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  • West Bengal is expected to produce 105 lakh tonnes of potato this year which is 10% higher than last year. This was indicated by Tarun Kanti Ghosh, president of West Bengal Cold Storage Association at its 55th annual general meeting held in Kolkata today.

    Projects of South Zone (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Pondicherry, Karnataka) and Central Zone (Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat) will be reviewed on Thursday, while the projects of Haryana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal will be taken up on Friday.

    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).

    "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.

    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...

    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...

    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".

    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.

    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.

    The 25-year-old Ghosh, president of the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU), is arguably the most recognised student leader in the country at present.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    This is the first time census and NPR data is being captured digitally via mobile applications.

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