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MALKANGIRI (ODISHA), 16 Oct 2017/--/Maoists allegedly looted at least two vessel-loads of grocery items which were being sent to a BSF camp at Kunturpadar in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district, polcie said. Malkangiri superintendent of police Jagmohan Meena told reporters that a group of...

NEW DELHI, 16 Oct 2017/--/Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi today skipped deposition before the Enforcement Directorate for the fourth consecutive time in a PMLA probe into the railway hotels allotment corruption case, official sources said. It was not immediately clear if Rabri Devi, the...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of the passengers during Chhat Puja-2017, Eastern Railway will run six pairs of special trains (12 trips) between Howrah & Muzaffarpur via Dankuni, Bhagalpur and Monghyr. 05227 Howrah – Muzaffarpur weekly special will leave Howrah at 6.00 hrs. on...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/For the convenience of the lady commuters, especially during peak hours, Eastern Railway has decided to enhance the ladies accommodation in 9-car & 12-car EMU locals plying over Sealdah Division shortly. In case of 9-car EMU rake, accommodation for lady commuters will be...

Kolkata/Darjeeling, 15 Oct 2017/--/A major fire broke out this morning in fugitive GJM chief Bimal Gurung's village at Patlebas in the restive Darjeeling hills, destroying several houses, many of which belonged to his loyalists, police said. The cause of the fire or casualties due to it are yet to...

Kolkata, 15 Oct 2017/--/Expelled GJM leader and chairman of Board of Administrators (BoA) for Darjeeling, Binay Tamang today met West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi, and requested him to talk to the Centre to initiate tripartite talks to solve the impasse. He also apprised the governor of recovery...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), 15 Oct 2017/--/A 38-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance after his wife refused to live with him, an official said today. Intezaar took the extreme step after his wife, who was living with her parents for over a month, refused to return,...

Ballia, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Samajwadi Party today accused the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of working according to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's agenda and claimed that its ordering of the survey of Bangladeshi people was part of it. "The Yogi Adityanath government in UP is working as per...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), 15 Oct 2017/--/A Dalit girl was allegedly thrashed in a village here by four upper caste girls, sparking tension in the area, the police said today. After the alleged victim's father, Ajay Singh, filed a complaint, the police registered a case against the girls, all class XII...

BAGHPAT, 15 Oct 2017/--/A 15-year-old girl, allegedly raped by five people four months ago and threatened by them last Friday, has ended her life, the police said today. The police, which had initially claimed that it was a case of suicide, later arrested the five accused and started a probe....

Itanagar, 15 Oct 2017/--/Arunachal has failed to achieve the target of providing free and compulsory education to every child even after six years of implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act, the CAG said in a recent report. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report, which...

Patna, 15 Oct 2017/--/When did Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, visit the Patna University and who designed the aesthetic buildings on its campus? These are some of the questions on the Patna University's history and heritage that its administration is struggling to answer. As a...

Aizawl, 15 Oct 2017/--/Two Myanmar nationals were arrested for carrying 305 grams of heroin near Dawn village in Lunglei district, a police report said today. Lalrinmawia (24) and Lalfakawma (34), travelling on a motorcycle inside which the contraband was hidden, were arrested on Friday. The...

BHAGALPUR (BIHAR), 15 Oct 2017/--/Three children of a woman, who allegedly tried to commit suicide along with them by jumping into a pond, died while she survived in Bhagalpur district, the police said today. The woman, identified as Karuna Devi, made the effort to commit suicide near Murgia chak...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Oct 2017/--/A low pressure area was formed over the Central Bay of Bengal today and under its impact Odisha may have rain and thundershower in some places tomorrow. The low pressure area was formed under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation, the meteorological centre...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Oct 2017/--/An Assistant Block Education Officer (ABEO) was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance wing in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district for allegedly taking Rs 4000 to approve pending bill of a Self Help Group (SHG). Jaymuni Behera, ABEO of Jamda Block in Mayurbhanj, had demanded Rs...

MOKAMA (BIHAR), 15 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today requested the Centre to construct one more bridge parallel to the Vikramshila Setu in Bhagalpur, besides a road connecting Buxar and Varanasi. Addressing a public meeting here, Kumar heaped praise on the Centre for initiating...

Nawada, 15 Oct 2017/--/One person was killed and four others, including a woman, were injured in a clash between two groups over possesion of a land in Bihar's Nawada district, the police said today. The incident occurred at Islampur village when two groups clashed over ownership of a land...

IPA, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Bihar Congress has become the worst victim of the war of attrition between RJD chief Lalu Yadav and chief minister Nitish Kumar. Ever since Nitish rejoined his old saffron friends and reinstalled the NDA government, protracted efforts were being made to split the Congress....

Bhubaneswar, 15 Oct 2017/--/Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Centre has plans to make Odisha the laboratory of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Petroleum Minister Pradhan, who is also the minister in charge of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said this while...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/He always stood by anyone who needed help. And he eschewed a lucrative offer for job in a nationalised bank only to join the police. But Amitava Malik, the slain police official who fell to militant's bullets in Darjeeling on Friday always placed the opportunity to serve the...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today held the Mamata Banerjee government responsible for the death of sub-inspector Amitabha Malik, alleging that it had sent police personnel "who were not properly trained" to capture GJM chief Bimal Gurung. Ruling Trinamool Congress...

Kolkata/Darjeeling, 14 Oct 2017/--/A man was arrested in Darjeeling today for his suspected links to Friday's gun battle, in which  SI Amitava Malik was killed, even as the men in uniform intensified the efforts to nab Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung. "We have arrested a man in...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/Humayun Kabir, the IPS officer who has served different regions of the state as a distinguished police officer and is also known for his literary persuits, has turned a film director to showcase his agendas on the audio visual medium. He is now directing a movie 'Aleya'...

Patna, 14 Oct 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's hope to get central university status conferred on Patna University was dashed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday bypassing his request. During the centenary celebration function of Patna University here, the chief minister,...

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