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09-Aug-2018 Agartala

BJP men continuing attacks on opposition in Tripura : Manik Sarkar

Ruling BJP members and their sponsored goons have continued their violent attacks on opposition parties in Tripura for the last five months while the misgovernance of the saffron party led alliance government has adversely affected the lives and livelihoods...

29-Jan-2018 Agartala

Tripura to form 8th Left government : Manik Sarkar

CPI-M-led Left parties will win the elections and form the eighth Left Front government in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Monday after filling his nomination for the February 18 assembly polls."CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist)-led Left Front...

07-Nov-2017 Agartala

BJP-led government trying to subvert federal system : Manik Sarkar

The BJP-led government at the Centre is trying to "destabilise" the country's federal structure by switching over to a presidential form of governance, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Tuesday."The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

18-Aug-2017 Agartala

Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament."We are not...

15-Aug-2017 Agartala

No economic independence even after 70 years : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due to faulty policies pursued by powers that be since 1947."India got independence 70 years ago. Indians...

29-May-2017 New Delhi/Agartala

Tripura CM pitches for rail links for growth of northeast region

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday urged the Centre for increased railway connectivity of India's northeast, including through Bangladesh and Myanmar, for the region's development."Early completion of the proposed 15-km Agartala-Akhaura rail link...

28-Mar-2017 Agartala

NDA government trying to scuttle MGNREGA : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is trying to close the rural job scheme MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)."The present central government is gradually...

23-Mar-2017 Agartala

Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country."Resolve the disputes and issues...

13-Feb-2017 Agartala

Tripura CM asks officials to meet people, resolve problems instantly

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar asked civil service officials to meet people more often to resolve and sort out their problems, if possible on the spot."Occasionally abstaining from routine official works, you must meet more frequently with the people to...

16-Nov-2016 Agartala

Continue old notes till alternate arrangements : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the use of now-demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes till ATMs are recalibrated and new and small denomination notes made available across the country.Sarkar also said...

09-Nov-2016 Agartala

Tripura CM dubs demonetisation a 'political gimmick'

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday termed demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination currency notes as a political gimmick."Sudden scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination currency notes is just a political gimmick and an impractical...

08-Nov-2016 Agartala

The 'best' must join CPI-M : Manik Sarkar

The "best boys and girls" of society must join the Communist Party of India-Marxist to change the situation in the country, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said."To make a qualitative change in the party, the best boys and girls must come into the...

26-Oct-2016 Bhubaneswar

Odisha urges Centre to release insurance money for drought-hit farmers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Centre to release Rs 795.31 crore for disbursal among the state's drought-hit farmers.In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, the Chief Minister said the state government had taken...

17-Oct-2016 Agartala

Social tasks must be taken by Leftists: Manik Sarkar

Only talks and stirs will not broaden and grip the base of the Communists, Leftists must engage in social tasks like arranging weddings of poor girls, funeral duties and aid to ailing public, CPI-M leader and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here...

21-Sep-2016 Agartala

Tripura CM opposes PPP model for raising infra in NE

Even though Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar sees an urgent need for raising physical infrastructures in the northeast, he advocates against harnessing the public-private partnership (PPP) model to achieve that in the mountainous region.Development of...

25-Aug-2016 Agartala

Vested interests trying to spread rumours : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Thursday that some vested interests are trying to take advantage of the prevailing situation in Tripura after the recent ethnic clashes, by spreading rumours and using social networks."The authorities would take stern...

22-Aug-2016 Agartala

Tripura declares holiday as it celebrates gymnast Dipa's homecoming

The Tripura government on Monday gave a rousing reception to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian to take part in an Olympic gymnastics final, missing out on the bronze by a whisker.Hundreds of fans, officials, followers, admirers and well-wishers...

15-Aug-2016 Agartala

Dipa's brilliant show will encourage other gymnasts : Manik Sarkar

Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar's brilliant performance would encourage others and give a boost to Indian gymnastics, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Monday after unfurling the tricolour at the Assam Rifles Ground."Dipa's extraordinary performance...

09-Aug-2016 Agartala

GST will weaken states vis-a-vis Centre: Manik Sarkar

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will weaken the states vis-a-vis the central government, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said."The GST would grab the power of the states and the central government would be more powerful in the new tax regime," Sarkar...

16-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Education policy should be job oriented: Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday said that the education policy should be job oriented focusing skill development and emphasising on quality."The education policy of the country should be job oriented focusing skill development and emphasising...

16-Jul-2016 Agartala

Smart city project: Northeast wants 90:10 ratio in funding

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has requested Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu to share the investment in smart city projects for the northeastern states by adopting a 90:10 ratio -- 90 per cent by the central government and 10 per cent by the...

05-May-2016 Agartala

Tripura Chief Minister to campaign in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will address 17 election rallies in Tamil Nadu and Kerala to canvass votes for the CPI-M, party sources said here on Thursday.Sarkar, a politburo member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), left on Thursday for...

23-Mar-2016 Agartala

Indo-Bangla mutual help must go on: Manik Sarkar

Mutual help of India and Bangladesh will boost the bilateral cooperation between the two countries and facilitate their people, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Wednesday."Mutual help and the give and take policies would further boost the India-Bangladesh...

08-Feb-2016 Agartala

Most Indians favour Indira-Mujib accord: Manik Sarkar

Most Indians want further strengthening of the India-Bangladesh ties and continuance of the provisions of the Indira-Mujib agreement, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Monday, refuting the demand of VHP leader Praveen Togadia for modification...

22-Jan-2016 Hyderabad

Political pressure drove Rohith to suicide: Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said political pressure drove Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula to suicide.He visited the University of Hyderabad on Friday evening and called on the students to express solidarity with them.He supported the demands...

04-Jan-2016 Agartala

Northeast India militants have camps in Bangladesh: Manik Sarkar

Militants from northeast India, including Tripura, have their camps in Bangladesh despite the Bangladesh government being pro-active against them, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Monday.Praising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led Bangladesh government...

10-Dec-2015 Agartala

Tripura outcome to affect national politics : Manik Sarkar

The results of the Tripura civic polls which took place on Wednesday will have an impact on national politics, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Thursday."The people will give a reply to the issue of intolerance that came to the fore after the NDA (National...

24-Aug-2015 New Delhi

Tripura CM Manik Sarkar meets Arvind Kejriwal

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday met his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to discuss centre-state relations.A Delhi government official said: "Sarkar was positive about the upcoming chief minister's conclave on the federal structure to be organised...

22-Aug-2015 Agartala

Another terror outfit may ink peace accord : Manik Sarkar

one more banned terrorist group in northeastern India - the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) - may give up arms and sign a peace pact with the government, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Saturday."Officials of union home ministry,...

19-Aug-2015 Agartala

CPI-M forms human chain in Tripura

Tripura's ruling CPI-M on Wednesday formed a human chain involving around 250,000 people with a slew of demands for the central government.The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the human chain covered 323 km and covered virtually all parts of the state."Our...

15-Aug-2015 Agartala

NDA government failed to provide jobs : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday said that the BJP-led NDA government has utterly failed to provide jobs to youth and protect the farmers' interest and instead, serving the millionaires."After coming to power 15 months ago, the BJP (Bharatiya...

28-Jul-2015 Agartala

Lack of judges stalling formation of rights panel: Manik Sarkar

The Tripura government is keen to constitute a human rights commission but paucity of suitable retired judges has become a stumbling block in forming the rights body, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Tuesday."We had initiated the process to constitute...

28-Jul-2015 Agartala

Kalam connected with country's development, welfare: Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he had "intimately" connected himself with the country's development and welfare."Kalam intimately connected himself with the development and welfare...

18-Jun-2015 Agartala

PM non-committal on northeastern states' status: Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi remained "non-committal" on continuation of the special category status for eight northeastern states, demanding the arrangement be continued for their development."Prime Minister Narendra...

15-Jun-2015 Agartala

PM, Tripura CM to discuss special status for northeastern states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday hold talks with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on retaining the special category status for the eight northeastern states."The prime minister is eager to discuss the special category status issue with me first,"...

23-May-2015 Agartala

Tripura CM urges agricultural scientists to stop farmers' suicides

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar urged the scientific community in the agriculture and allied sectors to take suitable measures to stop farmers' suicides in the country."During the regime of both Congress and BJP led central governments, farmers' suicides...

31-Mar-2015 Agartala

Tripura chief minister denies involvement in chit funds

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday denied his government's involvement in the activities of chit fund groups and illegal non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).His statement came after media reports quoted Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman and published...

27-Mar-2015 Agartala

Bangladesh's instability affects India: Manik Sarkar

If there is any turmoil in Bangladesh, it also affects India's peace, stability and integrity, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said."If there is chaos and trouble in neighbouring Bangladesh, these also affect India's peace, stability and integrity,"...

28-Feb-2015 Agartala

CPI-M must attract honest people: Manik Sarkar

The CPI-M's membership in Tripura has risen but "honest, efficient" people must be included in the party, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said."Party members have increased in large numbers in Tripura. Most entered the party after 1993. But their quality...

04-Feb-2015 Agartala

Tripura CM flays BJP remark on 'immigrants'

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Wednesday attacked the BJP for describing people from the northeast living in Delhi as "immigrants" -- a folly the BJP later rectified."The northeastern states are an integral part of India. Those people from northeastern...

26-Jan-2015 Agartala

No question of dividing Tripura: Manik Sarkar

Tripura's Left Front government would not allow any attempt to divide the northeastern state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday, asserting that he would resist any such move with all his might."A section of people are trying to split the state and to...

23-Jan-2015 Agartala

'Chittagong port can boost business in northeast India, Bangladesh'

A deal must be finalised to leverage the Chittagong international port for expanding business between northeast India and Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said."Chittagong international port (in southeast Bangladesh) could play a catalyst...

31-Dec-2014 Agartala

Centre not consulting states on crucial issues: Manik Sarkar

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government is not consulting state governments on crucial policy decisions, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday."The BJP-led central government is not taking any opinion of the state governments before...

29-Dec-2014 Agartala

Will act against forceful conversions: Manik Sarkar

Tripura's Left Front government would not tolerate any forceful religious conversions and would take strict action against any such move, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Monday."The government would not tolerate any kind of forceful religious conversions in the...

09-Dec-2014 Agartala

DoNER ministry not useful: Manik Sarkar

The union ministry of development of north eastern region (DoNER) has not benefited the northeastern states, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Tuesday."Actually we did not want the DoNER ministry; we had asked the central government long ago...

02-Dec-2014 Agartala

Modi lauds Tripura's success over terrorism: Manik Sarkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to tell the other states the Left-ruled Tripura's success vis-a-vis four decades of terrorism, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said.At his meeting with the state's ministers here Monday, Modi wanted to know how Tripura...

02-Dec-2014 Agartala

Ask Bangladesh for better access, Tripura CM urges Modi

Tripura has urged the prime minister to pursue Bangladesh so that it allows access to its water and land routes that could be used to transport material to the northeartern states, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said.After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here...

25-Nov-2014 Agartala

Tripura seeks access to Bangladesh ports

The Tripura government will ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to persuade Bangladesh to provide access to its water and land routes to transport men and goods for India's northeastern states, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said."Access to the Chittagong...

06-Nov-2014 Agartala

CPI-M to protest against MGNREGA fund cuts

The CPI-M will organise demonstrations across the country, including at parliament house in New Delhi Nov 26, to protest against the curtailment of MGNREGA rural job scheme by the central government, a party leader said here Thursday.Tripura Chief Minister...

05-Nov-2014 Agartala

Tripura's royal rulers wanted to merge with Pakistan: Manik Sarkar

A section of the then ruling Tripura royal family had tried to merge the erstwhile princely state with East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday."A section of the former royal family had tried to merge Tripura with...

04-Nov-2014 Agartala

Tripura CM asks PM to restore MGNREGA funds for state

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore the funds cut from MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) rural employment scheme in the state."The union rural development ministry has increased...

01-Sep-2014 Agartala

Lack of fund mars Tripura's rights panel plan

The Left Front government in Tripura, despite its will, was not able to form human rights commission due to lack of fund and non-availability of a suitable judge, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Monday."The Tripura government has no required funds...

28-Aug-2014 Agartala

PM Jan Dhan Yojana launched in Tripura

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in Tripura to cover all households of the northeastern state with banking facilities.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the scheme on Independence Day. He...

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