NEWS
31/12/2013
•  The Union Home Secretary called upon the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna.

•  The appointment of 13 new Parliamentary Secretaries was announced by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to bring more pace into the developmental works taken up by the state government.
30/12/2013
•  Mr. Salman Bashir, High Commissioner of Pakistan along with his wife and two delegates from the High Commission, paid a courtesy visit to Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna. The High Commissioner of Pakistan conveyed to the Chief Minister the invitation of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to visit the country at a convenient time.
28/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that in a unique initiative to develop rural connectivity, especially the farm-road network, the Government of West Bengal will launch starting of `all-weather one kilometer road connection` in all the 3349 Gram Panchayats of the State, in a pulse mode. In all, 16,000 kilometers of village roads will be developed through this intervention, she stated.
27/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone of the new campus of St. Xavier`s College Kolkata, at Rajarhat. Present on the occasion were the Principal of the college, Fr. Felix Raj and other dignitaries. In her speech, she said that this was the age of Education, Excellence and Expansion. She urged the St. Xavier’s College authorities to set up a Medical College in the State. She said that she wanted St Xavier's to move forward. She said that all necessary assistance will be provided to the authorities.

•  A host of new attractions were inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Prakriti Tirtha, the Eco Tourism Park, Rajarhat. Parts of the Eco Park were thrown open to the public on 27 December 2012. Among the new features that were inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Children’s Eco Park, Bishwa Bangla Haat, Floating Musical Fountain, Butterfly Garden, Play area, Bamboo Garden, Fruit Garden, Grass Land, Mask Garden and Eco Island were the prominent ones. To make the place even more tourist-friendly, Hon’ble Chief Minister also inaugurated a Food Court, Adda zones, and a Formal Garden. A tea garden has also been inaugurated by the Chief Minister in Rajarhat Prakriti Tirtha. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of the wax museum, the first of its kind in the State. The Chief Minister also launched the first edition of New Town Journal.
26/12/2013
•  In a cabinet reshuffle two new Ministers were inducted and some changes in portfolios were made. The new Ministers along with Chief Executive of the GTA took oath in a swearing in ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Present were the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Sri M K Narayanan, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and all the Hon’ble Ministers of the West Bengal Cabinet. Dr.Sashi Panja and Sri Binay Krishna Burman, who took oath as cabinet Ministers will handle the Women & Child Development and the Forest Departmens respectively. Sri Swapan Debnath took oath as a Minister with Independent Charges and will look after Animal Husbandry Department. After the swearing in ceremony, the Chief Minister said that Bengal is on the path of progress. Darjeeling is on the path of peace. Whole Bengal family is together, she told. She told that on 23rd January 2014, the Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be celebrated by the State Government at a programme in Darjeeling.
25/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wishes all a Merry Christmas.
24/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended the Midnight Mass on the Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s Cathedral Church.
20/12/2013
•  Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a review meeting on the developmental works being done in the state, at Town Hall Kolkata. Present at the meeting were all the members of the West Bengal Cabinet, all the secretaries, departmental heads, directors from all the state directorates, District Magistrates from all the districts and key police personnel. At the end of the meeting the Chief Minister announced that works by all the departments and works in all the districts were reviewed. She said that such meetings were helpful for monitoring, providing smooth service and establishing good governance.

•  Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung along with other members of the GJM came to Nabanna to meet the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Discussions between them were held regarding the GTA and developmental works in the Hills.

•  Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 3rd Kolkata International Children`s Film Festival at Nandan, West Bengal Film Center t. Eminent actor Mohan Agashe was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Chief Minister in her speech asked all the parents not to pressurize their children for marks and let them grow up with an open mind.

•  The Kolkata Christmas Carnival was inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Allen Park, Park Street. At the inauguration ceremony, she said that unity in diversity exists all over Bengal and people of all faiths coexist here in peace and harmony. She said that this festival will continue till 2 January, 2014.
18/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee convened an administrative meeting with the district official at Krishnanagar in Nadia. She took stock of the developmental process taking place in the district. After the meeting, she unveiled the book ‘Nadia Untold’ which details all the information regarding tourism in the district.

•   The Chief Minister also inaugurated Aloshree –The Mid day Meal Monitoring SMS service, through which Daily SMS reports on Mid Day Meal is to be sent by school administration to the local administration. This has been done to bring transparency in the system. Later in the day, the Hon’ble Chief Minister visited the Kanyashree fair and interacted with students. She announced that a camp on Kanyashree will be set up.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee strongly opposed the forceful introduction of the Land Boundary Agreement Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
17/12/2013
•  On her district tour to Nadia and Murshidabad, Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a public meeting at Panighata Umadas High School Complex, Plassey, Nadia. She told in the public meeting that the people of the district should not need to visit Kolkata to get their works done as the `Mobile Secretariat', with the council of Ministers and secretaries will visit them and help them in their own district. She inaugurated many projects and laid foundation stones of different schemes that are being taken up.

•  Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting with the district officials of Murshidabad at Rejinagar. She took stock of the progress made in implementing different developmental projects in the district that has been taken up by the State Government.
16/12/2013
•  The first convention of the West Bengal Forest and Biodiversity Conservation project was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Science City auditorium. Present on the occasion were Consul-General of Japan Mitsuo Kawaguchi and representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agencies. The Hon’ble Chief Minister urged Japanese investors to invest in various sectors in the state, including manufacturing, engineering, transport and information technology.
15/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the untimely death of noted physicist and Working President, West Bengal Council of Science and Technology, Abhi Dutta Majumdar.
12/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had an hour-long meeting on different issues with the Hon'ble President of India at Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
11/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Hon’ble President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan and wished him on his birthday.
10/12/2013
•  Floral tribute was paid on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of martyr Prafulla Chaki on behalf of the State Government at Nabanna.

•  Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the second day of her three- day visit to New Delhi, visited the Central Hall of the Parliament. She met several leaders of different political parties.
06/12/2013
•  Floral tribute was paid on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the demise of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on behalf of the State Government at Nabanna.

•  In the august presence of Hon'ble President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal, M.K Narayanan, Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee delivered the valedictory speech during the closing ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the West Bengal Assembly. In her speech, the Hon'ble Chief Minister paid condolence on the death of world leader and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela and addressed him as an icon of struggle.In her speech, she said that in a democracy, regional and national parties should act as a combined force. The federal structure should be maintained and strengthened. There is the need to stay unified. There are national as well as regional aspirations, but all must work together, she said.
04/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her speech at the opening day of the Closing Ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of WB Legislative Assembly saluted the spirit of democracy and glorious history of the West Bengal Assembly. She highlighted the work done by the present government for the service of people. She called for broader administrative, electoral and political reforms to enrich India democracy. Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Ms. Meira Kumar was present on the occasion along with the Governor of West Bengal.

•  The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad paid a courtesy visit to Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna.
03/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays floral tribute to martyr Kshudiram Bose on his 124th Birth Anniversary, at Nabanna.

•   Under the aegis of the newly-formed Tribal Development Department, in a programme organized at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pledged to support the tribal people of the state in every sphere. Eminent people working with tribal culture, education and other spheres were felicitated at the programme. She said that the tribal people need to come forward and lead in every field. The Government will provide all sorts of assistance needed for their education and training

•  On the same stage, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee published the book ‘Samayer Sathi’,that gives information about all public services being offered by the Government in a time bound manner. The Chief Minister told the audience present that may it be ration cards, birth, death or other certificates, licenses etc, if anybody is devoid of the service within the proper time, they may complain to the authorities. The government will take steps to punish the offender.
02/12/2013
•  A meeting of the Industrial Core Committee was held at Nabanna. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee presided over the meeting. She sought status reports of some of the ongoing projects from the officials and took stock of the proposals. It was decided in the meeting that state government will depute relationship managers in departments that play an important role in setting up industries to bridge gap between investors.
01/12/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of noted singer and Nazrul Geeti exponent Purabi Dutta.