Buddhists congregate in Agartala for religious festival

Buddhists congregate in Agartala for religious festivalAgartala, Nov 10 : Hundreds of Buddhists congregated at Agartala''s historical Buddhist monastery here on Sunday to participate in the 32nd ''Kathin Chibor Dan'' Festival, one of the main religious festivals of the Buddhist community.

Devotees said the festival is celebrated throughout the world within a month of the conclusion of the ''Prabarana Purnima'', the full moon of the Hindu month of Ashwini.

Tripura’s young protest against militancy through their paintings

Tripura, AgartalaAgartala, Nov. 3 : Young children in Tripura capital Agartala have adopted a unique way of protesting against militancy, especially the bomb blasts – through a painting exhibition.

The children, aged between 10 and 15 years, see their imaginative creations as an effective way to challenge the subversive activities of the militants and send out a message of peace and unity among the people.

While one painter said that without peace there could no development, another said people should unite against the evil and work for development.

Agartala blast a handiwork of Tripura Tiger Force

Agartala, TripuraAgartala, Oct 25 : The serial bomb blasts in Agartala few weeks ago came as a severe jolt to the people of the state, who were basking in the atmosphere of peace for some time. Who is behind the attack? This is the often-repeated question in every body’s mind. Another question that dominates is that of the blasts being a sign of urban terrorism.

Profile of a young genius from Tripura

Tripura, AgartalaAgartala, Oct 20 : The saying ''Labour never goes in vain,'' explains the achievement of Tapan Pal. He made his first miniature clay craft at the age of seven and today Tapan is a maestro.

Hailing from a poor family of western Tripura, Tapan is making micro-clay-images, which is unique. Tapan has become an inspiration for many youngsters in the state, who want to create a niche for themselves in the world.

Using clay as the main component for his work, Tapan uses seeds, glasses and paints to make his creations more attractive.

Agartala blast a handiwork of foreign terrorists

Agartala, TripuraAgartala, Oct 14 : It''s calm after the storm. The serial blasts in Agartala have not only left a mark on the ground, it has left a deep scar on the psyche of the people and dented the people''s confidence that has been built up in the last few years.

People were quite happy to retrieve peace after years of violence in the state but the recent blasts have again brought the memories of the past. They are trying to understand, who might be trying to disturb the new found peace in the state.

Bomb with mobile phone trigger found in Agartala

Agartala, TripuraAgartala, Oct 5 : One more live bomb was recovered from Radhanagar area of Agartala on today, which was later defused by the bomb squad of National Security Guard (NSG).

The Additional Superintendent of Tripura Police, Bijoy Nag, said highly explosive which was connected to a mobile phone with a nine-volt battery.

The bomb inside a plastic bag was lying in a drain, which was first noticed by the locals of that area and they informed the police.

Police immediately rushed to the spot and tried to defuse the bomb but was not successful and so called the NSG bomb squad.