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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar during a meeting at Raj Bhawan with Balwinder Singh's wife Karamjit Kaur (L) and his son Harshveer (R) on his arrest in the BJP's recent protest rally in Howrah.(PTI)

Bengal governor calls Balwinder Singh victim of human rights violation

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Balwinder Singh is now in the custody of the Howrah district police and facing charges under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Indian Arms Act
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is seen greeting an empty chair meant for chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Saturday. In his earlier tweets, the governor said Banerjee’s absence from the event had “stunned” him.(Twitter/West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is seen greeting an empty chair meant for chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Saturday. In his earlier tweets, the governor said Banerjee’s absence from the event had “stunned” him.(Twitter/West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar)

‘Bad precedent’: Bengal governor hits out at Mamata Banerjee over I-Day event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Governor Dhankar took to Twitter again on Sunday morning after he had posted several tweets along with photographs and videos from the Independence Day event late on Saturday.
The army was also deployed in North and South 24 Parganas districts which have been badly hit by the cyclone, a Defence official said according to PTI.(ANI/Twitter)
The army was also deployed in North and South 24 Parganas districts which have been badly hit by the cyclone, a Defence official said according to PTI.(ANI/Twitter)

Mamata Banerjee’s decision to seek army help good move: Bengal Governor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The Defence Ministry on Saturday sanctioned five columns of the army to restore infrastructure in state capital Kolkata following a request by the state government.
Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to work together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the coronavirus threat.(REUTERS)
Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to work together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the coronavirus threat.(REUTERS)

Bengal Governor urges Mamata to work together with PM to combat Covid-19

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 01:51 PM IST
The governor also expressed regret over the state government not informing him about the steps taken to tackle the deadly virus.
On several occasions last year, the government rejected Dhankhar’s requests for a chopper to travel to Sriniketan(HT Photo)
On several occasions last year, the government rejected Dhankhar’s requests for a chopper to travel to Sriniketan(HT Photo)

Ahead of address to Bengal assembly, guv Dhankhar requests changes in speech

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 07:00 AM IST
On Monday, state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee and finance minister Amit Mitra, too, had called on the governor.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar defended on Wednesday his remark that the arrows of Arjuna, a character in the epic Mahabharata, had nuclear power
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar defended on Wednesday his remark that the arrows of Arjuna, a character in the epic Mahabharata, had nuclear power

‘I subscribe to Indian history’: WB governor defends statement on Arjuna’s arrows

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 09:13 AM IST
On Tuesday, speaking at the 45th Eastern India Science Fair and 19th Science and Engineering Fair in the city, Dhankhar said flying objects existed during the time of Ramayana, drawing criticism from a section of scientists and scholars, and several politicians.
West Bengal, Dec 30 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar addresses during the inauguration of Dipti Dev Memorial National cultural festival, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI File Photo)
West Bengal, Dec 30 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar addresses during the inauguration of Dipti Dev Memorial National cultural festival, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI File Photo)

Bengal governor calls all-party meet over 2 bills

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 06:48 AM IST
The two bills in question were passed by the West Bengal Assembly on August 30 last year.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar(ANI file photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar(ANI file photo)

In unprecedented move, Bengal Governor calls all-party meeting to discuss pending bills

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Bengal’s ruling party Trinamool Congress (TMC) has repeatedly accused Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of hampering the state’s development by not signing Bills passed by the legislature.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has sought an intense probe into the Naihati factory blast.(ANI Photo/File)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has sought an intense probe into the Naihati factory blast.(ANI Photo/File)

‘Ask Donald Trump’: TMC mocks BJP’s factory-blast probe demand, Governor takes it seriously

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, has demanded NIA probe in Naihati illegal-factory blast, alleging it was a cover for manufacturing crude bombs that are often used during violence in the state. He even hinted at a possible terror link to the factory.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Jadavpur University campus. (Photo @jdhankhar1)
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Jadavpur University campus. (Photo @jdhankhar1)

Bengal Governor forced to leave Jadavpur University after students block way

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The students declared days ago that they would not accept degrees from Dhankhar because he supported Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has had an acrimonious relationship with the state government ever since he was sworn in on July 30.(ANI)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has had an acrimonious relationship with the state government ever since he was sworn in on July 30.(ANI)

Bengal govt curtails Governor’s powers as chancellor of state universities

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 06:37 AM IST
The new rules abolished the chancellor’s secretariat, reduced the chancellor’s role in choosing vice-chancellors, took away his power to convene meeting of the highest bodies of the universities or take action against vice-chancellors.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar have been at loggerheads recently.(HT Photo/File)
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar have been at loggerheads recently.(HT Photo/File)

Bengal governor says Mamata’s behavior left him ‘stumped’ and ‘bewildered’

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Dhankar’s comments on Wednesday follow similar accusation Banerjee made against the Governor on Tuesday.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday launched a scathing attack against some of the trusted lieutenants of CM Mamata Banerjee, including Chandrima Bhattacharya and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim.(HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday launched a scathing attack against some of the trusted lieutenants of CM Mamata Banerjee, including Chandrima Bhattacharya and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Mamata should restrain her ministers’: Bengal Governor; his tweets add to acrimony

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 01:12 AM IST
On Wednesday, Dhankhar was shown black flags and asked to go back by Trinamool Congress activists during his visit to Murshidabad district. Later in the day, Dhankhar said in a tweet that policemen protected the demonstrators.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’ and the state government have clashed over a range of issues since he took charge in July.(HT Photo)
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’ and the state government have clashed over a range of issues since he took charge in July.(HT Photo)

‘Not a tourist here’, says Bengal governor as TMC flags ‘overstepping’ in RS

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:54 PM IST
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said will fearlessly act according to the Constitution even as the ruling Trinamool Congress alleged that he was overstepping his limits and playing a political role.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has had several disagreements with the Mamata Banerjee government since he took charge on July 30.(HT PHOTO)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has had several disagreements with the Mamata Banerjee government since he took charge on July 30.(HT PHOTO)

Bengal governor wants to meet JU teachers over pay hike demands

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 06:56 AM IST
On October 27, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar telephoned JUTA general secretary Partha Pratim Roy and told him that he was aware of and sympathetic towards their demands of pay revision.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar lashed after bureaucrats and local people’s representatives were absent from back-to-back interactive sessions he had convened during his visit to the Sunderbans across the districts of North and South 24 Parganas.(ANI)
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar lashed after bureaucrats and local people’s representatives were absent from back-to-back interactive sessions he had convened during his visit to the Sunderbans across the districts of North and South 24 Parganas.(ANI)

Bengal governor in fresh face off with govt after officials skip meetings

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 08:30 PM IST
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was piqued after being told that it was not possible to obtain the government’s permission to attend his meetings since all senior government officials were in north Bengal where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is on a tour.
File(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
File(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Jadavpur University deserves institute of excellence status: Bengal governor

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Jadavpur University Chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar said the alumni of the varsity “were making huge contributions all over the globe and they can also contribute to the upward growth of the university
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. (Photo @jdhankhar1)
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. (Photo @jdhankhar1)

‘Not in political circus’: Bengal governor after TMC leaders skip meeting

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:11 PM IST
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. It was announced three days ago and invitations were sent from the Governor House.
West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi ‘s tenure has witnessed quite a few face-offs between the Governor House and Nabanna, the state secretariat.(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi ‘s tenure has witnessed quite a few face-offs between the Governor House and Nabanna, the state secretariat.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Social harmony hurt by Mamata’s appeasement policy’: Bengal Governor

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 11:50 PM IST
In the past, Tripathi earned Banerjee’s wrath for asking questions on raging issues. The chief minister often accused him of following orders from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Kolkata Police uses water cannons and tear gas during the Lalbazar March (police Head Quarter)by BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Kolkata Police uses water cannons and tear gas during the Lalbazar March (police Head Quarter)by BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Bengal governor convenes all-party meet in wake of post-poll violence

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Tripathi has sent a letter to all prominent political parties in Bengal, urging them to attend the all-party meet at 4 pm at Raj Bhavan, sources in the Raj Bhavan said.
West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.(PTI File Photo)

Bengal governor holds meeting with officials in violence-hit Asansol, Raniganj

Press Trust of India, Asansol | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 05:10 PM IST
The violence fanned out to Asansol areas, prompting police to suspend Internet services and clamp prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in trouble-torn areas of the district.
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