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Agartala, 18 Jun 2018/--/The overall flood situation has been improved in Tripura, barring a portion of the worst hit Uanakoti district, but passenger train service is has been under suspension in two sections for six days, officials said. The Badarpur-Silchar section in Assam and Manu-Ambassa-...

Shillong, 18 Jun 2018/--/Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has brought about "positive vibes", aiding tourist inflow, according to state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh. Clashes in the...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Jun 2018/--/The Odisha government today ordered a probe into the boat capsize incident in Chilika Lake that claimed six lives and injured nine people two days ago. Nrusingha Charan Sahu, the state's commerce and transport minister, said director of Port and Inland Water Transport...

Itanagar, 18 Jun 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today requested Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts to set up cancer hospitals in the state. Khandu met Tata at Guwahati and said Arunachal Pradesh has been recording a very high rate of cancer cases. "Our patients go all the...

Kendrapara, 18 Jun 2018/--/Five men were today arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl and uploading an objectionable video on social media in Kendrapara district, the police said. The men had molested the girl on June 14 during a picnic trip at Pentha sea beach under Rajnagar tehsil. Finding...

Agartala, 16 Jun 2018/--/The overall flood situation has slightly improved in Tripura even as over 40,000 people continue to remain stranded in 189 relief camps across the state, official sources said here today. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who visited the worst-hit Kailashahar and Kumarghat...

Imphal, 16 Jun 2018/--/The flood toll in Manipur climbed to seven today, with one more death reported from Imphal West district, official sources said. The intensity of rainfall decreased in the state capital this morning, but the situation was yet to improve in the valley districts of Thoubal,...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/In a daring and  complex operation, a  Seaking 42 C helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command  (ENC) winched down  one MARCO (Marine Commando) officer on the ill-fated merchant vessel SSL KOLKATA which had been on fire and drifting for the last two days. The ship had to be...

Aizawl, 16 Jun 2018/--/The flood situation in Mizoram improved today with the water level of river Tlawng and Langkaih receding, officials said. Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department officials said though the water level of Tlawng and Langkaih river in Lunglei district has started...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/The West Bengal CID on Friday busted a women trafficking racket and rescued six minor girls from a guest house in Salt Lake area here, a senior official said. Six persons were arrested for their alleged involvement with the racket, which was busted from a guest house in...

Guwahati, 16 Jun 2018/--/A man, accused of raping his daughter, has killed his wife inside the Dibrugarh district and sessions court premises by slitting her throat, police said. People at the court premises immediately overpowered the accused, Purna Nahar Deka, and handed him over to the police on...

Baripada, 16 Jun 2018/--/The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) will remain off limits for visitors, starting from today, in view of the monsoon, a senior forest official said. The tiger reserve is closed during the rainy season every year, STR Field Director M Mohan said. "The date of reopening of STR...

Itanagar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Members of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress took out a bike rally from Nirjuli to the state capital today to protest against inflation and other issues. Shouting Bharat Bachao slogans, hundreds of Youth Congress members participated in the rally from Nirjuli, 19...

Midnapore, 16 Jun 2018/--/Six persons were killed and over 20 others injured after a speeding bus fell on its side in West Midnapore district today, the police said. Nearly 50 tribal people hired a bus from Pirakata under Salbani police station area to visit a fair at Silda in the same district....

Baripada, 16 Jun 2018/--/A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a youth of her village in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, police said today. The police recovered body of the tribal girl from a forest near their village Garudabasa under Betnoti police limits this morning and sent it for...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Officials of the Customs, Air Intelligence Unit at the Biju Patnaik International Airport today seized gold weighing 249.350 grams from a passanger arriving from Bangkok. The officials seized a bracelet and gold chain of foreign origin from the person, collectively...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/The Odisha government today extended the summer vacation in schools by three more days owing to the intense heat, an education department official said. The schools, which were scheduled to reopen after summer vacation on June 18, would now open from June 21, said School...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/Former West Bengal minister and CPM leader Satya Sadhan Chakraborty passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest, sources in his family said. He was 85. Chakraborty, who served as the state higher education minister for over a decade, is survived by his daughter. His...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the Centre to name the upcoming airport at Jharsuguda district, in the western part of the state, after eminent freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. Born on January 23, 1809, Sai sacrificed his life fighting against the...

Kohima, 16 Jun 2018/--/The Muslim community in Nagaland today celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr by offering namaz at Eidgahs in Kohima and Dimapur districts. They also gave alms to the poor and exchanged gifts with their near and dear ones on the occasion of the festival, marking the end of the Holy Month of...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will not attend the fourth meeting of the Niti Aayog's governing body to be held in New Delhi on June 17, officials said on Friday. Sources in the chief minister's office here said Patnaik will not attend the meeting to be presided by...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/Observing that the police did not conduct proper investigations in some criminal cases, the Calcutta High Court on Friday asked the Home department of the West Bengal government to frame guidelines on such procedures. Justice Rajasekhar Mantha directed that the authorities...

Patna, 10 Jun 2018/--/The Bihar government has requisitioned 20 specially trained pups from Telangana to sniff out liquor in its effort to sharpen the campaign against alcohol which is banned in the state for over two years. The canines would undergo training to smell alcohol at Telangana's...

Patna, 10 Jun 2018/--/Two years after prohibiting sale and consumption of alcohol, the Nitish Kumar ministry in Bihar is contemplating a ban on 'khaini' (unprocessed tobacco), an official said. The state has written to the Union health ministry for intervention to facilitate introducing a ban on...

Ranchi, 10 Jun 2018/--/Stressing the need for environment protection all throughout the year, Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu today urged people to "save water resources and forests". Environment Day should be observed on all 365 days, not just on June 5, Murmu said while addressing people here...

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