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Ranchi, 15 May 2018/--/The provisional bail of RJD president Lalu Prasad, who returned to Ranchi jail on Monday after his three-day parole ended, could not be processed today by the special CBI court as the order did not reach the court. The Jharkhand High Court last week granted six-week...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway (ER) will run six pairs of summer special trains between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri. 03059 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri weekly summer special will leave Howrah station on every Tuesday between May 22 and May 26 at 10.50 pm to...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/With a view to ensuring  security to the passengers of Indian Railways in general and lady passengers in particular, the railway authorities have already introduced a Security Help Line No: 182 throughout the country so that passengers can seek help in case of emergency...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/International Nurse Day was observed by the nursing staff of Metro Railway at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital at Tollygunj on Monday on the occasion of birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale who is  known as ‘Lady with  the Lamp’ and also the founder of modern nursing.  The...

Guwahati/Tinsukia, 5 May 2018/--/Bhaskar Kalita, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district of Assam, was killed in an encounter with ULFA (Independent) militants along the interstate boundary with Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a top Assam Police official said in...

Bhubaneswar, 5 May 2018/--/The Odisha government has formed the fifth State Finance Commission headed by retired IAS officer and former State Election Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati as its chairman, a notification today said. The commission will identify assignment of taxes to be levied by...

Bhubaneswar, 5 May 2018/--/The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will review performance of all state government departments in a phased manner from May 8, an official said. In a letter to all the ministers, Patnaik has told them that he would undertake a review of the plans and programmes being...

Sambalpur, 5 May 2018/--/A farmer has made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming pesticide, a day after similar effort by another cultivator of the same village in Odisha's Bargarh district, officials said today. 33-year-old Niranjan Bhoi was spotted in a critical condition in his farm land in...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/The West Bengal CID has busted a racket dealing in supply of a low-priced petroleum product from Birpara in Alipurduar district and arrested two persons, a senior officer of the agency said. Acting on a tip-off, a CID team conducted a raid on Friday night at a petrol pump at...

NEW DELHI, 5 May 2018/--/Dhiraj Prasad Sahu and Samir Oraon were on Friday sworn in as members of the Rajya Sabha after being elected from Jharkhand. Sahu who was elected on a Congress ticket, and Oraon, who is from the BJP, were administered the oath of office by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/An FIR was lodged against an unidentified person for allegedly sexually assaulting a 23-year-old student of Jadavpur University. The girl alleged that the person had sexually and physically assaulted her while she was inside an auto-rickshaw on Thursday in Baghajatin area...

MUNGER, 5 May 2018/--/Five persons were arrested while they were trying to decamp with firearms from the premises of a court here, the police said today. The arrest took place late last night near the civil court premises where a patrol team of Kotwali police spotted the five men who were in...

NEW DELHI, 5 May 2018/--/External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of the north eastern states on Saturday deliberated on intra-regional and sub-regional connectivity of the area, considered India's gateway to Southeast Asia. The focus of the discussion was on continued...

Berhampur, 5 May 2018/--/A four-year-old girl was allegedly tortured with a hot iron rod by her parents' friend here as punishment for not eating, the police said today. The child was admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, they said. The incident took place two days ago, but it...

Chatra, 5 May 2018/--/Fourteen persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and killing of an 18-year-old woman by setting her on fire in Chatra district on Saturday, a top district official said today. The victim, who suffered severe burn injuries in the incident, was declared "...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/Kolkata Police starts 2nd Venue of “Damini” an initiative of community policing wing, Kolkata Police for women empowerment through football coaching on Saturday. MLA of West Bengal Legislative Assembly Mala Saha inaugurates the project Damini by kicking football on the office...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/With a view to decongest Kharagpur Station, another 5 pairs of New Delhi bound trains originating from Bhubaneswar and Puri has been planned to run via Hijli instead of Kharagpur.  Out of the list, 4 pairs of trains are already running via Hijli with stops at Hijli in both...

Bhubaneswar, 4 May 2018/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the labourer who was killed when a portion of an under-construction flyover caved in here yesterday night. The managing director of the firm executing the project has been...

Patna, 4 May 2018/--/Rich tributes were paid to former Bihar Chief Minister Mahamaya Prasad Sinha on his anniversary today. Born in 1909, Mahamaya Prasad Sinha served as the fifth Chief Minister of Bihar from March 1967 to January 1968 which was the first non Congress government in the state. He...

JEHANABAD (BIHAR), 4 May 2018/--/Altogether 13 persons, a majority of them minors, have been arrested in connection with molestation case of a teenaged girl the video of which had gone viral on social media last weekend, police said today. "With the arrest today of Arvind Kumar, a resident of...

Kolkata, 4 May 2018/--/The Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute here has sought approval from the Centre for a collaborative programme with the University of Dhaka, its director said. If permitted, this will be the first collaboration between the SRFTI and a foreign university, SRFTI...

NALBARI, 4 May 2018/--/A flag with a written message 'join ISIS' was found tied to a tree in lower Assam's Nalbari district, police sources said today. The flag was noticed by local people at Koihati on a tree in an agricultural field yesterday and they immediately informed nearby Belsore Police...

Kolkata, 4 May 2018/--/The Narcotics Control Bureau has seized a huge quantity of injection ampules, used as a cheaper substitute of heroin, and arrested one person in this connection from a place in Murshidabad district, a top NCB official said today. Four hundred and seventy-eight ampules of...

DHANBAD (JHARKHAND), 4 May 2018/--/Three brothers of an IAS officer were attacked by miscreants allegedly for extortion in Wasseypur locality of Dhanbad, a police official said today. The IAS officer, Abu Imran, is the Director, Higher Education Department, of Jharkhand government. The police...

Chittaranjan, 4 May 2018/--/Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has observed Electrical Safety Week starting from 03-05-2018. The Central Power House of CLW has taken various activities to educate and encourage about electrical safety aspects. A seminar on electrical safety was organized by the...

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