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Bhubaneswar, 3 Dec 2017/--/Fresh rainfall is likely to lash Odisha for at least three days from December 7 due to a well marked low pressure. The well marked low pressure area over north Sumatra coast and adjoining south Andaman Sea now lies over southeast Bay of Bengal with associated upper air...

Kendrapara, 3 Dec 2017/--/A 'Good Samaritan' policy was launched today by the administration in Odisha's Kendrapara district under which Rs 2,000 would be given to any person extending immediate help in shifting a road accident victim to the hospital. This scheme is intended to encourage people...

Kolkata, 1 Dec 2017/--/Barely one month after the macbre incident of campus murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, a class II student of Ryan School of Gurugram, another case of severe child abuse came to the fore, this time in Kolkata, when a four-year-old nursery student of GD Birla Centre...

Kolkata, 1 Dec 2017/--/An estimated 77.8 per cent of the trafficked children are lured into flesh trade at the promise of good job, according to a report. The report, compiled by West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights in collaboration with the International Justice Mission (IJM),...

Chittaranjan, 1 Dec 2017/--/World AIDS Day was observed in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) on 01-12-2017 by K.G.Hospital inside workshop. Dr. A. Majumdar, CMO/CLW presided over the programme. D. Mahalonobis, Safety officer loco, supervisors and staff of workshop were also present. A PowerPoint...

Agartala, 1 Dec 2017/--/A week after they were kidnapped by unidentified miscreants, four bank employees, including the branch manager, have returned unharmed in Tripura today, police said. The miscreants had demanded a ransom of Rs 65 lakh for the release of the four Tripura Gramin Bank personnel...

Guwahati, 1 Dec 2017/--/A hardcore ULFA (I) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam's Udalguri district today, a defence spokesman said. Acting on a tip-off, troops of the Red Horns Division and police cordoned off a house in Khoirabari village of the district, where five...

Shillong, 1 Dec 2017/--/Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has said six Independent MLAs have indicated their interest to join the Congress ahead of the 2018 Assembly poll. Five Independent MLAs from Garo Hills region and one MLA from Khasi Hills region have indicated their interest to join the...

Bhubaneswar, 1 Dec 2017/--/Prominent Gandhian and freedom fighter Saraswati Tripathy passed away on Thursday at the age of 89, family sources said. Saraswati Tripathy, wife of late freedom fighter Brundaban Tripathy is survived by four sons and a daughter. She was suffering from old age related...

Kohima, 1 Dec 2017/--/To spread awareness on the legal rights for the downtrodden and weaker section of society, a stall of the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority was today opened at the Hornbill festival ground. Judge of Gauhati High Court, Justice Michael Zothankhuma officially launched the...

Patna, 1 Dec 2017/--/Pandemonium prevailed in both the Houses of Bihar Legislature on the fifth and final day of the winter session today with opposition members pressing for adjournment motion on the plight of workers due to strict restrictions on sand mining. The JD-UBJP ministry led by Nitish...

Agartala, 1 Dec 2017/--/The ruling CPI-M in Tripura has criticised the Opposition BJP for demanding imposition of President s rule in the state and termed it as political bankruptcy. The BJP had raised the demand for President’s rule on the law and order issue following the killing of a BJP...

Kolkata, 1 Dec 2017/--/To secure safe environment for children in schools, all stakeholders should chip in equally, experts at a seminar on child safety have said. The speakers at the 'Child first, Safety first' seminar, organised by the Bengal Chamber's Education Committee in association with '...

Bhubaneswar, 1 Dec 2017/--/Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till Monday after conducting brief transactions to enable the lawmakers watch the opening of the Hockey World League final here. Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House after obtaining opinion of the legislators who were unanimous...

Kolkata, 1 Dec 2017/--/A state government employee died during a protest at Shastya Bhavan, the state health department headquarters here today which led to the ransacking of the office of the health secretary. The health department employees were protesting against transfer of 67 of their...

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