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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Agartala, 12 Jul 2018/--/Accolades have been pouring in for Tripura's ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who recently clinched gold in Turkey, with state Sports Minister Manoj Kanti Deb today thanking the athlete for bringing laurels to the state. Karmakar is an inspiration, the youth should look up to her...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/International society for Krishna Consciousness (ISCON) in Kolkata is going to celebrate the 47th Kolkata Rathayatra at around 2.30 pm of coming Saturday.  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the Rathayatra along with Bhagyashree and many Tollywood artist...

Agartala, 29 Jun 2018/--/The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) will start functioning from the current academic year, Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed the Assembly. The IIIT will initially operate from the campus of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in...

Itanagar, 29 Jun 2018/--/Underscoring the importance of computer education, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today advised students to focus on gathering "in-depth knowledge" instead of running after degrees and certificates. "Being literate does not mean mastering the ability to read...

Itanagar, 29 Jun 2018/--/The Arunachal Pradesh government has conceded the demands of various students' organizations that sought a CBI probe into a nine-month-old case of a student's death in Tawang district and handed over the case to the central agency. Toko Yame, a Class XII student of...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 29 Jun 2018/--/A 28-year-old mentally retarded woman was allegedly raped repeatedly and made pregnant by a man, who was arrested today in Ganjam district, police said. The accused was arrested from Berhampur railway station when he was trying to escape to Mumbai, where he works...

Tura (Meghalaya), 29 Jun 2018/--/A 65-year-old woman has been killed in a case of alleged accidental shooting by a mentally challenged man at Old Bhaitbari village in West Garo Hills district, a senior police officer said here today. The victim, Salma Bewa, worked as a domestic help in the house...

Guwahati, 29 Jun 2018/--/The flood situation worsened in one of the six affected districts of Assam today, and one more life was lost taking the death toll to 32, an official report said here. One person was washed away by flood water in Upper Assam's Charaideo district where the situation has...

Kolkata, 23 Jun 2018/--/With a view to promoting unreserved ticket booking through mobile phone, it has been decided that 5 % of the recharge value will be added to the R-wallet as bonus at the time of recharge of R-wallet. This scheme will be in force for a period of three months after which it...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Jun 2018/--/A male Royal Bengal Tiger, which was translocated from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh to Odishas Satkosia in Angul district, was doing well, the Odisha government has said. "Despite the tiger's 24-hour journey covering about 500 km from Kanha Tiger Reserve in...

Jamshedpur, 23 Jun 2018/--/Artistes of Jamshedpur today said they would not perform for 10 days in protest against the rape of five women in Khunti district earlier this week. In a memorandum to chief minister Raghuvar Das, the artistes demanded immediate arrest of all the culprits, stringent...

Kolkata, 23 Jun 2018/--/The ICSE-affiliated schools in West Bengal have decided to resume classes from Monday following improvement in weather conditions, a senior member of the Association of Head of ICSE Schools said today. This was decided during a meeting held by the Council for the Indian...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Jun 2018/--/The Odisha government would take a call on according state song status to 'Vande Utkala Janani', culture and tourism minister Ashok Chandra Panda said today. "The song is respected by every Odia. This is played in the Assembly and in public meetings. The government will...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Jun 2018/--/Odisha government has extended the tenure of the inquiry commission probing the sensational Kunduli rape and suicide case by three more months. The state govenrment had on January 6 constituted the inquiry commission headed by the Koraput district judge to investigate...

Kolkata, 23 Jun 2018/--/Three all-woman teams have emerged as the winner and two runners-up at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Edition at the IIT Kharagpur (KGP), a statement from the institute said today. The teams devised innovative prototypes in Agriculture/Agro-...

Imphal, 23 Jun 2018/--/The Assam Rifles (AR) seized party drugs worth around Rs 49 lakh and detained a person in Manipur's Tengnoupal district on Friday, AR sources said. Based on specific information regarding transport of contraband drugs using a jungle track in Khudengthabi village, the Assam...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Jun 2018/--/A woman railway employee was run over and killed by a train when she was crossing the tracks near Bhubaneswar station here, railway sources said today. The 35-year-old woman, identified as Madhusmita Pradhan, was posted at Bhubaneswar railway station and was staying at...

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