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PATNA/BHAGALPUR, 20 Sep 2017/--/The Bihar government today ordered a probe into the breach of a canal in Bhagalpur, which led to the cancellation of inauguration of an irrigation project today by Chief Minister, and a barrage of criticism from opposition RJD and JD(U) rebel Sharad Yadav. Chief...

BHAGALPUR/PATNA, 20 Sep 2017/--/In a major embarrassment for the Bihar government, the inauguration of the Rs 389.31 crore Ganga pump canal scheme by the chief minister today was cancelled after a canal wall collapsed and the gushing waters inundated parts of a township. The wall broke up after...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/The long wait to receive post-mortem report from the Kolkata Police has become a thing of the past, as it can now be available online. In its bid to modernise the nearly 160-year-old force, the Kolkata Police is planning to do away with some of its age old practices and one...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/A KMDA eco-club's initiative of inviting citizens to 'adopt a tree' for saving the greenery in a large water body in the southern part of Kolkata has generated good response, a KMDA official said. "The initiative is aimed at saving the greenery at Rabindra Sarobar in south...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing festive season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run two pairs of special trains between Howrah-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Howrah leaving Howrah on 22.09.17 and 26.09.17. 01126 Howrah-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/With Shasthi Puja scheduled on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, CESC is ready to help citizens celebrate the city’s brightest-ever Puja.  Up to Wednesday morning (September 20) more than 4000 applications for special connection to Puja pandals have already been received and some...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/Festivals have always been about gifting, ‘adda’ over tea and engaging ourselves in creating memories. This year, Goodricke has brought a different Pujo by reliving unforgotten moments through Goodricke Baithaki over music and tea.     The ‘Goodricke Baithaki’, a tea adda...

Durgapur, 20 Sep 2017/--/The meeting of the Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC), Durgapur was held at DSP’s Centre for Human Resource Development on 20.09.2017. Mr A K Rath, CEO, DSP chaired the meeting as the Chairman of TOLIC, Durgapur. The meeting saw participation of 49...

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/Among a host of public and private sector companies in the country, BHEL employees have bagged the maximum number of 'Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskars' for the performance year 2015. BHEL employees won 15 out of 28 Vishwakarma awards, which translates into 54% of...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/In connection with track maintenance work over Lucknow & Moradabad Divisions of Northern Railway, Following trains will run via diverted route as under: 13049 UP/13050 DN Howrah-Amritsar-Howrah Express leaving Howrah & Amritsar respectively from 20.09.17 to 26.09.17...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/To cope with the expected rush of passengers, Eastern Railway will run 6 (six) Janasadharan Chhat Puja special (via Bandel) between Howrah & Raxaul. 03041 Howrah – Raxaul Janashadharan Chhat special will leave Howrah at 22.50 hrs on every Thursday between 19.10.2017...

Kolkata, 20 Sep 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during festive season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run eight pairs of Special trains between Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar during the period from 06.10.17 to 26.11.17 and another eight pairs of special trains between Bhanjpur-Puri-...

Patna, 19 Sep 2017/--/Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan today backed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's remarks on dynastic politics saying it should not be promoted at the cost of merit. He said if someone has the merit and capability to become a leader then they should not be...

Gaya, 19 Sep 2017/--/Maoists blew up a solar power plant in Bihar's Gaya district, damaging its control room and workers' accommodation unit, a police officer said today. Apparently irked over non-payment of levy, the Maoists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device in the premises of the Tata...

Berhampur, 19 Sep 2017/--/An amount of Rs 9.76 crore has been sanctioned from the Mukhya Mantri Swastya Seva (MMSS) mission to boost infrastructure and facilities in the city hospital in this south Odisha city. The hospital will have a new building, 163 beds, a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU),...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Sep 2017/--/Senior BJD MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal has been arrested by the CBI in a chit fund scam, evoking a sharp reaction from Odisha's ruling party that today accused the Centre of misusing investigative agencies. The CBI, probing the multi-crore Seashore Group chit fund scam,...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2017/--/The second and concluding day of SHRM India Annual Conference & Exposition 2017 started with a yoga session. Technology came into play as celebrity yoga master, Vidya Malavade connected with the audience from a remote location. After the yoga session, what set the tone...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2017/--/South Eastern Railway has decided to provide two minutes temporary stoppage of 12871/12872 Howrah-Titlagarh Ispat Express and 12813/12814 Howrah-Tatanagar Steel Express at Gidhni Station from 01.10.17 to 05.10.17 in view of 130th Birth Advent Anniversary of Sree Sree Thakur...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway will run one trip Superfast Special Train between Howrah and Thiruvananthapuram leaving Howrah on 21.09.17 and one trip Superfast Special between Howrah and Bengaluru Cantt leaving Howrah on 25.09.17. Howrah-...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2017/--/To cope up with the expected rush of passengers during ensuing Puja festival, 14 (fourteen) weekly Puja Special trains (Via Dankuni) will be run between Howrah & Ramnagar and 7616 additional berths will be generated. As a result, a total of 1,14,088 berths & 4320...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2017/--/S N Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway felicitated the following five employees of SER for outstanding and commendable works in safety related fields in a meeting held at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach on Monday. The felicitated employees are Gouranga Sankar...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today adjourned till Wednesday hearing of petitions for extension of immersion schedule for Durga puja that has been restricted by the West Bengal government in view of Muharram. A Division Bench presided by Acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre took...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/A day when the Centre has filed an affidavit in Supreme Court saying Rohingyas posed a security threat to the nation and that some of them might have links with terrorists based in Pakistan, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today took a diametrically opposite stand saying that...

Patna, 18 Sep 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today disapproved of Rahul Gandhi's remark that dynasties are a fact of life in India, saying he is personally against such politics which was "generated" by the Congress. Kumar, who was speaking to reporters after his weekly 'Lok Samvad' (...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/Vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University Suranjan Das today proposed to set up a visiting chair in the varsity, and name it after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. "Given the cultural and traditional ties between India and Bangladesh, I have a proposal to set up a visiting...

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