Bengal to skip Home Ministry meet on Census & NPR
The representatives of all states and Union territories, except West Bengal, are expected to attend the Friday’s meeting convened by the Union home ministry to discuss the modalities for the census and the National Population Register (NPR).
Nabard projects Bengal's credit potential at Rs 1,91,289 crore
"The resource is limited. The assessment helps us creating a roadmap on how best the resource can be allocated keeping special focus on less developed districts," Nabard's chief general manager in Kolkata Subrata mandal told ET. Nabard has unveiled the state focus paper for 2020-21 on Friday.
Dilip Ghosh re-elected as West Bengal BJP president
Despite the controversial comments made by BJP’s Dilip Ghosh, he is re-elected as the state president of BJP West Bengal unit. Ghosh, who wa...
No state can deny CAA implementation: Kapil Sibal
There is no way a state can deny the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) when it is already passed by the Parliament, said...
No state can deny implementation of CAA: Congress leader Kapil Sibal
There is no way a state can deny the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) when it is already passed by the Parliament, said Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday, who claimed that doing so would be "unconstitutional".
Potato wholesale prices firm up due to heavy rains
Potato prices usually plummet in India by January as fresh arrivals gather pace in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal and Haryana. Retail prices of potato are Rs 20-30 per kg currently in different parts of the country due to 60-70% above normal rainfall which has slowed crop arrivals in mandis.
States against NPR query on parents’ birth date, place
The governments of Rajasthan, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, all non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states, have lodged protests against the NPR. The state assemblies of Kerala and Punjab have adopted resolutions boycotting the NPR exercise. Question on “date and place of birth of parents” in NPR is being flagged by states.
Youth should not remain neutral: Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU President
The 25-year-old Ghosh, president of the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU), is arguably the most recognised student leader in the country at present.
Kalpataru Power successfully commissions Alipurduar - Siliguri line
Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd said its wholly owned subsidiary Alipurduar Transmission Ltd (ATL), has successfully connected Alipurduar-Siliguri Line with the interconnection facilities of the grid. In March 2019, Alipurduar Transmission Ltd had commissioned the Kishanganj - Darbhanga line.
Bay of Bengal connect: Bangladesh launches road links with India
Although road connectivity between Bangladesh and India already exists, it is not direct — passengers have to change buses at the border. But under the new initiative, passengers will not have to change buses. The decision came after a meeting recently held by the Thematic Group on Regional Connectivity at the Road Transport and Highways Division of the Bangladesh government.
At 744, West Bengal tops crimes by foreigners
West Bengal recorded the highest number of crimes (744) committed by foreigners in 2018 followed by Karnataka (175) and Himachal Pradesh (147), according to 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.
Govt says no documents to be asked for NPR update
This is the first time census and NPR data is being captured digitally via mobile applications.
PAN column dropped from NPR ‘after 30-lakh sample tests’
73 districts were covered in the test, where samples of nearly 30 lakh individuals were collected. In 80% cases, respondents provided details voluntarily but were hesitant to share PAN details, following which the decision to drop the PAN column in NPR came according to sources.
PM renames KoPT after Syama Prasad Mookerjee, says Centre making efforts to develop Bengal
Taking a dig at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said the state government was not keen on implementing central schemes as it does not benefit "syndicates". Modi, after renaming the Kolkata Port Trust after Syama Prasad Mookerjee on the occasion of its sesquicentenary celebrations, said country's coasts were gateways to development.
West Bengal: Protest by Muslim women against CAA, NPR, NRC in Kolkata
Women staged a sit-in protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Park Circus Maidan...
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