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Patna, 6 Jul 2017/--/Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today dared RJD chief Lalu Prasad to cancel all lands gifted to him and his family members. Sushil threw the challenge a day after Prasad showed a cancelled gift deed to trash BJP's charge that his elder son and Bihar minister Tej Pratap...

Itanagar, 6 Jul 2017/--/A search and rescue team in Arunachal Pradesh today resumed the operation to retrieve the wreckage of the missing Indian Air Force helicopter and the four bodies near it, police said. A police official said two of the bodies are identifiable but the other two were charred...

NEW DELHI, 6 Jul 2017/--/The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea seeking a probe by an independent agency into the "cash for contract" corruption issue in the Assam Rifles exposed by a sting operation in 2014 carried out by a media house. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that as per the records,...

Guwahati, 6 Jul 2017/--/To help flood victims in North-East (N-E), telecom major Vodafone today said it is offering a 50-minute free talk-time to its customers to contact anyone in case of emergencies. "With monsoons in full force in N-E, many areas are flood affected. To help people, we are...

Gangtok, 6 Jul 2017/--/Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling laid the foundation stone of the state's first government engineering college at Chisopani and said the state government has always emphasised the importance of education. The college - Sikkim Institute of Science and Technology (SIST) is...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/The police today arrested a person from south Kolkata's Jadavpur area for allegedly impersonating as a doctor. Subrata Majumdar was arrested from Jadavpur Central Park area on the basis of complaint of Srabanti Majumder of Bijoygarh alleging that Majumdar had no medical...

Bhubaneswar, 6 Jul 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah today slammed Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik over poverty and backwardness in the state, asserting that the Centre had contributed generously for its development. On the last day of his three-visit tour to the eastern state, Shah toured the...

Ranchi, 6 Jul 2017/--/Two days after a railway engineer went missing from a bridge construction site in Jharkhand's Latehar district, the police on Thursday said they are still clueless about him. Madhu Samjhdaar, who went to inspect a railway bridge built by a private company in Bukru village,...

Itanagar, 6 Jul 2017/--/NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind today said that the President's post is above politics and his effort will be to take every state in the country towards prosperity. A President never belongs to any party. All people irrespective of caste, creed and religion,...

Aizawl, 6 Jul 2017/--/BJP's Mizoram unit again urged state Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma to dissolve the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) and order fresh elections to the Congress ruled council. There had been a constitutional break down in the 20-member CADC after rebellion by 12...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/A delegation comprising senior monks of 12 Gaudiya maths recently handed over a representation to district magistrate of Nadia Sumit Gupta  urging him to ensure no abattoir came up near the Ganga ghat at Nabadwip. The delegation, representing  educationists, social workers...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, the South Eastern Railway has decided to run thirteen pairs of Special trains between Shalimar and Bhanjpur from July 7 to October 1 and another 13 pairs of special trains between Bhanjpur and Puri from July 7 to September 30. The...

Kolkata, 6 Jul 2017/--/The Parliamentary standing committee on railways under the chairmanship of Ram Tahal Choudhary held a meeting with Vishesh Choubey, general manager, principal head of departments and senior officers of Metro Railway, Kolkata recently. The chairman and other members of the...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/Dismissing chief minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations that he humiliated and insulted her, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said the charges are baseless and meant only to emotionally blackmail the people of the state. Reacting strongly to Mamata's...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/The CPM today accused the TMC government in West Bengal of failing to give protection to the people at Baduria, where communal clashes broke out earlier this week, and demanded that an all-party meeting be convened to deal with the situation. "Where was the administration?...

Kolkata, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Enforcement Directorate today issued summons to Trinamool Congress leaders Sovan Chatterjee, Sultan Ahmed and Iqbal Ahmed to appear before it in the next seven days. "Today summons have been issued to Sovan Chatterjee, Sultan and Iqbal Ahmed for appearing before the...

Basirhat, 5 Jul 2017/--/Saumen Roy Chaudhury did not sleep the whole night yesterday. Nor did Fayaj Khan, Imran Khan or Aritro Banerjee. The men, all residents of Khanpara village of Basirhat, of North 24 Parganas district, which had been ravaged by a communal riot for the last two days, kept a...

DARJEELING, 5 Jul 2017/--/GJM activists today clashed with police in Kalimpong district as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered the 21st day. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secretary Binay Tamang claimed the police fired several rounds, leading to bullet injuries to three activists...

Imphal, 5 Jul 2017/--/Nearly four lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood at 13 districts caused by incessant rains in Assam, according to official sources. The flood water has submerged the low lying areas of the Kaziranga National Park. Meanwhile, several rivers were still continuously...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Jul 2017/--/The BJP today strongly protested after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed BJP flags, hoardings, banners and cut-outs of party president Amit Shah from no-hoarding zones in the city. BMC also removed BJP flags, hoardings, banners and Amit Shah cut-outs...

NEW DELHI, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Supreme Court today asked an NGO to apprise it how it had deciphered the population details of 'Limbu' and 'Tamang' tribals in Sikkim and West Bengal by using the 2001 census data. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud was hearing a...

Patna, 5 Jul 2017/--/Meira Kumar, Opposition's nominee for the presidential election, has no plans to meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during her tour of the state on July 6, state Congress chief Ashok Choudhary today said. Meira will, however, interact with RJD and Congress Legislators and...

Itanagar, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Army, the ITBP and the Arunachal Pradesh police today launched a search operation to locate the IAF chopper which went missing with three crew members on board near Sagalee in Papum Pare district here on Tuesday. "The search parties since morning are trekking through a...

Patna, 5 Jul 2017/--/Union minister Upendra Kushwaha today blamed Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for "digging out the foundation" of the education system in Bihar. "Bade bhai (Lalu Prasad) had ruined higher education during RJD rule, while chote bhai (Nitish Kumar)...

NEW DELHI, 5 Jul 2017/--/The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday attacked Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad over alleged benami land deals, calling him the "Robert Vadra of Bihar". "Lalu Prasad is the Robert Vadra of Bihar. Over 125 properties acquired by Lalu and his family fall...

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