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Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister of Indian state of West Bengal

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Mamata Banerjee: Chief Minister of Indian state of West Bengal
Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician who is serving as the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011 being the first woman to hold the office. She founded the party All India Trinamool Congress in 1998 after separating from the Indian National Congress, and became its chairperson. She is often referred to as Didi.

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West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra passes away, tributes pour in [Video]

West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra passes away, tributes pour in

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra passed away at a Kolkata hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital around 17 days back due to heart and kidney related ailments. Hospital sources told..

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Opposition's political space shouldn't be curtailed: Gov Jagdeep Dhankhar to Mamata govt on BJP leaders attack [Video]

Opposition's political space shouldn't be curtailed: Gov Jagdeep Dhankhar to Mamata govt on BJP leaders attack

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on July 06 reacted on alleged attack on BJP leaders in the state. He said, "I've noticed with great pain and concern that political space in the state is being..

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Lockdown in WB extended till July 31: Mamata Banerjee at state's all-party meet [Video]

Lockdown in WB extended till July 31: Mamata Banerjee at state's all-party meet

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an all-party meeting at Nabanna in Kolkata on June 24. The meeting was held to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in the state. The state has..

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Cord blood bank to be used for treating Covid-19 patients : Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the cord blood bank in the city will be used for treating Covid-19 patients in addition to the plasma bank at the state-run Calcutta Medical..
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Mamata appeals for unity in diversity on Ram Temple bhoomi pujan day

On the day when bhoomi pujan was held for the Ram Temple at Ayodhya and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for it, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed for unity in..
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West Bengal Lockdown: All banks to remain closed on these dates

To curb the rapid spread of coronavirus, the Mamata Banerjee government, on August 3, revised the dates for complete lockdown in West Bengal till August 31. Due to the lockdown, all banks across the..
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Mamata Banerjee greets people on occasion of Raksha Bandhan

"Wishing everyone Happy Rakhi Bandhan. After Lord Curzon decided to divide #Bengal, Kabiguru Rabindranath Thakur started the Rakhi Bandhan tradition to give a message of unity and harmony. He also..
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West Bengal Lockdown: Complete list of COVID-19 containment zones in Kolkata, Howrah

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced that bi-weekly complete lockdown in the state will be on August 2, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30.
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West Bengal govt issues guidelines for bi-weekly complete lockdown, containment zones

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced that bi-weekly complete lockdown in West Bengal will be on August 2, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30. Further, lockdown in containment zones across..
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WB lockdown: No flight operation for 7 days in month of August; schools, colleges to remain closed till Aug 31

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that bi-weekly complete lockdown in the state will continue in August
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West Bengal: Schools, colleges to remain closed till August 31, likely to reopen on Teachers' Day

Mamata stated that the administration is thinking of reopening schools from September 5 which incidentally also happens to be Teachers' Day, and continue classes till Durga Puja.
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Bi-weekly complete lockdown in West Bengal to continue in August: Here is list of dates

West Bengal complete lockdown calendar for August: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that bi-weekly complete lockdown in the state will continue in August, with..
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Lockdown in containment zones extended in Bengal till August 31, biweekly curbs to continue

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday that the lockdown in the containment zones of the state will continue till August 31 as also the biweekly restrictions in place to check..
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West Bengal: Mamata announces extension of lockdown in containment zones till August 31

This week, however, will not see complete lockdown on Saturday, August 1 due to Eid-al-Adha festival. There will be lockdown in containment zones on August 1 and complete lockdown on August 2 and..
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Mamata Banerjee thanks PM Modi for cooperation in tackling Covid crisis

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation in tackling the Covid-19 crisis in West Bengal, but alleged that "a few people holding constitutional..
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Centre should clear West Bengal's dues to help state effectively tackle Covid-19: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked the Centre to clear all financial dues of the state to help it fight the Covid-19 pandemic effectively.
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Poll-strategist Prashant Kishor's inputs played key role in TMC reshuffle: Party leader

Poll-strategist Prashant Kishor's inputs and his team's year-long assessment of the ground realities have played a key role in effecting one of the biggest reshuffles in the TMC leadership in the..
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Mamata announces major rejig in TMC ahead of 2021 Bengal polls

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a major reshuffle in the party's organisation as she gave leadership roles to younger and new faces with an eye on next year's assembly..
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'Atmosphere of fear created in the country', says Mamata on killing of journalist


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Centre plotting to destabilise govts of opposition-ruled states, BJP most destructive party: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Centre of "hatching conspiracies" to pull down the governments in opposition-ruled states by employing federal agencies and money..
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Mamata has addressed her 'farewell rally', TMC govt will be ousted democratically: BJP

Mocking West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's Martyrs' Day event as her "farewell rally", the BJP on Tuesday rejected as "baseless" her allegation that the Centre was plotting to topple her..
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BJP will be thrown out of Bengal in 2021 polls, says Mamata Banerjee; Dilip Ghosh hits back

We will throw the BJP out of West Bengal in the 2021 Assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee said at annual Martyr's Day rally of TMC.
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West Bengal announces 2-day lockdown every week; community spread recorded in few areas

Stating that community transmission of Covid-19 has been recorded in a few areas in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government on Monday announced a complete lockdown across the state for two days..
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West Bengal governor acting more dangerously than BJP mouthpiece: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said governor Jagdeep Dhakhar was acting "more dangerously" than a BJP mouthpiece and it doesn't suit someone holding a constitutional post, hours..
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Bengal MLA's death: Mamata tells President Kovind 'it's suicide not murder'


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'Suspected heinous killing' of Debendra Nath Ray speaks of 'gunda raj' in West Bengal: BJP

BJP president JP Nadda on Monday termed the death of party leader Debendra Nath Ray as a "suspected heinous killing" and alleged that it showed the "gunda raj and failure of law and order" under the..
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WB-UGC clash: Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, urges him to stop university exams

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in her letter to the Prime Minister, asked him to reconsider immediately the "revised guidelines"
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UGC directive on final exams will adversely affect interests of students: Mamata to PM


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West Bengal Complete Lockdown: List of containment zones in Kolkata, Howrah, North 24 Parganas, other districts

The West Bengal government had on Tuesday decided to impose strict lockdown in COVID-19 affected areas by clubbing together containment zones and buffer zones near them from July 9. CM Mamata Banerjee..
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West Bengal containment zones lockdown for 7 days from July 9, police to be strict: Mamata Banerjee

Here is the complete list of containment zones in Kolkata, Howrah and North 24 Parganas which will be placed under complete lockdown from July 9.
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Shocked at CBSE's move to drop topics like citizenship, federalism in new syllabus: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took umbrage on Wednesday over the CBSE's decision to drop topics such as "citizenship", "federalism" and "partition" in an effort to rationalise its..
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Rectifying lapses in compensation distribution to cyclone-affected people, says Mamata amid protests over irregularities


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West Bengal gets its first plasma bank for Covid-19 patients

A plasma bank for treating Covid-19 patients has been set up at Kolkata Medical College and Hospital (KMCH), the first of its kind in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.
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Mamata Banerjee launches document scanning app made by her govt; says it reflects patriotism


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TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee calls Nirmala Sitharaman 'venomous snake'

In controversial remarks, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee has equated Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with a "venomous snake" for her handling of the economy, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP which..
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West Bengal's unemployment rate of 6.5% in June 'far better' than national average: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal's unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent in June was "far better" than the national average, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday, citing a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian..
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Mamata warns TMC leaders of stern action for corruption in Amphan aid distribution

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday warned a section of the TMC leaders of stern administrative action for indulging in corruption over distribution of relief materials among people..
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BJP asks Mamata to reconsider metro services resumption proposal

The West Bengal unit of the BJP asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday to reconsider her proposal for resumption of metro rail services in the metropolis, terming it a "disastrous..
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Mamata Banerjee extends free ration scheme of state govt till June 2021

"I am extending the free ration scheme till June next year. Out of the central scheme, only 60 per cent people are getting ration. They give ration to only half of the people. Why there is such..
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Mamata Banerjee offers free ration in Bengal till June 2021 as PM Modi announces extension of scheme till Nov 2020

Assembly elections in Bengal is likely to be held in April-May 2021 and Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is facing a strong challenge from Modi's BJP.
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Banning apps not enough, China needs to be given befitting reply: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said banning apps will not be enough, asserting that China needs to be given a befitting reply. The Trinamool Congress supremo, however, said she..
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Coronavirus cases on the rise in Kolkata? Mamata Banerjee sets up 'COVID Warrior Club'

The move is aimed at bringing together people who have recovered from the disease and hence might prove useful to the administration and healthcare professionals in helping them fight the coronavirus..
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Doctor's Day 2020: West Bengal to observe holiday on July 1, Mamata urges Centre to declare it 'national holiday'

The National Doctor's Day is celebrated on July 1 every year in honour of birth and death anniversary Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the second Chief Minister of West Bengal and a great physician.
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'FDI in coal mining is against Atmanirbhar Bharat': Mamata writes to PM


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Mamata Banerjee urges PM Narendra Modi to reconsider decision allowing 100 pc FDI in coal sector

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi requesting him to reconsider the decision of "allowing 100% FDI" in the coal sector. "I would also strongly urge your kind..
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Bengal extends lockdown curbs till July 31 after all-party meet

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced that private hospitals will be instructed to standardise fees and charges for Covid patients amid concern over the high cost of treatment. She also extended the..
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Don't allow Chinese investments in infra sector, Mamata Banerjee urges Centre


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All-party meeting on China: Sonia Gandhi demands regular briefing, Mamata says stand solidly with govt

The meeting began with participants paying tributes to the martyred Indian soldiers and a presentation from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
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Mamata skips virtual meet with PM Modi, says West Bengal not invited to speak

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee did not participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's virtual meeting on the lockdown with chief ministers on Wednesday as the state was not chosen to be..
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Mamata Banerjee not to participate in virtual meeting with PM Modi

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will not participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's virtual meeting with chief ministers, scheduled to be held at around 3 pm on Wednesday, highly-placed..
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Mamata not on list speakers, drops out PM’s meet with CMs

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to drop out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction meeting with 36 chief ministers called over Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss measures..
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Mamata rejects Amit Shah's charge, says never called 'Shramik' trains 'Corona Express'

Her comments came a day after Shah, addressing a virtual rally for West Bengal, accused Banerjee of "insulting" migrant workers returning to the state on Shramik Special trains by calling the trains..
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In e-rally, Amit Shah says ‘Corona Express’ will derail Mamata govt


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