Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Agartala

Editors Guild of India ‘shocked’ at Tripura Police FIR against journalists, seeks fair probe

Journalists' body says the move reveals an ‘extremely disturbing trend’ of a harsh law being used for merely reporting communal violence. Here’s the full statement.

Arrested 17 yrs after IISc terror attack, discharged 4 yrs later: The case of ‘accused no 7’

Habib Miya, 40, was arrested from Agartala in 2017 and was accused of transporting a key accused in the 2005 IISc terror attack to Bangladesh before and after the Bengaluru attack.

Assam man sails 6 km daily to provide banking services to villages cut-off by floods

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

First-ever container cargo from Kolkata via Bangladesh port reaches Agartala, says MEA

The first trial container ship, which was flagged off last week, from Kolkata carrying cargo reached Tripura's capital via the Chattogram port in Bangladesh.

Editors Guild of India condemns cancellation of CPI-M mouthpiece in Tripura

Registrar of Newspapers in India suspended Daily Desher Katha, citing unauthorised change of ownership as the reason.

Born and raised under CPI(M) rule, Tripura’s young voters root for change

Tripura’s young voters are not happy about unemployment and lack of development in the state.

How BJP made inroads into CPI(M)’s fortress Tripura

The BJP’s perceived rise as the principal opposition party is the result of two simultaneous pushes – from the ground up, and from the top leadership.

On Camera


Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.