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Mamata secures CM’s post, wins with a record margin

Mamata secures CM’s post, wins with a record margin

🕔07:47, 4.Oct 2021

Kolkata, Oct 4  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the by-election in Bhabanipur assembly constituency in South Kolkata defeated her nearest rival Priyanka Tibrewal of BJP by a record margin of 58,832 votes. Previously Banerjee had the record of

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Mamata’s 43 ministers take oath sans festivities

Mamata’s 43 ministers take oath sans festivities

🕔17:36, 10.May 2021

Kolkata, May 10  Amid a raging Covid-19 pandemic, 43 Trinamool Congress ministers comprising 24 cabinet ministers, 10 Ministers of State with Independent charge and nine MoS took oath at an austere ceremony held in the Raj Bhawan on Monday. While

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Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM 3rd time

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM 3rd time

🕔12:48, 5.May 2021

Kolkata, May 5  Mamata Banerjee after taking her oath as West Bengal CM for the third consecutive time in an unembellished function at the ‘Throne Room’ in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday morning announced that handling the Covid situation

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Modi prepares development roadmap for Bengal

Modi prepares development roadmap for Bengal

🕔07:00, 8.Mar 2021

Kolkata, March 8  Preparing a roadmap for the upcoming state Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government has shattered the expectations of people in West Bengal. “Bengal wants development, peace and

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Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on Aug 28

Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on Aug 28

🕔07:56, 13.Aug 2020

Kolkata, Aug 13  The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday withdrew the complete lockdown on August 28 and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead. The state government passed an order to this effect, saying the step was taken

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Bengal Global Business Summit begins on Thursday

Bengal Global Business Summit begins on Thursday

🕔10:41, 7.Feb 2019

Kolkata, Feb 7  Amid slower economic growth in the country and the ongoing stand-off between the Centre and the state, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will kick start the fifth edition of annual two-day business summit on Thursday. While

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Mamata continues sit-in, SP leader joins protest

Mamata continues sit-in, SP leader joins protest

🕔11:02, 4.Feb 2019

Kolkata, Feb 4 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday continued her sit-in protest here over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with a ponzi scheme scam, as Samajwadi Party leader Kiranmoy Nanda joined her.

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Mamata accuses Centre of not releasing Rs 2,500 cr under MNREGA

Mamata accuses Centre of not releasing Rs 2,500 cr under MNREGA

🕔21:14, 28.Dec 2018

Kolkata, Dec 28  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP-led Central government of deliberately not releasing funds for various Central schemes and said Rs 2,500 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA)

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Fuel prices unchanged on Wednesday, down Re 1 in Kolkata

Fuel prices unchanged on Wednesday, down Re 1 in Kolkata

🕔18:20, 12.Sep 2018

New Delhi, Sep 12  Transport fuel prices were kept unchanged on Wednesday after breaching record levels continuously for over a week, except in Kolkata where rates actually fell following the state government’s decision of an excise cut. Domestic fuel prices

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Rajnath assures Mamata of Centre’s help after bridge collapse

Rajnath assures Mamata of Centre’s help after bridge collapse

🕔07:16, 5.Sep 2018

New Delhi, Sep 5 Hours after a bridge collapse in Kolkata on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and assured her of the Centre’s assistance, “if needed”. Calling the incident “extremely tragic” and

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Bengal Assembly pass resolution to rename state as ‘Bangla’

Bengal Assembly pass resolution to rename state as ‘Bangla’

🕔15:13, 26.Jul 2018

Kolkata, July 26  The West Bengal Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution renaming the state as “Bangla”. The resolution was moved by the Trinamool Congress and supported by the Left parties and the Congress.

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Mamata pitches for one-to-one contest against BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Mamata pitches for one-to-one contest against BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

🕔19:15, 27.Mar 2018

New Delhi, March 27  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday initiated efforts to forge a common front against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections meeting leaders including NCP chief Sharad Pawar and BJP’s ally Shiv Sena

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Mamata demands immediate revamp of DVC

Mamata demands immediate revamp of DVC

🕔09:15, 27.Jul 2017

Kolkata July 27  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday demanded the central government immediately “revamp” the Damodar Valley Corporation, holding it responsible for the flood-like situation in her rain-hit state. The DVC however held that it has “no role”

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Mamata appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal

Mamata appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal

🕔09:03, 22.Jun 2017

The Hague (Netherlands), June 22  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state. “Come to Bengal and ride the growth because the state has the

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Mamata meets Modi, seeks funds due to Bengal

Mamata meets Modi, seeks funds due to Bengal

🕔11:00, 10.Apr 2017

New Delhi, April 10  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking release of funds over Rs 10,000 crore due to the state under various centrally sponsored schemes. In nearly half an hour meeting,

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Mamata announces health insurance for journalists

Mamata announces health insurance for journalists

🕔11:26, 18.Feb 2016

Kolkata, Feb 18  The West Bengal cabinet on Wednesday passed a proposal to launch a health insurance scheme for state government-accredited journalists, including those who have retired.The journalists can avail of the scheme — christened “Mabhoi” — till the age

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Bengal’s revenue to go up to Rs.44,000 crore: Mamata

Bengal’s revenue to go up to Rs.44,000 crore: Mamata

🕔11:12, 27.Jun 2015

Kolkata, June 27  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that in her four-year tenure so far, the state’s revenue is set to double to Rs.44,000 crore. “Our revenue earning increased from Rs.21,000 crore to Rs.44,000 crore in

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Mamta launches digitised ration cards in Bengal

Mamta launches digitised ration cards in Bengal

🕔11:40, 18.Mar 2015

Kolkata, March 18  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday launched digitised ration cards in the state, estimated to benefit more than five crore people. “Today, we also launched Digitised Ration Cards for the first time in the state.

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Mamata meets Modi, seeks loan waiver, funds for Bengal

Mamata meets Modi, seeks loan waiver, funds for Bengal

🕔12:48, 10.Mar 2015

New Delhi/Kolkata, March 10  After dilly-dallying for nine months, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Monday, and requested a loan waiver for her debt-stressed state and payment of dues

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Mamata to meet Hasina during three-day Bangladesh trip

Mamata to meet Hasina during three-day Bangladesh trip

🕔09:01, 19.Feb 2015

Kolkata, Feb 19  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to call on Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss a host of issues during a three-day trip to the neighbouring nation beginning Thursday.

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