Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicWest Bengal government

Topic: West Bengal government

‘Incorrect path’ in CU VC reinstatement — no SC relief to wife of ex IAS officer who ‘snubbed’ Modi

Sonali Chakravarti Bandopadhyay is wife of former Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, who was in the midst of a centre-state tussle after he skipped a meeting with the PM in Kalaikunda.

Tajpur, set to be Bengal’s 1st deep sea port, could become ‘maritime gateway for eastern region’

To be developed by Adani Group, the port will be built on unused land with no need to demolish, remodel existing structure, making it state's 1st greenfield port in close to 50 years.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen declines Mamata govt award, Trinamool says ‘don’t read between lines’

Sen refuses Banga Bibhushan, state govt's highest civilian award, introduced by CM Mamata Banerjee in 2011. TMC intellectual cell member says party has 'very good relationship' with Sen.

Bengal assembly passes law making CM chancellor of universities. ‘Politicising post’, says BJP

Bill says governor's role 'should be confined to constitutional provisions only'. Passed amid protests by BJP legislators, who say governor won't give assent.

West Bengal govt effects police reshuffle in violence-hit Howrah

The decision was taken during an emergency meeting held in the state secretariat over the current situation in Howrah district.

Mamata govt aims to replace governor with CM as chancellor of state universities, will bring law

Central govt decries move, says looking into University Grants Commission guidelines before initiating any action against the West Bengal cabinet's decision. 

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.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.