CM Mamata Banerjee

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Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, discusses West Bengal's name change

18 Sep 2019

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, discusses West Bengal's name change

A short while ago, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, their first meeting since May 2019 elections.

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

16 May 2019

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

After the Election Commission (EC) cut short the campaigning period for the last phase of elections in West Bengal, opposition parties have come together to support CM Mamata Banerjee.

WB government scheme to benefit 2L differently abled: Mamata

03 Dec 2018

WB government scheme to benefit 2L differently abled: Mamata

A scheme launched by the West Bengal government earlier this year will benefit around two lakh differently abled people, CM Mamata Banerjee said today.

Bharat Bandh: Which services have been affected so far

10 Sep 2018

Bharat Bandh: Which services have been affected so far

21 political parties led by the Congress are observing a Bharat Bandh across India to protest against escalating petrol and diesel prices.

Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured

07 Sep 2018

Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured

An old bridge collapsed near Siliguri, West Bengal today, leaving a truck driver injured.

TMC lawmaker sends notice to Amit Shah, asks to apologize

14 Aug 2018

TMC lawmaker sends notice to Amit Shah, asks to apologize

Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress lawmaker has sent a legal notice to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah for demeaning him at his rally in Kolkata and has demanded a public, unconditional apology.

Married males in WB-government have half-day offs today. Here's why

19 Jun 2018

Married males in WB-government have half-day offs today. Here's why

Once again, the TMC government in WB has given all married men under government employment an occasion to rejoice- a half-day off on 'Jamai Sashti.'

Asha Bhosle to be honored with 'Banga Vibhushan' award

21 May 2018

Asha Bhosle to be honored with 'Banga Vibhushan' award

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, and Justice (retd.) Shyamal Kumar Sen among others will be conferred with the highest civilian award of West Bengal, the Banga Bibhushan, by CM Mamata Banerjee today.

WB Panchayat polls: TMC heading for a gigantic victory

18 May 2018

WB Panchayat polls: TMC heading for a gigantic victory

The ruling Trinamool Congress is heading towards a massive victory in West Bengal Panchayat polls securing more than 80% of the seats with the BJP emerging a distant second, according to the results declared till 10 am.

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

14 May 2018

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

The voting for the much-awaited single-phase Panchayat polls has begun today across West Bengal amid tight security. "The polling started at 7 am in the morning," an official said.

Political parties have given 'supari' for my assassination: Mamata Banerjee

12 May 2018

Political parties have given 'supari' for my assassination: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal (WB) CM Mamata Banerjee has made shocking allegations: she said some political parties are trying to get her assassinated.

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

27 Apr 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

The West Bengal panchayat election would be held in a single-phase on May 14, the State Election Commission announced in Kolkata on Thursday.

CM Mamata Banerjee sees currency shortage as reminder of demonetization

17 Apr 2018

CM Mamata Banerjee sees currency shortage as reminder of demonetization

Reacting to reports of currency shortage in some states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the development was a reminder of demonetization days.

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

13 Apr 2018

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

31 Mar 2018

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

As West Bengal burns, we have an Asansol Imam to thank for the violence not spreading further.

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal intensify, 2 more killed

27 Mar 2018

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal intensify, 2 more killed

At least two people died and an unknown number, including police personnel, were injured on Monday as the Bengal administration tried to quash the violence in the aftermath of the Ram Navami celebrations.

Sonia Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi is now my boss too

08 Feb 2018

Sonia Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi is now my boss too

While speaking at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting, Sonia Gandhi wished her son Rahul Gandhi good luck for his new job as Congress president.

Month-long celebration in Bengal as TMC turns 20!

02 Jan 2018

Month-long celebration in Bengal as TMC turns 20!

Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. The party will celebrate in grand style with month-long celebrations.

Triple talaq crusader Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Bengal

01 Jan 2018

Triple talaq crusader Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Bengal

Ishrat Jahan, one of the five petitioners who challenged triple talaq, joined BJP. Reportedly, she was felicitated by the Howrah unit and inducted into the party.

BJP's challenge on home-turf forces Didi to go saffron

30 Dec 2017

BJP's challenge on home-turf forces Didi to go saffron

Can BJP's Himachal and Gujarat wins weaken the knees of self-assured TMC in Bengal? CM Mamata Banerjee's recent actions suggest this.

From new metros to unique-creations: How is India celebrating Christmas?

25 Dec 2017

From new metros to unique-creations: How is India celebrating Christmas?

In India, no festival is limited to just one community. Hindus, Muslims, Christians and more celebrate Diwali, Eid, Christmas alike.

Student gets $100,000 offer on WhatsApp to assassinate Mamata Banerjee

18 Oct 2017

Student gets $100,000 offer on WhatsApp to assassinate Mamata Banerjee

A 19-year-old student in West Bengal's Berhampore was shocked to receive WhatsApp messages from unknown people offering him $100,000 to assassinate CM Mamata Banerjee.

Modi defends demonetization in a speech to Myanmar's Indian diaspora

07 Sep 2017

Modi defends demonetization in a speech to Myanmar's Indian diaspora

PM Narendra Modi, on his first bilateral visit to Myanmar, defended his government's demonetization decision, while addressing the Indian diaspora.

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

04 Sep 2017

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

West Bengal state BJP president Dilip Ghosh has accused CM Mamata Banerjee of spoiling Bengal's relations with its neighboring states.

Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds

28 Jul 2017

Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds

Nearly 600 people have died in floods or landslides across the country in 2017.

Police arrest Lekhi, BJP MLAs for trying to enter Basirhat

08 Jul 2017

Police arrest Lekhi, BJP MLAs for trying to enter Basirhat

BJP leaders including Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur, Satyapal Singh were arrested by the police as they tried to enter violence-hit Basirhat.

Rupa Ganguly, others arrested while trying to visit violence-hit Basirhat

07 Jul 2017

Rupa Ganguly, others arrested while trying to visit violence-hit Basirhat

Police arrested BJP leaders Rupa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee while they were attempting to make their way to violence-hit Basirhat.

Basirhat clashes claim first casualty, fresh tension triggered

07 Jul 2017

Basirhat clashes claim first casualty, fresh tension triggered

A 65-year-old man died in communal clashes at Basirhat, the first casualty in the incident.

West Bengal Communal violence: Paramilitary deployed, Internet services suspended

05 Jul 2017

West Bengal Communal violence: Paramilitary deployed, Internet services suspended

In a bid to control communal violence in West Bengal's Basirgat region, CM Mamata Banerjee has ordered to suspend Internet services in the state.

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

12 Jun 2017

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

Ten people have been detained over arson in restive Darjeeling, where a month-long strike called by the GJM started today.

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

11 Jun 2017

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

After violent protests, the GJM has called for a month-long shutdown in Darjeeling starting June 12.

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

09 Jun 2017

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

Even as West Bengal held its first cabinet meeting in Darjeeling in almost 45 years on June 8, bombs went off 200m away from the Raj Bhavan.

West Bengal RS polls race heats up

22 May 2017

West Bengal RS polls race heats up

The race for the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal is heating up, after CM Mamata Banerjee took to Facebook to announce the candidates from the Trinamool Congress.

Narada investigation- Can the Left come back in West Bengal?

11 May 2017

Narada investigation- Can the Left come back in West Bengal?

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is still reeling from the after effects of the Narada sting case.

West Bengal Imam issues fatwa against Muslims supporting BJP/RSS

10 May 2017

West Bengal Imam issues fatwa against Muslims supporting BJP/RSS

In a bizarre move, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Syed Md Nurur Rahman Barkati, issued a fatwa against Muslims who support RSS and BJP, warning they would be ostracized.

Amit Shah gearing up for West Bengal

30 Apr 2017

Amit Shah gearing up for West Bengal

BJP chief Amit Shah visited West Bengal for 3 days to identify the road map for the BJP to make headway in the state.

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

29 Jan 2017

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

Authorities imposed prohibitory orders in Kolkata's Metiabruz area after communal clashes erupted over throwing of beef into a temple in the region.

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

01 Jan 2017

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.

Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee

13 Dec 2016

Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee

A letter reached the Eastern Railway headquarter demanding Rs.50 crores.

By-polls: BJP, AIADMK, TMC retain their seats

23 Nov 2016

By-polls: BJP, AIADMK, TMC retain their seats

The BJP rejoiced as it retained Lok Sabha seats in Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh and Lakhimpur in Assam, also retaining Nepanagar assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh and gained the Baithalangso assembly seat in Assam; BJP won an assembly seat in Arunachal Pradesh.