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Chittaranjan, 12 May 2017/--/International Nurses Day was celebrated at Kasurba Gandhi Hospital, Chittaranjan  Locomotive Works (CLW) today by the staff nurses of K G Hospital. V P Pathak, general manager of CLW inaugurated the function as chief guest. Dr A Majumdar, chief medical officer of K G...

Ranchi, 12 May 2017/--/United Kingdom s Deputy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell today met Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das at the state secretariat here. It was a courtesy call, according to an official release. Appreciating 'Momentum Jharkhand' held here in February, Bucknell said it had...

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today used Buddha Jayanti celebrations to keep up her tirade against the BJP when she said her government would not tolerate any attempt to use religion to create social divide and make political gains. ``I do not care for anything, I only care...

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to Narada news CEO Mathew Samuel in connection with its money laundering probe in a 'sting' operation where a number of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, including MPs and ministers, were allegedly seen taking money on camera....

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court was today told that the probe into the death of a person due to gunshots during a stir in South 24-Parganas district was at its last stage and the CID would soon identify the persons behind the killing. The West Bengal government conveyed this...

Bhubaneswar, 11 May 2017/--/Ending all speculations, ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today announced the name of Pratap Keshari Deb as the party's candidate for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. Patnaik also announced the name of Pradip Kumar Amat as the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly....

Agartala, 11 May 2017/--/The Tripura government is to raise the number of women police personnel to at least 30 percent of the total strength, chief minister Manik Sarkar said here today. "Currently, 13 percent of the total police constables and 10 percent of the total police force are women. Our...

Patna, 11 May 2017/--/After the successful distribution of LED bulbs in Bihar, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) today launched LED tube light and five-star rated energy efficient fans under Ujala scheme in Bihar. Under the scheme, consumers would be able to buy five 20 watt LED tube lights at...

Baripada, 11 May 2017/--/Normal life was paralysed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district today in a bandh called to press for Medical Council of India (MCI) nod to start a medical college and hospital here in the 2017-18 academic session. The dawn-to dusk bandh was by and large peaceful as shops,...

Jamshedpur, 11 May 2017/--/The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a passenger from Puri-bound Purusotham Express for making an attempt to kidnap a four-year-old girl at Bokaro station, a senior police officer here today said. The passenger was trying to kidnap the daughter of a co-passenger...

Patna, 11 May 2017/--/A full court condolence meet will be observed in memory of Leila Seth on Friday at the Patna High Court, where she practised as a barrister for 10 years in the initial phase of her illustrious career. The meeting, scheduled to be held at 1:15 pm, will be presided by Chief...

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/Traffic-cum-power Block will be imposed from 12.40 am-7.10 pm on Saturday, May 13 for launching of limited height subways between Chakradharpur-Lotapahar and Lotapahar-Sonua Stations of Chakradharpur Division, South Eastern Railway.  This will result in short termination and...

Bettiah, 11 May 2017/--/A gangster was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Bettiah court premises in West Champaran district, police said. Three assailants who had been laying in wait, shot Bablu Dube dead on the stairs of the court building when he was coming down after trial in a case,...

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/In a high-level meeting of principal heads of the departments and DRMs today, Eastern Railway general manager Harindra Rao reviewed the performance of the wing. Rao discussed the performance of all important departments like operations, safety, security, electrical and civil...

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/The release of Vikram Chatterjee's Bengali thriller "Khoj" has been delayed by a week following last month's car accident that left model Sonika Chauhan dead and the actor injured. Director Arka Ganguly told PTI: "We have decided to defer the film's release by a week, from...

Aizawl, 11 May 2017/--/Mizoram excise and narcotics department officials have seized 15 grams of heroin at Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town, department spokesman today said. The heroin, worth around Rs 50,000 in the local market, was suspected to have been smuggled from Myanmar. The suspected...

Guwahati, 11 May 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced that his government would set up an 'Act East' department to connect and take forward the Centre's Act East Policy. "My government will take the initiative to set up 'Act East' department to implement the Prime...

Kolkata, 11 May 2017/--/The civil military liaison conference (CMLC) 2017 was held at HQ Bengal Area today. The conference was co-chaired by Basudeb Bandopadhyay, chief secretary, government of West Bengal and Lieutenant General Giri Raj Singh, General Officer Commanding Bengal Area. Lieutenant...

Kolkata, 10 May 2017/--/In 2015 on the morning of February 5 when 17-year-old Aindrila Sharma, a resident of Baharampur in Murshidabad district was preparing for her birthday bash, she felt an excruciating pain in her stomach and on examination it was found to be a tumour. Her physician father...

Kolkata, 10 May 2017/--/Five Central Trade Unions of the coal industry representing almost 90 per cent of the workmen have served a three-day strike from June 19 in protest against the merger of the Coal Miners Provident Fund with the Employees Provident Fund and early wage settlement. The five...

Patna, 10 May 2017/--/RJD president Lalu Prasad today refused to make any comment on the Supreme Court order asking him to face separate trials in each of the cases related to the multi-crore fodder scam in which he is an accused. "My lawyers will speak on the issue," Prasad said in reply to a...

Agartala, 10 May 2017/--/Sixty people of backward Bru tribe of Tripura, who were trained by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) today got placement in different companies, officials said. Industries and Commerce Department (Skill Development) distributed offer letters to the first batch...

Guwahati, 10 May 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today advocated for synergistic approach among the government, education department, teachers and guardians to bring about qualitative development of education in the state. "The symbiotic effort of the teachers, guardians,...

Majuli, 10 May 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar today distributed free aids and assistive devices to 807 differently-abled people here to empower them. Speaking at a 'Samajik Adhikarita Shivir' programme, Sonowal said: "It has been a constant...

Sheikhpura, 10 May 2017/--/Patna Police arrested a coaching institute's proprietor in connection with National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) question paper leak case from Bihar's Sheikhpura district. Sheikhpura sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Amit Sharan today said that a coaching...

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