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Patna, 6 Feb 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today criticised the Centre for clubbing the Rail Budget with the general Budget saying "it has killed the autonomy of Railways", the lifeline of the country. "Railway ka bantadhar kar diya uski autonomy ko katham kar ke (They have ruined the...

Kolkata, 6 Feb 2017/--/For the convenience of the devotees on the occasion of Bible Mega Convention, 2017 to be held near Jalalkhali Halt station on Ranaghat-Krishnanagar City Jn. Section, Eastern Railway will provide temporary additional stoppage of six up EMU trains and five up Passenger trains...

Gangtok, 6 Feb 2017/--/A major forest fire has broken out at Tinjurey Ridge in Fambanglho Wildlife Sanctuary, about 10 km from here in East district, official sources said today. Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters were pressed into service today on the request of the Sikkim government to air drop...

MALDA, 6 Feb 2017/--/An assistant sub inspector (ASI) of police posted in Bhutni police station in Manikchak block reportedly shot at himself this evening. The ASI Paresh Roy, 54 attempted to kill himself using his service revolver as learnt from police sources. The bullet pierced his left ribs....

Barasat, 4 Feb 2017/--/With Bhangar still on the boil over the power sub-station issue, BJP supporters today clashed with police and blocked a road at Amdanga in North 24 Parganas district claiming that the state power utility was putting up electric poles on "fertile land". SP Bhaskar Mukherjee...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Feb 2017/--/A local court here today rejected the bail plea of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay who was arrested for his alleged link with the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam. The Khordha district and sessions judge court rejected the bail plea of Bandyopadhyay. The Central Bureau of...

Panaji, 4 Feb 2017/--/Amid speculation that he would return to Goa politics, defence minister Manohar Parrikar today kept everyone guessing by describing himself as a "party man" who will work as per the directions of party leaders. However, he went on to add that he was missing "Goan food in Delhi...

Kolkata, 4 Feb 2017/--/Different Maoist groups would seem to have launched a fresh round of offensive strikes against the state administrative authorities if some knee-jerk, punitive actions like the arrest of CPI (M-L) leader Sharmistha Choudhury, issue of arrest warrants against several Maoist...

NEW DELHI, 4 Feb 2017/--/BJP today announced 27 more party candidates for Manipur Assembly polls to be held in two phases on March 4 and 8. It had earlier in its first list declared the names of 31 candidates. The state assembly has 60 seats. Chief minister O Ibobi Singh has headed a Congress...

Kohima, 4 Feb 2017/--/Normalcy today returned to the Nagaland capital with educational institutions, banks, business establishments and shops opening two days after violent mobs went on a rampage here vandalising and setting government offices and vehicles on fire. With business activities kicking...

Itanagar, 4 Feb 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has taken serious note of many departments not convening the periodical departmental promotion committee (DPC) meeting thereby depriving timely promotion to the eligible officer and officials. Khandu viewed that due to non-...

Patna, 4 Feb 2017/--/Inaugurating Patna Book Fair, chief minister Nitish Kumar today stressed that such an event should be a medium for creating public awareness. "Book Fair should be medium for creating public awareness," Nitish said while addressing a gathering after inauguration of Patna Book...

Kendrapara, 4 Feb 2017/--/Unidentified persons today broke open an SBI ATM and decamped with cash, police said. The incident took place at Chhatta chowk on the NH-5(A). The thieves broke open the ATM around 2.45 am by using a gas cutter, Derabish police station Inspector Umakant Nayak said. "The...

Itanagar, 4 Feb 2017/--/The lone public recreational park in the state capital Indira Gandhi Park situated at the heart of the city is all set to witness a massive facelift soon. The department of Environment and Forests, under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management & Planning...

Rangia, 4 Feb 2017/--/A Tata Tea garden manager has been kidnapped at gun point from Rajapara area of Kamrup district in Assam, a senior police official said today. Bhaskar Pathak, manager at the tea major's Charaideo Tea Estate, was kidnapped by four unidentified persons when he was walking with...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Feb 2017/--/The BJP today announced that Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and his Jharkhand counterpart Raghubar Das would campaign for the party in Odisha for the panchayat election even though other political parties have already announced that they will protest during Singh...

Aizawl, 4 Feb 2017/--/The date for the fourth round of peace talks between the Mizoram government and the Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) would soon be fixed, a senior official of the state home department today said. The official said that the meeting of Home department...

Berhampur, 4 Feb 2017/--/A candidate contesting for the sarpanch post in Ambapua gram panchayat in Ganjam district was missing since Friday, police said today. C Pradhan, the elder brother of the missing candidate Pramod Kumar Pradhan today lodged a complaint in this regard with the police. Though...

Guwahati, 4 Feb 2017/--/Assam government today said it is not possible to detect and deport illegal foreigners from the state within a definite time frame. "Completing the process to detect and deport foreigners within a definite time frame is impossible and if we expedite it unnecessarily, there...

Kolkata, 3 Feb 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said the proposal in the union budget for introducing electoral bonds was very much confusing and said that the Trinamool Congress had always maintained transparency in its transactions of its accounts. ``The proposal for amendment to the...

Kolkata, 3 Feb 2017/--/In view of the panchayat elections in the state scheduled next year, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today revised the pay scale of personnel attached with all levels of the panchayat system in the state. ``It is said that people working in the panchayat system are corrupt,...

Kolkata, 3 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today harped on the fallout of demonetisation on the people and state's economy in his address in the Assembly at the start of the Budget session. Tripathi said demonetisation had its own effects on the economy of West Bengal with...

Kolkata, 3 Feb 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today granted bail to senior West Bengal BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar, who was arrested on cheating charges. Justice Joymalyo Bagchi, while granting bail, directed Majumdar to pay two sureties of Rs 10,000 each, one of which would be local, as bail...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Feb 2017/--/With several questions raised by the police rank and file over the killing of its eight personnel in landmine explosion in Koraput district, Odisha government today rushed a team of Crime Branch officials to probe the incident. The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC)...

Dhanbad, 3 Feb 2017/--/Almost a week after the murder of his nephew allegedly by a coal mafia, BJP MLA Sanjiv Singh has accused the state government of not providing him adequate security even as he expressed fear that a conspiracy is being hatched to kill him. Raising question against his own...

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