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Imphal, 13 Feb 2017/--/Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar todayt said that he was confident of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming the next ministry in Manipur after the state Assembly elections. Javadekar promised the BJP government will send the "corrupt elements to...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER) felicitated four employees who dedicated themselves to render the safety related works round the clock even during critical situation and bad climate. Agrawal in his address called upon the divisional railway managers...

Patna, 13 Feb 2017/--/Publicly acknowledging his good relationship with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, chief minister Nitish Kumar today said Sinha's proposal of setting up a film city at Rajgir is "very much alive" and being processed. "I had one-two rounds of talks with him (Sinha) also on film city...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/As a result of the intensive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  February 3 to 9. Altogether 40,088 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs 72,26,175 was...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2017/--/Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and Indian Army’s Eastern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Educational Cooperation today at Fort William, Kolkata. The agreement was signed by the Registrar on behalf of Visva Bharati and Brigadier General Staff (...

Kohima, 13 Feb 2017/--/The bandh called by Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) Kohima and Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) demanding chief minister T R Zeliang's resignation affected normal life in Nagaland today even as no untoward incident was reported. Volunteers of several Naga tribal...

Jalpaiguri, 13 Feb 2017/--/A 13-year-old girl was allegedly hacked to death by a youth after she rejected his advances at Chakchaka village in Alipurduar district, police said today. "Shyam lal Choudhary (17), a daily wage labourer and neighbour of the girl, had proposed to the victim last year...

Aizawl, 13 Feb 2017/--/The meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) to discuss the repatriation of Bru refugees from the six relief camps in Tripura to Mizoram was "inconclusive" as Bru representatives refused to budge from their demands, official sources said here today. The meeting was "...

Kolkata, 12 Feb 2017/--/Nobel laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen today said he has "no objection to the criticism" by West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh who questioned his contribution to the state and the country. "I do not have any objection. He has done what he has felt and has the right...

Guwahati, 12 Feb 2017/--/A 'slight intensity' earthquake of 4.5 magnitude shook Lower Assam today, the met office said. The earthquake occurred at 9:35 AM and its epicentre was at Lat 25.6 degree North and Long 90.8 degree East in East Garo Hills in Meghalaya. People in almost the Lower Assam...

Kolkata, 12 Feb 2017/--/BSF is in talks with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for imparting of training to its troopers for identifying fake notes smuggled through Indo-Bangla border. The paramilitary force and intelligence agencies are having sleepless nights over consignments of counterfeit Rs 2,000...

Kolkata, 12 Feb 2017/--/Two persons were today killed and 35 injured after the bus they were travelling fell into a ditch at National Highway 34 in Aamdanga, North 24 Parganas district, police said. "The bus, which was headed from Kolkata to Mayapur suddenly lost balance and fell into a ditch at...

Agartala, 12 Feb 2017/--/In a bid to supply generic medicines to people, Tripura State Co-operative Marketing Federation Limited (Tripura Markfed) and Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) have decided to open counters in all government run hospitals in the state. The decision to open counters in...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 12 Feb 2017/--/Unidentified persons shot at a 45-year-old man said to be a supporter of BJD at Mundamaria village, about 60-km from here in Ganjam district today, police said. The man was identified as Jagannath Patra. He was admitted in MKCG Medical College and Hospital here...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 12 Feb 2017/--/Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal supremo Naveen Patnaik today held road shows in Ganjam district in support of BJD candidates in the panchayat polls. The BJD supremo attended 33 road shows and travelled around 80 km with people standing on both sides of...

Bhubaneswar, 12 Feb 2017/--/The high-pitched campaigning for the first phase of the three-tier panchayat elections in the state came to an end this evening with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Chhattishgarh counterpart Raman Singh seeking votes for their respective party candidates....

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 12 Feb 2017/--/The ensuing three-tier panchayat polls has thrown up quite a few paradoxes with several candidates not having mobile phones, bank or post office passbooks. As per the sworn affidavits furnished at the district election office, there are instances of candidates...

Imphal, 12 Feb 2017/--/Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF) today announced its list of 15 candidates for the Manipur Assembly polls to be held next month. Announcing the list of the candidates, MNDF vice president Lien Gangte said that "the party will bring a change in Manipur." The...

Imphal, 12 Feb 2017/--/The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Manipur has urged the Centre to declare the United Naga Council (UNC) an unlawful organisation at the earliest. UNC cadres have been blocking the key National Highway 2 since November 1 to protest the creation of seven new districts in...

KHAGARIA (BIHAR), 12 Feb 2017/--/Passengers of New Delhi- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express had a narrow escape when a motorcycle got stuck into its engine at an unmanned level crossing in Bihar's Khagaria district today, RPF said. However, no casualty or injury was reported. The incident occurred when a...

KISHANGANJ (BIHAR), 12 Feb 2017/--/A mob today set on fire Pothia police station in Kishanganj district following rumour that a tribal person was killed due to torture by policemen inside the police station, officials said. The mob consists of armed tribals also torched two jeeps belonging to...

Patna, 12 Feb 2017/--/Weather today remained pleasant in Bihar due to bright sunshine and the temperature, both maximum and minimum, hovered around the season's average. As per the Met bulletin, the minimum temperature of Patna was recorded at 12.1 degrees Celsius against yesterday's 9 degrees...

Kolkata, 10 Feb 2017/--/In the backdrop of demonetisation that severely affected the lives of the general public and against which chief minister Mamata Banerjee had remained the  most vocal critic, minister for finance Amit Mitra today placed the state's budget for 2017-18 in the state Assembly...

Kolkata, 10 Feb 2017/--/Claiming that "arbitrary decision" of demonetisation was one of the main reasons that led to a 25 per cent drop in the state's revenue earnings, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today warned that the note recall would lead to a negative GDP growth for India in the...

Kolkata, 10 Feb 2017/--/Protesting against the assault of Leader of Opposition inside the Assembly, the opposition Congress and Left Front today boycotted Budget presentation and organized a mock budget session inside the Assembly premises. Following the assault and hospitalisation of Leader of...

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