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Howrah, 20 Apr 2017/--/A major fire broke out this morning at a thermocol factory in Andul area here, officials said. The fire was noticed at 10.45 am following which 20 fire tenders rushed to the spot, Fire brigade officials said. Efforts are still on to douse the flames, they said. The cause of...

West Midnapore, 20 Apr 2017/--/At least two students were killed and ten were injured after a truck hit their auto-rickshaw on the Northern Highway 60 in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal. The accident took place near Bhadutala of Salboni Police station. The auto-rickshaw was carrying...

Jorhat, 20 Apr 2017/--/Over 200 logs along with sawing machinery and other equipment were seized by Forest department personnel from an illegal saw mill in the outskirts of Jorhat last night, officials here today said. A team of forest personnel led by divisional forest officer (DFO) Sapan Saikia...

Kolkata, 20 Apr 2017/--/Two wheels of the third boogie of an empty EMU rake got derailed at Majerhat station in Eastern Railway's Sealdah South section today, disrupting EMU local services along the suburban route for over two hours. The empty rake got derailed at 10.58 am while it was being...

Guwahati, 20 Apr 2017/--/A joint team of the Army and Assam police seized a huge cache of explosives, including gelatin sticks and detonators, from two persons in the state's Kamrup district, a defence spokesman said today. The joint operation took place at Boko on Wednesday late night and it is...

Kolkata, 20 Apr 2017/--/Cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi today claimed that Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam had shown disrespect to the Constitution by his comment on use of loudspeakers in shrines and that the singer should consider leaving the country. "Sonu (Nigam) has insulted the Constitution...

Berhampur, 20 Apr 2017/--/A 25-year-old man, wanted in several criminal cases in Odisha's Ganjam district, was arrested after he sustained injuries in an encounter with the police. The accused, identified as Tarakeswara Moharana of Aska, sustained bullet injury in the left knee during an exchange...

Kolkata, 20 Apr 2017/--/To clear the summer rush, Eastern Railway has decided to attach additional air-conditioned/Sleeper Class coaches to 10 pairs of different long-distance trains originating from Howrah, Kolkata and Malda Town stations, as a temporary measure on different dates for different...

Kolkata, 19 Apr 2017/--/Amid jitters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing Narada sting is gearing up to tighten the screws on the tainted leaders of the Trinamool Congress-who purportedly were shown as taking bribes in the sting footage by Narada CEO Mathew Samuel, the party supremo...

Puri, 19 Apr 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri and performed arati, where she was surrounded by a team of servitors. Mamata entered the shrine a day after one of the servitors of the temple had objected to her visit over her support...

Kolkata, 19 Apr 2017/--/With the family of a baby, who died today, alleging medical negligence by Apollo Gleneagles West Bengal health department has sought the treatment report from it. "We have asked for a preliminary report regarding the treatment of the baby from the hospital authorities. They...

Motihari, 19 Apr 2017/--/Two Union ministers and several BJP leaders today hit out at Bihar government for allegedly blocking central government schemes for the development of the state. "Bihar government is putting roadblocks to central government schemes for the development of the state," Union...

Kolkata, 19 Apr 2017/--/Union textiles minister Smriti Irani today said BJP's progress in the recent Kanthi Dakshin assembly by-polls indicated the "declining popularity" of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other political parties. "It is indicative of the efforts put in by the...

Guwahati, 19 Apr 2017/--/Assam government today said it will appoint nearly 16,000 teachers by next year with the Centre relaxing norms for the state regarding qualifications for teaching jobs. "We have 19,709 people who have passed TET ((Teacher's Eligibility Test) exam. Out of that, nearly 80...

Guwahati, 19 Apr 2017/--/Assam government today said it will appoint nearly 16,000 teachers by next year with the Centre relaxing norms for the state regarding qualifications for teaching jobs. "We have 19,709 people who have passed TET ((Teacher's Eligibility Test) exam. Out of that, nearly 80...

Shillong, 19 Apr 2017/--/BJP in Meghalaya has reorganised the party's state executive committee by inducting in it 12 tribal faces in view of the Assembly election next year. "We have inducted 12 tribal executive members of the party in the executive committee at the party meeting on Tuesday...

Guwahati, 19 Apr 2017/--/In a distressing incident, a youth had to carry the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from hospital to his village due to the lack of a proper road. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the directorate of health services to rush to Majuli and probe the...

Baripada, 19 Apr 2017/--/Normal life was disrupted here today due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by JMM to protest drug peddling in this northern Odisha town. Shops and commercial establishments downed their shutters while educational institutions, government offices, courts, banks and post...

Guwahati, 19 Apr 2017/--/A day after Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu criticised the delay in the smart city project here, Guwahati development minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said it got delayed as no work on it was done during Congress rule. "We started very late. There was no work during...

Bankura, 19 Apr 2017/--/A woman was crushed to death by an elephant in Nityanandapur jungle in West Bengal's Bankura district today. Bankura district forest officer, Pinaki Mitra said the 60-year-old woman was collecting kendu leaves in forest this noon when she was attacked by the elephant. The...

Kolkata, 19 Apr 2017/--/Eastern Railway will run one pair of Aastha Circuit Special (00315/00316), organised by Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)/East Zone between Kolkata and Jammu Tawi stations. The Up special (00315) will leave Kolkata station on April 20 at 5.20 pm and...

Ranchi, 19 Apr 2017/--/The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa visited Ranchi detachment of Anti-Naxal Task Force on April 17and 18. The CAS was accompanied by Air Commodore Ajay Shukla, Task Force Commander and was received at Ranchi by Det Cdr Gp Capt D K Vats and Police,...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Apr 2017/--/The Odisha Police today detained a  servitor of the Jagannath Temple for allegedly threatening to oppose West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to the shrine. Mamata is scheduled to visit the Jagannath Temple on Wednesday. Servitor Somanath Khuntia had...

NEW DELHI, 18 Apr 2017/--/The Supreme Court today asked the West Bengal government to file on record the orders passed by the Calcutta High Court in matters challenging the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Act. "West Bengal government is...

Kolkata, 18 Apr 2017/--/The opposition Left Front in West Bengal today organised a procession demanding immediate arrest of the Trinamool Congress leaders named in an FIR filed by the CBI on the Narada scam. Leaders representing LF constituents, including CPI(M), CPI, Forward Bloc and RSP, walked...

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