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Smit, 12 Dec 2017/--/The annual Nongkrem Dance Festival was celebrated here amid fanfare and gaiety with young Khasi men and women swaying to traditional folk music to appease goddess Ka Blei Synshar, in the hope of a rich bumper harvest. Chief minister Mukul Sangma, in his message to the people on...

Patna, 10 Dec 2017/--/Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday claimed the Enforcement Directorate, the CBI and the Income Tax department had strong evidence of benami transactions against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family members and "they will not only face charge sheet but...

Kolkata, 10 Dec 2017/--/The Navy is planning to hand over a decommissioned Tupolev-142 reconnaissance plane to the West Bengal government for setting up an aircraft museum here, the second of its kind in the country. The Navy is expecting a clearance from the defence ministry for handing over the...

Berhampur, 10 Dec 2017/--/A 70-year-old woman and her four-year-old grand-daughter were hacked to death allegedly by their neighbour at Badi Ambagaon village in Ganjam district of Odisha today, police said. The accused, Ranjan Sethi (35), has been arrested and a sharp weapon used in the crime also...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Dec 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Centre to release funds under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) without imposing any conditions. The CM's missive to Prime Minister Narendra Modi came in the wake of a letter received by the state government...

Kohima, 7 Dec 2017/--/MLAs, MPs and former lawmakers of Nagaland today appealed for a solution to the vexed Naga political problem before the state Assembly elections due early next year. The MLAs, MPs along with ex-MLAs and former MPs made the appeal during a closed door consultative meeting...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Dec 2017/--/The Odisha Assembly today witnessed repeated adjournments as members of three major political parties engaged in a war of words over Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh. Opposition Congress MLAs rushed to the well and shouted slogans against the central and...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/Ministry of Railways is focusing on Safety in Rail Operations in a big way. It has been decided to give focus on the track maintenance with a view to ensuring accident free travel. The track maintenance time in the November 2017 has been recorded as around 45,033 hrs as...

Kohima, 7 Dec 2017/--/Famous international vocal group the Boney M will hold a show here on December 10. The event called Christmas with Boney M will be held at the Hockey ground, IG stadium, the organisers Nagaland Outdoor Club said in a release here today. The band will be led by its founding...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/Eastern Railway (ER) observed 62nd “Mahaparinirvan Diwas”, the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, at its headquarters at Fairlie Place, Kolkataon Wednesday. Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway offered floral tributes at the portrait of Baba Saheb...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/A new operations management system ‘MODERN’ (Managing Operations Daily on Eastern Railway network), launched by Eastern Railway in the morning of Wednesday. Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway inaugurated the new system of information regarding operations...

Kolkata, 7 Dec 2017/--/The 62nd Mahaparinirvan Divas of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was observed in a solemn function at Metro Rail Bhavan on Wednesday. Ajay Vijayvargiya, general manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata paid homage by garlanding the photograph of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Metro...

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...

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