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NEW DELHI, 16 Aug 2017/--/Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said the Bihar flood crisis was the "worst in almost three decades" as he took up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who assured him that the Centre was providing all possible help to the eastern state. Talking to...

Patna, 16 Aug 2017/--/National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel helped a pregnant lady deliver her baby on its rescue boat in Bihar's flood-ravaged Madhubani district today. "The pregnant lady was being evacuated by NDRF from a far-flung flood affected village under Benipatti block of...

Kolkata, 16 Aug 2017/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway administered Swachhta pledge amongst the staff and officers of Eastern Railway this morning (16.8.2017) to mark the inauguration of Swachhta Pakhwada observation in Eastern Railway from  August 16 to 31. Pledge was taken for...

Chittaranjan, 16 Aug 2017/--/As per the direction received from Railway Board, Swachchta Pakhwara will be organised at various locations in CLW premises till August 31. The observance started today with CLW general manager V P Pathak reading out the ‘Swachchata Pledge’ to the senior officers,...

Kolkata, 16 Aug 2017/--/S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER) initiated Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat – Swachhta Pakhwada at its Headquarters, Garden Reach, today as a part of making Clean India on and from August 16 to August 31. The programme was chalked out with Nukkad (drama),...

Kolkata, 16 Aug 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, Eastern Railway will run four pairs of special trains between Sealdah and Malda Town. 03149/03150 Sealdah- Malda Town- Sealdah special (via Dankuni) will leave Sealdah on August 17,18,19 and 20 at 11.15 pm to reach Malda Town at 5.50 am...

Kolkata, 16 Aug 2017/--/Due to flood water flowing above the Railway track in the Smastipur Division of Eastern Central Railway, 13044 Down Raxaul-Howrah Express will originate from Darbhanga Jn. instead of Raxaul on August 17. (EOIC)

Patna, 14 Aug 2017/--/Heavy rains in Nepal and parts of Bihar in the past three days has triggered floods in the state, chief minister Nitish Kumar said today after he conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas. "The effect appears to be akin to flash flood," Nitish said after the aerial...

NEW DELHI, 14 Aug 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Assam over the flood situation in the states and assured them of all support from the Centre to mitigate the situation. The situation is being monitored closely, the Prime Minister said. to Bihar...

MALDA, 14 Aug 2017/--/A 35-year-old man was found dead in front of a toilet near Malda Town railway station today, police said. The man had come to Malda from Kerala on Sunday and got stranded due to rail disruption as a result of flooded tracks in North Bengal, a police officer said. The police...

Itanagar, 14 Aug 2017/--/Flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh continued to remain grim as surface communication has been disrupted in various parts of the state. Majority portion of Anjaw, East Siang and Namsai districts were affected by flood while Papum Pare, East Kameng and West Siang were...

Imphal, 14 Aug 2017/--/A large number of explosive materials were seized from Kakwa Naorem Leikai locality here, police said today. The explosives were seized on Sunday evening as those were gathered to disrupt of the Independence Day celebrations, SP Imphal West Themting Ngashangva said. The...

Kolkata, 14 Aug 2017/--/To clear stranded passengers, South Eastern Railway (SER) will run a special train (02510) from Howrah to Bengaluru Cantonment.  This Special Train leaving Howrah at 1.05 am on Wednesday, August 16 will run in the path, stoppages and timings of 12510 Guwahati - Bengalauru...

Kolkata, 14 Aug 2017/--/For the comfort of passengers, Eastern Railway has planned to provide more 12-car EMU rakes in place of 10-car EMU rakes. As a part of this, 18 more 12-car EMU services will be provided in Sealdah (South) section with effect from August 15. Accordingly, out of 330 EMU...

Kolkata, 13 Aug 2017/--/Major Opposition parties in West Bengal have demanded cancellation of elections to the seven municipal bodies held today, alleging widespread violence and booth-capturing by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers. The TMC, however, denied any role in the violence during the...

Kolkata, 13 Aug 2017/--/Smartclass Educational Services Private Ltd., an education technology start-up held its first edition of Smart Learning Schools Conclave at Kolkata. Smart Learning Schools Conclave is an initiative by Smartclass Educational to discuss key challenges and latest trends in the...

Jalpaiguri, 13 Aug 2017/--/North Bengal bound trains that originated from Sealdah and Howrah were terminated at various stations as heavy rains in sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a deluge. Due to flood situation in Northeast Frontier Railway jurisdiction, north Bengal bound trains...

Ranchi, 13 Aug 2017/--/The monsoon session of the Jharkhand assembly was today adjourned sine die. The five-day long session saw the passage of Jharkhand Religious Freedom Bill, Land Acquisition Bill and six other bills. The bill related to medical protection was sent to the Select Committee. The...

NEW DELHI, 13 Aug 2017/--/Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed with him the flood situation in the state where nearly 320 NDRF personnel have been rushed. During the telephonic conversation, Kumar briefed Singh about the latest situation...

Imphal, 13 Aug 2017/--/Unidentified persons today exploded an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Imphal town of Manipur. The explosion was triggered by the unidentified people at Kakwa Naorem Leikai locality at 9.40 am today, as the state gears up for Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday. No...

MUNGER, 13 Aug 2017/--/An arms smuggler was held today with 60 cartridges of Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) from Qasim Bazar police station area in Bihar's Munger district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, police nabbed Indrajit Kumar, son of Ex-JD(U) district general secretary BDO Singh,...

NEW DELHI, 13 Aug 2017/--/Concerned over death of animals in road accidents near the Kaziranga National Park, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Assam government to improve sensor-operated automated traffic barriers installed in the animal corridor. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson...

Patna, 13 Aug 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that eye banks will be set up in all the medical colleges of the state and at the super speciality eye hospital here by the year end. The step will facilitate eye donation campaign, Kumar told a function organised by Dadhichi...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Aug 2017/--/The death toll in dengue in Odisha has increased to two and in swine flu to eight today. Official sources said a person had died of dengue at SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, where another died of swine flu, official sources said. The number of those affected...

Itanagar, 13 Aug 2017/--/Security forces have arrested two NSCN(R) ultras from Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh during a crackdown on subversive elements in view of the approaching Independence Day. The ultras were identified as Bokam Wangrey, a self-styled 'sergeant major' of the outfit...

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