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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‘Anandadhara scheme’ has been successful in empowering rural women in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

“Today is International Day of Rural Women. Our govt is working for the empowerment of rural women through self-help groups. The scheme Anandadhara has been very successful in this regard,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee on puja inauguration spree, Oppn calls it gimmick

Opposition parties claimed this was the TMC chief’s way of trying to reach out to the people before the crucial Lok Sabha polls next year.

The court, however, refused to interfere with the decision, saying the amount must be distributed only through the state police.

Funds for Durga Puja committees: Supreme Court refuses to stay Mamata’s decision to grant Rs 28 crore

On September 10, Mamata Banerjee had declared that Rs 10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees across the state –3,000 in the city and 25,000 in the districts, which would cost the government Rs 28 crore.

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Calcutta HC extends stay on govt’s Rs 10k Durga Puja grants, bench to hear plea on ‘maintainability’ of petition today

On September 10, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that Rs 10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees — 3,000 in Kolkata and 25,000 in the districts, which would cost the government a total of Rs 28 crore.

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West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee to invite Kerala CM for mega anti-BJP rally

The rally is expected to be the first initiative of a “federal front” envisaged by Banerjee against BJP.

Calcutta High Court puts on hold Mamata Banerjee's plan to give Rs 10,000 to Durga Puja organizers

Calcutta High Court puts on hold Mamata Banerjee’s plan to give Rs 10,000 to Durga Puja organizers

The high court also wondered whether there is a provision for return of unutilised funds if the aim of ‘Safe drive, save life’ campaign is not fulfilled.

Mamata was addressing a press conference at the state secretariat after receiving the preliminary enquiry report of a special team led by Chief Secretary Malay De.

Centre must cut fuel prices by Rs 10 per litre: Mamata Banerjee

The Mamata government had last month reduced petrol and diesel prices by Rs 1 per litre

Calcutta High Court puts on hold Mamata Banerjee's plan to give Rs 10,000 to Durga Puja organizers

Fuel prices should be slashed by Rs 10 at least: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee was reacting to the Centre’s announcement of a Rs 2.50-per-litre cut in petrol and diesel prices by reducing the excise duty by Rs 1.50 a litre and asking oil companies to absorb another Re 1.

The court, however, refused to interfere with the decision, saying the amount must be distributed only through the state police.

Mamata Banerjee inaugurates ‘dream’ tourism hub in Jalpaiguri

‘Bhorer Alo’ will have cycling, boating and camping facilities. It will have a trekking route through Saraswati Tea Estate to Bengal Safari.

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Kolkata: CID takes over probe in Nagerbazar blast case

Sources said investigating officials also took statements of locals and residents of Sheema Apartment, a building outside which the blast took place.

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During Singur struggle, we adopted Mahatma’s principles: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will take over Gandhi Bhavan (Hyderi Manzil) and declared it a heritage building.

Calcutta High Court puts on hold Mamata Banerjee's plan to give Rs 10,000 to Durga Puja organizers

Need leaders like Gandhiji to tide over crisis: Mamata Banerjee

“Let us give a call for amity and unity and defeat communalism. Bengal, which stands for tolerance and civility, can never be intimidated by threat, coercion, money power or religious blindness,” the West Bengal CM said.

The two CMs agreed that talks should be initiated to find a solution to the Massanjore Dam dispute.

West Bengal, Jharkhand CMs resolve to end Massanjore Dam impasse

“Both the CMs agreed that talks should be initiated to solve the issue. The two neighbouring states should work together and assist each other,” said an official communication.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, CM Mamata Banerjee and her Jharkhand counterpart Raghubar Das at Nabanna. (Express photo)

States told to identify Rohingya refugees, collect biometrics: Rajnath Singh

“Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — any sort of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are doing whatever is necessary to curb any potential security threat and will continue to do so,” Rajnath Singh said.

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Mamata Banerjee invites Jignesh Mevani to join Mahagathbandhan

West Bengal CM has invited Jignesh Mevani to join the possible Mahagathbandhan and a massive rally of opposition leaders likely to be held on January 19 in Kolkata.