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Kolkata, 22 Apr 2018/--/As a part of its endeavor towards clean and green energy, South Eastern Railway has continued to provide solar power system to meet  energy consumption  for its future requirements as well. This is a unique concept yet effective in saving time and energy. To save...

Kolkata, 22 Apr 2018/--/FCI Workers Union which is an all India Union celebrated 50 years of service alongwith 40th Annual Conference of Paradeep Port and Dock Mazdoor Union, 33rd annual conference of All India Food & Allied Workers’ Union, 21st annual conference Petroleum Product Handling...

Kolkata, 22 Apr 2018/--/A study conducted by the HCFI, a National Health NGO has revealed that about 5-10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek...

BEHRAMPORE, 22 Apr 2018/--/Gestational diabetes is a common condition that develops during pregnancy and affects about 5 million pregnant women in India. In this condition, the body cannot make and use all the insulin needed during pregnancy. In the absence of sufficient insulin, glucose cannot...

Kolkata, 22 Apr 2018/--/The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will start a heritage tour down the Hooghly from April 28. The cruise tour - 'A Voyage through Tide and Time' - will be "solely managed" by the port, KoPT chairman Vinit Kumar told PTI. "The KoPT plans to run the service on weekends but it...

Patna, 22 Apr 2018/--/The victory of Rabri Devi along with two other RJD members and son of former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi in the biennial elections to the Bihar Legislative Council has brightened her chance of getting the status of Leader of Opposition in the upper house. After announcement of...

CHAPRA (BIHAR), 22 Apr 2018/--/Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today lauded the efforts of Nitish Kumar government in tackling Naxalism in Bihar, saying the number of Maoists incidents in the state has come down to less than half since 2013. "I don't want to talk about the situation of Naxalism...

Patna, 22 Apr 2018/--/An imposing equestrian statue of Veer Kunwar Singh, known for his heroics in the 1857 Mutiny, has been shifted from a public roundabout to the historic Hardinge Park here, which will be inaugurated tomorrow. The bronze statue that earlier stood at the R-Block traffic island...

PURNEA, 22 Apr 2018/--/Four people were killed today when two trucks collided on National Highway 57 in Bihar's Purnea district. All four of them - two drivers and two cleaners - died on the spot, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Raj Kumar Shah said. Three people have been identified so far,...

Muzaffarpur, 22 Apr 2018/--/Police today seized 150 cartons of foreign liquor worth around Rs 20 lakh from a truck in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted the truck near Patiyasa Jalal under Ahiyapur police station of the district and seized the cartons, City...

Patna, 22 Apr 2018/--/Two minor girls drowned in the Dagrain river in Patna district today, police said. Bhadaur police station Officer-in-Charge Mukesh Kumar said that the deceased have been identified as Karishma and Fruti Kumari, aged around 12-13 years. Kumar said the two girls slipped into...

Aizawl, 22 Apr 2018/--/29 gold bars weighing one kg each were recovered from a person who was arrested from Muallungthu, about 17 km from here, a Customs official said today. The gold bars seized yesterday were worth over Rs 916.80 lakh, Deputy Commissioner of Aizawl Customs Division James Guite...

Kolkata, 15 Apr 2018/--/Traditional delicacies, straight out of grandmothers' kitchens, were served today at specialty restaurants in the city on the occasion of Naba Barsho (Bengali New Year) as many citizens of Kolkata gave staple home food a miss to dig into nostalgia with the entire family. At...

Patna, 15 Apr 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said all schemes for 'Mahadalits' in the state will now be extended to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories. "We have taken a decision that all the schemes being run by Mahadalit Vikas Mission for the development...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Apr 2018/--/With the onslaught of social media and e-communication services, pigeongram may have become a thing of the past across the globe, but the Odisha Police continues to keep alive this unique practice. The service was put to test on Saturday when the Odisha Police, in...

Howrah, 15 Apr 2018/--/An eight-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured after a portion of the tower of a temple collapsed during a storm in Howrah district on Saturday, police said. The incident happened at Kachol Village under the jurisdiction of Jaipur police station when devotees gathered...

Balasore, 15 Apr 2018/--/Five persons were arrested today after fake currency notes with face value of Rs 1.5 lakh were seized from them in Balasore district of Odisha, police said. The matter came to light when a man of Khirkona village under Simulia police station area was detained by the police...

Berhampur, 15 Apr 2018/--/A 27-year-old man, allegedly involved in at least 17 criminal cases, was arrested on Saturday following an exchange of fire in Ganjam district, police said. The incident happened near Jhada Ankuli under the jurisdiction of Berhampur Sadara police station. The accused was...

Ranchi, 15 Apr 2018/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said several unsocial elements are trying to disunite the society and such elements can be identified only through education. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti here, Das said one should take...

NEW DELHI, 15 Apr 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi today approved the appointments of three former party MLAs asAICC secretaries for Odisha with immediate effect. The former legislators are Rudra Raju (Andhra Pradesh), Anil Kumar Chaudhary (Delhi) and Shaikh Mastan, party general secretary...

Midnapore, 15 Apr 2018/--/A 13-year-old boy was killed after he was set on fire at his neighbour's house in West Midnapore district, police said today. The incident happened at Mirzapur village under the jurisdiction of Kharagpur Local police station on Saturday, the police said. The boy had gone...

MALDA, 15 Apr 2018/--/A 42-year-old man was killed by his son following an altercation over a family dispute in Malda district, police said today. The incident occurred at a village here under the jurisdiction of Englishbazar police station on Saturday night, the police said, adding that the...

Kalyani, 15 Apr 2018/--/Three people have been arrested here for running a betting racket on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, a police officer said today. Acting on a tip off, the police raided a house at Gayeshpur Bedibhawan area in Kalyani on Saturday night and nabbed two brothers Jayanta...

Kolkata, 15 Apr 2018/--/Mrinal Kanti Mondal, the senior most staff of the electrical department of Howrah Division of Eastern Railway (ER) who will be retiring on April 2018 flagged off 3-phase AC (Alternating Current) EMU rake in presence of Manu Goel, divisional railway manager, Eastern Railway,...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/  Beginning with the introduction of 57 bio-toilets in one train i.e. Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011, Indian Railways has provided about 1,25,000 bio-toilets in its coaches till March 2018. This covers about 60% of coaching fleet of Indian Railways....

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