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Kolkata, 3 Sep 2017/--/Cancer patients from Barasat, Guwahati and Jamshedpur who found it difficult to get to Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH) in Howrah for consultation earlier, can now avail the same through state-of-the-art Virtual Oncology Clinic (VOC), launched by Narayana Health (NH)....

Kolkata, 3 Sep 2017/--/Aesthetica, Dental Implant Clinic Chain, announced the opening of its new Dental Implant Clinic branch in New Alipore. Present     on     the     occasion, Dr Kamlesh Kothari (MDS, DNB,     MNAMS, DICOI, Maxillofacial Surgeon & Implantologist) CEO, Aesthetica, expressed...

Kolkata, 1 Sep 2017/--/A city court has directed the print and electronic media not to publish the names and addresses of witnesses deposing in the Khagragarh blast case to ensure their safety. Acting on a petition by the NIA, city sessions court chief judge K K Kumai passed the restraining order...

Patna, 1 Sep 2017/--/The flood situation continued to improve in Bihar with no fresh casualty in the past 24 hours and the number of relief camps reduced to half at 54. The toll in this year's stands at 514 for the past three days, the state's disaster management department said in a release. The...

Kolkata, 1 Sep 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today directed the West Bengal government to advertise the norms and guidelines related to animal slaughter in print and the electronic media. The direction came in response to a PIL complaining of inaction on the part of the state government and...

Ranchi, 1 Sep 2017/--/The Jharkhand High Court today took suo moto cognisance of the deaths of 164 children in a Jamshedpur hospital in the last four months and has sought reply from the Raghubar Das-led Jharkhand government. The court took cognisance based on the report of the district and...

Howrah, 1 Sep 2017/--/A woman and her son were found charred to death in a fire at a house at Chakpara area in Liluah town of Howrah district, police said. According to police they received information about fire in a house at Chakpara area. They rushed to the spot and found a woman and her son in...

Bhubaneswar, 1 Sep 2017/--/Odisha government is ready to abolish block grant system of teachers in schools and colleges as demanded by agitating teachers, school and mass education minister Badri Narayan Patra said here on Thursday. "Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has agreed on principle to abolish...

Kolkata, 1 Sep 2017/--/Congress MLA Shankar Singha, who had switched over to ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) a few months back, has been appointed as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal assembly. "Shankar Singha has been appointed as the chairman of PAC of the...

Guwahati, 1 Sep 2017/--/For the first time in nearly three decades, the Assam government has exercised its power under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act by declaring the entire state "disturbed" for six months beginning today. The notification issued by the state home and...

Gaya, 31 Aug 2017/--/A court here today held JD-U MLC Manorama Devi's son Rocky Yadav, her husband Bindeshwari Prasad and two others as guilty in the murder of a class 12 student in a road rage incident last year. The court would pronounce the quantum of sentence on September. Additional district...

Bhubaneswar, 31 Aug 2017/--/Odisha's new Director General Of Police R P Sharma today said he will infuse chief minister Naveen Patnaik's 3Ts formula into the police system besides giving priority to the Naxal problem and law and order. "Our main objective is to bring more transparency and...

Shillong, 31 Aug 2017/--/Meghalaya government has spent over Rs 62 crore to help over 15,000 single mothers and over 31,000 infirm people in the state under the Chief Minister's Social Assistance Programme, officials said today. "The state government has incurred an expenditure of Rs 62.57 crore...

Patna, 31 Aug 2017/--/Bihar's deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi today dared RJD chief Lalu Prasad to expel Mohammad Shahabuddin from his party in view of the Patna High Court upholding the life sentence awarded to him by the Siwan court in an acid attack case. "Lalu Prasad could not muster...

Ranchi, 31 Aug 2017/--/More than 800 children have died in two hospitals in Jharkhand this year, with most deaths blamed on encephalitis, officials and sources said. A total of 660 children have died at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, its director B L Sherwal said....

Malkangiri, 31 Aug 2017/--/A Maoist camp was busted and a huge quantity of explosives seized by security forces in Malkangiri district today. Acting on information about several Maoists camping in the area, a team of Border Security Force (BSF) and police launched an operation in Manyamkonda...

Kolkata, 31 Aug 2017/--/With a view to clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run one trip special train between Howrah and Secunderabad leaving Howrah on September 5. Howrah-Secunderabad Special (07183) will leave Howrah at 1.05 am on September 5 reaching...

Kolkata, 31 Aug 2017/--/15959 UP Howrah-Dibrugarh  kamrup  express which was earlier declared cancelled on September 2 has been restored BY NF Railway and will run from Howrah on and from 2.9.2017.

Kolkata, 31 Aug 2017/--/Swachhta Pakhwada in Eastern Railway concluded today with various programmes including award giving ceremony of Inter Departmental Cleanliness competition, performance of short Nukkad on ‘Cleanliness in Railways’, organised by Eastern Railway Headquarter Cultural Team at...

Kolkata, 31 Aug 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers on the eve of Onam Festival, South Eastern Railway will run one pair Special Train between Howrah-Thiruvananthapuram-Howrah leaving Howrah on September 2 and leaving Thiruvananthapuram on September 5. The Special Train (02508) leaving Howrah...

Kolkata, 31 Aug 2017/--/As part of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, the Metro Railway observed ‘Swachh Prasadhan Divas’ on August 29. Intensive drives were taken for cleaning all toilet blocks at Stations, Carsheds of Metro Railway, Kolkata.  Special drives were also taken to clean the areas of Metro Railway...

Kolkata, 31 Aug 2017/--/The official language implementation committee of United Bank of India met at the Headquarters here on August 29 under the chairmanship of the bank's ED K V Rama Moorthy. Issue 34 of UBI's Hindi house magazine United Darpan was released on the occasion by Rama Moorthy. Among...

NEW DELHI, 30 Aug 2017/--/The Supreme Court today asked the Sikkim government to maintain "status quo" at the historic Gurudwara Gurudongmar in the state. The order came on a plea seeking a direction to restrain the state government from demolishing the religious structure allegedly in the name of...

Guwahati, 30 Aug 2017/--/In response to the demand of Assamese Sikhs, the state government on Tuesday reportedly agreed to accord "micro minority status" to the community. A delegation of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and representatives of the Assamese Sikhs led by Committee...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2017/--/The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) will equip patrolling police teams in Kolkata and its neighbourhood areas with sound limiter devices this Durga puja to stop sound pollution. "This is aimed at curbing sound pollution as we often hear from the cops about...

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