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Guwahati, 19 Jul 2017/--/The flood in Assam today claimed four more lives taking the toll to 73 though the overall situation continued to improve with around five lakh people affected across 14 districts. Two persons lost their lives in Morigaon district of central Assam and one each died in...

Kolkata, 19 Jul 2017/--/19414/19413 Kolkata – Ahmedabad Weekly Express will be restored and run via diverted route of Dhanbad – Gomoh – Chandrapura with effect from July 22 from Kolkata. 13425/13426 Malda Town – Surat weekly express will also be restored and run via diverted route of Asansol –...

Agartala, 18 Jul 2017/--/BJP workers today gheraoed the residence of chief minister Manik Sarkar here alleging that the government has failed to remove the indefinite road and railway blockade by Indigenous People's Front Tripura (IPFT) demanding a separate state. The blockade to press for a...

Gangtok, 18 Jul 2017/--/In a major relief to truckers ferrying goods from Siliguri to Sikkim, West Bengal police have started providing security to Sikkim registered trucks along NH-10, the sole road connecting the hill state with the rest of the country. All Sikkim Truck Drivers Association (...

Basanti, 18 Jul 2017/--/A Trinamool Youth Congress (TMYC) worker was fired at and injured after being called out of his home at Basanti in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district in a feud between two groups of TMC and two persons were detained in connection with it. Hasim alias Ijaz Ahmed was...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Jul 2017/--/The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression today, raising the likelihood of more rainfall in Odisha, which is experiencing heavy downpour for the past three days. As sea condition would be rough to very rough under the influence of the...

NEW DELHI, 18 Jul 2017/--/The Supreme Court today transferred the appeal challenging the conviction of Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh's son for lesser offence in a 2011 road rage case from Manipur to the Gauhati High Court. The apex court also provided security cover of the Central Reserve...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Jul 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today announced his party's support to Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition's candidate for the Vice-Presidential election. The regional party had supported NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election, polling for which...

NEW DELHI, 18 Jul 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the flood situation in the state. Sonowal told Modi that two waves of floods have affected 25 lakh people across 29 districts of the north eastern state, where 1,098...

Kolkata, 18 Jul 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run five pairs of Special trains between Santragachi and Hatia during the period from July 21 to August 19. The Special Train (02876) leaving Santragachi every Saturday at 10.35 pm will reach Hatia at 7.50 am, the...

Kolkata, 18 Jul 2017/--/A New AC rake with state of art features arrived today at Noapara Car Shed from Integral Coach Factory, Perambur.  The Metro users can now enjoy a more comfortable ride in this new rake. The new rake has wider vestibules for better air circulation in all coaches, AC ducting...

Imphal, 18 Jul 2017/--/Four persons including an Assam Rifles jawan were injured when militants exploded a powerful Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) in the busy commercial locality here today, police said. The incident occurred at around 10.50 am in the vicinity of Soibam Leikai in Imphal East...

Baripada, 18 Jul 2017/--/Four persons were killed in two separate road mishaps in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district today, police said. Two youths died on the spot at Kainsari bridge on Badasahi-Betanati road when their bike rammed into a speeding tractor this morning. The victims were yet to be...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Jul 2017/--/The Odisha Police has been successful in rescuing 489 children in distress during the first three days of Operation Muskan-III, officials said. "Odisha Police achieves laudable success in first three days of Operation Muskan-III. 489 children rescued, which includes 427...

Canning, 18 Jul 2017/--/Arms of three passengers were ripped off from elbow after the moving bus carrying them scraped against the side of a speeding truck in South 24 Parganas district today, police said. The accident occurred at Gangarampur under Bishnupur police station when the three bus...

Nabagram, 15 Jul 2017/--/In his last interaction with ex-servicemen as supreme commander of the armed forces, President Pranab Mukherjee today lauded their contribution to society after their retirement. Addressing ex-servicemen at the newly-built army base here which will be manned by the Army...

DARJEELING, 15 Jul 2017/--/A panchayat office was set on fire and a government vehicle was damaged at Kurseong in Darjeeling as the GJM-led indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 31st day today. Large-scale violence and arson took place in Kurseong town in the afternoon even as...

Raiganj, 15 Jul 2017/--/The Raiganj bandh called by the Raiganj Merchants Association today affected normal life in the district headquarters town of North Dinajpur district. Shops, business establishments, schools and colleges were closed, private vehicles were off the road. There was no report of...

Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/The police unearthed an educational certificate scam in the city and arrested five persons from the metropolis and its adjacent areas, police said today. "Acting on a tip-off, we arrested the five yesterday," a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said. "The accused used to...

Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/In a horrific incident stinking of severe perversion, a 60-year-old man molested and then inserted needles in the body of a 3-year-old girl at his house at Nadiara village of Purulia on July 11. While the girl, who is critical, has been admitted to SSKM hospital in Kolkata,...

Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/Kolkata Police today initiated an inquiry against state BJP President Dilip Ghosh for threatening to torch West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence if the police tried to arrest him under false cases. According to a Kolkata Police office, a complaint was lodged...

Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/Deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav and other RJD leaders, against whom the CBI has started a probe into the land-for-hotels case, should come out with a substantive rejoinder to maintain the Grand Alliance's image, JD-U leader Pavan Varma said today. "They (RJD) must come...

Patna, 15 Jul 2017/--/There seems to be no end to the ongoing rift in Bihar's ruling 'mahagathbandhan'. In the latest development, deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav's nameplate was today removed from the invitation of a key event hosted by chief minister Nitish Kumar government. As per media...

Aalo, 15 Jul 2017/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju today met farmers in Arunachal Pradesh where floods have caused heavy damage to crops and assured them of all help from the Centre and the state government. Rijiju, along with a central team, visited the deluge- affected Aalo area in West Siang...

Shillong, 15 Jul 2017/--/Rape-accused Meghalaya MLA Julius K Dorphang who was earlier this month appointed member of two committees of the state Assembly have been removed from both, officials said today. Assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal said the Assembly has rectified the notification in which...

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