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Ranchi, 4 Jan 2017/--/The Jharkhand government has decided to transfer the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of a district where a shoe was hurled at chief minister Raghubar Das on January 1, an official said today. A shoe was hurled at Das in Seraikela-Kharsawa on New Year`s Day as...

Agartala, 4 Jan 2017/--/There have been no extremist-related incidents in Tripura during the last two years but insurgents are still in hiding in neighbouring Bangladesh, a top police official said today. "There were no extremist related incidents in Tripura for the last two years. Combating...

Dumka, 4 Jan 2017/--/A 35-year-old cloth store owner was shot dead by unidentified men near Dhaka village of Guhiajori locality in Dumka district on Tuesday evening, police today said. The victim Sanjay Bhalotia was returning home in Dumka on motorcycle after collection from his clients at...

Patna, 4 Jan 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today conducted an aerial survey of Patna to oversee arrangements for the ongoing Prakash Parv to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, for which lakhs of devotees from across the world have arrived here. Nitish took an aerial...

Berhampur, 4 Jan 2017/--/Odisha government has sanctioned        Rs 5 crore to Khallikote Cluster University for infrastructural developments for the playground of the Khallikote (Autonomous) College. "We have received a letter of sanction of the amount from the government. The construction of at...

Kohima, 4 Jan 2017/--/Nagaland was rocked by scams and saw a spate of agitations and protests besides continuous push by the civil society for a solution to the vexed Naga issue in 2016. Nagas came together strongly opposing two major decisions of the Centre -- imposition of Armed Forces (Special...

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2017/--/CESC observed Central Safety Day on January 3 and 4 at Science City Auditorium to propagate awareness about the need to adhere to safety norms during electrical installations and related work. The safety awareness programme saw a participation of 1300 employees from 18...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2017/--/Within a week of arresting Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Rose Valley ponzi scam, the CBI today taken into its custody another heavy weight leader and MP of TMC, Sudip Bandopadhyay. The MP who was previously summoned twice by...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2017/--/Stung by the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using CBI, ED and Income Tax (I-T) department against those who raised voice against demonetisation and dared him to arrest her and all TMC MPs....

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2017/--/Several BJP workers were injured when activists of the students wing of Trinamool Congress today attacked the state party headquarters here with stones to protest the arrest of the TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Rose Valley chit fund scam case, police said. BJP national...

Kolkata, 3 Jan 2017/--/On a day when in one week  the second MP of Trinamool Congress Sudip Bandopadhyay was arrested by CBI for his alleged involvement with the Rose Valley scam, former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today termed the TMC government as one of the corrupt and criminals and...

New Delhi/Kohima, 3 Jan 2017/--/The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been extended for another six months in Nagaland, an official said today. "The Union home ministry in a notification on December 30, extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958, in the entire area...

Patna, 3 Jan 2017/--/Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today took potshots at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad saying that he must be scared of his sons fearing coup by them against his leadership on the lines of what UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav did to his father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav...

Ranchi, 3 Jan 2017/--/All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) president Sudesh Mahto, an ally of the ruling BJP and Jharkhand State Development Council deputy chairperson, today skipped a council meeting here along with Opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) members. The Development Council meet was...

Kohima, 3 Jan 2017/--/Naga Hoho, the apex body of tribal organisations in Nagaland, today alleged despite prolonged turmoil in the Naga inhabited areas of Manipur, the Government of Manipur and the Centre have been maintaining lukewarm attitude towards the genuine demands of the people. "The plight...

Katihar, 3 Jan 2017/--/A son has allegedly burnt his father to death following quarrel over piece of land at Sariya village of Bihar's Katihar district. Barsoi sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Chandrika Prasad said the deceased has been identified Sheikh Bahruddin (65) who was allegedly burnt...

Patna, 3 Jan 2017/--/Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh today offered prayer at Takht Harmandir Sahib here during the ongoing 'Prakash Parva' and praised Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for taking personal interest in making elaborate arrangements for it....

Bhubaneswar, 3 Jan 2017/--/At least three police personnel engaged in manning traffic at the AG Square here today sustained injuries after allegedly being attacked by two youths with a knife, police said. Police said the traffic personnel intercepted the youths as they were driving without wearing...

Itanagar, 3 Jan 2017/--/Palin MLA Takam Pario has been unanimously elected as the leader of Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) Legislature party. The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of all the ten PPA MLAs held in a city hotel here on Monday under the chairmanship of Pario, a party...

Berhampur, 3 Jan 2017/--/The mouth of Rushikulya river off Ganjam coast in Odisha, famous for the mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles, is now being considered a spot for dolphin sightings, with tourists flocking to the coast to see them. Last year, forest officials had sighted a number of...

Itanagar, 3 Jan 2017/--/The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to convert the official bungalow of chief minister into a state guest house soon. The bungalow, situated at Niti Vihar area in the state capital, has earned moniker of 'haunted' building after former chief minister Kalikho Pul...

Burdwan, 3 Jan 2017/--/Six persons died and thirty others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at a village near Galsi here, police said today. The incident occurred at Ramgopalpur village of the district on Monday, a police official said. Six persons died last night and 30 others...

Burdwan, 3 Jan 2017/--/Six persons died and thirty others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at a village near Galsi here, police said today. The incident occurred at Ramgopalpur village of the district on Monday, a police official said. Six persons died last night and 30 others...

Haldia, 2 Jan 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee who had been most vocal against prime minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move today once again slammed him for this, saying the last two months had witnessed a tumultuous time in the industrial sector because of the decision and that the...

Itanagar, 2 Jan 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has dropped three ministers from his council of ministers, a notification issued by the chief secretary said today. On the recommendation of the chief minister, Governor V Shanmuganathan gave his assent to the removal of the...

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