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Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/In a minor cabinet reshuffle, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra was given the additional charge of the information technology and electronics department, a government notification has said. Bratya Basu, who held the IT portfolio before Mitra took over, will now look...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/In a bid to clip the wings of Kolkata Mayor and minister for fire services Shovon Chatterjee who reportedly displeased chief minister Mamata Banerjee for his alleged dismal performance, Mamata today removed him as president of Trinamool Congress South 24 Parganas district...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/Hitting out at the Centre over spiralling fuel prices, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Friday that the NDA government should have built an "oil reserve" to tide over such crisis situations. The BJP-led ruling dispensation at the Centre lacks the ability to make...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on Aadhaar, saying not linking it to mobile phones and bank accounts was a great relief for the common people. "We welcome the verdict by the Supreme Court. It is a victory of the...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/Incidents of violence were reported from some West Bengal districts when BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters clashed during the 12-hour bandh called by the saffron party Wednesday to protest the killing of two students in a clash in North Dinajpur district, police said....

Shillong, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Meghalaya government will soon hold an all-party meeting for discussion before embarking on an NRC-like exercise in the state, chief minister Conrad K Sangma announced in the Assembly today. Sangma said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government is on the job and the...

Itanagar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Delhi Police will conduct a recruitment drive for candidates from Arunachal Pradesh for the post of constable for both male and females in October. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police, Jasmeet Singh informed this to Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu...

Guwahati, 26 Sep 2018/--/Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kripanath Mallah was today elected unanimously as the deputy Speaker of the Assam Assembly. Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami announced in the House that Mallah has been elected as the deputy Speaker. "There were six nominations in favour of...

Aizawl, 26 Sep 2018/--/Mizoram remained cut off by road from the rest of the country today with the Opposition Mizo National Front(MNF) staging a 12-hour blockade on the vital NH-54 in Kolasib district, police said.The Kolasib district unit of the MNF organised the road block to protest bad road...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Sep 2018/--/As the strike by Odisha fire brigade personnel entered the third day today,  the state government placed at least six fire personnel under suspension on charge of deleliction in emergency duty. The state government’s action came in the  wake of two major fire incidents...

Imphal, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Manipur government has said that disciplinary action would be taken against government employees if they don't attend offices during the 48-hour general strike called by joint students organisations which will commence from Wednesday midnight. Chie secretary J Suresh...

Guwahati, 26 Sep 2018/--/Assam government Wednesday said the state has nearly 20 lakh literate and semi-literate unemployed youths, who have registered themselves in the employment exchanges. In  a written reply to a question from AIUDF MLA Abul Kalam Azad, minister for skill, employment &...

Patna, 26 Sep 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern over attacks on police personnel in the state by anti-social elements and those involved in illegal sand mining and liquor trade. The chief minister  stressed on the need for ensuring that contingents carrying out...

Agartala, 26 Sep 2018/--/The fish-loving citizens of Tripura are facing a harrowing time with Bangladeshi exporters stopping  supply of fish to the state early this month over alleged extortion demand by anti-socials. With only a fortnight to go before the start of the Durga puja festival, the...

Itanagar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has criticised the Central Water Commission's report on the condition of the Siang river and demanded dredging of its riverbed. The river witnessed sudden blackening with heavy turbidity last year, and now the water level...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Odisha minister Prafulla Samal Wednesday distributed 150 laptops among students with blindness who were pursuing higher education. Samal,who holds the portfolio of  social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities (SSEPD), said the newly created SSEPD...

Berhampur, 26 Sep 2018/--/A local court today convicted a man in a case of acid attack on a woman over eight years ago and awarded him five years of rigorous imprisonment. Chief judicial magistrate Pranati Saha, while pronouncing the verdict, also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on Gobardhan Mishra (36...

Dumka, 26 Sep 2018/--/A court here today sentenced two Maoists to death for killing a superintendent of police and five other policemen in Dumka district five years ago. Additional Sessions Judge Mohd Taufiqul Hassan awarded capital punishment to Sanatan Baski and Sukhlal Murmu alias Pravir Da....

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/With a view to further improve passenger amenities and cleanliness, Eastern Railway has introduced disposable pillow covers as a trial basis in Howrah – New Delhi Rajdhani and Sealdah – New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Moreover, efforts are there to start supplying of disposable...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/As directed by the acting Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court, Helpline Number 033-22303826 was provided for the passengers for obtaining any information regarding running of train during Bangla Bandh on September 26. The South Eastern Railway (SER) also opened two helpline...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that the BJP was behind the killing of the two students in North Dinajpur district and is now trying to derive political mileage out of the issue by calling a bandh. She blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/The state government would extract compensation from those arrested on charges of involvement in arson and vandalisation of government properties, Additional Director General of Police of the state Anuj Sharma today said at Nabanna. This will be done in accordance with the...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/The ABVP today  took out a rally in Kolkata in support of the proposed bandh tomorrow called by BJP, burning effigies of  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanding  immediate resignation of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee over the killing of two students in...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned by a day the hearing of a PIL seeking direction to the BJP to withdraw its West Bengal bandh call on Wednesday to protest the killing of two students in North Dinajpur district. A division bench presided over by Acting Chief Justice...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/Come Durga Puja, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's creative side will be on display at various pandals in the state. A poem by Mamata, which talks about contributions of the Santhal community to the country, will find a place on the wooden panels of a pandal at Bhawanipore,...

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