•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her deep concern regarding the plight of common people due to the sudden decision of demonetization by the Central Government.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the unilateral deployment of army personnel across Toll Plazas near State secretariat in high security zone.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed the people of the State to oppose the strike called by some political parties on November 28. All government offices will remain open and attendance for all Government employees is compulsory, she reiterated.
•  On her 2nd visit to Delhi this month, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met The Hon’ble President of India Pranab Mukherjee again and apprised him about the sufferings of the common people prevailing in the country after demonetisation.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today to take stock of the situation following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes in different parts of Central Kolkata including RBI. She visited Burrabazar, the main trading hub of the city and spoke to the traders who expressed deep anguish over the current monetary scenario.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today submitted a memorandum to the Hon’ble President of India protesting against the problems caused to common people over the Centre’s move of demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today left for Delhi. She will be meeting the Hon’ble President of India and inform him about the plight of the common people due the Centre’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
•  In a bid to check the hike in prices of essential goods due to demonetisation of higher denomination currency notes, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday that no agricultural tax would be imposed on entry of trucks to Bengal from other states for the next three days. The decision has been taken so that vegetables and other essential items loaded in trucks, which are stuck at different border entry points for failing to pay the tax, do not perish.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished all on the occasion Children’s Day.
•  The 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was inaugurated today by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, in the gracious presence of Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Parineeti Chopra along with the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and many guests and dignitaries of the industry. Distinguished personalities from all walks of life, national and international delegates and film enthusiasts in huge numbers graced the occasion. 155 films from 65 countries are being screened across 105 screens at 13 venues in Kolkata. The Bengali film ‘The Song of Life’ was screened as the inaugural film. This is the first time that a Bengali film has been selected as the opening film.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Phase II of Mother’s Wax Museum in New Town today by pressing the remote button from the dais of 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Exactly two years ago, on November 10, 2014 she had inaugurated Mother’s Wax Museum by pressing the remote button at the 20th KIFF held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Over the past two years, the Wax Museum has become an important tourist destination with the footfall touching 3.25 lakh.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid a visit to Singur, where the task of reconverting the 997 acres of the Singur land to cultivable condition was being done. She went there to check the present situation. She appreciated the work of the Government officials of various departments, Hooghly district administration and district police who had worked tirelessly even during the festive occasion, in this regard.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticized the Centre for staging a complete disaster by taking the decision to end the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 old currency notes. She once more appealed to the Government to withdraw this hasty decision. With roads closed, markets shut, patients not being admitted to private hospitals, millions have been affected, there is chaos everywhere, she pointed out.
•  The State Government is taking up a number of measures to step up road safety, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced today at Nabanna. She said that a committee is being formed to execute the new measures to enforce road safety. She said that new laws with respect to rash driving and related matters will be tabled in the Assembly soon. A new law will be framed by the police and another by transport department for road safety, the Hon’ble Chief Minister announced. She said that like green corridors, clean corridors will also be formed for emergency situations. RTOs will also be modernised.

•   Like past years, the Bengal Government honoured today the Best Durga Pujas with Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman 2016. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave away the prizes to the Puja Committees at a programme in Nazrul Manch. This year, Durga pujas organised in foreign countries were included in the list of awardees.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today lashed out at the Centre for the decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes from midnight tonight. She said that she was deeply concerned about common people, small traders. She pointed out that Rs 100 notes not being available in banks, how will people, small farmers, all employees, labourers purchase essentials? She termed the decision as draconian and demanded for its withdrawal.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired a meeting with the Secretary of Civil Aviation, Government of India and the Chairman, Airport Authorities of India at Nabanna. She urged the Secretary to take steps to connect Kolkata with European cities through more frequent flights. Officials of the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal were present in the meeting.

•   The West Bengal Government will set up a committee to prepare a comprehensive plan for the development of Posta in Burrabazar, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday, while being present at the inauguration programme of a Jagadhatri Puja organised by Posta traders on Monday evening. The committee will include the Kolkata Mayor, the Member of Parliament of the constituency, the commissioner of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Kolkata’s Commissioner of Police, the local MLA and members of the trader community who will be selected by the local trading community. The committee will meet to prepare the master plan and submit a report within three months.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Doi Ghat and Takta Ghat to greet people on Chhath Puja today evening. She sent out the message of harmony and said that people in West Bengal celebrate festivals of all religion with equal importance and give significance to the feeling of the people.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today at the thanksgiving ceremony for St Teresa of Kolkata, organised by the Missionaries of Charity at Shanti Dan, the destitute home set up by Mother Teresa.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today sent a letter to the Prime Minister protesting against the Government’s decision to transfer the funds for the 100 Day’s Work Scheme, bypassing the State administration. The Centre’s decision to deposit the wages under the 100-days work scheme directly to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts bypassing the State Government is perceived to be an unwarranted encroachment on the States’ rights and is violative of the federal spirit of the Constitution, she said.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today launched the distribution of 43,000 bicycles under Sabuj Sathi Phase II, at a Government programme in Jamboni, Paschim Medinipur. She also inaugurated a nursing training college in Lalgarh, a number of Karma Tirthas, Government buildings, road projects, flood shelters, marketing hubs and a host of other projects. She laid the foundation stones for many projects including the Medinipur Homeopathic College and Hospital and its women’s hostel, road projects, water projects, projects for forestry. The Hon’ble Chief Minister also distributed benefits including Kanyashree, Yuvashree, Geetanjali, land pattas, agricultural equipment, loans, computers and books. She said that smiles have replaced tears in Jangalmahal and this is the biggest achievement of the present Government.
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee protested against and termed the incident of detaining the Hon’ble Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while he was trying to meet the family of a deceased ex-serviceman in Delhi, as unacceptable and unprecedented that a Chief Minister is detained in his own State and cannot move about freely.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the Milan Utsav, a get-together of members of different religious communities post the festive season, at Jhagram Stadium in Paschim Medinipur. She urged the people to continue upholding the State’s tradition of secularism and harmony all the time.