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India hold UAE 1-1 in U-22 AFC Championship qualifier


June 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 29 (IANS) The Indian under-22 football team showed some character in holding a formidable United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1-1 in the U-22 AFC Championship qualifiers at the Royal ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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Fourth in India, Tripura Police gets president’s honour


January 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday conferred the President's Colours on the Tripura Police, the fourth police force in India to receive the honour.Ansari presented President's ... Read more...

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Dixit, Anaka lead way into national squash semis


October 27th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Matches went to form and seedings as Asian junior champion Ravi Dixit and WISPA title winner Anaka Alankamony led the fields into the semi-finals of the Sub-Junior and ... Read more...

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Eastern borders more problematic than western region: BSF


October 11th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) India's eastern borders pose more problems than the western part of the international boundary, a top Border Security Force (BSF) officer said here Monday."India's western part of ... Read more...

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‘India may face shortage of 26 mn houses by 2012′


September 16th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India will face shortage of over 26 million houses by 2012, which would lead to spurt in housing prices as demand-supply gap widens amid rising purchasing power ... Read more...

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Rs.10,000-cr police modernisation plan on anvil


September 6th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) The union home ministry will soon launch an ambitious Rs.10,000-crore scheme for modernisation and welfare of police forces across the country, a top police officer said here ... Read more...

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Northeast militants shifting to Myanmar from Bangladesh


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) Terrorist outfits of northeast India have been trying to shift their base camps from Bangladesh to Myammar following a crackdown by the Bangladeshi Army and para-military, the ... Read more...

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Movie Review: Madholal Keep Walking(2010)


August 27th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Madholal Keep Walking: Could have been betterRating: 2 out of 5*Starring: Subrat Dutta, Neela Gokhale, Swati Bhaskar and Pranay NarayanDirector: Jai TankAugust 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Often good intentions don't really ... Read more...

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Elite Tripura troopers to provide security during CWG


August 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers, specialised in combat actions, will help in providing security during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi following a request from the union home ... Read more...

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Over 80 percent turnout in Tripura tribal council polls (Lead)


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully Monday with more than 80 percent turnout to elect a new Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) in Left Front-ruled Tripura, officials said. "Braving ... Read more...

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Tripura votes to elect tribal council


May 3rd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Amid heavy security, polling was under way in Tripura Monday to elect a Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). The authorities sealed the 856-km-long India-Bangladesh border with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government diverts forces from northeast to tackle Maoists


April 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) The union home ministry is in the process of withdrawing several battalions of central paramilitary forces from the northeast to deploy them in Maoist-affected areas of the ... Read more...

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Security tightened in northeast India ahead of Republic Day


January 24th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Shillong/Aizawl, Jan 24 (IANS) The three relatively peaceful northeastern states - Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram - have tightened security arrangements, especially along the India-Bangladesh border, ahead of the Republic Day, officials said ... Read more...

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‘Madholal keep walking’ nominated for 8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival


December 4th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
"Madholal keep walking'- a Hindi feature film, written and directed by Jai Tank, has been nominated for the 8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival that is to be held in Mumbai ... Read more...

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Bangladesh acting against northeastern terrorists: Tripura chief minister


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) Bangladesh has been taking action against terrorists from India's northeast, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Thursday, a day after top ULFA leader Ababinda Rajkhowa was reported ... Read more...

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Eight tribal villagers killed in Tripura (Lead)


November 10th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) At least eight tribal villagers including four women were killed and another injured by separatists in Tripura, police said Tuesday. Police spokesperson Nepal Das said: "Heavily armed National Liberation ... Read more...

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2 ULFA leaders arrested on Bangladesh border by BSF


November 6th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 6 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have detained two senior United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, officials said here Friday. "Top ULFA functionaries ... Read more...

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Tripura troopers secure top commando honours


October 26th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 26 (IANS) Troopers of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR), who played a key role in curbing terrorism in the state, have bagged all the 14 top positions in the Police ... Read more...

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Naga rebels kill six in Bangladesh camp, held at Tripura border


October 5th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Five militants of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), who had allegedly killed six of their colleagues, were detained while while they were ... Read more...

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Gun-toting securitymen guard Tripura during Durga puja


September 24th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) It's festival time in Tripura, with colourful marquees and prayers amid beating of drums. At the same time the state government, scarred by years of insurgency, has heightened ... Read more...

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NSCN-IM helped form Muslim terror group in Manipur


July 24th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) was instrumental in forming a Muslim-based terror group in Manipur, a senior police official said Friday. Tripura Director ... Read more...

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Seven Manipuri militants held in Tripura


July 18th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Imphal, July 18 (IANS) Tripura police Saturday arrested seven militants, including a woman, of an outlawed Manipuri separatist group, officials here said. "The seven guerrillas of People's United Liberation Front (PULF) including their ... Read more...

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Action demanded against Assam cop who shot truckers dead


July 11th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Tripura and Meghalaya governments have asked the Assam government to take action against the policemen who gunned down a truck driver and his assistant in Guwahati Thursday ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s new music mantra - multiple composers for one film


April 20th, 2009 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood doesn't shy away from experimenting and filmmakers are always game to bring about changes in the industry to yield better results. After multi-starrers and ... Read more...

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Chandigarhs Night Food Street turns a favourite outing place


February 5th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashwani Kaushal Chandigarh, Feb.5 (ANI): Not very long ago, Chandigarh had very few places where one could go to eat out at late night. Thanks to the opening of Night ... Read more...

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Police officials arrested for killing a constable in Tripura


January 29th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Two police officials have been arrested for allegedly killing a constable in Tripura, officials said here Thursday.Police spokesperson Nepal Das said circle inspector Intu Marak and officer-in-charge (OC) ... Read more...

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Fast, peppy numbers shine in ‘Raaz’ sequel (IANS Music Review)


December 29th, 2008 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Raaz - The Mystery Continues"; Music Directors: Raju Singh, Gourov Dasgupta, Pranay M. Rijia, Sharib-Toshi; Lyricists: Sayeed Quadri, Kumar; Singers: K.K., Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Krishna, Toshi Sabri; Rating: ***"Raaz - ... Read more...

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Terror threat fails to dampen Tripura’s Durga Puja spirit


October 6th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 6 (IANS) Colourful pandals (marquees), beating of drums and festivities - Tripura is in a celebration mode for the five-day long Durga Puja, but under a tight security cover amid ... Read more...

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Bomb found, defused in Agartala temple


October 5th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) A live bomb was found and defused Sunday in a temple here, four days after serial blasts left about 100 people injured in this Tripura capital, the ... Read more...

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4 including 3 Bangladeshis arrested in Tripura serial blasts


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Oct 3 (ANI): Tripura police has arrested four persons, including three Bangladeshi nationals, in connection with the Wednesdays serial blasts in Agartala today.According to a source, the four ... Read more...

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PM condemns Agartala serial blasts, six detained


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday spoke to Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to condemn the bombings in this state capital, which woke up to a sombre Eid morning ... Read more...

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Two killed, 100 injured in Tripura blasts; more bombs found (Third Lead)


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 1 (IANS) At least two people were killed and about 100 injured when four powerful bombs went off within half an hour in the Tripura capital Wednesday evening, the police ... Read more...

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Two killed, 100 injured in Tripura serial bombings (Second Lead)


October 1st, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 1 (IANS) At least two people were killed and about 100 injured when four powerful bombs went off within half an hour in the Tripura capital Wednesday evening, the police ... Read more...

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