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Patna, 15 Jul 2017/--/Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha today donated two ambulance from his MP fund for augmenting blood collection and emphasised on the need for enhancing blood reserves in the state to make up for enormous shortage of blood for needy. Sinha, the BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Jul 2017/--/A day after he was discharged from hospital, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik resumed his agitation on the Puri beach today demanding immediate steps to make the area pollution free. The globally acclaimed sand sculptor went on a hunger strike on Puri beach since...

Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy visited Metro Bhavan , Kolkata on Friday. During his meeting with Vishwesh Chaubey, general manager, principal heads of departments and senior officers of Metro Railway, Kolkata, he was apprised of all the latest developments of the four metro...

Patna, 15 Jul 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today emphasised on imparting skill development of youths who can immensely contribute to the development of both the state and the country. "Bihar has the highest number of youths who are our capital. Bihar cannot develop without the overall...

NEW DELHI, 14 Jul 2017/--/Ramping up pressure on the RJD over the corruption case involving Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, the JD-U today said chief minister Nitish Kumar will never compromise on the issue of corruption. "Nitish Kumar's stand on corruption is well known. He will never...

NEW DELHI, 14 Jul 2017/--/The Supreme Court today directed a probe by the CBI into the alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police in the insurgency-hit state. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit asked the CBI director to appoint a team of officers...

Bhubaneswar, 14 Jul 2017/--/NDA s Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind today met ruling BJD MLAs and MPs at Odisha Assembly and had lunch with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his one-day visit here. Kovind addressed the BJD MLAs and MPs at the Assembly conference hall after the chief...

Guwahati, 14 Jul 2017/--/The flood situation in Assam continued to deteriorate with five more persons losing their lives today as while over 17 lakh people remnained affected across 26 districts in the state. Around 77 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park, including 134 anti-poaching camps, has...

Itanagar, 14 Jul 2017/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today undertook an aerial survey of flood-hit districts in the state where all major roads and highways have been damaged by landslides due to heavy rains. The minister of state for home, who is...

Agartala, 14 Jul 2017/--/Causing serious hardship to people and leading to a crisis in essentials and food grains, a Tripura tribal party continued its blockade of the state's main national highway and the lone railway track for the fifth day on Friday to push for a separate state. The blockade...

Kolkata, 14 Jul 2017/--/The Indian Coast Guard has evacuated an Indonesian mariner from a Hong Kong registered merchant tanker on medical emergency near Haldia port, ICG sources said here today. On receipt of an SOS call from MT Celosia, the Indian Coast Guard regional headquarter (NE) here...

Kolkata, 14 Jul 2017/--/In a surprising incident, the name of this year's West Bengal Higher Secondary examination topper Archisman Panigrahi appeared on top of the Jadavpur University merit list in three subjects though Archisman denied he had ever applied to the varsity. "Despite similarity in...

Aizawl, 14 Jul 2017/--/Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla today said the state government would continue to distribute water tanks to the BPL families. Lal Thanhawla, who is also the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president while addressing party workers here said wanter tanks would be...

Kolkata, 14 Jul 2017/--/A fire broke out at a bank on busy Camac street in the southern part of the city today, the police said. Five fire-tenders fought the fire at a branch of the Syndicate Bank housed in a multi-storey building, the police said. The fire started at around 9.40 am. The...

Kolkata, 14 Jul 2017/--/For better comfort and safety of the passengers, Eastern Railway is going to introduce modern type of LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rake in second rake of 12367/12368 Bhagalpur – Anand Vihar Vikramsila Express, replacing conventional ICF rake with effect from July 16 from...

Kolkata, 14 Jul 2017/--/During the first quarter of this fiscal, Eastern Railway has made remarkable achievement by providing amenities to passengers at various stations. High speed Wi-Fi facility has been introduced at Bhagalpur station of Malda Division. Sujnipara and Nimtita lever operated...

DARJEELING, 13 Jul 2017/--/The agitators demanding a separate Gorkhaland today set aflame a GTA office, a railway station and a forest bungalow and damaged several vehicles amid the unabated violence and arson here in Darjeeling hills on the 29th day of the indefinite shutdown. The hills saw the...

Kolkata, 13 Jul 2017/--/Exhibitors of Bengali films find themselves in a piquant situation because of  the incidence of the Goods and Services Tax they will have to bear despite the state government’s offer  of substantial relief from its share of  the GST. The exhibitors have, therefore, decided...

Kolkata, 13 Jul 2017/--/Responding to the West Bengal's request, the Union labour ministry has decided to upgrade 10 Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) dispensaries to 6-bed hospitals, minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced today. The minister today inaugurated the new building of ESIC...

Kolkata, 13 Jul 2017/--/Union minister of state for heavy industry and public enterprises Babul Supriyo today lashed out at the state ministers, MPs and MLAs in general and labour minister  Moloy Ghatak for skipping the event where he was an invitee and speaker.   "The state ministers and MPs are...

NEW DELHI, 13 Jul 2017/--/Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today ruled out any reunion with the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United in Bihar even if it snaps ties with the Rashtriya Janata Dal. Talking to newspersons, Sushil said that only the BJP Parliamentay Board can decide on any political...

Kohima, 13 Jul 2017/--/The Nagaland political crisis took a new turn today with the state cabinet turning down Governor P B Acharya's directive to chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to call an emergency assembly session by July 15 to seek trust vote. A cabinet meeting headed by Liezietsu...

Aizawl, 13 Jul 2017/--/A joint memorandum of all the major political parties, NGOs and student associations of Mizoram in regard to the future of the Mizos living in neighbouring Manipur was submitted to the Prime Minister's office, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) said today. A press statement issued...

Kodaikanal, 13 Jul 2017/--/Manipur's iconic human rights activist Irom Sharmila has filed an application at the sub-registrar office here, to marry her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national. Accompanied by Coutinho, she filed the application for registration of marriage under...

Lakhimpur, 13 Jul 2017/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju today undertook an aerial survey of flood-hit districts in Assam, where the death toll due to the deluge has mounted to 45. The minister of state for home was accompanied by officials of the National Disaster Response Force, NITI Ayog and...

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