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Patna, 11 Jan 2017/--/Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is in Bodh Gaya for the 34th Kalchakra puja, termed the liquor prohibition in Bihar as a good decision. "Prohibition in Bihar is a good step," the spiritual leader said today while addressing thousands of devotees gathered here from...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/Ensuring an uninterrupted run for all ongoing and upcoming industrial projects in investment-starved Bengal is proving a Herculean task these days despite repeated emphatic calls and stern warnings by none else than Trinamool supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee. For,...

Kendrapara, 11 Jan 2017/--/Two poachers were taken into custody and nine dead migratory birds recovered from them by forest personnel in Padmapur protected reserved forest, under Rajnagar Mangrove (wildlife) Forest Division in Odisha. Gadwall duck species which were netted by the duo are accorded...

Patna, 11 Jan 2017/--/RJD chief Lalu Prasad would get JP Senani Samman Pension of Rs 10,000 per month after being declared eligible for it. Prasad's application has been approved to make him eligible to get a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 under JP Senani Samman Pension Scheme, officials in the state...

Aizawl, 11 Jan 2017/--/Mizoram today celebrated 'Missionary Day' commemorating the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries in the state over a century ago. Government offices and educational institutions remained closed as the state government declared the day as a public holiday. The local...

Tura, 11 Jan 2017/--/An elephant caused havoc in Bekbekgre village in North Garo Hills district destroying three houses, officials said today. The elephant broke off from the herd and destroyed three houses of Bekbekgre that falls within an elephant corridor, last evening. The animal left the...

Berhampur, 11 Jan 2017/--/A teacher of a coaching centre drowned while boating in a reservoir as the small pedal vessel overturned in the water body in K Nuagaon area of Odisha's Ganjam district, police said. The body of Simanchal Pradhan (34) of Golanthara, who went missing after the mishap on...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/Due to the prompt and sincere initiative of RPF staff of Metro Railway, Kolkata, two missing children were rescued.  On January 9, at about 1.42 pm, R R Paul, on duty RPF constable of Maidan Metro station found two minor children at Maidan Metro station. On interrogation, it...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/Train services in Sealdah-Ranaghat Main line section were affected today as train movements were obstructed at Kalyani station from 11.40 am to 12.30 pm and  at Level Crossing Gate No. 29 near Kankinara station from    9.12 am to 12.56 pm for non-railway causes. During the...

Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/Senior motorman of South Eastern Railway (SER) Bhubaneswar Ganguly recovered a travel bag which fell from 18615 Up Howrah-Hatia Kriya Yoga Express while passing Tikiapara station.  The incident happened on January 10.   Ganguly was at Tikiapara station at that moment, in...

Kenduli, 10 Jan 2017/--/Sharpening her attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today likened him to the 14th century Delhi king Sultan Muhammed Bin Tughlaq, known for his whimsical ways. "I have seen many governments at the Centre, but never seen a Tughlaqi...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/West Bengal will soon join the elite club of states of women taxi drivers as the government here has taken up a project to provide training to women, generally drawn from the lower strata of society, in driving. The project is being jointly coordinated by an NGO and the...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/Former India captain and CAB president Saurav Ganguly today lodged a complaint with Thakurpukur police station about a threat he had received from an unknown person. The sender warned him of dire consequences if he had chosen to attend a programme at Midnapore that was held...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/Union minister of state for urban development Babul Supriyo has been summoned by the Kolkata police for questioning on January 12, Suprotim Sarkar, additional CP, Kolkata Police, today said. The union minister has been called on the basis of a complaint filed by TMC MLA...

Itanagar, 10 Jan 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand in Gujarat to kick-start a 'white revolution' in the state. As per the MoU signed in presence of chief minister Pema Khandu, NDDB would conduct a...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/The Calcutta High Court today directed the Asansol Municipality to consider afresh an application for permission to hold 'Sansad Mela', which its organisers claimed was not being given green signal on flimsy reasons. Justice Harish Tandon directed the Mayor of Asansol...

Tura, 10 Jan 2017/--/Suspected militants today abducted eleven traders, but eight of them managed to escape their clutches, near Gasuapara in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. The traders, most of whom were from Assam and travelling to conduct business near the village of Gasuapara, were...

Imphal, 10 Jan 2017/--/In a major breakthrough, Manipur Police have identified the militant group that had been threatening local editors. On December 26, a hand grenade was left in the office of the Pandam News evening daily with a note saying that it was a "new year gift to the editors". This...

Patna, 10 Jan 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah today prayed at the Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib, the birthplace of the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh. "Amit Shah has bowed his head and offered prayers at the Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib," a district police official said. Shah, who arrived here on a day long...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/Five persons were arrested in connection with molestation of an actress on December 31 night in the southern part of the city, police said today. Police arrested the five from different parts of the city late last night on the basis of the complaint lodged by the actress....

Shantipur, 10 Jan 2017/--/Two bikers were killed when their bike collided head on with a sand laden truck on NH 34 today. The incident occured at Fuliapara, a police officer said adding the truck driver had been taken into custody and the truck seized. Bindu Halder (23) and Bappa Halder (26) of...

Guwahati, 10 Jan 2017/--/Assam government has decided to establish a state school of drama on the lines of National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, state chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here today. "The government will establish a state school of drama on the lines of National School of...

Berhampur, 10 Jan 2017/--/A rare bird was sighted in the Chilika lake, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, during the headcount of feathered guests conducted by the wildlife organisation in the entire lagoon. The common shelduck, a rare migratory bird was sighted in Nalabana, the 15.59 sq...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata in association with Metro Railway Women’s Welfare  Organisation (MRWWO) organised “Bapu’s Legacy”, a theme based programme  on Gandhiji and his freedom struggle at Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro Station today. As a mark of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the “...

Kolkata, 10 Jan 2017/--/Dum Dum Municipality today organised a camp for the physically and mentally challenged staying within Dum Dum municipal area that was attended around 400 such people. Held at Mangal Pandey Bhavan, adjacent to the municipality, the camp was organised in collaboration with B N...

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