MAMATA BANERJEE

  • Financial package to Bengal a bunkum: Mamata Banerjee 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, on Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans. Close on the heels of Union...
  • A new beginning for Trinamool Congress, says Mukul Roy 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after he was removed from the post of all India general secretary of Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy on Sunday said leaders who replaced him in different positions "are more competent than him", but time would tell if the decision was correct. Stressing that he very much remained an...
  • West Bengal faces possible own-tax revenue shortfall 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal budget for 2015-16, presented on Friday in the Assembly by state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, has showed a revised own-tax collection of Rs 40,062 crore for 2014-15 against the budgeted estimate of Rs 45,413 crore. Tax revenues are composed of states' own-tax revenues and share in central...
  • Rift within TMC deepens, party general secretary Mukul Roy likely to be removed 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The rift within the Trinamool Congress (TMC) seems to be deepening. According to sources, former close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy could be removed at a working committee meeting on Saturday. The TMC's working committee will be meeting on Saturday where a...
  • Mamata hits out at media over her aide's arrest, says 'I should have arrested you' February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lashed out at the media on being asked about the arrest of her close aide Shibaji Panja. "I should have arrested you, be glad you are not in jail. Why ask me about the arrest, I condemn your attitude," she retorted. Businessman...
  • Businessman in Mamata Banerjee's entourage held in fraud case February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Businessman and film producer Shibaji Panja, who accompanied Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her three-day Bangladesh visit, was detained at the airport here by a Delhi Police team in connection with a fraud case. He was detained by the immigration at the NSC Bose International Airport shortly after Banerjee, along...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls Bangladesh visit 'very successful' February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termed her Bangladesh visit as "very successful". On returning after her visit to Bangladesh, Banerjee told reporters at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport that her visit was successful and she was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people of that country. "The...
  • Mamata Banerjee's swine flu faux pas, says it mostly happens from mosquito bite February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: While the government says awareness is the key to fight swine flu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the flu is caused by mosquitos. "People have to move from one place to another. In many cases, it spreads from mosquito bites. We have asked the authorities...
  • Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee denies that officers of Burn Standard were assaulted February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: The assault on two senior officials of Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Burn Standard Ltd in Kolkata has got politicised with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rubbishing the charge of manhandling while the BJP alleged that the law and order has worsened in the state. Banerjee said, "Livelihood of the...
  • RSS asks BJP to stress on organisation February 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Miffed over BJP's not up to the mark performance in the just concluded bypolls in Bengal, the RSS state leadership feels the party needs to stress on building up organisation by getting involved in mass movements based on burning issues in the state. "The results could have been much better...
  • TMC is a strong party; no one can divide, says Mamata Banerjee February 16, 2015

    TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee has played down signs of rebellion in her party. Her reaction comes after TMC Party MLA Swapan Ghosh questioned the allotment of Rs five crore to the state by the Centre. ...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls up Mukul Roy, both remain mum on issues discussed February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Amid reports of Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy forming a new political outfit, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called up the leader but it was not immediately known what transpired during the talks. The conversation reportedly lasted for a few minutes and both the leaders remained tight-lipped about...
  • Upset Mamata Banerjee clips TMC MP Mukul Roy's wings, appoints new party office bearers February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Upset with party MP Mukul Roy skipping the meeting, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday clipped his wings and announced new office bearers. TMC MP Subrata Bakshi has been appointed All-India additional General Secretary, MP Dinesh Trivedi is All India Vice President...
  • Organise labour fairs in every district: Mamata Banerjee February 13, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked state labour department officials to organise labour fairs in every district so that workers in the unorganised sector can take advantage of social security schemes. "We must have 'Shramik Mela' in every district so that labourers are informed and educated about the...
  • Need for communicative policing: Mamata Banerjee February 11, 2015

    Kolkata: There is a need for communicative policing apart from 'rough and tough' approach, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. Referring to police role in tackling agitational programmes which at times turn violent, Banerjee, who also holds the Home portfolio said, "In today's world, policing has to...
  • Message is 'Bhag Modi Bhag': Derek O'Brien February 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Making a sarcastic comment on the drubbing the BJP suffered in the Delhi Assembly election, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said it became "Bhaag Modi Bhaag" instead of "Bhaag Mamata Bhaag" - the BJP's slogan for 2016 Bengal Assembly poll. "To paraphrase a tasteless slogan BJP uses in Bengal,...
  • Arrogance and political vendetta defeated today: Mamata Banerjee February 10, 2015

    Rampurhat (WB): With the BJP suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of AAP in Delhi polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said "arrogance and political vendetta have been defeated today" and that BJP's "balloon has burst". "Never disrespect people in a democracy. Arrogance and political vendetta have...
  • AAP success 'turning point' in political situation, says Mamata Banerjee February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With the AAP inching closer to a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed it as a "turning point" in India's current political landscape and a big defeat for those indulging in vendetta politics. "This is...
  • NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi promises states more funds, greater utilisation powers February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Exhorting Chief Ministers to bury differences to help India achieve high growth and create jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised more funds to states with greater powers on their utilisattion, even as he asked them to address issues delaying projects. Keen to...
  • Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Bengal's first free global WiFi zone February 6, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the state's first free WiFi zone in Kolkata, which is soon poised to become India's first WiFi city. "Communication is a major (requisite) now-a-days and it has been our goal to make Bengal a knowledge hub," Banerjee told media persons here during the...
  • Kolkata turns first WiFi enabled metro city February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The West Bengal capital, Kolkata, has turned into India's first WiFi enabled metro city. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday evening informed through her Twitter account. The CM tweeted "All my WiFi friends, I am tweeting using #WiFiKolkata. So proud to be first WiFi Metro city...
  • Delhi elections: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee appeals all to vote for AAP February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the people of Delhi to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates during the Assembly elections on February 7. In a tweet, Banerjee said, "Delhi elections on 7. My request to...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose quits party, Rajya Sabha a day after getting bail February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suffered a big blow as MP and Saradha scam accused Srinjoy Bose resigned not only from the party but also from his Rajya Sabha seat. Bose was granted bail by a Kolkata court on Wednesday in the Saradha chit...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Political nominees February 2, 2015

    Year 2014 saw the biggest political battles, clashes which produced heroes or demolished the established stars. Nominees for the politician of the year are - BJP National President Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister...
  • Saradha scam: Like Mukul Roy, CBI should question Mamata Banerjee, says BJP January 31, 2015

    Krishnagar: BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people. "CBI should interrogate Mamata Banerjee because the probe agency can't have two different yardsticks for...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee should be removed as West Bengal CM, says Kunal Ghosh January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) Kunal Ghosh, who is in custody in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, on Wednesday said Mamata Banerjee should be removed from the post of West Bengal Chief Minister. "All those who are accused in the Saradha chit fund case should resign and face probe and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan disagrees with Mamata Banerjee; says he 'doesn't deserve' Bharat Ratna January 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today politely disagreed with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's suggestion that he should have been honoured with the Bharat Ratna instead of Padma Vibhushan. The 72-year-old actor, who is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, took to Twitter to express his...
  • Mamata Banerjee: Padma Vibhushan to Amitabh Bachchan is not enough, he deserves Bharat Ratna January 27, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said actor Amitabh Bachchan - who was been conferred the Padma Vibhushan - was a legend and he deserved a Bharat Ratna. "The Padma Vibhushan to Amitabh Bachchan is not enough. He is a legend in his lifetime. He deserves a Bharat Ratna,"...
  • JLF 2015, Day 2, behind the scenes: Waheeda Rehman gets mobbed by the media; Suhel Seth calls Mamata Banerjee 'Lady Macbeth' January 23, 2015

    Suhel Seth was his wittiest and blatant best as he went on the stage to moderate a session on Hamlet, Shakespeare and Haider which had Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer as panelists. Seth, who is a true blue Calcuttan by heart, kick started the session with "Most of us in Calcutta...
  • West Bengal: TMC hits back at Amit Shah January 21, 2015

    Burdwan: A day after BJP President Amit Shah took on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally, top Trinamool Congress leaders on Wednesday launched a counter-attack on the saffron party. "The support of people is with TMC and Mamata Banerjee. BJP cannot digest this fact," Banerjee's nephew and...