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PM Modi opens integrated terminal at Agartala airport, recalls ‘Hira’ model 

The terminal, said the Prime Minister, was possible only due to ‘double engine’ government, i.e. same ruling party at the Centre and in state.
PM Modi inaugurates new integrated terminal building at Agartala airport (ANI)
PM Modi inaugurates new integrated terminal building at Agartala airport (ANI)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 04:12 PM IST
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PM Modi to launch new airport terminal in Tripura today. All you need to know

During his visit to Tripura, Prime Minister Modi will also launch two other key initiatives – the Mukhyamantri Tripura Gram Samriddhi Yojana and the Project Mission 100 of Vidyajyoti Schools.
The Tripura airport terminal has been built at a cost of about <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>450 crore and is expected to be capable of handling around four to five times more passengers than the existing one. (Photo via @AAI_Official on Twitter)
The Tripura airport terminal has been built at a cost of about 450 crore and is expected to be capable of handling around four to five times more passengers than the existing one. (Photo via @AAI_Official on Twitter)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 06:17 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tripura: TPSC releases agriculture officer exam result; interview from Jan 31

  • The Tripura Public Service Commission (TPSC) on Tuesday declared the written exam for agriculture officer post. For the candidates who have qualified in the exam, the interview will be held at Agartala from January 31, the TPSC has said.
Tripura: TPSC releases agriculture officer exam result; interview from Jan 31(HT FILE)
Tripura: TPSC releases agriculture officer exam result; interview from Jan 31(HT FILE)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 04:17 PM IST
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TMC targets Tripura govt after it tweets poster with Kolkata flyover

  • The Trinamool Congress (TMC) party took to Twitter accusing the BJP of stealing Bengal’s achievements.
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 03:51 AM IST
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ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tripura govt handle tweets poster with Kolkata flyover, deletes after criticism

  • The Opposition parties of Tripura targeted the state government for using Kolkata's Sealdah flyover in a poster of a slogan writing competition on Motor Vehicle Driving Regulations.
File photo: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(Twitter/@BjpBiplab)
File photo: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(Twitter/@BjpBiplab)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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Tripura violence: Supreme Court stays criminal proceedings against journalists

Seeking quashing of the two FIRs registered against them on November 14, journalists Samrudhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha along with their employer – HW News Nework – approached the top court, alleging that action against them amounted to “targeted harassment of the press”.
A Supreme Court bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath stayed all further proceedings in the two FIRs and issued notice to Tripura government and police with a direction to file a response within four weeks. (HT File)
A Supreme Court bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath stayed all further proceedings in the two FIRs and issued notice to Tripura government and police with a direction to file a response within four weeks. (HT File)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:19 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tripura: TPSC invites applications to recruit 50 LD asstt-cum-typists

  • Tripura Public Service Commission (TPSC) has invited applications to fill 50 vacancies in LD assistant cum typist post in Tripura Secretariat Service.
Tripura: TPSC invites applications to recruit 50 LD asstt-cum-typists(Getty Images)
Tripura: TPSC invites applications to recruit 50 LD asstt-cum-typists(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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BJP sweeps Tripura civic body elections, wins 217 of 222 seats

Of the total 334 seats across 20 urban bodies in Tripura, the BJP emerged victorious on 329, having won 112 seats uncontested before the polling took place
BJP supporters celebrate their victory in civic polls, in Tripura. (PTI)
BJP supporters celebrate their victory in civic polls, in Tripura. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Agartala

Tripura results shows people's trust in BJP's developmental politics: Shah

  • The ruling BJP on Sunday swept the civic body elections in Tripura, having won all the seats of the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and clinching several other urban local bodies.
Tripura Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajib Bhattacharjee along with supporters celebrate BJP victory in the Municipal Elections, in Agartala on Sunday(ANI)
Tripura Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajib Bhattacharjee along with supporters celebrate BJP victory in the Municipal Elections, in Agartala on Sunday(ANI)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 11:19 PM IST
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BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins 329 out of 334 seats; CPM bags 3, TMC 1

BJP ROUTS LEFT & TMC IN TRIPURA CIVIC POLLS
BJP ROUTS LEFT & TMC IN TRIPURA CIVIC POLLS
Published on Nov 28, 2021 10:09 PM IST
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BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, TMC & CPI-M fail to open account in most bodies

The saffron camp secured all the wards in the 15-member Khowai Municipal Council, 17-seat Belonia Municipal Council, 15-member Kumarghat Municipal Council and nine-member Sabroom Nagar Panchayat, commission officials said.
Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on Nov 28, 2021 05:17 PM IST
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Tripura civic polls: BJP sweeps 8 municipal bodies, leading in 6

In Agartala Municipal Corporation the party got 58,221 votes while the Trinamool Congress (TMC) finished at a distant second with 22,295 votes. The Communisit Party of India (Marxist) finished third with 15,960 votes.
The counting of votes began at 8am on the day amid tight security measures provided by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and the state police unit.(Agencies | Representational image)
The counting of votes began at 8am on the day amid tight security measures provided by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and the state police unit.(Agencies | Representational image)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tripura man kills his family, cop with a shovel

According to officials, the incident happened late on Friday night, when the accused, Pradip Debroy, attacked his daughters, Aditi (one) and Mandira (seven), with a shovel in a “fit of aggression”.
On receipt of the information about the incident, when a police team led by Inspector Satyajit Mallick reached the spot, Debroy attacked him.(AFP)
On receipt of the information about the incident, when a police team led by Inspector Satyajit Mallick reached the spot, Debroy attacked him.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 01:40 AM IST
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ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Agartala

Tripura civic polls: Nearly 74% voter turnout till 3pm | Top points

Polling for elections to 222 seats began at 7am and was held till 4pm. Counting of votes will take place on November 28.
Representative Image (PTI)
Representative Image (PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Tripura civic polls: SC directs Centre to immediately deploy additional forces

  • The Supreme Court's direction comes amid the ongoing Tripura municipal elections that have been marred in political violence among the ruling BJP, TMC and CPI(M).
Security personnel at a distribution centre in Agartala ahead of the Tripura Municipal Corporation elections.(HT_PRINT)
Security personnel at a distribution centre in Agartala ahead of the Tripura Municipal Corporation elections.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 12:08 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Tripura civic polls: Polling for 222 seats underway, 13.13% turnout till 9am

Of the total 334 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 19 other urban bodies, the ruling BJP, earlier this month, won 112 uncontested.
A polling booth in Agartala (ANI)
A polling booth in Agartala (ANI)
Published on Nov 25, 2021 08:05 AM IST
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Tripura civic polls: Voting on remaining 222 seats on Thursday

Earlier this month, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested across 20 urban local bodies, including the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC).
The last day for campaigning was on Tuesday and the counting will take place on November 28.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
The last day for campaigning was on Tuesday and the counting will take place on November 28.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:10 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Tripura: SC refuses to delay municipal polls, asks for report on unrest

The top court was hearing a petition by the Trinamool Congress alleging contempt against the Tripura administration and police for failing to ensure a safe environment for campaigning to take place ahead of the municipal polls for 334 seats in urban local bodies
BJP candidate Dipak Majumdar during the last day of Tripura Municipal Corporation Election campaign rally in Agartala on Tuesday. (PTI)
BJP candidate Dipak Majumdar during the last day of Tripura Municipal Corporation Election campaign rally in Agartala on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas and Priyanka Deb Barman, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/agartala

‘Postponing elections extreme thing to order in democracy’: SC on Tripura polls

The Supreme Court observed that deferring elections for which campaigning almost ended would set a wrong precedent.
The Surpreme Court was hearing a contempt plea by Trinamool Congress in connection to the violence in the poll-bound northeastern state. (File photo)
The Surpreme Court was hearing a contempt plea by Trinamool Congress in connection to the violence in the poll-bound northeastern state. (File photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 05:41 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Tripura violence: Supreme Court to hear Trinamool Congress' plea today

Trinamool Congress has accused the Biplab Deb-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Tripura of committing atrocities. The TMC had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, which listed it for hearing on Tuesday.
A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs leave after meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs leave after meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 07:27 AM IST
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Amit Shah sought report on attack on TMC leaders: Party MPs

“Amit Shah told us that he had spoken to the Tripura CM on phone yesterday and assured us that he would seek a report from the state,” TMC MPs said.
TMC MPs shout slogans during a protest outside the Ministry of Home Affairs over alleged police brutality in Tripura, in New Delhi, on Monday. (ANI)
TMC MPs shout slogans during a protest outside the Ministry of Home Affairs over alleged police brutality in Tripura, in New Delhi, on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 03:01 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tripura court grants bail to Trinamool Congress youth leader Saayoni Ghosh

Saayoni Ghosh's arrest came a day before Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee's scheduled roadshow in Agartala ahead of the civic polls.
Tripura police arrested Trinamool Congress youth leader Saayoni Ghosh on Sunday on charges of attempt-to-murder and disrupting peace. (File photo / ANI)
Tripura police arrested Trinamool Congress youth leader Saayoni Ghosh on Sunday on charges of attempt-to-murder and disrupting peace. (File photo / ANI)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 06:40 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

TMC MPs meet Shah; home min says will seek report from Tripura CM Biplab Deb

  • The Trinamool MPs said on Sunday that they would protest against the alleged disruptions caused by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers during campaigning in the northeastern state.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs Saugata Roy, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (R) and others ahead of meeting home minister Amit Shah, seen protesting in Parliament. (ANI Photo)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs Saugata Roy, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (R) and others ahead of meeting home minister Amit Shah, seen protesting in Parliament. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

TMC MPs sit on dharna outside MHA over alleged police brutality in Tripura

  • A total of 16 MPs, including Derek O'Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Santanu Sen and Mala Roy, arrived in the national capital earlier in the day.
TMC MPs sit on dharna outside MHA over alleged police brutality in Tripura.(ANI)
TMC MPs sit on dharna outside MHA over alleged police brutality in Tripura.(ANI)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SC to hear TMC's contempt plea on ‘worsening’ law and order in Tripura

Elections to the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 12 other municipal bodies are due on November 25.
Supreme Court.
Supreme Court.
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 11:17 AM IST
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Civic polls: Tripura Police deny nod for BJP, TMC rallies in Agartala today

The decision was taken in view of the tension escalating in the city, the police said.
The Trinamool also alleged that its workers were assaulted by those from the ruling BJP (twitter.com/AITC4Tripura)
The Trinamool also alleged that its workers were assaulted by those from the ruling BJP (twitter.com/AITC4Tripura)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 08:44 AM IST
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TMC leader arrested in Tripura, party plans protest in Delhi today

TMC will hold protests in the national capital on Monday after Tripura Police arrested their youth leader from West Bengal, Sayani Ghosh, in Agartala on Sunday.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to be in Delhi today. On Sunday, TMC leader Sayani Ghosh was arrested in Tripura.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to be in Delhi today. On Sunday, TMC leader Sayani Ghosh was arrested in Tripura.
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:43 AM IST
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ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Hindustan Times, Agartala

Tripura civic polls: TMC MPs allege ‘police brutality’, seek meet with Amit Shah

  • The party is also planning to hold dharnas in New Delhi to voice its concerns
TMC leaders in Tripura have accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura of obstructing them from campaigning freely ahead of the civic polls in the state.( Samir Jana / Hindustan Times/Representative Photo)
TMC leaders in Tripura have accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura of obstructing them from campaigning freely ahead of the civic polls in the state.( Samir Jana / Hindustan Times/Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 08:43 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tripura civic polls: TMC’s Saayoni Ghosh detained for disturbing CM's meeting

  • Saayoni’s arrest comes a day ahead of TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s roadshow on Monday in state capital Agartala.
Saayoni Ghosh was detained by Tripura Police on Saturday. The BJP and TMC are going head-to-head in the upcoming civic body polls in Tripura. (Facebook/Saayoni Ghosh)
Saayoni Ghosh was detained by Tripura Police on Saturday. The BJP and TMC are going head-to-head in the upcoming civic body polls in Tripura. (Facebook/Saayoni Ghosh)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Babul Supriyo faces ‘violent mob’ of BJP supporters in Agartala, cries foul

“It is a joke/shame that BJP preaches against political violence, given the filth I see them resort to in Tripura,” wrote Babul Supriyo in a tweet from his official handle, also tagging Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in the post.
Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo addresses a press conference after joining the All India Trinamool Congress in Kolkata, on September 19, 2021. (Samir Jana / HT File Photo)
Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo addresses a press conference after joining the All India Trinamool Congress in Kolkata, on September 19, 2021. (Samir Jana / HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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