West Bengal Government

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  • BJP backs Mukul Roy on phone tapping charge

    BJP backs Mukul Roy on phone tapping charge

    A day after former Trinamul Congress leader Mukul Roy, now a BJP leader, approached the Delhi High Court over alleged phone tapping by the West Bengal government headed by Mamata Banerjee, his party came out in support of his move.......

    November 19, 2017
  • Bengal BJP writes to Centre on 'dengue epidemic' in state

    Bengal BJP writes to Centre on 'dengue epidemic' in state

    Seeking steps from the Centre to combat the "dengue epidemic" in West Bengal, BJP's state President Dilip Ghosh has written to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, alleging that test kits were being smuggled out to private health centres due to......

    November 12, 2017
  • Biswa Bangla is a govt company, not a pvt entity: Rajiva Sinha

    Biswa Bangla is a govt company, not a pvt entity: Rajiva Sinha

    West Bengal government on Saturday iterated that the Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is totally owned by it and is not a private entity. "If anyone claims that it (Biswa Bangla) is a private company, it is wrong. It is a......

    November 12, 2017
  • Mamata remembers Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    Mamata remembers Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary amid controversy over the West Bengal government asking state institutes of higher education to ignore Centre's directive of organising events to remember the Iron Man. Banerjee greeted people......

    October 31, 2017
  • How can state challenge Centre's law, asks SC

    How can state challenge Centre's law, asks SC

    Pulling up the West Bengal government for challenging the Centre's decision to link Aadhaar for giving subsidies, the Supreme Court on Monday wondered how could a state government challenge a law passed by the central government. "How can a state government challenge......

    October 30, 2017
  • Will obey SC directive: Mamata Banerjee on Aadhaar

    Will obey SC directive: Mamata Banerjee on Aadhaar

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she will "obey" the directive of the Supreme Court, which questioned the state government's move to challenge a central law linking Aadhaar to social benefits and said she could file a plea......

    October 30, 2017
  • Kolkata dengue scare: Schools advise winter uniform

    Kolkata dengue scare: Schools advise winter uniform

    Winter has set in early in the city for a clutch of schools affiliated to the ICSE board, thanks to panic over dengue. To prevent schoolchildren from the bite of the dengue vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Association of......

    October 24, 2017
  • 31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal

    31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal

    The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year. "As per the report till 4 pm, Wednesday, 14,693 people have been......

    October 19, 2017
  • Communal harmony, anti-terrorism highlight of Kolkata's Durga Puja immersion carnival

    Communal harmony, anti-terrorism highlight of Kolkata's Durga Puja immersion carnival

    Highlighting communal harmony, railing against terrorism and bringing diverse themes like the intricacies of human mind and the spirit of freedom to the fore, 68 community Durga puja organisers paraded their award-winning idols in the West Bengal government organised carnival......

    October 4, 2017
  • Metro Railways to run night-long services during Durga Puja

    Metro Railways to run night-long services during Durga Puja

    The Metro Railways in the city will run special night-long services during the Durga Puja days from Saptami to Navami to cope with the expected rush of pandal hoppers. The Metro Railway will run 224 services each day between 1.40......

    September 26, 2017
  • WB govt to foil attempts to divide people, says Mamata

    WB govt to foil attempts to divide people, says Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government would foil any attempt to divide people during the coming religious occasions. Asking people "not to be misled by any conspiracy made by troublemakers", she said, "If there are......

    September 23, 2017
  • Bengal plans Muslin Tourism Circuit in Burdwan, Murshidabad

    Bengal plans Muslin Tourism Circuit in Burdwan, Murshidabad

    With an aim to boost the market of its prized muslin fabric, the West Bengal government is planning to introduce a muslin tourism circuit in the state soon, a top official has said. "Our aim is to bring our muslin......

    September 17, 2017
  • Flood semantics

    Flood semantics

    Even after 16 deaths across the state till Friday morning, the West Bengal government has drawn a fine distinction between what it calls a “flood-like” situation and floods per se. The short point must be that the murderous floods lend......

    July 28, 2017