Agartala/ Chittagong/ Barisal/ Cox's Bazar, May 17 (ANI): After hitting Bangladesh, cyclone Mahasen reached Tripura accompanied with gale and heavy rainfall.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the continued allocation of subsidised grain to above poverty line families during 2013-14 under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), an official statement said. Expecting sufficient stocks of foodgrains in the central pool, the CCEA approved additional allocation of 41.89 lakh tonnes of wheat and 19.84 lakh tonnes of rice at APL issue prices to states and union territories (UTs).
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.
Agartala, May 11 (IANS) The Tripura government has launched a crackdown against Rose Valley, one of the biggest chit fund companies in eastern India.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Around 7.5 lakh chemists across India Friday observed a one-day strike against the new drug policy and its impact on traders. However, in some states, pharmacy shops near major hospitals remained open, providing relief to patients. "We don't want patients to suffer because of our strike," Sandeep Nangia, president of Retailers and Distributors Chemist Association (RDCA), affiliated to the apex All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), told IANS.
Agartala/Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) Thousands of retail and wholesale medicine shops remained closed across northeastern region Friday in support of the 12-hour all-India strike called by their national organisation against government policies and their impact on traders. The dawn-to-dusk country wide shutdown was called by the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists to protest the central government's new drug pricing policy, that according to the organisation, would reduce their trade margin on medicines. Tripura Chemists and Druggists Association president Ratan Kumar Roy said the strike was total and successful in the entire northeastern region, comprising eight states.