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PATNA/JAMSHEDPUR, 17 May 2018/--/Indian Premier League (IPL) betting rackets were today busted in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand with the police seizing a total of over Rs 33 lakh in cash from Patna and Jamshedpur. While seven persons were arrested in Patna, another one was taken into custody in...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/Former Calcutta High Court Justice C S Karnan announced today the launch of his political party and said it will contest the general elections next year with women candidates only. His 'Anti-Corruption Dynamic Party' would contest in seats across the country including...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in collaboration with a private company has developed a new device which can be used to detect and remove arsenic content from water and make it safe and usable by households. The device - 'Arsenic Sensor and...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/A speech therapist was arrested in the city for allegedly beating up a patient, a minor boy, while treating him, police said today. The boy of little more than 2 years was allegedly beaten up by the therapist following which he received injuries on his head and back at her...

Agartala, 17 May 2018/--/A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb warned coalition partner IPFT of stern action for holding agitations over the appointment of chairmen to the Block Advisory Committees (BACs), the IPFT today demanded that these appointments be stopped forthwith. The...

Itanagar, 17 May 2018/--/Muri Linggi, a 40-year-old resident of Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, has earned the distinction of becoming the third woman from Arunachal Pradesh to scale Mount Everest, after Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsenpa. Linggi, a mother of four girls, scaled the world's...

Bhubaneswar, 17 May 2018/--/Odisha police has decided to to launch a fortnight long awareness campaign against child abuse from May 28 as the state is witnessing rise in sexual assaults against minor girls, the police said. The campaign will culminate at the state capital on June 12, said DGP R P...

Patna, 17 May 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today greeted the people of the state especially the muslim brothers and sisters on the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan. In his message, Kumar said the month of Ramadan is marked by showering of divine blessings when God accepts the...

Itanagar, 17 May 2018/--/The Border Roads Organisation has extended road connectivity upto Taksing, along the India-China border, in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, a BRO statement said. The BRO completed the extension of the Tama Chung Chung-Taksing road beyond Lemiking on May 9,...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/South Eastern Railway is organizing regular raids and vigilance checks at the Reservation Offices in its jurisdiction to curb fraudulent activities in connection with booking of railway tickets. During the last one month, 5 touts were arrested by South Eastern Railway team...

Kolkata, 17 May 2018/--/For conversion of point on Dankuni-Dum Dum Jn. Down line, traffic block will be required for 7½ hours from 23.00 hrs. to 6.30 hrs. on two consecutive  Saturdays/Sundays (19/20.5.2018 & 26/27.5.2018). Consequently, 32249 Up and 32414 Dn. & 32252 Dn. Seladah-Dankuni...

Bhubaneswar, 15 May 2018/--/Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma on Monday said anti-Naxal operation will be further intensified in the state. Elated over the success of the personnel of Odisha Police who eliminated at least seven Left Wing Extremists in Bolangir and Kandhamal...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has set up 75 air quality monitoring stations in the state to check air quality level and combat pollution, a top official said today. WBPCB chairman Kalyan Rudra said that of the 75 air quality monitoring stations, 17 alone...

Gangtok, 15 May 2018/--/The Sikkim government has substantially hiked the monthly honorarium of zilla and gram panchayat members with effect from April 2018, officials said. A state Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday decided to hike the monthly honorarium of the...

Ramgarh, 15 May 2018/--/Police on Monday seized 19 rifles, one pistol and live cartridges from a marriage reception party in Ramgarh district, a senior police officer said. Additional Superintendent of Police, Patratu, Srikant Suredh Rao Khotre told PTI that the cops received information that some...

Patna, 15 May 2018/--/One person was killed and a policeman injured after a constable opened fire inside the premises of the police lines here today, police said. The incident happened this morning under the jurisdiction of Buddha Colony police station, the police said. The constable shot dead his...

Bhawanipatna, 15 May 2018/--/Two men were killed and another sustained injuries when their car fell off a bridge in Odisha's Kalahandi district early today, a police officer said. "The accident occurred around 2am on National Highway-26, near Khasbahal village in the district. The two men were on...

Bhubaneswar, 15 May 2018/--/Six tigers will be relocated to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha's Angul district from Madhya Pradesh as part of the state government's plan to revive big cat population in the protected forest. The first tiger is scheduled to reach the state next month, said forest and...

Hailakandi, 15 May 2018/--/The Hailakandi district administration in Assam on Monday ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged circumcision of a standard two boy inside a toilet of a junior school during school hours. The school Sishu Mangal Vidyapith is situated in Katlicherra education block...

Ranchi, 15 May 2018/--/The provisional bail of RJD president Lalu Prasad, who returned to Ranchi jail on Monday after his three-day parole ended, could not be processed today by the special CBI court as the order did not reach the court. The Jharkhand High Court last week granted six-week...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway (ER) will run six pairs of summer special trains between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri. 03059 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri weekly summer special will leave Howrah station on every Tuesday between May 22 and May 26 at 10.50 pm to...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/International Nurse Day was observed by the nursing staff of Metro Railway at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital at Tollygunj on Monday on the occasion of birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale who is  known as ‘Lady with  the Lamp’ and also the founder of modern nursing.  The...

Kolkata, 15 May 2018/--/With a view to ensuring  security to the passengers of Indian Railways in general and lady passengers in particular, the railway authorities have already introduced a Security Help Line No: 182 throughout the country so that passengers can seek help in case of emergency...

Guwahati/Tinsukia, 5 May 2018/--/Bhaskar Kalita, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district of Assam, was killed in an encounter with ULFA (Independent) militants along the interstate boundary with Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a top Assam Police official said in...

Bhubaneswar, 5 May 2018/--/The Odisha government has formed the fifth State Finance Commission headed by retired IAS officer and former State Election Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati as its chairman, a notification today said. The commission will identify assignment of taxes to be levied by...

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