Mamata Banerjee

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

“Why do you have such bulging belly?” Mamata fat-shames TMC leader

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned how a local TMC leader and chairman of Jhalda municipality in Purulia district develop a “huge, bulging belly” and advised him to “shed the fat”.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Mamata urges Bollywood to invest in West Bengal film industry

Can money from Bollywood producers be married with the “talent” of Bangla film industry in India’s West Bengal?

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

'Rape or love affair': Mamata facing major backlash over remarks on gang-rape case

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing a major backlash over her remarks casting doubts on the alleged gang-rape, murder of a 14-year-old girl in Nadia district, seeking to know whether the teenager was "raped or she was in a relationship and already pregnant".

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

Outbreak in Bangladesh behind rise in dengue cases in West Bengal: Mamata

The rise in the cases of dengue fever in West Bengal in the border regions is a result of the widespread outbreak of the disease in Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says.

May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019

Mamata refuses to attend Modi swearing-in

Making a U-turn in less than 24 hours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says she would not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony in New Delhi tomorrow.

May 25, 2019
May 25, 2019

Wanted to quit as CM but party rejected offer: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says she offered to quit but her party Trinamool Congress refused to accept the resignation.

May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019

'Your slap will be a blessing,' Modi retorts after Mamata's attack

Two days after Mamata Banerjee said she wanted to give him a "tight slap of democracy", Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his response while campaigning in Bengal.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

Wooing women voters in poll-time India

Three separate announc-ements in quick succession by bachelor Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on March 10 and 11

September 11, 2018
September 11, 2018

9,000MW power to be imported by 2041

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has planned to import 9000 MW electricity from neighbouring countries by 2041 to maintain the country's high economic growth.

August 1, 2018
August 1, 2018

It'll lead to civil war

Heated debates over stripping around 40 lakh people in Assam of citizenship continued for the second day yesterday with the opposition parties accusing the government of politicising the issue and making people refugees in their own country.