Potato wholesale prices firm up due to heavy rains
Potato prices usually plummet in India by January as fresh arrivals gather pace in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal and Haryana. Retail prices of potato are Rs 20-30 per kg currently in different parts of the country due to 60-70% above normal rainfall which has slowed crop arrivals in mandis.
Government ready to debate with Rahul Gandhi on CAA: Amit Shah
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Mamata Banerjee, PM Modi tweet for Shabana Azmi's well-being; Anil Kapoor, Tabu visit her in hospital
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Maize prices fall 15% on the back of rising imports
Prices of the grain, which is largely consumed by the poultry feed and starch manufacturers, have remained firm for the past two years because of poor weather and damage caused by pests. Foreign firms such as Louis Dreyfus, Cargill, Cofco, Olam and Glencore, and other companies including Suguna Feed, Roquette, Godrej Agrovet and SKM Animal Feeds were importing maize.
Nabard projects Bengal's credit potential at Rs 1,91,289 crore
"The resource is limited. The assessment helps us creating a roadmap on how best the resource can be allocated keeping special focus on less developed districts," Nabard's chief general manager in Kolkata Subrata mandal told ET. Nabard has unveiled the state focus paper for 2020-21 on Friday.
No state can deny implementation of CAA: Congress leader Kapil Sibal
There is no way a state can deny the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) when it is already passed by the Parliament, said Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday, who claimed that doing so would be "unconstitutional".
States against NPR query on parents’ birth date, place
The governments of Rajasthan, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, all non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states, have lodged protests against the NPR. The state assemblies of Kerala and Punjab have adopted resolutions boycotting the NPR exercise. Question on “date and place of birth of parents” in NPR is being flagged by states.
Bengal to skip Home Ministry meet on Census & NPR
The representatives of all states and Union territories, except West Bengal, are expected to attend the Friday’s meeting convened by the Union home ministry to discuss the modalities for the census and the National Population Register (NPR).
SC notice to centre on petition challenging CAA, NPR
The petition filed by West Bengal resident Israrul Haque Mondal has also challenged changes made in the passport and foreigner rules of 2015 and 2016, allowing non-Muslim refugees from Pak, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fleeing religious prosecution to stay on even though they may have entered the country illegally.
Meet the Bengali refugees who now dominate businesses, farms in Chhattisgarh's tribal belt
They control three commercial hubs in and around Pakhanjore, a town in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Not possible to provide proof of religious persecution: Assam FM Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam finance minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said no one can give proof of religious persecution or fear of religious persecution however a person who will apply for Citizenship under Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) must give some evidence that he was in Assam prior to 2014.
At 744, West Bengal tops crimes by foreigners
West Bengal recorded the highest number of crimes (744) committed by foreigners in 2018 followed by Karnataka (175) and Himachal Pradesh (147), according to 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.
Why Mohun Bagan’s new ‘corporate’ ownership can’t be a bad thing for its fans
Mohun Bagan, quite like classic rock, remains a brand that evokes nostalgia among the middle-aged, more than producing a constant crop of new fans. Reeling off the genuine past talents of Gostho Pal, Sailen Manna, Chuni Goswami, Xavier Pius, Manas Bhattacharya, Bidesh Bose, Shyam Thapa, Shibaji Banerjee is one thing for die-hard fans, who were poster boys of Indian football
MHA rejects proposed legislation to protect doctors from assault
While the proposed legislation garnered support from all other departments and ministries but the home ministry, during inter-ministerial consultation, stated that there was no need for a separate legislation to check violence against members of a specific profession. It also said that IPC and CrPC have enough provisions to deal with such cases.
Kalpataru Power successfully commissions Alipurduar - Siliguri line
Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd said its wholly owned subsidiary Alipurduar Transmission Ltd (ATL), has successfully connected Alipurduar-Siliguri Line with the interconnection facilities of the grid. In March 2019, Alipurduar Transmission Ltd had commissioned the Kishanganj - Darbhanga line.
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