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West Bengal to set up museum at house of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

The West Bengal government has decided to set up a museum at the north Kolkata house of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar where he had spent the last few years of his life. The museum chronicles his life from his birth place at Birsinghapur village in Paschim Medinipur district to the house in ..

Union Government enters into an agreement with WBPDCL for Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block

The Union Government has entered into an allotment agreement with West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) for Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block. It is the world’s second largest block. The project is slated to generate both direct and indirect employment in West Bengal considerably and also contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

West Bengal government launchs ‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ campaign

In Kolkata, the West Bengal Government has launched an awareness campaign – Save Green, Stay Clean – for preserving the greenery and keeping the environment clean. The State Government will distribute more than 1 lakhs saplings throughout the state for spreading of greenery.

Kapil Dev honoured with Bharat Gaurav Award

On August 1, East Bengal club has officially started the centenary celebrations on its foundation day with a glittering ceremony at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. On this occasion, the iconic football club awarded its highest honour – Bharat Gaurav – to India’s first cricket World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev. Kapil is no stranger to football ..

West Bengal government to bring legislation for ensuring Journalists’ job security

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has decided to bring legislation in the Assembly for ensuring the job security of Journalists in the State. The legislation aims at social security of Journalist. Besides, it will deal with the issues of retrenchment of Journalists and closure of TV channels and Newspapers publication houses.

Keshav Dutt chosen for 2019 Mohun Bagan Ratna

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning Hockey Player Keshav Dutt and former India Football Captain Prasun Banerjee has been chosen for 2019 Mohun Bagan Ratna. This is the first time that the club is conferring the award on a sportsperson from a discipline other than football. Dutt (93) was part of the team that won gold ..

2019 Durand Cup to be held in Kolkata

The 2019 Durand Cup will be the 129th edition of the Durand Cup, which will be held at Kolkata in West Bengal from August 2 to 23. This will be for the first time that the tournament will be played outside New Delhi, its traditional venue. The matches will be played across three locations in ..

KUSUM and Irrigation Economy

The Cabinet has approved the extension of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised ground mounted grid-connected renewable power plants (Component-A). Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-B). Solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-C). Component-A and Component-C will ..