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Kendrapara, 12 Apr 2017/--/A college student who was on his way to appear for an examination was killed in an accident in a village in Odisha's Kendrapara district today, the police said. The incident took place at Basapur village when the student, Abinash Jana (19), travelling to college on a bike...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2017/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday said the state government will consider the proposal of having a 'Boi Sarani' (book street) in the College Square area. "Today eminent Bengali writer Sanjib Chattopadhyay has made a proposal that if any road...

Patna, 12 Apr 2017/--/The vigilance department today arrested a district programme officer (foundation) and an assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) on graft charge from Bihar's Buxar and Supaul districts respectively. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team under deputy superintendent of police...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2017/--/Metro Railway will run extra train services to ferry cricket crazy people at night. It has been decided that one pair extra train (I UP + I DN) from Esplanade Station will run at 12.15 am on April 14, 22, 24, May 4 and 14 for the benefit of cricket lovers. The trains at...

Shillong, 12 Apr 2017/--/Meghalaya government has expressed its strong opposition against the Centre's decision to observe Digital India Day on April 14, which is Good Friday and widely observed by the Christians here. Chief minister Mukul Sangma said the state government has said it will not...

Guwahati, 12 Apr 2017/--/The 63rd (special) meeting of Brahmaputra Board was held here today to discuss the proposal to restructure the Board as proposed by the Union ministry of water resources. The proposals were for restructuring the Brahmaputra Board within the ambit of Brahmaputra Board Act,...

Kolkata, 10 Apr 2017/--/The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed supplementary charge sheet in the Kharagrah blast case at a city court against three more accused.  Among the two accused Md Rubel and Sahidul Sk are residents of Bangladesh and Jahidul Sk is from Assam. The charges against...

Patna, 10 Apr 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today lamented an environment of intolerance and confrontation prevailing in the country today and called for countering it through a broad-based national agenda based on Gandhian values. In an apparent attack against the BJP, which is...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Apr 2017/--/The ruling BJD today sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention for restoration of kerosene quota to Odisha to meet the people's requirement. "We request your kind honour for personal intervention in the matter with a line of direction to the Government of India...

Bhadrak, 10 Apr 2017/--/Curfew was relaxed for six hours here today even as social media platforms remained blocked in the area and probe stepped up against rumormongers and into alleged abusive remarks on Hindu deities that triggered violence in the town. As the situation improved, the curfew,...

Patna, 10 Apr 2017/--/A vigilance court today ordered confiscation of movable and immovable assets worth Rs 22.81 lakh of former deputy excise commissioner and ex-BJP MLA Sonelal Hembram. The designated vigilance court judge Vipul Sinha passed the order on an application filed by the vigilance...

Patna, 10 Apr 2017/--/Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today dared chief minister Nitish Kumar to take action against RJD chief Lalu Prasad's family for misusing his name and the address of the chief minister's official residence in the alleged benami property scam. Sushil alleged that...

Kolkata, 10 Apr 2017/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today asked rival factions of Trinamool Congress (TMCP) students' wing to sink differences and work together. "I here see two groups standing separately. "Why will it be so? Why can't they (rival factions) sink differences...

Bhagalpur, 10 Apr 2017/--/A toddler died of burns, four others suffered burns and 106 houses were gutted in separate incidents in Bhagalpur district of Bihar today. Additional collector Bhavesh Mishra said that a major fire broke out in Kumaitha-Navtolia village and razed 100 houses, mostly...

Aizawl, 10 Apr 2017/--/The fourth round of peace talks between Mizoram government and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) militants is scheduled to be held on April 21, a senior state home department official said today. The official informed news agency PTI that the parleys were expected to...

Kahalgaon, 10 Apr 2017/--/Officials and staff members of the Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station (KhSTPS) of NTPC Limited, organised a blood donation camp at KhSTPS in association with 'Mayukh', a social and cultural unit at Jeevan Jyoti Hospital on Sunday, April 9. Altogether 89 persons donated...

Durgapur, 10 Apr 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) today joined the nation in commemorating the Champaran Movement (1917-18). To mark the occasion, a walk was organised in the DSP steel township and also in the Kantaberia Village – a model steel village developed under DSP’s CSR scheme. A skit on...

Kolkata, 10 Apr 2017/--/The 62nd Railway Week of Metro Railway, Kolkata was today observed at Belgachia Auditorium of  Metro Railway. M C Chauhan, general manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata  honoured the selected band of sincere and dedicated staff members and officers who have rendered their...

Kolkata, 10 Apr 2017/--/IPCL observed the 46th annual National Safety Week from March 4 to 10, 2017 in its license area of Asansol at SPS, LRS and J K Nagar. Several events, such as a flag hoisting, group safety oath, safety awareness bike rally, and poster making and slogan writing contests, were...

Kolkata, 9 Apr 2017/--/While the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh Government after its record win in the recently-held Assembly elections in the state formed anti-Romeo Squads to rein in unruly young people on streets and public places,  a section of the students of Jadavpur University lodged a complaint with...

Suri, 9 Apr 2017/--/Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju today accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of running a 'dictatorship', alleging that it was misusing state power to 'torture' political opponents. The minister told reporters that the police in the state was acting...

Tamluk (WB), 9 Apr 2017/--/An estimated 79.7 per cent polling was recorded in the Assembly by-poll in Kanthi Dakshin constituency in East Midnapore district till 5PM, a district election official said today. "Till 5 PM, 79.7 per cent voting was registered in Kanthi Dakshin Assembly constituency....

BHADRAK (ODISHA), 9 Apr 2017/--/Curfew was today relaxed for four hours as the situation improved in Bhadrak town which had witnessed violence triggered by alleged abusive remarks against Hindu deities. The curfew, that was imposed on Friday, was relaxed from 8 am to 11 am today but later extended...

Kolkata, 9 Apr 2017/--/Due to derailment of four loaded wagons and Guard’s Brake Van of a Goods train at Kharagpur station yard last night, normal train services in Howrah-Kharagpur section of South Eastern Railway were partially affected. As a result of the derailment some Down trains have been...

DUMKA (JHARKHAND), 9 Apr 2017/--/Altogether 68 per cent polling was registered in by-election to Littipara Assembly constituency amidst tight security, officials said. Polling was conducted peacefully. Ten contestants including BJP's Hemlal Murmu and JMM's Simon Marandi fought in the by-poll. The...

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