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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI Photo)

2024 LS polls: Oppn grouping faces internal challenges

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 04:26 AM IST
  • To start with, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s demand to set up a core committee, a smaller panel of Opposition leaders, has not found support from all quarters.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that around 10,000 beds have been readied in the state for handling the third wave. (PTI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that around 10,000 beds have been readied in the state for handling the third wave. (PTI Photo)

All teachers administered Covid vaccine jabs: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • The chief minister, after chairing a meeting of health department officials, also said that priority for vaccination was being accorded to parents of children who are 12 years of age and below.
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expressed her disapproval towards the National Monetisation Pipeline. (PTI Photo)
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expressed her disapproval towards the National Monetisation Pipeline. (PTI Photo)

National Monetisation Pipeline: After Rahul, CM Mamata joins list of detractors

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2021 05:59 PM IST
  • Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot accused Centre of giving away assets at throwaway prices. Mamata says BJP thinking national assets belong to party.
"We want Bengal's schemes to be implemented in Tripura," said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
"We want Bengal's schemes to be implemented in Tripura," said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee says former Tripura speaker Jiten Sarkar wants to join TMC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2021 07:17 PM IST
  • Mamata Banerjee, who has been trying to make in-roads in the northeastern state, expressed confidence in her party's ability to win Tripura
Sushmita Dev with TMC leader Derek O' Brien at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Sushmita Dev with TMC leader Derek O' Brien at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Sushmita Dev says no compromise on ideology, joined TMC 'unconditionally'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Sushmita Dev said there was no question of compromising on ideology and speculations about her switching loyalty to the BJP were entirely incorrect.
Sushmita Dev (left) with TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee (twitter.com/AITCofficial)
Sushmita Dev (left) with TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee (twitter.com/AITCofficial)

‘Has excellent future vision…’: Sushmita Dev, now in TMC, hails Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2021 05:15 PM IST
The former Congress leader said she will address a press meet in Delhi on Tuesday to answer questions on ‘any details anyone may want.’
While addressing a crowd at Kolkata's Netaji Indoor Stadium earlier this month, Mamata Banerjee announced a scheme under the same name.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
While addressing a crowd at Kolkata's Netaji Indoor Stadium earlier this month, Mamata Banerjee announced a scheme under the same name.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

West Bengal to celebrate 'Khela Hobe Divas' today

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2021 07:41 AM IST
  • The term 'Khela Hobe' gained prominence during the West Bengal assembly elections this year.
“If we get vaccines, we can at least ensure one dose of vaccine for the rural population and then we can allow local trains,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.(HT Photo)
“If we get vaccines, we can at least ensure one dose of vaccine for the rural population and then we can allow local trains,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.(HT Photo)

West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions till August 31

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2021 09:53 PM IST
The state government said that all outdoor activities barring emergencies would not be allowed between 11pm and 5am.
The open letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee highlighted that cycles are not only a zero-emission transportation but also enables livelihoods and reduces congestion in the city. (SwitchOn Foundation)
The open letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee highlighted that cycles are not only a zero-emission transportation but also enables livelihoods and reduces congestion in the city. (SwitchOn Foundation)

Bring back cycles on Kolkata roads: Ruskin Bond among others appeal to Mamata

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 10:07 PM IST
A recent study found that Kolkata traffic police who have implemented the cycling ban on 64 major thoroughfares are themselves most vulnerable to air pollution.
Activist Saket Gokhale being inducted into the Trinamool Congress. (Image credit: Twitter @AITCofficial)
Activist Saket Gokhale being inducted into the Trinamool Congress. (Image credit: Twitter @AITCofficial)

RTI activist Saket Gokhale joins ‘aggressive' Trinamool Congress

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Saket Gokhale was welcomed into the party by TMC MPs Saugata Roy and Derek O’Brien and senior leader Yashwant Sinha, who had switched over from the BJP earlier this year.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee meets a TMC worker who was injured in Tripura, at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee meets a TMC worker who was injured in Tripura, at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI)

Amit Shah behind attacks on TMC leaders in Tripura: Mamata

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 05:47 AM IST
The TMC chief alleged that the life of her nephew and party national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who had rushed to Tripura to monitor the situation on Sunday, was in danger.
File photo of activist and Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi. (PTI)
File photo of activist and Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi. (PTI)

Mamata asks Akhil Gogoi to merge his outfit and head TMC in Assam

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 07:07 PM IST
Akhil Gogoi said an alliance of regional parties under the leadership of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is in the works to challenge the saffron camp in 2024.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)

TMC to meet poll body today as Mamata awaits bypolls to continue as CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Trinamool leaders had earlier met the Election Commission in Delhi over the matter, but the poll panel is yet to make any commitment on the election.
Mamata expressed apprehension that the Covid-19 situation in Bengal might escalate if the vaccine supply is not augmented.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photos)
Mamata expressed apprehension that the Covid-19 situation in Bengal might escalate if the vaccine supply is not augmented.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photos)

Mamata writes to PM Modi, claims state receiving fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 05:46 PM IST
  • Mamata also alleged that other states are being provided with a larger number of vaccine doses.
“Unless DVC dredges its reservoirs, this would happen. The centre needs to be more careful and immediately carry out dredging,” Mamata Banerjee said. (ANI)
“Unless DVC dredges its reservoirs, this would happen. The centre needs to be more careful and immediately carry out dredging,” Mamata Banerjee said. (ANI)

PM Narendra Modi speaks to CM Mamata Banerjee over flood situation in Bengal

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:59 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee, who was scheduled to conduct an aerial survey of the flood-hit regions of Howrah and Hooghly districts in south Bengal, had to cancel the plans due to bad weather
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(ANI)
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(ANI)

News updates from HT: Mamata dribbles football at 'Khela hobe' programme launch

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
During the event, the TMC chief Mamata Banerjee also said that as many as one lakh footballs would be distributed among the sporting clubs in various districts of West Bengal. (PTI Photo)
During the event, the TMC chief Mamata Banerjee also said that as many as one lakh footballs would be distributed among the sporting clubs in various districts of West Bengal. (PTI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee dribbles football at ‘Khela hobe’ programme launch in Kolkata

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • West Bengal chief minister said that the Trinamool Congress government granted 5 lakh to each of the 25,000 sporting clubs across the state.
During her high-profile five-day visit to Delhi, the West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee met many significant Opposition leaders, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
During her high-profile five-day visit to Delhi, the West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee met many significant Opposition leaders, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

‘Will come here every 2 months’: Mamata as her 5-day Delhi visit concludes

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • The TMC supremo and West Bengal CM also said that she will meet NCP president Sharad Pawar next time, and that Opposition leaders must work together to save democracy.
Javed Akhtar called his and wife Shabana Azmi's meeting with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as a "courteous" one. (ANI Photo)
Javed Akhtar called his and wife Shabana Azmi's meeting with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as a "courteous" one. (ANI Photo)

No proof needed; ‘khela hobe’ in India, says Javed Akhtar after meeting Mamata

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • The lyricist-poet, who along with his actor-wife Shabana Azmi, met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Delhi, said that he believes a change should come in India.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. (PTI)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. (PTI)

CM Mamata stresses on Oppn unity for ’24 polls

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 04:36 AM IST
“When (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi will fight his next election, it will be an India vs Modi battle,” Mamata Banerjee declared.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed her meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi as "very good." (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed her meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi as "very good." (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

'Poore desh me khela hobe': Mamata on Opposition’s unity ahead of 2024 elections

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said that in the 2024 general elections, the faceoff will be between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the whole country.
West Bengal chief minister leaves after her meeting with her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital on Wednesday. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister leaves after her meeting with her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital on Wednesday. (ANI)

Mamata Banerjee meets Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 07:17 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi earlier in the day, after her talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
File image of West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
File image of West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

'Khela hobe', says Mamata even as she skirts Delhi leadership queries

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Saubhadra Chatterji | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee she said Opposition parties will sit together and decide who would become the candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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