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Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/  Beginning with the introduction of 57 bio-toilets in one train i.e. Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011, Indian Railways has provided about 1,25,000 bio-toilets in its coaches till March 2018. This covers about 60% of coaching fleet of Indian Railways....

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/In view of 6 hours bandh called by a political party today(13.4.2018) it is informed that both EMU and Mail/Express services in all the four divisions of Eastern Railway viz. Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda remain normal. (EOIC)

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/To welcome the Bengali Nabo Borsho and celebrate BS 1425, Spencer’s Retail today unveiled in Kolkata a display and sale of an unprecedented varieties of fish at its South City outlet. A Spencer’s spokesman told newsmen that this is the first time in recent memory when more...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/To cope with the expected heavy rush of visitors on the occasion of Chaitra Sankranti/Gajan Mela  at Tarakeswar, Eastern Railway will run one pair of EMU Special train between Howrah & Tarakeswar on Friday ,Saturday & Sunday i.e. April 13, 14 &15  2018. The Up...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/To cater the extra rush  of passengers on the occasion of Birth Aniversery of Sri Sri Prabhu Jagatbandhu Sundar , Eastern Railway will provide provisional stoppage of  6 pairs of trains from 23.04.2018 to 02.05.2018 at Dahapara Dham Halt Railway Station between Lalbagh Court...

Aizawl, 13 Apr 2018/--/The leaders and cadres of the Manipur-based Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) today surrendered and laid down arms at an official function near here. The surrender of the HPC(D) leaders and cadres followed the signing of the memorandum of...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/Odias at Kolkata Welfare Association, popularly known as OAK today announced its forthcoming annual event “Vande Utkal Janani-2018” by organizing a Talent Hunt Competition among the kids and couples staying in Kolkata. Pradeep Mohapatra Secretary, OAK said “OAK started its...

Bhubaneswar, 13 Apr 2018/--/In a major setback to the Maoist movement in Odisha, one of its top leaders, Kunu Dehury, today surrendered before police in Sambalpur, a senior police officer said. Dehury, who was carrying a hefty reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, laid down his arms before Sambalpur SP...

Aizawl, 13 Apr 2018/--/The Mizoram Congress Committee (MCC) has lauded the signing of a peace pact by the Congress government in Mizoram with the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic), the only insurgent group operating in the state. One of the resolutions adopted at the MCC meeting here yesterday...

Patna, 13 Apr 2018/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged the GST Council to grant exemption to all ingredients like ghee, edible oil and spices, for preparing "langar" (community kitchen) food served by gurudwaras. In a letter addressed to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also the...

SAMASTIPUR (BIHAR), 13 Apr 2018/--/Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols were stolen from a temple at Narghoghi in Bihar, the police said. The SHO of Sarairanjan police station was informed about the missing idols in the morning yesterday. Senior officials, led by the Superintendent of Police Deepak Ranjan,...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2018/--/The first regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources will be held in the city on April 16 to address the outstanding water issues of these states. The conference will deliberate on finding a solution to mitigate intra and intra-basin issues relating to water...

Hailakandi, 13 Apr 2018/--/Wearing of helmets has been made compulsory for two-wheeler riders in Hailakandi district of Assam with immediate effect, in view of increasing road accidents in the district. An order issued by the district administration yesterday made it mandatory for two-wheeler...

Patna, 6 Apr 2018/--/RJD national president Lalu Prasad has attacked the Narendra Modi government, alleging that there was a state of "undeclared emergency" in India and the weaker sections of society were going through a bad phase. In a message read out to his colleagues at a RJD legislature...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Apr 2018/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laughed at BJP president Amit Shah's claim that the saffron party would win more than 120 seats in next year's state Assembly polls. He also said his government had never neglected the western Odisha districts, as alleged by...

BANKURA/NALHATI/NABAGRAM , 6 Apr 2018/--/Clashes between workers of the ruling TMC and the BJP over filing of nominations for the panchayat polls in West Bengal have left many people injured. Poll-related violence has claimed two lives in Malda and Bankura districts so far since the beginning of...

Guwahati, 6 Apr 2018/--/The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has pulled up the Assam government over 11,641 pending utilisation certificates totalling Rs 24,907.26 crore grants and said it has "risk of misappropriation". "11,641 Utilisation Certificates (UCs) in respect of grants...

Imphal, 6 Apr 2018/--/Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla today criticised Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif for his reported statement that Bollywood star Salman Khan was sentenced to five years in jail in a blackbuck poaching case, as he hails from the minority community. She said that the...

Guwahati, 6 Apr 2018/--/Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the government will focus on quality of teachers and will not accept certificates from any doubtful institutes while appointing them. Sarma, during a discussion on education in the Assembly, said his focus is to...

DURGAPUR (WB), 6 Apr 2018/--/The meeting of the Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC), Durgapur was held on 05.04.2018. Mr A K Rath, CEO, DSP chaired the meeting as the Chairman of TOLIC, Durgapur. The meeting saw participation of 150 representatives from around 47 different...

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2018/--/In order to facilitate the spectators to return home after completion of the IPL T-20 Cricket Matches to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, it has been decided to reschedule 38455 Howrah-Panskura EMU Local from Howrah at 00.15 hrs on 09.04.2018, 15.04.2018, 17.04.2018, 04.05...

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2018/--/One minor boy, aged about 14 years, was rescued by RPF of Eastern Railway from Bhagalpur railway station while loitering on 5.4.2018. Later, the minor boy, identified as Master Raushan Kumar, s/o Shri Dinesh Das  of Habibpur, Bhagalpur, Bihar, was handed over to Child Line/...

Kolkata, 6 Apr 2018/--/One person was arrested from 12378 Dn Padatik Express with two nos. of stolen i-Phones valued Rs. 1,00,000/- while the train entering at Barddhaman railway station on 5.4.2018. Owner of the recovered i-Phones was identified as a passenger of that train. Later, the arrested...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2018/--/West Bengal has emerged as the number one state in the country in terms of employment generation in the rural areas, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said. The state has generated 30.98 crore person days under the 100 days work scheme till March 31, 2018, Mamata tweeted...

Kalyani(WB), 3 Apr 2018/--/A fire broke out at an under-construction building of the Rural Training Research Centre here in Nadia district today, Fire Brigade said. The fire broke out at around 11.45 am, they said. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and extinguished the flames, they said. The cause of...

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