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Agartala, 16 Dec 2017/--/The body of a BJP worker bearing multiple cut injuries was today recovered from Srirampur in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district, about 190 kilometer from here, police said. The body, identified to be of Sunil Deb (45), was found from a drain this morning with...

Itanagar, 16 Dec 2017/--/The picturesque town of Dambuk woke up to the revving up of high class off-roading vehicles and the sound of music as the fourth edition of Orange Festival Of Adventure And Music (OFAM) got underway. The three-day festival is being hosted in Dambuk in Arunachal Pradesh's...

Kolkata, 16 Dec 2017/--/With an eye on next year's Panchayat polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has asked party workers to reach out to the masses and propagate the developmental works it had undertaken in the last six years. The TMC leadership has asked party workers to start organizing booth-...

Agartala, 16 Dec 2017/--/Tripura's chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti has said the required number of 4,700 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) have arrived in the state where assembly election is due early next year. Taranikanti said 260 companies of central paramilitary forces were used in...

Ranchi, 16 Dec 2017/--/The winter session of Jharkhand Assembly ended on Thursday with all the three working days being disrupted by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLAs over land acquisition law and domicile policy. The JMM MLAs disrupted the House on these twin issues on all three days,...

Jalpaiguri, 16 Dec 2017/--/The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as the toy train, resumed its full operations on Friday, chugging its way to the Queen of the Hills from the New Jalpaiguri station, after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland agitation. The toy train...

Khatra, 14 Dec 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said the people of the state should not fall prey to the BJP, who she claimed, was trying to capture power with "mischievous attempts". Addressing a public meeting here in Bankura district, Mamata criticised the way the BJP leaders and...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2017/--/In order to simplify incentive schemes that are offered to investors, the West Bengal government has planned to frame a Single Incentive Scheme for all the departments under the state government that offer such sops to industrialists. And with this aim the government has set...

Golaghat, 14 Dec 2017/--/A Golaghat court today sent two owners of a tea-estate who had allegedly fired on their employees during a protest into police custody for 14 days. Sudhir Roy and Samir Roy, who owned the Bogidhola Tea Estate in Golaghat, were produced before the chief judicial magistrate's...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to three CPI-M workers accused of being involved in violence in Nandigram on March 14, 2007 during the anti-land acquisition movement when 14 persons were killed allegedly in police firing. Seeking anticipatory bail,...

Ranchi, 14 Dec 2017/--/Santhal and Oraon tribals settled in Assam for over hundred years, and working in tea gardens there, would soon get the status of scheduled tribe in that state, an official release said here today. Assam government officials told Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das in...

Bhubaneswar, 14 Dec 2017/--/The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today announced its decision to raise the Mahanadi water dispute, Polavaram project row and other pressing issues facing the state during the winter session of the Parliament, beginning tomorrow. The decision was taken today at the BJD's...

Kendrapara, 14 Dec 2017/--/Forest personnel have arrested 19 fishermen from Olive Ridley turtle concentration zones at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha's Kendrapara district. With this, the number of people arrested for sneaking into the prohibited sea territory has risen to more than 200...

Shillong, 14 Dec 2017/--/Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma today told the state Assembly that his government will convene a meeting with banks and financial institutions to seek clarity on conflicting directions issued by different central government departments on Aadhaar. The chief minister...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court (HC) today allowed a dyslexia patient to appear for the class 12 CBSE board examination with subjects mutually agreed upon by him and his school, which had earlier been refused by the institution citing lack of infrastructure. Justice Tapabrata...

Shillong, 14 Dec 2017/--/Amid debate over merit of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in elections, a senior Election Commission official today described EVMs as wonder machines that have eased the process of voting and counting since 1982. The EVMs have been made universal in all elections in the...

Bankura, 13 Dec 2017/--/Family members of the labourer from West Bengal, who was found dead in Kerala, claimed that he was murdered and did not commit suicide as said by the police of the southern state. Forensic examination of the body of Hemanta Roy Bagdi, an electrician working in Alappuzha...

Guwahati, 13 Dec 2017/--/Assam will host its first global investors summit in February to showcase its manufacturing opportunities and geostrategic advantages to foreign and domestic investors. Industrialists Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani will be amongst those participating in the February 3-4 '...

Kolkata, 13 Dec 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during winter, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run eleven pairs of weekly special trains between Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar during the period from December 15 to February 25, 2018 and another eleven pairs of special trains...

Chittaranjan, 13 Dec 2017/--/Shri Ghanshyam Singh, member traction, railway board and ex-officio secretary to Govt. of India visited Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) on 13th December, 2017. Shri Ghanshyam Singh had a meeting with senior officers of CLW to review the production of electric...

Kolkata, 13 Dec 2017/--/The Special Train (08091) leaving Bhanjpur every Friday at 11.50 pm will reach Puri at 6:30 am, the next day. In the return direction, the Special Train (08092) will leave Puri every Saturday at 10.45 am and will arrive Bhanjpur at 4.45 am the next day. The Special train...

Agartala, 13 Dec 2017/--/The Tripura government has introduced Child Care Leave (CCL) for women employees with minor children for 730 days in their entire service life, a minister said today. Such employees enjoying the CCL for children's sickness or examinations would be paid leave salary equal to...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Dec 2017/--/The Odisha Assembly witnessed noisy scenes and uproar over farmers' issues for the second consecutive day today with the Opposition Congress and BJP members stalling House proceedings in the morning. The Opposition members rushed to the well of the House as soon as it...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Dec 2017/--/Odisha government has directed superintendents of police and collectors of the districts to keep strict vigil on the activities of ponzi firms. A toll-free number 1800-345-7154 has also been set up at the Reserve Bank of India, Bhubaneswar, where people can call to...

Imphal, 13 Dec 2017/--/A combined team of Manipur police and Assam Rifles today arrested a member of the banned insurgent outfit People's Revolutionary party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) from Dalpati area in Tenugopal district, police said. The security forces arrested the person while conducting a...

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