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Over 100 Congress workers detained in Tripura for taking out rally without permission

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AGARTALA | November 28, 2019:

The Congress in Tripura has alleged that police “baton-charged and tortured” its workers and detained them for taking out a rally without permission to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi.

The allegation of torture, however, was denied by police, which said it “only ensured that the crowd dispersed”.

As many as 134 Congress activists, including senior leaders Gopal Chandra Roy and Subal Bhowmik, were on Tuesday detained for more than three hours, police sources said.

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“We organised a rally to spread the ideals and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. It was Gandhi Vichar Sandesh Padyatra, not a protest against anyone. But police thrashed the activists with lathis and tortured them,” Youth Congress national secretary Dr Smruti Ranjan Lenka told reporters.

Despite sending an application much in advance, the rally was denied permission, he claimed. According to the sources, police had set up a barricade near Agartala Circuit House to stop the rally.

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A scuffle ensued between the two sides, when the protesters tried to move past the barricade, they added.
Rebutting the allegation of lathi-charge on the Congress activists, Subrata Chakraborty, the officer in-charge of West Agartala Police Station, said, “We had to ensure that the crowd dispersed as the rally was taken out without permission. The detainees were released after a few hours.”

 

Tripura: Drugs worth Rs. 80 lakh seized in Gobindapur; 1 held

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    AGARTALA | NOV 27, 2019:

    In a drug bust, one person has been arrested by the police on Wednesday, and seized drugs worth Rs. 80 Lakh at Gobindapur village in North District of Tripura.

    Tripura CM Biplab Deb seeks Rs 2300 crore central funds for state infrastructure

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    Biplab Kumar Deb, Tripura,

    AGARTALA | November 27, 2019:

    Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb, on Monday met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought financial assistant of Rs 2300 from the centre.

    During the meeting, Biplab asked for an assistance of Rs 1,000 for completion of ongoing development projects, which have been held up for a long time now.

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    He also met minister of state for DoNER Jitendra Singh, and demanded an assistance of Rs 1,300 crore for various construction projects including road and other infrastructure in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) areas.

    Singh has assured the chief minister of extending all possible support.

     

    Tripura govt orders inquiry into alleged inclusion of fake names in militants’ rehab list

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      AGARTALA | NOV 23, 2019:

      An inquiry has been ordered by the Tripura government against the list of surrendered extremists which was prepared by the Tripura United Indigenous Peoples’ Council for granting government rehabilitation package. The probe was initiated following an array of fake names which appeared in the list.

      Tripura royal scion writes to HM Amit Shah on plight of Brus

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        AGARTALA | Nov 19, 2019:

        Royal Scion of Tripura, Pradyot Deb Barman has written a letter addressing to the Home Minister, Amit Shah in regards to the indigenous Bru community of Tripura.

        Tripura: Turkish, B’deshi cyber-criminals held for hacking ATMs

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          AGARTALA | NOV 19, 2019:

          In a major breakthrough, West Bengal police based on the inputs of Tripura police, on Tuesday arrested two Turkish and two Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the stealing of huge amounts of cash from ATMs by ATM-cloning devices installed in the state capital, police said.

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