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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/--/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/--/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/--/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...

Amtola, 3 Aug 2017/--/Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today visited Assam's Lakhimpur district which is the worst affected in the flood-ravaged state. Rahul crossed Ranganadi river in a small boat to reach this remote area and visited Amtola. The overflowing river had broken an embankment and...

Agartala, 3 Aug 2017/--/The six sacked Tripura Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs, who voted for NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, will formally join BJP on August 7. The MLAs will meet BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi on Friday. Their joining was finalised earlier following discussion with...

Patna, 3 Aug 2017/--/Bihar's ruling JD-U today targeted former party president Sharad Yadav for not supporting chief minister Nitish Kumar's new alliance with the BJP and accused him of compromising with corruption. "Sharad Yadav is compromising with corruption by supporting the RJD and Congress-...

Kolkata, 3 Aug 2017/--/Eight women, accused in the murder case of All India Gorkha League (AIGL) leader Madan Tamang, today claimed before a court here that they had been falsely implicated in the case and that the CBI could not furnish any concrete evidence against them. Contending that mere...

MALDA, 3 Aug 2017/--/An injured person who was found beside railway tracks in Bihar today alleged that a group of unidentified men robbed him in a running train and threw him out. The person, identified as Kant Singh of Assam, said he was travelling in Delhi bound Brahmaputra Mail when unidentified...

Lakhisarai, 3 Aug 2017/--/Naxalites disrupted rail services on two lines after kidnapping two cabin men in the district as part of their week-long protest marked as 'Shahadat Saptah', police said today. The railway services, which were hampered after midnight last night on the Kiul-Jhajha rail...

Shillong, 3 Aug 2017/--/A moderate intensity earthquake rocked the entire North-Eastern (N-E) region late on Wednesday night, officials said here today. There was, however, no loss of life or damage to property. The tremor reading 5.4 magnitude in the Richter Scale struck at around 11.48 pm on...

Imphal, 3 Aug 2017/--/Kuki National Liberation Front (KNLF) general secretary Lalmoi Haokip was killed in an attack by unidentified assailants in the hill district of Churachandpur in Manipur, the police said today. The killing occurred ahead of the proposed dialogue with Kuki militant groups this...

Patna, 3 Aug 2017/--/In a first of its kind in Bihar, a mob in Bhojpur district led by cow vigilantes today thrashed a truck driver and two others on suspicion of transporting beef, police said. They also tried to set on fire the vehicle which was on its way to Muzaffarpur district. But the police...

Shillong, 3 Aug 2017/--/The Meghalaya cabinet has approved a proposal to provide government jobs to people who donate land for various developmental projects, chief minister Mukul Sangma has announced. "We have approved a policy to ensure that `generous people` who provide land to the government...

Jalpaiguri, 3 Aug 2017/--/An undertrial prisoner has tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist and chest with a blade in the court lock up here, police said today. The prisoner, Kartik Pal, was brought to Jalpaiguri sessions court lock up before production where he slashed his wrist and chest...

Kohima, 3 Aug 2017/--/Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo and former chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu today won the Assembly by-election from the Northern Angami-I constituency. Liezietsu, whose Democratic Alliance of Nagaland-led government was dismissed on July 19 after failing to prove his...

Ranaghat, 3 Aug 2017/--/The headmaster of a boys high school in West Bengal's Nadia district was arrested for allegedly assaulting a student, who reported bleeding in his ear after it. Police said today that the headmaster of Nashra Boys High School here was arrested on Wednesday following...

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