Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicBiplab Kumar Deb

Topic: Biplab Kumar Deb

‘Would you catch a fallen star’ — Song for fallen BJP CMs, from Deb to Rawats to Yediyurappa

The moral of the story is—don’t look for rhyme and reason when it comes to the installation or removal of CMs by the BJP high command. There's none.

Increasing factionalism behind Deb resignation and Saha’s appointment as Tripura CM

According to sources, the central leadership had been in the know of the increasing factionalism within the state unit and had given ‘several chances’ to Biplab Kumar Deb to address it but he failed

How Tripura People’s Front merger with BJP could shape state’s tribal politics going forward

TPF is ex-partner of TIPRA Motha led by Pradyot Debbarma. TPF founder Patal Kanya Jamatia is a firebrand indigenous activist, whose move could help BJP in 2023 state polls.

Trinamool leader arrested for ‘trying to mow down’ BJP workers in Tripura, TMC says fake case

The actor-turned-politician allegedly attempted to disrupt a BJP meeting which was being addressed by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Offices attacked, CM’s photo must, no ads: Tripura media accuses BJP govt of ‘personal vendetta’

Editors and journalists in Tripura say that while they did face censorship in the previous CPM govts, they never faced violence like they did during a BJP rally on 8 September.

Anti-CM wave, Trinamool expansion, Pradyot Deb Barman: BJP has a lot to worry about in Tripura

BJP high command sent 4-member team to Tripura on 30 August to gauge mood of people. This is the second central stock-taking trip since June, when a BJP general secretary met local leaders.

Tripura govt will deal with insurgents with a firm hand, says Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

Deb's warning came after 3 construction workers were allegedly kidnapped by National Liberation Front of Tripura ultras from a tribal hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border in Dhalai.

Tripura journalists want CM Biplab Deb to say sorry for ‘threat’, protest on for 2 weeks now

CM Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds health portfolio, said last month he shall not ‘forgive’ a section of the ‘overexcited media for misleading the people of Tripura'.

8 Tripura BJP MLAs in Delhi to seek CM Biplab Deb’s ouster, say he has become ‘unpopular’

While 8 MLAs are in Delhi already, 3 more will be joining them soon. They are likely to meet senior BJP leaders today and air their grievance against CM Biplab Kumar Deb.

BJP will be in power for 30 yrs if people hang Vivekananda’s photos at homes, says Tripura CM

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb called upon activists to distribute pictures of Swami Vivekananda in the state. In August, he had distributed books on Vivekananda among Covid patients.

On Camera

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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