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Agartala, 29 Dec 2016/--/Tripura government has decided to give ex gratia of Rs five lakh each and a government job to the next of the kin of the two security forces personnel killed in Kashmir while fighting terrorists, a minister said today. "The council of ministers, in its meeting here...

Siwan, 29 Dec 2016/--/Slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan's wife Asha Ranjan has lodged an FIR alleging threats received asking her to back out from pursuing a case against RJD strongman and former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with the killing of her husband who was a working with a...

Biharsharif, 29 Dec 2016/--/Highlighting the fact that Bihar ranked next to Kerala in producing the maximum number of nurses, chief minister Nitish Kumar today said his government is strengthening infrastructure at the grassroot level so that more women get nursing jobs. Every district would have a...

Cuttack, 29 Dec 2016/--/The police are investigating repeated deposits and withdrawal of large amounts of money in Jan Dhan bank accounts of around 13 members of a self-help group (SHG) here, the police said today. The account holders of Gopinathpur branch of a bank claim that they have not...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2016/--/A section of intellectuals here today doubted the impact of demonetisation on black money and likened the situation post the sudden move to Emergency-era as it has caused immense hardship to the country's common people. "Common people are suffering immensely due to...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2016/--/In anticipation of heavy rush of commuters, Metro Railway, Kolkata will run special Metro services on December 31 (Saturday) on the occasion of New Years Eve. That day, Metro Railway will run 250 services instead of scheduled 224 Saturday service. That day, Metro Railway...

Kolkata, 29 Dec 2016/--/Metro Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (MRWWO) organised a unique “Art & Sculpture” exhibition, the first of its kind, at Park Street Metro Station today. The exhibition was inaugurated by Smt. Amita Chauhan, president, MRWWO.  Paintings & Sculptures of 55...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2016/--/In an indication of emerging political equations, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today extended her warm wishes and greetings to members of the Congress party on its 132nd foundation day. "Greetings and warm wishes to all at @INCIndia on their 132nd Foundation...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2016/--/Despite its sabre-rattling against the Centre over demonetisation, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government led by Mamata Banerjee is sending its tableau for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, next year. This year the theme of the tableau will be Durga Puja,...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2016/--/With the TMC and the Congress cozying up to each other on the issue of demonetisation in the national capital, the political equation in Bengal has taken a new turn with the CPM and the state unit of the Congress clueless about how to respond to the development. The recent...

Agartala, 28 Dec 2016/--/Normal life was affected in Tripura's Dhalai district today due to a 12-hour shutdown called by the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in protest against the killing of one of its local leaders. Police said more than 200 activists of the BJP were arrested for picketing...

Patna, 28 Dec 2016/--/In a major development, the Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday announced 50 per cent reservation for members of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes and minorities in the judicial services in the state. The decision reserves 21 per cent quota for aspirants...

NEW DELHI, 28 Dec 2016/--/The Centre has asked the Manipur government for proper utilisation of 17,500 paramilitary personnel sent to the state to reopen a national highway which was blocked for nearly two months by a Naga group. In a communication, the Union home ministry conveyed to the Manipur...

Patna, 28 Dec 2016/--/Bihar's ruling alliance partner RJD today organised sit-ins at Patna and all district headquarters against the demonetisation, with party supremo Lalu Prasad accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating the country's people. "Modi has derailed the economy through...

Kolkata, 28 Dec 2016/--/A number of mail and express trains of Eastern Railway (ER) were diverted through different routes today owing to derailment of 15 coaches of Ajmer-Sealdah Express near Rura station in Kanpur-Tundla section. With both Up and Down lines having been blocked owing to the...

Itanagar, 28 Dec 2016/--/Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram has assured Arunachal Pradesh about hiking the annual allocation of his ministry to the state. Oram gave this assurance to state's women and child development parliamentary secretary Gojen Gadi, who accompanied with Union MoS (home)...

DARJEELING, 28 Dec 2016/--/The Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha (GJMM), which had been demanding a three-tier panchyat system in Darjeeling Hills, has said if the West Bengal government goes ahead with two-tier panchayat elections, the party would think about taking part in the process despite opposition...

Thane, 28 Dec 2016/--/The Thane Police today claimed to have solved an 11-year-old murder case with the arrest of the accused from Purulia district in West Bengal. On July 23, 2005, Munir Sharif Shah (then aged 22), was allegedly killed by an unidentified man at Katrap road in Badlapur township of...

Ranchi, 28 Dec 2016/--/Jharkhand drinking water and sanitation minister Chandra Prakash Choudhary on Tuesday said by 2018 every household will have drinking water and by 2022 drinking water supply through pipes will be available in rural areas. Stating that better work has been done in the last two...

Jamshedpur, 28 Dec 2016/--/A man, who was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested along with his three aides from Kharagpur, West Bengal, a senior police officer today said. "The prime accused in the murder of a contractor Vijay Pandey in Jamshedpur in June last year, Manoj...

Howrah, 27 Dec 2016/--/Sticking to its stand on giving the press conference convened by Congress in New Delhi against demonetisation a miss, CPM today said efforts should be made to strengthen the opposition unity by proper coordination and consultation. "I have yesterday clearly stated the reasons...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/With a view to tackling terror and infiltration the state government has set up a new intelligence wing in the state. Called Local Intelligence Unit (LIU,) the new wing started working on December 8 from its office at 13, Lord Sinha Road, according to senior officials of the...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted search operations in hawala trader Paras Mal Lodha's office and house here, an official said. "A team from our Delhi office has raided Parasmal Lodha's house at Queens Park and his office in south Kolkata," the official said....

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2016/--/RJ Mir Afsar Ali has attracted online trolls for wishing everyone a merry Christmas but the radio jockey hit back at his detractors in a Facebook post that has gone viral. Ali said he was shocked by some of the comments advising why a Muslim should not be "celebrating/...

Agartala, 27 Dec 2016/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) today announced that it would launch a continuous movement in Tripura to "restore democracy" by ousting the Left Front government in the state assembly elections scheduled for 2018. "Only insistent movement can oust the corrupt Marxist government...

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