Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Three newspaper employees, including a manager, were killed by two unidentified assailants at their office here Sunday, police said. "Two armed assailants came by a motorcycle and stormed into the office of the 'Dainik Ganadoot' (a vernacular daily) and stabbed to death proof reader Sujit Bhattacharjee, 32, and seriously wounded manager Ranjit Chowdhury, 60, and driver Balaram Ghosh, 40, both of whom died on way to hospital," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Central) Rajendra Datta told reporters. The editor-cum-proprietor of "Dainik Ganadoot", Sushil Chowdhury, who lives in the same building, told police that the assailants allegedly wanted to kill him but they killed the manager in a case of mistaken identity
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Due to lack of funds, several national railway projects in southern Assam, Tripura and other northeastern states would be delayed by a year, an official said here Saturday. "Railway officials at a meeting here told Tripura government (officials) that the gauge conversion works, extension of railway lines in southern Assam, Tripura and other northeastern states would be delayed by a year due to scarcity of funds," a Tripura official told reporters.
Aizawl/Agartala, May 17 (IANS) A Manipuri group of activists has demanded the reintroduction of Inner Line Permits (ILP) in northeastern states to "protect the indigenous and domicile" people in the region. "In the first phase of our agitation, we will not allow non-Manipuri people to enter Manipur between June 1 and June 5 if the ILP system is not reintroduced by May 31," Sapamacha Jadumani, spokesperson of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit (JCILP), told reporters in Imphal.
Agartala/ Chittagong/ Barisal/ Cox's Bazar, May 17 (ANI): After hitting Bangladesh, cyclone Mahasen reached Tripura accompanied with gale and heavy rainfall.
Agartala, May 16 (IANS) A high-level India-Bangladesh meeting on setting up of 'Border Haats' (border markets) along the frontier in Tripura has been postponed due to cyclonic storm 'Mahasen', a state minister said here Thursday.
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Students caught ragging other students in any educational institutions in Tripura will be get a maximum of four years in prison and a fine, a government notification said here Wednesday.
Agartala, May 14 (IANS) Despite the Reserve Bank of India asking nationalised banks to improve their credit flows to the industry-starved northeast, the credit-deposit ratio in the region has remained static during the past many years, Tripura Finance Minister Badal Chaudhury said here Tuesday. He said the credit-deposit ratio of the northeastern region is 34 percent against the national average of 78 percent
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) The Tripura assembly Monday witnessed unprecedented bedlam as the opposition Congress created a ruckus demanding that the government promise security for the money deposited by the people in chit fund companies. While protesting, the agitated opposition lawmakers took away the about three-feet-tall silver metallic 'maize' emblem placed in front of the speaker's podium
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the ONGC's first commercial power project in Tripura next month, an official said here Monday. "The president would likely inaugurate the thermal power project at Palatana (in southern Tripura) on June 21," a Tripura government official told IANS.
Aizawl, May 11 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 11 were missing, while 25 others sustained injuries in Mizoram Saturday, when nine houses were swept away in a massive landslide, officials said. "Incessant rains for the past one week caused nine houses to be swept away in huge landslides at Laipuitland locality here early Saturday morning, killing eight people on the spot," a police official told reporters