Opening a window of possibilities of boosting groundnut exports from eastern region, a consignment of 24 metric tonne (MT) of groundnuts was exported to Nepal from West Bengal. The consignment was sourced from farmers of west Midnapore district of West Bengal, was exported by APEDA registered Laduram Promoters Pvt Ltd, Kolkata. Traditionally, Gujarat and Rajasthan have a major share in… Continue reading "In a boost to exports from eastern region, 24 MT of groundnuts exported to Nepal from West Bengal"
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A five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court will hear the Narada bribery-related cases today in which four political heavyweights – three of them from Mamata Banerjee Trinamool Congress – are currently under house arrest. Of the four leaders, Firhad Hakim, a key minister in the fight against COVID-19 in Kolkata, was allowed by the court to work from home.… Continue reading "Five-judge bench to hear Narada bribery case today"
The first Oxygen Express for Tamilnadu from Indian Railways carrying 80 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on Wednesday left from Durgapur railway station in West Bengal. According to Southern Railway, the special train, loaded with four containers carrying LMO, has left for Tondiarpet Container Depot in Chennai. The Oxygen Express departed from Durgapur at 9.45 pm on… Continue reading "First Oxygen Express for Tamilnadu leaves from West Bengal"
Forty-three ministers will be sworn in today as part of Mamata Banerjee’s team as she begins her third term as Chief Minister of West Bengal. The team has 25 incumbent faces and 18 new ones. Out of 43, nine will be ministers of state. Two ministers will be sworn in virtually, Amit Mitra, as he has not been keeping well… Continue reading "Bengal ministers to be sworn in today"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dialed the Governor of West Bengal to discuss the political violence in the state and deteriorating law and order situation following the counting of votes. At least 12 people had died in the post-poll violence — a figure that may be higher than the number of those killed during the month-long election.The Union home ministry has… Continue reading "Prime Minister calls Bengal Governor over Bengal violence"
The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) pulled off a spectacular victory in a high-stakes electoral battle, trouncing BJP to form the government for a third consecutive term in West Bengal. As per the latest data from the Election Commission, TMC is on its course to win over 210 seats in a 294-member Assembly, while BJP is likely to win 77… Continue reading "TMC to form government in West Bengal for third time"
Polling began at 7 am today for 34 seats in the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, amid tight security and a rampaging second wave of COVID-19. Over 81 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 284 candidates in this phase. Voting is being held at 12,068 polling stations spread over nine assembly constituencies each in… Continue reading "Seventh phase of polling begins in West Bengal"
Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP – who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks – will each be eager to make a strong… Continue reading "First phase of voting begins in Assam and West Bengal"