WB Governor

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Bengal Governor Approves CBI Prosecution Of TMC MLAs In Bribery Case

The request for CBI prosecution of three present and one former TMC MLAs has been approved by the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on May 9. Reportedly, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Madan Maitra and Sovan Chatterjee took bribes in 2014 when they were ministers. They were caught in the Narada sting operation. Recently, CM Mamata Banerjee had listed Mukherjee and Hakim as members of her newly-constituted Cabinet.

Mon, 10 May 2021 - 11:42 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, CBI, Jagdeep Dhankar, TMC MLAs

Mamata Banerjee

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Mamata Banerjee Sworn In As West Bengal CM For 3rd Consecutive Term

Two-time West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 5 took the oath for the post for her third consecutive term. The low-key event was held at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata, and Mamata was sworn in as the CM by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The Trinamool Congress supremo took the oath in 'Bengali'. The TMC registered a huge victory by winning 213 of the total 294 West Bengal Assembly seats.

Wed, 05 May 2021 - 12:08 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM, Jagdeep Dhankar

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Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

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11th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsava Starts From Feb 14 In West Bengal

The Union Culture Ministry will host the 11th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) in West Bengal on February 14. To be inaugurated by Governor Jagdeep Dhankar at the Cooch Behar Palace, the festival will be held in Darjeeling and Murshidabad from February 22-24 and February 27-28 respectively. With celebrated artists and local performers gracing the folk art forms, the festival aims to help visitors understand and reconnect… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 07:46 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: cultural ministry, flagship festival, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankar

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West Bengal Governor Met Amit Shah

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West Bengal Governor Alleges Spreading of Terror In West Bengal

After meeting Home Minister Amit Shah, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar put forward several allegations including illegal bomb-making factories in the state. The governor stated that West Bengal police were 'politicized' in a way that they interfere in every governance matter. Dhankar said, "What do we have in West Bengal? Al-Qaeda, spreading its fangs, people being arrested." The governor further claimed that "Democracy is murdered in… read-more

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 04:58 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Jagdeep Dhankar, Amit Shah, West Bengal, BJP

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WB governor virtually inaugurates Durga Puja celebration amid COVID-19

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Amid COVID, Durga Puja Celebrations Inaugurated In West Bengal

Inaugurating the Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal, the state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hoped that the next year's celebration will be the same as of pre-COVID days. He also requested people not to flout the guidelines issued by the Calcutta High Court. However, the court has eased its order from 'no-entry into the pandals' to 'limited entry'. Now, 15 people will be allowed in small pandals while 60 in large ones.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 01:00 AM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: West Bengal, virtual inauguration, Jagdeep Dhankar

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Jagdeep Dhankhar and Mamata Bannerjee

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West Bengal Governor Alleges Discrepancies in Bengal Global Business Summit

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on September 24 alleged opaqueness in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). Saying that FICCI, involved in BGBS, had connection with the Finance Minister, he pointed out that it was not clear who had benefited from the event. He insisted that the TMC-led government should publish a white paper with details of Rs 12.3 lakh crore, which was invested on the five editions of BGBS. 

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 08:34 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankar, TMC, BGBS

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

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WB: Governor "Hopes" Panel Will Look into Matter Concerning Purchase of COVID Care

On August 20, West Bengal (WB) Governor Jagdeep Dhankar stated that he hoped the three-member panel formed by the Chief Minister of the state will name the beneficiaries. The panel was formed to monitor the purchases made on Covid-19 care materials, and the irregularities that were alleged. He further claimed in his social media post, "Indicated-scam was in making as usual 'HOT FAVORITE MAN FRIDAY' was beneficiary".

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 07:41 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, TMC, CM Mamata Banerjee, Jagdeep Dhankar

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West Bengal Governor, Jagdeep Dhankar

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West Bengal Governor Writes to President of WBVCC for his 'Oblivious' Behaviour

On August 17, the Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankar wrote a letter and addressed it to the president of West Bengal Vice-Chancellors' Council (WBVCC), Professor Suranjan Das. The letter alleged the members of WBVCC for being disinterested in engaging in a dialogue with the Governor. Jagdeep Dhankar also mentioned that the language used in the issue pertaining the Vice-… read-more

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 06:54 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, Governor, Mamata Banerjee, Jagdeep Dhankar

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

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WB Raj Bhavan Under Surveillance; Jagdeep Dhankar Says Documents Got Leaked

After attending an event of the second death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar made a statement to the media that the Raj Bhavan is under surveillance and the documents from his office are being leaked. He said he has initiated a probe and those responsible will pay a heavy price. The internal enquiry will be completed very soon.  

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 09:15 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Jagdeep Dhankar, Raj Bhavan, West Bengal, media

Jagdeep Dhankar

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WB: Governor Writes to State's Finance Minister Seeking Details of the BGB Summit

The Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankar, over a letter addressed to the Finance Minister, Amit Mitra asked about the details of the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) of 2016. He sought details of the 'year-wise' expenses in organizing the event since 2016, and all the transactions made in favor of it. The move has come after the state government failed to produce the report… read-more

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 - 04:22 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, Governor, Mamata Banerjee, Jagdeep Dhankar

Courtesy: The Indian Express