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Bhubaneswar, 5 May 2018/--/The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will review performance of all state government departments in a phased manner from May 8, an official said. In a letter to all the ministers, Patnaik has told them that he would undertake a review of the plans and programmes being...

Sambalpur, 5 May 2018/--/A farmer has made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming pesticide, a day after similar effort by another cultivator of the same village in Odisha's Bargarh district, officials said today. 33-year-old Niranjan Bhoi was spotted in a critical condition in his farm land in...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/The West Bengal CID has busted a racket dealing in supply of a low-priced petroleum product from Birpara in Alipurduar district and arrested two persons, a senior officer of the agency said. Acting on a tip-off, a CID team conducted a raid on Friday night at a petrol pump at...

NEW DELHI, 5 May 2018/--/Dhiraj Prasad Sahu and Samir Oraon were on Friday sworn in as members of the Rajya Sabha after being elected from Jharkhand. Sahu who was elected on a Congress ticket, and Oraon, who is from the BJP, were administered the oath of office by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/An FIR was lodged against an unidentified person for allegedly sexually assaulting a 23-year-old student of Jadavpur University. The girl alleged that the person had sexually and physically assaulted her while she was inside an auto-rickshaw on Thursday in Baghajatin area...

MUNGER, 5 May 2018/--/Five persons were arrested while they were trying to decamp with firearms from the premises of a court here, the police said today. The arrest took place late last night near the civil court premises where a patrol team of Kotwali police spotted the five men who were in...

NEW DELHI, 5 May 2018/--/External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of the north eastern states on Saturday deliberated on intra-regional and sub-regional connectivity of the area, considered India's gateway to Southeast Asia. The focus of the discussion was on continued...

Berhampur, 5 May 2018/--/A four-year-old girl was allegedly tortured with a hot iron rod by her parents' friend here as punishment for not eating, the police said today. The child was admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, they said. The incident took place two days ago, but it...

Chatra, 5 May 2018/--/Fourteen persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and killing of an 18-year-old woman by setting her on fire in Chatra district on Saturday, a top district official said today. The victim, who suffered severe burn injuries in the incident, was declared "...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/Kolkata Police starts 2nd Venue of “Damini” an initiative of community policing wing, Kolkata Police for women empowerment through football coaching on Saturday. MLA of West Bengal Legislative Assembly Mala Saha inaugurates the project Damini by kicking football on the office...

Kolkata, 5 May 2018/--/With a view to decongest Kharagpur Station, another 5 pairs of New Delhi bound trains originating from Bhubaneswar and Puri has been planned to run via Hijli instead of Kharagpur.  Out of the list, 4 pairs of trains are already running via Hijli with stops at Hijli in both...

Bhubaneswar, 4 May 2018/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the labourer who was killed when a portion of an under-construction flyover caved in here yesterday night. The managing director of the firm executing the project has been...

Patna, 4 May 2018/--/Rich tributes were paid to former Bihar Chief Minister Mahamaya Prasad Sinha on his anniversary today. Born in 1909, Mahamaya Prasad Sinha served as the fifth Chief Minister of Bihar from March 1967 to January 1968 which was the first non Congress government in the state. He...

JEHANABAD (BIHAR), 4 May 2018/--/Altogether 13 persons, a majority of them minors, have been arrested in connection with molestation case of a teenaged girl the video of which had gone viral on social media last weekend, police said today. "With the arrest today of Arvind Kumar, a resident of...

Kolkata, 4 May 2018/--/The Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute here has sought approval from the Centre for a collaborative programme with the University of Dhaka, its director said. If permitted, this will be the first collaboration between the SRFTI and a foreign university, SRFTI...

NALBARI, 4 May 2018/--/A flag with a written message 'join ISIS' was found tied to a tree in lower Assam's Nalbari district, police sources said today. The flag was noticed by local people at Koihati on a tree in an agricultural field yesterday and they immediately informed nearby Belsore Police...

Kolkata, 4 May 2018/--/The Narcotics Control Bureau has seized a huge quantity of injection ampules, used as a cheaper substitute of heroin, and arrested one person in this connection from a place in Murshidabad district, a top NCB official said today. Four hundred and seventy-eight ampules of...

DHANBAD (JHARKHAND), 4 May 2018/--/Three brothers of an IAS officer were attacked by miscreants allegedly for extortion in Wasseypur locality of Dhanbad, a police official said today. The IAS officer, Abu Imran, is the Director, Higher Education Department, of Jharkhand government. The police...

Chittaranjan, 4 May 2018/--/Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has observed Electrical Safety Week starting from 03-05-2018. The Central Power House of CLW has taken various activities to educate and encourage about electrical safety aspects. A seminar on electrical safety was organized by the...

Kolkata, 4 May 2018/--/The Metro Railway authority is planning to hire private security personnel and install more CCTV cameras in its underground railway stations following the moral policing incident, a Metro railway spokesperson here said. The recent incident of moral policing took place at Dum...

Kolkata, 4 May 2018/--/To meet the growing demand of the travelling passengers during the festive seasons and also during the summer and winter seasons, S E Railway has progressively introduced a large number of special trains during the peak seasons. The composition of popular mail/express trains...

Kolkata, 3 May 2018/--/The recent carcass scam has dealt a blow to the sale of meat-based items across the city and its surrounding areas, prompting the hotels and restaurants to take immediate measures to reinstate confidence among the food aficionados. Sudesh Poddar, the president of the Hotel...

Itanagar, 3 May 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today urged Medical Council of India (MCI) for early operationalisation of the state’s first medical college. Khandu during a meeting with MCI president, Jayshree Mehta in New Delhi gave details of the present status of...

Kolkata, 3 May 2018/--/A bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was found vandalised inside a park in the city's Narkeldanga area this morning leading to protests by the local people, police said. A complaint was lodged at the local police station against unknown miscreants by activists of the Forward...

Bhubaneswar, 3 May 2018/--/At least three persons were killed and several others injured in a nor"wester that hit six districts of Odisha, an official said today. While two persons died when trees fell on them in Balasore and Bargarh districts, another died due to wall collapse in Mayurbhanj...

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