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Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/Due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, several long distance trains will remain cancelled on August 30 from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata stations. The trains are 25657 UP Sealdah-Silchar  Kanchan Jungha Express, 13141 UP Sealdah-New...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway has decided to attach 2 (two) additional sleeper class coach with 13033/13034 Howrah-Katihar-Howrah Express leaving Howrah with October 1 and leaving Katihar with effect from October 2 as a permanent measure.

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/To mark the appearance day today  of Radharani, who as per scriptures is the spiritual energy and an eternal consort of Lord Krishna, Sridham Mayapur began the celebrations on Monday in the presence of a large number of people  who have reached the venue from far and near....

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/The northern parts of West Bengal, some of which are yet to recover from the impact of flood, are again likely to receive heavy rains from August 31, the MeT department said today. Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, Malda, South Dinajpur and North Dinajpur districts in north Bengal...

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee's call for BJP hatao from the country that started on July 21 at the party's Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata continued today when from the dais of the rally to mark the foundation day of Trinamool Chattra Parishad (TMCP), the students wing of the...

DARJEELING, 28 Aug 2017/--/Amid reports of cracks in the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the chief of the outfit, Bimal Gurung, has alleged a conspiracy by some hill leaders against him. In an audio message late on Sunday night, Gurung warned these leaders that if they discussed any other issue other...

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/London is the flavour of the Durga Puja season this year. At least two well-known puja committees in the city have chosen London as the theme of this year's Puja celebration. Theme-based pujas became fashionable for the last few years, not only in the city but in the...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2017/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju today slammed human rights groups for criticising the Centre's move to deport Rohingya refugees, saying India has given shelter to maximum number of migrants, more than any other nation, and advised them not to "lecture". Rijiju asked the...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2017/--/Condemning the political rally organised by Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, the JD-U today asserted that the former organised the anti- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally only to launch his sons. Speaking to a news agency, JD-U spokesperson KC Tyagi...

Chhailengta, 28 Aug 2017/--/Union minister for tribal affairs Jual Oram today said the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) would be elevated to the status of a state council if BJP is voted to power in the 2018 Assembly poll in the state. This large crowd here kindles the...

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/West Bengal minister Subrata Mukherjee was today quizzed by the CBI in connection with the Narada tapes scam, agency sources said. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader was summoned by the agency which is probing the scam in which names of several other ministers, MPs and MLAs...

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal CID has started an awareness programme in the social network on the controversial Blue Whale online game, which is causing trouble for a growing number of teenagers. An awareness video on the controversial online game which requires participants to do daring...

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, Eastern Railway has decided to extend running of 03157/03158 Howrah-Radhikapur-Howrah special (via Katihar) and 03149/03150 Sealdah- Malda-Sealdah specials for further four days beyond August 28. Extended dates of run of 03157/03158...

Ranchi, 28 Aug 2017/--/Days after the tragic Gorakhpur incident, 52 infants deaths were reported from Jamshedpur's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGM) hospital in Jharkhand. The MGM Hospital superintendent attributed the deaths to malnutrition. All the infants died in the last 30 days....

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/Anand Prakash, additional general manager, Eastern Railway administered the New India Pledge - ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ amongst officers and staff at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today. The New India Pledge - ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ oath was taken by the officers and...

Kolkata, 28 Aug 2017/--/Due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, several trains will remain cancelled on August 29 from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata stations. The trains are 15657 UP Sealdah-Guwahati  Kanchan Jungha Express, 13141 UP Sealdah-New Alipurduar Teesta...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Aug 2017/--/On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been granted the University status by Union ministry of human resource development vide its Letter No. F.9-14/2011-U-3 (A) dated 25/08/2017. With this status, the KISS has...

Chittaranjan, 28 Aug 2017/--/As per the direction received from Railway Board,  to commemorate the completion of 75 years of Quit India Movement to make India Independent, repeat  pledge taking ceremony was organised in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works(CLW), today on the theme ‘Sankalp se Sidhhi’....

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to participate in the August 29 meeting called by the West Bengal government here to restore peace and normalcy in the Darjeeling hills, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced today. "We have received a letter from GJM leader...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/The BJP and RSS today came down on the West Bengal government for deciding not to allow immersion of Durga idols on the day of Muharram on October 1 and described the decision as 'unconstitutional' and an insult to the Hindu community. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had on...

Patna, 24 Aug 2017/--/Faced with Opposition RJD's aggressive posture over the Srijan scam, Bihar's ruling JD-U today demanded that RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family's alleged "benami" properties should be confiscated and orphanages opened therein. Speaking to the media, JD-U spokesman Neeraj...

Guwahati, 24 Aug 2017/--/Hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river, the Assam government on Wednesday said it has urged the Centre to take up with China at the diplomatic level the issue of sharing hydrological data with India. Assam minister and government spokesman Himanta Biswa Sarma on...

Patna, 24 Aug 2017/--/Opposition RJD, Congress and CPI-ML today protested in both Houses of the Bihar legislature accusing the state government of "failing" to provide "proper relief" to flood victims in the state. As the state Assembly met for the day, RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui drew Speaker...

Patna/Bhagalpur, 24 Aug 2017/--/RJD leader and Bihar's former chief minister Rabri Devi today alleged the Nitish Kumar government killed six accused in the multi-crore rupees Srijan NGO scam by administering "poisonous injections" like many implicated in the Vyapam fraud in Madhya Pradesh. "How...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2017/--/Lawyers today sat on a dharna demanding appointment of judges at the Calcutta High Court, which is at present functioning at less than half its sanctioned strength. The agitating lawyers have also sent a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his "intervention" to...

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