War of words between CITU and Trinamool before September 2 strike

Trade union CITU on Sunday warned the West Bengal government against attempts by the administration to thwart the nation-wide strike on September 2 even as senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee said the state government will help people "foil" the strike.

Tribes employed in tea gardens to be brought under pension scheme

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a Tribal Advisory Council meeting here on Wednesday in which it was decided that tribesmen employed in tea gardens would be brought under the pension scheme.

Mamata withdraws cases against GJM, launches green project for Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced her government`s decision to withdraw over 100 cases against the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists and leaders initiated during their separatist movement.

Presidency agitators vacate VC's room; committee formed to talk to students

Students agitating against alleged police assault vacated Presidency University vice chancellor Anuradha Lohia`s room on Tuesday, even as she admitted there was trust deficit between the institution and the students but refused to quit and denied being affiliated to any political party.

Project to make Queen of Hills clean and green

Lauding the people of Darjeeling for their initiative to make the Queen of Hills clean and green, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that 50,000 toilets would be built in the hill district .

Political difference won't affect Bengal development: Arun Jaitley

Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's view that the country would not grow unless the eastern states prospered, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said political differences between BJP and Trinamool Congress will not come in the way of development of West Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee to send three-member delegation to FTII

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will send a three-member delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs to express solidarity with the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Trinamool MPs to visit FTII to show solidarity with students

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be sending three party MPs to FTII Pune to express solidarity with students protesting for nearly three months against Gajendra Chauhan`s appointment as the institute`s chairman, the Trinamool Congress said on Saturday.

West Bengal CM announces Rs 1 crore reward for I-League champs Mohun Bagan
West Bengal CM announces Rs 1 crore reward for I-League champs Mohun Bagan

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced a reward of Rs.1 crore for city football giants Mohun Bagan, who clinched the I-League 2014-15 title this year.

TMC MPs to visit Pune to express solidarity with FTII students

Trinamool Congress is sending a delegation of three MPs to Pune on Monday to express its solidarity with the agitating students of FTII.

Presidency University VC under gherao since Friday evening
Presidency University VC under gherao since Friday evening

Presidency University Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia remained under gherao by protesting students since Friday evening, putting a question mark over its third convocation ceremony scheduled for later in the day.

West Bengal's debt at Rs 82,000 crore: Minister

The cumulative borrowings of West Bengal stand at Rs 82,000 crore since the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress came to power in May 2011, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said here on Friday.

FTII unrest: Mamata says Centre must resolve issue

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Narendra Modi government must resolve the ongoing unrest at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Facing problems due to ambiguity in funds' disbursal: Mamata Banerjee

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government was facing difficulty in planning future projects in the state due to ambiguity in the disbursal of funds from the central government.

Aiyar lambastes Mamata for 'ditching' Muslims

Asserting that there is a need for unity of secular forces to counter the alliance between Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Wednesday lashed out at TMC chief for "ditching Muslims" by going along with Modi at the Centre.

Distribution of relief materials in flood-hit districts top priority now: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accorded 'top priority' to distribution of relief materials and reconstruction work in flood-affected districts even as the opposition continued to press for forming all-party committees from district level to block level to do the relief work.

Bengal Congress chief takes off shirt, Mamata says you ain't Sourav

Asserting that her government would not allow any bandh or shutdown, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday mocked the manner of protest by state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury, who took off his shirt.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condoles death of President's wife

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee who passed away in Delhi on Tuesday morning.

Mamata acts tough against Congress' Bengal shutdown

Taking a firm stand against the Congress call for a 12-hour shutdown in West Bengal on Tuesday, the Mamata Banerjee government on Monday issued a circular mandating all state government officials to report to duty.

Seven arrested in West Bengal on terror charges

Seven people, including five Sri Lankans, were arrested in the city on suspicion of being involved in terror activities, police said on Sunday.