India: Ban on NLFT, ATTF to continue for five years

Agartala, May 11 (PTI) The ban on the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) will continue for five years, a notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

The notification issued by the joint secretary to the department, Satyendra Garg, on May 9 which was made available here Saturday said, there is sufficient cause for declaring NLFT and ATTF as unlawful associations with effect from October 3, 2018 for a period of five years.

India: Suspected Rohingya refugees shifted to state-run shelter homes

Aizawl, May 8 (PTI) The twelve suspected Rohingya refugees, who were rescued three days ago here allegedly from a human trafficking gang, have been shifted to state-run shelter homes, a senior police officer said.

A group of eight women and four minor boys were apprehended from the house of a local woman in Aizawl on Sunday for residing in India without valid travel documents.

The woman, who had been hosting the group, told police that she provided them shelter as a favour to her cousin in Tahan, Myanmar.

Indian Polls: Cong delegn meets EC about BJP rigging in West Tripura

Agartala, Apr 29 (PTI) A Congress delegation met the full bench of the Election Commission in New Delhi and demanded fresh polling in West Tripura seat alleging large scale rigging by the ruling BJP, senior party leader said Tuesday.

Elections in West Tripura seat was held in the first phase on April 11.

Indian Polls: Oppn parties seek fresh polls in West Tripura LS seat

Agartala, Apr 21 (PTI) The political turmoil in Tripura shows no sign of abating with opposition parties demanding fresh polls in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, claiming that the April 11 election in the state was "heavily rigged" by the ruling BJP.

Denying the charge, the saffron party said the allegations were "baseless and politically motivated".

India: Tripura govt to give laptops to school teachers

Agartala, Mar 3 (PTI) Tripura government has decided to distribute laptops to 800 school teachers to assess the level of students development in different disciplines.

State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told reporters that the government has sanctioned Rs 28 crore for -Notun Disha (new direction) - a new one-month project to provide training to teachers.

Eight hundred teachers would be selected for the training, and selected NGOs, societies or educational institutions would provide them training.

India: Tribal leader quits BJP in Tripura

Agartala, Jan 30 (PTI) A tribal leader of Tripura, Rajeswar Debbarma, has resigned from the BJP for its "failure" to implement poll promises, made during 2018 Assembly election, for the development of the indigenous people of the state.

Debbarma also demanded scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 as it posed a threat to the indigenous people of Tripura.

India: Bomb blast near BRTF camp in Manipur, none hurt

Imphal, Jan 26 (PTI) A low intensity blast occurred on Saturday afternoon near a security camp of Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) at Lamphel area in Imphal West district, police said.

The blast, which occurred at around 1 pm near an officers' mess, did not lead to any casualty or damages, they said.

Several proscribed outfits had called for a shutdown in the state in connection with the Republic Day celebrations on Saturday.

The blast is also the first to rock the state this year, official sources said.

India: Tripura guv calls for cordial relations with Bangladesh

Agartala, Jan 26 (PTI) Tripura Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today stressed on the need for cordial relations with the neighbouring Bangladesh for development of transport routes that would benefit the state as well as the entire north eastern region.

Addressing the 70th Republic Day function at the Assam Rifles Ground here after unfurling the Tri-colour, Solanki said a new waterway is being set up between Bangladesh and Tripura to make the state a trade hub.

India: Man held for raping 4-year-old daughter

Agartala, Jan 24 (PTI) A man was arrested on the charge of raping his 4-year-old daughter in Dhalai district, police said Thursday.

The 4-year-old child complained of severe pain in her private parts when she was at her Anganwadi school and when the teacher questioned her, she revealed what her father had done to her.

The Anganwadi school teacher then filed an FIR on the basis of which the accused was arrested Wednesday, Superintendent of Police Sudipta Das said.

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