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Kolkata, 18 May 2017/--/In another instance of its strident opposition to the Union government's policies and actions, the West Bengal Assembly is highly unlikely to ratify the GST Bill in its session starting from Friday. The session will continue up to May 30. The Constitution Bill which has...

Kolkata, 18 May 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today turned down the bail plea of a doctor, arrested by the state CID in November 2016 for his alleged complicity in a child trafficking and adoption racket. A division bench of Justices Ashim Kumar Roy and Amitava Chatterjee refused to grant bail...

Itanagar, 18 May 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today sought Centre's support for a full- fledged agriculture university in the state. Khandu conveyed this to Union minister of state for agriculture & farmers welfare, Sudharshan Bhagat who called on him at his office...

Cuttack, 18 May 2017/--/The Orissa High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Congress leader Arindam (Bapi) Sharkel asking him why the bail given to him on April 17 should not be recalled in a murder case. The High Court had last month granted bail to Sharkel, who was arrested by Paradip police in...

Patna, 18 May 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has written to the Centre on Wednesday demanding that the application for cultivation of GM mustard be cancelled. "I strongly urge you that this GM mustard application must be rejected instantaneously," Kumar said in a letter to minister of...

Araria, 18 May 2017/--/Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel arrested a man from the India-Nepal border in Bihar's Araria district and seized 900 gram of heroin worth Rs 6 crore from him, officials said today. A team of 56th battalion of SSB arrested a Nepalese citizen Lal Bahadur Sardar along with...

Ranchi, 18 May 2017/--/Former Parliament member and RJD leader from Bihar Prabhunath Singh was convicted in a 22-year-old murder case of then legislator Ashok Singh by a Jharkhand court today. Prabhunath Singh, his brother Dinanath Singh and Ritesh Singh were convicted in the case by the...

Kolkata, 18 May 2017/--/State Bank of India (SBI) has come forward to promote the traditional heritage of folk art prevalent at various parts of the country. To implement the initiative, the first of its kind, the Alipore branch in Kolkata has been redesigned and given a new look to showcase the...

Kendrapara, 18 May 2017/--/Unidentified criminals looted Rs 4.30 lakh cash at gun point from a trader on the Paradip-Daitary expressway near here, police said today. Businessman Sadanand Swain had drawn the cash from a nationalised bank and was on way to his house in Marshaghai when two motor-cycle...

Kolkata, 18 May 2017/--/An awareness programme on World Asthama was observed at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital of Metro Railway, Kolkata recently. Dr. Angira Dasgupta, Pulmpnologist, BR Singh Hospital, Sealdah spoke in detail on Asthma, its cause, prevention and treatment. 76 patients and Railway...

Kolkata, 17 May 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress (TMC) today swept the municipal polls in Bengal, capturing four of seven civic bodies and breaking the 10-year-old hold of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the hills. The TMC won a decisive majority in Domkal, Raigunj and Pujali in the plains and...

Kolkata, 17 May 2017/--/The post of Shahi Imam of the 175-year-old Tipu Sultan mosque in Kolkata which had been at the Centre of many political controversies in recent past is all set to become a subject of court battle. While today the  Wakf Estate of Prince Gholam Mohammad that runs the mosque...

Kolkata, 17 May 2017/--/The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country's first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, IIEST Director...

Patna, 17 May 2017/--/At least six persons were injured in a clash between BJP and stone-pelting RJD workers outside the BJP office here, a day after IT raids in connection with alleged benami property deals involving RJD president Lalu Prasad. Hundreds of bare-bodied RJD youth wing workers...

Berhampur/Bhubaneswar, 17 May 2017/--/The WannaCry ransomeware virus is feared to have attacked the data system of the government-run Berhampur City Hospital here in Odisha's Ganjam district, officials said. The additional district medical officer (ADMO), Saroj Mishra said it appeared that the...

NEW DELHI, 17 May 2017/--/Any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park will have to pay an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 besides challan under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today said. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter...

Itanagar, 17 May 2017/--/Cyclonic storm accompanied by rain left a trail of destruction in Arunachal Pradesh, killing a person, rendering 100 people homeless and damaging houses. One Khonil Gogoi of New Mohong area in Namsai district died on the spot when a building collapsed on him on Monday...

Kolkata, 17 May 2017/--/West Bengal government today rubbished Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav's claim of poor performance by the state government in implementing the Centre's schemes. "His claim is not based on facts. We have completed constructing 12000 km of rural roads last fiscal and due to...

Jamshedpur, 17 May 2017/--/A school in Jamshedpur is all set to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials. The proposed toilet would be set up on an experimental basis. Later such toilets would be set up at other places depending on the success of the first...

Kolkata, 17 May 2017/--/The 100th Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) Meeting was held under the chairmanship of S N Agrawal, general manager of South Eastern Railway (SER) at Riviera Hall near Howrah Station this morning. The meeting was attended by MPs Sultan Ahmed and Bidyut...

Kolkata, 17 May 2017/--/A fire broke out at a godown located in an old building of Burrabazar area of central Kolkata today, the police said. There was no report of any casualty. Three fire tenders fought for over half an hour to bring the flames under control. The godown on Portuguese Church...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/The West Bengal government today took a series of decisions to tackle the cyber terror unleashed by unscrupulous hackers all over the world. In West Bengal too computers in several offices particularly in the power sector have been seriously affected by the menace. A meeting...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/Following the controversy over his dogged refusal to remove the red beacon on his vehicle and then ultimately giving in under pressure from the state government, Moulana Syed Noorur Rahman Barkati, the Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque is all set to be removed from his...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/West Bengal will make it mandatory for students to learn Bengali in schools, including those affiliated to ICSE and CBSE, state education minister has said. "From now on, it will be mandatory for students to learn Bengali in schools. The schools affiliated to other boards (...

NEW DELHI, 16 May 2017/--/Union home minister Rajnath Singh today asked Police Chiefs of the North-Eastern (N-E) states to pay special attention to the low conviction rates in the region, saying if the trend continues, people's faith in the criminal justice system will erode. Addressing a meeting...

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