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Bhubaneswar, 9 Dec 2018/--/The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs will raise the demand of special category status for Odisha and a number of other issues during the winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to start from December 11, a senior party leader said on Sunday. The BJD Parliamentary party...

Kohima, 9 Dec 2018/--/Army and the Assam Rifles (AR) will contribute with every possible means to help Nagaland become the 'jewel of the North East' region, a top Army officer said on Sunday. Addressing the penultimate day of the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland here, Lt Gen Gopal R, the General...

Ranchi, 9 Dec 2018/--/The Jharkhand government will offer health insurance scheme to media persons, a senior official said on Saturday. Principal secretary to chief minister Sunil Barnwal said that the insurance cover extended to the media persons will be similar to the 'Ayushman Bharat Yojana'....

Patna, 9 Dec 2018/--/Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MP, Ram Kumar Sharma, on Sunday backed party chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwahas aggressive stance against the NDA leadership, saying there was no point in continuing in a coalition, if the party was not getting its due. Sharma has been...

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2018/--/A man was hacked to death on Saturday and another suffered injuries when he tried to stop the attacker at Metiabruz area here, police said. The incident, which could be a fallout of a previous enmity, took place at Rajabagan locality in the area, a police officer said. The...

Imphal, 9 Dec 2018/--/The body of a surrendered ultra of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party bearing a number of bullet wounds was found Saturday near Cheiraoching in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said. Seven bullets had been pumped into the body of the 44-year-old surrendered ultra...

Guwahati, 9 Dec 2018/--/North East Students' Organisation (NESO) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) who are opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 have decided to launch protests against it before and during the coming winter session of the Parliament. The NESO, comprising the leading...

NEW DELHI, 9 Dec 2018/--/A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating bank by opening fake accounts and later getting away after taking credit card and loans, police said on Saturday. The accused was identified as Sanjeet Kumar, a resident of Vaishali district in Bihar.  On February 1, a...

Itanagar, 9 Dec 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh government's announcement that it was considering granting Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) to non-tribals residing in Namsai and Changlang districts of the state has evoked strong resentment from a prominent tribal group here on Saturday. The...

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2018/--/The 54th state annual conference along with the continuation of centenary celebration of dentistry in India was organized by Indian Dental Association (IDA), West Bengal state branch at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on December 8 and December 9 with all glitters and shines....

Midnapore, 4 Dec 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said that up to four-wheeled cargo carriers would be allowed in village roads in the state to avoid damage to these streets from larger transport vehicles. Banerjee said that it has come to her notice that large trucks are...

Patna, 4 Dec 2018/--/BJP legislators here on Tuesday accused JD-U national vice-president Prashant Kishor of meddling in the Patna University Students' Union (PUSU) elections, for which voting is scheduled on Wednesday. BJP MLAs Nitin Nabin, Sanjiv Chaurasia and Arun Sinha, along with other party...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/Policymakers and experts on Tuesday expressed concern over contamination of surface water in rural areas of the West Bengal and emphasised on popularising cost-effective water purification projects to get rid of the problem and provide safe drinking water to the masses. The...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/The iconic Victoria Memorial will become fully user-friendly for persons with disabilities by April next year after the completion of the ongoing renovation work, curator of the museum, Jayanta Sengupta has said. There will be signage in Braille for 50 prime exhibits which...

Pakur, 4 Dec 2018/--/Police arrested two people for alleged human trafficking during a raid in Pakur district in Jharkhand on Monday and rescued 14 labourers belonging to the primitive Pahariya tribe, a senior official said. The people arrested are residents of Kolkata and were arrested near...

Chatra, 4 Dec 2018/--/A zonal commander of an ultra outfit was arrested on Monday from Lawalong area in Naxal-affected Chatra district of Jharkhand, police said. Surendra Ganju alias Manish was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, they said, adding he worked with Trutiya Samajik Prastuti...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Dec 2018/--/A woman supervisor of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Odisha's Kalahandi district has been arrested by anti-graft vigilance personnel for allegedly accepting bribe to countersign a cheque. Basanti Nayak of ICDS, Karlamunda, had allegedly demanded Rs 3,500...

Aizawl, 4 Dec 2018/--/A special court in Mizoram's Champhai district has convicted a 46-year-old man for drug trafficking and sentenced him to 18 years of rigorous imprisonment, court officials said on Tuesday. R Vanlalena, judge of the special court hearing cases filed under the Narcotic Drugs and...

Aizawl, 4 Dec 2018/--/Re-poll in the Ajasora polling station in Tuichawng Assembly seat of Mizoram was held on Tuesday peacefully and around 87 per cent voters exercised their franchise, state election department officials said. The re-poll was ordered by the Election Commission as polling could...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/With the prompt action taken by Eastern Railway (ER) RPF, passengers got their left behind valuables recently. • On receipt of information from security control/Asansol, on-duty officer and staff of RPF Post/Asansol recovered one left behind bag containing clothes and...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2018/--/HDFC Bank will organise the 12th edition of its national Blood Donation Drive on December 7. This drive is part of HDFC Bank’s Parivartan; its umbrella brand for all its social initiatives. The clarion call this year isto inspire and encourage more and more people to come...

Dhenkanal/Bhubaneswar, 2 Dec 2018/--/An NGO-run shelter home was Sunday sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse by its minor inmates, an official said. The action came two days after District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Anuradha Goswami and members of...

Kolkata, 2 Dec 2018/--/Over 400 job offers have been made on the first day of the placement season at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a press release from the institute has said. More than 362 companies have already registered and over 618 profiles have been opened by them, giving...

Kolkata, 2 Dec 2018/--/Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to public for "personal benefit". A...

Itanagar, 2 Dec 2018/--/In a humanitarian gesture, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig B D Mishra (Retd) took a woman, who was in urgent need of medical attention, in his helicopter from Tawang to a hospital here, Raj Bhawan sources said. When the chopper developed a snag after refueling at Tezpur, the...

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