Tripura votes today in closely-watched contest: 10 Points you need to know

Tripura votes today in closely-watched contest: 10 Points you need to know

AGARTALA:  Tripura votes today in assembly elections that will, for the first time, see a direct contest between the Left Front that has been in power for 25 years and an alliance led by the BJP that’s keen on expanding its footprint in the Northeast. Today’s election will decide the fate of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar […]

Tripura: One Bangla national held with gold biscuits

Tripura: One Bangla national held with gold biscuits

From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Agartala, Feb 17, 2018:  A Bangladeshi national was held at Agartala Airport with 12 gold biscuits, weighing more than one kilogram on Saturday. The incident occurred  a day ahead of the Assembly polls. Abul Kalam Azad, 25, was apprehended by CISF while he was about to fly to Kolkata. […]

Do you know why North East India is called “The Seven Sisters”?

Do you know why North East India is called “The Seven Sisters”?

Northeast | February 17, 2018: It is a well known fact that the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura were named the Seven Sisters in 1972. The sobriquet (the Land of the Seven Sisters), had been originally coined to coincide with the inauguration of the new states in January, 1972, by Jyoti Prasad […]

Assam power minister detained for violating election code of conduct in Tripura

Assam power minister detained for violating election code of conduct in Tripura

From Our Correspondent AGARTALA | February 17, 2018 Over two hours after campaign for Tripura’s coming assembly polls ended, Assam Minister of State for Power Pallab Lochan Das was found this evening at Gandacherra in Dhalai district, 115 Km from here. The minister, who was supposed to leave the state before campaign concluded at 4 PM as per […]

Tripura: In a first, 11 third genders to cast vote under ‘Third Gender Category’ this Assembly polls

Tripura: In a first, 11 third genders to cast vote under ‘Third Gender Category’ this Assembly polls

By Our Reporter  AGARTALA | February 16, 2018 A total of 25,69,216 electorates including 11 third genders are eligible to cast their votes in the coming Assembly elections in February. Of the total voters, 13,03,420 are males and the rest 12,65,785 are females. Informing the media, Chief Electoral Officer – Sriram Taranikanti said that the […]

Tripura’s Royal Manikya Dynasty still holds charm for people!

Tripura’s Royal Manikya Dynasty still holds charm for people!

By Tapas Dey | February 16, 2018 The people of Tripura were possibly in a state of pleasant surprise as they had heard the prime minister Narendra Modi sing eulogies to the state’s last monarch Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya. – ” The late Maharaja had done so much for the state and its people […]