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Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/Ghanshyam Singh, general manager, Eastern Railway felicitated 58 retired safety related staff of Eastern Railway as a recognition of their dedicated, diligent and sincere service to Eastern Railway in a function organized by Eastern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/82801 Howrah-Ernakulam Suvidha Special has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 6 pm on March 4 instead of 5 pm.

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/To clear extra rush of passengers during ensuing Holi festival, South Eastern Railway has  decided to run two pairs of Special trains between Santragachi-Puri and Santragachi-Darbhanga. One pair AC special will run between Santragachi and Puri on March 10 both from...

Kolkata, 3 Mar 2017/--/Sixteen units of Eastern Command were awarded the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command Unit Appreciation at a solemn ceremony at Eastern Command Headquarters in Fort William today. Seven Army personnel and one civilian were felicitated during the same ceremony...

Kolkata, 2 Mar 2017/--/The West Bengal government  is going to introduce the Clinical Establishment Bill (Regulation, Registration and Transparency)  2017, on Friday in the state Assembly which would make provisions for a private hospital or a nursing home to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation if it...

Kolkata, 2 Mar 2017/--/Facing allegations of medical negligence and excessive charging following the death of a patient, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital president and CEO (eastern region) Rupali Basu resigned today. Basu, who is currently abroad, has emailed her resignation to the Apollo management, a...

Chinsurah, 2 Mar 2017/--/A 16-year-old Madhyamik candidate was killed on the spot and two others were injured seriously in a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a speeding truck here today. Janbaj Ansar was riding a motorcycle with two others on the pillion towards their examination venue at...

Imphal, 2 Mar 2017/--/With the BJP and the Congress locking horns over the economic blockade and Naga Accord ahead of the Manipur assembly polls, the state's new and smaller parties are stressing on local issues and hope to play a decisive role in case of a fractured mandate. Political outfits...

Imphal, 2 Mar 2017/--/BJP national president Amit Shah has promised to end the crippling indefinite economic blockade in Manipur if BJP is voted to power in the coming assembly polls and said priority will be given to maintain law and order in the militancy-hit state. "Our first task would be to...

Imphal, 2 Mar 2017/--/The Eastern Army Commander, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi arrived in Manipur on Wednesday on a two day tour to review the security situation ahead of the Assmebly elections. On his arrival at Imphal, Gen Bakshi was received by the Spear Corps Commander Lt Gen Anil Chauhan who then...

Bhubaneswar, 2 Mar 2017/--/Odisha Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari today directed the state government to make a statement on the alleged suicide of a farmer in Bargarh and distress sale of vegetables in different districts, by March 4. Pujari issued the ruling after the house was paralysed for...

Patna, 2 Mar 2017/--/NDA legislators today continued to disrupt both Houses of the Bihar Legislature protesting against minister Abdul Jalil Mastan for his "uncharitable" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They also met the Governor demanding Mastan's ouster from the government and...

Shillong, 2 Mar 2017/--/The Budget session of Meghalaya Assembly will start tomorrow with the customary address by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Chief minister Mukul Sangma will present the budget on March 15 and the session will end on March 24, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly commissioner Andrew...

Guwahati, 2 Mar 2017/--/Assam cabinet's decision to introduce Sanskrit as a compulsory subject till Class VIII has evoked sharp criticism from students organisations and opposition political parties in the state. The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has criticised the decision to make Sanskrit...

Guwahati, 2 Mar 2017/--/The historic Cotton College will cease to exist with the Assam government today proposing to convert it into a university to sort out "several conflicting issues" with the existing Cotton College State University. The premier education institute of the North East, which was...

Kolkata, 2 Mar 2017/--/The regular and commercial run of Ernakulam-Howrah first Weekly Antyodaya Express, which railway minister Suresh Prabhu had flagged off from Ernakulam by remote control from Rail Bhawan on February 27, will start from Howrah from Saturday, March 4. The train has been...

Kolkata, 2 Mar 2017/--/For the convenience of the passengers during Holi Festival, Eastern Railway will attach additional AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier coaches in 10 long distance trains viz. 12371/12372 Howrah –Jaisalmer Express, 12249/12250 Howrah – Ananda Vihar Yuva Express, 22309/22310 Howrah – New...

Dhanbad, 2 Mar 2017/--/Spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravishankar today called upon Naxals to join mainstream of society for the sake of Jharkhand s development and development of poor people. "If you are fighting for social justice and development of poor people shun bullet...

Kolkata, 1 Mar 2017/--/Senior TMC leader and former state power minister Manish Gupta is Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha candidate for election later this month while former minister of state for health Chandrima Bhattacharya will be the party candidate from the Kanthi South Assembly...

Kolkata, 1 Mar 2017/--/The BJP today expelled women's wing leader Juhi Chowdhury, who was arrested from the Batasia area close to the Indo-Nepal border in North Bengal, for her alleged involvement in the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case. Taking strict action, the disciplinary committee of West...

Kolkata, 1 Mar 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh in connection with a case of an alleged inflammatory speech delivered by him. A division bench of Justice Nadira Patheriya and Justice SK Prasad granted anticipatory bail to Ghosh...

Kolkata, 1 Mar 2017/--/Forty inmates of a state-run Correctional Home here have stitched bags and leather accessories for showcasing in ILPA FASHION SHOW 2017, the destination show of apex leather body. The inmates were imparted training at a workshop in the correctional home by faculty and...

Kolkata, 28 Feb 2017/--/It's Trinamool Congress versus Trinamool Congress at the state's Wakf Board. The board, a body that controls and manages wakf property, which has long been rocked by allegations of corruption--the CID of the state police has been looking into some of them for almost the past...

Kolkata, 28 Feb 2017/--/Broadening her sweep against malpractices in private hospitals in and around the city, Mamata Banerjee will focus on the district private hospitals and nursing homes where complaints of overcharging patients are rampant. The chief minister would talk to the authorities of...

NEW DELHI, 28 Feb 2017/--/Banking operations were hit today by the day-long, nation-wide strike called by employees of public sector banks, with ATMs running dry at various places across the country. The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) claimed success, saying all the branches kept...

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