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Itanagar, 9 Dec 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh government's announcement that it was considering granting Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) to non-tribals residing in Namsai and Changlang districts of the state has evoked strong resentment from a prominent tribal group here on Saturday. The...

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2018/--/The 54th state annual conference along with the continuation of centenary celebration of dentistry in India was organized by Indian Dental Association (IDA), West Bengal state branch at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on December 8 and December 9 with all glitters and shines....

Midnapore, 4 Dec 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said that up to four-wheeled cargo carriers would be allowed in village roads in the state to avoid damage to these streets from larger transport vehicles. Banerjee said that it has come to her notice that large trucks are...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/Policymakers and experts on Tuesday expressed concern over contamination of surface water in rural areas of the West Bengal and emphasised on popularising cost-effective water purification projects to get rid of the problem and provide safe drinking water to the masses. The...

Patna, 4 Dec 2018/--/BJP legislators here on Tuesday accused JD-U national vice-president Prashant Kishor of meddling in the Patna University Students' Union (PUSU) elections, for which voting is scheduled on Wednesday. BJP MLAs Nitin Nabin, Sanjiv Chaurasia and Arun Sinha, along with other party...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/The iconic Victoria Memorial will become fully user-friendly for persons with disabilities by April next year after the completion of the ongoing renovation work, curator of the museum, Jayanta Sengupta has said. There will be signage in Braille for 50 prime exhibits which...

Pakur, 4 Dec 2018/--/Police arrested two people for alleged human trafficking during a raid in Pakur district in Jharkhand on Monday and rescued 14 labourers belonging to the primitive Pahariya tribe, a senior official said. The people arrested are residents of Kolkata and were arrested near...

Chatra, 4 Dec 2018/--/A zonal commander of an ultra outfit was arrested on Monday from Lawalong area in Naxal-affected Chatra district of Jharkhand, police said. Surendra Ganju alias Manish was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, they said, adding he worked with Trutiya Samajik Prastuti...

Aizawl, 4 Dec 2018/--/A special court in Mizoram's Champhai district has convicted a 46-year-old man for drug trafficking and sentenced him to 18 years of rigorous imprisonment, court officials said on Tuesday. R Vanlalena, judge of the special court hearing cases filed under the Narcotic Drugs and...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Dec 2018/--/A woman supervisor of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Odisha's Kalahandi district has been arrested by anti-graft vigilance personnel for allegedly accepting bribe to countersign a cheque. Basanti Nayak of ICDS, Karlamunda, had allegedly demanded Rs 3,500...

Aizawl, 4 Dec 2018/--/Re-poll in the Ajasora polling station in Tuichawng Assembly seat of Mizoram was held on Tuesday peacefully and around 87 per cent voters exercised their franchise, state election department officials said. The re-poll was ordered by the Election Commission as polling could...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/With the prompt action taken by Eastern Railway (ER) RPF, passengers got their left behind valuables recently. • On receipt of information from security control/Asansol, on-duty officer and staff of RPF Post/Asansol recovered one left behind bag containing clothes and...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/HDFC Bank will organise the 12th edition of its national Blood Donation Drive on December 7. This drive is part of HDFC Bank’s Parivartan; its umbrella brand for all its social initiatives. The clarion call this year isto inspire and encourage more and more people to come...

Dhenkanal/Bhubaneswar, 2 Dec 2018/--/An NGO-run shelter home was Sunday sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse by its minor inmates, an official said. The action came two days after District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Anuradha Goswami and members of...

Kolkata, 2 Dec 2018/--/Over 400 job offers have been made on the first day of the placement season at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a press release from the institute has said. More than 362 companies have already registered and over 618 profiles have been opened by them, giving...

Kolkata, 2 Dec 2018/--/Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to public for "personal benefit". A...

Kohima, 2 Dec 2018/--/Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday appealed to the people of Nagaland to create a conducive atmosphere for rapid economic growth as the state has suffered a lot for long. Without referring to the decades-old insurgency problem of Nagaland, Singh said everyone has the...

Itanagar, 2 Dec 2018/--/In a humanitarian gesture, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig B D Mishra (Retd) took a woman, who was in urgent need of medical attention, in his helicopter from Tawang to a hospital here, Raj Bhawan sources said. When the chopper developed a snag after refueling at Tezpur, the...

Aizawl, 2 Dec 2018/--/A civil society at Project Veng locality in Kolasib town near here has claimed that they managed to avoid long queues, which causes inconvenience to voters, during the Mizoram Assembly elections on November 28. The exercise, called 'Zero-Waiting' or 'Queue-less' was a grand...

New Delhi, 2 Dec 2018/--/A key Bodo students' organisation and a rebel group that has joined the peace process have issued a virtual warning to the BJP that it would lose the support of the Bodo community if its governments at the Centre and in Assam fail to take concrete steps for creation of...

Haflong, 2 Dec 2018/--/An Assam government employee was shot at by an unidentified gunman here in Dima Hasao district, police said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday at official's workplace, the police said, adding, the government employee is an inspector in the food and civil supply...

Kohima, 2 Dec 2018/--/Nagaland on Saturday celebrated the 55th statehood day with cultural regale besides parade, drill and arms handling show by the police personnel and an air show by the Indian Air Force. On this day in 1963, Dr S Radhakrishnan, then President of India, declared Nagaland as the...

Munger, 2 Dec 2018/--/Police here on Saturday claimed to have busted an ammunition smuggling racket with the arrest of one person from whose possession more than 400 cartridges were recovered. According to a release issued by the district police headquarters, Sarfaraz Alam was arrested from his...

Kolkata, 2 Dec 2018/--/The West Bengal government has set up a committee to address environmental challenges in the state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday. On National Pollution Prevention Day, the chief minister urged people to "save green and stay clean". "Today is National...

Shillong, 26 Nov 2018/--/The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment (CWE) Monday recommended institution of an independent inquiry into the November 8 attack of RTI activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sangma in East Jaintia Hills district. The committee headed by Opposition...

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