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Patna, 13 Sep 2017/--/The Patna High Court today dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a CBI probe into the multi-crore Srijan scam related to fraudulent transfer of government money into the account of a Bhagalpur NGO. The PIL was filed before the CBI took over the probe into the...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been granted the University status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India vide its Letter No. F.9-14/2011-U-3 (A) dated 25/08/2017. It has become the first tribal university in India and in the entire...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of the passengers, Eastern Railway extended the run of Sealdah – Malda Town – Sealdah special train (03149/03150) for further five days leaving Sealdah from 15.9.2017 to 19.9.2017 (5 trips) and leaving Malda from 16.9.2017 to 20.9.2017 (5 trips). (...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/Due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, the following trains will remain cancelled on following days from Howrah/Sealdah/Kolkata stations: 13141 UP Sealdah-New Alipurduar-Haldibari Teesta Torsha Express from 20.09.2017 TO 25.09.2017, 12041...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/Gitanjali Rail Museum, in front of Bolpur (Shantiniketan) station is a humble tribute of Eastern Railway to the great poet and philosopher Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore. It’s a two-storied state-of-the-art museum having an area of 1830 square meter resembling the UDAYAN...

Kolkata, 13 Sep 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during this festive season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run ten pairs of weekly Superfast Special trains between Santragachi and Chennai Central  during the period from 24.09.17 to 27.11.17. 02841 Santragachi-Chennai Central...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of the 125th year of his historic address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. "Our heartfelt homage to Swami Vivekananda on the anniversary of his historic address to the...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2017/--/BJP President Amit Shah today told his party workers to pull up socks and prepare for the 2019 assembly elections with the aim of capturing power in West Bengal. ``It is in 2019 elections that BJP will capture power in West Bengal, there is no doubt about it. You must...

Patna, 11 Sep 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today mocked Lalu Prasad for holding a rally at Bhagalpur on the Srijan "scam" issue by calling it a "suicidal street play" and said the RJD supremo should approach the judiciary for a court-monitored CBI probe into the matter. "It was a...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today asked the West Bengal government what was it doing to implement Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's announcement to increase the dearness allowance (DA) for the state government employees. The court also termed an alleged comment of Banerjee on...

PHULBANI (ODISHA), 11 Sep 2017/--/A Maoist was killed and two jawans of an anti-insurgency force were injured in an encounter between the ultras and the security personnel in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The encounter took place between the state's elite Special Operation Group (SOG) and members...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2017/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  01 September 2017 to 07 September, 2017, altogether 45,741 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an...

Chittaranjan, 11 Sep 2017/--/A vendors Meet was organized by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) to discuss about the enhanced requirement of electric locomotives and procurement of items through trade through e-procurement in the Chittaranjan Club premises on 11th November 2017. About 134 Vendors...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2017/--/Following trains which were earlier cancelled  due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, will be resumed their services from 20.9.2017. 13149 UP Sealdah-Alipurduar jn. Kanchan Kanya Express will be restored from 20.9.2017, 13150 DN Alipurduar...

NEW DELHI, 10 Sep 2017/--/Opposition Members of Parliament in West Bengal have accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of "putting pressure" on the administration to stall the release of funds earmarked for them under a Central scheme for development work in constituencies. A recent government report...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2017/--/An eight-feet bronze statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was today unveiled at the Naval Area headquarter for West Bengal, which is named after him. The statue was unveiled by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command in the presence of...

DARJEELING, 10 Sep 2017/--/The situation in Darjeeling remained tense but incident-free as the indefinite shutdown in the hills today entered its 88th day. A large number of shops were open in the Darjeeling hills today braving threats and intimidation by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). The...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2017/--/The children's theatre companies are facing the problem of economic sustainability in many countries, Kevin Lewis, the art director of Cardiff-based troupe 'Theatr Iolo' has said. "We are very lucky to have received subsidy from the Wales and we perform before small audience...

MUMBAI/RANCHI, 10 Sep 2017/--/The Tata Trusts, the largest public charity that owns over 66 per cent in the Tata Group, has earmarked around Rs 500 crore towards livelihood enhancement of the tribals in four states over the next five years under its flagship scheme Cini. Under Cini, or Collectives...

ARA (BIHAR), 10 Sep 2017/--/Police have seized about 5.75 quintal ganja from a tractor in Bihar's Bhojpur district, a police official said today. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted a tractor on NH-30 near Ghagha village under Jagdishpur Police Station area around midnight and seized the...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2017/--/Australia’s university-led academic health sciences center, Macquarie University announced a strategic collaboration that will facilitate long-term, mutually beneficial academic exchanges between the two organisations. As part of this collaboration, students from Macquarie’s...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Sep 2017/--/A portion of an under- construction flyover collapsed near Bomikhal here, killing at least one man and injuring 11 persons, official sources said. About three-four persons were suspected to be trapped under the rubble, they added. Around 15 labourers were working on the...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2017/--/Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways addressed the Railway employees & officers at a review meeting held on Saturday at Eastern Railways Headquarters, Fairlie Place, Kolkata. Minister of Railways urged upon the employees & officers to work as a team to ensure ‘Zero’...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of the passengers, 7 pairs of special train will be run between Howrah and Saharsa stations via Monghyr. 03007 Howrah – Saharsa special via Monghyr will leave Howrah at 13.05 hrs daily from 11.9.2017 to 17.9.2017 and 03008 Saharsa – Howrah special...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2017/--/12381 Up Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express will run from Howrah as per its schedule on 13 September, 2017. (EOIC)

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