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DARJEELING, 11 Jul 2017/--/With supplies drying up and the indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills entering its 27th day today, all eyes are set on the all-party meeting scheduled to be held today in Mirik area of the hills. The all-party meeting, convened by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, will be...

Kolkata, 11 Jul 2017/--/The BJP and the Sangh Parivar have decided to start a campaign to make people aware of the alleged double standards of a section of intellectuals in West Bengal, exemplified by their 'silence' over Basirhat riots in North 24-Parganas district. Giving an example, BJP...

MALDA, 11 Jul 2017/--/Firing by a woman constable in English Bazaar women’s police station premises injured a woman civic volunteer on Monday night. Banashri Mandal, 29, the injured civic volunteer was admitted to Malda medical college and hospital (MMCH) and is now out of danger. Although no...

Guwahati, 11 Jul 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme would enable poor women to live a life of dignity and cook in a healthy environment. "Most poor families are used to conventional mode of cooking using hazardous fire wood which...

Kolkata, 11 Jul 2017/--/Refuting the allegations that the Centre is smuggling in foreigners to carry out violence, Union minister Mahesh Sharma today urged the Bengal government to perform its duty properly and cooperate with the Centre. "The Central government is performing its duty properly with...

Tehatta, 11 Jul 2017/--/A man killed his 22-year-old nephew with a scimitar in West Bengal's Nadia district today during an altercation over spitting. Police said the two familes live next to each other at Baghakhali and shared a bitter relation. Gopal Biswas (40), former BSF personnel, attacked...

Bhubaneswar, 11 Jul 2017/--/The ruling BJD in Odisha on Monday intensified its demand to further enhance the minimum support price on paddy to Rs 2,930 per quintal. Party workers and leaders including MLAs and MPs strongly protested the BJP-led NDA government's decision to increase MSP for paddy...

Latehar, 11 Jul 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Monday said the state government never intends to take land of the poor, rather rules have been made to give them their rights. But, the intention of the Opposition, he said, is to misinform and misguide innocent tribals and make...

Kohima, 11 Jul 2017/--/Amid the leadership crisis in the ruling Nagaland People's Front, Governor P B Acharya today directed chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to seek a vote of confidence in the Assembly on or before July 15. The directive came after former chief minister T R Zeliang staked...

Ranchi, 11 Jul 2017/--/RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad recorded his statement in a special CBI court here today over the fodder scam case. According to his lawyer, the statement was recorded in relation to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the Chaibasa treasury. In total,...

Kolkata, 11 Jul 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run four pairs of Special trains between Santragachi and Puri from September 7 to September 29. The Special Train (02809) leaving Santragachi every Thursday at 7 pm will reach Puri at 3.20 am the next day. In the...

Itanagar, 11 Jul 2017/--/Fourteen people are feared dead in a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains in Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district today, a senior official said. According to additional deputy commissioner Jalash Pertin, chances of any survivor are dim, adding rescue operation...

Kolkata, 11 Jul 2017/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway held a high level meeting on Safety, Punctuality and Security aspects with the principal head of departments and divisional railway managers (DRM) at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today. Rana Manna, Loco Pilot...

Shillong, 10 Jul 2017/--/Meghalaya State Women's Commission today summoned the secretary of Delhi Golf Club, following a petition by Tailin Lyngdoh, who was ousted from the posh club because of her traditional attire last month. "We have summoned the secretary of the club to depose before the...

NEW DELHI, 10 Jul 2017/--/Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav will not step down from his post, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) cleared after party meet today. According to the reports of ANI, majority of MLAs in the meeting came out in support of Tejashwi, saying:"Why will he resign"? "...

Itanagar/Imphal, 10 Jul 2017/--/Incessant rains for the past three days have triggered landslides and flash floods in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and claimed at least one life, officials said. Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was...

Aizawl, 10 Jul 2017/--/The six Bru relief camps in Tripura should be closed and assistance provided to the inmates there should be stopped if the Brus continue to refuse to return to Mizoram, an adviser of the ministry of home affairs said. An official release here said that ministry of home...

NEW DELHI, 10 Jul 2017/--/The Union government is extending all possible help to the North-East (N-E) which is facing floods and landslides, minister Kiren Rijiju said today. "Most of the Northeast is devastated with floods and landslides. The Centre is extending all possible help, including...

Bhubaneswar, 10 Jul 2017/--/A major fire broke out at a biscuit factory at Patia here in the early hours today and 100 fire department personnel are fighting to douse it. The factory has been severely damaged and the entire area is enveloped in dark smoke but there is no report of casualty, the...

Imphal, 10 Jul 2017/--/An Army jawan was today found dead with bullet injury in Bishenpur district, police said. The jawan was identified as 37-year-old Moirangthem Herachandra. His body was found in a canal located at the vicinity of Nachau and Kwaksiphai in Bishenpur district by the locals who...

Imphal, 10 Jul 2017/--/Five militants including a woman belonging to different separatist outfits were arrested from various places in the Imphal valley, a senior police officer said today. A police team along with women personnel arrested "an active member" of the proscribed outfit United...

Shillong, 10 Jul 2017/--/A 31-year-old man, severely beaten up by a mob here for allegedly raping a minor, died in a hospital, police said today. The man, who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl and had taken her photographs on his smartphone, was locked in his room in a house where he was staying...

Ranchi, 10 Jul 2017/--/The Jharkhand government is likely to move an anti-conversion bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the state Assembly, which starts in August. According to sources, the state government has directed the officials to prepare the draft legislation. In Jharkhand, the...

Kolkata, 10 Jul 2017/--/For the convenience of the pilgrims of Shravani Mela at Baidyanath Dham, Eastern Railway will run one additional pair of Shravani Mela Special between Jamalpur and Jasidih via Banka during the mela period from July 11 to August 8. 03472 Jamalpur – Jasidih Special will leave...

NEW DELHI, 9 Jul 2017/--/With a 110-metre long national flag, Gorkhaland supporters today marched in the national capital to reinforce their demand for a separate state and the immediate imposition of President's Rule in West Bengal. Protestors belonging to the Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS...

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