BAY OF BENGAL
West Bengal trims guv’s powers, cuts direct access to universities
Tuesday’s gazette notification — putting the state government between the chancellor’s office and vice-chancellors — caps three months of back and forth between Raj Bhavan and the Bengal government, starting with governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s visit to the Jadavpur University campus to “rescue” Union minister of state Babul Supriyo from student protesters.
Southeast Asian corridor eyes business opportunities with Delhi via Bay of Bengal
The new bridge - part of the East-West Economic Corridor be...
Government readies plan to push India into top 50 ease of business rankings
The government on Tuesday set out the roadmap to get India to bre...
Make sure Hindus don't get left out, particularly in West Bengal: RSS tells the government on CAB
The Sangh is most concerned about the implementation of the bill in West Bengal, where it feels that if the identification of immigrants is left to the Trinamool Congress there, it might not be carried out the way it ought to.
People in Delhi, WB, Odisha, Telangana not getting Ayushman Bharat scheme benefits: Harsh Vardhan
"Ayushman Bharat is being implemented in the entire country. There are four states including Delhi which have not implemented the Ayushman Bharat Scheme -- Delhi, Telangana, Odisha and West Bengal. "It has benefited 10.75 crore poor families but the people in the four states including Delhi are certainly deprived of the scheme," Harsh Vardhan said.
Number of Lok Sabha MPs with cases of crimes against women up from 2 to 19 in 10 years: ADR
West Bengal reported the highest number of MPs/MLAs (16) who declared cases of crimes against women, followed by Odisha and Maharashtra with 12 MPs/MLAs each.
Fair price shops in Kolkata to sell onions at Rs 59/kg
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the state government’s supply chain and sales point known as Sufal Bangla to market onions at a maximum of Rs 59 per kg. The state government will not only subsidise the price of onion but also bear the cost of transportation, distribution and losses in transit.
Shame to our country's democratic history: Jagdeep Dhankhar after finding guv's gate at Assembly locked
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday had to wait in front of locked gate no 3 of the state assembly, designated for the governor. Later he entered the assembly premises through gate no 4, meant for media persons and officials. "The governor's gate being locked has put our democratic history to shame," Dhankhar said.
Bengal to have a large presence in Paperex2019
Paper exports in last 3 years has grown from 660,000 tons to 15,00,000 ton from India. The Indian paper industry is likely to grow at the rate of 12% per annum for next 5 years and the overall paper consumption is projected to increase to 24 million tons in 2024-25 from 15 million tons currently. Paperex 2019 is being held in new Delhi from Dec 6-9.
California dreaming: The ocean nourishes, yet wears us out - and in that lies its dichotomy
The sea strips us of our facades. It is impossible to escape our vulnerabilities in front of it.
'Second war of independence': TMC eyes citizenship bill to take on BJP ahead of state polls
Addressing a rally in Kolkata on Friday, Banerjee said she would support the bill if citizenship is given to each and every refugee, irrespective of their religion.
Bengal govt to set up 'design bank' to revive silk sarees produced in the state
In order to popularise the silk products manufactured in the state, Mamata Banerjee has advised the weavers to bring about variations in designs so that they look more modern.
3.18 lakh children missing since 2014: Smriti Irani
In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Irani presented the data according to which Madhya Pradesh was followed by West Bengal with 47,744 such children and Gujarat (43,658). The details of missing children were reported on web portals TrackChild and 'Khoya-Paya' which are used to track them.
Smriti Irani slams opposition for politicising rape
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday came out heavily on the Opposition in Parliament, accusing them of pol...
Ready to sit for talks with CM: WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Drama had unfolded at the Assembly on Thursday as the Governer was made to wait outside the assembly with the gate designated for his entry being locked and the speaker and staff having gone missing. Today, the governor - accompanied by his wife - entered the Assembly through the gate designated for his entry and was received by Marshall of the Assembly, other officials and MLAs.
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