Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

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.


Matuas will oust Mamata, says Suvendu

February 05, 2023 12:37 am

Recently, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee misspelt the name of the founder of the Matua community while addressing a government programme in Malda district.

St Xavier’s University to confer D.Litt on Mamata on February 6

February 04, 2023 3:41 am

A total of 770 students are set to be awarded degree completion certificates

Amid BJP silence over Adani market rout, Suvendu says: ‘Mamata’s colluding with him’

February 03, 2023 10:26 pm

As the Opposition leader raises questions about the future of the beleaguered company, Trinamool says ‘Plan B’ is in place,

BJP using money from nationalised banks, LIC to benefit cronies: CM Mamata Banerjee

February 03, 2023 10:01 am

Speaking at a function in Purba Bardhaman district, the Trinamool Congress chairperson again hit out at the BJP-led Centre over the Union budget, claiming that income tax concessions are nothing but a jugglery of words.

VBU targets Mamata: ‘CM believes what her aides say’

February 02, 2023 4:47 am

A university statement signed by its Public Relations Officer Mahua Banerjee, said, “The Chief Minister sees with her ears.” It added, “The Chief Minister believes what her close associates say.”

Union Budget ‘anti-people’ and ‘anti-poor’: Mamata

February 02, 2023 4:44 am

Give me half an hour and I will show you how to prepare a Budget for the poor: CM

Symptomatic of cosmetic changes, no real intent of welfare: TMC on budget

February 02, 2023 4:42 am

CPM: It will aggravate economic crisis; will herald aggressive economic growth: BJP

Union Budget 2023-24 | Opposition: Nothing for poor, middle class; benefits only one class

February 02, 2023 7:29 am

The CPM slammed the Government for reducing the allocation for MGNREGA and the cut in food, fertilizer and petroleum subsidies.

Some trying to fuel hatred: CM Mamata Banerjee

January 31, 2023 4:02 am

She said, “I condemn this culture of spewing hatred. Having said that, I am not against anyone, but please be polite. Let us think about humanity… about the fundamental rights of people.”

Visva-Bharati row: Mamata hands over records to Amartya Sen, says 'proves land his'

January 31, 2023 7:54 am

Mamata Banerjee also orders Z-plus security for Amartya Sen, who welcomes her “zeal”; Visva-Bharati says will fight matter in court


Mamata Banerjee carries out colourful procession to thank UNESCO for Durga Puja's heritage recognition

September 02, 2022 11:02 am

The West Bengal government on Thursday organised a mega rally to thank UNESCO for bestowing Durga Puja with the cultural heritage tag

Colourful tableaux, folk dance, conch sound: Bengal celebrates Durga Pujo UNESCO tag

September 01, 2022 7:37 pm

Colourful tableaux, folk dance, conch sound: Bengal celebrates Durga Pujo UNESCO tag with pomp and vigour

UP, Tamil Nadu, to Tripura: How state chief ministers marked Independence Day

August 15, 2022 6:25 pm

India@75: How chief ministers across country celebrated marked Independence Day

At Martyrs' Day rally, Mamata flays BJP, sets tone for 2024 polls

July 21, 2022 4:49 pm

At the Martyrs' Day rally, Mamata Banerjee criticised the BJP for destroying institutions of the country, contending that those who had no role in the Independence struggle are now trying to rewrite the country's history.

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.


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