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Tripura / ˈ t r ɪ p uː r ɑː / is a state in Northeast India. The third-smallest state in the country, it covers 10,491 km 2 (4,051 sq mi) and is bordered by Bangladesh to the north, [8] south, and west, and the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. In 2011 the state had 3,671,032 residents, constituting 0.3% of the country's population.

Mainstream Indian cultural elements coexist with traditional practices of the ethnic groups, such as various dances to celebrate religious occasions, weddings and festivities; the use of locally crafted musical instruments and clothes; and the worship of regional deities. The sculptures at the archaeological sites Unakoti , Pilak and Devtamura provide historical evidence of artistic fusion between organised and tribal religions. The Great Chinmoy in Agartala was the former royal abode of the Tripuri king.

The Sanskrit name is linked to Tripura Sundari , the presiding deity of the Tripura Sundari Temple at Udaipur , one of the 51 Shakti Peethas (pilgrimage centres of Shaktism ), [11] [12] and to the legendary tyrant king Tripur, who reigned in the region. Tripur was the 39th descendant of Druhyu , who belonged to the lineage of Yayati , a king of the Lunar Dynasty. [13]

Effects of the quake were felt hundreds of miles away in neighbouring countries with 36 killed in India, 12 in Tibet and 4 in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border. Australian Ballantyne Forder, 20, who was working in a number of orphanages around the country, is also feared to be among those killed.

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Nepal's Tourism Ministry confirmed 10 deaths on Mount Everest on Saturday, after a huge earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Ministry spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said that the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp.

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