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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.

Over 3 Lakh Pilgrims Reach Gangasagar Mela, Subjected To RT-PCR Test

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

RT-PCR tests were conducted on the pilgrims as part of the measures to check the spread of the virus at Gangasagar Mela.

7 Killed, 45 Injured As Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derails In Bengal, PM Takes Stock

The accident occurred around 5 pm in an area under the Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson said in Guwahati.

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.

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

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

BJP Seeks Deferment Of Bengal Civic Polls, Control On Number Of Pilgrims At Gangasagar Mela

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State BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya also urged the governments of other states from where pilgrims come in large numbers to the annual fair to impose some restrictions at their end.

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


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.

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".

27 December, 2021

Home Ministry Refused FCRA Renewal Application Of Missionaries Of Charity

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The MHA said the application for the renewal of FCRA registration of MoC was refused on December 25 for not meeting the eligibility conditions under the FCRA 2010 and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR) 2011.

24 December, 2021

Unhappy Over Not Getting Chance To Speak In Last Meet, Mamata To Skip PM's Conference On Friday

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Her decision came a day after Banerjee was apparently not given a chance to speak during a virtual meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


19 December, 2021

Bengal Guv Alleges Diversion Of Funds For 'Maa' Canteen Scheme

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The budget document emanates that the allocation of Rs 100 crore for the scheme was proposed for the 2021-22 fiscal, Dhankhar said.

17 December, 2021

Bengal Tops Chart In Literacy Index, CM Mamata Banerjee Congratulates Teachers, Officials


Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took it to the Twitter and attached the report prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness where Bengal has secured the top position while Bihar's name appeared at the bottom in the 'large states' category.

05 November, 2021

TMC Leader Subrata Mukherjee Dies At 75

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The senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee was being treated for cardiac ailments. His death was announced by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

27 October, 2021

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's Three-Day Goa Visit To Begin From Thursday

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This will be Mamata Banerjee's maiden visit to the coastal state, where the TMC has decided to contest the upcoming Assembly elections due in February 2022.

25 October, 2021

Extension Of BSF’s Jurisdiction Interference In Country’s Federal Structure: Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee earlier on Sunday had appealed to PM Narendra Modi to immediately withdraw the Union Home Ministry's notification that extended the jurisdiction of BSF.

05 October, 2021

Mamata To Take Oath On October 7

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee emerged victorious in the recently concluded by-polls in the state.


03 October, 2021

Didigiri: Mamata Banerjee Wins Bhawanipur Bypoll With Record Margin Of 58,000 Votes

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The West Bengal CM beat the BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal after 21 rounds of counting on Sunday. Her winning margin was 54,213 in 2011 and 25,301 in 2016.

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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