Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Tripura

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.

TMC leaders claim Amit Shah has assured them he’ll seek report on Tripura violence from CM

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Santanu Sen, Kalyan Banerjee and Derek O’Brien were part of TMC MPs' delegation that met home minister Monday regarding alleged police violence in Tripura.

TMC youth leader Saayoni Ghosh, arrested in Tripura on attempt to murder charges, gets bail

Actor-turned-politician Ghosh was arrested after she raised TMC’s ‘khela hobe’ slogan to allegedly disrupt a street-corner meeting being held by Tripura CM Biplab Deb.

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.

Police scrutiny, poor roads & mud-caked sandals — A reporter’s diary from Tripura & Manipur

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

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Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


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.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.