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Bhagalpur, 17 Feb 2018/--/BJP's Bhagalpur district Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC & ST) cell president was gunned down by unidentified miscreants here late last night, police said today. The victim Manoj Mandal (25) was shot dead while he was asleep in his home in his native village...

Bettiah, 17 Feb 2018/--/Sashastra Seema Bal's (SSB) personnel have seized 52 kg ganja worth Rs 15.60 lakh and arrested a Nepalese citizen from Indo-Nepal border of Bihar's West Champaran district late last night. SSB's 47th battalion deputy commandant Amit Kumar said today that the SSB had a tip...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/The West Bengal CID on Friday arrested another police officer, considered close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, in connection with alleged misconduct and extortion from civilians, an official of the investigating agency said. Assistant sub-inspector Debashis Das of...

Kolkata, 17 Feb 2018/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today drew a comparison between the Centre's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana and the state's acclaimed Kanyashree Prakalpa. Tripathi said that while the Central government's scheme helps a girl child starting from her basic...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2018/--/Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kolkata Kendra in collaboration with The Salarpuria Sattva Group hosted two-day Talks on Personal Excellence through Bhagavad Gita by Swami Sukhabodhananda of Prasanna Trust.  The talk was being held at Kala Mandir Hall in Kolkata on February 9 and...

Agartala, 13 Feb 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today said if the BJP was voted to power in Tripura, it would ensure that all welfare schemes of the Centre reach the poor, even in the farthest corner of the Northeastern state. Adityanath, who arrived here on Monday to...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2018/--/22309/22310 Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Weekly AC Express will remain cancelled  from 1 to 31 March, 2018 due to poor patronization of passengers. Consequently, 22309 Up Howrah-New Jalpaiguri AC Express will remain cancelled on 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of March, 2018. 22310 New...

Kolkata, 13 Feb 2018/--/In the run-up to the Chinese New Year, cultural troupes from the neighbouring country put up a splendid display of dance, music, ancient magic art and acrobatics at the Spring Festival held here. Chinese Liuzhou Arts Theatre of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangxi...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2018/--/Close on the heels of a major incident of sexual abuse of a child at G. D. Birla Schhol at south Calcutta,  the dance teacher of Carmel Primary School at Deshapriya Park, also in south Calcutta was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a Class 2 student of the school. The...

Guwahati, 9 Feb 2018/--/The leader of Opposition in the Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, today alleged massive corruption in distribution of tractors among farmers and demanded an all-party House committee probe into the matter. The senior Congress MLA also alleged mining irregularities by Coal...

Guwahati, 9 Feb 2018/--/Four lakh bogus job-card holders have been identified in Assam and their allotments cancelled by the panchayat and rural development department, a government release has said. The identification of the fake card holders, aimed at bringing more transparency, was made through...

Bhubaneswar, 9 Feb 2018/--/The Odisha government on Thursday approved a package for five drinking water projects worth Rs 370.60 crore for supply to over two lakh population in fluoride-hit Nuapada district. The proposal was cleared during the Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen...

Kolkata, 9 Feb 2018/--/Pension Adalat - 2018 was inaugurated on Thursday by chairman of Kolkata Port Trust Vinit Kumar. The chairman said streamlining of the pension administration and expeditious payments were the key objectives of the organisation. The finance and personnel departments would...

Shillong, 9 Feb 2018/--/The People s Democratic Front (PDP), a new political party, today released the election manifesto for the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly election, promising appropriate policies to drive forward the growth agenda for the state and its youth. The PDP floated by Khasi Hills...

Kolkata, 7 Feb 2018/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today slammed Governor K N Tripathi in the Assembly alleging that he had flouted the Constitution by writing a letter to a senior official in Malda district, bypassing the state government. Making a special mention, Chatterjee...

Kolkata, 7 Feb 2018/--/On March 1 West Bengal government is going to set up the first court for the trial of MLAs and MPs from West Bengal. The court will be one of the 12 designated courts for trial of criminal cases against elected representatives that are going to be set up across the country...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today called the state's Congress leaders "pygmies" and reminded them that without the Trinamool Congress, the party cannot function in Delhi. Mamata also slammed the Congress for hobnobbing with the CPM to oppose her government. "...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police today conducted raids at the two houses of former West Midnapore district police superintendent Bharati Ghosh as well as in the houses of police officials close to her during her tenure. Ghosh, who was a...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/A high-level co-ordination meeting was held at Eastern Railway headquarters on Friday wherein addl. director general of police of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar participated with an aim to ensure passenger security. Passenger security is one of the important priorities of...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/For the convenience of the devotees on the occasion of Bible Convention near Jalalkhali Halt station , Eastern Railway has arranged additional stoppages of 13 up and 13 down EMU locals and passenger trains running between 06:00 am and 7 pm  at Jalalkhali Halt station of...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run EMU Special train between Haldia and Panskura during the period from February 9 to February 18. Haldia-Panskura Special will leave Haldia at 10.45 pm and will arrive Panskura at 00.30 pm,...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during Summer, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run thirteen pairs of AC Superfast Summer Special trains between Santragachi-Hapa-Santragachi during the period from April 6  to July 2. Santragachi-Hapa (02834) Special...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2018/--/Ajay Vijayvargiya, general manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata inaugurated the 27th annual sports of Metro Railway, Kolkata on Friday. This event is organized by the Metro Railway Sports Association, Kolkata and is held at Office Sports Federation Ground ( Maidan Area)  in...

Guwahati, 2 Feb 2018/--/A Bhutanese consulate office opened here today and was jointly inaugurated by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the Himalayan country's foreign affairs minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji. Sonowal said the opening of the consulate general's office will not only benefit...

Agartala, 2 Feb 2018/--/A total of 320 nominations from different political parties and independent candidates have been filed for the February 18 Assembly elections in Tripura, official sources said today. Of them, nominations of 307 candidates were found valid after a scrutiny held on Thursday,...

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