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9 days ago
Want to make Bangabandhu Bhavan here, says Mamata

Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her government's desire to build a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the memory of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Banerjee was speaking at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan in the presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is the daughter of Mujibur Rahman. ...

12 days ago
'Clean air plan lacks sector-specific emission reduction targets'

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The proposed National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) would be of no use as it has not mentioned sector-specific and time-bound emission reduction targets for industries. It has also failed to lay enough emphasis on units which are contributing to air pollution, environmentalists say. With the goal to meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards at a...

1 month ago
Press Club, Kolkata condemns repeated assaults on journalists in Bengal

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The Press Club, Kolkata, on Monday strongly condemned the recurring incidents of assaults on journalists and camera persons during the filing of nominations for the West Bengal Panchayat election. Press Club, Kolkata, has repeatedly strongly condemned such incidents and appealed to the police and administration to take proper steps so as to ensure mediapersons co...

1 month ago
Delhi-Durgapur direct flight reintroduced

Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) National carrier Air India on Sunday reintroduced its direct flight service between West Bengal's Durgapur and Delhi after a gap of nearly two years, an airline official said here. The flight that came from Delhi to Durgapur's Andal airport early on Sunday, being celebrated as Bengali new year, and later flew back to the national capital had full occupancy on bot...

1 month ago
Left's strike in Bengal evokes lukewarm response

Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The Left-sponsored six-hour general strike in West Bengal evoked lukewarm response on Friday as people came out in numbers on the streets while public transport was available in the city and suburbs amid tight security arrangements. Accusing the state's ruling Trinamool Congress of throttling democracy and unleashing massive violence on opposition party workers t...

1 month ago
Left's strike in Bengal largely ineffective

Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) A Left-sponsored six-hour general strike in West Bengal evoked lukewarm response on Friday as people came out in numbers on the streets while public transport was available in the city and suburbs amid tight security arrangements. Accusing the state's ruling Trinamool Congress of throttling democracy and unleashing massive violence on opposition party workers to...

2 months ago
BJP team visits Bengal's clash-hit areas, blames government for violence

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation on Sunday visited the violence-hit areas of Asansol in West Bengal ignoring the ban imposed by the state administration and accused the state government of completely failing to stop the violence. In spite of being stopped by police a few times, the four member team, along with their security personnel, entered the areas t...

2 months ago
Babul Supriyo not allowed to enter tense area, booked

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Amid the prevailing tension in parts of Raniganj and adjoining areas in West Bengal's Paschim Burdwan district following clashes over Ram Navami rallies, Union Minister Babul Supriyo was on Thursday not allowed to enter the area. An FIR against the minister was also lodged for violation of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPc, L.N. Meena, Commissioner...

2 months ago
ED attaches Rs 2,381-cr assets of Rose Valley Group

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets totalling Rs 2,381 crore of the Rose Valley group of companies which is under investigation for fraudulent collection of money from the public and laundering it, an official said on Thursday. The seized assets includes 400 immovable properties, including more than 200 acres of land and 15 hotels and resorts l...

2 months ago
Babul Supriyo not allowed to enter Bengal's tense Asansol-Raniganj

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Amid prevailing tensions over parts of Raniganj and adjoining areas in West Bengal's Paschim Burdwan district following clashes over Ram Navami rallies, Union Minister Babul Supriyo was on Thursday not allowed to enter the area. Citing security reasons, police stopped the car of the Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises as he tried t...

2 months ago
Bengal government advised governor not to visit Durgapur

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday advised Governor K. N. Tripathi not to visit injured Deputy Commissioner of Police, who got injured in a bomb attack during the violence at a Ram Navami procession in Raniganj. A statement from the Raj Bhawan said the state government expressed its inability to arrange for adequate security for Tripathi. The Governo...

2 months ago
Six policemen injured in clash over Ram Navami rally in Bengal

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) A massive clash broke out in West Bengal's Raniganj around a Ram Navami rally on Monday, injuring at least six police personnel including a senior officer. While the RSS said one person was killed in the incident, police did not confirm it. Activists of a saffron outfit allegedly clashed with police and hurled crude bombs at them after police tried to stop the cl...

3 months ago
ED raids six Gitanjali stores in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate conducted search operations in six franchise-based outlets of Gitanjali Gems located in four malls here in connection with $1.8 billion banking fraud case, an official said on Sunday. Several teams are searching in six franchised outlets of Gitanjali Gems located in four malls in connection with the banking fraud case, an ED official sai...

3 months ago
ED raids at Gitanjali store in Bengal's Durgapur

Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate conducted search at a franchise- based store of Gitanjali Gems in West Bengal's Durgapur and the group is probably in the process of winding up its only store in Kolkata, an official said on Saturday. An Enforcement Directorate team went to Mehul Choksi company-owned store at Camac street in Kolkata, but we found it closed. It seems the ...

4 months ago
Ola to provide 5,000 new cabs in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBTIDCL) and India's leading mobility platform Ola on Wednesday entered into an agreement to create 5,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state. Under the agreement, the app-based cab provider will provide 5,000 new cabs to the unemployed youths enrolled in the Employment Bank of Labour Depa...

4 months ago
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 organised by the state government has received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, which is less than last year by about Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, she said 50 per cent of last year's business propos...

4 months ago
PSPB, RBI favourites in Junior and Youth National TT meets

Durgapur (West Bengal), Jan 17 (IANS) All eyes will be on PSPB's Manav Thakkar when the 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships get underway at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here from Thursday. Not only will Manav's thin shoulders be carrying the entire burden of expectations of the two PSPB teams, including that of the Academy, but his brain also plotting to add the tw...

4 months ago
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and those of previous years were in the ...

4 months ago
SpiceJet to explore manufacturing of sea planes in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Private airline SpiceJet would like to explore the possibility of manufacturing of sea planes in West Bengal as the state has potential for it, its chairman Ajay Singh said here on Tuesday. The airline also committed and hopeful to start flights from the state's greenfield airport at Andal near Durgapur soon and will connect the state capital with Bangladesh's Chit...

4 months ago
Bengal signs MoU for more KFC, Pizza Hut outlets

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Monday said its Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Department has signed an MoU with Devyani International Ltd for setting up more KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in the state. This is an expansion plan of Devyani International to open four-to-five KFC restaurants and two-to-three Pizza hut restaurants every year at various loca...

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