Bengal government carrying on social welfare schemes despite tight fiscal condition: Mamata Banerjee
The state has spent Rs 4500 crore for coronavirus treatment facilities from it's own coffers despite the tight financial situation, she said at an administrative review meeting here.
The ruling party had run-ins with Dhankhar on several issues concerning universities including his convening meeting with VCs and their non-attendance on past occasions.
Dhankhar, who is on his month-long visit to Darjeeling, said in Siliguri that the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Darjeeling district are playing with fire.
Dhankar said that COVID-19 exposed the state's health infrastructure which could have been good if the government had adopted the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced on September 24 the Rs 50,000 grant for each of the 36,946 Durga Puja committees in the state.
Private hospitals in Kolkata have welcomed Bengal government's decision to reduce the cost of COVID-19 test from Rs 2,250 to Rs 1,500.
The BJP, whose protest march to the state secretariat Nabanna on Thursday witnessed clashes with police, accused the Trinamool Congress government of hurting the sentiments of Sikhs.
Time to douse fire under feet and put law and order in place @WBPolice @KolkataPolice before attending flames elsewhere," Dhankhar said on Twitter.
Manish Shukla, BJP leader and councillor of Titagarh Municipality in North 24 Parganas district, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants Sunday night in the area.
In a statement, Bista said the West Bengal government has refused to share crime data with the Union home ministry for the year 2019-20 due to rising crime graph in the state.
Fencing of the Poush Mela ground started on Monday on the direction of the high court-appointed committee, which has two of its sitting judges as members.
The development comes in the backdrop of Bengali sub-nationalism emerging as a rallying cry in West Bengal ahead of the assembly elections.
The Rs 58,000 crore project is aimed at providing tap water connection to two crore households in the state within the next five-year period.
JP Nadda said even Rabindranath Tagore's legacy was sullied by TMC-backed land mafia at Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan.
The neighbouring district of Howrah has 74 containment zones, spread over Howrah Sadar and Uluberia sub-divisions.