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Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of this month, an official said. Of the 23 districts in the state, the Centre had already announced eight districts as ODF. Howrah, Paschim Medinipur, Birbhum, Murshidabad,...

Patna, 5 Mar 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said a pillar would be constructed in memory of Mahatma Gandhi in Patna to propagate the message of the Father of the Nation. People will get to know about Gandhiji as they would climb up the pillar, Kumar said while addressing a...

Shillong, 5 Mar 2018/--/NPP president Conrad Sangma today said that he has been invited by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad to form government in the state. He said the swearing-in of the new ministers would take place tomorrow. "The governor has invited me to form the government since I have the...

New Delhi/Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) has celebrated National Science Day by organising various programs at the science centres and museums of NCSM on last Wednesday. Every year NCSM celebrates National Science Day on 28th of February to mark the discovery of...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/In order to take stock of the ground realities,  Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board,  personally visited the under-construction Metro project sites today.   He started his inspection from the Metro site at Dakshineswar. It was decided that the section from Noapara to...

Muzaffarnagar, 5 Mar 2018/--/A labourer, who used to work in the agricultural land of a farmer here, was found dead in at Bhensi village in the district, the police said today. The 50-year-old man, from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, had been working for the farmer for a long time, they said...

Patna, 5 Mar 2018/--/Fencing has been completed at 500 out of the nearly 800 graveyards identified across the state by the Bihar government, chief minister Nitish Kumar today said. "If there are any more graveyards left beyond those already identified, their fencing work would also be undertaken in...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/A fire broke out at a cloth godown at Shobhabazar area in the northern part of the city this afternoon, police said. No casualty was reported in the fire which broke out at the godown on Jagabandhu Modak Road in Shampukur police station limits at around 12.30 PM. Five fire...

Shillong, 5 Mar 2018/--/The newly elected MLAs of Meghalaya will take oath during a special one-day Assembly session on Wednesday, Assembly commissioner and secretary Andrew Simons said here today. "A one-day special session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will be held on March 7 at 10 am,...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/A two-week long impasse at the Calcutta High Court (HC) is likely to continue for another week at least with the Bar Library Club deciding to extend an ongoing cease work demanding appointment of judges till March 13. Two other bodies representing the lawyers, High Court Bar...

Itanagar, 5 Mar 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister (Dy CM) Chowna Mein has asserted that the state government will fast track cases of violence against women and children, an official release said here today. His statement comes a day after a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Women's...

MALDA, 3 Mar 2018/--/Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) has started planning of providing numerous sports facilities to students of its renowned school in the district and the budding sports talents after chief minister Mamata Banerjee directed Kaushik Bhattacharya, District Magistrate (DM), Malda to hand...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2018/--/Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board visited the Regional Rail Museum, Howrah on Saturday and inspected the various exhibits displayed there in presence of Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway (ER). Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board said that Regional Rail...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Mar 2018/--/The ruling BJD lawmakers will raise the Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram project and other issues related to Odisha's interest during the second phase of the Parliament's budget session beginning on March 5. The BJD MPs will ask the NDA ministry at the Centre for more central...

Jamshedpur, 3 Mar 2018/--/A man convicted in a rape case and was out on bail was lynched by a group of people opposing his visit to a slum at Adityapur in Seraikela-Kharswan district on Friday, police said. Ratan Lohar, the victim, has served a few years in jail before being released on bail. At...

Itanagar, 3 Mar 2018/--/Amid agitation by students, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has assured to issue appointment order of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) permanent director, Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister Honchung Ngandam said. Ngandam said...

Agartala, 3 Mar 2018/--/Outgoing Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar can take shelter in West Bengal, Kerala or neighbouring Bangladesh as the BJP is going to form the next government in the state, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today. "Manik Sarkar has just three options before him. He...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2018/--/Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio principal secretary, Govt. of India held a high level review meeting with the general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER), S. N Agrawal and all other principal head of the departments to review and evaluate the...

Patna, 3 Mar 2018/--/Five persons were killed and ten others injured when the bus they were travelling in fell into a roadside ditch in Bhadaur police station area in Bihar, police said today. The incident took place under Barh sub-division of rural Patna where the bus, carrying passengers to...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Mar 2018/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today effected changes in the portfolio of five ministers and relinquished Works and Water Resources portfolios held by him. The changes in portfolio come days after BJD's win in the Bijepur by-polls. Patnaik allotted additional...

Mayapur, 3 Mar 2018/--/Devotees of 80 countries participated in the ISKON's biggest festival - 'Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya - Gaur Purnima' at its global headquarters here on Friday. Pilgrims from China, Japan, Spain, Russia, England, Brazil, America, Australia, Mexico, Trinidad, Ivory Coast,...

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