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Kolkata, 28 Dec 2017/--/Customs officials detained a passenger at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) today for allegedly trying to smuggle gold by carrying the yellow metal in his stomach. The passenger, a resident of Delhi, arrived at Kolkata from Bangkok by a morning...

Itanagar, 28 Dec 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has sacked Parliamentary secretary of home and education department, Pani Taram, official sources said today. A notification issued by parliamentary affairs department secretary G S Meena today said, "The chief minister is...

Malkangiri, 28 Dec 2017/--/A Maoist, who was among the 12 arrested by Malakangiri district police on Wednesday, allegedly committed suicide at the district police barrack here today. The Maoist, who hails from Chandraguda village of the district, had reportedly hanged himself inside the latrine of...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Dec 2017/--/Cold wave continues to prevail in some interior districts of Odisha since the last two days with mercury level plummeting below 3 degree Celsius at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district. Daringbadi, which is situated about 3000 feet above sea level and is known as Odisha's...

Koraput, 28 Dec 2017/--/A joint team of police and excise officials has destroyed hemp plantations worth Rs 10 crore in Odisha's Koraput district, police said today. As part of the administration's efforts to check illegal cultivation of cannabis, a crackdown was launched on several villages in the...

Shillong, 28 Dec 2017/--/Scandals, including that of sexual misconduct, rocked Meghalaya in 2017 which saw a legislator sent to jail on charges of raping a minor and involvement in a sex racket and a governor resign for allegedly entertaining women at his office and compromising the Raj Bhavan's...

NEW DELHI, 28 Dec 2017/--/The Indian Science Congress (ISC), which was postponed after the Osmania University expressed its inability to host the event, will now be held at the Manipur Central University next year. The decision regarding the change of date and venue of the event was taken by the...

Chittaranjan, 27 Dec 2017/--/A.K.Goel, Director General (railway stores), railway board visited Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) on 27th December, 2017. He inspected Shop 16 and 19 of CLW. He also reviewed the electric loco production in CLW.                       Goel had a detailed meeting on...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2017/--/As advised by North East Frontier Railway, 22309 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Air-Conditioned Express (weekly) will remain canceled from Howrah station on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January, 2018 due to foggy weather. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2017/--/General Bipin Rawat, chief of Army Staff arrived in Kolkata today on a three day visit to Eastern Command Theatre. He was received at Fort William by lieutenant general Abhay Krishna, the Eastern Army commander. After interactions with eastern command headquarters, the Chief...

Patna, 27 Dec 2017/--/All 39,073 villages of Bihar are now electrified, chief minister Nitish Kumar said here today. He added that every household in the state would have a free power connection by the end of the next calendar year. The efforts in this regard were a part of Kumar's seven resolves...

Patna/Ranchi, 27 Dec 2017/--/Lalu Prasad on Tuesday found a sympathiser in senior JD-U leader Uday Narayan Choudhary, who alleged that the crackdown on the RJD supremo and his family members smacked of vendetta, which would help the RJD gain politically. "The action against Lalu and his family...

Agartala, 27 Dec 2017/--/The Tripura unit of the BJP today demanded the arrest of CPM politburo member Brinda Karat and the Left party's state committee leader Haripada Das for allegedly implicating in a booklet that the Prime Minister's Office kept contact with terrorist groups of the northeastern...

Gangtok, 27 Dec 2017/--/The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) will finalise its candidate for the sole Rajya Sabha seat in the state in consultation with its MLAs, a party leader said today. SDF president and chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling will convene a meeting with party MLAs soon to...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Dec 2017/--/Around 500 armed police personnel would be deployed in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on New Year's eve to ensure peaceful celebration. Police commissioner Y B Khurania said elaborate measures have been undertaken by the commissionerate police for maintaining...

Ranchi, 27 Dec 2017/--/The budget session of Jharkhand Assembly is scheduled to be held from January 17 to February 7 next year. According to an official release, budget proposals for the financial year 2018-19 would be tabled in the House on January 23. (PTI)

Malkangiri, 27 Dec 2017/--/Twelve Maoists have been arrested during combing operations in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said today. The left-wing extremists were picked up from their hideouts in Mathili, Kalimela and Chitrakonda areas of the district over the past two days, Malkangiri...

Guwahati, 27 Dec 2017/--/The Budget Session of the Assam assembly will commence from February 6, 2018, the state government said on Tuesday. The Winter Session of the House will not take place this year as there is no time left, Assam Legislative Assembly Principal Secretary Mrigendra Kumar Deka...

Guwahati, 27 Dec 2017/--/The first ever school Brass Band team from Assam would participate in the Republic day function in Delhi on January 26. The Brass Band team of students was selected from Bengtal Don Bosco Higher Secondary School and it would participate in the R-Day function under command...

Patna, 27 Dec 2017/--/A 98-year-old man has become the recipient of a postgraduate degree at the 12th annual convocation of Nalanda Open University here. Raj Kumar Vaish was awarded a masters degree in economics by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad at the convocation function of NOU, Patna. He had...

Sagar Island, 27 Dec 2017/--/The West Bengal government has initiated measures to make Sagar Island - the venue for the annual Gangasagar Mela - a plastic-free zone. The local administration has been asked to ensure that pilgrims coming to the area for the Gangasagar Mela do not the litter the...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/The Computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS), Kolkata, one of the oldest PRS of Indian Railways, has started on 7th November, 1987. After evolving through different stages, Kolkata PRS is now celebrating the completion of glorious 30 years of successful and dedicated...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/S. N. Agrawal, General Manager (GM), South Eastern Railway (SER) inspected Joychandi Pahar Station of Adra Division on December 23. Agrawal was accompanied by Sharad Kumar Srivastav, divisional railway manager and other field officers of Adra division.  General Manager...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/The 29th State Camp and Rally of South Eastern Railway (SER) Bharat Scouts & Guides was held at SERSA (South Eastern Railway Sports Association) Stadium, Adra from December 19th to December 23. S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway graced the Valedictory...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER)felicitated three  employees at its headquarters, Garden Reach on Tuesday for their devotion to duties, safety consciousness and round the clock alertness during duties in their respective field. In recognition to...

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