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Tag Archives: Mamata Banerjee

Note ban, ‘money tree’ showcased this Durga Puja

  Kolkata: The fantasy of plucking crisp currency notes off a “money tree” comes alive at a Durga puja celebration here, while raising the question if money is indeed eternal or has a timespan like the humans who use it. Themed ‘Notebandi Na Manush Bandi’ (Is it a note ban or keeping the public captive), the…

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Fresh clashes in Kalimpong after Gurung’s threat

  Darjeeling: A day after Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung called for intensifying the over three month-long agitation in northern West Bengal, fresh clashes broke out between the party cadres and police in Kalimpong on Friday. As many as 15 GJM cadres including a councillor, Bimala Chhetry, were detained in Kalimpong, said IG Darjeeling…

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Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed dead 

  Kolkata:Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member and former union minister Sultan Ahmed died on Monday following a massive cardiac arrest, a hospital said. He was 64. “Sultan Ahmed died around 11.30 a.m. at home. He was brought dead,” a hospital spokesperson said. Ahmed is survived by his wife and two sons. Ahmed was the deputy…

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Mamata congratulates Kejriwal on Bawana bypoll victory

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended congratulations to her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal following his party’s victory in the Bawana Assembly bypoll. “Congratulations @ArvindKejriwal and @AamAadmiParty for winning #BawanaByPoll,” Banerjee tweeted. The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday won the Bawana Assembly bypoll by a margin of over 24,000 votes, defeating former…

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Mamata welcomes SC ruling on right to privacy

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that the right to privacy is a fundamental right. “We welcome this verdict,” Banerjee tweeted. In a landmark judgement, a nine-judge Constitution bench unanimously held that right to privacy is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution. IANS…

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Mamata tours flood-hit Bengal district

  Malda (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited Malda district where flood fury continued amid over 50 deaths in the state since July 21. The flood situation in northern West Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where nearly five blocks were still inundated by the increasing water level of…

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BJP accuses Mamata of graft, demands resignation

  New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday demanded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s resignation after a TV channel claimed that her nephew Abhishek had received Rs 1.15 crore in the garb of investment from a tained realtor. Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said Banerjee as a Leader of Opposition had protested and demanded…

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Mamata hails martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday paid tributes to the martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas. “On #KargilVijayDivas, our salute to the brave soldiers who fought, and many of whom gave their lives, for our motherland,” she tweeted. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 across the country to commemorate…

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Ananth Kumar blames Mamata for Darjeeling situation

New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar on Friday blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government for the prevailing situation in Darjeeling. The north Bengal hill town has been witnessing an indefinite agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland for over a month. Kumar said the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government should…

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Mamata greets Rahul on his birthday

  Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended greetings to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. Gandhi turned 47. “Birthday greetings to Rahul Gandhi. Wishing you happiness and good health for many, many years to come @OfficeOfRG,” the Trinamool Congress supremo tweeted. IANS  …

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