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Mamata Banerjee

Over 3.5 Lakh Pilgrims Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar Mela On Makar Sankranti

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

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.

Bengal Prepared To Tackle Rise In Covid Cases, Says Mamata At Meeting With PM

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

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.


Goa Elections 2022 | Sharad Pawar Likely To Test MVA Formula On Ground

NCP chief Sharad Pawar plans to take the MVA winning formula to Goa and pitch for a stable government there.

Strictly Follow COVID-19 Norms: Mamata To Gangasagar Pilgrims

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

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.


Huge Difference Between Temporary Covid Centre, Cancer Institute: Thakur Hits Out At Mamata

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.

08 January, 2022

UP Elections 2022: The New Found Theatrics In Politics In The Age Of Internet

Mayank Jain Parichha

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.


07 January, 2022

We Inaugurated The Cancer Hospital Last Year, Says Bengal CM Attacking PM Modi

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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.


07 January, 2022

West Bengal CM Banerjee Claims To Have Inaugurated CNCI Cancer Hospital Before PM Modi

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'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.


05 January, 2022

Mamata Banerjee Wishes Arvind Kejriwal Speedy Recovery From Covid-19

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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.


05 January, 2022

Omicron Scare | Will Gangasagar Mela In Bengal Be A 'Kumbh' Deja Vu?

Shreya Basak

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?


02 January, 2022

Bengal Imposes Travel And Workplace Restrictions Amidst COVID Surge

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"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.


02 January, 2022

Lockdown In West Bengal As Covid-19 Spikes 8 Times In 6 Days

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

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.


31 December, 2021

TMC stresses on winnability, clean image for selecting candidates for civic poll

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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.


30 December, 2021

Covid-19 Restrictions Can't Be Imposed Everywhere Because It Will Hurt Economy: Mamata Banerjee

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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.


29 December, 2021

Centre should declare Gangasagar Mela a natl fair: Mamata

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The Gangasagar Mela is equally important as the Allahabad 'Kumbh Mela' but it is yet to get the national status, she said.


29 December, 2021

Mother Teresa's Charity Row | Is Christianity Being Attacked In India?

Shreya Basak

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?


29 December, 2021

NEWSFLASH: Bengal CM Hints At Closing Schools And Colleges In View Of Covid Threat

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CM Mamata Banerjee asked officials to take a stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.


28 December, 2021

Will Not Give Up Till Mamata Banerjee Is Defeated In Bengal: BJP

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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".


Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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