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Guwahati, 1 Feb 2017/--/The Opposition in Assam Assembly today staged a walkout form the House after the Speaker dismissed their adjournment motion to discuss the eviction drive in several places by the state government. Two separate adjournment motions were introduced by Congress and All India...

Itanagar, 1 Feb 2017/--/Bollywood star John Abraham, who is the brand ambassador of Arunachal Tourism, today discussed steps to popularise state's tourism in the national and international circuits with Governor P B Acharya at Raj Bhavan here. Sharing his vast experience in the state since 1965...

Guwahati, 1 Feb 2017/--/Over 2.82 lakh hectares of farm land in Assam have been affected by flood in the current financial year, of which over 4,000 hectares have been permanently damaged across the state. Replying to a query by AGP MLA Prodip Hazarika during the Question Hour in Assam Assembly,...

Kolkata, 29 Jan 2017/--/As many as 11 people, including a leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, were arrested in connection with ransacking of a police station in the state's Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. "We launched a search operation and it was conducted overnight. So far...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Jan 2017/--/Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi today that Odisha government has rejected the Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh. Patnaik in his letter, however, said he was open to attending a meeting at...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Jan 2017/--/Hitting out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for rejecting the Centre's Negotiation Committee on the Mahanadi river water dispute between the state and Chhattisgarh, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said it exposed the BJD chief's "double standards for...

Aizawl, 29 Jan 2017/--/The Mizoram government has suspended an official for allegedly signing an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a fake institution and causing a loss of nearly Rs 128 lakh to the state exchequer. Additional Secretary for Information and Communication Technology Rotluanga was...

Imphal, 29 Jan 2017/--/It is turning out to be a heartbreak for Muslim ticket aspirants of the BJP in the upcoming Manipur Assembly polls with even the party's state unit President of Minority Morcha failing to get the nod. Out of a total of 17 aspirants who had sought party tickets to contest in...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 29 Jan 2017/--/A large number of migrant workers, engaged in textiles industry in Gujarat's Surat, are on their way home to villages in Ganjam district of Odisha to cast their votes during the three-tier panchayat polls next month. The usually-sleepy railway stations of...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 29 Jan 2017/--/The Coast Guard today nabbed 139 fishermen on charges of undertaking unlawful fishing activity in turtle concentration zones of Odisha's Gahirmatha marine sanctuary. Fourteen fishing trawls used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area...

Kolkata, 29 Jan 2017/--/A fire broke out at a factory in the busy Sealdah area in east-central part of the city this afternoon, fire brigade officials said. At least 17 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the blaze, which was reported at around 3.30 PM, they said. The factory, where...

MALDA (WB), 29 Jan 2017/--/A pregnant woman was killed and three others were injured when an ambulance taking her to hospital hit a tree in Malda district early today. SDPO (Chanchol) Abhishek Majumder said the ambulance was taking Najdi Bibi (20), who was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, her...

Kolkata, 29 Jan 2017/--/Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee has one regret in life - he could not portray the character of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" which fascinates him the most. "One of my regrets remains not to be able to portray Hamlet, the Shakespearean character which fascinates me the most,"...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/The Bhangar incident that witnessed sustained agitation by villagers against the setting up of a power sub-station has had its fall-out in government policies as the state government today decided that from now the power of changing the character of a big chunk of land that...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/Villagers in Bhangar, backed by CPIM-L leraders, who have been protesting against substation by Power Grid Corporation Ltd, today decided to withdraw the blockades admitting continuous blockades for a long time have disrupted normal life but made it clear that their protest...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar today appeared before the Calcutta High Court in connection with a suo motu contempt notice issued by it for not complying with its order and asked him to file a detailed affidavit giving reasons for his failure. Justice Joymalyo...

NEW DELHI, 27 Jan 2017/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today accepted the resignation of V Shanmuganathan as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, against whom allegations of "seriously compromising" the dignity of the gubernatorial office were levelled. In a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Guwahati, 27 Jan 2017/--/Assam on Thursday celebrated the 68th Republic Day in the shadow of serial blasts by the anti-talk ULFA (Independent) in four districts. However, there was no report of any casualty or damage to property in the low intensity blasts that took place in Charaidow, Sibsagar,...

Bhubaneswar, 27 Jan 2017/--/Holding both BJD and BJP responsible for the plight of people in Odisha due to "misrule, corruption and inefficiency", the Congress today said it was the only alternative and vowed to strive towards empowering the panchayati raj system and developing villages. "Miseries...

Patna, 27 Jan 2017/--/Days after the JD-U announced its decision not to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today claimed that chief minister Nitish Kumar backed out apparently under pressure from the RJD. "The JD-U beat a hasty retreat...

Jalpaiguri, 27 Jan 2017/--/Ever since he watched his mother die after failing to go to a hospital in the absence of an ambulance, 52-year-old Karimul Haq in Jalpaiguri district's Malbazar sub-division has used his motorcycle to take patients to medical facilities. A resident of Krantir village and...

Chittaranjan, 27 Jan 2017/--/The 68th   Republic Day was celebrated with gaiety and fervor at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW). V.P. Pathak, General Manager/CLW, hoisted the National flag at Oval Ground.  Dr. Rekha Pathak, President, CLW-Women’s Welfare Organisation (CLW-WWO) along with  other ...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/The 68th Republic Day was celebrated at SE Railway Headquarters, Garden Reach with due solemnity and grandeur. S.N. Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the colourful Ceremonial Parade presented by the smart...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/BHEL Power Sector - Eastern Region celebrated Republic Day in BHEL Bhawan, Kolkata. Anjan Mukhopadhyay, Executive Director, hoisted the National Flag in front  of BHEL Employees and their families. While addressing the gathering he stressed the need to fulfill the annual...

Durgapur, 27 Jan 2017/--/Durgapur Steel Plant celebrated the 68th Republic Day at Nehru Stadium in DSP Steel Township.  A K Rath, CEO, DSP unfurled the national flag amid a large gathering of employees, CISF Personnel, their families, students and residents of the steel township. After unfurling...

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