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  • Homebuyers' body FPCE wants RERA to be made functional in West Bengal to protect consumers Jul 03, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Homebuyers' body FPCE wants RERA to be made functional in West Bengal to protect consumers

    In May last year, the Supreme Court had struck down the West Bengal government’s law WBHIRA for regulating real estate sector, saying it was ”unconstitutional”.

  • One in every 5 houses in Bengal faced some food crisis during COVID lockdown: Report Jul 01, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    One in every 5 houses in Bengal faced some food crisis during COVID lockdown: Report

    The study, "Staying Alive COVID 19 and Public services in West Bengal", said that the reporting of food crisis by households belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (ST) community of the state was higher, as compared to other social groups.

  • 'Ghatal masterplan': Centre approves Bengal govt's Rs 1,500-crore project to dredge 10 major rivers Jun 26, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    'Ghatal masterplan': Centre approves Bengal govt's Rs 1,500-crore project to dredge 10 major rivers

    Ghatal is a low-lying riverine area in Paschim Medinipur district that gets affected by floods almost every year.

  • BJP's attempt to topple Maharashta govt, unethical, unconstitutional: Mamata Banerjee Jun 23, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    BJP's attempt to topple Maharashta govt, unethical, unconstitutional: Mamata Banerjee

    She said the saffron party has deliberately chosen to ”disturb” the Maharashtra government at a time when the presidential polls are approaching. She said the saffron party has deliberately chosen to ”disturb” the Maharashtra government at a time when the presidential polls are approaching.

  • West Bengal govt contemplating phase out of trams from congested areas of Kolkata: Minister Jun 23, 2022 04:57 PM IST

    West Bengal govt contemplating phase out of trams from congested areas of Kolkata: Minister

    Kolkata, June 23 West Bengal transport minister Firhad Hakim told the Assembly on Thursday that the state government was mulling over a proposal to ..

  • West Bengal: Anti-Agnipath protesters block railway tracks, do push-ups Jun 18, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    West Bengal: Anti-Agnipath protesters block railway tracks, do push-ups

    Around 20 protesters blocked both up and down lines at a level crossing from around 10 AM thus also affecting vehicular traffic, a spokesperson of the Eastern Railway said.

  • Monsoon likely to advance into Gangetic West Bengal by June 17 Jun 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Monsoon likely to advance into Gangetic West Bengal by June 17

    The southwest monsoon is likely to advance into parts of Gangetic West Bengal and in all the northern districts of the state by Friday, the Met said.

  • West Bengal govt tells schools to distribute midday meal supplies to guardians as summer vacation extended Jun 15, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    West Bengal govt tells schools to distribute midday meal supplies to guardians as summer vacation extended

    In a notice, the Project Director, Midday Meal Programme on Tuesday asked the district authorities to ask schools to distribute rice, potato, sugar, pulses and soap among the guardians on designated dates and places from June 20 to June 26.

  • UNICEF lauds Bengal govt initiatives in curbing child labour Jun 13, 2022 09:29 PM IST

    UNICEF lauds Bengal govt initiatives in curbing child labour

    UNICEF praised the West Bengal government's developmental projects for "helping to prevent child labour" on Monday, expressing hope that the problem will be eradicated with this "continued momentum."

  • 60 arrested in connection with Howrah violence Jun 11, 2022 09:54 PM IST

    60 arrested in connection with Howrah violence

    They have been booked under IPC sections that deal with rioting, attempt to murder, and causing damage to public properties, among others, a senior police officer said.

  • Bengal: BJP MP writes to Amit Shah, demands deployment of central forces in violence-hit Howrah Jun 11, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    Bengal: BJP MP writes to Amit Shah, demands deployment of central forces in violence-hit Howrah

    Protests erupted in several parts of Howrah on Friday over controversial remarks by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal on Prophet Mohammad.

  • Bengal: Fresh violence in Howrah's Panchla; protesters clash with police, houses gutted Jun 11, 2022 05:14 PM IST

    Bengal: Fresh violence in Howrah's Panchla; protesters clash with police, houses gutted

    Internet services have been suspended across the district till June 13 to prevent the spread of rumours

  • Ahead of presidential polls, Mamata Banerjee convenes meeting of opposition leaders, CMs Jun 11, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Ahead of presidential polls, Mamata Banerjee convenes meeting of opposition leaders, CMs

    Poll for the President of India will be held on July 18, the Election Commission announced on Thursday

  • Adani Enterprises to set up hyper-scale data centre park at Bengal Silicon Valley: Minister Jun 07, 2022 07:09 AM IST

    Adani Enterprises to set up hyper-scale data centre park at Bengal Silicon Valley: Minister

    Addressing a press conference at the state assembly, Chatterjee said the cabinet gave its go-ahead to the company to set up the facility on 51.75 acres of land.

  • Bengal cabinet approves proposal to make Mamata chancellor of state-run universities Jun 06, 2022 07:43 PM IST

    Bengal cabinet approves proposal to make Mamata chancellor of state-run universities

    It also gave its nod to another proposal to remove the governor from the post of Visitor to private universities and replace him with the state's education minister.

  • J P Nadda on 2-day visit to Bengal from June 7 Jun 06, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    J P Nadda on 2-day visit to Bengal from June 7

    "We are happy that he will give us direction to intensify our battle against the corrupt Trinamool Congress government, which has lost all credibility after being mired in scams. His visit will boost the morale of the rank and file of the party," Majumdar said late on Sunday.

  • Calcutta High Court dismisses plea to haul Abhishek Banerjee for contempt, but TMC MP-Governor joust continues May 30, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    Calcutta High Court dismisses plea to haul Abhishek Banerjee for contempt, but TMC MP-Governor joust continues

    The Calcutta High Court dismissed a petition seeking suo motu cognizance of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's criticism of a section of the judiciary at a public rally in Haldia on Saturday, stating that the comments by him do not in any way scandalize the court's authority.

  • Mamata Banerjee 'salutes' fighting spirit of Goans on 35th statehood day May 30, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee 'salutes' fighting spirit of Goans on 35th statehood day

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hailed the fighting spirit of the people of Goa and said their struggles led to its full statehood on this day 35 years ago.

  • Mamata Banerjee: Poet, painter... education czarina May 29, 2022 08:01 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee: Poet, painter... education czarina

    If Mamata Banerjee manages to get full control of the state’s universities, she will have an absolutely free hand to appoint and promote both academic and non-academic staff, and dictate syllabi.

  • Emami Group to sponsor East Bengal FC: Mamata May 25, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    Emami Group to sponsor East Bengal FC: Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the Emami Group will sponsor the century-old East Bengal Football Club, to compete in the Indian Super League this season (ISL).

  • BJP misusing central agencies, law will take own course: Mamata amid SSC row May 19, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    BJP misusing central agencies, law will take own course: Mamata amid SSC row

    West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee slammed the Centre, alleging misuse of federal agencies for settling political scores.

  • 78.9% households in West Bengal have bicycles, highest in country: NFHS May 17, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    78.9% households in West Bengal have bicycles, highest in country: NFHS

    While the national average is 50.4 percent, Uttar Pradesh holds the second rank with 75.6 per cent of the households owning a bicycle, it said.

  • Cyclone Asani weakens, Odisha, West Bengal brace for heavy rain May 11, 2022 12:10 PM IST

    Cyclone Asani weakens, Odisha, West Bengal brace for heavy rain

    The weather system is likely to further lose steam and turn into a depression by Thursday morning, the Met Department said.

  • Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee cross swords over CAA May 05, 2022 10:20 PM IST

    Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee cross swords over CAA

    Amit Shah, who steered the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act in the parliament in 2019 which promises citizenship to minorities who have come from neighbouring countries between March 24, 1971, and December 31, 2014, claimed Mamata Banerjee is against giving refugees citizenship and in favour of infiltration.

  • Amit Shah arrives in West Bengal on two-day visit May 05, 2022 11:25 AM IST

    Amit Shah arrives in West Bengal on two-day visit

    Amit Shah, who arrived at the Kolkata airport, was received by senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nisith Pramanik.

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