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Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/To facilitate “Ganga Bath and Dandi” for Chhat puja, Circular Railway train movements will be regulated from 15.00 hrs. of 26.10.2017 (Thursday) upto  10.00 hrs. of 27.10.2017 (Friday). As a sequel, 30452 Sealdah-Kolkata Local and 30451 BBD Bag-Sealdah Local will remain...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway inspected over Krishnanagar – Lalgola section of Sealdah Division today. General Manager inspected the crew rest room, passenger waiting halls, booking counters, station circulating area and various passenger amenities at...

Kolkata, 25 Oct 2017/--/To clear the extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to run Superfast Weekly Specials between Santragachi and Jabalpur from 25-10-2017 to 28-12-2017. 02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Superfast Special leaving Santragachi at 20.40 hrs every Thursday will reach...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/The West Bengal government will take stringent action against any government and private hospital that hides information on the spread of Dengue, chief secretary Moloy Dey today said at a media conference held at Nabanna. ``Canards and confusion are being spread by some...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal would continue to raise its voice against the faulty implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) which had cost the nation in every manner, state finance and industry minister Amit Mitra said today. "I am going to Guwahati for the next meeting of the GST...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/BJP national general secretary Arun Singh today claimed that the Trinamool Congress was in "complete disarray" since Mukul Roy decided to quit and criticised the "politics of vendetta" followed by the TMC. Singh, however, dodged questions about Roy joining the BJP and said...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute is ready to hold talks with agitating students on all issues but will not budge from its decision of shifting women to a separate hostel, its Director, Debamitra Mitra, said today. The SRFTI director told PTI that the students...

JEHANABAD (BIHAR), 24 Oct 2017/--/Three minors, including two brothers, drowned today in Falgu river, near Sukiyama Ghat here, while another one was rescued by local people, a police official said. "All four of them had slipped into the deep waters while taking bath," officer-in-charge of...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/The body of a diamond merchant with his mouth sealed with tape and strangulation marks around his neck, was recovered from inside his shop in central Kolkata's Jakaria Street, police said today. The shop was ransacked and many diamonds were stolen from the shop of Mohammed...

Bhubaneswar, 24 Oct 2017/--/Life was disrupted in the pilgrim town of Puri today due to a shutdown called by the Bar Association to protest the killing of a lawyer and alleged deterioration in law and order. Shops, business establishments, markets, educational institutions, banks and offices...

Bhubaneswar, 24 Oct 2017/--/Odisha's second airport at Jharsuguda town would be ready for operation by the end of November, a top state government official said today. The airport is among five airports in Odisha chosen to provide regional flight services under the Centre's 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik...

Bhubaneswar, 24 Oct 2017/--/Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asserted the BJD maintains equal distance from the BJP and the Congress, a day after his Cabinet colleague Damodar Rout said the party had no hesitation in joining hands with the Congress for the next Assembly polls. The chief...

Patna, 24 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the Patna museum would be expanded in order to give the artefacts a better display. "Patna museum needs further expansion in order to showcase artefacts in a better way. We have discussed the issue and decided to construct...

Agartala, 24 Oct 2017/--/The much-awaited Rajdhani Express service from Agartala was likely to be launched by the end of this week, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) sources said. "The date of launch of the Rajdhani Express from here is yet to be fixed. But we hope to start the service by the end...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/The birth anniversary of 147 year young Port was observed at Kolkata Port on 17th October, 2017 at Kidderpore Docks, which came into existence as the first riverine wet dock in the country in 1892, is served by a historic clock tower erected by the Kolkata Port Commissioners...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/The Vigilance Department of South Eastern Railway in assistance with RPF personnel is continuing intensive drives to check touting activities at Computerised Reservation Counters and other Ticket Booking Counters in this festive month. During the drives, SER’s Vigilance team...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway honoured Habibur Rahaman, Technician/Malda Division with Safety Award for his alertness, diligent and prompt action which averted possible incident related to train operations, in a meeting held at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters...

Kolkata, 24 Oct 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata celebrated its 33 years of service to the nation today.  Thirty three years ago, on this day, the 24th October,1984, Metro Railway, Kolkata, the first underground Railway of the country  started its maiden run  from Esplanade to Bhowanipur ( now Netaji...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal CID will probe into the killing of state police sub-inspector Amitava Malik in a firing allegedly by supporters of Bimal Gurung during a police raid at a forest near Darjeeling in search of the absconding GJM chief earlier this month. Malik was killed on October...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2017/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is visiting London on November 12 to attend a ceremony in which the British Government will declare the house at Wimbledon where Sister Nivedita lived before she came to India in 1898 a Heritage one.  This was announced today by the chief...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal BJP staged a protest rally here today against the alleged "failure" of the state government to tackle the outbreak of dengue in the state and demanded immediate resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the post of state health minister....

Guwahati, 23 Oct 2017/--/The Congress has demanded an apology and the immediate arrest of a BJP MP, who referred to the ideas of "Nehru-Gandhi" as 'garbage'. Two Congress activists received burn injuries today while trying to set on fire an effigy of Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa at Moran in...

Patna, 23 Oct 2017/--/A move is afoot to set up chapters of the Bihar Foundation, a forum which aims at bringing together the Bihari diaspora abroad, in far-off countries like Mauritius, Fiji and Guyana. At a meeting of the Foundation here today, its Chairman and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2017/--/The agitation by students at the Satyajit Ray Fim and Television Institute (SRFTI) continued for the seventh day today as the director alleged she was denied entry to the campus by a section of agitating students. The students have been demanding withdrawal of expulsion...

Guwahati, 23 Oct 2017/--/To give the historical Dibrugarh town a makeover, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed officials to prepare a vision document. "With a view to give a new look to Dibrugarh town, Sonowal directed Town and Country Planning Department to prepare the master plan,...

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