West Bengal – ‘A Land of Art,Culture and Heritage’
The state of West Bengal, which lies in the eastern region of the Indian mainland sprawling from the foothills of Himalayas in the north and stretched toward the Bay of Bengal in the south. The state was once an epicenter of the British colonial rule in India, and still has the traces of the British era time that reflect its architecture and old heritage buildings. The West Bengal tourism has recently shown the exponential growth since the past few years with the mix of ethnic and modern prevailing in the culture and a wide number of tourist attractions.
DIDI calls for cost curbs
West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee requested the various government departments to cut down the unnecessary expenditure in the backdrop of a dipping the revenue generation following the demonetization. Didi called the all the district administration in a meeting from all the 53 government departments from the state in the town hall premises. "Those who are undertaking development projects can move ahead, but the departments must, stops their unnecessary expenditure" said the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee in the town hall premises.
In 2015 half of Bengali's women suicides were mostly housewives
In 2015, one out of every two Bengali’s women committing suicide in the West Bengal state was a housewife, and driven to despair by the domestic violence, disease, unemployment, relationships and drug abuse was among all the causes as per the data released by the state National Crime Records Bureau, and as per the experts the high incidence of suicide among Bengali women due to the physical abuse and lack of proper options available to them. The state capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata recorded 340 suicides among a population of 1.40 crore as against Delhi (1,553 cases with 1.63 crore population) and Chennai (2,274 cases with a population of 87 Lakh). The data pertained to 2015. West Bengal ranked third position in the country in suicides rates, but still city has succeeded in reversing a five-year-old trend and bringing down the total number of suicides.
Governor Kesharai Nath Tripathi ‘Mamta Banerjee should try to maintain law and order in the State’
The state Governor Kesharai Nath Tripathi, while responding to a question asked about the recent attack on the state Bhartiya Janta Party headquarters in the capital city of Kolkata soon after Trinamool Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest, said: "Every state, irrespective of political attachment, should try to ensure peace in the state and maintain law and order." The governor didn't name any state neither did he comment on the prevailing situation in West Bengal.
Kolkata very soon gets rid of exposed wires
West Bengal famous Photographer Raghu Rai has captured Kolkata's city since 1970s and always revealed the government by shooting with the ancient colonial buildings of the central Kolkata and its narrow by lanes toward north in the backdrop. The invasion of exposed cables and exposed wires is really sad as it is difficult to come across the patched sky to enjoy a panorama view of the majestic building of Kolkata without the cables coming in the way. So the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, who recently has a penchant for beautifying the Kolkata city and as urban development minister Mr. Firhad Hakim hinted it while he discussed the construction of an underground network of exposed wire of television lines to rid the city of the mesh of exposed wires that has become an eyesore.
Snowfall in Darjeeling as Kolkata tourist refuse to chill
Snowfall reported in Saandakphu and heavy hailstorm at the Tiger Hill, which brought the mercury below the freezing point, but still failed to trigger a heavy rush of tourist attraction toward Darjeeling. In a breakaway from tradition, the sudden onset of chill at the queen of hills has met with an indifferent response in Kolkata. With the winter vacation coming to a close this week, occupancy across hotels in Darjeeling has dropped to less than 80%. It is set to slide further by January 7 and new bookings have been few despite the late chill in the hills. Tour operators believe the demagnetization effect has come in the way.
Did you know ?
In terms of frequency of trains originating or passing through, Howrah station is the busiest station in India. It also has biggest station complex and is the second oldest railway station in India. Here's the mighty Howrah station (note the beginning of the Howrah Bridge in the backdrop!)