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Thane, 28 Dec 2016/--/The Thane Police today claimed to have solved an 11-year-old murder case with the arrest of the accused from Purulia district in West Bengal. On July 23, 2005, Munir Sharif Shah (then aged 22), was allegedly killed by an unidentified man at Katrap road in Badlapur township of...

Ranchi, 28 Dec 2016/--/Jharkhand drinking water and sanitation minister Chandra Prakash Choudhary on Tuesday said by 2018 every household will have drinking water and by 2022 drinking water supply through pipes will be available in rural areas. Stating that better work has been done in the last two...

Jamshedpur, 28 Dec 2016/--/A man, who was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested along with his three aides from Kharagpur, West Bengal, a senior police officer today said. "The prime accused in the murder of a contractor Vijay Pandey in Jamshedpur in June last year, Manoj...

Howrah, 27 Dec 2016/--/Sticking to its stand on giving the press conference convened by Congress in New Delhi against demonetisation a miss, CPM today said efforts should be made to strengthen the opposition unity by proper coordination and consultation. "I have yesterday clearly stated the reasons...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted search operations in hawala trader Paras Mal Lodha's office and house here, an official said. "A team from our Delhi office has raided Parasmal Lodha's house at Queens Park and his office in south Kolkata," the official said....

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/With a view to tackling terror and infiltration the state government has set up a new intelligence wing in the state. Called Local Intelligence Unit (LIU,) the new wing started working on December 8 from its office at 13, Lord Sinha Road, according to senior officials of the...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/RJ Mir Afsar Ali has attracted online trolls for wishing everyone a merry Christmas but the radio jockey hit back at his detractors in a Facebook post that has gone viral. Ali said he was shocked by some of the comments advising why a Muslim should not be "celebrating/...

Agartala, 27 Dec 2016/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) today announced that it would launch a continuous movement in Tripura to "restore democracy" by ousting the Left Front government in the state assembly elections scheduled for 2018. "Only insistent movement can oust the corrupt Marxist government...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Dec 2016/--/The State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha, today announced dates for the general elections to the three-tire panchayati raj institutions in five different phases to begin from February 13. "The model code of conduct for the rural polls has come into the force from...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Dec 2016/--/The Coast Guard rescued six crew members of a fishing boat that had developed technical snag at sea about 80 nautical miles south of Paradip in Odisha, officials said today. The Coast Guard, Paradip was informed by the president of Odisha Marine Fish Producers...

Malkangiri, 27 Dec 2016/--/Maoists killed a tribal man and abducted another suspecting that the men were backing police in their operations against the ultras in Kudumuluguma area in Malkangiri district today, police said. A group of around 50 armed ultras stormed into the village in the wee hours...

Paradip, 27 Dec 2016/--/Prominent businessman Mahimananda Mishra and his aide, arrested in a murder case, were sent on a four-day police remand by a court in Jagatsinghpur district today, a day after they were brought to Odisha from Thailand. Mishra, managing director of Odisha Stevedores Ltd, and...

Samastipur, 27 Dec 2016/--/A trader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in a village in Bihar's Samastipur district while foiling a bank robbery bid, a police officer said today. The incident took place in Harishankarpur village on Monday late night as gunmen shot at the grocery trader Manjeet...

Ranchi, 27 Dec 2016/--/Jharkhand introduced several initiatives in 2016 -- a single window system for agriculture, GPS in food and public distribution system, UDAY scheme, real time monitoring of government schools and a film policy. It also maintained its top 10 position on the ease of doing...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/The Railways has sent a letter to the West Bengal government stating that from now on the state has to take responsibilities of all ongoing and upcoming projects of the suburban system as well as Metro Railway. According to a highly-placed source at the state secretariat...

Ranchi, 27 Dec 2016/--/Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra today stopped Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das` convoy to seek justice for the "abusive language" hurled at her by a traffic police. The mayor was on her way to attend a local programme when her vehicle was allegedly stopped near Ratu roundabout...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Dec 2016/--/Dana Majhi carrying his wife's body on his shoulders is the "real image" of the Odisha government and the ruling party, BJP said today. Over the chief minister's allegation of opposition parties trying to malign the image of BJD, Odisha BJP chief Basant Panda said, "The...

Kohima, 27 Dec 2016/--/Naga Students' Federation (NSF) today temporarily suspended its eight-day-long total blockade of all Manipur-bound vehicles with immediate effect taking into consideration the assurance of Manipur government and the Centre's request. NSF president Subenthung Kithan and...

Jamui, 27 Dec 2016/--/Police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe how hundreds of villagers in the Naxal-hit Jamui district received ATM cards at their residences even though they had not opened bank accounts. Hundreds of residents of Achambhau village under Sikandra police...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/To clear the anticipated rush of pilgrims on the occasion of Kalpataru Utsab at Dakshineswar, Eastern Railway will run one pair of special train between Sealdah and Dankuni in addition to running of two pairs of Sunday exempted train services on Sunday (1.1.2017).  The Up...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/To clear the anticipated rush of pilgrims on the occasion of Kalpataru Utsab at Dakshineswar, Eastern Railway will run one pair of special train between Sealdah and Dankuni in addition to running of two pairs of Sunday exempted train services on Sunday (1.1.2017).  The Up...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2016/--/After one year and nine months of agony and trauma, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Namutebi Rachael, the 23-year-old Ugandan girl who was found unconscious, sans any travel document at Sainthia railway station of Birbhum district and since kept at Homes...

NEW DELHI, 26 Dec 2016/--/The Centre has rushed additional 4,000 paramilitary personnel to Manipur in its efforts to reopen a national highway which has blocked for nearly two months by a Naga group. With this, the total number of central security personnel deployed in the sensitive North-Eastern...

Patna, 26 Dec 2016/--/Taking a dig at Narendra Modi over his remark that people can punish him for demonetisation after the 50-day window, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today asked the Prime Minister to choose a "chauraha" (roundabout) where people can punish him for triggering a chaotic situation in the...

Agartala/Silchar, 26 Dec 2016/--/Demonetisation of high value currency notes and digitisation of books evoked a mixed response at book fairs in North-East India (N-E). The ongoing book fairs in Agartala in Tripura and Silchar in Assam are two significant annual events for the book lovers,...

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