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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...

Imphal, 23 Jun 2018/--/Two militants were arrested from different places in Manipur's Imphal West district, police said on Friday. A cadre of proscribed militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (Lamyanba Khuman group) was arrested by police from Thangal Bazaar in Imphal West district on Thursday...

Alipurduar, 23 Jun 2018/--/An elephant trampled to death two persons at Gaerkata tea garden at Dhupguri in Alipurduar district, the police said today. The incident happened when a herd of elephants was going to Marahat forest through the tea garden and one pachyderm killed a man and a woman on...

Kokrajhar, 23 Jun 2018/--/A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a person, in whose house she was staying in Kokrajhar district, police said on Friday. A case has been registered under POCSO on Friday and the accused person arrested from his home at East Barshagaon, they said. The girl's...

Jamshedpur, 23 Jun 2018/--/Veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha MP Bagun Sumbrai died at the Tata Main Hospital here on Friday, the hospital sources said. He was 94. Sumbrai was admitted to Tata Main Hospital following a heart attack about 40-days ago and since then undergoing treatment. He...

Itanagar, 23 Jun 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh bagged the 'SKOCH Order-of Merit' Award for the Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign and also for the Chief Minister’s Free Cancer Chemotherapy Scheme being implemented in the state. The award was conferred to the state at the 52nd SKOCH Summit held at New...

Agartala, 18 Jun 2018/--/The overall flood situation has been improved in Tripura, barring a portion of the worst hit Uanakoti district, but passenger train service is has been under suspension in two sections for six days, officials said. The Badarpur-Silchar section in Assam and Manu-Ambassa-...

Shillong, 18 Jun 2018/--/Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has brought about "positive vibes", aiding tourist inflow, according to state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh. Clashes in the...

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