Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: Tripura

2 women journalists, arrested by Tripura Police for covering communal violence, get bail

Samriddhi Sakunia & Swarna Jha were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Gomati district, who granted them bail on bonds of Rs 7,500.

No rape, death, mosque vandalisation in Tripura, fake news circulating on social media: MHA

The home ministry said Saturday that the mosque in the Dargabazar area of Kakraban has not been damaged and the Tripura Police is working to maintain peace and tranquillity.

SC to hear plea to quash UAPA charges by Tripura police against 2 lawyers, journalist

Advocates, Mukesh and Ansarul Haq, and journalist Shyam Meera Singh are booked under the UAPA for allegedly disseminating information about communal violence in Tripura.

Editors Guild of India ‘shocked’ at Tripura Police FIR against journalists, seeks fair probe

Journalists' body says the move reveals an ‘extremely disturbing trend’ of a harsh law being used for merely reporting communal violence. Here’s the full statement.

Tripura Police file FIR against 102 social media accounts in October ‘communal violence’ case

While 68 Twitter accounts have been booked, FIR also mentions 32 Facebook accounts & 2 YouTube accounts. Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been invoked in FIR.

Muslim group allege ‘political conspiracy’ in Tripura communal violence, claim minority targeted

Joint delegation of Muslim groups also alleged mosques were vandalised, properties owned by Muslims torched during violence and accused police of being complicit in the crime.

UAPA against 2 lawyers who accused Tripura Police of inaction in violence ‘targeting Muslims’

The lawyers conducted a fact-finding and legal assistance mission on behalf of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) after violence erupted in Tripura last month.

Trinamool MP Sushmita Dev ‘dragged out of car, assaulted’ in Tripura, says attack pre-planned

According to Sushmita Dev, group of 25 to 30 men surrounded her car, smashed its windshield in an attack that went on for 30 to 40 minutes. Cops did nothing, she claims.

To ally with Pradyot Debbarma or not, that’s Trinamool’s big dilemma as it targets Tripura

Trinamool is worried an alliance with Debbarma's tribal-oriented TIPRA Motha could end up alienating Bengalis, whose support for Mamata is its primary hope in Tripura.

Congress leaders joining TMC will widen fissures in the opposition camp. But party can’t cry foul

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


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India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.