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Dimapur, 22 Nov 2016/--/A Bihar-based businessman, travelling alone in a chartered jet, was apprehended today at the airport here for allegedly carrying Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised currency. Officials said sleuths of central security agencies and CISF questioned the man, identified as A Singh from...

Jalpaiguri, 22 Nov 2016/--/Panic has gripped the patients of the state-run Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital here following reports that dialysis patients were infected with Hepatitis B, C and HIV during treatment. Although patient's families today alleged that six persons had so far been infected with...

Bhubaneswar, 22 Nov 2016/--/A youth was arrested in Odisha on charges of circulating counterfeits of newly-released Rs 2,000 notes, police said today. Madhusudan Meher of Jharsuguda was arrested while he was trying to use the fake bills at a petrol pump in Sunarimunda. The employee of a Maruti...

Durgapur, 22 Nov 2016/--/Durgapur Steel Plant organised a sit and draw competition for the school children on Sunday, November 20. Around 1000 students from different schools in Durgapur participated in the competition. The competitions for different levels were held at the sprawling campus of...

Patna, 22 Nov 2016/--/Two persons were arrested today for allegedly trying to deposit fake currencies of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denomination totalling Rs 2.5 lakhs in separate banks today. A team of additional superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar and officer in-charge of Janipur police station Mohan...

Kolkata, 21 Nov 2016/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was threatening other parties raising voices against demonetisation and said she would hit the streets of Delhi tomorrow to protest against the Centre's move which caused immense...

Kolkata, 21 Nov 2016/--/A fire broke out today in a building of the state-run SSKM Hospital here, the main referral hospital of the state, and was doused after over an hour. All the 70 patients in the building were evacuated safely. "The fire has been put out," chief minister Mamata Banerjee said...

Kolkata, 21 Nov 2016/--/Providing some relief to Group C and D employees from the cash crunch following demonetisation of high-value currencies, the West Bengal government today allowed them to draw advance salary. A government release said that to reduce the hardship faced by Group C and Group D...

Patna, 21 Nov 2016/--/Promulgation of a stringent liquor law coupled with a string of new development initiatives to provide power, toilets and drinking water to every household were the highights of the annual report card released by the Nitish Kumar-led coalition government on the completion of a...

NEW DELHI, 21 Nov 2016/--/Raising concerns over impact of demonetisation in rural and tribal areas, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Centre to introduce mobile banking facilities in such areas and advocated hassle-free transaction facility for weaker sections. "The Odisha...

NEW DELHI, 21 Nov 2016/--/The Bihar government today moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of all the matters relating to its law banning sale and consumption of all types of liquor, which are pending before the Patna High Court to the apex court. A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy...

Imphal, 21 Nov 2016/--/Irom Sharmila, the 'Iron Lady of Manipur who is contesting an election to the state Assembly in January, has kicked off her poll campaign. Addressing a gathering in her home constituency Khurai on Sunday, from where she will contest against the sitting Congress legislator N....

Guwahati, 21 Nov 2016/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the banks to ensure that tea garden workers opened bank accounts to facilitate timely disbursal of weekly wages. In a high level meeting attended by top bank officials and representatives of tea associations, Sonowal...

Patna, 21 Nov 2016/--/An elderly woman's "charri" (stick) proved to be the saviour for a family of seven from Muzaffarpur in the tragic Indore-Patna Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh. The family of businessman Manoj Chaurasia of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, had boarded the ill-fated train at Indore and...

Kendrapara, 21 Nov 2016/--/Thirty-two fishermen were taken into custody by forest department personnel for carrying out unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha. Four fishing trawlers were seized along the prohibited marine sanctuary area near unmanned Nasi Island...

Begusarai, 21 Nov 2016/--/Unidentified gunmen today shot dead a businessman in vegetable market under Town police station of Bihar's Begusarai district. Sadar deputy superintendent of police Rajesh Kumar said that the deceased has been identified as Vipin Kumar Sah (50) who runs a mobile phone shop...

Ranchi, 21 Nov 2016/--/The third working day of Jharkhand Assembly's winter session was also a wash out due to disruptions over the BJP government's move to amend two land acts formulated to protect the land rights of the tribals and indigenous people of the state. The Opposition parties are...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2016/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today suggested compulsory voting and necessary amendments to the electoral laws to make democracy more effective in the country.He stressed that compulsory voting should become the "responsibility of every voter instead of right...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2016/--/Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to interfere in the religious rights of the Muslims, West Bengal Minister for Mass Education Siddiqullah Chowdhury today said that the state government was opposed to uniform civil code."A few days ago during our party's...

Patna, 20 Nov 2016/--/In the wake of the Uttar Pradesh train derailment tragedy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today cancelled a function to release a report card of his government on completion of one year in office and expressed grief over the mishap that claimed 96 lives and left 226 injured...

Indore, 20 Nov 2016/--/The wheels of the Indore-Patna Express had made some strange sound, a passenger of the ill-fated train today said, claiming that he had also alerted a railway official about it. "I boarded (sleeper coach) S-2 of Indore-Patna Express around 2 PM at Indore and after an hour I...

HOWRAH (WB), 20 Nov 2016/--/Three persons were killed when a car overturned on NH 6 in Bagnan area of Howrah district today. Police said the SUV was coming from Kolaghat towards Kolkata when it hit the divider at Mankur More in Bagnan area and turned turtle. The vehicle was driving at a high speed...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2016/--/Three minor girls were today rescued by a special team of Kolkata police from a private hotel in Kasba police station area, where they were confined for exploitation in flesh trade. A top Kolkata Police officer said that acting on a tip off, a raid was conducted at the hotel...

Agartala, 20 Nov 2016/--/A very high voter turnout was recorded in the by-poll to Barjala and Khowai assembly seat in Tripura today. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Modak said 86 per cent electorate exercised their franchise in Barjala assembly constituency, while 94 per cent voters...

Imphal, 20 Nov 2016/--/One person was killed when a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off at Chingamathak area in Imphal West district, few metres away from an Assam Rifles camp, in Manipur this morning, police said. The blast occurred at 8:10 am and the IED is suspected to have been...

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