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Bangladesh FM arrives in Tripura

A Correspondent
Agartala, November 10, 2010: Bangladesh foreign affairs minister Dr Dipu Moni was accorded a rousing welcome at the Akhaura border Wednesday as she kicked off two day official visit to Tripura with an intention to strengthen bilateral tie in all spheres with northeast India. Senior Tripura government ministers Badal Choudhury and

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First batch of Reangs return Mizoram

A Correspondent
Agartala, November 3, 2010: The much waited repatriation of Reang refugees stranded in thousands in makeshift camps in Kanchanpur of north Tripura to Mizoram got underway on Wednesday. Tripura government officials stated that the return likely to continue in phases was hastily arranged at initiation of Mizoram government.  

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CHT unrest escalates, 8 tribe men arrested

A Correspondent
Agartala, November 2, 2010: Two major warring factions representing Chakma tribe in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh have now chosen to cultivate hills of south Tripura as the conflict escalates. Eight activists of the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samti (PCJSS), which ran disbanded Shatni Bahini (Peace Force) in two

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Government leaders support rubber

A Correspondent  
Agartala, October 28, 2010: Only fifty years ago Malaysia was a nondescript country presently that emerged as one of the richest nations solely on the basis of rubber. This was disclosed by the leading rubber expert of India at a workshop at Agartala. The Workshop on rubber production and use of technology, organized by national Institute of Technology

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Election Commission to observe diamond jubilee

A Correspondent  
Agartala, October 26, 2010: The Election Commission of India is to organise various programmes in northeast India as part of its diamond jubilee celebration. The commission in collaboration with the Directorate of Advertisement & Visual Publicity (DAVP) would organise photo exhibition and film shows in state capitals of the

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ONGC organises Walkathon

Agartala, October 24, 2010: A 'Walkathon', (Walking-Marathon) was organized by ONGC on Sunday 0700hrs for a 'Greener Planet and Greener Future', through out India, in all ONGC Workcentres, as part of 'Petrotech - An International Oil & Gas Conference' to be held at New Delhi from October 31 to November 3 2010.

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Bangladesh FM okays visit to Tripura

A Correspondent
Agartala, October 23, 2010: Bangladesh's external affairs minister Dr Dipu Moni has finally fixed her two day visit to Tripura on November 10 next which Indian officials hope to gain much in matters of trade, bilateral tie and diplomacy to ultimately benefit India's landlocked northeastern region.  

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Internet hackers embarrass minister

A Correspondent
Agartala, October 19, 2010: The hackers have caused a serious embarrassment to internet friendly Tripura industries and commerce minister Jitendra Choudhury as his hotmail id has been taken for sending mails seeking fund attributing his financial crisis.  

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Durga puja festival ends with traditional fervor

BY Ramananda Roy Acharjee
Agartala, October 17, 2010: Bijoya Dashami marks the end of grand festival of Durga Puja. Though the big budget Pujas are to remain for one more day or two, pujas organized at the household and those of the small

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Mejen Rongpang released

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Kohima, October 14, 2010: Mejen Rongpang, a book on the tales and myths of the Aos was released in Kohima by Chairman NIDC, Nüklutoshi. Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Nuklutoshi said that the forefathers handed down oral history to the generation and in the process the community must have lost some good record over the years. At such, he said the Ao Students' Union Kohima, ASUK has come out with a noble thought to keep the oral stories of the forefathers documented and said it is a great effort made by the younger generation to preserve the legend and tradition of the community.  

He expressed hope that the legendary storybook will act as a good source and a great benefit for the future generation to get closer to knowing their history and roots. He encouraged the young scholars to take full advantage of the literature which would pave the way to flourish Ao literature not only in the State but to try and take the effort a step further for others to learn through means of technology. The Chief Guest categorically expressed his appreciation to the Kohima Ao Students' Union for bringing back the legend and tales to the new age and expressed hoped that this would bridge the gap between the past and the present.  

Vice President, Ao Senden Martsungba, also spoke on the occasion appreciated the effort of the publisher and said that the release of the book speak volumes of the vision the young generation has for the community and urged the youth to continuously keep themselves updated with learning the history and ideologies of the forefathers.