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Duo line up investment in Bengal

Calcutta:¬†Bengal industry and finance minister Amit Mitra has disclosed two upcoming investments in the state – one, a state-owned firm teaming up with an overseas partner and the other with export potential. Shalimar Works, a state government-owned shipbuilding and repair firm is looking to partner with a Bangladeshi firm to form a special purpose vehicle, while IFB Agro, which is known for its liquor and seafood businesses, is setting up a manufacturing unit at Halidia to export shrimps. “Shalimar Works builds civilian vessels for Indian Navy and they have requested…

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NEET questions in Bengali tougher than English: West Bengal govt

The West Bengal government on Monday alleged that questions set in Bengali for aspirants from the state appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MBBS and BDS were different from those set in English, and were tougher. State education minister Partha Chatterjee said that the state would write to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the examinations, in this regard. Over 11 lakh MBBS and BDS aspirants on Sunday appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at over 1,900 centres spread across the…

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Election Commission Explains Reason For High Voter Turnouts In Bengal, Assam

For the part one of the first phase of polls in West Bengal on April 4 involving 18 segments, the Election Commission declared a final turnout figure of 84.22 per cent. (File photo) KOLKATA:¬† Amid ongoing controversy over high voter turnouts in West Bengal, the poll panel has claimed its Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) initiatives have led to “huge” voting figures in first phase of Assembly polls in both West Bengal and Assam. In a statement dated April 9, the Election Commission had specified state-wise steps being…

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