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Recent figures available with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPSB) have shown that the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Siliguri is higher than many other cities of the country, including Delhi and Ghaziabad. It is from February 8 that the CPSB started recording air quality of the city through an automated ...
Kolkata: West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has refused to allow telecast of PM Narendra Modi's 'Pariksha par Charcha' in institutions run by the ... Several city-based CBSE and CISCE affiliated schools have already asked students to be present for the PM's lecture from 11am on Friday.

The west Bengal forest guard result containing the list of provisionally selected candidates is available on the website of West Bengal Police www.policewb.gov.in and Directorate of Forests www.westbengalforest.gov.in. To find the West Bengal Forest Guard result in the website the candidates are advised ...
Six days later the chief minister of West Bengal at the time, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee—wrote to Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata: “During our discussion today, you had mentioned the allocation close to Kolkata may be considered,” Bhattacharjee wrote, which the court cited. “As you are undoubtedly ...
Jharkhand man cycles 600km in 24 days, finds missing wife in West Bengal. A 42-year-old labourer from Jharkhand, who ... In the quest to find his wife, Manohar Nayak - from Musabani's Baligoda village - pedalled 25km daily across 65 villages for 24 days. His wife Anita went missing on January 14 from ...
Library Gate was the gateway into the city along the Grand Trunk Road constructed in 1937 to commemorate the fall of Bastille. The gate bears the name Chandernagore. Themes of the French revolution Egalite (equality), Liberte (liberty) and Fraternite (fraternity) are etched on the posts of the gate.

KOLKATA: The state transport department is making bus drivers more accountable and bringing in certain changes in the certificate of fitness (CF) and permit conditions. The transport department and Kolkata Police are also making each bus driver-specific so that accountability could be fixed.
Mamata Banerjee alleges NDA govt cut down funding for schemes in West Bengal, threatens to launch movement against Centre ... benefit of the people, Banerjee announced the construction of 12,000 kilometre of rural roads across West Bengal, which would connect the villages with the state or national ...
NEW DELHI: Kolkata will become a "safe city" for women with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking the measure to ensure safety and ... According to the ministry, seven more cities, apart from Kolkata have been finalised for safe city projects under Nirbhaya Fund and these are New Delhi, ...
KOLKATA: The ruling TMC won the Noapara assembly bypoll comfortably with its candidate Sunil Singh getting over one lakh votes on Thursday. Surprisingly, the BJP stood second outsmarting the CPM this time. Singh won the byelection by a margin of 63,000 votes. The TMC candidate bagged 101720 ...
KOLKATA: The presence of two Rohingya men at a Mayo Road gathering on Thursday, convened to protest against "Israel's treatment of Palestine", has pitchforked the 29 Rohingya men, women and kids — now settled in a South 24 Parganas village camp — to the centre of a legal and political debate.
The Chinese consulate in Kolkata worked closely with the West Bengal state government on the event, and was one of the partner countries of the ... The capital of West Bengal and Kunming agreed to establish sister city status during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to China in October 2013.
Two Governors — Keshari Nath Tripathi of West Bengal and Tathagata Roy of Tripura — have confirmed their participation in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) border management conference in February in Kolkata. “The Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi and the Governor of ...
Three cities of Uttar Pradesh are among nine chosen in the latest round of the Centre's flagship Smart Cities Mission, Union Housing and Urban Affairs ... When asked whether New Town was still a part of the Smart Cities Mission, Puri said, "West Bengal is part of India and it bid for the scheme and New ...
KOLKATA: West Bengal is fast emerging as an all-weather destination welcoming tourists on business, social, and leisure trips throughout the year, and in ... of the Destination East - West Bengal Tourism Summit 2018 - at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in Kolkata's Rajarhat-New Town here today.
29 Rohingyas travel 5330km to find shelter in Bengal village ... Welcome to the Rohingya Colony, a settlement in Kuruli village in Baruipur, some 45km from Kolkata, where the 29 refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine State have ... Very soon tge natives of West Bengal will be refugee in their own country.
A girl college student has complained that she was assaulted by a Trinamool Chhatra Parishad leader (TMCP) inside college premises. The horrific incident was caught on camera. TMC sources however refused to comment on this issue. West Bengal Police in its statement said that thwy are looking into ...

"Our current Jio network covers 1,000 towns and nearly 39,000 villages in the state. Jio will reach 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018. Every last village will be covered by 4G technology. We are embarking on an ambitious project of connecting Bengal with optical fibre," Ambani ...
Kolkata: Nine people were injured after a leopard entered a village in Parmekhligunj in North Bengal's Haldibari on Tuesday. The leopard was first seen on Monday near Nayarhat Kalibari area. When three villagers chased it on Monday, the animal fled only to reappear on Tuesday. When villagers noticed ...
West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development and Public Health Engineering Minister Subrata Mukherjee today said the state government has launched a water ATM project to provide bacteria-free drinking water in schools. The government is setting up water ATMs in the city and suburbs and the ...
Nandan, one of the key cultural centres of the West Bengal government, is dotted with green and red — the colours of the flag of neighbouring Bangladesh. ... posters announce the four-day Bangladeshi Film Festival to be held in the city till January 8, which will see as many as 28 documentaries, short films ...
KOLKATA: It's one of the most powerful weapons in the hands of an ordinary citizen, but one that's rarely wielded in Bengal. The state has an abysmal record when it comes to filing RTI applications, staying in the lowest rungs of the nationwide ladder of the number of RTI applications filed over an 11-year ...
KOLKATA: Two days after getting approval from the Centre, chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched the official emblem of West Bengal government on Friday. The emblem, conceptulaised and designed by the CM herself, was unveiled by her in May last year and sent to the Centre for approval. Speaking ...
The officer-in charge of the Shyampur station, Sumon Das, who sustained head injuries during the assault in the early hours of Saturday, is battling for his life at a city hospital. Apart from the two officials, five other police personnel were injured in the attack. “Clashes were going on in Shyampur between two ...
The 2016 report of the NCRB recorded 283 incidents of acid attacks in India of which 76 were from West Bengal. Piyali Dutta, an acid attack .... These are victims from remote villages and belong to poor families, most of whom do not have regular jobs or sources of income. While varieties of acid such as ...
Dayarampur, a village in Murshidabad district, and situated on the western bank of River Padma near the India-Bangladesh border, has lost thousands of hectares of agricultural land and homesteads to river bank erosion. Paramanik is one of thousands who have had to migrate from their native villages, ...
Kolkata, Dec 31 (UNI) The sun of 2017 is setting and 2018 is on the horizon, at this juncture some of the crucial events happened in West Bengal in this year. The state ... Two of the most crucial matches, a semi-final and he final, were both held at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in the city.
“The area where they went for picnic is not frequented by revelers,” said Debasish Banerjee, a local resident and former councilor of Asansol municipality. The police said a ban has been imposed on going into the river in those areas due to strong currents. The dead were identified as Suvendu Quazi, ...
KOLKATA: Demanding that "outsiders" immediately leave the villages in the area and arguing in favour of overall development, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday held a 'peace rally' in West Bengal's Bhangar that has witnessed violence over the construction of a power grid substation. The development ...
The city of joy Kolkata has been experiencing dry weather conditions from the past few days. As per weathermen, fog was witnessed at scattered places across West Bengal including Kolkata during the past day.
THANE: The Anti Narcotics Cell police arrested a person allegedly for possessing counterfeit currency with face-value of Rs 2.03 lakh late on Friday night from Cidco area. The police said that the accused Mohammad Babar Sirajul Ali, 26, presently residing at Wadala, and native Malda in West Bengal was ...
Begunkodor, West Bengal: A group of rationalists spent a winter night in the small obscure railway station in West Bengal's Purulia district, which had been ... Begunkodor station, located near the Ayodhya Hills and 50 km from Purulia town, had earned the distinction of being a 'ghost station' after 1967, the ...
In today's budding age, people are trying hard to endure and make a living. Be it in rural or urban areas, people struggle hard to earn money for themselves along with their family. In a huge country like India, people are facing so many issues regarding employment, education, security, and most ...
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Benerjee inaugurated 177 buses and fire brigades in Kolkata on Tuesday. The flag off ceremony was held in front of Nabanna, the state secretariat, where the chief minister waved green flag to let go all new fleet of vehicles in presence of several of her cabinet colleagues, ...
The West Bengal government has decided to strengthen the Tuscan pillars of the historic Town Hall building here and make it earthquake-proof, officials said. This will be a part of the building's restoration project, they said. The decision of strengthening the 204-year-old building was taken, on the basis of ...
New Delhi: Badminton remains a popular sport in India, but not many are aware that Jadurberia village in Howrah district, West Bengal, has been the hub of shuttlecock production for generations. Across the Hooghly River, about 40 kilometres from Kolkata, on the outskirts of Uluberia town, more than 5,000 ...
KOLKATA: Bihar urban development and housing minister and Muzaffarpur MLA Suresh Kumar Sharma and his bodyguards allegedly beat up staffers at a hotel in temple town Tarapith in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday evening demanding a refund of a room in the hotel booked online.
Justice Debangshu Basak directed the Centre and the West Bengal government to file affidavits with regard to a criminal case over an alleged posting of ... to approach the central nodal agency for appropriate measures in connection with the case filed by the woman, a resident of the north Bengal town.
Ten days after the brutal murder of Mohammad Afrazul Khan in Rajasthan's Rajsamand, migrant workers from West Bengal are leaving the state in large numbers, a report said today. According to a report by The Indian Express, most of the quarters in Dhoinda village in the district where Afrazul lived are ...
The Assam government has sought help from West Bengal to replicate the Rajarhat-New Town development model in creating a satellite township called ... The report, “West Bengal: The Gateway to East India to New Growth for Corporate India'' said: “Kolkata city, with an inventory of roughly 24 million ...
"The shortfall of tax mop-up in West Bengal would be close to 6% of the total shortfall of the combined figure of the states. Nationally, going by the formula, the shortfall becomes a huge 21%," said state finance minister and GST Council member Amit Mitra on the sidelines of an event in the city.
I don't need money," said Affarajul's neighbour Rejina Biwi. Villagers know that such sentiments are all but temporary. "What will we do if we stay back in the village? There is no job here. We have to leave the place to eke out a living elsewhere," said Rumsek, a resident of the neighbouring village Bibigram.
New Delhi: Badminton remains a popular sport in India, but not many are aware that Jadurberia village in Howrah district, West Bengal, has been the hub of shuttlecock production for generations. Across the Hooghly River, about 40 kilometres from Kolkata, on the outskirts of Uluberia town, more than 5,000 ...
Darjeeling, Siliguri and Jalpaiguri are a few of the prominent towns that fall within the Dooars. With the mighty Himalayan mountains stretching across the horizon and dense, naturally diverse forests around it, the Dooars is a blessed and beautiful region. And it is going to get even more beautiful if a plan ...
Malda: The wail of the women at Mohammad Afrajul's village in West Bengal's Malda seemed drowned out by the memory of the piteous bleating of the 50-year-old road construction labour who was hacked to ... Saiydpur village in Kaliachak, 25 km from Malda town, is dumbstruck by the horror of it all.
West Bengal will announce its IT policy in January, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Thursday. The policy announcement will come at the annual investors' meet to be held on January 16 and 17. The State government has been working on a comprehensive IT policy to woo investments in the ...
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the killing of a labourer from West Bengal on Thursday, who was burnt alive to “save a girl from 'love jihad'”. The incident took place in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district and the accused, Shambunath Raigar, also recorded the horrific act which was ...
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Thursday and urged him to look into the law-and-order situation in West Bengal. Singh is in the city to chair a meeting of chief ministers of the states bordering Bangladesh. Sinha, along with other senior leaders of the ...
It began with 13 women pooling their savings – 30,000 rupees – in 1995. Today, the bank's turnover is 300m rupees a year and it has a membership of 31,000 sex workers from across West Bengal. Sex workers are surrounded by ill-wishers – madams, pimps, “boyfriends” and often relatives trying to relieve ...
The West Bengal directorate of textiles recently decided to set up a mega carpet cluster at Malgaon village in Kaliaganj block of West Bengal's North Dinajpur district where weavers have been stitching Banarasi-style carpets since the 1980s with little recognition. Work will start after the government ...


 

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