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Bengal Education Minister orders probe after BJP MP claims school served boiled rice, salt to students for mid-day meals

BJP leader Locket Chatterjee hinted that a local Trinamool Congress leader could be behind the goof up.

60,000 panchayat members’ pay hiked in West Bengal

The state has 825 zilla parishad members, 9,217 panchayat samiti members and 48,649 gram panchayat members.


Those losing polls carry uncivilised conduct forward: Bhagwat's jibe at Bengal govt

Bhagwat, however, didn’t make it clear if he meant the Centre should use its power or the West Bengal government should.

Summer vacation cut short, West Bengal schools to reopen on June 10

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee in a Facebook post said, “Summer vacation as notified has been amended. The schools — primary, secondary will reopen on June 10, 2019. P.S. Necessary notice will be issued by the education department, secondary cell.”

Supreme Court fines Bengal government Rs 20 lakh after film pulled out of theatres

The producer, Indibily Creative, had approached the SC, stating the film was suddenly pulled out of cinemas on February 16, a day after its release, and some of the exhibitors had attributed this to pressure from “higher authorities”.

Ensure no obstruction to screening of film: SC to West Bengal govt

The court was hearing a plea by the film’s producers Indibily Creative Pvt Ltd and the company’s directors Kalyanmoy Chatterjee and Indira Unninayar seeking its intervention.


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.