NEWS
30/10/2017
•  Kolkata achieved a unique position in the U-17 World Cup. Out of 13 lakh 47 thousand spectators in India who watched the U-17 matches in all the venues, Kolkata was the highest with 6 lakh 8 thousand watching it at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, informed Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. This was more than 45% of the total spectator count, the next highest being Delhi with 19.78%, she stated. The per match spectator average in India is 25,906, while in Kolkata it is 55,345 - more than double, she informed. She stated that this was possible because of the people’s passion for football and the excellent arrangements at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached Mumbai today afternoon to meet top industrialists, on the invitation of a well-known chamber of commerce. The Hon’ble Chief Minister is scheduled to hold discussions regarding investment in various sectors in Bengal the following day. At the same time, she would also extend invitations to the industrialists to attend the next Bengal Global Business Summit, to be held on January 16 and 17.
27/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in a beautiful program today evening at the Eco Park organised in honour of the visiting FIFA dignitaries on the eve of the grand U-17 World Cup final at Kolkata. Mr Infantino Gianni, President, FIFA, Mr Praful Patel, President, AIFF, entire FIFA Council and many dignitaries, guests and invitees were present on the occasion. A wonderful cultural program was presented on the day. The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that West Bengal was proud to host the U-17 World Cup matches including the grand final. She informed that Kolkata created a World Record of hosting a FIFA World Cup Quarter Final, a Semi Final and the Final in one single city, Kolkata.

•   For the first time, the U-17 World Cup football final was hosted at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan today. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanked the FIFA and AIFF for giving the State the opportunity to host the final match. She was present at the prize giving ceremony. She sent her greetings and best wishes to the wining and participating teams.
26/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in Chhath Puja celebrations in two places of Kolkata, on the Ghats of River Hooghly. She extended her heartiest greetings and best wishes to the devotees and wished that all be blessed with peace, prosperity, happiness and good health in their lives.

•   The Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Program of Kolkata Municipal Corporation has got the national recognition of Best Performing Urban Project funded by ADB for the year 2016 out of 84 ongoing Urban Projects in India, for outstanding project implementation in water supply, sewerage, drainage services sectors. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed all about this great achievement.
23/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in the inauguration ceremony of renovated house of Sister Nivedita at Baghbazar, today. The present Government had earlier acquired this heritage building where Sister Nivedita once stayed and handed it over to Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. On the occasion, Hon’ble Chief Minister said that Sister Nivedita's service to humanity and her mission for furtherance of education, social service and values continue to be our inspiration and guiding force.
16/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired an all-party meeting with the political parties from the Hills, at Nabanna. Addressing the media after the meeting, she said that the meeting was constructive and positive. The next meeting will be held at Pintail Village (in Darjeeling district) on 21 November at 4 PM, she informed.
13/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the country's largest business convention centre, the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre at New Town, Kolkata. The Convention Centre, which is a sparkling new icon in the state-of-art expanding infrastructure that the State Government has created in Bengal, is going to be a landmark not only in Bengal and India but also in the whole world. The inauguration was followed by a Meet and Greet session with distinguished persons and invitees to celebrate Bijoya, in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
12/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired a meeting at Nabanna, to take stock of the State’s preparedness to combat dengue and other diseases which have been occurring recently. After the meeting she addressed a press conference, where she informed that the district municipal and healthcare authorities have been directed to be alert and take all possible steps to contain spread and extend treatment facilities to the affected people.

•   The Biswa Bangla Sharod Samman awards, instituted by the State Government in 2013, were conferred on outstanding Durga puja organisers of Kolkata, outside state and even abroad. On October 3, 2017, select participants of the Carnival held at Red Road. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today conferred the winning Durga Puja committees across the State the Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman at Nazrul Mancha. She also wished best to all the puja organisers all over the world. She appealed to all to exercise caution during the forthcoming Kali Pujas and follow the fire safety norms.
11/10/2017
•  During her visit to the newly-formed Jhargram district, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced the Government’s decision of establishing a new university at Jhargram. She addressed a public meeting held at the Raj College Ground, Jhargram. She inaugurated a bouquet of projects including Blood Banks at Gopiballavpur, Panskura (Paschim Medinipur) and Chanchal (Malda) Super Specialty Hospitals. Other projects inaugurated today include upgraded school and government buildings, a marketing hub cum training centre, solar powered pumpsets, primary schools, community halls, road projects and others. The Hon’ble Chief Minister today laid the foundation stones for numerous projects including a bridge over Debnadi, several government buildings, market complexes, anganwadi centres, a mini dairy project among many others. She also distributed cycles under Sabuj Sathi scheme, benefits under Kanyashree, Yubashree, Banglar Abas Yojna, farming equipment, Lok Prasar Prakalpa and many such other benefits. Later, she visited the Eklavya Model Residential School of Ramakrishna Mission and also laid foundation stone of a new Ashrama at Jhargram.
10/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chaired the Administrative Review Meeting to monitor progress of various developmental schemes of the new formed district, Jhargram. She later attended a Meet Together program after Puja and Muharram, organised at Jhargram Stadium. A very lively cultural programme was presented on the occasion. Footballs being made locally by the village women of West Bengal and named 'Joyee' were distributed amongst schools, colleges, clubs and other sports enthusiasts from the programme.
06/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent her greetings and wished best to all the participants and FIFA on the inauguration day of the U-17 World Cup.
03/10/2017
•  The unique Carnival after Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the world, was held today at Red Road, Kolkata, organised by the State Government, in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, for the second time after its phenomenal success last year. Noted puja organisers with idols of Ma Durga took part in this colourful programme accompanied by beautiful processions depicting the rich cultural heritage of Bengal, the harmony and unity of Bengal, the pioneering state government schemes like Kanyashree, Sabuj Sathi, the forthcoming U-17 World Cup and many, many interesting themes. Thousands and thousands of visitors along with dignitaries from all walks of life and distinguished guests from the country and abroad witnessed this spectacular event. Millions of viewers all over the world also saw live streaming of the event on through online coverage.
02/10/2017
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

•   At the end of Durga Puja, the biggest festival in the world, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanked the crores of people who visited the puja mandaps and participated in the festivities and made the festival celebration so joyful. She also thanked the puja committees, clubs and all communities for their total cooperation and overwhelming support. She thanked the police and civil administration for their tireless endeavour to make the puja celebration smooth, peaceful and disciplined. She informed that some of the noted puja organisers will be participating in the carnival at Red Road on 3 October, being organised by the State Government for the second time. She invited all to come and witness the beautiful event.