September 29, 2020 21:48 (IST)
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Jagdeep Dhankhar urges Mamata Banerjee to ensure 'political neutrality' of police

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday dashed off a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urging her to ensure "political neutrality of the police, enforce their accountability and desist transgressions of law and political errands."

Mamata Banerjee brings rejig at top level of bureaucracy in West Bengal

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday brought a rejig at the top level of bureaucracy in her state.

No Durga Puja carnival in Kolkata due to Covid-19 this year: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said people of her state will have to give the Durga Puja carnival a miss this year, owing to the Covid-19 situation.

Mamata government wants to enroll for PM-Kisan, Ayushman Bharat if funds routed through state

Kolkata/IBNS: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government has agreed to enroll West Bengal for two central schemes- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and Ayushman Bharat- but only if the funds are routed through the state.

Umar Khalid arrest: All proceedings must be as per law, none should be victimised, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Reacting to the arrest of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said all proceedings must be in accordance with law but no one should be victimised.

West Bengal: TMC appoints Dinesh Trivedi as party's Hindi Cell chairman

Kolkata/IBNS: With a few months to go for the state polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday appointed its veteran leader Dinesh Trivedi as the chairman of its West Bengal unit's Hindi cell.

'Corona is over, Mamata Banerjee calling lockdown to stop BJP': Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata/IBNS: In another weird statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh has said the Novel Coronavirus pandemic is over at a time the country is adding over 90,000 Covid-19 cases on a daily-basis.

No anti-Covid-19 lockdown in West Bengal on Sept 12, announces Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: In yet another change in the lockdown dates, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state won't witness complete anti-Covid-19 restrictions on Sept 12, keeping in mind the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled to be held on the next day.

Will do 100 sit-ups if one can prove West Bengal government said no to Durga Puja: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Lashing out at the IT cell of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) without taking its name, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would do 100 sit-ups in front of people if it can be proved that her government said no to Durga Puja, as claimed by a message circulated on WhatsApp.

Losing trust on BJP government at Centre: Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi on GST

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of betraying the states by not paying the shortfall in Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Govt must listen to students' voices on holding NEET-JEE exams: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the government should listen to the concerns and voices of students over holding national entrance examinations for engineering and medical courses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

No question of college examinations in September: Mamata Banerjee after SC order

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her state will not conduct any college examination amid Covid-19 spread in September, hours after the Supreme Court ruled students can't be promoted to the next year on the basis of internal assessments.

Six states move Supreme Court seeking postponement of JEE, NEET

New Delhi/IBNS: Six Indian states on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a consideration of its order, that had allowed the central government to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in September, amid Covid-19 spread.

India reports biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases with over 75,000 infections

New Delhi/IBNS: India, the worst Covid-19-affected Asian country, on Thursday reported the biggest single-day spike in Novel Coronavirus cases with over 75,000 infections in the last 24 hours.

Congress to hold pan India protest on Friday against Centre's move to conduct JEE-NEET amid Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: After the day-long meeting of opposition parties' leaders, the Congress has announced that it will hold protests across the country on Friday against the Centre's move to go ahead with the engineering and medical entrances amid the coronavirus pandemic.