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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...

Ahmedabad, 23 Sep 2018/--/The Congress's newly-formed `Civic and Social Outreach Cell' will provide a platform to "dissenting voices" of activists and NGOs ahead of 2019 elections, senior leader Madhusudan Mistry said here Sunday. The party may incorporate some of the issues flagged by civil...

Guwahati, 23 Sep 2018/--/Children from remote villages of the Northeast and the national capital are engaged in understanding each other's culture and diversity in a unique way - by exchanging letters. The initiative is aimed at addressing multicultural diversity and, end racial and ethnic...

Guwahati, 23 Sep 2018/--/Days after the arrest of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) operative from Kanpur and subsequent arrests of seven of his associates from the state, the Assam Police has intensified operations on terrorist activities here, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said on Saturday...

Kolkata, 23 Sep 2018/--/Amway India has launched a ‘Protein 4 Children’ campaign. As per a recent study published in the Indian Medical Gazette, protein deficiency is a major concern in India with more than 80% Indian diets being deficient in protein. The company has stepped up its efforts to...

NEW DELHI, 23 Sep 2018/--/An epic historical novel by Bangladeshi literary great Mir Mosharraf Hossain centred on events that led to the battle of Karbala has been translated into English. The plot in Hossain's "Bishad Sindhu" is dramatic, has a mythical undertone to it, and deeds of heroism and...

RANGIA (ASSAM), 22 Sep 2018/--/A teenage girl who was allegedly trafficked along with her two-year-old child have been rescued from Siliguri town  and brought back to Assam, police said. The girl, a resident of Rangia in Kamrup district, was missing for the last two months and was rescued when the...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Odisha Assembly has passed two bills for conduct of direct vote for the elections of mayors in municipal corporations and chairpersons in the municipality and notified area councils. The Odisha Municipal (amendment) Bill 2018 and the Odisha Municipal Corporation (...

NEW DELHI, 19 Sep 2018/--/At least 30 Bru refugee families, who have been living in camps in Tripura for over two decades, returned to Mizoram on today as part of a Union home ministry-monitored rehabilitation package, an official said. The Bru families would be given a one-time financial...

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