Articles about Mamata Banerjee

Born in 1955, Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician and the first female Chief Minister of Bengal. She is a cofounder and the chief of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC). She started her political career by taking part in student political groups of the Congress party and held crucial positions in their committees. As a member of the Congress, she contested her first Lok Sabha election in 1984 from Jadavpur. However, she quit the Congress party due to her differing beliefs and formed the AITC in 1997. The AITC briefly joined the NDA alliance, and Banerjee served as the Union Railway Minister between 1999-2001, only to leave and then briefly re-join the alliance in 2003 and become the Coal and Mines Minister in 2004. ‘Didi’, as she is fondly called by her supporters, was a vehement critic of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and campaigned against its land allotment policy, eventually leading to the Tata Motors exit in 2008. Her persistent campaigning led her to gain prominence and support, and she became the Chief Minister of West Bengal in 2011 for the first time. She was re-elected in 2016 as well as 2021 as the Chief Minister of the state.

16 Dec 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan's 'civil liberties' comment at KIFF 2022 divides Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and other guests inaugurated the 28th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Friday.

15 Dec 2022

Film Festival

Kolkata International Film Festival 2022 begins today; all details inside

The 28th Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated by Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Rani Mukerji among others in the star-studded guest list on Thursday.

Check voter rolls to avoid detention under NRC: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday told people of the state to ensure their names are on the electoral rolls to avoid being sent to detention camps under the garb of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

12 Nov 2022

West Bengal

Nandigram: TMC minister makes objectionable remarks against President Droupadi Murmu

Trinamool Congress's (TMC) West Bengal minister Akhil Giri has come under severe criticism following his comment on India's President Droupadi Murmu's look.

31 Oct 2022

Gujarat

'Act of God or fraud:' BJP cornered over Morbi tragedy

Following the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat, which claimed at least 141 lives and left over 170 people injured, opposition leaders have been attacking the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its "negligence."

30 Oct 2022

Trinamool Congress

TMC, BJP spar over Bengal MLA's wife winning lottery

A significant lottery win by the wife of a ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Vivek Gupta in West Bengal has sparked a political row.

18 Oct 2022

BCCI

Sourav Ganguly's replacement at BCCI leaves Mamata Banerjee furious

The news of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly soon getting replaced as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has left West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee furious.

23 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

Kolkata: Durga Puja pandal based on 'Vatican City' theme inaugurated

Durga Puja preparations are in full swing in Kolkata, and with an early inauguration this year, Lake Town, Bidhannagar's Sree Bhumi Sporting Club is ready to awe devotees with their pandal designed like the Vatican City's St. Peter's Basilica.

13 Sep 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari detained amid 'Nabanna Abhiyan'

Amid the ongoing political battle between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal, the police on Tuesday detained hundreds of BJP members, including senior leader Suvendu Adhikari.

29 Aug 2022

Trinamool Congress

Mamata Banerjee dares BJP to arrest her amid corruption claims

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to arrest her if they could.

11 Aug 2022

West Bengal

Cattle smuggling case: CBI arrests Mamata Banerjee's aide Anubrata Mondal

More trouble is brewing up for Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aide and the party's Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal in a 2020 livestock smuggling case.

11 Aug 2022

India

Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as 14th Vice President of India

Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as the 14th Vice President of India by President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday.

06 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Jagdeep Dhankhar is India's 14th vice president

Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the 14th vice president of India.

06 Aug 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

It's Dhankhar vs Alva in vice presidential election today

India will elect its new vice president (VP) on Saturday, more than a week after Droupadi Murmu became the country's first tribal woman president.

05 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Convince people there's no 'setting' with Banerjee: Roy to Modi

Ex-Meghalaya governor and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Tathagata Roy on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

Mamata to reshuffle cabinet on Wednesday amid Partha Chatterjee's arrest

Days after former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee was put in jail, CM Mamata Banerjee announced a cabinet reshuffle.

31 Jul 2022

Jharkhand

3 Jharkhand Congress MLAs, caught with cash in vehicle, arrested

Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs were arrested a day after they were found in West Bengal with cash in their vehicle.

30 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee had no idea of scam, says TMC MP

A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed minister Partha Chatterjee over teacher recruitment scam, senior Trinamool Congress leader and legislator Saugata Roy claims no one, including CM Banerjee, was aware of it.

28 Jul 2022

Trinamool Congress

WB: Mamata Banerjee sacks minister Partha Chatterjee after ED raids

Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday sacked the minister Partha Chatterjee, who has been arrested in the SSC scam.

28 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Meet Arpita who stashed Rs. 50 crore for Partha Chatterjee

In a shocking series of events, West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore teacher recruitment scam.

28 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Mountain of cash, 5-kg gold unearthed from Chatterjee's aide's flat

Another Rs. 29 crore in cash and 5kg of gold were found at the flat of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee's aide during an 18-hour raid by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

27 Jul 2022

West Bengal

In touch with 38 TMC MLAs, claims BJP's Mithun Chakraborty

West Bengal BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty has claimed that the party is in touch with 38 Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs.

25 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Bengal school jobs scam: Partha Chatterjee 'airlifted' to AIIMS Bhubaneswar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday reportedly shifted West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

22 Jul 2022

Trinamool Congress

Mamata's 'disgruntled' TMC decides to abstain from vice presidential polls

In an unexpected move, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) said on Thursday that it will not vote in the vice-presidential election since it was "not consulted" about Margaret Alva's candidacy.

14 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Momo Mia! After puchkas, Mamata Banerjee makes momos in Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has yet again become the 'talk of the town,' this time for her momo-making skills.

11 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Kali row: Modi invokes Goddess Kali; Mahua Moitra hits back

The political controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra's remarks about Goddess Kali continued to rage on as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and TMC trade barbs.

10 Jul 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Who was Sadhna Gupta, second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav?

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's second wife, Sadhna Gupta, passed away on Saturday at Gurugram's Medanta Hospital.

21 Jun 2022

Sharad Pawar

Presidential polls: TMC's Yashwant Sinha is Opposition's pick for president

Leaders of the Opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and Trinamool Congress (TMC), among others, met on Tuesday afternoon and finalized the name of TMC leader Yashwant Sinha as their joint nominee for the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind.

16 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Presidential polls: Opposition hunts for candidate as Pawar declines offer

In a meeting of the opposition parties convened by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to decide on a joint candidate for the president's election, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday declined the proposal to run for the top post.

15 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Suspense over next President: Left parties suggest Gopalkrishna Gandhi's name

With the Presidential polls due on July 18, the Opposition is seeking to put up a united fight against the probable National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate.

06 Jun 2022

West Bengal

Bengal: Cabinet approves proposal making Mamata chancellor of state universities

West Bengal will soon have new guidelines for the selection of chancellors of all government-run Universities.

01 Jun 2022

Bollywood News

RIP KK: WB Police gives gun-salute, Mamata Banerjee in attendance

A day after the shocking demise of singer KK, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to the Bollywood singer on Wednesday.

Coal scam: SC allows ED to interrogate Abhishek Banerjee, wife

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee in Kolkata.

14 May 2022

Tripura

Tripura: Biplab Deb resigns, Manik Saha to be next CM

Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha will be the new chief minister of Tripura, replacing Biplab Deb, who resigned after four years in office on Saturday.

09 May 2022

Odisha

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

Cyclone Asani—formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal—has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday and will continue to move toward eastern coasts, the India Meteorological Department said.

16 Apr 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: TMC sweeps bypolls; Mamata Banerjee thanks voters

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee, thanked voters on Saturday as her party secured an easy win in the by-elections to the Asansol Lok Sabha and Ballygunge Assembly seats.

13 Apr 2022

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's remark on Nadia gang rape irks NCW chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drew criticism from the National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma for her recent comments on the Nadia gang rape case.

29 Mar 2022

West Bengal

'BJP misusing probe agencies': Mamata Banerjee in letter to Opposition

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to all opposition leaders and chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states, accusing the BJP-led Centre of misusing central agencies.

28 Mar 2022

BJP MLA

Video: Chaos inside West Bengal Assembly as TMC-BJP MLAs clash

The West Bengal Assembly descended into chaos on Monday with Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs exchanging blows after the saffron party legislators demanded a statement from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the Birbhum violence and "worsening" law and order situation.

26 Mar 2022

West Bengal

Birbhum violence: CBI FIR names 21 persons after HC order

The FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Birbhum violence case names 21 individuals.

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