NEWS
31/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid her homage to all the teachers on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that the much-awaited transfer of chit-mahal enclaves between India and Bangladesh will be effected from today midnight.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a meeting with the disaster management committee of the State to review the flood situation in the State. She said that Bengal received excess rainfall this year, over and above the normal. She informed that the Government was taking all precautions in light of the fresh prediction of heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours and that the Government has decided to give ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh to families of those have lost their lives due to floods.
30/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached Kolkata at 4:30 PM IST. Without wasting any time, she conducted a meeting with the Home Secretary and other senior officials at the airport itself. She had earlier altered her schedule of the visit to London and had left a day early to be in Kolkata on the wake of impending cyclone and natural calamities. Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that 26000 people have been shifted to relief camps so far. The priority is to provide relief to stranded people and carry on with rescue operations, she informed. The State Government has launched an emergency helpline number. People can call 1070 for any information related to the relief operations.
29/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee decided to leave for Kolkata a day early because of the impending cyclone in Bengal. She has spoken to the Home Secretary of the State and has asked the administration to take all precautions.
28/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited British Prime Minister David Cameron to revisit Kolkata soon, describing the city “a true getaway to the east”.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited the members of Asia House, London – the probable investors – to come and scout the State for exploring investment opportunities. She asserted that during the last four years, the infrastructure in the State has become business-friendly in comparison to the past years. The Hon’ble Chief Minister highlighted the economic advantages of West Bengal and investment opportunities in the state during a private briefing held at Asia House.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid floral tributes at the statue of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore in Gordon Square. She gifted Kalighat pat paintings from Bengal to Tagore Centre in UK. Later, she paid floral tributes at the statue of Gandhi ji in Parliament Square. The Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in UK, to inquire whether the Bengal Government could buy the house at 3 Vale of Heath, Hampstead, and conserve, where Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore had and spent time during his visit to London in 1912. The Hon’ble Chief Minister has also asked the Indian High Commissioner to trace out a house in London belonging to Sister Nivedita and install a blue plaque.
27/07/2015
•  On the invitation of His Excellency, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Buckingham Palace. Baroness D'Souza, Lord Speaker also graced the meeting. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that she was grateful to the Royal Family for the invite and the warm courtesies extended. She spoke at length on our Government's commitment to empower the girl child, the Kanyashree scheme, the initiatives to take care of the weak and vulnerable sections of society. Hon’ble Chief Minister said that the meeting is a great step forward and will open a new chapter in the relation of Bengal with United Kingdom.

•   The Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led delegation to the UK signed 21 MoUs with the UK in the fields of industry, health, education and urban development. The agreements were signed during a bilateral meeting in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Britain’s Minister of State for Employment Priti Patel and UKIBC Chair, Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt along with business delegates of UK and West Bengal, at a reception hosted at the historic Locarno Suite of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam.
26/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, before leaving for London, said the administration was prepared to cope with any situation arising due to heavy rains which are predicted in the state in the next 48 hours.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in London, UK late Sunday night on a five-day tour heading the Bengal business delegation. The Hon’ble Chief Minister’s visit to London was finalised following an invitation of British Prime Minister David Cameron. The six-day trip will project West Bengal as an ideal destination for investment.
25/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished the President of India on completing three years in office.
24/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the annual Mahanayak Samman awards at Nazrul Mancha where actors and technicians of the Bengali film industry were felicitated. Veteran actors Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Rituparna Sengupta were conferred Mahanayak and Mahanayika Samman. Lifetime achievement awards were conferred on veterans Paran Bandyopadhyay, Anjan Dutta, Sandhya Roy, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, director Utpalendu Chakraborty. Special awards were given to actors Debalina Roy, Rajatabha Dutta, Dulal Sarkar, Dulal Lahiri, Rahul Bandyopadhyay, Abhishek Chatterjee, Tanushree Chakraborty, Sreelekha Mitra, Biswanath Basu. Composer Shantanu Moitra was conferred a special award along with director Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay, cinematographers Gopi Bhagat and Sudip Chattopadhyay. Art director Indranil Ghosh was also felicitated on the occasion.
23/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that the State Government has decided to institute a scheme in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London under which, two scholars from the State at the Masters level and one scholar at Ph.D. level will be provided scholarships annually. The scholarships will be named "Biswa Bangla Scholarships", she informed.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had an informal meeting with the members of the delegation, who will accompany her to UK, at Nabanna.
22/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Kolkata Leg of Pro Kabaddi, Season II at Netaji Indoor Stadium. She thanked the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF), the Asian Kabaddi Federation (AKF) and the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) for their support and wished all the best to all the participating teams and everyone associated with Pro Kabaddi.
18/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted all on the occasion of the Holy Eid. She attended Eid prayer at Red Road in the morning.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted all on the occasion of the Holy Ratha Yatra. She inaugurated the Rathjatra Festival of ISKCON.
17/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated of ‘Jala Sathi’ Water Treatment Plant at Garden Water Works in a programme organized by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. At the same programme, the Hon’ble Chief Minister announced the setting up of a garments hub at Garden Reach area. The garment hub will benefit tailors belonging to Maheshtala region and will create employment for 35000 people, the Hon’ble Chief Minister said.

•   The West Bengal Government had earlier announced 2year (730 days) child care leave for women employees of the State Government. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that from now on, this benefit will be extended to about one lakh women employees of schools, colleges, universities, urban and rural local bodies and corporations/undertakings/statutory authorities under the State Government.
16/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a new Government General Degree College for Girls at Hastings House, Alipur, Kolkata. After independence, this is the first Government General Degree College for Girls to be set up in Kolkata after Lady Brabourne College, which was set up in 1939. The new college has been named as Sister Nivedita College. 13 new Universities and 45 new Degree Colleges have been sanctioned over the last 4 years by the present Government, of which many have started functioning and regular classes are being held. Hon’ble Chief Minister also inaugurated through remote control, a new college in Thakurnagar, Gaighata, North 24-Parganas, named P. R. Thakur Government College. On this day, the Hon’ble Chief Minister also inaugurated a new building for the State Health Transport Organisation and laid foundation stone for Soujanya, the new West Bengal Government Guest House, from the same venue.
15/07/2015
•  The 100th administrative review meeting for the districts was organized at Bardhaman. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the historic administrative meeting, which was a rare milestone in the history of governance and service to the people. In 2011, when the present Government came to power, the system of direct interaction from CMO to BDO, through administrative review meetings in the districts was introduced. The entire secretariat has been taking part in the meetings with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, face-to-face with BDO, OC, SDO, DM, line department officers and public representatives to take stock of development work and ensure that people get the fruits of development faster. In the 100th administrative meeting, notable dignitaries from state and national arena were invited to be present to witness this unparalleled administrative exercise replicated nowhere else in the country.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in a public meeting held at Bardhaman from where she inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 100 developmental projects for the Bardhaman district. She also distributed benefits to the people of the district.
14/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the first Paediatric Cath Lab unit and the first Sleep Lab Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, in a Government hospital in eastern India, at SSKM Hospital. The Hon’ble Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed building for the Institute of Psychiatry (IPO) at the SSKM complex.
11/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent her heartiest greetings and best wishes to everyone on the holy month of Ramjan.
10/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the Iftar organized by Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
10/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the Iftar organized by Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
07/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the 99th administrative review meeting for the districts at Bolpur in Birbhum. As is the practice, the entire Secretariat was present in the meeting. The Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that the Government’s mission is – Government goes to people; from CMO to BDO to grassroots. This is how the Government is ensuring that the fruits of good governance reach the people faster, she said. No other State in our country has conducted such regular meetings at grassroots level, the Hon’ble Chief Minister said. She also informed that the 100th administrative review meeting will be held at Bardhaman on 15th July, 2015.
03/07/2015
•  On the second day of her visit to the landslide affected areas in Darjeeling district, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached Tingling tea estate near Mirik, traveling for more than four and-a-half hours from Siliguri. She warned the authorities of the Darjeeling hills not to allow rampant construction that was clearly behind the landslides and the death of so many people, standing at the Ground Zero of the landslide disaster zone. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that key necessities of the Hills like water supply, power supply, bridges are being tried to be restored at the earliest.
02/07/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the relief camps in the landslide affected locations of the Darjeeling district. She handed over cheques of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the victims. It took six hours for the Chief Minister to reach the locations, which usually takes an hour, as the roads were in extreme bad condition after the rain and landslide. The State Government has also set up three community kitchens for the landslide affected villagers. She visited the relief camp in Sukhiapokhri and took stock of the relief operations.
01/07/2015
•  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the administrative review meeting for the Murshidabad district at Bahrampur.

•   More than 10 people were reported to be killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong sub-divisions of Darjeeling district. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee changed her programmes in the district of Murshidabad and rushed to North Bengal. Under the instructions of the Chief Minister, the State Home Secretary is already in North Bengal and at the locations. Hon’ble Chief Minister, while at Murshidabad, said that she was monitoring the situation.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced compensation of Rs Rs 4 lakhs to be given to the family of those deceased due to the landslide disaster in the Hills. Compensation of lakh will also be given to those who are injured due to the landslide, she announced before leaving for north Bengal.