NEWS
31/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the administrative meeting at Barrackpore for the North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday. She directed the local municipalities to take steps for the upkeep of the area outside the government-run hospitals. She instructed the chairpersons of municipalities to spare some thought on these aspects. She directed the Kamarhati Municipality to finish the construction work of Skywalk near Dakshineshwar Kali temple before Kali puja. The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that a tourism circuit around Mangal Pandey, whose death on April 8, 1857 in Barrackpore, triggered India's first war of Independence.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with the heads of private schools, colleges and other educational institutions in and around Kolkata and discussed different issues including fee disparity with their representatives. Recently the State Government mooted on the three-language formula and have suggested that Bengali should be one of the three languages in school curriculum. She announced that a Self Regulatory Committees is to be formed to decide school fees, which will constitute representatives from different reputed schools and Government officials.
29/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today held a press conference at Nabanna after the State Cabinet meeting. During the press meet, she criticized the Centre’s one-sided decision on banning the sale of cows for slaughter. The Hon’ble Chief Minister informed the Cabinet’s decision hold four Cabinet meetings in the Hills and in Jangalmahal every year to ensure better administration. The first Cabinet meeting of the government in the Hills will be held on June 8 in Darjeeling, she said. She also informed on setting up Tarakeswar Development Authority, Changrabanda Development Authority and West Bengal Rajbangshi Development and Cultural Board for an overall development of those regions. She also unveiled the state symbol that will be sent to the Centre for its approval. This is for the first time when such a step has been taken by the State Government to have a symbol for the state.
27/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today launched a book of achievements, titled “Let’s Unite to Grow Together - 6 Years: A saga of spectacular Growth” from Nabanna. During the press meet she listed the achievements of present Government, and also held out on the fact that some aspects of the governance have been taken up as a model by the Central Government. She also flagged off 53 air-conditioned ambulances.
25/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during her 4-day visit to Delhi, met the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi today seeking early release of funds to the tune of Rs. 10,000 crore due to the State under various centrally sponsored schemes. In the nearly half-an-hour-long meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Minister also raised the loan waiver issue with the Hon’ble Prime Minister while discussing the state’s debt situation.
22/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired the administrative review meeting for the Birbhum district at Bolpur. The Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that the Government has now started inviting university students to administrative review meetings in the districts to let them have a first-hand feel of how this unique exercise of review of government schemes is made with field-level functionaries in presence of senior officers. After inviting students of the Rabindra Bharati University at Howrah, today’s meeting saw the presence of students from the Viswa-Bharati University in Bolpur. The Hon’ble Chief Minister today laid the foundation of the Rampurhat Medical College and Hospital.
20/05/2017
•  On May 20, 2011, Mamata Banerjee took oath as the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal in Raj Bhavan. The state government celebrated the sixth anniversary of that occasion, today by releasing two tableaus each from every district headquarters. The theme of the tableaus are ‘Ekotai Sampriti'. The focus is to create a ‘Proud Bengal'. The tableaus released from Nabanna were flagged off by Hon’ble Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and Hon’ble Finance and Industry Minister Dr Amit Mitra. Of the two tableaus, one contain traditional artists who are under the scheme of ‘Lok Prasar Prakalpa'. The other one contain hoardings giving out messages of harmony and unity. The tableaus released from all the 23 districts will go around the districts till 20th June.

•   Bengal's highest civilian award, "Banga Bibhusan" and "Banga Bhusan", were conferred today on eminent personalities for outstanding contribution in respective fields of literature, medicine, culture, film, industry, and public services. The theme for the day was Unity is Harmony. A beautiful cultural program on this theme was presented by a galaxy of distinguished artists and performers from different genres at Nazrul Mancha. "Banga Bibhusan" was conferred on poet Nirendranath Chakraborty, Musician Bappi Lahiri, industrialist Y C Deveswar, actor Soumitra Chatterjee, pulmonologist Dr Dhiman Ganguly and retired IPS Arun Prasad Mukherjee. "Banga Bhusan" was conferred on gastroentologist Dr Abhijit Chowdhury, actor Chapal Bhaduri, Rabindra Sangeet exponent from Bangladesh, Rezwana Chowdhury Bonya, singer Lakkhshman Das Baul, Fakir and Darbesh singer Khidmat Fakir and folk artiste Ganat Rabha.
18/05/2017
•  The Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences at Sonarpur was inaugurated today by the Hon’ble President of India Pranab Mukherjee in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
17/05/2017
•  The results of the High-Madrasah, Alim and Fazil examinations were published on Tuesday, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated and sent her best wishes to all the students who have passed High-Madrasah, Alim and Fazil examinations.
16/05/2017
•  The West Bengal Government decided that all schools in the State, irrespective of boards would have to have three languages from Class I to X, one of which would have to be Bengali. English medium schools will have Bengali as an optional subject, either as a second or third language, from Class I. In this context, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that Bengal respects all languages and languages of all States. She said that India is a vast country and the strength of the nation is unity in diversity. Everybody must respect every mother tongue and also give every regional language its importance, she informed. She stated the West Bengal Government believes in the freedom of choice and the three language formula. Students have the freedom to take any language of their choice as a first language, second or third language, she said. If the student chooses Bengali, Hindi, English, Urdu, Gurmukhi, Nepali or any other language as a first language, he/she may opt for two other languages of their choice. One of the three languages would have to be Bengali. The two other choices are completely dependent on what the student chooses, she explained. This method would enable them to reach regional, national and international standards, she stated.
12/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired the administrative review meeting for the Howrah district at Sarat Sadan, Howrah.
10/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished all on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
09/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore on Pochishe Boisakh, his birth anniversary.
05/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired the administrative review meeting for the Nadia district at Krishnanagar.
04/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired the administrative review meeting for the Malda district. Later in the day, she inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for a bouquet of developmental projects for Malda district during a public meeting at DSA Stadium in Englishbazar. The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that mangoes of Malda will now be exported to Europe, Abu Dhabi and Nepal. The projects inaugurated today by the Hon’ble Chief Minister include Mother and Child Hub at Malda Medical College and Hospital, building of Manikchak Degree College, police station, Karma Tirtha, Krishak Bazar, roads, hostels, water supply projects, mini indoor stadium at a girls’ hostel, housing for doctors and nurses, health centre, administrative building, and child care home. The Hon’ble Chief Minister also laid the foundation stones for several projects including a power sub-station, administrative buildings, housing for the homeless, health centre, model school, hostels, mini indoor stadium, godown and renovation of Malda airport in Englishbazar block. She distributed benefits like Kanyashree, cycles under Sabuj Sathi, Kisan Credit Cards, Gatidhara, assistance to purchase agricultural equipments, Geetanjali, Swasthya Sathi and other such schemes.
03/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Tuesday for a three-day visit to the districts. Today, she inaugurated and laid foundation stones for a bouquet of developmental projects for the Dakshin Dinajpur district from a public meeting at Narayanpur High School Maidan in Buniyadpur. The projects inaugurated today by the Hon’ble Chief Minister includes the new outdoor unit of Tapan block hospital, the Hili polytechnic college, Karma Tirthas, government buildings, road projects, water supply projects, anganwadi centres, girls’ hostels, waste management projects among others. She laid foundation stones for projects including a waiting room for pregnant women, model schools, power sub-station, waste management projects, anganwadi centres, government buildings, godowns, water supply projects. She also distributed benefits like Kanyashree, cycles under Sabuj Sathi, Kisan Credit Cards, Gatidhara, assistance to purchase agricultural equipments, Geetanjali, Swastha Sathi and other such projects. Hon’ble Chief Minister today also chaired the administrative review meeting for the Malda district.
02/05/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today informed that the West Bengal Government had issued notification for the surrender and rehabilitation of Left Wing Extremists with incentives, providing gainful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities to surrendered Left Wing Extremists, so that they become a part of mainstream. So far, in West Bengal 328 Left Wing Extremists have surrendered which includes 111 in 2017 (till date), she informed. 205 surrenderees have already been enrolled as Special Home Guards and now, 11 more surrenderees are being enrolled as Special Home Guards and another 9 cases are in process. Thus, total of 225 surrenderees will be enrolled for employment till date, she informed. Apart from employment, surrendering Left Wing Extremists get financial incentives as well as assistance for housing, medical and child education, as per norms set up by the government, she informed.