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Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/A Jaipur-Kolkata IndiGo flight with 136 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Kolkata after smoke engulfed the plane mid-air, prompting the government to order a probe, an official said on Tuesday. However, no passengers were injured in the incident that happened...

Agartala, 11 Dec 2018/--/Tripura Police on Monday arrested 450 picketers of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) after it blocked stretches of NH-8 and railway tracks, as part of a 12-hour strike to press for scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. West Tripura SP Ajit...

Dimapur, 11 Dec 2018/--/Normal life was affected in Dimapur, Nagaland's largest town and commercial hub, during the 12-hour bandh called by the Public Action Committee (PAC) on Monday, officials said. The bandh was called by PAC under the aegis of Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), the apex tribal body of...

Agartala, 11 Dec 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Tripura in February to inaugurate several development projects, including an upgraded cancer centre, a government official said. The regional centre, which offers treatment to more than 2,000 cancer patients annually, is...

Ramgarh, 11 Dec 2018/--/A farmer has been trampled to death by elephants in Ramgarh district, a senior Forest department official said on Tuesday. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Vijay Shankar Dubey said that a herd of three elephants entered Kulhi village on Monday night and trampled 45-year-old...

Bhubaneswar, 11 Dec 2018/--/With Congress set to form the government in neigbouring Chhattisgarh, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee Tuesday expressed confidence that there could be some relief for the state on the Mahanadi water dispute. Chhattisgarh has been accused of constructing projects on the...

Cuttack, 11 Dec 2018/--/Orissa High Court on Monday refused to accept an affidavit filed by the regional head of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and directed its director general to file a comprehensive report on the present condition of the Konark Sun Temple. Alleging poor maintenance and...

Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/Suchitto Kumar Das, additional general manager, Eastern Railway (ER), honoured six employees of Eastern Railway with Safety Awards at Eastern Railway headquarters, Fairlie Place on Tuesday for their alertness and prompt action which averted possible untoward incident related...

Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during the winter season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 3 pairs of AC Winter Special Trains between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi during the period from December 14 to December 29. 08037 Shalimar-Puri Special leaving Shalimar at...

Panagarh, 11 Dec 2018/--/Air Commodore D Vedajna, Vishist Seva Medal has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Panagarh-based Air Force Station, Arjan Singh on Monday from Air Commodore A Suresh Kumar. On this occasion, the air warriors of the station have presented an impressive...

Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/ER RPF has done commendable performance by rescuing minor girls and returning left behind valuables to the passengers recently. Rescue of minor girls: On-duty officer of RPF/Berhampore rescued one minor girl while she was found travelling alone in train No. 53175 UP Sealdah...

Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/In connection with the upcoming foggy season, some Mail/Express trains will remain cancelled/partially cancelled/ frequency reduction/diverted from December 13 to December 15. 14003/14004 Malda Town – New Delhi – Malda Town Express, 13119/13120 Sealdah – Anand Vihar –...

Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway (ER) all over its jurisdiction from  October  , 2018 to November 2018, altogether 4,85,347 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an...

Kolkata, 11 Dec 2018/--/Metro Railway has undertaken a number of measures to reduce energy consumption as well as electricity bill. As part of these initiatives, nine Variable Voltage Variable Frequency (VVVF) drives have been commissioned in nine escalators at five Metro stations which will help...

Sonarpur, 11 Dec 2018/--/The 29th Sonarpur Book Fair organised by Sonarpur Club Smannay Sammilani was inaugurated on December 7 at Sonarpur Rail Quarter Park. The fair will be end on December 16. Subodh Sarkar, poet and president of Paschimbangya Kavita Academy, Tillotamya Majumder, recipient of...

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2018/--/The West Bengal Police has filed a suo motu complaint against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and three other party leaders for conducting a public meeting in Coochbehar district on Friday without requisite permission, police said. Besides Ghosh, BJP state-in-charge Kailash...

Jamshedpur, 9 Dec 2018/--/The Jharkhand government has sent a three-member team to West Singhbhum on Saturday to probe media report of the death of a tribal woman allegedly due to starvation, state minister Saryu Roy said. The three team members are a government doctor, the block development...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Dec 2018/--/The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs will raise the demand of special category status for Odisha and a number of other issues during the winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to start from December 11, a senior party leader said on Sunday. The BJD Parliamentary party...

Kohima, 9 Dec 2018/--/Army and the Assam Rifles (AR) will contribute with every possible means to help Nagaland become the 'jewel of the North East' region, a top Army officer said on Sunday. Addressing the penultimate day of the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland here, Lt Gen Gopal R, the General...

Ranchi, 9 Dec 2018/--/The Jharkhand government will offer health insurance scheme to media persons, a senior official said on Saturday. Principal secretary to chief minister Sunil Barnwal said that the insurance cover extended to the media persons will be similar to the 'Ayushman Bharat Yojana'....

Patna, 9 Dec 2018/--/Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MP, Ram Kumar Sharma, on Sunday backed party chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwahas aggressive stance against the NDA leadership, saying there was no point in continuing in a coalition, if the party was not getting its due. Sharma has been...

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2018/--/A man was hacked to death on Saturday and another suffered injuries when he tried to stop the attacker at Metiabruz area here, police said. The incident, which could be a fallout of a previous enmity, took place at Rajabagan locality in the area, a police officer said. The...

Imphal, 9 Dec 2018/--/The body of a surrendered ultra of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party bearing a number of bullet wounds was found Saturday near Cheiraoching in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said. Seven bullets had been pumped into the body of the 44-year-old surrendered ultra...

Guwahati, 9 Dec 2018/--/North East Students' Organisation (NESO) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) who are opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 have decided to launch protests against it before and during the coming winter session of the Parliament. The NESO, comprising the leading...

NEW DELHI, 9 Dec 2018/--/A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating bank by opening fake accounts and later getting away after taking credit card and loans, police said on Saturday. The accused was identified as Sanjeet Kumar, a resident of Vaishali district in Bihar.  On February 1, a...

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