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Bhubaneswar, 21 Jan 2019/--/The 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) will be held at KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) and  Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar in October 2019, informed Prof Achyuta Samanta, founder KIIT and  KISS and  president WCP at a press...

Kolkata, 21 Jan 2019/--/With a view to clearing extra rush of passengers during Kumbha Mela, it has been decided to run five pairs of Weekly Special trains between Visakhapatnam-Allahabad-Visakhapatnam during the period from January 29 to February 28. 08519 Visakhapatnam-Allahabad Special...

Kolkata, 21 Jan 2019/--/At the International Kolkata Book Fair organized by the Booksellers’ and Publishers’ Guild, well-known writer Sankar will be awarded ‘CESC Shrishti-Samman’.  The honour will be handed over to the writer by the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of...

Kolkata, 21 Jan 2019/--/With a view to quickly rescuing commuters and saving valuable lives and property in case of a fire, smoke and no motoring in a train inside the Metro tunnel, a Mock Drill inside the Metro tunnel was conducted in between Belgachia and Shyambazar on January 20. Metro men,...

Bhubaneswar, 20 Jan 2019/--/The Congress on Saturday expelled former Union minister Srikant Jena and former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria for alleged anti-party activities, a senior leader said. The announcement was made late at night by Odisha Congress' disciplinary committee convener Ananta Prasad...

Karimganj/Guwahati, 20 Jan 2019/--/Altogether 21 Bangladeshi nationals, including two women, were deported to their country on Saturday after two years in Assam from Sutarkandi-Karimganj Immigration Check Post (ICP) on the India-Bangladesh International Border, police said. After receiving...

Bhubaneswar, 20 Jan 2019/--/The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday suspended two of its staff for failing to close a level crossing gate while an express train was passing near Puri. The railway authorities placed loco pilot Govind Sahu and assistant loco pilot Umesh Kumar under suspension...

Kolkata, 20 Jan 2019/--/Around 35 Trinamool Congress supporters were injured when a bus carrying them overturned in Howrah district on Saturday evening, police said. The accident happened when bus was returning from the public meeting that was organised by Trinamool Congress, the police said. The...

Shillong, 20 Jan 2019/--/The families of four of the 15 miners trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine in Meghalaya Saturday urged rescuers to retrieve a decomposed body spotted by divers so that they can perform the last rites. The Navy divers had detected Wednesday the decomposed body of one of...

Kolkata, 20 Jan 2019/--/Sahitya Akademi award winning Bengali writer Atin Bandyopadhyay died of brain stroke at a city hospital on Saturday, family sources said. Bandyopadhyay, who was 85, was born in Dhaka in then undivided Bengal and had taken up various jobs as a sailor, school teacher, factory...

Cuttack, 20 Jan 2019/--/An awareness camp on various schemes of the Odisha government at Gatiroutpatna Gram Panchayat here under Cuttack Sadar block turned violent on Saturday when a woman sarpanch and the members of her family were attacked by a group of ruling party activists. The camp was held...

Kendrapara, 20 Jan 2019/--/The annual headcount exercise of Irrawaddy dolphins inhabiting in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has come to an end, officials said on Saturday. Last year the census teams had sighted 250 dolphins in the sea and deltaic zones. The...

Kolkata, 20 Jan 2019/--/The Sunday mid night fire in South Kolkata ravaged a multi storey building on 161/A Rashbehari Avenue under Gariahat police station throughout the night and damaged several shops. According to CESC sources their engineers on receipt of the information around 1:20 am arrived...

Kolkata, 20 Jan 2019/--/Indian Dental Association (IDA) West Bengal State Branch has managed to excel in all the 6 categories of award categories. The specified branch has successfully bagged the Best State President Award 2018. The recipient of the award Dr. Subhra Nandy and Dr Raju Biswas....

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/Calcutta High Court has "very strongly requested" the committee for designation of senior advocates not to recommend any new name till disposal of a petition challenging its provisions. The committee comprises the Chief Justice of the high court, two senior-most judges, the...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/ER RPF has done commendable performance by rescuing old woman, recovering of narcotics, returning of left behind belongings and  mobile phones to the passengers recently. Rescue of old woman On-duty officer of RPF/Ambika Kalna rescued an old woman aged about 90 years while...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/In order to clear heavy rush of passengers on the eve of Republic Day, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 1  pair of AC Special Train between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi leaving Shalimar on January 25 and leaving Puri on January 26. 08037 Shalimar-Puri Special leaving...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/For maintaining safety in connection with the anticipated huge movement of people close to the circular railway track to attend a rally on January 19 Eastern Railway has planned the following re-arrangement of Circular Railway train movement from 8.00 am to 9 pm on that day...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/For smooth running of passenger and  freight traffic on Bandel – Barddhaman section, following re-arrangement in train running has been made for 2 days on January 19 and  January 20. *37781/37782 Bandel – Barddhaman – Bandel EMU local will remain cancelled, 63501 Howrah –...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/Due to Non-Interlocking (NI) work at Champa station of Bilaspur Division of South East Central (SEC) Railway, the following trains will be Cancelled/Regulated on the following dates Cancellation of trains *12768 Santragachi-Hajur Sahib Nanded Express leaving Santragachi on...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/At 3.45 pm on January 15 a young man was found moving aimlessly at North side platform area of Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro station. He was immediately brought to the station master’s office and during interrogation he confessed that he was about to commit suicide.   His family...

Kolkata, 18 Jan 2019/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway inspected the Carriage and Wagon Workshop of Eastern Railway at Liluah on Friday. About 120 years old workshop, now being modernised for overhauling of AC and Non-AC coaches including new generation coaches like LHB,...

Sagar Island, 15 Jan 2019/--/Over 30 lakh pilgrims from across the country and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal took holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of MakarSankrantion Tuesday, the state government said.Panchayat and Rural Development Minister...

NEW DELHI, 15 Jan 2019/--/National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma will meet JadavpurUniversity's vice-chancellor on Friday to discuss the matter involving a professor who allegedly wrote a "misogynistic" social media post.The professor had written a post on Facebook on...

Jamshedpur, 15 Jan 2019/--/Police arrested a man involved in cybercrime in East Singhbhum district and seized 25 cloned ATM cards from his house, a senior police officer has said.The man identified as Onkar Singh, was arrested following a raid conducted by a police team headed by Superintendent of...

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