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Bhubaneswar, 2 Apr 2018/--/An executive engineer of Odisha's Public Works Department (PWD) was arrested by vigilance sleuths after over Rs 3.28 lakh alleged unaccounted cash was recovered from his car, the police said today. Acting on a tip-off about collection of huge amount as bribe by Niroj...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2018/--/On   March 29   at about 10.43 pm   a mentally disabled boy got down from an UP train at Dum Dum metro station. Suddenly, he started running towards Noapara through the UP line track. Seeing this, his brother also started running to rescue him. On seeing this, the on duty RPF...

NEW DELHI, 31 Mar 2018/--/Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey today accused the RJD and Congress of trying to flare up "riots" in Bihar and said the NDA governments at the Centre and in the state would take stern action against such attempts. He also claimed that the Centre and the Bihar...

Bhubaneswar, 31 Mar 2018/--/The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned twice amid an uproar by the Congress members over irregular convening of Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) meetings. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra raised the matter during the Question Hour, when ST and SC development minister...

Morigaon, 31 Mar 2018/--/Three persons were killed in two separate road accidents on National Highway-37 in Assam's Morigaon district, police said today. One person was killed after he was hit by a car at Bangaldhara point near Dharamtul at 6 am today, the police said, adding that the incident...

MALDA, 31 Mar 2018/--/A long distance private bus turned turtle and fell into a wayside ditch at Jadupur on NH 34 in West Bengal's Malda district this morning injuring 40 passengers, police said. The condition of four passengers was stated to be critical and they are being treated at Malda Medical...

Kolkata, 31 Mar 2018/--/A fire broke out today at a jute mill in the eastern part of the city. Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames at Calcutta Jute Mill in Kadapara area. The fire started at 1.55 pm, an official in the Fire and Emergency Services department of the state...

Imphal, 31 Mar 2018/--/Former Manipur chief minister R K Dorendra Singh passed away at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital here this evening, family sources said. He was 83. Dorendra Singh had been chief minister of the state four times between the years 1974 to 1993. Before...

Bhubaneswar, 31 Mar 2018/--/A 16-day-old boy was today snatched by a monkey from his home in Odisha's Cuttack district, prompting authorities to launch a massive search operation. The baby was sleeping next to his mother at their home in Talabasta village when the monkey snatched him, sources in...

Patna, 31 Mar 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today expressed profound grief over the sudden demise of former Bihar Information Service Officer Kamlakant Upadhyay. He had also served as Public Relations Officer in the CM office earlier. Upadhyay died at his residence early this morning in...

Mumbai, 31 Mar 2018/--/A minor girl, who had allegedly fled from her home in Assam, was found at the Kurla railway station here two days ago. The girl, resident of Guwahati, was spotted by Maharashtra Security Force (MSF) guard Anita Patil at the Kurla station on the evening of March 29, a railway...

Berhampur, 31 Mar 2018/--/A 50-year-old man died when a stone laden tipper truck ran over him at Dhobadi Patapur area under Ganjam district s Purushottampur police station limit, about 40 km from here today, police said. The deceased was identified as Swaraj Behera of the same village. He was...

Hailakandi, 31 Mar 2018/--/The Hailakandi district administration will hear public grievances every Tuesday from April three next, an official said today. "I receive a lot of complaints and memoranda from members of the public and organisations pertaining to different departments. So I have decided...

NEW DELHI, 31 Mar 2018/--/To ensure that captive elephants in Bihar were not ill-treated by their owners to make them work harder, as was done to a 30-year-old pachyderm that died recently due to the cruel treatment, a Delhi-based NGO has petitioned the wildlife warden of that state to take strict...

Kolkata, 25 Mar 2018/--/Even though the Supreme Court on March 18 issued a directive to the Centre to file a report on the condition of Rogingya refugee camps across the country, the refugees numbering about 100 who have taken shelter at Hardoho village of Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district...

Kolkata, 25 Mar 2018/--/The West Bengal government as well as some NGOs have started taking steps to combat the upward trend in crimes against children in the state. The latest National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said hat West Bengal had registered 7004 crimes against children in 2016, the 5th...

Kolkata, 25 Mar 2018/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today said the government will take necessary action against those found guilty of tampering with sealed question paper packet at a school in Jalpaiguri district. Asked by reporters if he will intervene into the alleged...

NEW DELHI, 25 Mar 2018/--/The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has issued notice to the Union health secretary and director of AIIMS, New Delhi over a petition that seeks to prevent the shifting of the conjoined twins from Odisha, who were separated after a surgery, from the premier...

Guwahati, 25 Mar 2018/--/Students of Assam Women's University (AWU), the only institute of its kind in the North East, are agitating to press for permanent vice-chanellor and for transforming it into a full-fledged university. The agitation had been launched on March 5 and protests are being held...

Guwahati, 25 Mar 2018/--/BJP president Amit Shah has advised the Assam unit of his party to reach out to the people of the state, down to the grassroot level, keeping in view the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election, a party leader said today. Shah advised the core committee members of the BJP's Assam...

Udalguri, 25 Mar 2018/--/An Army officer and two militants were injured in an encounter between a joint Army-police team and underground group NDFB (Songbijit) in Darrang district of lower Assam today, police sources said. Acting on a tip-off on the presence of insurgents at Borjhar under Dhola...

Bhubaneswar, 25 Mar 2018/--/A police sub-inspector was arrested for allegedly accepting Rs 20,000 bribe from the proprietor of a company for registering an FIR in a theft case, vigilance officials said. Sub-Inspector Benudhara Ray, in-charge of Kausalyaganga police outpost near Pipili in Puri...

MUNGER, 25 Mar 2018/--/The abducted village head (Mukhiya) and his son were today rescued from the clutches of the Naxalites in Bihar's Munger district, the police said. Superintendent of Police Ashish Bharti, who himself led one of the three rescue operations, said that Bhola Verma, the village...

Malkangiri, 25 Mar 2018/--/The Odisha Police on Saturday said an armed Maoist was gunned down during an encounter in Malkangiri district. "One armed Maoist was killed during an encounter with security personnel at Tulasi Pahar hills close to the Chhattishgarh border," Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena...

Agartala, 25 Mar 2018/--/Tripura health minister Sudip Roy Burman has asked people, especially women, of the state to change their lifestyle to prevent cancer. He said 2,500 new cancer patients are diagnosed every year in Tripura and 40 per cent of the total cancer affected patients in the state...

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