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Bhubaneswar, 18 Oct 2017/--/Accessing government data just got easier with the Odisha government today unveiling the State Open Government Data Platform www.odisha.data.gov.in. Inaugurating the platform today, Odisha's Chief Secretary A P Padhi asked the data officers of all departments to upload...

Kolkata, 18 Oct 2017/--/Protests against the expulsion of 14 girl students from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) continued for the second day today with students "gheraoing" the institute director, even as she defended the new segregation policy. Under the new policy, the girls...

Kolkata, 18 Oct 2017/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing Chhat Puja, South Eastern Railway has decided to run one pair of special trains between Shalimar and Gorakhpur leaving Shalimar on 21.10.17 and leaving Gorakhpur on 23.10.17 & another one pair of Special...

Kolkata, 18 Oct 2017/--/13147 Up Sealdah-New Coochbehar Uttarbanga Express which was earlier cancelled due to flood affected tracks in N.F. Railway System will resume its services from Sealdah station with effect from 22.10.2017 and the corresponding down train (13148 Dn) from New Coochbehar with...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre's...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/The expulsion of fourteen girl students from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI)for their refusal to vacate an old hostel and shift to a new accommodation triggered protests on the premiere institute's campus today. The students alleged that building a...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today conveyed his heartiest greetings on occasion of the festival of lights and wished the people of the state a Happy Diwali. "May this festive occasion illuminate our mind and bring joy and happiness to the people of the state,"...

Patna, 17 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said the Centre has not rejected their demand for a central university status to Patna University and may consider the matter at an appropriate time. He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of his weekly Janata Darbar...

KORAPUT/BHUBANESWAR, 17 Oct 2017/--/Normal life was disrupted across Odisha's Koraput district today due to a shutdown called by the Congress demanding arrest of those involved in the gangrape of a minor girl near Kunduli recently. Shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and offices...

Guwahati, 17 Oct 2017/--/Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said his government is committed to provide food, clothing and shelter to every citizen of the state. He also said that a series of activities have been initiated. "Government of Assam will work with more resoluteness to ensure...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 17 Oct 2017/--/A 22-year-old dalit woman was allegedly raped by a man while five of his associates filmed the crime in their mobile phones in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said today. The police have arrested all the six and booked them under different sections of the IPC...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/Metro Railway will run 224 services (with 37 pairs for Noapara) instead of the scheduled 300 services on 19.10.2017 on the occasion of “Deepawali”. (EOIC)

Agartala, 17 Oct 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah will campaign for the party, which aspires to capture power in Tripura in the assembly elections scheduled for February next year. Tripura BJP vice-president, Subal Bhowmick said Shah will arriving here by...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata will strengthen its security arrangements from 17.10.2017 to 19.10.2017 on the occasion of Kali Puja/Deepawali  by deploying additional RPF personnel.  Special Security measures are being taken to avert any untoward incident during this period. In...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/S N Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway felicitated six employees of SER for their devotion to duties Safety Consciousness and commendable performances in their field in a meeting held at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach this afternoon (16.10.17). The outstanding...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/In connection with four hours traffic block between New Coochbehar and New Baneswar of Alipurduar Division in Northeast Frontier Railway on every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday from 16.10.2017 to 30.10.2017, following trains will be diverted/short terminated/short...

Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/To cater to the rush of passengers on the occasion of Chhat festival, Eastern Railway will run one pair of Chhat special train between Sealdah & Patna, leaving Sealdah on                          20 October and leaving Patna on 21 October, 2017. 03147 Sealdah – Patna...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/Faced with fierce opposition from the West Bengal government, the Centre today allowed continued deployment of eight companies of paramilitary personnel in Darjeeling to maintain law and order in the hill areas. As of now, 15 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed in...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/Deploring violence in the agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, Gorkha leader Binay Tamang today said the people would launch a movement for Gorkhaland in a "democratic manner". The chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling Hills was here to...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today visited her predecessor, senior CPM leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee who is suffering from respiratory problems and wished him speedy recovery. Mamata today visited Bhattacharjee at his residence to inquire about his health. He...

Patna, 16 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said it was his duty was to raise the issue of central university status to century-old Patna University (PU) "again and again" whether the Centre accepts it or not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not entertained the CM's request on...

Patna, 16 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today sidestepped questions about strain in his relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter rejected his plea for central university status for Patna University, saying people were free to draw their own conclusions. "Media...

Agartala, 16 Oct 2017/--/The possibility of terrorist links of a section of Rohingya refugees, sheltered in Chittagong, could not be ruled out, a top official of Bangladesh said today and asserted that his country would not allow any group to use its soil for terrorist activities. Iqbal Sobhan...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Oct 2017/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 today and contrary to his usual practice of low key celebrations, he cut a cake in the presence of several leaders of his party BJD, ministers and well wishers. Birthday wishes poured in from across the country and a large...

Patna, 16 Oct 2017/--/Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha today said the Centre would provide all help to Bihar government to improve the education sector in the state. "We want to tell the Bihar government that the state has lagged behind for past 37 years...

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