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The first meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats held in Agartala

The first meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats was held in Agartala, Tripura on July 22-23, 2018. In the meeting both sides noted the positive impact of Border Haats on the livelihoods of the people living in areas adjoining the Haats. Extensive discussions were held on issues related to review of operations ..

Tripura hosts first meeting of NITI Forum for North East

The first meeting of NITI Forum for North East- a unit of NITI Aayog took place in Agartala, Tripura on April 09, 2018. The emphasis in meeting was given on Infrastructure and Connectivity. The meeting was inaugurated by Minister of Development of North East Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog ..

Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as 10th Chief Minister of Tripura

Biplab Kumar Deb, a member of the royal family, has been sworn-in as 10th chief minister in Agartala on March 9, 2018. He is the state president of BJP in Tripura. Jishnu Debbarma took oath as the deputy chief minister. With this, BJP ended the 25-year Left Front rule in the State by winning 35 ..

Sudip Datta Bhowmik, noted journalist shot dead

Sudip Datta Bhowmik (49), the noted journalist was shot dead under mysterious circumstances at a battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) near Agartala on November 21, 2017. He was working for a vernacular daily ‘Syandan Patrikaand’ and was also contributing to local television channel ‘News Vanguard’.

ONGC to roll out new basin in Agartala

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is set to roll out a new basin in Agartala by 2017 to focus more on exploration of energy sources in the North-East region.  Currently, work for creation of workstation is going on and will take around a year to prepare the facility. A Basin’s main purpose will be to ..

ICAR scientists discover wonder seeds

A group of scientists from the ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research), ICAR, Agartala, Tripura have made the breakthrough of wonder seeds which need less land and give high yield. The unit of Tripura has been experimenting these seeds for the last 8 years.