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Kolkata, 26 Aug 2018/--/The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said it is aiming to emerge as the "best alternative" to the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and increase its organisational strength at the grassroots level in the state over the next six months. "We will try to explain to the...

MALDA, 26 Aug 2018/--/Conveying the message of humanity to victims of recent devastating flood in Kerala, thousands of citizens of the district along with artistes and cultural personalities got on the streets to raise fund for their rehabilitation. Chairman of district primary school council (DPSC...

Howrah, 26 Aug 2018/--/Five persons were injured in a gas cylinder blast at a house at Rakshit in Howrah district today, police said. The incident happened when all the five persons were busy cooking food for a birthday party hosted in the house under Bagnan police station. The fire was doused by...

Kolkata, 26 Aug 2018/--/In a major haul, Central agencies have seized around 25 kg of gold from two different places in West Bengal and arrested four persons, official sources said today. Acting on specific information sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) raided a place at...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2018/--/Dubbing the Supreme Court verdict on West Bengal panchayat poll as a "victory of democracy and of the people", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the BJP, the Congress and the CPI(M) for "defaming" the state through false propaganda. It was a planned move by the...

NEW DELHI, 24 Aug 2018/--/The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killing of three BJP workers in West Bengal after the recently held local bodies elections in the state. The plea filed by a BJP leader alleged that family members of the victims were...

MALDA, 24 Aug 2018/--/Taking a stern stand to eradicate dengue and other vector-borne deceases district and civic administrations cautioned the residents of a strong legal action if the norms of cleanliness and hygiene were not properly maintained. A meeting cum seminar to discuss steps against...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2018/--/Shooting for Bengali TV serials resumed this morning in the city, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with the artistes and producers to end a deadlock over regularization of payment. The impasse between the Artists' Forum and Welfare Association of...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2018/--/The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were today immersed at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal. The ashes were immersed at the confluence of Ganga and the Bay of Bengal after a puja was held in the presence of West Bengal...

Kolkata, 24 Aug 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government's 'Safe Drive Save Life' campaign has helped in cutting down road accident casualties to a "significant extent" in the state. She also asserted that the drive will receive global recognition, much like her '...

Guwahati, 23 Aug 2018/--/Ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were today simultaneously immersed in the mighty Brahmaputra and Barak rivers in Assam's Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Dhubri and Silchar. Amidst recital of all faith prayers, one of the urns was taken in a specially prepared boat...

Guwahati, 23 Aug 2018/--/Expressing dismay over exclusion of her name from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, Meghna Shahi, niece of actor Adil Hussain, today said she was marked a 'doubtful' voter despite having valid identity proofs. Shahi, who is in her late-30s, also said that her...

Imphal, 23 Aug 2018/--/The 85-day long agitation at Manipur University was called off today by the protesters in the interest of students, Manipur University Students' Union president M Dayaman Singh said. The students of the university had been demanding the removal of vice-chancellor A P Pandey...

Shillong, 23 Aug 2018/--/About 30 per cent votes were cast till noon in the by-elections to two Assembly seats in Meghalaya today, chief election officer F R Kharkongor said. By about noon, about 35 per cent of the 30,231 voters in South Tura constituency exercised their franchise and over 25 per...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/On August 23 around  10.19 am  one male  person aged about 31 years attempted  to commit suicide in front of a Dum Dum bound Metro (KD 47 AC-1)   at  UP platform of Sova Bazar - Sutanuti  Metro Station. On seeing the suspicious movement of the person, the motorman of the...

Chittaranjan, 23 Aug 2018/--/Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) Sports association had organised swimming competition amongst the children of  Chittaranjan schools in association with Basanti Institute on  August 22  in the swimming pool of Basanti Institute.The various categories of this event...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/Train services were disrupted on Seoraphuli-Tarakeswar branch line section for nearly one hour as a group of people obstructed railway track at Seoraphuli (near LC gate 4A) since 11.35 am in protest against poor condition of road surface near the level crossing gate. It is...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/Eastern Railway (ER) Railway Protection Force (RPF) rendered all sorts of help to the passengers in distress in addition to their duties. Following are some instances of assistances rendered by ER RPF to the passengers in distress. •        Rescued woman from committing...

Guwahati, 23 Aug 2018/--/The Centre has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore for implementation of various schemes for micro small and medium enterprises of the North East region in the 2018-19 fiscal, an official said on Tuesday. The schemes are Central sector schemes in which a specific percentage of the...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/The deadlock between artistes and producers of TV serials over regularisation of payment ended today, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving an assurance that a committee formed with representatives from both sides will "look into the issues". Shooting for the mega...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today welcomed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on resuming work today following a kidney transplant. "Happy to read the news that @ArunJaitley Ji has recovered well from his surgery and resuming his duties today. Welcome back. Best wishes...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/Amidst slogans of "Atalji Zindabad", the West Bengal BJP unit today took out the "Asthi Kalash Yatra" with the ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Union minister Smriti Irani, who was here to join the rally and offer floral tributes, said she was...

Midnapore, 23 Aug 2018/--/One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in an explosion at a Trinamool Congress office at Makrampur in the district, official sources here said. The identity of the deceased and the injured was not immediately known, they said. The explosion took...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2018/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed her grief over the passing away of veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar. She extended her condolences to Nayars family, admirers and colleagues. "Saddened at the passing away of fearless, popular veteran journalist and...

Kolkata, 22 Aug 2018/--/On the morning of August 5 young Akhansa Bhaskar, sub-divisional officer of Raghunathpur in Purulia district went out of her office to take stock of the situation at different health centres of her sub-division. And at her very first port of call at Santuri block heath...

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