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Kolkata, 17 Oct 2017/--/To cater to the rush of passengers on the occasion of Chhat festival, Eastern Railway will run one pair of Chhat special train between Sealdah & Patna, leaving Sealdah on                          20 October and leaving Patna on 21 October, 2017. 03147 Sealdah – Patna...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/Faced with fierce opposition from the West Bengal government, the Centre today allowed continued deployment of eight companies of paramilitary personnel in Darjeeling to maintain law and order in the hill areas. As of now, 15 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed in...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/Deploring violence in the agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, Gorkha leader Binay Tamang today said the people would launch a movement for Gorkhaland in a "democratic manner". The chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling Hills was here to...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today visited her predecessor, senior CPM leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee who is suffering from respiratory problems and wished him speedy recovery. Mamata today visited Bhattacharjee at his residence to inquire about his health. He...

Patna, 16 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said it was his duty was to raise the issue of central university status to century-old Patna University (PU) "again and again" whether the Centre accepts it or not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not entertained the CM's request on...

Patna, 16 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today sidestepped questions about strain in his relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter rejected his plea for central university status for Patna University, saying people were free to draw their own conclusions. "Media...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Oct 2017/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 today and contrary to his usual practice of low key celebrations, he cut a cake in the presence of several leaders of his party BJD, ministers and well wishers. Birthday wishes poured in from across the country and a large...

Agartala, 16 Oct 2017/--/The possibility of terrorist links of a section of Rohingya refugees, sheltered in Chittagong, could not be ruled out, a top official of Bangladesh said today and asserted that his country would not allow any group to use its soil for terrorist activities. Iqbal Sobhan...

Patna, 16 Oct 2017/--/Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha today said the Centre would provide all help to Bihar government to improve the education sector in the state. "We want to tell the Bihar government that the state has lagged behind for past 37 years...

NEW DELHI, 16 Oct 2017/--/Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi today skipped deposition before the Enforcement Directorate for the fourth consecutive time in a PMLA probe into the railway hotels allotment corruption case, official sources said. It was not immediately clear if Rabri Devi, the...

MALKANGIRI (ODISHA), 16 Oct 2017/--/Maoists allegedly looted at least two vessel-loads of grocery items which were being sent to a BSF camp at Kunturpadar in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district, polcie said. Malkangiri superintendent of police Jagmohan Meena told reporters that a group of...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of the passengers during Chhat Puja-2017, Eastern Railway will run six pairs of special trains (12 trips) between Howrah & Muzaffarpur via Dankuni, Bhagalpur and Monghyr. 05227 Howrah – Muzaffarpur weekly special will leave Howrah at 6.00 hrs. on...

Kolkata, 16 Oct 2017/--/For the convenience of the lady commuters, especially during peak hours, Eastern Railway has decided to enhance the ladies accommodation in 9-car & 12-car EMU locals plying over Sealdah Division shortly. In case of 9-car EMU rake, accommodation for lady commuters will be...

Kolkata/Darjeeling, 15 Oct 2017/--/A major fire broke out this morning in fugitive GJM chief Bimal Gurung's village at Patlebas in the restive Darjeeling hills, destroying several houses, many of which belonged to his loyalists, police said. The cause of the fire or casualties due to it are yet to...

Kolkata, 15 Oct 2017/--/Expelled GJM leader and chairman of Board of Administrators (BoA) for Darjeeling, Binay Tamang today met West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi, and requested him to talk to the Centre to initiate tripartite talks to solve the impasse. He also apprised the governor of recovery...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), 15 Oct 2017/--/A 38-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance after his wife refused to live with him, an official said today. Intezaar took the extreme step after his wife, who was living with her parents for over a month, refused to return,...

Ballia, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Samajwadi Party today accused the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of working according to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's agenda and claimed that its ordering of the survey of Bangladeshi people was part of it. "The Yogi Adityanath government in UP is working as per...

BAGHPAT, 15 Oct 2017/--/A 15-year-old girl, allegedly raped by five people four months ago and threatened by them last Friday, has ended her life, the police said today. The police, which had initially claimed that it was a case of suicide, later arrested the five accused and started a probe....

Muzaffarnagar (UP), 15 Oct 2017/--/A Dalit girl was allegedly thrashed in a village here by four upper caste girls, sparking tension in the area, the police said today. After the alleged victim's father, Ajay Singh, filed a complaint, the police registered a case against the girls, all class XII...

Itanagar, 15 Oct 2017/--/Arunachal has failed to achieve the target of providing free and compulsory education to every child even after six years of implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act, the CAG said in a recent report. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report, which...

Aizawl, 15 Oct 2017/--/Two Myanmar nationals were arrested for carrying 305 grams of heroin near Dawn village in Lunglei district, a police report said today. Lalrinmawia (24) and Lalfakawma (34), travelling on a motorcycle inside which the contraband was hidden, were arrested on Friday. The...

Patna, 15 Oct 2017/--/When did Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, visit the Patna University and who designed the aesthetic buildings on its campus? These are some of the questions on the Patna University's history and heritage that its administration is struggling to answer. As a...

BHAGALPUR (BIHAR), 15 Oct 2017/--/Three children of a woman, who allegedly tried to commit suicide along with them by jumping into a pond, died while she survived in Bhagalpur district, the police said today. The woman, identified as Karuna Devi, made the effort to commit suicide near Murgia chak...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Oct 2017/--/A low pressure area was formed over the Central Bay of Bengal today and under its impact Odisha may have rain and thundershower in some places tomorrow. The low pressure area was formed under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation, the meteorological centre...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Oct 2017/--/An Assistant Block Education Officer (ABEO) was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance wing in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district for allegedly taking Rs 4000 to approve pending bill of a Self Help Group (SHG). Jaymuni Behera, ABEO of Jamda Block in Mayurbhanj, had demanded Rs...

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