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Itanagar, 3 Jul 2017/--/Heavy rains lashed several parts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the capital, causing landslides and flood-like situation in many areas across the state. The administration has alerted residents located at vulnerable areas, such as river banks, streams, landslide-prone zone...

DARJEELING, 3 Jul 2017/--/The boarding schools of Darjeeling, which were scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, have extended their vacation due to the indefinite shutdown in the hills. The vacation had begun on June 23. "We have decided to extend the vacation as the shutdown is going on. We have not...

Puri, 3 Jul 2017/--/Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad witnessed Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' - the return car festival which was held amid tight security. A multi-layer security net was thrown in the town with heavy deployment of forces to ensure smooth celebrations and...

Kolkata, 3 Jul 2017/--/Fire broke out in an empty operation theatre in the main building of the Apollo Gleanagles hospital here this morning but there was no casualty. Two fire tenders were put into service to douse the fire which caught at around 9.20 am, a Kolkata Police official said. "Nobody...

Kolkata, 3 Jul 2017/--/Kolkata Police have arrested three persons from Bihar for their alleged involvement in siphoning of funds from the bank account of a person. On the basis of a complaint lodged with Watgunge police station here, the police went to Lakhisarai in Bihar and arrested Sujit Kumar...

Ranchi, 3 Jul 2017/--/A GST call centre has been opened in Jharkhand to help people with queries, while chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday reviewed the progress of the new tax system in the state, a day after it was rolled out. Das asked officials to ensure that traders do not face any...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Jul 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that the state government was developing a universal eye care programme to reduce the number of curable blind persons. "The state is now in the process of developing a universal eye care programme to minimise the number...

Ranchi, 3 Jul 2017/--/A man was lynched by villagers in Jharkhand's Sahibganj district as he was trying to run away after murdering his wife, police said on Monday. Asadul, along with his elder brother, murdered his wife Shaili Bibi on Sunday. They were trying to run away when the villagers caught...

Guwahati, 3 Jul 2017/--/A six-year-old girl was killed in a landslide here in Assam on Monday morning, police said.  Dipika Barman was preparing to go to school when mud from a nearby hill caved in and buried her in Panikhaiti area. Although her parents and neighbours dug her out immediately and...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Jul 2017/--/Notwithstanding the death of 156 elephants in the past two years due to different reasons, the elephant population in Odisha has increased marginally to 1,976 this year from 1,954 recorded in 2015. The 2017 Elephant Census report released by forest and environment...

Kolkata, 3 Jul 2017/--/Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Eastern Railway performed a commendable job by recovering 13 KG of ‘Ganja’, 81 bottles of liquor and 50 pouches of country made liquor and handed over those materials to the Excise Department. ER/RPF has also apprehended 1 tout and four (4)...

Ranchi, 3 Jul 2017/--/The Union government has prepared the detailed project report (DPR) for AIIMS to be set up at Devipur in Jharkhand's Deoghar district, which is expected to start functioning in about two-and-a-half years. Jharkhand health, medical education and family welfare minister...

Aizawl, 3 Jul 2017/--/Assam Rifles personnel deployed along the Mizoram-Myanmar border seized four AK-56 assault rifles from a place near Farkawn village yesterday, an official statement today said. The statement said four magazines and unspecified rounds of ammunition were also seized along with...

Darjeeling (WB), 2 Jul 2017/--/The situation in Darjeeling hills remained tense but incident-free on the 18th day of the indefinite shutdown which has crippled the normal life in the picturesque Himalayan resort and its neighbouring areas. Internet services stayed suspended for the 15th day as...

Agartala, 2 Jul 2017/--/The CBI quizzed Tripura's ruling CPI(M) leader Gautam Das last month on the Rose Valley chit fund scam involving duping of investors. In a statement issued last evening, Das, while denying media reports that he was interrogated twice last month by the CBI, said he was...

Agartala, 2 Jul 2017/--/Even though party supremo Mamata Banerjee has voiced her support to opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislators in Tripura have decided to vote for NDA candidate Ramnath Kovind on July 17. "All the six TMC MLAs held a meeting here...

Shillong, 2 Jul 2017/--/Customs sleuths seized ganja worth Rs 2.28 crore from a truck at a place on Shillong bypass this afternoon. Acting on tip off, customs officials intercepted the truck and found 1,520 kg of ganja packed in 93 packets, which were covered by planks and tarpaulin. Terming the...

Bhubaneswar, 2 Jul 2017/--/Odisha received an average rainfall of 207.9 mm during June this year against the normal rainfall (Long Term Average) of 216.5 mm, registering a deficit of four per cent. While seven districts of Malkangiri, Boudh, Bargarh, Ganjam, Koraput, Sambalpur and Subarnapur...

Aurangabad, 2 Jul 2017/--/Three persons, including a woman and her minor son, were killed today in a road accident in Bihar's Aurangabad district, a police officer said. The motor bike carrying the three persons were hit by a vehicle, Sub-Divisional Police Officer P N Sahu said. The victims were...

Itanagar, 2 Jul 2017/--/Incessant heavy rain in Arunachal Pradesh since the past two days has thrown life out of gear in the state by triggering landslides, damaging houses and roads and hitting basic essential services. The capital town of Itanagar has been cut off from the rest of the country...

CANNING (WB), 2 Jul 2017/--/Three persons, including two women, were run over by a train near Champahati station on Eastern Railway today when they were crossing the tracks. The three persons, all fish-sellers, were crossing the tracks after buying fish from the wholesale market situated beside...

Bhubaneswar, 2 Jul 2017/--/With BJP focussing on expanding its base in Oisha ahead of the 2019 elections, party president Amit Shah is set to embark on a three-day tour of the state from tomorrow. The much-awaited Odisha visit of Amit Shah is a part of BJP s strategy to strengthen the party in the...

Patna, 2 Jul 2017/--/Scotching rumour that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not attend RJD's proposed rally in Patna next month, the JD(U) today said its national president would attend the rally if he got an invitation. "We will definitely participate in the rally if RJD extends its...

Kolkata, 2 Jul 2017/--/July 1, the birth anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the founder of modern Bengal is being celebrated as National Doctor’s Day. On this occasion Unique Medical Service announced the launch of “Unique Doctor’s Club” with a mission to provide an unique platform to offer...

Kolkata, 2 Jul 2017/--/Apollo Hospitals announced the extension of its air ambulance services network to several smaller cities and towns like Madurai, Mysore, Kakinada, Karaikudi, Karur, Trichy and Vizag through its current hubs in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Apollo’s air ambulance service...

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