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Patna, 22 May 2017/--/The BJP today dared Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to confiscate the alleged "benami" properties of ruling Grand Alliance partner, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, and use them to open schools for poor children. "I challenge Nitish Kumar to confiscate the benami...

Guwahati, 22 May 2017/--/Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was today prevented from visiting Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Tinsukia district to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday citing "security concerns". The site of the bridge, construction of which was started in 2011 when...

Aizawl, 22 May 2017/--/Over 280 people, mostly women and children, from Arakan in Myanmar have taken refuge at two villages in southernmost Mizoram's Siaha district, a senior police official said today. The official told news agency PTI that over 200 people have taken refuge in Lungpuk village and...

Kolkata, 22 May 2017/--/The West Bengal government today said that it has no plans to scrap the iconic tram services of the city. State transport minister Subhendu Adhikary told this in the Assembly today. However, tram services on some loss-making and congested routes might be discontinued, he...

Itanagar, 22 May 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to provide zero interest crop loan to farmers of the state giving them easy access to formal credit through banking channels. A notification from the state finance department said the government has decided to launch the chief...

Guwahati, 22 May 2017/--/Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said he plans to return the answer scripts of Class X board examination to the parents of the students to bring transparency in the evaluation process. "We are thinking to return the answer scripts of Class X exam to...

Kolkata, 22 May 2017/--/Satish Kumar, additional general manager, Eastern Railway (ER) administered the pledge on the occasion of ‘Anti-Terrorism Day’ at Eastern Railway’s headquarters at Fairlie Place, Kolkata today. Administering the pledge he urged upon the Railway employees to uphold and...

Kolkata, 22 May 2017/--/The International Mission For Social Welfare And Charity (IMSWC) recently organised programmes in West Bengal's Purulia district on how to promote welfare for girl child. The villages selected for the purpose were Lagda, Bagunkodar, Joypur and Chrudi.  The focus areas were...

Kolkata, 22 May 2017/--/ISKCON Mayapur organised on Sunday an inter-faith get-together at the organisation's Geeta Bhavan premises. The participants included, apart from top ISKCON management, members of the surrounding panchayats and persons associated with the management of mosques, idgah and...

Kolkata, 21 May 2017/--/Former West Bengal Congress president Manas Bhunia and ex-GNLF leader Shanta Chhetri are among the five Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidates announced by party supremo Mamata Banerjee today for Rajya Sabha seats from the state. Party's sitting Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien,...

SILIGURI, 21 May 2017/--/Irate examinees today went on rampage at New Jalpaiguri railway station ransacking the station master's office, damaging an engine and two AC coaches and trying to set fire to the station. NF Railway area manager Parthasarathi Shil said over one lakh examinees from Bihar...

Dehri-On-Sone, 21 May 2017/--/Police today seized a consignment of explosives and liquor from a pick-up van from Mufassil police station area in Bihar's Rohtas district, a police officer said. The police intercepted the pick-up van near Karbandia petrol pump during routine checking and seized the...

MALDA, 21 May 2017/--/The BJP today alleged that anarchy was prevailing in the education sector and that democracy was at stake in West Bengal under the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). ''A Naxal-like situation has arisen in the state nowadays. There is an atmosphere of total anarchy in the...

Bhubaneswar, 21 May 2017/--/Biju Janata Dal supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the party's rank and file to further strengthen relationship with the people. "The BJD has been strengthened by the people who have voted for us in successive elections in last 17 years. We...

Patna, 21 May 2017/--/Heat wave gripped the Bihar capital today with the maximum temperature soaring to 43.4 degrees Celsius. A Met office bulletin said the maximum temperature in Patna was recorded six degrees above normal. Gaya was the hottest place in the state with a maximum of 44.2 deg C,...

Itanagar, 21 May 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has underlined connectivity as the biggest hurdle for development in the state and urged the Centre to remove communication bottleneck. Attending the first review meeting of the Indo-China border infrastructure chaired by Union...

Guwahati, 21 May 2017/--/Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of all districts of the state to put in place all arrangements before the onset of monsoon. During a video conference with the DCs, Sonowal also directed them to be ready to undertake relief...

Kolkata, 21 May 2017/--/In a bid to reduce the number of cases pending before it, the Calcutta High Court will hold special sittings during the summer vacation to hear cases that were instituted prior to 2000. The move has, however, been opposed by the Bar Association which has passed a resolution...

Itanagar, 21 May 2017/--/Arunachalee climber Anshu Jamsenpa today scripted history by scaling Mt Everest twice within five days. Jamsenpa, a mother of two, had conquered the world s highest peak for the fourth time on May 16 last. She began her double ascent on Friday morning, her husband Tsering...

Kolkata, 21 May 2017/--/Uber, the ridesharing app has announced the launch of uberBADD (Bars Against Drunk Driving) in Kolkata, in partnership with most famous bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city to tackle the issue of drunk driving. An initiative encouraged by the Kolkata Police, uberBADD...

Durgapur, 21 May 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant observed the Anti-terrorism Day on Saturday. The observance started with the pledge taking by the senior officials and a section of employees of the plant on remaining alert and taking steps to avert terrorism. A K Rath, CEO, DSP, Atul Srivastava,...

Burnpur, 21 May 2017/--/Anti-terrorism day was observed at IISCO Steel Plant on Saturday. The day was marked by administering of an oath to employees across the Plant for combating terrorism in all forms. The event began with an oath taking ceremony by CEO, R K Rathi and other senior officers;...

Kolkata, 21 May 2017/--/SBI Foundation and Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (AYJNISHD), Mumbai took a small step in bringing smiles in the life of 50 families having children born with profound hearing loss. SBI Foundation provided the cost of Cochlear Implants...

Kolkata, 20 May 2017/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Narada news CEO Mathew Samuel in its money laundering probe, initiated after a sting operation purportedly showed several TMC leaders, including MPs and ministers, taking money. Samuel was first summoned by the...

Kolkata, 20 May 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed gratitude to the people as her Trinamool Congress-led (TMC) government completed six years in power. "Today is 20th May. In 2011, on this day, our government came to power in Bengal, ushering in a much-needed change and ending...

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