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Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/An EMU local train hit another stationary train from behind near Haur station of South Eastern Railway today, but nobody was injured, an SER spokesman said. The incident happened on the Howrah-Panskura section, nearly 80 km from Howrah station. "No one was injured as the...

Patna, 22 Oct 2017/--/The Janata Dal (United) today termed as "ridiculous" and "a joke" the announcement by the party's rebel faction led by Sharad Yadav for holding "election to party posts" in March next year. The JD(U)'s Bihar unit chief, Bashishtha Narain Singh, alleged the Yadav camp was...

Kalyani (WB), 22 Oct 2017/--/The bodies of a couple were found on the railway track near Shimurali railway station in Nadia district, Ranaghat GRP officials said today. The bodies were found, 500 meters away from the Shimurali railway station, between Shimurali and Madanpur stations, around 8pm...

Patna, 22 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said the Congress members in Bihar has "mortgaged" their party to Lalu Prasad's RJD. The deputy CM asserted that Prasad always had the last word in decisions concerning both the parties in the state. "It is now amply clear...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/A Kolkata Traffic Police sergeant was allegedly assaulted by a biker and six of his friends on Panditiya Road in Ballygunge area last night after they were stopped for riding without helmet, police said. Seven men, all locals, were arrested for their alleged involvement in...

PATHSALA (ASSAM), 22 Oct 2017/--/Every evening, 'Mary Kom' enters the ring on Assam's mobile theatre arena and mesmerises the audience with her power punches and her riveting story. This has been going on since August 9 and will continue till April 13 next year across the northeastern state....

Bhubaneswar, 22 Oct 2017/--/Union Minister Jual Oram today claimed there would be a "political Nabakalebara" in Odisha as the people have decided to bring the BJP to power in the state after the BJD government's 'misrule' of 17 years. 'Nabakalebara' festival marks replacement of the old wooden...

Nawada, 22 Oct 2017/--/A woman and her daughter were buried alive in this Bihar district today when a mound of earth caved in while they were busy digging mud for domestic purpose. According to Ravi Paswan, in-charge of Govindpur police station, the incident took place at Bhilua village which...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/A mishap was averted when a railway track maintainer detected a rail fracture near Jaugram station in Howrah-Bardhaman Chord section last evening and stopped traffic immediately, an Eastern Railway spokesman said here today. "Track maintainer Shankar Roy timely detected a...

Kohima, 22 Oct 2017/--/Nagaland minister Imkong L Imchen today called for putting on hold the Assembly election due next year and focus on the Naga political issue. It is time for all the Naga people to sink their differences and contribute their best so that a settlement could be brought about,...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/Enthused by the "great success" of the Durga Puja immersion carnival on Red Road, the West Bengal government was now planning to organise a similar event for the popular Kali Pujas in the city. The proposed Kali Puja carnival was likely to be organised from next year, a...

Kolkata/Ranchi/Bhubaneshw, 21 Oct 2017/--/A depression that caused moderate to heavy rain in most parts of Gangetic West Bengal lay centred near the city this morning and the Met department forecast more precipitation till Sunday. The depression over southeast Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha...

Bhubaneswar, 21 Oct 2017/--/Normal life in five southern Odisha districts was hit in a dawn-to-dusk bandh called today by Maoists, who allegedly killed a man in Kandhamal district and abducted a woman during the agitation. The 12-hour bandh was called by the Bansadhara-Ghumusura-Nagabali division...

Jamshedpur, 21 Oct 2017/--/The Jharkhand government today said Aadhaar card was not mandatory to collect food grains from the public distribution system after a 11-year-old girl allegedly died of starvation. Local activists had alleged that the girl died of starvation on September 28 after her...

Guwahati, 21 Oct 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stressed the need for quality education as it helps a person to become able, skilled and makes a society strong. Sonowal said education is the guiding force for a society and as such the state government has introduced 'Gunotsav...

Aizawl, 21 Oct 2017/--/Mizoram today observed Police Commemoration Day with top officers paying tributes to 383 police personnel who laid down their lives while performing duties across the country between September 2016 and August 2017. A ceremonial parade, organized on this occasion in Aizawl,...

Agartala, 21 Oct 2017/--/Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar would be conferred with D Litt degree by the National Institute of Technology, Agartala, at its 10th convocation to be held next month, its director said today. Two distinguished academicians -- IIT Guwahati Director Dr Goutam Ghosh and Jadavpur...

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2017/--/Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy has received an invitation to attend the birthday party of BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha, fuelling further speculation about his growing proximity to the saffron party. Sinha's birthday party is scheduled to be held here...

Nawada, 21 Oct 2017/--/Three labourers were killed and two others seriously injured when the roof of an illegal mica mine collapsed in Nawada district, police said today. Five labourers were working in the mine when part of the roof caved in at Sawaiya Tandh village last night, superintendent of...

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2017/--/To create awareness among the passengers against falling prey to touts and for purchase journey ticket from the counters by producing own identity, a special drive against touting activities and ticketless travel was undertaken jointly by RPF, GRP and vigilance department of...

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2017/--/A teenage boy allegedly committed suicide on Saturday after being scolded by his father in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said. "Buddha Sarkar, a student of class eight in Cooper's Camp in Nadia district allegedly hung himself. His body was recovered from his bedroom...

SILIGURI, 21 Oct 2017/--/An explosion led to a fire on the top floor of a multi-storey building near Purnami Mandir on Sevoke Road here but there was no report of any casualty. Two fire engines rushed to the spot but the local people had almost doused the flames by then. A fire brigade official...

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2017/--/Eastern Railway achieved remarkable growth in passenger earnings during April to September 2017, recording a growth of 4.19 per cent in passenger revenue which is the highest amongst all zonal railways. In the suburban segment, the growth of passenger traffic has gone up by...

Kolkata, 20 Oct 2017/--/Detection of common mosquito-borne disease malaria could become cheaper and take just "seconds" with a new portable device, the handiwork of researchers from two Kolkata institutes. A team of researchers from the Institute of Engineering and Management in collaboration with...

Kolkata, 20 Oct 2017/--/Deepavali, along with Kali Puja, was celebrated in West Bengal today with pomp and religious fervour, despite intermittent rains. Both the festivals coincided this year and were being observed together, making the entire occasion a gala event. On the occasion of Deepavali...

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