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Imphal, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Manipur government has said that disciplinary action would be taken against government employees if they don't attend offices during the 48-hour general strike called by joint students organisations which will commence from Wednesday midnight. Chie secretary J Suresh...

Guwahati, 26 Sep 2018/--/Assam government Wednesday said the state has nearly 20 lakh literate and semi-literate unemployed youths, who have registered themselves in the employment exchanges. In  a written reply to a question from AIUDF MLA Abul Kalam Azad, minister for skill, employment &...

Patna, 26 Sep 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern over attacks on police personnel in the state by anti-social elements and those involved in illegal sand mining and liquor trade. The chief minister  stressed on the need for ensuring that contingents carrying out...

Agartala, 26 Sep 2018/--/The fish-loving citizens of Tripura are facing a harrowing time with Bangladeshi exporters stopping  supply of fish to the state early this month over alleged extortion demand by anti-socials. With only a fortnight to go before the start of the Durga puja festival, the...

Itanagar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has criticised the Central Water Commission's report on the condition of the Siang river and demanded dredging of its riverbed. The river witnessed sudden blackening with heavy turbidity last year, and now the water level...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Odisha minister Prafulla Samal Wednesday distributed 150 laptops among students with blindness who were pursuing higher education. Samal,who holds the portfolio of  social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities (SSEPD), said the newly created SSEPD...

Berhampur, 26 Sep 2018/--/A local court today convicted a man in a case of acid attack on a woman over eight years ago and awarded him five years of rigorous imprisonment. Chief judicial magistrate Pranati Saha, while pronouncing the verdict, also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on Gobardhan Mishra (36...

Dumka, 26 Sep 2018/--/A court here today sentenced two Maoists to death for killing a superintendent of police and five other policemen in Dumka district five years ago. Additional Sessions Judge Mohd Taufiqul Hassan awarded capital punishment to Sanatan Baski and Sukhlal Murmu alias Pravir Da....

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/With a view to further improve passenger amenities and cleanliness, Eastern Railway has introduced disposable pillow covers as a trial basis in Howrah – New Delhi Rajdhani and Sealdah – New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Moreover, efforts are there to start supplying of disposable...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/As directed by the acting Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court, Helpline Number 033-22303826 was provided for the passengers for obtaining any information regarding running of train during Bangla Bandh on September 26. The South Eastern Railway (SER) also opened two helpline...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that the BJP was behind the killing of the two students in North Dinajpur district and is now trying to derive political mileage out of the issue by calling a bandh. She blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/The state government would extract compensation from those arrested on charges of involvement in arson and vandalisation of government properties, Additional Director General of Police of the state Anuj Sharma today said at Nabanna. This will be done in accordance with the...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/The ABVP today  took out a rally in Kolkata in support of the proposed bandh tomorrow called by BJP, burning effigies of  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanding  immediate resignation of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee over the killing of two students in...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned by a day the hearing of a PIL seeking direction to the BJP to withdraw its West Bengal bandh call on Wednesday to protest the killing of two students in North Dinajpur district. A division bench presided over by Acting Chief Justice...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/Come Durga Puja, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's creative side will be on display at various pandals in the state. A poem by Mamata, which talks about contributions of the Santhal community to the country, will find a place on the wooden panels of a pandal at Bhawanipore,...

Kolkata, 25 Sep 2018/--/The IIT Kharagpur has developed a community supported supply of purified drinking water project at Porapara in West Midnapore district. Dr Somnath Ghosal of the Rural Development Centre of IIT Kharagpur has installed a fully-automated multi-filtered UV treated drinking...

Kolkata, 24 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal minister for education and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee today accused BJP of trying to foment trouble in the state by calling a 12-hour shutdown on Wednesday and said all steps would  be taken to ensure normal life on the day. Apart from...

Kolkata, 24 Sep 2018/--/The West Bengal CID has arrested 42 people for allegedly adopting unfair means during written examination conducted for recruitment of police constables, a senior officer said Monday. The investigation department has initiated criminal cases against all 42 of them, he said...

KAKDWIP/KOLKATA, 24 Sep 2018/--/An under-construction bridge collapsed in Kakdwip area of  South 24 Parganas district today, a senior official said. There has been no report of any casualty, District Magistrate Y Ratnakara Rao said. "A team has been rushed to the spot to look into the incident....

Kolkata, 24 Sep 2018/--/Sri Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnava Sangha, an umbrella  organisation for 55 Gaudiya Muttsa today celebrated the 181st Appearance day of Srila Sacchidanand Bhakivinod Thakur at Surabhi Kumja, Swarupgunj  in the Nadia district. More than 10,000 devotees of Indian and foreign...

Kolkata, 24 Sep 2018/--/A 51-year-old man here got a new lease of life today as Kolkata witnessed its second heart transplant surgery at a city hospital. The organ, harvested at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, was flown to the city in a chartered plane late on Sunday, a senior officer of Kolkata...

Ranchi, 23 Sep 2018/--/Till two years ago, he was a dreaded Naxal with multiple cases filed against him and carried a reward of Rs 25 lakh on his arrest. Now as he walks into the conference room of a police office here in formal wear to meet some visiting journalists, he looks no less "mainstream...

Shillong, 23 Sep 2018/--/Thousands of people took to the streets here Saturday demanding the inclusion of the Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The rally came a day after the Meghalaya cabinet approved a proposal to pass an official resolution in the on-going Assembly...

Patna, 23 Sep 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi has assured the revamped Bihar unit that the party's interests will not be compromised while forming alliances, BPCC working president Kaukab Qadri said on Saturday. He said the Congress chief asserted that top priority be accorded to...

Agartala, 23 Sep 2018/--/A man received bullet injuries on his lower abdomen inside an army camp at Shalbagaan in West Tripura district Saturday evening, police said. The man identified as Bharat Bahadur Thapa (50) is a retired army personnel and is engaged in some sort of job at the army camp...

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