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Bhubaneswar, 15 Jan 2018/--/Days after a BJD MP and a former legislator accused an officer at Odisha chief minister's office of interfering in ruling party's affairs another ex-MLA of the BJD and opposition leaders today again slammed the bureaucrat. "The BJD is not functioning properly. There is...

Durgapur, 15 Jan 2018/--/Under the CSR scheme, Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) organized Grameen Football Pratiyogita, 2017-18 for the surrounding villages of the steel township. The final match between Piyala Adivasi Sporting Club and Parulia Adibasi Gloden Club took place at the Nehru Stadium in the...

NEW DELHI, 9 Jan 2018/--/The Naga Hoho, an apex Naga tribal body, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help in postponing the forthcoming Nagaland Assembly election, saying that the vexed insurgency problem should be resolved first. In a memorandum, the Naga Hoho said an exceptional situation...

Aizawl, 9 Jan 2018/--/Around 1,440 Myanmarese nationals who took shelter in Mizoram following a clash between militants and the Army there in November last year, have refused to return, officials said today. At least 1,600 Myanmarese from several villages in Chin state had taken refuge in Lawngtlai...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway (ER) honoured four ER employees with Safety Awards for their dedicated work in maintaining safety in train operations, in a high level meeting held at ER headquarters on Tuesday. Siddheswar Guha, technician of mechanical...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/The 52nd Convocation of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata was held on Tuesday at Amrakunja, ISI. Nobel laureate professor David Jonathan Gross on Tuesday said ignorance of other cultures promotes fanatical nationalism and the students have the responsibility to be...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/The dense fog situation in the North India has caused major obstruction to the movement of trains. The trains that are running late due to dense fog in Northern India are 12260 DN New Delhi – Sealdah Duronto Express, 12302 DN New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express, 12308 DN...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Praktani (NRVP) is going to celebrate 60 years of the foundation of the school with great fanfare and enthusiasm. The year-long programme will start with a procession on January 12 from Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Golpark...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/The BJP today kick started the campaign for the Uluberia Lok Sabha and Noapara assembly seat by-polls after the embarrassing episode over candidate selection. BJP Uluberia Lok Sabha candidate Anupam Mallick, a senior leader of the party's district organisation, kick started...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Final-year students at the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur (KGP) have so far received a total of 112 offers from companies that include the likes of Wipro, HSBC, IBM and Deloitte. Out of these, 23 were pre-placement offers, Prof Prabina Rajib, dean, Vinod...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Government agencies of West Bengal have joined hands with a reputed public society of the country, to develop a website to help trace people separated from their dear ones in milling crowd during the upcoming Ganga Sagar fair. The website is being developed by the West Bengal...

Gangtok, 9 Jan 2018/--/Music maestro A R Rahman was named the official brand ambassador of Sikkim at a function here on Monday. Extending a warm welcome to Rahman at the opening ceremony of the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival, chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling said he was grateful to the...

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/While, after the publication of the first draft of updated version of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, chief minister Mamata Banerrjee has launched a vitriolic attack on the ruling BJP at the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to drive out Bengalis from that...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/The CBI has booked Meghalaya's PWD minister Ampareen Lyngdoh and state's additional chief secretary P S Thangkhiew over alleged manipulation of score sheets in the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, an official said today. The CBI has acted on the orders of Meghalaya High...

MUNGER, 4 Jan 2018/--/Two Bihar police jawans were found dead inside a pit on the roadside here in the early hours of today, in what appears to be a road mishap, police said. The bodies of Dhananjay and Pankaj, both jawans of the Special Task Force posted in the district, were found inside a pit...

Patna, 4 Jan 2018/--/A huge quantity of fake postage stamps, with a face value of Rs 10 crore, was seized in the city today, police said. "Routine checking of vehicles was being carried out at the Rajendra Nagar flyover in the city. A person who was about to board an auto rickshaw, dropped his bag...

Kohima, 4 Jan 2018/--/One person was killed in a grenade explosion while some houses were set on fire in Sitimi area of Nagaland's Kiphire district, official sources said on Wednesday. One person identified as Tongsepi of Natsami village under Sitimi area of Kiphire district died when a grenade...

Samastipur, 4 Jan 2018/--/Armed robbers struck at a bank here today, held the employees and customers at gunpoint and decamped with nearly Rs 50 lakh kept in the cash box, police said. The incident took place at around 10.30 am when the motorcycle-borne robbers, said to be more than six in number,...

Patna, 4 Jan 2018/--/A police official was caught red-handed in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar today while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000, the state vigilance bureau said here. Ramesh Dutt Pandey, circle inspector in-charge of Minapur, was arrested by a vigilance bureau team headed by deputy...

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during winter, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run twelve pairs of special trains between Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi from January 10 to March 29 and 13 (Thirteen) pairs of special trains between Santragachi and...

Chittaranjan, 4 Jan 2018/--/A total of 65 employees have been retired from railway services on superannuation in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in December, 2017. G.Sreenivasa Rao, Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) felicitated them in a ceremony, on Thursday and wished their happy post retirement...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/Ministry of Railways has extended its facility of information to passengers through Short Messaging Service (SMS) to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Superfast and Humsafar trains regarding status of trains running late by more than one hour...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/The BJP today asked the Election Commission (EC) to appoint micro-observers in poll-bound Tripura from outside the CPM-ruled state and deploy maximum paramilitary forces, alleging that an atmosphere of fear was prevailing there. Only those government officials should be...

Shillong, 4 Jan 2018/--/Eight MLAs, including five from the Congress, today joined the BJP ally in the NDA at the centre National People's Party (NPP) in poll-bound Meghalaya. All eight MLAs, who recently resigned from the Assembly, joined the NPP at its rally in Meghalaya capital town of Shillong...

Imphal, 4 Jan 2018/--/The Manipur government is taking measures to prevent a possible spillover of illegal migrants into the state in view of the publication of the first draft of the "National Register of Citizens" (NRC) in Assam. The NRC, first prepared in 1951, is being updated in Assam under...

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