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Kolkata

To clear the anticipated rush of pilgrims on the occasion of Kalpataru Utsab at Dakshineswar, Eastern Railway will run one pair of special train between Sealdah and Dankuni in addition to running of two pairs of Sunday exempted train services on Sunday (1.1.2017).

Yechury sites lack of coordination among participants
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Agencies

Cracks appeared in the Opposition's unity as the CPM today decided to stay away from a press conference by the Opposition parties convened by the Congress, citing "lack of coordination and consultation" among the participants.

NEW DELHI

Raising the stakes in her fight against Modi government on demonetisation, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee arrived here today to attend the a meeting of Opposition parties and the joint press conference tomorrow along with Congress, DMK, RJD and other parti

Guwahati

Union home minister Rajnath Singh today said the security of the more than 200-kilometre-long India-Bangladesh border was a priority for the BJP government and it will be completely sealed in next one and a half years.

NEW DELHI
Actor-turned politician Mithun Chakraborty who was elected to the Rajya Sabha by Trinamool Congress (TMC), today resigned from the Upper House citing health reasons.
NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take stock of the economy with experts at NITI Aayog on Tuesday against the backdrop of currency crunch post demonetisation and discuss ways to speed up growth. "The theme of Tuesday's meeting is 'Economic Policy Reform, Road Ahead'.

Balasore

India today successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable, inter-continental ballistic missile Agni 5, that has a range of over 5,000 km covering whole of China, from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast.

Last month she hurt the home superintendent who received seven stitches on her head
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Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

After one year and nine months of agony and trauma, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Namutebi Rachael, the 23-year-old Ugandan girl who was found unconscious, sans any travel document at Sainthia railway station of Birbhum district and since kept at Homes run by an NGO.

NEW DELHI
The Union government is understood to be mulling an ordinance to impose penalties on anyone possessing the junked Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes beyond December 30 when the deadline to deposit them in banks expires.
NEW DELHI

The Union government Monday said it will try to implement projects worth over Rs 5 lakh crore under the ambitious Sagarmala initiative before completion of its tenure in May 2019.

Faridabad

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said a lower level of taxation that is globally compatible is necessary if the country has to have a broader base of economy.

Faridabad
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on an "incisive" law against Benami property, a top finance ministry official said the government will do everything to strengthen the institutions required for effective operationalisation of the law. 
Jammu

BJP on Monday alleged that the issue of SARFAESI Act has been blown out of proportion by some leaders in Kashmir Valley to incite the people of the state.

NEW DELHI

Domestic low-cost carriers not operating from Terminal 3 has been a “setback” for the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro, DMRC chief Mangu Singh has said.

Thiruvananthapuram

As part of its programme to upgrade facilities for rail users, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Monday that 200 more stations and some additional trains would be provided with Wi-Fi in 2017.

NEW DELHI

With Donald Trump set to take charge as the next US President, Indo American Chamber of Commerce today suggested that India and the US should exchange wish lists to fast track resolution of bilateral issues which are impeding accelerated investment flow.

Rourkela
Steel Melting Shop-II (SMS-II) of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has created a new record by making 27 heats in the C shift on December 24. This is the highest number of heats made by the unit for any single shift, RSP said in a release.
Mumbai

Engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Monday said that it has bagged orders worth Rs 3,039 crore across various businesses.

Rajkot

Two persons were arrested on Monday with counterfeit currency in the denominations of newly introduced Rs 2,000 and Rs 500, having a face value of Rs 26,10,000, police said.

Thiruvalla (Ker)

In a major heist, thieves broke open the safe of public sector Indian Overseas bank (IOB) in Tholassery here and decamped with Rs 27 lakh in old and new currency notes, police said on Monday.

Mumbai

The rupee extended its gains for the second trading day Monday, suring by another 8 paise to end at 67.74 per dollar on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters on the back of weakness of dollar in the overseas market.

NEW DELHI

Gold prices slumped by Rs. 250 to hit an over 11-month low of Rs. 27,550 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Monday due to weak demand from jewellers and lower advices from futures trade.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi government has asked all its departments to make electronic payments to suppliers, contractors and institutions if the order value exceeds Rs 5,000.

NEW DELHI

Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd Monday said its subsidiary plans to raise up to Rs 500 crore through public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs).

NEW DELHI
Ex-IAF chief S P Tyagi, arrested on December 9 in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, was today granted bail by a special court here which said CBI has failed to state the alleged bribe amount and when it was paid.
NEW DELHI

An estimated one lakh paramilitary personnel along with state police forces are likely to  be deployed in the upcoming assembly elections in five states, including politically crucial Uttar Pradesh.

NEW DELHI

A Joint Working Group of India and Sri Lanka will meet here on Saturday to find a solution  to the vexed fishermen issue which will be followed by a ministerial- level meeting in Colombo on January 2.

NEW DELHI
India today said it was in regular touch with Yemeni authorities and Saudi Arabia regarding the safe release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted nearly nine months ago from war-torn Yemen, after a video of the priest pleading for help became viral.
Thiruvananthapuram

In an embarrassment to the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala, party veteran V S Achuthanandan today asked the central leadership to take "proper steps" against Electricity Minister M M Mani, whose petition to discharge him as an accused in a murder case was rejected by

NEW DELHI

Amid talks of a SP-Congress alliance for the UP assembly elections, BJP today claimed that  there is a "Tsunami" in its favour there and that rival parties, including BSP and Congress, are fighting for survival.

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