NEWS
31/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the Mohun Bagan club for winning the National League of football and bringing back the trophy to Bengal after 11 years.
30/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tributes to late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his second death anniversary
28/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative review meeting today for the South 24 Parganas district at Baruipur. After the meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, through remote control, inaugurated several health services at different Government hospitals across the State.

•   Critical Care Units at Rampurhat District Hospital, Kanthi Sub-divisional Hospital, Durgapur Sub-divisional Hospital, Kolkata National Medical College & Hospital

•   Dialysis Unit at Suri District Hospital

•   Digital X-ray service at Kolkata National Medical College & Hospital, Tamluk District Hospital, NRS Medical College & Hospital, Kharagpur Sub-divisional Hospital, Bidyasagar State General Hospital, Kolkata and SN Pundit Hospital, Kolkata

•   Blood bank at Canning Sub-divisional Hospital

•   CITI Scan Unit at Uluberia Sub-divisional Hospital.

•  She also inaugurated the Kolkata Bus Terminus at Santragachhi.

•   The West Bengal Government conferred the prestigious “Tarana-e-Hindi” Award posthumously on Allama Iqbal, the great poet who penned the famous patriotic piece, “Sare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara…” in a colourful programme at Nazrul Mancha. The award, from Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was received by Prof. Dr. Waleed Iqbal, grandson of Allama Iqbal.
26/05/2015
•  West Bengal Government celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of the Rebel Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam through a special cultural programme at Nazrul Mancha in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On this day the Government gave away awards and recognition to various eminent stalwarts from fields of art and culture. These awards were given by the academies and councils under the I & C A Department. Nazrul Smriti Puraskar was awarded to Dilip Kumar Roy. Rabindra Smriti Purskar was awarded to Goutam Bose and Sugata Bose. Bankim Smriti Puraskar was awarded to Sanjib Chatterjee and Arun Sen. Allauddin Smriti Puruskar (Rajya Sangeet Academy) was awarded to Budhaditya Mukherjee. Udayshankar Smriti Puraskar was awarded to Rani Karna. Girija Shankar Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Subhra Guha and Gyanprakash Ghosh Smriti Puraskar was awarded to Pt Gobinda Bose. Dinabandu Mitra Smriti Puruskar (Paschim Banga Natya Academy) was awarded to Jogesh Dutta. From the Rajya Charukala Parshad, Abanindranath Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Dipak Banerjee. Binodbehari puraskar was awarded to Amalnath Chakladar and Ramkinkar Baij was awarded to Subhas Roy. A special prize was awarded to sculptor Sushanta Roy. From the Lok Sanskriti and Advasi Sanskriti department, Sudhi Pradhan Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Sunil Mahato, Lalan Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Soumen Biswas, Raghunath Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Yuboraj Soren and Panchanan Burma Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Kamalesh Sarkar. On behalf of Paschim Banga Jatra Academy, Bina Dasgupta Smriti Samman was awarded to Minakshi Dey. The Bidyasagar Smriti Puruskar for the year 2013 and 2014 awarded by the Sishu Kishor Academy was awarded to Adrish Bardhanand Kartik Ghosh respectively. Upendrakishor Smriti Puruskar was awarded to Ratantanu Ghati.
24/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent a hand-written congratulatory note to David Cameron after he returned for his second term as Britain’s Prime Minister.
22/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent out her good wishes to all the students who have successfully passed the Madhyamik, the High-Madrasah, the Alim and the Fazil examinations.
21/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative meeting with the district officials of the North 24 Parganas district at Nazrul Mancha in Madhyamgram. After the meeting the Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that it was the 91st administrative meeting she was holding in the districts and these meetings are very productive. She said that a lot of work has been taken up for the North 24 Parganas, their status was reviewed in this meeting and problems were sorted out.
20/05/2015
•  The state's highest civilian awards, Bangabibhusan and Bangabhusan, were conferred on 35 awardees for outstanding work in social work, music, arts, culture, literature, industry, medicine, sports, entertainment and service. In the presence of the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over the Banga Bibhushan and Banga Bhusan awards to the stalwarts.Personalities conferred with Banga Bibhushan: Posthumous award to the legendary vocalist Firoja Begum, Ramkrishna Mission, Bharat Sevshram Sangha, noted vocalist Abdul Rashid Khan, Rashid Khan, Girija Devi, noted instrumentalist Manilal Nag, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, noted Tabla exponent Shankar Ghosh, ex Chief of Army Staffs Gen Shankar Roy Chowdhury, noted songwriter and singer Kabir Suman, noted litterateur Dibyendu Palit, noted ex-football captain Syed Naeemuddin, noted industrialists Satyabrata Ganguly, Sanjeev Goenka, noted film institution Venkatesh Films, world acclaimed tennis ace Leander Paes, noted social worker Lyangsong Tamang, body builder and ex Mr Universe Manohar Aich, noted litterateurRampada Chowdhury. Banga Bhusan Samman were conferred to noted education and social service institute Al Ameen Mission, noted instrumentalist Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, noted poet Subodh Sarkar, noted medical practitioners Dr Subrata Moitra, Dr Tridib Banerjee, popular actor Dipak Adhikari (Dev), noted filmmakers Shoojit Sorcar, Koushik Ganguly, noted social worker Nima Wangdi Sherpa, noted Baul artiste Kartik Das Baul, noted Indologist Kalyanbrata Chakraborty, noted chess player and GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, noted cricketers Laxmiratan Shukla, Manoj Tewari, noted body builder and Yoga exponent Tushar Shil.
19/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative meeting with the district officials of Hooghly at Chinsurah. She took stock of the status of developmental works in the districts.
18/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative review meeting for the Howrah district at Sarat Sadan. She took stock of the status of developmental works in the districts.
15/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the new corporate office of Coal India at New Town.
14/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative meeting at Jhargram for Paschim Medinipur with the district officials. The Government will soon implement the Socio-economic Cast Census to determine the financially backward people of the State, she said.
13/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a slew of projects and laid foundation stones for numerous others at Government programme in Raipur, Bankura. She distributed various benefits to the people of the district.
12/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the third day of her visit to Bardhaman, Purulia, Bankura and Jhargram, was present at a Government programme at Raipiur. She inaugurated several important projects like the Patrasayer-Danna Eco Tourism Park, a Karma Tirtha at Bishnupur, a blood Bank at Khatra, among others. She also laid the foundation stones of numerous projects like new bridges, roads, administrative buildings, water supply projects, tourism projects, grain godowns, and a common facility centre for Dokra craftsmen at Bikna. Hon’ble Chief Minister distributed from the stage benefits and grants like Kanyashree, forest and land pattas, scholarships, sports equipment and agricultural machinery.

•   An Earthquake once again struck many parts of our State and other parts of the country and abroad. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to the people to maintain calm. She said that the State Government will provide all support. The West Bengal Government had started a round-the-clock control room at Nabanna. The helpline numbers launched by West Bengal Government are: 1070 and (033) 22143526.
11/05/2015
•  On her five-day district visit to Bardhaman, Purulia and Bankura, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative meeting for Purulia district at Purulia Zilla Parishad Bhaban .
10/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the inauguration programme of the modernised and expanded Burnpur Plant , by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a slew of developmental measures for the Asansol-Durgapur belt at a programme in Asansol. She inaugurated the new building of the Kazi Nazrul Islam University near the poet’s birthplace at Churulia and laid foundation stone for a 300-bed multi super hospital at Asansol among other projects.
09/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the fortnight-long state celebration of 155th birthday of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore from Cathedral Road.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at a programme organized by the Central Government where three social security schemes — Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY), were launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Kesari Nath Tripathi and Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha were also present on the occasion.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at Raj Bhavan, Kolkata and handed him a memorandum detailing the financial demands concerning the development of West Bengal .
08/05/2015
•  India's 1st private greenfield airport set up in collaboration with Changi International Airport, Singapore is ready for commercial operation, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced at Nabanna. The airport at Andal has been named after Kazi Nazrul Islam. Flight services will commence at Andal airport from May 18, Hon’ble Chief Minister announced. Air India will fly to and fro from Kolkata to Delhi and Mumbai. Operators have proposed to keep fares reasonable. Hon’ble Chief Minister also announced that the Government has exempted sales tax on aviation for the airport till 2021 and is taking steps to compensate those provided the land. Special discount of 25 percent will be available to students, patients, family members of land givers for the project and all state government officers, she said.
07/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the prize distribution of the Sunderbans Football Cup 2014 at Namkhana. She announced that the State has adopted a Sports Policy and those associated with sports will get added advantage in employment. Hon’ble Chief Minister said the Government will give assistance to local clubs for developing sports infrastructure.

•   The “Sabar Souchagar” (toilet for all) project in West Bengal’s Nadia district, framed under the state’s Nirmal Bangla Mission and aimed at promoting cleanliness and sanitation in rural Bengal, has been won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award 2015. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the news of this path-breaking achievement of West Bengal during a Government programme at Namkhana in South 24 Parganas. The Award will be handed over by the United Nations Secretary-General on 23rd June, 2015 in Medellin, Republic of Colombia.
05/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the first administrative meeting for the Jalpaiguri district after its division.
04/05/2015
•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the Panitanki check post on the Indo-Nepal border today to oversee the passage of truckloads of relief materials from India to Nepal after the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal. West Bengal Government has sent 35 trucks to Nepal with water, medicines, dry and packaged food, tarpaulins among other things. Hon. Minister of Urban Development of Nepal, Dr Narayan Khadka, Hon. MPs, officials of Nepal Government were present on the occasion.
02/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to Satyajit Ray on his 95th Birth Day.
01/05/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished all on the International Labour Day.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to the legendary singer Manna De on his 97th Birth Day.