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Doctors go on nationwide strike: Everything you need to know

17 Jun 2019

Doctors go on nationwide strike: Everything you need to know

In a move which is sure to hit medical services, doctors all over the county went on strike on Monday. This strike was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to show solidarity with protesting doctors in West Bengal.

WB: Doctors not resuming work, to continue strike for sixth-day

16 Jun 2019

WB: Doctors not resuming work, to continue strike for sixth-day

Doctors protesting in West Bengal are likely to continue their strike for the sixth day after junior doctors asserted they wouldn't resume work in a late-night meeting Saturday.

On Makar Sankranti, 33L pilgrims take holy-dip in Ganga Sagar

15 Jan 2019

On Makar Sankranti, 33L pilgrims take holy-dip in Ganga Sagar

Over 30 lakh pilgrims from across the country and neighboring Bangladesh and Nepal took holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal at Ganga Sagar Mela in Sagar Islands on Makar Sankranti today, the West Bengal government said.

Calcutta High Court cancels earlier order allowing BJP's rath yatras

21 Dec 2018

Calcutta High Court cancels earlier order allowing BJP's rath yatras

In a setback to the BJP's ambitions in West Bengal, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court has overturned an earlier order by the court that had allowed the BJP to take out rath yatras.

WB cabinet to expand tomorrow, four faces to be added

19 Dec 2018

WB cabinet to expand tomorrow, four faces to be added

The 31-month-old Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal will be expanded tomorrow, and four new faces would be inducted into it, officials said today.

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

16 Dec 2018

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

The West Bengal government yesterday refused permission for the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra, citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence in areas where the party was planning to take out the yatra.

West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

12 Dec 2018

West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

The West Bengal government is committed to the welfare of its people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted today.

WB government scheme to benefit 2L differently abled: Mamata

03 Dec 2018

WB government scheme to benefit 2L differently abled: Mamata

A scheme launched by the West Bengal government earlier this year will benefit around two lakh differently abled people, CM Mamata Banerjee said today.

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

18 Nov 2018

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.

SC to hear plea challenging WB granting Durga Puja funds

12 Oct 2018

SC to hear plea challenging WB granting Durga Puja funds

The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear today an appeal challenging the West Bengal Government's decision to grant Rs. 10,000 each to Puja committees in WB for Durga Puja celebrations.

Kolkata: TERI bats for dual-use of trams' overhead power lines

05 Oct 2018

Kolkata: TERI bats for dual-use of trams' overhead power lines

A policy research organization has advocated bolstering Kolkata's tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network.

Kolkata: WB government takes up renovation work at Gandhi Bhavan

30 Sep 2018

Kolkata: WB government takes up renovation work at Gandhi Bhavan

The West Bengal government has undertaken the renovation work of the Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata area of Kolkata, a two-story building where Mahatma Gandhi spent 25 days between August and September in 1947 when Kolkata was in the grip of riots.

WB government funding children's heart surgeries for free: Mamata Banerjee

29 Sep 2018

WB government funding children's heart surgeries for free: Mamata Banerjee

Stressing that a "healthy heart is essential for a healthy body," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today informed that her government, under its 'Shishu Sathi' scheme, has been funding surgery of children with cardiac problems.

People should know what happened to Netaji after crash: Banerjee

18 Sep 2018

People should know what happened to Netaji after crash: Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said today people have the right to know the truth on what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after Taihoku air crash in 1945.

Long live Bengali-Bihari unity: WB CM Mamata Banerjee

08 Sep 2018

Long live Bengali-Bihari unity: WB CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said around two lakh Biharis were left out of the complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC), touted to be proof of Assamese identity.

WB govt provides food security to 90% of people: Mamata

31 Aug 2018

WB govt provides food security to 90% of people: Mamata

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said her government was providing food security to 90% people in the state in a scheme under which food grains at Rs. 2 per kg or half the market price are given to the beneficiaries.

Center to urge WB Govt to switch over to RERA

10 Jun 2018

Center to urge WB Govt to switch over to RERA

The Center will soon send a team to urge the West Bengal Government to switch over to the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 to protect home buyers' interest, said Abhay Upadhyay, President of the Forum for People's Collective Efforts.

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

29 Jan 2017

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

Authorities imposed prohibitory orders in Kolkata's Metiabruz area after communal clashes erupted over throwing of beef into a temple in the region.

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

01 Jan 2017

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.

Didi to return Singur land to farmers

14 Sep 2016

Didi to return Singur land to farmers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to return land from the controversial Singur land deal, back to the farmers who were affected.

Singur Land case: SC bench delivers two separate judgments

06 Sep 2016

Singur Land case: SC bench delivers two separate judgments

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Gopal Gowda delivered different judgments on the Singur land acquisition case's two major disputes.

Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal

31 Aug 2016

Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal

In a major set-back to Tata Motors, SC cancelled the CPI(M) government's 2006 land acquisition made for Tata Nano factory in Singur and asked the West Bengal Government to reclaim and distribute it to farmers within 12 weeks.