India: Tripura Congress chief attacked by 'BJP workers'

Agartala, Jan 17 (PTI) Tripura Congress chief Pijush Kanti Biswas on Sunday alleged he was attacked by "BJP workers" in Sipahijala district, a charge denied by the ruling party.

The Congress called a state-wide dawn-to-dusk bandh in protest against the alleged attempt on the life of the party's state chief.

Biswas said the incident took place in Bishalgarh when he went there to attend a meeting in the morning.

India: Be more attentive towards justice, CJI tells judges

Agartala, Dec 23 (PTI) Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Wednesday said it is the hallmark of every great institution and judges that they are "keener on justice and not merely on law".

Justice Bobde, who inaugurated an e-Sewa Kendra at the High Court of Tripura, appealed to judges to be more attentive towards justice.

"It's the hallmark of every great institution and judges that they are keener on justice and not merely on law," he said.

India: Law and order has collapsed in Tripura

Agartala, Oct 3 (PTI) The opposition CPI(M) in Tripura on Saturday alleged that law and order has collapsed in the state ever since the BJP-IPFT combine came to power, and sought the DGP's intervention to improve the situation.

A three-member delegation of CPI(M) led by party secretary Goutam Das met the DGP, Rajib Singh here and submitted a memorandum, detailing incidents of attacks on the opposition party workers "carried out by goons of the BJP and IPFT".

India: 2 more BSF personnel test COVID-19 positive in Tripura

Agartala, May 11 (PTI) Two more Border Security Force (BSF) jawans tested positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 154, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

"In a massive COVID19 test among 750 civilian and BSF in Dhalai dist today, 2 BSF officials were found COVID-19 positive. All patients are responding well to the treatment.

With the blessings of Mata Tripurasundari soon our state will be corona free," Deb tweeted.

India: 22 more people from BSF 138th battalion test positive

Agartala, May 4 (PTI) Twenty-two people linked to a Border Security Force battalion in Dhalai district tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the number of cases in Tripura to 64, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

The total active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 62 in the state after 22 people from the 138th battalion at Ambassa tested positive.

India: Delhi riots a pre-planned conspiracy: Manik Sarkar

Agartala, Mar 11 (PTI) Alleging that the violence in Delhi was a "pre-planned conspiracy", former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar started a drive to raise funds for those affected by the clashes.

Urging people to help the riot survivors, Sarkar raised questions on the role of the administration to tackle the violence that killed at least 53 people.

India: Amit Shah a 'hate minister' not home minister: Karat

Agartala, Feb 22 (PTI) Alleging that Home Minister Amit Shah was working like the "hate minister" of the country, CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Saturday said the BJP-led central government was "fulfilling its agenda of communal polarisation".

Karat, addressing the inaugural session of the 22nd central conference of CPI(M)'s tribal wing, slammed Shah for his comments on the Shaheen Bagh protesters during campaigning for the Delhi assembly polls.

India: Internet services suspended for 48 hours in Tripura over anti-CAB protests

Agartala, Dec 10 (PTI) Internet services have been suspended in the entire Tripura for 48 hours from 2 pm on Tuesday in view of the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, an official notification said.

The order also prohibits SMS messages of all mobile service providers.

The step has been taken to prevent mischief mongers from spreading rumours.

The state Home department's notification has been signed by A K Bhattacharya, Additional Secretary, Government of Tripura.

India: Anti-CAB bandh: Agitators set market on fire in Tripura

Agartala, Dec 10 (PTI) Agitators participating in a bandh called by NESO against the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha set a market, where shops were owned mostly by non-tribals, on fire in Tripura's Dhalai district on Tuesday, police said.

However, no one was injured in the incident and the blaze at Manughat market was doused, a senior police officer said.

India: 17-yr-old burnt to death over dowry demand

Agartala, Dec 8 (PTI) A 17-year old girl was allegedly set on fire and killed by her fiance and his mother in South Tripura district, after her parents failed to cough up a dowry of Rs 50,000, a police officer said on Sunday.

The teenager, who suffered 90 per cent burns, was early on Saturday admitted to GP Pant Hospital here, where she succumbed to her injuries, he said.

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