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.

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Affidavits to SC: Bengal chief secy, police deny top cops sat on dharna

Mamata Banerjee had sat on a three-day dharna starting February 3 after a CBI team reached Kolkata to question the Police Commissioner in connection with a probe into chit fund scam cases.

Pulwama attack: Government wants ‘shadow war’, says Mamata Banerjee

Speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, TMC chief Banerjee said the government felt the need for a shadow war before Lok Sabha elections.

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How did Pakistan get the courage to carry out Pulwama attack before polls, asks Mamata

"I have doubts and wonder why did the Pulwama attack happen right before the elections. Why were actions not initiated earlier to prevent this?" Mamata Banerjee said.

West Bengal: With 15 ‘development boards’, funding, Mamata Banerjee woos the hills as BJP slides

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha accused the TMC government of trying to win over the hill people by spending money. “However, this will not ensure real development. This will only ensure buying of votes,” he said.

Except for walking with a brace, Arun Jaitley is almost back to normal

The cancer probably predated the kidney surgery and it was, in fact, Arun Jaitley himself who realised something was amiss when he noticed the skin bloating every time oil was rubbed on his leg.

Why did Centre not declare three-day mourning after terror attack: Mamata Banerjee

“We must consider that this is a national issue. We have to look at it seriously. No one must do politics with it. However, politics has started over this," Mamata said.

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Pulwama attack: What was the national security adviser doing, asks Mamata Banerjee

"Why did we not come to know anything before the attack? Why did so many jawans get killed? These are the questions of the people not only mine," Mamata Banerjee said.

Opposition united at Jantar Mantar, but cracks at some places

The dynamics of the “mahagathbandhan” — the grand alliance — and even its kinks, though, were visible in the united show.

Mamata Banerjee claims Kejriwal keen on alliance with Congress in Delhi

"Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi chief minister and AAP chief) wants an alliance with the Congress in Delhi," Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress chief, told reporters.

On the table at Pawar dinner: Pre-poll tie-up and a common agenda

The idea was floated at a meeting of leaders of Congress (Rahul Gandhi), TMC (Mamata Banerjee), TDP (N Chandrababu Naidu), NCP (Sharad Pawar), AAP (Arvind Kejriwal) and National Conference (Farooq Abdullah) at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s house.

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Mamata vs Centre: West Bengal CM holds dharna in Kolkata

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

Mamata Banerjee's TMC observes its annual Martyrs' Day today, to unveil strategy for next LS polls

In Photos: The Martyrs’ Day rally is organised by the party every year on July 21 in the memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993 during the Left Front regime in West Bengal.

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TMC supporters celebrate sweeping victory, BJP secures second spot

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for a clean sweep in the three-tier West Bengal panchayat polls, the counting for which began on Thursday morning amid tight security.

Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

Darjeeling turns into war zone as GJM steps up agitation for separate 'Gorkhaland' state

On the third day of the indefinite strike, Darjeeling and the surrounding hills in northern Bengal turned into a war zone.

Lalu, Nitish, Akhilesh at Mamata's swearing-in

Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time, heading a 42-member ministry.

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Arun Jaitley shares stage with Arvind Kejriwal in Kolkata

Arvind Kejrwal and Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

Nitish Kumar on Friday (November 20) took oath as Bihar Chief Minister along with 28 ministers, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s two sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap, as the grand alliance government of RJD-JD(U)-Congress was sworn in at a mega ceremony attended by several top leaders from non-BJP parties.

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Vidya Balan inaugurate Kolkata Film Festival

Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan, actresses Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore inaugurated the 21st edition of the Kolkata Film Festival in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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

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

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".

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

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

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: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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

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.

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Idea Exchange With Sugata Bose, Historian and TMC MP

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.

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