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Tripura: CPI (M) leader booked for spreading communal disharmony after post targeting BJP, RSS

August 2, 2020 11:14:29 pm

Former MP Jitendra Chaudhury made the comments after a statue of an indigenous woman fell down in Khumulwng. Authorities have claimed the statue broke due to heavy rain.

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Salaries to healthcare workers paid on time: Tripura after centre’s note

August 1, 2020 9:11:57 pm

Nath told reporters that all doctors, paramedics, nurses and support staff in the state health department were paid in full in time. He further added that the state government has announced incentives and honorarium for medical staff engaged in COVID-19 duty.

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‘Depressed’ man jumps to death from third floor of Covid ward in Agartala

August 1, 2020 2:31:27 pm

GB Police Outpost Officer in-charge Rakesh Patoari said preliminary investigation suggested that the patient was suffering from some sort of mental trauma or depression, given his recent history of two successive attempts of suicide.

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Tripura: Govt advocate, patient at Covid centre where doctor was assaulted, applies for anticipatory bail

July 30, 2020 11:05:01 pm

A complaint was filed in connection with the alleged assault of a health care worker who was harassed and spat at by patients at the Covid centre

Tripura: COVID patient delivers baby in ambulance; health dept orders inquiry against hospital

July 30, 2020 4:29:32 pm

However, the district hospital's medical superintendent said he discussed with his seniors before referring the patient to GBP Hospital in Agartala and claimed the decision had to be taken due to unavoidable infrastructure shortage.

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COVID-19: Tripura extends complete lockdown till August 4

July 29, 2020 9:41:31 pm

In a televised appeal, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said a continuous lockdown for at least eight more days was required to break the chain of transmission.

Gang-rape of teenager triggers online protests in Tripura

July 28, 2020 10:27:27 pm

As per the FIR, the teenager had gone to meet a boy from Khashiamangal village of Khowai district but on her way back was raped in a car by a group of me who offered her a lift home. In the second incident, a housewife from Karailongpara village filed a complaint of molestation and rape against a 21-year-old youth of the area.

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Tripura: Door-to-door Covid survey hits roadblock, villagers claim virus only affects urban people

July 28, 2020 3:56:02 pm

On Monday, when the medical teams tried to enter tribal hamlets like Twimadhu, Mungiakami, Jumbari, Tulashikhar and few other villages in the vicinity, the villagers cut off all entry and exit points in these areas and demanded the local administration to exclude them from the survey process.

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Tripura doctor harassment case: Police begins probe, two identified from CCTV footage

July 27, 2020 10:01:12 pm

On July 24, District Health Surveillance Officer Dr Sangita Chakraborty was allegedly abused and spat on by COVID patients, who were being treated at a COVID Care Centre set up in Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel in Agartala.

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Covid positive man dies waiting for oxygen support at Tripura hospital as son looks on

July 27, 2020 9:39:34 pm

Amitabha, now admitted at a Covid Care Centre in Chandrapur area of Gomati district, claimed his father died because of the utter negligence of the hospital.

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Tripura: Patients at Covid centre spit at, abuse doctor for admitting more people

July 25, 2020 9:57:39 pm

West Tripura District Health Surveillance Officer Dr. Sangita Chakraborty said she was abused and spat at by patients being treated at a COVID Care Centre, when she went there to admit five women who had given birth a day ago. 

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Tripura to start plasma therapy for Covid-19 treatment as cases, mortality rise

July 24, 2020 5:27:14 pm

Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the decision was taken in a high level meeting with experts and officials of the health department. The minister said a door-to-door survey for Covid-19 would commence across Tripura from next Monday.

Tripura receives first-ever container cargo from Kolkata via Bangladesh port

July 23, 2020 10:29:45 pm

The cargo vessel which started from Haldia Port of West Bengal on July 18 was supposed to arrive three day later at a temporary jetty set up as part of Indo-Bangla inland waterways protocol route connecting Daudkandi of Bangladesh. The project was later changed and the cargo was brought by road.

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Tripura: No family around, 23-year-old Covid-19 patient gives birth as doctors, nurses team up for her

July 23, 2020 8:39:10 pm

The doctors who were to operate on her first had to train on using PPE kits.

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Two, including school student, held by Tripura Police over misuse of social media

July 22, 2020 9:13:02 pm

Speaking to reporters, West Tripura Superintendent of Police Manik Das on Wednesday said: "We got complaints from the Chief Minister's Office and DGP office about posting of indecent photographs and remarks about the Mathua community found in different parts of the country, mainly in West Bengal.

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Biplab Deb apologises for comments on Punjabis and Jats, calls it ‘thoughts of some people’

July 21, 2020 4:25:05 pm

The Congress termed the chief minister's remarks "shameful and unfortunate".

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Tripura: Bru resettlement stuck, dole interrupted; govt promises help

July 20, 2020 9:22:59 pm

While there has been little progress in the resettlement process since January, the six Bru relief camps are plagued with more immediate problems amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Tripura hikes employees’ salary by 3 percent of basic pay

July 18, 2020 11:37:25 pm

Stating that many states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telengana and Odisha have announced or are considering salary cuts, Nath said his government has chosen to walk a different path.

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Tripura: 12 stranded along Bangladesh border for six days over nationality issue

July 17, 2020 1:42:43 pm

In the last six days, several meetings have been held between the BSF and BGB. During these meeting, the BSF claims it provided Bangladeshi authorities with sufficient proof to establish the identities of the 12 people.

Tripura to induct women in state paramilitary force

July 12, 2020 10:41:20 pm

Speaking to reporters, Tripura Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the Cabinet had approved 1,488 posts for the paramilitary force on July 7 against which 35,642 candidates have applied. Of the total, 4,752 are women.

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Tripura: Rift between allies BJP, IPFT resurfaces over arrest of tribal party worker

July 9, 2020 9:21:21 pm

The IPFT, which held a 24-hour strike, has blamed the BJP for the arrest of Pradip Debbarma, president of Indigenous Motor Workers Union (IMWU), a frontal organization of the tribal party, on charges of arson at a BJP party office

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Tripura man starts community radio to spread awareness on Covid, beat lockdown blues

July 8, 2020 9:24:13 pm

Saidingliana Sailo of Behliangchhip village in Jampui Hills started Behliangchhip Radio, the only operational community radio station in Tripura outside its capital city.

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Tripura: Govt offers pineapple growers ‘weed-resistant, high-yield’ cultivation method

July 6, 2020 7:29:57 pm

Tripura grows an estimated 1.28 lakh MT pineapples every year, in orchards spanning 8,800 hectares.

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Tripura observes 24-hr lockdown; CM urges people to ‘offer ginger-water to elderly’

July 5, 2020 10:29:01 pm

Tripura CM Biplab Deb has launched a plan to provide lemon and pineapple juice to people across the 25 urban local bodies of the state, to help build their immunity.

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Tripura readies temporary jetty for Indo-Bangla inland waterways transport route in 3 weeks

July 4, 2020 7:35:55 pm

The jetty, which would connect Sonamura with Daudkandi of Bangladesh, was recently included in the list of Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) routes