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News  /  Published 04.08.22

West Bengal govt steps in to plug holes in Swasthya Sathi scheme

The state government is plugging holes in Swasthya Sathi payouts, said officials. “The analysis and audit system for the scheme has been strengthened to prevent misuse. We have also restructure...
By Sanjay Mandal, None in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.07.22

Private schools in Kolkata asked to file students’ data, guardians’ details

The state education department is collecting data from private schools and asking them to submit details of all students, including their photographs. The private schools have to submit the total num...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar and Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Post office passport seva kendras to go online for faster passports in Kolkata

All 42 post office passport seva kendras (POPSKs) in West Bengal are likely to introduce online connectivity with the passport office to reduce the time taken to issue passports, officials at the Kolk...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Brabourne Road

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Plastic ban not hasty, says central minister in Kolkata

Union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Ashwini Kumar Choubey, director of ZSI Dhriti Banerjee and several scientists were present at the event. “The craftsmanship of...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Fine and reward to check plastic use in Kolkata, rest of West Bengal

The state government will slap a fine of Rs 500 for selling and stocking thin plastic carry bags and other banned plastic items and give a reward of Rs 500 for a valid complaint regarding any manufact...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 28.06.22

Civic bodies around Kolkata to have SOP for roadside pole upkeep

Civic bodies around Kolkata will have a standard operating procedure (SOP) for maintenance of lamp posts and similar installations and will be held accountable for any accident, urban development mini...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.06.22

West Bengal government panel to keep tabs on fees in private schools

Education minister Bratya Basu told the Assembly on Tuesday that the state government would set up a commission to look into complaints against private schools about fee hikes, on the lines of the hea...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.22

CM-as-chancellor bill passed by Bengal Assembly

The Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a bill that seeks to install chief minister Mamata Banerjee as chancellor of state-run universities replacing the governor, amid opposition from BJP MLAs. On May ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.06.22

Stringent checklist for coal entry into West Bengal

The state administration has drawn up a 14-point checklist to allow coal-laden trucks from other states to enter West Bengal in a bid to crack down on illegal mineral transport across the state. Sour...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

News  /  Published 07.06.22

West Bengal government mulls panel to regulate private school fees

The state government is planning to constitute a commission to look into complaints against private schools about fee hikes, said an official of the education department. A retired judge is likely to...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


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