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Assembly Okays Motor Vehicle Bill

IMPHAL, Mar 25: Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed the Motor Vehicle Taxation Amendment Bill 2011 which on becoming an Act is expected to fetch an annual revenue of Rs 12 crores to the State exchequer. The Bill seeks to levy ‘green tax’ on vehicles that have passed the standard operational... 

North-East’s First Homoeopathy Medicine Making Unit In Tripura

AGARTALA, Mar 21: To tap the vast resource-pool of medicinal plants in northeast India, the region’s first homoeopathy medicines manufacturing unit was inaugurated in Tripura Monday by Hahnemann Medical Research Private Ltd. With state of the art technology and modern laboratories, the Rs.1.25-crore... 

NE Rebels’ Haven In Bangladesh- BSF Hands Over Rebel Camps List To BDR

AGARTALA, Mar 3: The BSF has given Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) a list of camps of Indian rebel groups in the neighboring country and will discuss about the issue of presence of insurgents leaders of the northeast there, Director General of the force Raman Srivastav said today. “We have given them the list... 

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... 

Displaced Brus Begin Homeward Journey

DAMDAI (Mizoram–Tripura Border), Jan 30: Even as Bru people who fled away from Mizoram and sought refuge in the neighboring State of Tripura have started coming back to their home state, their living conditions remain quite shabby. Around 3000 Bru people including women and children succumbed to... 

Bangladesh Keen To Increase Trade With North-East India

SHILLONG/AGARTALA, Jan 12: The Bangladesh government is keen to increase trade, business and connectivity with northeast India, officials said here on Tuesday quoting visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Chief Ministers of northeastern states have also pleaded for more connectivity... 

Bangladesh Accord Pushes 14 Irrigation Schemes In Tripura

Image Credit: Tripura Institute of Technology AGARTALA, Jan 12: The India–Bangladesh secretary-level talks of the Joint River Commission (JRC), removed four years long deadlock over the construction of 14 irrigation projects along the border in Tripura, officials said here Wednesday. During the... 

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... 

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... 

Killing With A Human Face

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” Clarence Darrow. As a seminar on Human rights violations in Counter Insurgency Operations gets underway in Prajna Bhawan organized by Tripura Police and Institute of Social Science from today (August 4, 2010)... 

HAC For 6th Schedule Equivalent

IMPHAL, Oct 16: Whereas the State Cabinet has identified areas for which due power should be devolved to the Autonomous District Councils, the Hill Areas Committee has recommended devolution of power to the extent as applicable to areas where the 6th Schedule is in force. The HAC made its recommendation... 

India’s North-East: Rejuvenating A Conflict-Riven Economy

Mr. Sachdeva presents an appropriate case study to assess the main reasons for the failure of India‘s existing policy framework for the uplift of economically backward and isolated regions. The failure of this framework has been frequently cited as one of the main reasons for the emergence of insurgency...