PAN column dropped from NPR ‘after 30-lakh sample tests’
73 districts were covered in the test, where samples of nearly 30 lakh individuals were collected. In 80% cases, respondents provided details voluntarily but were hesitant to share PAN details, following which the decision to drop the PAN column in NPR came according to sources.
West Bengal: Protest by Muslim women against CAA, NPR, NRC in Kolkata
Women staged a sit-in protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) a...
Crude oil futures rise Rs 49 to Rs 4,211 per barrel
Analysts said fresh bets created by participants kept crude prices higher in futures trad...
Oil surges as Libyan pipeline shutdown cripples output
West Texas Intermediate contract was up by 60 cents, or 1 per cent, at $59.14 a barrel, after rising to $59.73, the highest since Jan. 10.
Modi's Kolkata visit: PM to meet CM Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhavan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday, a state secre...
PM renames KoPT after Syama Prasad Mookerjee, says Centre making efforts to develop Bengal
Taking a dig at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said the state government was not keen on implementing central schemes as it does not benefit "syndicates". Modi, after renaming the Kolkata Port Trust after Syama Prasad Mookerjee on the occasion of its sesquicentenary celebrations, said country's coasts were gateways to development.
Tea companies to remain under pressure in FY20: ICRA
In the first eight months of FY2020, tea auction prices in North India (Assam and West Bengal) remained flat.
SPS Steels Rolling Mills looks at a profit before tax of Rs 25 crore in 2019-20
The company had posted losses to the tune of Rs 5 crore in the financial year 2018-19. The turnover of SPS, is also tipped to nearly double to around Rs 900 crore in the financial year 2019-20 from Rs 480 crore after its takeover by the Shakambhari Group.
West Bengal Madrassa Managing Committee moves SC against verdict for appointing teachers by commission
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it will hear the plea of the Madrassa Managing Committee next week.
Mamata meets PM Modi, faces protest from Left students
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday met PM Modi and urged him to withdraw contentious new Citizenship Act, prompting Left students activists to protest against her and demand an explanation for diluting the fight against CAA. Banerjee termed her meeting as a "courtesy visit" and said she raised issues regarding the due financial assistance for the state.
China should consider Belt and Road Initiative via Kolkata, Mumbai ports instead of PoK: Subramanian Swamy
BRI is China's global economic initiative for connecting with Europe, Africa and the rest of Asia through road and maritime routes with focus on infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors. Swamy suggested that instead of passing through PoK, the BRI corridor can enter India from Kunming in southwestern China and from Kolkata Port it can take the sea route.
Mamata Banerjee asks PM Modi to withdraw CAA, NRC and NPR; joins TMC dharna
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan here and urged him to reconsider the enforcement of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and explained her opposition to the new legislation, as well as to the proposed NPR and NRC.
PM Modi's Kolkata visit: Students plan protest march to Raj Bhavan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Kolkata on Saturday on a two-day visit, during which he will attend sesquicentenary c...
West Bengal government embraces digital medium for administrative work to reduce usage of paper
The project has already been running at the state secretariat, Nabanna, for some time now. Now it is being replicated in the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Birbhum, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Hooghly, Howrah and North 24 Parganas. he district administrations have been asked to give regular updates on the progress to Nabanna.
Why Citizenship Act may prove costly for BJP in Bengal
Mamata Banerjee’s ruling TMC had certainly been on the back foot since BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in May 2019 and with a 22.25% vote swing in its favour (compared to TMC’s 3.48%). Much of the votes for BJP were against TMC’s perceived shoddy governance. But now, CAA may well be seen as a taster of other disruptive things to come in the state.
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