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Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/Indian Dentist association (IDA) West Bengal state branch in association with IDA Kolkata and suburban branch, Alumni Association and Dental College Students Union celebrated 128th birthday of the legendary visionary Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed, father of dentistry in India. The...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/One of India’s most spectacular music fountains – the CESC Fountain of Joy – located in the Maidan opposite Victoria Memorial, wears a new look on the eve of Christmas. The 150-channel musical fountain has been refurbished and a new programme of music will provide joy to...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/In connection with the upcoming foggy season, some Mail/Express trains will also remain cancelled/partially cancelled/ frequency reduction/diverted between December 25 and February 17. 12323/12324 Howrah – Anand Vihar – Howrah will remain cancelled during the period between...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/In a major achievement, Indian Railways (IR) with its continuous emphasis on energy efficient technologies and energy conservation measures, has bagged 17 most coveted and prestigious National Energy Conservation Awards, 2018 instituted by government of India. This is the...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/Eastern Railway serves passengers throughout the year for bringing them to various tourists spots and pilgrimage by running special trains, providing additional stoppages and extending journey of trains. Likewise, for the convenience of the pilgrims, in the forthcoming makar...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) has informed the media that the service of electric furnace at Banstala crematorium will be stopped for emergency repairing from December 26 to January 1, 2018.  HMC has earnestly regretted to the citizens of Howrah for the inconvenience...

Kolkata, 24 Dec 2018/--/Anticipating heavy rush of commuters at Esplanade, Park Street and Maidan Stations  during Christmas Eve, Christmas,  New Year’s Eve & New Year, Metro Railway has  strengthened  its security arrangements.  In order to ensure better crowd management and hassle-free...

NEW DELHI, 20 Dec 2018/--/The Delhi University is planning to introduce online entrance exams from next session onwards, officials said here. The Admissions Committee of the varsity had met early this year and it was decided that the varsity would have online entrance examinations to ensure that...

Shillong, 20 Dec 2018/--/Mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, who had once rescued 64 people from a flooded quarry in West Bengal, will be shortly arriving to Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district to aid the search operation for labourers trapped in a rat-hole coal pit, a top official said. Over a...

Ranchi, 20 Dec 2018/--/The Jharkhand government is making efforts to provide accommodation to all homeless in the urban areas by 2020, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said. Das asked the officials to process tenders by the end of this month and begin work in January for timely completion of the...

Bhubaneswar, 20 Dec 2018/--/With Cyclone Phethai withering away the mercury dipped to 9 degrees Celsius in at least three places in Odisha on Thursday. Phulbani, Daringbadi and Sundargarh recorded the lowest temperature at 9 degrees Celsius, the Director of the Meteorological Centre here, H R...

Kolkata, 20 Dec 2018/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said that unity in diversity is India's strength, and asked people to uphold the spirit and remain united. Referring to a Sanskrit phrase found in Maha Upanishad, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', meaning, "the world is one family...

Ranchi, 20 Dec 2018/--/The Jharkhand government has assured the National Tribal Commission that people living in villages within the Palamau Tiger Reserve area, will not be displaced without their consent, officials said Thursday. The assurance came after the Chairman of the National Tribal...

NEW DELHI, 20 Dec 2018/--/A Delhi court on Thursday granted interim bail till January 19 to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special Judge Arun Bharadwaj granted relief to Prasad after he was produced before...

Kolkata, 20 Dec 2018/--/Whenever the public is in a holiday mood and as now winter has set in, exams are over in schools and colleges and the X-mas round the corner, there is a warm calling of the Bay of Bengal can’t be ruled out. There is rush indeed but to clear the rush of Puri-bound passengers...

Jamshedpur, 20 Dec 2018/--/An ascetic, associated with a charitable organization, has been arrested for rape attempt on a minor girl in Jharkhands East Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. The 15-year-old girl, in her complaint, alleged misdeed on the part of the Bharat Sevashram...

Patna, 20 Dec 2018/--/A city-based industrialist was shot dead while his driver was left critically injured in broad daylight in Vaishali district today, right across the river Ganges, an official said. Gunjan Khemka (32) - who was also the convenor of the Bihar BJP's small industries cell, was...

Shillong, 20 Dec 2018/--/RTI activist Agnes Kharshiing, who was assaulted by coal mafias last month, Thursday reiterated her demand that the case be handed over to the CBI. Agnes and her aide Amita Sangma were brutally assaulted when both the women had gone to take photographs of the illegal coal...

Agartala, 20 Dec 2018/--/The water supplied in many parts of city here was found to be "unsafe" for human consumption, said a test report. The Department of Microbiology of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) conducted tests on water samples collected from Shibnagar, Shantipara and Math...

Kolkata, 17 Dec 2018/--/A day after DMK president M K Stalin proposed the name of Congress president chief Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate, the TMC leadership today distanced itself from the statement, saying any such announcement would be premature. A Trinamool Congress leader...

Kolkata, 17 Dec 2018/--/The BJP moved the Calcutta High Court today with a fresh plea, challenging the West Bengal government's denial of permission to the party's proposed 'rath yatra' in the state. The state government had held a meeting on the 'rath yatra' with a three-member BJP team as per...

Kolkata, 17 Dec 2018/--/Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away at a city hospital on Monday morning after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 75 and is survived by wife and son. Pandit Bhaduri, considered to be one of the masters of Bengali songs and Bhajans, was...

Shillong, 17 Dec 2018/--/Five days since 13 miners were reportedly trapped in a rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, all efforts to locate them have turned futile. The miners were now feared dead as water from a nearby river has been gushing into the 370-feet-deep pit....

NEW DELHI, 17 Dec 2018/--/The Supreme Court has granted protection from arrest to a news channel journalist who had allegedly conducted a sting operation on four ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) MLAs in Orissa. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah also sought response from the Odisha...

Dumka, 17 Dec 2018/--/A 40-year-old para-teacher died during a night-long sit-in outside the house of a Jharkhand minister here, with protestors claiming that he died due to cold, officials said on Monday. The deceased, a contractual teacher, was identified as Kanchan Das, they said. The para-...

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