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'Noise of silence': Shot entirely in Tripura, Bollywood's first film on NRC waits OTT release

‘Noise of silence’: Shot entirely in Tripura, Bollywood’s first film on NRC awaits OTT release

September 28, 2020 1:21:59 pm

Gearing up for release on popular OTT platforms before the end of this year, the film was entirely shot in Tripura, another first for Bollywood.

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Tripura: As resettlement process continues, Bru bodies want 3 relief camps converted into rehabilitation spots

September 25, 2020 8:37:15 pm

While the Bru migrants have sought to convert three existing relief camps into resettlement villages, they have also requested to consider five alternate spots, including Phuldungsei village near Bethlingchhip peak on Jampui Hills.

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Tripura: Sacked teachers protest outside secretariat, 10 injured; Govt agrees to meet protesters

September 23, 2020 9:25:37 pm

Ajoy Debbarma, a leader of the sacked teachers' association, said two leaders from each of different 10,323 sacked teacher bodies would meet Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb after seven days.

Tripura: Strike protesting Bru rehabilitation formula disrupts normal life at Kanchanpur

September 22, 2020 9:00:37 pm

During the strike, the agitating bodies served a seven-day deadline to the state government to reconsider its formula of resettling the Bru community, failing which further movement would be held.

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Tripura: Daylong strike by Congress hits normal life, party claims BJP attacked its workers

September 21, 2020 10:53:40 pm

The BJP, on the other hand, said Congress cadre  had assaulted ruling party members ‘busy distributing fruit juice to people as part of an immunity-boosting drive’.

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Tripura Assembly passes 10 bills in a day, Oppn MLAs walk out protesting ‘no discussion time’

September 21, 2020 5:42:20 pm

"Now the Assembly session has resumed but we were not allowed to speak again on assaults on opposition activists, lack of livelihood, food and severe economic crisis grappling Tripura. Democratic voices are throttled inside the House," said CPI(M) leader Manik Sarkar.

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Three years after Tripura journalist murder, family awaits justice

September 21, 2020 2:22:00 am

Santanu Bhowmik was killed on September 20, 2017 while covering a political protest.

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Making sense of shidol: In Tripura, sales of a fermented dry fish rise amid Covid-19

September 20, 2020 9:09:42 pm

Locals in Tripura have long believed shidol boosts immunity. How is it prepared, and what do experts say about its health benefits?

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No apology from CM for comments against media, Tripura journalist body says assault cases gone up

September 18, 2020 11:24:59 pm

The journalist body has claimed at least 17 journalists were assaulted in last 30 months, and none of the perpetrators have been brought to justice.

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Tripura HC orders state to reply to 13 new queries on its COVID preparation

September 18, 2020 9:10:02 pm

Earlier on Friday, the High Court admitted a suo motu case, taking cognisance of media reports on alleged plight of COVID-19 patients and their relatives at hospitals and instructed the state government to submit affidavit on a number of queries.

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Tripura tribal affairs minister tests positive for COVID-19

September 16, 2020 11:44:21 pm

A strict mask enforcement drive for two days, on September 18 and 19, will be held across state.

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‘Didn’t intend to hurt anyone’: Tripura CM Biplab Deb as journos’ deadline to withdraw comments expires

September 16, 2020 12:48:24 pm

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has maintained that his comments were meant to protect people from propaganda, conspiracies and boost their confidence

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Amid rising cases, Tripura ramps up testing facilities to combat COVID-19

September 15, 2020 7:55:27 pm

With a spike in COVID numbers in the state, the government has invested in setting up testing centers in the districts in order to reduce loads on AGMC's microbiology lab.

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Tripura: Notice to newspaper on COVID report, two journalists roughed up

September 14, 2020 9:55:04 pm

Chief Minister Biplab Deb had said a section of “over-excited” newspapers are trying to confuse people over COVID-19 and that he would “not forgive” such newspapers ever.

Journalists’ body gives Tripura CM three days to withdraw comment

September 13, 2020 8:28:41 pm

Different journalist bodies Sunday came together at Agartala under the umbrella of Tripura Assembly of Journalists, a media rights body, and said they "condemn these anti-democratic and unconstitutional comments from the Chief Minister."

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Tripura CM says newspapers trying to create confusion, journalists’ body says govt wants media as slave

September 12, 2020 9:17:55 pm

Journalists across the state had expressed concern over the chief minister's tone in the address made at the inaugural ceremony of Tripura’s first ever Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Sabroom in South Tripura on Friday.

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One RT-PCR lab, one Covid hospital, Tripura fights surge

September 12, 2020 7:26:18 am

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds the health portfolio, is now touring district hospitals in a bid to limit the load on GBP.

Tripura: CM Biplab Deb lays foundation stone for state’s first SEZ, calls it ‘gateway of South Asia’

September 12, 2020 12:24:16 am

The chief minister said that the SEZ is expected to generate nearly 5,000 jobs, while preliminary estimates suggest a scope of 12,000 skilled jobs.

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HC asks Tripura to furnish details of Covid-19 infrastructure, workforce by Sept 18

September 11, 2020 6:55:50 pm

The queries include total number of coronavirus cases, treatment centres with break-up of necessary infrastructure, medicines, availability of medical and paramedical workforce in Covid treatment centers.

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Covid in Tripura: People scared of getting treated in public hospitals, says Manik Sarkar

September 8, 2020 6:48:54 pm

Sarkar, former chief minister, also said poverty and the crisis of food and work have become larger threats to public life than Covid-19 in Tripura.

Two minors in Tripura COVID care centre allegedly molested, case filed

Two minors in Tripura COVID care centre allegedly molested, case filed

September 6, 2020 5:14:45 pm

A complaint was registered with the local police station about a 50-year old sweeper for allegedly molesting two minor girls in the COVID care centre, police said. The survivors, both 17 years of age, are still under treatment at the centre.

In successful water route trial run, boat from Bangladesh reaches Tripura

September 6, 2020 1:25:50 am

The boat, carrying 200 sacks of cement, started from Munshiganj of Bangladesh and arrived at Sonamura in Tripura’s Sepahijala district.

Tripura Cabinet clears scheme to subsidise smartphones for over 14 thousand undergraduates

Tripura minister floats idea of Cabinet members staying at Covid-19 hospital to check ‘negligence’

September 5, 2020 1:51:00 pm

Tripura Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath's idea involves ministers from the state cabinet packing their bags and staying at the state-run dedicated Covid-19 hospital -- Govinda Ballabh Panth (GBP) Hospital -- for a couple of days to keep watch.

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Tripura: 60-year-old charged under POCSO Act for molesting two children

September 4, 2020 9:42:38 pm

Speaking to reporters, an Officer in-Charge Friday said the accused is a neighbour of the children. He purportedly abused them at their home when their parents were away for work on August 28.

After Sikkim, Tripura records highest suicide cases in Northeast: NCRB report

September 3, 2020 9:55:31 pm

"Every year, more than 1, 00,000 people commit suicide in our country. There are various causes of suicides like professional/career problems, sense of isolation, abuse, violence, family problems, mental disorders, addiction to alcohol, financial loss, chronic pain etc”, the NCRB report reads.