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Itanagar, 3 Mar 2018/--/Amid agitation by students, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has assured to issue appointment order of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) permanent director, Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister Honchung Ngandam said. Ngandam said...

Agartala, 3 Mar 2018/--/Outgoing Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar can take shelter in West Bengal, Kerala or neighbouring Bangladesh as the BJP is going to form the next government in the state, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today. "Manik Sarkar has just three options before him. He...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2018/--/Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio principal secretary, Govt. of India held a high level review meeting with the general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER), S. N Agrawal and all other principal head of the departments to review and evaluate the...

Patna, 3 Mar 2018/--/Five persons were killed and ten others injured when the bus they were travelling in fell into a roadside ditch in Bhadaur police station area in Bihar, police said today. The incident took place under Barh sub-division of rural Patna where the bus, carrying passengers to...

Mayapur, 3 Mar 2018/--/Devotees of 80 countries participated in the ISKON's biggest festival - 'Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya - Gaur Purnima' at its global headquarters here on Friday. Pilgrims from China, Japan, Spain, Russia, England, Brazil, America, Australia, Mexico, Trinidad, Ivory Coast,...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Mar 2018/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today effected changes in the portfolio of five ministers and relinquished Works and Water Resources portfolios held by him. The changes in portfolio come days after BJD's win in the Bijepur by-polls. Patnaik allotted additional...

Wahiajer, 25 Feb 2018/--/Election campaigning has taken a musical upswing in Meghalaya with political parties trying their best to connect with the voters by hitting the right notes. Every evening, for the past one month, Wahiajer and its neighbouring village, Ummulong, in Nartiang assembly...

Shillong, 25 Feb 2018/--/An assistant commandant of the RPF was killed and three others were injured when a constable of the force opened fire from his service rifle in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district early today, following which the accused was arrested, the police said. "The constable...

Bhubaneswar, 25 Feb 2018/--/The Odisha Assembly's budget session is scheduled to begin from March 20 with Governor S C Jamir's address, a notification issued by Odisha Legislative Assembly said today. The state's Finance Minister S B Behera will present the annual budget for the year 2018-19 on...

Gaya, 25 Feb 2018/--/Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today demanded that his party Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)  be allotted one Rajya Sabha (RS) seat in the upcoming elections failing which the party would not support the BJP-led coalition in the next one Lok Sabha and two Assembly by-polls...

Shillong, 25 Feb 2018/--/Election authorities in poll-bound Meghalaya have seized over Rs 12 lakh in cash from Ri-Bhoi district, officials said today. "In different incidents, the Static Surveillance Teams (SST) in Ri-Bhoi have seized cash amounting to Rs 12.39 lakh on Saturday," district election...

Patna, 25 Feb 2018/--/The budget session of both Houses of Bihar legislature, which gets underway from tomorrow, is likely to be a stormy one in view of the by-elections to be held in a few constituencies. The ruling NDA and Opposition RJD-Congress alliance have gone into poll mode in the run-up to...

Muzaffarpur, 25 Feb 2018/--/Over 300 cartons of foreign liquor worth around Rs 70 lakh have been seized from a truck in Muzaffarpur district and six persons were arrested in this connection, the police said today. Acting on a tip off, a joint team was constituted with police and excise officials...

Kolkata, 25 Feb 2018/--/As many as six tigers would be relocated to the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in North Bengal after the arrangements, including augmentation of prey base and grassland were complete, a top forest official has said. The relocation of the big cats is part of a plan to augment tiger...

Kolkata, 25 Feb 2018/--/The South Eastern Railway (SER) will be installing surveillance cameras in ladies compartments of EMU local trains soon to enhance safety and security of women passengers, a railway official has said. The SER initiative follows similar efforts by Southern, Western and...

Guwahati, 25 Feb 2018/--/Assam Chief Minister (CM) Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that Assam and Arunachal Pradesh must work together, in keeping with the age-old close ties between the two states, to achieve all round development. The Assam chief minister said this while attending a joint...

Shillong, 25 Feb 2018/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the BJP is dominating the politics of the North East (NE) and expressed confidence that the party would win Assembly polls in three states of the region. While elections in Tripura were held on February 18, Nagaland and...

Bhubaneswar, 25 Feb 2018/--/President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a museum dedicated to former Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik next month. The Museum and Learning Centre has been set up at Anand Bhawan, the ancestral house of Biju Patnaik in Cuttack. This was stated by chief minister Naveen...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager (GM), Eastern Railway addressing the annual general meeting  of the State Council of ER’s Scouts and Guides, in presence of Sudhir Agrawal, additional general manager, Eastern Railway, at ER headquarters on Friday. Addressing on the occasion Rao...

Kashipur, 17 Feb 2018/--/Kolkata Green Planet Organisation organised an awareness programme on the occasion of World Pangolin Day-2018  to protect the engendered species in the Kashipur town of Purulia on Saturday. As a part of this awareness programme a procession roamed different parts of the...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/Officiating vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University Prof Sabujkali Sen today said the institution, which had been functioning with acting v-c for the past two years, badly needed a full-time one. After vice-chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta was dismissed from the central...

Agartala, 17 Feb 2018/--/Tripura would go to polls tomorrow with the BJP emerging as the main challenger to the ruling Left Front, which has been in power in the state for the last 25 years. Polling would be held in 59 of the total 60 seats. Voting in Charilam Assembly constituency would be held...

Jalpaiguri, 17 Feb 2018/--/A major fire gutted the famous Bhabani Pathak Kali temple at Sikarpur here, fire brigade sources said today. The 300-year-old temple caught fire last night and locals tried hard to douse the flame before fire engines reached the spot. The fire brigade sources said that...

Bhubaneswar, 17 Feb 2018/--/Police today recovered the mutilated body of a man from a workshop in the city, police said. The victim, identified as Gopal Moharana and a carpenter by profession, had wounds on his throat, hands and belly. His body was sent for postmortem, deputy commissioner of police...

Ludhiana, 17 Feb 2018/--/Four persons died of electrocution when they came in contact with a high tension electric wire at Ishwar colony in Dhandari locality here, police said today. The incident took place last night when a family was celebrating birthday of an eight-year-old, Sapna, daughter of...

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