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Bhubaneswar, 30 Aug 2017/--/Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's Dera Sacha Sauda ashram in Puri is found to have encroached about 12 decimal of government land in Puri-Konark marine drive area, official sources said today. A five-member team of revenue department officials headed by the local tehsildar...

Itanagar, 30 Aug 2017/--/Amid growing protests in Arunachal Pradesh against the recent decision by its cabinet to implement the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, 2014, the ruling BJP today said that the policy will not affect the indigenous population in any way. "The Tibetans are not claiming any...

MALDA, 30 Aug 2017/--/The police seized 10 pieces of improvised pipe gun from Kaliachak area of Malda district. According to police sources, the cops raided the house of Md Saikul Sheikh of Mojjempur under the jurisdiction of Kaliachak police station area last night and seized 10 pieces of...

Midnapore, 30 Aug 2017/--/A nurse working in the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital died there today due to 'negligence' by the authorities, following which other nurses lodged a police complaint and gheraoed the superintendent. The nurse, Tripti Dinda (27), was admitted to the hospital on...

Patna, 30 Aug 2017/--/The Patna High Court today upheld the life sentence of former RJD lawmaker Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with the 2004 Siwan acid attack case. Three brothers — Rajiv, Satish and Girish — sons of a businessman, were killed on August 16, 2004. Satish and Girsh were drenched...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata is observing ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ from August 16. As part of this programme, ‘Swachh Ahar Divas’ was observed on August 25 and 26. On these days, intensive drives were taken up for cleaning of all canteens, and food stalls at Metro stations.  Dr Mihir...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2017/--/Due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, several trains will remain cancelled on different dates from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata stations. The trains are 15659 UP Sealdah-Agartala  Kanchan Jungha Express (on August 31), 15657 UP Sealdah-...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2017/--/Eastern Railway will run one special train between Malda and Bangalore Cantt via Bhagalpur-Kiul-Jhajha- Asansol-Howrah. 02510 Malda - Bangalore Cantt special will leave Malda at 9.05 am on September 3 to reach Bangalore Cantt at 11.40 am on September 5. The train will have...

SILIGURI, 30 Aug 2017/--/NHPC, regional office, Siliguri organised a one day blood donation camp in association with Siliguri Terai Lions Blood Bankat NHPC VIP Guest House, Siliguri today, on the occasion of commemoration of 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement. The camp was organised as a token...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today held talks with political parties of Darjeeling hills and requested them to withdraw the indefinite bandh, which entered the 76th day. "Talks were cordial and positive. Dialogue has started and it will continue. The next meeting will be...

Patna, 29 Aug 2017/--/The Income Tax (I-T) department today questioned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with its alleged benami assets probe against them and others in land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore. Officials said the two were summoned by the...

Ranchi, 29 Aug 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today asked government officials to work and find solutions to people's problems with sensitivity. Das, who was speaking at a 'Sidhi Baat' (direct contact) programme here, asked the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of...

Itanagar, 29 Aug 2017/--/The Assam Rifles recovered arms and ammunition from NSCN (R) insurgents near Kovin Honkap in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesman said today. Based on an intelligence input, the jawans launched an operation on Monday night and recovered one AK-56...

NEW DELHI, 29 Aug 2017/--/The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a petition seeking to restrain the Sikkim government from allegedly demolishing a gurdwara in the state in the garb of renovating it. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the petitioner to serve a copy of his plea to...

Barasat, 29 Aug 2017/--/Three persons were killed and 11 others injured when a car and an autorickshaw collided with another vehicle in North 24 Parganas district today. The accident took place on Bongaon-Bagda road when the vehicle hit the autorickshaw and the car, both coming from the opposite...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/To create public awareness about pollution of environment and waterbody conservation, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has brought out a book. Named 'Paribesher Tare Sakale Amra' (we are all for environment), the book comprises rhymes and poems on topical...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury today accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP of indulging in "competitive communalism" in order to reap political benefits through communal polarisation. "In Bengal, the TMC and BJP are engaged in competitive communalism. The...

Jamshedpur, 29 Aug 2017/--/The Congress on Monday demanded a judicial enquiry into the death of "164 children" in four months in state-run M G M Hospital here and filed a police complaint against Jharkhand chief minister Raghuvar Das and others. A senior official of East Singhbhum district...

Bhubaneswar, 29 Aug 2017/--/The death toll due to swine flu in Odisha has increased to 29 today with two more deaths while the number of infected persons has increased to 297, official sources said. While a 33-year-old man died at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, another 72-year-old person died at SCB Medical...

Patna, 29 Aug 2017/--/Unidentified armed persons today looted Rs 45 lakh from a cash van belonging to Allahabad bank at Nima village in rural Patna district, the police said. The looters came on a motorcycle, Senior SP Manu Maharaj said. They shot and injured the guard of the cash van before...

Patna, 29 Aug 2017/--/The death toll in Bihar floods today rose to 514 as the situation worsened affecting around 1.71 crore people across 19 districts in the state. On August 28, the toll was 514 and the number of affected people stood at 1.71 crore in 19 districts. ANI quoted Bihar disaster...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/Due to flood water affected tracks in North-East Frontier Railway system, several long distance trains will remain cancelled on August 30 from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata stations. The trains are 25657 UP Sealdah-Silchar  Kanchan Jungha Express, 13141 UP Sealdah-New...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/As part of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, which all wings of the Indian Railways are observing since August 16,  Metro Railway, Kolkata observed ‘Swachh Neer Divas’ on August 28 and 29. An intensive inspection of all water installations including filter plants, sources of water...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/For the convenience of the passengers, Eastern Railway has decided to attach 2 (two) additional sleeper class coach with 13033/13034 Howrah-Katihar-Howrah Express leaving Howrah with October 1 and leaving Katihar with effect from October 2 as a permanent measure.

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2017/--/To mark the appearance day today  of Radharani, who as per scriptures is the spiritual energy and an eternal consort of Lord Krishna, Sridham Mayapur began the celebrations on Monday in the presence of a large number of people  who have reached the venue from far and near....

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