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Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/In connection with Katwa – Balgona and Katwa – Ahmedpur gauge conversion work, non-interlocking work will continue at Katwa station from December 28 to December 30. Consequently, following re-arrangement in train running will be made from 28 December to 30 December....

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/The West Bengal Congress today took out a rally outside the RBI office here to protest against the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017. Led by Congress chief whip in the state assembly Manoj Chakraborty, several party MLAs and senior leaders...

Gangtok, 26 Dec 2017/--/The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) led by chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said three of its former ministers joining the BJP recently will have no bearing on the SDF electorally or otherwise. Three former SDF ministers - RB Subba, KN Upretri and Birbal Limbo...

Jamshedpur, 26 Dec 2017/--/Security personnel arrested a top CPI (Maoists) leader from Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district during an anti-Maoist campaign today, police said. The Maoist leader was arrested from an area under the jurisdiction of Patamda police station, the police said. A loaded...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/The West Bengal government has decided to impart advanced vocational training in Higher Secondary (HS) schools for skill development, Purnendu Bose, minister for technical education said. Bose said that training in vocational education was important to creating employment...

Patna, 26 Dec 2017/--/Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP and former Union minister Tariq Anwar was rushed to Delhi by an air ambulance today after he fell ill at Katihar, his Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, on Monday. The NCP general secretary was to visit Patna from Katihar today to take part in...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre in West Bengal, West Midnapore superintendent of police Bharati Ghosh was transferred to the post of the commandant of the third battalion of the state armed police. Ghosh was posted in the erstwhile Maoist-hit West Midnapore district for...

Puri, 26 Dec 2017/--/Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik today exhorted his party members to adopt simplicity and serve people, who, he said, were the ultimate masters. He called on BJD members to dedicate their lives to Maa, Mati and Manisa (mother, motherland and...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2017/--/Café ICanFlyy kick-started their first Christmas gala celebration with their cake mixing party. Shrreya Pande was a special guest at the event. Something that makes this holiday season especially special is the achievement of three of the six special needs cafe crew members...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2017/--/In the last couple of years, Kolkata has evolved as one of the hotspots for drug peddlers during the year-end celebrations, with a rising demand for narcotics among party animals. The city hosts numerous parties and events during Christmas and New Year revelries and drug...

Shillong, 25 Dec 2017/--/A church was vandalised on Christmas day today by two unidentified drunken youths in Tura town of Meghalaya, a senior police officer said. The incident was caught on CCTV camera of the Baptist Church at Hawakana area of the town and it had also gone viral on social media...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2017/--/BJP leaders in West Bengal are struggling to meet a mass outreach target set by party chief Amit Shah ahead of the panchayat elections even as the party grapples with infighting and lack of coordination among the state BJP members. A section of the BJP's central leadership...

Guwahati, 25 Dec 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the students and youth of the country on Sunday to play an important role in leveraging growth in India as they are the future of the nation. Sonowal made this call while taking part in the inaugural programme of 23rd All India...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2017/--/Presidency Mentor Group chair professor Sugata Bose on Sunday said the group was exploring options to reach out to brilliant students in districts for bringing in the best brains to Presidency University. Bose, the gardiner professor of history at Harvard University, said...

Patna, 25 Dec 2017/--/Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal with her husband and former Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today met Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and praised him for the grand arrangements for Shukrana Samaroh of 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh. The couple...

Bhawanipatna, 25 Dec 2017/--/One person was killed and 15 others were seriously injured when a tractor carrying picnickers fell into a gorge in Kalahandi district on Sunday, police said. The tractor carrying around 40 people, including women and children from Dasigaon village for a picnic, turned...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2017/--/Bibha Krishna, regional president, Army Wives Welfare Association, today celebrated the joyous festival of Christmas with young patients admitted in the paediatric ward of Command Hospital, Kolkata.  Speaking on the occasion, she urged the children never to lose faith in God...

Imphal, 25 Dec 2017/--/Six militants, including a woman, belonging to different underground outfits, were arrested by security forces from different places in Manipur, police said on Sunday. The police arrested two active members of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) from Heingang...

Jamshedpur, 25 Dec 2017/--/The Congress on Sunday said it would launch an agitation to protest against the alleged deterioration in the law and order situation in Jharkhand. The agitation will either be launched in January or February next year, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) president...

Bhubaneswar, 25 Dec 2017/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik greeted former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 93rd birthday. "Warm greetings to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji on his birthday. I pray to God for his good health and long life," Patnaik tweeted. Patnaik, who...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2017/--/Lack of a cold spell and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have taken its toll on sale of woolen garments at the traditional winter garments fair held every year at Wellington Square in Kolkata. While during the past years on an average a seller used to sell...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2017/--/Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Prof Suranjan Das today alleged the discriminatory nature of funding by University Grants Commission (UGC) was causing financial constraints to state universities. Das said out of JU's annual receipts of Rs 291.56 crore in 2016-17, the...

Bhubaneswar, 24 Dec 2017/--/A Brahmin outfit stepped up its protest against senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today demanding his removal from the party for his alleged derogatory remarks on the community. They staged a demonstration near Sishu Bhavan square here, under the banner of Brahmana...

Itanagar, 24 Dec 2017/--/The BJP today wrested both the Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats from the Congress in the by-elections to these constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh. With this, the 60-member state Assembly now has 49 MLAs from the saffron party, nine from the Peoples' Party of...

Agartala, 24 Dec 2017/--/The ruling Left Front in Tripura, will formally kick off its campaign for the coming Assembly election here on December 31, party sources said on Saturday. "Formal election campaign would be started here through a massive public rally on December 31. CPM general secretary...

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