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Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/The Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid here today removed the red beacon from his vehicle, two days after asserting that it was his "right" to use it. "No, there was no political pressure on me to remove the red light. How will political parties put pressure on me? I am the...

NEW DELHI, 13 May 2017/--/The CPM today trashed BJP chief Amit Shah's claim that there was a "long misrule" in Tripura and his party would put an end to it saying the people of the state will reject the "communal" designs of the Centre's ruling party. Countering the allegations that chief minister...

Bhubaneswar, 13 May 2017/--/Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday appointed Badachana MLA Amar Prasad Satpathy as ruling party's chief whip to pacify resentment in it due to non- representation of several areas in the cabinet after its recent reshuffle. Satpathy was the BJD spokesman and would...

Agartala, 13 May 2017/--/After a month-long students' agitation, Tripura Police on Friday night arrested a trader in connection with the mysterious death of his niece and engineering student Anwara Chowdhury, police said today. "After receiving the post-mortem examination and forensic reports of...

Bhubaneswar, 13 May 2017/--/The Opposition Congress and BJP today slammed the state government for not holding anyone guilty in the Kalinga Nagar "massacre", where 13 persons were killed in 2006. The Opposition slammed the government a day after the Odisha Cabinet approved a proposal to table the...

Patna, 13 May 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said child labour and human trafficking are "serious issue" and pledged financial assistance to those rescued from human trafficking. "We have been giving Rs 25,000 to the rescued child labour from Chief Minister's Relief Fund to...

Gaya, 13 May 2017/--/A man was beaten to death by people belonging to rival group after he opened fire in which a girl was injured at Mandar village in Bihar's Gaya district, police said today. Town superintendent of police Avkash Kumar said that the deceased has been identified Vikas Singh (50)...

Cuttack, 13 May 2017/--/Babuli Panda, the grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Panda, who had gone missing on April 16 and found later on, was discharged from the hospital on Friday and handed over to the Koraput police. A missing diary was lodged by his family with the Koraput police after he did...

Alipurduar, 13 May 2017/--/The water crisis in Totopara, mostly inhabited by the nearly extinct Toto tribals, has been solved in majority areas, an official said today. Presently about 1000 houses in the area in north Bengal are getting pipe water, district magistrate Deviprasad Karnam said....

Berhampur, 13 May 2017/--/A 17-year-old girl was burnt alive by her 21-year-old spurned lover at Patrachudi village in Odisha's Ganjam district, the police said on Friday. The accused allegedly poured kerosene on the girl and set her ablaze when she was alone in her house on Thursday, the police...

Berhampur, 13 May 2017/--/Three persons were killed and two others critically injured when lightning struck them at Bhatakhali hill in Ganjam district. The mishap took place while the victims were returning from work at a stone quarry on Friday evening, police said. The deceased were identified as...

Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/Bengali superstar Dev is set to play the lead role of a pilot in "Cockpit", a story inspired by real life plane crash incidents. To be directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, the movie also features Koel Mallick and model Rukmini Maitra. "The script has been inspired by real life...

Bhubaneswar, 13 May 2017/--/Police today detained Student Congress president Itish Pradhan and some of his supporters on their way to the residence of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. They were marching towards Naveen Niwas to demand CBI probe into the mysterious death of engineering student...

Kolkata, 13 May 2017/--/An awareness programme on World Asthama was organised at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital of Metro Railway, Kolkata on Friday, May 12. Dr. Angira Dasgupta, Pulmpnologist, BR Singh Hospital, Sealdah spoke in detail on Asthma, its cause, prevention and treatment. 76 patients and...

Bhubaneswar, 12 May 2017/--/Odisha government today directed the district authorities to expedite identification of chitfund victims through field verification as it set a target to complete the work by June. Chief secretary A P Padhi said the verification process has already started and going by...

NEW DELHI, 12 May 2017/--/With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav facing a barrage of criticism with his daughter Misa Bharti embroiled in a land scam, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today questioned Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar`s silence over the accusations levied upon his...

Aizawl, 12 May 2017/--/Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today claimed that the Congress would win the 2018 state Assembly polls. Addressing party workers at the Congress Bhavan here, Lal Thanhawla said that no party had formed government for three consecutive terms but the Congress would do it...

Tezpur, 12 May 2017/--/The banned ULFA-I is recruiting youths from different parts of Assam, its Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay today said. "ULFA-I is still recruiting youths from different parts of Assam and its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah is conducting it from Myanmar," the...

Itanagar, 12 May 2017/--/Union minister Kiren Rijiju today pitched for upholding the value of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Rijiju was speaking in the pre-session meeting on the occasion of commencement of first sitting of special session in the new assembly building here. "A tall...

Ranchi, 12 May 2017/--/Passengers of the New Delhi- Ranchi Rajdhani Express of May 10 complained to the railway officials here that they were not served food on the train during its journey, railway officials said today. The Ranchi Railway Division has taken seriously the passenger's...

Kohima, 12 May 2017/--/Nagaland minister for road and bridges, Y Vikheho Swu today initiated a massive plantation drive in all the 24 villages in his Assembly constituency under Pughoboto sub-division of Zunheboto district. This is the second consecutive year that Swu not only distributed tree...

Kolkata, 12 May 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata conducted ticket checking drives in April, 2017 through its commercial department with the assistance of RPF personnel at different Metro Railway stations against unauthorised travelling in Metro Railway.  As many as 307 persons were detected as...

Darbhanga, 12 May 2017/--/Four teens today drowned in separate incidents here, police said. In the first incident, two siblings drowned while taking bath in a pond at Fabarahi village, Kusheshwar Asthan police station officer-in-charge Rashid Parvez said. They have been identified as Suman Kumari (...

Kolkata, 12 May 2017/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  May 5 to May 11, altogether 40,263 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs 80,27,963 was...

Chittaranjan, 12 May 2017/--/International Nurses Day was celebrated at Kasurba Gandhi Hospital, Chittaranjan  Locomotive Works (CLW) today by the staff nurses of K G Hospital. V P Pathak, general manager of CLW inaugurated the function as chief guest. Dr A Majumdar, chief medical officer of K G...

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