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Aizawl, 26 Nov 2018/--/The election machinery is fully prepared to conduct free and fair polls to the 40-member Mizoram Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said Monday. Speaking to reporters here, Kundra said he was "perfectly satisfied" with...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Nov 2018/--/A local outfit which had threatened to throw ink at actor Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) during his proposed visit here for the inaugural of Mens Hockey World Cup here on November 27, announced on Monday to withdraw its agitation. A meeting of Kalinga Sena activists and...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/On the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid tribute to those who laid down their lives to protect others. She also extended sympathies to those who lost their dear ones in the attacks carried out by 10...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/Paying homage to Dr B R Ambedkar for giving shape to India's Constitution, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Monday that it was the responsibility of every citizen to protect the spirit of the "holy book". "Today is #ConstitutionDay. Homage to Dr B R Ambedkar...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/The opposition Left Front and the Congress Monday boycotted the West Begal Assembly for the day after their demand to discuss the issues of disparity in pay structure of primary teachers was not allowed. Leader of the Opposition, Abdul Mannan raised the issue of disparity in...

Itanagar, 26 Nov 2018/--/Terming peace as the 'prerequisite' for development, Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Kumar Waii Monday called for ending "unlawful activities" in Tirap district for rapid development of the district. "Despite having abundant tourism potentials, Tirap and Longding districts...

Patna, 26 Nov 2018/--/Senior RJD leader and former union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday demanded the Bihar government to increase the salary, allowances of elected representatives of the three-tier panchayati raj bodies on the lines of the hike given to the legislators. On November 20...

Guwahati/Jorhat, 26 Nov 2018/--/The All Assam Nurses Association (AANA) launched an indefinite strike from Monday in the premises of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) demanding 'same post same salary'. GMCH Superintendent Dr R Talukdar said...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/A man was detained and made to de-board a Jet Airways Kolkata-Mumbai flight on Monday after a co-passenger saw him covering his face with a handkerchief and keying in a message about terrorists over a messaging app, a CISF statement said. Yogvedant Poddar, (21) had to get...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/Dr. Madan Mohan Reddy, MS, FRCS (Sr. Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist, Apollo Hospitals) detailed about the Unicondylar Knee Replacement Surgery. Arthritis affects 15% people i.e. over 180 million people in India. This prevalence is higher...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/On November 20 at about 2.30 pm the on-duty RPF staff of Kalighat Station noticed that a mobile smart phone was lying on the UP line track-bed of the station.  He immediately informed the matter to the Station Superintendent of Kalighat Station and the mobile phone was...

Kolkata, 26 Nov 2018/--/Harindra Rao , General Manager, Eastern Railway (ER) administered the ‘Constitution Day’ pledge by reading the  Preamble of Constitution of India on the occasion of observance of ‘Constitution Day’, at ER headquarters this morning. All Officers and Staff of Eastern Railway...

Chittaranjan, 26 Nov 2018/--/As per the directives received from Railway Board, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) celebrated Constitution Day in CLWon 26-11-2018. P.K.Mishra, general manager, CLW reads out the Preamble of the Constitution in the administrative office. On this occasion, senior...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/'The Third Wife' by Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair got the 'Best Film' award in the International competition section of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) which ended Saturday. Mayfair and her compatriot producer Tran Thi Bich Ngoc collected the 'Royal...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/For his memorable contribution to Bengali literature, Mani Sankar Mukherji will be conferred D.Litt (Honoris Causa) by Bankura University.  Governor K.N. Tripathi, who is also the Chancellor of this University, will confer the honour at the university’s first convocation on...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/The disparity between films in the mainstream genre and those meant for screenings in the festival circuit is coming down, feels director Shoojit Sircar. To a question, Sircar told reporters at the just-concluded 24th Kolkata International Film Festival that there was...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/Especially curated sessions, themed on "changing literary taste" and factors that influence it, were highlights of a Bengali literature fest at Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore. The three-day fest, which began on Friday, discussed issues...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/Eight persons, allegedly belonging to a pro-Left outfit of the Jadavpur University, were arrested when they assembled in front of the Nandan premises on Saturday where the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival was hosted, to stage a demonstration, police said. A total...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/In a bid to keep stations litter-free and sensitise people about the importance of cleanliness, South Eastern Railway (SER) has penalised offenders for spitting or dumping garbage on platforms during a two-day drive, an SER spokesman said Sunday. Passengers caught littering...

Kolkata, 18 Nov 2018/--/The West Bengal government is committed to curbing traffic offences, its initiatives have significantly reduced road accidents in the state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Sunday. On the occasion of 'World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims', the chief...

Kolkata, 17 Nov 2018/--/Noted classical dancer Sonal Mansingh said Saturday women face several challenges in the society but should never allow men to infringe on their personal space. Speaking at an interactive session at the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here, the 74-year-old Padma Vibhushan...

Kolkata, 17 Nov 2018/--/A fire broke out in the under-construction tallest tower of Kolkata on Saturday evening, but there was no report of any casualty, police said. The fire broke out at around 4.55 pm in the eighth and ninth floor of 'The 42' -- a 62-floor residential skyscraper in the city's...

Kolkata, 17 Nov 2018/--/Institutional delivery in West Bengal has shot up to 96 per cent in the past seven years, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Saturday. Speaking on the occasion of the World Prematurity Day, she said that her government had been working hard for the welfare of the pregnant...

JAMTARA, 17 Nov 2018/--/A team of Delhi police on Friday arrested a man accused in the killing of a 65-year-old doctor in the national capital, from Jharkhands Jamtara district, the police said here. According to Jahangirpuri police station sub-inspector Somdev who arrived from Delhi, the main...

Kolkata, 13 Nov 2018/--/The Congress unit in West Bengal is in favour of fighting the coming Lok Sabha election "alone" in the state despite the party forging alliances with different regional outfits in other parts of the country in its bid to oust the BJP. The view has been communicated to...

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