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Imphal, 2 Feb 2017/--/An Army jawan was injured in a hand grenade attack by suspected militants in Manipur's Bishnupur district, police said today. The hand grenade was hurled on Wednesday by suspected militants from a speeding car while a team of 2 JK Light Infantry was on foot, patrolling near...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2017/--/To improve its distribution network, CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at Thakurpukur Distribution Station on February 3, as a result of which power supply may get affected on that day in parts of Diamond Park, Jaigirhat Road, Purbapara and adjoining  areas between...

Kolkata, 1 Feb 2017/--/Two days after a video purportedly showed her alleged relationship with an Enforcement Directorate official probing the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Suvra Kundu, the estranged wife of its chairman Gautam Kundu, was today interrogated by Kolkata police sleuths. "Today, we...

Kohima, 1 Feb 2017/--/Two persons were killed while several others suffered injured in clashes between the police and a mob as groups of people rampaged government properties since last night in Dimapur and Longleng districts, even as polling to some Urban Local Bodies in Nagaland were held today...

Patna, 1 Feb 2017/--/RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today denounced the Union Budget as "bereft of any substance" and questioned the rationale of continuing with a railway minister who did not present the Budget of the ministry. Prasad described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "twin brother" of new...

Patna, 1 Feb 2017/--/Hailing the 2017-18 union budget for being aimed to boost employment for youths and being pro-poor and pro-farmer with thrust on improving rural economy, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today claimed that Bihar stands to benefit the most from it. The budget has...

Ranchi, 1 Feb 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today hailed the Union Budget, saying despite challenges finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the best budget, focusing on villages, the poor, farmers, youth, women and social security. Das said the Union budget is transparent,...

Kolasib, 1 Feb 2017/--/Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla today expressed hope that ethnic Mizos living in different states in the country and in contiguous parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh would one day "reunite under a single administrative unit". Thanhawla said that cultural and emotional...

Guwahati, 1 Feb 2017/--/The Opposition in Assam Assembly today staged a walkout form the House after the Speaker dismissed their adjournment motion to discuss the eviction drive in several places by the state government. Two separate adjournment motions were introduced by Congress and All India...

Itanagar, 1 Feb 2017/--/Bollywood star John Abraham, who is the brand ambassador of Arunachal Tourism, today discussed steps to popularise state's tourism in the national and international circuits with Governor P B Acharya at Raj Bhavan here. Sharing his vast experience in the state since 1965...

Guwahati, 1 Feb 2017/--/Over 2.82 lakh hectares of farm land in Assam have been affected by flood in the current financial year, of which over 4,000 hectares have been permanently damaged across the state. Replying to a query by AGP MLA Prodip Hazarika during the Question Hour in Assam Assembly,...

Kolkata, 29 Jan 2017/--/As many as 11 people, including a leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, were arrested in connection with ransacking of a police station in the state's Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. "We launched a search operation and it was conducted overnight. So far...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Jan 2017/--/Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi today that Odisha government has rejected the Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh. Patnaik in his letter, however, said he was open to attending a meeting at...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Jan 2017/--/Hitting out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for rejecting the Centre's Negotiation Committee on the Mahanadi river water dispute between the state and Chhattisgarh, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said it exposed the BJD chief's "double standards for...

Aizawl, 29 Jan 2017/--/The Mizoram government has suspended an official for allegedly signing an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a fake institution and causing a loss of nearly Rs 128 lakh to the state exchequer. Additional Secretary for Information and Communication Technology Rotluanga was...

Imphal, 29 Jan 2017/--/It is turning out to be a heartbreak for Muslim ticket aspirants of the BJP in the upcoming Manipur Assembly polls with even the party's state unit President of Minority Morcha failing to get the nod. Out of a total of 17 aspirants who had sought party tickets to contest in...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 29 Jan 2017/--/A large number of migrant workers, engaged in textiles industry in Gujarat's Surat, are on their way home to villages in Ganjam district of Odisha to cast their votes during the three-tier panchayat polls next month. The usually-sleepy railway stations of...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 29 Jan 2017/--/The Coast Guard today nabbed 139 fishermen on charges of undertaking unlawful fishing activity in turtle concentration zones of Odisha's Gahirmatha marine sanctuary. Fourteen fishing trawls used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area...

Kolkata, 29 Jan 2017/--/A fire broke out at a factory in the busy Sealdah area in east-central part of the city this afternoon, fire brigade officials said. At least 17 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the blaze, which was reported at around 3.30 PM, they said. The factory, where...

MALDA (WB), 29 Jan 2017/--/A pregnant woman was killed and three others were injured when an ambulance taking her to hospital hit a tree in Malda district early today. SDPO (Chanchol) Abhishek Majumder said the ambulance was taking Najdi Bibi (20), who was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, her...

Kolkata, 29 Jan 2017/--/Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee has one regret in life - he could not portray the character of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" which fascinates him the most. "One of my regrets remains not to be able to portray Hamlet, the Shakespearean character which fascinates me the most,"...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/The Bhangar incident that witnessed sustained agitation by villagers against the setting up of a power sub-station has had its fall-out in government policies as the state government today decided that from now the power of changing the character of a big chunk of land that...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/Villagers in Bhangar, backed by CPIM-L leraders, who have been protesting against substation by Power Grid Corporation Ltd, today decided to withdraw the blockades admitting continuous blockades for a long time have disrupted normal life but made it clear that their protest...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar today appeared before the Calcutta High Court in connection with a suo motu contempt notice issued by it for not complying with its order and asked him to file a detailed affidavit giving reasons for his failure. Justice Joymalyo...

NEW DELHI, 27 Jan 2017/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today accepted the resignation of V Shanmuganathan as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, against whom allegations of "seriously compromising" the dignity of the gubernatorial office were levelled. In a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan...

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