West Bengal

The microfinance institutions of West Bengal are facing problems in getting trade licences from the authorities concerned following the busting of a number of chitfund scams in the state, a top official said on Tuesday.

Banerjee said this on the International Anti- Corruption Day citing the 'India Corruption Survey 2019' which was conducted by the Transparency International India and Local Circles.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the handicrafts sector in the state has been revived in a big way by her government in the last eight-years.

Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar feels that the democracy has broken down in West Bengal under the administration of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He also describes himself as a "worried man".

In the backdrop of the Hyderabad gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor, the West Bengal government is mulling options to set up a call centre to cater to complaints regarding crime against women in the districts, a senior official said on Thursday.

As the indefinite fast by para- teachers seeking a salary hike entered the 19th day on Tuesday, the West Bengal government contended that show-cause notices were being issued to those who did not take classes during this period.

The BJP scored a duck in the by-elections to Karimpur, Kaliaganj and Kharagpur Sadar Assembly seats, which was the saffron party's first electoral tussle with the TMC in the state since its impressive performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

The West Bengal BJP unit has identified the "misconception over NRC" and its failure to counter it as one of the main reasons behind the party's defeat in the just-concluded bypolls in three Assembly segments of West Bengal, a senior party leader said on Saturday.