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Dimapur, 28 Mar 2017/--/As part of its flagship programme, FitToFly , to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle, IndiGo Airlines has launched a fully equipped gym for police personnel here. The gym was launched yesterday by Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole-time Director, IndiGo. "This is not only...

Kohima, 28 Mar 2017/--/Nagaland Assembly today passed a government resolution appealing to the Centre to urge the Myanmar government to permanently drop the Indo-Myanmar border fencing project. The resolution was introduced in the House by Health and Family Welfare minister, P Longon, on March 24...

Aizawl, 28 Mar 2017/--/Mizoram Tourism Minister John Rotluangliana informed the state assembly today that 770 tourists from abroad visited Mizoram in nine months from April, 2016 to January 2017. In a written reply to a question from Mizo National Front (MNF) member K Beichhua, Rotluangliana said...

Imphal, 28 Mar 2017/--/Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced an ex-gratia of Rupees two lakh to the next of kin of the 22 victims who died in three road mishaps yesterday. Singh also announced a sum of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 for those with serious and minor injuries respectively, a...

Aizawl, 28 Mar 2017/--/The case on legality of appointment of parliamentary secretaries is pending in Supreme Court, Mizoram Parliamentary Affairs Minister R Romawia told the assembly today. In a written reply to a query from Lalruatkima of Mizo National Front (MNF), Romawia said the apex court...

Bhubaneswar, 28 Mar 2017/--/The Crime Branch of Odisha Police today arrested the prime accused in the cyber crime against students Rama Devi Womens University. Prime accused Sujit Sahu in the cyber crime case arrested last night. Hope this serves as a strong deterrent and such acts are not...

PHULBANI (ODISHA), 28 Mar 2017/--/With the arrest of a man and seizure of eight crude pistols from him, police today claimed to have unearthed an illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The man, the owner of the illegal gun factory and the maker too, was arrested from Balliguda, said...

Aizawl, 28 Mar 2017/--/Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said that the state government would welcome the Bru refugees lodged in relief camps in Tripura if they were bona fide residents of the state. Intervening in the discussion on Bru repatriation during question hour in the state...

Chittaranjan, 28 Mar 2017/--/The 44th District Rally of Bharat Scouts & Guides of Chittaranjan district was organized by the  Scout & Guides, Cubs, Bulbuls, Rovers, Rangers at the Scouts Den today. Dr Alok Majumdar, President/Bharat Scout & Guides/Chittaranjan District & CMO/KG...

Kolkata, 28 Mar 2017/--/Eastern Zonal and Suburban Railway Time-Tables–2017 will come into effect from October 1, 2017. The existing Time-Table (2016) shall remain valid till 30th September, 2017 instead of June 30, 2017. Publication of ‘Trains at a Glance – 2017’ shall also come into effect from...

Kolkata, 27 Mar 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today reached north bengal for a five-day tour, where she is scheduled to attend several programmes. She attended a press conference at Jalpaiguri theis evening. Keeping in view her visit, security has been beefed up in the area, state...

Kolkata, 27 Mar 2017/--/Multiple rallies by Trinamool Congress (TMC) and rival CPM over Narada tapes this week may bring back the memories of endless processions witnessed by city residents in the 60s through 90s, earning the city its infamous tag "City of Processions". While generally speaking...

Patna, 27 Mar 2017/--/Faulty implementation of the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (MMGSY) in Bihar aimed at connecting villages having a population of 500 to 999, resulted in 183 villages remaining disconnected, a CAG report has said. The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG...

Itanagar, 27 Mar 2017/--/An Arunachal Pradesh Congress leader was shot dead by the son of the state assembly's Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra at Aalo in West Siang district, the police said today. Kenjum Kamsi, a secretary-rank leader of Arunachal PCC was shot dead by Kajum Bagra, the son of the...

Imphal, 27 Mar 2017/--/Nineteen people were today killed and 44 others were injured in three accidents in Manipur. Eight persons were killed and six others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled down and fell into a 300 mt deep gorge at Khongsang in Tamenglong district,...

Kohima, 27 Mar 2017/--/The functioning of government offices, including the Nagaland State Civil Secretariat was affected today as government employees resorted to pen down strike demanding implementation of 7th Revision of Pay. Irked over the 'failure' of the state government to fulfil their...

NEW DELHI, 27 Mar 2017/--/The CPI has expressed shock at its "marginalisation" in Manipur assembly elections, saying the defeat reflects "total loss" of the party following. The CPI had fancied putting on a good show in the recently held assembly polls in the state after having polled nearly 15 per...

Itanagar, 27 Mar 2017/--/The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) today termed the comments of NSCN-IM general secretary T Muivah on integration of Naga-inhabited areas as "disturbing". Muivah on March 21 had said the Framework Agreement has paved way for a Greater Nagalim by integrating...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Mar 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered the Crime Branch of Police to probe into the alleged posting of obscene remarks against some women students along with their photos on a social media site. Patnaik ordered the Director of the Crime Branch of Police to...

NEW DELHI, 27 Mar 2017/--/Newly-elected chief minister of Manipur N Biren Singh today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the issues concerning the North-Eastern (N-E) state. During the 20-minute meeting, Singh briefed the Prime Minister regarding the financial health of...

Kolkata, 27 Mar 2017/--/Police recovered some human skeletal remains from a deserted pond in the southern part of the city today and have begun investigations. A senior officer of Kolkata Police said acting on a call from a local, a police team reached the spot at Brahmapur and found the bones. "...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Mar 2017/--/The Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium over the alleged starvation death of a man in Kalahandi district with the Opposition Congress and BJP demanding a statement from the government. The issue was raised by Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra during Zero...

Agartala, 27 Mar 2017/--/A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then murdered at Dharmanagar, headquarters of North Tripura district, about 220 km from here, police said today.The girl, a student of class IX received a phone call from a known person on Saturday evening and left her house,...

Aizawl, 27 Mar 2017/--/Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana today said three policemen of the first battalion of the India Reserved Police (IRP) were suspended after they indulged in firing at Mizoram-Assam border Saipum village on Sunday night. Lalzirliana informed the state assembly that...

Ranchi, 27 Mar 2017/--/Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu today said environmental protection is a national as well as international responsibility. "It's a moral as well as social responsibility for each and every citizen of the country and the globe," Murmu said while speaking on the occasion of...

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