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Mamata urges people to oppose strike, government warns absentees of action

Hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people to oppose the general strike called by the central trade unions on September 2, the West Bengal government on Monday came out with a memorandum asking all employees to report for duty on Friday, and threatened to slap showcause notices on those who remain absent a day prior to the strike, the strike day itself, and the next working day.

BSF submits proposal for fencing on Indo-Bangla border

BSF submits proposal for fencing on Indo-Bangla border

The issue of erecting fences along the international Indo-Bangla border was in cold storage for last several years. It was taken up just months after the terror attack in Dhaka.

Confused BJP rightly sent back from Malda: Congress

Confused BJP rightly sent back from Malda: Congress

Supporting the West Bengal Government for sending back the three-member fact-finding committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress Party on Monday said the state government has rightly done so in order to maintain peace.

Bengal Global Summit begins today; Mamata to showcase high growth story

Bengal Global Summit begins today; Mamata to showcase high growth story

In a bid to give an image makeover to the state, the West Bengal Government is all set to start the third edition of Bengal Global Business Summit.

Centre not giving funds to promote Sundarbans: Bengal minister

The West Bengal government today said it was planning to project Sundarbans as a tourist destination, but the Centre was not coming forward with financial help to support the endeavour.

Solar dome to come up in Kolkata: Minister

To push its solar programme forward, the West Bengal government will install a 110-foot-high solar dome here for catching maximum daylight, a minister said on Tuesday.

WB Govt gets kudos for procuring land for highway projects

 The Mamata Banerjee government which has faced criticisms from different quarters over its land policy, on Sunday received kudos from the Union Road Transport secretary who said his ministry has got huge support from the West Bengal government over the last one year for procuring land for the highway projects in the state.

Will the mystery be out; process of declassifying Netaji files to begin on January 23

In a dramatic development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that his government will declassify files relating to the freedom fighter.

Netaji's family meets PM Modi, asks for declassification of SC Bose's files

The family of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose met PM Modi at this residence in the capital on Wednesday. Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh were also present in the meeting. Netaji's family asked the Prime Minister to declassify all the files related to him that are with the Centre.

Govt to declassify Netaji files; first lot to be made public on Jan 23, 2016: PM Narendra Modi

Govt to declassify Netaji files; first lot to be made public on Jan 23, 2016: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi on Wednesday told the family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that his government will declassify files relating to the freedom fighter.

Infosys to Bengal: Either give SEZ or repay money

IT major Infosys has asked the West Bengal government to either give SEZ status to the company's proposed software development centre at Rajarhat or repay the money it has given in advance for the land.

Kolkata cricketer Rahul Ghosh stable, Bengal government extends help

Kolkata cricketer Rahul Ghosh stable, Bengal government extends help

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday assured all assistance to injured cricketer Rahul Ghosh, who continues to be in a stable condition but not out of danger yet.

Notice to IPL inaugural organisers over music copyright

Notice to IPL inaugural organisers over music copyright

An organisation that works to protect the rights of artists has issued notice to the IPL governing council, the West Bengal government and event managers claiming that the organisers of the IPL-8 inaugural show are "reluctant" to pay the fees for playing music, a statement said on Sunday.

Probe para-athletes mistreatment at Ghaziabad national meet: CWF

The Civilian Welfare Foundation (CWF), a body working for the rights of disabled people and para-athletes, on Friday pleaded to the West Bengal government and the country's sports bodies to probe the "harsh treatment" meted out to paralympic athletes at the three-day national meet in Uttar Pradesh.

West Bengal PSC Chairman resigns: Mamata Banerjee

 The West Bengal government has accepted the resignation of Chairman of the state Public Service Commission (PSC) SK Nurul Haque, who resigned from the post recently on health grounds.

Swine flu: Bengal to open more testing centres

The West Bengal government Tuesday decided to open more swine flu testing centres at the city's School of Tropical Medicine and the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Darjeeling district.

Bengal to focus on medical tourism: Official

After rolling out initiatives to promote eco-tourism, the West Bengal government is gearing up to pitch its best private healthcare establishments for medical tourism ventures.

Defending Sibal, Khurshid says lawyers cannot choose who to work for

Former union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday defended fellow party member Kapil Sibal, after the latter came under flak for represent the West Bengal Government in the Supreme Court in connection to the CBI probe into the Saradha chit fund scam, stating that lawyers cannot work for people only from a particular party.

DA hike for West Bengal government employees

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced the much-awaited hike in Dearness Allowance for state government employees by seven percent with effect from January 1, this year.

Infosys worried at WB govt's inaction over proposed centre

IT giant Infosys on Monday expressed concern over the fate of its proposed software development centre at Rajarhat area near here as the West Bengal government is yet to send its SEZ proposal to the Centre.