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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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.


Mamata govt clips Governor’s powers as varsity chancellor

December 11, 2019 9:55 am

Governor Dhankhar had recently alleged that he was not consulted about important decisions that were taken by authorities of various state universities.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Modi to Mamata — who said what

December 10, 2019 5:04 pm

While the BJP leaders and most belonging to the parties in the NDA alliance extended support, the opposition party leaders criticised the stand of BJP-led central government to "discriminate the right of citizenship on the basis of religion".

Soaring prices of onion: Mamata Banerjee visits market for price check, blames Centre for spike

December 10, 2019 8:57 am

“Didi we buy onion for Rs 120 per kilogram from wholesale market and sell it for Rs 140/kg. What can we do? It’s (onion) not in India,” a vegetable seller told the Chief Minister.

Repair Chitpur, R G Kar flyovers before bringing down Tallah bridge: Experts

December 09, 2019 4:02 am

As a result, KMDA sources said, it would take at least a month before the “very critical” Tallah bridge is dismantled. According to sources, dismantling of Tallah bridge would not begin before mid January next year.

Gatidhara Scheme: Govt scheme to tackle joblessness gives slowing auto industry a boost

December 09, 2019 3:55 am

According to Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), the scheme — Gatidhara — not only helped jobless youth to earn, but also prevented the auto industry in Bengal from contracting.

CAB, NRC two sides of same coin: Mamata

December 07, 2019 2:27 am

She added, “... How many have died in Assam? Since Independence, people have come here, they are voters here, they have jobs here, they were born here. Now after so many years, you are asking us who is a citizen and who is not?”

NRC & CAB two sides of the same coin: Mamata Banerjee

December 06, 2019 2:38 pm

Speaking at a party programme here, Banerjee said the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill were being taken up by the Centre to divert attention of the people from the economic slowdown.

Ready to discuss all issues with Mamata: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

December 06, 2019 11:30 am

"Discussion is the only way forward. I am ready to discuss all the matters with the chief minister at any designated place, be it Raj Bhavan or Nabanna. I have also written to her in this regard," Dhankhar told reporters at the state assembly.

Hindu-Muslim politics won’t bring development: Mamata slams Modi govt

December 06, 2019 9:22 am

Mamata accuses Centre of harassing industrialists raising voice of dissent.

West Bengal: Governor Dhankhar finds Assembly gate shut, says democracy humiliated

December 06, 2019 2:56 am

The development is the latest in a series of tussles between the state government and the Governor, and comes a day after Dhankhar visited Calcutta University only to find senior officials absent and the Vice-Chancellor’s office locked.


Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee meet on sidelines of Pink-ball Test in Kolkata

November 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Hasina and Banerjee share a very cordial relation and have mutual respect for each other, sources at the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office said.

'Water is life': Mamata Banerjee leads rally to create awareness on water conservation

July 14, 2019 6:41 am

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday walked in a rally to spread awareness on water wastage among public.

Mamata Banerjee, Nusrat Jahan attend Kolkata rath yatra festival

July 04, 2019 6:47 pm

Mamata Banerjee pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath at the rath yatra, where Nusrat Jahan was a special invitee.

Mamata vs Centre: West Bengal CM holds dharna in Kolkata

February 06, 2019 9:47 am

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

July 21, 2018 1:38 pm

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.

TMC supporters celebrate sweeping victory, BJP secures second spot

May 17, 2018 6:17 pm

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

August 13, 2017 6:15 pm

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

June 17, 2017 6:50 pm

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

May 27, 2016 7:21 pm

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

Mamata to swear-in, Obama to visit Hiroshima - Top headlines of the day

May 27, 2016 8:59 am

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

February 04, 2019 4:40 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

November 26, 2018 6:37 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

November 01, 2018 1:35 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

September 17, 2018 8:05 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

September 05, 2018 6:11 am

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

August 03, 2018 6:04 am

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

July 29, 2018 6:33 am

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

August 17, 2017 2:19 pm