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Patna, 15 Apr 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said all schemes for 'Mahadalits' in the state will now be extended to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories. "We have taken a decision that all the schemes being run by Mahadalit Vikas Mission for the development...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Apr 2018/--/With the onslaught of social media and e-communication services, pigeongram may have become a thing of the past across the globe, but the Odisha Police continues to keep alive this unique practice. The service was put to test on Saturday when the Odisha Police, in...

Howrah, 15 Apr 2018/--/An eight-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured after a portion of the tower of a temple collapsed during a storm in Howrah district on Saturday, police said. The incident happened at Kachol Village under the jurisdiction of Jaipur police station when devotees gathered...

Balasore, 15 Apr 2018/--/Five persons were arrested today after fake currency notes with face value of Rs 1.5 lakh were seized from them in Balasore district of Odisha, police said. The matter came to light when a man of Khirkona village under Simulia police station area was detained by the police...

Berhampur, 15 Apr 2018/--/A 27-year-old man, allegedly involved in at least 17 criminal cases, was arrested on Saturday following an exchange of fire in Ganjam district, police said. The incident happened near Jhada Ankuli under the jurisdiction of Berhampur Sadara police station. The accused was...

Ranchi, 15 Apr 2018/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said several unsocial elements are trying to disunite the society and such elements can be identified only through education. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti here, Das said one should take...

NEW DELHI, 15 Apr 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi today approved the appointments of three former party MLAs asAICC secretaries for Odisha with immediate effect. The former legislators are Rudra Raju (Andhra Pradesh), Anil Kumar Chaudhary (Delhi) and Shaikh Mastan, party general secretary...

Midnapore, 15 Apr 2018/--/A 13-year-old boy was killed after he was set on fire at his neighbour's house in West Midnapore district, police said today. The incident happened at Mirzapur village under the jurisdiction of Kharagpur Local police station on Saturday, the police said. The boy had gone...

MALDA, 15 Apr 2018/--/A 42-year-old man was killed by his son following an altercation over a family dispute in Malda district, police said today. The incident occurred at a village here under the jurisdiction of Englishbazar police station on Saturday night, the police said, adding that the...

Kalyani, 15 Apr 2018/--/Three people have been arrested here for running a betting racket on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, a police officer said today. Acting on a tip off, the police raided a house at Gayeshpur Bedibhawan area in Kalyani on Saturday night and nabbed two brothers Jayanta...

Kolkata, 15 Apr 2018/--/Mrinal Kanti Mondal, the senior most staff of the electrical department of Howrah Division of Eastern Railway (ER) who will be retiring on April 2018 flagged off 3-phase AC (Alternating Current) EMU rake in presence of Manu Goel, divisional railway manager, Eastern Railway,...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/  Beginning with the introduction of 57 bio-toilets in one train i.e. Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011, Indian Railways has provided about 1,25,000 bio-toilets in its coaches till March 2018. This covers about 60% of coaching fleet of Indian Railways....

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/In view of 6 hours bandh called by a political party today(13.4.2018) it is informed that both EMU and Mail/Express services in all the four divisions of Eastern Railway viz. Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda remain normal. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/To welcome the Bengali Nabo Borsho and celebrate BS 1425, Spencer’s Retail today unveiled in Kolkata a display and sale of an unprecedented varieties of fish at its South City outlet. A Spencer’s spokesman told newsmen that this is the first time in recent memory when more...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/To cope with the expected heavy rush of visitors on the occasion of Chaitra Sankranti/Gajan Mela  at Tarakeswar, Eastern Railway will run one pair of EMU Special train between Howrah & Tarakeswar on Friday ,Saturday & Sunday i.e. April 13, 14 &15  2018. The Up...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/To cater the extra rush  of passengers on the occasion of Birth Aniversery of Sri Sri Prabhu Jagatbandhu Sundar , Eastern Railway will provide provisional stoppage of  6 pairs of trains from 23.04.2018 to 02.05.2018 at Dahapara Dham Halt Railway Station between Lalbagh Court...

Aizawl, 13 Apr 2018/--/The leaders and cadres of the Manipur-based Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) today surrendered and laid down arms at an official function near here. The surrender of the HPC(D) leaders and cadres followed the signing of the memorandum of...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/Odias at Kolkata Welfare Association, popularly known as OAK today announced its forthcoming annual event “Vande Utkal Janani-2018” by organizing a Talent Hunt Competition among the kids and couples staying in Kolkata. Pradeep Mohapatra Secretary, OAK said “OAK started its...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Apr 2018/--/In a major setback to the Maoist movement in Odisha, one of its top leaders, Kunu Dehury, today surrendered before police in Sambalpur, a senior police officer said. Dehury, who was carrying a hefty reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, laid down his arms before Sambalpur SP...

Aizawl, 13 Apr 2018/--/The Mizoram Congress Committee (MCC) has lauded the signing of a peace pact by the Congress government in Mizoram with the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic), the only insurgent group operating in the state. One of the resolutions adopted at the MCC meeting here yesterday...

Patna, 13 Apr 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged the GST Council to grant exemption to all ingredients like ghee, edible oil and spices, for preparing "langar" (community kitchen) food served by gurudwaras. In a letter addressed to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also the...

SAMASTIPUR (BIHAR), 13 Apr 2018/--/Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols were stolen from a temple at Narghoghi in Bihar, the police said. The SHO of Sarairanjan police station was informed about the missing idols in the morning yesterday. Senior officials, led by the Superintendent of Police Deepak Ranjan,...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/The first regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources will be held in the city on April 16 to address the outstanding water issues of these states. The conference will deliberate on finding a solution to mitigate intra and intra-basin issues relating to water...

Hailakandi, 13 Apr 2018/--/Wearing of helmets has been made compulsory for two-wheeler riders in Hailakandi district of Assam with immediate effect, in view of increasing road accidents in the district. An order issued by the district administration yesterday made it mandatory for two-wheeler...

Patna, 6 Apr 2018/--/RJD national president Lalu Prasad has attacked the Narendra Modi government, alleging that there was a state of "undeclared emergency" in India and the weaker sections of society were going through a bad phase. In a message read out to his colleagues at a RJD legislature...

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