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Cops face contempt

The high court on Thursday issued notices to several police officers, asking them to clarify within four weeks why contempt proceedings should not be initiated for allegedly disobeying its earlier order to give protection to prospective Congress candidates when they went to file nominations for panchayat polls.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

HC lawyer strike till April 26

The Calcutta High Court Bar Association on Thursday decided to continue the cease-work till April 26 as the Union government was yet to appoint new judges.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Teacher gets death

The East Midnapore district court on Thursday sentenced a teacher to death for repeated rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, who used to work as a domestic help at his home here in 2012.
Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

AirAsia to launch new flights from Bagdogra

AirAsia India will launch two new daily flights from Bagdogra - one linking Calcutta in the morning and the other connecting Delhi in the evening - from May.
AVIJIT SINHA Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Hill hotels asked to shun greed

Akhilesh Chaturvedi, the Darjeeling superintendent of police, on Thursday advised transporters and hotel owners not to be "greedy" and think about the "inconvenience" of others and held Bimal Gurung's 104-day strike agitation as an example.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

NFR cancels trains after blockade

All passenger trains plying between Lumding and Silchar in south Assam were cancelled since Thursday morning following an indefinite rail blockade by the North Cachar Hills Indigenous Students' Forum.
Samsul Alam Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Another 18 Rohingyas arrested

Eighteen Rohingya refugees, en route to Delhi in search of jobs, were arrested from Teliamura in Tripura's Khowai district, 50km from here, on Thursday afternoon.
Debraj Deb Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Lost in Mumbai, man returns

He left his Khumbong Mamang Leikai village home under Patsoi police station in Imphal West, Manipur, in 1978. After remaining missing for almost four decades, Khomdram Gambhir Singh, 66, finally reunited with his family on Thursday afternoon, courtesy YouTube and other social media platforms.
Sudeshna Pal Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Musician goes places with 'be fearless, be kind' wish

Music for him was an escape out of a directionless existence in a journey that took Shillong lad Hammarsing Kharhmar Sawyan from the hallowed portals of St Stephens to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Alipta Jena Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

More sexual assault cases in Guwahati

Three more cases of sexual assault have been reported in the city in the past 24 hours.
Manash Pratim Dutta Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Twisty tale of stolen bike

City journalist Rajeev Goswami, who on Thursday got back his motorcycle stolen from Panchvati Tower at Harmu Road on April 12, could not recognise the vehicle. It was defaced beyond recognition.
Our Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Poll roll revision in July, says DC

Deputy commissioner R.M. Ray, whose office has been pulled up by the State Election Commission over voter inconvenience during the April 16 civic elections, has said the district administration would launch a drive to correct voter list omissions from July.
Vijay Deo Jha Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

July date for medical cradle civil work

Construction work for the much-awaited 150-seat private medical college managed by Manipal Academy of Higher Education will commence in the city from July this year.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Odisha lab rules out tiger-killer bug

The lab report of the College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry in Bhubaneswar has ruled out Babesiosis as the cause of the two tiger deaths, Tata Steel Zoological Park director said on Thursday, a day the zoo started its ambitious Operation Clean at its tiger enclosure.
Our Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Know your mayor at 3pm today

The capital city is gearing up for the civic poll results with the names of mayor and deputy mayor expected to be declared by 3pm on Friday.
RAJ KUMAR Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Civic projects' pace shocks mayor

Almost half of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) projects of the financial year 2016-17 remain incomplete, a departmental review meeting chaired by mayor Sita Sahu on Thursday found.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Waterlogging relief delay

Waterlogging, that perennial problem for Patna during the monsoons, is likely to plague the city this year too.
Nishant Sinha Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Curtains for Patna Haat at Maidan

The Sri Krishna Smarak Vikas Samiti, which looks after the upkeep of Gandhi Maidan and the SK Memorial Hall, on Thursday cancelled the work order for Patna Haat - The Art Village at Gandhi Maidan.
Amit Bhelari Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt ignored cash alarm: Chamber

The Bihar chamber of commerce and industries on Thursday appealed to the Reserve Bank of India to immediately address the currency crunch in Bihar.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

'Serial child rapist & killer' held

Begusarai police on Wednesday arrested a man who they said had raped and murdered two children.
Ramashankar Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Mental health centre for AIIMS medicos

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here set up a counselling and wellness centre on Thursday to help students and staff members efficiently fight mental health problems.
Our Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Naveen unveils skill training logo

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday unveiled the brand identity logo of Skilled in Odisha campaign of the state government skill initiatives.
ANWESHA AMBALY Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Trauma of theft and cop 'inaction'

Petty crimes - such as theft of mobile phones and motorcycles and snatching - continue unabated in the city with many victims alleging the police to be reluctant in even accepting complaints.
LELIN MALLICK Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Super final set for kick-off

The city's football fans are awaiting a thrilling Hero Super Cup final when Bengaluru FC take on East Bengal at Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.
Our Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Zone office land freed

The municipal corporation southwest zone office will soon gets its own building after civic authorities cleared encroachments on the land identified for the project.
Our Correspondent Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST