AGARTALA - Security has been stepped up in Tripura on account of Durga Puja.

AGARTALA - It's festive season in the northeastern state of Tripura, with colourful and artistic marquees and prayers amid beating of drums as the state celebrates Durga Puja.

AGARTALA/GUWAHATI - Medium to heavy rains over the past three days have badly affected life in most parts of the northeastern region in the run-up to the Durga Puja festival, beginning next week.

AGARTALA - A centuries-old tradition comes alive in Tripura as the idols of 14 Hindu deities, kept locked in a room throughout the year, are brought out for worshipping during the tribal Kharchi festival from Monday - a spectacle witnessed by hundreds of thousands of devotees from India as well as Bangladesh.

AGARTALA - As many as 44 Buddhist monks from Thailand were stranded Sunday at the Agartala airport after their Kolkata-bound Air India flight was cancelled due to technical snag, officials said here.
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