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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)

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. "...

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/--/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...

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...

Agartala/New Delhi, 18 Mar 2017/--/An inquiry was today ordered by the BSF after its personnel were caught in a row with locals in Tripura over killing of three civilians who had protested alleged molestation bid by some paramilitary personnel. The BSF said that the three civilians, including a...

Kolkata, 18 Mar 2017/--/The budget session of Kolkata Municipal corporation today witnessed unruly scenes when opposition Congress and CPM councillors demanded resignation of Mayor Sovan Chatterjee whose name figured in the Narada sting operation. Congress and CPM councillors shouted slogans...

Patna, 18 Mar 2017/--/Opposition NDA in both Houses of Bihar Legislature today demanded resignation of two state ministers in the wake of their names appearing in the police probe into the Bihar State Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) paper leak incident. According to media reports, the special...

Imphal, 18 Mar 2017/--/In its maiden Cabinet meeting, the BJP-led coalition government in Manipur decided to take steps to end the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC). A tripartite meeting has been convened on Sunday. Informed sources said that additional chief...

Imphal, 18 Mar 2017/--/Two suspected ISIS agents have been nabbed by the Assam Rifles jawans from Imphal-Moreh highway near the Indo-Myanmar border in Tengnoupal district, the police said today. The Assam Rifles troops apprehended the duo from the Khudengtabi post on March 14 while they were on...

Agartala, 18 Mar 2017/--/Justice Ranjan Gogoi of the Supreme Court today appreciated the Tripura High Court for setting a precedence in reducing pendency of cases. While other High Courts are struggling to dispose pending cases, High Court of Tripura has made remarkable achievement in reducing...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Mar 2017/--/The Odisha government today expressed concern over the frequent farmer suicide cases in the state but refused to admit that the agrarian deaths were due to crop failure or loan burden. Replying to an adjournment motion in the Assembly, state agriculture minister Pradip...

Patna, 18 Mar 2017/--/Chief minister Nitish Kumar is set to launch a "Gandhi Smriti Yatra" from Champaran next month to mark the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's first major Satyagraha against British rule in the district. The Yatra will be followed by series of programmes, officials said today....

Kolkata, 18 Mar 2017/--/For placement of RCC boxes in connection with construction of Limited Height Subway (LHS) at Level Crossing Gate No. 101/C/E between Plassey and Rejinagar stations on Krishnanagar-Lalgola section, there will be a traffic and power block for seven  hours from 11.10 am to 6.10...

Itanagar, 18 Mar 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh agriculture minister Wangki Lowang today said the youths of the state needs skill training to get employment opportunities. Lowang said the youths of the state needs skill training in masonry, carpentry, haircutting and other such trades that could...

Dehri-On-Sone, 18 Mar 2017/--/A poster carrying the name ISIS asking youths in Bihar to join the terror organisation was found pasted on an electricity pillar in Rohtas district today, police said. Sub divisional police officer (SDPO) of Dehri, Mohammad Anwar Javed Ansari said that the police has...

Kolkata, 18 Mar 2017/--/For convenience of the travelling public, South Eastern Railway has decided to provide a stoppage of 12821/12822 Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express at Dantan with effect from March 25 on an experimental basis for a period of six months. 12821 Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express will stop at...

Motihari, 18 Mar 2017/--/Jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) caught a smuggler with 210 grams of heroin valued at over Rs one crore near Champur Chowk on the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar's East Champaran district. SSB Commandant of Mahadeva Border outpost Sonam Chering said today that acting on a tip...

NEW DELHI, 18 Mar 2017/--/Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Orang National Park in Assam, as per reports. Authorities said that they recovered a carcass of a male rhino near Pichola anti-poaching camp in the park on  Friday. The horn of the rhino was missing, indicating it to be...

Bhawanipatna, 18 Mar 2017/--/The body of one of the three villagers, who had been abducted by armed Maoists in Kalahandi three days ago, was found in Karlapat village of the district today. While the body of Banamali Naik (32) with gunshot marks was found in a pool of blood in the village, the...

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