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Chittaranjan, 4 Jan 2018/--/A total of 65 employees have been retired from railway services on superannuation in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in December, 2017. G.Sreenivasa Rao, Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) felicitated them in a ceremony, on Thursday and wished their happy post retirement...

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during winter, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run twelve pairs of special trains between Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi from January 10 to March 29 and 13 (Thirteen) pairs of special trains between Santragachi and...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/Ministry of Railways has extended its facility of information to passengers through Short Messaging Service (SMS) to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Superfast and Humsafar trains regarding status of trains running late by more than one hour...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/The BJP today asked the Election Commission (EC) to appoint micro-observers in poll-bound Tripura from outside the CPM-ruled state and deploy maximum paramilitary forces, alleging that an atmosphere of fear was prevailing there. Only those government officials should be...

Shillong, 4 Jan 2018/--/Eight MLAs, including five from the Congress, today joined the BJP ally in the NDA at the centre National People's Party (NPP) in poll-bound Meghalaya. All eight MLAs, who recently resigned from the Assembly, joined the NPP at its rally in Meghalaya capital town of Shillong...

Imphal, 4 Jan 2018/--/The Manipur government is taking measures to prevent a possible spillover of illegal migrants into the state in view of the publication of the first draft of the "National Register of Citizens" (NRC) in Assam. The NRC, first prepared in 1951, is being updated in Assam under...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Jan 2018/--/The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari's proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after...

Guwahati, 3 Jan 2018/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said all those excluded in the first National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft should not worry as no one will be discriminated against on the basis of caste and community and will be given opportunities to prove citizenship....

Chittaranjan, 3 Jan 2018/--/A health check up programme under Annual wellness awareness check up programme of Railway employees directed by ministry of railways, was  organized  by  K. G. Hospital, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works ( CLW)   on Wednesday morning  in  the administrative office premises...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Jan 2018/--/The Nabard has sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore loan assistance under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to Odisha towards irrigation and rural bridge projects for the last quarter of this fiscal. A total number of 17,322 lift irrigation projects including bore...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/Minister for information technology Bratya Basu today said that the TMC ministry was organising festivals across the state as the government was doing good work for the people. Basu made this comment during his speech at the inaugural function for the Dum Dum Utsav organised...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager (GM), Eastern Railway (ER) held a high level with all the Principal heads of Departments (PHODs) on Wednesday to review the performance of ER in terms of safety, security, punctuality, loading, on-going projects, etc. during the month of December...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Jan 2018/--/Odisha government today set March 5 as deadline for urgent repairs of roads in the state that are in bad shape in different districts, official sources said. The district collectors have been asked to rectify the roads, those that have been identified as having...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/Christamas was observed at Rani Rashmoni Road on December 25 by the Hastings Chapel.  Rev.Login Masih, with his assistants Rev Roni Das and Pas Sameer Kachchap who has been working for the poor and the downtrodden for the last 38 years urged the devotees to follow the...

Aizawl, 3 Jan 2018/--/At least 100 people fell ill after participating in a New Year community feast in Mizoram's Lawngtlai district, police reports here said today. The incident took place at Cheural village in Lawngtlai, the southernmost district of Mizoram, last night, the reports said. The...

Patna, 3 Jan 2018/--/The Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to the master plan for construction of ultra modern multi-storied residential and non-residential buildings at Gardanibagh area of the state capital. The Cabinet meeting, which was chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, gave its nod to...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/Kolkata Police has arrested 14 persons including nine women pick pocketers, snatchers and mobile lifters from the city during this year's Christmas and New Year celebrations, a senior police officer today said. The Watch Section of the Kolkata Police Detective Department (DD...

Majuli, 3 Jan 2018/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched a free CT Scan service under Chief Minister Free Diagnostic Services at Shri Shri Pitambar Dev Goswami Civil Hospital in Majuli island. Speaking on the occasion Sonowal expressed the hope that the newly introduced CT Scan...

Kohima, 3 Jan 2018/--/An indefinite bandh began today in Tseminyu area in Nagaland to press the demand for upgradation of Tseminyu into a full-fledged district headquarters. The bandh, which began at 6 am, has been called by the Rengma Naga frontal organizations in Kohima district, the bandh...

Aurangabad, 3 Jan 2018/--/A CRPF jawan succumbed to injuries received in a gunbattle with Maoists in this naxal-infested district, police said today. Ashish Patra (28), of 205 Cobra Battalion succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Ranchi late last night, hours after he was critically injured in the...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/A group of school children from Arunachal Pradesh today interacted with Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, who shared his thoughts on unity in diversity with them. The visit of the school children was part of National Integration Tour...

Belonia, 3 Jan 2018/--/A 82-year old man was hacked to death allegedly by his mentally unsound neighbour at Prakashnagar in South Tripura district, police said today. Superintendent of Police, Monchak Ipper said Amal Malakar was attacked by his neighbour Gopal Malakar with a hatchet on Tuesday...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today accused state chief minister Mamata Banerjee of practising soft Hindutva to stop consolidation of Hindu votes in favour of BJP. TMC practices Muslim appeasement and it has started backfiring in several parts of the state, he said....

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2018/--/Charuchandra College will reopen tomorrow after declaring an indefinite shutdown in the morning hours today. The shutdown was withdrawn after education minister Partha Chatterjee said hehas neither favoured the gherao of the principal by neither students nor the subsequent...

Berhampur, 3 Jan 2018/--/In a bid to promote creativity and logical thinking among children, the Ganjam district administration in Odisha has decided to introduce a zero period in select schools once a week. Children will be allowed to do activities of their choice in the zero periods under the...

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