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Itanagar, 17 May 2018/--/The Border Roads Organisation has extended road connectivity upto Taksing, along the India-China border, in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, a BRO statement said. The BRO completed the extension of the Tama Chung Chung-Taksing road beyond Lemiking on May 9,...

Patna, 17 May 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today greeted the people of the state especially the muslim brothers and sisters on the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan. In his message, Kumar said the month of Ramadan is marked by showering of divine blessings when God accepts the...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/For conversion of point on Dankuni-Dum Dum Jn. Down line, traffic block will be required for 7½ hours from 23.00 hrs. to 6.30 hrs. on two consecutive  Saturdays/Sundays (19/20.5.2018 & 26/27.5.2018). Consequently, 32249 Up and 32414 Dn. & 32252 Dn. Seladah-Dankuni...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/South Eastern Railway is organizing regular raids and vigilance checks at the Reservation Offices in its jurisdiction to curb fraudulent activities in connection with booking of railway tickets. During the last one month, 5 touts were arrested by South Eastern Railway team...

Bhubaneswar, 15 May 2018/--/Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma on Monday said anti-Naxal operation will be further intensified in the state. Elated over the success of the personnel of Odisha Police who eliminated at least seven Left Wing Extremists in Bolangir and Kandhamal...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has set up 75 air quality monitoring stations in the state to check air quality level and combat pollution, a top official said today. WBPCB chairman Kalyan Rudra said that of the 75 air quality monitoring stations, 17 alone...

Ramgarh, 15 May 2018/--/Police on Monday seized 19 rifles, one pistol and live cartridges from a marriage reception party in Ramgarh district, a senior police officer said. Additional Superintendent of Police, Patratu, Srikant Suredh Rao Khotre told PTI that the cops received information that some...

Gangtok, 15 May 2018/--/The Sikkim government has substantially hiked the monthly honorarium of zilla and gram panchayat members with effect from April 2018, officials said. A state Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday decided to hike the monthly honorarium of the...

Bhawanipatna, 15 May 2018/--/Two men were killed and another sustained injuries when their car fell off a bridge in Odisha's Kalahandi district early today, a police officer said. "The accident occurred around 2am on National Highway-26, near Khasbahal village in the district. The two men were on...

Patna, 15 May 2018/--/One person was killed and a policeman injured after a constable opened fire inside the premises of the police lines here today, police said. The incident happened this morning under the jurisdiction of Buddha Colony police station, the police said. The constable shot dead his...

Bhubaneswar, 15 May 2018/--/Six tigers will be relocated to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha's Angul district from Madhya Pradesh as part of the state government's plan to revive big cat population in the protected forest. The first tiger is scheduled to reach the state next month, said forest and...

Hailakandi, 15 May 2018/--/The Hailakandi district administration in Assam on Monday ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged circumcision of a standard two boy inside a toilet of a junior school during school hours. The school Sishu Mangal Vidyapith is situated in Katlicherra education block...

Ranchi, 15 May 2018/--/The provisional bail of RJD president Lalu Prasad, who returned to Ranchi jail on Monday after his three-day parole ended, could not be processed today by the special CBI court as the order did not reach the court. The Jharkhand High Court last week granted six-week...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway (ER) will run six pairs of summer special trains between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri. 03059 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri weekly summer special will leave Howrah station on every Tuesday between May 22 and May 26 at 10.50 pm to...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/With a view to ensuring  security to the passengers of Indian Railways in general and lady passengers in particular, the railway authorities have already introduced a Security Help Line No: 182 throughout the country so that passengers can seek help in case of emergency...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/International Nurse Day was observed by the nursing staff of Metro Railway at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital at Tollygunj on Monday on the occasion of birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale who is  known as ‘Lady with  the Lamp’ and also the founder of modern nursing.  The...

Bhubaneswar, 5 May 2018/--/The Odisha government has formed the fifth State Finance Commission headed by retired IAS officer and former State Election Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati as its chairman, a notification today said. The commission will identify assignment of taxes to be levied by...

Guwahati/Tinsukia, 5 May 2018/--/Bhaskar Kalita, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district of Assam, was killed in an encounter with ULFA (Independent) militants along the interstate boundary with Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a top Assam Police official said in...

Bhubaneswar, 5 May 2018/--/The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will review performance of all state government departments in a phased manner from May 8, an official said. In a letter to all the ministers, Patnaik has told them that he would undertake a review of the plans and programmes being...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/The West Bengal CID has busted a racket dealing in supply of a low-priced petroleum product from Birpara in Alipurduar district and arrested two persons, a senior officer of the agency said. Acting on a tip-off, a CID team conducted a raid on Friday night at a petrol pump at...

Sambalpur, 5 May 2018/--/A farmer has made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming pesticide, a day after similar effort by another cultivator of the same village in Odisha's Bargarh district, officials said today. 33-year-old Niranjan Bhoi was spotted in a critical condition in his farm land in...

NEW DELHI, 5 May 2018/--/Dhiraj Prasad Sahu and Samir Oraon were on Friday sworn in as members of the Rajya Sabha after being elected from Jharkhand. Sahu who was elected on a Congress ticket, and Oraon, who is from the BJP, were administered the oath of office by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/An FIR was lodged against an unidentified person for allegedly sexually assaulting a 23-year-old student of Jadavpur University. The girl alleged that the person had sexually and physically assaulted her while she was inside an auto-rickshaw on Thursday in Baghajatin area...

MUNGER, 5 May 2018/--/Five persons were arrested while they were trying to decamp with firearms from the premises of a court here, the police said today. The arrest took place late last night near the civil court premises where a patrol team of Kotwali police spotted the five men who were in...

Berhampur, 5 May 2018/--/A four-year-old girl was allegedly tortured with a hot iron rod by her parents' friend here as punishment for not eating, the police said today. The child was admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, they said. The incident took place two days ago, but it...

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