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Patna, 23 Aug 2017/--/The alleged NGO scam in Bhagalpur rocked both Houses of the Bihar legislature for the second day today with Opposition Congress and RJD raising slogans and demanding resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi. As soon as the Assembly met for...

NEW DELHI, 23 Aug 2017/--/The Congress today sought a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the alleged multi-crore NGO fraud in Bihar, and asked chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi to step down. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari also demanded that it should be probed if the...

Patna, 23 Aug 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct an aerial survey of flood-affected districts of Bihar on August 26. Tweeting about it, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi said: PM coming on 26th Aug for aerial survey of flood affected dists of Bihar. Earlier on August 14, Bihar...

Imphal, 23 Aug 2017/--/Former Manipur chief minister and a member of the first Lok Sabha Rishang Keishing passed away today following brief illness here. The veteran Congress leader was 96. Keishing, a Naga, served as the chief minister of Manipur from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1997. Keishing...

Santiniketan/Kolkata, 23 Aug 2017/--/The gherao of the officiating registrar and eight other officials of Visva-Bharati University continued for the second day today with the physical education department students refusing to withdraw their agitation. Officiating registrar Amit Hazra told...

Tezpur, 23 Aug 2017/--/A student of the Tezpur Medical College was rusticated for six months and three others were expelled from hostel for alleged ragging, the Principal of the college said today. An MBBS first year student in the college hailing from Tinsukia was allegedly tortured on Sunday by...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2017/--/In connection with the derailment of few coaches of 12225 Azamgarh – Delhi Kaifiyat Express in Kanpur – Tundla section of North Central Railway at about 2.38 am today, a number of Eastern Railway bound trains which commenced their journey from their respective originating...

Chittaranjan, 23 Aug 2017/--/As per the direction received from Railway Board, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) is observing Swachchta Pakhwara from August 16 in its premises. As a part of the event, the CLW today started observing Swachch Parisar. Under Swachch Parisar, the civil engineering...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2017/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to run one trip superfast special train between Howrah and Yesvantpur leaving Howrah on August 24. Howrah-Yesvantpur Superfast Special (02552) will leave Howrah at 10 am on August 24 reaching...

DARJEELING, 20 Aug 2017/--/A massive manhunt was today launched to track those behind the grenade blast in Kalimpong police station that left a civic police volunteer dead and two others injured even as the police is suspecting the hand of the GJM behind the attack. A hand grenade was hurled at...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/The overall flood situation in West Bengal has improved with no major rainfall happening in the past two days, officials said. Three more deaths were reported to the central control room at the state secretariat here since yesterday, taking the toll to 55 since July 21. Of...

Aizawl, 20 Aug 2017/--/Police seized heroin worth Rs 25 lakh at the Mizoram-Myanmar border town of Champhai and two Myanmarese nationals were arrested. The heroin weighing 700 gm and reportedly smuggled from Myanmar, was seized yesterday, the police said today. The Myanmarese nationals,...

Patna, 20 Aug 2017/--/The toll in Bihar floods today rose to 202 as the flood situation worsened affecting around 1.21 crore people across 18 districts in the state. Yesterday, the toll was 153 and the number of affected people stood at 1.08 crore in 17 districts. Samastipur was today included in...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/The Presidency University here has re-invited bids for running the oldest canteen in the campus, known as 'Pramod-da's canteen' to generations of students after the earlier tender, quoting higher rates, triggered widespread protest from students. "We are not averse to...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal government has termed as "ridiculous" the HRD ministry's direction on how to celebrate the Teachers' Day in schools and said it would ask the educational institutions to observe the day in a "befitting manner". In response to a question on the issue, state...

Bhubaneswar, 20 Aug 2017/--/Setting a new record, 90% of the students from KiiT International School (KiiT-IS), Bhubaneswar achieved the highest grade and passed with distinction in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination. Among 10,000 schools...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had a close shave today when his car was hit by a container in Murshidabad district. Chowdhury and his driver were unhurt, Murshidabad SP Mukesh said. The accident took place near Rejinagar check post...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH), Howrah, gives a 2-year-old girl a second lease of life by successfully performing an intra-cardiac repair for Tetralogy of Fallot (an inborn structural defect of the heart) and complete chest wall reconstruction. When baby Afreen...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/13108 Up Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express scheduled to leave Kolkata station at 7:10 Hrs. on August 21 will remain cancelled due to cancellation of corresponding down link train (13107 Dn) by Bangladesh Railways. (EOIC)

Guwahati, 19 Aug 2017/--/With train services to the North-East affected by floods unlikely to be restored before August 28, the North-East Frontier Railway (NEFR) has undertaken steps for passengers travelling to and from the NE region as well as for movement of goods. "NF Railway has borne the...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a motion on the need to maintain communal harmony in the state. The motion was moved under the rule 185 by state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee, Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan and Left Front...

Agartala, 19 Aug 2017/--/Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said the Left Front government has no plans to go to court against Doordarshan and All India Radio for allegedly not airing his Independence Day recorded speech. "We are not thinking of going to the court on the issue of...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Aug 2017/--/Denmark s Aarhus University is keen to extend technical assistance towards transforming Bhubaneswar into a smart city, Professor Ramjee Prasad, the university s professor of Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation, said here. Aarhus University would help...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/West Bengal labour minister Moloy Ghatak today said that the state government has taken several steps to ensure safety and social security of the tea garden workers in the state. Ghatak was speaking on the motion moved by Left Front legislative party leader Sujan...

Namkhana, 19 Aug 2017/--/A construction worker was killed and another seriously injured in Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district on friday after an iron beam fell down on them at a bridge construction site, police said. A crane was lifting the iron beam at the bridge construction site on the...

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