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DARJEELING, 9 Jul 2017/--/The violence erupted again in Darjeeling today on the 25th day of pro-Gorkhaland stir, with agitators setting aflame a police camp, injuring four police personnel and attacking a BDO office at Pokribong. The GJM activists also took out a rally at Chowkbazar with the bodies...

Gangtok, 9 Jul 2017/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today demanded urgent intervention of the Centre for early settlement of the Gorkhaland issue to safeguard the interest of Sikkim. He said in case the issue was not addressed on priority basis, the Sikkim government might approach the apex...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/Life returned to normal in riot-hit Baduria town and adjacent areas of North 24 Parganas district today after communal violence broke out over a Facebook post early this week. "Everything is normal now in Baduria, Swarupnagar, Deganga and Basirhat. There has been no problem...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar today said both domestic and foreign travellers are taking interest in touring the state during monsoons to make the most of the rain-drenched beaches. "Domestic and foreign tourists are arriving in Goa during the monsoons to make the...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/The famous blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa, who has been canonised as Saint Teresa of Calcutta by the Vatican, has been recognised as an Intellectual Property of the Missionaries of Charity. "The Trade Marks Registry, Government of India, has granted the registration of...

Bhopal, 9 Jul 2017/--/The NDA's presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind today said he had discharged his duties as the governor of Bihar with a belief that "everyone was equal, irrespective of religion, caste and region," and which is why he got support from the state. Kovind was apparently referring to...

Guwahati, 9 Jul 2017/--/The flood situation in Assam deteriorated today with one person losing his life, while nearly five lakh people are hit across 15 districts. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person died in the swirling flood waters in...

Guwahati, 9 Jul 2017/--/Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged the Centre to initiate actions to set up a fibre (broadband) grid aimed at connecting every household with internet in the state. To connect all households with internet, the chief minister had a talk with Union Electronics...

Kohima, 9 Jul 2017/--/Former Chief Minister T R Zeliang has staked claim to form the government in Nagaland asserting that he enjoyed the support of 41 of the 59 MLAs, after a majority of ruling NPF legislators rebelled against the incumbent Shurhozelie Liezietsu. In a letter to Governor P B...

Begusarai, 9 Jul 2017/--/Three kids drowned today in a water body in Bihar's Begusarai district, the police said. The incident took place in Ekdara village within the limits of Baruani police station as three kids, identified as Md Altaf (14), Md Raqib (13) and Md Ebadul Rahman (11), drowned in a...

Patna, 9 Jul 2017/--/Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials today arrested two persons along with 515 kg ganja (marijuana) worth Rs 1.65 crore in the international market in the wee hours of the day in Patna district. Acting on a tip off, DRI officials said a truck was intercepted in...

Nawada, 9 Jul 2017/--/Three siblings died and another was taken ill in Bihar's Nawada district, a medical officer said today. District Medical Officer In-charge Dr Ravindra Kumar said that three children died of a mysterious illness since yesterday at Dharamur village in the Hisua police station...

Patna, 9 Jul 2017/--/Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials have seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 78,000 from a person in West Champaran district in Bihar, official sources said here today. The FICN of Rs 2000 denomination was recovered from Station...

KOLKATA/HONG KONG, 9 Jul 2017/--/Hong Kong-based Rythm Foundation which has been associated with the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) has further decided to strengthen its support to the fight against cancer in India among other worthy causes. RYTHM Foundation, the corporate social...

Kolkata, 9 Jul 2017/--/To clear the rush of passengers during Shravani Mela at Tarakeswar, Eastern Railway will run two pairs of special trains between Howrah & Tarakeswar and six pairs of special trains between Sheoraphuli & Tarakeswar on all the festival days i.e. on July 9, 10, 16, 17,...

Guwahati, 8 Jul 2017/--/The flood situation in Assam today worsened and affected around 4.5 lakh people in 17 districts, even as the deluge claimed three more lives, taking the toll to 22. One person each got drowned in Nalbari, Karimganj and South Salmara districts and the toll reached 22, the...

Patna, 8 Jul 2017/--/The Bihar government today rejected news reports that senior civil and police officials were tipped off about Friday's CBI raids at locations linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family. "Its a totally baseless news," an official release said. Quoting sources, some reports...

Itanagar, 8 Jul 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has welcomed the Army's development initiative in the state and said Tawang has been developed because of them. Khandu also said people of Arunachal Pradesh and the Army share a special bond, when Major General Ashok Dhingra, the...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 8 Jul 2017/--/Odisha Police today arrested four persons including two computer engineers here in Ganjam district on charge of illegally operating SIM Boxes, which are being used by gangsters to divert the ISD/STD calls by using fake SIMs. The police nabbed the four persons...

Midnapore, 8 Jul 2017/--/A mob staged a road blockade and set 20 trucks on fire on Jhargram-Midnapore road after a truck loaded with sand hit a cyclist and critically injured him on Friday evening, police said. The accident happened under the jurisdiction of Kotwali police station in West...

Patna, 8 Jul 2017/--/Tension gripped a village in Bihar's Bhagalpur district where dozens of Mahadalit women were denied entry into temples, police said today. The women who were denied entry into the 200-year-old Kali temple on Friday, have decided to lodge a written complaint about it to the...

Imphal, 8 Jul 2017/--/Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh today visited flood relief camps and directed officials to ensure rehabilitation of affected people at the earliest. Priority will be given to those whose 'kachcha' houses were destroyed during last week's flash flood that hit several...

Rourkela, 8 Jul 2017/--/While bumper fruit production in the wild was a boon for the tribal communities, the same has proved to be bane for them as elephants frequently visit their villages in Odisha's Sundergarh district. The villagers are really scared that almost every day elephants come...

Kolkata, 8 Jul 2017/--/The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Durgapur DSP Unit conducted a mock drill on Friday for around one hour on the theme of rescuing from gas leakage. It was done in collaboration with Durgapur Steel Plant, 2nd Res BN of NDRF, Kolkata, local police and civil...

Kolkata, 8 Jul 2017/--/Metro Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (MRWWO) under the inspiration of Dr. (Mrs) Anita Chaubey, president, MRWWO organised a Tree Plantation Programme at Metro Railway Quarters Complex (Block-C), Tollygunge on Friday. A number of saplings have been planted in this...

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