•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished all on the occasion of Deepavali.
•  On the eve of the Kali Puja and Deepavali, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent out a message to all to maintain harmony especially during the festive days of Deepavali and Kali Puja. She was inaugurating Kali Puja across the city in the evening. She said that it should be kept in mind that Deepavali is the festival of lights that belongs to culture. This is not the light that evolves when people are playing with fire, she reminded.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated JW Marriott’s debut hotel in the city. The opening of JW Marriott hotel in the city proves that Bengal is the destination for investment as it is the gateway to south-east Asian countries, she said while inaugurating the hotel on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today flagged off 50 fire tenders from Nabanna, which will serve under different fire stations across the State. The State Fire Services & Emergency Services Minister was present on the occasion along with other Government officials.

•   During a press conference at Nabanna today, post the State Cabinet meeting, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Government will not tolerate any kind of destructive activities. All emergency department personnel will be on duty during the forthcoming festive days, as they had been during the recently concluded Durga Puja, see said. She informed the public that there may be attempts to disturb harmony and urged the public to be extremely careful. If there are attempts to instigate people then the police should be informed immediately, she said. Do not allow rumours to spread, she urged the public.
•  On the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to the brave members of the force who laid down their lives in the line of duty at the Kolkata Police Memorial at the crossing of Red Road and Mayo Road. She expressed her gratitude to the family members of the deceased police personnel for the sacrifice they made to keep the public safe and secure.
•  Farming re-commenced on the plots of land in Singur, with Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sowing seeds of mustard on those plots today. The process of giving physical possession of the land in Singur to around 4,000 farmers was also started today, with the Hon’ble Chief Minister handing over plots to some of the farmers. She also inaugurated the first of the 66 deep tube-well pumps that the State Government would install for proper irrigation of the 997 acres of farm land. State Government has handed over 103 acres of land to the farmers for cultivation today, and that it will complete the handing over of all the land to their respective owners by November 10, the Hon’ble Chief Minister announced, adding that the work of making the land cultivable was left to be done on only 65 of the 997 acres. Besides, the Government also handed over seeds and agricultural equipment to farmers today.
•  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired a meeting with Sajjan Jindal, head of the JSW Group at Nabanna regarding the company’s plans for further investments in the State. In a press meet post the meeting, it was announced that JSW is going to make fresh investments worth Rs 3,400 crore in Bengal. The high-capacity cement plant in Salboni in Paschim Medinipur district was cleared during the meeting. A 200,000-kilolitre capacity paint plant is also coming up in the State, to cater to the whole of eastern India, it was announced. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said employment opportunities for about 4,000 people will be created because of the investments.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired a meeting in Nabanna to decide the date from when the process of giving “physical possession” of land to farmers can begin. She later announced that the process of giving physical possession of land in Singur will begin on October 20 and will be completed in 15-20 days. The Hon’ble Chief Minister will be present in Singur on October 20, 2016 to launch the process, it was announced.
•  For the first time, a unique carnival of Biswa Bangla and other award winning thirty-nine Durga idols was held at Red Road, organized by the State I&CA department. Lakhs of people assembled at Red Road to witness the grand spectacle. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was present at the grand event, along with distinguished guests and dignitaries, announced that it has been decided to make the event an annual one, in order to offer the world yet another exclusive window to Bengal’s grand Durga Puja festival.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent her Bijoya greetings to all.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conveyed her Sharodiya greetings to all on the eve of the Durga Puja.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during a State cabinet meeting at Nabanna, like past years, instructed all the Ministers to be present in their respective Assembly constituencies and districts to avoid any untoward incident during Durga Puja and Muharram.