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Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 16th Vice-President

New Delhi | Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday was elected as the 16th Vice-President of India. The Election Commission announced that Dhankhar — the NDA nominee, emerged victorious in the Vice Presidential election in which he was pitted against the Opposition’s candidate Margaret Alva. As the term of incumbent Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu […]

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Governor can’t talk like political party’s agent: Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, here on Thursday, hit out at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for his criticism of the state’s education system. A governor couldn’t talk like a political party’s representative, she said. “I urge the Governor to respect the Vice-Chancellors. He can’t talk like a political party representative,” Banerjee said at Nabanno, […]

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Arujna’s arrows had nuclear power, says Bengal Governor

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday caused eyebrows to be raised with his interpretation of India’s epics, saying that in the “Mahabharata”, Arjuna’s arrows had “nuclear power” while the “Ramayana” has spoken of aircraft. Ironically, Dhankhar’s comments came during his inaugural address at the 45th eastern India Science Fair and 19th Science and Engineering […]