Tripura

AMIDST ALLEGED VIOLENCE AND CRITICISM, BJP SWEEPS TRIPURA CIVIC POLLS

“I consider your votes to the BJP as blessings and these blessings motivate us to work harder for the development of all 37 lakh people of the State”, tweeted Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who led the celebrations after the results were declared on Sunday.... Read more

‘WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN’, SC ASKS TRIPURA GOVERNMENT OVER TMC’s PLEA

While hearing a content plea from the TMC, which claims the law and order situation in the state of Tripura is worsening, ahead of the civic body elections, the Supreme Court asked the state government to make a detailed statement on steps being taken to ensure security during the polls. ... Read more

MAMATA TO MEET PM MODI ON INCREASED BSF JURISDICTION AND TRIPURA VIOLENCE

“During my visit to Delhi, I will be meeting the prime minister. Apart from various state-related matters, I will be raising issues concerning the enhancement of BSF jurisdiction as well as Tripura violence,” the Bengal CM told.... Read more

TMC vs CENTRE: MPs STAGE DHARNA OUTSIDE AMIT SHAH’s OFFICE

The MPs from Trinamool Congress staged a dharna outside the Delhi office of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The leaders from the party demanded an inquiry into the alleged violence against its workers in Tripura, a state ruled by the BJP.... Read more

SC QUASHES UAPA CHARGES AGAINST A LAWYER AND JOURNALIST BY TRIPURA POLICE

A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana, Justices C Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant have asked the Tripura Police not to further the UAPA charges on a lawyer and a journalist for their ‘fact finding’ report and tweets on the communal violence in the state.... Read more

TRIPURA VIOLENCE: TWO JOURNALISTS REPORTING ON GROUND DETAINED IN KARIMGANJ

Two women journalists who were reporting the anti-muslim violence in Tripura have been booked by the Assam Police at Nilambazaar in Karimganj district, close to the Tripura-Assam border on Sunday. Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha were earlier booked under sections on spreading communal disharmony, committing insults with intent to provoke breach of peace.... Read more

SC AGREES TO FIX DATE ON HEARING PLEASE AGAINST TRIPURA’S UAPA CHARGES AGAINST SOCIAL MEDIA USERS

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to fix a hearing date to deal with a petition filed by several persons against the FIRs registered on them under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

Left leaders demand an end to violence

Former chief minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar, along with Communist party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechuri held a press conference in New Delhi regarding the violence that unfolded in the state in the recent past. Sarkar demanded immediate intervention of the central government to end... Read more