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Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to participate in the August 29 meeting called by the West Bengal government here to restore peace and normalcy in the Darjeeling hills, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced today. "We have received a letter from GJM leader...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/The BJP and RSS today came down on the West Bengal government for deciding not to allow immersion of Durga idols on the day of Muharram on October 1 and described the decision as 'unconstitutional' and an insult to the Hindu community. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had on...

Guwahati, 24 Aug 2017/--/Hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river, the Assam government on Wednesday said it has urged the Centre to take up with China at the diplomatic level the issue of sharing hydrological data with India. Assam minister and government spokesman Himanta Biswa Sarma on...

Patna, 24 Aug 2017/--/Faced with Opposition RJD's aggressive posture over the Srijan scam, Bihar's ruling JD-U today demanded that RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family's alleged "benami" properties should be confiscated and orphanages opened therein. Speaking to the media, JD-U spokesman Neeraj...

Patna, 24 Aug 2017/--/Opposition RJD, Congress and CPI-ML today protested in both Houses of the Bihar legislature accusing the state government of "failing" to provide "proper relief" to flood victims in the state. As the state Assembly met for the day, RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui drew Speaker...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/Lawyers today sat on a dharna demanding appointment of judges at the Calcutta High Court, which is at present functioning at less than half its sanctioned strength. The agitating lawyers have also sent a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his "intervention" to...

Patna/Bhagalpur, 24 Aug 2017/--/RJD leader and Bihar's former chief minister Rabri Devi today alleged the Nitish Kumar government killed six accused in the multi-crore rupees Srijan NGO scam by administering "poisonous injections" like many implicated in the Vyapam fraud in Madhya Pradesh. "How...

Itanagar, 24 Aug 2017/--/The Union ministry of urban development has assured Arunachal Pradesh government that Itanagar would be included as a special case in the Centre's Smart City Mission. This was informed to state town planning and urban development minister Nabam Rebia on Wednesday by a...

Imphal, 24 Aug 2017/--/Security forces seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Churachandpur district, police said today. Based on intelligence inputs a combined team of state police commandos and Assam Rifles immediately rushed to the Lukhumbi village on Wednesday night, a senior police...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/The 4th zonal meeting of Participation of Railway Employees in Management (PREM) of Metro Railway, Kolkata was held on Wednesday at Metro Rail Bhavan. Members of ‘PREM’ Group comprising representatives of recognized trade union, SC/ ST Association & representative of...

Chittaranjan, 24 Aug 2017/--/The Chittaranjan Locomotive Works is observing Swachchta Pakhwara since August 16. As a part of Swachch Parisar under the Swachchta Pakhwara event, the CLW today undertook a cleanliness drive (safai abhiyan) at Chittaranjan Bhawan and Kangoi Bhawan and Mihijam house...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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