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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


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Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on all sides, except for a narrow neck in the northeast, where it borders on Assam and Mizoram. 

Handloom weaving the single largest industry. It is essentially a tribal household industry. The sericulture industry is developing fast. Tripura is abundant in natural gas and a number of gas-based industries have sprung up. There are 809 small-scale industrial units in Tripura. There are two major insurgent groups in Tripura-the National Liberation Front of Tripura, and the All Tripura Tiger Force.   


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Important tourist centres are Nirmahal, Sipahijala, Dumboor Lake, Kamala-sagar, Jumpui Hill, Unakoti and Matabari.  The government has set up an advisory committee to boost tourism.


ONGC has lined up Rs 7,750-crore investment to revamp the age-old installations and pipelines of its onshore assets, which produce over 8 million tonnes of oil and oil equivalent a year. (Ongc Lines Up Rs 7,750 Cr To Revamp Onshore Assets, Business Line, Pratim Ranjan Bose, Oct 29, 2007)

Order covers all religions across the length and breadth of the country (Register All Marriages: Supreme Court , Hindu, J. Venkatesan, Oct 26, 2007)

The Supreme Court today gave states and Union Territories three months to make registration of marriage compulsory for all religions. (Sc: Register All Marriages , Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)

The Supreme Court today gave three months’ final deadline to the states and Union Territories to frame laws to make the registration of marriages compulsory, as a majority of them have failed to comply with its earlier order of February 2006. . . (Sc: Register All Marriages, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)

The Supreme Court on Thursday set a fresh three-month deadline for states and union territories to frame necessary rules to make registration of marriage compulsory, irrespective of religion, after most of them failed to adhere to an earlier order. ('Make Law To Log All Marriages In 90 Days', Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)

In a first of its kind in federal governance, Union cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar travelled with 18 officials — most of them secretary-level officers in Union ministries — to Ranchi for a day in September, checked into Raj Bhavan and . . . . (Q&a: 'Cabinet Secretariat Has To Act As A Facilitator', Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 24, 2007)

International agreements and policies best left to new President” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPA, Left constituents to meet today “Congress not a natural ally of Left” (Wait For Bush To Complete Term: Yechury, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)

Id festivities concluded with Id Milan hosted by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here today, following end of Ramzan. Iftaar parties were hosted during Ramzan by Governor S. K. Sinha, Chief Minister Azad and DGP Kuldeep Khoda. (Id Festivities End, Cm Hosts Id Milan , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)

Six persons, including a woman, were seriously injured in a bomb blast at Gandacherra town in Dhalai district of Tripura on Sunday. (Six Injured In Tripura Blast, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)

The middle income groups among the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and ‘others’ (loosely referred to as upper castes) are almost on a par economically. (Middle Income Upper Castes And Obcs On A Par Economically, Says Survey, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)

The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday asserted that a mid-term election was imminent as the Congress had failed to adhere to the coalition dharma. (Mid-Term Polls Imminent: Jd(u), Hindu, Sujay Mehdudia, Oct 08, 2007)

The Indian diaspora in the US has shown interest in investing in Assam with proposals ranging from producing bio-diesel to operating small aircraft for regional connectivity, says Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. (Indian-Americans Keen To Invest In Assam, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)

As a mid-term poll seems imminent, Janata Dal(U) has dubbed the UPA Government at the Centre as "anti people" and urged the Left parties to withdraw their support from the Government. (Withdraw Support From Anti-People Govt: Jd(u) To Left, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)

Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura go to the polls early next year, the first-named being the only state ruled by the Congress. (Up For It , Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)

The Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M) would take a unanimous decision on its stand on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, a member of the party's politburo said on Friday. ('Cpi-M Will Take A Unanimous Decision On Nuke Deal' , The Financial Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 04, 2007)

In his hours of repose, Mr Prakash Karat must be harking back to his days as a student leader when he had his last encounters with elections. (Dogma Vs Reality, Tribune, Amulya Ganguli, Oct 03, 2007)

The Janata Dal-U will hold a two-day meeting of its national executive here from 6 October to formulate electoral issues and seat adjustment policy. (Jd-U Executive Meet This Week , Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 03, 2007)

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau met here on Friday as a prelude to three days of “very crucial” discussions by the central committee on the India-United States nuclear deal and the political situation, among other issues. (Cpi(m) Concerned At Myanmar Incidents, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)

"Everything has been discussed and I am sure that we will take a unanimous decision," senior leader M K Pandhe told newspersons when asked whether the issue of nuclear deal was being deliberated. (Cpm To Take 'Unanimous Decision'on Nuclear Deal , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)

The CPI(M) will convey its decision on the India-US nuclear deal to the UPA government at the next joint UPA-Left panel meeting, which is scheduled to be held on October 5. (Decision By Cpm At Oct. 5 Meet, Says Yechury, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)

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