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Kolkata, 17 Apr 2017/--/For construction of washable apron at Dehradoon Station, 12327 & 12328 Upasana Express will terminate at and originate from Haridwar Station from April 17 to April 22. Consequently the train will remain cancelled between Haridwar- Dheradoon- Haridwar during the period. (...

Sambalpur, 17 Apr 2017/--/Parents of a newborn, who was allegedly stolen from a government hospital here last month, today staged a sit-in in front of the chief district medical officer's office demanding steps to get their baby back. I want my son who was stolen from the hospital. I am not going...

Kolkata, 14 Apr 2017/--/The Union government has prepared an action plan to tackle the situation in Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed a major deterioration in the law and order situation in recent times. This was today revealed by Union home minister Rajnath Singh who came to Kolkata to have...

Kolkata, 14 Apr 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today extended his greetings to the people of the state on the eve of Bengali New Year and wished them peace and prosperity. "Poila Baisakh marks the beginning of the Bengali New Year, a significant day in the lives of the people of...

Kolkata, 14 Apr 2017/--/A day after its poor show in the by-poll to Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat in West Bengal, CPM state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra today admitted that LF supporters may have voted for BJP which resulted in the defeat of the Left party. "It seems that the Left supporters who had...

Patna, 14 Apr 2017/--/BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today accused Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav with concealing ownership of a land in Aurangabad district in his election affidavit and annual assets declaration. Tej Pratap, the state health minister in the Nitish Kumar government, had purchased...

Jamshedpur, 14 Apr 2017/--/The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today demanded a national level law to ban cow slaughter, saying failure of the government to frame such a law gave rise to ugly incidents involving cow vigilantes. "The incidents are the outcome of the government s failure to enact a law...

Shillong/Aizawl/Kohima, 14 Apr 2017/--/Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, was today observed in Meghalaya with special prayers in churches and faithfuls undertaking fasts. Special sermons on salvation and partaking in the Lords Supper marked the celebration of the Holy Week...

Kolkata, 14 Apr 2017/--/The metropolis is all set to get a new mobile app, TYGR, on Poila Baishakh (Bengali new year) for riders availing conventional yellow taxis. "We are soft launching the TYGR app on April 15 and have already roped in 1,000 conventional yellow taxis, some of which also have AC...

Bhubaneswar, 14 Apr 2017/--/Rain and thundershower coupled with gusty surface wind are likely at some places in coastal Odisha and adjoining areas by Saturday due to a well marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. A low pressure area was formed on Thursday over southeast Bay of Bengal and its...

Guwahati, 14 Apr 2017/--/The GRPF and state police have seized demonetised banknotes with the face value of Rs 1.10 crore, nine gold bars and 1.5 kg brown sugar in separate incidents here.  The demonetised notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations were seized from a vehicle in Paltan Bazar here on...

Agartala, 14 Apr 2017/--/A tribal student's body in Tripura has alleged that Vice-Chancellor of Tripura University has failed to maintain fairness and transparency in case of appointments and downgraded the quality of education in the institution. "In all appointments, including contractual and...

Morigaon, 14 Apr 2017/--/Three persons today drowned in Sonai river here while giving bath to their cattle on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, police said. The victims have been identified as Dhaijya Brahma (25) and seven-year-old Suruj Pator. Bodies were later recovered and sent for post-mortem,...

Patna, 14 Apr 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today strongly criticised the practice of taking dowry and urged people not to attend marriage ceremonies where dowry has been taken. "Do not participate in a marriage ceremony where you have come to know that dowry has been taken," Nitish...

Durgapur, 14 Apr 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant paid homage to Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary today. A K Rath, CEO of DSP paid floral tribute at the statue of Dr. B R Ambedkar installed by DSP at the steel township. A section of DSP officials and employees were also present on the...

Chittaranjan, 14 Apr 2017/--/The 126th Birthday of Dr Bhim  Rao  Ambedkar  was   observed   at   the Badhwar  Hall  of Technical Training Centre in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) today. V  PPathak, general manager of CLW garlanded on the portrait of Dr. Ambedkar.  S C Brahma, zonal president...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress (AITC) today demanded immediate arrest of Yogesh Varshney, the BJP Yuba Morcha leader from Aligarh who declared a bounty of Rs 11 lakh on the head of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. That a police action was imminent became evident today when a written...

Kolkata, 11 Apr 2017/--/On a day when the All India Muslim Personal Law Board offered peace talks to settle Ram Janmabhumi issue, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) claimed that it would be through a legislation in Parliament that Ram temple in Ayodhya would be a reality. The claim was today made by...

Bhadrak, 12 Apr 2017/--/As the violence-hit town turned near normal, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today visited Bhadrak and promised stern action against those responsible for violence and full compensation to all who suffered loss. Amid a nine-hour relaxation period of curfew, Patnaik...

Shillong, 12 Apr 2017/--/Two MPs, Vincent H Pala and Conrad K Sangma, have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh to help extend the visas of Christian missionaries in India. Pala, a former Union minority affairs minister, on Tuesday urged Modi to personally...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2017/--/Six persons were arrested in the city for participating in a procession allegedly carrying deadly weapons, the police said today. The procession, attended by at least 250 supporters, was organised by Mahavir Seva Samiti on the occasion of Mahavir Hanuman Jayanti near...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2017/--/The body of a middle-aged woman was found at her residence at Jadavpur in the southern part of the city, the police said today. The body of Deepa Das (55) was recovered from a room in her house at Viveknagar in the Garfa police station area of Jadavpur on Tuesday late night...

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar, 12 Apr 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today conveyed her good wishes to her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik. In a tweet posted early today, Mamata said: "Thank you Naveenji...good wishes from @AITCofficial...Happy we met. Glad you are looking very well...

Patna, 12 Apr 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today flagged off "Gandhi rath" to spread the message of Mahatma Gandhi to the people. As part of the centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagraha, the "Gandhi rath" would reach every panchayat of Bihar for a year with a view to making...

Kendrapara, 12 Apr 2017/--/Police today busted an extortion racket by arresting three persons near Haridaspur in this district. Three live bombs were seized from them. Acting on a tip off, police arrested them when they were planning to collect extortion sum from the staff of a construction company...

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