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Kolkata, 13 Nov 2018/--/The ISKCON headquarters at Mayapur  is now busy making preparations for celebrating Gopastami,  which occurs on the eighth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kartik. On the Gopastami day, Lord Krishna was given charge of cows whereas earlier He was tending calves....

Kolkata, 11 Nov 2018/--/In an apparent dig at the BJP, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday some people were only capable of criticising the government's action, but lacked the ability to accomplish a single thing on their own. Speaking at the inauguration of the 24th...

Kolkata, 11 Nov 2018/--/Police on Saturday recovered the body of a man from the room of a posh hotel in Esplanade area of the metropolis. Harsha Balani (24), hailing from Gujarat and pursuing MBA in Jharkhand, was found in an unconscious state inside the bathroom of the hotel where he had checked-...

Kolkata, 11 Nov 2018/--/The Congress Saturday staged a protest rally on Saturday against the failure of demonetisation and termed it as one of the "biggest scams" in the country. The West Bengal Congress unit today staged a protest outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the city against...

Kolkata, 11 Nov 2018/--/The big difference between Iranian and Bollywood films is while the former is based on realities and social subjects, Bollywood films attaches more importance on the commercial side, celebrated Iranian director Majid Majidi said on Sunday. Iranian cinema is based on...

NEW DELHI, 10 Nov 2018/--/The Election Commission (EC) Saturday initiated the process of finding an alternative to Mizoram chief electoral officer who is facing a massive agitation for his ouster by a conglomerate of civil society and student organisations. A Commission spokesperson said that in a...

Jorhat/Guwahati, 10 Nov 2018/--/At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6, prompting the state health department to rush a team to investigate the matter, officials said Friday. The hospital authorities have also formed a...

Patna, 10 Nov 2018/--/Claiming that his Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) has gained significantly in strength in Bihar, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has demanded that the party be allotted more than three seats in the state by the NDA to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Bihar has 40 Lok...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Nov 2018/--/The meteorological centre here on Saturday cautioned fishermen against venturing into the sea over the next few days in view of the formation of a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), in its latest bulletin, said that a...

Agartala, 10 Nov 2018/--/A delegation of Opposition CPM met chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb Saturday and sought his intervention to stop alleged terror unleashed by the ruling BJP-IPFT activists on left party workers. Over 7,000 workers of various left parties in Tripura were forced to flee their...

Keonjhar, 10 Nov 2018/--/A married woman allegedly chopped off the genital of a man with whom she had an extra-marital affair at a village in Keonjhar district, the police said. The incident occurred in the house of the woman at Badauagaan village Wednesday night, Deputy Superintendent of Police (...

Jamshedpur, 10 Nov 2018/--/A man was arrested for posing as a Maoist and allegedly extorting money from people in West Singhbhum district, police said Saturday. The man was arrested from Porahat village on Thursday, allegedly for demanding money from a school teacher by pretending to be a member of...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Nov 2018/--/A minor fire broke out at the State Bank of Indias Bapuji Nagar branch here on Saturday morning, fire brigade sources said. The local people of Bapuji Nagar spotted smoke on the third floor of the bank branch and informed the fire services. Two fire engines immediately...

Pakur, 10 Nov 2018/--/A man was stoned death by unidentified persons following a drunken brawl in Pakur district, police said Saturday. The incident took place at Gutipara village under the jurisdiction of Littipara police station, the police said. The deceased was identified as Vakil Hembram, a...

MUNGER, 10 Nov 2018/--/Five persons were killed and another was injured when their motorcycles coming from opposite directions collided in Munger district, the police said. Two bikes carrying three persons each collided killing four of them on the spot while another died on way to the hospital...

Kohima, 10 Nov 2018/--/Union minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Friday attended the first-ever Nagaland Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Neiphiu Rio at Kiphire and also inaugurated an upgraded district hospital there. Yhe minister said Kiphire, which is located 230 km...

Cuttack, 10 Nov 2018/--/As the Orissa High Court (HC) Friday adjourned to Monday the hearing of a writ petition on the two-month-long lawyers-police standoff in the state, the lawyers decided to extend their cease-work protest till the date of hearing in the matter. A division bench headed by...

Kolkata, 10 Nov 2018/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during Chhat Festival, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run o¬ne pair of AC Special train between Santragachi-Barauni-Santragachi leaving Santragachi on November 11 and leaving Barauni on November 12. The Special Train...

Imphal, 8 Nov 2018/--/Manipur is hoping to benefit from the upcoming Asian Highway and rail connectivity to become an investment destination in the northeast, chief minister N Biren Singh said. Singh  said the state could well become the main gateway to Southeast Asia via the land route as work on...

Aizawl, 8 Nov 2018/--/The National People's Party (NPP) will contest eight seats in the Mizoram elections on November 28, party national secretary Lalrina said Thursday. The NPP was launched in Mizoram by its president and Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad Sangma, on September 29. Lalrina told PTI...

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/16th district rally Eastern Railway’s Scouts and Guides, Sealdah was organized by Sealdah District Association of Eastern Railway Scouts & Guides where 350 scouts and guides in the age group of 10 – 17 years from different places of Sealdah Division participated in the...

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/“A transparent leader is a transformational leader" Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, director (HR) at Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) visited the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata Campus for a formal interaction with the students. Delving into the depths of his long and...

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway (ER) will run a total of three pairs of additional EMU locals as passenger special trains each on Ranaghat – Bongaon, Ranaghat – Lalgola and Ranaghat – Gede sections from November 15 on experimental basis (EOIC)

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/In terms of direction of Central Vigilance Commission, United Bank of India (UBI) observed Vigilance Awareness Week, 2018 from October 29 to November 3 with the theme “Eradicate Corruption – Build a New India”. As a part of outreach activities sensitizing the common mass...

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway will run one pair of Janasadharan Chhat Special train between Sealdah and Gorakhpur via Dankuni. 03131 Sealdah – Gorakhpur Janasadharan Chhat Special will leave Sealdah at 11.35 pm on November 10 to reach Gorakhpur at 10...

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