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Bhubaneswar, 5 Mar 2017/--/Rich tributes were paid to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary today, while the ruling BJD in Odisha used the day to slam the Centre for halting welfare schemes ignoring the interests of tribals and poor. Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union tribal affairs...

Tura, 5 Mar 2017/--/Police on Sunday came close to nabbing William Sangma, a hardcore criminal wanted in Assam and Meghalaya for kidnappings and extortions but he managed to escape, an official said. "We had a tip about his movement in Garo Hills... On seeing a police team checking vehicles at...

Falta, 5 Mar 2017/--/The police today arrested a person called Pradip Khan from Falta in South 24 Parganas district on charges of child trafficking. "We have arrested Pradip Khan after three babies went missing from his nursing home (Jeebandeep Nursing Home) in the last two days," said additional...

Shillong, 5 Mar 2017/--/The Civil Society Women's Organisation (CSWO) today strongly opposed the appointment of former state police chief Rajiv Mehta as the security advisor to Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma. "We strongly object this illegal move, where public funds will be wasted just to...

Imphal, 5 Mar 2017/--/Casting her vote after 24 years, the Iron Lady of Manipur and PRAJA (Peoples` Resurgence and Justice Alliance) chief, Irom Chanu Sharmila, on Saturday, expressed confidence about winning the Manipur assembly election. After casting her vote at booth no. 3/39 of Khurai...

Kohima, 5 Mar 2017/--/Government employees have to be in office by 9.30 am, says new Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu. Unlike his predecessors, Liezietsu means business and he also means to stick to the mantras as he dictated to the heads and administrative heads of department: Be...

Jalpaiguri, 5 Mar 2017/--/Defence minister Manohar Parrikar today said the Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri would soon function for 24-hours a day. The defence ministry has no objection to the Bagdogra Airport functioning for 24-hours a day, Parrikar told reporters here when asked whether the...

Malkangiri, 5 Mar 2017/--/A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, today surrendered before police in Malkangiri district. The ultra, identified as Waga Kawasi (35) alias Raju of Kalimela area in the district, was active in Maoist activities since 2004, Malkangiri Superintendent of...

Ara, 5 Mar 2017/--/A 45-year-old man has died under mysterious circumstances in police custody sparking off a protest by locals who partially torched Barhara police station premises which falls in Bhojpur district. Ram Sajjan Satva, a resident of Barhara village, died yesterday after he was...

Krishnagar, 5 Mar 2017/--/Standing wheat of about 400 hectare were being cut and burnt in two blocks of Nadia district after a suspected fungal infection affected the crop, a senior district agriculture official said today. The infected plants in Tehatta and Chapra areas were being destroyed to...

Koraput, 5 Mar 2017/--/In a bid to check pilferage in the public distribution system, Koraput district administration has installed Aadhaar cards-linked electronic point of sale (e-POS) machines in five urban areas. These are slated to start functioning from Monday, Officials said. "We have...

Hajipur, 5 Mar 2017/--/Unidentified armed miscreants today shot dead a grocery merchant and his staff at Jagdamba Asthan near Gudri Bazar within the limits of Town police station in Bihar's Vaishali district. The incident occurred when the deceased, identified as grocery merchant Ankit Kumar and...

Chapra, 5 Mar 2017/--/A senior district leader of ruling JD-U was arrested on Saturday on the charge of assaulting a television journalist in the wake of a raid at an eatery in his name from where liquor was found. JD-U leader Dinesh Kumar Singh was arrested from Patna and would be brought to...

NEW DELHI, 4 Mar 2017/--/Delhi Police rescued a 27-year-old mentally unstable woman from Assam who was allegedly held captive here by three men. Subham Gosai (25), Sagar Rout (25) and Ranjan Koiri (28) have been apprehended for allegedly operating an organised gang involved in trafficking of girls...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/The West Bengal Clinical Establishment, Regulation and Transparency Bill - 2017, that is aimed at reining in private hospitals which are often accused of harassing, was today passed by the state Assembly. Presenting the bill in Bengal Assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/After passing West Bengal Clinical Establishments Registration , Regulation And Transparency Bill , 2017, West Bengal government has decided to frame a policy for keeping a tab on the over increasing fees and inflated donations demanded by the private schools and colleges...

Guwahati, 3 Mar 2017/--/Terming the BJP-led Assam government as "courage-less", former chief minister Tarun Gogoi today demanded assurance from the Centre that the Naga Peace Accord will not affect the state. "Has the Sarbananda Sonowal government informed the Centre that there has been widespread...

Imphal, 3 Mar 2017/--/Decks are clear for the first phase of the Manipur Assembly elections which will be held on Saturday amidst tight security arrangements. The polling will start at 7 am on Saturday in the state where elections are be held in two phases. The first phase will cover 38...

Guwahati, 3 Mar 2017/--/Assam government today said it will consider shifting people living in 'No man's land' and realignment of the fencing along the India-Bangladesh border in consultation with the Centre. Replying during a discussion in Zero Hour in Assam Assembly, parliamentary affairs...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/Leading architects, academicians from different parts of the globe today called for understanding architecture with reference to history of a place and retaining its cultural identity. "Kolkata can celebrate its great architecture by retaining the rich cultural beauty of its...

NEW DELHI, 3 Mar 2017/--/The Supreme Court today refused to grant an urgent hearing on fresh PIL seeking independent probe into the alleged suicide of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul. "Sorry. Declined," a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud...

Patna, 3 Mar 2017/--/The proceedings of both Houses of the Bihar Legislature were stalled today as NDA legislators stuck to their demand of minister Abdul Jalil Mastan's ouster from the state cabinet for his "uncharitable" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling coalition...

Shillong, 3 Mar 2017/--/Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit today lauded the state government for facilitating surrender of armed militants and allowing them to join national mainstream by rehabilitating them. "My government has created an enabling environment to create a conducive environment...

Cuttack, 3 Mar 2017/--/Contaminated potable water supplied by public health department (PHD) is found to be the major cause of jaundice outbreak in Cuttack city that is threatening to assume serious proportions, a CMC official said. Out of some 109 water samples collected randomly from different...

Aizawl, 3 Mar 2017/--/Chapchar Kut, the most important traditional festival of the Mizos was today celebrated across Mizoram and Mizo-inhabited areas in the neighbouring states. Dressed in traditional attire, exuberant dancers danced to the tunes of traditional music and songs while popular Mizo...

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