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Kahalgaon, 27 Jan 2017/--/The 68th Republic Day celebrated at NTPC Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station. Rakesh Samuel, Group General Manager (Kahalgaon) unfurled the National Flag at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Stadium, Deeptinagar in presence of Sr. Officials of NTPC, Employees, family members, Union...

SILIGURI, 27 Jan 2017/--/Regional Office, Siliguri, NHPC Limited celebrated India’s 68th Republic Day with great fervour and enthusiasm on 26th January, 2017. The celebrations began with the unfurling of National flag by S.R. Roy, Executive Director, Region Siliguri followed by National Anthem. He...

Kolkata, 27 Jan 2017/--/M.C. Chauhan, General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata unfurled the National Flag at Metro Rail Bhavan on the occasion of celebration of the 68th Republic Day. In his address on this occasion, Mr Chauhan highlighted the achievements of Metro Railway, Kolkata in different...

Kolkata, 12 Jan 2017/--/West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh today dared the state administration to recommend a CBI probe into the killing of Srinu Naidu, the husband of a TMC councillor, in Kharagpur on Wednesday and alleged that the state had become a "safe haven" for criminals under the TMC rule...

Kolkata, 12 Jan 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today allowed holding of Sansad Mela at Asansol, the constituency of Union minister Babul Supriyo, on an appeal against the Trinamool Congress-run municipal body's refusal to give the go-ahead to the fair that would showcase central government's...

Kolkata, 12 Jan 2017/--/The Mamata-Modi feud on demonetisation and the arrest of TMC MPs by CBI for their alleged connection with the Sharada and Rose Valley scam, took a grave turn today as the Kolkata Police today informed Calcutta High Court that they would not be able to give permission for the...

Kolkata, 12 Jan 2017/--/The CBI court at Bhubaneswar today remanded Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandopadhyay who was arrested by the central agency for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley scam to jail custody till January 25. Arguing in the court counsel for CBI said that...

Patna, 12 Jan 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today shot off a letter to the Law Commission chairman conveying his government's inability to form an opinion on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the absence of any specific or concrete information about its contours as also due to lack of...

Patna, 12 Jan 2017/--/A CISF jawan allegedly opened fire on his colleagues, killing four of them at their unit at a thermal power station in Aurangabad district of Bihar today. Officials said the incident was reported at about 12.30 am at the Nabinagar Power Generation Company Ltd (NPGCL) unit in...

Patna, 12 Jan 2017/--/Income Tax (I-T) officials today raided the residence of former RJD MLC Anwar Ahmad, a close aide of RJD president Lalu Prasad. Six I-T officials raided Ahmad's residence at Subzi Bagh area under Pirbahore police station in the state capital, I-T director (Investigation) Ashok...

Imphal, 12 Jan 2017/--/Three cadres of NSCN-IM and one sympathiser was apprehended from different locations of Thoubal district following three search operations by Manipur police commandos, a police officer said today. In a search operation conducted at Tuisem village by state police commandos on...

Agartala, 12 Jan 2017/--/The North-East Frontier Railway (NFR) has invested around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the railway line beyond Tripura capital Agartala and up to the state's southern temple city Udaipur, a top official said here on Thursday. The NFR would start two pairs of passenger train...

Howrah, 12 Jan 2017/--/A man walking along the track and a woman guard of a local train were run over and killed at the same spot by separate trains within a span of a few minutes in Howrah district today, South Eastern Railways (SER) officials said. The man, stated to be a vagabond, was hit by the...

Guwahati, 12 Jan 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that no leniency from officers of any rank will be tolerated in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process, as he asked the district deputy commissioners to immediately remove employees who are casual in their...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jan 2017/--/Budget carrier IndiGo in association with Delhi Police today launched 'Akhiri Ahuti', a social service under which the Gurgaon-based airline would ferry free of cost the bodies of North-East residents who die in Delhi to their homes. However, the service would be available...

Bhubaneswar, 12 Jan 2017/--/Ahead of the three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha, senior BJP leader Ramachandra Panda today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Panda met BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence and announced that he has joined the ruling party. "I am...

Kolkata, 12 Jan 2017/--/As a part of observance of Vishwa Yuva Divas on 155th birthday of Swami Vivekananda, Metro Railway Kolkata organised a blood donation camp at Noapara car shed today. M C Chauhan, general manager of Metro Railway, inaugurated the blood donation camp by lighting the lamp and...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jan 2017/--/The CBI today carried out searches at 36 locations in the east Indian state of Odisha in connection with the Seashore Group ponzi scam. CBI sources said some places belonging to "important persons" were among the locations searched. The agency has already filed charge...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jan 2017/--/The chief of Manipur's proscribed Kangliepak Communist Party was today arrested along with a woman from east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area. Delhi Police's special cell arrested Khoirom Ranjit aka Rocky aka Great Macha, who is wanted in connection with various terror attacks in...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address a rally in the city on the last day of the two-day internal meeting of the organisation's West Bengal unit set to begin from January 14. Bidyut Mukherjee, in charge of RSS's south Bengal units, confirmed that Bhagwat would be in Kolkata...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the CPIM had not joined TMC in the protest against demonetisation in West Bengal because they themselves are up to their eyes in black money. “They are unable to protest because they have a lot of unaccounted money themselves. They...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/In a macabre attack Srinu Naidu, husband of Trinamool Congress Councillor Puja Naidu of Kharagpur municipality and a dreaded don of the railway colony and his close associate Dharma Rao, were shot dead by miscreants at Kharagpur today at around 3 in the afternoon. Three...

Patna, 11 Jan 2017/--/The BJP has extended its support to the Bihar government's human chain programme planned to raise awareness on prohibition on January 21, but the party today sought to know if the Nitish Kumar-led state government would shut the factories still manufacturing alcohol before...

Patna, 11 Jan 2017/--/Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is in Bodh Gaya for the 34th Kalchakra puja, termed the liquor prohibition in Bihar as a good decision. "Prohibition in Bihar is a good step," the spiritual leader said today while addressing thousands of devotees gathered here from...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/Ensuring an uninterrupted run for all ongoing and upcoming industrial projects in investment-starved Bengal is proving a Herculean task these days despite repeated emphatic calls and stern warnings by none else than Trinamool supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee. For,...

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