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Mamata Banerjee inviting PM Narendra Modi to business meet in Bengal triggers war of words between TMC, Congress

NEW DELHI: A war of words broke out between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a global business meet to be hosted by her government, with the grand old party claiming that the “understanding” between the two parties is […]

India should have four capitals on a rotation basis: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said India should have four capitals on a rotation basis and sessions of Parliament should be held in different locations in the country. She also slammed the Narendra Modi government (Centre) for its decision to observe January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to commemorate the birth anniversary […]

West Bengal government spent Rs 20,212 crore in 2020-21 on development works

KOLKATA: A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah concluded his two-day visit, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that her ‘Duare Sarkar’ campaign (door-to-door government), envisioned to ensure doorstep delivery of government services and benefits, received enormous response across the state. Banerjee’s remark came just a day after Shah launched a […]

Mamata Banerjee announces health scheme for all in West Bengal

KOLKATA: Months ahead of the 2021 state election, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that the “Swasthya Sathi’ health scheme of the government will cover the entire population of the state. The decision will be applicable from December 1, 2020 and all people in the state, irrespective of their religious affiliation, caste […]

About 1 crore people got jobs under TMC government in West Bengal

KOLKATA: One crore people have got jobs and unemployment has been reduced by 40 per cent under the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal since 2011, ruling Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan claimed on Monday. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, the MP said, more than 28,000 people have got loans of […]

Mamata Banerjee announces housing programme for tea workers

NEW DELHI: Mamata Banerjee announces housing programme for tea workersWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for the people ahead of the 2021 state assembly polls and said that her government will build brick houses for at least 3,694 workers in seven sick tea gardens in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar […]

Mamata Banerjee announces doles for Durga Puja committees

KOLKATA: Facing flak from BJP for alleged minority appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday doubled the annual financial assistance to Durga Puja organisers across the state to Rs 50,000. She also announced a 50 per cent waiver in charges for consumption of electricity by the Puja committees in the state, who consume […]

Mamata Banerjee borrowing money to run West Bengal: BJP

KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress government is borrowing money to run the state and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a package for relief operations in Cyclone Amphan-hit areas without getting proper information from districts, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said on Friday. The state government has taken an overdraft of at least Rs 1,500 crore, […]

Mamata Banerjee announces relaxations from June 1

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a series of relaxations from June on Friday while claiming that the number of coronavirus cases is increasing in the state due to the massive influx of migrant workers. She announced that religious places can open up from June 1 and allowed full attendance at public and […]

Narendra Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to Amphan-hit West Bengal

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal. In a video message after reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to […]

West Bengal government appoints board of administrators to run Kolkata Municipal Corporation

NEW DELHI: The West Bengal government on Wednesday appointed a 14-member board of administrators with Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim as chairman to run the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. The board of administrators was formed following the postponement of the civic elections in the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The board of administrators would look after […]

Supreme Court order is our moral victory: Mamata Banerjee

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court’s direction that no coercive steps, including arrest of Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar, will take place during the course of investigation is “our moral victory”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Kumar to make himself available before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate […]

Modi govt has snatched farmers’ sleep, says Mamata; refers to her 26-day fast in 2006

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of having snatched farmers’ sleep and while referring to the sops announced in the interim Budget on Friday claimed that the peasants were being cheated before the general elections. Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, said if the government at the […]

Mamata Banerjee, Raghubar Das resolve to end Massanjore Dam impasse

RANCHI: Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee have resolved to end the Massanjore Dam dispute through official-level meeting. During Eastern Zonal Council meeting in Kolkata on Monday, Das raised the matter in the presence of Banerjee, an official statement read. The meeting, which was chaired by Union Home […]

Mamata Banerjee leaves for 12-day trip to Germany, Italy

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday left for a 12-day trip to Germany and Italy to attract more investments to the state. Banerjee, accompanied by Finance Minister Amit Mitra, Finance Secretary H K Dwivedi and Chief Secretary Malay Dey, left for Frankfurt and Milan at around 9.45 am, official sources said. The […]

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