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Jalpaiguri, 23 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today said the party was looking into allegations of child trafficking against its Jalpaiguri women's wing leader Juhi Chowdhury and would take action if she is found guilty. "If found guilty in inquiries by the party, there will be...

Kolkata, 23 Feb 2017/--/Normal life in major parts of the city got disrupted at about 10 in the morning as the 750 MW Budge Budge power station of CESC tripped this morning. The sudden collapse in power supply brought the Metro Railway service in the city to a standstill and triggered panic among...

Kolkata, 23 Feb 2017/--/Taking a serious note of the raging controversy in the social media involving party MP Ritabrata Banerjee, the CPM today cautioned Banerjee and decided to come up with guidelines on the use of social media by party workers on issues relating to the party. Addressing a press...

NEW DELHI, 23 Feb 2017/--/Dangwimsai Pul, wife of the late Arunachal chief minister Kalikho Pul, today withdrew her letter to Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, saying the Supreme Court has no business to deal with her letter on the judicial side. Dangwimsai said the letter should have been dealt...

Kendrapara, 23 Feb 2017/--/Braving all odds, wheelchair-bound Minati Barik has emerged victorious in the Panchayat elections, becoming the second differently-abled person ever to win the Odisha rural polls. Minati, who had turned immobile as both her legs were paralysed since her birth, was a...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Feb 2017/--/The ruling BJD in Odisha and opposition BJP accused each other of having an unholy nexus with the Congress in the state Panchayat elections. The first phase of results for the Odisha Panchayat elections was officially announced today. The issue was raised in the...

Patna, 23 Feb 2017/--/The budget session of both Houses of Bihar Legislature began today with Governor Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting highlighting virtues of liquor ban and speedy work for realisation of programmes under "seven resolves" of good governance under chief minister Nitish...

Imphal, 23 Feb 2017/--/Fist time voters in poll-bound Manipur want an end to the politics of blockades and bandhs and demand better educational and job opportunities in the state. Every youth that news agency PTI spoke to wanted blockades to end and peace to return to strife-torn Manipur. "Since...

Imphal, 23 Feb 2017/--/Security has been beefed up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here to address a public rally in favour of BJP candidates for the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections. Officials said that the state police has started round the clock search operations to prevent any...

Kohima, 23 Feb 2017/--/Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu has appointed 24 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries and six legislators as advisor. Liezietsu who took oath on Wednesday as the new chief minister of Nagaland heading a 12-member Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) ministry...

Guwahati, 23 Feb 2017/--/The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday directed the Assam government and civic authorities here to file affidavits on protection and conservation of wetlands in the city. A division bench of Justices Hrishikesh Roy and Nelson Sailo, after hearing a public interest litigation...

Medininagar, 23 Feb 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today separately laid the foundations of three medical colleges in Palamau, Hazaribagh and Dumka. Terming the day as historic, Das expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union health minister J P Nadda to help...

Agartala, 23 Feb 2017/--/Tripura Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Roy Burman today said his party will not let anti-Left votes to split in next year's Assembly elections. "We have to oust the Left Front government from the helm of affairs in the 2018 Assembly elections to give relief to people. We...

Kolkata, 23 Feb 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during this summer season, Eastern Railway will run 36 more summer special train will be run between Howrah and Ramnagar. 05008 Howrah-Ramnagar Summer Special will leave Howrah on Sundays starting from March 5 to July 2 at 8.35 am to...

Kolkata, 23 Feb 2017/--/S N Ghosh, on-duty RPF staff of Metro Railway, Kolkata today rescued a lady at Kavi Nazrul Metro station.  Ghosh noticed the lady roaming aimlessly on the UP platform at Kavi Nazrul Metro Station at 2.30 pm. After interrogation, the lady admitted that she had come to the...

Kolkata, 22 Feb 2017/--/The state government is going to set up a State Health Regulatory Commission to be headed by a retired judge which will work as a watchdog for the health care system of the state. For this purpose the government will introduce a bill in the Assembly on March 3.  The...

Kolkata, 22 Feb 2017/--/China has extended invitation to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to visit the country and is waiting for her response. Consul-general of People's Republic in China in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said that she had been invited to visit two provinces - Jiangsu and Yunan. Ma...

Bhubaneswar, 22 Feb 2017/--/With post-poll violence continuing unabated across Odisha after the Panchayat elections, Opposition BJP today staged a demonstration before the Odisha Assembly protesting police inaction. A scuffle ensured between BJP activists and the police near the Assembly and BJP...

Imphal, 22 Feb 2017/--/Armed militant`s involvement in the upcoming Assembly Election in Manipur is now clear, as well equipped cadres today ambushed advance security team which were on their way to make free passage for the VIPs and VVIPs of deputy chief minister here. The militants attacked two...

Imphal, 22 Feb 2017/--/The Election Commission is confident that the economic blockade in Manipur will not impact the poll process in the state and has made all arrangements to ensure free and fair elections. "We have all the data from our state election machinery. We are confident that the...

Imphal, 22 Feb 2017/--/Despite a fatwa being issued against her for contesting election, Manipur's first Muslim woman candidate Najima Bibi said she wants to continue her fight against domestic violence and work for uplift of Muslim women. "I am not bothered about my life, but as long as I live I...

Kohima, 22 Feb 2017/--/Shurhozelie Liezietsu today took oath as the new chief minister of Nagaland heading a 12-member Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) ministry. Liezietsu, who succeeded T R Zeliang, was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor P B Acharya at a function in Raj...

Shillong, 22 Feb 2017/--/Central excise and service tax commissioner Gaigongdin Panmei today expressed concern at the lack of tax grievance redressal system in North-Eastern  (N-E) states called for to set it up before the GST rolled out later this year. "There is no (grievance redressal)...

Bhubaneswar, 22 Feb 2017/--/Ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked party MLAs not to be disheartened by the trends emerging from the Odisha panchayat elections and take it as a wake-up call. "You should not be disheartened by the reverse. I advise you to take this signal seriously as a...

Ranchi, 22 Feb 2017/--/Opposition parties as well as some ministers in Jharkhand have opposed the Raghubar Das-led state government's move to sell liquor through its own outlets to generate revenue. According to sources, three ministers have opposed the government move to sell liquor when the...

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