The project was held up due to paucity of funds

The Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday gave its nod for a proposal to hand over a State-sector power project that was being implemented at Katwa in Bardhaman district to the erstwhile National Thermal Power Corporation, now simply NTPC.

Burnpur:At least 15 people, including seven policemen, were injured when villagers fought a pitched battle with police for more than two hours over land acquisition for an IISCO plant at Purusottam

While Governor M K Narayanan has also put the weight of his office behind the growing concern over farmer suicides in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government seems determined to play these down

DURGAPUR, 2 JAN: The Burdwan District Vigilance Monitoring Committee, in its first meeting today, found out that the district's performance in the MGNREGA has gone down from the previous year.

Burdwan district, with its advantageous position in transportation network and good resource endowments, spontaneously responded to the commercialisation of agriculture. Rice received considerable commercial importance in the second half of the nineteenth century. It found access to new markets within and outside Bengal and consequently rice trade flourished. Rice trade was carried on regularly in an organised way in Burdwan and expanded considerably from the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

KOLKATA, 26 DEC: The chief minister, Miss Mamata Banerjee, will write to the Prime Minister requesting him to release the support price for procuring rice from the farmers of Bengal.

KOLKATA, 22 DEC: The city today experienced the second coldest day in the past 20 years with the mercury dipping to 10.8 degree Celsius.

BURDWAN, 29 NOV: Diarrhoea outbreak claimed three lives and affected 32 others in Kulti and Memari blocks in the last six days.

Calcutta, Nov.

BURDWAN, 6 NOV: Thirty lorries, loaded with illegally-extracted sand from the Ajoy riverbed, were seized by the Durgapur SDO yesterday evening.

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