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MALDA, 12 Nov 2017/--/Fake currency notes of face value of Rs 96,000 was seized and a woman was arrested from a house at Sahabanchowk area here during a raid, police said on Friday. Although the mastermind Md Ujir Sheikh managed to give police the slip, his wife Nazema Bibi (35) was arrested on...

Kolkata, 12 Nov 2017/--/Due to poor patronization and ensuing foggy weather, N.F. Railway has cancelled  two North Bengal bound trains for few days as follows:- 1) 12363 UP Kolkata-Haldibari Superfast Express leaving Kolkata station at 9:05 hrs on 14.11.17, 16.11.17, 18.11.17, 21.11.17, 23.11.17,...

Bhubaneswar, 12 Nov 2017/--/Rain and thundershower coupled with gusty surface wind are likely to lash some areas in Odisha by tomorrow due to a low pressure over Bay of Bengal. The low pressure lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka Coast today, the Meteorological Centre here...

Jamshedpur, 12 Nov 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das said on Friday that development was the panacea of all problems and his government wants development in all sectors. Tourism sector has an important role in the economic growth of Jharkhand as well as prosperity of its people, Das...

Kolkata, 12 Nov 2017/--/Ajay Vijayvargiya, General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata visited Noapara Car depot on Saturday. He, accompanied by Principal Heads of the Departments and other senior officers inspected maintenance and periodic overhauling (POH) work of rakes in the carshed. He also...

Kendrapara, 12 Nov 2017/--/The endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have started arriving along the swirling sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district. Pairs of mating sea turtles have started arriving on sea waters, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of...

Bhubaneswar, 12 Nov 2017/--/Instead of trading charges, the Centre and the Odisha government should come together and mitigate the plight of Odisha farmers who are facing a grave crisis due to drought and pest attack on crops, Union minister of state for agriculture, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said...

Kolkata, 12 Nov 2017/--/BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh has written to Union health minister J P Nadda seeking his intervention to tackle the state's dengue situation which, he said, has become an 'epidemic'. In a letter to Nadda, Ghosh alleged that hospitals and health centres of the state...

Itanagar, 9 Nov 2017/--/Investigators from the US Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) returned to India this week to search for remains of United States personnel missing since World War II in the North East. Last year, DPAA deployed a team to northeast India for 30 days in search of remains...

Guwahati, 9 Nov 2017/--/Sexual harassment is a form of violence of the fundamental rights of women to gender equality, said Reena George, National Head, Advocacy and Legal Cell of Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) at a panel discussion. "Sexual harassment in the workplace is all about power and...

Guwahati, 9 Nov 2017/--/Fifteen civil services officers were today arrested in connection with the cash-for-job scam in Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), police said. "During our course of investigation, we sought opinion from experts regarding answer scripts of 25 candidates. The Forensic...

Guwahati, 9 Nov 2017/--/Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and other senior Congress leaders were arrested today while they were demonstrating outside a hotel, the venue of the GST Council meeting, here. Besides Gogoi, the arrested leaders included state Congress chief Ripun Bora, Leader of...

MORIGAON (ASSAM), 9 Nov 2017/--/Five militants, including a self-styled commander and a cadre of the outlawed Tiwa Liberation Army (TLA), and three rebels of Garo National liberation Army (GNLA) were arrested from Salang area of Meghalaya, an Assam Police officer said here today. Acting on a tip-...

Kolkata, 9 Nov 2017/--/A fire broke out in a restaurant in New Market area close to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation head office in the city this morning. "Three fire tenders rushed to the spot soon after the fire was reported at 10.25 am. Apparently cause of fire is due explosion of a cooking...

Agartala, 9 Nov 2017/--/The IPFT, an anti-left tribal based party, today said it has decided not to forge alliance with any party for the Assembly election due next year as none agreed to their demand for a separate tribal state. The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura has long been campaigning...

Kolkata, 9 Nov 2017/--/As Dengue is becoming a  menace in the city and claiming  lives almost every day, Metro Railway has been taking adequate measures for its prevention. In every alternate week, adulticide and larvicide are sprayed regularly in the tunnels from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar to Dum Dum...

Kolkata, 9 Nov 2017/--/Due to poor occupation, East Central Railway has decided to cancel the running of last 2 (two) trips of 05228/05227 Muzaffarpur-Howrah-Muzaffarpur Special train leaving Muzaffarpur on 18.11.2017 & 25.11.2017 and leaving Howrah on 19.11.2017 & 26.11.2017. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 9 Nov 2017/--/A presentation on green building & green rating certification was held at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place recently. The objective of the presentation is to interact with the Indian Green Council authorities in framing an action plan for making Eastern...

Patna, 6 Nov 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today advised members of the JD(U) to avoid responding in kind to inappropriate remarks of adversaries. "In my 43-year-long political journey, I have never made a remark that might have sounded petty... I also advise my party men to avoid...

Patna, 6 Nov 2017/--/Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today defended his government's decision to introduce reservation in outsourced services and said those criticising it have very little understanding  of the issue. He asserted that the provision, which some ruling alliance leaders have also found...

Kolkata, 6 Nov 2017/--/Several shops are selling tobacco products within 100 yards of some reputed schools and colleges here in violation of the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), according to a study. The study, conducted by an NGO 'Sambandh Health Foundation' last month,...

NEW DELHI, 6 Nov 2017/--/The West Bengal Congress today accused the state government of not submitting the true records on the dengue situation in the state. State Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury met Union health secretary Preeti Sudan today and submitted a memorandum to her on the situation...

Kolkata, 6 Nov 2017/--/Ajay Vijayvargiya, General Manager, Metro Railway Kolkata participated in a  conference on “Rail Connect East, 2017”, the third edition of Doing Business with Indian Railways organised by Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) today. The General Manager said that Metro...

Kolkata, 6 Nov 2017/--/The passengers of Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express will now have the facility for end-to-end immigration and customs checks at International Passenger Rail Terminal at Chitpur, Kolkata for their journey w.e.f 10.11.2017, on trial basis. Passengers of the train should arrive at...

Kolkata, 6 Nov 2017/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway speaking at Rail Connect- 2017 East, 3rd edition: Doing business with Indian Railways at ITC Sonar Kolkata, today said: Indian Railways has always played a pivotal role in Nation building through massive infrastructure...

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