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Guwahati, 11 Aug 2018/--/People in Assam are yet to receive the forms for claims, objections and corrections in the state's National Register of Citizens (NRC), even as the process has been delayed by at least a week from the original schedule. The NRC Sewa Kendras (NSKs) had yesterday started...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/Railways have been working to improve its infrastructures and passenger amenities. In recent years, Railways has not only rolled out trains with enhanced facilities but has also been modernizing stations. Swarna Rajdhani & Swarna Shatabdi trains have been introduced with...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of making a U-turn on the infiltration issue, Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) president Poonam Mahajan today urged the Trinamool Congress not to politicise issues related to national security. Mahajan made the...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/BJP president Amit Shah was today shown black flags by youth Congress workers when he came out of the NSC Bose International airport here to attend a rally at Esplanade area, the police said. The youth Congress workers showed black flags and raised anti-Modi and anti-Shah...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/To encourage more Indian travellers to visit Israel, that country has opened a visa application centre in the city for tourists from West Bengal and the north eastern states, sources in the Israel embassy said. Additionally, visa applications in the jurisdiction under the...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Jul 2018/--/At least two persons were missing after a truck broke the railing of a bridge and fell into the swelling Mahanadi river in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Sunday, police said. The accident took place when the truck which was on its way to Chandikhole from Paradip hit...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Jul 2018/--/Odisha government today said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state even as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today forecast rain and thunder shower in the state in next three days, officials said. "There is no flood situation in the...

Patna, 30 Jul 2018/--/The Bihar government said today that notwithstanding discharge of water from Nepal in various bordering rivers the flood situation was not "alarming" in the state. But, the state government has taken up anti-erosion and other flood protection work as a preventive measure,...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury today ruled out the possibility of formation of a grand Opposition alliance at the national level before 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Yechury said that such a formation can only be made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are announced...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court today directed the West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) not to proceed with the counselling of candidates for recruitment as teachers for class XI and XII till a merit list was published. The SSC had issued a notification on July 6 stating that...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today condemned the I-T raids at a hospital owned by Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav's sisters at Rewari and alleged that the BJP was using government agencies to silence opposition voices before the general election. Mamata also...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/West Bengal would try to prevail upon the GST Council for giving exemption to businesses having an annual turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh, the state's finance minister Amit Mitra said today. At present, the exemption limit for GST is for businesses having an annual turnover of...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/NSHM Knowledge Campus will partner Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts to offer courses in Performing Arts from the ensuing academic session. The courses would be in three categories—Vocal & Instrumental music besides Dance. Announcing the partnership today, NSHM...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run Special Trains between Santragachi and Jabalpur, leaving Santragachi on 26.07.18, 02.08.18 and 09.08.18 and leaving Jabalpur on 25.07.18, 01.08.18 and 08.08.18.     02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Special leaving...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/For upgradation work on Naihati – Bandel Section, 10 (ten) days traffic block w.e.f 13.07.2018 to 24. 07.2018 except 15 & 22.07.2018 for 90 minutes/day will be imposed. As a result two Naihati – Bandel locals (37535/37536) will remain cancelled for those days. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/With a view to providing best security to the women commuters in Metro Railway, RPF personnel have launched various measures since January, this year (2018). Security awareness campaign specially for the women and children is being carried out regularly at Metro stations...

Patna, 12 Jul 2018/--/Notwithstanding the rumblings over seat-sharing, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and BJP chief Amit Shah were a picture of poise at a meeting over breakfast today, sending out the message that all was well in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The cameras caught the...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi today urged Kolkata Police to immediately arrest the people responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting a 2-year-old boy at a playschool in the city. The boy was allegedly sexually abused at the playschool in...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today said he had "nothing to say" about the decision of Jadavpur University (JU) to reintroduce entrance tests in the Arts faculty, and said the varsity's executive council was within its rights to lay down admission norms. "The admission...

Berhampur, 12 Jul 2018/--/The carcass of an adult female blackbuck was found today in Odisha's Ganjam district, the only habitat of this endangered animal in the state, a forest official said. "The animal is believed to have died due to old age last night," Aska forest ranger officer Harihar...

Kalyani, 12 Jul 2018/--/Unable to bear the burden of mounting loan, a 40-year-old man allegedly strangulated his wife to death and killed self at Kalyani in Nadia district early today, police said. Bapi Chakraborty was found hanging in a room, while the body of his wife Jhuma (32) was lying on bed...

Bhawanipatna, 12 Jul 2018/--/Twelve members of a gang, which targeted financial companies, were arrested in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said today. The arrested persons, aged between 18 and 30 years, were involved in around 13 cases of loot during the last six months, Kalahandi...

Baripada, 12 Jul 2018/--/Two members of a family, including a minor, drowned today in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, police said. The incident took place in Rairangpur area of the district, when Heena Mahali (24) and her brother Sagar (10) went to river Khadkei for a bath, they said. The sister...

Bhubaneswar, 12 Jul 2018/--/As many as 731 pilgrims, including 298 women, have been selected by the Haj committee in Odisha, official sources said. After felicitating the Haj pilgrims here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters "this year 731 pilgrims have been selected for Haj...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/Aiming to combat and prevent crimes like molestation, eve-teasing and make public places safer for women, the Kolkata Police on Wednesday launched a special all-women patrolling team called "The Winners". The primary job of these lady officers will be to assist their male...

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