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Bhubaneswar, 23 Jun 2018/--/The Odisha government would take a call on according state song status to 'Vande Utkala Janani', culture and tourism minister Ashok Chandra Panda said today. "The song is respected by every Odia. This is played in the Assembly and in public meetings. The government will...

Kolkata, 23 Jun 2018/--/Three all-woman teams have emerged as the winner and two runners-up at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Edition at the IIT Kharagpur (KGP), a statement from the institute said today. The teams devised innovative prototypes in Agriculture/Agro-...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Jun 2018/--/A woman railway employee was run over and killed by a train when she was crossing the tracks near Bhubaneswar station here, railway sources said today. The 35-year-old woman, identified as Madhusmita Pradhan, was posted at Bhubaneswar railway station and was staying at...

Imphal, 23 Jun 2018/--/The Assam Rifles (AR) seized party drugs worth around Rs 49 lakh and detained a person in Manipur's Tengnoupal district on Friday, AR sources said. Based on specific information regarding transport of contraband drugs using a jungle track in Khudengthabi village, the Assam...

Imphal, 23 Jun 2018/--/Two militants were arrested from different places in Manipur's Imphal West district, police said on Friday. A cadre of proscribed militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (Lamyanba Khuman group) was arrested by police from Thangal Bazaar in Imphal West district on Thursday...

Alipurduar, 23 Jun 2018/--/An elephant trampled to death two persons at Gaerkata tea garden at Dhupguri in Alipurduar district, the police said today. The incident happened when a herd of elephants was going to Marahat forest through the tea garden and one pachyderm killed a man and a woman on...

Kokrajhar, 23 Jun 2018/--/A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a person, in whose house she was staying in Kokrajhar district, police said on Friday. A case has been registered under POCSO on Friday and the accused person arrested from his home at East Barshagaon, they said. The girl's...

Jamshedpur, 23 Jun 2018/--/Veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha MP Bagun Sumbrai died at the Tata Main Hospital here on Friday, the hospital sources said. He was 94. Sumbrai was admitted to Tata Main Hospital following a heart attack about 40-days ago and since then undergoing treatment. He...

Itanagar, 23 Jun 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh bagged the 'SKOCH Order-of Merit' Award for the Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign and also for the Chief Minister’s Free Cancer Chemotherapy Scheme being implemented in the state. The award was conferred to the state at the 52nd SKOCH Summit held at New...

Agartala, 18 Jun 2018/--/The overall flood situation has been improved in Tripura, barring a portion of the worst hit Uanakoti district, but passenger train service is has been under suspension in two sections for six days, officials said. The Badarpur-Silchar section in Assam and Manu-Ambassa-...

Shillong, 18 Jun 2018/--/Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has brought about "positive vibes", aiding tourist inflow, according to state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh. Clashes in the...

Bhubaneswar, 18 Jun 2018/--/The Odisha government today ordered a probe into the boat capsize incident in Chilika Lake that claimed six lives and injured nine people two days ago. Nrusingha Charan Sahu, the state's commerce and transport minister, said director of Port and Inland Water Transport...

Itanagar, 18 Jun 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today requested Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts to set up cancer hospitals in the state. Khandu met Tata at Guwahati and said Arunachal Pradesh has been recording a very high rate of cancer cases. "Our patients go all the...

Kendrapara, 18 Jun 2018/--/Five men were today arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl and uploading an objectionable video on social media in Kendrapara district, the police said. The men had molested the girl on June 14 during a picnic trip at Pentha sea beach under Rajnagar tehsil. Finding...

Agartala, 16 Jun 2018/--/The overall flood situation has slightly improved in Tripura even as over 40,000 people continue to remain stranded in 189 relief camps across the state, official sources said here today. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who visited the worst-hit Kailashahar and Kumarghat...

Imphal, 16 Jun 2018/--/The flood toll in Manipur climbed to seven today, with one more death reported from Imphal West district, official sources said. The intensity of rainfall decreased in the state capital this morning, but the situation was yet to improve in the valley districts of Thoubal,...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/In a daring and  complex operation, a  Seaking 42 C helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command  (ENC) winched down  one MARCO (Marine Commando) officer on the ill-fated merchant vessel SSL KOLKATA which had been on fire and drifting for the last two days. The ship had to be...

Aizawl, 16 Jun 2018/--/The flood situation in Mizoram improved today with the water level of river Tlawng and Langkaih receding, officials said. Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department officials said though the water level of Tlawng and Langkaih river in Lunglei district has started...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/The West Bengal CID on Friday busted a women trafficking racket and rescued six minor girls from a guest house in Salt Lake area here, a senior official said. Six persons were arrested for their alleged involvement with the racket, which was busted from a guest house in...

Guwahati, 16 Jun 2018/--/A man, accused of raping his daughter, has killed his wife inside the Dibrugarh district and sessions court premises by slitting her throat, police said. People at the court premises immediately overpowered the accused, Purna Nahar Deka, and handed him over to the police on...

Baripada, 16 Jun 2018/--/The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) will remain off limits for visitors, starting from today, in view of the monsoon, a senior forest official said. The tiger reserve is closed during the rainy season every year, STR Field Director M Mohan said. "The date of reopening of STR...

Itanagar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Members of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress took out a bike rally from Nirjuli to the state capital today to protest against inflation and other issues. Shouting Bharat Bachao slogans, hundreds of Youth Congress members participated in the rally from Nirjuli, 19...

Midnapore, 16 Jun 2018/--/Six persons were killed and over 20 others injured after a speeding bus fell on its side in West Midnapore district today, the police said. Nearly 50 tribal people hired a bus from Pirakata under Salbani police station area to visit a fair at Silda in the same district....

Baripada, 16 Jun 2018/--/A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a youth of her village in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, police said today. The police recovered body of the tribal girl from a forest near their village Garudabasa under Betnoti police limits this morning and sent it for...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Officials of the Customs, Air Intelligence Unit at the Biju Patnaik International Airport today seized gold weighing 249.350 grams from a passanger arriving from Bangkok. The officials seized a bracelet and gold chain of foreign origin from the person, collectively...

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