Mamata Banerjee

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  • Born-again GTA

    Born-again GTA

    With the Gorkha Territorial Administration reduced to irrelevance over the past three months, Mamata Banerjee has put in place a born-again GTA, a loose federal arrangement short of statehood. Whether or not the West Bengal Chief Minister seeks to drive......

    September 23, 2017
  • My resolve to ensure festival passes off peacefully: Mamata

    My resolve to ensure festival passes off peacefully: Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government would take all steps to stop potential troublemakers during Durga Puja in the state and asserted it was her resolve to ensure that celebrations pass off peacefully. She claimed she......

    September 22, 2017
  • Adhir slams Mamata for 'pursuing politics over immersion'

    Adhir slams Mamata for 'pursuing politics over immersion'

    West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury today criticised state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly pursuing politics over immersion of Durga idols. "She (Banerjee) had unnecessarily tried to create a controversy over this issue. It has been proved that our......

    September 22, 2017
  • Court revokes Mamata's diktat on Durga idol immersion

    Court revokes Mamata's diktat on Durga idol immersion

    In a major drubbing for the West Bengal government, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s order banning Durga idol immersion due to Muharram. Asking the government to make separate routes for both Durga idol......

    September 21, 2017
  • West Bengal chief minister greets people on Navratri

    West Bengal chief minister greets people on Navratri

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted people on the occasion of Navratri. "Greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Navratri," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this morning. Navratri, which is celebrated across the country, begins today......

    September 21, 2017
  • Preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood : Mamata Banerjee

    Preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood : Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged people to preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood on the United Nation's International Day of Peace. "Let us preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood on this @UN International Day of Peace," Banerjee......

    September 21, 2017
  • Mamata forms panel for restive hills, GJM rejects it

    Mamata forms panel for restive hills, GJM rejects it

    The West Bengal government today announced constitution of panel headed by a rebel GJM leader to oversee the administration of Darjeeling hills, in ferment over the demand for Gorkhaland, an action rejected as "mockery" of people's aspirations by the party......

    September 21, 2017
  • Bengal plans Muslin Tourism Circuit in Burdwan, Murshidabad

    Bengal plans Muslin Tourism Circuit in Burdwan, Murshidabad

    With an aim to boost the market of its prized muslin fabric, the West Bengal government is planning to introduce a muslin tourism circuit in the state soon, a top official has said. "Our aim is to bring our muslin......

    September 17, 2017
  • Mamata warns VHP, Bajrang Dal, RSS against disturbing peace during Durga puja

    Mamata warns VHP, Bajrang Dal, RSS against disturbing peace during Durga puja

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday issued a stern warning to right wing organisations including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal and RSS against disturbing peace in the state during the upcoming Durga puja festival, asking them......

    September 16, 2017
  • Don't disturb peace during Durga Puja: Mamata warns BJP, RSS

    Don't disturb peace during Durga Puja: Mamata warns BJP, RSS

    Reiterating that there won’t be any Durga Puja immersions on Muharram, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned right-wing organisations including BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal and the VHP to not “disturb peace” in the state. “Don't disturb peace......

    September 16, 2017
  • Mamata supports UN appeal to help Rohingya refugees

    Mamata supports UN appeal to help Rohingya refugees

    Expressing concern over Rohingya refugee crisis, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday extended support to the United Nations' appeal to help the embattled community. "We do support the @UN appeal to help the Rohingya people. We believe that......

    September 15, 2017
  • Human rights champions should report on Bengal violence: Amit Shah

    Human rights champions should report on Bengal violence: Amit Shah

    Taking a dig at human rights "champions", BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked them to come out of Delhi and report the "violence" perpetrated by his party activists in West Bengal by the ruling Trinamool Congress. "I would like......

    September 12, 2017
  • Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

    Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of the 125th year of his historic address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. "Our heartfelt homage to Swami Vivekananda on the......

    September 11, 2017