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MUNGER, 8 Nov 2016/--/A joint force of Sashashtra Seema Bal, Special Task Force and district police have arrested an ultra of the proscribed CPI(Maoist) from Bihar's Munger district, police said today. Superintendent of police (SP) Ashish Bharti said the arrested ultra has been identified as Ravi...

Kolkata, 7 Nov 2016/--/Communists in India should not emulate the model of any other country when they bring about revolution in the country but they should try to adopt such kind of socialism which is conducive for our country, Surya Kanta Mishra, CPIM state secretary today said at a rally...

Patna, 7 Nov 2016/--/The four-day long 'Chhath' festival ended today with devotees offering 'Arghya' to the rising sun god, but news of tragedies coming from different parts of the state ruined the festive mood to a large extent. Seven children drowned in three districts in the state during Chhath...

NEW DELHI, 7 Nov 2016/--/Supreme Court today dismissed a plea of Bihar government challenging the bail granted to suspended JD-U MLC Manorama Devi in connection with recovery of liquor bottles from her house at Gaya during a search operation. "In facts and circumstances of the case, we are not...

Dhanbad, 7 Nov 2016/--/Twenty-seven Chhath devotees, including women and children, were injured in an attack by a swarm of bees when they were offering prayers to the Sun God at Anand Bhawan Talab at Jharia. The attack by the bees on Sunday evening led to a stampede-like situation with some...

Kolkata, 7 Nov 2016/--/An elderly person was killed when a crude bomb went off in Katwa town in West Bengal`s Bardhaman district today, causing widespread panic in the area, the state police said. The explosion occurred at a local club in Katwa town, about 160 km north of Kolkata, where a huge...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Nov 2016/--/Ahead of rural body elections in Odisha, BJP announced plans to organise a large meeting here on November 25, where party president Amit Shah will sound the poll bugle and "expose the inefficiency, inertia and misrule" during 17 years of BJD rule in the state. "Many...

Kolkata, 7 Nov 2016/--/A six bedded paediatric ward along with two-bedded sick new born care unit has been set up at Divisional Railway Hospital, Eastern Railway, Asansol. The basic objective behind setting up the new born care unit is to reduce the case of fatality among sick new-born babies...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Nov 2016/--/A Senior Congress leader and three-time MLA Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mohapatra has passed away at a hospital in Gurugram following a long battle with liver cirrhosis, family sources said today. The 52-year-old Congress leader was suffering from a prolonged illness of...

Kahalgaon, 7 Nov 2016/--/The Raising Day marking the completion of 41 years of NTPC Limited has been celebrated in a befitting manner at Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station. Sh. Rakesh Samuel, group general manager (GGM) of the Kahalgaon unit unfurled the NTPC flag in plant campus followed by...

Kolkata, 7 Nov 2016/--/A Naval Pension Adalat will be held at INS Netaji subhas, Hastings, Kolkata on Sunday, November 13. The aim of the event is to assist the naval widows and ex-servicemen (ESM) in resolution of issues regarding pension and Employees Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS)....

Bhubaneswar, 7 Nov 2016/--/As part of the anti-corruption drive in the state, Odisha government today announced to set up two more vigilance courts. The announcement was made by chief minister Naveen Patnaik while addressing the valedictory programme of Vigilance Awareness Week here. The new courts...

Kolkata, 6 Nov 2016/--/With TMC chief Mamata Banerjee indicating that she is ready to play a bigger role in national politics, several parties have welcomed the suggestion, saying there is a need to fight unitedly against BJP and its "communal politics". That she is willing to play a bigger role in...

Kolkata, 6 Nov 2016/--/The West Bengal government has once again locked horns with Election Commission of India (ECI) over its requisition of 55 State IAS officers for deployment as ‘observers’ in the forthcoming UP Assembly polls. The state administration is understood to have communicated to the...

Patna, 6 Nov 2016/--/Lakhs of devotees today offered prayers to the Sun on the ghats of the Ganga and other rivers and water bodies across Bihar on the occasion of Chhath. In Patna, fasting men and women thronged the ghats of the Ganga and stood in waist-deep water to offer prayers to the setting...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Nov 2016/--/Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to launch a certificate course on sand art as a first of its kind in the country in a bid to popularise the art form. Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik, who is all set to help in designing and...

Patna, 6 Nov 2016/--/Two persons were murdered at their residence located within the limits of Kotwali police station in the state capital here today, the police said. Kotwali police station SHO Avinash Kumar said the deceased have been identified as Vipin Bihari Das and his wife Savita Sharma,...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 6 Nov 2016/--/Homeless poor of this silk hub in south Odisha may have to spend the freezing cold nights on the streets as the shelter constructed by Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to start functioning. Inaugurated in May last year, the two-storeyed building had...

NEW DELHI, 6 Nov 2016/--/After NDTV India, the Government has ordered that an Assam-based news channel be taken off air for a day for allegedly violating programming guidelines multiple times and another TV channel be taken off air for a week for alleged objectionable content. An I&B ministry...

SILIGURI, 6 Nov 2016/--/In a major haul, 200 detonators and 230 cartridge shells were recovered and three persons arrested at Pradhan Nagar in Siliguri today. The three were residents of Nepal and staying in Assam More area under Pradhannagar police station limits for last six months, Commissioner...

Kolkata, 4 Nov 2016/--/China today sought to dispel the view that it was against India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). "The notion that China is against India's entry into NSG is not right. India and China are working together in this regard," Consul General of China in Kolkata,...

Kolkata, 4 Nov 2016/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today stressed on religious harmony in the state and said its soil is for everyone. "All religions are one. All are equal. We have to stay together. Unity is strength. Our soil is for everyone," Mamata said at a function here to...

DARJEELING, 4 Nov 2016/--/Upping its ante against the ruling Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM), the Darjeeling Hills unit of Trinamool Congress has announced plans to hold a padyatra against the alleged largscale corruption in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. The decision to organise the...

Kolkata, 4 Nov 2016/--/A depression in west central Bay of Bengal may intensify into a deep depression and cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of West Bengal till tomorrow, the weatherman said today. "A depression over west central Bay of Bengal may intensify into a deep depression and is...

Guwahati, 4 Nov 2016/--/Two Chinese nationals have visited Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China, on wrong Protected Area Permits (PAPs), instead of the Restricted Area Permit (RAP), issued by the deputy resident commissioner (DRC) of Arunachal Pradesh office in Guwahati. DRC officials here said they...

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