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Kolkata, 23 Mar 2017/--/A local CPM leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPM blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime. Salauddin Haldar, a CPM leader, was first shot in front of his house in Mathurapur on Wednesday evening...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2017/--/West Bengal government is planning to rebuild portion of the Vivekananda flyover which collapsed last year and allow light vehicles to ply on it. On the basis of suggestions given by a team of experts that plying of heavy vehicles like buses, trucks would be a "bit risky"...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/Governor Keshrinath Tripathy was quite reluctant to sign the West Bengal Clinical Establishment (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017 and he sent it back to the government twice. It was after the vigorous persuasion of minister for education and...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan will observe hunger strikes in Delhi and three other cities demanding restoration of his administrative and judicial work and withdrawal of the suo motu contempt proceedings against him. "Justice Karnan has decided to hold hunger...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal Abdul Mannan today said that the state government must reveal how much public money had been spent by the state to fight cases to defend the "corrupt ministers". Mannan, while demanding resignation of the 'tainted' ministers, said the...

NEW DELHI, 22 Mar 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Bannerejee should start building jails for her ministers and party leaders following the Supreme Court decision in the Narada sting case, BJP MP Roopa Ganguly today said. "Chief minister has given a statement saying she welcomes the decision. What...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/The BJP in West Bengal today organised a rally on the Narada issue and demanded resignation of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she has lost the moral right to continue in office "as she tried to defend the tainted ministers and her party leaders". "We...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/The BJP in West Bengal today organised a rally on the Narada issue and demanded resignation of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she has lost the moral right to continue in office "as she tried to defend the tainted ministers and her party leaders". "We...

Bhubaneswar, 22 Mar 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Union minister Nitin Gadkari to direct the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) to take up dredging of the Mahanadi river mouth and the navigational channel for smooth navigation of fishing vessels. "I would request you to issue...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/Mathew Samuel, the man who conducted the Narada sting operation on several Trinamool Congress (TMC) ministers, MPs and MLAs, has expressed fear for his life and those of his family members. Samuel, who is now in Kerala for medical treatment, last night posted on Facebook...

Guwahati, 22 Mar 2017/--/The Assam Police in a joint operation with its West Bengal counterpart arrested the main accused in the Silapathar incident along with his aide from Bengal's North 24-Parganas district this morning. A seven-member team of the Assam police, led by ADGP Mukesh Agarwalla,...

NEW DELHI, 22 Mar 2017/--/The DoT and the BSNL are delaying a key mobile connectivity project in Arunachal Pradesh and they have gone "out of the way" to allow a private firm's bids in it, an MP from the state has alleged in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ninong Ering, the Lok Sabha...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is the first academic institution to get a supercomputing facility under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). This will provide large computational support to users to carry out both research and teaching activities that...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/Seven persons, including two kids and three women, died in a road accident on Wednesday when their car was crushed under a tanker in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said. "Seven persons travelling in a private sedan died when their car was crushed under a tanker...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/West Bengal water resources investigation and development minister Saumen Kumar Mahapatra today said the state government will not impose water tax on the public. "As per the government's resolve to ensure free health services to everyone, we cannot impose water tax....

Patna, 22 Mar 2017/--/Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting people on "Bihar Diwas" without either according special category status or providing any special package to the state. "It is a good thing that Modi has extended his...

Bhubaneswar, 22 Mar 2017/--/The Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium and frequent adjournments over farmers issue for the seventh consecutive day with opposition Congress and BJP demanding unanimous resolution to increase minimum support price (MSP) on paddy. The issue was raised as soon as...

Guwahati, 22 Mar 2017/--/The indefinite strike by oil tanker workers beginning Monday has been called off with the transporters agreeing to pay minimum wages. The strike, under the aegis of Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU), was called off on Tuesday night following talks over the last two days...

Berhampur, 22 Mar 2017/--/Police today seized 165 kg of ganja in Murshidabad and arrested two persons. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted a vehicle which was headed to Jalangi. The duo were arrested after ganja was found from their possession, police said. "Both of them are residents of...

Kolkata, 22 Mar 2017/--/Ghanshyam Singh, member (traction), Railway Board released three safety related books- Safety Calendar of Eastern Railway (2017-18), Guideline for Loco Pilots for Safety on Train Operation and Safety Bulletin (February 2017) in a safety meeting at Eastern Railway’s...

NEW DELHI, 21 Mar 2017/--/In a setback to Trinamool Congress, the Supreme Court today upheld a Calcutta High Court order asking CBI to probe the Narada sting case in which several ruling party leaders of West Bengal were allegedly caught on camera taking money. The court also termed as "most...

Kolkata, 21 Mar 2017/--/The Left Front and the Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court order on the CBI probe into the Narada sting operation and demanded immediate resignation of the TMC leaders for their alleged involvement in the scam. "We welcome the Supreme Court verdict upholding the...

Kolkata, 21 Mar 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is going to visit the hills on March 28 with a slew of programmes scheduled for her. While on March 29 she is going to declare Mirik as a sub-division, the same day she will meet members of various development boards of the hills. On March 30...

Kolkata, 21 Mar 2017/--/A Hindutva group has lodged a police complaint against noted poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for allegedly hurting "Hindu sentiments and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath" in a Facebook post. "We have received a complaint from one Arnab Sarkar last night. He accused...

Patna, 21 Mar 2017/--/Appreciating Punjab's initiative to do away with beacon lights on vehicles of ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats, ministers and legislators in Bihar cutting across party lines today favoured the same in the state. "Its a good initiative (Punjab doing away with beacon lights on...

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