Bengal government

Durga Puja grant to be used on COVID equipment, public-police bonding: Calcutta HC

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.

published on : 16th October 2020

Private hospitals request West Bengal government to lower GST on COVID-19 test kits

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.

published on : 14th October 2020

Outrage over Sikh man's turban being 'pulled' at BJP march in Kolkata

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.

published on : 10th October 2020

Raj Bhavan, TMC govt at loggerheads over figures of rape and kidnappings

Time to douse fire under feet and put law and order in place @WBPolice @KolkataPolice before attending flames elsewhere," Dhankhar said on Twitter.

published on : 6th October 2020

Bengal on the boil over BJP leader's killing

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.

published on : 6th October 2020

'Blatant hypocrisy': BJP attacks West Bengal govt over rising crimes against women

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.

published on : 4th October 2020

Calcutta HC asks Mamata govt to approach committee for Poush Mela fencing-related matters

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.

published on : 1st October 2020

Eye on Hindi-speaking voters, TMC formalises structure of party's Hindi cell

The development comes in the backdrop of Bengali sub-nationalism emerging as a rallying cry in West Bengal ahead of the assembly elections.

published on : 14th September 2020

West Bengal to provide tap water supply to 55 lakh households by March 2021: Official

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.

published on : 14th September 2020

Bengal government has 'anti-Hindu' mindset, its policies driven by 'minority appeasement': JP Nadda

JP Nadda said even Rabindranath Tagore's legacy was sullied by TMC-backed land mafia at Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan.

published on : 10th September 2020

Only one containment zone in Kolkata: Bengal government

The neighbouring district of Howrah has 74 containment zones, spread over Howrah Sadar and Uluberia sub-divisions.

published on : 6th September 2020

Dates for resuming Kolkata Metro services to be fixed shortly: Senior official

Senior officials of the Metro Railway and the state government met for the second time on Friday to discuss issues related to maintenance of social distancing norms and crowd management.

published on : 4th September 2020

NEP 2020 lacks clarity, cannot be applicable to entire country: Bengal government panel

Certain features of the New Education Policy, such as redesigning of class 10 board exams and reforms in primary schools, lack clarity, a member said.

published on : 31st August 2020

Nearly 67 lakh girls empowered by Kanyashree scheme: Mamata

Kanyashree is a conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at providing incentives to ensure girls stay in school, thereby delaying their marriage till the age of 18 years.

published on : 14th August 2020

Bengal govt to offer jobs to kin of deceased and incapacitated COVID warriors

Until now, the government had been providing a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of COVID warriors upon their death.

published on : 14th August 2020
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