West Bengal  /  Published 07.08.22

Rural polls in February

The Bengal government’s attempt to advance the rural polls, scheduled in the summer of 2023, to December 2022 has hit procedural roadblocks, prompting Nabanna to settle for February 2023. &ldqu...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.22

Loba mine pits DVC against state

The Damodar Valley Corporation, a central power utility, may have to surrender the coal block allocated to it at Loba in Birbhum as it is likely to miss the August 8 deadline to launch the project. Ho...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.22

Push for Bengal projects

The Bengal government has decided to bring out special infrastructure projects worth Rs 14,000 crore, which were drawn up around four years ago, from the freezer as part of an attempt to create the ri...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 14.07.22

Experts say overbridge in Chitpore is ‘beyond repair’

This railway overbridge is different from the Chitpore bridge that was built in 1843 and stands over the circular canal. Senior officials in the urban development department said a meeting was recent...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.07.22

Amarnath cloudburst: 70 pilgrims traced, say officials at Nabanna

Team reaches cave A team of 13 from Naihati, in North 24-Parganas district, reached the cave shrine on Monday after a four-hour uphill trek from the Panchtarni campsite, a team member said. They had ...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.22

State: meet to link farm & industry

The Bengal government on Saturday organised at Nabanna the state’s first-ever agri-business meet with 220 participants from agro-related businesses, with the objective of exploring opportunities...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.22

Thapa to meet CM in Calcutta today

Anit Thapa, whose Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) won the recent Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha elections, left for Calcutta on Tuesday for a meeting with chief minister...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.22

Job funds on hold over expenditure

The Mamata Banerjee government is in a spot over how to clear wage dues of over Rs 3,000 crore under the 100-day rural employment scheme as the Centre is unlikely to meet the state’s demand for ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 07.05.22

Fresh attempt to revive Mishti Hub of Bardhaman from May 23

The Mishti Hub off National Highway 2 in Bardhaman will soon buzz back to life. Inaugurated in 2017 by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, it has been lying unused for several years. There are 25 shops ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.22

Bureaucrats against hiring experts

The recent plan to appoint consultants from the corporate world to make the Bengal government future-ready has run into rough weather apparently owing to resistance from some senior bureaucrats, sourc...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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