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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...

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...

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)...

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...

Aizawl, 4 Jul 2017/--/The para-military Assam Rifles stepped up security on the India-Myanmar border along eastern Mizoram to stop drugs and arms smuggling, an official said today. "We have alerted our troops deployed along the (510 km long) India-Myanmar border with Mizoram. Vigil along the...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sugata Bose today alleged that some people threatened and demanded money from him for carrying out renovation at his family residence here after which six persons were arrested by police. According to a senior officer of Kolkata Police, these six...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/Three persons were arrested here on Monday for their alleged involvement in a international human trafficking racket, police said. Sajid Khan Pathan (40), his wife Parveen (35) and another person Asad Omar (41) were arrested from the city for allegedly trafficking minor...

Kohima, 4 Jul 2017/--/The Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) today demanded removal of state home minister Y Patton and immediate termination of the consultancy services of MKR Pillai from police modernisation project in the State. NPYC president Vilhousilie Kenguruse told newsmen that the...

Agartala, 4 Jul 2017/--/Tripura TMC leader Sudip Roy Burman today said the party's state unit will request its chief Mamata Banerjee to reconsider her decision to vote for Meira Kumar in the presidential election as CPM too is supporting her. "We cannot vote for a candidate who is being supported...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/Study tour of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways headed by Ram Tahal Choudhary, MP and chairman alongwith other Members of Parliament Rajiv Sawat, Balabhadra Majhi, Lakhanlal Sahu and Ranvijay Singh Judev, had a high level meeting with the general manager of...

Kolkata, 4 Jul 2017/--/Ulta Rath was celebrated with fervour on Monday by the devotees of ISKCON Mayapur. The festival is organised every year to mark the return of Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadradevi to Rajapur temple from Gundicha temple at Prabhupad Ghat, Mayapur where they stayed for nine...

Itanagar, 3 Jul 2017/--/Heavy rains lashed several parts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the capital, causing landslides and flood-like situation in many areas across the state. The administration has alerted residents located at vulnerable areas, such as river banks, streams, landslide-prone zone...

DARJEELING, 3 Jul 2017/--/The boarding schools of Darjeeling, which were scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, have extended their vacation due to the indefinite shutdown in the hills. The vacation had begun on June 23. "We have decided to extend the vacation as the shutdown is going on. We have not...

Kolkata, 3 Jul 2017/--/Fire broke out in an empty operation theatre in the main building of the Apollo Gleanagles hospital here this morning but there was no casualty. Two fire tenders were put into service to douse the fire which caught at around 9.20 am, a Kolkata Police official said. "Nobody...

Puri, 3 Jul 2017/--/Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad witnessed Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' - the return car festival which was held amid tight security. A multi-layer security net was thrown in the town with heavy deployment of forces to ensure smooth celebrations and...

Kolkata, 3 Jul 2017/--/Kolkata Police have arrested three persons from Bihar for their alleged involvement in siphoning of funds from the bank account of a person. On the basis of a complaint lodged with Watgunge police station here, the police went to Lakhisarai in Bihar and arrested Sujit Kumar...

Ranchi, 3 Jul 2017/--/A GST call centre has been opened in Jharkhand to help people with queries, while chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday reviewed the progress of the new tax system in the state, a day after it was rolled out. Das asked officials to ensure that traders do not face any...

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