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Narendra Modi asks people to post photos of #MagnificentNortheast on social media, netizens deliver
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Narendra Modi asks people to post photos of #MagnificentNortheast on social media, netizens deliver

Early on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official Twitter account asked users to post photographs from their visits to the North East using the hashtag #MagnificentNortheast, resulting in a series of photographs streaming in on social media.

Narendra Modi faces protests over Citizenship Bill during North East visit; welcomed with black flags, slogans in Assam
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Narendra Modi faces protests over Citizenship Bill during North East visit; welcomed with black flags, slogans in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday make a whirlwind tour of the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Tripura during which he will lay the foundation stone of the new Greenfield airport and Sela tunnel, launch the DD Arun Prabha channel and will unveil various other development projects.

Narendra Modi to address rally in Agartala on 9 February, unveil statue of Tripura's last ruler Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya
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Narendra Modi to address rally in Agartala on 9 February, unveil statue of Tripura's last ruler Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya

BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to arrive in Tripura around 3 pm on Saturday.

CPM alleges Hindu Jagran Mancha forcefully reconverted 98 Christian tribals in Tripura to Hinduism; right-wing body denies charges
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CPM alleges Hindu Jagran Mancha forcefully reconverted 98 Christian tribals in Tripura to Hinduism; right-wing body denies charges

CPI(M) accused the Hindu Jagaran Mancha, a right wing group, of forcibly reconverting 98 people belonging to 23 tribal families to Hinduism

Tripura govt orders magisterial inquiry into Madhabbari clashes; ban on SMS, mobile internet services extended
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Tripura govt orders magisterial inquiry into Madhabbari clashes; ban on SMS, mobile internet services extended

The Tripura government Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence at Madhabbari in West Tripura district on Tuesday and extended the ban on SMSes and mobile internet services in the state

BJP to fight 2019 poll on issues of development, defence and self-respect of the country, says Amit Shah in Tripura
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BJP to fight 2019 poll on issues of development, defence and self-respect of the country, says Amit Shah in Tripura

Amit Shah said that the mahagatbandhan of Congress can give a helpless (Majbur) government and BJP can give a strong (Majbut) government under the leadership of Narendra Modi.

BJP president Amit Shah accuses Congress of being desperate to wear 'fake mask' of coalition to defeat Narendra Modi
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BJP president Amit Shah accuses Congress of being desperate to wear 'fake mask' of coalition to defeat Narendra Modi

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Saturday said that Congress is desperate to wear a fake mass of coalition

India-Bangladesh waterway: IWAI team to visit Tripura on 26 December to finalise location for jetty service
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India-Bangladesh waterway: IWAI team to visit Tripura on 26 December to finalise location for jetty service

A team of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) would visit Tripura to decide on the location for new India-Bangladesh waterway connecting Ashuganj river port in eastern Bangladesh and Sonamura in Sipahijala district of Tripura

Tripura govt offers job to man who stood in front of speeding train to save lives, recommends name for President's medal
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Tripura govt offers job to man who stood in front of speeding train to save lives, recommends name for President's medal

Debbarma would be recruited as a Group D employee in the department of youth affairs and sports as a sign of gratitude to him, Education Minister and cabinet spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath said. "The government will also bear all the expenses for his daughter's education," Nath told reporters after the tripura cabinet meeting.

BJP, allies seeking votes in Lord Ram's name 'to create religious polarisation ahead of Lok Sabha elections', claims Sitaram Yechury
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BJP, allies seeking votes in Lord Ram's name 'to create religious polarisation ahead of Lok Sabha elections', claims Sitaram Yechury

The BJP and its allies are now seeking votes in Lord Ram's name, inciting religious sentiments, creating Hindu-Muslim divide, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday, adding that his party aims to defeat their divisive politics and set up a secular state.

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb's latest gem: 'One of Narendra Modi's brothers is grocer, another drives auto'
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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb's latest gem: 'One of Narendra Modi's brothers is grocer, another drives auto'

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is known to make controversial, often absurd, comments that invite criticism.

Future of Reang tribal refugees in north Tripura uncertain as Centre decides to stop relief
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Future of Reang tribal refugees in north Tripura uncertain as Centre decides to stop relief

The decision is in line with a 3 July agreement between Tripura and Mizoram governments, the Home Ministry and refugees' body Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum (MBDPF).

Opposition in Tripura seeks rescheduling of panchayat election, claims BJP stopped candidates from filing nomination papers
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Opposition in Tripura seeks rescheduling of panchayat election, claims BJP stopped candidates from filing nomination papers

According to Tripura Police, on Monday and Tuesday at least 25 workers of the BJP, IPFT and the Congress and over 10 policemen including two senior officers were injured in a series of clashes between the rival factions of political parties in at least 12 places

Tripura panchayat bypolls: Congress to contest all seats, says party has started process to select candidates
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Tripura panchayat bypolls: Congress to contest all seats, says party has started process to select candidates

Tripura election commission has fixed by-elections to panchayat seats on 30 September. Polls would be held in 3,207 seats in gram panchayats, 161 seats in panchayat samities and 18 seats in zila parishads.

Another gem from Tripura CM: Introducing ducks in water bodies will increase oxygen levels, claims Biplab Deb
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Another gem from Tripura CM: Introducing ducks in water bodies will increase oxygen levels, claims Biplab Deb

Heard this one? Tripura CM Biplab Deb is betting that more ducks in Tripura's water bodies will do swimmingly well for the fish there. And, how's that? Ducks'swimming, Deb claims, would raise oxygen levels for the fish. Deb is ready to put some skin in the game - he wants to distribute 50,000 white ducklings on a subsidised rate to fishermen who live nearby and other villagers across Tripura.

Assam NRC row: Himanta Biswa Sarma says draft revision not a 'major issue', final list will change after objections are filed
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Assam NRC row: Himanta Biswa Sarma says draft revision not a 'major issue', final list will change after objections are filed

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said the revision of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state is not a major issue as it is not the final one.

Left delegation in Tripura led by CPM alleges 'reign of terror' in state 'sponsored by ruling BJP'
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Left delegation in Tripura led by CPM alleges 'reign of terror' in state 'sponsored by ruling BJP'

A visiting delegation of Left leaders and social activists in Tripura alleged that a "reign of terror" was let loose by the hoodlums and goons "sponsored by the ruling BJP" after it came to power in March 2018.

Government aiding and abetting lynchings, mob frenzy and anarchy symbols of Narendra Modi's 'New India': Congress
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Government aiding and abetting lynchings, mob frenzy and anarchy symbols of Narendra Modi's 'New India': Congress

The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of "aiding and abetting" incidents of lynching across the country, saying "anarchy, mob frenzy, and jungle raj have become the new symbols of Narendra Modi's New India."

UP hawker lynched in Tripura on suspicion of being child-lifter; victim and three others sought refuge in military camp
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UP hawker lynched in Tripura on suspicion of being child-lifter; victim and three others sought refuge in military camp

The three hawkers, all from outside the state, had come to Murabari around 9.30 am. They had come for trade purposes, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Smriti Ranjan Das said.

BJP-IPFT government 'vows' to end drug menace in Tripura, says chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb
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BJP-IPFT government 'vows' to end drug menace in Tripura, says chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb

A drive initiated by the Tripura government against illegal drugs - banned cough syrups, ganja, heroine and brown sugar - has yielded positive results in the past 100 days, Deb said