Tripura State Conference Concludes with Call to Build Model Party

THE 21st conference of CPI(M) Tripura state committee concluded successfully with a clarion call to the workers to build a model and stronger Party unit in the state. The conference commenced on February 25 with a massive rally in Agartala and ended on February 28. The conference also called for all-out preparations for the ensuing elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) to ensure the Party’s victory in all the 28 seats with bigger margins, foiling all sorts of machinations plotted by internal and external vested interests.

Dasaratha Deb Birth Centenary Celebrations Begin in Tripura

THE year-long birth anniversary celebrations of Comrade Dasaratha Deb, a legendary Communist and icon of the movement for democratic transformation of Tripura, began on February 2. In the commencement of the celebrations, all the party offices in the state were embellished with red flags and portraits of Deb were garlanded. Hall meetings were held by various sub-divisional committees of the Party in memory of Deb, who was one of the pillars of amity and friendship between tribal and non-tribal communities.

‘Twipra Land’ for whose interest?

THE Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an open political organisation of the outlawed NLFT outfit, which let loose blood bath annihilating several hundred people, both Bengalis and tribals, for more than a decade in Tripura, has again started playing with fire raising demand for a separate state in the name “Twipra Land” with the territorial area of existing TTAADC (Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council). On 23 August last, they organised an aggressive and violent procession in Agartala town and spewed most provocative anti-Bengali hatred.

Tripura Introduces Cash Subsidy on Pulses & Mustard Oil through PDSTripura Introduces Cash Subsidy on Pulses & Mustard Oil through PDS

SETTING another example of its alternative pro people policy outlook and what can be done even with meagre resources, the Left Front government in Tripura became the first state in the country to introduce cash subsidy on mustard oil and pulses for all the families of the state through the public distribution system. In a function at Rabindra Shatavarshiki Bhavan on December 2, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar formally launched the scheme.

CPI(M) Organises Protest against MGNREGA Dilution

As part of the countrywide protest day to save MGNREGA, CPI(M) in Tripura organised protest meetings and dharnas in front of the offices of central government throughout the state on November 26. Two hour long dharna and protest meetings at more than 50 places across the state witnessed militant participation of thousands of people. At all the venues of the protest meetings from 12 pm to 2 pm the mood was clear -- the people of Tripura shall not take this attack on the livelihood of the rural people lying down.

Changes in MGNREGA Will Affect the Poor: Manik Sarkar

TRIPURA Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has written a letter to the prime minister, on November 3, apprising him of the problems faced by the state and its people with regards to MGNREGA allocations. Sarkar said despite being the best performing state in carrying out MGNREGA projects, the central government has reduced allocation for Tripura, and requested the prime minister to look into the problems of the state sympathetically and advise the concerned ministry to release funds immediately.

Tripura Marches for World Peace

AS part of worldwide protest against imperialist war and for sustained world peace, the people of Tripura in their thousands joined in protest marches in various parts of the state, including the capital city of Agartala, on September 1, the day commemorating the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. In every sub-divisional headquarters, all sections of people joined in colourful march depicting the destruction and devastations of the war and with the appeal to make the world more conducive for living of every human being.


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