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Tag Archives: Mamata Banerjee

Ready to work with national opposition: Mamata

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was willing to work with the opposition at the national level to politically take on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Denying she had any “personal agenda” against Modi, she said at the India Today Conclave East: “Whenever the public face problems, it’s…

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Aadhaar linking problematic: Mamata

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reiterated her criticism of the “problematic” linking of Aadhaar and the alleged disclosure of personal data on government web sites. “Linking of Aadhaar is very problematic. In the name of Aadhaar Card, details have been put out on 210 government web sites. This is dangerous for…

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‘Padmavati’ controversy ‘super emergency’: Mamata

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Padmavati”, labelling it as “unfortunate” and a “calculated plan” to destroy freedom of expression. “The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express…

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HC seeks Centre, West Bengal response on Mukul Roy’s plea against phone tapping

  New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and West Bengal government on a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy against the Mamata Banerjee government alleging his phone was being tapped. Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued notice to the Union Telecom Ministry, West Bengal government, telecom service provider Vodafone…

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Protect India’s diversity: Mamata

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for protecting India’s diversity and preserving communal harmony and brotherhood. “On International Day for Tolerance, let us pledge to protect the diversity of our country. Communal harmony and brotherhood must be preserved,” she tweeted. IANS…

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Mamata remembers Nandigram ‘martyrs’

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered those who she claimed became “victims” of the CPI-M’s “violent politics” in the state during the Left Front (LF) rule. Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) is observing the day as “Nandigram Divas”, accusing the Communist Party of India-Marxist of letting loose “barbaric atrocities” in the rural…

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Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Bandhan Express

  Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly flagged-off the Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express via video-conferencing. The dignitaries also inaugurated the International Passenger Rail Terminal, End-to-End Immigration and Customs Clearance Facilities (for the passengers of Maitree Express and Bandhan Express) at Kolkata station, under…

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GST is ‘Great Selfish Tax’, note ban a disaster: Mamata

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday branded the Goods and Services Tax (GST) a “Great Selfish Tax” and said it was being used to harass people and destroy the nation’s economy. She also termed the demonetisation a disaster and urged Twitter users to change their display pictures to black to protest against…

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AIFF Centre of Excellence to come up in Kolkata: Patel

  Kolkata: The All India Football Federation’s National Centre of Excellence will come up in Kolkata, AIFF president Praful Patel said on Friday. Patel made the announcement after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offered 15 acre of land at Rajarhat in the city’s north eastern fringes. The NCoE will come up in two years time.…

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