A two-member panel formed by the Calcutta High Court to monitor adherence to COVID-19 norms at the fair had inspected the preparations since Wednesday.
Banerjee was speaking at a virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where chief ministers and lieutenant governors of states and Union Territories were present to review the COVID-19 situation in the country.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar plans to take the MVA winning formula to Goa and pitch for a stable government there.
She requested pilgrims not to overcrowd vehicles in trying to reach Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district, to wear double masks and cooperate with the administration, and seek the police's help if needed.
There is a huge difference between a temporary Covid centre and a world-class cancer institute, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday, hitting out at Mamata Banerjee.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections: With the internet boom, politicians are no longer just politicians – they are performers. Not only physical rallies, they have to entertain a bored public on the internet. Something that is playing out in UP.
While attending the virtual event where PM Modi unveiled the second campus of the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that the state has funded 25 per cent of the project cost.
'The state has funded 25 per cent of the project cost and is still carrying out the recurring expenses in the facility at Rajarhat' : CM Banerjee said.
Covid-19: The Delhi CM and AAP supremo was tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, following which he had announced about his health status on social media.
During the second wave, Kumbh Mela was called a 'super-spreader event'. Cut to 2022, will Gangasagar Mela be a mistake the country has been trying to evade?
"All government and private offices will function with 50 per cent workforce. Work from home will be encouraged as far as possible," Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said.
Covid-19 West Bengal: 10,091 cases in three days prompted the state government to shut schools, colleges, universities and allow trains to ply only till evening.
A TMC core committee meeting was held at Banerjee's residence, who is also the TMC supremo, during the day to discuss the party's strategy and the candidate list for four municipal corporations to be held on January 22.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Covid-19 cases were rising in Kolkata as it's a transit point for travellers. She also said pandemic restrictions can't be imposed everywhere as they would hurt the economy.
The Gangasagar Mela is equally important as the Allahabad 'Kumbh Mela' but it is yet to get the national status, she said.
Does Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram's comment on the government's stance towards the Missionaries of Charity, and other incidents indicate rising discrimination against Christians?
CM Mamata Banerjee asked officials to take a stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
The grand old party and the CPI (M) have several times in the past accused the TMC of being a "trojan horse of the BJP".
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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