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Patna, 18 Apr 2017/--/BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today demanded confiscation of the alleged "benami properties" of RJD president Lalu Prasad and his family, amassed through their shell business firms and sought legal actions against them. Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi asked the...

Guwahati, 18 Apr 2017/--/Union minister of urban development, housing and poverty alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Union government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is striving to take the North-East (N-E) region on a high growth trajectory. "Reform-perform-transform...

Kolkata, 18 Apr 2017/--/The West Bengal government has formed a high powered committee in its bid to formulate a policy for conversation and restoration of cultural heritage, a senior official said today. "Culture heritage is very important... The state government is trying to frame a new policy...

Guwahati, 18 Apr 2017/--/Union minister for information and broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu today said a dedicated Doordarshan channel - ArunPrabha will be launched by August from Arunachal Pradesh to seamlessly integrate the North-East (N-E) and showcase its rich culture to the rest of the country...

Guwahati, 18 Apr 2017/--/General Officer Commanding 101 Area Lt Gen D S Ahuja today called on Assam chief secretary V K Pipersenia and Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay here to discuss several security related and other issues. Lt Gen Ahuja, accompanied by GOC 51 Sub Area Maj Gen Arun...

Guwahati, 18 Apr 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui here and discussed various issues of mutual interest and concern. Sonowal said that "since Assam has geographic proximity with China, they can be natural allies in furthering business...

Patna, 18 Apr 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today began his "Gandhi Smriti Yatra" in Champaran district to mark the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's first major satyagraha against the British rule. "Nitish Kumar along with deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav, other ministers and...

Imphal, 18 Apr 2017/--/Manipur Congress MLA Ginsuanhau has joined the ruling BJP, giving a shot in the arm to the BJP-led coalition government in the state. "I have resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP," Ginsuanhau said during a function at the state BJP office here on Monday. He was...

Medininagar, 18 Apr 2017/--/Maoists have shot dead a 50-year-old man and his son at a village in Palamu district on Monday late night, police said today. Over 20 Maoists laced with fire arms arrived at Koulhua village, bordering Aurangabad district of Bihar, dragged out Shivnath Yadav (50) and his...

Kolkata, 18 Apr 2017/--/Fake currency notes each of Rs 2,000 denomination with total face value of Rs 1 lakh was seized by the BSF along the India-Bangladesh International Border in Malda district today. Around 12.45 pm a BSF patrol party found a packet in a mango orchard near the Churiantpur...

Kolkata, 18 Apr 2017/--/Sudhir Kumar Sadhukha has been elected president of Calcutta City Courts Bar Association. At an election held recently, Subhash Chandra Paul has been elected general secretary of the association. Other members who were elected for different posts are Saibal Kanti Basu and...

Kolkata, 18 Apr 2017/--/Eastern Railway celebrated ‘World Heritage Day’ at Regional Rail Museum, Howrah today through a variety of programmes. There was debate competition, among the school children and cultural programmes concerning to the history and heritage of Indian Railways in general and...

Patna, 17 Apr 2017/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today honoured freedom fighters from across the country to mark the ongoing year-long centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha. Mukherjee, who arrived here by a special Indian Air Force plane, inaugurated the felicitation ceremony. Later,...

Kolkata, 17 Apr 2017/--/Union minister Babul Supriyo today said the CBI needs time to probe thoroughly the Narada and Saradha scams involving many influential leaders to make the cases against them watertight. "Those named in the scams allegedly happen to be influential leaders of the ruling party...

Patna, 17 Apr 2017/--/RJD chief Lalu Prasad has questioned a last-minute decision of UNion home minister Rajnath Singh to stay away from an official function in Bihar on Monday where hundreds of freedom fighters were honoured. President Parnab Mukherjee felicitated the freedom fighters from across...

Koraput, 17 Apr 2017/--/An alarm at an ATM counter in a village in Odisha's Koraput district thwarted attempts by miscreants to loot it today. The miscreants broke the shutters of the ATM counter at Jeypore in the early hours but failed to loot the cash as the alarm went off, IIC Jeypore sadar...

Agartala, 17 Apr 2017/--/Three chief ministers of BJP ruled states will visit Tripura in the next two months to strengthen party organization and unseat ruling CPM, a party spokesman said today. "This is our tactical decision to unseat the CPM from power which has been ruling the state for over...

Bhubaneswar, 17 Apr 2017/--/The 20th death anniversary of former Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik was observed in the state today. Political leaders, cutting across party lines, and people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the leader on the occasion. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the...

Kolkata, 17 Apr 2017/--/Scientists at IIT Kharagpur are developing resources and tools to help computers provide a better online experience to an user to read Bengali texts and find answers to his queries in the same language. Prof Sudeshna Sarkar, head of the department of Computer Science and...

Bhubaneswar, 17 Apr 2017/--/A glass panel of the departure gate and a bullet proof screen at the Biju Patnaik International airport here were damaged on Sunday after strong cyclonic winds hit the Odisha capital. Officials said the incident occurred around 9:00 PM when strong winds shattered the...

Bhadrak, 17 Apr 2017/--/The Odisha Police on Sunday arrested a BJD councillor in connection with the violence in the town over alleged abusive remarks against Hindu deities on social media, even as night curfew remained in force here. The night curfew remained in force even as normalcy has...

Morigaon, 17 Apr 2017/--/China's Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui today visited Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, which has the world's densest population of Great Indian one horned rhino, and praised its bio-diversity. Luo Zhaohui, who is leading a six-member high level official team, appreciated the...

Durgapur, 17 Apr 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant has been observing the National Fire Services Week from April 14. DSP undertook several campaigns and carried out various drills to promote fire safety awareness among the employees. The mock fire drills and fire safety awareness programs were carried...

Kolkata, 17 Apr 2017/--/S N  Agrawal, General Manager, Eastern Railway paid floral tribute to the portrait of Bharat Ratna  Dr B R Ambedkar on the occasion of Birth Anniversary observed at Eastern Railway’s headquarters at Fairlie Place, Kolkata today. Senior Officers and staff members of Eastern...

Kolkata, 17 Apr 2017/--/For construction of washable apron at Dehradoon Station, 12327 & 12328 Upasana Express will terminate at and originate from Haridwar Station from April 17 to April 22. Consequently the train will remain cancelled between Haridwar- Dheradoon- Haridwar during the period. (...

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