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Tripura in Millenium: Major Events


1464: Great  Manikya King Ratna  Manikya introduces coin.

1501: Dhanya  Manikya constructs Tripurasundari temple at Udaipur (Rangamati).

1513: Bengal Nawab Hussein Shah invades and occupies Tripura. Dhanya Manikya occupies Chitta gong.

1528: Deba Manikya invades and occupies Sonargaon. Later Nawab reoccupies  it.

1530: Deba Manikya regains Sonargaon.

1532: Bijoy Manikya II crowned as King.

1565: Ananta Manikya takes over from Bijoy Manikya.

1566-71: King Uday Manikya changes the name of Tripura's capital from  Rangamati to Udaipur.

1577: Amar Manikya succeeds Ananta Manikya.

1581: Amar Manikya conquers  Sylhet in Eastern Bengal (present Bangladesh).

1586: Amar Manikya committs suicide.

1626: Kalyan Manikya takes over the reins of Manikya dynasty.

1660: Gobinda Manikya crowned new King of Tripura.

1661: Nakshatra Rai as Kshatra Manikya becomes new ruler of Tripura.

1675: Gobinda Manikya's grandson Ratna Manikya II becomes new King despite being in his teens.

1676: Gobinda Manikya's son Ram Deb Manikya becomes new king.

1681: Mughals invade Tripura. Jashodhar Manikya defeated, captured and taken by force to Delhi’s Mughal court.

1693: Narendra Manikya conspires and dethrones Ratna Manikya II.

1712: Ratna Manikya murdered by Mahendra Manikya.

1748: Shamser Ghazi invades and conquers Udaipur. King Krishna Moni or Krishna Manikya escapes.

1760: Krishna Manikya becomes king of Tripura again.

1761: Tripura capital shifted from Udaypur to Puratan Agartala by Krishna Manikya.

1772: Chakla Roshanabad comes under the governance of East India Company.

1783: Maharani Jahnnavi Debi becomes Regent on behalf of minor Prince Rajdhar  after the death of king Krishna Manikya.

1785: Rajdhar Manikya crowned new king of Tripura.

1793: Under Permanent settlement system, Rajdhar Manikya gets back Chakla Roshanabad.

1809: Prince Durgamani Manikya becomes new King of Tripura.

1827: Kashi Chandra Manikya succeeds Durgamani Manikya.

1830: Krishna Kishore Manikya succeeds Kashi Chandra.

1838: Capital shifted from Puratan Agartala to present Agartala by Krishna Kishore Manikya.

1849: Ishan Chandra Manikya becomes  new King. Tripuri tribes rise in revolt.

1860-61: Kuki revolt led by Rata Puiya against feudalism.

1863: Reang and Jamatia tribal communities revolt against atrocities of Hazari and Waki Rai.

1870: Bir Chandra Manikya crowned new King of Tripura.

1871: AWB Pawar nominated Tripura's first political agent by British government.

1890: Umakanta Academy set up to become the first High School of the kingdom.

1894: Maharani Tulasibati Girls School established.

1896: Radha Kishore Manikya sets up Bir Chandra State Library after ascending  the throne in the same year.

1897:  A devastating earthquake strikes Agartala on June 12. The royal palace is also destroyed by the earthquake.

1900: Rabindra Nath Tagore arrives in Agartala at the invitation of Radha Kishore Manikya for the first time.

1905: First Bengali newspaper ‘Arun’ published from Tripura.

1909: King Radha Kishore dies in a car accident at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh and  is succeeded by son Birendra Kishore Manikya as the new king.

1915: Birendra Kishore Manikya introduces Tripura Civil Service.

1919: Rabindra Nath Tagore arrives in Agartala for the second time.

1923: King Birendra Kishore passes away at the age of forty only and a Council  is formed to rule the state on behalf of minor Prince Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya .

1928: Birendra Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya becomes new king of Tripura in January through formal coronation. State Bank of India starts operation in Tripura.

1932:  Agartala - Udaipur Route launched

1939: Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya visits Shanti Niketan at the request of Rabindra Nath Tagore.

1939: Reang revolt led by Ratanmani Roaza against Royal and feudal system starts.

1941: 'Bharat Bhaskar' conferred upon Rabindra Nath Tagore by Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya.

May 17, 1947:  Death of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya at the age of 47.Council of Regency led by Kanchanprabha Devi formed.

September 1947: MBB College starts functioning.

August 13, 1947:  Kanchan-prabha Devi agrees to sign Instrument of  accession to join the union of India.

1948: Golaghati farmers revolt against forced procurement of foodgrains by money-lenders.

January 12, 1948:  Council of Regency dissolved. Kanchan-prabha Devi  appointed sole Regent.

September 9, 1949: Her Highness Maharani Kanchan-prabha Devi, Maharani Regent of Tripura, and C. Rajagopalachari, the Governor General of India, sign Tripura Merger Agreement.

October 15, 1949: Tripura included in the territory of India. Government of India takes over the administration of the State. R K Ray, ICS, appointed as Chief Commissioner.

January 26, 1950: Tripura included in the Constitution of Republic of India as 'C' category state with Chief Commissioner as official Head of the state.

November 5, 1951: First election of Agartala Municipal Council held. Sixteen Commissioners elected.

January, 1952: First General elections held in Tripura. Thirty members Electoral College formed to elect one Rajya Sabha member.

April 03, 1952: CPI supported Rajya Sabha candiadte Arman Ali Munsi becomes Member of the Parliament (MP) from Tripura as its first MP in the Rajya Sabha.

1952: Biren Dutta and Dasharath Deb elected Member of the Parliament (MP) in the Lok Sabha from CPI.

1953: Advisory Council appointed to guide and advise Chief Commissioner by the President of India.

April 03, 1954: Congress candidate- Tampak Singh becomes MP as member of Rajya Sabha from Manipur.

April 03, 1956: Congress candidate Abdul Latif of Tripura becomes MP in Rajya Sabha.

November 1, 1956: Tripura declared Union territory of India.

March, 1957: Second General elections held and 30 members Tripura Territorial Council formed.

1957: Bangshi Debbarman from Congress and Dasharath Deb from CPI elected as MP in Lok Sabha.

August 15, 1959: Tripura Territorial Council starts functioning with 30 elected members and two nominated members with Sachindra Lal Sinha as it's Chairman.
February, 1962: Third General elections held to elect 30 members of Tripura Territorial Council.

April 03, 1962: Congress supported candidate for Rajya Sabha - Tarit Mohan Dasgupta becomes Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.

1962: Biren dutta and Dasharath Deb elected Members of the Parliament from CPI once again.

24 June, 1963: Last session of the Tripura Territorial Council.

July 1, 1963: Territorial Council turns into Tripura Legislative Assembly. Five member cabinet led by Chief Minister Sachndra Lal Sinha formed.

22 April, 1964: Railhead reaches Dharmanagar in North Tripura.

1967: Fourth general elections held to elect 30 members of Tripura Legislative assembly. Six member ministries formed with Sachindra Lal Singha as chief minister.

March 01, 1967: Second state legislative assembly of Tripura formed headed by Chief Minister Sachindra Lal Singh.

April 27, 1967: Triguna Sen becomes MP as member of Rajya Sabha.

1967: JK Choudhury and Former King of Tripura - Kirit Bikram Debbarma elected Members of the Parliament in Lok Sabha.

June 1967: Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti (TUJS), a tribal youth association, founded by tribal groups to protect and fight for their rights.

April 03, 1968: Congress candidate Triguna Sen becomes member of Rajya Sabha once again.

1970: Post of Chief Commissioner converted to Lieutenant Governor. AL Dias, IAS, first LG of Tripura. Government museum inaugurated.

September 1, 1970: Tripura declared state from a single district.

1971: President's rule imposed in Tripura. Biren Dutta and Dasharath Deb re-elected as Members of the Parliament in Lok Sabha, but from CPI (M).

January 21, 1972: Tripura attains statehood under the North East areas (Reorgainsation) Act, 1972. B K Nehru appointed first designated Governor of Tripura after it attained statehood.

March 01, 1972: VP Singhal assumes charge as first Chief Secretary of Tripura.

March 20, 1972: Third state legislative assembly of Tripura formed, headed by Chief Minister Sukhomoy Sengupta.

September 17, 1972: Bengali-speaking immigrant settlers form Amra Bangali (We are Bengalis) to safeguard their interests.

September 22, 1973: LP Singh assumes charge as Governor of Tripura.

April 03, 1974: Birchandra Debbarma from CPI (M) becomes MP as Rajya Sabha member.

May 24, 1974: AIR starts Bengali evening news service from Agartala centre.

July 1, 1974: Kokborok news service starts from Agartala station of AIR. Sudhir Debbarma becomes the first news reader.

May 15, 1975: BS Raghavan assumes charge as second Chief Secretary of Tripura.

January 1, 1976: Tripura Board of Secondary Education formed.

February 04, 1977: TS Murty assumes charge as third Chief Secretary of Tripura.

April 1, 1977: Coalition ministry of CFD-CPM headed by Prafulla Das formed.

July 26, 1977: Another coalition ministry of Janata-CPM formed with Radhika Ranjan Gupta as chief minister.

1977: Biren Dutta from CPI (M) and Kirit Bikram Manikya Bahadur from Congress elected as members of the Parliament in Lok Sabha. The legendary Dasharath Deb gets defeated by the last monarch of Tripura in a democratic battle.

November 5, 1977: President's rule imposed.

December 31, 1977: Fourth assembly elections held.

January 5, 1978: Fourth state legislative assembly of Tripura formed. Left Front wins 56 seats.First non-Congress government of Tripura headed by Nripen Chakraborty as Chief Minister formed. TUJS wins 4 seats.

June 25, 1978: Agartala Municipal Council elections held. Victorious Left Front forms Council.

December, 1978: Tripura National Volunteers (TNV) founded under the leadership of Bijoy Hrangkhal to fight for a sovereign Tripura.

1979: Assembly passes bill for creation of TTAADC under fifth Schedule.

April 03, 1980: Ila Bhattacharya becomes member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from CPI (M).

May 06, 1980: SR Sankaran assumes charge as fourth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

1980: Ajay Biswas and Bajuban Riyan, both from CPI(M), elected as members of the Parliament in Lok Sabha.

June 6-7, 1980: More than 500 killed in armed clashes between tribals and Bengali-speaking settlers in Mandai, Amarpur and other places.

August 14, 1981: Syed Muzaffar Hussain Burney, (IAS), assumes charge as Governor of Tripura.

January 3, 1982: Elections held for 28 members Tribal Autono-mous District Council.

January 28, 1982: Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council formed.

January 5, 1983: Fifth assembly elections held. Left Front wins 39 seats. Nripen Chakraborty elected Chief Minister for the second time.

1984: Ajay Biswas and Bajuban Riyan re-elected from CPI (M) as Members of the Parliament (MP) in the Lok Sabha.

April 30, 1984: RN Chakraborty assumes charge as fifth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

May 14, 1984: IP Gupta assumes charge as sixth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

June 14, 1984: General KV Krishna Rao, PUSM (Retd.) assumes charge as Governof of Tripura.

June 7, 1984: Panchayat elections held. Left Front wins majority of Panchayats.

July 3, 1984: Agartala Municipal Council elections held. Left Front captures the Council.

August 23, 1984: Tripura Sixth Schedule Bill passed by Rajya Sabha.

December 24, 1984: Rajya Sabha elections held. Left Front candidates win both the seats.

January 27, 1985: Former Chief Minister of Tripura during CFD regime - Prafulla Kumar Das passes away.

February 8, 1985: ATPLO leader Binanda Jamatia murdered.

April 1, 1985: Sixth Schedule implemented.

June 30, 1985: Elections for TTAADC held under Sixth schedule.

July 19, 1985: First session of the TTAADC under 6th schedule comes off.

December 24, 1985: Dr. AC Ray assumes charge as seventh Chief Secertary of Tripura.

March 26, 1986: Railway line extended to Penchartal.

April 03, 1986: Narayan Kar from CPI (M) becomes MP in Rajya Sabha.

May 3, 1986: Natural gas based thermal power station inaugurated at Baramura.

November 10, 1986: RN Chakrabory assumes charge as eigth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

December 15, 1986: NP Nawami assumes charge as ninth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

January 9, 1987: First feature film Longtarai based on the life styles of Reang tribes released.

January 22, 1987: TNV banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, following involvement in a series of killings, extortion and other terrorist activities.

November 2, 1987: Foundation stone for Tripura University laid.

February 2, 1988: Sixth Tripura assembly elections held, Congress-TUJS coalition forms government headed by Chief Minister Sudhir Ranjan Majumder.

5 February, 1988: Congress-TUJS coalition ministry formed under Sudhir Ranjan Majumder as chief minister. Sixteen ministers included in the   cabinet.

February 10, 1988: Agartala Municipal Council dissolved.

February 11, 1988: Ordinance issued to dissolve the Panchayats.

February 18, 1988: National Security Act (NSA) comes into play.

April 24, 1988: Fatikroy by election held. CPI (M) candidate withdraws nomination.

May 02, 1988: IP Gupta assumes charge as tenth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

August 12, 1988: Rajiv Hrangkhawl accord signed.

September 10, 1988: TNV cadres surrender en masse with weapons.

October 12, 1988: Fifteen killed in political violence at Bir Chandra Manu in south Tripura.

1989: Santosh Mohan Deb and Kirit Bikram Manikya Bahadur from Congress elected as members of the Parliament in Lok Sabha.

April 14 1989: National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) established under the leadership of Dhanjoy Reang. Demands creation of a sovereign Tripura.

July 12, 1989: Sultan Singh appointed new Governor of Tripura.

September 20, 1989: Airbus lands at Agartala airport for the first time. Sports Directorate formed.

November 22, 1989: Ninth Rajya Sabha elections held in Tripura.

July 1990:  All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) founded by a group of former TNV rebels led by Lalit Debbarma to establish a sovereign Tripura through armed struggle.

January 4, 1990: Railway line extended to Kumarghat.

January 18, 1990: Governor Sultan Singh resigns as Governor.

February 12, 1990: KV Raghunath Reddy assumes office of new Governor of Tripura.

March 8, 1990: Devastating fire at the Trishna drill site. Fire controlled after eight days.

July 8, 1990: Elections held for 28 members TTAADC. Left Front allege mass rigging and violence.

July 11, 1990: Congress-TUJS members take oath in TTAADC.

November 28, 1990: Shyamal Ghosh assumes charge as eleventh Chief Secretary of Tripura.

December 10, 1990: President R Venkatraman arrives at Agartala on a two day visit.

1991: Santosh Mohan Deb and 'Maharani' Bibhu Kumari Devi elected from Congress as members of the Parliament in the Lok Sabha.

February 4, 1991: Hijack bid foiled on the Agartala-Kolkata air route.

March 06, 1991: SS Sharma assumes charge as twelfth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

March 25, 1991: Eminent writer Bhismadeb Bhattacharya passes away.

June 8, 1991: Left Front boycotts Rajya Sabha elections.

June 12, 1991: Tenth Rajya Sabha elections held in Tripura.

July 6, 1991: Students agitation over syllabus. One dead and several others injured in police firing.

July 30, 1991: Jawhar Saha expelled from ministry.

October 10, 1991: Thirty minutes Bangla programme launched by Doordarshan Kendra, Agartala.

October 23, 1991: Eighty eight armed youths nabbed at Chawmanu by the BSF Jawans. Fifty five countries made guns, six pistols recovered.

November 13, 1991: BJP candidate for by-election to Krishna Nagar assembly constituency in Agartala, Shyam Hari Sharma murdered in full view of people at night at Lal Bahadur Choumuhani.

November 16, 1991:  By-poll to Krishna Nagar constituency postponed due to Shyam Hari Sharma's death.

November 19, 1991: Kanchanpur declared 12th Sub division of the state.

December 20, 1991: Bill placed in Parliament to increase the number of seats reserved for tribals from 17 to 20 in Tripura legislative assembly.

December 21, 1991: First full length feature film of Tripura,  'Rupantar' released in Rupasi cinema hall.

February 17, 1992: Sudhir Ranjan Majumder resigns as chief minister as TUJS withdraw support.

February 19, 1992: Samir Ranjan Barman takes over as new Chief Minister.

April 03, 1992: Sudhir Ranjan Majumder from Congress becomes Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.

April 5, 1992: Five ATTF terrorists surrender before the Chief   Minster in the capital Agartala.

May 8, 1992:  Three Bengali Fishermen killed by suspected ATTF extremists while travelling in a truck near river Khowai, Kakracharra about 15 km south of Teliamura.

May 17, 1992: Agartala Bench of Guwahati High Court inaugurated.

May 22, 1992: A gang of about 12/13 ATTF extremists attack Nepaltilla outpost under Fatikray police station of North Tripura District. The extremists take away three 303 rifles, Mark-4 and 13 rounds causing cut injuries to three constables of Tripura Police.

May 31, 1992: Jana Ganatantrik Manch formed by the breakaway workers of CPI (M).

July 9, 1992: 15 ATTF terrorists surrender before Chief Minister Sudhir Ranjan Barman in Agartala along with a revolver, 13 country-made guns and several rounds of live cartridges.

October 9, 1992: ATTF terrorists kill four police personnel, injure five others and also loot 16 rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition in an attack on the Ganganagar police outpost in South Tripura district.

October 10, 1992: At least 16 NLFT terrorists are killed and their camp destroyed during a police operation at Chakakucherra in the South Tripura district.

October 16, 1992: M Damodaran assumes charge as thirteenth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

October 28, 1992: Kailashahar and Belonia stations of All India Radio inaugurated.

November 3, 1992: Hawkers corner gutted in a devastating fire.

November 10, 1992: Police agitation rocks the state.

November 23, 1992: The studio at the Doordarshan Kendra, Agartala starts operation.

December 10, 1992: Agriculture Minister Nagendra Jamatia's escort party attacked near Kakracharra. One Nayak of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) dies one the spot and 4 employees of Agriculture department sustain injuries.

December 18, 1992: Communist stalwart Biren Datta passes away.

January 12, 1993: Governor issues notification for February 15 polls to constitute the seventh state assembly.

February 12, 1993: Election postponed till April 3 for poor law and order situation.

February 27, 1993: Congress-TUJS alliance government resigns.

March 11, 1993: President's rule imposed in Tripura.

April 10, 1993: 7th legislative assembly formed in Tripura. Third Left Front government sworn with Dasharath Deb as the Chief Minister.

July 8, 1993:  BSF water tanker attacked at Nalkata.

July 21, 1993: Four killed in a devastating flood after 48 hours of incessant rainfall.

August 15, 1993: Ramesh Bhandari (IFS) sworn in as new Governor of Tripura.

September 6, 1993: 739 ATTF militants surrender before Dashrath Deb at Shikaribari near Ambassa.

September 20, 1993: NLFT extremists attack one District Armed Reserve (DAR) Police Post at Dhumacherra under Manu police station of Dhalai District. As a result seven D.A.R.Police personal die on the spot.

October 2, 1993: BSF water carrying truck attacked by militants at Karamcherra near Nalkata once again within six months. As a result, two Jawans of BSF die on the spot and 4 Jawans sustain injuries.

January 8, 1994: Fifth North East Conference on Literature begins at Rabindra Bhawan.

January 20, 1994: Five tribal youths severely beaten up at Singarbil area, Kailashar. All five die on the spot.

February 1, 1994: Maharajgunj bazaar gutted in yet another devastating fire.Altogether 429 shops destroyed. Losses estimated at Rs 3 crores.

February 5, 1994: Altogether 77 Chakma families return home in Chittagong after eight years of refuge in Tripura.

February 25, 1994: 12th Agartala Book Fair inaugurated.

March 12, 1994: Eminent Manipuri writer Chandra Kumar Singh dies.

March 16, 1994: CRPF special operations team ambushed at Krishna Kanta para on Lalcherra-Chhailengta road. One Constable of 32 Bn.CRPF receives bullet injury on his left shoulder and later dies in hospital.

March 22, 1994: Kanailal Chakraborty, Vice chancellor, Tripura University resigns.

April 9, 1994: Maharani Tulsibati School celebrates golden jubilee.

April 18, 1994: Romesh Bhandari, Governor of Tripura, visits Bangladesh to better Indo-Bangladesh relationship.

May 19, 1994: Kartik Kanya Debbarma, the first woman tribal minister of Tripura, resigns.

May 30, 1994: First elections held under three tier Panchayati Raj system.

September 4, 1994: One civil passenger Jeep ambushed on Ambassa-Gandacherra road. As a result four passengers die on the spot.

September 7, 1994: A group of ATTF extremists raid Poorba Colony village under Sidhai Police Station. Extremists fire indiscrim-inately. Four villagers die on spot.

September 16, 1994: Four persons including an ONGC Officer killed at Gavardi under Takarjala Police Station.

October 12, 1994: Morning news bulletin starts from Agartala station of All India Radio.

October 17, 1994: Left Front ministry expanded.

December 16, 1994: Three unknown extremists with two country made guns loot Rupees One lakh fifteen thousand from UBI, Vangmun branch.

December 26, 1994: Nripen Chakraborty, former Chief Minister, suspended from state committee.

January 7, 1995: A group of unknown extremists tried to loot a civilian jeep on the National highway between Ambassa-Agartala.

January 19, 1995: Baidyanath Majumder inaugurates the Opthalmology, Dental and Isolation ward at B R Ambedkar Hospital, Hapania.

January 20, 1995: 159 militants of the TTVF surrender at Maithlungbari near Killa in South district.

February 16, 1995: Chief Minister Dasharath Deb inaugurates Maharaja Bir Bikram Stadium at Agartala.

February 18, 1995: 43 Sengkrak militants surrender at Daluma near Amarpur.

February 25, 1995: Ninth North East sports festival begins at the MBB Stadium.

March 3, 1995: 170 TTVF militants surrender at Gandacherra.

April 13, 1995: Nripen Chakraborty expelled from CPI (M) party.

April 17, 1995: Lottery system introduced in city schools for admission in primary section.

May 17, 1995: A new tribal political outfit TTNC under the leadership of Harinath Debbarma emerges.

May 18, 1995: Former Chief Minister Sukhomoy Sengupta dies.
May 30, 1995: New Executive Members assume office in ADC under the leadership of Amiya Debbarma.

May 31, 1995: 16 jail inmates escape from Udaipur jail with arms and ammunitions.

June 7, 1995: One CRPF and Police escort party were ambushed at Anandbazar under Kanchanpur Police Station by unknown militants.

June 16, 1995: Prof. Siddheswar Prasad appointed eighth Governor of Tripura.

July 3, 1995: Kamini Debbarma resigns from CPM state committee.

July 10, 1995: Four CRPF Jawans killed in a surprise ambush at Jalefa.

July 12, 1995: Seven policemen killed in an attack on the Manu-Chawmanu road. Arms looted.

July 16, 1995: Two engineers engaged in Dhalabil power sub-division construction works kidnapped by unknown militants.

July 17, 1995: Two ONGC engineers forcibly taken away by militants while approaching towards Agartala dome.

July 28, 1995: Three policemen killed while returning with the ballot boxes after the ADC elections from Joyrampara under Jirania police station. The militants also snatch away their arms.

July 30, 1995: Left Front recaptures power in ADC. Ranjit Debbarma elected leader of Left Front in ADC.

August 1, 1995: Seven villagers ruthlessly massacred at Maracherra village in North district.

August 9, 1995: Ranjit Debbarma sworn in as new Chief Executive Member of ADC.

August 10, 1995: V Tulasidas sworn in as fourteenth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

August 27, 1995: Centenary celebrations of Bijoy Kumar School held.

September 2, 1995: One villager injured in a clash between the rebels and the Chakma villagers at Lalcherra under Manu police station.

September 10, 1995: Shilpa-charya, Dhirendra Krishna Debbarman passes away.

September 23, 1995: Bimal Sinha included as minister. Earlier, he was the speaker.

October 2, 1995: Two CRPF Jawans killed in a sudden attack by suspected TTYF extremists attack. In this encounter two more Jawans of 94 Bn. CRPF also fall to rebel bullets.

October 16, 1995: Mahendra Debbarma, leading Kokborok poet and lyricist dies. Niranjan Debbarma becomes minister.

November 6, 1995: Some NLFT extremists ambush an Assam Rifles convoy near Tuichakma under PS Ompi in South Tripura District.

November 29, 1995: Rs 31 lakh looted from United Bank of India, Kamalpur branch by a combined team of NSCN and NLFT militants .Two killed, eight injured in the daring daylight attack.

December 23, 1995: Nagar panchayat elections held.

December 24, 1995: Congress emerges as the largest party in the election to Agartala Municipal Council.

December 25, 1995: A group of 10/12 suspected TRA extremists with AK 47 rifles and SLRs attack Kalsi DAR Camp Under PS Baikhora of South Tripura Dist.

December 26, 1995: Metro channel introduced at Doordar-shan Kendra Agartala.

January 5, 1996: Municipality members take oath of office.

January 19, 1996: CPI (M), MLA Pranab Debbarma kidnapped along with his bodyguard from Simna under Sidhai police station.

January 21, 1996: ATTF militants in a surprise ambush kill six CRPF Jawans while they were escorting a pulse polio immunization team at Hejamara in Sadar north. One civilian driver also killed.

February 5, 1996:  Militants set fire to some houses at 32 Cards village under Ambassa police station. As a result, 8 houses/huts destroyed by fire and 9 persons sustain burn injuries.

February 14, 1996:  Altogether 102 militants surrender before Mandai Block Office.

February 27, 1996: Chief Minister Dasharath Deb dedicates the Samhati Setu to the state at Sonamura.

April 4, 1996: Six CRPF Jawans killed in an attack at Gabardi under Takarjala police station.

April 12, 1996: Altogether 45 Sengkrak militants surrender before SDO, Gandacherra.

May 7, 1996: Rajya Sabha elections held.

June 6, 1996: Yogabrata Chak-raborty, owner of Mekhli-bandh tea estate in Sadar (north) kidnapped. Despite Payment of a ransom of Rs 29 lakhs he is kept in captivity where he dies without treatment. The militants also fail to hand over his dead body to his family.

June 19, 1996: Altogether 47 ATTF militants lay down arms at Kamalpur.

July 2, 1996: NLFT militants raid Tripura Gramin Bank, Monaipathar branch under Shantirbazar police station. Rs 8.1 lakh looted. One killed and six injured in random firing by the militants.

July 30, 1996: Two BSF Jawans of the 2nd Battalion. killed at Kanchanpur.

August 1, 1996: Tripura Hill Peoples Party (THPP), MLA, Debabrata Koloy kidnapped from Dhumacherra.

September 5, 1996: Rs 4 lakh from Jampuijala branch of Tripura Gramin Bank looted by NLFT militants.

September 23, 1996: Four army men including a JCO belonging to 14, Maratha Light Infantry killed by ATTF in an ambush at Belcherra under Khowai police station.

October 12, 1996: Four persons including a CPI (M) local leader shot dead by NLFT militants at Champaknagar. Ethnic riots break out and many tribal houses gutted in retaliation.

October 23, 1996: H. D. Devegowda visits Tripura. Lays the foundation stone for extension of Kumarghat-Agartala railway line at the Assam Rifles ground.

November 7, 1996: Seven BSF Jawans and fourteen civilians killed in a landmine explosion at Chaplingcherra under Raisyabari police station. Altogether 12 arms looted by ATTF militants .The civilians including three children, five women and three men were travelling with the escort party.

December 13, 1996: Mass killing by ATTF militants at Bazaar Colony under Kalyanpur police station in Khowai subdivision. Altogethere 26 people including women and children killed and 17 others injured.

December 18, 1996: Pranab Debbarma returns from captivity in Bangladesh with his body guard after eleven months.

January 1, 1997: National Socialist Council of Nagaland (I-M) banned.

January 1, 1997: Fifteenth Agartala Book Fair inaugurated.

January 13, 1997: 26 January, 1997 fixed as deadline for surrender of the militants by the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

January 31, 1997: Some militants fire at Taidu basti, under Taidu police station. As a result five civilians die on the spot, three people suffer serious injuries and eight houses completely gutted.

February 9, 1997: Some extremists set ablaze 50/60 dwelling huts of tribals and non-tribals at Brindabanghat and Bidya Mohanpara under Khowai police station. Later two dead bodies recovered from the affected area.

February 11, 1997: Unknown extremists raid village Baganbari near Jarulbachai under Takarjala police station and ope fire indiscriminately, killing eleven non-tribals and injuring many more.

February 16 1997: Six police stations in Khowai and Sadar subdivision declared disturbed under relevant act following largescale rioting involving tirbals and non-tribals.

February 28, 1997: Sukanta Academy inaugurated.

May 7, 1997: One platoon of 33 Bn. CRPF leave for special operations at Tuichakma under Nutanbazar police station of South Tripura Dist.

June10, 1997: Extremists ambush two vehicles of GREF at Thalchera road under Chhawmanu police station in the Chamanu-Govindabari road. As a result 7 Territorial Army, two GREF and 9 civilians die on the spot and 10 persons injured.

September 9, 1997: Eminent journalist and Editor of Dainik Sambad , Bhupendra Chandra Datta Bhowmik passes away.

November 2, 1997: Bangladesh agrees to repatriate Chakma refugees after Shanti Bahini signed a peace  agreement with Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh premier.

February 9, 1998: A group of 25 to 35 heavily armed millitants enter Samatal Padmabil village under Khowai police station and open fire indiscriminately. Five civilians died on the spot and four others sustain injuries.

January 17, 1998: Village Defence Force formed.

February 12, 1998: TSR convoy ambushed by NLFT extremists in Ganganagar, Dhalai Dist.

February 16, 1998: Elections held for both Legislative Assembly and Rajya Sabha.

February 27, 1998: Chakma refugees start return to their homeland.

March 10, 1998: 8th legislative assembly of Tripura formed. Fourth Left Front government under Manik Sarkar takes oath of office.

March 20, 1998: An encounter takes place between Army (14 Maratha Light Infantry) and ATTF extremists at Radhabari under Sidhai police station. Maj. Santosh Pravakar and Nayak. Sibaji  Khote die on the spot.

March 31 1998: Health minister Bimal Sinha and his younger brother Bidyut Sinha treach-erously gunned down by NLFT militants at Avanga area under Kamalpur subdivisional town while negotiating the release of his kidnapped younger brother Bikram Sinha.

April 03, 1998: Khagen Das of CPI (M) becomes member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.

May 15, 1998: Former Chief Minister of Tripura (July 1977-October 1977) - Radhika Ranjan Gupta passes away.

May 26, 1998: Former Chief Minister Radhika Ranjan Gupta passes away.

June 10, 1998: Owner of Adorini tea estate kidnapped by ATTF militants. On the same day, his son is shot dead.

June 25, 1998: Unknown extremists kidnap 4 persons namely Sachindra Banik, Sribash Banik, Uttam Banik and Swadesh Banik from Khedarnal,Nutan bazaar police station of South Tripura District.

August 6, 1998: Militants storm Narendrapur Tea estate, five killed and Rs. 1 lakh looted.

August 15, 1998: Militants target passenger bus at the Kanchanpur-Penchartal road. Six killed and thirteen injured.

August 21, 1998: Massacre at Rangkang near Amarpur. Five killed.

September 2, 1998: Ganesh Naha becomes the first swimmer of Tripura to cross English Channel.

September 15, 1998: Militant attack at Block tilla, Birganj.  Four dead, seven injured, one kidnapped.

October 10, 1998: Massacre at Trishabari on the Teliamura -Khowai road. Eight dead, five injured and several houses gutted.

October 14, 1998: Former Chief Minister of Tripura (1993-1998) - Dasharath Deb passes away.

October 19, 1998: Ananda Roaja, CPM, MLA killed by extremists near his home at Durgapur near gandacherra town.

October 28, 1998: Service weapon of Executive member, Kulu Debbarma's bodyguard Dilip Debbarma snatched by suspected militants.

October 30, 1998: Escort vehicle of ADM (West) ambushed at Golaghati near Takarjala. Driver killed.

November 3, 1998: 23 dead and 36 others injured in three separate incidents at Maynama, Bisramganj and Baramura.

November 27, 1998: One power department employee killed and eight others kidnapped from Tirthamukh power sub station.

December 16, 1998: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar nominated member of Politburo.

December 18, 1998: First UBLF attack kills four tribals and injures six at Pecharthal in North District.

January 1, 1999: Dasharath Deb conferred Advaita Malla Burman award posthumously.

January 22, 1999: Bikram Rathore scores century for North Zone in the MBB stadium against South Zone in Deodhar Trophy.

January 27, 1999: 25 point tribal welfare package declared by Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister.

March 5, 1999: Bust of Sachin Dev Burman unveiled at Rabindra Bhawan.

April 2, 1999: Night landing facility introduced in Agartala airport.

April 6, 1999: Kok-Borok language in official use made mandatory by cabinet.

April 14, 1999: 'Tripura Darpan', a local daily, celebrates silver jubilee.

July 16, 1999: First phase of three tier elections for Panchayat held.

July 23, 1999: Prison minister, Durbajoy Reang dies.

August 19, 1999: Sudhir Ranjan Majumder joins Trinamool Congress.

August 30, 1999: TUJS breaks coalition with Congress.

September 7, 1999: 16 employees of Manughat Block office kidnapped.

September 15, 1999: No Confidence Motion against Chairperson, Agartala Municipal Council, Ashis Saha moved in council.

October 6, 1999: Ashis Saha resigns from Chairpersonship of AMC.

October 15, 1999: Balaram Reang, CPI nominee, sworn in as Prison minister after winning the Shantir bazaar by-poll.

November 11, 1999: Dipak Majumder sworn in as new Chairperson,  AMC.

January 2, 2000: Mithun Chakraborty performs fund raising show for the journalist's welfare fund in Agartala Town Hall.

January 4, 2000: Cabinet decides to enforce NSA in the state.

January 17, 2000: Jagadish Debbarma, TUJS leader, kidnapped from Krishnadaspara near Mandai.

January 24, 2000: At about 1500 hrs, a group of 6/7 of NLFT extremists kidnaps 11 persons from Darchai Chandrakanta apara under P.S Kanchanpur of North Tripura District.

January 29, 2000: Samir Ranjan Barman relinquishes opposition leader's post.

February 2, 2000: Attack on Kanchanmala market, arson, four dead, three injured.

February 3, 2000: Over six hundred houses arsoned, over hundred people rendered homeless, eight killed.

February 4, 2000: Cabinet expanded after 22 months for third time. Bidhu Bhusan Malakar sworn in as Social Welfare minister and Jitendra Choudhury given additional charge of Rural Development.

February 5, 2000: Sukhram Debbarma, SDO (Sadar) shot in his office premises .He dies subsequently on February 16 at Kolkata.

March 10, 2000: Nine NSCN militants killed in a gun battle with Assam rifles, 26 grenades, 18 assault rifles recovered.

March 14, 2000: Four security personnel including an Assistant Commandant of CRPF and Officer in charge, Nutanbazaar police station killed during an operation at Nasikpara.

March 27, 2000: Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani visits state. Lays the foundation stone of the new Capital Complex at Khejurbagan.

April 5, 2000: Prominent CPM leader Bhanu Ghosh dies.

April 6, 2000: Two Assam Rifles Jawans killed at Bagbasa by a surrendered militant, six injured.

April 10, 2000: Earthquake rocks Agartala with an intensity of 4 in Reichter scale.

April 13, 2000: One lakh women from the state urge Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina to dismantle militant camp in Bangladesh in a letter.

April 15, 2000: Anurupa Mukherjee, social worker and president, Tripura Adivasi Mahila Samity awarded Mahavir Award.

April 30, 2000: Election held in first phase for the TTAADC. Polling held in 424 booths in 15 constituencies.

May 1, 2000: Second phase of the elections held for TTAADC.

May 5, 2000: Left front ousted from TTAADC. IPFT wins absolute majority.

May 19, 2000: Debabrata Koloy sworn in as new Chief Executive Member, TTAADC.

May 23, 2000: Bhusan Lal Vohra becomes new Director General of Police.

May 24, 2000: AIR, Agartala completes 25 years in broad-casting news in Bengali.

June 13, 2000: Tripura National Volunteer merges with Indigenous Nationalist Front of Twipra.

June 22, 2000: Siddheswar Prasad ends his tenure as eighth Governor of Tripura.

June 23, 2000: Lt Gen (Retd) Krishna Mohan Seth, VSM, PVSM sworn in as ninth Governor of Tripura.

July 11, 2000: Five TSR jawans killed in a landmine explosion at Karbook near Natunbazaar. Arms looted.

July 28, 2000: Six BSF Jawans killed when militants trigger a remote controlled landmine at Gumsinghpara near Khowai.

August 6, 2000: Four Rashtriya Sayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) activist kidnapped from Dhumacherra.

August 12, 2000: Six villagers killed in a pre-dawn attack at Shibbari.

September 1, 2000: Former minister Krishnadas Bhatta-charjee passes away.

September 6, 2000: Sixteen Panchayat secretaries kidnapped from Manughat BDO office in Dhalai district by militants.

September 13, 2000: Dasharath Deb Sports Complex inaugurated at Badharghat.

September 26, 2000: Eight BSF Jawans killed in the Chawmanu-Gobindabari road.

November 3, 2000: Suspected UBLF extremists attack a passenger jeep at Kamalghat, six persons injured.

November 4, 2000: Four NLFT extremists killed by police in a massive counter attack at Nepaltilla forest area under North district.

November 19, 2000:  A group of Bengali miscreants attack Barahaldi village under Kanchanpur Subdivision of North Tripura District and in the resultant clash nineteen people belonging to both the communities die.

November 24, 2000: Three forest guards killed by unknown militants at Krishnapur, Khowai.

December 8, 2000: First Chief Minister Sachindra Lal Singha passes away in New Delhi.

December 10, 2000: Five killed, 10 injured in a grenade attack at Rupinipara under Penchartal police station. Nagendra Jamatia elected new president of TUJS.

December 16, 2000: Two youths injured in a parcel bomb attack at Salema near Kamalpur.

December 23, 2000: Three non tribal youths killed in militant attack at Laxmicherra near Melaghar.

December 26, 2000: Chairman Shankar Das sworn in as new Chairperson of Agartala Municipal Council.

Tripura: Major Events 2001


January 19, 2001: Five Fishermen abducted from Dumbur Lake.

January 20, 2001: Tripureshwari Temple at Udaipur completes 500 years. Heritage Festival held.

January 25, 2001: Debasis Mohanty claims all ten wickets in an innings to become fourth such player in a match between South Zone and East Zone at the MBB Stadium.

February 21, 2001: NLFT terrorists release nine railway workers abducted on January 7, somewhere near Dhumacherra in Dhalai district.

March 3, 2001: Thirteen persons including eleven CRPF Jawans killed in a mine blast at Bampur, under Amarpur subdivision.

May 17, 2001: Twelve people injured in a bomb attack by a group of UBLF terrorists in front of Bholagiri Ashram, near a Hindu religious place on the outskirts of new Agartala City Complex.

May 27, 2001: Policeman of the year 2000, SDPO Jiraniya Manoranjan Debbarma (TPS)  killed in an ATTF terrorist attack on the TTADC Headquarter at Khumlung. Two ATTF extremists also gunned down by police and CRPF in that attack.

June 4, 2001: Three persons and a child killed and eight others injured by NLFT (N) terrorists at Rangmala Chowmuhani under Bisalgarh Police Station in West Tripura district.

June 11, 2001: Nine terrorists of the Nayanbasi Jamatia faction of the NLFT led by 'Corporal' Swapan Debbarma surrender at Agartala.

July 23, 2001: Agartala-Dhaka bus service flagged off.

July 30, 2001: Three divisional committee members of CPI (M), namely Ashwini Debbarma (60) of Mainama, Falendra Chakma (55) of Lalcherra and Vidya Joy Riang were killed by NLFT terrorists in the Longthorai valley subdivision of Dhalai district.

August 3, 2001: Dr. AP.J. Abdul Kalam visits Agartala to attend a meeting of the state planning board.

 August 8, 2001: Kalpana Debnath awarded Arjuna.

August 10, 2001: Four NLFT terrorists surrender to the Commandant of the 22nd battalion of Assam Rifles at Dalubari camp in Dhalai district.

August 21, 2001: Three NLFT terrorists led by an 'Area Comander', Amar Sadhan Jamatia, surrender at Jirania in West Tripura district.

August 22, 2001: Manik Sarkar launches Tele-cardiology facility at the Tripureshwari hospital, Udaipur, the first in North East.

September 3, 2001: NLFT kills seven Jamatiya tribesmen in South Tripura district, including three Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders. Tripura government decides to initiate special measures to tackle killings of CPI-M leaders by  NLFT.

September 4, 2001: Ratanmani makes Tripura proud by gold medal in national weight lifting.

September 22, 2001: Seven persons injured in a so-called UBLF extremist attack on a passenger bus at Jirania ADC Chowmuhani.

September 23, 2001: Antodaya scheme launched.

November 16, 2001: Twelve Rail way labourers kidnapped from Paiza Bari area under Ambassa Police Station.

December 13, 2001: NLFT terrorists injure five villagers at Dangabari in North Tripura district.

December 19, 2001: ATTF attack on Urabari DAR Camp. Five jawans injured.

Tripura: Major Events 2002


January 5, 2002: Hardcore ULFA extremist John Barua detained at Simna border by BSF while crossing over to India from Bangladesh.

January 17, 2002: Week long Children Film Festival starts at Rupasi cinema hall of Agartala.

January 28, 2002: Twenty-five persons injured in an attack by NLFT militants at Panboa in Dhalai district.

February 3, 2002:  Two NLFT militants, namely, Haripad Malsum and Kupi Malsum killed in an encounter with Police at Sibbari in Dhalai district.

February 7, 2002: 16th North East Sports Festival inaugurated at the Dasarath Deb Sports Complex at Badharghat area of Agartala.

February 8, 2002: Inauguration of Trade Fair 2002.

February 28, 2002: Agartala Book Fair inaugurated.

March 4, 2002: Tripura Budget of Rs 2737 crore for the year 2002-03 tabled in the state assembly with a deficit of Rs 40 crores.

April 5, 2002: State's 39th Block office inaugurated at Ampi in South Tripura.

May 22, 2002: Motilal Sarkar becomes MP in Rajya Sabha from CPI (M).

April 18, 2002: NLFT terrorist and two others killed in Kuki Cherra village near Nepaltila under Dhalai district.

April 22, 2002: Five persons including three CPM local leaders injured in bomb blast caused by suspected UBLF terrorists at Lalcherra village under Khowai Police Station in West Tripura district.

May 13, 2002: Suspected NLFT militants abduct three members of a tribal family including two students from Kamalpur subdivision of  Dhalai district.

May 20: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announces pro-active counter-insurgency strategy for Tripura.

May 22, 2002: A newly constructed RCC bridge on the river Howrah collapses at Khayerpur due to heavy rains, much to the dismay of the PWD and loss of the contractor concerned.

June 8, 2002: Suspected NLFT terrorists abduct Dilip Debnath, a journalist of a local daily, Desher Katha, from Chebri area in West Tripura district.

August 7, 2002: Suspected NLFT terrorists kill the chief of the Aidankur village council, near Agartala.

August 20, 2002 : A hit squad of NLFT (Nayanbasi) gun down twenty TSR jawans at Hirapur under Takarjala police station of West Tripura by ambushing the vehicles in which the TSR personnel had been travelling from their headquarter at Amarendra Nagar to Bisramganj.

September 7, 2002: Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) executive committee member Sridam Debbarma is set free in Dhalai district by NLFT terrorists. He had been abducted on May 3, 2002.

September 27, 2002: Two persons shot dead in police firing at Satchand in Sabroom. Police had to open fire to disperse Congress-INPT workers engaged in road blockade agitation protesting police FIR against Bijay Kumar Hrangkhawal.

October 4, 2002: President of India APJ Abdul Kalam visits Tripura.

October 9, 2002: NLFT terrorists kill nine security force personnel in an ambush in remote Raisyabari area in Dhalai district.

October 17, 2002: Two NLFT terrorists arrested from Kanchancherra villages of North Tripura district, in separate raids.

November 11, 2002: Hunger strike organized by about 600 Unemployed Engineers at RMS Chowmuhuni, Agartala.

November 13, 2002: New Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi opened.

November 22, 2002: INPT's front-ranking leader, Harinath Debbarma leaves the party following differences with party president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl.

December 7, 2002: 1st Women's police station opened as an annexe to East Agartala police station.

December 8, 2002: Two CPM cadres die while they making bombs.

December 20, 2002: In GB Hospital, angry mob break vehicles of doctors after alleged ill treatment and negligence lead to a patient's death.

December 27, 2002: Railway connecti-vity reaches Manu.

December 28, 2002: Three day Neermahal Festival 2002 begins.

Tripura: Major Events 2003


January 26, 2003:  Militants gun down 11 persons believed to be CPM workers at Bankimnagar under East Agartala police station on the night of Republic Day.

February 2, 2003:  Sixteen members of a cultural troupe kidnapped by suspected BNCT militants at Emrapasha under Kumarghat police station. Five released later.

February 4, 2003:  Four Railway workers kidnapped from Ghagracherra in Dhalai district.

February 26, 2003:  Elections to Tripura Legislative Assembly come off on a peaceful note. 70 percent polling recorded.

March 1, 2003: Left Front sweeps Assembly polls, wrest 41 seats.

March 07, 2003: Manik Sarkar sworn in as Chief Minister, cabinet also sworn in. CPM organise massive victory rally.

March 20, 2003: Four railway workers kidnapped from Manu.

March 29, 2003:  Seven RPSF Jawans killed at Jamircherra by NLFT rebels while guarding railway construction site.

April 15, 2003:  Three villagers, wrongly branded as sorcerers hacked to death by irate mob.

May 6, 2003:  21 non tribals killed, six injured by ATTF militants at Simna Colony (Kalitolla area) under Sidhai police station in Sadar (north).

May 7, 2003:  Nine persons killed by ATTF militants at Moharcherra village under Khowai subdivision of West Tripura district.

June 01, 2003: Dinesh Nandan Sahaya assumes office as tenth Governor of Tripura.

June 14, 2003: Tripura-born energy expert S.P. Gan Choudhury gets Green Oscar in UK.

July 21, 2003:  INPT breaks, Hirendra Kumar Tripura and fellow deserters launch NSPT.

July 29, 2003:  Four tribals killed in NLFT attack at East Takchhapara under Champahaor police station.

August 11, 2003:  ATTF militants blast IED at Sidhai-Barkathal road, six SPOs and one ASI killed.

August 12, 2003: Three Assam Rifles Jawans killed in ambush at Takarjala in West Tripura.

August 13, 2003: Two non tribals killed by ATTF militants at Jubatara, outskirts of Agartala.

August 27, 2003: Tripura bans plastic carry bags for pollution check.

August 21, 2003: Two NLFT militants nabbed from Agartala.

August 20, 2003: Opposition Congress demands Centre's intervention.

September 3, 2003:  G M Srivastava takes charge as new DGP.

September 9, 2003:  Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and TRTC sign MoU on Tripura-Bangladesh bus service.

September 11, 2003:  American embassy organise Road show in Agartala.

September 19, 2003:  Agartala-Dhaka bus completes dry run.

September 17, 2003: Tripura lad, Pranab Akhanda climbs Mt Kedar Dome, 22410 ft.

September 19, 2003: British High Commissioner Sir Rob Young visits Agartala on a three day tour.

September 21, 2003: Dhaka Agartala bus service finally flagged.

September 23, 2003: Three TSR Jawans killed and as many injured when Rohid Mian, head constable commits treachery against colleagues in collaboration with NLFT cadres.

September 25, 2003: Germany agrees to fund four Green Projects in Tripura.

September 29, 2003: Six Halams killed by NLFT rebels at Kachucherra.

October 2, 2003: Tripura-Bangla meet to share water of Tripura rivers.

October 13, 2003: Two day Indo-Bangladesh trade summit begins.

November 3, 2003: Fishermen notice gas leakage at Kushamara on the bank of River Gomati.

November 5, 2003: Agartala Municipal Council decides to put check on Bangladeshi workers.

November 6, 2003: NEEPCO floats Global tender for the Monarchawk thermal power project.

November 11, 2003: Four workers kidnapped by BNCT militants at Chhawmanu.

November 13, 2003: ATTF militants force four rural markets to close down.

November 14, 2003: BSF Deputy Commandant among two killed in ATTF attack at Joshitilla in Kamalpur subdivision.

November 15, 2003: Works for Multi-purpose National Identity Card (MNIC) begins.

November 20, 2003: Bru (Reang refugees) in Kanchanpur camps vote under special arrangements for assembly elections in Mizoram. Poor turnout recorded.

November 24, 2003: Government decides to set up Heritage centre, lease out Cold storage.

November 25, 2003: R K Mathur appointed new Chief Secretary.

November 27, 2003: Six Railway workers kidnapped from Dhalai.

December 2, 2003: V Thulasidas, Chief Secretary appointed new CMD, Air India.

December 3, 2003: Takarjala police judged best PS, Gamanjoy Reang best cop for the year 2003.

December 6, 2003:  Film festival, sponsored by Genesis-a local NGO-begins at Rupasi Hall.

December 11, 2003: Dharmanagar bus hijacked in Meghalaya, one kidnapped.

December 12, 2003:  Four Tripura craftsmen awarded National Master Craftmen prize by President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

December 19, 2003:  AICC general secretary Salman Khurshid arrives in Tripura on three-day visit.

December 22, 2003: V.Thulasidas quits as Chief Secretary of the state; he had joined the post on 1st September 1995. On the same day, Radha Krishna Mathur joins as new Chief Secretary of the state.

December 26, 2003: Manik Sarkar announces free pasage to militants for talks.

December 28, 2003: Bijoy Hrangkhawl reelected INPT president, Rabindra Debbarma General Secretary.

December 24, 2003: Nandita Das and Rituparna Sengupta arrive at Agartala to attend Agartala film festival.

Tripura: Major Events 2004


January 1, 2004: At least 53 surrendered cadres of the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) and NLFT admitted to the Lachi rehabilitation centre under Shantir Bazar police station limits in the South Tripura district.

January 3, 2004: Five Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are killed and six others sustain injuries in an ambush by the NLFT at Raisyabari in South Tripura.

January 17, 2004: Five Bru National Liberation Front (BNLF) terrorists are arrested from a relief camp for the Bru tribals at Gachhirampara under Kanchanpur subdivision in the North Tripura district.

February 5, 2004: Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel are killed in an ambush by the ATTF at Chhaygharia under Jirania police station in the West Tripura district.

February 29, 2004: Three NLFT terrorists surrender before the Assam Rifles in the state capital Agartala.

April 13, 2004: ATTF terrorists kill four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and injure two others in an ambush at Subolkobrapara in the West Tripura district.

April 28, 2004: Four NLFT cadres are arrested from Singlum in the Jampui hill range of North Tripura district.

May 6, 2004: Altogether 72 hardcore NLFT commanders and cadres including Mantu Koloi, Dhanu Koloi, Kamini Debbarma, Vishnu Prasad Jamaty et al lay down arms to state police chief Mr G.M. Srivastva in a function held at the Police Reserve ground.

May 17, 2004: Six BSF personnel, including an Assistant Comman-dant, are killed in an ambush laid by terrorists of the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of the NLFT at Thalcherra-Gobindabari road in Dhalai district.

May 31, 2004: Tripura Chief Minster Manik Sarkar states in the Legislative Assembly that his Government is not in favour of extension of the cease-fire agreement with the Nayanbasi Jamatiya faction of the NLFT, signed on April 15, 2004.

June 4, 2004: Three NLFT (B) terrorists are arrested from Hare Krishna Para under Champahawar police station  in the West Tripura district.

June 6, 2004: NLFT-B terrorists kill a CPI (M) worker at Ramratanpara village in the Dhalai district and abduct the teenage daughter of another CPI (M) activist from the same place.

June 11, 2004 : ATTF terrorists abduct two persons from Ramchandra ghat area of the West Tripura district.

June 14, 2004: NLFT terrorists belonging to the Biswamohan Debbbarma faction abduct 24 traders after waylaying two trucks at Quairi village in the North Tripura district.

June 21, 2004: NLFT (B) faction demands a ransom amount of Rupees 6 million for releasing  the 24 non-tribal traders.

June 24, 2004: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar submits a list of 42 camps operated by the NLFT and ATTF in Bangladesh to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

July 4, 2004: A police personnel is killed during an encounter with NLFT terrorists at Gungrai under Killa police station  in the South Tripura district.

July 11, 2004: ATTF calls for a general strike in Tripura on the occasion of its 15th 'Raising Day'.

July 12, 2004: ATTF terrorists open fire on a rice-laden truck killing three of its occupants, all non-tribal civilians, and injuring three others at Tamakari under Sidhai police station. The terrorists also set ablaze the vehicle after the attack.

July 18, 2004: ATTF cadres assault at east 30 tribal villagers at Shumantapara village in the West Tripura district accusing them of being police informers.

July 22, 2004: NLFT releases three of the 24 traders and businessmen held hostage by it since June 14 at an unspecified place in the State.

July 29, 2004: Three ATTF terrorists are killed and four others sustain injuries in a gun battle with the NLFT cadres at Subal Kobrapara under Champahawar police station in West Tripura district.

July 30, 2004: Four NLFT (B) terrorists are arrested from Tuikrai in the Jampui hill range of North Tripura district.

August 3, 2004: Four non-tribal labourers are abducted by NLFT terrorists from Nabachandrapara under Gandacherra police station in Dhalai district.

August 4, 2004: ATTF terrorists kill three children at Mandai in West Tripura district.

August 6, 2004: ATTF terrorists kill former army personnel, Narayan Debbarma, at Kathirampara under Jirania police station in West Tripura district.

August 11, 2004: Rabijoy Jamatia, the abducted TTAADC executive member, is released by the NLFT at an unspecified place in  South Tripura district.

August 15, 2004: An elderly couple is killed by the NLFT at Gourcherra village in the South Tripura district for allegedly working as police informers.

August 19, 2004: A top ranking ATTF commander, Smaranjay Reang, carrying a cash reward of Rupees 50,000 on his head, arrested from Sadhuchandrapara village in the Dhalai district of Tripura.

August 22, 2004: A security force personnel and a NLFT-B terrorist killed in an encounter at Gamanjaypara in the West Tripura district.

August 23, 2004: ATTF calls for a 10-day general strike, beginning August 23, in the four police station areas of Sidhai, Jirania, Kalyanpur and Khowai in the West Tripura district demanding immediate withdrawal of security forces deployed for counter insurgency operations.

August 26, 2004: ATTF terrorists raid the house of Rishimoni Debbarma, chairman of a local body, at West Belcherra in the West Tripura district and abduct his 18-year-old son.

September 2, 2004: ATTF terrorists attack a police camp at Noabadi in the West Tripura district. No casualty is reported in the incident.

September 3, 2004: An ATTF terrorist, identified as Bimal Debbarma, is killed in an encounter at Champabari under Jirania police station in the West Tripura district.

September 5, 2004: A suspected ATTF terrorist, identified as Khagendra Debbarma, is killed in an encounter with the troops at Haticherra under Khowai police station.

September 8, 2004: Suspected ATTF terrorists kill a civilian near Krishi Dibbodaya Kendra under Khowai subdivision in  West Tripura district.

September 16, 2004: ATTF terrorists kill a civilian at Chebri, under Khowai sub-division, in the West Tripura district.

September 22, 2004: One NLFT terrorist is killed during an encounter with the Border Security Force personnel at Chapling-cherra village in South Tripura district.

September 30, 2004: Three NLFT terrorists are killed during an encounter with the troops at the remote Idanpur area under Khowai sub-division in West Tripura district.

October 16, 2004: Tripura State finance minister, Badal Choudhury rejects the demand for chief ministership for Nayanbasi Jamatia as a precondition for peace talks with the government.

October 20, 2004: NLFT terrorists kill four persons in two incidents at Dabbari and Kachucherra villages in Dhalai district.

October 23, 2004: NLFT terrorists kill Gaganjay Tripura, a senior CPM leader, and injure a security force personnel at Gandacherra town in Dhalai district.

October 30, 2004: Thirty-nine terrorists including 25 NLFT and 14 ATTF cadres surrender before the Director General of Police at Agartala.

November 3, 2004: Two NLFT terrorists killed in an encounter at Narendra Debbarmapara under Manu police station in Dhalai district.

November 9, 2004: ATTF terrorists kill a resident of Dushki village after using him as a guide during an extortion drive in the area.

November 15, 2004: NLFT terrorists abduct two tea labourers, from Sarojini tea garden in North Tripura district.

November 27, 2004: NLFT militant Bipin Reang killed in an encounter with the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at Kinapara under Raisyabari police station in Dhalai district.

November 28, 2004: A tribal girl is killed in crossfire between TSR personnel and BNLF militants near Tharma village in North Tripura district.

December 25, 2004: Former Chief Minister of Tripura (1978-1988) - Nripen Chakraborty passes away.

December 28, 2004: Suspected terrorists belonging to the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of the outlawed NLFT kill   16 Territorial Army personnel and injure three others during an ambush at Agumabari in South Tripura district.

December 31, 2004: In a notification, the Tripura Government asks NLFT (N) chief Nayanbashi Jamatia to immediately surrender or face consequences.

Tripura: Major Events 2005


January 1, 2005: Suspected All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) terrorists kill a 60-year-old civilian, identified as Ramdhan Debbarma, at Melkabari village in the West Tripura district.

January 30, 2005: One NLFT cadre is killed during an encounter with the police at Takarjala in the West Tripura district.

February 27, 2005: Outlawed ATTF abduct Bidyacharan Debbarma, a senior CPM tribal leader, from the Mandai area under Jirania police station in West Tripura district.

July 24, 2005: Three ATTF cadres surrender to the Assam Rifles authorities at Khowai in the West Tripura district.

August 12, 2005: One NLFT cadre is killed in an encounter with the police at Gandacherra in  Dhalai district.

August 18, 2005: Altogether 14 NLFT terrorists, led by 'commander' Dipankar Debbarma, surrender at the Nepaltilla police station in Dhalai district.

September 2, 2005: Altogether 86 NLFT and ATTF militants, including four women cadres, surrender before the State Director General of Police (DGP), G. M. Srivastava, at Agartala.

October 16, 2005: Suspected ATTF militants kill a CPI (M) member, identified as Bidya Debbarma, at Janmejoynagar under Jirania police station in the West Tripura district.

October 24, 2005: Three ATTF cadres and a lone NLFT militant surrender before the police in  the North and West Tripura districts.

October 29, 2005: Dr. Manmohan Singh pays his maiden visit as Prime Minister to Tripura for laying foundation stone of Palatana Power Project, Udaipur.

December 12, 2005: Two militants of the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of NLFT surrender at an unspecified place.

Tripura: Major Events 2006


January 11, 2006: Seven Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists, including their local leader Harendra Tripura, are abducted by the NLFT from the Aswini Roajapara village under Raisyabari police station in Dhalai district.

January 19, 2006: Four NLFT collaborators engaged in extortion are arrested at Gourcharanpara under Teliamura police station in West Tripura district.

February 14, 2006: Three employees of the Gas Authority of India Limited are shot dead in an ambush by cadres belonging to the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of the NLFT at Badaniapara in the West Tripura district.

February 28, 2006: BSF personnel rescue a school headmaster, Ramcharan Debbarma, from the captivity of ATTF at a bordering village of Barchargharia under Khowai police station in the West Tripura district.

April 2, 2006: Tripura Government decides to set up a new rehabilitation centre at Karam-cherra in Dhalai district to accommodate at least 217 surrendered militants, mostly belonging to the NLFT.

May 10, 2006: A Bangladeshi infiltrator, arrested from the Jatrapur area of West Tripura district, escapes from police custody at Sonamura subdivisional court.

July 16, 2006: Two ATTF cadres, Binoy Debbarma and Amulya Debbarma, are shot dead in an encounter with security forces at Abhirampara under Sidhai police station in the West Tripura district.

August 7, 2006: Three police personnel, including a Sub-Inspector, are killed and two others sustain injuries when suspected NLFT militants ambush a security convoy at Hadukloy area along the National Highway 44, in Dhalai district.

September 25, 2006: Two NLFT cadres, Chitta Debbarma and Sangram Debbarma, surrender before the security forces at Tulasikhar in West Tripura district.

October 18, 2006: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Panda sworn in as sixteenth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

November 01, 2006: Shashi Prakash assumes charge as seventeenth Chief Secretary of Tripura.

November 12, 2006: Two NLFT (B) militants, Ram Chandra Debbarma and Samir Debbarma, surrender before the Assam Rifles at Bamancherra camp under Kamalpur police station in Dhalai district. They earlier escaped from a militant hideout in Bangladesh, and deposited two country made revolvers with the security force personnel.

November 27, 2006: Former Member of Parliament and last ruling King of Tripura passes away.

December 26, 2006: Three civilians, Anil Debnath , Humayun Miah and Ahid Miah, are abducted by suspected NLFT militants belonging to the Biswamohan Debbarma faction in  South Tripura district.

Tripura: Major Events 2007


January 11, 2007: Tripura government signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NBCC to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) to get maximum benefit under the three centrally sponsored schemes for urban infrastructure development and poverty eradication in urban areas.

January 16, 2007: Dalai Lama visits Tripura.

January 25, 2007: Seven militants of the ATTF and NLFT surrender at Hrankhalpara under Teliamura police station in the West Tripura district.

March 1, 2007: One NLFT militant, Joangfa Tripura, is shot dead by Dhalai district police near Sajai Grouping para  village under Manu police station.

March 8, 2007: Militants belonging to the Borok National Council of Tripura (BNCT) abduct a school teacher, Shambujoy Tripura, from Durjoynagar under Manikpur police station.

April 17, 2007: Security forces arrest one cadre of the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of the NLFT, identified as Jariham Reang, from Shilabari under Kanchanpur police station in the North Tripura district along with one country made gun.

May 4, 2007: One NLFT militant belonging to the Biswamohan Debbarma faction, identified as Tabji Rai Reang, is arrested along with a country-made gun from Rabamanipura under Kanchanpur police station in the North Tripura District.

July 3, 2007: Professor Arunoday Saha, a veteran educationist and author, is appointed as new Vice Chancellor (VC) of Tripura University, elevated as central university by an act of parliament.

July 14, 2007: Police recover the dead body of a 50-year-old Mannya Kumar Tripura from Manikpur in the Dhalai district.

July 19, 2007: Six unidentified NLFT militants surrender to the Assam Rifles personnel and deposit one AK-47 rifle and 68 live cartridges at Teliamura in the West Tripura district. Two more unidentified NLFT cadres also surrender in the same area.

July 31, 2007: Security forces kille one NLFT (BM) faction militant, identified as Sonaranjan Chakma, at Bilaicherri under Chawmanu police station in Dhalai district.

August 17, 2007: The 240 seated Tripura Institute of Technology (TIT) at Narsingarh inaugurated by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on 17 August, 2007.
August 29, 2007: One ATTF militant, identified as Ashok Debbarma, is killed in an encounter with the Tripura State Rifles personnel at Nandakumar Para in the West Tripura district.

October 1, 2007: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar releases the postal stamp on maestro Sachin Dev Burman on Monday, in a colorful cultural programme at Rabindra Shata Barshiki Bhawan.

October 14, 2007: At least six persons, including a woman, are wounded in a bomb blast triggered at Gandacherra town in Dhalai district.

October 15, 2007: Seven persons injured in a bomb explosion, suspected to have been triggered by the militants in Gandacherra police station area in Dhalai district.

December 3, 2007: ICAT Minister Anil Sarkar awards the 'Best Policeman' of the year-2007 to Apan Jamatia, SDPO of Jirania  The 6th TSR battalion is awarded with the trophy of the best TSR battalion of the year and Kanchanpur police station of the North district secures the trophy for the best police station of the year 2007.

December 7, 2007: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar lays the foundation stone of 'Tripura Rubber Industrial Park' at Bodhjungnagar industrial centre, twenty kms northeast of Agartala.

February 19, 2008: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh addresses a mass election rally at Udaipur.

February 23, 2008: The election to sixty-member Tripura state assembly held peacefully all over the state with a record voter turnout of 92%.

May 2, 2008: DGP KTD Singh passes away.

October 1, 2008: Four major explosions rock different parts of Agartala town, leaving 74 persons injured.

February 12, 2009: Tripura wins first prize in E-governance on February 12, 2009 in Goa's Panaji by Centre.

March 01, 2009: Tripura girl Sourabhee emerges first female 'Indian Idol' in a TV Channel reality show.

June 8, 2009: Eight Bison died due to lightning strike in Trishna Sanctuary on June 8, 2009.

July 1, 2009: The newly built Agartala City Centre in the heart of the capital town was inaugurated in a gala function by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on July 1, 2009.

July 24, 2009: LF retain hold over Three Tier Panchayat : Tripura Left Front convincingly retained their hold on the state's three-tier Panchayat by winning the vast majority of Gaon Panchayats, all the Panchayat Samitis and all the Zilla Parishads. The declaration of results of the elections, held on July 20, concluded on July 24, 2009 evening. Left front have captured 415 of the altogether 511 Gaon Panchayats, leaving opposition Congress far behind with only 83 panchayats and 13 tied between the two parties.

September 13, 2009: Former Indian cricket skipper Saurav Ganguly won the hearts of Agartala by agreeing to be the chief guest in Tripura Cricket Association's (TCA) annual prize giving ceremony .

September 19, 2009: New Secretariat Complex opened.

October 6, 2009: Rahul Gandhi pays maiden visit to Tripura.

October 15, 2009: Dr Kamala Devi Beniwal assumes office as 11th Governor of Tripura.

October 30, 2009: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, at RK Nagar Cattle farm complex.

October 30, 2009: Dr. D.Y. Patil, an eminent educationist from Maharashtra, has been named as the new Tripura Governor.

December 29, 2009: Central Institute of Fisheries and Indian Council of Fishery Sciences awarded Tripura as best fish producing state in the country for attaining self-sufficiency in fish production n past five years.

February 27, 2010: Sushanta Chowdhury was elected as the new Youth Congress president in Tripura.

March 9, 2010: Tripura assembly unanimously passed the bill of 50 percent reservation for women in three-tier panchayats and urban local bodies on March 9, 2010.

April 30, 2010: Senior IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of Tripura assumes charge as Chief Secretary of the state on April 30, 2010.

May 3, 2010: Veteran Communist leader and first women member in Rajya Sabha from Tripura Ela Bhattacharjee died on May 3, 2010 in her residence at Krishnanagar of the city.

June 11, 2010: Veteran tribal leader and writer Shyamacharan Tripura passed away .

July 27, 2010: The villagers recovered the body of a fresh water dolphin from the bank of River Gomuti in South Tripura on July 27, 2010.

September 9, 2010: The Entire Tripura has became under the "WiMAX", the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated it at Nazrul Kalakshetra Auditorium on September 9, 2010.

September 24, 2010: President of Indian Pratibha Devisingh Patil on a visit to Tripura.

September 24, 2010: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar was the only flag bearer of Tripura in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010.

October 7, 2010: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar flagged off Town bus service on October 7, 2010.

October 7, 2010: Somdev Devvarman who traces his bloodline in Tripura beat Greg Jones of Australia 6-4, 6-2 to lift Gold in tennis men singles in Commonwealth Games men's singles championship

 November 10, 2010: Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Mani visited Tripura.

 November 13, 2010: Former minister and INPT general secretary Rabindra Debbarma passed away .

November 13, 2010: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily inaugurated the massive High Court building complex in Khejurbagaan .

Jan 01, 2011 : Tripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination (TBJEE) has adopted a new Question Pattern for the entrance examination.

Agartala, Jan 7, 2011 : Tripura RTI Commission made history in the country introducing on-line systems for complaints and 'second' appeals but also by giving at least three landmark directives that allowed government employees to see their ACR, DPC minutes as well as public servant's caste status by others.

Jan 21, 2011 : Tripura stands third at national level only after Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in Unique Identification (UID) generation mission.

January, 2011: Tripura police has launched "Complaints on SMS" service as part of their propeople initiative under community policing programme.

February 9, 2011 : Agartala Municipal Council chairperson Sankar Das passed away on February .

Feb 11, 2011 : Dipak Prakash Kundu has been appointed as new Advocate General of Tripura.

February 18, 2011 : Dr Prafullajit Sinha was sworn in as the new chairperson of Agartala Municipal Council (AMC) .

Feb 21, 2011 : Deepa Karmakar created a national record by lifting five Golds in National Games.

Feb 21, 2011 : Tripura's young man Sanjib Das (25) has cracked the prestigious Indian Forest Service (IFS) examination.

Mar 03, 2011 : Mr. K Satyanarayana  has taken over the charge of Asset ManagerONGC Tripura Asset on February 28, 2011.

Apr 28, 2011 : Once again Tripura has got a feather in its capby securing top position across the country by imple-menting  'Forest Right Act-2006' in the forest areas of the state.

May 2, 2011: Tripura bagged 17 Gold, 12 Silver and 16 Bronze medals in the North Eastern Games which was held in Arunachal Pradesh in the year 2011.

 May 14, 2011 : Nine senior Tripura Civil Service officials have been promoted to Indian Administrative Service (M-T) in a fresh order recently.

May 17, 2011 : The Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram unveiled the foundation stone for the construction of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Agartala.

June 6, 2011: Veteran Communist leader and former deputy chief minister Baidyanath Majumdar passed away .

Jul 22, 2011 : Governor Dr D Y Patil inaugurated the new house of Tripura Legislative Assembly at capital complex on July 22, 2011 afternoon.

Ocober, 2011: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the Tripura's first multi speciality ILS hospital run by Kolkata-based GPT Healthcare Private Limited (GHPL) here at Capital Complex on October 2, 2011.

Oct 14, 2011: Tripura girls cricket team created history within just four years of its inception. The eves entered the final stage of National Junior Limited Over Cricket tournament for under-19 girls this year.

Oct 14, 2011: Swapan Das, Session Judge of West Tripura has been selected as the Gauhati High Court Judge from the state. He was sworn in as the High Court Judge on October 17.

Oct 25, 2011: Notification for four new districts, six new subdivisions and five new blocks issued effective from the statehood day on January 21 2012.

Nov 16, 2011: Tripura government has increased the paid maternity leave by three months, Chief from November 15, 2011. The decision was taken in the last cabinet meeting. The working pregnant women will now get paid leave for six months. Earlier, it was three months.

Nov 16, 2011 : Sanjay Sinha, senior IPS (MT) officer of 1978 batch, assumed the charge of Director General of Police, Tripura at Police headquarters on November 16, 2011.

Dec 13, 2011 : Responding to nationwide concern over corruption, Tripura's Left Front government has appointed former justice of Guwahati high court, P K Sarkar as the Lokayukta in the state on the basis of the Lokayukta Act passed in the state assembly on March 2, 2011.

 January 1, 2012: India's top woman gymnast Dipa Karmakar secured five medals including two Gold in the South Asian Gymnastics Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is for the first time in her career, Tripura's golden girl Dipa clinched medal from international arena.

January 11, 2012: Bangladesh prime minister Sheikha Hasina's much-awaited two day visit to Tripura commenced on January 11 when she, acomapnied by Bangladesh external affairs minister Dipu Moni and a host of senior officials, arrived here from Dhaka .

Jan 11, 2012 : In his muchawaited maiden visit, Vice President Hamid Ansari conferred the President's Colours to Tripura Police at AD Nagar Police ground at a colourful ceremonial function this afternoon. Tripura is the fourth state in the country after Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Tamil Nadu to receive the distinction.

Jan 12, 2012 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred Honorary D. Litt by Tripura Central University at the 9th convocation ceremony here on Jan 12, 2012 morning. Hasina was conferred the D. Litt by the Tripura in Millennium: Major Events 426 Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Jan 29, 2012 : Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) and Rubber Board have jointly set up a rubber park at Bodhjungnagar industrial growth centre , twenty KMs east of Agartala, to boost rubber-based industries. The park was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on January 27, 2011 last. The

park will be a house of rubber-based industries and display products. A rubber museum has also been built in the park.

February 3, 2012: Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) raises power tariff by 48.65% with effect from April 1.Protest from opposition political parties

February 18, 2012 : Union home minister P.Chidambaran visits Reang refugee camps in Kanchanpur.

Feb 26, 2012 : Tripura's very first Call Centre for providing multiple social sector services to people at the door step inaugurated by Science and Technology Minister Jaygobinda Debroy here at Tripurainfo office on February 26, 2012. The initiative is assisted by Tripura State Council for Science and Technology, government of Tripura in association with Tripurainfo.

March 10, 2012: Former minister and senior CPM leader Sukumar Barman passed away on March 10.

APRIL 2012 : BDO, Dsashda block Khagendra Reang and five others get five years jail term forcorruption on April .

April 19, 2012 : Sudip Roy Barman declared as new PCC president in Tripura by AICC in place of Surajit Dutta.

April 27, 2012: One TSR jawan kills five in his father-in-,law's house before committing suicide.

MAY 2, 2012: Debapriya Bardhan from Bilaspur village of Kailasahar became the third Tripura in Millennium IAS from Tripura. Debapriya secured 47th position in the overall merit list of altogether 920 candidates this year. He was born in May 2, 1986 to Priyotosh Bardhan and Binapani Bardhan-both school teachers.

May 08, 2012: Tripura Governor Dr D Y Patil laid the foundation stone for construction of new Raj Bhavan at capital complex.

June 30, 2012: Union minister for rural development Jayram Ramesh visits Tripura.

JULY 3, 2012: New Delhi sanctions Indian Institute of Informatiion Technology (IIIT) for Tripura on July 3 along with Rajasthan and Assam.

July 7, 2012 : President Pranab Mookherjee visits Tripura for campaign and interacts with CPI (M) and Congress MLAs.

July 13, 2012 : NSUI-Youth Congress jointly sponsor Tripura bandh to protest irregularities in joint entrance.

 July 17, 2012: Industry minister Jiten Chowdhury claims 59% growth in industry over four decades.

AUGUST 3, 2012 : On August 3 fisheries minister Khagendra Jamatya claims Tripura has achieved self-sufficiency in fish production .

August 8, 2012 : Guwahati Tripura in Millennium Major Events 429 Agartala bus falls into ditch in Meghalayaq resulting in death of 31 passengers including driver. August 30, 2012 : Sushnta Chowdhury reelected as state YC (i) president.

September 1, 2012 : On 1st September former officer in charge of Kamalpur police station Diliip Guha sentenced to ten years rigorous imprionment

September 6, 2012 : Guwahati high court's Agartala bench upholds death sentence passed on NLFT militant Achak alias Ashok Debbama for killing 15 people on February 11 1997.

September 21, 2012 : AgartalaDhaka passenger bus 'Maitree' burnt down at Narsingdi in Bangladesh by agitators.

October 4, 2012 : On October 4 Triupra Veterinary College secures affiliation after many years.

October 14, 2012 : FIR filed against PCC president Sudip Roy Barman and his younger brother Sandip Roy Barman by B.B.Jadav, colonel of Assam Rifles (21 Sector).

October 15, 2012 : Union home secretary R.K.Singh describes relations with Bangladesh as 'excellent'.

November 16, 2012 : RD minister Jiten Chowdhury claims Tripura best in MGNREGA implementation.

November 20, 2012 : First death sentence passed in south Tripura on Arjun Biswas who had killed his parents as well as his wife.

November 26, 2012 : Seven hundred bullets belonging to 'Mukti Vahini' in 1971 was recovered by labourers from Malancha Niwas.

 November 30, 2012 : The chief Tripura in Millennium: Major Events 430 minister inaugurates northeast's first heritage park at Kunjaban

December 7, 2012 : Four ATTF militants including self-styled army chief Chitta Debbarma surrender.

December 12, 2012 : The Left Front government in Tripura December 12 announced free education to poor students, covering the entire period of school education, up to class 12.

December 14, 2012 : Tripura CM asserts there are still militants camps in Bangladesh run by Tripura rebels.

December 14, 2012: Union HRD ministry appoints Professor AnjanKumar Ghosh as the new VC of Tripura (central) university.

 December 22, 2012: Dreaded NLFT leader Suren Debbarma bid adieu to arms along with nine other armed cadres of banned faction before BSF at Karbook under South Tripura district on December 22.

December 24, 2012: Treatment of cancer in Tripura has moved an important step forward with the installation of the powerful Gamma camera in the regional Tripura in Millennium 431 cancer centre at Agartala.

Agartala, Jan 10, 2013: Tripura got another feather in its cap as President Pranab Mukherjee will award Tripura for success in the Census of 2011 with silver medal.

Agartala, Mar 02, 2013 : tripurainfo.com, state's highestaccessed news portal has set a record of sorts in terms of viewership. More than one lakh viewers visited the website on February 28 when the results of the just-concluded assembly election were announced.

Agartala, Apr 02, 2013: Former Congress MLA Subal Bhowmik resigned from the primary membership of the Congress and the post of general secretary of the party.

Agartala, Apr 06, 2013: The Medical Council of India approved PG course for the Tripura Medical College and Dr. BR Ambedkar Teaching Hospital in four disciplines.

Agartala, Apr 09, 2013: Tripura signs MoU for Rs. 5,000 crore Urea fertilizer plant.

Agartala, Apr 23, 2013: Following the direction of the union government, Tripura and Meghalaya will ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala (a chewing mixture).

Agartala, Apr 25, 2013: Tripura ranks 4th in best performing states in the Panchayat Strengthening Index Awards.

 Agartala, May 11, 2013: Rose Valley Chit Fund Director at Agartala Ashok Saha and Manager Anupam Bhattacharjee have been arrested.

Agartala, May 14, 2013: Altogether 8,831 militants and their collaborators laid down arms before security forces during the period of last one decade, said Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

Agartala, Jun 07, 2013 : Ending all speculations police today arrested Gandoot Patrika Editor Sushil Choudhury. He was arrested at around 1pm connection with triple murder case in his office.

Agartala, Jun 21, 2013: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first unit of 363.3 MW capacity Palatana power plant at Palatana area under Gomati district of Tripura.

Agartala, Jun 23, 2013: The golden jubilee of Tripura Legislative Assembly (TLA) will be celebrated on July 1 this year through a special one-day session and a slew of other programmes.

Agartala, Jul 24, 2013: Tripura's blanket bans on plastic carry bags.

Agartala, Aug 09, 2013: Nayanbasi Jamatiya, alias Nakbar, self styled leader of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT- NB) has surrendered to the state police at Khowai.

Agartala, Aug 12, 2013: India's first Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) has been set up in Tripura.

Agartala, Aug 21, 2013: Tripura has won the first prize for 'best implementation' of the Centre's community service centre (CSC) project launched in late 2008.

Agartala, Sep 09, 2013: India's northeastern state of Tripura achieved the first position in literacy with 94.65 percent, beating Kerala (93.91 percent).

Agartala, Sep 18, 2013: Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar  on September 18  called for higher representation of women in all legislatures and their empowerment.

Agartala, Sep 25, 2013: Vice President inaugurates Tripura State Museum , Ujjayanta Palace, calls for preservation of history , heritage and culture.

Agartala, Oct 04, 2013: The Tripura High Court has constituted two fast track courts to deal with cases of crime against women following a request from the state government

Agartala, Nov 01, 2013: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the Northeast region’s biggest jail (Kendriya Sansodhanagar) at Bishalgarh area of Sepahijala district.

Agartala, Nov 27, 2013: Tripura is already shortlisted for 'Krishi Karshan' award of the cental government ahead of many other states for success in agricultural and horticultural production.

Agartala, Jan 07, 2014 : Tripura cabinet on January 6 decided to set up rules for running of battery run rickshaws or Tomtom in the streets of the state.

Agartala, Jan 08, 2014: Tripura has achieved laudable success in implementation of Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan as a part of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

Agartala, Jan 10, 2014: As part of its corporate-social responsibility, the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), a ‘Maharatna’ company of the country has set up High-mast lighting systems in the Tripureshwari temple of Udaipur in Gomati district of Tripura.

Agartala, Jan 17, 2014: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on January 17 inaugurated the ‘Inter State Truck Terminus’ at Madhavbari area under Jirania subdivision..

Agartala, Jan 22, 2014: Six children between the age group of 3 to 5 years were injured in a crude bomb blast at Anganwadi centre in Indiranagar village of Melaghar under Sepahijala district on January 21.

 Agartala, Jan 22, 2014: Sunil Bhowmik, chief engineer of Public Works Department (PWD), has been elected as president of Indian Roads Congress (IRC) for the session of 2013-2014.

Agartala, Jan 29, 2014: The Unakoti district administration of Tripura has been selected for national prize for excellent implementation of MGNREGA during the financial year 2012-13.

Agartala, Feb 03, 2014: Tripura has yet again won a national award for implementation of the MGNREGA scheme.

Agartala, Feb 07, 2014: Quashing the writ petition of All India Plastic Industries Association, the High Court of Tripura upheld the move of the state government for banning of plastic bags.

Agartala, Feb 11, 2014: For continuous achievement in agriculture production, Tripura has once again been awarded by the President of India on Monday for rise in total food grain production.

Agartala, Feb 22, 2014: Tripura government has decided to make success in compulsory Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) as precondition for recruitment to posts of teachers at various level of schooling.

Agartala, Mar 01, 2014: Directorate of Information Technology on March 1 officially launched the State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) project to make the Government services available to the citizen at their locality.

Agartala, Mar 13, 2014: In a major breakthrough, dreaded militant leader and second-in-command of NLFT (BM) faction Panther Debbarma alias Pandit surrendered before police along with his wife and an associate at Kanchanpur under North Tripura district on March 13.

Agartala, Mar 13, 2014 : Former Director General of Tripura Police Pranay Saha was appointed on Thursday as a member of the State Police Accountability Commission. The appointment was announced before the election code of conduct was imposed on Tripura.

Agartala, Mar 19, 2014 : In a tragic incident, MT cadre IAS officer and Registrar of Co-Operative Dr. Pratapaditya Datta, (Non-cadre) breathed his last on March 19 in G.B. hospital, Agartala.

Agartala, Mar 20, 2014 : Tripura government on March 20 opened the first generic medicine-sale counter in government run Agartala government medical college and GBP hospital.

Agartala, Mar 24, 2014 : The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB), India’s first all women bank, on March 24 opened its 20th branch at Agartala and the branch was inaugurated by Mrs. Usha Ananthasubramanian, chairman and managing director (CMD) of BMB at Math Chowmani area of Agartala.

Agartala, Mar 31, 2014 : The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) is slated to introduce core curriculum of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in the next academic year, TBSE president Professor Amitabha Debroy said.

Agartala, Apr 04, 2014 : NIT Agartala is now open for making Foreign Nationals or Persons of Indian Origin or NRIs admitted in its various undergraduate programmes.

Agartala, May 30, 2014 : Four more hardcore NLFT (BM) militants surrendered with arms and ammunition before Assam Rifles (AR) at remote Anandabazar area under Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district on May 29.

Agartala, Jun 09, 2014 : The Director General of BSF, D K Pathak reviewed the security situation of the frontier in Tripura along with Bangladesh border with IG-BSF(Tripura frontier) B N Sharma and other top officials of the border guards.

Agartala, Jun 10, 2014 : Chief Minister Manik Sarkar visited the GB P hospital and met all admitted persons injured due to the clash between the border guards and villagers along the border in South Ramnagar area of Agartala on June 6 night .

Agartala, Jun 19, 2014 : Around 300 refugees sheltered in Tripura since 1997 have returned to Mizoram since June 17, but a large number of migrants are averse to returning to their homes until their demands are met, officials said on June 19.

Agartala, Jun 20, 2014 : The death toll in Malaria outbreak across Tripura rose to 31 with death of three more children being reported. In order to curb the menace, the Health department on June 19 conducted 143 health camps in all affected a

Agartala, Jun 23, 2014 : Once again another Border Security Force (BSF) jawan sustained bullet injuries inflicted during border patrolling by a group of Indo-Bangla smugglers at the zero point of border in Asharambari area of Kalamchoura police station under Sonamura subdivision on June 21 night.

Agartala, Jun 23, 2014 : A three-member central experts team on June 23 visited malaria affected areas of Tripura where at least 45 people have died due to the disease and thousands have fallen ill, officials said here.

Agartala, Jun 24, 2014 : Eminent surgeon Dr Dilip Kumar Debbarma breathed his last on June 22 morning at a private hospital in Agartala.

Agartala, Jul 25, 2014 : Three people died in kanchanpur subdivision by lightning and thunderbolt on July 24 night. Out of three deaths one was a school student. Heavy rain and thunder created large damage in kanchanpur.

Agartala, Jul 31, 2014: G. Kameswara Rao on July 31 took over as new chief secretary of Tripura.

Agartala, Aug 01, 2014 : Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian woman and the second person from the country to clinch a historic Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastics when she won the women's vault bronze at the SSE Hydro here on July 31.

Agartala, Aug 01, 2014 : Tripura's young gymnast Deepa Karmakar who had won many a laurel for her state by performing par excellence at national level gymnastics made India proud on July 31 by winning a bronze medal in the vaulting table section of commonwealth gymnastics championship being held at Glasgow in Wales.

Agartala, Aug 06, 2014 : The first confirmed case of dengue has been reported in Tripura, an official said here on August  6.

Agartala, Aug 07, 2014 : The first consignment of rice form Kakinada port in Andhra Pradesh via Bangladesh Ashuganj river port reached Akhaura check post on August 7 morning.

Agartala, Aug 13, 2014 :  Tripura HC order : three passengers, metre on autorickshaws.

Agartala, Aug 13, 2014 : CM of Tripura launches health protection scheme for poor.

Agartala, Aug 19, 2014 : Cabinet approves setting up elephant reserve in Tripura.

Agartala, Aug 25, 2014: Governor visits Reang refugee camps.

Agartala, Aug 29, 2014:  Jan Dhan Yojana launched in Tripura.

Agartala, Aug 31, 2014: Deputy Director (school education) suspended for ordering purchase of CM's and chief secretary's books.

Agartala, Sep 03, 2014:  Tripura to withdraw court cases against surrendered rebels.

Agartala, Sep 03, 2014: Centre clears setting up of four border haats along Indo – Bangla border.

Agartala, Sep 07, 2014:  Tripura CM inaugurates the 9th tripurainfo mega quiz.

Agartala, Sep 12, 2014:  Nonagenarian Jiten Paul no more, journalism poorer.

Agartala, Sep 16, 2014 :  Manu by poll: Left Front wins by huge margin.

Agartala, Sep 18, 2014 : Tripura govt donates Rs.1 cr to flood-hit J&K.

Agartala, Sep 19, 2014 : Veteran Anil Sarkar bereaved: wife Jyoti Prava breathes last in Delhi.

Agartala, Sep 27, 2014 : Satyanarayana appointed new CIC in Tripura.

Agartala, Oct 02, 2014 :  On Mahastami, Tripura consumes highest ever power.

Agartala, Oct 07, 2014 :  Tripura to supply 100 MW to Bangladesh.

Agartala, Oct 09, 2014 :  Jan Dhan Yojana: 1,21,627 accounts opened in Tripura.

Agartala, Oct 11, 2014 : Three militants of Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) surrendered before the Assam Rifles (AR) including a senior commander at Khedacherra under North Tripura district.

Agartala, Oct 11, 2014 : Tripura government's special public prosecutor and veteran criminal law specialist Dilip Sarkar (82) breathed his last on October 11 morning in Calcutta from a massive heart attack.

Agartala, Oct 20, 2014: DGP Nagaraj inaugurates police station building at New Capital Complex.

Agartala, Oct 20, 2014 : Andhra rice starts reaching Tripura via Bangladesh.

Agartala, Oct 24, 2014:  Minakshi Sen Bandhopadhaya, renowned writer, woman activist, passes away on Friday morning.

Agartala, Oct 29, 2014: Tripura celebrates golden jubilee of Rubber plantation.

Agartala, Nov 07, 2014 : Agartala, 176 year old capital town of Tripura, has been shortlisted for 'clean and green city' award this year by the Delhi-based 'Scotch Group'.

Agartala, Nov 26, 2014: Legal awareness mobile van launched in Tripura.

Agartala, Nov 27, 2014 :  PMJDY: Over 1.96 lakh bank account opened in Tripura.

Agartala, Nov 27, 2014 :  Mobile court launched in Tripura.

Agartala, Dec 01, 2014 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 1 inaugurated the II unit OTPC power plant at Palatana, in Gomati district.

Agartala, Dec 06, 2014 : The National Lok Adalat was held in all courts in the state on December 6 to settle close to 16,613 cases with the Tripura State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA). The Lok Adalat was held to lower down pending cases and petitions in courts across the state and accelerate legal benefits to people. A total of 68 benches of Lok Adalats have been constituted to serve the purpose.

Agartala, Dec 09, 2014: MoU signed for LED lightening system in AMC area.

Agartala, Dec 11, 2014: The 24-year-old male rhino “ Pradip” of the Sepahijala Zoo here died of suspected anthrax on December 10 night.

Agartala, Dec 11, 2014 : JICA to invest Rs 1400 crores in Tripura.

Agartala, Dec 12, 2014 : Gymnast Dipa Karmakar nominated as election icon of Tripura.

Agartala, Dec 19, 2014 : Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura.

Agartala, Dec 21, 2014 : Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) makes profit of Rs 30.07 crores, turnover, CD ratio also increase.

Agartala, Dec 25, 2014 : Spicejet cancelled 74 flights on Agartala-Kolkata route.

Agartala, Dec 28, 2014 :  Tripura student Sumitabh Saha Ray set a new national record in typing. He pressed 960 keys in one minute and made place in India Books of Records.

Agartala, Dec 31, 2014 : The emergency unit of IGM hospital will provide patient services round the clock from the first of the year 2015.

Agartala, Jan 01, 2015 : Kalpataru Utsav was celebrated all over the state with great devotion.

Agartala, Jan 08, 2015: Urban Development Minister Manik Dey inaugurated the first phase LED light service at AMC area in programme held here at Lichubagan.

Agartala, Jan 07, 2015: Tripura announces 5 per cent DA for state govt employees.

Agartala, Jan 12, 2015: Tripura celebrates National Youth Day.

Agartala, Jan 13, 2015: Captain (Retd) Biburanjan Chatterjee passed away.

Agartala, Jan 14, 2015: S.K. Rakesh appointed State Election Commissioner of Tripura.

Agartala, Jan 16, 2015 : An executive of a chit fund has been arrested in Tripura by the CBI for allegedly collecting deposits of more than Rs.10 crore.

Agartala, Jan 18, 2015: A Tripura girl along with 24 children would be conferred the ‘National Bravery Award’ of the year 2014.

Agartala, Jan 29, 2015: The 25th Industry and Commerce fair commenced from today at international fair ground at Hapania.

Agartala, Jan 29, 2015 : Dr. Sanjib Debbarma, child specialist of Tripura has been awarded with “ Fellow of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (FIAP).

Agartala, Feb 02, 2015: ONGC ready to supply gas to Monarchak plant, Charges gas up to Monarchak Terminal.

Agartala, Feb 07, 2015: Commonwealth Games bronze medalist gymnast Dipa Karmakar excelled with a haul of five gold medals for Tripura in the 35th National Games on Friday at the Jimmy George indoor stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

Agartala, Feb 06, 2015: Veteran CPI (M) leader of the state, Sirish Bhattacherjee (73) died today around 11.30 AM due to old age ailment at his residence in Gandhighat.

Agartala, Feb 15, 2015: Senior CPI(M) MLA Sudhir Das passed away today afternoon after a prolonged illness at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi.

Agartala, Feb 27, 2015: The 23rd composite Border Observance Post (BOP) was inaugurated by Bhola Nath Sharma, IG of BSF, Tripura sector at Karimatilla.

Agartala, Mar 04, 2015: CBI raids Rose Valley offices in Tripura.

Agartala, Mar 06, 2015: CM inaugurates tripurainfo.com’s knowledge park and ‘Kisan Call Centre’ in gala programme.

Agartala, Mar 11, 2015: The World Bank would provide Rs.1,376 crore to create infrastructure in the power sector in Tripura.

Agartala, Mar 20, 2015: Deputy Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly Pabitra Kar inaugurated the first Catholic Hospital in Tripura named as St. Joseph Hospital.

Agartala, Mar 19, 2015 : A replica gun placed in a war memorial in Agartala, Tripura, has been stolen.

Agartala, Mar 22, 2015: Manir Roz Zaman appointed first secretary of Bangladesh visa office.

Agartala, Mar 27, 2015: Prof. Debasish Deb, scientist from Tripura was selected for National Geoscience Award for the year 2015.

Agartala, Apr 01, 2015: Senior bureaucrat Yashpal Singh took over as the new chief secretary of Tripura.

Agartala, Apr 03, 2015: Founder of Tripura Motor Sramik Union (TMSU) and former member of CPI-M Sadar divisional committee- Bibhubushan Roy passed away at 69.

Agartala, Jun 27, 2015: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari will arrive in the state on June 30 next to lay the foundation stone for double-lane construction works for Agartala-Sabroom national highway.

Agartala, Apr 12, 2015: Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Jitendra Chaudhary was elected unanimously president of Tripura Olympic Association (TOA).

Agartala, Apr 20, 2015 : The former BDO of Bishalgarh block, Bimal Chakraborty prime accused of mutli core MGNREGA scam was granted conditional bail.

Agartala, Apr 21, 2015 : As team leader, West Tripura District Magistrate ( DM) Abhishek Singh on Tuesday received the Prime Ministers awards for excellence in public administration.

Agartala, Apr 24, 2015: Seasonal cyclonic rains and thunderstorms have hit northeastern states damaging houses and disrupting power supply and transport, officials said on Friday.

Agartala, Apr 25, 2015: 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Tripura.

Agartala, Apr 25, 2015: Agartala series bomb blast: Court convicts four accused, quantum of punishment to be announced on April 28.

Agartala, Apr 26, 2015 : Tripura student Anubrata Nath from Shishu Bihar H.S School has been selected to participate young scientist workshop in Japan.

Agartala, Apr 28, 2015 : All four convicts of Agartala series bomb blast were sentenced to life imprisonment by additional district and sessions court.

Agartala, Apr 30, 2015: George Jenner , new director of Industry ,MD TIDC and project director of Tripura Bamboo Mission.

Agartala, Apr 30, 2015: The newly appointed British Deputy High Commissioner,Kolkata Mr.Scott Ferssedonn-Wood met Governor PB Acharya as per courtesy protocol.

Agartala, May 01, 2015: TTAADC poll: 13000 security personnel to be deployed, international border sealed.

Agartala, May 02, 2015: Tripura tribal council goes to first EVM polls.

Agartala, May 02, 2015: First three positions were secured by students of Tripura in the entire northeast region at the entrance exam of NERIST (North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology). Two are from Shishu Bihar HS School and one from Sri Krishna Mission School.

Agartala, May 03, 2015: ADC polls come off peacefully, polling percentage likely to cross 2010 record of 83.62%.

Agartala, May 09, 2015: Leading NLFT commander Athurbabu Halam surrenders.

Agartala, May 10, 2015: Senior journalist Praloy Dhar passes away.

Agartala, May 10, 2015: Pradhan Mantri social security schemes launched in Tripura.

Agartala, May 11, 2015: Next Generation Network (NGN) Services of BSNL in the state was inaugurated by Tapan Chakraborti, State Minister for Information Technology and Education.. BSNL Chief General Manager NE- I circle D P Singh and General Manager of Tripura circle J. Ravichandra was present in the inauguration ceremony.

Agartala, May 12, 2015 : A team of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) headed by its Chairperson Dr. Rameshwar Oraon is arriving Tripura on a week-long visit from May 20.

Agartala, May 12, 2015 : Dr. Ayyangar to join as principal secretary.

Agartala, May 12, 2015 : Tathagata Roy was appointed as the governor of Tripura.

Agartala, May 13, 2015 : Indian Ambassador to Sudan Deepak Vohra today met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at his official chamber at secretariat.

Agartala, May 13, 2015 : Dr. Milind Ramteke assumes charge as West Tripura DM.

Agartala, May 14, 2015 : DGP of Tripura police, K Nagraj on Thursday inaugurated the Rangamura composite BOP in South Tripura district.

Agartala, May 15, 2015 : Bus service between Agartala and Dhaka resumed from today ( Friday) which was stalled due to continued political unrest in Bangladesh.

Agartala, May 15, 2015 : GSG Ayyangar joining state administration as seniormost Principal Secretary.

Agartala, May 15, 2015 : Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the newly constructed book seller house (Bioghar) of ‘Akhshar’ publication at Jagannath Bari road of Agartala.

Agartala, May 15, 2015 : The district magistrate and collector of West Tripura, Abhishek Singh has joined as chief executive officer of autonomous district council (ADC).

Agartala, May 18, 2015: Mizoram to take back its tribal citizens from Tripura after 18 years.

Agartala, May 18, 2015: The state’s premier coaching institute School of Science has once again shined and its students got first position in the Headmasters and assistant headmaster examinations run by TPSC.

Agartala, May 18, 2015 : The sub divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) of Sabroom Jhantu Bikash Das was suspended on Monday by the state government following direction from High Court of Tripura. He was suspended for misbehaving with lawyers and poor quality of works.

Agartala, May 20, 2015: Foundation stone laid for Apparel & Garment Making Centre in Tripura.

Agartala, May 21, 2015: Secretary DARE and DG, ICAR inaugurates Exhibition on ICAR – technologies for food and nutrition at Tripura Center.

Agartala, May 22, 2015: Pensioners of state government who went to retirement before 2006 will get pension as per 6th pay Commission. This was approved by state council of minister.

Agartala, May 22, 2015: NIT, Agartala find place among the top 20 NITs.

Agartala, May 24, 2015 : In a remarkable achievement Dr Bijaya Paul ,Chemistry teacher in Nandan Nagar Higher Secondary school of northern Agartala, has obtained Phd degree in chemistry from Tripura Central University under the guidance of Dr Mahesh Kumar Singh, professor of Chemistry in the university.

Agartala, May 26, 2015 : Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar has promised to provide housing facility to 1.25 lakh landless and homeless families belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) category within next three years.

Agartala, May 27, 2015 : Chief Minister Manik Sarkar laid the foundation stone for first flyover in Agartala city in a foundation stone laying ceremony at AD Nagar police parade ground.

Agartala, May 28, 2015: National seminar on biodiversity for sustainable development held at Tripura University.

Agartala, May 29, 2015: HC put restriction on govt doctors’ private practice.

Agartala, May 30, 2015: Jitendra Kumar Sinha, a 1996 batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre, is new Joint Secretary in Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER).

Agartala, Jun 05, 2015 : Tripura has joined other states by banning instant snack brand Maggi, after tests on the product showed presence of Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a synthetic taste enhancer.

Agartala, Jun 09, 2015 : Civil Court directs Tripura Govt. to hand over Neer Mahal & Rudra Sagar to Royal family.

Agartala, Jun 13, 2015: PM Modi to meet Tripura CM Manik on June 16.

Agartala, Jun 21, 2015: Tripura celebrates yoga day with enthusiasm.

Agartala, Jun 21, 2015: Agartala: PGCIL to installed 65 towers & 20 km long 400 KV transmission line to supply of 100 MW power to Bangladesh from Tripura.

Agartala, Jun 22, 2015: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar released a biography written on late veteran communist leader, Samar Choudhury on his 85 birth anniversary on Monday at Agartala Press Club.

Agartala, Jun 23, 2015: With an aim to develop 400 civic bodies across the country, Central government has launched its Smart Cities Mission wherein Agartala is also selected.

Agartala, Jun 24, 2015: The construction work of Tripura’s first flyover began here on Wednesday.

Agartala, Jun 27, 2015: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari will arrive in the state on June 30 next to lay the foundation stone for double-lane construction works for Agartala-Sabroom national highway.

Agartala, Jun 29, 2015: Journalist Madhavi Mazumder passes away prematurely.

Agartala, Jul 04, 2015: Tripura in particular and northeast in general is all set to emerge as the internet epicentre of the country after the commissioning of the submarine cable connectivity from Cox Bazar port in Bangladesh with optical fibre network to be set up at Akhaura integrated check post (ICP) by BSNL within a few months.

Agartala, Jul 04, 2015: The state government here today issued transfers and posting orders of 12 state Civil Services (TCS) officers with immediate effect.

Agartala, Jul 05, 2015: Two Left Front candidates who won the by - election will take oath as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) at the assembly lobby on 8 July (Wednesday) at 12. 30 pm.

Agartala, Jul 05, 2015 : As many as 10000 households in Agartala city will be provided with Piped Natural Gas (PNG) this fiscal year ( 2015 -16).
Agartala, Jul 05, 2015 : CPI(M) state secretary, Bijan Dhar was admitted at ICU of GBP hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Agartala, Jul 05, 2015 : Suchismita Roy, was arrested by police on Sunday for her alleged hand into the murder of his husband - Pritam Roy.

Agartala, Jul 10, 2015: CM inaugurates new building of Holy Cross College.

Agartala, Jul 09, 2015: Governor of Tripura, Tathagata Roy met Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday at New Delhi and urged him to open up the Agartala airport for custom facilities and demanded more connectivity to other states.

Agartala, Jul 09, 2015: The Tripura government and Tata Trusts launched their strategic partnership on Thursday by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expedite socio-economic development initiatives in the state.

Agartala, Jul 09, 2015: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is leaving for Guwahati on July10 to attend the meeting of Chief Ministers of Northeastern states convened Centre to discuss various issues, including strategy to deal with insurgents based in Myanmar.

Agartala, Jul 09, 2015: In tragic incident, a 50 – years old Indian Oil Corporation ( IOC) official Arindam Chakraborty died after being hit by an oil tanker.

Agartala, Jul 07, 2015: Union Ministry, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) secretary, R. Vijaykumar held meeting with chief secretary Yaspal Singh on Monday here at civil secretariat conference hall.

Agartala, Jul 07, 2015: Retired Indian industrial magnate Ratan Tata is all set to pay a day's visit to Tripura on july 9 with a team of executives of the TATA house.

Agartala, Jul 07, 2015: Digital India Week celebrated in Agartala, Wi-Fi hotspot services for BC state library inaugurated.

Agartala, Jul 07, 2015: NBT and English Dept of TU inaugurates week-long programme on book publishing course.

Agartala, Jul 07, 2015: Implementation of Tele-opthalmology and Tele- medicine and camp approach in Tripura recognised and awarded by Government of India.

Agartala, Jul 06, 2015 : Rural primary education: Tripura occupies second position.

Agartala, Jul 06, 2015 : DM of West Tripura district, Dr. MilindRamteke launched Digital India Week (DIW) at the conference hall of DM office on Monday.

Agartala, Jul 06, 2015 : BJP alleges attack on RSS Shakha in Nalchhar.

Agartala, Jul 06, 2015 : In a remarkable achievement Tripura's Debanjali Ambuly has obtained 212th rank in all India civil services exam-2014.