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First meeting of new govt adopted four welfare schemes in Tripura

Agartala: In the first meeting before allocating the portfolios among the ministers, the cabinet led by newly elected Chief Minister of Tripura Dr Manik Saha decided to formulate welfare schemes for the persons with disabilities, primitive tribes, health services...

11 Tripura ministers take oath

Agartala: A day after taking charge as 12th Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Saha inducted 11 ministers including two from BJP’s ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) in his cabinet on Monday. Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath of...

Bickering in BJP’s ally IPFT; 2nd man sets to be expelled

Agartala: Bickerings in ruling BJP’s alliance partner Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) have worsened after Tribal Welfare Minister Mevar Kr Jamatia - a member in the previous cabinet - was excluded in the newly constituted council of ministers...

Tripura BJP feud seemingly over, dissidents to join cabinet

Agartala: The discontent in Tripura BJP over Manik Saha's elevation as Chief Minister appeared to have blown away, with an 11-member cabinet including the two prominent dissident leaders Vishnu Dev Varma and Ram Prasad Paul slated to be sworn...

Tripura CM yet to finalise his council of ministers

Agartala: Newly elected Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Sunday said that his council of ministers would be sworn in in a day or two, as the list of the members was yet to be finalised. Addressing his...

New Tripura CM convenes BJP legislator’s meeting as discontent plagues alliance govt

Agartala: Soon after his swearing-in, Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha along with the party’s central leaders convened a BJP legislature party meeting at the State Guest House here on Sunday to defuse the discontent that has surfaced after...

Tripura: Rift widens in BJP as Dev Varma goes incommunicado

Agartala: The surprising change of Chief Minister in Tripura has left a sizable number of BJP leaders and legislators disgruntled with some claiming that there was no consultation within the party before naming Manik Saha as Biplab Deb’s successor. The...

Manik Saha sworn-in as 12th Tripura Chief Minister

Agartala: Sixty-nine year old Professor of Dental Surgery in Tripura Medical College Manik Saha was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tripura on Sunday in a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here. State Governor Satyadeo Narain Ar administered the...

Bold policies, frequent faux-pas mark Biplab Deb’s tenure

By Biswendu BhattacharjeeAgartala: In his hitherto brief journey in active politics including 50 months as Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb has grabbed eyeballs for both the right and wrong reasons. Besides triggering controversies with his frequent gaffes,...

Amid ugly scenes, BJP names Saha to succeed Deb as Tripura CM

By Biswendu Bhattacharjee Agartala: Amid unruly scenes in the state party headquarters here, the BJP on Saturday announced Manik Saha as its new legislature party leader, who would be sworn in  as the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura on Sunday...

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First meeting of new govt adopted four welfare schemes in Tripura

Agartala: In the first meeting before allocating the portfolios among the ministers, the cabinet led by newly elected Chief...