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At least 3 dead after jetty submerges in water in Hooghly river

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Ban liquor for poor across the country, consumption resulting in crimes: YSR Congress MP

Liquor should be banned across the country for the poor people as its consumption was resulting in crimes, a Lok Sabha member said today.

Singur land row: SC terms West Bengal govt's plea 'infructuous' for now

Singur land row: SC terms West Bengal govt's plea 'infructuous' for now

The Supreme Court on Friday termed as "infructuous" the appeals of West Bengal government against the Calcutta High Court order, which had in June 2012 struck down the Singur Land Act that had allowed the state government to reclaim 400 acres of land given to Tata Motors.

Bengal tourism: Government to announce new home stay, heritage tourism policy

Bengal tourism: Government to announce new home stay, heritage tourism policy

Bengal government is also working on a plan for tourism circuits, including the historical trail of Murshidabad, Plassey, Nadia, the religious trail of Tarapith, Belur, Dakshineshwar and the beach trail of Digha, Mandarmoni, Tajpur, Udaipur. 

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.

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.

TCG seeks extension of payment deadline for HPL shares

TCG Group, one of the promoters of ailing Haldia Petrochemicals Limited (HPL), has sought extension of deadline for payment of first tranche for buying out West Bengal government's shares in HPL.

Bengal needs to do away with land ceiling act: Godrej

The West Bengal government should do away with the urban land ceiling act, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej said Tuesday while describing the act as an antiquated legislation.

WB govt committed to development of MSME sector: Mitra

The West Bengal government was seriously committed to the development of the MSME sector in the state as it had the largest job creation potential, state's Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra said on Saturday.