The state government has decided to order a high-level probe into the scam relating to recruitment of 331 clerks in the agriculture department by the previous Left
Front regime in 2007.
All sarkari babus right from the top most chief secretary and down to block development officers (BDOs) would soon come under public glare if the current plans to fully computerise the state’s home, personnel and administrative reforms department (PARD) goes through smoothly.
No public sector concern has pledged support to the event this year
Come May 13, Writers’ Buildings will turn into a virtual fortress as never before in the recent past. An unprecedented police bandobast is being arranged at the seat of power something like 1967 when the Congress was first voted out of power. Tapan Das
The state government was compelled to decide on not allowing the release of PCAPA leader and independent candidate from Jhargram, Chhatradhar Mahato, on parole for campaigning. Tapan Das
Deeply apprehensive of a near-certain change of political bosses after an uninterrupted reign of 34 years, a deep churning is sweeping across the ubiquitous babudom. Tapan Das
The police, on Thursday, arrested the domestic help and the former driver for allegedly breaking into the house of a Khar-based builder. The accused were identified as Deepak Singh alias Kartik Das (20) and Tapan Quila (26).
The Maoists have said they are ready to negotiate with the West Bengal government on the release of Sankrail
police station chief Atindranath Datta, who was abducted on Tuesday.
The Bengal government is ready to negotiate with the Maoists for securing the release of Atindranath Datta, officer in charge, Sankrail police station abducted on Tuesday in the most daring naxalite strike in Bengal in decades, reports Tapan Das.
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is facing fresh attacks — this time from his own party and other Left Front constituents. Tapan Das and Tanmay Chatterjee report.
A 350-men-strong column of the West Bengal Police and Central paramilitary forces began the final assault on Thursday to flush out Maoists from the Lalgarh area in West Midnapore district, about 250 km southwest of Kolkata, report Soumen Dutta
& Tapan Das
. The battleground
Languishing homeless and without food and water since last Monday, lakhs of people displaced in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas by the devastating Aila cyclone are now trapped in a vortex of politics over distribution of relief and rehabilitation. Arindam Sarkar and Tapan Das report.
We may have real life Harry Potters walking around soon. PC Sorcar (Junior), widely rated as India's greatest living magician, plans to launch a full-fledged university by June to teach students magic.
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had once again invited Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung and his colleagues for talks in Kolkata, reports Tapan Das.
The West Bengal government managed a victory of sorts in the ongoing battle over the Gorkhaland issue by getting an all-party meeting on Tuesday to adopt a resolution rejecting the demand for a separate state.
The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha rejects CM's offer for talks on the Darjeeling issue, stressing on their demand for a separate state.
West Bengal sports minister Subhas Chakraborty on Friday expressed strong reservations against the “wild dancing” of cheerleaders.
Reminded that his office fell within the prohibited area, Bhattacharjee, a chain-smoker, appeared defiant and non-chalant to the order, reports Tapan Das.
Crows and hawks dying with bird flu symptoms in some affected areas have raised fears that the killer disease may spread to other districts.
UTUC has decided to highlight the plight of nearly 20,000 workers of 19 tea gardens at the international forum for mobilising international opinion, reports Tapan Das.