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Jorhat, Sept. 15: The North Eastern Tea Association has moved the Union commerce ministry to set up a tea auction centre here to facilitate small growers to sell their produce easily.
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Nine passengers of Howrah-bound Gitanjali Express were drugged and robbed of cash and valuables between Nagpur and Bilaspur stations on Monday night. The victims - one of them a resident of Sonari in Jamshedpur - were found lying unconscious in a reserved compartment as the train reached Tatanagar station at 8.30am.
Over 10 lakh residents of Dhanbad went thirsty for the second consecutive day on Sunday, courtesy an ongoing strike by Mineral Area Development Authority employees. More than 1,500 employees of Mada went on strike since Friday, as a mark of their support to four colleagues - khalasi s Kaushal Kishor Mishra, Nandlal Prasad and Madan Mahto and security guard Fazlur Rahman - who are on a fast-unto-death protest since September 9 to demand implementation of recommendation of the Sixth pay commission.
Patna, Sept. 13: The postings of promotee superintendents of police in six out of eight districts on the India-Nepal border have raised uncomfortable questions in the wake of stepped-up terrorist activities and high chances of cross-border infiltration in the past few years.
Calcutta, Sept. 12: The Mamata Banerjee government has finally handed over management control of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, the trophy industrial project of Bengal, to The Chatterjee Group .
Four people, including a father-son duo, who extorted money in the guise of Maoists, were Saturday arrested here in West Bengal, police said. Siliguri Police Commissioner Jagmohan said the gang used to extort money from local businessmen by making threat calls posing as Maoists.
An employee of Tripura education department was arrested from West Bengal Saturday for embezzling over Rs.4 crore from a central education scheme, police said. We have arrested Tripura education department cashier Arnab Chakraborty from Baguihati .
The library newly set up at the oncology unit of RIMS super speciality block in Ranchi. Picture by Hardeep Singh Medical college students at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi are getting to use a new library from this week, a move designed to please the Medical Council of India that had frowned at its paltry infrastructure to recommend scrapping 60 of its 150 seats.
Siliguri, Sept.12: Students of over 20 colleges from Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling hills and Sikkim took part in City Centre t2 Spotlight 2014 grand finale today, the first day of the two-day event. The event that was held at City Centre here started at 2pm with Muzik Marathon where the hosts conducted three rounds after which, nine colleges were selected to participate in the final round.
"My coach has set certain goals for me and that is what I'm focused on." Her coach Subhash Sarkar, originally rejected her as a high-jumper despite her success at a junior level.
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday exonerated Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik of charges of rape and cheating against her brought by a woman who was her live-in partner. Justice Subrata Talukdar quashed the charges of rape and cheating against Pramanik who was accused by the woman in June 2012 and subsequently arrested.
The raging Saradha scam issue saw West Bengal's opposition Left Front, Congress and BJP hit the streets Friday even as the ruling Trinamool Congress continued its sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office protesting against the misuse of the agency to settle political scores. Four women's organisations affiliated to the Left parties took out a protest rally in the Salt Lake area and demonstrated outside the Bidhannagar police commissionerate denouncing the Trinamool government for being a party to the multi-crore rupee scam.
Calcutta, Sept. 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation is soldiering on but Bengal's Bureau of Investigation learned yesterday what it means to cross the paths of the well connected.
Students pose at the intra-college competition of Star Quotient at ICFAI College in Gangtok. Telegraph picture Siliguri, Sept.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:20 pm
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