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Gangtok, 2 Feb 2018/--/Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's proposed visit to Sikkim next month stands cancelled on his doctors' advice to cut down on his travels in view of his advancing age. Tenzin Taklha, the secretary at the office of the Dalai Lama, in a mail to Sikkim's Ecclesiastical...

Patna, 31 Jan 2018/--/The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Wednesday criticised Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RSLP) chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha for his failure to take NDA constituents along at a human chain here where presence of RJD leaders had triggered speculations of rift within the...

Kolkata, 31 Jan 2018/--/Eastern Railway is launching a 72-hrs. Special drive against corruption in Commercial and other public interface departments where there is scope for corruption. Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway asked principal chief commercial manager, sr. deputy general...

Agartala, 31 Jan 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Tripura twice to hold public meetings ahead of the February 18 Assembly election, state BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb said here today. Modi would come on February 8 and address two public meetings at Kailashahar in Unakoti district...

Chittaranjan, 31 Jan 2018/--/A total of 78 employees have been retired from railway services on superannuation in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in January. B.N.Soren, dy.chief personnel officer felicitated them in a ceremony on Wednesday and wished their happy post retirement life. Retired...

Kolkata, 31 Jan 2018/--/South Eastern Railway (SER) is launching a three-day special drive from February 1 to February 3 inviting feedback from customers regarding transparent working of the booking offices, reservation centres and parcel offices at major Railway stations. This is being done to...

Kolkata, 31 Jan 2018/--/In connection with widening of a bridge near Santoshpur station in Sealdah (South) – Budge Budge section, there will be a traffic and power block from 12 night to 10 am on Sunday on both up and down lines between Brace Bridge and Akra stations. Consequently, following trains...

Koraput, 31 Jan 2018/--/The Odisha government is preparing to fast-track development works in Kotiya panchayat of Koraput district where a dispute has cropped up with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh over ownership of several villages. Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have been engaged in a tug of war since...

Jamshedpur, 31 Jan 2018/--/A minor girl has alleged that she was sexually exploited by Maoists including an area commander of the outfit in Jharkhand, police said today. The 13-year-old girl told the Superintendent of Police, Anish Gupta, that she was inducted into the outfit by her paternal uncle...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today ordered the inspection of the Balirghat bridge at Daulatabad area of Murshidabad from which a bus that was coming from Karimpur in Nadia and moving to Malda plunged into the Gogra canal yesterday morning. The death toll in the gruesome...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/West Bengal governor K N Tripathi today hailed the performance of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government despite facing the "challenge" of Goods and Services Tax (GST) which was "hastily enforced all across the country". Addressing the budget session of the assembly,...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/The 42nd Kolkata Book Fair was today inaugurated by chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Central Park of Bidhan Nagar. The inauguration ceremony of the fair that will go on till February 11, was also attended by, among others, legendary actor Saumitra Chatterjee and French...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has expressed concern over the dip in pass percentage in Part-1 results of the Calcutta University and said outsiders were vitiating the atmosphere in the institute and harming the interests of the students. A group of...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/Allahabad Bank, a premier nationalized bank of the country, has launched its official Facebook page and Twitter handle today, from its headquarters at Kolkata, as a part of the ongoing digitalisation drive. The MD and CEO, executive directors and other officials of the bank...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/A fire broke out at jute mill here this afternoon, police said. There were no reports of any casualty, the police said. Four fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire which broke out at the jute mill on Narkeldanga Main Road at around 3 pm. Though the cause of...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway inspected Kanchrapara Workshop on Tuesday. Rao inspected various sections of Kanchrapara Workshop like TRS Carriage, Loco Mechanical, Heavy Erection section etc. and suggested for various measures for further improving the...

Itanagar, 30 Jan 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today launched Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in the state in presence of deputy chief minister Chowna Mein and his Cabinet colleagues. Khandu said the year-long campaign is a part of an ambitious plan of the state...

Patna, 30 Jan 2018/--/Senior RJD leaders Shivanand Tiwary and Ramchandra Purve today joined a human chain formed here at the instance of RLSP chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, triggering speculations about rumblings of discontent within the NDA in Bihar. Kushwaha, whose Rashtriya Lok...

Kolkata, 30 Jan 2018/--/The Border Security Force (BSF) troops seized around 9 kilogramme of silver from two places near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, BSF said on Monday. BSF troops near the Integrated Observation Post (IOP) Kaijuri in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday saw suspicious...

Jalpaiguri, 30 Jan 2018/--/Dhupguri Police Station (PS) in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district has been ranked fourth in the country by the Union ministry of home affairs. Dhupguri achieved the feat in a nationwide survey conducted by the ministry that declared its results recently. "We are happy...

Patna, 30 Jan 2018/--/With a view to curbing air pollution and for the benefit of vehicle owners, Bihar's Road Transport Department has decided to set up Pollution under Control (PUC) certification Centres at all the petrol pumps across the state. The department had, on January 25, 2018, issued a...

Kolkata, 28 Jan 2018/--/West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has called a meeting of Calcutta University (CU) Vice-Chancellor (V-C) and higher education department officials in the wake of the sharp dip in the pass percentage in the 2017 BA and BSC Part I (honours and general) exams....

Kolkata, 28 Jan 2018/--/The by-polls in Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and Noapara Assembly seat in West Bengal are slated to be held tomorrow amid tight security. Both the seats are likely to witness a direct contest between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, even as the CPM is trying...

Agartala, 28 Jan 2018/--/People are fed up with the CPM-led Left Front ministry in Tripura and the party will face defeat in the hands of the BJP, this time, a senior leader of the saffron party has said. Tripura is set to go to polls on February 18 and the results will be declared on March 3. "...

SILIGURI, 28 Jan 2018/--/Regional office of NHPC Limited, at Siliguri, celebrated India’s 69th Republic Day (R-Day) with great fervour and enthusiasm on January 26. The celebration began with the unfurling of National Flag and singing of National Anthem at NHPC regional office, Siliguri. Speaking...

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