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Kolkata, 7 Oct 2018/--/A book on the transformation of Calcutta to Kolkata from the British era to the modern times was formally released by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here at the Raj Bhavan. The book, 'Calcutta Then, Kolkata Now', has been penned by authors Sunanda K. Datta-Ray,...

Jalpaiguri, 7 Oct 2018/--/The police on Sunday seized illegal firecrackers worth over Rs 15 lakh from the residence of a businessman here in the district. Acting on a tip off, officials raided the businessman's residence at Raikatpara locality and seized the firecrackers that allegedly would have...

Kolkata, 7 Oct 2018/--/At least six persons were injured when a fire broke out at a fireworks factory Sunday in South 24 Parganas district, police said. The incident occurred at Sonarpur's Gobindopur area and the owner of the factory has been detained. Three fire tenders were pressed into service...

Kolkata, 7 Oct 2018/--/IIT Kharagpur (KGP) and REDOC SPI, a French network of doctoral schools, have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research. Through this initiative, interaction and collaboration will be promoted between the IIT KGP and the REDOC...

Kolkata, 7 Oct 2018/--/Several people from other parties, a large number of them from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), have been joining the BJP, senior leader Mukul Roy said on Sunday. After inducting two local TMC and Congress leaders into the BJP along with over 1,300 followers at the party'...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/The All India Ordnance Factories Women’s Welfare Association (AIOFWWA) is conducting its 10thPresident’s meet on the 4th and 5th of October, at the Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore, Inspection Bungalow, in Kolkata.            The agenda of this meet is to rejuvenate the...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/The indefinite fast by a section of students of Presidency University here demanding immediate accommodation in the under renovation Hindu hostel entered the fourth day on Friday, as the authorities said two blocks of the hostel would be fit for use by November 15. After...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/Observing that no country tolerates illegal immigrants, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav defended the NRC exercise on Friday and said no genuine Indian citizen would be victimised. There is no controversy in Assam over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the state is...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/Veteran journalist and former news editor of the Press Trust of India (PTI) Pradip Chowdhury died in a private hospital of the city, family sources said on Friday. Chowdhury was 64. He is survied by his two daughters. His wife predeceased him. He was admitted to the...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/In a minor cabinet reshuffle, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra was given the additional charge of the information technology and electronics department, a government notification has said. Bratya Basu, who held the IT portfolio before Mitra took over, will now look...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/In a bid to clip the wings of Kolkata Mayor and minister for fire services Shovon Chatterjee who reportedly displeased chief minister Mamata Banerjee for his alleged dismal performance, Mamata today removed him as president of Trinamool Congress South 24 Parganas district...

Kolkata, 5 Oct 2018/--/Hitting out at the Centre over spiralling fuel prices, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Friday that the NDA government should have built an "oil reserve" to tide over such crisis situations. The BJP-led ruling dispensation at the Centre lacks the ability to make...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on Aadhaar, saying not linking it to mobile phones and bank accounts was a great relief for the common people. "We welcome the verdict by the Supreme Court. It is a victory of the...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2018/--/Incidents of violence were reported from some West Bengal districts when BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters clashed during the 12-hour bandh called by the saffron party Wednesday to protest the killing of two students in a clash in North Dinajpur district, police said....

Shillong, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Meghalaya government will soon hold an all-party meeting for discussion before embarking on an NRC-like exercise in the state, chief minister Conrad K Sangma announced in the Assembly today. Sangma said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government is on the job and the...

Itanagar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Delhi Police will conduct a recruitment drive for candidates from Arunachal Pradesh for the post of constable for both male and females in October. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police, Jasmeet Singh informed this to Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu...

Guwahati, 26 Sep 2018/--/Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kripanath Mallah was today elected unanimously as the deputy Speaker of the Assam Assembly. Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami announced in the House that Mallah has been elected as the deputy Speaker. "There were six nominations in favour of...

Aizawl, 26 Sep 2018/--/Mizoram remained cut off by road from the rest of the country today with the Opposition Mizo National Front(MNF) staging a 12-hour blockade on the vital NH-54 in Kolasib district, police said.The Kolasib district unit of the MNF organised the road block to protest bad road...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Sep 2018/--/As the strike by Odisha fire brigade personnel entered the third day today,  the state government placed at least six fire personnel under suspension on charge of deleliction in emergency duty. The state government’s action came in the  wake of two major fire incidents...

Imphal, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Manipur government has said that disciplinary action would be taken against government employees if they don't attend offices during the 48-hour general strike called by joint students organisations which will commence from Wednesday midnight. Chie secretary J Suresh...

Guwahati, 26 Sep 2018/--/Assam government Wednesday said the state has nearly 20 lakh literate and semi-literate unemployed youths, who have registered themselves in the employment exchanges. In  a written reply to a question from AIUDF MLA Abul Kalam Azad, minister for skill, employment &...

Patna, 26 Sep 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed concern over attacks on police personnel in the state by anti-social elements and those involved in illegal sand mining and liquor trade. The chief minister  stressed on the need for ensuring that contingents carrying out...

Agartala, 26 Sep 2018/--/The fish-loving citizens of Tripura are facing a harrowing time with Bangladeshi exporters stopping  supply of fish to the state early this month over alleged extortion demand by anti-socials. With only a fortnight to go before the start of the Durga puja festival, the...

Itanagar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has criticised the Central Water Commission's report on the condition of the Siang river and demanded dredging of its riverbed. The river witnessed sudden blackening with heavy turbidity last year, and now the water level...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Sep 2018/--/Odisha minister Prafulla Samal Wednesday distributed 150 laptops among students with blindness who were pursuing higher education. Samal,who holds the portfolio of  social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities (SSEPD), said the newly created SSEPD...

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