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Kolkata, 6 Sep 2017/--/With the Centre directing all state governments to identify Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar illegally staying in the states, the West Bengal government is in a quandary on how to identify and deport them. On August 8 joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs Dilip...

Kolkata, 6 Sep 2017/--/Hitting out at critics for accusing her of Muslim appeasement, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said she believed in taking care of all the communities. Referring to certain incidents in BJP-ruled states, she also urged the media to play an "impartial" role. "Many say...

Gaya, 6 Sep 2017/--/A Gaya court today awarded life imprisonment to JD-U MLC Manorama Devi's son Rakesh Kumar Ranjan alias Rocky Yadav and two others for the murder of teenager Aditya Sachdeva in an incident of road rage over a year ago. Manorama 's husband Bindeshwari Prasad alias Bindi Yadav, an...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Sep 2017/--/A day after rescuing a boy from the clutches of the "Blue Whale Challange Game", Odisha Police today issued guidelines for cops, parents and teachers to combat the menace. DGP R P Sharma, while reviewing the situation at the state police headquarters in Cuttack, issued...

Imphal, 6 Sep 2017/--/Police have started an inquiry into the Rs 185.79 crore scam in the Manipur Development Society (MDS) and have recovered files relating to the scam. Ghanashyam Sharma -- a sub-divisional police officer who conducted raids for two days in the posh residence of Yambem Ningthem...

Aizawl, 6 Sep 2017/--/The Mizoram Police arrested two BSF constables for allegedly raping a woman and throwing acid on her face and killing her friend in Mamit district, a senior police officer said. The two BSF personnel were arrested on Tuesday from their place of posting at Silsury village in...

Baripada, 6 Sep 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the fifth state-run medical college in Mayurbhanj district today. Dedicating the Pandit Raghunath Murmu medical college hospital (PRMMCH) at Rangamatia to the people of the state, he said two more medical colleges would...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Sep 2017/--/The death toll in the swine flu death in Odisha today rose to 41 with one woman succumbing to H1N1 virus, official sources said. A woman from Jagatsinghpur district succumbed to the disease at the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack this morning while two men had...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Sep 2017/--/Anti-corruption vigilance officials have arrested a girls education coordinator in Odisha's Kalahandi district for allegedly accepting bribe from a supplier for clearing pending bills worth Rs 1 lakh. The vigilance officials laid a trap and caught the GEC, Priyabrata...

Ranchi, 6 Sep 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das said on Tuesday that 18,000 new teachers are being appointed in Jharkhand and this would take the strength to nearly 1.5 lakh teachers. On the occasion of Teachers' Day here, Das said now there are 1.28 lakh teachers and with the...

Jamshedpur, 6 Sep 2017/--/A Naxal camp was demolished during an encounter between the security forces and Maoists in Bururaika jungle under Naxal-hit Gua police station area in adjoining West Singhbhum district on Tuesday, police said. The district armed police and CRPF personnel launched a...

Kolkata, 6 Sep 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Sougata Roy appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Narada case on Wednesday. Roy was summoned by the probe agency on July 12. The MP is one of the 13 Trinamool MPs seen accepting money from Narada...

Kolkata, 6 Sep 2017/--/Passenger amenities have always been an area of high priority for Eastern Railway. Sustained efforts are being made to improve passenger amenities at stations and on board trains. A few of such efforts during August, 2017 include commissioning of International Check Post (...

Kolkata, 6 Sep 2017/--/15657 Up/15658 Dn Sealdah – Guwahati – Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express , 25657 Up/25658 Dn Sealdah-Silchar-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express & 15659 Up/15660 Dn Sealdah-Agartala-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express which was earlier cancelled due to flood affected tracks in North East...

Kolkata, 6 Sep 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway will run one trip Superfast Special train between Howrah and KSR Bengaluru City leaving Howrah on September 10 and one  trip special train between Santragachi and Kanniyakumari leaving Santragachi on September 11. The...

Burdwan, 6 Sep 2017/--/Four persons including a woman died and five others were injured when a pick-up van they were travelling in was rammed by a sand-laden lorry from behind at Raina in East Burdwan early today. The driver and helper of the lorry have been arrested. According to the police, the...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Sep 2017/--/Jharsuguda airstrip in Odisha will be made into a full-fledged airport and become operational for regional connectivity services under UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme by October, 2017, official sources said. A decision to this regard was taken at the state level...

NEW DELHI, 5 Sep 2017/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached a farmhouse owned by RJD chief Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti in Delhi's Bijwasan locality. "A farmhouse owned by Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar has been attached by the ED... The attached property is situated...

Itanagar, 5 Sep 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh health and family welfare minister Jomde Kena died at a private hospital in Guwahati after a prolonged illness, family sources said today. Kena (52) died on Monday night. He was a resident of Gensi village in Lower Siang district and was undergoing...

Agartala, 5 Sep 2017/--/Those who betrayed India's freedom movement are now trying to create a "Hindu Rashtra", Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar said here today. "Those who betrayed India's freedom struggle and worked as agents of the British rulers are now trying to establish 'Hindu Rashtra',...

Shillong, 5 Sep 2017/--/India s Act East policy has not had any perceptible impact in the North Eastern (N-E) region even as South East Asia has emerged as the largest trading partner of India by trade volume as it is mainly sea-borne, North Eastern Council (NEC) economic adviser W Synrem said here...

Kolkata, 5 Sep 2017/--/To cope up with the expected rush of passengers during ensuing Puja festival, Eastern Railway will run six puja special trains between Kolkata & Indore via Dankuni. As a result, 3648 additional berths will be generated for the travelling public. 09312 Kolkata- Indore Puja...

Chittaranjan, 5 Sep 2017/--/The HOD level Railway week -2017 award giving programme of general manager(general) department was organised at administrative meeting room in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) today. Ashok Kumar, chief vigilance officer (CVO) gave away the awards to a total of 22...

Kolkata, 5 Sep 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway will run one trip Superfast Special Train between Howrah and Thiruvananthapuram leaving Howrah on September 7. The Special Train (06516) leaving Howrah at 1.05 am on September 7 will reach Thiruvananthapuram at 10.35 pm...

Kolkata, 5 Sep 2017/--/Premium public sector bank Allahabad bank celebrated Teachers’ Day today, to mark the birth anniversary of former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an outstanding teacher and scholar, and recognised the precious role of teachers towards shaping the future of our society...

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