Over 3,000 seats were rendered vacant as a large number of members of gram panchayats, panchayat samitis and zilla parishads resigned after the BJP-Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) combine came to power in the state in March.
The state election commission has fixed by-elections to panchayat seats on coming September 30. Polls would be held in 3207 seats in gram panchayats, 161 seats in panchayat samities and 18 seats in zila parishads.
A notification, issued here last night, said all government offices and educational institutes and banks run by the state government would remain closed today.
Sarma suggested that other states could also try to replicate the Assam model of NRC after the process was complete. "Let Assam produce a correct and perfect NRC. Then people should try to replicate it."
Deb said he would request all the 44 MLAs of the BJP-Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) coalition to work hard so that in every assembly constituency BJP candidates would get lead of over 10,000 votes and win by an unprecedented margin in the Lok Sabha election.
The polity of Assam has been long fraught with the question of nativity, and the NRC signals a progression in the State's efforts at identifying foreigners who may have illegally entered the State.
The Department of Tribal Welfare will bear all expenses of course fee for selected beneficiaries, who would study in two colleges of West Bengal.
Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said the move to introduce new pension for newcomers is aimed to reduce state's burden on pension head. We can't blame the Centre for not generating revenue by ourselves.
A compensation of Rs 5 lakh has been announced for the kin of those who lost their lives in the floods
Floods triggered by heavy rains in Tripura and Manipur have rendered thousands homeless, even as north India reeled under blistering heat with the air quality in Delhi deteriorating beyond the "severe" level because of dust-laden hot winds
Shah might also hold a meeting with the party workers on this occasion to chalk out a strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
"We see women as goddess Laxmi, Saraswati. Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women. She became the Miss World and that's all right. But I do not understand the beauty of Diana Hayden," Deb, who became the chief minister last month, said.
This was among the many firsts which assemblies in north east states witnessed as BJP thronged to power in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura
PM Modi’s decision to spend considerable time of his speech on initiatives in the East in the past 46 months indicated the region's centrality in the BJP's emerging political strategy.
BJP Tripura in-charge Sunil Deodhar alleged that the CPI(M) is a party of murderers and they might have hidden skeletons in the septic tanks.
In his address after the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Tripura, Modi said the northeastern region has many opportunities and potentials which have to be explored for its development.
Governor Tathagata Roy also administered the oath of office to BJP leader Jishnu Deb Burman as the deputy chief minister along with seven other ministers, including IPFT chief N C Debbarma.
The swearing-in will also mark the BJP taking over the reins of the state for the first time.
In a resounding victory, Bhartiya Janata Party brought to end the 25-year-long CPI (M) rule in Tripura and announced Biplab Deb Kumar to be the next chief minister of the state.
Deb, whose name was proposed by party MLA Sudip Roy Burman in the meeting, will be the new chief minister of Tripura, Gadkari said. BJP's poll ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, has demanded that the chief minister be from the tribal community.
Days after the Left Front was voted out of power in the state, Tripura CPI(M) district secretary Tapas Datta said the five-feet-tall fibre glass statue, which was unveiled by the party's politburo member Prakash Karat a few months back, was pulled down allegedly by BJP workers yesterday at College Square in Belonia, about 110 kilometre from here.
Modi was addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, where he was greeted with the slogan, 'Jeet hamari jari hai, ab Karnataka ki bari hai' (Our winning run continues, now is the turn of Karnataka).
A few state BJP leaders were also invited to the meeting on Sunday morning. One of the leaders who was invited said the mood was upbeat. The RSS always takes greater pride in decimating the Communists, its ideological opponent, than helping the BJP defeat the Congress or some other regional party, the leader said.
Deb, who will have another state BJP leader Jishnu Kumar Debbarma, a tribal, as his deputy, will assume office amid accusations by the CPI-M that the BJP and ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) were unleashing violence in the state after the combine swept to power last Saturday winning 43 seats in the 60-member Assembly.
Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has blamed the ''unimaginable money power'' and ''continuous onslaught of media'' as the reason behind the party's debacle in the just-concluded Assembly polls in the state.