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Kolkata, 30 Oct 2017/--/Anirban Datta, Addl. General Manager, South Eastern Railway administered pledge to staff and officers of SER Headquarters, Garden Reach, this morning to commence the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from 30-10-2017 to 04-11-2017. S E Railway officials took pledge to...

Guwahati, 30 Oct 2017/--/Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said there will be no compromise on corruption in Assam in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fight against black money. "There will be no compromise on corruption. Stern action will be taken against anyone involved in...

NAWADA (BIHAR), 30 Oct 2017/--/Armed dacoits struck a house and decamped with jewellery and other valuables worth around Rs 15 lakh besides attacking a couple who tried to put up a resistance, police said today. The incident took place in Takiyapar locality under Bundelkhand police station area...

Kolkata, 29 Oct 2017/--/The agitating students of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) here have launched a relay hunger strike, demanding an unconditional revocation of the expulsion of 14 girl students. The institute has been in the limelight since October 17, after protests...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Oct 2017/--/Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said Odisha has come a long way since the 1999 super cyclone and has now become a model state in disaster preparedness and risk mitigation. Patnaik said the state government plans to take concrete steps to tackle natural disasters...

Patna, 29 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who launched a state-wide campaign to end social evils like dowry and child marriage recently, today received a shot in the arm when a former principal returned the dowry which he had got for his son's marriage. Harindra Kumar Singh, a...

MALDA, 29 Oct 2017/--/A man carrying 300 gm of brown sugar was arrested from Mahadipur in English Bajar police station area of Malda district, police said today. The man was picked from a parking lot near Indo-Bangladesh border where he was loitering suspiciously last evening. Police said 300 gm...

MALDA, 29 Oct 2017/--/A man carrying 300 gm of brown sugar was arrested from Mahadipur in English Bajar police station area of Malda district, police said today. The man was picked from a parking lot near Indo-Bangladesh border where he was loitering suspiciously last evening. Police said 300 gm...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 29 Oct 2017/--/Forest department officials in Odisha have arrested four people for alleged poaching activities from different places in Ganjam district. Two country-made guns and other tools used for hunting were seized from them, the officials said. With the latest arrest,...

Araria (Bihar), 29 Oct 2017/--/Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB) team today seized 350 bottles of Nepali liquor from te Indo-Nepal border in Bihar's Araria district. The liquor, that was being smuggled into the country, is valued at Rs 1.75 lakh, SSB officials said. The team also arrested a bike-borne...

Patna, 29 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today instructed officials to take stern action against those found guilty in the hooch tragedy in Rohtas district which has claimed four lives. Kumar issued the instructions at a review meeting held with the state's chief secretary, home...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Oct 2017/--/Union minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan has said he is ready to fight the electoral battle from Odisha in 2019, but it is for the party to decide whether he will contest the Lok Sabha or state Assembly election. Pradhan, a Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar, is...

Patna, 29 Oct 2017/--/The winter session of the bicameral state legislature in Bihar will commence from November 27. The cabinet approved Parliamentary Affairs Department's tentative schedule for a week-long winter session, Cabinet Secretariat Department Principal Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said,...

Patna, 29 Oct 2017/--/A political slugfest has broken out in Bihar over the Rohtas hooch tragedy with opposition RJD today charging that prohibition in the state was "only on paper" and the ruling JD(U) claiming a drop in crime rates and improvement in the standard of living due to the liquor ban...

Imphal, 29 Oct 2017/--/A Manipur delegation will soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issues related to the state's territorial integrity in view of the ongoing peace talks between the Centre and the NSCN (IM), the government said. This was decided at an all-party meeting chaired...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Oct 2017/--/Director General of Health Services, Prof Jagdish Prasad today said the Central government, in consultation with the Medical Council of India (MCI), was taking steps to revise the syllabus of the MBBS course. He said the step is being taken to ensure that the MBBS...

NEW DELHI, 29 Oct 2017/--/Delhi Principal Home Secretary Satya Gopal has been transferred to Arunchal Pradesh as the chief secretary. Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baial relieved Gopal, a 1988- batch IAS officer, from the post following an order of the Union Home Ministry. The transfer of the senior...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Oct 2017/--/The tourists visiting Odisha can now avail a multi-purpose recreational harbour at Satapada near Chilika lake in Puri district. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the harbour through video conferencing from the secretariat here last evening. The harbour, built...

Patna, 28 Oct 2017/--/Four persons died after consuming spurious liquor in Rohtas district of Bihar following which eight police officials have been placed under suspension, a top police official said. The Nitish Kumar government had imposed a complete ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Oct 2017/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the secretaries and senior district officials to undertake periodic field visits for ensuring proper implementation of government schemes. Patnaik, while inaugurating a collectors' workshop here, asked the secretaries...

Patna, 28 Oct 2017/--/The orphanage in Nalanda district of Bihar, from where Sherin Mathews was adopted in June last year, today suspected foul play behind the death of the three-year-old Indian girl recently. Babita Kumari, the secretary of the Mother Teresa Orphanage and Children's Home, claimed...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Oct 2017/--/Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said his dream was to make Odisha the number one state in the country. He also claimed that a record 80 lakh people in the state had been moved out of poverty. Addressing the India Today Conclave on 'The State of the State' here, the...

Agartala, 28 Oct 2017/--/The much-awaited Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani Express was flagged off from here today by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain. The train would formally start its operations from November 6. The Rajdhani would leave the Agartala station for Delhi on Mondays and...

Imphal, 28 Oct 2017/--/Two militants of the proscribed militant outfit Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) were arrested by security forces from two different places in Manipur, police said today. Thangjam Hemanta Meitei (35) of Arong Heibong Makhong was arrested by a combined team of Manipur police...

Imphal, 28 Oct 2017/--/A powerful improvised explosive device weighing more than three kg was found this morning by 26 Assam Rifles personnel from beneath a culvert in Manipur's Thoubal district. Police said the bomb was found along Heirok - Khanarok road. It was later diffused in a safe place by...

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