Illegal immigration, high crime rates are the biggest hurdle in development of Bengal says PM Modi in his virtual rally.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted and said ,” enough of discussions. Covid-19 vaccine should be given free to all the citizens of the country.
Kolkata : Polling began at 7 am for 34 seats in the seventh phase of Bengal for assembly election.
Having lost most of its vote share to BJP in, Left parties now have a new, long-term, narrative in West Bengal, even while the ongoing assembly elections have turned into a (Narendra) Modi versus Mamata (Banerjee) battle.
Tamil Nadu’s political parties have recommended operating the Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi for oxygen manufacturing to meet the demand for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked the Rae Bareli district magistrate (DM) on Saturday to utilise the remaining amount of her MPLADS funds for the welfare of the COVID-hit people of her parliamentary constituency. She said as informed by officials, an amount of more than Rs 1.17 crore is pending in her MPLADS (Member of Parliaments Local Area Development Scheme) fund.
Calling the Centre’s claim of Delhi government delaying the site readiness for installing eightPressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants in the national capital with the support of the PM CARES Fund as “outrightly false”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Sunday said only one plant has been made operational till date.
As the fourth election candidate died in West Bengal due to Covid-19 on Sunday and questions hang heavy about the role of election campaigns in the spread of the pandemic in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India has finally cranked up pressure on political parties.
The EC poll machinery slapped 111 show cause notices on political parties, cancelled 158 meetings/rallies and rallies and lodged 75 police cases by April 24 for violation of Covid-19 norms, with maximum action taken over the last 2-3 days.
The decision comes after many state governments have objected to different prices of the vaccines, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying this is not time for ‘profiteering’
Massive forest fires have broken out in several parts of Mizoram damaging vast tracts of land and vegetation, forcing Chief Minister Zoramthanga to seek central help, an official of the state disaster management and rehabilitation department said.
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Taking a swipe at young climate activist Greta Thunberg, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said on Thursday that the Indian government should give her “child bravery award” for uploading a document providing “proof about hatching a conspiracy to destabilise” the country. Lending her support to the farmers’ agitation against the three farm reform laws, the teen activist had shared “a toolkit for those who want to help”.
Ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday visit West Bengal to launch several government projects in the state. The prime minister will dedicate an LPG import terminal built by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited in Haldia and the 348-km Dobhi-Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline section under the Centre’s ‘Mission Purvodaya’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project’.
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari on Friday alleged that the Union government “fielded” Sachin Tendulkar to “counter” international personalities who recently commented on the ongoing farmers’ protests, and said it was an insult to the nation. The RJD’s national vice-president asked whether the Centre wants the world to turn a blind eye to the farmer’s stir by “getting statements issued by people like Tendulkar”.
Refuting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) allegations that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has denied permission to hold a rath yatra from Nadia district, the TMC said on Twitter that the party was indulging in “malicious propaganda”.
“GoWB has not denied permission to any Yatra, as claimed by @BJP4Bengal They are indulging in malicious propaganda with neither substance nor truth. BJP must show material evidence of GoWB denying permission to their Yatra. This is BJP’s attempt to claim victimhood,” the Trinamool Congress tweeted.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was the first woman to present the Railways Budget in 2002, presented the West Bengal Budget 2021 on February 5.
Mamata Banerjee became the first woman to present the Bengal Budget statement for 2021-22 – the last Budget of her second term in power.
It usually is the finance minister who reads out the Budget statement in the Legislative Assembly. But, the Trinamool Congress supremo presented the Budget this year as West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra is currently under medical supervision.
Former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress Leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda said his party will support ”Chakka jam” called by the farmers on 6th feb in protest against the Farm laws.