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Kolkata, 23 Aug 2017/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to run one trip superfast special train between Howrah and Yesvantpur leaving Howrah on August 24. Howrah-Yesvantpur Superfast Special (02552) will leave Howrah at 10 am on August 24 reaching...

DARJEELING, 20 Aug 2017/--/A massive manhunt was today launched to track those behind the grenade blast in Kalimpong police station that left a civic police volunteer dead and two others injured even as the police is suspecting the hand of the GJM behind the attack. A hand grenade was hurled at...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/The overall flood situation in West Bengal has improved with no major rainfall happening in the past two days, officials said. Three more deaths were reported to the central control room at the state secretariat here since yesterday, taking the toll to 55 since July 21. Of...

Aizawl, 20 Aug 2017/--/Police seized heroin worth Rs 25 lakh at the Mizoram-Myanmar border town of Champhai and two Myanmarese nationals were arrested. The heroin weighing 700 gm and reportedly smuggled from Myanmar, was seized yesterday, the police said today. The Myanmarese nationals,...

Patna, 20 Aug 2017/--/The toll in Bihar floods today rose to 202 as the flood situation worsened affecting around 1.21 crore people across 18 districts in the state. Yesterday, the toll was 153 and the number of affected people stood at 1.08 crore in 17 districts. Samastipur was today included in...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/The Presidency University here has re-invited bids for running the oldest canteen in the campus, known as 'Pramod-da's canteen' to generations of students after the earlier tender, quoting higher rates, triggered widespread protest from students. "We are not averse to...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal government has termed as "ridiculous" the HRD ministry's direction on how to celebrate the Teachers' Day in schools and said it would ask the educational institutions to observe the day in a "befitting manner". In response to a question on the issue, state...

Bhubaneswar, 20 Aug 2017/--/Setting a new record, 90% of the students from KiiT International School (KiiT-IS), Bhubaneswar achieved the highest grade and passed with distinction in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination. Among 10,000 schools...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had a close shave today when his car was hit by a container in Murshidabad district. Chowdhury and his driver were unhurt, Murshidabad SP Mukesh said. The accident took place near Rejinagar check post...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/13108 Up Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express scheduled to leave Kolkata station at 7:10 Hrs. on August 21 will remain cancelled due to cancellation of corresponding down link train (13107 Dn) by Bangladesh Railways. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2017/--/Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH), Howrah, gives a 2-year-old girl a second lease of life by successfully performing an intra-cardiac repair for Tetralogy of Fallot (an inborn structural defect of the heart) and complete chest wall reconstruction. When baby Afreen...

Guwahati, 19 Aug 2017/--/With train services to the North-East affected by floods unlikely to be restored before August 28, the North-East Frontier Railway (NEFR) has undertaken steps for passengers travelling to and from the NE region as well as for movement of goods. "NF Railway has borne the...

Agartala, 19 Aug 2017/--/Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said the Left Front government has no plans to go to court against Doordarshan and All India Radio for allegedly not airing his Independence Day recorded speech. "We are not thinking of going to the court on the issue of...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a motion on the need to maintain communal harmony in the state. The motion was moved under the rule 185 by state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee, Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan and Left Front...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Aug 2017/--/Denmark s Aarhus University is keen to extend technical assistance towards transforming Bhubaneswar into a smart city, Professor Ramjee Prasad, the university s professor of Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation, said here. Aarhus University would help...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/West Bengal labour minister Moloy Ghatak today said that the state government has taken several steps to ensure safety and social security of the tea garden workers in the state. Ghatak was speaking on the motion moved by Left Front legislative party leader Sujan...

Namkhana, 19 Aug 2017/--/A construction worker was killed and another seriously injured in Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district on friday after an iron beam fell down on them at a bridge construction site, police said. A crane was lifting the iron beam at the bridge construction site on the...

Guwahati, 19 Aug 2017/--/  An object, suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED), was on Friday recovered from a Silchar-bound parcel baggage in Guwahati railway station. A home guard on duty at the Railway Mail Service (RMS) area behind platform number one, heard something tick from...

Dhanbad, 19 Aug 2017/--/Prominent businessman and chairman of the Rainbow group Dhiren Rawani was shot dead allegedly by his nephew at Bhowra near here, police said today. A senior police officer said Rawani was shot dead allegedly by his nephew Kunal Rawani near his parent's house at Bhowra about...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/In a bid to revive nearly extinct varieties of aromatic rice, an awareness programme was organised on Friday at Sridham Mayapur in the Nadia district by the Chaitanya Chandradaya Agricultural Trust. The programme was inaugurated by West Bengal's agriculture minister Purnendu...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway will run a special train (02510) from Howrah to Bengaluru Cant. The special train, leaving Howrah at 1.05 am on August 22 will run in the path, stoppages and timings of 12510 Guwahati-Bengalauru Cant Express and will...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/To clear the expected rush of passengers during Kausiki Amabasya Mela at Tarapith, Eastern Railway will run one pair of special train between Howrah and Rampurhat on August 20, 21 and 22. The Up special train will leave Howrah at 5.45 am to reach Rampurhat at 9.50 am and...

Chittaranjan, 19 Aug 2017/--/As per the direction received from Railway Board, Swachchta Pakhwara is being organised at  various locations in CLW premises from August 16 to August 31.  In Steel Foundry Shop on August 18, Swachch Samvaad seminar  was organised under the leadership of D K Mondal,...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2017/--/For clearing the stranded passengers, Eastern Railway has made arrangements for running three pairs of special trains between Howrah and Raiganj ( Via-Katihar).  03157 Howrah-Raiganj Special (via-Katihar) will leave Howrah station at 8.15 pm on August 20 and 21 and reach...

Durgapur, 19 Aug 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) observed Sadbhavna Diwas today. A K Rath, CEO, DSP along with the senior officials and a section of officers and employees of the plant took part in the observance. It started with oath taking administered by the senior officials for maintaining...

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