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Bhubaneswar, 16 May 2017/--/Former minister and senior BJD MLA Pradip Kumar Amat was today unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly. Amat, who resigned as finance and health minister on May 6, began his second term as the Assembly Speaker today. Earlier, he was Speaker of the...

NEW DELHI, 16 May 2017/--/The Air India plans to expand its network in the northeast as it seeks to tap into passenger demand following government's push for regional connectivity. Air India's CMD Ashwani Lohani will visit three North-Eastern (N-E) states next month to review operations in the...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/A rainwater harvesting project will be implemented in the slum areas of Darjeeling hills, a senior state government official said today. "A rainwater harvesting project will be implemented in the Darjeeling hills to give water to slum dwellers," principal secretary,...

Agra, 16 May 2017/--/In a shocking incident, a woman from northeast mortgaged her seven-year-old son for Rs 2000 as she didn't had enough money to pay for her husband's funeral. The woman, in her 20s, was employed as a labourer at Rs 40 per day at a tea estate near Dimapur in Nagaland.  Last year...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today granted bail to the driver of folk singer Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, who died in a road accident on the Durgapur Expressway last March. A division bench of justices Ashim Kumar Roy and Amitava Chatterjee granted bail to Arnab Rao who was...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/A fire broke out in a coffee shop at Park Street in the southern part of the city during morning rush hours today, fire brigade sources said. Five tenders were pressed into service to bring the blaze under control, which broke out at 11.05 am, the sources said. No one was...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/Vishwesh Chaubey, general manager, Metro Railway  inspected central control,  power control  and security control rooms at Metro Railway, Metro Rail Bhavan, Kolkata on Monday. During his inspection in power control, Chaubey enquired about the failures registered in the...

Kolkata, 16 May 2017/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager of Eastern Railway felicitated S S Das, Loco Pilot, Howrah Division with safety award in a meeting, held at Eastern Railway’s headquarters, Fairlie Place today in presence of Satish Kumar, additional general manager, Eastern Railway and other...

Kolkata, 14 May 2017/--/Alleging widespread violence and booth-capturing by Trinamool Congress workers, all major opposition parties in West Bengal demanded countermanding of elections to seven municipal bodies being held today. Representatives of Left parties and the Congress resorted to a road...

Kolkata, 14 May 2017/--/Receiving award at a grand festival is a dream that every filmmaker cherishes. They put their best efforts to pen the best scripts and work hard on every frame to make a project worthy of winning a award. But Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar never thinks in that way. A criminal...

Kolkata, 14 May 2017/--/Mrinal sen turned 94 today, and to mark the occasion many of his countless fans and friends went to his residence to meet the veteran film-maker who looked cheerful despite his advanced age. Three of his path-breaking films - 'Calcutta 71', 'Ek Din Pratidin' and 'Chalchitra...

Jamui, 14 May 2017/--/Two Maoists were arrested today with explosives from a village in Charkapatthar in Bihar's Jamui district, a police officer said. During combing and search operation in the region days after an encounter with the Maoists, the security forces nabbed two ultras identified as...

NEW DELHI, 14 May 2017/--/The Bihar government has told the National Green Tribunal that it would appoint a permanent head of the state pollution control board (SPCB) in two months, but has assigned its Environment Principal Secretary on an interim basis as its chairman. The assurance came after...

Ranchi, 14 May 2017/--/Dreaded Maoist leader Kundan Pahan, facing 128 cases including that of murder of senior police officers and carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head, today surrendered before police here. The CPI (Maoist) Jharkhand 'regional committee secretary' is an accused in the...

Kolkata, 14 May 2017/--/Actor and Bengal minister Bratya Basu today said that he was not sure if censorship of films could be effective in the era of internet. "I am not sure how much effect censorship currently has in our country in the wake of the explosion of Internet," Basu told PTI at the...

Madhubani, 14 May 2017/--/Nine policemen including a SHO were injured, four of them seriously, when a police patrolling jeep fell into a roadside ditch at Harihar village in Bihar's Madhubani district, police said today. Phulparas Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Umeshwar Choudhary said the...

BALASORE (ODISHA), 14 May 2017/--/Two persons, including a girl, were killed and three injured when a car in which they were travelling rammed into a truck from behind near here today, police said. The car carrying five persons was coming from Jharkhand when accident occurred at Kalama on National...

Itanagar, 14 May 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has welcomed the Centre s decision to regulate the prices of coronary stents and extended his government s support to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar in a letter...

DIBRUGARH, 14 May 2017/--/India's longest river bridge, capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, will be inaugurated in Assam close to the border with China on May 26 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the inauguration of the 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the...

Guwahati, 14 May 2017/--/Assamese lyricist-music composer Nilakshi Sarma Bhattacharya wanted her first short story collection to be a mirror of the problems the society is facing and she aptly named it "Pratichchabi" or reflection. And the issues she deals with range from English- vernacular...

Guwahati, 14 May 2017/--/Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today advocated spiritual orientation for youths so that they are guided to lead a disciplined life. "Spiritual institutions could energise the youth by imparting teachings that will give purpose to life and guide people to serve...

Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/BJP today alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) had attacked its workers at Dinhata in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, which was dismissed by TMC. State BJP secretary Locket Chatterjee alleged that TMC activists attacked and damaged some two wheelers and a vehicle of...

Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/Election to seven municipalities in West Bengal, including four in Darjeeling hills, will be held on Sunday with Opposition accusing Trinamool Congress (TMC) of resorting to 'strong arm tactics' and demanding a free and fair poll. The seven civic bodies going to polls are,...

Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury today urged AICC president Sonia Gandhi to not allow equations of national politics hamper the prospects of the party in the state. The state Congress leadership appears to be in a fix over BJP's claim of "a new political...

Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who had been hospitalised last Sunday because of profuse bleeding from his nose, is likely to be released on Sunday. A statement issued by the hospital, where Tripathi has been undergoing treatment, said that the governor's health...

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