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Patna, 9 Jan 2017/--/With RJD and Congress resenting Lalu Prasad not being given a seat on the dais during a Prakash Parv event, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said he did not plan the seating arrangement. "The function was organised by the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. They decided on...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2017/--/BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha's car was today blocked by a group of Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers when he went to Hooghly district to visit party leader Krishna Bhattacharya whose house was attacked by alleged workers of the rulling party recently. Sinha alleged that...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Jan 2017/--/Expressing concern over acquisition of land for development projects without paying adequate compensation, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today said the Odisha government required to make efforts for improvement of health, education and the socio-economic...

Ranchi, 9 Jan 2017/--/Though five persons still remain missing in the December 30 open mine collapse in Jharkhand, Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) authorities have called off the rescue operation, an official said today. The tragedy at the Rajmahal Opencast Project of ECL, located at Lalmatia in...

Ranchi, 9 Jan 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday claimed that efforts by security personnel led to containing extremist activities by 40 per cent. Das was speaking on the occasion of Union home minister Rajnath Singh's visit for inauguration of Eastern Sector Headquarters of...

Balasore/Bhubaneswar, 9 Jan 2017/--/Two Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel were suspended in connection with the alleged thrashing of a differently-abled man at Balasore station in Odisha after railways minister Suresh Prabhu ordered a probe into the incident. The information about the...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Jan 2017/--/The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) executive director B P Burma for allegedly taking bribe to pass a tender. The CBI also arrested Binay Kumar Singh, who had allegedly given the Rs one lakh bribe to Burma. Singh is a...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2017/--/Retirement age of college and university teachers has been enhanced from 60 to 62. This was part of the package announced by chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the State-level Teachers' Convention organised by the state government in order to increase standard of education in...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2017/--/Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh today said he has no time to accept the membership of the Telephone Advisory Committee (TAC) as he is too busy with his pending court cases and concentrating on his life. Talking to newspersons at his residence, the suspended Rajya...

Kolkata, 6 Jan 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, the most vocal among all the political leaders of the country against note ban and who repeatedly called for the removal of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, today exhorted all political parties to form a `national government' at the Centre with...

Kolkata, 6 Jan 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today asked the West Bengal government whether it was amenable to an inquiry by CBI into the Narada sting tapes to establish if any offence was committed, to which the state objected. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/In the backdrop of the attack on BJP office here allegedly by people carrying TMC flags, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today said irrespective of political attachment a state government should ensure law and order. "Every state, irrespective of political attachment,...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/The West Bengal government today claimed that no CBI probe was required into the Narada tapes as Mathew Samuel, who conducted the alleged sting operation, could not establish any demand for bribe from any Trinamool Congress leader purportedly appearing in the videos. Advocate...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said religion means brotherhood and unity, while addressing a gathering here on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. "Religion doesn't mean violence. Religion means brotherhood, religion means unity....

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/Taking lesson from the incident of Khagragarh that shook the state in October 2014 and arrest of a JMB member from Burdwan station a few months back, the West Bengal government has formed a district level intelligence unit or local intelligence unit, which will work for...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/Asserting that during the Communist Party of India (Marxist) rule there was free hand to goons, Union minister of state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo today alleged that under the regime of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), hooliganism has been taken to another...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Jan 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Nayna Bandyopadhyay today met her husband Sudip Bandyopadhyay at the CBI office here and later, alleged that the arrested TMC MP was a "victim of political vendetta". "What evidence or proof do they have against him (Sudip)? He has been a...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/A group here was allegedly denied permission to organise a seminar on refugees of Balochistan and Kashmir after a club hosting the program said the police was "not willing" to show a green signal, "apprehending that it might create problems in the city". The group called '...

Patna, 5 Jan 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today showered fulsome praise on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for launching a movement against liquor and appealed to all to make prohibition a grand success, weeks after he lauded the JD-U chief for supporting demonetisation "I greet Nitish...

Itanagar, 5 Jan 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh Governor V Shanmuganathan and chief minister Pema Khandu extended their warm greetings to the people of the state today on the auspicious occasion of Si Donyi, the most important festival of the Tagin tribe. In his message, the Governor said Si Donyi, which...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Jan 2017/--/Ruling BJD president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today said his party has not taken any stand on the ensuing presidential election even as he has been invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan for a lunch on Friday. "I have been invited for lunch by the President...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/French economist Jean Tirole who won 2014 Nobel prize in economics said here today that demonetisation could not unearth much of ill-gotten money. Tirole was in the city to deliver Dipak Banerjee Lecture at Presidency University, which is organising a number of events as a...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2017/--/The West Bengal Budget session would start from February 3 and continue till the third week of the month, a highly-placed official at the Secretariat Nabanna said today. According to the source in the House, the Budget Session would resume on February 3 and continue for three...

Shillong, 5 Jan 2017/--/A local court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against absconding Independent MLA Julius Dorphang, wanted in a case of sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl. The chief judicial magistrate, Shillong, issued the warrant against Dorphang, legislator of Mawhati...

Barasat, 5 Jan 2017/--/Fire broke out at a pesticide manufacturing unit in a three-storeyed building at Ganganagar near Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night. Thirty-five fire tenders rushed to the unit on the first floor of a commercial building under Madhyamgram...

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