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Shillong, 6 Jan 2019/--/The Peoples Democratic Front (PDP) founding chairman Pynshngain N Syiem joined the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday. Meghalaya chief minister and NPP president Conrad K Sangma welcomed Pynshngain N Syiem into party’s fold in the presence of government chief...

Patna, 6 Jan 2019/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar owns movable and immovable assets worth Rs 56.18 lakh while his son Nishant is almost five times richer than him. According to details of assets declared by the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues uploaded on the state government's...

Kolkata, 6 Jan 2019/--/A man was arrested Sunday from a train at Kharagpur railway station for carrying an unaccounted sum of Rs 38 lakh, police said. The man was apprehended when Government Railway Police (GRP) was conducting a random check in Puri-Kamakhya Express when the train arrived at...

Itanagar, 6 Jan 2019/--/Union minister Prakash Javadekar has assured the Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra that seven proposed Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the state would be opened this financial year, an official release said on Sunday. The Union human resource development...

Phulbani, 6 Jan 2019/--/Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha's Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The armed Maoists struck at a contractor's camp at Patiamba, about 18 km from here, under the jurisdiction of Phulbani Sadar...

Muzaffarpur, 6 Jan 2019/--/Carcasses of about 12 crows were found in an orchard in Muzaffarpur district on Sunday morning, triggering fear of suspected bird flu among the locals. District Animal Husbandry Officer,Dr Manoj Kumar, said prima facie it did not appear to be a case of bird flu. The crows...

Berhampur, 6 Jan 2019/--/The bird population in Chilika, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon located in Odisha, has increased this year by over 1.55 lakh when compared to last winter, forest officials said. The annual bird census conducted by the Chilika wildlife Division on Friday revealed that a...

Churaibari, 6 Jan 2019/--/Biswajit Chanda, a 30-year-old labourer, was worried that it might take him years to pull together money for his son's cleft lip surgery, but a train that chugged into Tripura's Churaibari station last month brought smile back on his two-year-old boy's face. Chanda happens...

Patna, 6 Jan 2019/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday visited the Takht Harmandir Patna Sahib, a famous shrine built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, who was born here, and reviewed preparations for the 352nd 'Prakash Parv' (birth anniversary celebrations) of the tenth Sikh Guru....

Guwahati, 6 Jan 2019/--/The influential NESO and the AASU on Saturday called for a North-East bandh on January 8 to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the bill will be passed by Parliament soon. Modi told an election rally near Silchar in...

Howrah, 6 Jan 2019/--/Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) sources has said that  water supply from Puddapukur Water Works Howrah, shall remain suspended from 6 pm of January 8 (Tuesday) in ward no 1 to 50 and 63 to 66  till noon of January 9 (Wednesday) due to emergency works. HMC sources say that...

Muzaffarpur, 6 Jan 2019/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday sought permission of a court here to interrogate Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the shelter home sex scandal case. The ED's Special Public Prosecutor Manoj Kumar filed a petition in the court of Special POCSO judge R P...

Guwahati, 5 Jan 2019/--/Protests over the Citizenship Bill erupted at various places in Assam on Saturday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his ministry was working to ensure the proposed legislation gets Parliament nod. The agitators burnt effigies of Modi in Lower Assam and Dibrugarh...

Daltonganj, 5 Jan 2019/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation of several irrigation projects in Jharkhand, including Rs 2,391.36-crore Mandal dam, which will provide irrigation to 19,604-hectare area in the state and neighbouring Bihar. Modi prior to addressing a public...

Patna, 5 Jan 2019/--/With the Janata Dal (United) firm in its opposition to a bill against triple talaq, the Congress on Friday said it was high time that chief minister Nitish Kumar's party walked out of the BJP-led NDA, otherwise it will be wiped out from Bihar. The BJP sought to downplay the...

Patna, 5 Jan 2019/--/A day after RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav announced, out of turn, his sister Misa Bharti's candidature from the Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat, their younger brother Tejashwi Yadav on Friday made it clear the party's candidates will be decided by its Parliamentary board with the...

Motihari, 5 Jan 2019/--/A 35-year-old woman hanged her three minor children and then herself inside a cow shed in Bihar's East Champaran district on Friday, a police officer said. The reason behind the suicide is not yet known, deputy superintendent of police Shailendra Kumar said. The victims were...

Goalpara, 5 Jan 2019/--/Three persons died and 12 others were injured in a road accident on National Highway-37 in Goalpara district of lower Assam, police said. The incident took place when two buses collided at Dhanubhanga under Dhupdhara police station on Friday evening, they said. Four people...

Kendrapara, 5 Jan 2019/--/Two minor girls were among the six people felicitated by Odisha's Kendrapara administration Saturday for saving lives of several villagers following a boat capsize here. A mechanised boat ferrying passengers capsized in the Mahanadi river Wednesday, apparently after losing...

Itanagar, 5 Jan 2019/--/The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) Friday lauded the union Cabinet's decision to introduce a bill in Parliament to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) of the state. The Cabinet on Wednesday approved introduction of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes)...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2019/--/22841/22842 Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi Antyodaya Express leaving Santragachi on Mondays and  leaving Chennai on Wednesdays will remain cancelled on the following dates due to poor patronization. 22841 Santragachi-Chennai Antyodaya Express leaving Santragachi on January...

Kolkata, 5 Jan 2019/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway conducted the inspection over Pradhankhunta - Sitarampur and Sitarampur -Jhajha sections of Eastern Railway’s Asansol Division on Saturday. Besides inspecting safety aspects like rail bridges, track condition, points and...

Shillong, 2 Jan 2019/--/Navy and NDRF divers are preparing to enter a Meghalaya coal mine, where 15 miners are trapped, to gauge the water level, even as efforts are on Wednesday to instal high-powered submersible pumps to drain out water from interconnected shafts, officials said. They divers will...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2019/--/Like previous years, it is anticipated that there will be a huge rush of pilgrims from nook and corner of the country during Mahakumbh Mela in Allahabad area. To cope with this heavy rush of pilgrims, Railway Board has decided to issue unreserved tickets as a special case,...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2019/--/The Centre Wednesday decided to set up a high-level committee to recommend how to provide constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to the indigenous people of Assam, including by reserving seats in the state Assembly. The decision has been taken at a...

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