Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Tripura

In battle for Tripura’s crucial tribal votes, BJP walks tightrope with local ally

Tribals seem to be leaning towards BJP due to its alliance with IPFT, which has been leading a movement for separate statehood for ‘indigenous’ people.

Polls in 3 NE states: BJP likely to release candidates’ names on 27 Jan

BJP’s parliamentary board will meet on 27 January to decide on names of candidates; Amit Shah convenes special meeting a day before.

This lady has worked for 2 months to hand-weave a tribal dress for Narendra Modi

BJP hand-picks tribal artisans to weave garments for PM. It’s trying hard to woo the community in its bid to defeat Manik Sarkar’s Left Front govt.

BJP, Tripura tribal party set to form alliance ahead of assembly polls

IPFT is demanding separate tribal state; formal announcement on alliance to be made in a week.

BJP has a secret trump card for Tripura: Yogi Adityanath

Tripura has a sizeable population of Bengalis who belong to the Nath community, Adityanath’s sect; BJP feels UP CM will help consolidate Hindu votes.

In poll-bound Tripura, BJP workers keeping their fingers crossed ahead of Gujarat verdict

Tripura BJP leaders say they are going to fight this election in the name of Modi and hence poll results in the PM’s home state will assume significance.

Three states in hand, BJP’s next target in Northeast: Tripura

After its landslide victory in the 2016 Assam assembly election, BJP’s performance in the Northeast has been on an upswing.

CPI(M) sinking into oblivion after two years under Yechury

As general secretary of CPI(M), Sitaram Yechury was expected to steer the party in a fresh direction and help it reinvent itself. But he has proved to be as much a failure as his dogmatic predecessor Prakash Karat. RUHI TEWARI

Northeast’s India problem

It's simply this: The 'mainland' loses interest if 'Indian' lives and borders are not threatened.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.