Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) Trade between Tripura and Bangladesh was hit Wednesday as central trade unions commenced their two-day country wide strike, an official here said. "Trade was badly affected as hundreds of trucks were stranded on either side of the Akhaurah checkpost and other LCS (land customs stations) in Tripura due to the shutdown," a customs official here said.
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As many as 94.24 percent of the 516 electorate turned out to vote in Kakraban assembly constituency in southern Tripura where a repoll was ordered at a polling station after snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs) were detected, an official said. "Altogether 475 electors, including 254 women, of the total of 516 voters cast their votes at the polling station No.
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Political leaders in Tripura and traders' forums have hailed the pact between India and Bangladesh to start work on laying the Agartala-Akhaurah new rail link and setting up of border 'haats' (bazaars) in the northeastern states. India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his Bangladesh counterpart Dipu Moni signed agreements in Dhaka Saturday and expressed readiness to start work on laying tracks for the Akhaurah (Bangladesh) - Agartala (Tripura, India) rail link. The two leaders have also decided to amend the double taxation avoidance treaty, and open additional border 'haats' along the international border in Tripura and Meghalaya.
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Re-polling will be held Monday in a voting centre in Tripura's Kakraban constituency where the electronic voting machines (EVMs) suffered a snag Feb 14. The Election Commission decided to hold the re-poll after the technical snag became known, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal told
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Sunday handed over the keys of 20 buses to Bangladesh. India will hand over another batch of 30 buses along with 88 air-conditioned coaches by April this year
Dhaka, Feb 17 (ANI): India and Bangladesh signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to promote bilateral trade and cultural relation and to encourage people to people contact between both the countries. MoU on Akhaura- Agartala Rail Link, MoU on establishment of India-Bangladesh Foundation and MoU on double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion were signed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr.
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) India's northeastern state of Tripura made electoral history when a record 93.57 percent votes were cast in Thursday's election to the 60-seat assembly, officials said here Saturday. "About 93.57 percent of the 23,55,446 electorates have exercised their franchise and this was an all time high percentage of votes polled in any election in India," said Ashutosh Jindal, the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Tripura.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Polling to elect a new assembly in the Left-ruled Tripura ended peacefully Thursday with more than 92 percent voters casting their ballots. "Over 92 percent of the 23.5 lakh (2.35 million) voters have cast their votes across the state," said Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Both the CPI-M led ruling Left Front as well as the Congress-led opposition alliance are optimistic of forming the next government in Tripura after Thursday's polling saw a large turnout. "We shall win in more seats this time compared to the last assembly elections in 2008 and our vote share would increase substantially," said Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Bijan Dhar immediately after the polling ended at 4 p.m.
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Polling to elect a new assembly in the Left-ruled Tripura ended peacefully Thursday with more than 85 percent voters casting their ballots. "Over 85 percent of the 23.5 lakh (2.35 million) voters have cast their votes across the state," said Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal. He said the percentage might cross 90 after reports on the day's balloting arrive from all over the state.