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Guwahati, 1 Jan 2017/--/Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was riding a tiger that he can't afford to deboard now, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said India was going through an economic crisis and people have lost trust in the financial system. "Modi is now riding a tiger and...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 1 Jan 2017/--/For a smooth and disturbance-free head count of estuarine crocodiles, the forest department has clamped a week-long prohibition on entry of visitors to Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha's Kendrapara district. Due to the annual head count exercise of estuarine...

Aizawl, 1 Jan 2017/--/Prayers, sermons and hymns marked the New Year celebrations in Mizoram today. Prayers and worship services were held in the local churches since last night with midnight services being held in almost all the churches. The church services today were devoted to new year...

Itanagar, 31 Dec 2016/--/In a fast paced development, a BJP government was today installed in Arunachal Pradesh after 33, out of 43 Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) MLAs led by chief minister Pema Khandu, joined the saffron brigade in this politically fragile state. Khandu paraded the MLAs before...

Buxar (Bihar), 31 Dec 2016/--/Five convicts, including four serving life term, escaped from the Buxar Central Jail on Friday late night by scaling the prison wall, raising questions over security of jails and prompting the administration to suspend three officials. District magistrate Raman Kumar...

Patna, 31 Dec 2016/--/Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid today expressed hope that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar would agree to his party's stance on demonetisation after the latter reviewed his decision on the move. "After reviewing his decision on the completion of 50 days of...

Agartala, 31 Dec 2016/--/The ruling CPM in Tripura has said the BJP managed to increase its vote in the recent by-polls in the state taking advantage of "our organisational weakness and by luring people with false assurances." "The results of the recent two by-elections held for two Assembly seats...

Imphal, 31 Dec 2016/--/A solution to the two-month-old crippling Naga indefinite economic blockade of Manipur is nowhere in sight with Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh and the United Naga Council (UNC) not budging from their respective stands, officials said. The UNC had imposed the...

Kolkata, 31 Dec 2016/--/Demonitisation has impacted tourism in West Bengal severely, tourism minister Gautam Deb said here today. Speaking at the valedictory session of International Industrial Trade Fair organised by BNCCI, Deb said tourism earning in the state had affected badly due to...

Kolkata, 31 Dec 2016/--/With a message of love and peace for people in India and Bangladesh, the first Bengali Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church is on a visit to West Bengal after being given the rank of Cardinal-Priest last month by Pope Francis. "I wish all the people of Bengal, both this...

Gangtok, 31 Dec 2016/--/2016 turned out to be a great year for Sikkim as it became India's first fully organic state besides being adjudged the cleanest state, overall best in education and tourist destination while the famed Kanchenjunga National Park was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage...

Guwahati, 31 Dec 2016/--/Assam government today said it has reconstituted a tripartite committee for ensuring and monitoring speedy implementation of the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board in the state. On expiry of the terms of the tripartite committee constituted in August 2015, the...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/TMC MP Tapas Pal was today arrested by CBI for his alleged involvement in Rose Valley Chit Fund scam, drawing angry condemnation from chief minister Mamata Banerjee who called it "political vendetta" by the Centre over the party's opposition to demonetisation. BJP on its...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/Demanding that the prime minister should apologise and resign taking responsibility for his "failure" on demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today dared the Centre to arrest all the TMC MPs, charging the Modi government ofpursuing "vendetta politics...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today denied any incident of rioting at Dhulagarh  in Howrah district and alleged that "wrong information" was being given on social media. "In the last 15 days, social media is running wrong information on an incident which did not take place...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a 10 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance to state government employees that will be effective from January next year. This was today announced by chief Mamata Banerjee at a media meet at Nabanna.A notification issued by the...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/Kolkata resident, Rajesh, 44, had complaints of stiffness in his back since 2005. Over the years, he developed pain which kept increasing in severity, making it difficult for him to do his daily chores. Due to the increasing pain and emotional upheaval he consulted doctors...

Itanagar, 30 Dec 2016/--/The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh today made it clear that it will "only" support Pema Khandu government in the state and "will never" support any other chief minister. The party decision came in the backdrop of the unprecedented political development where Peoples' Party of...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/In anticipation of heavy rush of commuters, Metro Railway, Kolkata will run special Metro services on Saturday on the occasion of New Year’s Eve. This day Metro Railway will run 250 services instead of scheduled 224 Saturday service and Metro services will run from 06.45 hrs...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/To clear extra rush of passengers during the winter season, South Eastern Railway will run 4 (four) pairs of AC Superfast Winter Special Train between Howrah-Chennai-Howrah during the period from 07/01/17 to 29/01/17. These Winter Special Trains (00841) leaving Howrah every...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2016/--/As a result of the intensive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  23 to 29 December 2016, altogether 36554 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs 62,98,...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2016/--/Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad toady alleged that the BJP-led Union government disrupted the entire winter session of the Parliament just to prevent the Opposition from raising questions on charges of personal corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2016/--/In another development that might worsen the already strained relations between the central and the state government, Governor Kesri Nath Tripathy has sought the update of all central schemes going on in various sectors of the state government. A letter from Satish Chandra...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2016/--/With a view to minimising the number of road accidents, the West Bengal government has gone for a tie-up with IIT Kharagpur for an upgradation of all driving schools in the state so that more efficient and skilled drivers come out of those schools. This was today announced...

Kolkata/New Delhi, 29 Dec 2016/--/Continuing its operations against arrested businessman Paras Mal Lodha, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has recovered a stash of diamonds, rubies and jewellery from a bank locker allegedly belonging to him in Kolkata. The locker, located in a public bank branch in...

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