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Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal and the chairperson of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). Her party won the Legislative Assembly elections in Bengal in 2011 after 34 years of rule by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Banerjee began her political career in the 1970s as part of the Congress and later split away from it, forming the TMC. She gained popularity in the state by her determined opposition to the land acquisition policies of the CPI(M) for industrialisation. Before becoming the Chief Minister of the state, she held the position of railway minister for two terms. Popularly known as 'didi' in Bengal, she was listed by the Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.


Newsmakers | Bengal ministers in ‘SSC scam’ spotlight: Mamata’s trusted lieutenant & a former Left leader

May 19, 2022 8:26 pm

Partha Chatterjee was the minister of education when most of the alleged irregularities occurred while Paresh Adhikari is facing questions about his daughter’s appointment.

BJP using central agencies, appointments made using chits during CPIM rule: Mamata Banerjee

May 19, 2022 2:36 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement comes after the Calcutta High Court directed the CBI, which is probing the alleged irregularities into the recruitment of teachers in West Bengal government schools, to seek assistance of central forces in securing the state’s SSC office.

Mamata lashes out at PM over fuel price hike

May 19, 2022 6:39 am

She also accused the Narendra Modi government of engineering communal disturbances to divert people's attention from the issues affecting them such as price rise.

NREGA: Launch sit-ins for due payments, CM urges party workers

May 19, 2022 6:05 am

Speaking at party meetings in Midnapore and Jhargram, the Trinamool Congress chairperson said, “The central government owes Rs 97,000 crore to Bengal."

Won’t tolerate corruption, Mamata tells party leaders, warns of expulsion

May 19, 2022 5:44 am

Directing the party cadres at the grassroots level to say “ami noi, amra (we, not I)”, the TMC chairperson said the party leaders should work together, and their approach should be collective.

Admin review meet in Paschim Medinipur: Ensure no riots during RSS chief’s visit, CM tells police

May 18, 2022 5:47 am

Presiding over an administrative review meeting in the district, the CM also alleged that ‘miscreants’ from neighbouring Jharkhand and Bihar were coming to West Bengal with firearms and committing crimes.

Coal scam case: Question TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, wife in Kolkata, SC tells ED

May 18, 2022 7:32 am

The bench, however, imposed stringent conditions like police security for the interrogators and allowed the ED to approach it if there was any obstruction or interference. Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee set to begin tour of districts today, inaugurate: 123 projects during two-day trip to Paschim Medinipur

May 17, 2022 5:58 am

The CM will hand over appointment letters of 100 special home guards to surrendered Maoists or one member of each family who was killed in Maoist attacks, sources said.

Central officials raise red flag as Bengal allots medical seats to Ukraine returnees

May 17, 2022 4:35 pm

On April 28, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that her government would accommodate 412 students who were forced to return to the state from Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

West Bengal: Programmes to mark TMC’s 11 years in govt to continue for a month

May 14, 2022 6:15 am

As part of the 'Unnayaner Pathey 11 Bochor' campaign that is being organised in all districts, 631 static exhibitions will be held at various venues, including educational institutions and government offices, to showcase “achievements and successful initiatives” of the government from May 5 to 20.


As TMC pulls off landside win in KMC polls, Mamata visits Kamakhya temple

December 21, 2021 10:21 pm

Mamata Banerjee arrived in Guwahati in the afternoon and drove straight to the temple atop the Nilachal Hills where she was received by the temple's priests.

Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur bypoll, supporters celebrate

October 03, 2021 9:49 pm

The Trinamool Congress has also won the Shamserganj and Jangipur seats.

Bengal bypolls: Bhabanipur votes to decide Mamata's fate

September 30, 2021 10:44 pm

The voter turnout at the Bhabanipur constituency stood at 53.32 per cent at 5 pm.

Floods bring further misery for Bengal residents amid pandemic

August 06, 2021 9:02 pm

Mamata Banerjee blamed the DVC for being responsible for the floods in Bengal.

No place for violence: Mamata Banerjee after CM oath

May 05, 2021 12:48 pm

Mamata Banerjee took oath at Raj Bhavan amid post-poll violance in West Bengal that claimed at least 14 lives in two days.

Amid Covid crisis, Bengal casts vote in penultimate poll round

April 26, 2021 8:08 pm

Voting for the penultimate phase is being held at 12,068 polling stations. At least 796 companies of central forces have been deployed.

'Modi'fied masks on display at BJP's Bengal rally

April 13, 2021 10:56 am

Narendra Modi during BJP rally took shots at Mamata Banerjee for her provocative remarks and highlighted how BJP supporters have been attacked.

Bengal, Assam see brisk voting in second phase of Assembly polls

April 01, 2021 4:35 pm

After days of high decibel campaigning by political parties, voting for the second phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam is currently underway.

Mamata Banerjee in hospital for injuries to her ankle, right shoulder, neck

March 11, 2021 12:39 pm

Sources said the Election Commission has sought a report from West Bengal Chief Secretary Allapan Bandyopadhyay, its general observer Ajay Naik and special police observer Vivek Dubey on the incident by 5pm Friday.


Mamata holds dharna, accuses Centre of misusing CBI for political vendetta

June 22, 2020 6:03 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding an indefinite protest following the CBI's attempt to interrogate the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.

Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Poor firefighting mechanism makes dousing fire at Kolkata's Bagree market difficult

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Over 60 firefighters were pressed into service even as the fire at Kolkata's Bagree market continued to spread. Congested lanes and lack of firefighting mechanism made the task for firefighters extremely difficult. See more:

Kolkata bridge collapse: Rescue operations continue at the site, Mamata Banerjee to visit at 2 pm

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

At least one person was killed and 25 others injured in south Kolkata after a portion of the Majherhat bridge collapsed on Tuesday. The rescuers did not find anyone trapped in the debris overnight, but a police officer said clearance operations was

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

Idea Exchange With Sugata Bose, Historian and TMC MP

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Sugata Bose, TMC MP from West Bengal and a prominent historian has been critical of the government in the Parliament. At Idea Exchange, he expresses concern over the ‘poison of religious hatred’ being spread and discusses many pressing issues.

The Mamata Banerjee Interview

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm