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Kolkata, 27 Apr 2017/--/BJP chief Amit Shah today described Bengal as the "most poverty-stricken state" in the country and said once his party came to power in the state, it would "flourish like Maharashtra and Gujarat". "Such poverty is not there anywhere else in the country," he told a meeting of...

Birpara, 27 Apr 2017/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that the BJP was trying to "intimidate" the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state and asserted that Bengal was not afraid of this strategy. "They (BJP) are afraid of the TMC. That is why they are trying to intimidate...

Patna, 27 Apr 2017/--/Keeping up his fussilade against Lalu Prasad and his family, senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today alleged that the RJD chief had taken land at a prime location here along with the construction on it from Kanti Singh for making her a union minister. "On March 13,...

Itanagar, 27 Apr 2017/--/Twenty three Congress councillors of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC), out of 25, officially joined the BJP here this evening in presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu and BJP state president Tapir Gao. The IMC comprised 30 councillors and 26 councillors belonged to the...

Patna, 27 Apr 2017/--/The alleged stoppage of the convoy of six bodies of CRPF jawans, killed in Chhattisgarh, in Patna Airport area for security reasons as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was attending a function nearby created a row here today. While Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu...

Kohima, 27 Apr 2017/--/Renowned scholars, researchers, and professors at a seminar demanded that an Azad Hind Museum be set up at Kohima and Ruzazho village be declared a National Heritage village The two-day seminar on "The Battle of Kohima and its impact on Indian Freedom Movement" was held at...

Patna, 27 Apr 2017/--/The Bihar Cabinet today increased the dearness allowance (DA) of state government employees, pensioners and family pensioners by four per cent. They would now get a total DA of 136 per cent instead of the existing 132 per cent, cabinet secretariat department Principal...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 27 Apr 2017/--/The plight of the people living in three villages encircled by four rivers in Aul block of Kendrapara district of Odisha has drawn attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The NHRC has sought an action-taken-report (ATR) from Odisha Chief...

Kolkata, 27 Apr 2017/--/S. N. Agrawal, General Manager, Eastern Railway handed over the prestigious Overall Efficiency Shield to Howrah Division for outstanding performance while Sealdah Division bagged the Overall Efficiency Runners Up Cup on the occasion of 62nd Railway Week celebration,...

Kolkata, 26 Apr 2017/--/The on-going spat between the BJP and Trinamool Congress went on unabated  for the second today  as the  BJP president Amit Shah –whio is on a three-day state visit  was at Mamata’s turf  at Bhawanipore today  challenged chief minister at her assembly constituency  saying it...

Hooghly (WB), 26 Apr 2017/--/Three persons died and around 70 others were missing when a portion of a jetty in the Hooghly river gave way today under the impact of high tide at a place  in Bhadreswar. Superintendent of police Sukesh Jain said locals who swung into action in small boats traced 18 of...

Kolkata, 26 Apr 2017/--/BJP President Amit Shah today said that there was no internal democracy in Congress and that such a party could not do any good to the people. Shah said this while addressing a gathering of Kolkata's intellectuals at Mahajati Sadan. Among those who attended the gathering...

Jamshedpur, 26 Apr 2017/--/Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was today acquitted in three cases of violation of model code of conduct filed against him during the 2009 Lok Sabha and the Assembly polls. The cases were filed against Das and others in Bistupur and Sidgora police station areas...

LOHARDAGA (JHARKHAND), 26 Apr 2017/--/Ten Maoists, including two self-styled 'area commanders' carrying a reward of Rs two lakh on their head, today surrendered before the police in Lohardaga, officials said. The Maoists surrendered under the "Bandhook Chhodo Volleyball khelo abhiayan" (drop guns...

Kohima, 26 Apr 2017/--/Nagaland cabinet today decided to ban the use of beacon on government vehicles in the state with effect from May 1, 2017. The decision comes in the aftermath of the central government announcement of similar ban on April 19 last with the aim of putting an end to VIP culture...

Shillong, 26 Apr 2017/--/The National Peoples Party (NPP) today requested the Meghalaya government to install statue of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma here and in Tura and rename two roads after him in the state. "I would like to propose the renaming of two roads and space be allotted, one...

Aizawl, 26 Apr 2017/--/India's Eastern Territory of the Salvation Army today began its centenary celebrations here today. The day Lt Colonel Kawlkhuma, a Mizo and pioneer Salvation Army officer arrived in Aizawl, hundred years ago from Shimla after completion of his officer's course. The...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Apr 2017/--/BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said there is no infighting in the party. "I do not feel any infighting in the party. Where is infighting?" Patnaik said while replying reporters on his return from his five-day visit to the national capital....

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/Representatives of six ethnic communities demanding Scheduled Tribe status met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here today. Sonowal told leaders of the communities that the central and state governments were committed to granting ST status to them. "We are totally...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the spirit of the 1985 Assam Accord won't be allowed to get diluted and the central government will do everything to protect the state's indigenous people by completely sealing the Indo-Bangla border. The assurance was given at...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/Sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, early completion of the National Register of Citizens and a host of other issues were discussed at a high-level meeting between the Centre and the Assam government. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, National Security Advisor Ajit...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Apr 2017/--/With a Delhi special court framing charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy against him in a coal scam case, former Union Minister Dilip Ray today said he had requested the court for speedy trial. "I was advised by my legal team not to seek a discharge (which would...

Durgapur, 26 Apr 2017/--/April 24 was observed as DSP day. On this day in 1960, the first ingot was cast from liquid steel in the Steel Melting Shop of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP). Since then every year 24th April is observed as DSP Day. Since inception of the plant, many people have laid down their...

Kolkata, 26 Apr 2017/--/A large number of power disruptions occurred in Budge Budge, Sarsuna, Sakuntala Park, Shibrampur, Maheshtala and Nungi area following the squall on Saturday evening.  The wind speed of 76 kmph uprooted many CESC overhead wires and poles, particularly in the western suburban...

Kolkata, 25 Apr 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah, who came to West Bengal today on a three-day visit accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of unleashing violence, adding that the party would not be able to stop Narendra Modi's chariot. "TMC may think they can stop Modiji's chariot, but they cannot...

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