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Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/The Odisha government today extended the summer vacation in schools by three more days owing to the intense heat, an education department official said. The schools, which were scheduled to reopen after summer vacation on June 18, would now open from June 21, said School...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/Former West Bengal minister and CPM leader Satya Sadhan Chakraborty passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest, sources in his family said. He was 85. Chakraborty, who served as the state higher education minister for over a decade, is survived by his daughter. His...

Kohima, 16 Jun 2018/--/The Muslim community in Nagaland today celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr by offering namaz at Eidgahs in Kohima and Dimapur districts. They also gave alms to the poor and exchanged gifts with their near and dear ones on the occasion of the festival, marking the end of the Holy Month of...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the Centre to name the upcoming airport at Jharsuguda district, in the western part of the state, after eminent freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. Born on January 23, 1809, Sai sacrificed his life fighting against the...

Bhubaneswar, 16 Jun 2018/--/Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will not attend the fourth meeting of the Niti Aayog's governing body to be held in New Delhi on June 17, officials said on Friday. Sources in the chief minister's office here said Patnaik will not attend the meeting to be presided by...

Kolkata, 16 Jun 2018/--/Observing that the police did not conduct proper investigations in some criminal cases, the Calcutta High Court on Friday asked the Home department of the West Bengal government to frame guidelines on such procedures. Justice Rajasekhar Mantha directed that the authorities...

Patna, 10 Jun 2018/--/Two years after prohibiting sale and consumption of alcohol, the Nitish Kumar ministry in Bihar is contemplating a ban on 'khaini' (unprocessed tobacco), an official said. The state has written to the Union health ministry for intervention to facilitate introducing a ban on...

Patna, 10 Jun 2018/--/The Bihar government has requisitioned 20 specially trained pups from Telangana to sniff out liquor in its effort to sharpen the campaign against alcohol which is banned in the state for over two years. The canines would undergo training to smell alcohol at Telangana's...

Ranchi, 10 Jun 2018/--/Stressing the need for environment protection all throughout the year, Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu today urged people to "save water resources and forests". Environment Day should be observed on all 365 days, not just on June 5, Murmu said while addressing people here...

Kolkata, 10 Jun 2018/--/Ahead of the 'World Day Against Child Labour' on June 12, an estimated 130 children from different slums of the city assembled at the Indian Museum today and pledged to raise their voices against the social menace. The Kolkata chapter of NGO Child Rights and You (CRY)...

Balasore, 10 Jun 2018/--/A 28-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries after she was attacked with acid in Odisha's Balasore district today, police said. The incident occurred near a railway level-crossing in Sobhrampur area under the jurisdiction of Sahadevkhunta police station here when the...

Kolkata, 10 Jun 2018/--/A 21-year-old aspiring cricketer from Serampore of Hooghly district died today after being struck by lightning at the Vivekananda Park, a club official said. All-rounder Debabrata Pal, who joined the Calcutta Cricket Academy located in the Vivekananda Park in South Kolkata...

Jamshedpur, 10 Jun 2018/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Saturday paid tributes to tribal icon Birsa Munda on his 118th death anniversary. Das, accompanied by East Singhbhum district deputy commissioner Amit Kumar and senior superintendent of police Anoop Birtheray, went to Birsanagar...

Khagaria, 10 Jun 2018/--/A man and his son were today killed when a truck crashed into their roadside makeshift tea stall in Bihar's Khagaria district, the police said. The incident occurred on the Khagaria-Bhagalpur Nnational Highway near Satishnagar at about 4 am when the truck driver lost...

Motihari, 10 Jun 2018/--/Two government officials and one of their friends were arrested in East Champaran district of Bihar after they were caught drinking liquor inside the premises of the collectorate here, an official said on Saturday. Sale and consumption of liquor is banned in Bihar. District...

Kolkata, 10 Jun 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court has rapped the West Bengal government for failing to implement an order it passed 28 years ago on restoring employment benefits to a reinstated police constable. A division Bench of the High Court directed the state Advocate General in the presence of...

Patna, 10 Jun 2018/--/The Nitish Kumar ministry in Bihar has urged the Centre to grant Scheduled Tribes status to a number of Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) in the state, an official release said here on Saturday. The EBC groups for which ST status has been requested are Mallah, Nonia and all sub...

Agartala, 10 Jun 2018/--/BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tripura on June 18 to unveil the 100-day report card of the state government, party sources said here today. Shah might also hold a meeting with the party workers on this occasion to chalk out a strategy for the 2019...

Patna, 10 Jun 2018/--/Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik and chief minister Nitish Kumar were among a host of political leaders who condoled the death of veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Laliteshwar Prasad Shahi who breathed his last at a hospital in New Delhi. In his message, Mallik...

Shillong, 8 Jun 2018/--/The situation was returning to normal in trouble-torn Shillong and curfew relaxed for nine hours today, a week after assault of local boys and subsequent clashes between protesters and security forces shattered peace in the hill station. Curfew was relaxed for nine hours...

Kolkata, 8 Jun 2018/--/An estimated 83.75 per cent students of the total 8,04,895 examinees passed class XII examinations, conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE), as per the results announced today. This year 8,04,895 candidates sat for the examination, of whom...

Kolkata, 8 Jun 2018/--/To mark the International Level Crossing Awareness Day and to bring awareness regarding safety at railway level crossings, Howrah Division of Eastern Railway (ER) observed Safety Awareness Campaign at Masagram station on June 7, 2018. The basic objective of the awareness...

Bhubaneswar, 8 Jun 2018/--/Southwest monsoon hit Odisha today, two days ahead of the scheduled arrival iat the state, a senior meteorological department official said. "Southwest monsoon has touched some parts of Malkangiri district today, two days before the expected date of onset of monsoon,"...

Durgapur, 8 Jun 2018/--/safety exhibition was organized inside the plant premises at the Merchant Mill during June 4 to June 8. The concluding program was held on June 8. A K Rath, CEO, DSP along with the senior officials of the plant visited the exhibition pavilion. While speaking on the occasion...

Kolkata, 8 Jun 2018/--/To further improve its power distribution network, CESC will carry out maintenance work at Fortgloster Distribution Station on Monday, June 11.  Power supply may get affected in Bauria and adjoining areas between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm CESC regrets the inconvenience that may...

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