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NEW DELHI, 6 Oct 2016/--/Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty was today appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court even as seven new additional judges were appointed to the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Justice Mohanty will assume charge tomorrow as incumbent Justice Virendra Singh...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Oct 2016/--/The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis has reached 38 in Odisha's Malkangiri district while the disease continues to spread its tentacles to other districts. An 11-year-old boy of Bengama village in Brahmagiri area of Puri district died on Thursday after contracting...

Kolkata, 6 Oct 2016/--/President Pranab Mukherjee would inaugurate a new military station in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on October 8. It is being developed on an area of 252 acres, as a model military station with the state-of-the-art training and administrative facilities integrated with...

Kolkata, 6 Oct 2016/--/Eastern Railway’s General Manager Ghanshyam Singh today briefed MPs whose constituencies fall within the jurisdiction of Howrah and Sealdah divisions about the projects under construction and the latest position regarding passenger service and freight operations. MPs present...

Kolkata, 6 Oct 2016/--/Acting on a complaint from the Railway Board on fake appointment, the Vigilance Department of Eastern Railway with the help of its RPF detained a person from a hotel under the city’s  Jorasanko PS and recovered incriminating documents, bank passbooks and   pay-in-slips, bio-...

Kolkata, 6 Oct 2016/--/South Eastern Railway has decided to provide two minutes temporary stoppage for 12871/12872 Howrah-Titlagarh Ispat Express and 12813/12814 Howrah-Tatanagar Steel Express at Gidhni from October 12 to 16 on the occasion of celebrations to mark the  129th Birth Advent...

Kolkata, 4 Oct 2016/--/If you wish to get something you have to fulfill it all by yourself. If you are determined to achieve something, you achieve it anyway. Neither do you need to pray to God for it nor any divine power can help you. This in nutshell is the message behind 95 Pally Association's...

Canning, 4 Oct 2016/--/Police today unearthed an illegal arms manufacturing unit at a house in the Amtala area of Canning in South 24 Parganas district and arrested one person, barely two days after another such factory was busted at Panchur Mollah Para village in the district. The owner of the...

NEW DELHI, 4 Oct 2016/--/Terming cattle smuggling an "organised crime", the BSF today said it will be more active in registering FIRs and naming culprits therein, to further clamp down on this illegal activity, "worth hundreds of crores", across the Indo-Bangla border. Border Security Force (BSF)...

Patna, 4 Oct 2016/--/Opposition BJP today alleged the Bihar government helped suspended RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav, charged with raping a minor girl, secure bail from the Patna High Court by "not putting the case effectively and forcefully". Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi also claimed...

Bhubaneswar, 4 Oct 2016/--/Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to make provision of compensation for villages that volunteer to relocate in the interest of wildlife protection. "I am happy to announce that the state government will provide compensation for villages that volunteer to...

Jamshedpur, 4 Oct 2016/--/The number of security personnel injured in the stone-pelting and hand grenade hurling incidents during the recent unrest in Kashmir is 10 times more than the figure of civilians injured, CRPF Director General K Durga Prasad said today. Besides the injured securitymen of...

Shillong, 4 Oct 2016/--/Union consumer affairs, food & public distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday asked North- Eastern (N-E) states including Meghalaya to implement the end-to-end computerisation of the public distribution system (PDS) to check leakages. "I had personally written...

Patna, 4 Oct 2016/--/In addition to the harsh provisions like arrest of all adults if a liquor bottle is found from a house and collective fine, the new liquor law which came into effect in Bihar yesterday provides for jail term of up to five years and Rs 10 lakh penalty for unlawful advertisement...

Guwahati, 4 Oct 2016/--/Expressing apprehension over China's decision to block a tributary of the Brahmaputra, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi raised the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the development is a matter of concern for his state as well as other parts of the...

Kolkata, 4 Oct 2016/--/With a view to clear the  rush of suburban passengers during Durga Puja, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 35 EMU Specials from October 7-12 as midnight Services. These EMU Specials will run between Mecheda and Howrah, Howrah and Kharagpur, Kharagpur and Mecheda,...

Kolkata, 4 Oct 2016/--/To facilitate people to visit Puja pandals in the city and suburbs,  Eastern Railway has arranged to run 10 pairs of  special trains over different sections of  the  Sealdah division during nights of October 6,7, 8, 9 and 10. Of the 10 pairs, one pair each will run on Sealdah...

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2016/--/In view of the tension arising out of the border conflicts between India and Pakistan and also the festive season ahead chief minister Mamata Banerjee today asked all her ministerial colleagues to guard against incidents that might trigger communal violence in his or her area...

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2016/--/Minister of state for information and culture Indranil Sen was today shifted to the department of tourism as MOS. A government notification in this regard has been issued today.

Kolkata, 3 Oct 2016/--/Plagued by defections and a weak organisation, the Congress is staring at "political extinction" in West Bengal, even as CPM claims that "such poachings have never happened before" in the state. The two Opposition parties have come down heavily on the rulling Trinamool...

Patna, 3 Oct 2016/--/A day after the Bihar government notified its new liquor law for continuation of prohibition in the state, a PIL was today filed in the Patna High Court questioning its validity. The PIL was filed by a retired Patna University economics professor, Rai Murari, challenging the...

Patna, 3 Oct 2016/--/In a series of raids in different areas of Bihar, the Special Task Force (STF) has seized 391 cartons of foreign liquor and arrested two persons, police said today. Acting on a tip off, the STF on Sunday raided a godown at Zakariapur Transport Nagar locality in the state...

Aizawl, 3 Oct 2016/--/Aizawl district deputy commissioner Kannan Gopinathan has completed his inquiry into the court rampage in which an unruly mob attacked the court buildings and residential quarters in south Mizoram's Lunglei district on September 22, principal secretary for home Renu Sharma...

Guwahati, 3 Oct 2016/--/The Assam government today announced an ambitious target of eliminating poverty and hunger from the state along with achieving full literacy by 2030. Releasing the document 'Assam 2030: Our Dream, Our Commitment', chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to all...

Guwahati, 3 Oct 2016/--/Assam government has decided to develop three major sites around Guwahati--Kamakhya Temple, Umananda and Gandhi Mandap--to promote them as places of tourist and spiritual attraction, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today. "Our government is planning to develop...

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