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Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager (GM), Eastern Railway addressing the annual general meeting  of the State Council of ER’s Scouts and Guides, in presence of Sudhir Agrawal, additional general manager, Eastern Railway, at ER headquarters on Friday. Addressing on the occasion Rao...

Kashipur, 17 Feb 2018/--/Kolkata Green Planet Organisation organised an awareness programme on the occasion of World Pangolin Day-2018  to protect the engendered species in the Kashipur town of Purulia on Saturday. As a part of this awareness programme a procession roamed different parts of the...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/Officiating vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University Prof Sabujkali Sen today said the institution, which had been functioning with acting v-c for the past two years, badly needed a full-time one. After vice-chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta was dismissed from the central...

Agartala, 17 Feb 2018/--/Tripura would go to polls tomorrow with the BJP emerging as the main challenger to the ruling Left Front, which has been in power in the state for the last 25 years. Polling would be held in 59 of the total 60 seats. Voting in Charilam Assembly constituency would be held...

Jalpaiguri, 17 Feb 2018/--/A major fire gutted the famous Bhabani Pathak Kali temple at Sikarpur here, fire brigade sources said today. The 300-year-old temple caught fire last night and locals tried hard to douse the flame before fire engines reached the spot. The fire brigade sources said that...

Ludhiana, 17 Feb 2018/--/Four persons died of electrocution when they came in contact with a high tension electric wire at Ishwar colony in Dhandari locality here, police said today. The incident took place last night when a family was celebrating birthday of an eight-year-old, Sapna, daughter of...

Bhubaneswar, 17 Feb 2018/--/Police today recovered the mutilated body of a man from a workshop in the city, police said. The victim, identified as Gopal Moharana and a carpenter by profession, had wounds on his throat, hands and belly. His body was sent for postmortem, deputy commissioner of police...

Bhagalpur, 17 Feb 2018/--/BJP's Bhagalpur district Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC & ST) cell president was gunned down by unidentified miscreants here late last night, police said today. The victim Manoj Mandal (25) was shot dead while he was asleep in his home in his native village...

Bettiah, 17 Feb 2018/--/Sashastra Seema Bal's (SSB) personnel have seized 52 kg ganja worth Rs 15.60 lakh and arrested a Nepalese citizen from Indo-Nepal border of Bihar's West Champaran district late last night. SSB's 47th battalion deputy commandant Amit Kumar said today that the SSB had a tip...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/The West Bengal CID on Friday arrested another police officer, considered close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, in connection with alleged misconduct and extortion from civilians, an official of the investigating agency said. Assistant sub-inspector Debashis Das of...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today drew a comparison between the Centre's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana and the state's acclaimed Kanyashree Prakalpa. Tripathi said that while the Central government's scheme helps a girl child starting from her basic...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2018/--/Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kolkata Kendra in collaboration with The Salarpuria Sattva Group hosted two-day Talks on Personal Excellence through Bhagavad Gita by Swami Sukhabodhananda of Prasanna Trust.  The talk was being held at Kala Mandir Hall in Kolkata on February 9 and...

Agartala, 13 Feb 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today said if the BJP was voted to power in Tripura, it would ensure that all welfare schemes of the Centre reach the poor, even in the farthest corner of the Northeastern state. Adityanath, who arrived here on Monday to...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2018/--/22309/22310 Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Weekly AC Express will remain cancelled  from 1 to 31 March, 2018 due to poor patronization of passengers. Consequently, 22309 Up Howrah-New Jalpaiguri AC Express will remain cancelled on 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of March, 2018. 22310 New...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2018/--/In the run-up to the Chinese New Year, cultural troupes from the neighbouring country put up a splendid display of dance, music, ancient magic art and acrobatics at the Spring Festival held here. Chinese Liuzhou Arts Theatre of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangxi...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2018/--/Close on the heels of a major incident of sexual abuse of a child at G. D. Birla Schhol at south Calcutta,  the dance teacher of Carmel Primary School at Deshapriya Park, also in south Calcutta was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a Class 2 student of the school. The...

Guwahati, 9 Feb 2018/--/The leader of Opposition in the Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, today alleged massive corruption in distribution of tractors among farmers and demanded an all-party House committee probe into the matter. The senior Congress MLA also alleged mining irregularities by Coal...

Guwahati, 9 Feb 2018/--/Four lakh bogus job-card holders have been identified in Assam and their allotments cancelled by the panchayat and rural development department, a government release has said. The identification of the fake card holders, aimed at bringing more transparency, was made through...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Feb 2018/--/The Odisha government on Thursday approved a package for five drinking water projects worth Rs 370.60 crore for supply to over two lakh population in fluoride-hit Nuapada district. The proposal was cleared during the Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2018/--/Pension Adalat - 2018 was inaugurated on Thursday by chairman of Kolkata Port Trust Vinit Kumar. The chairman said streamlining of the pension administration and expeditious payments were the key objectives of the organisation. The finance and personnel departments would...

Shillong, 9 Feb 2018/--/The People s Democratic Front (PDP), a new political party, today released the election manifesto for the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly election, promising appropriate policies to drive forward the growth agenda for the state and its youth. The PDP floated by Khasi Hills...

Kolkata, 7 Feb 2018/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today slammed Governor K N Tripathi in the Assembly alleging that he had flouted the Constitution by writing a letter to a senior official in Malda district, bypassing the state government. Making a special mention, Chatterjee...

Kolkata, 7 Feb 2018/--/On March 1 West Bengal government is going to set up the first court for the trial of MLAs and MPs from West Bengal. The court will be one of the 12 designated courts for trial of criminal cases against elected representatives that are going to be set up across the country...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today called the state's Congress leaders "pygmies" and reminded them that without the Trinamool Congress, the party cannot function in Delhi. Mamata also slammed the Congress for hobnobbing with the CPM to oppose her government. "...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police today conducted raids at the two houses of former West Midnapore district police superintendent Bharati Ghosh as well as in the houses of police officials close to her during her tenure. Ghosh, who was a...

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