Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today hailed his West Bengal counterpart and Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee for nominating over one third women candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
Kolkata: The All India Trinamool Congress will field 41 percent women candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Chief Minister and Party Chief Mamata Banerjee today declared the names of the candidates. The party has replaced nineteen of the 42 sitting candidates.
Launching a blistering attack on the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that though the Centre had intelligence inputs about the Pulwama attack, it did not take any steps
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today ended her three-day sit-in protest against the CBI’s action to raid the house of Kolkata Police Commissioner in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today intensified her attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central Government and the CBI alleging that the investigating agency went soft on its probe against leaders after they joined the BJP.
Trinamool Congress supremo and west Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that she would consult with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik over continuation of dharna staged by her since Sunday night protesting CBI action in the State.
The Supreme Court today asked the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI in Shillong, make available all evidence and cooperate with investigations into chit fund scams in West Bengal.
Kolkata: Tens of thousands of enthusiastic workers and supporters, including a man on a wheelchair, attended the mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday raising their voices against Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi:DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday said the "only goal" of all the secular parties is to throw out the Narendra Modi government at the Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which will be the "country's second freedom struggle" and only option to save the nation by defeating BJP with an united opposition front
Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal is unlikely to participate in the "united opposition rally" in Kolkata in pursuance of its policy of keeping equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress, a BJD leader said on Friday
Amravati: In an unprecedented development, the Andhra Pradesh Government has taken a decision to restrict the entry of of the CBI officials into the State for any kind of inquiry against the employees and officers of the Central government institutions.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tribute to revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak on his 93rd birth anniversary.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the state government would add another 100 acres to the Silicon Valley Hub in the city after getting an overwhelmed response from four IT companies acquiring about 74 acres of the existing 100 acres, initially earmarked for the project.
Kolkata: Wishing Shah Rukh Khan on his birthday, West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday expressed her elation to meet him at the Kolkata International Film Festival(KIFF).
Kolkata: Strongly condemning the gunning down of five people in Assam's Tinsukia district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demaned the punishment of the perpetrators at the earliest.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday paid tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary and lauded the former Prime Minister's contribution to the nation's economic development.
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will hold a meeting with all its party MPs, MLAs and senior leaders on November 16 to chalk out a blueprint for a proposed anti-BJP rally to be held here on January 19, 2019, a party official said on Thursday.
Kolkata: Commenting on the ongoing CBI controversy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday renamed the central investigation agency as the "BJP Bureau of Investigation".
Kolkata: Two persons died and a dozen others, including two children, injured in a stampede at a railway foot overbridge at Santragachhi station in Howrah on Tuesday, police said.
Kolkata: Amid the bickering at the top in the CBI that saw the agency arrest one of its senior officials, anti-BJP parties in West Bengal on Monday accused the Modi government of reducing the agency into a "political tool".
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tribute to all the brave soldiers of Indian National Army (INA) on the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Azad Hind Government.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the state ensured food security for more than 8.5 crore people through its "Khadya Sathi" scheme.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced the formation of a "publicity campaign committee" for her party's mega anti-BJP rally to be held here on January 19 and said several top opposition leaders from across the country have already confirmed their presence in the rally
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged police officers to step up vigil in their respective areas to prevent untoward incidents ahead of the festive season.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India earlier in the day.
Kolkata: Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Monday called on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and urged all "pro-poor progressive forces" to keep aside their ideological differences and come together to battle the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls next year.
Kolkata: Peeved over the vandalism during the BJP-sponsored 12-hour shutdown in West Bengal on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned that police will take stern action against those who indulged in hooliganism and violence.
Milan: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday questioned the BJP about the lynchings and encounter killings in Uttar Pradesh, and the suicides of hundreds of farmers in Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Milan: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement upholding its validity but restricting it to disbursement of social benefits, saying it vindicates her stand.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said people deserve to know exactly what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after the Taihoku air crash in 1945.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she will visit Germany and Italy to attract overseas investments to West Bengal.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi after he was appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Kolkata: The preliminarily report on the Majherhat bridge collapse will be submitted on Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday, promising strong action against persons held responsible for the cave-in.
New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said it did not deny permission to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit Chicago on 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekanandas historic speech.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that "evil forces" threatened the Ramakrishna Mission, forcing it to cancel her trip to Chicago to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekanandas historic speech there.
Kolkata: Urging the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that her government has decided to reduce the tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the message of universal brotherhood delivered by Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago on this day 125 years back was still relevant.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reiterated her party's support to the issues raised by the Congress against the Narendra Modi government but said calling a shutdown should be the last resort as it leads to wastage of money and man-days.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged the people to celebrate the upcoming Durga Puja and observe the Muslim religious occasion of Muharram besides other festivities peacefully and not pay attention to any rumours, while warning them against the culture of riots.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a grant of Rs 10,000 and waiver of licence fee for each of the 28,000 Durga Puja committees across the state.
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Friday said it supported the issues raised by political parties that had called for a nationwide shutdown on September 10, adding that it will however hold protest rallies in West Bengal as it is against strikes since these lead to waste of working hours.
Kolkata: Swapna Barman, who recently became India's first-ever heptathlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, on Friday hoped the West Bengal government would help her get a house in the city as she does not have a permanent address here.
Kolkata: Following the partial collapse of a south Kolkata bridge, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday called a meeting with the state Public Works Department and the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority officials and sought a detailed health report of the bridges here, a state government official said.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday remembered Mother Teresa on her 21st death anniversary.
New Delhi: 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".
Kolkata: A portion of a 40-year-old bridge collapsed in South Kolkata on Tuesday, crushing a man to death and leaving 19 injured and several vehicles damaged.
Darjeeling: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the formation of a special committee to explore the scope of development in the Darjeeling hills and stressed on the importance to boost the tourism sector in the region.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for a three-day trip to the Darjeeling hills where she would hold a string of meetings including an administrative review of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the development board in the region, an official said.
New Delhi: Ace boxer Vijender Singh on Monday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to increase the cash award of Rs 10 lakh which her government has promised India's first-ever Asian Games gold medal winner in heptathlon.
Kolkata: Observing the National Nutrition Week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the state government has adopted a multi-sectoral strategy to reduce under nutrition and anaemia among women and children in a targeted manner by 2020.