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Bhubaneswar, 27 Dec 2018/--/Opposition Congress and BJP Thursday demanded the resignation of Odisha Agriculture minister, Pradeep Maharathy for his comments on the acquittal of two persons arrested in connection with Pipili gang rape incident, which has hurt the sentiment of women in the state. A...

Agartala, 27 Dec 2018/--/The by-elections for the vacant seats in nine municipal bodies of Tripura, including Agartala Municipal Corporation, is underway with over 30 per cent voter turnout recorded during the first four hours of polling on Thursday, officials said. The by-elections are being held...

Chittaranjan, 27 Dec 2018/--/To celebrate 100 years of Rover Scout, CLW district association has organized an Awareness Rally focuses on themes of “Pollution and  Save Energy” and “Join the Scout Movement” to encourage the residents of CLW township. The Rally of 125volunteers of Bharat Scouts and...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2018/--/Indian Railways being the lifeline of the nation, provides cheaper and reliable means of transportation for millions of rail users. It contributes to enrich and strengthen the social fabric and forms the backbone of economic development by providing rail connectivity to the...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2018/--/South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to earmark reserved accommodation in popular Mail/Express trains for female passengers in order to provide hassle free journey. For this six berths in AC-3 Tier Class only in the following Rajdhani/Duronto/Fully Air Conditioned trains...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2018/--/The vast stretch of Indo Myanmar Border along the North Eastern states of Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram is manned by the Assam Rilfes (AR). This unfenced border along very challenging terrain presents a huge challenge for the Armed forces guarding it. As part of...

Kolkata, 27 Dec 2018/--/Haier has launched ‘Face Identification Feature’ for its Engineer Mobile Application. It has introduced the new feature to ensure greater customer satisfaction and enhanced security by enabling identification of on-ground Haier engineers. The feature will be able to...

Sagar Island, 26 Dec 2018/--/As part of its security arrangements for Gangasagar Mela, the West Bengal government has taken initiative to replace bamboo barricades with iron railings along the jetties, where devotees board vessels for the Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district. Every year on...

Agartala, 26 Dec 2018/--/A four-member team of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) Wednesday visited Srimantapur Land Customs Station (LCS) in Tripura to select the site for terminal building (jetty) for Indo-Bangla waterway project, official sources said. The team led by IWAI member traffic...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2018/--/People visiting the Indian Museum here will no longer have to wait in queues as a new online facility for booking tickets will be introduced next year, its director Rajesh Purohit said. The new system will be inaugurated in January, enabling a prospective visitor to buy...

Mandirbazar, 26 Dec 2018/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of making false claims of providing crop insurance to farmers in West Bengal, and said the state has paid 80 per cent of the insurance payout. The Narendra Modi government had never been...

Ranchi, 26 Dec 2018/--/The Jharkhand Assembly Wednesday passed the Rs 1,117 crore supplementary budget. After the supplementary budget was passed, the Speaker Dinesh Oraon adjourned the House till Thursday. Earlier in the day when the House assembled on Wednesday morning, the opposition parties...

Midnapore, 26 Dec 2018/--/Four persons were killed and 24 others injured when a truck collided head-on with a passenger bus in West Midnapore district on Wednesday, police said. The road accident took place around 8 am near Khejurbandhi village under the jurisdiction of Chandrokona Town police...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2018/--/In order to raise awarness about obesity-prevention among students, the West Bengal Education Department has decided to introduce lessons in the school curriculum on the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles for addressing the health problem, a senior official said....

Agartala, 26 Dec 2018/--/A police officer has been arrested in Tripura for his alleged involvement in drug smuggling, police said. Cash amounting to Rs 10.01 lakh was recovered from the house of the Assistant Sub-Inspector (Special Branch) Sushil Debbarma during a police raid on Tuesday. A suo-motu...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2018/--/For the convenience of pilgrims and tourists Eastern Railway always makes special arrangements by providing special trains, additional coaches, extension of route and providing additional stoppage of trains. Likewise, for the convenience of the pilgrims, in the forthcoming...

Kolkata, 26 Dec 2018/--/With a view to ensuring safety, security and disruption free services to the commuters Shri P.C. Sharma, General Manager, Metro Railway conducted a thorough inspection at stations, tracks as well as trains today on December 26. Riding in the Motorman’s cabin from Mahanayak...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2018/--/A life-size crib set, themed on Annunciation or the announcement of Jesus Christ's arrival, has been put on display at the 419-year-old Bandel Church, where thousands of devotees gather very year to offer prayers on Christmas. The church, a Marian Shrine (a shrine to the...

Ranchi, 25 Dec 2018/--/Former Rajya Sabha member and stamp collector, Ajay Maroo, is planning to open a philately club here to motivate children, who are hooked to cell phones and tabs in this e-age. One of the reasons for making the proposal is to instil among the children the realisation that...

Kolkata, 25 Dec 2018/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 94th birth anniversary and hailed him as a statesman who rose above partisan politics. Banerjee had served as the railway minister in Vajpayee-led cabinet. "...

Shillong, 25 Dec 2018/--/There seems to be no hope at the end of the tunnel for the 15 labourers trapped in a coal mine a fortnight ago, as search operations have been suspended by the Meghalaya government for want of high-powered pumps to flush out water from the pit. Four years after the National...

Patna, 25 Dec 2018/--/The zoo here was closed on Tuesday "until further orders" after strains of avian influenza virus were found in six dead peacocks, Forest officials said. Morning walkers and Christmas picnickers were in for a disappointment as they found the gates of the 'Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik...

Guwahati, 25 Dec 2018/--/Two citizenship-related issues a register of genuine Indians and a controversial bill kept Assam on the edge in 2018 but there were reasons to rejoice too as a filmmaker and an athlete from the state brought laurels in their respective fields. Lynching of two youths on...

Aizawl, 25 Dec 2018/--/Christmas was celebrated Tuesday in Christian-dominated Mizoram with traditional fervor and merrymaking. Prayers and worship services were held at different churches across the state since Christmas eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christmas carols and free gospel...

Bhubaneswar, 25 Dec 2018/--/In an attempt to create a world record, globally acclaimed artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Tuesday built a huge sand sculpture of Santa Claus on Odisha's Puri beach. The master sculptor, with his 30-foot high and 100- foot-wide artwork, also tried to sensitize people about...

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