Brus reject resettlement sites proposed by Tripura non-Brus

News: The organisations representing the Bru community have rejected the sites proposed by the non-Brus in Tripura for their resettlement. Facts: Brus or Reang: It is a community indigenous to Northeast India living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam.In Tripura, they are recognised as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group.  Language: They speak the Reang dialect… Continue reading Brus reject resettlement sites proposed by Tripura non-Brus

Bharat-Bangla Tourism festival

News:The first ever Bharat-Bangla Paryatan Utsav-Tourism festival is being held in Agartala,Tripura. Facts: About the festival: The festival is being organized by the Department of Tourism,Govt. of  Tripura in memories of the contribution of Tripura in 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. The aim of the festival is to promote tourism in Tripura and appraise the people… Continue reading Bharat-Bangla Tourism festival

Bru refugees in Tripura continue to stage blockade over deaths in relief camp

News:Bru refugees have begun a road blockade in Tripura demanding that the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) resume the supply of rations to refugee camps where displaced people are allegedly starving. Facts: Who are Bru’s? The Brus are also called Reangs.They are scattered across Assam, Mizoram and Tripura. In Mizoram,they inhabit small pockets of Mamit,Lunglei and… Continue reading Bru refugees in Tripura continue to stage blockade over deaths in relief camp

Centre signs peace pact with Tripura insurgent outfit NLFT

The National Liberation Front of Tripura(NLFT-SD) has signed a Memorandum of Settlement with the Central and Tripura government to abide by the Constitution of India. NLFT-SD has agreed to surrender its cadres with their weapons.The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the surrender cum rehabilitation scheme,2018 of the Union Home Ministry.  National… Continue reading Centre signs peace pact with Tripura insurgent outfit NLFT

GARIA PUJA

Garia festival is an important festival for the Tripuri tribal community in the state of Tripura.This year’s Garia puja was held on 21 April,2019. The Garia Puja is usually held from the beginning of the last day of the month of Chaitra till the seventh day of the month of April(Vaishakha). The rituals which are… Continue reading GARIA PUJA

Call for poll boycott in Mizoram

An umbrella organisation of major civil societies and student associations in Mizoram have decided to boycott the April 11 election to the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat and organise a State-wide indefinite bandh from April 8. This decision was taken after the Election Commission of India has decided to set up 15 temporary polling stations… Continue reading Call for poll boycott in Mizoram

Nipah virus alert sounded in Tripura

Tripura Health Department has issued a Nipah Virus alert after the death of five persons in a few villages of Bangladesh close to the Indo-Bangla international border.It has asked the district chief medical officers to stay sensitized and alert on any impending Nipah virus outbreak in the state. According to World Health Organization(WHO),the Nipah virus… Continue reading Nipah virus alert sounded in Tripura

15 polling stations to be set up for Bru refugees

Election Commission of India has decided to set up 15 temporary polling stations in Mamit district of Mizoram exclusively for Bru community voters living in relief camps in Tripura. The Brus,also called Reangs, are scattered across Assam,Mizoram and Tripura.In Mizoram,they inhabit small pockets of Mamit,Lunglei and Lawngtlai districts,but the largest section is in Mamit bordering… Continue reading 15 polling stations to be set up for Bru refugees