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Kolkata, 9 Oct 2018/--/A six-year-old student was allegedly molested by a school teacher here, following which the accused was arrested, police said Tuesday. The incident took place in a state government-aided school. The police had a tough time controlling agitated family members of the victim...

Kolkata, 9 Oct 2018/--/The West Bengal government on Tuesday told the Calcutta High Court that it cannot interfere in a legislative decision on granting funds to Durga Puja committees, after a petitioner claimed that it is a violation of the secular structure of the Constitution. The court...

Kolkata, 9 Oct 2018/--/West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Somen Mitra Tuesday said the party is not thinking of any sort of alliance in the state before the next Lok Sabha election as the issue is not a "priority" in the present situation. He said his aim is to strengthen the organisation...

Kolkata, 9 Oct 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday described the attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants in Gujarat as a "very dangerous trend" and accused the BJP government in the state of failing to control it. "This (the attacks) is a very dangerous trend. A disastrous situation. The...

BARDHAMAN, 9 Oct 2018/--/A class 10 boy allegedly shot himself dead in the toilet of his school in Purba Barddhaman district on Monday, police said. Kalim Seikh (15) of Dadhia Gopal Das High School, a government aided co-educational school at Ketugram, used a country-made 7 mm pistol to commit...

Kolkata, 9 Oct 2018/--/Riding on the success of a project to tackle human trafficking and prevent child marriage in two districts of the state, the West Bengal government has decided to spread the scheme to other districts as well, state minister Shashi Panja said on Tuesday. Initiated by the West...

Kolkata, 8 Oct 2018/--/Students of Presidency University who have been on an indefinite   hunger strike demanding accommodation in the under construction Hindu Hostel have called a citizens' convention tomorrow at the hostel to highlight their issues. Distinguished alumni of the university...

Kolkata, 8 Oct 2018/--/S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata organised a seminar recently where academicians and industry people shared their views and scope at large about things they are working one and issues that are needed to be addressed. Titled ‘Industry-Academia Meet’, the...

Kolkata, 8 Oct 2018/--/Two persons drowned in the Hooghly River on Monday while offering prayers on the occasion of Mahalaya, a police officer said. While one of them lost balance and drowned near a ghat in Uttarpara, the other person was swept away by river currents at Seoraphuli, he said. Their...

Kolkata, 8 Oct 2018/--/Calling upon people to maintain religious harmony, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Monday the state celebrates festivals of all communities with equal enthusiasm. The CM, after inaugurating the centenary celebrations of 'Baghbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsav' (...

Baripada, 8 Oct 2018/--/Former BJD MP from Mayurbhanj Laxman Tudu on Sunday said he joined Jharhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) in Ranchi after resigning from the ruling BJD. Tudu said he joined the JMM in presence of party president Sibu Soren, leader of opposition in Jharkhand assembly Hemant Soren and...

Aizawl, 8 Oct 2018/--/Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) LT Hrangchal has formally joined the ruling Congress on Monday and would be a party candidate in the November 28 assembly election, sources in the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee said. Hrangchal may contest from Chalfilh seat which...

NEW DELHI, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking implementation of the national register for citizens (NRC) in Tripura to identify illegal immigrants in the state. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph...

Supaul, 8 Oct 2018/--/Police have arrested all the nine accused, including three women, named in the FIR in connection with beating up of minor girl students of a state-run school here, a senior police official said today. Thirty minor girl students in Bihar's Supaul district were beaten up by a...

Bhagalpur, 8 Oct 2018/--/A thief managed to escape from a hospital while he was in police custody in Bihar's Bhagalpur district. The thief identified as Anand Kumar Dubey was caught Sunday night while carrying out theft in a house located in Mirzanhat locality under Mujahidpur police station area...

Patna, 8 Oct 2018/--/A 28-year-old man was released on bail by a court here after he spent nearly three months in jail in connection with a Facebook post allegedly defaming a former DGP of Bihar, his lawyer said on Sunday. Jitendra Kumar, who was arrested on July 11, was granted bail by additional...

Patna, 8 Oct 2018/--/Mobile phones, SIM cards, ganja and other banned items were seized during raids conducted at different jails of Bihar, a senior police officer said. The raids were carried out on Sunday in central, divisional and sub-divisional jails in all the districts of the state on the...

Aizawl, 8 Oct 2018/--/Members of the Bru community, currently lodged in six relief camps of Tripura, will be exercising their franchise in Mizoram when it goes to polls on November 28, a top state election department official said today. The tenure of the 40-member Assembly expires on December 15...

Bhubaneswar, 8 Oct 2018/--/The National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Union home ministry, has cautioned the Odisha government against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said. In an advisory to chief secretary AP Padhi and Special Relief...

Puri, 8 Oct 2018/--/Five policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty following the violence that rocked Puri on October 3 over protests at Jagannath temple, police said. A havildar and four constables were placed under suspension Sunday for negligence in discharging duties during the...

Dumka, 8 Oct 2018/--/Three persons, including a woman, were killed and ten others sustained serious injuries on Monday when a speeding truck ran over them in Dumka district, a police officer said. The victims, all residents of Kurma village in Banka district of neighbouring Bihar, were on their way...

Kolkata, 8 Oct 2018/--/Eastern Railway Women’s’ Welfare Organisation (ERWWO)/ Sealdah honoured the wards of railway employees for their outstanding performance in Secondary Board Examination and Higher Secondary Board Examination, in a function held at Dr. B.C.Roy Auditorium, Sealdah recently....

Guwahati, 7 Oct 2018/--/The Assam government has announced a bonus of 20 per cent for workers of tea gardens under the Assam Tea Corporation Limited (ATCL). ATCL has 15 tea gardens and around 16,748 workers. PTI

Kolkata, 7 Oct 2018/--/A book on the transformation of Calcutta to Kolkata from the British era to the modern times was formally released by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here at the Raj Bhavan. The book, 'Calcutta Then, Kolkata Now', has been penned by authors Sunanda K. Datta-Ray,...

Jalpaiguri, 7 Oct 2018/--/The police on Sunday seized illegal firecrackers worth over Rs 15 lakh from the residence of a businessman here in the district. Acting on a tip off, officials raided the businessman's residence at Raikatpara locality and seized the firecrackers that allegedly would have...

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