay in these huts can order food in the rooms or they can also dine in restaurants.(ANI)

Tepania Eco-park becomes adventure spot for tourists in Tripura

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:42 PM IST
After months of a shutdown during Covid-19 lockdown, the log huts are again opened for the tourists. The tourists coming to stay in these huts can order food in the rooms or they can also dine in restaurants.
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The two men were arrested a day after the alleged offence.(Representational image)
The two men were arrested a day after the alleged offence.(Representational image)

Two fake doctors held for molesting pregnant woman in hospital in Tripura

By Priyanka Deb Barman | HIndustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The two men allegedly molested the woman early Sunday morning and escaped when she resisted and shouted for help.
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Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

Tripura to give jobs to families of political violence victims

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:03 AM IST
The state government constituted a Ratan Lal Nath-led six-member committee on December 22 to scrutinise the applications received for the jobs
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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 educational institutions in Tripura were closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)
The educational institutions in Tripura were closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)

Tripura orders resumption of classes 9 and 11, says Covid-19 under control

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The concerned headmasters and principals have been asked to maintain six feet distance between students in classrooms.
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People are working at Tripura college student’s LED manufacturing unit.(HT)
People are working at Tripura college student’s LED manufacturing unit.(HT)

Tripura’s college student starts business, provides employment to people during pandemic

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Meet Rohit Bhattacharjee, a second year student of English Honours, who started a unit of LED bulb manufacturing at Mahaprabhu Sarani in Dharmanagar sub division of North District.
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The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army(Getty Images)
The Mukti Bahini initially comprised only students and non-military personnel, had a limited leadership and was fearful of the Pakistani army(Getty Images)

1971: A military victory and the birth of a nation

By VK Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:57 PM IST
A short swift war, a manoeuvre on foot in which the Pakistani army was outclassed tactically and strategically giving birth to a new nation — this victory has no parallel in military history anywhere in the world.
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Tripura man kills wife, found at home with her body

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:11 PM IST
The accused, Soumitra Reang, was arrested, but he is currently at GBP hospital in Agartala as the doctors noticed wounds on his head
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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb distributes bicycles and liquid nitrogen cans, in Agartala.(PTI)
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb distributes bicycles and liquid nitrogen cans, in Agartala.(PTI)

BJP steps in to resolve infighting in Tripura

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:50 AM IST
The schism in the BJP’s state unit was evident earlier this week, when a section of party leaders raised slogans against the CM during the visit of Vinod Sonkar, the new state in charge.
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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

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agartala
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.
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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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File photo: A health worker collects a nasal sample from a man for Covid-19 test.(PTI)
File photo: A health worker collects a nasal sample from a man for Covid-19 test.(PTI)

‘Join service only after ensuring self-protection’: Tripura govt doctors appeal co-workers

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The doctors’ association asked its members to become mentally prepared to protect themselves as the administration is busy in doing much more vital jobs.
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JRB Tripura Recruitment 2020.(HT file)
JRB Tripura Recruitment 2020.(HT file)

JRB Tripura Recruitment 2020: 2500 vacancies for MTS notified, apply from December 28

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 05:01 PM IST
JRB Tripura Recruitment 2020: After the registration process begins, interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the positions online at employment.tripura.gov.in on or before February 11, 2021.
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The child told his mother about the assault more than a week after it happened.(Representational image/AFP FILE PHOTO)
The child told his mother about the assault more than a week after it happened.(Representational image/AFP FILE PHOTO)

Nine-year-old boy in Tripura allegedly sexually abused by private tutor

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:19 AM IST
Police said the child’s mother lodged a complaint 1o days after her son had been assaulted.
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All the educational institutions in Tripura have been closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.(AP file)
All the educational institutions in Tripura have been closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.(AP file)

Tripura cancels classes in educational institutions, only online teaching to continue

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Tripura Higher Education department has decided to cancel classes in educational institutions that were supposed to start from December 1.
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Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s decision not to allow Indian forces to cross the Line of Control during the Kargil conflict was another example of political clarity that led to the occupation of a high ground by India that demonstrated that it could balance the application of force with restraint(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s decision not to allow Indian forces to cross the Line of Control during the Kargil conflict was another example of political clarity that led to the occupation of a high ground by India that demonstrated that it could balance the application of force with restraint(HT Photo)

From India’s wars, five lessons for the present

By Arjun Subramaniam
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
As India matures as a democracy and its aspirations to emerge as a leading power gains momentum, all these stakeholders must understand the conduct of war and the utility of force as an instrument of statecraft
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Tripura TRB Recruitment 2020.(HT file)
Tripura TRB Recruitment 2020.(HT file)

Tripura TRB Recruitment 2020: 4080 vacancies for UGT, TGT and PGT teachers notified, check details

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:19 PM IST
Tripura TRB Recruitment 2020: Interested candidates can check the official recruitment notifications online at trb.tripura.gov.in. The online registration will begin on December 1, and will conclude on December 8, 2020.
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The outfit blocked a highway demanding a law against alleged cases of conversion of Hindu women by design.(Courtesy- Facebook-Hindu Jagran Manch)
The outfit blocked a highway demanding a law against alleged cases of conversion of Hindu women by design.(Courtesy- Facebook-Hindu Jagran Manch)

Tripura Hindu outfit seeks nationwide law to curb ‘Love Jihad’

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Several Hindu outfits have raised the issue of ‘Love Jihad’ alleging it to be a covert ploy to convert Hindu girls by Muslim youth as means of targeting Hinduism.
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All educational institutions in the state were closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.
All educational institutions in the state were closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Regular classes for Class 10 and Class 12 in Tripura to start from December 1

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Agartala
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Almost after eight months after schools were closed in the state, the Tripura government has announced the resumption of classes for 10th and 12th students in the schools and colleges from December 1, maintaining Standard Operating Procedure of the Ministry of Human Resources Development
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Joint Movement Committee (JMC) members had clashed with security personnel during a protest against the resettlement of displaced Bru migrants in Kanchanpur sub-division, at Panisagar in North Tripura district on Saturday.(PTI)
Joint Movement Committee (JMC) members had clashed with security personnel during a protest against the resettlement of displaced Bru migrants in Kanchanpur sub-division, at Panisagar in North Tripura district on Saturday.(PTI)

Agitators call of protests against resettlement of Bru migrants in Tripura

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The protests had turned violent on Saturday and led to a clash between protesters and security personnel that left a Fire Service personnel and an agitator dead.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina are expected to hold a virtual summit on December 17 to boost bilateral cooperation.(HT PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina are expected to hold a virtual summit on December 17 to boost bilateral cooperation.(HT PHOTO.)

India, Bangladesh to hold virtual summit on December 17

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:22 PM IST
In July, India provided 10 railway locomotives to Bangladesh, days after the first container train made its way to the Bangladeshi side and the first shipment of goods was sent from Kolkata to Tripura via Chattogram port. The two sides are setting up a new mechanism to review progress on bilateral projects, with five such ventures.
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