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Pritesh Basu

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Farmers getting sprinklers by just paying GST, thanks to Bengal govt

30 Nov 2018 6:15 PM GMT
Kolkata: In a surprising move by the state government, farmers in Bengal are getting machines just by paying the Goods and Services Tax (GST), to set...

Agri dept stocks seeds for alternate farming in wheat blast affected areas

12 Nov 2018 5:44 PM GMT
Kolkata: The state Agriculture department has ensured sufficient stock of seeds for alternate farming in January and February, at wheat blast...

Govt mulls mechanism to directly alert common people about lightning strikes

12 Nov 2018 5:39 PM GMT
Kolkata: The state government is taking initiatives to ensure that lightning alert reaches common people directly in the grassroot level.It may be...

Wheat blast: State govt gives seeds for alternate farming

6 Nov 2018 5:05 PM GMT
Kolkata: The state Agriculture department has distributed seeds among farmers for alternate farming in areas of Nadia and Murshidabad which were hit...

Centre's 'reluctance' forces state to take up Ghatal Master Plan in phases

1 Nov 2018 5:48 PM GMT
Kolkata: With the Centre's delay in releasing funds even three years after giving administrative sanction to the Ghatal Master Plan, the Mamata...

MSME to provide training to potential entrepreneurs for export of produce

28 Oct 2018 5:59 PM GMT
Kolkata: The state Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles department has decided to provide necessary training to potential...

CM's tributes to brave INA soldiers who made us free

21 Oct 2018 6:32 PM GMT
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tributes to all the brave soldiers of INA who fought for India's freedom under the leadership...

Theme Pujas threatening livelihood of coolies

21 Oct 2018 6:16 PM GMT
Kolkata: Theme-based community Durga Pujas are increasingly becoming popular both in the city and its suburbs, but it has another story to tell as...

Govt to organise synergy for Birbhum & Burdwan in bid to boost MSME sector

21 Oct 2018 6:11 PM GMT
Kolkata: In a bid to give further boost to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, the state government is going to organise a synergy...

Mamata becomes Puja's superstar music composer

14 Oct 2018 6:35 PM GMT
Kolkata: The theme song of Suruchi Sangha composed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been viewed by more than 1.7 lakh people in just 36 hours...

A call to duty, a call for service

12 Oct 2018 8:15 AM GMT
Tucked miles away from their homes are our policemen, civic volunteers, hospital staff, firefighters and members of the emergency services who are especially dedicated to their call of duty during Durga Puja. These “men in uniform” make the mega festival more exciting, enjoyable and most importantly safer, for us. Pritesh Basu writes about how these bravehearts carry on with their duties, unperturbed

Agri Marketing dept targets 150 Sufal Bangla stalls by March 2019

7 Oct 2018 6:32 PM GMT
Kolkata: The state Agriculture Marketing department has set a target of setting up as many as 150 Sufal Bangla stalls by March 2019, after becoming...
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