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Itanagar, 18 Sep 2017/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju has said the Centre will urge the Supreme Court to modify its order of granting citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees so that rights of indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh are not diluted. "There is no decision of the Government of India to...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Sep 2017/--/Tension prevailed in Vani Vihar campus after the Utkal University authorities today cancelled the students union elections and declared sine die until further orders in the wake of pre-poll violence. The students union election of Vani Vihar scheduled to be held on...

MALDA, 18 Sep 2017/--/A man who had lodged a police complaint against his wife's alleged rapist was found dead in Malda district, a senior police officer said today. The man's body was recovered from a waterbody at Bhutni ring bundh area yesterday, superintendent of police Arnab Ghosh said.The...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Sep 2017/--/Normal life was disrupted across Odisha and sporadic violence reported during a five- hour 'hartal' called by the ruling BJD to protest hike in petrol and diesel prices. Shops, business establishments and several educational institutions remained shut in Bhubaneshwar...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/Computerised Reservation offices over Kolkata and Howrah areas, operated in two shifts, will function in only one shift i.e., 8.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs from 27.9.2017 to 30.9.2017 (Durga Puja), 5.10.2017 (Laxmi Puja) and 18.10.2017(Kali Puja). However, current counters at Howrah...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/South Eastern Railway, on Sunday, observed Sewa Diwas through Shramdaan at its Garden reach Head Quarters and four Divisions as a part of ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ Pakhwada, a nationwide cleaning campaign started from 15th September, 2017 till 2nd October, 2017. S N Agrawal,...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/Trains which were earlier cancelled  due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, will  resume their services as detailed. 13149 UP Sealdah-Alipurduar Jn. Kanchan Kanya Express will be restored from 20.9.2017, 13150 Dn Alipurduar Jn.-Sealdah...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during Durga Puja & Diwali this year, additional AC 2-tier/AC 3-tier/ Sleeper class coaches will be attached with eleven long distance trains viz., 12249/12250 Howrah- Anand Vihar Yuva Express, 22309/22310 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri AC...

Kolkata, 15 Sep 2017/--/A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inaugurated the Ahmedabad-Mumubai bullet train project that will cost Rs 1.10 lakh crore to the Union government, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today sent a proposal to the Centre to...

DARJEELING, 15 Sep 2017/--/GJM supporters today clashed with police after pro-Gorkhaland supporters attacked a school bus and ransacked several shops in Kalimpong district of the hills, the police said. Police baton-charged the protestors and arrested 12 GJM supporters. The incident took place when...

Kolkata, 15 Sep 2017/--/The CPM today expelled its Rajya Sabha member Ritabrata Banerjee for "gross anti-party activity", its West Bengal secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said. "For gross anti-party activity, Ritabrata Banerjee is expelled from the primary membership of the party," Mishra said in a...

Kolkata, 15 Sep 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today sought reports from the Centre and West Bengal government on steps being taken to prevent children from playing the dangerous Blue Whale Challenge game. Hearing a PIL seeking steps to stop the menace of this lethal Internet-based game, a...

Kohima, 15 Sep 2017/--/Nagaland Governor P B Acharya today launched the Swachhta Hi Sewa (Cleanliness is Service) campaign at Super Market area here. In his brief address, the governor while maintaining that cleanliness was next to Godliness said that one should keep their surroundings clean in...

Kolkata, 15 Sep 2017/--/To cope up with the expected rush of passengers during ensuing Puja festival, 4 (four) Superfast Subidha Puja Special trains (Via Dankuni) will be run between Howrah & Anand Vihar and 3584 additional berths will be generated. As a result, a total of 1,06,472 berths...

Kolkata, 15 Sep 2017/--/Industry and trade unions are interdependent and they need to understand and trust each other better, West Bengal Labour Minister Moloy Ghatak said here today. "West Bengal offers a wide range of fiscal and policy incentives for businesses and several measures have been...

Kolkata, 15 Sep 2017/--/In order to regulate the rush of passengers at all stations over South Eastern Railway during ensuing festival season, the rate of platform ticket will be increased to Rs. 20 (twenty) instead of existing Rs. 10 (ten). This will be effective during the festive season w.e.f 20...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/In order to save the party from the continuous onslaught from rebel MP Ritabrata Bandopadhyay, the state secretariat of CPM’s West Bengal unit today recommended his expulsion from the organisation to the Central Committee of the party. Earlier in June Bandopadhyay, a Rajya...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today directed the West Bengal government employees to accept a hike of 15 per cent in dearness allowance (DA), as notified by the state. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Chakraborty directed that the state...

DARJEELING, 13 Sep 2017/--/A large number of shops opened in Darjeeling today signalling normalcy that had eluded the hills for the past three months due to indefinite strike called by the GJM for a separate state of Gorkhaland. The situation in the hills remained tense but incident- free despite...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah who today left Kolkata after a three-day visit to West Bengal is coming back to the state in January, 2018 again. The aim is to check how his instructions and assignments to expand the party's support base ahead of the panchayat elections due in early...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/The CPM led Left Front today took out a rally here and submitted a memorandum to Kolkata Police urging them to stop harassment of Left workers and ensure safety and security of women in the city. The Left Front leadership led by Left Front chairman Biman Bose, CPM state...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has sent a message to all affiliated institutions to accord priority to safety and furnish details of safety audit measures in the wake of the killing of a boy in a school in Gurugram. "The safety of all...

Imphal, 13 Sep 2017/--/The police in the hill districts of Manipur, bordering Myanmar, are on high alert due to apprehension of Rohingya Muslims trying to enter the state by crossing the border illegally. Patrolling has been intensified in the last three days, the police said today. Till today, no...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Sep 2017/--/The issue of percentage commission (PC) rocked Odisha assembly for the second consecutive day today with the opposition Congress and BJP demanding a full fleged discussion on the subject. As the opposition's notice for a debate on percentage commission through an...

Patna, 13 Sep 2017/--/Norway's Ambassador to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag today met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed with him about collaboration in the field of health, education and information technology among others. The Norwegian envoy told the CM about progress made under NIPI (...

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