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Kolkata, 15 Jan 2018/--/Budhadeb Dasgupta, doyen of Sarod, today passed away in Kolkata. He was 84. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her condolence message said: ``The death of Buddhadeb Dasgupta made an irreparable damage to the world of music and culture. In the year 2015 the state government...

Aizawl, 15 Jan 2018/--/A 67-year-old man suffered bullet injuries after Myanmarese Army personnel, who reportedly mistook him for an insurgent, shot at him twice on Friday evening in southern Mizoram's Lawngtlai district, a police report has said. Monondo and his wife Banati, members of the Bru...

Patna, 15 Jan 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today condoled the death of senior RJD leader and former Union minister Raghunath Jha, who passed away at a Delhi hospital early this morning. The 79-year-old Jha died due to various problems including organ failure, cardiac arrest and septic...

KAZIRANGA, 15 Jan 2018/--/An adult female rhino was shot dead by poachers at Assam's Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO declared World Heritage site, a senior Forest department official said today. Forest guards at Daflang camp under Bagore range of Kaziranga National Park heard two gunshots around...

Aizawl, 15 Jan 2018/--/Two elderly women were assaulted by a burglar at their house here today, Aizawl district SP Neihchungnunga said. The SP said the two women are sisters and the elder one is 78-year-old while the younger was 70. They were found unconscious in their house located in the...

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2018/--/The Narcotics Control Bureau has seized 4.5 kilogramme of ganja and 855 Yaba (Methamphetamine) tablets in West Bengal's Malda district and arrested two persons in this connection, a senior NCB officer said today. On a tip-off, a team of the NCB Eastern zone conducted a raid...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Jan 2018/--/Days after a BJD MP and a former legislator accused an officer at Odisha chief minister's office of interfering in ruling party's affairs another ex-MLA of the BJD and opposition leaders today again slammed the bureaucrat. "The BJD is not functioning properly. There is...

Durgapur, 15 Jan 2018/--/Under the CSR scheme, Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) organized Grameen Football Pratiyogita, 2017-18 for the surrounding villages of the steel township. The final match between Piyala Adivasi Sporting Club and Parulia Adibasi Gloden Club took place at the Nehru Stadium in the...

NEW DELHI, 9 Jan 2018/--/The Naga Hoho, an apex Naga tribal body, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help in postponing the forthcoming Nagaland Assembly election, saying that the vexed insurgency problem should be resolved first. In a memorandum, the Naga Hoho said an exceptional situation...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway (ER) honoured four ER employees with Safety Awards for their dedicated work in maintaining safety in train operations, in a high level meeting held at ER headquarters on Tuesday. Siddheswar Guha, technician of mechanical...

Aizawl, 9 Jan 2018/--/Around 1,440 Myanmarese nationals who took shelter in Mizoram following a clash between militants and the Army there in November last year, have refused to return, officials said today. At least 1,600 Myanmarese from several villages in Chin state had taken refuge in Lawngtlai...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/The 52nd Convocation of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata was held on Tuesday at Amrakunja, ISI. Nobel laureate professor David Jonathan Gross on Tuesday said ignorance of other cultures promotes fanatical nationalism and the students have the responsibility to be...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/The dense fog situation in the North India has caused major obstruction to the movement of trains. The trains that are running late due to dense fog in Northern India are 12260 DN New Delhi – Sealdah Duronto Express, 12302 DN New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express, 12308 DN...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/The BJP today kick started the campaign for the Uluberia Lok Sabha and Noapara assembly seat by-polls after the embarrassing episode over candidate selection. BJP Uluberia Lok Sabha candidate Anupam Mallick, a senior leader of the party's district organisation, kick started...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Praktani (NRVP) is going to celebrate 60 years of the foundation of the school with great fanfare and enthusiasm. The year-long programme will start with a procession on January 12 from Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Golpark...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Final-year students at the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur (KGP) have so far received a total of 112 offers from companies that include the likes of Wipro, HSBC, IBM and Deloitte. Out of these, 23 were pre-placement offers, Prof Prabina Rajib, dean, Vinod...

Kolkata, 9 Jan 2018/--/Government agencies of West Bengal have joined hands with a reputed public society of the country, to develop a website to help trace people separated from their dear ones in milling crowd during the upcoming Ganga Sagar fair. The website is being developed by the West Bengal...

Gangtok, 9 Jan 2018/--/Music maestro A R Rahman was named the official brand ambassador of Sikkim at a function here on Monday. Extending a warm welcome to Rahman at the opening ceremony of the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival, chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling said he was grateful to the...

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/While, after the publication of the first draft of updated version of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, chief minister Mamata Banerrjee has launched a vitriolic attack on the ruling BJP at the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to drive out Bengalis from that...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/The CBI has booked Meghalaya's PWD minister Ampareen Lyngdoh and state's additional chief secretary P S Thangkhiew over alleged manipulation of score sheets in the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, an official said today. The CBI has acted on the orders of Meghalaya High...

MUNGER, 4 Jan 2018/--/Two Bihar police jawans were found dead inside a pit on the roadside here in the early hours of today, in what appears to be a road mishap, police said. The bodies of Dhananjay and Pankaj, both jawans of the Special Task Force posted in the district, were found inside a pit...

Patna, 4 Jan 2018/--/A huge quantity of fake postage stamps, with a face value of Rs 10 crore, was seized in the city today, police said. "Routine checking of vehicles was being carried out at the Rajendra Nagar flyover in the city. A person who was about to board an auto rickshaw, dropped his bag...

Kohima, 4 Jan 2018/--/One person was killed in a grenade explosion while some houses were set on fire in Sitimi area of Nagaland's Kiphire district, official sources said on Wednesday. One person identified as Tongsepi of Natsami village under Sitimi area of Kiphire district died when a grenade...

Samastipur, 4 Jan 2018/--/Armed robbers struck at a bank here today, held the employees and customers at gunpoint and decamped with nearly Rs 50 lakh kept in the cash box, police said. The incident took place at around 10.30 am when the motorcycle-borne robbers, said to be more than six in number,...

Patna, 4 Jan 2018/--/A police official was caught red-handed in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar today while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000, the state vigilance bureau said here. Ramesh Dutt Pandey, circle inspector in-charge of Minapur, was arrested by a vigilance bureau team headed by deputy...

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