MAMATA BANERJEE

  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns opposition of smear campaigns 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Ganga Sagar: Warning opposition parties against smear campaigns against her government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dared them to fight on development plank. "We cannot be stopped by smear campaign. My job is to take everybody along. Those who will oppose, will be thrown away," she said...
  • Shah Rukh Khan keen to promote Bengali films 4 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Bengali film industry is likely to get a shot in the arm with West Bengal brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan promising to promote Bengali films. "I really would like to participate not as an actor but as someone who has a little more reach because of the language that...
  • I always get so enthused about life when I meet MamataDi: Shah Rukh Khan 11 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kolkata: An "enthused" Shah Rukh Khan relished his rendezvous with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Wednedsay ahead of a special performance with 'Happy New Year' (HNY) cast members to celebrate the success of their latest offering. SRK along with Farah, Sonu Sood met Banerjee. SRK tweeted, "In Kolkata I always...
  • WB: Land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally, says TMC minister 12 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In sharp contrast to Trinamool Congress' consistent stance seeking return of land to "unwilling farmers" in Singur, senior minister in the TMC government Malay Ghatak caused a flutter by saying that land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally. The remarks by the Labour Minister, made in industrial town...
  • Mamata's meeting with Tata Group MDs an encouraging step, says Partha Chatterjee 21 hours 42 minutes ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said that the recent meeting of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with top officials of Tata Group companies was an "encouraging step" for investment and hoped that the Tatas will "resolve the grievances" of farmers in Singur. "It will be nice for them...
  • Burdwan blast: Mamata meets NSA, assures assistance in fight against terrorism 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday assured all help to the Centre in fight against terrorism. The assurance from the West Bengal CM came after her meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Talking to CNN-IBN, Special secretary Of General Security Prakash Mishra said,...
  • Doval visits Burdwan blast with top security, intelligence chiefs 3 days ago

    Kolkata: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval led a contingent of top security and intelligence chiefs of the country to the blast site in Burdwan and assessed the progress of investigations into it. NIA Director General Sharad Kumar, NSG Director General Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury and Intelligence Bureau director Syed Asif Ibrahim...
  • National Security Advisor to visit Burdwan blast site today, meet Mamata 3 days ago

    Kolkata: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Kolkata on Monday to oversee the investigation into Burdwan blast. He will also meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and is likely to ask for the state government's full support in the probe being conducted by the National Investigation Agency. Doval's visit...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP blames Mamata Banerjee government, says CM should immediately resign 4 days ago

    BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh blamed the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for harbouring terrorists and providing a safe haven for them to execute their terror attacks. Singh said that possibly money in the Saradha scam had reached terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, who then used that money to launch...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP attacks West Bengal government, says Mamata should resign as CM 5 days ago

    The National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval will visit Burdwan on Monday. On Friday, the NIA Director General reviewed investigations on the ground in Burdwan and Mushridabad. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed in a bomb blast in the area, putting the Mamata Banerjee government under fire as well. ...
  • Terrorist organisations spreading their wings in West Bengal, says Siddharth Nath Singh 6 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that terrorist organisations were spreading their wings in West Bengal. "Mamata Banerjee's government siphoning off money to terrorists," said Siddharth. ...
  • West Bengal: Government hospitals to provide free services to all patients, says CM Mamata Banerjee 1 week ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state. "Henceforth, all patients will receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals...
  • Mamata Banerjee blames Centre for increasing medicine prices October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre for increasing the prices of medicines, specially those of cancer and diabetes. "The Centre has suddenly increased the prices. Cancer medicines which was earlier available at Rs 7,000-8,000 now costs a lakh. Every house has one patient of diabetes but the prices...
  • WB: Mamata's younger brother denies assaulting staff at Kolkata's Alipore Zoo October 21, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's younger brother Kartik Banerjee on Tuesday has denied charges he beat up a security guard at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata. Rakesh Singh, President of Alipore Zoological Garden Employees' Union, said Amir was assaulted over his action by Trinamool supporters. "I did not visit...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • Burdwan blast probe: BJP raises questions over Mamata Banerjee's intention October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after the NIA recovered 40 improvised hand grenades from a house in Burdwan, BJP on Friday wanted to know why West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had prevented the NIA from investigating the Burdwan blast for a crucial one week. "Why did Mamata Banerjee prevent NIA investigation into...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls TMC meeting to discuss Burdwan blast issue, Saradha scam October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of Trinamool Congress to discuss Burdwan blast issue on Friday. The political fallout of the case is to be discussed in the meeting. The meeting will take place at around 4 PM.It may also discuss political fallout of the...
  • Bengal government will not tolerate communal disharmony: Mamata Banerjee October 16, 2014

    Jhargram: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned that her government would not allow communal harmony to be disturbed in the state. "Communal harmony exists in West Bengal. We will not let anybody to disturb this co-existence," Banerjee, whose party Trinamool Congress is being criticised by the BJP on...
  • West Bengal: Man arrested for making anti-Mamata remark on Facebook October 15, 2014

    Malda: A man was arrested in Malda district of West Bengal on the charge of making a derogatory remark against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook. The police said that Bapi Pal (25) of Janakinagar village, who worked as a Civic Police Volunteer, but now unemployed, was arrested on Tuesday...
  • BJP's arrogance, conduct reminiscent of Emergency days: Mamata October 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Facing relentless attacks by BJP over different issues including the Burdwan blast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the saffron party of "arrogance and irresponsible conduct" which she termed as reminiscent of the Emergency period. "Surprisingly, it is noticed that BJP through their different networks are continuously...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A 24-hour control room has been opened at the state secretariat as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reviewed the preparedness in view of Cyclone Hudhud that will hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday. "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today reviewed the preparedness in the...
  • Mamata attacks Centre, a day after blast probe shifts to NIA October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee on Friday launched a blistering attack against the Centre, a day after it suo motu handing over the Burdwan blast probe to the NIA, saying there was an increasing trend of interference in state matters ever since the new government took over, which is "unprecedented, undemocratic and...
  • Burdwan blast: With NIA in, Mamata accuses Modi of attacking federalism October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: In the wake of NIA taking up the probe in the Oct 2 explosion in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at the Narendra Modi government for "interfering in state matters and jeopardising federalism". "It is expected that Centre and the States do not encroach upon...
  • Burdwan blast: NIA files FIR, 2 more arrested October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency has filed an FIR in the Burdwan blast case. The agency has filed a case under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Authorities are also probing links with terror modules in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government has sought details of the blast case. Meanwhile two...
  • Burdwan blast: MHA seeks report from West Bengal government October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: The Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the Burdwan blast case. On Wednesday, the police identified two more suspected terrorist hideouts in the city just days after a blast at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader's house. Two bombmakers, with possible links to Bangladeshi...
  • WB: BJP plans rallies seeking NIA probe in Burdwan blast October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing the Mamata Banerjee government of trying to cover up the October 2 Burdwan blast, the BJP has decided to take out protest marches and rallies across West Bengal on Thursday, demanding an NIA probe into the incident. "The union home ministry in its report has revealed how the state...
  • West Bengal: Centre treading cautiously on NIA probe into Burdwan blast October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst demand for having an NIA probe into the October 2 blast at a house in Burdwan in West Bengal, government is treading cautiously and weighing political ramifications of the move before making a suo moto decision to hand over the case to a central probe agency. Senior...
  • West Bengal: TMC accuses BJP of politcising Burdwan blast case October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress on Monday accused BJP of politicising the issue of blast in a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal and stoking communal tension in every state. Mamata Banerjee-led party also made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for...
  • West Bengal: Burdwan blast case probe be handled by NIA, says BJP October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP on Monday expressed apprehension that state agencies might cover up the Burdwan blast case and demanded that the investigation into it be handled by the NIA. "Why is the Trinamool Congress government not handing over the investigation (into the Burdwan blast) to the NIA? The delay is raising...
  • West Bengal: Two more arrested in connection with Burdwan blast October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast case where some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED at Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence. The two widows of the suspected militants have also been detained along with...