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Bhubaneswar, 30 Dec 2017/--/The Odisha police is all set to go digital from January 1, 2018 with computerisation of police station work under the Criminal Tracking and Networking System (CCTNS), a top police officer said. The project is being implemented under the national e-governance initiative...

Tura, 30 Dec 2017/--/Four former MLAs, including two from Congress, hailing from the western Garo Hills region of Meghalaya joined BJP on Friday ahead of the Assembly elections early next year. The four former MLAs who joined BJP include Billykid Sangma, John Manner Marak, Adolf Lu Hitler Marak and...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2017/--/Devotees at ISKCON Mayapur have organised a programme to welcome 2018 . The programme, on the lines advised by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupad, founder Acharya of ISKCON, includes singing of kirtans from December 31 evening till midnight at the Panchtattava extension...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2017/--/The First of the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) ships being built for the Indian Coast Guard by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was launched  at the Raja Bagan Dockyard Unit of GRSE, Kolkata, today. Following maritime traditions, the ship...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2017/--/The Centre has taken a national program to electronically connect all mandis of the country for e-trading that will enable better price discovery, Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh today said. Some 470 such mandis are connected or are in the process of being...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Dec 2017/--/The Centre and the Odisha government today entered into a blame game over the delay in execution of railway projects in the state. Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain, who is on an official visit here alleged in a press conference that several railway...

Agartala, 30 Dec 2017/--/The BSF has been told to keep a close vigil on the 856-km long Indo-Bangla border in Tripura, to prevent entry of unwanted elements into the state, where Assembly elections are due early next year, an election official said. Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Sriram...

Gopalganj, 30 Dec 2017/--/Armed miscreants looted around Rs 12 lakh from a bank in Bihar's Gopalganj district today, police said. Station House Officer (SHO) of Kuchaikot police station, Awadhesh Kumar said eight armed miscreants barged into Sasamusa bazar branch of Punjab National Bank and looted...

Jajpur, 30 Dec 2017/--/At least four persons were killed and six others critically injured when a van carrying them collided with a truck in Jajpur district today, police said. The mishap took place when the van, carrying passengers to Kalinganagar industrial area, collided with the truck near...

NEW DELHI, 30 Dec 2017/--/Flight operations at the Patna airport were affected on Friday as dense fog engulfed the aerodrome and visibility dropped below the required limit. As many as four flights have been held up since evening, a source said on Friday night. Of the four flights, three are of...

Jamshedpur, 30 Dec 2017/--/Three sacks full of badly damaged demonetised currency notes were found abandoned beside a canal at Chowka area of Seraikela-Kharswan district, a senior police officer said on Friday. "We have recovered three sacks full of demonetised currency notes from a place under...

Nawada, 30 Dec 2017/--/Union Minister Giriraj Singh today hailed Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for pursuing politics of development coupled with social reform measures like prohibition and campaign against dowry and child marriage. Addressing a function at Paura village in the district Sadar...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2017/--/The West Bengal Left Front on Friday announced the names of candidates for the upcoming by-polls for Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and Noapara Assembly seat. The front nominated Sabiruddin Mollah of CPM for Uluberia. Mollah had unsuccessfully contested from the Uluberia...

NEW DELHI, 30 Dec 2017/--/Having battled the impossible, Jaga and Kalia, the conjoined twins from Odisha's Kandhamal, will for the first time usher in a New Year separately, albeit from a hospital ward. It's been two months and five days since the twins, who were joined in the head, underwent a...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2017/--/The Golden Jubilee State Rally and Camporee of Eastern Railway’s Scouts & Guide held at Madhupur. There were lots of programmes and performances like dance drama folk dance, band display, and exhibition etc. Harindra Rao, General Manager (GM), Eastern Railway (ER)...

Kohima, 28 Dec 2017/--/Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat arrived at Dimapur today on a two-day official visit to three North East states - Nagaland, Manipur and Assam, to get first hand information about the security situation in the region. On arrival at Dimapur Airport, Rawat was apprised...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER) inaugurated dashboard of key tasks Monitoring System at this railway’s headquarters, Garden Reach on Wednesday. This dashboard was programmed and designed by the IT Centre of SER headquarters. Dashboard is an e-...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/On December 20 at about 5.30 pm at Rabindra Sadan station on duty RPF staff rescued a boy child about 7 years old who was found roaming hopelessly on mezzanine floor of the station. On interrogating the boy, it was learnt that he was separated from his relative. The boy’s...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers during winter, it has been  decided to run Superfast Weekly Specials between Santragachi and Jabalpur during the period from January 3, 2018 to February 15, 2018.  02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Superfast Special leaving Santragachi at 8.40...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/Lamp lighting ceremony of VIII batch of 30 nursing cadets of College of Nursing was held today at the Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata. Major General Atul Bajpai, commandant was the chief guest on the occasion. The traditional lamp was lit by Brig Sonali Ghosal,...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/South Eastern Railway (SER) has rescheduled timings of services of the following trains. 1)02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Superfast Special has been rescheduled to leave Santragachi at 12.30 am on Friday instead of 8.40 pm on Thursday due to late running of link train. 2)...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/South Eastern Railway (SER) has rescheduled timings of services of the following trains. 1)02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Superfast Special has been rescheduled to leave Santragachi at 12.30 am on Friday instead of 8.40 pm on Thursday due to late running of link train. 2)...

Sagar Island, 28 Dec 2017/--/As many as 500 CCTVs will keep a close watch on the Gangasagar Mela route between Babughat and Sagar Island, a top district official said today. For the first time, the state government has decided to install 500 CCTVs along the Babughat-Sagar Island stretch as part of...

Sambalpur, 28 Dec 2017/--/A 3-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a security guard of Sambalpur district headquarter hospital here, police said on Wednesday. The incident had taken place in the evening of Tuesday in the premises of the hospital, they said. The police on Wednesday arrested the...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/A mob blocked an arterial road of the city for more than two hours with a boy's body, in Kasba area on Wednesday, after he was beaten up by a neighbour for allegedly stealing a pigeon, police said. The boy, a resident of the same area, was found hanging in his house, the...

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