Tag: West Bengal

Five assembly polls to begin March 27, West Bengal to have 8 phases, counting on May 2

NEW DELHI: Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, the Election Commission announced Friday with West Bengal set to hold eight-phase polls and Assam three. Counting for all the seats will be held on May 2. To be held till April 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the elections are expected to witness a […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates several railway projects in West Bengal

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar in West Bengal and flagged off the first service on this stretch. He also inaugurated the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram. Modi dedicated to the nation the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road section of Eastern Railway. […]

Piyush Goyal dedicates 88 Railway projects in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh , West Bengal and Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal has inaugurated and dedicated a host of infrastructure projects, projects related to passenger amenities and facilities at various railway stations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka through video conferencing. About 88 Railway projects were dedicated to […]

Hiranandani Group to set up Industrial -Logistics and Data Center Park in West Bengal

NEW DELHI: Mumbai based diversified conglomerate -The Hiranandani Group, has entered into an memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the state of West Bengal to set up logistics and hyperscale data center park in the region. The group has signed an MoU to acquire a 100-acre land at Uttarpara, Kolkata to set up an integrated logistics […]

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 […]

Numaligarh Refinery’s Rs 949 crore plan to boost capacity, lay pipelines to Odisha, West Bengal

NEW DELHI: The state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam has undertaken an ambitious Rs 949 crore plan to augment its capacity and lay 2,200 km of crude oil pipeline from the Paradip port in Odisha to Numaligarh, and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri in West Bengal, officials said on Saturday. A senior NRL […]

ECL official dies during CBI raid at his residence in coal-smuggling racket case

KOLKATA: Even as the CBI raided 45 locations across West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand on Saturday in connection with a coal-smuggling racket, a security official of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) died during a search operation at his residence. Deceased Dhananjay Roy was posted as a Security Inspector at the state-run firm in Kunustoria […]

Mamata Banerjee announces health scheme for all in West Bengal

KOLKATA: Months ahead of the 2021 state election, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that the “Swasthya Sathi’ health scheme of the government will cover the entire population of the state. The decision will be applicable from December 1, 2020 and all people in the state, irrespective of their religious affiliation, caste […]

About 1 crore people got jobs under TMC government in West Bengal

KOLKATA: One crore people have got jobs and unemployment has been reduced by 40 per cent under the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal since 2011, ruling Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan claimed on Monday. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, the MP said, more than 28,000 people have got loans of […]

West Bengal to introduce single-window system for allotting industrial land

By Soudhriti Bhabani KOLKATA: As the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government gears up for the high-voltage Assembly polls in 2021, the state government has decided to introduce a single-window system to allot land for industries across various districts. The single-window system for land allotment will facilitate all big, small and medium-scale industries to set up […]

West Bengal Finance Minister writes to Nirmala Sitharaman seeks GST Council meeting

NEW DELHI: West Bengal Finance minister Amit Mitra has written to Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging her to convene a meeting of the GST Council for discussions on Centre’s borrowings to meet the collection shortfall. In the letter written on November 13, Mitra said that many states had argued at the GST Council meetings […]

Parents can apply for ‘preventive sponsorship’ if they can’t raise their babies West Bengal

By Soudhriti Bhabani KOLKATA: West Bengal Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Sashi Panja on Friday said that the state government has ample facilities, including economic assistance, for those parents who are unable to raise their children because of poverty. “We have so many schemes for children who are born in […]

Mamata Banerjee announces housing programme for tea workers

NEW DELHI: Mamata Banerjee announces housing programme for tea workersWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for the people ahead of the 2021 state assembly polls and said that her government will build brick houses for at least 3,694 workers in seven sick tea gardens in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar […]

West Bengal, UK India Business Council sign MOU to strengthen state’s industrial development

NEW DELHI:The UK India Business Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), the premier nodal agency of West Bengal’s Industry, Commerce and Enterprises Department focused on accelerating industrial development in the state. This collaborative partnership between the UKIBC and Government of West Bengal will help to boost […]

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