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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb says CBI will take over investigation into deaths of two journalists
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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb says CBI will take over investigation into deaths of two journalists

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that CBI will investigate into the killings of journalists Santanu Bhowmik and Sudip Dutta Bhowmik in 2017

North East floods toll rises to 17: Over 4.25 lakh people displaced in Assam; 213 relief camps set up in five districts
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North East floods toll rises to 17: Over 4.25 lakh people displaced in Assam; 213 relief camps set up in five districts

Floods in Assam have claimed 5 lives and over 4.25 lakh people have been displaced. Assam State Disaster Management Authority has opened 213 relief camps

Tripura floods kill three, render thousands homeless; NDRF teams distribute relief material, medical aid
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Tripura floods kill three, render thousands homeless; NDRF teams distribute relief material, medical aid

The flood situation in Tripura deteriorated with the rain-fed Khowai river inundating fresh areas rendering thousands homeless and damaging roads and crops

Ram Nath Kovind says India undertaking direct road links with South East Asian nations under 'Act East' policy
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Ram Nath Kovind says India undertaking direct road links with South East Asian nations under 'Act East' policy

President Ram Nath Kovind said that India, under the "Act East" policy, has undertaken direct road links with southeast Asian nations to boost connectivity.

Four killed by landslides in Tripura after incessant rain; IMD predicts inclement weather over next 48 hours
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Four killed by landslides in Tripura after incessant rain; IMD predicts inclement weather over next 48 hours

The incidents happened after heavy rainfall since Thursday night. Many localities in Agartala town were submerged under knee-deep water.

Tripura State Rifles jawan kills wife and children before shooting himself in Malaynagar
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Tripura State Rifles jawan kills wife and children before shooting himself in Malaynagar

A Tripura State Rifles (TRS) jawan on Tuesday allegedly shot dead his wife and two children before killing himself with his service rifle at their residence at Malaynagar near the state capital Agartala, police said.

Tripura BSF jawan commits suicide after shooting dead three colleagues in Unakoti
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Tripura BSF jawan commits suicide after shooting dead three colleagues in Unakoti

A BSF jawan allegedly shot dead three colleagues with his service weapon before committing suicide on Sunday at a border outpost at Maguruli in Unakoti district, about 180 kilometres from Agartala, police said.

'Youth should set up paan shops, not chase govt for jobs': Biplab Kumar Deb courts controversy, yet again
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'Youth should set up paan shops, not chase govt for jobs': Biplab Kumar Deb courts controversy, yet again

Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday suggested that the educated youth set up a paan shop instead of running after "political parties for several years to get a government job and waste vital time of their life."

Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb demands additional funds from Centre to fulfill poll promises
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb demands additional funds from Centre to fulfill poll promises

Biplab Deb has demanded additional financial support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to complete the poll promises made to the people of the state

Internet in the time of Mahabharata: Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb says 'Sanjaya saw the war' by going online
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Internet in the time of Mahabharata: Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb says 'Sanjaya saw the war' by going online

Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb, riffing on the advent of technology at a regional gig in his state, blurted out that the internet was invented back in the time of the Mahabharata. He didn’t stop at that though.

CPM-led Left front withdraws candidate from Tripura's Charilam constituency 'due to massive reign of terror' by BJP
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CPM-led Left front withdraws candidate from Tripura's Charilam constituency 'due to massive reign of terror' by BJP

On the last day of campaigning, the CPM led Left Front on Saturday withdrew its candidate from the Charilam assembly constituency claiming "extremely terrible situation"

Sunil Deodhar hints CPM ministers may have hidden skeletons in septic tanks, tells Tripura CM to get them cleaned
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Sunil Deodhar hints CPM ministers may have hidden skeletons in septic tanks, tells Tripura CM to get them cleaned

Sunil Deodhar, BJP's national executive committee member and the party's in-charge for Tripura, has asked incoming chief minister Biplab Deb to have the septic tanks of all state ministers cleaned before the quarters are occupied

Tripura swearing-in updates: Biplab Kumar Deb takes oath as first BJP chief minister in North East state
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Tripura swearing-in updates: Biplab Kumar Deb takes oath as first BJP chief minister in North East state

BJP president Amit Shah and senior party leaders arrived in Agartala on Thursday ahead of formation of a BJP-led government in Tripura on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Tripura polls: Central observers to meet BJP, IPFT MLAs in Agartala today, finalise details of govt formation
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Tripura polls: Central observers to meet BJP, IPFT MLAs in Agartala today, finalise details of govt formation

The newly-elected MLAs of BJP-IPFT alliance are scheduled to meet in Agartala in the presence of central observers to deliberate and decide on various aspects of govt formation

Tripura polls: BJP ally IPFT demands 'respectable representation' in govt, asks saffron party to pick CM from its MLAs
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Tripura polls: BJP ally IPFT demands 'respectable representation' in govt, asks saffron party to pick CM from its MLAs

The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) demanded a respectable representation of its MLAs in the new state government, a day after the party and its ally BJP swept the Assembly polls.

Tripura Election results: How Narendra Modi orchestrated downfall of India’s own Berlin Wall
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Tripura Election results: How Narendra Modi orchestrated downfall of India’s own Berlin Wall

This victory of BJP in Tripura Assembly polls is quite akin to a tectonic shift in Indian politics probably comparable internationally to the collapse of the Berlin Wall or of the Soviet Union. It signifies collapse of an ideology which ceded ground to another powerful ideology.

Tripura Assembly Election results 2018 updates: BJP-IPFT alliance wins two-thirds majority, announces EC
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Tripura Assembly Election results 2018 updates: BJP-IPFT alliance wins two-thirds majority, announces EC

Political parties in Tripura are keeping their fingers crossed on the outcome Tripura Assembly Election result as counting begins in the left-ruled northeastern state.

Tripura polls: Manik Sarkar can now take shelter in West Bengal, Kerala or Bangladesh, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Tripura polls: Manik Sarkar can now take shelter in West Bengal, Kerala or Bangladesh, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Outgoing Tripura CM Manik Sarkar can take shelter in West Bengal, Kerala or neighbouring Bangladesh, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said

Tripura polls: Nearly 79% voter turnout registered, re-polling ordered at booth in Karamchara Assembly constituency
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Tripura polls: Nearly 79% voter turnout registered, re-polling ordered at booth in Karamchara Assembly constituency

Over 78 percent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly

Tripura Assembly Election 2018 updates: 78.56% voter turnout at 9 pm, CEO to order inquiry into EVM malfunctions
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Tripura Assembly Election 2018 updates: 78.56% voter turnout at 9 pm, CEO to order inquiry into EVM malfunctions

Polling began in Tripura amid tight security on Sunday with the BJP emerging as the main challenger to the ruling Left Front, which has been in power in the state for the last 25 years