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Patna, 13 Aug 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that eye banks will be set up in all the medical colleges of the state and at the super speciality eye hospital here by the year end. The step will facilitate eye donation campaign, Kumar told a function organised by Dadhichi...

NEW DELHI, 13 Aug 2017/--/Concerned over death of animals in road accidents near the Kaziranga National Park, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Assam government to improve sensor-operated automated traffic barriers installed in the animal corridor. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Aug 2017/--/The death toll in dengue in Odisha has increased to two and in swine flu to eight today. Official sources said a person had died of dengue at SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, where another died of swine flu, official sources said. The number of those affected...

Itanagar, 13 Aug 2017/--/Security forces have arrested two NSCN(R) ultras from Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh during a crackdown on subversive elements in view of the approaching Independence Day. The ultras were identified as Bokam Wangrey, a self-styled 'sergeant major' of the outfit...

Baripada (Odisha), 13 Aug 2017/--/Five farm labourers, including three women, were killed and 12 others seriously injured when a van carrying them overturned in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district today. The pick-up van, carrying the agriculture workers from Baisinga area, was proceeding towards Udala...

Kolkata, 10 Aug 2017/--/The Sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal seemed to be staring at a deluge with heavy to very heavy rains likely to continue for the next three days in the region, the Met department said here today. The districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri and...

DARJEELING, 10 Aug 2017/--/A GJM party office was set ablaze by unidentified masked men today in Chowkbazar area of the Darjeeling hills as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 57th day. No casualties were reported since the office was locked. This was the first time during the shutdown...

Kolkata, 10 Aug 2017/--/In a minor police reshuffle in West Bengal, six IPS officers have been transferred, a Home department notification said. SP Howrah (Rural) Sumit Kumar will be the new DC (HQ) Chandannagar Police Commissionerate while, DC South East Division of Kolkata Police Gaurav Sharma...

Patna, 10 Aug 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today flagged off mobile therapy vans which would provide basic medical assistance to elderly people, widows and other section who requires social security. The CM flagged off mobile therapy vans to launch "Buniyadi Sanjivani Sewa" at a...

Patna, 10 Aug 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today flagged off mobile therapy vans which would provide basic medical assistance to elderly people, widows and other section who requires social security. The CM flagged off mobile therapy vans to launch "Buniyadi Sanjivani Sewa" at a...

Cuttack, 10 Aug 2017/--/The Orissa High Court today granted bail to former BJD legislator Subarna Naik, who was arrested by the CBI in November 2014 in connection with his alleged involvement in a chitfund scam. Justice J P Das, who had earlier turned down the bail application of Naik in January...

Patna, 10 Aug 2017/--/On his first trip to Bihar since the end of the Grand Alliance, senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today said the disintegration of the grouping has broken the trust of 11 crore people of the state and he is "hurt" by it. He arrived at the airport here to embark on a three-day...

NEW DELHI, 10 Aug 2017/--/BJD members in Lok Sabha today demanded the immediate setting up of a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Bhartruhari Mahtab said the tribunal to resolve the disputes was yet to be formed even...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Aug 2017/--/The Forward Bloc today stepped up attack on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre accusing it of sabotaging the Constitution and basic principles as it has little faith in democracy. "The Narendra Modi-led government is simply sabotaging the Constitution of India by...

Agartala, 10 Aug 2017/--/A CPI-M party office was set on fire and four party supporters were injured at Khumulwng allegedly by the activists of the Indigenous People s Front of Tripura (IPFT), police said today. SP, Police control, Harkumar Debbarma said, when the IPFT activists set fire on the...

Kolkata, 10 Aug 2017/--/To cope up with the expected rush of passengers during ensuing Puja festival, Eastern Railway will run 106 Puja Specials for different directions between Sealdah & Ajmer, Sealdah & Anand Vihar, Howrah & Raxaul, Kolkata & Chhapra, Asansol & Patna, Malda...

Kolkata, 9 Aug 2017/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung today claimed in a city court that the CBI has not been able to provide any specific proof of his involvement in the murder of All India Gorkha League chief Madan Tamang. Gurung's counsel Milan Mukherjee submitted before Chief...

NEW DELHI, 9 Aug 2017/--/The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to respond to a plea filed by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri seeking transfer of his trial in 2010 Madan Tamang murder case from Kolkata to Sikkim apprehending serious law and order crisis. A bench comprising...

Kolkata, 9 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal transport department has been able to increase its income by around 30 per cent and check the outflow of funds and in the last two years after introducing various steps like installation of CCTVs, GPS systems in its buses. State transport minister Suvendu...

Guwahati, 9 Aug 2017/--/The decision of the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to remove the iconic statue of Mahatma Gandhi atop the Gandhi mondop here has evoked sharp reaction and strong resentment from artists and freedom fighters. The decision to remove Mahatma Gandhi's statue was taken...

Kolkata, 9 Aug 2017/--/As part of catering drives, the detailed inspection was carried out at Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Station on Tuesday by Metro Railway officers. The drive is aimed at ensuring the cleanliness of stall and more importantly, disposal of garbage to the earmarked vat. Special focus is...

Kolkata, 9 Aug 2017/--/S N Agrawal, general manager of South Eastern Railway (SER) inaugurated a three-day Meditation Workshop at BNR Auditorium, SER headquarters, Garden Reach today. The workshop is being organised by SER headquarters in association with “Heartfulness Institution”, Kolkata and...

Kolkata, 9 Aug 2017/--/Scientists and professors from different educational institutions today took part in a rally titled 'India March for Science', where they raised their voice demanding rise in allocation of funds for scientific and technological research and education. Speaking to newspersons...

Kolkata, 9 Aug 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 at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today. Sasanka Sekhar Das, Loco Pilot...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Aug 2017/--/Five persons, including four of a family, were charred to death when a major fire broke out in their house here early this morning, officials said. The victims were asleep when the fire broke out and police and fire brigade were informed by the neighbours who noticed...

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