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  • TMC targets PM over petrol price hike

    TMC targets PM over petrol price hike

    Petrol price was hiked by 20 paise per litre and diesel by 55 paise on Tuesday as oil companies increased rates.

    June 24, 2020
  • CBSC schools in some districts not to charge late fines

    CBSC schools in some districts not to charge late fines

    According to the association there are about 1,500 to 2,000 students studying in each school and the total strength is over 65,000.

    June 14, 2020
  • ‘U for ugly,’ says alphabet book; 2 Bengal teachers suspended for ‘instilling prejudice’

    ‘U for ugly,’ says alphabet book; 2 Bengal teachers suspended for ‘instilling prejudice’

    Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said, 'The book is not part of the text books referred by the education department. It was introduced by the school itself. We have zero tolerance for acts which instill prejudices into the minds of students,' while talking to reporters.

    June 12, 2020
  • Youth Cong wants state to ensure schools don’t force fee payment

    Youth Cong wants state to ensure schools don’t force fee payment

    In the letters, the State Secretary of the WBPYCC, Prashant Singhal, has further urged the officials to ensure that schools also do not charge other allied fees like smart classes, electricity, games, automation charges, miscellaneous, computer etc, for the lockdown and "Covid19 period," as, according to him, students are not availing of these facilities.

    June 7, 2020
  • Minister asks private schools not to hike fees

    Minister asks private schools not to hike fees

    It is alleged that several private schools and colleges have increased their fee-structure, even amid the COVID- 19 crisis, following which both state education minister Partha Chatterjee and state principal secretary of school education, Manish Jain, had taken up the matter.

    May 20, 2020
  • MEA refutes West Bengal’s allegation of discrimination over evacuation of Indians stranded abroad

    MEA refutes West Bengal’s allegation of discrimination over evacuation of Indians stranded abroad

    The West Bengal government and the centre have been at loggerheads over several issues, including trains for migrant workers and the manner in which the pandemic was being fought by the state government.

    May 15, 2020
  • Dhankhar trying to act like Opposition mouthpiece: Partha

    Dhankhar trying to act like Opposition mouthpiece: Partha

    “The SEC conducts the polls. Let the commission do its work. Since the beginning, the Opposition parties are trying to influence the commission and people may think that the Governor is acting like their mouthpiece. Why is he acting like this? He is raising a question over his position by such acts,” said Mr Chatterjee told press conference today.

    February 29, 2020
  • BJP to move HC over Bengal civic poll date

    BJP to move HC over Bengal civic poll date

    Ghosh said that the party will not get sufficient time for campaigning, if the polls will be conducted on 12 April.

    February 22, 2020
  • State govt to recruit guest lecturers; interview on 18 February

    State govt to recruit guest lecturers; interview on 18 February

    “A four-member panel had been formed for the appointment of the guest lecturers. The committee will conduct interview of the prospective candidates. The guest lecturers, who have their documents in proper order, will be eligible for appearing in the interview that would be taken on 18 February. The aspirants must have their documents in proper order. Merit will be the sole criteria in the appointment of the guest lecturers in colleges and universities.”

    February 16, 2020
  • Minister Partha Chatterjee meets Governor

    Minister Partha Chatterjee meets Governor

    “Yes, I had gone to meet the Governor and apprised him of several issues and spoke to him on various matters. But I would not discuss it with the media. I also informed him about the state Budget session,” Mr Chatterjee said.

    February 3, 2020
  • Governor seeks minister’s apology for comment on his wife

    Governor seeks minister’s apology for comment on his wife

    “A senior minister made objectionable references to the First Lady. I appeal to the chief minister to look into the matter. Being a woman herself, Miss Banerjee should know the sensitive aspect of the minister’s statement,” he said after flagging off a motorcycle rally organised by Coast Guard at Raj Bhawan lawns this morning.

    January 19, 2020
  • After series of spats, Partha meets Governor

    After series of spats, Partha meets Governor

    However, a source close to the Governor's office said they are believed to have discussed issues pertaining to the condition of education in Bengal and the issues relating to the spate of spats that had brought the relationship between the state government and the constitutional head of the state to a new low.

    January 1, 2020
  • Partha hits back at Guv over JU prog cancellation

    Partha hits back at Guv over JU prog cancellation

    It may be noted that the Governor had drawn the attention of the chief minister in the letter written on 25 December about the recent incident at Jadavpur University where the annual convocation was held without his presence after a section of the university students and employees prevented him from going to the venue.

    December 30, 2019
  • Partha Chatterjee to discuss education matters with Governor

    Partha Chatterjee to discuss education matters with Governor

    Meanwhile, two students’ bodies of the university, Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) and Faculty of Engineering and Technology Students Union (FETSU) in an open letter addressed to the Chancellor, had declared that he was being “rusticated” from his position as Chancellor.

    December 29, 2019
  • Partha questions relevance of position of Governor

    Partha questions relevance of position of Governor

    He also said the issue of alleged “Governor’s dominance” over an elected government related to the issue of Centre-state relations and wanted it to be debated in the Assembly.

    November 28, 2019
  • Pass/Fail system

    Pass/Fail system

    On closer reflection, learning has hit the reefs because of this system of automatic promotions.

    October 27, 2019
  • West Bengal police takes to Twitter to rule out political angle in Murshidabad murders

    West Bengal police takes to Twitter to rule out political angle in Murshidabad murders

    The West Bengal police ruled out any political angle in the killings of three members of a family in Murshidabad district's Jiaganj.

    October 12, 2019