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Bhubaneswar, 23 Oct 2017/--/With the season for mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles approaching, the Odisha government has geared up to ensure safety of the endangered species. The preparations for safe nesting of the rare marine species have been reviewed by the government officials and the...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Oct 2017/--/BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar today said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was no longer popular in Odisha and claimed the state government had failed on all fronts. The BJP, on the other hand, was becoming more and more popular in the state, he said,...

MORIGAON (ASSAM), 23 Oct 2017/--/An adult female rhino died in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district due to old age, a forest department official said today. The rhino died last night near Cuplung forest camp in the sanctuary that has the highest density of rhino population in only...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2017/--/Train services on Sealdah-Krishnanagar north-section up line were disrupted for nearly two hours this morning after a truck got stuck on the rail tracks near Kankinara station. A railway spokesperson said around 5.30 am a truck got stuck on the tracks and services had to be...

Bhubaneswar, 23 Oct 2017/--/The vigilance wing of East Coast Railway (ECoR), along with Railway Protection Force (RPF), has launched a drive against unauthorised ticket vendors and touts as part of their efforts to make the reservation system more transparent. An official release issued by the ECoR...

MUNGER (BIHAR), 23 Oct 2017/--/An intercity train ran over five women here early this morning, four of whom died on the spot, prompting a protest by the locals that disrupted traffic for a few hours, a senior police official said. The incident took place around 6 am near the Adalpur Halt when the...

Kohima, 23 Oct 2017/--/The central youth wing of the Shurhozelie Liezietsu faction of the Naga People s Front (NPF) today launched an indefinite sit-in-protest outside the Nagaland secretariat demanding immediate ruling of the state Assembly Speaker on three issues. The faction president and...

Itanagar, 23 Oct 2017/--/Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today advised the young crop of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service officers not to succumb to pressure from politicians if they feel they are being used for wrong reasons while discharging duties. He was addressing the inaugural...

Kolkata, 23 Oct 2017/--/Overhauling work of escalators at Rabindra Sadan Metro Station( from mezzanine to surface and surface to mezzanine) will start  from 24.10.2017 and will continue upto 07.11.2017.  Due to this reason,  the Exide Gate of Rabindra Sadan Metro Station will remain closed during...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/An EMU local train hit another stationary train from behind near Haur station of South Eastern Railway today, but nobody was injured, an SER spokesman said. The incident happened on the Howrah-Panskura section, nearly 80 km from Howrah station. "No one was injured as the...

Patna, 22 Oct 2017/--/The Janata Dal (United) today termed as "ridiculous" and "a joke" the announcement by the party's rebel faction led by Sharad Yadav for holding "election to party posts" in March next year. The JD(U)'s Bihar unit chief, Bashishtha Narain Singh, alleged the Yadav camp was...

Kalyani (WB), 22 Oct 2017/--/The bodies of a couple were found on the railway track near Shimurali railway station in Nadia district, Ranaghat GRP officials said today. The bodies were found, 500 meters away from the Shimurali railway station, between Shimurali and Madanpur stations, around 8pm...

Patna, 22 Oct 2017/--/Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said the Congress members in Bihar has "mortgaged" their party to Lalu Prasad's RJD. The deputy CM asserted that Prasad always had the last word in decisions concerning both the parties in the state. "It is now amply clear...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/A Kolkata Traffic Police sergeant was allegedly assaulted by a biker and six of his friends on Panditiya Road in Ballygunge area last night after they were stopped for riding without helmet, police said. Seven men, all locals, were arrested for their alleged involvement in...

PATHSALA (ASSAM), 22 Oct 2017/--/Every evening, 'Mary Kom' enters the ring on Assam's mobile theatre arena and mesmerises the audience with her power punches and her riveting story. This has been going on since August 9 and will continue till April 13 next year across the northeastern state....

Bhubaneswar, 22 Oct 2017/--/Union Minister Jual Oram today claimed there would be a "political Nabakalebara" in Odisha as the people have decided to bring the BJP to power in the state after the BJD government's 'misrule' of 17 years. 'Nabakalebara' festival marks replacement of the old wooden...

Nawada, 22 Oct 2017/--/A woman and her daughter were buried alive in this Bihar district today when a mound of earth caved in while they were busy digging mud for domestic purpose. According to Ravi Paswan, in-charge of Govindpur police station, the incident took place at Bhilua village which...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/A mishap was averted when a railway track maintainer detected a rail fracture near Jaugram station in Howrah-Bardhaman Chord section last evening and stopped traffic immediately, an Eastern Railway spokesman said here today. "Track maintainer Shankar Roy timely detected a...

Kohima, 22 Oct 2017/--/Nagaland minister Imkong L Imchen today called for putting on hold the Assembly election due next year and focus on the Naga political issue. It is time for all the Naga people to sink their differences and contribute their best so that a settlement could be brought about,...

Kolkata, 22 Oct 2017/--/Enthused by the "great success" of the Durga Puja immersion carnival on Red Road, the West Bengal government was now planning to organise a similar event for the popular Kali Pujas in the city. The proposed Kali Puja carnival was likely to be organised from next year, a...

Kolkata/Ranchi/Bhubaneshw, 21 Oct 2017/--/A depression that caused moderate to heavy rain in most parts of Gangetic West Bengal lay centred near the city this morning and the Met department forecast more precipitation till Sunday. The depression over southeast Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha...

Bhubaneswar, 21 Oct 2017/--/Normal life in five southern Odisha districts was hit in a dawn-to-dusk bandh called today by Maoists, who allegedly killed a man in Kandhamal district and abducted a woman during the agitation. The 12-hour bandh was called by the Bansadhara-Ghumusura-Nagabali division...

Jamshedpur, 21 Oct 2017/--/The Jharkhand government today said Aadhaar card was not mandatory to collect food grains from the public distribution system after a 11-year-old girl allegedly died of starvation. Local activists had alleged that the girl died of starvation on September 28 after her...

Guwahati, 21 Oct 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stressed the need for quality education as it helps a person to become able, skilled and makes a society strong. Sonowal said education is the guiding force for a society and as such the state government has introduced 'Gunotsav...

Aizawl, 21 Oct 2017/--/Mizoram today observed Police Commemoration Day with top officers paying tributes to 383 police personnel who laid down their lives while performing duties across the country between September 2016 and August 2017. A ceremonial parade, organized on this occasion in Aizawl,...

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