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Bird Flu Resurfaces In Tripura, Culling Process On In Full Swing

Ducks being towed away culling. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. AGARTALA, Feb 18: Culling of Birds and Destruction of Egg and Feed Material Ordered H5 strains of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in the poultry samples collected from Government Duck Farm, R.K. Nagar, Agartala, and Tripura. The samples... 

Tripura Could Be Gateway To North-East, Say Visiting MPs

AGARTALA, Feb 16: A parliamentary team Wednesday said it will suggest the name of Unakoti, a seventh century pilgrim spot in Tripura, as a world heritage site and also pointed out that improved infrastructure could make the state the gateway to India’s northeast. The team of MPs headed by Communist... 

Tripura’s CDR Hit By Poor Industrial Growth

AGARTALA, Jan 11: The Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) in Tripura is unlikely to touch the national average only because of lack of industrial growth, according to bank officials. The overall CDR, which was 31 per cent in March 2010 in the State, has scaled up to 35 per cent in September 2010 and it is expected... 

Motley Group, Crucial Issue

Face of a bandh (File Photo) Manipur has many dubious distinctions to its credit and if not for anything else, at least this land will be known to the international community as a weird place inhabited by a weirder group of people. This is the land which has become notorious for the frequent bandhs and... 

RBI To set Up Branch In Tripura

AGARTALA, Dec. 30: The RBI, the country’s apex banking regulator, will set up a branch office here soon for smooth co-ordination of banks in the public sector and to address other problems, including keeping a watch on illegal functioning of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). After Tripura,... 

New ‘Silk Route’ Via Bangladesh To Connect North-East India

AGARTALA, Dec 26: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will build a new ‘Silk Route‘ via Bangladesh – a 50 km road connecting India‘s landlocked northeastern states with neighboring countries – a top company official said. ONGC will invest Rs.250 million ($5.5... 

Gems Industry Worried At Smuggling, Poor Facilities

AGARTALA, Dec 24: The illegal trade of gemstones and lack of infrastructure marred the prospects of gems and jewellery industries in the northeast India, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) officials said here Friday. The GJEPC, a society sponsored by the union ministry of commerce, has... 

Tripura Gramin Bank Posts Profit For 10th Year In Row

AGARTALA, Dec 23: Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) posted a net profit of Rs.35.35 crores, the highest among the regional rural banks (RRBs) in eastern and northeastern India, in the last fiscal, the bank’s chairman said Wednesday. TGB, one of India’s 82 RRBs, has been making profit for the past...