The additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre to the states in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), already placed at the disposal of the states.
The FIR was registered based on a complaint of Kanthi Municipality member Ratnadip Manna, who alleged that tarpaulin worth Rs two lakh was recently stolen from a municipality store
The Union Home Ministry had on May 31 served a show-cause notice to Bandyopadhyay under a stringent provision of the Disaster Management Act that entails imprisonment up to two years
Thinking out of the box, and of course, knowing what would bring laurels for him, has been a notable trait of Naveen Patnaik.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had alleged that Alapan Bandyopadhyay was targeted by the central government due to a 'political vendetta'.
West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay retired on Monday. He will now serve as Mamata Banerjee’s advisor for the next three years.
'As of now, Bandyopadhyay has not been relieved of his duties by the Bengal government... As per tomorrow's schedule, he may be participating in a review meeting to be chaired by the CM at the state secretariat around 3 pm,' the source said.
The Centre has issued a notice recalling West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to Delhi after he and Mamata Banerjee didn’t attend a cyclone review meet with PM Modi
While the Centre invited Bengal leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari to a review meeting post cyclone Yaas, it did not invite the Gujarat leader of Opposition for a similar meeting after cyclone Tauktae
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee didn’t show up for a cyclone review meeting, which she was supposed to attend with PM Modi on Friday
Earlier, the BJP criticized Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not turning up for a cyclone review meeting, which she was supposed to attend with PM Modi
The question is why did the chief ministers of two neighbouring states hit by the same cyclone react differently to the PM’s visit for the purpose of determining damages and extending help in rebuilding?
While asking the West Bengal government to relieve the officer with immediate effect, centre also directed Bandyopadhyay to report in Delhi by Monday.
Immediately after the review meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for an aerial survey to the worst cyclone-affected areas of Balasore and Bdahrak in Odisha, on his way to West Bengal.
West Bengal has informed the Centre of its reservations against the scheduled presence of BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari during the scheduled meeting between PM Modi and Mamata Banerjee.
Storm surges triggered by cyclone Yaas have wreaked havoc in the coastal districts of East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas
As per early indications, East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas districts are likely to be the worst-hit by Cyclone Yaas
Cyclone Yaas made landfall near Dhamra port in Odisha's Bhadrak district at around 10.10 am today
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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