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Kolkata, 20 Mar 2017/--/At a time when Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in the city is under the scanner for alleged medical negligence and malpractices, Apollo Group's managing director Preetha Reddy today admitted to lapses in the hospital's healthcare delivery in the last few months. Reddy told...

Kolkata, 20 Mar 2017/--/Babul Supriyo, union minister and BJP MP from Bengal said that he would have readily apologised to Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra if she had personally expressed that she felt insulted by his remarks on a television channel debate. Supriyo’s statement came on a day the...

Kolkata, 20 Mar 2017/--/The CPM today demanded that chief minister Mamata Banerjee be brought under the purview of CBI investigations into Narada and Saradha scams. The party also demanded that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, allegedly involved in Narada scam, be arrested immediately. CPM...

Kolkata, 20 Mar 2017/--/Denouncing criticism of Yogi Adityanath's elevation to the post of UP chief minister, a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP today said in democracy both Yogi and Maulvi have the right to hold political and constitutional office if democratically elected. "It is wrong to criticise...

Imphal, 20 Mar 2017/--/The BJP-led government today won the floor test in Manipur Assembly with a voice vote. There was no division of votes in the exercises which saw the lone TMC MLA also supporting the Nongthombam Biren Singh government. The BJP has 21 MLAs in the 60-Member house. It has the...

NEW DELHI, 20 Mar 2017/--/Union minister Jitendra Singh today hailed the lifting of economic blockade in Manipur, claiming the move is in line with the promise Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made ahead of the state Assembly polls. "The Prime Minister had committed to people of Manipur last month...

Patna, 20 Mar 2017/--/The Bihar government today said there was no proposal to increase fuel limit of 110 litres a month for police stations barring some exceptions for maintenance of law and order and investigation. Minister in-charge for home Bijendra Prasad Yadav said this while answering a...

Patna, 20 Mar 2017/--/The Opposition BJP disrupted proceedings in the Bihar Assembly today demanding the arrest of ruling    JD-U`s suspended legislator Mewalal Choudhary for alleged irregularities in the appointment of staff members in the Bihar Agriculture University. Choudhary has been accused...

Bhubaneswar, 20 Mar 2017/--/Anguished over not being able to operate defunct sugar mills and cold storages in the state, Odisha minister Damodar Rout today called himself as "most inefficient" and "helpless" person in the government. "Do not ashame me by referring that I am most able minister in...

Kolkata, 20 Mar 2017/--/Officers and members of Armies of India and Bangladesh will undertake a joint cycling expedition from March 22 to April 4. The expedition will commence from Agartala and traverse through major cities in Bangladesh - Comilla, Dhaka, Faridpur and Jassore, before culminating...

Bhagalpur, 20 Mar 2017/--/Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) here today cancelled the law degree of former Delhi law minister and AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar. The decision to cancel Tomar's degree was taken by Senate members of the University, vice chancellor Chemendra Kumar Singh told news...

NEW DELHI, 19 Mar 2017/--/The National Green Tribunal has transferred a case relating to the indiscriminate dumping of municipal waste in the picturesque Darjeeling and pollution in Mahananda river to the Eastern Zonal Bench. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, passed the...

KISHANGANJ(BIHAR), 19 Mar 2017/--/All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi today said that BJP's victory in Uttar Pradesh is a big lesson for those who 'cheated' Muslims for past 70 years. Talking to reporters at party office here after touring Kishanganj, Owaisi...

PARADIP (ODISHA), 19 Mar 2017/--/A man was arrested from West Bengal today for his alleged involvement in the murder of an official of a shipping company in this port town of Odisha in October last year, police said. Ashok Bihari alias Kadir Khan, who had been hiding in West Bengal using different...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Mar 2017/--/A CRPF commando today allegedly committed suicide at his camp in Sunabeda in Odisha. Officials said the incident was reported early today when CoBRA commando and Head Constable Shankar Prasad was found lying in a pool of blood after he allegedly shot himself with his...

Patna, 19 Mar 2017/--/Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said the vexed issue of construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya should be resolved legally. "The Ayodhya issue must be resolved through a court verdict," the Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister told reporters. "...

Hajipur, 19 Mar 2017/--/A minor girl and her younger brother drowned in a pond in Muradabad village in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said. Pinki Kumari (11) and her younger brother Arun (6) met watery grave in a pond while they were taking bath with their mother, they said. (PTI)

Guwahati, 19 Mar 2017/--/The indigenous people of Assam who have not got land patta (deeds) even after staying on the same plot for decades would be provided patta in the first phase, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said. "The rest of the indigenous people would get land patta in the subsequent...

Kolkata, 19 Mar 2017/--/Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said his party was "no match" to the BJP-RSS when it comes in comparing the organisational structures. "Clearly, the Congress party's organisational structure is no match to BJP-RSS," he said at the launch of his book 'Fearless in...

Guwahati, 19 Mar 2017/--/Assam government employees would receive the first instalment of the arrear of their enhanced salary before Bihu festival, Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today. "The previous (Congress) government had not given arrear payment of the enhanced salary. Though the...

Kolkata, 19 Mar 2017/--/In a first-ever Indo-Bangla joint production, over 70 artistes from the two neighbours staged the "Alibaba And Forty Thieves", a unique 3D presentation, in the city. "Bandi Bandar Roopkatha", a new name given to the famous Arabian Nights tale, is a novel fusion dance...

Imphal, 19 Mar 2017/--/BJP MLA V Hangkhalian was today sworn-in as the Protem Speaker of the Manipur Assembly. Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla administered the oath of Protem Speaker to Hangkhalian at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Deputy Chief...

Kolkata, 19 Mar 2017/--/India needs to move beyond the current drive for open defecation-free cities and work towards faecal sludge management for a safe urban environment without any risk to land and rivers, said an expert in the field. "To achieve comprehensive urban sanitation services, India...

Kolkata, 18 Mar 2017/--/Following the Calcutta High Court's order for a preliminary CBI inquiry into the Narada video tape case, an eight-member CBI team today took possession of the documents and other papers including the lap top used in the sting operation, all video footage and pen drives...

Kolkata, 18 Mar 2017/--/A five-member IMA national delegation today met West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi, apprising him of their concerns over the new West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors also sought...

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