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‘Lai Haraoba’ Festival begins in Tripura

The ritualistic festival of the ethnic group of Manipuri Meetei People named ‘Lai Haraoba’ began in the capital city of Tripura, Agartala on Thursday evening, 2nd January 2020. The festival is observed by the Meetei community people since ancient times to please the traditional deities of Sanamahism. Umang Lai. Rebati Mohan Das, the current speaker ..

Tripura gets its first Special Economic Zone(SEZ)

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Monday, 16th December 2019 has notified the setting up of the first-ever Special Economic Zone(SEZ) in Tripura. The Special Economic Zone(SEZ) in Tripura will be set-up at the Paschim Jalefa region of Sabroom in the South Tripura District, which is about 130 km away from the capital city ..

Justice Kureshi to take oath as Chief Justice of Tripura HC

The Chief Justice of High Court (HC) of Tripura Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi will take oath on 16 November. The oath of office will be administered by Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais in Agartala on 16 November. On 8 November, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice appointed Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi, the Judge of the ..

2019 Kharchi Puja Festival celebrated in Tripura

On 11th July 2019, the centuries-old annual Kharchi Puja festival has started with great pomp & show at Puran Agartala in Tripura. The word ‘Kharchi’ is derived from the word Khya which means earth. Kharchi Puja is basically done to worship the earth. Originally a Hindu tribals’ festivity, it is now observed by all communities ..

Agartala to host 10th National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFl) in 2020

The 10th edition of National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFl) is scheduled to be held in Agartala, Tripura on January and February 2020. The aim of the fest is to raise awareness about science and environment through films. This the second time the show will be held in a North Eastern city. The film ..

Thanga Darlong conferred with first Atal Behari Vajpayee LTA by Tripura Government

Thanga Darlong, the 99-year old tribal musician and music guru, has been conferred the first Atal Behari Vajpayee Life Time Award for preserving the musical form during the 37th Agartala Book Fair in Tripura. Darlong is the last tribal musician to play Rosem – a bamboo made a flute-like musical instrument. Earlier, in January 2019, ..

Geological Survey of India (GSI) launches 22 GPS stations across country

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has launched 22 permanent Global Positioning System (GPS) stations across India to identify seismically hazardous zones and encourage mapping activities. The 22 GPS-Geodetic (pertaining to Geodesy, the science of earth measurement) observatories are located in Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Pune, Dehradun, Chennai, Jabalpur, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Raipur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar Vishakhapatnam, ..

Tripura to host 7th edition of International Tourism Mart (ITM-2018)

Tripura will host the 7th edition of International Tourism Mart (ITM-2018) in Agartala from 22nd November to popularise tourist destinations in the northeastern states of the country. The event would be organised with an estimated budget of Rs 2.60 crores, which would be provided by the Ministry of Tourism. In the 3-day long tourism fair, ..