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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

West Bengal governor Dhankhar says country is apprehensive of violent elections in Bengal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
It will be a massive blow to the democratic system if public servants are engaged in political work and there cannot be a bigger challenge than this to the rule of law, he said.
A team of TMC MPs has sent a letter to the President on Tuesday listing “all such transgressions” by Dhankhar in recent times and urged him to take action as per Article 156, Clause 1 of the Constitution.(PTI)
A team of TMC MPs has sent a letter to the President on Tuesday listing “all such transgressions” by Dhankhar in recent times and urged him to take action as per Article 156, Clause 1 of the Constitution.(PTI)

TMC writes to President seeking recall of Bengal governor Dhankhar

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:14 PM IST
An angry Dhankhar shot back, claiming free and fair elections are not held in the state and that it is his duty to ensure people exercise their franchise without fear.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra took a swipe at the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI File Photo/ Screengrab)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra took a swipe at the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI File Photo/ Screengrab)

‘Basic reading of Constitution must for Guv applicant’: TMC MP’s dig at Dhankhar

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The West Bengal BJP unit, however, slammed the TMC for repeatedly disrespecting the post of governor and showing disregard for constitutional norms.
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).
Raj Bhawan officials said Jagdeep Dhankhar not only met the academicians and held discussions but also promised to intervene in issues faced by the varsities.(HT PHOTO.)
Raj Bhawan officials said Jagdeep Dhankhar not only met the academicians and held discussions but also promised to intervene in issues faced by the varsities.(HT PHOTO.)

Moved by teachers of top varsities, Bengal guv Dhankhar to exercise power as chancellor

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Associations of professors and staff of the state’s two top higher education institutions, Jadavpur University (JU) and Calcutta University (CU), have urged Dhankhar in recent weeks to look into various administrative problems and issues relating to autonomy. CU and JU figure among the top universities in the country.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar with wife Sudesh Dhankhar are attending Kali puja at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat house on Sunday, October 27, 2019.(West Bengal Government)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar with wife Sudesh Dhankhar are attending Kali puja at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat house on Sunday, October 27, 2019.(West Bengal Government)

Bengal guv Dhankhar attends Kali Puja at Mamata Banerjee’s residence

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 03:56 AM IST
The scenario appeared to be changing when Dhankhar said on Saturday that he would attend the Kali Puja at Banerjee’s residence and emphasised that he was deeply honoured by the invite from the chief minister.
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