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Titabor, 2 Apr 2016/--/The prestigious Titabor Assembly constituency has traditionally returned Congress candidates since Independence, except once, and this time too Congress candidate and Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has an edge over his challenger - young BJP Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa....

Tezpur, 2 Apr 2016/--/The students here are yearning for a change and want a chief minister like Manik Sarkar of next door neighbour Tripura and Arvind Kejriwal of faraway Delhi, who will work for overall development of the state and welfare of all religions in Assam. "One thing is sure that we...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2016/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during summer holidays, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 12 pairs of Weekly Superfast  Suvidha Specials between Howrah-Ernakulam-Howrah during in between April 9 and June 28. 02853/02854 Howrah-Ernakulam-Howrah Superfast...

BHUBANESWAR, 2 Apr 2016/--/The Odisha Police today detained five members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI), the students wing of Congress party, who attempted to reach Naveen Niwas, the residence of chief minister Naveen Patnaik, to "teach" him the Odia language. Protesting against...

Puri, 2 Apr 2016/--/Activists of Konark Surkaksha Samiti, an organisation working for protection and conservation of Sun temple in Konark, today forced shut down of ticket counters at the heritage site in protest against the hike in its entry fees. KSS activists shouted slogans against the central...

Diphu, 2 Apr 2016/--/Two militants of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) opposing the state Assembly elections were killed in an encounter with security forces in Karbi Anglong district, police said today. The insurgents exchanged fire with a joint team of police and Army in which two of...

Jhargram, 1 Apr 2016/--/For the last six years his brother, face of Lalgarh movement that followed after the blast at the convoy of then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in 2008,  has been languishing in jail. And he is not sure when he could be released. But if Anil Mahato, brother of...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/Three more bodies were recovered from under the debris of the flyover that collapsed on to vehicles and street vendors here, taking the toll to 24 even as 10 officials of the firm that was building the structure have been detained. A four-member police team from West Bengal...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/Political parties today traded charges on alleged "faulty plan" of the under-construction flyover that collapsed here with ruling TMC accusing erstwhile Left Front regime for it and the opposition questioning what stopped the TMC from changing the design and the contractor....

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/There is a striking similarity in the approach proposed by   the Left Front and the Congress in their respective manifestos  for  the sensitive issue of land acquisition for new industries in the state. While the Left Front manifesto talks of dealing with the subject with...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/Gross violations of safety norms led to casualties in the flyover collapse case, an expert on traffic and transport safety, working with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), said today. "There can be technical issues during construction and so the industry practise...

PATNA, 1 Apr 2016/--/Bihar government will provide piped drinking water to all households in the state in the next five years under chief minister Nitish Kumar's ambitious 'Saat Nischay' (Seven Resolves), a minister said today. Replying to an adjournment motion on drinking water moved by BJP member...

PATNA, 1 Apr 2016/--/Union Minister Uma Bharati today took a dig at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for banning sale and production of country-made liqour in the state, saying he should show courage and enforce total prohibition. "Nitishji ye kya hua? Aapne deshi sharab band karke videshi sharab...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/West Bengal minister Dr Shashi Panja, who is defending her seat from Shyampukur in northern Kolkata, has movable assets worth over Rs 2 crore. According to her affidavit filed before the Election Commission, the 51-year-old MBBS has movable assets including cash in hand, bank...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/Used to enlist themselves either as male or female in official documents, the third gender voters are yet to come out in the open to declare their gender in voters' lists. Out of 6.5 crore registered voters in West Bengal, a nominal 758 are from the third gender. Election...

Kohima, 1 Apr 2016/--/Having missed the first list of Smart Cities Mission (SCM), Nagaland government is now gearing up to include the capital city in the mission from amongst a list of 23 Fast Track Cities. "Since we were unable to achieve the cut-off 50 marks for the first phase of the mission,...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/Former investment banker Mahua Moitra, contesting the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election on Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket, has declared assets worth over Rs 2.5 crore. In her affidavit filed before the Election Commission, the 42-year-old has declared movable assets...

Garhwa, 1 Apr 2016/--/One naxal was injured in an encounter between the CPI (Maoists) and the security personnel at Chapla village in Garhwa district in the wee hours today, a police official said. The encounter took place when a team of CRPF men and district armed personnel rushed to the village...

New Delhi, 1 Apr 2016/--/Nearly half the candidates contesting the first phase of the Assam assembly elections have not declared their income tax details, an NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), said here on Thursday. Forty seven percent or 255 of 539 candidates have not declared their...

IMPHAL, 1 Apr 2016/--/Manipur`s ministers have told chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh that all of them will quit if he drops even one from the ministry to placate dissidents, a minister said today. The ministers conveyed the decision to the chief minister after a meeting amongst themselves here. "If...

IMPHAL, 1 Apr 2016/--/Two days after her acquittal by a Delhi court, rights activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her fast unto death in her security room in Imphal`s JN Institute of Medical Sciences, a kind of sub-jail. As she is refusing to eat or drink anything despite the court order, her nose...

Kolkata, 1 Apr 2016/--/Eastern Railway will run 12 pairs of Summer Specials in addition to 46 pairs of Summer Special declared earlier. These 12 pairs of weekly Summer Specials will run between Howrah and Ramnagar. 05008 Howrah – Ramnagar Weekly Summer Special will leave Howrah at 8.35 am on every...

Kolkata, 31 Mar 2016/--/At least sixteen persons were killed when a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed today in busy north Kolkata, leaving scores of others trapped under the debris. Police sources said that eight persons were killed in the incident, while several others were...

Kolkata, 31 Mar 2016/--/They are dazed, shaken and dumb-founded. They are one of the several eyewitnesses who were all at sea and traumatized after the Flyover under construction at  Ganesh Talkies came unstuck. “It was about half past twelve when I was just about to leave my apartment for my shop...

Kolkata, 31 Mar 2016/--/Vikram Kumar Thakur, a teacher at the 65-year-old Kamala Siksha Sadan at Posta was at the class room when there was a deafening thud followed by the violent shaking of the school building. Thakur thought it must have been an earthquake and he shouted at his students to run...

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