Howrah Bridge- The busiest cantilever bridge in the world connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, set to undergo a major makeover and maintenance. The Kolkata Port trust (KoPT) — which is in charge of the bridge, is likely to spend more than Rs 20 lakh for this maintenance. KoPT is inviting bids for ..
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World Bank sanctions Rs 32 Crore for Rural Electrification at Sagar Island in Sunderbans of West Bengal
Rs 32 Crore sanctioned by the World Bank for Rural Electrification at Sagar Island in Sunderbans of West Bengal. The project for house to house power connection will be inaugurated at Rudra Nagar in Sagar Island. Under the scheme 42 gram panchayats will be electrified. The entire project will be completed by next three years ..
On June 20th 2011, the West Bengal governor M K Narayanan gave his consent to the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011.The bill was passed by the State Legislature on June 14. The Bill does not require the consent from President Pratibha Patil. The bill was brought to return land to the unwilling Singur ..
Only Bengal campaign has been recently launched by Times Of India to catalyse the process of dropping the “West” from the name of the state. They point out – Residents of West Bengal are called Bengalis and not West Bengalis; there language is Bangla not “West Bangla”; Bengal continues to drag along the prefix ‘West’ ..
India, Sri Lanka to jointly find a Solution to the problems related to fishing communities India and Sri Lanka to work out a “practical arrangement” to help fishing communities of both sides to live peacefully During the last couple of years, several instances reported where fishermen from both sides have crossed into each others’ territory ..