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Kolkata, 4 Apr 2017/--/With Jadavpur University(JU) ranking fifth among universities in the country, its Vice-chancellor Prof Suranjan Das today said it will appeal to the Centre for more financial grant to maintain its standard vis a vis Central universities. "We are competing with central...

Kolkata, 4 Apr 2017/--/The Indian Railways have adopted a series of measures in recent times for augmenting passenger comfort and amenities. The initiatives include introduction of 87 new train services, extension of journey of journey of 51 trains and rise in frequency of five trains. 586 coaches...

Kolkata, 4 Apr 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata has registered significant achievements in carrying passengers and earnings during financial year 2016-17. In this financial year, Metro Railway carried 1973.74 lakh passengers which is 2.99 per cent more compared to 1916.37 lakh  passengers carried in...

Kolkata, 4 Apr 2017/--/Eminent scientist, scholar and educator Mihir Chowdhury   passed away here on March 28 at the age of close to 80. Head of Chemistry in Presidency College and Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science were among...

Kharagpur, 3 Apr 2017/--/A day before the new Uttar Pradesh Government is going to take a crucial decision on waiver of farm loan, West Bengal today has declared exemption of agricultural tax in order to give relief to farmers of the state who had been hit hard by demonetisation and Kharif crop...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2017/--/Truck operators in West Bengal today claimed that nearly 80 per cent truckers in the state have joined a strike called by its national body to protest hike in insurance and traffic penalties. "Nearly three lakh goods vehicles out of 3.85 lakh registered in West Bengal have...

NEW DELHI, 3 Apr 2017/--/The Supreme Court today held the Orissa Olympic Association (OOA) guilty of encroaching government land to raise constructions near the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack and ordered the district administration to take possession of the property. The apex court considered the...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Apr 2017/--/Odisha is likely to incur a loss of revenue to the tune of Rs 1200 crore per annum as 1167 liquor shops in the state closed down following the Supreme order banning liquor sale along highways. The 1167 liquor shops closed down from midnight of March 31 included 456 off...

Patna, 3 Apr 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today welcomed the Supreme Court's order banning the sale of liquor along national highways and efforts in different states in support of prohibition. However, Nitish said such "piecemeal attempts" will not serve any purpose and the solution...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2017/--/A joint cycling expedition by 30 personnel of Indian and Bangladesh Armies to commemorate the 47th Independence Day of Bangladesh was flagged in by Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command at Fort William, Kolkata today. Major...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2017/--/The BSF has seized 200 fake currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination in two separate cases near the Indo-Bangladesh International Border (IB) in West Bengal. In the first case, a BSF patrol seized fake notes with face value of Rs 3 lakh near the IB fence gate in the...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Apr 2017/--/Ending rumours about writer Gita Mehta being sent to Rajya Sabha by BJD from Odisha, her brother chief minister Naveen Patnaik today said she is not interested in politics. "My sister is not interested in any political positioning, not in the Rajya Sabha nor any other...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2017/--/A woman has lodged a police complaint that she was assaulted and molested by a group of drunk men in a pub in the city's posh Park Street area. Police today said the incident occurred when she visited the pub with her husband on Sunday. The woman alleged that some drunk men...

Guwahati, 3 Apr 2017/--/Union ministry of tourism has sanctioned Rs 98.35 crore for a Heritage Circuit in Assam under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. This amount which has been sanctioned for development of the Tezpur, Majuli and Sivasagar circuit under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, Union minister of...

Patna, 3 Apr 2017/--/The JDU today suspended Suryadeo Singh from the primary membership of the party for his alleged involvement in a firing incident in which a girl was killed and four others injured in Rohtas district. "The party has taken strong note of yesterday's incident and suspended...

Imphal, 3 Apr 2017/--/Several houses were destroyed by a storm here while hundreds of others remain submerged in flood waters across Manipur, officials said today. The North-Eastern region has been reeling under torrential rains for the last four days. According to the weather forecast, the rains...

Chittaranjan, 3 Apr 2017/--/Kasturba Gandhi Hospital of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has  organised an   Intensive  Pulse  Polio Programme on April 2, as per National Polio Programme. A total of 1006 children were immunised with pulse polio out of which 517 children were of railway employees...

Kolkata, 3 Apr 2017/--/Train services were disrupted in different sections of Sealdah South Section including Sealdah-Diamond Harbour Section, Sealdah-Lakshmikantpur Section, Sealdah-Canning Section, Sealdah-Sonarpur Section and Sealdah-Baruipur Section today for nearly an hour as a group of people...

Diamond Harbour (WB), 2 Apr 2017/--/Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee today said the Mamata Banerjee government was not afraid of the CBI and Enforcement Directorate"The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal is not afraid of the CBI and ED as the people of the state are with Mamata...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2017/--/In an effort to strengthen its organisation in West Bengal and "unite" the Hindus, RSS has planned to celebrate Ram Navami on April 5 in a big way throughout the state, with support from BJP. "It (Ram Navami) is a religious festival but through it we plan to organize the...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2017/--/The message that gastroenterologists and liver specialists wish to put out to people about hepatitis C is clear: this blood-borne infection no longer has a stigma attached to it, because it has a cure. The newest medicines are effective, even in serious cases; they are much...

Kolkata, 2 Apr 2017/--/The 105th session of Indian Science Congress, a gathering of scientific luminaries from all over the world, will be held at Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad from January 3 to 7 next year, informed Prof. Achyuta Samanta, General President of Indian Science Congress...

Chittaranjan, 2 Apr 2017/--/The 44th District Rally of Bharat Scouts &  Guides  of  Chittaranjan  Locomotive Works (CLW) was held recently at Scouts Den in CLW. Dr. A. Majumdar, President, Bharat Scouts & Guides/Chittaranjan District and Chief Medical Officer/CLW inaugurated the 44th...

KENDRAPARA (ODISHA), 2 Apr 2017/--/A probe was ordered into dumping of hundreds of voters identity cards near a fuel filling station at Gop traffic junction on Paradip-Daitary Expressway on the outskirts of Kendrapara town. Chance-discovery of nationality identity proof cards was made when...

Guwahati, 2 Apr 2017/--/Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today denounced conversion of faith by coercion and called it "wrong and not at all good for society". "Conversion by coercion is wrong as basically one should be free to choose his/her religion and whether one accepts a faith or not...

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