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West Bengal breached borrowing limit by seeking loan of Rs 10, 000 crore from RBI: BJP

KOLKATA: Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Friday claimed that West Bengal has “breached its borrowing limit” under the Fiscal Responsibility & Budget Management (FRBM) Act by making a loan request of Rs 10,000 crore to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Taking to Twitter, the BJP MLA from Nandigram urged the union finance ministry […]

Mamata Banerjee inviting PM Narendra Modi to business meet in Bengal triggers war of words between TMC, Congress

NEW DELHI: A war of words broke out between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a global business meet to be hosted by her government, with the grand old party claiming that the “understanding” between the two parties is […]

Modi government to take up 31 Bills during Monsoon session beginning Monday

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 Bills, including two related to finance, six on Ordinances are likely to be taken up by the Narendra Modi government (Centre) during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that will commence from Monday while the Opposition has demanded discussions on a host of issues including the Covid-19 situation and threat […]

West Bengal government spent Rs 20,212 crore in 2020-21 on development works

KOLKATA: A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah concluded his two-day visit, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that her ‘Duare Sarkar’ campaign (door-to-door government), envisioned to ensure doorstep delivery of government services and benefits, received enormous response across the state. Banerjee’s remark came just a day after Shah launched a […]

After Shiv Sena and SAD, Now GJM walks out of NDA;Joins hands with TMC for Bengal polls

NEW DELHI: In a major jolt to the BJP ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls, the GJM led by fugitive Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung on Wednesday quit the NDA and aligned with TMC, saying the saffron party has “failed to find a permanent solution” for the Hills — which had witnessed major unrest over demand […]

Mamata Banerjee borrowing money to run West Bengal: BJP

KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress government is borrowing money to run the state and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a package for relief operations in Cyclone Amphan-hit areas without getting proper information from districts, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said on Friday. The state government has taken an overdraft of at least Rs 1,500 crore, […]

Narendra Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to Amphan-hit West Bengal

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal. In a video message after reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to […]

TMC leaders laundering black money through Durga Puja

NEW DELHI: Questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s criticism of IT notices served to Durga Puja committees, the BJP on Monday accused a section of TMC leaders of laundering the money, allegedly looted in chit fund scams, through the puja committees. Banerjee on Sunday had criticised the Centre for issuing income tax notices to […]

Supreme Court asks Kolkata police chief to cooperate with CBI, orders no arrest or coercive action

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate with the agency in investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam probe. The apex court said Kumar will appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) […]

Supreme Court order is our moral victory: Mamata Banerjee

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court’s direction that no coercive steps, including arrest of Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar, will take place during the course of investigation is “our moral victory”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Kumar to make himself available before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate […]

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