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Kolkata, 10 Mar 2017/--/Sadhan Pande, state minister of self help group & self employment state emphasised on women's need to become self dependent. At a seminar on ‘Energizing Women Entrepreneurs and Empowering Women Digitally”, organised recently, Pande expressed his concern about the self...

Kolkata, 10 Mar 2017/--/82801 Howrah-Ernakulam Suvidha Special has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 6 pm on March 11 (Saturday) instead of 5 pm.

Kolkata, 10 Mar 2017/--/United Bank of India (UBI) celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 at the bank’s head office in Kolkata. The function was attended by K V Rama Moorthy, executive director and his wife V Rani, Ashok Kumar Pradhan, executive director, senior executives of the bank and...

Kolkata, 10 Mar 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata has arranged special Metro services on Sunday, March 12 on the occasion of Doljatra. It will run 62 services (31 Up + 31Down) on that day. Services will commence from 2.30 pm from both ends.  The last Metro will run on 9.55 pm, as per normal schedule...

Kolkata, 10 Mar 2017/--/Due to Dol Yatra and Holi Utsav, some EMU locals will remain cancelled in both Sealdah and Howrah Divisions of Eastern Railway. In Sealdah division, a total of 105 locals will remain cancelled on March 12 (Sunday) and in Howrah division, a total of 55 EMU locals will remain...

Burdwan/Kolkata, 7 Mar 2017/--/Popular Bengali folk singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya today died in a road accident at Palsit in West Bengal's Burdwan district. He was 56. A senior district police officer said Bhattacharya was travelling along with four members of his Bangla band, 'Dohar', when...

Imphal, 7 Mar 2017/--/Redoubtable rights activist Irom Sharmila will take on chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the second and last phase of polling in Manipur tomorrow in 22 Assembly constituencies. The first phase of the Assembly polls, covering 38 seats, registered an impressive voter turnout...

Kolkata, 7 Mar 2017/--/Opposition Congress and Left Front jointly staged a walkout in West Bengal assembly today after the speaker rejected an adjournment motion moved by them seeking discussion on recruitment of teachers in state-run schools through Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) exam. Alleging...

Shillong, 7 Mar 2017/--/The Meghalaya government will constitute a judicial enquiry into the police firing in which three civilians were injured in North Garo Hills district, chief minister Mukul Sangma informed the Assembly today. "In order to clear all doubts and instill confidence, the...

Mumbai, 7 Mar 2017/--/It's official -- 18 months after the October 2015 Assembly elections, Bihar still awaits the bounty of Rs 1.25 lakh-crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the poll campaign, an RTI query has revealed. Mumbai RTI activist Anil Galgali filed the query with the...

Agartala, 7 Mar 2017/--/The Tripura government has decided to set up at least one English medium school in every block by next year, state education minister Tapan Chakraborty said today. "To educate the children properly and to prepare them at par with the national standard, state government...

Guwahati, 7 Mar 2017/--/The Army staged a flag march at Silapathar in Assam's Dhemaji district today after members of an organisation ransacked the office of the All-Assam Students Union (AASU) here demanding Indian citizenship for Hindu Bengalis who came to the state from Bangladesh after 1971....

Patna, 7 Mar 2017/--/Opposition NDA today announced boycotting Bihar minister Abdul Jalil Mastan in the Assembly, a day after taking a similar move in the Legislative Council for his "uncharitable" remarks against the Prime Minister. NDA MLAs came to the Assembly wearing black ribbons as a mark of...

MALDA, 7 Mar 2017/--/The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized counterfeit notes with the face value of Rs 3.90 lakh from two persons here, police said. The fake notes, in the denomination of Rs 2,000, were seized from the duo during a search in Kanir More locality of the town on Monday....

Cuttack, 7 Mar 2017/--/Alleging unruly behaviour of students, the vice chancellor of Ravenshaw University, Prof P C Sarangi on Monday stepped down from his post. Later in the evening, after meeting the State Governor and Chancellor of the University Dr S C Jamir at the Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar,...

Kolkata, 7 Mar 2017/--/Ghanshyam Singh, general manager, Eastern Railway felicitated Amit Bakshi, technician, Grade-I, Sonarpur with safety award in a meeting, held at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today for his sincere and diligent work in avoiding possible incident in train...

Kolkata, 7 Mar 2017/--/Keeping in view the huge rush of passengers during ensuing summer season, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run thirteen pairs of special trains between Santragachi-Puducherry-Santragachi from April 1 to June 26. The Santragachi-Puducherry Special (06009) leaving...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) took out a procession here today protesting against the Centre's 'anti-people policies' and the decision to link Aadhar card to the mid-day meal programme in schools. TMC's women's wing, led by Chandrima Bhattacharya today took out the rally in...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today requested the Centre to take up the recent incidents of attacks on Indians in the United States at the highest level to ensure that such incidents are not repeated. "Today I have addressed a letter to Sushma Swaraj ji, Union...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2017/--/The five-member committee that was formed by the state government to probe into the death of Sanjay Roy of Dankuni following alleged negligence of Apollo Hospital, has found the hospital indulging in negligence and also pressuring the family of Roy for paying money to the...

Kolkata, 6 Mar 2017/--/Charu Chandra College in southern part of the city today witnessed major clash between two factions of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP). The clash took place at a time when the examination for Second Year of Graduation Course was going on. According to sources...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed her concern after the Sikh man in the US was shot outside his home by a man who shouted "go back to your own country". Mamata demanded that the Centre should urgently take up the matter with its US counterpart . "Two...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2017/--/Fresh protests erupted at Bhangar in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district today following the arrest of a villager in connection with his alleged involvement in clashes which took place there last January over the construction of a power sub-station. Though police...

Kolkata, 5 Mar 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is all set to form employees' unions in the railway, banks and insurance companies in a bid to tap the huge workforce base in these sectors. "On the directions of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal Chief Minister), we have decided to form...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Mar 2017/--/Rich tributes were paid to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary today, while the ruling BJD in Odisha used the day to slam the Centre for halting welfare schemes ignoring the interests of tribals and poor. Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union tribal affairs...

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