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Krishnagar, 20 Nov 2017/--/A Bangladeshi national, who had accidentally crossed over to India in unsound mental condition and arrested by the BSF, has returned home a fit man after two years. Mamun Rashid was handed over to his family in presence of state government officials and Border Security...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2017/--/Cutting across political lines, leaders in West Bengal today expressed grief over the death of senior Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. State panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said Dasmunsi had guided him during his formative years in politics. "I have many fond...

Imphal, 20 Nov 2017/--/Prominent Imphal-based newspapers, including the daily that was burned down by alleged members of BJP's youth wing, left their editorial columns blank today in protest. Copies of vernacular newspaper Poknapham were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in front of BJP's...

Hajipur, 20 Nov 2017/--/Three minor boys were drowned in a pond while they were taking bath at Mahathi village under Tisiauta police station of Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday, police said. The deceased have been identified as Kishan Paswan (08), Ajit Paswan (10) and Aman Paswan (10), Tisiauta...

Jalpaiguri, 20 Nov 2017/--/Around 50 students were today rushed to hospital after they fell sick from the deafening sound and noxious fumes of a bomb that was defused near a school building in Coochbehar district, police said. The students were taken to Haldibari hospital, which then referred about...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2017/--/The yard modification of Kharagpur and commissioning of New Electronic Interlocking System at Kharagpur Station of South Eastern Railway (SER) has been successfully completed before the scheduled time. The successful completion of entire work has been possible ahead of...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2017/--/Train service on the Sealdah South section of Eastern Railway was disrupted since 4.22 pm today as some local people obstructed movement of trains at Baruipur station to protest eviction of encroachers beside railway tracks. The locals were protesting against the Railway...

Durgapur, 20 Nov 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) organised a sit and draw competition on Sunday. Around 1000 students from different schools in Durgapur took part in the competition. The completion was held at the sprawling campus of Durgapur Steel Television of Durgapur. Debkanti Bandopadhyay...

Kolkata, 19 Nov 2017/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered India's first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. "Remembering former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this morning. Gandhi...

NEW DELHI, 19 Nov 2017/--/President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the two-day North East Development Summit in Imphal on Tuesday, which seeks to boost trade and investment in the underdeveloped region. A number of chief ministers and representatives from international finance agencies will also...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Nov 2017/--/The Odisha government today issued a notice warning of disciplinary action against 108 doctors, who have remained absent from their places of duty for a long period, if they fail to reply within a month. The state government had issued notices several times to the said...

Ramgarh, 19 Nov 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today said the state government proposed to invest Rs 2000 crore to develop selected tourist places as world-class tourist destination. The selected tourist spot include Rajrappa shrine in Ramgarh district, Itkhori in Chatra, Lugu Buru...

Aizawl, 19 Nov 2017/--/Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana today expressed hope that the ongoing peace talks between the state and a faction of insurgent group Hmar People's Convention (Democratic), led by H Zosangbera, would end the imbroglio over Sinlung Hills Development Council (SHDC). The home...

Bankura, 19 Nov 2017/--/The police today arrested a man for allegedly raping and killing a 13-year-old girl at Lalbandh area here, police said. The incident happened under the jurisdiction of Taldangra Police Station when the girl had gone out to answer nature's call along with 10-year-old brother...

Patna, 19 Nov 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grief over the death of Indian Air Force (IAF) commando Jyoti Prakash Nirala, who was killed in a gunfight with militants in Kahsmir, and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 11 lakh for his family. Nirala, a resident of Badladih area...

Kolkata, 19 Nov 2017/--/More than 250 students from 62 ICSE-affiliated schools of Kolkata and its neighbouring districts learned about social media and its impact on our everyday life at a day-long workshop here. The seminar, conducted by counselors and cyber experts, deliberated on the positive...

Kolkata, 19 Nov 2017/--/A familiar face in TV serials and films, Rita Koiral died of cancer at a private hospital here today, the members of her family said. Koiral had acted in films such as 'Asukh' (1999) by Rituparno Ghosh and 'Paromitar Ekdin' (2008) by Aparna Sen and 'Dutta Vs Dutta' (2012) by...

Shillong, 18 Nov 2017/--/The Meghalaya Cabinet has approved the recommendations of Fifth Pay Commission for state government employees of all categories. The implementation of the new salary structure will benefit more than 80,000 employees and cost the state exchequer nearly Rs 1000 crore in the...

Itanagar, 18 Nov 2017/--/Believe it or not, people living in Vijoynagar town of Arunachal Pradesh pay Rs 8,000 (8K) for one bag of cement, that too if it is available. Vijoynagar, a sub-divisional town under Changlang district with just 1500 residents, has no proper surface communication. People...

Itanagar, 18 Nov 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved substantial enhancement in the pensions of senior citizens, widows and differently-able persons. The state government has added a state component to three central government pension schemes to hike the pensions during a Cabinet meeting...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Nov 2017/--/The Standing Committee of Odisha Assembly will seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy. Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat will write to the PM for a meeting over the price of paddy, said agriculture Minister...

Kolkata, 17 Nov 2017/--/In view of Non Interlocking work at Kharagpur, 58012 Chakradharpur-Adra-Howrah Passenger leaving Chakradharpur on Nov 18 will be short terminated at Adra and 58011 Howrah-Adra-Chakradharpur Passenger which was scheduled to leave Midnapur on Nov 19 will short originate from...

NEW DELHI, 17 Nov 2017/--/In a big win for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Election Commission today recognised the group led by him as the Janata Dal (United), rejecting the claim of the Sharad Yadav faction over the party's name and election symbol. Kumar and Yadav parted ways after the...

Kolkata, 17 Nov 2017/--/13151 Up Kolkata – Jammu Tawi Express will leave Kolkata station at 18.30 hrs. on 18.11.2017 instead of its scheduled departure at 11.45 hrs on the same date due to late running of the corresponding down train. (EOIC)

Patna, 17 Nov 2017/--/Medical services remained affected at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here for the second consecutive day today following a strike by junior doctors to protest assault on a fellow medical professional by kins of a patient. According to PMCH superintendent Deepak...

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