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Dhanbad, 3 Feb 2017/--/Almost a week after the murder of his nephew allegedly by a coal mafia, BJP MLA Sanjiv Singh has accused the state government of not providing him adequate security even as he expressed fear that a conspiracy is being hatched to kill him. Raising question against his own...

Bhubaneswar, 3 Feb 2017/--/At many as 1,124 small depositors, duped by chit fund companies in Odisha, have got their money back, Debraj Rout, secretary of the Justice M M Das Commission of Inquiry, probing into the multi-crore ponzi scam in the state said today. "Money, of as many as 1,124...

Kohima, 3 Feb 2017/--/Prohibitory orders promulgated by the Kohima district administration under section 144 CrPC in certain areas here continued to be in force with no reports of untoward incident today, after a day of violent protests in parts of Nagaland. Prohibitory orders were in force in...

Shillong, 3 Feb 2017/--/Meghalaya government will soon roll out a digital policy to ensure mobile connectivity reaches the last man, a top official of the IT department said today. "Digital policy is in a draft stage. This will ensure maximum reach in as far as mobile connectivity is concerned,"...

Patna, 3 Feb 2017/--/A special NIA court today sent three ISI suspects arrested last month for their role in triggering train derailments to judicial custody till February 17. Special judge Manoj Kumar Sinha sent the trio to judicial custody after they were produced in his court here. The lawyer...

Patna, 3 Feb 2017/--/Chief minister Nitish Kumar's famed "seven resolves" of good governance for ushering Bihar into development would find rich depiction in a 144 square feet painting to be created jointly by traditional and modern artistes. The 144 sq ft painting would be created by Art...

Malkangiri, 3 Feb 2017/--/A ward member candidate was allegedly killed by Maoists in Mathili area here early today ahead of the upcoming Panchayat polls in the state. A group of armed ultras struck at the house of Dasuru Dharua at Bara village under Kartanpalli gram panchayat around Thursday...

Kolkata, 3 Feb 2017/--/Spencer’s Retail, which has its hypermarket at the basement of the South City Mall will remain open for operations despite the recent shut down of the mall for renovations, according to a press note issued by the company. Spencer’s store will be running as per its usual...

Howrah, 3 Feb 2017/--/One person was killed and 10 others were injured when the mini-truck in which they were travelling hit a pillar of a flyover and overturned at Birshibpur in the district today, police said. A group of folk artists from Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas were travelling in the mini-...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2017/--/Expressing concern over the news about H1B visa in the United States, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said it is the duty of the Indian government to protect the interests of Indian IT companies and IT professionals abroad. "News about H-1B visas is concerning. We must...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2017/--/Kolkata International Book Fair, one of the largest book fairs in the world and a major literary event of West Bengal may once again witness a venue change next year since Milan Mela, the ground which currently hosts the fair will go a major renovation process. This was...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2017/--/In order to give a further boost to its political activities the state BJP is going to hold a rally at Shahid Minar on February 6 which will be attended by several of its central leaders including union ministers. This was today revealed by Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president at...

Guwahati, 2 Feb 2017/--/Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that insurgency has increased in Assam after the BJP-led government came to power in the state. "Insurgency problem has increased in the recent times. It has gone up after the new government came," Gogoi said in the state...

Guwahati, 2 Feb 2017/--/Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the work done by him and a sweeper were same as both engaged in cleaning the society. "There is no difference in my work and that of a sweeper. The sweeper cleans the society with broom. My job is also to clean the society...

Kohima, 2 Feb 2017/--/The Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) has demanded the resignation of chief minister T R Zeliang and his cabinet by 4 pm today following the killing of two youths in clashes over the urban local bodies (ULB) elections. Tension continued to prevail for the second day...

Imphal, 2 Feb 2017/--/BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar has claimed that his party is expecting a comfortable win in the Manipur Assembly polls scheduled to be held on March 4 and 8. "BJP will do very well in the upcoming Manipur Assembly Elections and we expect to win more than 49...

Agartala, 2 Feb 2017/--/Three persons were arrested from Adarini tea garden near here for allegedly raping a woman, police said today. The trio allegedly raped the woman inside the tea garden on Wednesday. The locals, who later rescued the woman informed the police about the incident following...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2017/--/Schools and colleges should actively supplement the efforts of  the Union and state governments to create awareness among the common people about the necessity of  of ensuring proper utilisation of fossil fuels for a pollution-free future, according West Bengal's minister for...

Imphal, 2 Feb 2017/--/An Army jawan was injured in a hand grenade attack by suspected militants in Manipur's Bishnupur district, police said today. The hand grenade was hurled on Wednesday by suspected militants from a speeding car while a team of 2 JK Light Infantry was on foot, patrolling near...

Kolkata, 2 Feb 2017/--/To improve its distribution network, CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at Thakurpukur Distribution Station on February 3, as a result of which power supply may get affected on that day in parts of Diamond Park, Jaigirhat Road, Purbapara and adjoining  areas between...

Kolkata, 1 Feb 2017/--/Two days after a video purportedly showed her alleged relationship with an Enforcement Directorate official probing the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Suvra Kundu, the estranged wife of its chairman Gautam Kundu, was today interrogated by Kolkata police sleuths. "Today, we...

Kohima, 1 Feb 2017/--/Two persons were killed while several others suffered injured in clashes between the police and a mob as groups of people rampaged government properties since last night in Dimapur and Longleng districts, even as polling to some Urban Local Bodies in Nagaland were held today...

Patna, 1 Feb 2017/--/RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today denounced the Union Budget as "bereft of any substance" and questioned the rationale of continuing with a railway minister who did not present the Budget of the ministry. Prasad described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "twin brother" of new...

Ranchi, 1 Feb 2017/--/Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today hailed the Union Budget, saying despite challenges finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the best budget, focusing on villages, the poor, farmers, youth, women and social security. Das said the Union budget is transparent,...

Patna, 1 Feb 2017/--/Hailing the 2017-18 union budget for being aimed to boost employment for youths and being pro-poor and pro-farmer with thrust on improving rural economy, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today claimed that Bihar stands to benefit the most from it. The budget has...

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