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African swine fever detected in Tripura, culling of pigs begins around epicentre

  • All pigs within 1km radius of the epicentre in Tripura will be culled and a 10-km zone will be under surveillance due to an outbreak of African swine fever
On Monday, the authorities had declared the exotic pig breeding farm in Tripura's Kanchanpur the epicentre of the infection(REUTERS)
On Monday, the authorities had declared the exotic pig breeding farm in Tripura's Kanchanpur the epicentre of the infection(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 09:08 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Couple poisons kids, commits suicide in Tripura; Opposition slams government over poverty

The incident has triggered a political slugfest in the state, with the CPI(M) and the Congress blaming it on unemployment and starvation, while the ruling BJP accusing the earlier Left Front rule for its alleged failure to implement poverty eradication measures.
A couple allegedly committed suicide in West Tripura district after poisoning their two children. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A couple allegedly committed suicide in West Tripura district after poisoning their two children. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 25, 2019 02:17 AM IST
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Agartala | By Press Trust of India

Ex-Tripura minister arrested on corruption charges sent to police remand

The West Tripura district and sessions judge Sabyasachi Kar Purkayastha ordered the police remand for the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Choudhury with certain conditions..
Tripura’s former public works department (PWD) minister Badal Choudhury, who was arrested last month on charges of alleged financial irregularities in construction work done almost a decade ago, was sent to four days’ police remand on Monday.(Twitter/Vaccinate4Life)
Tripura’s former public works department (PWD) minister Badal Choudhury, who was arrested last month on charges of alleged financial irregularities in construction work done almost a decade ago, was sent to four days’ police remand on Monday.(Twitter/Vaccinate4Life)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 07:10 AM IST
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Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

9 injured, over 1,000 homeless after flood and thunderstorms in Tripura

According to the meteorological department, rain or thundershower is likely to occur at most of the places in the Tripura in next 24 hours.
The thunderstorms have also damaged 283 houses severely, 866 houses partly and 66 houses fully in four districts, reports said.(ANI Photo)
The thunderstorms have also damaged 283 houses severely, 866 houses partly and 66 houses fully in four districts, reports said.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 08:40 AM IST
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Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In West Tripura seat, repolling registers 72.32% voter turnout

Repolling at 168 polling stations out of a total of 1,679 was ordered by the Election Commission of India after declaring polling in these polling stations as ‘void’.
After the polls, both the opposition parties CPM and Congress alleged massive booth rigging reportedly by ruling BJP workers and demanded fresh polls in the West Tripura seat.(REUTERS PHOTO)
After the polls, both the opposition parties CPM and Congress alleged massive booth rigging reportedly by ruling BJP workers and demanded fresh polls in the West Tripura seat.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Repolling in West Tripura seat’s 168 polling stations

Repolling in 168 polling stations out of total 1,679 in West Tripura constituency would be conducted on May 12, said the Election Commission of India .
A CRPF officer stands guard at the polling station as the voters in a queue to cast vote during the general election at village Hajaripara in Agartala on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)
A CRPF officer stands guard at the polling station as the voters in a queue to cast vote during the general election at village Hajaripara in Agartala on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)
Updated on May 08, 2019 11:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By HT Correspondent

Election Commission declares polls in Tripura West seat void, orders re-polling in 168 polling stations

Re-polling has been ordered in 26 assembly constituencies of Tripura West parliamentary constituencies after the opposition parties alleged booth capturing and violence
The Election Commission of India has ordered re-election in 168 polling stations in 26 assembly constituencies of Tripura West parliamentary constituency.(REUTERS)
The Election Commission of India has ordered re-election in 168 polling stations in 26 assembly constituencies of Tripura West parliamentary constituency.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 08, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha polls 2019:Opposition parties demand fresh polls for West Tripura seat

Polling in West Tripura constituency, as part of the first phase of parliamentary elections was held on April 11. Soon after the polls, both the CPM and Congress raised allegations of massive booth capturing and violence.
The CPM in Tripura has claimed that video footage of CCTV cameras installed in the polling booths on April 11 were scrutinised without their presence on April 12 and 13 and demanded scrutiny should be done in the presence of all political parties.(PTI PHOTO)
The CPM in Tripura has claimed that video footage of CCTV cameras installed in the polling booths on April 11 were scrutinised without their presence on April 12 and 13 and demanded scrutiny should be done in the presence of all political parties.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Phase 2 of voting in numbers

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are being held in seven phases. In Phase 2, 1,629 candidates from various political parties are in the fray. Polling will be held in 1,81,525 booths across the country.
Polling in the East Tripura seat, scheduled for April 18, was deferred to the third phase on April 23 by a notification issued by the Election Commission late on Tuesday night. Issues related to security and law and order were the reasons cited by the election watchdog for the postponement of the polls.(PTI PHOTO)
Polling in the East Tripura seat, scheduled for April 18, was deferred to the third phase on April 23 by a notification issued by the Election Commission late on Tuesday night. Issues related to security and law and order were the reasons cited by the election watchdog for the postponement of the polls.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha polls 2019: In Tripura, Congress accuses BJP of using ‘artificial fingers’, fake ink

Polling in the East Tripura seat, scheduled for April 18, was deferred to April 23 on issues related to security and law and order, a notification issued by the Election Commission stated on Tuesday night.
After the poll was deferred, the Election Commission transferred Tripura’s Additional Director General (Law and Order) Rajiv Singh due to several incidents related to failure of law and order under his command.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO)
After the poll was deferred, the Election Commission transferred Tripura’s Additional Director General (Law and Order) Rajiv Singh due to several incidents related to failure of law and order under his command.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO)
Updated on May 02, 2020 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

‘Make CCTV footage of polls public’: Tripura Congress chief tells EC, may move SC

Tripura Congress chief Prayot Kishore Deb Burman has said he might move the top court if the poll panel refuses to make public the CCTV footage of the Lok Sabha polls in the state.
Women show their voter identity cards as they stand in a queue before casting their votes during the first phase of the general elections at a polling station in Agartala, Tripura on April 11, 2019.(PTI)
Women show their voter identity cards as they stand in a queue before casting their votes during the first phase of the general elections at a polling station in Agartala, Tripura on April 11, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Apr 16, 2019 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

After campaigns by PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, West Tripura LS seat to go for polls on April 11

The CEO said 13,47,381 voters, including 6,82,044 male and 6,65,327 female voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 1679 polling stations of the constituency.
In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri have campaigned in Tripura.(ANI PHOTO)
In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri have campaigned in Tripura.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 05:56 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will CPI(M) continue its hold over Tripura West seat?

Tripura goes to polls in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019 and votes will be counted on May 23.
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Heavy rains leave over 4,000 families homeless in Tripura

In West Tripura district, places like Mohanpur, Jirania and Mandwai have been the most affected due to the rains, an official of the SEOC said on Thursday morning.
According to the latest report of State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), 4,469 families in different areas of West Tripura district were shifted to 32 relief camps set up in the area.(PTI/ Representative Image)
According to the latest report of State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), 4,469 families in different areas of West Tripura district were shifted to 32 relief camps set up in the area.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

31 Rohingyas stranded on Indo-Bangla border handed over to police; sent to 14-day judicial custody

The 31 Rohingyas, who apparently came from Jammu and Kashmir, had been stuck in no-man’s land, beyond the barbed wire fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura since January 18.
The BSF Tuesday handed over the 31 Rohingya Muslims, who were stranded on the India-Bangladesh border for four days, to Tripura Police, even as 30 more community members were apprehended in Assam, officials said.(Reuters)
The BSF Tuesday handed over the 31 Rohingya Muslims, who were stranded on the India-Bangladesh border for four days, to Tripura Police, even as 30 more community members were apprehended in Assam, officials said.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 10:20 AM IST
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Agartala/New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Tripura suspends SMS, mobile internet for two days amid protest against Citizenship Bill

t least seven persons were injured, some with gunshot wounds, on Tuesday at Jirania, about 15 km from Agartala, when police and paramilitary jawans resorted to lathicharge and fired in the air to disperse Citizenship Bill protesters.
Activists under various student union outfits protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Khumulwng, West Tripura, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.(PTI)
Activists under various student union outfits protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Khumulwng, West Tripura, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Jan 08, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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Agartala | By Press Trust of India
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