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Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/The Border Security Force (BSF) troops seized around 9 kilogramme of silver from two places near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, BSF said on Monday. BSF troops near the Integrated Observation Post (IOP) Kaijuri in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday saw suspicious...

Jalpaiguri, 30 Jan 2018/--/Dhupguri Police Station (PS) in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district has been ranked fourth in the country by the Union ministry of home affairs. Dhupguri achieved the feat in a nationwide survey conducted by the ministry that declared its results recently. "We are happy...

Patna, 30 Jan 2018/--/With a view to curbing air pollution and for the benefit of vehicle owners, Bihar's Road Transport Department has decided to set up Pollution under Control (PUC) certification Centres at all the petrol pumps across the state. The department had, on January 25, 2018, issued a...

Kolkata, 28 Jan 2018/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has called a meeting of Calcutta University (CU) Vice-Chancellor (V-C) and higher education department officials in the wake of the sharp dip in the pass percentage in the 2017 BA and BSC Part I (honours and general) exams....

Kolkata, 28 Jan 2018/--/The by-polls in Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and Noapara Assembly seat in West Bengal are slated to be held tomorrow amid tight security. Both the seats are likely to witness a direct contest between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, even as the CPM is trying...

Agartala, 28 Jan 2018/--/People are fed up with the CPM-led Left Front ministry in Tripura and the party will face defeat in the hands of the BJP, this time, a senior leader of the saffron party has said. Tripura is set to go to polls on February 18 and the results will be declared on March 3. "...

SILIGURI, 28 Jan 2018/--/Regional office of NHPC Limited, at Siliguri, celebrated India’s 69th Republic Day (R-Day) with great fervour and enthusiasm on January 26. The celebration began with the unfurling of National Flag and singing of National Anthem at NHPC regional office, Siliguri. Speaking...

Shillong, 28 Jan 2018/--/The United Democratic Party (UDP) in Meghalaya has exuded confidence that regional outfits would form the next government in the state. People in Meghalaya had enough of the Congress and the BJP is yet to gain ground in the state, a senior UDP leader said. Meghalaya is set...

Hajipur, 28 Jan 2018/--/The head priest of a temple was killed and one of his followers seriously injured after unidentified persons opened fire at them at a temple in Vaishali district, police said here today. The incident happened under the jurisdiction of Raghopur police station on Saturday...

Gangtok, 28 Jan 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister (CM) Pawan Kumar Chamling has said the preceding governments in the state have failed to protect the rights of Sikkimese people. The government, led by chief minister LD Kazi, got a chance to include all communities of Sikkim in the Scheduled Tribes (ST...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Jan 2018/--/A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel was injured after he was allegedly beaten up by three masked men at Titlagarh in Odisha's Balangir district, police said. Inspector In-Charge of Titlagrh RPF, Sushil Pathak, was returning home after duty on Saturday  when he was...

Jajpur, 28 Jan 2018/--/Four persons, including two women, of a family were arrested for allegedly tying an elderly couple to a tree and assaulting them physically at a village in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said today. The incident happened at Ranpal village under the jurisdiction of Panikoili...

Kolkata, 28 Jan 2018/--/The West Bengal government has decided to advance the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 to January 31, Parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. On Friday, Chatterjee had said the state budget will be presented on February 1. Chatterjee,...

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/Due to six hours of Traffic-cum-Power Block on both Up and Dn line between Barabhum & Urma stations and between Nimdih & Chandil Stations in Chandil-Adra Section of Adra Division from 10:20 hrs to 16:20 hrs on 21.01.2018 (Sunday) for launching of two Limited Height...

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/Spencer’s, the retail business wing of the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group has decided to focus on pujas and rituals of Bengal. To start with Spencer’s will be offering ingredients of ‘Gota Siddha’, which is being served in lunch the day after Saraswati Puja or Sri Panchami Day....

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/Presidency University students staged a protest today against the alleged delay in completion of the renovation of heritage Eden Hindu Hostel when the Chancellor, Governor K N Tripathi was present at the campus for the inaugural of the Presidency Museum. Members of Students...

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/United Bank of India, a leading Public Sector Bank in India having its headquarter at Kolkata, has Launched Twitter handle @UnitedBankTweet with an objective to enhance engagement with the stakeholders, visibility and awareness of Banks products and services amongst the...

Aizawl, 19 Jan 2018/--/Officials of the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department seized 52.9 grams of heroin from a woman in Champai district today, department spokesman Peter Zohmingthanga said. The spokesman said the 37-year-old woman was arrested from Mualkawi village near the Mizoram-Myanmar...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Jan 2018/--/Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust, a community owned and managed venture promoted by RBS Foundation India and Indian Grameen Services on the banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha, has won the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation Awards. The trust was honoured with...

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/The Presidency University museum showcasing the history of the 200 year-old premier educational institution was inaugurated today. "Presidency needed such an archive ... It is a matter of great happiness", West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi said inaugurating it at the...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Jan 2018/--/Odisha government would establish an institute for training people on how to rescue victims of natural disasters such as tsunamis, cyclones and floods. The State Institute of Disaster Management (SIDM), to be set up at Gothapatna here, will also conduct research...

Patna, 19 Jan 2018/--/RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav today held administration and intelligence agencies responsible to prevent stoning incident on Chief Minister's cavalcade few days back and said the CM should undertake "paschatap yatra" (penitence) instead of "Vikash Samiksha Yatra". "RJD's fact...

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/Moved by the plight of women whose husbands were killed by tigers in the Sunderbans, the West Bengal government today said it would join hands with social oganisation Sulabh International to ameliorate the miseries of the 'tiger widows'. According to reports over 1000 men...

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2018/--/South Eastern Railways (SER) is concerned about the upkeep of the Santragachi Railway Jheel, so that it continues to attract migratory water birds during the winter season. This water body of about 12.75 acres located in the south-western side of the Santragachi Railway...

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2018/--/St.Xavier's University,Kolkata commenced its teaching-learning process in its Rajarhat campus, New Town, with a view to imparting value based quality higher education. It had started with four post graduated degree courses, namely, M.com, M.A. in English, M.A. in Mass...

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