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Ranchi, 11 Jul 2017/--/RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad recorded his statement in a special CBI court here today over the fodder scam case. According to his lawyer, the statement was recorded in relation to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the Chaibasa treasury. In total,...

Kolkata, 11 Jul 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run four pairs of Special trains between Santragachi and Puri from September 7 to September 29. The Special Train (02809) leaving Santragachi every Thursday at 7 pm will reach Puri at 3.20 am the next day. In the...

Kolkata, 11 Jul 2017/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway held a high level meeting on Safety, Punctuality and Security aspects with the principal head of departments and divisional railway managers (DRM) at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today. Rana Manna, Loco Pilot...

Itanagar, 11 Jul 2017/--/Fourteen people are feared dead in a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains in Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district today, a senior official said. According to additional deputy commissioner Jalash Pertin, chances of any survivor are dim, adding rescue operation...

Shillong, 10 Jul 2017/--/Meghalaya State Women's Commission today summoned the secretary of Delhi Golf Club, following a petition by Tailin Lyngdoh, who was ousted from the posh club because of her traditional attire last month. "We have summoned the secretary of the club to depose before the...

NEW DELHI, 10 Jul 2017/--/Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav will not step down from his post, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) cleared after party meet today. According to the reports of ANI, majority of MLAs in the meeting came out in support of Tejashwi, saying:"Why will he resign"? "...

Itanagar/Imphal, 10 Jul 2017/--/Incessant rains for the past three days have triggered landslides and flash floods in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and claimed at least one life, officials said. Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was...

Aizawl, 10 Jul 2017/--/The six Bru relief camps in Tripura should be closed and assistance provided to the inmates there should be stopped if the Brus continue to refuse to return to Mizoram, an adviser of the ministry of home affairs said. An official release here said that ministry of home...

NEW DELHI, 10 Jul 2017/--/The Union government is extending all possible help to the North-East (N-E) which is facing floods and landslides, minister Kiren Rijiju said today. "Most of the Northeast is devastated with floods and landslides. The Centre is extending all possible help, including...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Jul 2017/--/A major fire broke out at a biscuit factory at Patia here in the early hours today and 100 fire department personnel are fighting to douse it. The factory has been severely damaged and the entire area is enveloped in dark smoke but there is no report of casualty, the...

Imphal, 10 Jul 2017/--/An Army jawan was today found dead with bullet injury in Bishenpur district, police said. The jawan was identified as 37-year-old Moirangthem Herachandra. His body was found in a canal located at the vicinity of Nachau and Kwaksiphai in Bishenpur district by the locals who...

Imphal, 10 Jul 2017/--/Five militants including a woman belonging to different separatist outfits were arrested from various places in the Imphal valley, a senior police officer said today. A police team along with women personnel arrested "an active member" of the proscribed outfit United...

Shillong, 10 Jul 2017/--/A 31-year-old man, severely beaten up by a mob here for allegedly raping a minor, died in a hospital, police said today. The man, who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl and had taken her photographs on his smartphone, was locked in his room in a house where he was staying...

Ranchi, 10 Jul 2017/--/The Jharkhand government is likely to move an anti-conversion bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the state Assembly, which starts in August. According to sources, the state government has directed the officials to prepare the draft legislation. In Jharkhand, the...

Kolkata, 10 Jul 2017/--/For the convenience of the pilgrims of Shravani Mela at Baidyanath Dham, Eastern Railway will run one additional pair of Shravani Mela Special between Jamalpur and Jasidih via Banka during the mela period from July 11 to August 8. 03472 Jamalpur – Jasidih Special will leave...

NEW DELHI, 9 Jul 2017/--/With a 110-metre long national flag, Gorkhaland supporters today marched in the national capital to reinforce their demand for a separate state and the immediate imposition of President's Rule in West Bengal. Protestors belonging to the Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS...

DARJEELING, 9 Jul 2017/--/The violence erupted again in Darjeeling today on the 25th day of pro-Gorkhaland stir, with agitators setting aflame a police camp, injuring four police personnel and attacking a BDO office at Pokribong. The GJM activists also took out a rally at Chowkbazar with the bodies...

Gangtok, 9 Jul 2017/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today demanded urgent intervention of the Centre for early settlement of the Gorkhaland issue to safeguard the interest of Sikkim. He said in case the issue was not addressed on priority basis, the Sikkim government might approach the apex...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/Life returned to normal in riot-hit Baduria town and adjacent areas of North 24 Parganas district today after communal violence broke out over a Facebook post early this week. "Everything is normal now in Baduria, Swarupnagar, Deganga and Basirhat. There has been no problem...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar today said both domestic and foreign travellers are taking interest in touring the state during monsoons to make the most of the rain-drenched beaches. "Domestic and foreign tourists are arriving in Goa during the monsoons to make the...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/The famous blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa, who has been canonised as Saint Teresa of Calcutta by the Vatican, has been recognised as an Intellectual Property of the Missionaries of Charity. "The Trade Marks Registry, Government of India, has granted the registration of...

Bhopal, 9 Jul 2017/--/The NDA's presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind today said he had discharged his duties as the governor of Bihar with a belief that "everyone was equal, irrespective of religion, caste and region," and which is why he got support from the state. Kovind was apparently referring to...

Guwahati, 9 Jul 2017/--/The flood situation in Assam deteriorated today with one person losing his life, while nearly five lakh people are hit across 15 districts. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person died in the swirling flood waters in...

Kohima, 9 Jul 2017/--/Former Chief Minister T R Zeliang has staked claim to form the government in Nagaland asserting that he enjoyed the support of 41 of the 59 MLAs, after a majority of ruling NPF legislators rebelled against the incumbent Shurhozelie Liezietsu. In a letter to Governor P B...

Guwahati, 9 Jul 2017/--/Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged the Centre to initiate actions to set up a fibre (broadband) grid aimed at connecting every household with internet in the state. To connect all households with internet, the chief minister had a talk with Union Electronics...

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