Mamata

  • West Bengal to set up Eco-Tourism Board 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to set up an Eco-Tourism Board to project the state as a major tourist destination. State Tourism Minister Bratya Basu said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed the Tourism Department to go ahead with the setting up the board. Accordingly, a task...
  • Mitra slams Jaitley for questioning Mamata's Singapore trip 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state. "Jaitley today questioned Banerjee's...
  • Meerut woman who took on attackers accuses police of harassment 3 days ago

    Meerut: Accusing police of harassment, the woman who took on a group of attackers singlehandedly on a busy street, on Sunday said that policemen were dilly-dallying in acting against the accused and threatened to commit suicide if she does not get justice. The woman, Mamata Yadav, said that she and her...
  • Arun Jaitley questions Mamata's Singapore trip 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Union Defence Minister Arun Jeitley on Sunday asked Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and MPs over Singapore trip to seek foreign investment in Defence sector. Asking ruling Trinamool Congress to come clear on the issue of foreign direct investment, he said that on coming to...
  • Industrialisation in Bengal: Government pats its back, India Inc unsatisfied August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is just days away from making her maiden and much-hyped foreign trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. Her trip comes just days after a war of words ensued between industrialist Ratan Tata and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over economic development...
  • Mamata hopeful about Singapore talks, asks media to be positive August 18, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was hopeful that talks can open new investment possibilities during her maiden Singapore visit. "Talks and dialogues can open new possibilities. Don't you want development of Bengal? Please think positively," the Chief Minister told the waiting newspersons as they wanted...
  • Mamata Banerjee embarks on Singapore visit on Sunday August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: In a bid to tap big ticket investment for the industry-starved eastern state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarks on a six-day trip to Singapore, where meetings with the sovereign city-state's prime minister and foreign minister are highlights on her itinerary. Banerjee is being accompanied by a...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • Bihar legislator objects to Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki's portrayal in school syllabus August 8, 2014

    A ruling JD(U) Legislator Neeraj Kumar took strong objection to describing revolutionary leaders Khudi Ram Bose and Prafulla Chaki as "extremist and terrorist" in school syllabus in West Bengal and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to get it corrected. Kumar on Thursday wrote a letter to the West Bengal chief minister...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The amendment will give the magistrate...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "non-payment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata Banerjee July 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday veteran actors Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal would also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by her government. The names of both stars were missing during the announcement of West Bengal's top cine award a day earlier. Sen, a Trinamool Congress...
  • Mamata wants peace to prevail for unhindered hills development July 17, 2014

    Darjeeling: On a visit to Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, in an apparent message to Gorkha Janamukti Morcha said that it should allow unhindered development of the hills by maintaining peace. Without making a direct reference to the GJM which wants a separate state, she called for maintaining peace...
  • No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata Banerjee July 15, 2014

    Kolaghat (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry. Speaking at a programme here in West Midnapore district, the chief minister said, "We are against forceful acquisition of land. In West Midnapore...
  • Laws are not written in the stone, says Kiran Bedi July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma supported Maneka Gandhi's opinion and said, " I think what Maneka Gandhi is doing is right, the matter is debatable, so I think...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours July 12, 2014

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were aged...
  • Modi's Budget 'visionless, missionless and actionless': Mamata Banerjee July 10, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down on the Narendra Modi government after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented its maiden Budget on Thursday. Calling the Budget "visionless, missionless and actionless" in terms of a common man, Mamata said that it was not going to stimulate growth and development...
  • Does TMC have double standards when it comes to matters of women abuse? July 9, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle asks panel of expert whether the TMC have double standards when it comes to matters of women abuse. ...
  • TMC-BJP clash: No comment on Lok Sabha speaker, says Mamata Banerjee July 9, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, "I have been in the house for many years, I know how it functions. It is non-functional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • BJP, TMC MPs scuffle in Lok Sabha an unfortunate incident: Mamata July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the scuffle between the Bhartiya Janta Party and the party MPs as an unfortunate incident. "I have been briefed about the incident. Parliament is a pillar of democracy. BJP MPs used foul language against us. Our...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal July 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • Throw out Tapas Pal from party: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Rashtriya Lokmanch Party leader Amar Singh on Saturday said Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal should be thrown out of the party for his controversial 'shoot and rape' comments. "No apology should be accepted in such a case. The leader of the party should throw him out of the party. He...
  • West Bengal: Misinformation campaign on against us, says Mamata Banerjee July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the public outrage over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'rape for revenge' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the media of blowing the matter out of proportion with the aim to malign her party and government. Addressing an official programme, Banerjee said while "good...
  • Opposition slams Mamata for shielding Paul July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress content with its MP Tapas Paul's apology for his rape remarks, opposition parties on Wednesday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her inaction in the case. State Congress president and former union minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Banerjee of "shamelessly shielding her proteges". Leader of...