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Kolkata, 20 May 2017/--/With Rajya Sabha polls in Bengal around the corner, WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury today said the decision of selecting candidates for it are taken by the party high command and the state unit can only give its opinion only if asked. "We don't have the authority to decide...

Kolkata, 20 May 2017/--/Four persons died and six were severely injured when the son of a former CPI-M MLA from East Bardhaman district allegedly ran them over in an accident late on Friday night. The incident took place when Hamidulla Chowdhury, the son of former CPI-M MLA from Monteswar Chaudhuri...

Agartala, 20 May 2017/--/The Congress has served a show-cause notice on senior legislator Ratanlal Nath for "anti-party activities and meeting BJP leaders, including party President Amit Shah", sources said here on Saturday. "We have served show-cause notice to Ratanlal Nath on Friday night and...

Jamshedpur, 20 May 2017/--/Police today fired in the air to disperse a mob which blocked roads here, demanding arrest of those involved in the lynching of four persons of a community in Seraikela-Kharswan district. "Police fired in the air and hurled tear gas shells to disperse the mob. However,...

Patna, 20 May 2017/--/Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today recorded his statement in a Patna court in connection with the defamation case he had filed against two RJD spokespersons for levelling "baseless" and "false" charges against him. Sushil had filed the defamation case on May 2 against...

Bhubaneswar, 20 May 2017/--/The Odisha Human Rights Commission(OHRC) today sought reports from authorities on the brutal physical torture of an undertrial prisoner (UTP) at the Circle Jail in Choudwar, Cuttack. The acting chairperson of the rights panel, Justice B K Mishra directed the additional...

Patna, 20 May 2017/--/RJD president Lalu Prasad on Friday dismissed reports of the Income Tax (I-T) department raids on 22 locations in Delhi and adjoining areas on charges of alleged benami deals worth Rs 1,000 crore linked to him and his family members. Prasad also expressed his resolve to unite...

Imphal, 20 May 2017/--/Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh today said that suspension of operation (SoO) with various militant groups in the state is a failure. The failure of the SoO is due to the ignorance of those in authority and security forces "were not serious in their undertakings,...

Bhubaneswar, 20 May 2017/--/Sam Pitroda today hit back at Odisha unit of BJP that recently demanded his removal as Technical Advisor to the state government in wake of the WannaCry ransom ware attack. "At 75 with 50 years of experience, I do not need advice from you @BJP4Odisha on what and how to...

Guwahati, 20 May 2017/--/Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit today said positive attitude, strong determination and judicious time management can lead to a successful life. "Nothing is impossible to achieve, hence students must select their aims in life and then pursue them with positive attitude,...

Patna, 20 May 2017/--/National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) today held a special medical camp at Lakhantola village in Bihta block of Patna district and provided free medicines to poor after check-up. The free medical camp was held by a team of Medical staff of 9th Battalion of NDRF based at...

Gangtok, 20 May 2017/--/A delegation of monks of various monasteries of Sikkim met Union home minister Rajnath Singh urging early permission for Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit the state. The monks called on Singh, who is on a two-day visit here, at the Raj Bhavan on Friday evening, officials...

Cuttack/ Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/The Orissa High Court today granted conditional bail to Trinamool Congress MP Sudip  Bandyopadhyay, who was arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Group chit fund  scam. The bench of Justice J P Das allowed the TMC leader to go on bail...

Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/In the backdrop of the Centre mooting the idea of holding Lok Sabha and state assembly polls simultaneously, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee today asked her party leaders and elected representatives to be prepared for "any situation" in the days to come....

Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/App-based cab service Uber has announced the launch of UberBADD (Bars Against Drunk Driving) in Kolkata, in partnership with prominent bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city to tackle the issue of drunk driving. An initiative encouraged by the Kolkata Police, UberBADD...

NEW DELHI, 19 May 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now made one-night stays mandatory for Union ministers who visit the North-Eastern (N-E) states -- an effort to send out a message that the insurgency-hit region is safe for all. The directive comes two years after the Prime Minister's...

Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/The Congress in West Bengal is miffed with the party high command for not giving importance to their views. The Bengal unit is also of the opinion that the recent bonhomie between the Congress leadership and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will put the party's political...

Itanagar, 19 May 2017/--/The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved functioning of two divisional commissioners for effective law and order management in the state. The cabinet headed by chief minister Pema Khandu on Thursday approved functioning of divisional commissioners with location...

Guwahati, 19 May 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the state chief secretary and director general of police to take stern action against misuse of social media to malign the image of personalities and publication of fabricated information. Sonowal's direction was given...

Garwah/Medininagar, 19 May 2017/--/Four persons were killed and six persons injured in a shootout allgedly by accomplices of a sand contractor and a retaliatory attack by a mob in Garwah district today, polie said. The shootout ensued after villagers resisted the contractor from lifting sand from...

Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/Traffic-cum-Power Block will be imposed from 10.30 am to 5 pm on Sunday, May 21 for launching of two limited height subways between Maluka and Dangoaposi and Kendposi and Maluka Stations of Chakradharpur Division of South Eastern Railway (SER).  As a result, services of...

Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata will run modified Metro Service on Saturday, May 20 in connection with the Group ‘D’ Recruitment Examination-2017 which will be conducted by West Bengal, Group ‘D’ Recruitment Board. On Saturday, Metro Railway will run normal weekday service i.e., 300...

Chittaranjan, 19 May 2017/--/‘Anti Terrorism Day’ was observed in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) at its administrative office today. V P Pathak, general manager read out the anti terrorism pledge, which was followed by the Officers and employees present there. Principal heads of the...

Kolkata, 19 May 2017/--/“Anti-Terrorism Day” was observed at South Eastern Railway (SER) Headquarters, Garden Reach, today. S N Agrawal, general manager, SER administered the pledge to all officers and staff to uphold and promote peace, social harmony and understanding amongst all fellow human...

Kolkata, 18 May 2017/--/R P Sanjiv Goenka Group chairman Sanjeev Goenka today announced restructuring of its flagship company CESC Ltd by splitting it into four entities but investors reacted negatively and shares tanked 15 per cent in the bourses. Group chairman Sanjiv Goenka said CESC is being...

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