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Agartala, 15 Feb 2017/--/Tripura's information and cultural affairs minister Bhanulal Saha today said the state government will not tolerate protests at a book fair, after a Hindutva group shouted slogans and demonstrated against a book on Jammu and Kashmir at the fair. Around 20 people belonging...

Jamshedpur, 15 Feb 2017/--/Seven major Maoist leaders of East Singhbhum district, who carried altogether Rs 43 lakh rewards on their heads, surrendered before the police today. Among the seven, police said, were Kanhu Munda and Fogra Munda, who were carrying rewards of Rs 25 lakh and Rs 10 lakh on...

Agartala, 15 Feb 2017/--/The North East Frontier Railway (NFR) and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly launched the 'Astha Circuit Tourist Train' for the people of North-East (N-E). "This train was launched to fulfil the budget promise. The special train will start...

Jalpaiguri, 15 Feb 2017/--/A 15-year-old physically and mentally challenged girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district, police said today. The rape was done allegedly by Kalipada Nandi (61) yesterday. When the girl informed her parents about it, her father lodged...

Kolkata, 15 Feb 2017/--/BSF today seized 100 fake Rs 2,000 currency notes from Malda district in West Bengal, making it the biggest such haul from the India-Bangladesh border region post demonetisation. Officials said a BSF search party laid a trap at about 2 am in a mango orchard in the...

Tezpur, 15 Feb 2017/--/A rhino was killed and its horn taken away in the Kaziranga National Park today. The adult female rhino was killed by poachers in the wee hours in Tinikati forest camp area under Burapahar range of the World Heritage Site, divisional forest officer of the National Park Rohini...

Kalimpong, 14 Feb 2017/--/True to her promise, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today presented a gift to the people of Kalimpong, when she declared it the 21st district of the state. Kalimpong was till now a sub-division of the Darjeeling district. ``We are celebrating Kalimpong Day on Velentine's...

Kolkata, 14 Feb 2017/--/The Congress-Left Front alliance in the West Bengal Assembly suffered a jolt today with the Congress deciding to boycott the rest of the budget session, but the Left combine opposed it. The Congress Legislature party decided to boycott the budget session to protest against...

Kolkata, 14 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today refused to comment on state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's criticism of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. "It is a controversial issue. I should not say anything on this," Tripathi told newspersons on the sidelines of 7th National Science...

Serampore, 14 Feb 2017/--/The police is on the lookout for a 22-year-old youth who allegedly shot dead his 26-year-old sister at Serampore town in Hooghly district early today in what appeared to be a case of honour killing. The police said that it recovered the body of Neetu Singh lying in a pool...

Kalyani, 14 Feb 2017/--/The BSF lodged a police complaint after a group of 30 persons arrived at its camp here in Nadia district with appointment letters which were found to be fake, the police said today. After receiving the complaint in Haringhata police station, the police have initiated an...

Jamshedpur, 14 Feb 2017/--/A woman Maoist leader, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head was arrested from Tansia village in Naxal-affected Seraikela-Kharswan district, police said today. A self-styled 'area commander' of CPI (Maoists) Kaushalia Kumari alias Sabita was arrested by the District...

Patna, 14 Feb 2017/--/Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today demanded a thorough probe by CBI or by any other independent agency into the Bihar Staff Selection Commission's (BSSC) paper leak scam. Sushil said: "We demand a CBI probe or a probe by any independent agency as SIT may not be...

Bhubaneswar, 14 Feb 2017/--/The Odisha State Election Commission (SEC) today said all arrangements are in place for the second phase polling for panchayat elections scheduled to be held across 65 blocks on Wednesday. Polling will be held in 174 Zilla Parishad constituencies spread across 29...

Kolkata, 14 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said science films play an instrumental role in bringing about a change in society. Inaugurating the 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition here, Tripathi said: "We need to have more science films which play an...

Dhanbad, 14 Feb 2017/--/A woman gave birth to quadruplets (four children) at a private hospital in Dhanbad district. Kunti Rawani (25), a resident of Chandanquari area of Bokaro was admitted at Laxmi Narayan Seva Sadan Hospital at Bhaga on Monday afternoon and in the evening she gave birth to the...

Kolkata, 14 Feb 2017/--/For the convenience of the travelling public, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to provide two minutes stoppage of 12443/12444 Haldia-Anand Vihar Express at Khanoodih w.e.f 15.02.17 on experimental basis for a period of six months. 12443 Haldia-Anand Vihar Express will...

Aizawl, 14 Feb 2017/--/Assam Rifles have captured three leaders of the militant United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) and handed them over to Assam Police, officials said on Monday. Acting on a tip, the Aizawl based 39 Assam Rifles apprehended the three at a jungle on the Mizoram-Assam border on...

Bhubaneswar, 14 Feb 2017/--/In a bid to clear additional rush of passengers during summer season, the Railways has decided to run summer special trains to different destinations of the country from and through East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction by creating extra berths. The trains include...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/The RSS today dissociated itself from the derogatory remarks of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh against Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen by calling it absolutely `undesirable' and `uncalled for'. The oprganisation of which Ghosh was a pracharak before he was anointed state BJP...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/The RSS today dissociated itself from the derogatory remarks of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh against Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen by calling it absolutely `undesirable' and `uncalled for'. The oprganisation of which Ghosh was a pracharak before he was anointed state BJP...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that three new districts would be created in the state - Kalimpong, Asansol and Jhargram. Besides, the state government has plans to create another district for Sundarbans, the famous mangrove forest area where Royal...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/The iconic Singur movement would be introduced in the history syllabus of schools run by the West Bengal government from this year, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today said. The minister, who described the Singur movement as a "historic win" for the...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/The commando unit of the Kolkata Police today participated in a mock drill jointly with the National Security Guard to prepare for any terror attack on the city as alerted by the Centre from time to time. A senior officer of the Kolkata Police said that five officers of the...

Imphal, 13 Feb 2017/--/Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar todayt said that he was confident of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming the next ministry in Manipur after the state Assembly elections. Javadekar promised the BJP government will send the "corrupt elements to...

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