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Kolkata, 8 Jul 2017/--/Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway thoroughly inspected  different stations in Khana-Bolpur-Rampurhat-Gumani section of Eastern Railway’s Howrah Division today and also conducted window trailing inspections over the section to see the track maintenance ,...

Bhubaneswar, 8 Jul 2017/--/Soon after "Bhumi Pujan" for Dhamra LNJ Terminal, senior Congress leader Srikant Jena today alleged there was a big scam behind shifting the project from Paradip and giving major stake to a private company, and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. "The LNG Terminal was...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/BJP, Left and Congress leaders were today stopped from going to Baduria in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district as the situation was volatile following communal clashes earlier this week, officials said. "The situation is still tense. We have not allowed any delegation to...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today sought to know if the Centre did not think the Darjeeling hills stir for a separate Gorkhaland needed to be quelled quickly, given the strategic location of the area. "Given the geopolitical area in which it lies, doesn't the Centre think this...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was facing a culpable homicide charge for the car crash in which model and TV anchor Sonika Chauhan was killed, has been arrested, police said today. The television and film actor was arrested after Kolkata Police personnel intercepted a cab...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that minority institutions were playing an important role in imparting good education and culture in the state. "Minority institutions run by the Christian missionaries and others like the Ramakrishna Mission are playing...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/Though the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has refused to budge and has already announced that the indefinite bandh in the hills will continues, the West Bengal government today expressed hope about return of normalcy there before the festive season starts in the end of September....

Imphal, 7 Jul 2017/--/Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla today said that National Cadet Corps (NCC) should be made mandatory for every student as it brings them closer and is a step towards national integration. Addressing a gathering of NCC cadets here, Heptulla said that she would speak to the state...

Aizawl, 7 Jul 2017/--/The death anniversary of the Mizo leader Laldenga was observed here today with people laying wreaths at his burial place at the Treasury Square. Prominent among those congregated were former chief minister Zoramthanga and Lalbiakdiki, the widow of Laldenga, at the burial place...

Tezpur, 7 Jul 2017/--/A speeding train today mowed down a wild elephant while it was trying to cross a railway track in north Lakhimpur district of Assam, a forest official said. A herd of elephants from the nearby Dulung reserve forest was crossing the railway track at Pathalipam area, when the...

Guwahati, 7 Jul 2017/--/Fourteen districts of Assam are in the grip of floods, nearly 39,753 people have been affected by it so far. The flood-affected districts are Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Chirang, Nagaon and...

NEW DELHI, 7 Jul 2017/--/Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling said on Thursday that the direct impact of Gorkhaland agitation on life of the people of Sikkim must be looked into with utmost seriousness. "Given the inter-state ramifications of the Gorkhaland agitation and treating it as...

New Delhi/Itanagar, 7 Jul 2017/--/The wreckage of the Indian Air Force helicopter that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday and the bodies of the three crew members and one policeman on board have been recovered, the IAF said late on Thursday. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/One person has been arrested from south Kolkata for his alleged involvement in the international child trafficking racket in which three persons including a couple were arrested earlier, police said today. Sanjoy Dixit (50) of Haridevpur was arrested from his Marquis Street...

Kolkata, 7 Jul 2017/--/Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy today accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal of suppressing information on communal riots in Baduria and said his counterpart K N Tripathi is well within his rights to ask questions to the state administration. Following...

Shillong, 7 Jul 2017/--/The border guards of India and Bangladesh today kept their guns and combat uniforms aside and played football at a remote village in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district to help build confidence and comradeship among themselves. "These sporting events are organised as part...

Bhubaneswar, 7 Jul 2017/--/At least four persons, including three women, were killed and six others, three of them children, injured in lightning incidents in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district today. Three women labourers died when lightning struck them while they were working in a paddy field at...

Itanagar, 7 Jul 2017/--/Students from Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring Nagaland today joined the Van Mahotsav programme organised by Maharastra government at the initiative of Governor Acharya. Acharya holds dual charge of the two north eastern states and is on official tour here. Maharashtra...

Sasaram, 7 Jul 2017/--/Bodies of a couple who got drowned when their car fell into a canal in Bihar's Rohtas district were recovered today, a police officer said. The couple, residents of Madhubani district, was going to Delhi in their car which fell into the canal on Thursday night, SDPO Alok...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/Life started limping back to normalcy at Baduria and adjoining areas where communal clashes broke out over a Facebook post, even though some miscreants tried to create trouble at Mayer Bajar area near Basirhat railway station. However police and paramilitary personnel who...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state unit president Dilip Ghosh today faced demonstration when they had gone to a government run hospital to meet the relatives of a person who they claimed, was killed in communal riots in Baduria. Both Vijayvargiya and Ghosh...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha today termed West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi "a soldier of Modi brigade", a remark the ruling Trinamool Congress was prompt to latch on to saying "the cat is out of the bag". Referring to the spat between chief minister Mamata Banerjee and...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/The ongoing indefinite bandh in Darjeeling which entered 22nd day today, will continue, said GJM today after a meeting of all hill parties in Kalimpong. The all-party meeting was convened by the GJM in Kalimpong. Today's all-party meeting was the third after June 20 and June...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/Industrialist Sanjiv Goenka has been renominated as chairman, Board of Governors (BoG) of IIT-Kharagpur, for the second time. "IIT Kharagpur is delighted to announce the nomination of Sanjiv Goenka as the chairman of its BoG. President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today categorically said that it is difficult for the state government to give SEZ status to Wipro for its second development centre in the state. "Premji's (Azim Premji of Wipro) son wanted SEZ status for the second project here....

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