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Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/For developmental work on Baruipur – Diamond Harbour section of Eastern Railway’s Sealdah Division, five hours traffic and power block from 11.35 am to 4.35 pm on 10/11, 17/18 and 24/25 November will be imposed. Consequently, two nos. of Sealdah – Diamond Harbour locals (...

Bhubaneswar, 8 Nov 2018/--/An elephant killed his mahout in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Angul district Thursday, the police said. The victim was identified as Sudhir Pradhan (45). The incident took place near Purunakot Forest Range office where Pradhan had gone to feed the elephant named '...

Bhubaneswar, 8 Nov 2018/--/A camp court at the special jail here had reserved its verdict on the bail plea of Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra and extended his jail custody by 14 days, a government advocate said Wednesday. Camp courts are being held in the jails of Odisha as lawyers are...

Imphal, 8 Nov 2018/--/A mild earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 on Richter scale jolted parts of Manipur early on Wednesday morning, India Meteorological Department said. The quake occurred at 4.20 am at a depth of 49 km and the epicenter was located at Lat 24.1N and Long 94.0E, somewhere in the...

Aurangabad/Bettiah, 8 Nov 2018/--/Five persons were killed and as many injured in two road accidents in West Champaran and Aurangabad districts on Wednesday, police said. Three persons were killed in Kama Bigaha village under Town police station area of Aurangabad when they were hit from behind by...

Bhubaneswar, 8 Nov 2018/--/The Election Commission (EC) has asked the Odisha government to seal its border with the poll bound Chhattisgarh, an official said Wednesday. The Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases - on November 12 and November 20. "The state government has...

Patna, 8 Nov 2018/--/A move is afoot to upgrade the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), the largest health care facility in Bihar, and make it world class for which an budgetary outlay of more than Rs 5000 crore has been sanctioned, chief minister Nitish Kumar said here on Tuesday....

Ranchi, 8 Nov 2018/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das Tuesday announced that Ranchi district is now fully electrified and 24-hour electricity will be ensured in the capital city by 2019, an official release said. Only 4 lakh houses of Ranchi had power connection in 67 years, while during the...

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman on November 7, undertook a tour of the forward areas in Dau-Delal and Lohit valleys. She first overflew the forward most post of Rochcham near bIndia-China border and Hayuliang. At the forward post the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri...

Kolkata, 8 Nov 2018/--/Bursting of crackers and fireworks for two days on the occasion of Kali puja and Diwali till Wednesday, defying a Supreme Court order, caused the air quality in several parts of the city to dip to "very unhealthy" levels, environmentalists said Thursday. The situation was...

Krishnagar, 8 Nov 2018/--/Two brothers were killed and another person was injured when a truck mowed them down on the Karimpur state highway in Nadia district Thursday, the police said. Suban Dhaki (26) and Sabdul Dhaki (23), two brothers and residents of Pitambarpur, were riding a cycle near a...

Raiganj, 3 Nov 2018/--/A visit by sub divisional officer (SDO) of Islampur to Daribhit village to speak to family members of the deceased students did not yield any result today. The guardians told Manish Mishra, SDO that they would prevent reopening of school until a CBI probe is ordered. It may...

Kolkata, 3 Nov 2018/--/A three-day Jangalmahal festival would be held in the city to promote the art and culture of a tribal belt of south Bengal between November 23 to November 25, organisers said on Saturday. The fifth edition of the festival would showcase folk songs and tribal dances such as...

Kolkata, 3 Nov 2018/--/Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday alleged the trend of erecting statues and raising the issue of Ram temple at Ayodhya were attempts to distract the masses from "failures" of the BJP government at the Centre. He said the trend of erecting statues reminded him...

Kolkata, 31 Oct 2018/--/In a bid to counter BJP chief Amit Shah's 'rath yatras' in Bengal ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls, opposition Congress and the CPI(M) have decided to take up mass contact programmes and 'padayatras' (foot marches) in the state. The ruling TMC, however, refused to...

Kolkata, 31 Oct 2018/--/As a precursor to Navy Week Celebration 2018, Indian Navy conducted another Medical Camp at Raidhighi (south 24 Parganas) organized by INS Netaji Subhas under the aegis of NOIC West Bengal for the local populace and fishermen community in particular today. Through this...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2018/--/Following the Supreme Court order allowing sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers, fireworks manufacturers here on Saturday sought to know the type of crackers that could be called "green". The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) said everyone...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2018/--/A fire broke out in a cluster of shanties in Dum Dum area in the northern outskirts of the city, fire brigade sources said. Three fire tenders took an hour to douse the flame which broke out at around 10 am in a cluster of shanties at Nagerbazar crossing of Dum Dum area. Two...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2018/--/A real estate developer was shot at and seriously injured by two motorbike-borne men in Dumdum Park area in the north-eastern fringes of the city on Saturday. Bidhannagar police commissionerate sources said the two assailants fired at Sekhar Poddar, a small time real estate...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2018/--/The city on Friday witnessed three major organ transplants simultaneously after retrieving the heart, liver and kidneys from a young male donor, said a senior doctor who was part of the surgery. The donor been declared brain dead Thursday at a government hospital and the...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2018/--/The West Bengal Congress unit Saturday staged a protest rally in the city against the Rafale fighter jet deal. The protest was organised by the South Kolkata Youth Congress and Mahila Congress unit at Bhawanipore area of the city. Carrying placards and postcards, Congress...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2018/--/West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra Thursday said that the decision to send CBI director Alok Verma on leave and subsequent transfer of several officials will lead to loss of faith of common people on the premier investigating agency. "When common people of West...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2018/--/The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership Thursday mocked at "corrupt" BJP for trying to "rein in corruption" in the CBI and said the recent turn of events in the investigating agency proves that it was being controlled by the saffron party to serve its political purpose. "We...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2018/--/The central leadership of the BJP has deferred a "rath yatra", to be led by its chief Amit Shah, in West Bengal by two days in view of the party's Assembly election campaigns in other states, sources in the saffron party said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state general...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2018/--/The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) today welcomed the Supreme Court's order which permitted the sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide but fixed a two-hour time period from 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting them on Diwali and other...

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