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West Bengal: Government, Railways to form joint committee to prevent elephant deaths on tracks

The decision was taken at a meeting in West Midnapore district between officials of both departments at the office of the divisional railway manager of Kharagpur division, South Eastern Railways zone, on August 21.

Restrict surge pricing to 45%, West Bengal government tells app-based cab services

“We have sent the letter to the app-cab aggregators following several complaints that these operators were charging exorbitant prices which at times ranged as high as surge multiplier at 2.9x,” Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari had said on June 30.


Austerity Measures: No more bouquets, new vehicles, ACs, beautification, says West Bengal government

The state government had already adopted a two-pronged strategy to curb government expenditure and rationalise manpower utilisation in various departments.

West Bengal government plans new law to tackle fake news on social media

A Home Department official told PTI that the state government intends to bring more clarity on the nature of the offence and punishment for those responsible for spreading fake news and posting morphed photographs with an aim to disrupt peace and communal harmony or spread hatred in society.

Calcutta HC raps West Bengal government for denying employment benefits to cop

The petitioner Rahaman had also moved the State Administrative Tribunal in 2014 seeking fixation of his seniority and to get his arrears, but the application had been disposed of by SAT declining relief to him.

Carcass meat scam: West Bengal government forms panel to check malpractices

An SIT was formed by the West Bengal government to probe the matter after sleuths seized 20 tonnes of rotten meat, meant to be supplied to eateries and departmental stores of the state from a cold storage in central Kolkata.


West Bengal to install speed-limiting devices in commercial vehicles to check accidents

It has been decided that on certain stretches of national highways, the speed limit would not be more than 80 km per hour, 60 km per hour on the state highways and 40 km per hour on local urban roads

West Bengal government not cooperating with Centre: Ananth Kumar

The minister was speaking at an inauguration programme under 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikash'.

Carvo, world's first non-linear aerial ropeway, might soon come to Kolkata

A company is all set to introduce Curvo, the world's first non-linear aerial ropeway, for second tier urban commutation in two sectors in Kolkata along with the state government.

Enclave dwellers ask Modi to ratify LBA, say they will donate land for Indians who arrive from Bangladesh

The committee has explained that they have made “arrangements” for food grains for 6 months to feed the affected.