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Kolkata, 10 May 2017/--/A 60-year-old man has been apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) for allegedly trying to smuggle 45 gold biscuits from across the India-Bangladesh International Border in West Bengal. The officials said Ahad Sardar was apprehended near the Tarali-I border post of...

Dispur, 10 May 2017/--/A 47-year-old SSB officer was killed on Tuesday in a shootout with National Democratic Front of Bodoland-S militants in Assam's Chirang district, an official said. One militant was also eliminated in the joint operation conducted by the 15th Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (...

SILIGURI, 10 May 2017/--/A tusker was killed when a train hit it from behind in an elephant corridor near Bagdogra today, forest officials said. The Kathihar-bound intercity express from Siliguri hit the elephant when it was walking on the rail track, identified as elephant corridor, at about 4 am...

Itanagar, 10 May 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has stressed on the need for convergence and dovetailing of schemes, both Central and state. There are many welfare and developmental schemes being implemented in the state mostly funded by the Union government and some by the...

Imphal, 10 May 2017/--/The Army paid tribute to the two Territorial Army personnel, who succumbed to injuries in an IED explosion carried out by militants in Manipur on Monday. A wreath-laying ceremony was held yesterday at the Koirengei airfield in the state capital which was attended by senior...

Guwahati, 10 May 2017/--/Masked robbers looted seven to eight kg of gold jewellery worth crores of rupees from a well known shop in the heart of Guwahati on Tuesday evening, police said. A gang of four robbers walked into the shop on busy Srimanta Sankar Dev Path shortly after 7 pm and ordered...

Shillong, 10 May 2017/--/With Meghalaya ranking 276 in a country-wide cleanliness survey, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre s cleanliness ranking will be taken with a "pinch of salt" as it was not conducted by an independent agency. Meghalaya urban affairs minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh...

Kolkata, 10 May 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata celebrated 156th birth anniversary of Kaviguru Rabindra Nath Tagore at Gitanjali Metro Station on Tuesday in association with a cultural organisation ‘COLORS’.  The inaugural song was sung by a little girl, Anwesha Mondal, daughter of an employee of...

Kolkata, 9 May 2017/--/West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today demanded deployment of central forces for a free and fair municipal poll in the state on May 14. "The TMC has unleashed a reign of terror. We feel that the state police will be unable to conduct a free and fair poll, which can only...

Kolkata, 9 May 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who was admitted to hospital with acute Epistaxis (nose bleeding), is in a stable condition today. "The condition of the Governor is stable hemodynamically and he is cheerful...He had peaceful sleep last night. Today he had light...

Kolkata, 9 May 2017/--/Police have arrested 16 people including seven women for their alleged involvement in duping people in the pretext of running a friendship club, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said today. Acting on the complaint of a victim, police yesterday conducted a raid at a flat at...

Kolkata, 9 May 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that for every situation in her life Rabindranath Tagore was her constant company. Whether in moments of happiness or moments of crisis, she remembers Tagore to find inspiration or solace. Inaugurating the 156th birth anniversary...

Guwahati, 9 May 2017/--/A day after informing Assam Assembly of manipulation in the pass percentage in matric exam in the state, the state government today said it will form a committee to look into it and suggest remedies. "A committee will be formed comprising vice-chancellors of Gauhati...

Bhubaneswar, 9 May 2017/--/Prominent tribal leader and former MP Jayram Pangi today joined the BJP about one-and-half months after being suspended from the ruling BJD for "anti-party activities." Pangi along with his supporters were welcomed into the BJP by Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the...

Guwahati, 9 May 2017/--/Ruling BJP legislators today complained to the Assam Assembly speaker that ministers never reply to their letters on concerns raised by people. The legislators also sought a mechanism by which ministers would be bound to reply to their letters in a fixed time-frame. Speaker...

Patna, 9 May 2017/--/At least 16 persons were killed, hundreds rendered homeless, and property worth lakhs of rupees destroyed today when a storm hit several districts of Bihar, officials said. Road transport and electricity supply too was hit. High-velocity winds and heavy rain hit Patna, Gaya,...

Imphal, 9 May 2017/--/Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh today vowed to hunt down the militants who ambushed and killed two soldiers a day earlier in an area bordering Myanmar. Biren Singh was speaking on the sidelines of a condolence function at the "B" company headquarters of 165 Territorial...

Imphal, 9 May 2017/--/Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu today announced that efforts were on to improve inter-state relations between Nagaland and Manipur. All must realize that only when there is peace, there can be development and this applies to the entire North-East (N-E) region as...

Jamshedpur, 9 May 2017/--/The annual hunting festival of the tribal community was observed in a 'bloodless and symbolic' manner in and around Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary for the third consecutive year, officials said today. An awareness campaign launched by the forest department to observe the...

Suri, 9 May 2017/--/Two groups of villagers today clashed at Kukudihi, on the outskirt of Suri town, leading to the arrest of seven persons. Birbhum superintendent of police N Sudheer Kumar said: "The clash at Kukudihi was sequel to a scuffle over some trivial dispute between the two groups that...

Kolkata, 9 May 2017/--/A child was killed and three of his family members were injured when a trailer truck mounted a pavement and crashed into their makeshift shelter here today. Four members of the family were injured when the vehicle bumped into their shelter on the pavement in Khidderpore area...

Kolkata, 9 May 2017/--/As a relief measure to the ailing persons, the railway ministry has decided to grant concession in 2nd Class and AC Chair Car of Janshatabdi Express trains from May 15. Such concession will be available for the patients who are at present eligible to travel with concessional...

Kolkata, 8 May 2017/--/The bomb disposal and detection squad of West Bengal CID today visited the spot in Burdwan district where a huge explosion took place inside a TMC office on Sunday. "The team of bomb disposal and detection squad visited the spot today and collected some samples," a senior CID...

Kolkata, 8 May 2017/--/A protest march was taken out in the city today demanding immediate withdrawal of a PGCIL project from Bhangore in South 24 Parganas district, where agitation against it claimed two lives in January this year. The agitation programme was organized by Bhangore Andolan Sanghati...

Kolkata, 8 May 2017/--/West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is now in a stable condition and had good sleep last night. "He is at present haemodynamically stable. There is no active bleeding and he had good sleep last night," a release issued by a private hospital, where he was under...

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