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The Opposition Left Front, Congress and BJP today staged a walkout from the monthly House meeting of Kolkata Municipal Corporation demanding the resignation of Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, against whom the CBI has lodged an FIR in the Narada sting operation case.

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Students, teachers and non-teaching staff members of the Kalinga Institute had a great time on April 15 (Saturday) as the institute was visited by five Union ministers, who spent time with the students and interacted with some of them.


The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today said that his party was hopeful of forming civic boards in Kalimpong, Mirik, Kurseong and Darjeeling municipalities. "I am not worried about Kurseong. Party leaders have done a good job there.


The anti-trafficking caravan of the US Consulate Kolkata today reached here after covering West Bengal and Jharkhand to make people aware about the menace of human trafficking in these states.


Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the police to trace the grandson of INA veteran Laxmi Indira Panda, who had come here along with his parents for the felicitation of freedom fighters' families by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 16.


The Supreme Court today refused to grant any relief to accused Bachha Rai in connection with the Bihar topper scam. Earlier last month, the Patna High Court granted conditional bail to Rai. He got bail after not being convicted by the lower court within a month.


Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the state government may consider starting a service to send bodies back from hospitals.


A PIL was today filed in the Patna High Court seeking annulment of election of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav and his brother and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav for allegedly concealing details of their property in poll affidavits.


Mizoram excise and narcotics department seized 71 grams of heroin here, a department spokesperson today said. The contraband, worth around Rs 3.55 lakh in the local market, was seized on Wednesday night. It was reportedly smuggled from Myanmar, he said.


A major fire broke out this morning at a thermocol factory in Andul area here, officials said. The fire was noticed at 10.45 am following which 20 fire tenders rushed to the spot, Fire brigade officials said. Efforts are still on to douse the flames, they said.

West Midnapore

At least two students were killed and ten were injured after a truck hit their auto-rickshaw on the Northern Highway 60 in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal. The accident took place near Bhadutala of Salboni Police station.


Over 200 logs along with sawing machinery and other equipment were seized by Forest department personnel from an illegal saw mill in the outskirts of Jorhat last night, officials here today said.


Two wheels of the third boogie of an empty EMU rake got derailed at Majerhat station in Eastern Railway's Sealdah South section today, disrupting EMU local services along the suburban route for over two hours.


A joint team of the Army and Assam police seized a huge cache of explosives, including gelatin sticks and detonators, from two persons in the state's Kamrup district, a defence spokesman said today.


A 25-year-old man, wanted in several criminal cases in Odisha's Ganjam district, was arrested after he sustained injuries in an encounter with the police.


Cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi today claimed that Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam had shown disrespect to the Constitution by his comment on use of loudspeakers in shrines and that the singer should consider leaving the country.


To clear the summer rush, Eastern Railway has decided to attach additional air-conditioned/Sleeper Class coaches to 10 pairs of different long-distance trains originating from Howrah, Kolkata and Malda Town stations, as a temporary measure on different dates for diffe