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Jagdeep Dhankhar

Governor of West Bengal

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Jagdeep Dhankhar: Governor of West Bengal
Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician who belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 2021, he is serving as the Governor of West Bengal. He is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and was a member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.

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New Education Policy will fasten India's journey to become 'Vishwa-guru': Guv Dhankar [Video]

New Education Policy will fasten India's journey to become 'Vishwa-guru': Guv Dhankar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati University. The event took place via video conferencing on February 19. While addressing the event, West Bengal Governor..

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Fear and democracy cannot co-exist: WB Governor's fresh attack on Mamata govt [Video]

Fear and democracy cannot co-exist: WB Governor's fresh attack on Mamata govt

There is so much fear in Bengal that mediapersons cannot even speak about it, said West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on February 10, while adding that he said fear and democracy cannot co-exist...

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PM Modi inaugurates 348 km gas pipeline in Bengal [Video]

PM Modi inaugurates 348 km gas pipeline in Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated LPG import terminal built by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited on February 08. He also dedicated 348 KM Dobhi-Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline section of the..

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Watch: Laser show portrays Subhas Chandra Bose's life [Video]

Watch: Laser show portrays Subhas Chandra Bose's life

A laser light show at Victoria Memorial portrayed the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during the celebrations of his 125th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister..

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Usha Uthup performs Tagore's rendition 'Ekla Cholo Re' at Bose event [Video]

Usha Uthup performs Tagore's rendition 'Ekla Cholo Re' at Bose event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 125th birth celebration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23. Singer Usha Uthup sang Rabindranath Tagore's composition..

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Dressed as Netaji, kids celebrate Subhas Bose's 125th anniversary [Video]

Dressed as Netaji, kids celebrate Subhas Bose's 125th anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed the performances displayed by the kids at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23. PM Modi also greeted people at Victoria Memorial. Chief Minister Mamata..

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PM Modi visits National Library in Kolkata [Video]

PM Modi visits National Library in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23 visited National Library in Kolkata. He was welcomed by Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel and was accompanied by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. PM..

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PM Modi visits Victoria Memorial along with CM Mamata [Video]

PM Modi visits Victoria Memorial along with CM Mamata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23 visited the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. He was accompanied by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. PM Modi is in..

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Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unveils portrait of 'Netaji' at Raj Bhawan on his birth anniversary [Video]

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unveils portrait of 'Netaji' at Raj Bhawan on his birth anniversary

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unveiled portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary at the Raj Bhawan in Kolkata. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that decision to..

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TMC's Rajib Banerjee hands over his resignation letter to West Bengal Guv [Video]

TMC's Rajib Banerjee hands over his resignation letter to West Bengal Guv

All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Rajib Banerjee resigned from the post of West Bengal Forest Minister on January 22. He handed over his resignation letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj..

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My heart pains that child of 'Maa Bharti' is called outsider in WB: Governor Dhankhar [Video]

My heart pains that child of 'Maa Bharti' is called outsider in WB: Governor Dhankhar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on January 09 appealed to not indulge in any divisive activity. He said, "My heart pains that ignoring constitutional provisions, a child of 'Maa Bharti' is called..

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Great opportunity for West Bengal to engage in image makeover: Governor Dhankhar [Video]

Great opportunity for West Bengal to engage in image makeover: Governor Dhankhar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar held a press conference after meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 09. He said, "2021 is a challenging year for West Bengal as it goes for..

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West Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar to meet Home Minister Shah [Video]

West Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar to meet Home Minister Shah

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar arrived at Delhi Airport. He is scheduled to meet Home Minister Amit Shah on January 09. "I will call on Union Home Minister Amit Shah tomorrow," he said.

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Politically neutral administration needed for holding fair polls: Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Bengal assembly polls should be violence-free, says governor

"In the coming polls in 2021, we have the opportunity to make it free of bloodshed and violence. The coming polls should not be blood-stained like the 2018 (panchayat) polls. There should be a complete..
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan


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West Bengal sports minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigns from Mamata Banerjee's cabinet

West Bengal Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigned from his post on Tuesday, sources in the state secretariat said. Shukla sent his resignation letter to Chief..
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Country is apprehensive of violent assembly poll in Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Bengal governor Dhankhar wishes for violence-free assembly poll, transparent administration in 2021


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Free, fair elections are not held in Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has alleged that free and fair elections are not held in the state, and it his duty to ensure that people get an opportunity to exercise their franchise without..
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Trinamool Congress demands removal of Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, writes letter to President

In its letter to the President, the Mamata Banerjee-led party cited a 'serious breach of oath of Governor's office.
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TMC moves President to remove Dhankhar from Bengal governor post

The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it has moved President Ramnath Kovind to remove Jagdeep Dhankhar from the post of the West Bengal governor, accusing him of "transgressing constitutional..
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Governor Dhankar criticises Mamata govt to serve 'political masters': Derek O'Brien

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien on Monday slammed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for allegedly demeaning and criticising the state without any basis. The TMC leader was responding to..
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Will do everything needed to facilitate free, fair polls: Bengal governor

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Sunday that he would do everything possible to ensure state elections are held peacefully. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "Prayed for peace, harmony and love..
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Suvendu Adhikari writes to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, fears can be implicated in false cases

Adhikari has written a letter to West Bengal Governor Jagdip Dhankar, citing fear that he and his associates can be implicated in criminal cases.
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My biggest task is to ensure free and fair assembly polls : West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

He said those who oppose free and fair elections will be sternly dealt with. "As governor my biggest task is to ensure that the 2021 polls are conducted in a free and fair manner. Central forces will..
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Attack on Nadda's convoy: Centre summons top Bengal officers after governor's report; TMC alleges 'interference'

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Friday advised chief minister Mamata Banerjee 'not to play with fire' as the confrontation between the Centre and the West Bengal government over the attack on..
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Centre receives report from Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on law and order situation in state


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Bengal govt distancing itself from rule of law: Governor

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday alleged that the Trinamool Congress government is distancing itself from rule of law and the governance in the state is "getting away" from the path of..
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Free and fair polls not possible in West Bengal without Prez rule: Vijayvargiya

Alleging criminalisation of bureaucracy in West Bengal, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said that free and fair election in that state was not possible under the Trinamool Congress..
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West Bengal Guv is BJP's 'loudspeaker' : TMC

The ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday hit out sharply at West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for his alleged "partisan" approach calling him "a disgrace to the Raj Bhavan" and accusing him of acting..
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Jagdeep Dhankhar asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw case against Balvinder Singh

Asserting that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee needs to send human rights and Rule of Law friendly signals, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday asked her to withdraw the case against..
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Political violence stigmatising Bengal; police should be neutral: Dhankhar


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Law and order nosediving alarmingly in Bengal: Governor Dhankhar

"Alarming nosediving law and order scenario... I have conveyed my concern of the present alarming scenario to the new Chief Secretary of the state," the Governor tweeted while tagging the official..
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TMC govt turned Bengal into police state, will act if Constitution not protected: Governor Jagdeep Dhankar


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'Why does West Bengal govt want to intermediate PM Kisan scheme?': Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asks Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, calling the move by the state seeking to route the PM Kisan funds through the state government as a retrograde step..
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee greets PM Modi on birthday

"My greetings to the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji on his 70th Birthday. I wish him a healthy and successful year ahead," she tweeted. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh..
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Police, administration in West Bengal politically committed: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Jagdeep Dhankhar says Visva-Bharati VC's security withdrawn, administration denies


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Hope there will be no cover-up in alleged irregularities in purchase of Covid care material: Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Visva Bharati vandalism : Hanging head in shame, urge exemplary consequences to law breakers, West Bengal governor tells Mamata

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Tuesday wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying that he hangs his "head in shame" over the vandalism at Visva-Bharati campus and urged her to ensure..
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Mamata speaks to governor Dhankhar over law and order situation at Visva Bharati


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Raj Bhavan under surveillance, alleges Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Sunday the Raj Bhavan has been placed under surveillance, and the action "undermines the sanctity of the institution".
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Non-implementation of PM-Kisan scheme 'cruel joke' on Bengal farmers: Governor Dhankhar to Mamata

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, expressing displeasure over non-implementation of the Centre's PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, calling it a "cruel..
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Bengal Guv says political space in state being cornered by TMC

Jagdeep Dhankhar's remark comes after BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that his vehicle was damaged by the supporters of the TMC workers when he had gone for a meeting in Halishahar on Sunday.
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PM Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to cyclone-hit Bengal

PM Modi announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Monday. In a video message after reviewing the situation with governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and CM Mamata..
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Didi running ‘syndicates’: Bengal Governor hits back

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday described Bengal as an emerging “police state” and blamed chief minister Mamata Banerjee for running “syndicates”.
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Words used by you for an elected leader is unprecedented: Mamata to Governor Dhankhar

Hitting out at West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that such words and communications from the Governor are unprecedented since the Constitution came..
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Letter war: Mamata replies to governor Dhankar, says desist from efforts to usurp powers

The governor had asked her to regret comments that 'political parties are vultures waiting for dead bodies' and 'journalists must behave'.
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Don't try to usurp power in time of crisis: Mamata hits out at Bengal governor

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday, accusing him of trying to "usurp powers" amid the coronavirus crisis, and asked him to desist from using..
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Bengal governor attacks Mamata Banerjee over Covid-19 handling, minority appeasement

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar mounted a fresh assault on chief minister Mamata Banerjee over her monumental failure in tackling the Covid- 19 crisis that resulted in "incremental spread" of the..
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'Explicit and awkward': War of words between WB Guv and CM escalates, Dhankhar accuses Mamata of 'appeasing' minorities

The 11-page letter is in response to Mamata's accusation that Dhankhar was repeatedly interfering in the functioning of the state administration.
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West Bengal: Fresh war of words erupts between Mamata, Guv Dhankhar over handling of COVID-19 pandemic

In a strongly worded five-page letter to the governor, Mamata asked him to judge who has "crossed the limit of constitutional dharma and decency" between the two constitutional functionaries. Soon..
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Fresh war of words erupts between Mamata and West Bengal governor Dhankhar


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West Bengal governor Dhankhar requests Mamata to avoid confrontation with centre to combat corona crisis


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Bengal guv urges Mamata to follow Constitution

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday paid homepage to the chief architect of the Constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar on his 129th birth anniversary and urged chief minister Mamata Banerjee "to..
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WB Governor urges CM Mamata Banerjee to 'end lockdown with Raj Bhawan' and heed to MHA's warning on COVID-19 lapses

"...MHA warnings must lead to a correctional approach. Officials are to be held accountable for lapses of social distancing and religious congregations," wrote Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Twitter
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Bengal governor seeks info on funds used for anti-CAA campaign

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has demanded information from the state government on alleged misuse of public funds on an advertisement campaign against the new citizenship law and on the..
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Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Bengal governor

In what seems to be a sign of reconciliation between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at his official..
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WB governor Jagdeep Dhankhar upset on being denied live media coverage of assembly address

When Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was questioned on the Governor's remarks of being censored, she said, "Please ask the Speaker. It was his decision."
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West Bengal governor expresses condolence over people's deaths due to NRC panic

The TMC legislators were seen donned in anti-CAA, NRC T-shirts, badges and aprons during his address. Dhankhar was seen greeting legislators of the ruling TMC, with which he has had several run-ins in..
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West Bengal governor leaves Calcutta University convocation venue following protest by students

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Tuesday prevented by a section of students from attending the Calcutta University's annual convocation at Nazrul Mancha here, following which he left the..
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Coordination and not confrontation is the way out : Jagdeep Dhankhar


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