West Bengal's Nadia district has been declared the winner for the '2015 United Nations Public Service Award' in the category of improving delivery of public services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
After Nadia becoming the first district in the country to be freed of open defecation, West Bengal would soon have three other districts Hooghly, East Midnapore and North 24 Parganas falling under the same category.
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said the central and the state government must jointly look into the issue of cross-border infiltration and take all the necessary measures to stop the illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals in the state.
A team of National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday visited the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Nadia district, where a septuagenarian nun was allegedly gang-raped, and slammed the state government as no arrest has been made in the case even after a week.
The septuagenarian nun, who was gang-raped at a convent here, was released from hospital in the wee hours on Friday and she left for an undisclosed destination, even as no arrests were made even six days after the incident.
The elderly nun, who was allegedly gang-raped by dacoits in Nadia district on Saturday, was declared fit for discharge from Ranghat subdivisional hospital but the convent authorities are yet to take a final decision.
The elderly nun who was allegedly gang-raped by dacoits in Nadia district on Saturday was declared fit for discharge from Ranghat subdivisional hospital but the convent authorities are yet to take a final decision.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy was on Monday blocked here by angry protestors for nearly an hour demanding immediate arrest of culprits in the gangrape of the nun of a convent school in Nadia district.
With the police yet to make a breakthrough in the horrendous gang-rape of a septuagenarian nun at a convent in Nadia district, the Left Front on Sunday wondered if the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government was trying to hush up the mater.