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Motihari, 25 Mar 2018/--/Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel have seized charas worth over Rs 7 crore and arrested one person in this connection, an official said on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, an SSB team arrested 30-year-old Mehmood Miyan late last night at the Indo-Nepal border and seized 78...

NEW DELHI, 25 Mar 2018/--/Eighty-six people lost their lives and 131 got injured in accidents at 10 "black spots" on the city roads last year, the Delhi government has informed the state Assembly. In reply to a question, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot told the Assembly last week that 166...

Kishanganj, 25 Mar 2018/--/Two truckloads of beer, passing through Bihar from West Bengal, were seized by police here. Stringent anti-liquor law is in place in Bihar. The trucks were moving to north Bengal from south and did not have the valid permit while entering Bihar, police said. "The two...

Patna, 25 Mar 2018/--/US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster today called on Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at their official residences here and apprised them of the US' willingness to help the state in its journey towards economic progress. Juster, who had arrived...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/As expected, all four candidates for Rajya Sabha from the Trinamool Congress and  one from the Congress today scraped through the elections for filling up the five Rajya Sabha seats that fell vacant from West Bengal. While Shubashish Chakrabarty of the TMC got 54 votes,...

Shillong, 23 Mar 2018/--/Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today presented a Rs 1,150 crore deficit budget, highlighting that total receipts for 2018-19 will improve owing to higher central taxes share. He said the central taxes share is earmarked at Rs 5,059.77 crore and the government...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/From the next academic session, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will be preparing final exam question papers for "core subjects" of Classes IX and XI. Till date, the annual examination papers for the two classes were framed by the respective...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Mar 2018/--/Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium and adjourned twice till afternoon as opposition Congress and BJP members demonstrated in the well of the House over distress sale of tomatoes in the state. As the Question Hour started, several Congress and BJP members rushed...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Mar 2018/--/The Odisha government has decided to prepare a standard operating procedure (SoP) for enquiry and early sanction of ex-gratia amount in case of natural disasters, an official source said here today. The decision was taken yesterday at a State Executive Committee (SEC)...

Patna, 23 Mar 2018/--/The centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha, maybe the theme for the ongoing Bihar Diwas celebrations here, but at centuries-old Patna Collectorate, where some of the most iconic scenes in the Oscar-winning film 'Gandhi' were filmed, the mood is hardly festive. The...

BIHAR SHARIF (BIHAR), 23 Mar 2018/--/Five people, including three children and a woman, were killed and 18 injured after an explosion in an illegal firecracker unit in Bihar's Nalanda district, a senior official said today. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the incident and issued...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata (BIMS) today inaugurated ‘National Conference on the Global Strategy for Self Sufficiency’ in association with the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The focus of the two day Conference being held...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/A Parcel Cargo Express Train consisting of 15 Parcel Vans and 1 SLR was flagged off from Sankrail Goods Terminal Yard on 22.03.18. M/s GATI Limited, Mumbai has been awarded leasing contract to run the Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET) on round trip basis between Sankrail...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/On Thursday at about 16.40 hrs, on-duty RPF staff of Rabindra Sadan Metro Station recovered a mobile phone and a branded sunglasses which was lying at drinking water point,  North side mezzanine area of the station.  The RPF staff deposited the same to the Station Master’s...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run one pair of Special Train between Santragachi and Jabalpur, leaving Santragachi  on 29.03.2018 and leaving Jabalpur on 28.03.2018. 02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Special leaving Santragachi at 20.40 hrs on 29.03....

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/Mayor Rathin Chakrabarty of Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) today presented the annual budget for the civic body with the highest amount allocated so far by the civic body--Rs 781.73 crore. The Mayor, who said that no new tax had been imposed on the people, also informed...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  05 March  to 18 March  2018, altogether 1,02,317 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs 2...

Kolkata, 23 Mar 2018/--/Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd and Metro Cash & Carry have collaborated for a month long ‘Save Water’ awareness program. As part of the initiative, Colgate will donate Rs 10 per unit sold of every Colgate Strong Teeth 500gm pack and Colgate Swarna Vedshakti 200gm pack...

Kolkata, 8 Mar 2018/--/Agro-industries, horticulture, tourism and medium and small scale industries are some of the key areas that will be focused at the two-day Darjeeling Hills industrial summit to be held at Chowrasta Mall of Darjeeling  starting from March 13. The first day chief minister...

Kolkata, 8 Mar 2018/--/Supporters of BJP and Trinamool Congress today clashed when saffron supporters came for a `suddhikaran abhiyan" (purification) of the statue of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee that was vandalised on Wednesday at the park near Keoratala by members of a group called `Radical'. A large...

Kolkata, 8 Mar 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today called upon all regional parties to come together to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year, after the TDP decided to pull out its ministers from the Union government. Mamata also mocked at the BJP over its "dream...

Shillong, 6 Mar 2018/--/An overwhelmed Soradini K Sangma, mother of Conrad Sagma, who was sworn-in as the Meghalaya chief minister today, said it was a dream come true for the family. Soradini Sangma was present at the sprawling greens of the Raj Bhavan here to watch her son take oath as the 12th...

Shillong, 6 Mar 2018/--/National People's Party president Conrad Sangma was today sworn in as the 12th chief minister of Meghalaya by Governor Ganga Prasad here. Sangma, (40), who is currently a Lok Sabha member from Tura, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Prasad at the Raj Bhavan...

Agartala, 6 Mar 2018/--/A statue of communist icon Lenin, has been pulled down by some people with an excavator machine at Belonia in South Tripura district, the police said today, with the CPM holding BJP workers responsible for it. Days after the Left Front was voted out of power in the state,...

NEW DELHI, 6 Mar 2018/--/Union minister Giriraj Singh today said people who were oppressed during the 25-year Left rule in Tripura might have brought down a statue of communist icon Lenin in the state. "The Bharatiya Janata Party or its ideology does not propagate violence but the Left does," the...

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