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Kolkata, 25 Jul 2017/--/Indian Railways provide travel concessions to male senior citizen of the age of 60 years and above and 58 years and above in case for Women Senior Citizen of Indian Nationality. Ministry of railways has now decided to introduce “Give Up Scheme” with regard to concession...

Kolkata, 25 Jul 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, the South Eastern Railway has decided to run two pairs of Special trains between Santragachi and Puri on August 12 & August 15. Train Number 08007, leaving Santragachi at 12.15 am on August 12 and August 15 will reach Puri at 8.35...

Kolkata, 25 Jul 2017/--/One coach of 31913 Up Sealdah-Gede local (fourth from train engine) got derailed at point No. 53 near Gede station at 10.42 am today. Medical van reached the spot immediately for necessary help. However, there was no casualty or injury to any of the passengers due to this...

Kolkata, 25 Jul 2017/--/With GST implementation and decision of the West Bengal government to offer rebate, online booking of Bengali films has been stopped temporarily in multiplexes though the effect has been marginal, multiplex authorities said today. "Since the online booking of Bengali films...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee who has been rattled by the twin investigations of ED and CBI into the alleged involvement of her party MPs and ministers into the Sharada and Narada scams, today gave a call for the ouster of BJP from the country saying the ruling party at the...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2017/--/The BJP today ridiculed chief minister Mamata Banerjee's call to "oust" the party from the country and claimed that her Trinamool Congress had been "reduced to a signboard" in Tripura, where it tried to expand its base. "She (Banerjee) had earlier given a 'Modi hatao, desh...

DARJEELING, 21 Jul 2017/--/The youth wing of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha began a hunger strike today on the 37th day of the indefinite agitation in the Darjeeling hills to press for the demand of a separate state of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal. Thirteen GJM Yuva Morcha activists started a fast-...

DARJEELING, 21 Jul 2017/--/The World Heritage Center (WHC) has expressed concern over Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) in view of the ongoing violence by GJM and may bring it to the attention of World Heritage Committee when it meets next year. It has already sent two letters to the Centre to...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2017/--/The ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Congress and CPM were on Thursday engaged in a blame game over cross voting that took place in West Bengal during the presidential poll, with the opposition accusing the TMC of covertly helping the BJP. The Trinamool Congress...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jul 2017/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against a chartered accountant allegedly linked to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti. The chargesheet against Rajesh Agarwal in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)...

Itanagar, 21 Jul 2017/--/A dawn to dusk bandh called in the state capital by the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh today failed to create any impact here. Shops and business establishments remained open, while government offices and banks functioned normally. Private and commercial vehicles were also...

Patna, 21 Jul 2017/--/Alarmed by frequent deaths caused by lightning in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar today directed officials to install lightning tracker technology used by Andhra Pradesh, which predicts thunder and lightning in an area half an hour in advance. Nitish promised to bear the...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2017/--/The southern and western districts of West Bengal are likely to receive isolated heavy rainfall in the next five days owing to an active monsoon trough, the Met department said here today. "Monsoon trough is passing through the southern and western districts of West Bengal...

Kohima, 21 Jul 2017/--/T R Zeliang today won the trust vote in the Nagaland Assembly, two days after he was reappointed the chief minister amid high drama. Zeliang secured 47 out of the 59 votes in the House which included 36 votes of the NPF, four of the BJP and seven from the Independents,...

Aizawl, 21 Jul 2017/--/Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex Mizo students' body, has put off its proposed indefinite bandh after reaching an agreement with the state government that no Chakma students would be admitted in medical colleges under Mizoram quota. The MZP had given a call for a state-wide...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2017/--/With a little over two months to go for Bengal's biggest festival, 'Durga Darshan' of the idol will be made smoother in 21 award winning and crowd pulling Durga Puja committees of the city, reducing the stress of pandal hopping in the five days of festivity. Massive crowd-...

Patna, 21 Jul 2017/--/Bihar health minister Tej Pratap Yadav`s petrol pump here was sealed by the Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) on Friday, official said. Tej Pratap is the son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and elder brother of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav. The move...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2017/--/Considering the huge rush of passengers during the ensuing festive occasions, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run 11 pairs of Special trains between Shalimar and Jaipur from September 18 to November 29. The Shalimar-Jaipur Special (08061) leaving Shalimar every...

Kohima, 19 Jul 2017/--/Naga People's Front leader and ruling DAN chairman T R Zeliang was today sworn-in as the chief minister of Nagaland, five months after he had to resign amidst state-wide protests. Governor P B Acharya administered him the oath of office. Zeliang later told newsmen he would...

Patna, 19 Jul 2017/--/JD-U today dubbed Tuesday's meeting between chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav as "routine," reiterating that the deputy chief minister should clear all accusations against him on the basis of facts in the public domain. The JD-U sought to dispel the...

Kolkata, 19 Jul 2017/--/A section of the CPM in West Bengal is not happy with the Central leadership for backing combined Opposition Vice-Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who had criticized the role of the party during the height of Singur and Nandigram stir when he was the governor....

Bhubaneswar, 19 Jul 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today alleged that a part of the land allotted to the state government in New Delhi was subsequently leased out to a petrol pump and urged the Centre to return it. Patnaik said this in a letter to the Union minister of state for...

Agartala, 19 Jul 2017/--/A dawn-to-dusk bandh called by opposition Congress to protest against the government's 'failure' to remove the indefinite road and railway blockade by Indigenous People's Front Tripura (IPFT) has evoked a mixed response. Vehicles did not ply on roads, shops and markets...

Kolkata, 19 Jul 2017/--/An EMU local hit the buffer of a platform at the Sealdah terminal station here, causing derailment of two wheels of a compartment, an Eastern Railway official said. No passenger or any other person on the platform suffered any injury, divisional railway manager (DRM)...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Jul 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated to the nation the state's longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The 2.88 km bridge over the river Kathajodi will connect the state capital of Bhubaneswar with Cuttack reducing the distance...

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