After the Calcutta High Court handed over the Hanshkali Gang-Rape case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI,) the team visited the region, in Nadia district for the probe. As per ANI, the CFSL team collected samples of the accused from her residence. Notably, a 14-year-old was allegedly gang-raped by a TMC leader earlier in April. However, Mamata Banerjee called it love affair and demanded evidence, to prove the crime.
In West Bengal, app based cab services would follow regulations issued by Mamata Banerjee led TMC Government. Issued on March 3, the regulations include no cancellation by drivers, no cancellation charges for riders, provision on fines, cancellation of license of aggregators and others. Furthermore, the cabs will follow base fair, imposed by the transport department, allowing aggregators to charge 50% lower than base fare and 50% in case of… read-more
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The West Bengal Government's open-air shikshalaya initiative was a hit, as more than 31 lakh students attended the classes. Started from February 7, the initiative was to conduct classes abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, helping pre primary students to attend physical classes without any safety issues. The open air classes were set up in 75,000 venues across the state, making it thrilling for students to be back for physical classes.
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Amid the COVID-19 situation, the West Bengal Government came up with a unique physical classes idea. To avoid violation of COVID-19 protocols, the TMC announced to conduct "Open Air Programme Paray Shikshalaya" in parks and clubs, for class I to VII. Starting from February 7, these classes will ensure mandatory presence of students. Although it is challenging as many classes continues simultaneously, it will bring mainstream education back… read-more
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on February 6, announced half day holiday, to mourn the demise of Lata Mangeshkar's demise. Addressing a local media, Banerjee said, West Bengal Government will witness half day holiday on February 7. Notably, Ms Mangeshkar died due to multiple organ failure and post COVID-19 complications, on February 6. Her last rites were held in Shivaji Park, where many celebrities, politicians and PM Modi paid tributes. … read-more
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To prevent rising traffic violation, the West Bengal Government increased penalty under Motor Vehicles Act. In effect immediately, the violators need to pay 10 times more than the previous fine. Notably, now for offences like over speed, drunken driving, traffic signals and others in between Rs 500 to Rs 5,000. The Mamata Banerjee led TMC Government took stern decision to curb the rising accidents in the state.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
West Bengal Government, on January 31, announced to ease the COVID-19 restrictions, amid decline in cases. Mamata Banerjee, announced to reopen schools and educational institutions in the State from February 3, for physical classes. In addition, during the press conference, the CM said, they also allowed cinema halls, restaurants and bars to operate with 75% occupancy. TMC Government also allowed regular flight services to Mumbai and Delhi,… read-more
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on January 23 appealed the central government to declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as a national holiday. She said,"If it happens, entire nation can pay tribute to the national leader". She called Netaji as an epitome of patriotism, courage, leadership, unity and brotherhood. Notably, Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, who played a vital role in India's freedom movement.
In view of the COVID-19 surge, the Calcutta HC, on January 14, directed the Election Commission to postpone civic polls by 4-6 weeks. Hearing a petition, the HC asked the EC to delay the Siliguri, Chandernagore, Bidhannagar and Asansol municipal Corporations elections, scheduled to be held on January 22. The decision came at a time when, West Bengal reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases with over 60% positivity rate.
The Calcutta High Court, on January 7, gave a go ahead to the upcoming Ganga Sagar Mela in West Bengal. However, the Court directed the State to follow COVID-19 protocol. A three member committee, including a leader from opposition party, Human rights Commission Chairman and a representative of WB were formed to see compliance. Notably, Ganga Sagar is scheduled between January 8 to January 16, at Sagar Island.
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