"Abdul Kalam Azad, 35, had come on Saturday to Agartala from Bangladesh and tried to go to Kolkata by a private airline. Police suspect the man was going to Kolkata to sell the gold biscuits.
The CBI contended that the fraud is estimated to be around Rs 6,000 crore, much more than the Rs 280 crore reported by the PNB, which has played havoc with the country's banking system.
In India's 65-year-long electoral history, the country's dominant Left party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), has never been in direct confrontation with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Altogether 300 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed on election duty and have already dispersed for their duty zones. Adequate central paramilitary forces (CPF) and state police were deployed across the state.
The poll personnel’s have already collected their poll materials from the strong room and have moved ahead towards their stations to conduct a free and fair election on February 18.
"Health services in Tripura are in a pathetic condition. Crime against women has been increasing without any check," Gandhi said, urging the people to vote for Congress candidates in Sunday's poll.
In view of the allocation of an additional 14.75 TMC of water to Karnataka, the court said: "The State of Karnataka would now be required to release 177.25 TMC of water at the inter-state border with Tamil Nadu, i.e., at Billigundulu."
He also informed, "As part of close vigilance in and around the vulnerable spots, CCTV cameras are being installed." He assured of absolutely free and fair election.
The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and its rivals, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Trinamool Congress, have been organising road shows and poll campaigns using vehicles colourfully decorated with flowers, balloons, party flags and festoons.
"When terrorist outfits realised that their demand of 'Sovereign Tripura' would never be accomplished, then the IPFT raised the separate state demand to drive a wedge between tribals and non-tribals," said Sarkar.
The third smallest state Tripura is set to go on polls on February 18, 2018. A total of 297 candidates are in the fray this time, up from 249 in 2013.
The Election Commission has issued extensive guidelines to ensure prohibitions during the period of 48 hours beginning 5 PM today until the conclusion of assembly polls on February 18 in Tripura.
Mr. Modi alleged, “The Left front government led by Manik Sarkar has looted crores of money from the centre in the name of development.” Adding to this he alleged, “Out of every Rs 100 spent in Tripura, the Centre is giving Rs 80. Still, there is no development in Tripura.”
Of the national parties, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has this time fielded seven women candidates, followed by Congress with five, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with four while the Trinamool Congress has fielded two women.
The ruling CPI-M had fielded Ramendra Narayan Debbarma for Charilam (Scheduled Tribe) seat. However, he died at the Gobinda Ballav Panth Medical College and Hospital here on February 11 following a massive cardiac attack.
“During the last 25 years the Left front government and the communist party has deprived the people of this state and lead terror all around to vote in favour of them,”
As many as two live bombs were recovered this morning from Jaipur area just few hours ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s public gathering in two parts of the state.
He further launched an attack on the BJP and Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), saying there was a concerted effort to assume power in the poll-bound state by creating rifts in the society.
Modi said a lot needed to be done in the health sector not only in the northeast but across the country. He emphasized the need to develop human resource, infrastructure and modern technology in the sector.
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba resigned from his post on Thursday. K.P. Oli will replace him as the 41st Prime Minister of the Himalayan nation later in the day.
The shooter was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, a 19-year-old expelled student at the school. He was captured shortly after the shooting. An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was found at the site.
Maha Shivratri that literally means the 'Night of Lord Shiva' is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated with enormous zeal and enthusiasm in various parts of the state on Wednesday.
IBM recently announced a collaboration with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to spur emerging technology skills in the domestic telecom industry.
During the festival, the plays will be held in Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, and Varanasi.