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MALDA, 15 Jan 2019/--/The body of the headmaster of a higher secondary school here in Malda district missing since Sunday was found floating in the river Mahananda on Tuesday, police said.A body was found floating in the river Mahananda here.The body was identified as that of SubrataSukul, (44),...

Guwahati, 15 Jan 2019/--/Assam Government on Monday set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Dr HimantaBiswaSarma to recommend measures for protection of rights of existing tribal communities as well as to decide on the benefits to be given to new Scheduled Tribes, official sources said.The GoM...

Aizawl, 15 Jan 2019/--/Official of the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department on Tuesday seized 34.5 gm of heroin at Khawkawn village in Champhai district and arrested a man in this connection.The 50-year-old man was held for allegedly being in possession of the contraband worth around Rs 1.5 lakh...

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2019/--/The final roll of 2019 witnessed nearly 20 lakh new voters getting added to the electoral rolls in West Bengal, an official of chief electoral officer of the state said.In the final roll, the number of total electors are 6,97,60,868 out of which there are 3,57,83,463 male...

Bhubaneswar, 15 Jan 2019/--/Odishachief minister Naveen Patnaikon Tuesday said that his government's Rs 10,000 crore farmer welfare scheme 'Kalia' would open doors for development of agri sector workers.The Odisha government announced the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (...

Aizawl, 15 Jan 2019/--/The umbrella organisation of the 35,000 odd Bru refugees living in Tripura on Tuesday appealed to new Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga to take initiative for solving the 22-year-old problem of the displaced people.The Bru refugees are living in six relief camps at...

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2019/--/HarindraRao, general manager, Eastern Railway, in presence of Sanjay Singh Gehlot, additional general manager, Eastern Railway honoured three employees of Eastern Railway with Safety Awards at Eastern Railway headquarters, Fairlie Place on Tuesday for their alertness and...

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2019/--/With a view to rescuing commuters and saving valuable lives and property in case of a fire incident in the Metro premises, Metro RPF conducted a periodical Mock Fire Drill at Park Street Metro station on January 13. Metromen, present in this mock drill, were imparted...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2019/--/The Centre told the Supreme Court Friday that it has to "believe in miracles" and see if the 15 miners, who have been trapped for almost a month inside an illegal rat-hole coal mine filled with water in Meghalaya, come out alive. It said the authorities were making all...

Agartala, 11 Jan 2019/--/Five Indigenous political parties have called a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) on Saturday to protest against unprovoked police firing at Madhabbari in West Tripura district earlier this week. The TTAADC area comprises...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/For the convenience of the pilgrims during Gangasagar Mela – 2019 as well as to clear the anticipated rush on the occasion, Eastern Railway has made elaborate arrangements. During the mela period from January 12 to 16, 2019, twelve (12) EMU Mela Special galloping trains...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/ER RPF has done commendable performance by rescuing a minor girl, returning left behind valuables to the passengers and apprehending a tout by a raid in a travel agency recently. ER RPF rescued a minor girl from railway station premises in Asansol Division. The rescued...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/IDBI Federal Life Insurance, one of India’s leading insurance companies, along with the organizers, NEB Sports today announced an extension in the registration date for the 3rd edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon 2019, scheduled for Sunday, 3rd...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/At the book launch of Lutyens’ Maverick: Ground realities, Hard choices and Tomorrow’s India by Baijayant “JAY” Panda organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata today. Mr Panda, Eminent Litterateur stated that in his 18 years in Parliament he had tried to keep a...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/Shalimar Station of South Eastern Railway has been provided with free Wi Fi facility from today. The Wi Fi facility for the rail users of this station has been commissioned by RailTel for providing free high speed state-of-the-art world class internet experience to the...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/As social initiative taken by the country’s premier institute FIITJEE, for training IIT – JEE aspirants it’s Fortunate 40 admission test will be conducted nation-wide on February 3, 2019. The program financially supports capable students soon going to class IX and XI and...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2019/--/For the convenience of the pilgrims of Kumbha Mela, 12381 Up/12382Down Howrah - New Delhi Poorva Express will stop at PRAYAG station for two minutes from 13.01.2019 to 05.03.2019 in both up & down directions on nominated days. The 12381 Up will stop at Prayag station at...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2019/--/Former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Monday said freedom of thought and expression needs to be exercised fearlessly in the country. The senior statesman, who was conferred the D Litt at the convocation of Calcutta University here said, "It is of vital...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2019/--/CPI(M) councilor Bilkis Begum on Monday filed an appeal against a single-bench order of the Calcutta High Court that dismissed her petition challenging the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018. The amendment, which was passed by the West Bengal Assembly...

Sambalpur/Bhawanipatna, 7 Jan 2019/--/Movement of raw materials and finished goods was hit as lawyers began a 3-day economic blockade in four western Odisha districts Monday demanding a permanent High Court bench in the region. Stepping up their agitation to press for the demand the Central Action...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2019/--/To clear the extra rush of pilgrims, Eastern Railway (ER) has decided to attach sleeper and  AC coaches in different Mail/Express trains during Kumbh Mela. Accordingly, one sleeper class coach and one AC 3-tier coach will be attached with (i) 12319/12320 Kolkata – Agra Cantt...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2019/--/Circular Railway train services has been resumed at 9.08 am on Monday as was suspended between Majerhat and Prinsep Ghat since 2 pm of Saturday (January 5) till                 6.00 am of Monday (January 7).   However the work of dismantling 2 of the 4 spans of Majerhat Road...

Kolkata, 7 Jan 2019/--/Metro Railway will run normal services on January 8 (Tuesday) and January 9 (Wednesday) i.e. on the two days that a nationwide general strike has been called by the Central Trade Unions. As a precautionary measure, station staff have been booked to stay overnight at Metro...

Chittaranjan, 7 Jan 2019/--/Chittaranjan Locomotives Works (CLW) has produced   265 locos in the current Financial Year (FY) 2018-19 till December 2018. CLW dispatched a total number of 265 locos which 174 WAG-9H locos, 69 WAP-7 locos, 22 WAP-5 locos. The most significant matter is that CLW induced...

Kolkata, 6 Jan 2019/--/By-poll to ward number 82 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), from where West Bengal minister and city mayor Firhad Hakim is seeking election as a Trinamool Congress councilor, passed off peacefully on Sunday. Hakim, the state's urban development and municipal affairs...

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