Left Menu
Development News Edition

40 babies born at Gangasagar Mela, says Mamata

40 babies born at Gangasagar Mela, says Mamata
Representative Image Image Credit:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said 40 babies were born at the just-concluded Gangasagar Mela which, she said, was visited by nearly 55 lakh people. There has not been a single untoward incident at the fair held on Sagar Island at the confluence of river Hooghly and the Bay of Bengal, Banerjee said.

"Nearly 55 lakh people visited Gangasagar Mela till date from January 10," the chief minister said adding that the state government holds the annual fair on its own, without any contribution from the Centre. She said 40,375 pilgrims, who came from outside the state, were given free medical treatment.

"It is very nice to know that 40 babies were born at the Gangasagar Mela," she said. Banerjee said all the visitors to the fair were insured of a maximum sum of Rs 5 lakh for the period between January 10 and 16..

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



From home to healthcare, here are Robotic innovations transforming lives

Lovot is equipped with more than 50 sensors such as thermography, microphone array, obstacle detection, and touch sensor to generate motion and emotions in real-time....

Translating words to deeds: Achieving gender parity in access to financial resources

... ...

SDG13: How you can reduce global warming by changing your food habits

The mega narratives of various international organizations give the impression that fighting global warming is only a job of government agencies. However, the European Investment Bank EIB has designed a questionnaire which besides making th...

SDG2030: Challenges of technological applications in advancing Global Goals

Application of contemporary and future information technologies may go milestones in advancing sustainable development goals SDGs provided the challenges are overcome and implementation is ensured....


Latest News

DAVOS-Hong Kong's Lam in Davos charm drive as protests persist

For Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the World Economic Forum in Davos is a chance to convince global business and political leaders that the Asian financial hub is back on track. After more than seven months of turmoil Hong Kongs status as a fi...

Police inspector held for accepting Rs 10,000 bribe

A Mumbai Police inspector has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a criminal out on bail for not taking further action against him, an ACB official said on Tuesday. The inspector Chandrakant Jadhav 57 was picked ...

Taiwan reports first case of new SARS-like virus

Taipei, Jan 21 AFP Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as the government warned the public against travelling to Chinese city where it emerged. The patient is a Taiwanese woman in her fifties...

Polycab India Q3 PAT grows 14 pc to Rs 221 cr

Wires and cables maker Polycab India Ltd PIL on Tuesday said its profit after tax PAT rose 14 percent to Rs 221.4 crore during the quarter ended December 31, 2019, helped by higher income. The company had clocked Rs 193.6 crore PAT in the c...

Give Feedback