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Tripura Assembly polls 2018 : What are the portends for ides of March 3


By Tapas Dey | February 20, 2018

Setting at rest all speculations, fear and restiveness the election to the sixty member Tripura assembly came off  on February 18 as per schedule announced much earlier by the election commission. The most prominent feature of the election was the gross mismanagement in holding it as votes in many polling stations had to wait 6/7 hours before pressing the buttons on EVMs. What this proved was the lack of care and training on the part of poll officials and mishandling of  EVMs by untrained or poorly trained poling personnel. This suffering of the voters was avoidable and except in states where people live by politics and elections this could have caused serious problems , making a mockery of the sanctity of the poll process. A fodder for thought and decision by the election commission !

ALSO READ : Tripura Polls: Voters cast mandate in queues till 12:30 am in Tripura, 89.96 pc final turnout

Tripura: ECI orders re-poll in six polling stations with no reasons, CPIM says ‘criminal negligence’


By Our Reporter

AGARTALA, February 24, 2018: The ECI has ordered re-poll in six polling stations across six assembly constituencies of Tripura on February 26 including Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s home turf – Dhanpur.

The ruling CPIM has accused electoral authority of ‘criminal negligence’ and threatened them saying “No one will be spared”.

In a letter to Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti, Election Commission of India (ECI) secretary Arvind Kumar said re-poll has been ordered in six polling stations in six assembly constituency seats – Sonamura, Teliamura, Sabroom, Ampinagar, Kadamtala-Kurti and Dhanpur.

A ‘Grand Old’ Unison- Rahul Gandhi wins hearts across generations!


TNT Desk | February 21, 2018

He might seemingly strike a cord with the youth across India but it does not just end there because the old are not far behind. And for someone who has had a special connection with the Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Meghalaya on February 21 was something that could not be missed at any cost!

The lively lady in her nineties eagerly awaited the arrival of the man who is now the face of the oldest national political party but the irony is that he himself is not too old.  Rahul Gandhi may personally not have a very strong connection with Peggy Martin but the lady shares a three generation bond with his family!

Tripura: 18-year-old teen allegedly commits suicide after playing Blue Whale


AGARTALA, February 24, 2018: The dreaded ‘Blue Whale’ has already become a global threat by inducing a large number of suicides across the world.

This has taken a heavy toll of lives already in different parts of the state but the latest casualty has taken place in Amarpur.

Yesterday, a minority boy identified as Sohag Mia (18) committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling.

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