Health dept is already facing a PIL for operating a similar unit at School of Tropical Medicine since 2013. Though the state health department has given clearnace, it is yet to procure permission from MCI, ICMR and drug controller of India.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has completed 100 meetings to assess the development work in each district. After Kali Puja is over, TMC will start the campaign as conceived by the state leadership, said Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool’s Birbhum president.
The NIA officers got in touch with officials of the district election commission and sought details of Barkat Ali’s voter’s ID. Barkat had claimed in court the he was 15 and hence should be treated as a minor. His school records show he was born on January 2, 2000.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee emphasised that while her official delegation consisted of 12 members comprising state cabinet ministers, senior officials and MPs, the rest of the 50-member team would bear their own travel expenses.
Students across the country appeared for the re-examination of the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) amid tight security measures like pat downs before being allowed inside the centres on Saturday.
For the past two months, the fate of 62 Rohingya Muslims including 21 children, the first batch among hundreds behind bars in Bengal jails, who were able to send application for refugee status to United Nations high commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR), hangs in a balance.
Despite securing a B grade in the NAAC assessment, Visva-Bharati, the only central university in the state, has been witnessing a steady flow of students who are seeking admission to the varsity’s courses.
As she set the tone for the crucial assembly polls next year, Mamata Banerjee highlighted her government’s achievements on Tuesday.
The annual Martyr’s Day rally comes at a time when West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is riding high on a string of recent poll victories, overcoming the fallout of the multi-crore Saradha scam.
An Uber cab driver has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly masturbating while driving a 25-year-old woman passenger, a virtual repeat of an incident involving another taxi aggregator service in the national capital earlier this month.
The ghosts of Kolkata and the spirit of the city have fascinated Fabrice Etienne, the French consul general in Kolkata, so much that he has ended up writing a book on its spookier side.
Kishenji, the CPI (Maoist) politburo and central military commission member, was killed in a controversial encounter in 2011. He was incharge of West Bengal and the architect of the militant Lalgarh movement.
A storm is brewing in Bengal’s educational politics with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders planning to move the Calcutta High Court, alleging state madrasas are teaching an “incomplete history” of the nation that only begins with the Muslim period and omits the Vedic era and the age of emperor Ashoka altogether.
A woman travelling in a local train in Kolkata on Friday was bitten by a snake hidden in a sack of flowers. The 35-year old victim lost consciousness and had to be hospitalised.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is planning to lodge a complaint against Bengal’s madrasas in the Calcutta High Court alleging that these institutes teach ‘incomplete history’ of the nation.