Tag: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee: ED summons Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, his wife in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife for questioning in a...

Centre should focus on free-spending policies, says Nobel winning economist Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel laureate Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee said on Thursday in Kolkata that the central government should emphasize more on free-spending policies like Europe and the...

Mamata Banerjee lines up opposition meet at Delhi’s Banga Bhawan

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 25, 2021) KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend a meeting in New Delhi’s Banga Bhawan...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denies post-poll violence allegations

More than a week after NHRC final report was submitted in Calcutta High Court, which slammed the ruling Trinamool Congress party for post-poll violence, West...

CID visits Suvendu Adhikari’s home in connection with probe into ex-bodyguard’s death

The West Bengal CID officials on Wednesday visited house of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikary in Contai in connection with the probe into death of his...

Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi to reduce taxes on petrol-diesel, check ‘overall inflationary trend’ in country

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘substantially’ reduce taxes charged by the Central government on petrol and...

50% applications for cyclone Yaas relief in Bengal rejected as ‘bogus’: Official

The West Bengal government has rejected as “bogus” almost 50 per cent of the applications that were filed seeking compensation for the damage caused by...

The fall of Tirath Singh Rawat

The plan was to discuss the representation before the Election Commission to hold bypolls in Gangotri. At least that’s what outgoing Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath...

Sharad Pawar- Mamata Banerjee manch readies to cast net wide

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar hosted a ‘non-political’ meeting of the Rashtra Manch mentored by Trinamool Congress national vice-president Yashwant Sinha in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Mamata Banerjee’s mangrove project does not enthuse eco-watchers

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a mission to save the deltas of Sundarbans and adjacent areas, which are ravaged by cyclones almost every...

High Court asks NHRC to form panel to investigate Bengal violence

The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to constitute a committee to examine complaints of post-poll violence in the...

With a drop in COVID positivity rate, Bengal govt prepares to unlock

Even as the West Bengal government prepares to unlock post-June 15, Covid positivity rate has dropped in Bengal with the only exception being South 24...

Alapan Bandyopadhyay: Centre issues show-cause notice to ex-Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay

(This story originally appeared in on May 31, 2021) Even though West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Monday opted to retire on the day...

Explaining controversy over ‘now-retired’ West Bengal Chief Secretary

Following is the gist of the controversy over sudden transfer of West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who retired on Monday, to Delhi and related...

Stage set for a stormy GST meet today

Expect a showdown when the GST council sits today after nearly six months for its 43rd meeting. The agenda includes issues such as tax relief...

Yaas ravages Odisha, West Bengal; 4 dead; Jharkhand stays on high alert

Cyclone Yaas, packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country’s eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving...

Manner in which pressure was sought to put will not inspire confidence in rule of law: Calcutta HC

The Kolkata High Court while staying the bail granted to four TMC leaders by the special CBI Court has remarked that “the manner in which...

Mamata Banerjee: West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee keeps Home and Health portfolios, Amit Mitra retains Finance

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will keep the portfolios of Home and Hill Affairs, Personnel and Administration, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms and...

View: The Bengal verdict has ramifications beyond the state

Tathagata Roy isn’t known to hold back. Last week, the BJP leader let it fly at his own party — the point men of BJP’s...

FM Sitharaman says items already exempted from tax listed in Mamata Banerjee’s letter to PM Modi

Responding to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking exemption from duties and taxes on some COVID-related items, Union...

View: Win for secularism but not human rights

Many liberals have cheered Mamata Banerjee’s election victory in West Bengal as the event of the year. Actually, it was utterly predictable. The BJP invariably...

Modi govt firm to help West Bengal fight COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan to Mamata Banerjee

With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking a uniform vaccination policy for the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured her that...

BJP gains in Rarh Bengal, retains North, fails in tribal, farmer’s belts & coastal areas

A look at the 77 seats that BJP won in Bengal on Sunday reveals that the party had made gains in Rarh Bengal, retained the...

Covid-19 has to be fought on war footing: Mamata Banerjee

The Covid-19 surge should be handled on a war footing, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said ahead of a meeting of her party’s...

Why BJP lost the battle for Bengal | India News

NEW DELHI: Having lost the battle for Bengal, BJP is yet to sit down on a formal introspection of what went wrong in their carefully...