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Motihari, 18 Mar 2017/--/Jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) caught a smuggler with 210 grams of heroin valued at over Rs one crore near Champur Chowk on the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar's East Champaran district. SSB Commandant of Mahadeva Border outpost Sonam Chering said today that acting on a tip...

NEW DELHI, 18 Mar 2017/--/Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Orang National Park in Assam, as per reports. Authorities said that they recovered a carcass of a male rhino near Pichola anti-poaching camp in the park on  Friday. The horn of the rhino was missing, indicating it to be...

Bhawanipatna, 18 Mar 2017/--/The body of one of the three villagers, who had been abducted by armed Maoists in Kalahandi three days ago, was found in Karlapat village of the district today. While the body of Banamali Naik (32) with gunshot marks was found in a pool of blood in the village, the...

Kolkata, 17 Mar 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today ordered the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the Narada sting footage case, in which prominent leaders of state's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) were purportedly seen taking money. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice...

Kolkata, 17 Mar 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today put up a brave front before the Narada salvo of Calcutta High Court saying that her government as well as her party the Trinamool Congress would move the Supreme Court challenging the order of the High Court for a preliminary CBI inquiry...

Kolkata, 17 Mar 2017/--/West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) Surajit Kar Purakayastha today served a bailable warrant to Justice C S Karnan of Calcutta High Court which was issued by the Supreme Court in a contempt case on March 10. The DGP visited the residence of Justice Karnan in New...

Kolkata, 17 Mar 2017/--/The state government today set up a 13-member health regulatory commission which would work as a watch dog for the health care system of West Bengal. While Justice Ashim Kumar Roy, a sitting judge of Calcutta High Court will be the chairman, Anil Kumar Verma, principal...

Guwahati, 17 Mar 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has invited all the insurgent outfits of the state for peace talks and said his government wants to rid the state of the militancy, the illegal foreigners and the corruption. Sonowal gave the invitation in form of an appeal that he...

Patna, 17 Mar 2017/--/Concerned over increase in girl child mortality, the Bihar government today said it was contemplating several measures to motivate parents to provide good health care to new born girl child. In a bid to motivate parents particularly of poor section of the society, the state...

Imphal, 17 Mar 2017/--/The Manipur government will hold talks with the United Naga Council (UNC) on Sunday for lifting of the four-month-long economic blockade imposed on the national highways in the state by the outfit. Briefing the media after the first cabinet meeting of the N Biren Singh-led...

Bhubaneswar, 17 Mar 2017/--/Three senior Congress leaders including two MLAs in Odisha were served show cause notices by the party today following certain remarks made by them after the recent panchayat polls. Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC),...

Patna, 17 Mar 2017/--/BJP today protested in the Bihar legislature against the state government for serving show cause notices to several IAS officers who had formed a human chain here against arrest of their colleague Sudhir Kumar in the BSSC examination paper leak case. Lawmakers of BJP and its...

MALDA, 17 Mar 2017/--/A team of five dacoits today looted Rs 20 lakh from United Bank of India's Sujapur branch here, the police said. The incident happened within the jurisdiction of Kaliachak police station after 1 pm, when five dacoits entered the bank, looted the money and fled, the police said...

Guwahati, 17 Mar 2017/--/Fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 4.4 lakh were recovered by BSF personnel from a village along the India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district of Assam, BSF said in a statement today. Altogether 220 notes, all in the denomination of Rs 2,000, were seized...

Gaya, 17 Mar 2017/--/Maoists have torched eight vehicles of the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) at a village in Gaya district of Bihar, a police officer said today. Around 15 armed Maoists raided the pipeline construction site of GAIL, being manned by its agency, at Jai Prakash Nagar village on...

Kolkata, 17 Mar 2017/--/For bridge maintenance work on Azimganj-Katwa section of Eastern Railway’s Howrah division, seven hours traffic block will be imposed on Sunday, March 19 from 10 am to 5.20 pm on that section. As a result, five Katwa- Azimganj Passenger (53009, 53011, 73031/73032, 53014)...

Kolkata, 16 Mar 2017/--/Aiming to recreate the BJP's stellar UP show in Bengal rural polls next year and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP in the state is taking tips from their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and has prepared a three-pronged strategy to emerge as the main contender of the ruling TMC...

Kolkata, 16 Mar 2017/--/The West Bengal government today offered a job to the wife of a deceased person whose death due to alleged medical negligence at a private hospital rocked the state. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee handed over the job offer letter to Dankuni-resident Sanjay Roy's wife Ruby...

COOCH BEHAR, 16 Mar 2017/--/A BJP leader and two party activists were injured when unidentified persons attacked them at Dinhata town of CoochBehar district today. Dhitiman Sengupta, BJP CoochBehar district leader and two party workers were injured when unidentified persons attacked them. Sengupta...

Kolkata, 14 Mar 2017/--/The belligerence was missing. The vitriol has vanished. What replaced them was a message for reconciliation and rapprochement. That can be easily attributed to the last part of chief minister Mamata Banerjee's speech today at a programme to felicitate farmers from the state...

Kolkata, 14 Mar 2017/--/The police has seized over Rs four crore in demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from the possession of a person in the city. Acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted by a team of Kolkata Police on Monday night at a premises on Lee Road in the Bhowanipore Police station...

Kolkata, 14 Mar 2017/--/A three-day-old baby was stolen by an unknown woman from the government-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital today, family members alleged. The police said it was looking into the allegation. The baby boy, born to Saraswati Naskar, was stolen from Calcutta Medical...

Kolkata, 14 Mar 2017/--/Eight leaders of the CPM's youth and student wings, arrested for damaging government properties during a demonstration last week, were granted bail today by a city court. Chief metropolitan magistrate Satya Arnab Roy of Bankshall Court here granted bail to the eight...

Kolkata, 14 Mar 2017/--/Eight leaders of the CPM's youth and student wings, arrested for damaging government properties during a demonstration last week, were granted bail today by a city court. Chief metropolitan magistrate Satya Arnab Roy of Bankshall Court here granted bail to the eight...

Kolkata, 10 Mar 2017/--/Sadhan Pande, state minister of self help group & self employment state emphasised on women's need to become self dependent. At a seminar on ‘Energizing Women Entrepreneurs and Empowering Women Digitally”, organised recently, Pande expressed his concern about the self...

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