West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo: Twitter@TMC)

Don’t yield an inch of space to BJP, Mamata tells MLAs

Kolkata:  Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday directed her party MLAs not to yield “even an inch” of political space to the BJP and take up programmes to counter BJP’s activities in their respective areas. Addressing party MLAs at the party headquarters Trinamool Bhavan, Banerjee asked district leaders not to frequent Kolkata and ordered […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo: Twitter@TMC)

Mamata requests Modi to accept the name change of West Bengal

Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to accept her government’s proposal to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ and get the necessary constitutional amendment effected for the name change done in the current parliamentary session. Earlier in the day, Union Minister of State for Home […]

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Centre rejects Mamata’s proposal to rename West Bengal as ‘Bangla

New Delhi:  In what could trigger a fresh round of conflict between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Centre on Wednesday turned down the latter’s proposal to rename the eastern state as ‘Bangla’. In July 2018, the West Bengal Assembly had passed a resolution to rename the […]

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Mamata meme: Show-cause notice to Bengal government over delay in BJP activist’s release

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Monday issued a show cause notice to the West Bengal government in connection with a contempt plea filed over the delay in release from jail, BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested for allegedly posting on the social media a meme on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The state […]

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Poll strategist Prashant Kishor meets Mamata again

Kolkata: Election strategist Prashant Kishor on Thursday again met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat here on Thursday, sources said. Kishor was seen walking out of ‘Nabanna’ accompanied by Trinamool Congress MP and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. This was Kishor’s second meeting with the Trinamool Congress supremo this month after he […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/IANS)

Mamata terms Modi’s first tenure as ‘Super Emergency’

Kolkata: Marking the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called the previous tenure of the Narendra Modi government as “Super Emergency”. “Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’,” Banerjee tweeted. Today is the anniversary […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/IANS)

Mamata to skip all-party meet, demands white paper on ‘One Country, One Election’

Kolkata:  Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about “hurriedly” on a “sensitive and serious subject” like ‘One Country, One Election’. […]

WB CM Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/IANS)

Mamata to skip meeting of presidents of political parties

Kolkata:  Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about “hurriedly” on a “sensitive and serious subject” like “one country and one […]

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Young medicos at NRS hospital break into celebrations as Mamata accepts demands

Kolkata: Loud cheers, whistles, and claps greeted the announcement of withdrawal of the junior doctors’ strike, as the protesting young medicos at NRS Hospital rejoiced at their victory after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accepted all their demands on Monday. “It is our victory,” said an intern, who had been shouting “We want justice” through […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/IANS)

Impasse to end as Mamata, doctors term meeting ‘positive’

Kolkata: 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 was broadcast live on television. While Banerjee termed the over one-and-a-half-hour long meeting as “positive and productive” and […]