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Bhubaneswar, 26 May 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today sought steps from the Union government to provide Visa on Arrival facility and a stop in Bhubaneswar of Air India's Colombo-Varanasi flight. Patnaik made the requests in separate letters to external affairs minister Sushma...

Tezpur/ New Delhi, 26 May 2017/--/The wreckage of the IAF Sukhoi fighter jet that went missing with two crew members on board was found today after three days of search operations. Later today, the Indian Air Force (IAF) today ordered a court of inquiry into the accident. The Su-30 MKI jet, with...

Kolkata, 26 May 2017/--/In order to curb its dependence on the districts for information updates, the West Bengal government is going to set up a modern, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Nabanna which will provide not only the latest update on any natural disaster that might...

Patna, 26 May 2017/--/A special court here today named former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin -- currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail -- the 10th accused in the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan last year. CBI lawyer Sharad Sinha told the media here that the agency, which probed the...

Kolkata, 26 May 2017/--/A suicide bid was foiled by alert motorman and vigilant RPF staff at Girish Park Metro railway station on Thursday. On Thursday at about 7.35 am when the 2nd Metro Services of the day was approaching Girish Park Station, a lady passenger jumped in front of the approaching...

Itanagar, 26 May 2017/--/The Tibet Support Group of Arunachal Pradesh (TSGAP) has urged China to start dialogue with the Tibetan government in exile for a final solution. A delegation of the TSGAP led by its President Gicho Kabak had met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on...

Kolkata, 25 May 2017/--/At a time when both prime minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Mamata Banerjee had a one-on-one meeting in Delhi today,  hundreds of cadres of the state unit of BJP fought pitched battles with the Kolkata police during its Lalbazar siege programme. Around 50 people...

Kolkata, 25 May 2017/--/The opposition Congress and the Left Front decided to boycott the ongoing West Bengal Assembly session after Speaker Biman Banerjee today refused to allow a "no-confidence motion" against the government - a decision which the two outfits described as 'unprecedented'. The...

Bhubaneswar, 25 May 2017/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Centre to soon take up construction of a second bridge over the river Brahmani in view of the bad condition of the existing one. "I would, therefore, request you to intervene in the matter urgently and direct the NHAI...

Bhubaneswar, 25 May 2017/--/The BJP today painted a grim picture of power availability in Odisha, blaming the BJD government for frequent undeclared power cuts across the state and failure to keep its promise of undisturbed electricity supply and electrification of all villages by May. The...

Patna, 25 May 2017/--/Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai today criticised the Nitish Kumar government for its failure to spend funds, especially the central funds. "Development is hampered in Bihar due to the negligence of the state government which has been unable to spend funds properly...

GOPALGANJ, 25 May 2017/--/Armed miscreants looted Rs 34.10 lakh from a motorcycle agency and shot at a customer in Bihar's Gopalganj district today. The incident took place at Malviya Nagar area when five-six armed men came in a four-wheeler to the motorcycle agency and looted two bags containing...

BEGUSARAI (BIHAR), 25 May 2017/--/Police have seized six quintal of ganja valued at Rs 60 lakh in Zero Mile police station area of Begusarai district and arrested two persons in this connection. Police today said that the contraband, kept in 73 packets, was seized from the truck during a search...

Guwahati, 25 May 2017/--/The Assam Police today said that attention of the state government has been drawn to allegations made by a CRPF IG in a section of media regarding death of two NDFB(S) militants in a police encounter at Simlaguri in Chirang district of Assam on March 30 last. A press...

RANAGHAT (WB), 25 May 2017/--/Fake government forms promising cash benefits in 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (BBBP) scheme surfaced in Nadia district, despite the government ordering a CBI investigation into such complaints last month. Though there was no provision for cash incentive in the BBBP...

Kolkata, 25 May 2017/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting with representatives of city-based private educational institutions next week. Sources in the state Education Ministry gave no hint of the topic to be discussed in the meeting on Wednesday, but sometime back the chief...

Kolkata, 25 May 2017/--/Few berths/seats are available in some of the summer special trains of different directions in air-conditioned, sleeper class and second class seating coaches on different dates between 25 May & 2 July, 2017. The summer specials in which berths/seats available are 02261...

Kolkata, 24 May 2017/--/Just five days back on the day the current session of the West Bengal Assembly started she went up to Leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan who recently had to go in for a heart surgery and advised him to take care of food and take regular exercise. Herself a fitness freak,...

Patna, 24 May 2017/--/Locked in a war of words with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi today took an apparent dig at the actor-politician, wondering what made him to react since he did not name anybody in his tweet. "I did not take the name of a leader, then why daze? .......decide the BJP's...

Dhanbad, 24 May 2017/--/A man and his 12-year-old son went missing after a portion of their workshop suddenly caved in in a 'goaf' created due to underground mine fire at Jharia in Jharkhand today. The two were sweeping their tempo workshop on Dhanbad-Sindri road in Jharia township this morning...

Guwahati, 24 May 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who completed one year in office today, said he put fight against corruption at the top of the list of achievements of his government. Development and industrial sector initiatives, increasing revenue receipts, border security, and...

Bhubaneswar, 24 May 2017/--/Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today issued directions to complete construction work of the proposed government medical college in tribal-dominated Keonjhar district within two years. The construction work of the Rs 314 crore medical college project has been awarded to...

Jamshedpur, 24 May 2017/--/Six more people were arrested in connection with the May 18 twin lynching incidents, taking the total number arrests made in this regard to 26, police officials said on Tuesday. "We have arrested five persons since last night in regard with Nagadih lynching incident,"...

Shillong, 24 May 2017/--/Opposition National People's Party (NPP) on Tuesday dared Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma to face a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) following claims that he had sought support of a militant outfit in the Assembly election next year. Sangma, however,...

Ranchi, 24 May 2017/--/Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi today said that he agreed to Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das' request to run two rehabilitation centres for rescued children in Ranchi and Gumla. "I went with five issues and the chief minister added the sixth one and urged me...

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