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Bhubaneswar, 6 Mar 2018/--/The newly elected BJD legislator Rita Sahu took oath as a member of the Odisha Assembly here today. Sahu, who won the by-poll for the Bijepur seat, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Odisha Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat at his chamber in the Assembly premises...

Balasore, 6 Mar 2018/--/Two persons, including a patient, were killed and two others were injured when an ambulance carrying them rammed into a stationary truck on a national highway near Soro today, police said. The four persons hailing from Mirzapur village in Midnapur district of West Bengal...

Kohima, 6 Mar 2018/--/Outgoing Nagaland chief minister T R Zeliang today said he had submitted his resignation to Governor P B Acharya. He told reporters that his party, the Naga People's Front (NPF), would play the role of a constructive opposition in the Assembly for the welfare of the state....

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2018/--/Days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee's announcement of forming two new police districts in Barasat and Basirhat, the state government today made C Sudhakar as the senior superintendent of police (coordination) of North 24 Parganas district. Dhrubajyoti De and K Sabari...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2018/--/The New Town Kolkata Development Authority will impose a ban on cattle straying on the roads to prevent accidents and the assembly passed an amendment to the existing Act for the purpose today. Urban development minister Firhad Hakim said that cattle from neighbouring areas...

Cuttack, 6 Mar 2018/--/The lawyers of Orissa High Court (HC) on Monday decided to call off their three-week long agitation and resolved to resume court work from tomorrow, High Court Bar Association secretary Satyabrata Mohanty said. The decision was taken after a delegate of lawyers met Chief...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2018/--/Sabujkali Sen will be the officiating Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of Visva-Bharati University till the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) appoints a full-term V-C of the Central university, the MHRD has said in a letter. Registrar Sougata Chatterjee told PTI today that...

Chittaranjan, 6 Mar 2018/--/Indian Railways have planned for rapidly increasing the electrification of existing railway lines for movement of freight and passenger traffic. This will also boost the railways economy and revenue as newly designed electric locomotives are eco-friendly, energy...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2018/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run one pair of Special train between Santragachi and Jabalpur on March 8 from Santragachi and on March 7 from Jabalpur. 02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Special leaving Santragachi at 8.40 pm on March 8 will reach...

Kolkata / Mumbai, 6 Mar 2018/--/LEAP (Learn. Engage. Act. Progress) – a Learning and Development platform of Indian Oil and Gas industry hosted first leadership lecture series with world’s #1 leadership coach and business thinker, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith on Coaching for Organisation Culture and...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of this month, an official said. Of the 23 districts in the state, the Centre had already announced eight districts as ODF. Howrah, Paschim Medinipur, Birbhum, Murshidabad,...

Patna, 5 Mar 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said a pillar would be constructed in memory of Mahatma Gandhi in Patna to propagate the message of the Father of the Nation. People will get to know about Gandhiji as they would climb up the pillar, Kumar said while addressing a...

Shillong, 5 Mar 2018/--/NPP president Conrad Sangma today said that he has been invited by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad to form government in the state. He said the swearing-in of the new ministers would take place tomorrow. "The governor has invited me to form the government since I have the...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/In order to take stock of the ground realities,  Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board,  personally visited the under-construction Metro project sites today.   He started his inspection from the Metro site at Dakshineswar. It was decided that the section from Noapara to...

New Delhi/Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) has celebrated National Science Day by organising various programs at the science centres and museums of NCSM on last Wednesday. Every year NCSM celebrates National Science Day on 28th of February to mark the discovery of...

Muzaffarnagar, 5 Mar 2018/--/A labourer, who used to work in the agricultural land of a farmer here, was found dead in at Bhensi village in the district, the police said today. The 50-year-old man, from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, had been working for the farmer for a long time, they said...

Patna, 5 Mar 2018/--/Fencing has been completed at 500 out of the nearly 800 graveyards identified across the state by the Bihar government, chief minister Nitish Kumar today said. "If there are any more graveyards left beyond those already identified, their fencing work would also be undertaken in...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/A fire broke out at a cloth godown at Shobhabazar area in the northern part of the city this afternoon, police said. No casualty was reported in the fire which broke out at the godown on Jagabandhu Modak Road in Shampukur police station limits at around 12.30 PM. Five fire...

Shillong, 5 Mar 2018/--/The newly elected MLAs of Meghalaya will take oath during a special one-day Assembly session on Wednesday, Assembly commissioner and secretary Andrew Simons said here today. "A one-day special session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will be held on March 7 at 10 am,...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2018/--/A two-week long impasse at the Calcutta High Court (HC) is likely to continue for another week at least with the Bar Library Club deciding to extend an ongoing cease work demanding appointment of judges till March 13. Two other bodies representing the lawyers, High Court Bar...

Itanagar, 5 Mar 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister (Dy CM) Chowna Mein has asserted that the state government will fast track cases of violence against women and children, an official release said here today. His statement comes a day after a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Women's...

MALDA, 3 Mar 2018/--/Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) has started planning of providing numerous sports facilities to students of its renowned school in the district and the budding sports talents after chief minister Mamata Banerjee directed Kaushik Bhattacharya, District Magistrate (DM), Malda to hand...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2018/--/Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board visited the Regional Rail Museum, Howrah on Saturday and inspected the various exhibits displayed there in presence of Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway (ER). Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board said that Regional Rail...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Mar 2018/--/The ruling BJD lawmakers will raise the Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram project and other issues related to Odisha's interest during the second phase of the Parliament's budget session beginning on March 5. The BJD MPs will ask the NDA ministry at the Centre for more central...

Itanagar, 3 Mar 2018/--/Amid agitation by students, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has assured to issue appointment order of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) permanent director, Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister Honchung Ngandam said. Ngandam said...

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