State Bytes

Patna/Darbhanga, 10 Feb 2017/--/Close on the heels of paper leak in Bihar State Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) test for clerks, a TV sting today exposed a purported shady deal in the ongoing recruitment of fourth grade employees in civil courts across Bihar. The sting beamed by some private TV...

Sankrail, 10 Feb 2017/--/A youth was arrested today after he stabbed and killed his grandmother, severed her head and threw it in the nearby jungle in a fit of rage, the police said. The incident happened this evening in Noaga village within the jurisdiction of Sankrail police station in West...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Feb 2017/--/Union minister of state for rural development Ram Kripal Yadav today sought clarification from Odisha government on the central assistance given for different welfare schemes and accused the ruling BJD of "looting" public money. "Every gram panchayat gets a direct...

NEW DELHI, 10 Feb 2017/--/The Supreme Court today imposed a cost of Rs 10 lakh on Bihar Assembly lawmaker for resorting to frivolous litigation over the veracity of a newspaper article that had appeared more than 22 year ago. The Bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice N.V. Ramana and...

Jamshedpur, 10 Feb 2017/--/A 40-year-old man allegedly hacked to death his wife and two minor children, injured two other minors and commited suicide in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand today, a police officer said. Sehrai Hembram, who was stated to be mentally unstable, allegedly hacked...

Kolkata, 10 Feb 2017/--/A day before the first phase Assembly election begins in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow, Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque Syed Mohammad Nurur Rahman Barkati today appealed to the people to support the SP-Congress alliance, accusing the BJP and the RSS of trying to win the election through...

Kolkata, 10 Feb 2017/--/Metro rail service in the city was partially disrupted for nearly two hours this morning after an AC rake was halted due to a technical snag putting commuters into trouble. The AC rake from Kavi Subash station in the south was halted at Shayambazar station around 8.35 am, a...

Giridih, 10 Feb 2017/--/A man was killed by suspected Maoists in Birangatta village near the pilgrim town in Maoist-hit Giridih district in the early hours today, police said. Additional superintendent of police (Ops) Deepak Kumar said a group of CPI (Maoist) activists slit the throat of Birbal...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2017/--/Protesting against the alleged assault on the Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan, Congress and Left MLAs will boycott the Budget and hold a mock session tomorrow, even as they jointly protested outside the Assembly premises today. "We have boycotted the House today and will...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2017/--/In order to play the Hinduvta card in the state the Saffron camp in West Bengal seems to be hell-bent on drawing a parallel between the situation in Bengal and that of Jammu and Kashmir 20 years ago. Following the BJP's rally at Shahid Minar on February 6 in which party...

NEW DELHI, 9 Feb 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been accorded a 'Z+' VVIP security cover of NSG black cat commandos by the Centre owing to threats from insurgents and militants like the ULFA and Bodo. Officials said the Union home ministry recently sanctioned the armed...

Kohima, 9 Feb 2017/--/Nagaland Governor P B Acharya today declared the entire process of elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state, which was bitterly opposed by Naga tribal groups, as null and void. State Election Commissioner (SEC) Sentiyanger Imchen in a notification said following...

Patna, 9 Feb 2017/--/Passengers of the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express had a providential escape following timely detection of track damage between Mansi-Maheshkut stations, minutes before the train was to cross that stretch, railway officials said today. Though Railway Police is...

Guwahati, 9 Feb 2017/--/Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said his department is not serious about detecting fake degrees of college teachers and is trying to protect some of the accused even as he assured to "personally look into the matter." Sarma made this revelation while...

Guwahati, 9 Feb 2017/--/Concerned about the hazardous impact of polythene on environment, Assam government today said it is considering banning polythene in Guwahati as its top priority. Replying during a discussion in the Zero Hour in Assam Assembly, Guwahati development minister Himanta Biswa...

Patna, 9 Feb 2017/--/Opposition BJP today slammed Nitish Kumar-led alliance government over non-payment of an incentive of  Rs 10,000 to students who had passed matriculation and intermediate in first division even as dates for the next examination of the two levels have been announced. "Dates of...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run 87 pairs of Special trains from March 1 to July 2. Out of 87 pairs, 13 pairs weekly AC Special will run between Shalimar- and Jaipur, 17 pairs weekly Special will run...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2017/--/To clear the summer rush, Eastern Railway will run 12 (6 pairs) Weekly Suvidha Express Trains between Howrah and Jammu Tawi from May 11 to June 17. 82303 Howrah- Jammu Tawi Suvidha Express will leave Howrah at 11.55 pm on Thursdays from May 11 to June 15 (six trips) and...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2017/--/12369 Up/12370 Dn Howrah-Haridwar Kumbha Express will stop at Jamui station with effect from February 15 on an experimental basis for six months. 12369 Up will stop at Jamui at 6.35 pm and 12370 Dn will stop there at 8.55 pm. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 6 Feb 2017/--/For the first time in West Bengal, it seems, the state BJP played the Hindutva card so blatantly while putting the Trinamool Congress government in the dock for allegedly indulging in abject corruption and malpractices. The BJP launched the two-pronged attacks at a rally...

Patna, 6 Feb 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today brushed away political speculations about old partners JD-U and BJP coming closer after he painted a lotus at Patna Book Fair on February 4. Nitish, who is the JD-U national president, also avoided any direct answer to questions on the...

Imphal, 6 Feb 2017/--/Rights activist Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur chief minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections to be held next month. Sharmila will contest from Thoubal seat, convenor of her party People's Resurgence and...

Guwahati, 6 Feb 2017/--/Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami today suspended AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam for three days for using Facebook Live to telecast his speech from inside the House. "Aminul Islam is suspended till February 8. I request Islam to leave the House immediately," Goswami said...

Aizawl, 6 Feb 2017/--/Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) today threatened not to allow state's labour, employment and industrial training (LE and IT) minister Lalrinmawia Ralte and Chairman of Mizoram Youth Commission (MYC) T. Sangkunga, MLA to attend office from Tuesday. The Opposition party...

Guwahati, 6 Feb 2017/--/Assam government today said that over the last six months over 3,500 families have been evicted from various places they had encroached upon across the state. Replying to a question by Congress MLA Nandia Das during question hour, Assam minister of state for revenue and...

Pages