Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicJagdeep Dhankhar

Topic: Jagdeep Dhankhar

WB Governor seeks briefing from police after Suvendu Adhikari stopped from visiting Netai

In his letter to Governor Dhankhar, the West Bengal Opposition leader said he was prevented from visiting Netai, where he sought to pay respects to those killed on 7 January 2011.

Appointments of VCs of 24 universities in Bengal without my approval, says Governor Dhankhar

Dhankhar added that these appointments carry no legal sanction and he would be forced to take action unless it is soon recalled.

Bengal assembly speaker writes to PM Modi on Dhankhar’s ‘interference’ in legislative matters

West Bengal assembly speaker Biman Bandopadhyay alleged that polls to Howrah Municipal Corporation were getting delayed with the governor taking time to give his assent to the bill.

Dhankhar asks for entire record leading to formation of Pegasus panel by Mamata govt

West Bengal Governor Dhankhar asked Chief Secretary H.K. Dwivedi to furnish all the records by 5 pm Saturday. Meanwhile, SC has stayed the probe by the state govt-appointed panel.

Mamata now labels Dhankhar ‘corrupt’ over 1996 hawala case. He says ‘CM crossing limits’

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Monday questioned each other on charges of corruption after the governor's visit to north Bengal.

Bengal Governor Dhankhar postpones return to Kolkata, likely to meet Amit Shah again

Jagdeep Dhankhar was to leave for Kolkata today post his meeting with Amit Shah Thursday about the law & order situation in Bengal, but his departure is now rescheduled to 19 June.

Jagdeep Dhankhar has few options, abdicating his duty in Bengal is not one of them

Mamata Banerjee, like other non-Congress, non-BJP state leaders, have no higher authority to report to. Delhi doesn’t scare her.

Governor Dhankhar to visit Delhi after meeting with BJP MLAs over ‘lawlessness’ in Bengal

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar didn't specify the reason for his 4-day visit. On Monday, BJP MLAs met him over the issue of alleged lawlessness and 'partisan stance' of the state police.

Elections over, but no let-up in Governor Dhankhar’s ‘activism’ in Mamata’s Bengal

In 2 weeks since Mamata Banerjee took oath as Bengal CM a third time, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has visited political violence-hit areas and allowed current and ex-ministers to be prosecuted.

West Bengal governor expresses displeasure at not being updated on law & order situation

Jagdep Dhankhar said the home secretary did not forward reports of the DGP and Kolkata Police Commissioner about the law and order situation vis-a-vis post-poll violence in the state.

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

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Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.