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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...

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...

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....

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,...

Agartala, 14 Oct 2017/--/The outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) terrorist outfit has called upon tribals to observe a "Black Day" on Sunday to protest Tripura's merger with the Indian Union and for restoration of the "historical rights" of tribals. In a statement to media houses...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre here, which she claimed to be the biggest in eastern India, and said that she wanted all states to grow, develop and inspire each other to do better. The main convention hall has a...

Shillong, 14 Oct 2017/--/The People's Democratic Front (PDF) has been allotted a "pair of candles" as their party symbol by the Election Commission. The president of the newfound party, I Marbaniang, said the poll body has accepted the registration of the PDF and allotted candles as its symbol on...

Bhubaneswar, 14 Oct 2017/--/The daughter and brother of late Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra today formally joined the BJP in presence of senior leaders of the saffron party. Apart from his daughter Upasana and brother Lalitendu, members of Mohapatra's outfit 'Lulu Sena' also became...

Imphal, 14 Oct 2017/--/Banned militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Part (Peoples' War Group), in an email circulated to local media houses here, has claimed responsibility for Friday night's powerful bomb blast at a fair. At least 10 people were injured, two of them critically, when unidentified...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Oct 2017/--/The outlawed CPI-Maoist has condemned the rape of a minor tribal girl in Koraput district and denied its involvement in the crime. The Andhra-Odisha border special zonal committee spokesperson Jagabandhu in an audio tape on Friday night denounced the act and called for...

Agartala, 14 Oct 2017/--/Power ministers of the North-Eastarn states will urge the Centre to work on an alternative link through neighbouring Bangladesh for an uninterrupted power supply to their region, a Tripura minister said on Friday. A decision on this was taken at a meeting of the North East...

Giridih, 14 Oct 2017/--/Large quantity of fire crackers stored illegally in five godowns were seized from different areas in Giridih district today, official sources said. A raid was conducted in different areas including Muslim Bazar, Laxmi Mohalla on the directive of the deputy commissioner of...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/It has been decided that the practice of pasting of Reservation Charts on train coaches will be discontinued with effect from October 16 at Howrah station. The practice has been discontinued at Sealdah station also for three months, starting from Friday, October 13....

Itanagar, 14 Oct 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Friday urged forest officials to emulate best practices from other states where forest rest houses managed by the government have become popular tourist attractions, an official release said. Khandu said this while...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/The services of 12525 Up Kolkata-Dibrugarh Superfast Express which was cancelled due to flood and breaches in the NF Railway system, will be restored from October 18.

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/Popular Bengali author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay says he tries not to watch films based on his works because of the difference between the way he visualises them and how they are presented on the screen. Though the author said he gave directors the licence to interpret his...

Kolkata, 14 Oct 2017/--/As many as 23 post offices in the state have now Adhar updation facilities and work is on to set up this facility in other post offices too, Arundhati Ghosh, Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle, said yesterday. She said this during her speech delivered at the...

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