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Bhubaneswar, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Odisha Assembly has passed two bills for conduct of direct vote for the elections of mayors in municipal corporations and chairpersons in the municipality and notified area councils. The Odisha Municipal (amendment) Bill 2018 and the Odisha Municipal Corporation (...

NEW DELHI, 19 Sep 2018/--/At least 30 Bru refugee families, who have been living in camps in Tripura for over two decades, returned to Mizoram on today as part of a Union home ministry-monitored rehabilitation package, an official said. The Bru families would be given a one-time financial...

Hailakandi (Assam), 19 Sep 2018/--/A 23-year-old woman, who had been missing since Monday, was rescued from the clutches of her alleged kidnappers in Karimganj district of Assam, police said today.  An FIR was lodged by the parents of the woman on Monday saying their daughter could have been...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd is working on making 7.5 metre double-lane bailey bridges for the Army to facilitate movement of tanks, a top company official said on Wednesday.Research and development is also underway for 30-feet long portable...

Imphal, 19 Sep 2018/--/Manipur police commandos today a couple who are allegedly the masterminds in the "trafficking" of Rohingyas from Myanmar into the state. The couple -- 51-year-old Rashid Ali and his wife Khulakpam Tahir Begum who hail from Uttar Pradesh -- were arrested from Yairipok...

Aizawl, 19 Sep 2018/--/Over 18,000 people in Mizoram have been detected to be  HIV positive in the last 28 years, according to  a Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) official.  Mizoram has a total population of 11 lakh. The official said that according to the India HIV Estimations 2017...

Imphal, 19 Sep 2018/--/Police recovered a grenade planted near the gate of a building at Brahmapur Bheigyabati Leikai in Imphal East district of Manipur. Police also recovered Tuesday  along with the grenade a hand written note reading "Madam this is the last warning. Contact us within five days"....

Agartala, 19 Sep 2018/--/Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday inaugurated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technology Incubation Centre here through video-conferencing from Bengaluru. The incubation centre at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala campus,...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/In a tit-for-tat attack, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday questioned the BJP for winning 96 per cent of seats uncontested in the by-elections to three-tier panchayat polls in Tripura. The Mamata Banerjee-led party's attack comes after the saffron party had mocked the TMC...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/Minister of state for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo commenced the work for construction of Road Over Bridge (in lieu of Level Crossing No 1-A/E-3 over old G.T. Road, Kumarpur, Asansol in collaboration with SAIL today. Speaking on the occasion Supriyo...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/Harindra Rao, general manager of Eastern Railway honoured three staff members with Safety Awards in a meeting held at Eastern Railway Headquarters, Fairlie Place, today. They were honoured for their alertness and prompt action which helped averting a possible incident...

Chittaranjan, 19 Sep 2018/--/As per the direction of the Railway Board, Swachchta Pakhwara (15-day cleanliness phase) is being organised at  various locations in CLW premises from September 15. The Pakhwara will conclude on October 2. Under the Swachch Parisar on September 18, St Johns’ Ambulance...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata will run 174 services (Holiday Service) on September 21 (Friday) on the occasion of Muharram. However, timing of the first and last Metro service will remain unchanged on that day.

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/The ordinance promulgated by the union government banning triple talaq in the country evoked sharp response from minority leaders in the state as they all say  they would not tolerate any kind of interference in Islam. The most vocal among the leaders was  Siddiqulah...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/Ishrat Jahan, a petitioner in the triple talaq case, Wednesday welcomed the union cabinet's decision to bring an ordinance to make the practice a penal offence. It is a big step towards "empowering Muslim women" in the country, she said. Muslim men and religious leaders...

Kolkata, 19 Sep 2018/--/Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd has been asked to manufacture two bailey bridges for movement of traffic at the collapsed Majerhat bridge site, a top company official said on Wednesday. "We have been given the green signal yesterday (Tuesday). We can...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2018/--/Agitated parents blocked a road today morning in the busy Jadavpur area, in the southern part of the city, to protest against the admission procedure of a state-run school. Jadavpur Vidyapith, a 60-year-old government-sponsored school, recently issued a statement to notify...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today emphasised the need for preservation of water resources on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day. Mamata, in a post on Twitter, said that a number of ponds were either created or renovated over the last seven years under the state-...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2018/--/The West Bengal government is planning to formulate a new policy on fire safety for commercial buildings in the city in the wake of the massive fire that gutted Bagree Market here. Commercial buildings will not be granted trade licences if they fail to follow fire safety...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2018/--/The massive fire at Bagree Market in Burrabazar area in the business hub of the city has been brought under control after two days, a senior officer of the fire department said Tuesday. At the moment the process of "cooling down" was on at the Bagree Market and 15 fire...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2018/--/The opposition Congress and BJP Tuesday today fired salvos against  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her foreign visits seeking investments and said the state government should publish a white paper on the amount of investments that the state had received in last few...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2018/--/Repair work of the road bridge over Farakka Barrage across River Ganga will be taken up within a fortnight as it is not in a good condition, West Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari said on Tuesday. The crucial road bridge over the 2240 metre-long barrage is on...

Canning, 14 Sep 2018/--/At least four shops were gutted after a fire broke out at a cycle repairing shop in South 24 Parganas district on Friday, police said. The incident happened at 10 am at College More market at Canning, the police said, adding, nobody was injured in the incident. Initially...

Kolkata, 14 Sep 2018/--/State West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today said the party had set a target of winning at least 25 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections and capture power in the state in the 2021 assembly poll. The has already emerged as the main opposition in West Bengal...

Kolkata, 14 Sep 2018/--/Hindi Pakhawara was celebrated from September 1 to September 4 at the HQ EC. During the pakhawara, competitions like  “Hindi Essay” and “Hindi Dictation” were organized for personnel of Command HQ and other Formations/Units. “Hindi Essay” competition for students of class...

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