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Kolkata, 5 Apr 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee will spell out the party's road map for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls after the elections to the party's national council are held on April 21. "The organisational elections at the grass root level are over. Renewal of old members...

Agartala, 5 Apr 2017/--/Trinamool Congress (TMC) today said only it has the ability to defeat the "organised terror tactics and misrule" of the Left Front government in Tripura and dismissed claims by BJP that it would be the main challenger of the Left regime in the state. Dismissing claims by...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Apr 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today preferred to take time to decide on his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar's suggestion for formation of a grand alliance of Opposition parties to stop the BJP surge. "I think general elections are too far away to take any such...

Guwahati, 5 Apr 2017/--/Two labourers were killed by a landslide in a hill Guwahati today, while three others died of lightning strikes across the state, police said. The landslide triggered by heavy rainfall since one week here caused a huge chunk of earth to come down the hill and fall on the...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Apr 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today described as "wishful thinking" Union minister Jual Oram's statement on possibility of BJD MPs and MLAs joining BJP. "I think he (Jual Oram) is indulging in wishful thinking," Patnaik, who is also the BJD chief, told newspersons...

Patna, 5 Apr 2017/--/Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today urged Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to set up an all-party committee to probe the 'soil purchase scam' in which, he alleged, minister Tej Pratap Yadav was involved. "Since the RJD supremo is open to probe by any agency, the Chief...

Kolkata, 5 Apr 2017/--/Jadavpur University Vice-chancellor Prof Suranjan Das today said the institution cannot be held responsible if any fringe element raises any separatist slogan in it. "If any fringe element raises any separatist slogan, how can the university as a whole be linked with that?...

Patna, 5 Apr 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today laid emphasis on building good roads in rural areas and directed to conduct their quality check with the help of drones. Nitish said this during a high level review meeting of the state's rural works department and took stock of the...

Patna, 5 Apr 2017/--/Over 45,000 people have been arrested in a year in Bihar for violating the liquor prohibition law imposed by the Grand Alliance government. Bihar has acted tough against those violating the law on total ban on liquor in the state, excise and prohibition minister Abdul Jalil...

Kolkata, 5 Apr 2017/--/Eyeing to promote tourism as well as for a comprehensive development of Mukutmanipur in Bankura district, the West Bengal government has constituted the Mukutmanipur Development Authority. The urban development and municipal affairs department notified Mukutmanipur...

Kendrapara, 5 Apr 2017/--/A six-year-old girl at a remote village in Kendrapara district displayed exemplary courage to save her playful mate from claws of death following attack by a furious estuarine crocodile. The survivor Basanti Dalai, a class I student of a government-run primary school in...

Kolkata, 5 Apr 2017/--/A RPF Commando Team has been formed for Metro Railway, Kolkata to tackle any unforeseen circumstances. The Commando Team consisting of two officers and 28 staffers have undergone rigorous training for counter terrorism and jungle warfare in Chhattisgarh and are being...

Chittaranjan, 5 Apr 2017/--/Member Traction (MTR), Railway Board, New Delhi had sanctioned a Group Cash Award of             Rs 2,35,000 (Rupees two lakh thirty five thousand) to Chittaranjan Locomotive Works(CLW) on July last. This award was sanctioned for the officers and staff of CLW for good...

Guwahati, 4 Apr 2017/--/Union minister of roads, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari today said the Centre will dredge the Brahmaputra river from Sadia in Upper Assam to increase navigational channels up to Chittagong port in Bangladesh. "Once this project materialises, it will change the entire...

Kolkata, 4 Apr 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today asked the South Dum Dum Municipality to grant permission to a city residents group to perform Ram Navami puja on Wednesday. Expressing displeasure at the civic body's failure to act on the group's plea pending for several days, Justice Harish...

Jamui, 4 Apr 2017/--/A Maoist was arrested and a cache of arms and ammunition recovered from the Banjama forest in this district, police said today. Acting on a tip off, a joint team of CRPF and Special Task Force (STF) raided the forest and caught the Maoist on Monday night, superintendent of...

Patna, 4 Apr 2017/--/Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today demanded chief minister Nitish Kumar sack his environment and forest minister Tej Pratap Yadav for his alleged involvement in the "soil purchase scam". Sushil, the former deputy chief minister, also asked the chief minister to...

Nawada, 4 Apr 2017/--/Miscreants today tore up posters and flags of Ram Navami festivity triggering stone pelting on members of a community here, an official said. As the news of tearing up of posters and flags spread, a mob gathered on the spot and pelted stones on members of a particular...

Agartala, 4 Apr 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah will be in Tripura on a two-day visit to address a brain storming session of party workers on the political roadmap aimed at ousting the Left Front from power in the state. "Our national president Amit Shah will arrive here on May 7 on a two-day...

Medininagar, 4 Apr 2017/--/Four children were crushed to death by a dumper in a crusher plant at Badra in Palamau district, police said today. The children, aged between 2 and 12 years, were killed in their sleep when the dumper, engaged in loading and unloading operations inside the plant,...

Imphal, 4 Apr 2017/--/The Union government has sanctioned        Rs 150 crore for the construction of markets in Manipur's hill areas, officials said today. The news was confirmed on Monday night and chief minister   N Biren Singh said that the construction work would start shortly. In Manipur,...

Guwahati, 4 Apr 2017/--/Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has flagged off Anshu Jamsenpa's Double Ascent Mt Everest Expedition 2017 and personally blessed the mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh. The Dalai Lama, familiar with Anshu's mountaineering feat, said at a special audience in Guwahati...

Patna, 4 Apr 2017/--/A series of events, including seminars, exhibitions, book releases and cultural programmes, have been planned by the state government this year to mark the centenary of iconic Patna Museum. The museum turned 100 this month and celebrations were kicked off yesterday with the...

Sambalpur, 4 Apr 2017/--/A major fire today broke out in the main market 'Golebazar' here destroying property worth lakhs of rupees, police said. The fire broke out at around 4 am and engulfed a large portion of the market. As many as 11 fire tenders worked for around three and half hours to bring...

Patna, 4 Apr 2017/--/A special court today denied bail to former Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) chairman Sudhir Kumar, arrested in a case involving the leakage of question papers of a clerical grade examination held by the Commission. While turning down the bail plea of senior IAS officer...

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