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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.


Calcutta HC asks state to respond to pleas seeking reopening of schools

January 29, 2022 5:52 am

🔴Appearing for one of the petitioners, senior advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya submitted before the court that it is high time schools and colleges in the state reopened adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.

Singing legend Sandhya Mukhopadhyay admitted to hospital with breathing troubles

January 27, 2022 6:19 pm

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly made arrangements to get her admitted to the hospital through a green corridor between the singer’s house in Lake Gardens and the hospital.

‘Will seek action against DMs who skipped PM meet’: Adhikari

January 24, 2022 5:41 am

🔴 The development comes at a time Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to PM Modi twice opposing the proposed changes to the IAS cadre rules by the Centre.

Suvendu slams Mamata speech at Bose event, Madan Mitra hits out at Centre

January 24, 2022 5:37 am

🔴 Banerjee said, "Near Digha (in Purba Medinipur), there is a bridge named Pichhabani Setu. Freedom fighter Matangini Hazra fought bravely against the British army on that bridge and never gave up even in the face of their bullets."

Netaji’s 125th Birth Anniversary | ‘His ideology goes beyond statue’: Bose kin welcome Centre’s India Gate move

January 24, 2022 5:19 am

🔴 Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid her tribute to Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. His family members, including Sugata, were also present at the state government event.

Covid: ‘Abhishek’s Diamond Harbour model cuts infection rate to 1%’

January 23, 2022 5:28 am

🔴 The young MP, who is the nephew of party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has been proactive in a bid to put a leash on the pandemic in his constituency.

Sonia Gandhi told Mamata Banerjee she will get back on Goa tie-up offer, no word after that: TMC leader

January 22, 2022 8:52 pm

TMC national vice-president Pavan Varma said that his party will now contest the February 14 polls to the 40-member Goa Assembly with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) as its sole ally.

Mamata Banerjee to address internal squabbles at meet with MPs

January 22, 2022 12:48 pm

The budget session is scheduled to start from January 31 and end on February 8. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget in Parliament on February 1.

Proposed changes in IAS rules | NDA states join chorus of protest, Mamata writes: ‘Don’t push us’

January 21, 2022 8:23 am

On Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent a second letter in eight days to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue, describing the move as one that goes “against the... basic structure of India's Constitutional scheme”.

Explained: IAS officers and central posting

January 22, 2022 8:18 pm

The Centre has proposed to amend the rules for central deputation of IAS officers. How is deputation done at present, why has it caused Centre-state tussles in the past, and what are the proposed changes?


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