Mamta Banerjee

  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Raksha Bandhan with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, tweets a photo of his rakhi August 11, 2014

    Whether it is Diwali, Eid or Rakshabandhan, star Shah Rukh Khan invariably takes to Twitter to extend his wishes to his fans. And on the eve of Rakshabandhan, SRK tweeted a photo of a Rakhi which was tied to him by Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. "Happy RAKHI to everyone. Mine...
  • Will seek PM's intervention if WB government doesn't act: BJP May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Slamming the Mamata Banerjee regime in West Bengal on law and order, the BJP on Saturday dubbed it as a government of "anarchy and violence" and said it would seek the Prime Minister's intervention if post poll violence is not contained. "It is a government of anarchy, violence and arrogance....
  • People have no confidence in UPA, says Mamata Banerjee January 6, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said that people have expressed no confidence in the UPA. ...
  • 100 political clashes every month in Bengal: RTI February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Political violence has been rising in West Bengal under the government of Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. There have been 642 cases of violent clashes related to students politics in the first five months of Mamata Banerjee's tenure. While 27 people have lost their lives at least 926 political...
  • WB: Mamata govt may introduce fresh package October 8, 2012

    Kolkata: Failing to elicit adequate response from banks and other financial institutions to invest in its proposed financial hub at New Town on the city's northern periphery, the West Bengal government is considering offering a fresh package. "We are ready to offer a fresh package, if Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are...
  • TMC MPs to pressure Govt for tax moratorium April 23, 2012

    Kolkata: With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a threeyear interest moratorium, Trinamool Congress on Monday said it will raise the issue in both the houses of parliament in the upcoming budget session. "The Trinamool MPs of...
  • News 360: Trinamool Congress to sack Dinesh Trivedi? March 14, 2012

    Mamata Banerjee said that she is against the hike in the passenger fare announced in the Railway Budget. ...
  • AMRI director gets bail, pleas of 4 others rejected February 17, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted bail to AMRI director RS Agarwal but rejected similar pleas of four other board members of the private hospital, where over 90 people suffocated to death in the December 9 fire tragedy. A division bench, comprising Justice Asim Roy and Justice Tarun Gupta,...
  • FDI: PM hopes for smooth functioning of Parl December 5, 2011

    New Delhgi: Two days to go before Parliament resumes and the Prime Minister has expressed hope that Parliament will function smoothly after Friday's adjournment brought on by pandemonium in both Houses on the FDI in retail issue. This even as the opposition in no uncertain terms serves the government an ultimatum...
  • WB CM visits a cinema hall after 20 years October 12, 2011

    Kolkata: She went to a movie hall after 20 years and loved it. By her own admission, the film that finally pulled West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the silver screen after such a long time was 'Moner Manush'. "During my student life I used to go to the auditoria...
  • Mamata releases folk band Bhoomi's album September 13, 2011

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has released popular Bengali folk band Bhoomi's new album 'Desh Jurrey'. After the success of the group's album 'Gaan Doriyay' released prior to last year's Durga Puja festival, Desh Jurrey' features eight songs translated in Bengali from different regional languages. Bhoomi is scheduled to leave for...
  • Walked an extra mile for Mamata: Jairam Ramesh September 9, 2011

    Rahul Gandhi's role in Land Acquisition Bill is crucial says rural development minister Jairam Ramesh. ...
  • Mamta's painting exhibition, a super hit April 7, 2011

    The paintings start at Rs 50000 and forty four of ninety eight paintings are already sold out. ...
  • Man who ablazed himself near Mamata's home dies March 11, 2011

    Kolkata: A "depressed" youth, who had set himself on fire in front of Railway minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's residence at Kalighat in Kolkata, died of his injuries tonight at a private hospital. "Prasun Dutta, died of cardiac arrest at 10.20 pm at Belle Vue nursing home in Kolkata,"...
  • Petrol price hike: Trinamool to hold protests January 17, 2011

    Kolkata/New Delhi: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday came out strongly against the hike in petrol prices, saying she was not consulted by the Centre on the issue even as CPIM, BJP and other parties pilloried the Government for working against the interests of the common man. "Maybe, we are...
  • Agitating Kolkata auto drivers set buses on fire January 3, 2009

    Kolkata: Two buses were set ablaze on Saturday by protesting Trinamool Congressbacked autorickshaw operators agitating against a court ban on ageing public transport vehicles in the city. The strike turned violent with irate auto drivers vandalising a government bus at Park Circus. The agitators turned violent and stoned and set fire...
  • Tata Nano exit shows power of state politics in India October 6, 2008

    Mumbai: Tata Motors' exit from West Bengal state after protests against a factory for its lowcost Nano car is a sign companies investing in India will need to pay heed to state politics and villagers in the large, complicated democracy. Tata Motors, India's biggest vehicle maker, on Friday said it...
  • Singur: Security guards assaulted | Deadline nears September 23, 2008

    Singur: Two private security guards were assaulted by by a group of five unidentified men at the Tata Motors plant in Singur in West Bengal on Monday night. The five entered the project site and chose the spot which had less number of police and security guards. One of the...
  • Karnataka may not be best for Nano | Red carpet? September 19, 2008

    Bangalore The Karnataka government on Thursday offered a 1000 acres of land to Tata motors to set up a plant in Dharwad. Although it may look like a win win situation for both Tata Motors as well as the Karnataka govt, there are drawbacks which Tatas would have to...
  • What happened in parliament is unethical: Mamta July 23, 2008

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee demanded immediate Lok Sabha polls, saying she bowed her head in shame after allegations of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs, that they were offered cash to abstain during the confidence vote Tuesday. "What has happened in parliament is unethical. I bow my head in...
  • National Wipes: What's making news in India today? March 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Gujarat government has withdrawn the Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill introduced in 2006. Trinamool Congress Chief Mamta Banerjee claims her phones are being tapped by Government agencies. Meghalaya Governor has invited the single largest party in the state Assembly, Congress, to form the next government. ...
  • Nat Wipes: What's making news today? March 10, 2008

    News snippets from across the country. ...
  • National Wipes: What's making news today December 7, 2007

    WB govt orders CID inquiry into identity of skeletal remains and Mamta Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi on Nandigram; SC has dismissed a petition, seeking an inquiry into the allegations made in 2001 Intelligence Bureau letter alleging that Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goel had links with mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and...