Date wise Archive

Bhubaneswar

The Congress on Saturday expelled former Union minister Srikant Jena and former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria for alleged anti-party activities, a senior leader said.

Karimganj/Guwahati

Altogether 21 Bangladeshi nationals, including two women, were deported to their country on Saturday after two years in Assam from Sutarkandi-Karimganj Immigration Check Post (ICP) on the India-Bangladesh International Border, police said.

Bhubaneswar

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday suspended two of its staff for failing to close a level crossing gate while an express train was passing near Puri.

Kolkata

Around 35 Trinamool Congress supporters were injured when a bus carrying them overturned in Howrah district on Saturday evening, police said.

Kolkata

Sahitya Akademi award winning Bengali writer Atin Bandyopadhyay died of brain stroke at a city hospital on Saturday, family sources said.

Shillong

The families of four of the 15 miners trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine in Meghalaya Saturday urged rescuers to retrieve a decomposed body spotted by divers so that they can perform the last rites.

Cuttack

An awareness camp on various schemes of the Odisha government at Gatiroutpatna Gram Panchayat here under Cuttack Sadar block turned violent on Saturday when a woman sarpanch and the members of her family were attacked by a group of ruling party activists.

Kendrapara

The annual headcount exercise of Irrawaddy dolphins inhabiting in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has come to an end, officials said on Saturday. Last year the census teams had sighted 250 dolphins in the sea and deltaic zones.

Kolkata

The Sunday mid night fire in South Kolkata ravaged a multi storey building on 161/A Rashbehari Avenue under Gariahat police station throughout the night and damaged several shops.

Kolkata

Indian Dental Association (IDA) West Bengal State Branch has managed to excel in all the 6 categories of award categories. The specified branch has successfully bagged the Best State President Award 2018. The recipient of the award Dr.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

After receiving flak from the passengers for the poor shipping services in both mainland-island and inter-island sectors, the Directorate of Shipping Services here has now switched gear as the Department has taken up a slew of new projects which are at different stage of progress.

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KURMA RAO

There seems to be no end to problems being faced by residents in the headquarter region of North and Middle Andaman, Mayabunder. Firstly, it is recurring shortage of LPG refills that is literally making consumers scamper from pillar to post.

Elaborates future modernisation plans, lists achievements in 2018
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ROOPA LALL

The Andaman and Nicobar Police is fast building the reputation of being one of the best forces in the country. Around 82 percent of heinous crimes reported in 2018 have been solved, while the force has worked out 72 percent of theft and burglary cases during the period recovering property worth over Rs 53 lakh.

Port Blair

As a part of Police Week 2019, CID unit of A&N Police, organized a seminar on the topic “Policing in Modern India: Emerging Challenges” in JNRM College here. Mr Dependra Pathak, Director General of Police, A&N Islands was the chief guest of the seminar.

Port Blair

A delegation of AATO led by its President, Mr M Vinod met Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India here during his recent visit to these islands.

Port Blair

As part of the ongoing Police Week 2019, a cleanliness drive was conducted on Sunday at Corbyn’s Cove.

Port Blair

The Founder President of Sudhanhgshubala Foundation, Mr Bhabesh Majumder will celebrate the birth anniversary of  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Jan 23 at Bengali Club here.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Theft at UTCPCR Office

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

With global trade from India now surging towards $1 trillion (exports and imports), port and shipping too have been growing rapidly in the country in the last decade or so. But port development has been vastly inadequate and none of the Indian ports figures in the top 20 in the world.

The language of political debate even in normal times in our country is not decorous. When elections come, the language deteriorates further. Recently, when  BJP President Amit Shah was struck with swine flu, a Congress leader made a remark about Shah’s disease which was not only offensive but betrayed a lack of sensitivity on the on the part of the leader and by extension that of his party. Now a BJP legislator of UP has made an insulting comment on BSP supreme Mayawati.