Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Tripura

Northeast needs to boost its economy. Even Assam has failed to participate in India’s growth

An analysis of GSDP and progress of seven Northeast states relative to the rest of India and six states relative to Assam reveals shortcomings.

Why Tripura ex-royal Pradyot Debbarma has reignited agitation for ‘Greater Tipraland’

The demand for a separate state for indigenous Tripuris (also known as Tiprasas or Tipras) is not a new one, and has been raised several times since 2009.

Not BJP or TMC, the real story of Tripura’s civic poll numbers was near-decimation of Congress 

TMC number 2 in vote-share in seats contested, pushes Congress further down.

SC issues notice to Centre, state govt on plea seeking independent probe into Tripura violence

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Ethesham Hashmi, said police didn't register a single FIR in the cases of violence and slapped UAPA charges on journalists.

Trinamool sees silver lining in Tripura civic polls rout, also alleges rigging as BJP sweeps

BJP won 329 out of 334 seats across several municipal bodies, while Trinamool Congress won just one out of 119 contested. CPM and TIPRA Motha also accuse ruling party of rigging.

Ruling BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins all 51 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation

While BJP also recorded clean sweeps in several other urban local bodies in Tripura, opposition parties TMC and CPI(M) demanded countermanding and recounting of the polls respectively.

Another TMC vs BJP face-off coming soon as Kolkata holds municipal elections next month

BJP's appeal to hold polls in 112 civic bodies together is pending before Calcutta HC, but State Election Commission has gone ahead and declared the dates for KMC polls.

SC directs Centre to immediately deploy additional forces in Tripura as civic polls begin

Opposition TMC and CPI(M) told a Supreme Court bench that its candidates and supporters are allegedly not being allowed to cast votes in the Tripura municipal polls Thursday.

TMC instigating trouble in Tripura, is worse than Taliban, says Union minister Pratima Bhoumik

BJP's Bhoumik, Lok Sabha MP from Tripura West, also claimed that 'violence came to Tripura this August when the Trinamool Congress came here', and called Mamata Banerjee a 'gunda'.

Who is Saayoni Ghosh? Actor & Mamata’s ‘streetfighter’ who was arrested, then got bail in Tripura

Saayoni Ghosh, who began her acting career as a character artiste in Bengali TV serials, is Trinamool’s Youth Wing chief. She was arrested on charges including attempt to murder.

On Camera


File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
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Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.