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Agartala, 28 Oct 2017/--/Bangladesh Railway Minister Mujibal Haque said an initiative has been taken to reconnect railway lines with India in 12 places, which were snapped after partition of the country in 1947. "We want to restore all the railway lines which existed before the partition of India...

NEW DELHI, 27 Oct 2017/--/Rabri Devi, the wife of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, today skipped her scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate for a fifth time in connection with a money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment case, official sources said. The former Bihar chief...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2017/--/To cater to the rush of passengers during Jagadhatri Puja at Chandannagar , Eastern Railway will run four pairs of EMU Special trains  ( three pairs between Howrah & Bandel and one pair between Howrah & Barddhaman) in the nights of 27/28 (Saptami/Astami), 28/29 (...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2017/--/ISKCON Mayapur is geared up to celebrate Gopashtami on Saturday when over 6,000 devotees of different nationalities are expected to participate in the festivities. To mark the occasion, more than 300 cows, calves and bullocks have been decorated with with bands and garlands...

Kolkata, 27 Oct 2017/--/A programme was organized by  Eastern Railway’s Asansol Division at Asansol station  as a part of celebration of ‘Paryatan Parv’ , towards promotion of tourism in the festive season . P.K.Mishra, Divisional Railway Manager, Asansol, inaugurated the programme and released a...

Guwahati, 27 Oct 2017/--/Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today requested his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to preserve Assamese litterateur Lakshminath Bezbaroa's heritage residence at Sambalpur. Sonowal telephoned Patnaik and sought his intervention for taking a proactive step for the...

Kolkata, 26 Oct 2017/--/The BJP today said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee should not "dream" about ousting it from power and instead focus on governing the state properly. BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha's comments came a day after the Trinamool Congress supremo alleged that the...

Gangtok, 26 Oct 2017/--/Stung by sharp attack on him by the BJP recently, Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today claimed that the next Assembly polls in the state will be fought between the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and rest of the opposition put together. Chamling, the...

Patna, 26 Oct 2017/--/All roads in the city led to the mighty Ganges today as lakhs made a beeline to the myriad ghats, all sparkling clean and decked up to receive devotees taking part in the Chhath Puja . Patna roads, which are otherwise notorious for huge traffic snarls, looked different today...

Guwahati, 26 Oct 2017/--/Union housing and urban development minister Hardeep Singh Puri today reviewed various Central projects currently being implemented in eight North Eastern (N-E) states. Puri, accompanied by officials of his ministry, held detailed discussion with state level Mission...

Kolkata, 26 Oct 2017/--/The stalemate in the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) here continued for the tenth day today even after its director Debamitra Mitra's willingness to revoke the expulsion order against 14 girl students. "We have asked the 14 expelled girls to relocate to...

Kokrajhar/Rangia, 26 Oct 2017/--/The Centre has handed over the probe into the killing of All Bodo Minority Students Union (ABMSU) chief Lafikul Islam to the CBI, even as his supporters staged protests in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts today demanding immediate arrest of the killers. ABMSU members...

Kolkata, 26 Oct 2017/--/The West Bengal government has released Rs 508 crore from Finance Commission Grants of 2017-18 to urban local bodies, a senior official of the state government today said. The funds would be used towards maintenance of their assets, e-Governance and other operations. "A...

Guwahati, 26 Oct 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today requested Union civil aviation minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju to extend UDAN Scheme to connect capitals of ASEAN and South Asian countries with Guwahati. Sonowal also urged Raju to ensure that Guwahati becomes the regional...

Agartala, 26 Oct 2017/--/Union minister Dr Virendra Kumar today alleged that Tripura remained backward though the Left Front has been ruling the state for 24 long years. The performance of the state government in minority welfare and social welfare is not up to the mark and women are not getting...

Bhubaneswar, 26 Oct 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today prayed for a speedy recovery of the conjoined twins from the state after they were successfully separated in a marathon surgery by a team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The 28-...

Kokrajhar, 26 Oct 2017/--/Union minister of state for law, justice, information and broadcasting Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that BJP has entrusted him with leading the party's efforts to strengthen its base in five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam. The five Lok Sabha constituencies are...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Centre of encroaching into the private life of citizens by asking them to link their Aadhar cards with their mobile numbers and said that she herself would defy that even at the risk of deactivation of her number. Mamata...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 25 Oct 2017/--/Squatters within the Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha's Kendrapara district, who were served eviction notices in the past, have got some respite with the government deciding to rehabilitate them. The revenue administration has decided to resettle 90 families...

Bhubaneswar, 25 Oct 2017/--/The Odisha government today declared drought in 70 blocks spread across 15 districts and announced a special package for this year's kharif season to mitigate hardships being faced by farmers. The crop loss report was received from district collectors yesterday. While...

NEW DELHI, 25 Oct 2017/--/Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD leader Lalu Prasad, today skipped his scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case, officials said. The former Bihar deputy chief...

Shillong, 25 Oct 2017/--/The Meghalaya High Court has expressed dissatisfaction with the National Highway Authority of India over its failure to repair a kilometre stretch of road at Umsning town in Ri-Bhoi district and directed the NHAI to complete the maintenance work at the earliest. "Having...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/Given the rise of breast cancer cases in Bengal according to Indian Council of Medical Research data, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH), Howrah has launched ‘Moitri’, a breast cancer support group to create awareness about what is posing a potential threat to women’s...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/To cater the rush of passengers on the occasion of Chhat festival, 3 pairs of Chhat Special train will be run between Saharsa & Kolkata via Dankuni, Ratanpur, Monghyr. 05537  Kolkata-Saharsa Chhat Special leaving Kolkata at 6.00 hrs. on 28 & 30 October and 1...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  13 October , 2017 to 19 October , 2017, altogether 48,406 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an...

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