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Kolkata, 26 May 2018/--/An abandoned can lying near an escalator at Rabindra Sadan station today created a flutter as commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax, Metro Railway officials said. However, train services remained unaffected, a Metro Railway spokesperson said....

Bhubaneswar, 26 May 2018/--/Private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres on Friday participated in a 24-hour strike call given by the All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF). The strike is aimed at mounting pressure on the state government to simplify the procedure of...

Bihar Sharif, 26 May 2018/--/An Indian Air Force (IAF) employee Suday Yadav ( 25) was shot dead by a group of people in Bihar's Nalanda district, police said today. The incident happened at Baswanbigaha village under the jurisdiction of Bihar Sharif police station on Thursday night, the police said...

Katihar, 26 May 2018/--/A case was registered on Friday against a senior official of Katihar district in Bihar for allegedly sodomising a clerk, police said on Friday. An FIR was lodged by the clerk with town police station against Katihar additional district magistrate, superintendent of police...

Gangtok, 19 May 2018/--/Apparently alarmed over decreasing population of the indigenous people, Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has announced financial incentives for birth of more than one child in a family. "Decline in birth rate is a good indicator of development, but we do not want...

Kolkata, 19 May 2018/--/The Special Task Force (STF) unit of Kolkata Police has apprehended a man from Paschim Burdwan district for his alleged involvement in the arms smuggling racket, which was busted here recently with the arrest of two Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) officials among others, an...

Dimapur, 19 May 2018/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju today said the Assam Rifles plays a significant role by providing security to the N-E (North East) region which is important due to its strategic location. The Minister of State (MoS) for home affairs while speaking at the attestation parade at...

Patna, 19 May 2018/--/Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad was rushed to a hospital here today after he complained of vertigo, breathing problems and uneasiness. He was discharged after a couple of hours. The former Bihar chief minister would visit Mumbai next week and then Bengaluru...

Patna, 19 May 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today flagged off the 'Krishi Mahabhiyan-cum-Beej Vikas Vahan Rath' to create alertness among farmers about government schemes for them during Kharif season. Kumar, who was accompanied by state agriculture minister Prem Kumar and other senior...

Kolkata, 19 May 2018/--/South Eastern Railway (SER) has planned to install sliding booms at all its level crossing gates with a view to preventing detention of trains. When a level crossing’s main boom gets damaged or broken due to any reason, in such a situation a sliding boom is used to stop the...

Guwahati, 19 May 2018/--/A BJP legislator from Borkhola constituency in Assam along with several members of his family have been served notices by the Foreigners' Tribunal, suspecting them of being "doubtful citizens". The Foreigners' Tribunal (FT) No 1 on Friday sent notices to the MLA from Barak...

Kolkata, 19 May 2018/--/The West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today slammed the BJP for its attempt to "grab power" in Karnataka "undemocratically" and expressed happiness over the "win of democracy". Describing the political development in Karnataka...

Bhubaneswar, 19 May 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on May 26 and address a public meeting at Cuttack, BJP state president Basant Panda said here today. The Prime Minister's visit is being held on the occasion of the NDA ministry at the Centre completing four years in office...

Diphu, 19 May 2018/--/A woman and her daughter were killed when a wild elephant trampled them in Karbi Anglong district of Assam today, police sources said. The pachyderm attacked the two when they were asleep in their thatched house in the village under Khatkhati police station, the sources said....

Hajipur, 19 May 2018/--/Police here on Friday claimed to have seized a truckload of liquor, being brought from Haryana, and arrested six persons in this connection. According to Raman Kumar, the SHO of Sarai police station in Vaishali district, the truck laden with 425 cartons of Indian Made...

Aizawl, 19 May 2018/--/A Champai district court convicted a resident of Ngur village for raping a minor girl and sentenced him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, court officials today. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 9,000 on the convict, Khamsavunga, the court officials said. The officials...

Ampati, 19 May 2018/--/Meghalaya Chief Minister (CM) Conrad K Sangma on Friday said the Congress era is over. "The Congress era is over. People are rejecting the Congress everywhere and not just in Meghalaya," Sangma, also president of the National People's Party (NPP), said. During Indira Gandhi'...

PATNA/JAMSHEDPUR, 17 May 2018/--/Indian Premier League (IPL) betting rackets were today busted in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand with the police seizing a total of over Rs 33 lakh in cash from Patna and Jamshedpur. While seven persons were arrested in Patna, another one was taken into custody in...

AURANGABAD (BIHAR), 17 May 2018/--/Minutes after a motorcyclist was crushed to death today in Bihar's Aurangabad district, a group of people gathered outside a nearby police station, hurled stones at it and set fire to trucks, prompting police to arrest 25 of them, a senior officer said. Twenty-...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/Former Calcutta High Court Justice C S Karnan announced today the launch of his political party and said it will contest the general elections next year with women candidates only. His 'Anti-Corruption Dynamic Party' would contest in seats across the country including...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in collaboration with a private company has developed a new device which can be used to detect and remove arsenic content from water and make it safe and usable by households. The device - 'Arsenic Sensor and...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/A speech therapist was arrested in the city for allegedly beating up a patient, a minor boy, while treating him, police said today. The boy of little more than 2 years was allegedly beaten up by the therapist following which he received injuries on his head and back at her...

Agartala, 17 May 2018/--/A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb warned coalition partner IPFT of stern action for holding agitations over the appointment of chairmen to the Block Advisory Committees (BACs), the IPFT today demanded that these appointments be stopped forthwith. The...

Itanagar, 17 May 2018/--/Muri Linggi, a 40-year-old resident of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, has earned the distinction of becoming the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mount Everest, after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa. Linggi, a mother of four girls, scaled the world's...

Bhubaneswar, 17 May 2018/--/Odisha police has decided to to launch a fortnight long awareness campaign against child abuse from May 28 as the state is witnessing rise in sexual assaults against minor girls, the police said. The campaign will culminate at the state capital on June 12, said DGP R P...

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