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Kolkata, 2 Jan 2019/--/Eastern Railway welcomed New Year 2019 in a significant way by introducing MEMU services in newly converted electrified section of  Katwa-Azimganj and Azimganj-Rampurhat of Howrah Division from Tuesday. MEMU services were introduced by replacing conventional train services of...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2019/--/In order to imbibe the spirit of adventure and to generate sense of pride among children, a week-long Winter Adventure Camp began at Air Force Station Bagdogra on      January 2 under the aegis of Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional), Eastern Air Command (EAC).  A...

Aizawl, 2 Jan 2019/--/Political developments dominated 2018 in Mizoram and as the year drew to a close, the state saw installation of a new government led by rebel-turned-politician Zoramthanga, who was back with a bang after being in political wilderness for two assembly terms. Zoramthanga's Mizo...

Begusarai, 2 Jan 2019/--/A court here Wednesday rejected the bail application of former Bihar minister Manju Verma, who is in jail in connection with an Arms Act case. The case was lodged by police last year following the recovery of a huge quantity of ammunition at her residence during a Central...

Dhenkanal, 2 Jan 2019/--/A male elephant died of electrocution after coming in contact with a live electric wire near a forest in Dhenkanal district, officials said. The jumbo, aged around 35 years, was found dead on Wednesday near Dudurkote forest under the jurisdiction of Hindol forest range in...

Kolkata, 2 Jan 2019/--/Metro services in Kolkata were hit for a brief period on Wednesday morning after doors of a Dum Dum-bound AC rake malfunctioned at Kavi Nazrul station, officials said. The situation was brought under control within few minutes after technicians opened the doors and the...

Jamshedpur, 2 Jan 2019/--/The Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP), a tribal outfit, Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce recognition of Sarna Dharma of the adivasis as a fundamental right during his visit to Jharkhand and Odisha on Saturday. Sarna Dharma is centred around the worship of...

Aurangabad, 30 Dec 2018/--/Maoists shot dead the uncle of a BJP MLC, set a house and 10 vehicles on fire in Bihar's Aurangabad district, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said the Maoists attacked Sudi Bigaha village under the jurisdiction of Deo Police...

Berhampur, 30 Dec 2018/--/Annual bird census in Chilika, the biggest brackish water lake in the country, is slated to be carried out on January 4, a senior forest officials said. Besides wildlife personnel, several experts of different organisations in and outside of the state will be engaged in...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Dec 2018/--/Biting cold tightened its grip over Odisha with the mercury plummeting to 3 degree Celsius in the tourist destination of Daringibadi in Kandhamal district, making it the coldest place in the state on Sunday. As intense cold swept across Odisha, the mercury dipped below...

Guwahati, 30 Dec 2018/--/Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora Sunday said the party plans to strengthen the base by focusing more on women, farmers and youth in 2019. Addressing a press conference here, Bora said the party which is an ally of the Sarbananda Sonowal government is moving...

Itanagar, 30 Dec 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh was given a permanent battalion of the National Disaster Response Force on Saturday and chief minister Pema Khandu laid the foundation stone for the 12th battalion headquarters at Hollongi, near here. Speaking on the occasion, Khandu said the permanent...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Dec 2018/--/An Executive Engineer was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance sleuths in Odisha's Deogarh district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 21,000 from a contractor for release of final payment for construction work done. Rabindra Kumar Mehto, executive engineer, Minor...

Dumka, 30 Dec 2018/--/A man in his early 30s has been arrested for allegedly impersonating top government officials for the last two years, police said on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Nirmal Sah, the police said. He was arrested on Saturday from his in-laws house in Dumka district for...

Puri, 30 Dec 2018/--/A constable of Odisha police was suspended for allegedly misbehaving with a minor girl inside the Jagannath temple here on Saturday, a top officer said. The girl, a resident of Odisha's Jajpur district, had alleged in her complaint that the constable had accompanied her and her...

Patna, 30 Dec 2018/--/All 116 police stations in Patna and Nalanda districts will have a petitioner response officers from now on, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Central Range, Patna, Rajesh Kumar, said on Saturday. According to the DIG, the petitioner response officers (PROs) will...

Kolkata, 30 Dec 2018/--/A 1,000-pound aerial bomb dating back to the World War-II era has been unearthed at a dock here during routine dredging operations. The area was cordoned off following the discovery of the bomb Friday and the police, Navy and the Army duly informed, said Kolkata Port Trust (...

Chirang, 30 Dec 2018/--/Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that great civilisations in the world have grown on the bank of the rivers and Assam is blessed to have been located on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra and Barak. The Brahmaputra and Barak are the life lines of the people of...

Kendrapara, 30 Dec 2018/--/Carcass of a 12-foot-long albino estuarine crocodile was retrieved from Khola riverbed in Bhitarkaika national park in Odishas Kendrapara district, a Forest official said on Sunday. The body of the adult albino species bore injury marks and it was suspected to have been...

Ranchi, 30 Dec 2018/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday said that 2019 will be the year for eradicating poverty in the state. "... I assure you that the year 2019 will be garibi unmulan ka varsh hoga (the year for poverty eradication)," Das said while addressing a 'Van Bhoj'...

Shillong, 29 Dec 2018/--/A group of Indian Navy divers arrived from Vishakhapatnam Saturday to join operations underway to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13, a senior official said. The 15-member team, equipped with specialised diving equipment...

Patna/Ranchi, 29 Dec 2018/--/RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha and new entrant to the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) Mukesh Sahni met Lalu Prasad in a Ranchi jail Saturday as part of the process for seat-sharing in the opposition coalition in Bihar for the 2019 general...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2018/--/A group of former Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) students will come together for a 'nostalgic' run along a 10-km stretch from the city as part of charity. The 2018 edition of 'Route 55' -- a tribute to the lone bus route between the campus in...

Berhampur, 29 Dec 2018/--/Wildlife personnel arrested two poachers from Chilika area and seized 13 dead birds, belonging to four different species, from their possession, officials said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Akhaya Das and Gouranga Behera, both residents of Gopinathpur in Puri...

Dibrugarh, 29 Dec 2018/--/Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday said the Assam government is committed to provide pattas (deeds) to all landless families in the state in a time bound manner. He expressed regret that the previous governments had ignored their basic right over land. The Assam...

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