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Aizawl, 9 Apr 2017/--/Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department's Anti Narcotics Squad today seized 60 grams of heroin in Aizawl and arrested one person in this connection, spokesman of the department said. The spokesman said that Malsawmzuala (35) of Aizawl was arrested for allegedly possessing the...

Aizawl, 9 Apr 2017/--/'Palm Sunday', locally known as 'Tumkau Ni', was celebrated across Mizoram today amidst prayer and worship services in churches and children taking out processions and singing hymns. Sunday school students carrying palm leaves took out processions this morning to commemorate...

Aizawl, 9 Apr 2017/--/Three persons of a family were charred to death when their house caught fire at Tleu hamlet in Lunglei district, police said today. The victims have been identified as Tahla (50), his son Bawmita (10) and one-year-old daughter Merry. The fire was reportedly caused due to...

Guwahati, 9 Apr 2017/--/The Assam government today announced a draft population policy which suggested denial of government jobs to people with more than two children and making education up to university level free for all girls in the state. "This is a draft population policy. We have suggested...

Guwahati, 9 Apr 2017/--/Around 67 per cent polling was registered in the by-election to Dhemaji Assembly constituency today, much lower than the turnout of the Assembly poll held last year. "The election has ended and we have reports of 66.97 per cent of voting till 5 PM," Returning Officer Roshni...

Shillong, 9 Apr 2017/--/A tiny village in West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya has banned fishing on a stretch of the Rilang river to preserve its fauna. The fish sanctuary near Rohbah village, about 130 km from here, has helped rejuvenate the fauna which has been depleting over the years. The initiative...

Patna, 9 Apr 2017/--/RJD president Lalu Prasad today termed the BJP allegations of transfer of benami properties to his family as "baseless" and "absurd", claiming that all the transactions were carried out in accordance with the law. "All the allegations levelled against my family (wife and two...

Patna, 9 Apr 2017/--/The weather remained mainly dry in Bihar, the state capital today recorded a maximum temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal. The minimum temperature of Patna was 21.6 degrees Celsius, an increase of two degree Celsius above normal, Patna Meteorological...

Patna, 9 Apr 2017/--/Robbers struck the Patna-bound Rajdhani Express and fled with belongings of some passengers near Gahmar in Danapur division of Bihar early today, prompting rail authorities to suspend seven RPF men. A seven-member escort party of the RPF was present in the premier train....

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2017/--/A day after the BJP and members of the Sangh Parivar celebrated Ramnavami across the state by taking out rallies carrying sharp-edged weapons in which even children were seen participating in it, the West Bengal police filed a case against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh who...

Morigaon/Guwahati, 6 Apr 2017/--/Peace talks with ULFA (Independent), led by Paresh Axom (Baruah), is only possible if the Centre comes forward for a dialogue process, pro-talk ULFA leader and its general secretary Anup Chetia today said. "Talks with the Paresh Baruah-led faction of ULFA is...

Dirang, 6 Apr 2017/--/The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said one can have meat of dead animals but not of the slaughtered ones. "Many in the Buddhist world are vegetarians because they believe it is wrong to slaughter any creature," he said at Bomdila yesterday while responding to a...

Sahibganj, 6 Apr 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal and a four-lane bridge on the Ganga river in Jharkhand's Sahibganj district. The multi-modal terminal is an important component of the development of the National Waterway-1 from...

Guwahati, 6 Apr 2017/--/A magisterial inquiry was ordered today into allegations of cash being distributed in election meetings by BJP MLA Pijush Hazarika for the upcoming by-poll in Dhemaji Assembly seat. The inquiry has been ordered on the basis of a complaint received from Congress election...

Jajpur, 6 Apr 2017/--/Two women and a five-year-old girl were killed after a high tension wire snapped and fell on them at Patabali village in Jajpur district, police said today. The deceased have been identified as Pratima Manjari Behera (55), her 22-year-old daughter Pravat Nalini Behera and...

Khagaria, 6 Apr 2017/--/Four persons, including a woman and three girls, were buried alive today as a mound of earth caved in and fell on them in Khagaria district, a police officer said. The incident took place at Akaha village as a chunk of earth caved in trapping five persons under rubble while...

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2017/--/BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha today said his party will emerge as the only alternative to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the next rural polls in West Bengal, due in 2018. "People of this country have reposed faith in the honest and good governance of the Narendra Modi...

Imphal, 6 Apr 2017/--/A top militant of the United Kuki Liberation Army (UKLA) carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head and two other cadres of the UKLA were arrested from Senapati district, police said today. A police team led by SP (Kangpokpi) H Balaram Singh raided a hotel and arrested the...

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2017/--/A businessman has been arrested for allegedly adulterating edible oil after the state CID raided his oil mill in Nadia district, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, the CID conducted a raid at the oil mill in Gobindapur Bazar and arrested its 51-year-old owner on...

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2017/--/IIT-Kharagpur is expected to induct the first batch of MBBS students in its medical college by 2020-21, after its hospital starts operation three years earlier. "The first phase of construction of Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research will get over by June...

Kendrapara, 6 Apr 2017/--/Kendrapara district administration has decided to recommend National Bravery Award for the the six-year-old girl who displayed exemplary courage to save her friend from an attack by a crocodile. "The girl Tiki Dalai's feat merits consideration for National bravery Award....

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2017/--/An aircraft coming from Bengaluru suffered bird hit while landing at the NSC Bose International Airport here today. Airport officials said though the right engine of the Jet Airways plane was damaged, it landed safely at around 6 am. The aircraft was being repaired and the...

Barpeta, 6 Apr 2017/--/Sixty students of a primary school at Chenga in Assam's Barpeta district fell ill after eating their mid-day meal, official sources said today. The students of Hahchara Lower Primary school fell ill on Wednesday and were admitted to the hospital after they started vomiting....

Bankura/Kolkata, 5 Apr 2017/--/With the BJP-RSS celebrating Ram Navami in a big way in West Bengal today, chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of trying to 'appropriate' the festival and asked it not to mix religion with politics. "The BJP should not describe Ram Navami as its own. The...

Kolkata, 5 Apr 2017/--/The West Bengal government has declared around 275 km of state highways passing through various municipalities as 'arterial roads'. The notification posted on the state PWD website on March 16 came in between the Supreme Court order on highway liquor ban on December 15, 2016...

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