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BHEL commences Civil Works at 660 MW Sagardighi Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal

BHEL commences Civil Works at 660 MW Sagardighi Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal

🕔16:27, 7.Aug 2020

New Delhi, August 7: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commenced civil works at the 660 MW Sagardighi Supercritical Thermal Power Project in West Bengal, following the issuance of the Notice To Proceed by the developer. Significantly, following the strategic completion of pre-engineering activities for

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Centre releases 3rd instalment of Rs 6K cr grant to states

Centre releases 3rd instalment of Rs 6K cr grant to states

🕔17:42, 10.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 10  In an attempt to assist state governments to effectively address situation arising out of Covid-19, the Central Government on Wednesday released the third instalment of states’ share of revenue deficit grant amounting to over Rs 6,000

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PM says country stands with Bengal, announces Rs 1K cr aid

PM says country stands with Bengal, announces Rs 1K cr aid

🕔16:29, 22.May 2020

Kolkata, May 22  After conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 1,000 crore relief package for the state, saying the nation stood with Bengal in this hour

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Cyclone alert for West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts

Cyclone alert for West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts

🕔10:41, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a cyclone alert for West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts after Cyclone Amphan intensified over the Bay of Bengal. A deep depression in the ocean had intensified into the

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FMs of Oppn-ruled states say Centre delaying GST relief

FMs of Oppn-ruled states say Centre delaying GST relief

🕔12:29, 21.Nov 2019

New Delhi, Nov 21  Some of the opposition-led state governments have claimed that the Centre has not cleared the GST compensation dues for the months of August and September forcing them to resort to even overdraft. In a joint statement,

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Modi says people want Gujarat-like development in Bengal

Modi says people want Gujarat-like development in Bengal

🕔09:19, 27.May 2019

Ahmedabad, May 27 Indicating that Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing to conquer West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the people in the eastern state are wishing for Gujarat-like development. Modi recalled that ever since the 2014 elections,

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Bengal: Trinamool ahead in 24 LS seats, BJP 17

Bengal: Trinamool ahead in 24 LS seats, BJP 17

🕔12:34, 23.May 2019

Kolkata, May 23 West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress led in 24 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state while the BJP made stunning inroads, with an unprecedented saffron surge in 17 constituencies after three hours of counting on Thursday.

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Four new faces in Mamata Banerjee ministry

Four new faces in Mamata Banerjee ministry

🕔10:00, 21.Dec 2018

Kolkata, Dec 21  West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee ministry was expanded on Thursday with four new ministers joining in. Governor K.N. Tripathi administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new joinees – Tapas Roy, Sujit Bose, Ratna Ghosh (Kar)

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Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years

Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years

🕔09:47, 18.Aug 2018

Kolkata, Aug 18  West Bengal, which has been incorporating the latest technologies to reduce transmission and distribution losses, is expecting to add over 2,000 megawatt (mw) of power in the next five years including 300 mw of solar power, a

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Bengal to export mangoes to Dubai

Bengal to export mangoes to Dubai

🕔17:45, 9.Jun 2018

Kolkata, June 9  West Bengal has produced around nine lakh tonnes of mangoes this year and is also set to export them to Dubai and Hong Kong, said a senior minister on Saturday. The produce comes despite the inclement weather

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Ministers of 5 states meet President for changes to terms of Finance Commission

Ministers of 5 states meet President for changes to terms of Finance Commission

🕔09:40, 18.May 2018

New Delhi, May 18  The Finance Ministers of Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and the Chief Minister of Puducherry met President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday and submitted a memorandum urging amendments to the Terms of Reference

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881 km of rail network proposed to be electrified in Bengal

881 km of rail network proposed to be electrified in Bengal

🕔10:47, 8.Feb 2018

Kolkata, Feb 8 The Union Budget tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allotted Rs 771.54 crore for electrification of 881 km of rail network in West Bengal, railway sources said here on Wednesday. The sources said the electrification plans would

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Over 75% vote in Bengal bypolls

Over 75% vote in Bengal bypolls

🕔10:11, 30.Jan 2018

Kolkata, Jan 30  Between 75 and 76 per cent votes were cast till the end of scheduled time in by-polls to the Uluberia Lok Sabha and Noapara Assembly seats in West Bengal on Monday, an Election Commission official said. The official

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Trinamool, AIADMK to retain power, upsets in Assam, Kerala

Trinamool, AIADMK to retain power, upsets in Assam, Kerala

🕔10:21, 19.May 2016

New Delhi, May 19  West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK were set to retain power on Thursday as the BJP was on the road to victory in Assam and the Left made a comeback in Kerala.

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Mamata announces health insurance for journalists

Mamata announces health insurance for journalists

🕔11:26, 18.Feb 2016

Kolkata, Feb 18  The West Bengal cabinet on Wednesday passed a proposal to launch a health insurance scheme for state government-accredited journalists, including those who have retired.The journalists can avail of the scheme — christened “Mabhoi” — till the age

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West Bengal invites industry for investments

West Bengal invites industry for investments

🕔12:44, 14.Oct 2015

Kolkata, Oct 14  Terming West Bengal as the economic future of India, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited the industry to set-up an auto and a pharma hub in the state.While interacting with industry players at an event organised by

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BHEL Wins Order for 120 MW Hydro Electric Project in West Bengal

BHEL Wins Order for 120 MW Hydro Electric Project in West Bengal

🕔15:26, 19.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 19: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an order for setting up a 120 MW Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in the state of West Bengal, against International Competitive Bidding (ICB). Valued at Rs.225 Crore, the order

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Special assistance for Bihar, West Bengal

Special assistance for Bihar, West Bengal

🕔13:42, 28.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 28  West Bengal and Bihar will get special financial assistance to give a push to the two states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday. Jaitley announced this in his budget speech in parliament while referring to a

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Bengal’s township policy to attract Rs.76,000 crore investment

Bengal’s township policy to attract Rs.76,000 crore investment

🕔11:20, 20.Feb 2015

Kolkata, Feb 20 West Bengal’s township policy has potential to attract Rs.76,000 crores investment of which already Rs.32,734 crore has been proposed for 15 townships, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi said here Thursday. “Twenty-two proposals for new townships with estimated direct

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Bengal to submit Rs.300 crore proposal to prevent Ganga erosion

Bengal to submit Rs.300 crore proposal to prevent Ganga erosion

🕔12:16, 5.Feb 2015

Siliguri, Feb 5  West Bengal will submit a Rs.300 crore proposal to the central government for preventing Ganga erosion in Murshidabad and Malda districts. Briefing media persons after a meeting with union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Bengal Irrigation Minister

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