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  • ‘Corrupt’ West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar named in Jain Hawala Case chargesheet: Mamata Banerjee Jun 28, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    ‘Corrupt’ West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar named in Jain Hawala Case chargesheet: Mamata Banerjee

    This development comes on the heels of the Bengal Governor sought a ‘special audit’ of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) after reports of corruption and malpractices surfaced.

  • People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar May 10, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    "The situation that arose out of post-poll violence is worrisome. I will be visiting the violence-hit areas in the state," Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar underlined.

  • West Bengal post-poll violence: MHA team meets Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, to seek report May 07, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    West Bengal post-poll violence: MHA team meets Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, to seek report

    The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, had arrived in the state on Thursday and held meetings with the chief secretary, home secretary and the DGP at the secretariat, officials said.

  • Mamata Banerjee to meet governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm to stake claim to form govt May 03, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee to meet governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm to stake claim to form govt

    The ruling TMC has won 212 of the 292 seats where polling was held in eight phases in March and April, and is leading in one where counting is still in progress. The BJP emerged as the main opposition party with 77 seats under its belt.

  • Free, fair elections are not held in West Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Dec 30, 2020 07:12 PM IST

    Free, fair elections are not held in West Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    The Trinamool Congress, which has been at loggerheads with Jagdeep Dhankhar since he became governor in July last year, has urged President Ram Nath Kovind to remove him, claiming that he has been working in an unconstitutional manner.

  • West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar sends report to Centre on attack on JP Nadda's convoy Dec 11, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar sends report to Centre on attack on JP Nadda's convoy

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged that violators of law in the state have the protection of police and administration.

  • West Bengal government distancing itself from rule of law: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Dec 06, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    West Bengal government distancing itself from rule of law: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    It is high time to "ensure governance in accordance with the Constitution and render police and administration politically neutral", the governor said on Twitter later in the day.

  • Blatant misuse of police power, action to be taken: West Bengal Governor on turban controversy Oct 11, 2020 09:03 PM IST

    Blatant misuse of police power, action to be taken: West Bengal Governor on turban controversy

    Claiming that it was nothing but a "blatant abuse of police power," Dhankhar said, "As Governor I assured the delegation that all steps would be taken for such outrage". Controversy erupted after visuals of the police beating up a Sikh man during BJP's protest on Thursday went viral on social media.

  • Situation alarming in West Bengal, political violence must stop: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Oct 05, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    Situation alarming in West Bengal, political violence must stop: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Earlier in the day, Jagdeep Dhankhar slammed the state administration after the home secretary and the DGP failed to turn up, disregarding his summons over the killing of the BJP leader Manish Sukla. However, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay met Dhankhar.

  • West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Home Minister Amit Shah Mar 06, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Home Minister Amit Shah

    The meeting was held at the initiative of the governor, who was appointed to the Constitutional post nearly eight months ago.

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Feb 17, 2020 12:36 PM IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Banerjee is holding a one-on-one meeting with Dhankhar for the first time since he assumed charge in July last year.

  • Bengal Governor issues show cause notice to Cooch Behar university's VC for not inviting him to convocation Feb 14, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Bengal Governor issues show cause notice to Cooch Behar university's VC for not inviting him to convocation

    The Raj Bhavan, in a note, said, "Dhankhar has invoked the process for consideration of removal of CBPBU VC Debkumar Mukhopadhyay."

  • Flying objects existed during Ramayana days, Arjun's arrow had atomic power: West Bengal governor Jan 15, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    Flying objects existed during Ramayana days, Arjun's arrow had atomic power: West Bengal governor

    "It is not in the 20th century, but it was during the period of Ramayana, we had flying objects (Uran Khatola). Sanjay narrated the entire war of Mahabharata (to Dhitarasthra) not from TV. The arrows of Arjuna in Mahabharata had atomic power in it," Dhankhar said while addressing a programme here.

  • No response from Mamata Banerjee's office on requests for dialogue: Dhankhar Dec 07, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    No response from Mamata Banerjee's office on requests for dialogue: Dhankhar

    Stating that a chief minister should be in regular communication with the governor, Dhankhar said he was still hopeful about a positive response from Banerjee.

  • Ready to discuss all issues with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Dec 06, 2019 10:58 AM IST

    Ready to discuss all issues with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    The governor visited the state Assembly along with his wife, and paid floral tributes at the statue of B R Ambedkar. He was received by Marshall of the Assembly, other officials and MLAs.

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