West Bengal Government
West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.19

Govt mulls optional maths for Madhyamik

The government is examining a proposal to offer Madhyamik board students a choice to drop mathematics in classes IX and X.The syllabus restructure committee, which is reviewing the Madhyamik syllabus,...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Extra holiday on Jan 29

The Bengal government has declared a holiday on January 29 on account of Saraswati Puja, in addition to January 30 and 31, after it realised that the festival would be celebrated on Wednesday, too. ‚Ä...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.19

World Bank help hope for toxic air

The World Bank is ready to help the Bengal government tackle air pollution in Calcutta, if the state makes it a priority, an official of the financial institution said.Sumila Gulyani, World Bank’s p...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.18

Fresh BJP plea on march

Calcutta High Court on Monday gave the BJP the liberty to move a fresh petition against the Bengal government for disallowing its proposed ganatantro banchao yatra (save democracy march) even as a pub...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.19

Bengal drops Centre from Tajpur port

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that her government would on its own develop a proposed deep-sea port in East Midnapore’s Tajpur, signalling intent to no longer involve ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


India  /  Published 11.04.19

Bengal govt fined Rs 20 lakh for 'Bhobishyoter Bhoot' ban

The Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the West Bengal government for imposing a ‚Äúvirtual‚ÄĚ ban on the public screening of the satirical film ‚ÄúBhobishyoter Bhoot‚ÄĚ in the ...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.18

Govt seeks to know BJP plan after verdict

The Bengal government remained clueless about the security arrangements required to be put in place in Cooch Behar after the high court refused to give permission for a 40 plus day long Rath Yatra tha...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.18

Modi rally lined up in Siliguri

Narendra Modi will address a rally in Siliguri on December 16, a day after the BJP’s Rath Yatra from Cooch Behar enters the area, party leaders said on Tuesday.“We have received verbal confirmatio...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

CCTV cameras for Calcutta containment zones

The West Bengal government has decided to install CCTV cameras in containments zones under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police to keep a watch whether the residents of the area are strictly following t...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.20

State nod to Bangladesh trade

The Bengal government on Saturday green-lighted the resumption of bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh via the Petrapole integrated checkpost (ICP) and put standard operating procedures in pla...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri and Pranesh Sarkar in Petrapole


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