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17-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal's week-long health services logjam over as doctors end strike

The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was withdrawn on Monday shortly after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges."We withdraw our...

17-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Impasse to end as Mamata, doctors term meeting 'positive'

The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal seemed headed for a resolution on Monday after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges, which...

15-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee appeals to doctors again, says ESMA won't be invoked

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state to end their strike, assuring them that her government would not invoke ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) against them.She said the state government...

15-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee accuses 'some parties' of spreading disinformation

Amid partial disruption in health services in West Bengal due to continuing agitation by junior doctors protesting attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused "some political parties" of...

14-Jun-2019 Kanchrapara (West Bengal)

Learn to speak Bengali to stay in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at "outsiders" saying those who are living in Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali."We have to bring 'Bangla' forward. When I go to Bihar, UP, Punjab, I speak in their language,...

14-Jun-2019 Kanchrapara (West Bengal)

Will start movement for return of ballot papers: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday intensified her demand for the return of the ballot paper system in polling and said her party will start a movement with this demand on the July 21 Martyr's Day Rally.Accusing the BJP of programming the...

11-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee unveils Vidyasagar bust in Kolkata college

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday unveiled a bust of Bengali polymath Iswarchandra Vidyasagar at Kolkata's Hare School, 28 days after another bust of  the 19th century reformer was vandalised at a city college during BJP President...

10-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Some OCs, SIs not performing their duties in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "playing games" to create unrest in Darjeeling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on Monday that a section of her police force was not performing its duties properly in 3-4 districts and assured strong...

10-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal deprived of coal : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre of depriving the state of getting coal for generating power for the last six months so that the eastern state is forced to resort to load shedding."Central government did not provide...

10-Jun-2019 Kolkata

BJP spreading rumours about Bengal violence: Mamata Banerjee

Alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was spreading rumours about violence in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the saffron party of plotting a conspiracy to topple her government."There is no point sending me behind bars....

07-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee announces Trinamool's mass contact campaign

Following a setback in the 2019 elections in West Bengal, ruling Trinamool Congress will hold four Jan-Sanjag Yatras (mass contact rallies) in the state, Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.She said the rallies will start on June 21...

07-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee not to attend 'fruitless' NITI Aayog meeting

Making it clear that she would skip the upcoming NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was "fruitless" for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and...

07-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Fruitless to attend NITI Aayog meet : Mamata Banerjee

In an indication that she would skip the June 15 NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it was "fruitless" for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and the...

03-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bring back paper ballot to save democracy : Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the BJP of winning the Lok Sabha polls by misusing muscle, money and government power, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called for bringing  back the system of paper ballots that was in use prior to electronic voting machines...

03-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Regional languages must be given respect : Mamata Banerjee

Amid outrage from the southern states against the draft National Education Policy that mandated teaching Hindi in school, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on  Monday said people should have the freedom of choice and regional languages must...

03-Jun-2019 Kolkata

BJP deleted Sita's name to distort Lord Ram's chant : Mamata Banerjee

Describing the slogan "Jai Shri Ram" as a distorted one, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the BJP of deleting the name of Lord Ram's wife Sita  from the original chant of "Jai Siya Ram" to coin the twisted slogan."You people write...

03-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee changes FB, Twitter DPs to 'Jai Hind, Jai Bangla'

Days after losing her cool on BJP activists chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and front ranking leaders of her Trinammol Congress changed  their display picture on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to...

01-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal recorded 20% rise in milk production : Mamata Banerjee

On the occasion of World Milk Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the annual milk production in the state has  increased by 20 per cent over seven years to reach 53.83 lakh metric tonnes (MT) in 2017-18."Today is #WorldMilkDay....

30-May-2019 Kolkata

Will not let you turn Bengal into Gujarat : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday spewed anger and lashed out at people chanting "Jai Sree Ram" around her convoy in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas. She said she will never allow Bengal to become Gujarat.Addressing a protest demonstration...

25-May-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse

Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.Banerjee said that she had expressed her desire to quit the Chief Minister's post at...

15-May-2019 Kolkata

EC decision taken at BJP's direction : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the Election Commission's decision to curtail campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in the state and remove two senior officers as one taken on the direction of the BJP, its President Amit Shah...

15-May-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee attacks Modi, calls Amit Shah 'unimportant'

Calling the vandalism of Bengali social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust as "BJP's pre-planned conspiracy", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Prime Minister lacked "shame" while negating the allegations against his party."Vidyasagar...

14-May-2019 Kolkata

Modi more dangerous than Hitler : Mamata Banerjee

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi more "dangerous than Hitler", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP of pumping in "hawala money" in Kolkata to lure voters.Addressing successive rallies in the city for the seventh and last...

08-May-2019 Kolkata

Narendra Modi, BJP are the biggest threats to nation: Mamata Banerjee

Urging the people to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi from power, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday described him and the Bharatiya Janata Party as the "biggest threat" to the country."Narendra Modi and BJP are the biggest threat to...

06-May-2019 Kolkata

PM Modi doing politics with cyclone Fani: Mamata Banerjee

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a proposed meeting on cyclone Fani, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused him of doing politics with the natural disaster and also flouting the federal structure of the country.Addressing...

01-May-2019 Andul (West Bengal)

Our block, district heads more capable than Modi, Shah: Mamata Banerjee

argeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its inability to check Maoist activities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi lacked the capabilities that even block and district-level...

30-Apr-2019 Bhadreswar (West Bengal)

Modi's candidature should be cancelled: Mamata Banerjee

Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that 40 Trinamool Congress MLAs were in touch with him and will defect to the BJP once the Lok Sabha election results were out, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded that his candidature...

27-Apr-2019 Pandua (West Bengal)

Narendra Modi like Kalidasa in his earlier days, says Mamata Banerjee

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading lies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday compared him to Kalidasa, who was considered a dimwit before he went on to become one of the greatest writers of classical Sanskrit."You all know the...

25-Apr-2019 Suri (West Bengal)

Marketing gesture of courtesy bad politics : Mamata Banerjee

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for revealing that she sends him kurtas and sweets every year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Thursday accused him of doing his marketing by exploiting a gesture of courtesy."Marketing a gesture of courtesy...

24-Apr-2019 Sreerampore/ Krishnanagar (West Bengal)

Might send gifts, sweets but won't give vote: Mamata Banerjee

In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's revelation that Mamata Banerjee sends him kurtas and sweets every year, the West Bengal Chief Minister on Wednesday said that she might send gifts and sweets to people on occasions but will not...

24-Apr-2019 Kolkata

I have no connection with any biopic : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday denied her connection with any biopic and warned people not to compel her to file a defamation suit."What is all this nonsense being spread! I have nothing at all to do with any biopic," Banerjee tweeted.Warning...

20-Apr-2019 Kolkata

PM must cross-check facts before making comments: Mamata Banerjee

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on her performance as the Railway Minister, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday that Modi was "uttering lies" and making comments without cross-checking the facts."You (Modi)...

18-Apr-2019 Malda (West Bengal)

BJP will get 'Vidai certificate' post polls: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday vowed to stop the BJP from implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal and said her party will ensure the saffron outfit is given the NBC or "National Vidai (farewell) Certificate"...

15-Apr-2019 Kolkata

BJP-Congress-CPI-M in nexus to defeat Trinamool : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M of forming a nexus to defeat the Trinamool Congress in the Lok Sabha elections in the state.Banerjee's allegation came at an election rally in Murshidabad district...

12-Apr-2019 Kurseong (West Bengal)

Will never seek votes in the name of army : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that she was proud of the country's armed forces but will never seek votes in the name of the army like Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Addressing a rally in Kurseong in north Bengal's Darjeeling hills,...

08-Apr-2019 Cooch Behar

Modi 'sitting' on Saradha, Narada cases : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not completing probes into Saradha scam and Narada case in the last five years."He (Modi) talked a lot about Saradha (chit fund scam) and Narada (sting operation...

07-Apr-2019 Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)

Narendra Modi comes to north Bengal only before polls : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coming to north Bengal only ahead of the elections, and skipping the region when the hills were turbulent."Babus of Delhi set fire in the hills and we defused it....

05-Apr-2019 Dhubri (Assam)

Only AITC stood by 40 lakh left out of NRC : Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the BJP-led government in Assam of trying to convert genuine Indian citizens to foreigners in their own country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that only the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) has stood by the 40 lakh people...

04-Apr-2019 Cooch Behar, West Bengal

If re-elected, Modi will destroy Constitution : Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power after the Lok Sabha elections, he would destroy India's Constitution and democracy by taking away people's voting rights."If he becomes the Prime Minister again,...

03-Apr-2019 Dinhata (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee calls Narendra Modi 'expiry babu'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "expiry babu" after he called her a "speed breaker" in the path of the state's development."I will not call him Prime Minister, he is expiry babu as his government...

31-Mar-2019 Visakhapatnam

Vote for friendly parties to oust Modi: Mamata, Kejriwal

Showcasing opposition unity, West Bengal Chief Minister and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed to people to vote only for "friendly parties" in the coming Lok Sabha election to oust the Narendra Modi government.Terming the Modi regime as "one...

26-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Feel sad at how Advani treated by BJP: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she felt sad for veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani who was denied a ticket by his party to contest the Lok Sabha elections.Advani has been replaced in Gujarat's Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat by BJP...

21-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Forest cover in Bengal gone up by 4.29% : Mamata Banerjee

Marking the International Day of Forests on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that forest cover in the state has gone up by 4.29 per cent."Today is  #InternationalDayOfForests. In #Bangla, the forest cover has been growing -- between...

20-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Modi's arrest a 'got-up match' : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday refused to give any credit to the Modi government for the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in London and termed it a "got-up match"."This is a ploy of the BJP. The credit must go to the London...

07-Mar-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee terms loss of Rafale documents shameful, demands probe

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed as "shameful" the Centre's statement that documents related to the Rafale fighter jet deal have been stolen and demanded a probe."It is a matter of shame. We haven't seen anything like this before....

06-Mar-2019 Kolkata

I don't work like Modi, need no publicity : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her developmental work is not a publicity stunt unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, she alleged, is not even sparing the armed forces prior to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections."Today, we inaugurated...

21-Feb-2019 Kolkata

I don't believe in divisive politics : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed love for all languages while strongly voicing dissent against the attacks on Kashmiris and against all divisive voices."We love all languages, religion, culture as we don't believe in divisive...

05-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Adityanath won't win another election from UP : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday came down heavily on her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath, accusing him of abetting lynchings and claiming  that the saffron party leader will fail to win another election in his state.She...

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