Around 10,000 post-graduate and 1,000 PhD students of the Visva Bharati University — the only Central Univeersity which has the Prime Minister as its chancellor — will receive their certificates on Friday.
A replica of ‘Padma Boat’, which Rabindranath Tagore used during his frequent visits across undivided Bengal, would be exhibited at the bhavan’s ground floor museum.
This will be the first time a West Bengal chief minister attends the varsity’s convocation since Siddhartha Shankar Ray in the 1970s. Ray, however, was not invited to the dais at the time.
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The oath-taking ceremony with the participation of a galaxy of opposition leaders and chief ministers is being seen as a development that could plant a seed for a broad-based anti-BJP platform before the Lok Sabha polls next year.
Anil Couto had written a letter to all parish priests in the national capital calling for a year-long prayer campaign to save India from a “turbulent political atmosphere”.
The Trinamool is also taking a hard look at its leadership in the tribal belt where BJP made substantial gains in the panchayat polls.
The state government, sources said, was satisfied with the work of civic volunteers on the polling day (May 14). There are nearly 1 lakh 20 thousand civic volunteers in the state.
The former TMC leader alleged that TMC workers rigged the counting process of the rural polls to win seats.
The RJD is the single-largest party in the 243-member Bihar Assembly with 80 MLAs. It is in an alliance with the Congress in Bihar after the disintegration of the Grand Alliance ministry, headed by Nitish Kumar, in July 2017.
The BJP emerged second, winning 5,465 seats (17.1 per cent) and leading in 28 seats. While independent candidates won 1,741 seats, the CPI(M) won 1,415 seats and was leading in 13 seats, and the Congress got 993 seats.
Banerjee had earlier said that with the implementation of the ‘Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission’ programme, the state health department enabled 16.5 lakh pregnant women of Bengal in preventing the transmission of HIV to their children.
“This horse-trading politics will bring doom to the democratic set up of the country. Our civilisation and constitution will be in terrible danger if such politics is allowed. Horse-trading is bad for everyone. We condemn such politics,” Mamta Banerjee said.
Social media should not be used to spread negativity or fake news, Banerjee said on the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today.
West Bengal Panchayat Election Result 2018 Live Updates: The Trinamool Congress is leading in most of the Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti seats. Out of 31,802 GP seats, the party has won 4,713 seats and is leading in 2,762 seats till 1 pm.