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Chhath Puja is an age-old Hindu festival.(HT File Photo )

Bengal govt moves green court NGT to allow Chhath puja at Kolkata lake

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Rabindra Sarobar was developed by the British in the 1920s and more than 200 species of resident and migratory birds have been sighted here.
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.
Seen here is the building of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Seen here is the building of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Bengal gets SC notice for delayed release of BJP leader who made Mamata meme

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Priyanka Sharma was released nearly 24 hours after the Supreme Court ordered her released on May 14.
An EC directive made it mandatory to shift those officers directly involved in the conduct of the poll process if they complete three years in their position on May 31, 2019.(ANI)
An EC directive made it mandatory to shift those officers directly involved in the conduct of the poll process if they complete three years in their position on May 31, 2019.(ANI)

Kolkata ex-top cop Rajeev Kumar, who had a run in with CBI, relieved of additional role

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 09:02 AM IST
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal lodged a complaint with the EC on March 4 and urged the poll panel to keep Kumar out of poll duties, labelling his transfer to CID as “an eyewash transfer”.
Feeding animals inside the Kolkata zoo is rampant despite restrictions imposed by the authorities.(Arijit Sen)
Feeding animals inside the Kolkata zoo is rampant despite restrictions imposed by the authorities.(Arijit Sen)

Whistling torment for animals in zoo; Bengal govt to impose fine shortly

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 05:03 PM IST
Poking animals with twigs and throwing stones at them is a regular affair at Kolkata zoo. The authorities have noticed that blowing shrill whistles to attract their attention is becoming popular.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Mamata Banerjee publishes book on Bengal govt’s achievements; what a waste, say rivals

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Opposition parties said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s book was sheer wastage of public money to fund Trinamool Congress’ political propaganda.
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