Firhad Hakim is an Indian politician serving as the mayor of Kolkata since 2018 and minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs of West Bengal since 2011.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Sunday landed in a controversy by posting a distorted map of India on social media that did not show Chinese-occupied Aksai Chin and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as part of the country.
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Left Front on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Centre for the serial fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of customers in the state, and alleged that its policy of linking Aadhaar to all documents had compromised people's personal data.
Facing a barrage of verbal counter-attacks from West Bengal ministers, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of giving "sanction" to the "unpalatable" public outbursts which were "worrisome" for democracy.
Facing a barrage of verbal counter-attacks from West Bengal ministers, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Baenrjee, accusing her of giving "sanction" to the "unpalatable" public outbursts which were "worrisome" for democracy.
One hundred and thirty eight workers, 133 of them residents of West Bengal, arrived in the city on Monday by the Jammu Tawi Express from Kashmir, saying they left the Valley as they feared for their "lives".
Huge number of people held aloft placards and banners welcoming him, as Nobel Prize in Economics winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee returned to Kolkata to a tumultuous welcome on Tuesday evening.
The central government on Wednesday clarified that the permission was denied to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for attending the C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark as it is a mayor-level conference.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced temporary housing for residents in Bowbazar area whose houses were damaged due to the construction during the ongoing tunnel boring work by Kolkata Metro. A committee was also constituted to look into the matter.
In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday.
One person was killed and sixteen others were injured in a lightning strike near Kolkata's Victoria Memorial as heavy rain lashed the city for around two hours on Friday, police said.