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Aizawl, 6 Jul 2017/--/BJP's Mizoram unit again urged state Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma to dissolve the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) and order fresh elections to the Congress ruled council. There had been a constitutional break down in the 20-member CADC after rebellion by 12...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/A delegation comprising senior monks of 12 Gaudiya maths recently handed over a representation to district magistrate of Nadia Sumit Gupta  urging him to ensure no abattoir came up near the Ganga ghat at Nabadwip. The delegation, representing  educationists, social workers...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, the South Eastern Railway has decided to run thirteen pairs of Special trains between Shalimar and Bhanjpur from July 7 to October 1 and another 13 pairs of special trains between Bhanjpur and Puri from July 7 to September 30. The...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/The Parliamentary standing committee on railways under the chairmanship of Ram Tahal Choudhary held a meeting with Vishesh Choubey, general manager, principal head of departments and senior officers of Metro Railway, Kolkata recently. The chairman and other members of the...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/Dismissing chief minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations that he humiliated and insulted her, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said the charges are baseless and meant only to emotionally blackmail the people of the state. Reacting strongly to Mamata's...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/The CPM today accused the TMC government in West Bengal of failing to give protection to the people at Baduria, where communal clashes broke out earlier this week, and demanded that an all-party meeting be convened to deal with the situation. "Where was the administration?...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Enforcement Directorate today issued summons to Trinamool Congress leaders Sovan Chatterjee, Sultan Ahmed and Iqbal Ahmed to appear before it in the next seven days. "Today summons have been issued to Sovan Chatterjee, Sultan and Iqbal Ahmed for appearing before the...

Basirhat, 5 Jul 2017/--/Saumen Roy Chaudhury did not sleep the whole night yesterday. Nor did Fayaj Khan, Imran Khan or Aritro Banerjee. The men, all residents of Khanpara village of Basirhat, of North 24 Parganas district, which had been ravaged by a communal riot for the last two days, kept a...

DARJEELING, 5 Jul 2017/--/GJM activists today clashed with police in Kalimpong district as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered the 21st day. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secretary Binay Tamang claimed the police fired several rounds, leading to bullet injuries to three activists...

Imphal, 5 Jul 2017/--/Nearly four lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood at 13 districts caused by incessant rains in Assam, according to official sources. The flood water has submerged the low lying areas of the Kaziranga National Park. Meanwhile, several rivers were still continuously...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Jul 2017/--/The BJP today strongly protested after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed BJP flags, hoardings, banners and cut-outs of party president Amit Shah from no-hoarding zones in the city. BMC also removed BJP flags, hoardings, banners and Amit Shah cut-outs...

NEW DELHI, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Supreme Court today asked an NGO to apprise it how it had deciphered the population details of 'Limbu' and 'Tamang' tribals in Sikkim and West Bengal by using the 2001 census data. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud was hearing a...

Patna, 5 Jul 2017/--/Meira Kumar, Opposition's nominee for the presidential election, has no plans to meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during her tour of the state on July 6, state Congress chief Ashok Choudhary today said. Meira will, however, interact with RJD and Congress Legislators and...

Itanagar, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Army, the ITBP and the Arunachal Pradesh police today launched a search operation to locate the IAF chopper which went missing with three crew members on board near Sagalee in Papum Pare district here on Tuesday. "The search parties since morning are trekking through a...

Patna, 5 Jul 2017/--/Union minister Upendra Kushwaha today blamed Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for "digging out the foundation" of the education system in Bihar. "Bade bhai (Lalu Prasad) had ruined higher education during RJD rule, while chote bhai (Nitish Kumar)...

NEW DELHI, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday attacked Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad over alleged benami land deals, calling him the "Robert Vadra of Bihar". "Lalu Prasad is the Robert Vadra of Bihar. Over 125 properties acquired by Lalu and his family fall...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Odisha Crime Branch today arrested a wanted Maoist, allegedly involved in the Sunki Ghat landmine blast in which at least eight police personnel were killed in February this year. "Odisha Crime Branch arrests Madabi Bandi, a hard-core Maoist in connection with Sunki...

Aizawl, 5 Jul 2017/--/Mizoram Governor Lt Gen(Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has placed the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) under the Governor's rule from Tuesday evening, a notification issued by the state government today said. Sharma appointed deputy commissioner of Lawngtlai district as...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/Seven fishermen drifting in the sea on a trawler for five days were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard today, 54 nautical miles east of Paradip in Bay of Bengal. "Braving heavy seas, ICGS Sucheta Kripalani rescued the precious lives aboard boat Nirman-5," Coast Guard regional...

Chandigarh, 5 Jul 2017/--/The central power house of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) had recorded highest ever savings in electricity units during the last concluded financial year of 2016-17. Highest ever energy saving of 37 lac units achieved which is worth Rs 1.71 cr. It is the highest ever...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/Keeping in view the huge pre puja and puja rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run five Pairs of Weekly AC Superfast Special trains between Santragachi and Pune from September 2 to October 2. The Santragachi-Pune AC Special (02822) leaving...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/A few stray violent incidents at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas that started on Monday and continued today and that had a communal tinge but which, however,  remained totally in control of the administration so far, ultimately brought out severe strains in the relations...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/Empathising with the sufferings of people in and around Darjeeling under indefinite shutdown, the Calcutta High Court today asked the Centre and the West Bengal government to resolve their differences over need and and deployment of Central Armed Police Force in the hills. A...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/The city will witness several changes in the traffic system in the heart of the city as construction of underground tunnels for East West Metro railway begins this week in the bustling business zone. One of the most important of these changes is closure of the Brabourne Road...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Jul 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah today hailed the warriors of Paika rebellion in Odisha who fought the British as he launched the party's grassroots connect drive in Ganjam district, home turf of chief minister Naveen Patnaik. On his way to Hugulapata area in Ganjam, Shah had a...

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