Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Tripura

Tripura CM Manik Saha wins electoral debut as BJP bags 3 of 4 assembly seats in bypolls

BJP bagged Town Bardowali, Jubarajnagar and Surma seats, while Sudip Roy Barman of the Congress won from Agartala. TMC candidates lost their deposits in all four seats.

Change of Tripura CM shows BJP failed in its commitment, will help us, say opposition parties

In a sudden move Saturday, Biplab Kumar Deb announced his resignation as Tripura CM. Manik Saha, who has served as state BJP president, was chosen to replace him.

‘There are stray incidents but we’re united’: Tripura’s new CM Saha to focus on state BJP unity

Dr Manik Saha, who took oath Sunday, said he has ‘very good chemistry’ with ex-CM Biplab Deb, and that the leadership change won’t impact BJP’s prospects for 2023 assembly polls.

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

Tripura CM Biplab Deb resigns ahead of 2023 assembly polls

Biplab Deb had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda Thursday for a confabulation on the party's affairs in the Northeastern state.

Modi govt reduces areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Manipur & Assam, 3 months after Mon incident

Reduction in areas under AFSPA is a result of ‘improved security situation’, Home Minister Amit Shah says.

‘Would love a ghar wapsi’: 2 Tripura BJP MLAs resign from party, likely to join Congress

Sudip Roy Barman and Ashish Kumar Saha are currently in Delhi, where they are reported to have sought a meeting with the Congress leadership. 

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.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.