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Berhampur, 3 Jan 2017/--/The mouth of Rushikulya river off Ganjam coast in Odisha, famous for the mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles, is now being considered a spot for dolphin sightings, with tourists flocking to the coast to see them. Last year, forest officials had sighted a number of...

Itanagar, 3 Jan 2017/--/The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to convert the official bungalow of chief minister into a state guest house soon. The bungalow, situated at Niti Vihar area in the state capital, has earned moniker of 'haunted' building after former chief minister Kalikho Pul...

Burdwan, 3 Jan 2017/--/Six persons died and thirty others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at a village near Galsi here, police said today. The incident occurred at Ramgopalpur village of the district on Monday, a police official said. Six persons died last night and 30 others...

Burdwan, 3 Jan 2017/--/Six persons died and thirty others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at a village near Galsi here, police said today. The incident occurred at Ramgopalpur village of the district on Monday, a police official said. Six persons died last night and 30 others...

Haldia, 2 Jan 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee who had been most vocal against prime minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move today once again slammed him for this, saying the last two months had witnessed a tumultuous time in the industrial sector because of the decision and that the...

Itanagar, 2 Jan 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has dropped three ministers from his council of ministers, a notification issued by the chief secretary said today. On the recommendation of the chief minister, Governor V Shanmuganathan gave his assent to the removal of the...

Shillong, 2 Jan 2017/--/An independent legislator in Meghalaya was today booked by police for his alleged role in sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl, a police official said. "We have registered a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against Julius Dorphang for his...

Imphal, 2 Jan 2017/--/Political activist and “Iron Lady” Irom Sharmila will contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Manipur, a media report said today. Sharmila will take on chief minister Okram Ibobi from his home constituency of Thoubal, India Today reported. She's nicknamed the Iron Lady...

Patna, 2 Jan 2017/--/With Opposition parties waiting to see if JD-U chief Nitish Kumar has changed his views on demonetisation after completion of 50 days of the move, chief minister Nitish Kumar today parried queries on the topic. At the end of "Lok Samvad" (Public Interaction) programme, Kumar...

Patna, 2 Jan 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has movable and immovable assets worth Rs 56.49 lakh while his son Nishant has assets about four times more than him. Apart from Nitish, all other 28 ministers including RJD chief Lalu Prasad's two sons deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad...

Kohima, 2 Jan 2017/--/Nagaland s former Minister and former President of Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) K V Pusa died today following a brief illness. Pusa breathed his last at 12.55 am at a private hospital in Kohima, family sources said. He was 63 and leaves behind wife, two sons and a...

Burdwan, 2 Jan 2017/--/A six-year-old boy was hacked to death, allegedly by his father, who then inflicted injuries to himself at Bhatar in Burdwan district on Sunday. A police officer said Prahlad Majhi, a day labourer, allegedly stabbed his six-year-old son Krishna Gopal Majhi to death during an...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2017/--/A leopard, possibly from adjoining Bihar, entered Raiganj town and injured several persons in West Bengal today, an official said. According to a forest department official, attempts were on to tranquilize the animal which has been trapped inside a house in Uttar Dinajpur...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2017/--/The body of a 17-year-old girl was rescued from inside her room in a club in the southern part of the city where she was working as a trainee, the police said today. Purnima Debnath (17), a management trainee, was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside the room of Eastern...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2017/--/With the CBI arresting Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal in connection with a chit fund scam, TMC vice-president Mukul Roy today claimed that the party would have to face more of such "fascist" attacks in the coming days due to its intense criticism of demonetisation. Roy, who...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2017/--/A leopard, possibly from adjoining Bihar, entered Raiganj town and injured several persons in West Bengal today, an official said. According to a forest department official, attempts were on to tranquilize the animal which has been trapped inside a house in Uttar Dinajpur...

Kolkata, 1 Jan 2017/--/As Mamata Banerjee virtually leads the Opposition offensive against the Narendra Modi-led Union government on note ban, her party Trinamool Congress (TMC) today made it clear its aim is to play a 'major role' in formation of central government in 2019 and vowed not to stop...

Kolkata, 1 Jan 2017/--/Laser walls and smart sensors will be installed at the India-Bangladesh International Border in West Bengal to plug the porous riverine and unmanned terrain and keep a tight vigil to check infiltration and terrorism. "Very soon laser walls and smart sensors will be installed...

Kolkata, 1 Jan 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandopadhyay today said that he would appear before the CBI on January 3 in connection with the investigation into the Rose Valley chit fund scam. "I was first called on November 15, but I couldn't go as Parliament was in session. Then they...

Kolkata, 1 Jan 2017/--/Once a pivotal force in uniting the opposition against the Centre, CPM with its depleted strength is now just a shadow of its former self as it helplessly watches Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee take on its role against BJP. CPM led by its patriarchs Harkishen...

Kolkata, 1 Jan 2017/--/Eastern Railway has taken a new initiative by bringing out a 4-page coloured on-board tabloid size magazine “Jeevan Rekha” for the first time in Indian Railways for free distribution amongst the passengers of AC classes initially and gradualy extended to all reserved class...

Baripada (Odisha), 1 Jan 2017/--/Skin of a leopard believed to have been killed inside Similipal sanctuary area in Mayurbhanj district was seized from a youth during a raid by forest officials. Following a tip-off, forest officials of Dudhiani range raided a weekly hat and the leopard skin was...

Kolkata, 1 Jan 2017/--/One-size-fits-all approach to eliminate malaria cannot be followed in India where many states have population larger than most countries and the Centre's role needs to be effectively complemented by regional systems, Director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative Ashley...

Kohima, 1 Jan 2017/--/Nagaland today welcomed 2017 offering special prayers in churches and homes for a prosperous year ahead. People in groups moved around greeting 'Happy New Year' to each other while the skies lit up with fireworks heralding the dawn of 2017. Special New Year services are being...

Shillong, 1 Jan 2017/--/For the 20th year in a row, activists in Meghalaya celebrated the arrival of the New Year by diving into a pool filled with ice blocks with a resolution to fight social ills that plagued this north eastern state. The spectacular midnight dip took place at the Saw Aiom...

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