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NEW DELHI, 17 Nov 2017/--/The ED has issued fresh summons to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife Rabri Devi and his son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with its money laundering probe into the railway hotels allotment corruption case of the UPA-I tenure, official sources said today. They said that...

NEW DELHI, 17 Nov 2017/--/The Congress today appointed former IPS officer Ajoy Kumar as its Jharkhand unit chief and Alamgir Alam as the CLP leader in the state. The eastern state goes to poll in late 2019. "Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has approved the name of Ajoy Kumar as the new...

Bhubaneswar, 17 Nov 2017/--/The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage has launched a project to document the monuments of Prachi Valley in Odisha, where a civilisation believed to be earlier than that of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, flourished on the banks of a river. The entire stretch...

Kolkata, 16 Nov 2017/--/In order to commission the New Electronic Interlocking System which will be biggest electronic Solid State Signaling Interlocking System in Asia Continental in Kharagpur Yard replacing the existing facilities, a major re-modeling work spanning over 16 days from 4th to 19th...

Kohima, 16 Nov 2017/--/India and Bangladesh held the field training exercise - 'SAMPRITI 2017' at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram to strengthen interoperability and cooperation between the armies of the two countries. The joint exercise, which started on...

Kolkata, 16 Nov 2017/--/For convenience of the suburban commuters, Sealdah Division has augmented 28 suburban services from 10-car to 12-car in Sealdah South section and 4 suburban services from 9-car to 12-car in Sealdah – Shantipur/Krishnanagar City Jn. & Sealdah – Bongaon Jn./ Hasnabad...

Kolkata, 16 Nov 2017/--/The Congress and the Left Front legislature party today boycotted the all party meeting called by the Assembly Speaker accusing the Trinamool Congress government of not giving enough importance to the Opposition. The all party meeting was called by the Speaker to discuss...

Kolkata, 16 Nov 2017/--/A BSF jawan, deployed along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, has died due to dengue, officials said today. Head Constable Abhay Kumar Singh was admitted to a hospital in Malda on November 12 with high fever, Border Security Force (BSF) officials...

Shillong, 16 Nov 2017/--/Footfall at this year's India International Cherry Blossom Festival in Meghalaya has tripled compared to last year's count, making it one of the most popular events for tourists in the state, officials said. The festival was held during November 8-11 at the scenic Wards...

Hajipur/Samastipur, 16 Nov 2017/--/Three person died after consuming spurious liquor while another was taken ill in Vaishali district of Bihar where the state government has implemented total prohibition since last year. In another incident in Samastipur district, six persons were arrested and a...

Chittaranjan, 14 Nov 2017/--/World Diabetic Day was observed in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in the CHS (Eng Medium) School today. Dr. A. Majumdar, CMO/CLW presided over the programme. Dr. B. K. Thakur ACMS/A Dr Ms T Chakraborty Sr.DMO/FW, Dr A Chakraborty, Sr.DMO, Dr. J. Mitra, Sr DMO, A....

Kolkata, 14 Nov 2017/--/In order to commission the new electronic Interlocking system which will be the biggest Electronics Solid State signalling interlocking system in Asia, in Kharagpur yard replacing the existing facilities, a major re-modeling work spanning over 16 days from 4th to 19th Nov...

Kolkata, 14 Nov 2017/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway honoured five staff of Eastern Railway with safety awards for their alertness, diligent and prompt action which averted possible incident related to train operations, in a meeting held at Eastern Railway headquarters, Fairlie...

Kolkata, 14 Nov 2017/--/Web portal Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel told the Calcutta High Court today that he was willing to undergo narco analysis test in connection with a case of alleged extortion involving a Bihar politician. Samuel has been accused of being involved in the case of extortion...

Kolkata, 13 Nov 2017/--/Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee today sent a legal notice to Mukul Roy, who quit the TMC to join the BJP, claiming that the veteran politician had made "false" statements against him and demanding an apology from him within 48 hours. The notice, which...

Patna, 13 Nov 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today made it clear that the guilty will not be spared in the recently unearthed multi-crore scam in construction of toilets in the state. "The guilty will not be spared. Strict action will be taken against all those who are found guilty of...

Imphal, 13 Nov 2017/--/Senior Congress leader and former Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh has demanded that the Centre make public the peace accord it signed with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM). Singh demanded this while participating at a sit-in protest organised by the...

NEW DELHI, 13 Nov 2017/--/The Northeast will soon get a helicopter-based air dispensary, the first of its kind, to serve the people in remote areas in the region, Union minister Jitendra Singh has said. The Northeast is all set to get India's first-ever air dispensary in a helicopter. The Union...

Gangtok, 13 Nov 2017/--/Sikkim has produced about 80,000 mt of various organic vegetables in 2016-17 after it became a fully organic state. "We produced 80,000 mt organic vegetable in the state last year to showcase our commitment to organic farming," said Horticulture and Cash Crop Development...

Kendrapara, 13 Nov 2017/--/Two bootleggers were detained by a group of women campaigning against illicit liquor trade at Ayatapur village in Kendrapara district, police said today. The illicit liquor traders were targeted and detained by the women who destroyed their hooch consignment yesterday,...

Imphal, 13 Nov 2017/--/Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and six injured when a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded early this morning at Chandel Town in Manipur's Chandel district, police said. The IED exploded when an Assam Rifles team was patrolling Maha Mani village of...

Kolkata, 13 Nov 2017/--/Train services on the Sealdah-Naihati Section of Eastern Railway’s Sealdah Division were disrupted since 17.50 hrs today as some persons squatted on the railway track at Belghoria station in protest against knocking down of a person aged about 20 years by  31625 Up Sealdah-...

Kolkata, 13 Nov 2017/--/One Passenger Special train will run between Adra and Midnapur on the path of 58026 Hatia-Kharagpur Passenger & 58026 Hatia-Kharagpur Passenger will remain cancelled on 17.11.17, 18.11.17 and 19.11.17 due to Yard modification and Commissioning of new Electronic...

Shillong, 12 Nov 2017/--/The Election Commission of India (ECI) will hold a pre-poll preparedness review meeting with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura at New Delhi tomorrow, officials said here today. "At the meeting tomorrow, the ECI will review the preparedness...

Berhampur, 12 Nov 2017/--/While many farmers in Odisha are worried due to pest attack on their standing paddy crops, a farmer in Ganjam district is preparing for harvest as his crop is free from Brown Plant Hopper (BPH) disease. Having grown a special variety of paddy, Subrat Adhikari of Tentuapada...

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