Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

04 Jul 2020

Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

The Kolkata airport, also called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, has banned flights from six cities for three weeks starting July 6.

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

08 Jun 2020

As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the coronavirus lockdown in the state will be extended till June 30.

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

06 Jun 2020

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.

India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

01 Jun 2020

India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

Four legs of lockdown later, India entered the first phase of the three-phased unlock plan on Monday, ground rules of which were announced by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday.

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

22 May 2020

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in West Bengal, to take stock of the situation in the state. Bengal is dealing with catastrophic damage, that the landfall of Cyclone Amphan caused on Wednesday.

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs.  2.5L compensation announced

21 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced

A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction; 12 dead

21 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction; 12 dead

After brewing over the Bay of Bengal for some days, the severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Amphan, made landfall on Wednesday, battering parts of West Bengal and Odisha.

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

19 May 2020

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

11 May 2020

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the discharge policy for COVID-19 patients was revised after a similar move by several other countries.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

11 May 2020

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.

Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee

09 May 2020

Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee

Trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states sparked a battle between political adversaries Amit Shah and Trinamool's Mamata Banerjee with the former writing a letter today underlining that Banerjee's government was doing "injustice".

TMC's Mahua Moitra v/s NRI doctors: Thin-skinned politician insults doctors

04 May 2020

TMC's Mahua Moitra v/s NRI doctors: Thin-skinned politician insults doctors

Mahua Moitra, one of the strongest voices All India Trinamool Congress has, is receiving criticism for insulting the NRI doctors. They had raised an issue about less coronavirus testing in West Bengal and ambiguous reports about deaths.

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

27 Apr 2020

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

West Bengal: 57 COVID-19 patients died; 39 due to co-morbidities

25 Apr 2020

West Bengal: 57 COVID-19 patients died; 39 due to co-morbidities

After central teams asked the West Bengal government about the system of declaration of COVID-19 deaths by an auditing committee, the state on Friday admitted that 57 patients had died in the state.

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

22 Apr 2020

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

21 Apr 2020

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

15 Apr 2020

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

At a time when political adversaries have kept aside their differences to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a battle is taking shape in West Bengal, one involving Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Trinamool government.

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.

After Modi's meeting, Maharashtra and WB extend lockdown till April-end

11 Apr 2020

After Modi's meeting, Maharashtra and WB extend lockdown till April-end

The states of Maharashtra and West Bengal on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till April 30.

'Genda Phool' credit row: After backlash, Badshah gives clarification

01 Apr 2020

'Genda Phool' credit row: After backlash, Badshah gives clarification

After facing massive backlash over his new song Genda Phool, rapper Badshah has now issued a clarification.

Badshah, Jacqueline's new track 'Genda Phool' accused of plagiarism

01 Apr 2020

Badshah, Jacqueline's new track 'Genda Phool' accused of plagiarism

If you thought horrible lyrics and compulsive male gaze were the only problems with Badshah's new track, Genda Phool, know that the story doesn't end there.

Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

In a major move, all domestic flights will be canceled from Wednesday to curb the coronavirus from spreading, the government said a short while ago.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

01 Mar 2020

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

19 Feb 2020

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

15 Feb 2020

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.

On February 16, Kejriwal to take oath at Ramlila Maidan

12 Feb 2020

On February 16, Kejriwal to take oath at Ramlila Maidan

Rewarded with a stunning mandate by people of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath as the Chief Minister for a straight third time on Sunday, February 16.

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

Certain that Arvind Kejriwal is returning as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is celebrating with all its might.

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

10 Feb 2020

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

08 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

31 Jan 2020

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

In yet another controversial statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh said that the woman protestor heckled by the party's supporters should "thank her stars."

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

23 Jan 2020

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

20 Jan 2020

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery

19 Jan 2020

Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery

The news of veteran actress Shabana Azmi getting critically injured in a major road accident on Saturday afternoon has sent a shockwave throughout the country.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).