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Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/A fire broke out at a beauty parlour in the central part of the city this morning, Fire Brigade sources said. Three fire tenders fought for around half-an-hour to douse the blaze. There was no report of any casualty as the fire broke out at around 7.30 am when the parlour...

Malkangiri , 19 Dec 2017/--/Maoists killed a tribal youth in Odisha's Malkangiri district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said today. The armed rebels barged into 22-year-old Muya Kabasi's house at Jandraguda village under the jurisdiction of Mathili police station area yesterday...

Jagatsinghpur, 19 Dec 2017/--/One person was killed and three other members of his family were seriously injured after dacoits fired at them in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district in the early hours today, police said. The incident happened at Sindhal village in Tirtol area when armed dacoits barged...

Darbhanga, 19 Dec 2017/--/Two siblings were killed today when a motorcycle they were riding collided head-on with a bus coming from the opposite direction in Bihar's Darbhanga district, police said. The incident happened on the Darbhanga-Madhubani road near Hajipur village under the jurisdiction of...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Dec 2017/--/Odisha government on Monday effected a bureaucratic reshuffle involving as many as 17 Indian Administrative Service officers. Shalini Pandit, a 2001 batch officer, was appointed as special project director of Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority. She will also...

Jamui, 19 Dec 2017/--/Two night guards of the Kundaghat reservoir project in Bihar's Jamui district have been hacked to death and investigation is on to ascertain whether LWEs were involved, police said today. Superintendent of Police Jayantkant said the incident took place yesterday night when...

Aizawl, 19 Dec 2017/--/Officials of the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department seized heroin worth Rs 6.50 lakh from Mualkawi hamlet in Champhai district and arrested one person, a department spokesman today said. The spokesman said that officials seized the contraband weighing 172 grams on Monday...

Jamui, 19 Dec 2017/--/A gang of five men today looted Rs 4.61 lakh at gunpoint from a Bihar Grameen Bank branch in Jamui district, police said. The gunmen held the bank staff captive at gunpoint and decamped with Rs 4.61 lakh, including Rs 52,000 snatched from customers present at the branch,...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/2017 United Bank of India (UBI), the Kolkata based bank and the SLBC convener for  West Bengal today celebrated its Foundation Day with great fervour and festivity. Like the past years, this year's function was also marked by the bank's CSR initiatives, in which the bank...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/General Manager (GM), Eastern Railway (ER),  Harindra Rao today reviewed the performance of Jamalpur Workshop in the presence of Ravinder Gupta, principal chief mechanical engineer, Eastern Railway,  A. K. Pandey, chief workshop manager, Jamalpur, other principal officers...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/Campaigning for the by-election to Sabang Assembly constituency, which will be an acid test for both ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Opposition BJP, came to an end at 5 pm today. TMC in its campaign tried to woo the voters to wrest the seat regarded as a Congress...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/Jadavpur University (JU) authorities will discuss with students union representatives, teachers and non-teaching employees the issue of entry of outsiders into the university campus during late evening hours. There had been reports of outsiders entering the campus during...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/To improve the public transport system in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today flagged off 165 buses which would ply on different routes in the state. Banerjee also flagged off 117 fire tenders at a programme held outside the state secretariat where state Fire...

Imphal, 17 Dec 2017/--/An improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered by police from a village in Imphal West district today. The local people found the IED at a spot near Konthoujam and Lainam village under Patsoi Police Station in district, a police officer said. The local people immediately...

Kolkata, 17 Dec 2017/--/Independent Bengali film 'Sahaj Paather Gappo' (Colours of Innocence), which got two national awards in 2017, has completed 100 days of screening, making a mark for the genre. An independent film is a movie produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being...

Kolkata, 17 Dec 2017/--/As part of its drive to fight dengue, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to use drones from next year to take difficult images of stagnant water on terraces of high-rises in the city. As per the plan, the city civic body had conducted a pilot-run last week...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Dec 2017/--/Odisha government has imposed restriction on the entry of devotees including VVIPs into the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. The instruction in this regard was given by the Law Department to the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) based on the...

Itanagar, 16 Dec 2017/--/GOC of 3 Corps Lt Gen Anil Chauhan today met Arunachal Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra here today and discussed Sino-Indian border security in the eastern parts of the state and welfare measures for the locals in the border areas, an official release said. The governor,...

Patna, 16 Dec 2017/--/The ruling JD-U today questioned the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) calling for a state-wide bandh on December 21 in the midst of the closing ceremony of 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in the state capital. The RJD has given a call for state-wide bandh on December...

Kolkata, 16 Dec 2017/--/In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during winter holidays, Eastern railway  (ER) will attach additional AC 3-tier/ Sleeper class coaches with three long distance trains viz. 13019 Up/13020 Dn Howrah-Kathgodam Bagh Express, 13021 Up/13022 Dn Howrah- Raxaul Mithila...

Kolkata, 16 Dec 2017/--/To improve its distribution network, CESC intends to carry out maintenance work at Baidyabati Distribution Station on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.  As a result, power supply may get affected on that day in parts of Sheoraphully and adjoining areas between 10.30 am and 12.30...

Kolkata, 16 Dec 2017/--/The 7th Pension Adalat of Metro Railway, Kolkata was held at Metro Rail Bhavan on Friday with a  view to redress the grievances of the retired Metro Railway employees. In this Adalat, 11 nos. of cases came up, out of which 5 cases were not tenable but all cases have been...

Itanagar, 16 Dec 2017/--/Security forces have arrested a hardcore NSCN(IM) militant during an operation at Khonsa, headquarters of Tirap district, a defence spokesman said today. Acting on a tip off, the Khonsa battalion of the Assam Rifles apprehended the cadre who is a self-styled major of the...

Berhampur, 16 Dec 2017/--/Wildlife officials have arrested a poacher and seized 10 dead migratory birds from his possession near Chilika lake in Odisha, forest officials said today. The poacher was caught from Ujad Gopinathpur while trying to flee after hunting 10 Purple Moorhens on Friday,...

Agartala, 16 Dec 2017/--/The body of a BJP worker bearing multiple cut injuries was today recovered from Srirampur in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district, about 190 kilometer from here, police said. The body, identified to be of Sunil Deb (45), was found from a drain this morning with...

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