Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicWest Bengal government

Topic: West Bengal government

Calcutta HC tells Mamata minister to appear before CBI for ‘recruitment scam’ probe

Inquiry committee constituted by Calcutta HC had reported how 609 allegedly illegal recruitments of Group ‘D’ staff were carried out by West Bengal SSC in 2016.

RTI, cheating, forgery — HC probe details 609 ‘illegal’ recruitments of staff in Bengal schools

Calcutta HC on 6 December formed committee to probe alleged irregularities in appointments by West Bengal Central School Service Commission. The 68-page report was submitted last month.

Bengal is first off the block, to woo investors today as pandemic makes way for business

Gautam Adani, K.M. Birla & businesspersons from 14 countries set to attend. Summit was annual event before Covid, but questions were raised about its true impact on investment.

Banned militant outfit Kamtapur Liberation Organisation might be lying low, but is not dead yet

Formed in 1995, KLO currently remains inactive on ground. But recent arrest of two suspected operatives from Siliguri hints at the outfit’s re-emergence, police officials say.

Internet ban, no bathroom breaks — Bengal aims to plug cheating, paper leaks during board exam

Mamata Banerjee's govt will impose a temporary Internet ban in seven districts to crack down on question paper leakage.

Covid risk low during dip in flowing river, salty sea — what Bengal told HC on Ganga Sagar Mela

Bengal cites argument to explain why it is not in favour of Ganga Sagar Mela being cancelled. Virologist says 'factors like wind speed or salinity have no role in transmission of virus'.

Bengal Covid cases skyrocket days after it eased curbs for Xmas & New Year, positivity at 19.6%

Kolkata’s positivity rate has hit 38.37%, one of the highest in the country. On 3 January, West Bengal reported 6,078 new Covid-19 cases, of which 2,801 were in Kolkata alone. 

Mamata Banerjee retains finance portfolio, with former minister Amit Mitra as advisor

For the first time in past 4-5 decades a Bengal CM has held the finance portfolio. Senior Trinamool leader Chandrima Bhattacharya is likely to be appointed MoS for Finance.

Shocking things happening, cases being transferred ‘en masse’ to CBI — Mamata govt tells SC

The top court was hearing a special leave petition filed by the West Bengal govt alleging that it did not expect fair and just investigation by the central agency.

Bengal govt moves SC on DGP appointment, says UPSC has no jurisdiction or expertise in it

Wednesday's application comes day after Mamata govt nominated an acting DGP for the state, amid tussle between Bengal and UPSC over the selection of new top cop.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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