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SONAMURA (TRIPURA), 3 Oct 2017/--/Three persons have been arrested from a village near the Indo-Bangla border in connection with "trafficking" of Rohingyas, a police official said today. Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of Assam and Tripura Police and BSF personnel raided the Nabadwip Chandra Nagar...

KORAPUT (ODISHA), 3 Oct 2017/--/The headmaster of a state government run school in Koraput district was arrested allegedly for raping a 14-year-old girl student promising to marry her, the police said today. The 42-year-old married man was arrested yesterday following a complaint lodged by the girl...

NAWADA (BIHAR), 3 Oct 2017/--/A clash broke out between two communities after a group of people returning from a religious procession was attacked by members of another community in the district, the police said today. Five persons were arrested in connection with the clash that erupted at...

MUZAFFARPUR (BIHAR), 3 Oct 2017/--/Four youths accused of raping a minor girl in a Muzaffarpur village on Saturday have been arrested by the police. Acting on a tip-off, a Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gaurav Kumar arrested three from their native...

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2017/--/It has been decided that with immediate effect, the days of run of 22891/22982 Howrah-Ranchi-Howrah Intercity Express via Tatanagar will be changed as under: 22891/22892 Howrah-Ranchi-Howrah Intercity Express will now run on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday both from Howrah...

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during ensuing Diwali and Winter season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run thirteen pairs of weekly Special trains between Santragachi and Chennai Central during the period from 04.10.17 to 28.12.17. 06057 Santragachi-Chennai...

Durgapur, 3 Oct 2017/--/The senior officials of DSP undertook special cleaning activities on Monday to mark the ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ campaign. Durgapur Steel Plant observed ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ campaign during 15.09.2017 – 02.10.2017. During the campaign, extensive communication drive was undertaken to...

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2017/--/12834 Howrah-Ahmedabad Express has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 09.00 hrs on 04.10.17 instead of 23.55 hrs on 03.10.17 due to late running of link train. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2017/--/Two more North-Bengal bound trains viz. Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express and Kolkata-Guwahati Garib Rath Express which were earlier cancelled due to flood affected tracks in N.F. Railway System will resume their services from the dates as mentioned below: 12041 Up/...

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of the passengers, Eastern Railway will run 32 special trains between Jasidih and Anand Vihar during this festive season. 03501 Jasidih – Anand Vihar (Bi-weekly) special train will leave Jasidih at 18.30 hrs on every Tuesday and Friday between 6.10....

Durgapur, 3 Oct 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant organized an All Religion Prayer Meeting (Sarva Dharma Prartharna Sabha) at DSP township on Monday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A large number of employees of DSP and members from different religious communities from...

Kolkata, 1 Oct 2017/--/In its effort to make West Bengal open defecation free by August 2019, the state government will declare three more districts, East and West Burdwan and Howrah, as ODF this month. The declaration is likely to be made in the second or third week of this month by chief minister...

Kolkata, 1 Oct 2017/--/Ignoring heavy-to-light rain, thousands of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions, beat drums and thumped their chests on Sunday to mourn the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussain at Iraq's Karbala in 680 AD on the 10th day of the Islamic month...

DARJEELING, 1 Oct 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has urged the Centre to ensure the safety of party supremo Bimal Gurung and other top leaders to enable them to take part in a tripartite meeting proposed by the government. Gurung and several other top leaders of GJM have been on the run...

Kolkata, 1 Oct 2017/--/The five-day Durga Puja festivities came to an end today with the immersion of idols passing off peacefully. According to the Kolkata Police, nearly 400 Durga idols were immersed in the city till 6 pm, of the 1,000-odd scheduled for the day, without any untoward incident...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 1 Oct 2017/--/A 60-year-old woman was grievously injured as an estuarine crocodile pounced upon her at a bathing ghat in Rajapur village in Kendrapara district, officials said today. The injured woman is undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital here with...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 1 Oct 2017/--/A man wanted in connection with several criminal cases was today arrested, following an encounter in which three policemen were also injured, police said. The man, identified as Santosh Gouda, sustained gunshot injuries on both his legs in the exchange of fire at...

Berhampur, 1 Oct 2017/--/They may be away from their homelands, but the Bengali settlers in Silk City here in Odisha's Ganjam district continue to keep their tradition while performing the community Durga puja here. "The Durga Puja is an integral part of the Bengalis. They celebrate the festival...

NEW DELHI, 1 Oct 2017/--/The ED has summoned former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi in connection with its money laundering probe in a railway hotels allotment corruption case dating back to the UPA rule, officials today said. They said Tejashwi, son of RJD...

Patna, 1 Oct 2017/--/The Bihar government today announced new measures to overhaul health care facility in the state including hiring of private doctors for carrying cesarean operation of pregnant ladies in hospitals where regular doctors are not available. The decision to enhance facilities in...

Patna, 1 Oct 2017/--/A woman, battling humiliation in the absence of a toilet at her home, dragged her father-in-law to the police station and allegedly forced him to sign a bond that he would get one constructed soon. The incident took place at Cheggan Neura village in Minapur block of Bihar's...

Hooghly (WB), 1 Oct 2017/--/A gang of armed men beat up doctors and other staff of a nursing home when they tried to resist vandalism at the medical facility at Serampore in Hooghly district, police said today. The trouble started when about 10 to 12 miscreants barged into the private nursing home...

Patna, 1 Oct 2017/--/Patna University, established at a time when not a single girl student was studying in any college of the newly-created province of Bihar, today completed 100 glorious years. It was on October 1, 1917 that the Patna University Act passed by the then Imperial Legislative...

Port Blair, 24 Sep 2017/--/Durga Pooja will be celebrated at Chinmaya Mission here from September 28 to 30. Mahaashtami Pooja will be performed from 9 am onwards. After the Mahanavami pooja at 10 am, Kanya poojan will be held at 11 am on September 29 followed by prasad distribution. On the day of...

Bhubaneswar, 24 Sep 2017/--/Elaborate security measures are being taken to ensure peaceful and smooth celebrations of the upcoming Durga puja festval in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, a top police official said. As many as 79 platoons of police force - 25 in Bhubaneswar and 54 in the...

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