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West Bengal Governor Seeks Updates On Hill Council's Operations

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The governor, who is on a visit to Darjeeling, has asked the GTA administrator to personally update him about the council's operations and way of functioning.

Bengal Guv anguished over pvt varsities' chancellors, VCs skipping meeting at Raj Bhavan

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The governor had earlier invited them to a meeting on December 20 and later rescheduled it on Thursday after officials of the private universities had expressed their inability to attend it, citing the COVID situation.


Jagdeep Dhankhar Invokes Constitutional Provision To Seek Bengal Government's Records On Pegasus Probe Panel

Article 167 of the Constitution deals with the duties of a chief minister about furnishing of information to the governor.

Bengal Guv Alleges Diversion Of Funds For 'Maa' Canteen Scheme

Dec 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The budget document emanates that the allocation of Rs 100 crore for the scheme was proposed for the 2021-22 fiscal, Dhankhar said.


West Bengal Governor Writes To Speaker Seeking Assembly Proceedings On BSF-Linked Resolution

The West Bengal Assembly had on Tuesday passed a resolution against the Centre's decision to extend BSF"s jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km from the international border, amid opposition by BJP legislators.

07 October, 2021

Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath In Bengali As MLA

Outlook Web Desk

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with her two TMC MLAs were administered oath by the state’s Governor.


14 September, 2021

West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Datta Resigns Citing 'Personal Reasons'

Outlook Web Desk

He is the fourth Advocate General from the Mamata government to take this step. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accepted his resignation with immediate effect.


08 September, 2021

Three Bombs Hurled At BJP MP’s Home In Kolkata, Governor Dhankhar Says ‘Worrisome’

Outlook Web Bureau

Arjun Singh, formerly a Trinamool MLA, quit and joined the BJP in 2019 and won in the general elections from the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency.


02 July, 2021

Bengal Governor Cuts Short Assembly Speech As BJP Protests Over Post-Poll Violence

Outlook Web Bureau

Bengal Assembly witnessed ruckus by Opposition BJP over post-poll violence in the state


28 June, 2021

Bengal: Mamata Alleges Governor Was Named In Jain Hawala Chargesheet, Governor Refutes

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is ‘a totally corrupt person,’ says Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee


15 June, 2021

‘Constrained To Observe Your Silence Over Post-Poll Violence’: Bengal Governor Writes To Mamata

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not taking any action to compensate victims of post-poll violence


08 June, 2021

Bengal Governor: State Police Akin To Militia, Administration In Political Captivity

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'Post-poll violence in the State is alarmingly worrisome as it is premised to ‘discipline and punish those who ‘dared’ to vote against the ruling dispensation,' Jagdeep Dhankhar said


07 June, 2021

None Of The Appointed OSDs Part Of Close Family: Jagdeep Dhankhar On Mahua Moitra’s Nepotism Claim

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Mahua Moitra said that Sekhawat is the son of Dhankhar's brother-in-law, and Ruchi Dubey and Prasant Diksit are respectively wife and brother of his former aide-de-camp (ADC) Major Gorang Diksit.


01 June, 2021

'Ego Prevailed Over Public Service': Bengal Governor Hits Out At Mamata Over Cyclone Meet Row

Outlook Web Bureau

Mamata Banerjee had indicated to me that she would boycott the PM’s cyclone review meet if leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari would be present, governor Jagdeep Dhankar said


19 May, 2021

Upset Over Sheep Protest At Raj Bhavan Gate, West Bengal Governor Seeks Explanation From Police

Outlook Web Bureau

A social organisation herded a flock of sheep in front of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata in an unusual protest against the alleged lack of concern by those occupying high posts about the worsening coronavirus situation in West Bengal.


15 May, 2021

Can You Hear The Cries Of Homeless Women And Children In Nandigram, Dhankar Asks Mamata

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar visited some camps in Purba Medinipur district where people allegedly affected by post-poll violence in Nandigram have taken shelter.


13 May, 2021

Poll Violence: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Shown Black Flags In Sitalkuchi

Outlook Web Bureau

Jagdeep Dhankhar, whose visit to Cooch Behar was roundly criticised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was shown black flags by some people at Golokganj.


13 May, 2021

West Bengal Facing Twin Challenges Of Covid Pandemic And Post-Poll Violence: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Outlook Web Bureau

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar claimed that people, who cast their votes as per their choice, are being subjected to attacks in West Bengal.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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