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20 July, 2014 9:07 AM Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Congratulates People for Panchayat Win

"Over 95 per cent candidates of the Left Front have won the Panchayat elections. It proved that people of the state have expressed their faith and confidence to the Left Front government again. On the other hand it increases our commitment to the people. We must not be complacent," Mr Sarkar said in a press statement. The ruling Left front in Tripura 36

19 July, 2014 11:30 PM Monsoon deficit reduces sharply, down from 41% to 15%

NEW DELHI/PUNE: With another uplifting wet day for most parts of North India which got moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday much to the relief of farmers and city-dwellers alike, the India Meteorological Department revised the figures for monsoon deficit between July 10-16 to 15 per cent, sharply down from early July's deficit projection of 41 per cent. More, IMD officials 40

19 July, 2014 12:32 PM More Than 100 Die as Tripura Battles Malaria

Agartala: Tripura has been battling malaria for the past two months. A fresh outbreak has compounded the already grim situation, leading to deaths of 120 people across the state. Village after village has been affected, and a majority of the dead are children. Like Dhanaram's two-year-old nephew Biswaram who died of malaria last week. The family is extremely 32

19 July, 2014 12:28 PM PB Acharya Sworn in as Nagaland Governor

Kohima: Octogenarian Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was today sworn in as the 19th Governor of Nagaland. Mr Acharya served as the BJP national secretary during 1995-2000 when Narendra Modi was the BJP national general secretary. Mr Acharya was then the in-charge of party affairs in northeast states. He was the first batch student (1948-50) of Udupi 39

17 July, 2014 3:06 PM High-Profile Newspaper Editor Gets Life Imprisonment in Triple Murder Case

Agartala: A newspaper editor in Tripura in India's northeast, convicted of murdering three of his employees, was today sentenced to life imprisonment with the judge noting that it was a 'rarest of the rare case'. Sushil Chowdhury, 76, the owner and editor of regional daily Dainik Gandoot, was present in court when the order was read out. Special Public 22

17 July, 2014 12:28 PM Newspaper editor sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 3 employees

AGARTALA: Editor-cum-proprietor of a local Bengali daily, Sushil Chowdhury, who was pronounced guilty in a triple murder case by a local court, was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment till the last day of his life with the judge noting that it was a 'rarest of the rare case'. The 76-year-old editor of 'Dainik Gandoot' was present in court when the order 22

16 July, 2014 9:23 AM Rise in power generation narrows peak deficit to 3.7%: CEA

An increase of nearly 20,000 MW of generation capacity narrowed the country's peak power deficit to 3.7 percent last month from 6.3 percent in June 2013, according to an official data. Peak power deficit or shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is at its peak, last month, was 5,295 MW or 3.7 percent, the CEA (Central Electricity Authority) 41

15 July, 2014 3:48 AM High-Profile Newspaper Editor Convicted of Murdering Three Employees

Agartala: A newspaper editor in Tripura in India's northeast has been convicted of murdering three of his employees. Sushil Chowdhury, 76, the owner and editor of regional daily Dainik Gandoot, was found guilty on Monday of killing his driver, a proof-reader and manager last year. An Agartala court will sentence him on Thursday. He faces death penalty 26

14 July, 2014 10:06 AM Five states get new governors

According to the communique, Keshari Nath Tripathi, a former Uttar Pradesh Speaker will take over in West Bengal, a post which had fallen vacant after the resignation of M K Narayanan after he was nudged to resign. A poet and author of books, Tripathi, who will turn 80 in November this year, was a five-time MLA and has written a few books like Commentary 27

14 July, 2014 7:15 AM Malaria Claims 68 Lives in Tripura

Agartala: The outbreak of malaria in Tripura since last month has claimed 68 lives and affected over 30,000 people, Health Minister Badal Choudhury said today. "One more death was reported from Shantirbazar area in South Tripura district yesterday and the toll rose to 68 since last month," he said. The total number of malaria patients rose to 30453 in the period 23