India, Bangladesh bilateral trade ties on revival path

India, Bangladesh bilateral trade ties on revival pathAgartala, Jan. 29 : With a civilian government in Bangladesh in place, a ray of hope has emerged about a revival of bilateral business relations between India and Bangladesh.

On Tuesday, a 25-member business delegation from Bangladesh, led by Indo-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (IBCCI) President Abdul Mutlab Rahaman, arrived here through the Akhwara checkpost with the objective of strengthening trade relations between the two countries.

Agartala pays tribute to Mumbai martyrs on Bose''s 113 birth anniversary

Netaji Subhash Chandra BoseAgartala, Jan. 23 : The 113 th birth anniversary of revolutionary leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was celebrated in Agartala today with residents paying tribute to the martyrs of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

The main programme was organized by the students of Netaji Subhash Vidya Niketan School.

Debadutta Mazumder, a participant, said: "We are saluting the martyrs of Mumbai attack who have sacrificed their life to save us. Today on the birth day celebration of a great hero we are also paying tribute to other heroes."

Winter flower show in Tripura

Tripura, AgartalaAgartala, Jan 20 : Flower lovers thronged the Tripura Legislative Assembly Garden in Agartala to witness the annual colourful Winter Flower Show.

The four-day long event has been organised by the Flower Lovers Association, Agartala. It started on Sunday.

Flowers those blooms in cold weather were displayed at the show.

28 NLFT militants surrender in Tripura

Agartala, Jan. 12 : Twenty-eight hardcore militants of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) officially laid down arms during a surrender ceremony at the 21 Assam Rifles range head quarters in Agartala with arms and ammunition.

The militants informed that they had fled from their camps in the forest of neighbouring Bangladesh mainly for two reasons - food crisis in Bangladesh camps and non-payment by the leaders of the militant outfits to the down rang cadres.

They also feared that with the forming of the new democratic government in Bangladesh there are every possibility of raids and anti-insurgency operation against Indian militants harboring in Bangladesh.

Oddissi dance makes inroads in Tripura

Agartala, Dec. 31: Oddissi, one of the eight Indian classical dance forms, which originated in Orissa State, is now being initiated in Tripura.

A Kathak dancer of Padmabibhusan Kelucharan Mahapatra Gharana of Bubanaswas, has taken upon herself to popularise the Oddissi dance form through fusion in remote Tripura, a place where this dance form was practically unknown till recently.

Sarbani Nandi, an accomplished Kathak dancer from the Lucknow Gharana, holding a national scholarship, is popularizing the Oddissi dance form. She has given solo performances across the country and later acquired a degree in it. She gives fusion performances.

NREGA brings a new dawn for tribals in rural Tripura

NREGA LogoAgartala, Dec. 23 : The implementation of various schemes under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has given a reason to smile to the people in Tripura, especially the poor in the State's rural areas.

The poor are happy to notice that under the NREGA, they are getting employment in the various developments schemes.

For instance, the road connectivity in Panisagar Block of north Tripura is likely to transform the lives of a lot of people, mostly of the tribal farmers.