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Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/For the convenience of the passengers, one more additional AC  3- tier coach each will be attached with the following two long distance trains leaving Sealdah station on permanent basis:         12329/12330 Sealdah-Anand Vihar West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express from Sealdah...

Chittaranjan, 7 Dec 2017/--/Civil Defence Day   was celebrated in   Chittaranjan   Locomotive Works (CLW) on Wednesday. V. P. Pathak , general manager  of CLW inaugurated the function at  the  Srilata Institute Ground in the  morning by hoisting the Civil  Defence Flag. Later in the evening, the...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2017/--/The two teachers of G D Birla Centre for Education who had been accused of sexually abusing a four-year-old child were today further remanded to police custody till December 15 by a city court even as chief minister Mamata Banerjee today once again condemned the incident...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2017/--/"Ashamed" at seeing the Sri Lankan cricketers donning pollution masks while playing in the national capital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said it is high time the Delhi government took a call on the situation. "It's not a good scene that the visiting team...

Jaipur, 4 Dec 2017/--/The Pink City of India is not a safe zone for married women as figures show it is among the top three cities that have reported maximum cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives. As per the recently released National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, Jaipur along with...

Patna, 4 Dec 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today came out in support of the demand for a constitutional amendment that could pave way for introducing reservations in job promotions. "We have always been for reservations in promotions. We had introduced this provision for the SCs and STs...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2017/--/The first twelve hours after a person is struck by a heart attack is most crucial for recovery said Dr Debashish Ghosh, Senior Consultant, Cardiology Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. Most people go by the myth that sudden chest pain occurs mostly due to gas attacks and do self...

Guwahati, 4 Dec 2017/--/Bhutanese ambassador to India Maj Gen Vetsop Namgyel today called on Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal here and the two made a strong pitch for the growth of the entire region. The chief minister and the ambassador discussed issues such as cultural and sporting...

Kolkata, 4 Dec 2017/--/Shri Harindra Rao, General Manager (GM), Eastern Railway (ER) inspected different stations including Dumka, Barapalasi, Hansdiha, Mandarhill, Tikoni, Gonudham Halt and Bhagalpur stations over Eastern Railway’s Asansol and Malda divisions today in presence of DRM/Malda and...

Itanagar, 4 Dec 2017/--/Altogether six candidates filed their nominations today, the last day of filing papers for the by-election to the Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh. The by-election would take place on December 12. Former deputy chief minister and Congress...

Aizawl, 4 Dec 2017/--/The administration of southern Mizoram's Lawngtlai district has started the process to register the over 1,600 Myanmarese nationals who had taken refuge in four remote villages in the district, an official today said. After the refugees are registered with the district...

Kendrapara, 4 Dec 2017/--/A man involved in many crimes, was arrested in Kendrapara district, police said today. An improvised pistol with live cartridges was also recovered from the history-sheeter, who was arrested after a raid on his hideout in Belatala village under Pattamundai police station...

Shillong, 4 Dec 2017/--/Meghalaya power minister Comingone Ymbon today resigned from the Mukul Sangma Cabinet due to personal reasons. "I hereby tender my resignation as minister i/c Power, GAD and CnRD w.e.f. from today the 4th December, 2017 on personal grounds," Ymbon said in a letter to chief...

Nawada, 4 Dec 2017/--/A man was crushed to death when a mica mine caved in last night at Bihar's Nawada district, police said today. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) (Operations) Kumar Alok said the deceased was identified as illegal miner Mahboob Alam. Local people, however, put the toll...

Patna, 3 Dec 2017/--/Virtually left with no hope, a 13- year-old schoolgirl in a Bihar village sent out a distress message through a mobile app of a UN-backed platform that eventually saved her from becoming a victim of child marriage. "In the last week of November, we received an SOS from a girl...

Guwahati, 3 Dec 2017/--/Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for an inclusive society with no discrimination against differently-abled people. People should treat the differently abled with empathy and not sympathy, Naidu said at the launch of the Deen Dayal Divyangajan Sahajya Scheme here...

Itanagar, 3 Dec 2017/--/Security forces apprehended two rebels of the NSCN (IM) from Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession, a defence spokesperson said. The Assam Rifles apprehended two ultras from Mullong village of the district on December...

Kolkata, 3 Dec 2017/--/Prof Swagata Sen has taken charge as the acting vice-chancellor of the University of Gour Banga in Malda district. Sen said he took charge on Friday as the acting V-C. "I will be discharging responsibility for another six months," he said. Sen had been appointed as V-C by...

Shillong, 3 Dec 2017/--/An area commander of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) surrendered before the BSF on Saturday in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, BSF officials said. David Ch Marak, who was in charge of West Khasi Hills district, also deposited a China-made sniper rifle...

Krishnagar, 3 Dec 2017/--/A 9-year-old intellectually disabled girl has allegedly been sexually assaulted by a youth beside her school during recess at Hanskhali area of Nadia district, the police said today. The alleged incident of Garaponta village took place at an under construction building...

Shillong, 3 Dec 2017/--/The BJP on Saturday claimed that an anti-Congress wave is sweeping Meghalaya where Assembly election is due early next year. People in the state are set to reject the Congress government in the polls, BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said here. "I see only one wave in...

Imphal, 3 Dec 2017/--/Two women cadres of a proscribed militant outfit have been arrested in the hill district of Tengnoupal, police said. The two members of Kanglei Yawol Kanba Lup were held at around 3.45 pm yesterday during frisking at Tengnoupal Bailey Bridge, they said. The women, who were...

Itanagar, 3 Dec 2017/--/Two conservationists here have taken up a novel initiative of hosting foreigners interested in studying snakes in the forest areas of Papum Pare district, and educating local tribals on the need to conserve reptiles and amphibians. Ahmedabad-based herpetologist Soham...

MALDA, 3 Dec 2017/--/Altogether 48 turtles were seized from a reserved coach of an express train at Malda Town station in the district on Saturday, RPF officials said. During a routine check in the Anand Bihar-Malda Town Weekly Express upon its arrival at the station, RPF personnel stumbled upon...

NEW DELHI, 3 Dec 2017/--/Judges posted at the four high courts in the Northeast are not entitled to a special monetary allowance extended to officers of the Northeast cadre of all- India services, the law ministry has told the Gauhati High Court citing recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission...

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