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Kolkata, 5 Sep 2017/--/Vishwesh Choubey, general manager inaugurated the Rajbhasha Pakhwara-2017 by lighting the lamp and addressing the officers and staff present on the occasion he said that Metro Railway, Kolkata is striving hard for the propagation of Rajbhasha Hindi through various programmes...

DARJEELING, 4 Sep 2017/--/Shops and markets today reopened in the Mirik and Kurseong sub-divisions of the Darjeeling hills after more than two-and-a-half months of braving threats and intimidation by the GJM. Life, however, continued to be paralysed in the other parts of the hills with shops and...

Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/Former Union minister and Trinamool Congress MP from Uluberia in Howrah, Sultan Ahmed died today following a cardiac arrest at his residence here. However chief minister Mamata Banerjee who rushed to the hospital after getting the news later alleged at Nabanna that Ahmed...

Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/Mamata Banerjee today said that 30,000 cases of different departments are pending in the courts and asked that they are resolved quickly as the government has to bear huge recurring expenses for them. "There are at least 30,000 cases of different departments of the state...

Itanagar/New Delhi, 4 Sep 2017/--/The Army today carried out a major operation against Naga insurgent group NSCN-K near the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh in which one hardcore militant was killed and another injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Myanmar tomorrow on a...

Patna, 4 Sep 2017/--/Bihar chief minister and JD-U president Nitish Kumar today described the RJD's "BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao" rally on August 27 here as a "family function" as there was nothing political in it. "What was political in it? It was basically a family function. What should I say on...

Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/In commemoration of the first anniversary of her canonisation, the Archdiocese of Calcutta is set to declare Mother Teresa as its co-patron. "On September 6 we will have at 5.30 p.m. a holy mass in the cathedral (The cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary) and the Archbishop is...

Bhubaneswar/ Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/Tata Steel has set up a 150-seater library building at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the world’s largest tribal residential educational institute that has just been conferred with deemed university status by the Union ministry of human...

Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/Doctors at a city hospital have successfully operated upon a three-year-old toddler, who had sustained critical head injuries in a recent car accident. The accident took place on August 15, when Rani came under the wheels of a reversing car while playing outside her residence...

Guwahati, 4 Sep 2017/--/Opposition Congress today staged a walkout from the Assam Assembly on its opening day after the Speaker Hiten Goswami reserved his ruling on its adjournment motion to discuss price rise. After Question Hour, Congress Legislative Party leader Debabrata Saikia and other party...

Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/The transgenders of Malda and North Dinajpur districts have come together to distribute relief materials in some flood-hit areas of north Bengal. Around 45 members of the transgender community have joined hands to distribute relief materials in the two districts. This...

Khunti/Jamshedpur, 4 Sep 2017/--/A 45-year-old tribal man and his sister were killed for allegedly practicing black magic in Khunti district, police said on Sunday. The incident happened in Sirum Ambatoli village on Saturday, the police said. Porta Munda (45) and his sister Paru Kumari (30) were...

Kolkata, 4 Sep 2017/--/Electricians in Howrah took time off their busy pre-Puja commitments to attend a workshop today, specially programmed by CESC as a part of its Safety Education Programme. The first Seminar at CESC Howrah office attracted a large number of electricians engaged in illuminating...

Gangtok, 4 Sep 2017/--/Heavy rains lashed several parts of Yuksam in West Sikkim during the past few days causing landslides and severely damaging roads in the area. Normal Life was affected in Yuksam as heavy rains led to landslides across Yuksam-Dubdi GPU. Heavy damage to roads, houses and other...

DARJEELING, 3 Sep 2017/--/Expelled GJM leader Binay Tamag today alleged that he was receiving death threats and challenged party chief Bimal Gurung to come out of hiding and return to Darjeeling. Tamang, who asserted that no one has the right to expel him as he is the founding member of the Gorkha...

Guwahati, 3 Sep 2017/--/BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has exhorted students of IITs to innovate, become entrepreneurs but never settle for a job which is how they can contribute to the nation's economy and make India a true global, economic and political power. "Students take engineering degrees...

Kolkata, 3 Sep 2017/--/As part of its initiative to promote local languages and create awareness at pan-India level, the Tata Trusts (TT)'s Parag Initiative will try and connect local publishers to bring out children's literature in other languages. "We have realised that there are many English...

Guwahati, 3 Sep 2017/--/Flood waters in Assam entered Cachar district today even as the situation showed signs of slight improvement in four other districts of the state, said an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report. Sonai in Cachar district in Barak Valley was affected by the...

Lakhisarai, 3 Sep 2017/--/The mutilated bodies of two men were recovered today from a railway track near Barahia station in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, a police officer said. The deceased have been identified as Anil Mandal (30) and Lal Bahadur Tanti (40), Superintendent of Police Arvind Kumar...

Kolkata, 3 Sep 2017/--/The sex workers of Sonagachi in the city, Asia's largest red light area, would don the chef's cap this Durga Puja at the various food pavilions run by the West Bengal fisheries department. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), an NGO which works for the development and...

NEW DELHI, 3 Sep 2017/--/Elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly for five consecutive terms, Ashwini Kumar Choubey is the BJP's prominent Brahmin face from the state. Choubey, 64, is known for the slogan "Ghar-ghar me ho shouchalaya ka nirman, tabhi hoga ladli bitiya ka kanyadaan" and helped in...

Aizawl, 3 Sep 2017/--/The proposed peace talks between Mizoram government and a faction of Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) did not materialise as the state government rejected the conditions put forward by it, a senior state government official said. "The HPC(D) faction led by Lalhmingthanga...

Patna, 3 Sep 2017/--/RJD supremo Lalu Prasad claimed that Nitish Kumar's JD(U) was not even invited to join the NDA government by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP chief Amit Shah in the Cabinet reshuffle today. Four junior ministers were today elevated to the cabinet rank and nine new faces...

Imphal, 3 Sep 2017/--/Three human traffickers including two women were arrested in Churachandpur district when they were trying to transport three women to the Indo-Myanmar border, police said today. Superintendent of Police of Churachandpur, Rakesh Balwal said acting on a tip-off that some human...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Sep 2017/--/A goods train derailed near a level crossing in Odisha's Cuttack city today, affecting train services for sometime. No one was hurt in the incident as one wagon derailed near the Sikharpur level crossing when the train was proceeding towards goods shed at Cuttack railway...

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