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Mamata Banerjee Government
West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Governor suspects ‘censorship’ in meet snub

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar locked horns with the Mamata Banerjee government again, wondering whether “censorship” was in place and accusing the administration of behaving in an “unconstitu...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.19

Bengal balks at tourist cops

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to ignore a central advisory to set up special tourist police units in Bengal as it believes the existing force is doing the job well. “We received the adv...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.19

Longer week for college teachers in Bengal

Full-time teachers in state-aided colleges would need to work six days a week and devote 30 hours to teaching and another 10 hours to administrative tasks as part of a new resource management strategy...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.19

BJP says Bengal DM delayed Smriti chopper

The BJP accused the Mamata Banerjee government of delaying till the “last minute” permission for Union minister Smriti Irani’s chopper to land in Jhargram for a rally on Wednesday and denying he...
By Our Bureau in Jhargram/Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.20

State death toll up by 3, new cases 29

The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday put the death toll from Covid-19 at 15 with three more fatalities and the total number of active patients at 274 of whom 29 were new cases. Chief secretary Ra...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.20

State mulls rice scheme to plug central hole

The Mamata Banerjee government is exploring the possibility of allocating 5kg of rice for three months to those left out of a central scheme that covers only beneficiaries who fall under the food secu...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.20

Hotspot containment in place: Government

The Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday indicated that there was no special containment plan for the four districts that the Centre had identified as coronavirus “hotspots”, underscoring that i...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

Crop insurance for all in Bengal

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to bring all 72-lakh-odd farmers in Bengal under the crop insurance scheme in the current kharif (monsoon) season, but the initiative could hit a roadblock a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

NRC fear in voter verification rush

The online elector verification programme — a pre-electoral roll revision process — has evoked overwhelming response in the border districts, with people queuing up for the otherwise routine annua...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.19

Bengal seal on pay hike

The Mamata Banerjee cabinet on Monday accepted the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and said it would be implemented from January 1, 2020, and announced additional benefits for state employ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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