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Updated on Dec 10, 2023 07:32 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she will be in Delhi with TMC MPs on December 18, 19 and 20 and that she has sought time from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a meeting
The CM claimed that West Bengal's dues are pending on various accounts, including MGNREGA, housing, and the state's share of GST collection.
Published on Dec 10, 2023 04:45 PM IST
A few thousand candidates, who cleared the State-Level Selection Test conducted by the West Bengal Central School Service Commission in 2016 but didn’t get the job allegedly due to recruitment scam in the state, have been protesting in central Kolkata since March 2021
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Centre is not releasing funds in multiple schemes and the state’s share of GST
Focusing on employment opportunities, the chief minister said, “We want to have IT sector industries in Darjeeling and Kalimpong. We will give a loan of Rs.5 lakh each to 200,000 young people to start their own businesses. You can set up hotels and shops. We want peace in the hills
Preliminary investigation suggests that in most cases, the underlying cause was malnutrition and very low birth weight, the hospital and medical college principal said
Sujaykrishna Bhadra was arrested by the federal agency on May 30 and was admitted to the general ward of Kolkata’s SSKM hospital while in judicial custody
The C-Band radar, which would be installed at Malda in north Bengal, would have a range of 350 – 400 km. It would be able to take imagery of entire West Bengal, most parts of Bihar and almost entire Bangladesh
The train was on its way to Howrah from Bhubaneswar when the blaze was spotted beneath a coach around 6.30 am at Cuttack station
Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:08 AM IST
The omission of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who founded Visva Bharati in 1921, from the plaques triggered an uproar in October
On Tuesday, Union minister of state for rural development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, informed the Parliament through a written reply that in Uttar Pradesh, 67,937 and 296,000 fake MNREGA job cards were cancelled in 2021-22 and 2022-23, respectively
More than 55,000 posts of school teachers are lying vacant in West Bengal, state education minister Bratya Basu said
In a post on X on Tuesday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari hit out at TMC leaders for trying to smear Modi and Shah’s reputation
According to the NCRB report, Kolkata registered 103.4 cases of cognisable crimes per lakh people in 2021, which dropped to 86.5 this year.
Published on Dec 05, 2023 03:30 PM IST
The Kolkata Police on November 29 registered an FIR against 11 BJP legislators for allegedly insulting the National Anthem inside West Bengal assembly premises
The suspect, Somnath Biswas, was arrested from Naida and produced before a local court that remanded him to CID custody for two weeks
Mamata Banerjee said if seat sharing among INDIA coalition partners is done properly then the BJP stands no chance in the Lok Sabha elections
Even though the engine caught fire because of the impact, there were no reports of any injuries or casualties, railway officials said
TMC leader Kunal Ghosh said the INDIA group will be acceptable to people if it projects Mamata Banerjee’s welfare model in 2024 Lok Sabha polls
A single ticket for the museum visit has been priced at ₹100. Schools buying 100 tickets will get a discount of ₹20 for each ticket.
Published on Dec 02, 2023 09:13 PM IST
Visva-Bharati’s former vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty had stopped the fair in 2020 citing overcrowding, pollution and misuse of campus land by artisans and local traders who set up stalls
The TMC leaders claimed they were neither linked to the scam nor played any role in the recruitment of school staff, which is being probed by the two central agencies – the CBI and the ED
In April this year, Amit Shah had set a target of winning 35 of Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats. On Wednesday, he did not mention the figure
A maid working in one of the flats of the adjacent building on the same campus saw the woman trying to rescue her pet cat and falling down from the terrace
The tourist tax was stopped by the Darjeeling Municipality more than a decade ago as the process was cumbersome and most hotels did not cooperate.
Speculation was abuzz after CM Banerjee said that a tender would be launched for the development of the Tajpur deep sea port.
Published on Nov 28, 2023 02:51 AM IST