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DARJEELING, 3 Apr 2018/--/The chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Board of Administrators, Binay Tamang has urged the people of Darjeeling hills to bring about a positive change in their attitude to ensure development in the area. "Until and unless we bring a positive change...

Kolkata/Howrah, 3 Apr 2018/--/A man, reported to be mentally deranged, today climbed on the Howrah Bridge over the Hooghly river but was brought down by police and fire brigade personnel shortly afterwards. A Kolkata police official said patrolling cops spotted the unidentified middle-aged man...

Berhampur, 3 Apr 2018/--/A drive has been launched in Ganjam district to improve the enrolment of students in Class 1. The campaign, christened as 'Prabesh Utsav', began on Monday and would continue till April 6. Teachers, volunteers and members of the panchayats, including the sarpanch and ward...

Burdwan, 3 Apr 2018/--/A fire broke out at a railway godown at Asansol in West Burdwan district today, Fire Brigade officials said. The fire broke out in the godown located behind the office of the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) at around 7.30 am, they said. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Apr 2018/--/To enhance the safety of rail and road users, the Khurda Road Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) has eliminated all Unmanned Level Crossing Gates (UMLCs) much before the target period. An ECoR official said the elimination of the UMLCs by March 2018 would go a long way...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/In a setback to litigants, the one-and-half-month long cease work at the Calcutta High Court (HC) demanding appointment of judges, was today extended by another fortnight by lawyers' associations. The Calcutta High Court Bar Association in a general body meeting decided to...

Puri, 3 Apr 2018/--/The treasury of the 12th century Lord Jagannath Temple will be opened for inspection tomorrow after a gap of 34 years, a top temple official said. A 10-member team will inspect the physical condition of the floor, roof and wall of the 'Ratna Bhandar' (treasury) on April 4, chief...

Aizawl, 3 Apr 2018/--/Militants of Manipur-based HPC(D) are scheduled to lay down arms on April 12 following the inking of a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) between the outfit and the Mizoram government on Monday, a senior state home department official said. Additional Secretary for Home...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/A city court has sentenced a woman to 10 years of imprisonment in a trafficking case. Special Judge for cases registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Alipore court, Somnath Prasad Sinha, awarded the 10-year jail term to Hasnara Begum...

Itanagar, 3 Apr 2018/--/Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering, has voiced strong objection to the Centre's decision of extending Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) by six months to three districts of the state. "When Arunachal Pradesh is known as a peaceful state and the Centre...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/A rally was taken out in the city today by around 2000 people, including Left intellectuals against recent communal clashes across West Bengal. The rally, under the banner 'Anti-communal Public Initiative' (Samprodayikata Birodhi Gano-Udyog), was attended by CPI-M leader and...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/On   March 30   at about 09.50 am the on-duty RPF staff at Gitanjali Metro Station detected a young boy aged about 25 years who,  they suspected,  might be a thief.  He was brought to the station master’s office and was searched in his presence and an Oppo mobile A-57 was...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run one pair of Special Train between Santragachi and Jabalpur, leaving Santragachi on April 12 and leaving Jabalpur on April11. 02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Special leaving Santragachi at 8.40 pmon April12 will...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/Indian Railways Body Building Team emerged champions in the Senior National Body Building Championship held at Pune from March 23rd to March 25. Ram Niwas, N Sarbo Singh, Javed Ali Khan, Kundan Kumar Gope and J J Chakraborty of South Eastern Railway who represented Indian...

NEW DELHI, 2 Apr 2018/--/The Centre today extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and eight police station areas bordering Assam by another six months. According to a notification issued by the ministry of home affairs, Tirap, Changlang and...

Bhubaneswar, 2 Apr 2018/--/Union minister Vijay Goel courted controversy after posting some photographs of the sanctum sanctorum (garva griha) of Odisha's Lord Lingaraj Temple on his Twitter page. Although Goel withdrew the pictures -- taken in a restricted zone -- today, some ministers from the...

Shillong, 2 Apr 2018/--/Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma today lauded the Centre for launching the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), a special scheme for North Eastern states. In the scheme the Centre will fund 100 per cent of the project cost for infrastructure...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2018/--/The Sunday evening Nor'wester on the first day of April that swept through Kolkata caused unprecedented number of damages to CESC overhead wires across the system. Particularly affected areas were Jadavpur, Taratala, Behala, Sarsuna, Maheshtala, Dumdum, Sinthi, Srerampore and...

Guwahati, 2 Apr 2018/--/Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed today sought to bring a Privilege Motion against Minister of state for power Pallab Lochan Das for "misleading the House" in giving replies to the questions raised in the Assembly. Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami disallowed the...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2018/--/The woman who has accused Olympian and national table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh of repeatedly raping her on the promise of marriage today claimed that chief minister Mamata Banerjee has assured her of justice. The woman met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at...

Guwahati, 2 Apr 2018/--/The Assam government today introduced two bills in the Assembly to repeal The Assam Junior Colleges (Provincialisation) Act, 2012 and The Assam Secondary Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1977, as the two Acts have become redundant. The bills were introduced by...

NEW DELHI, 2 Apr 2018/--/The Enforcement directorate (ED) today said it has attached assets worth Rs 10 crore of a "dreaded" Bihar gangster in connection with a money laundering case against him. The Central probe agency said it has issued a provisional order, under the Prevention of Money...

Krishnagar, 2 Apr 2018/--/A 38-year-old undertrial prisoner, who was lodged in the correctional home here, died in a hospital due to illness, the home ministry sources said today. Pradip Bandopadhyay, arrested on March 16 in connection with a criminal case, fell ill and was admitted to the...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2018/--/Two persons were injured in a fire which broke out at a two storied building in central part of the city's Bowbazar area today, the police said. Four fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flame which broke out at around 9.15 AM on the ground floor of the...

Shillong, 2 Apr 2018/--/A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, the police said today. Acting on a tip off, a team of officers raided Dorengkigre village in the district last night and dug out 21 rusted pistols and magazines, two walkie-...

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