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Tent support weak: State

A Bengal forensic team on Tuesday visited the Midnapore College Grounds, the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally on Monday, and found several deficiencies in the way the temporary structures were erected.
Anshuman Phadikar Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Finance panel seeks 'clean' Bengal data

The 15th Finance Commission has asked the Bengal government to take up a joint exercise with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to reconcile "some of its macroeconomic data" and submit the revised figures by August.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP shifts onus, sniffs 'conspiracy'

Bengal BJP leaders on Tuesday sniffed a "deep-rooted conspiracy" behind the tent collapse at Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore, barely 24 hours after the state unit took sole responsibility.
A Staff Reporter Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

HC asks unions to justify DA parity plea

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday observed that it could be presumed that dearness allowance (DA) was the "fundamental right" of the state government employees, asking unions to furnish legal provisions that substantiate their claim to DA on a par with central employees.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Land logjam in Loba stays

Officials on Tuesday stepped out of camps into the fields to resolve the land-related dispute in Birbhum's Loba, where land acquisition for coal mine project has run into land protests, but no farmer appeared before them.
Snehamoy Chakraborty Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Mango hub Malda roots for pineapples

Malda, Bengal's mango district, has started producing pineapples, courtesy a steady demand in north India and other parts of Bengal and a higher profit margin compared to traditional crops like paddy.
KOUSIK SEN Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Revamp clock ticks on bypass in Siliguri

The state PWD has decided to widen and improve Eastern Bypass, an 11km road that skirts Siliguri and connects the north-eastern end with southern end of the city.
AVIJIT SINHA Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Forum agrees to puts off tea strike

Representatives of Joint Forum, the apex body of tea trade unions excepting Trinamul, announced on Tuesday evening that they have postponed the three-day tea industry strike and the 12-hour general strike, much to the relief of tea planters.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Trinamul replies in 'syndicate' coin

Trinamul on Monday dubbed the BJP a "syndicate peddling religious extremism and lynchings", hours after Narendra Modi accused the Mamata Banerjee government of "running a syndicate raj" and "throttling democracy".
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Syndicate regime to fall: PM

Narendra Modi on Monday told the audience at a rain-soaked rally that the "syndicate raj" in Bengal would survive only "a few months".
Devadeep Purohit Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Dilip-Babul 'public' tiff reaches PM venue

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo were seen engaging in an angry exchange at the venue of the Prime Minister's rally in Midnapore.
Sandip Chowdhury Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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