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Patna, 12 Dec 2017/--/A junior enginner, employed with the irrigation department in Bihar, has been shot dead by unidentified persons in Saran district while he was on his way home in the state capital, police said today. "Veermani Kumar, who was posted at Hajipur in the adjoining district of...

Guwahati, 12 Dec 2017/--/Philanthropic organisation Tata Trusts today said it will reach its target of training one lakh youths annually on various vocational skills across the country after two years. "Last year, we had fixed a target to train one lakh youths nationally every year on various...

Madhepura, 12 Dec 2017/--/A deputy village head was killed by miscreants near Navtol bazaar in Bihar's Madhepura district, police said today. Murliganj police station, Station House Officer (SHO) B D Pandit said the deceased has been identified as Sanjay Das (39), the up mukhiya (deputy village...

Imphal, 12 Dec 2017/--/The police have seized 40 gold bars worth Rs 1.7 crore from Tengnoupal district of Manipur and arrested two persons in this connection. Tengnoupal SP S Ibomcha today said two cars were accosted near Tengnoupal police station gate along the Asian Highway-1 on Monday following...

Kolkata, 12 Dec 2017/--/The commemorative run of 60 years of first EMU train services of Eastern Railway (ER) between Howrah and Seoraphuli was flagged off by the eldest guard and driver working in ER, who are going to retire this month of December & next month January, Shri Swapan Kumar Modi,...

Tinsukia, 12 Dec 2017/--/The president of a local Village Defence Party (VDP) and his son were shot dead by unidentified miscreants at the night of Monday at Bordumsa in upper Assam's Tinsukia district, official sources said. District Superintendent of Police (SP) Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta has confirmed...

Kolkata, 12 Dec 2017/--/West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today said Rahul Gandhi would  play a pivotal role in forging new "political dynamics" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Gandhi was elected the Congress president yesterday. "This is indeed a historic...

Kolkata, 12 Dec 2017/--/Ajay Vijayvargiya, General Manager (GM), Metro Railway, Kolkata visited Dakhineswar –Noapara Metro Project today and stressed upon the completion of work by RVNL within the targeted time. Today, Vijayvargiya along with senior officers and RVNL inspected the construction site...

Bhubaneswar, 12 Dec 2017/--/The Odisha Assembly was adjourned twice during the pre-lunch session today as the Opposition Congress and BJP leaders created a ruckus in the House. The session was adjourned first till 12 noon and then till 3 pm. The Assembly could transact business only for four...

Guwahati, 12 Dec 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said better road connectivity with neighbouring states would lead to better economic ties and strengthen relations among North Eastern states. Education can wipe out ignorance and superstitions from the society and this can be...

Guwahati, 12 Dec 2017/--/Calling for better police-public relationship, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the Assam government was committed to make the state police "one of the best" in the country. Asking Assam Police Service probationers to fulfill the pledge of upholding sincerity...

Shillong, 12 Dec 2017/--/Eighty-year-old Kyiek Mukhim, a nurse-cum-midwife who assisted in the delivery of over 1000 babies and attended to innumerable medical emergencies in the remote villages of Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district, has finally taken voluntary retirement. Kyiek, lovingly known...

Smit, 12 Dec 2017/--/The annual Nongkrem Dance Festival was celebrated here amid fanfare and gaiety with young Khasi men and women swaying to traditional folk music to appease goddess Ka Blei Synshar, in the hope of a rich bumper harvest. Chief minister Mukul Sangma, in his message to the people on...

Patna, 10 Dec 2017/--/Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday claimed the Enforcement Directorate, the CBI and the Income Tax department had strong evidence of benami transactions against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family members and "they will not only face charge sheet but...

Kolkata, 10 Dec 2017/--/The Navy is planning to hand over a decommissioned Tupolev-142 reconnaissance plane to the West Bengal government for setting up an aircraft museum here, the second of its kind in the country. The Navy is expecting a clearance from the defence ministry for handing over the...

Berhampur, 10 Dec 2017/--/A 70-year-old woman and her four-year-old grand-daughter were hacked to death allegedly by their neighbour at Badi Ambagaon village in Ganjam district of Odisha today, police said. The accused, Ranjan Sethi (35), has been arrested and a sharp weapon used in the crime also...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Dec 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Centre to release funds under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) without imposing any conditions. The CM's missive to Prime Minister Narendra Modi came in the wake of a letter received by the state government...

Kohima, 7 Dec 2017/--/MLAs, MPs and former lawmakers of Nagaland today appealed for a solution to the vexed Naga political problem before the state Assembly elections due early next year. The MLAs, MPs along with ex-MLAs and former MPs made the appeal during a closed door consultative meeting...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Dec 2017/--/The Odisha Assembly today witnessed repeated adjournments as members of three major political parties engaged in a war of words over Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh. Opposition Congress MLAs rushed to the well and shouted slogans against the central and...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/Ministry of Railways is focusing on Safety in Rail Operations in a big way. It has been decided to give focus on the track maintenance with a view to ensuring accident free travel. The track maintenance time in the November 2017 has been recorded as around 45,033 hrs as...

Kohima, 7 Dec 2017/--/Famous international vocal group the Boney M will hold a show here on December 10. The event called Christmas with Boney M will be held at the Hockey ground, IG stadium, the organisers Nagaland Outdoor Club said in a release here today. The band will be led by its founding...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/The 62nd Mahaparinirvan Divas of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was observed in a solemn function at Metro Rail Bhavan on Wednesday. Ajay Vijayvargiya, general manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata paid homage by garlanding the photograph of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Metro...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/Eastern Railway (ER) observed 62nd “Mahaparinirvan Diwas”, the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, at its headquarters at Fairlie Place, Kolkataon Wednesday. Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway offered floral tributes at the portrait of Baba Saheb...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/A new operations management system ‘MODERN’ (Managing Operations Daily on Eastern Railway network), launched by Eastern Railway in the morning of Wednesday. Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway inaugurated the new system of information regarding operations...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/For the convenience of the passengers, one more additional AC  3- tier coach each will be attached with the following two long distance trains leaving Sealdah station on permanent basis:         12329/12330 Sealdah-Anand Vihar West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express from Sealdah...

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