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KOLKATA/MUMBAI, 10 Oct 2017/--/The annual Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards, scheduled for 28th October, 2017 felicitates achievers in the fields of humanitarian activities and Gandhian constructive programme. These awards are presented every year in honor of the birth anniversary of Jamnalal Bajaj...

Kolkata, 10 Oct 2017/--/Due to heavy rain and cyclonic weather in Panagarh-Asansol-Sitarampur Section of Eastern Railway’s Asansol Division since last night, train services in the section were affected today. Track Maintenance Crews and Tower Van Crews acted on a war footing measure to remove tree...

Kolkata, 10 Oct 2017/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from 22 September 2017 to October, 5, 2017, altogether 88,195 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount...

Kolkata, 10 Oct 2017/--/To effectively meet the challenge of Monday’s heavy rains accompanied by swirling winds blowing at 50-60 km per hour, CESC set up a special Cell on Monday. Avijit Ghosh, Vice President, CESC Distribution Services said in Kolkata on Tuesday morning that some of the areas...

Kolkata, 10 Oct 2017/--/bout 1400 educational institutions of the state are using solar panels to meet their energy requirements and this way they have been able to save on their power bills, Shovandev Chattopadhyay, state minister for power and non-conventional energy sources today said. He said...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Oct 2017/--/With at least 324 villages yet to get power connection, Odisha government today set a target to complete the rural electrification work in the state by December, 2017. The target in this regard was set by chief secretary A P Padhi who directed officials to expedite the...

Patna, 9 Oct 2017/--/Nitish Kumar's JD-U today said a national council meeting held by rebel party leader Sharad Yadav was "illegal" as he did not have the right to convene it in view of a recent Election Commission decision. Party leader in Rajya Sabha and national general secretary R C P Singh...

Kolkata, 9 Oct 2017/--/The Primary Education Board today announced a five per cent relaxation on the Higher Secondary examination cut-off marks for reserved category candidates of West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (WB TET). Primary Education Board president Anik Bhattacharya told newspersons...

Patna, 9 Oct 2017/--/Senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui today repudiated the allegations that party supremo Lalu Prasad had made him transfer property worth crores of rupees in Rabri Devi's name "in return" for making him a minister. Siddiqui also lashed out at Bihar deputy chief minister...

Patna, 9 Oct 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said those inviting him for marriage would have to speak out that no dowry has been taken. Nitish said this while speaking to reporters after the weekly "Lok Samvad" (Public Interaction) programme here. "No affidavit will be asked but...

Guwahati, 9 Oct 2017/--/Assam Governor designate Jagdish Mukhi today arrived at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here and was received by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Mukhi, who served as the Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in his previous assignment, will be...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Oct 2017/--/Odisha is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain and gusty surface wind in the next two days due to the formation of a depression over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining north Bay of Bengal. Under its impact, rain and thundershower are likely to occur in most...

Itanagar, 9 Oct 2017/--/The Arunachal Pradesh government on Monday said any policy decision on the Tibetan refugees settled here would be taken keeping the interest of the local people in mind. The government has sought the cooperation of the people in the matter, an official release said. The...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Oct 2017/--/Two jails in Odisha have opened canteens that would serve snacks and beverages to inmates who go without food for long hours between dinner and breakfast, senior prison officials said. The departmental canteens have been allowed at the Circle Jail in Choudwar of Cuttack...

Guwahati, 9 Oct 2017/--/Six people, including three of a family, were killed in a road accident in Jalukbari area here today, police said. The driver, who was speeding, lost control of the vehicle which then turned turtle and fell into a ditch. All six people in the car, including two children and...

Kohima, 9 Oct 2017/--/Nagaland health and family welfare minister Imkong L Imchen today officially launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) in the state by administering immunisation drops to toddlers at a health centre here. In his address, Imchen mentioned the importance of immunisation...

Kolkata, 9 Oct 2017/--/Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer, Vinit Kumar, today took over as full-time chairman of Kolkata Port Trust, a statement said. For almost 18 months, Vizag Port Trust chairman M T Krishna Babu was in charge of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) in an...

NEW DELHI, 9 Oct 2017/--/Former Jharkhand minister Gopal Krishna Patar was today arrested by the NIA for allegedly conniving with Naxalites to get his political rival, MLA Ramesh Munda, killed in 2008, a spokesperson for the agency said. Patar, alias Raja Peter, was arrested in Ranchi, the...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2017/--/The Sikkim High Court has dismissed a writ petition filed by a political party, seeking quashing of a 2010 notification of the state government, requiring the CBI to take its prior permission before initiating an investigation in the north-eastern state. Chief Justice Sharad...

DARJEELING, 5 Oct 2017/--/State BJP president Dilip Ghosh was today heckled and his supporters beaten up black and blue allegedly by supporters of rebel Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader and GTA Board of Administrators chairman Binay Tamang at Chowkbazaar of Darjeeling where Ghosh had gone to have...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2017/--/Sandwiched between the trade and the small-scale sector’s  complaints of business disruption and the Opposition’s charge of the economy being in a tough spot, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to chair the twenty-second meeting of the Goods and Services Tax...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2017/--/The CBI and the ED interrogated two Trinamool Congress leaders today as part of their investigations into the Narada tapes scandal. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials visited the residence of former TMC minister Madan Mitra at Dakshineswar in the northern...

Guwahati, 5 Oct 2017/--/The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will set up a research centre here for start ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs. ISRO would set up the exclusive research facility in Assam to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology, which...

ARA (BIHAR), 5 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today attended an international religious congregation in Bihar's Bhojpur district which left tongues wagging. But the two did not share dais on the concluding day's function of the five-day Shri...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2017/--/As part of Centre's special drive to promote tourism, a 21-day 'Paryatan Parv' was launched here today by organizing a walk through heritage sites in the city. Eminent actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Regional Director (East), Union Ministry of Tourism, J P Shaw launched the...

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