NEWS
30/11/2018
•  On the fifth day of her visit to districts, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in a government public distribution programme at Kalna, Purba Burdwan. In order to give further boost to infrastructure, connectivity, employment generation, foodgrain storage and overall development of Purba Burdwan district, a large number of new government projects were flagged off and benefits handed over to thousands and thousands of beneficiaries on this occasion.
29/11/2018
•  After completing her visit to Jangalmahal, on the fourth day of her visit, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today at newly-formed district of Paschim Burdwan. Today, she took part in a very big government public distribution programme at Sripur, Paschim Burdwan. A large number of new projects for Paschim Burdwan district were launched and government benefits handed over to hundreds of beneficiaries. Later, she took the Administrative Review Meeting for Paschim and Purba Burdwan districts, at Durgapur, with district and state officials and took stock of development work and reaching out benefits to people in a timely manner.
28/11/2018
•  On the third day of her visit to Jangalmahal, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today in a huge government public distribution programme at Saltora, Bankura. A bouquet of new projects was flagged off for Bankura and Purulia and government benefits were handed over to thousands of beneficiaries today by the Hon’ble Chief Minister. Later in the day, she took an Administrative Review Meeting with officials of Bankura. The entire secretariat team was present in the meeting to review progress of government projects and on time delivery of benefits to people.
27/11/2018
•  On the second day of her visit to Jangalmahal, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took an Administrative Review Meeting with Purulia district officials at the Belguma Police Line, in presence of the entire secretariat team to take stock of development work and delivery of benefits to people in a timely manner. Later in the day, she was present in a Hindibhasi Sammelan at the Shimulia Battery Ground, where she interacted with the people present.
26/11/2018
•  On the occasion of the Constitution Day, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged all to uphold the Constitution and the federal structure as enshrined in the Constitution, always.

•   During her visit to Jangalmahal, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today was present in a huge government public distribution programme at Jamboni, Jhargram. She launched a number of new projects and handed over government benefits to beneficiaries from today’s programme. Later in the day, she took an Administrative Review Meeting with Jhargram district officials in presence of the entire secretariat team to take stock of development work and delivery of benefits to people in a timely manner.
15/11/2018
•  Acting on an invitation extended to her by the All India Matua Mahasangha, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in the birth centenary celebration of Boro Ma at Thakurnagar, North 24 Parganas. She had been visiting the house of respected Boro Ma, Binapani Thakur and interacting with the Matua Community for the last 20-25 years. On meeting Boro Ma again, Hon’ble Chief Minister extended to her respectful regards and wished her a long and happy life ahead. On this occasion, the Government conferred the State’s highest civilian award, BangaBibhusan, on Boro Ma. She also announced the Government’s decision of setting up of a new university named Harichand Guruchand University at Chandpara, North 24 Parganas. She also informed that the Government has already taken decision on setting up of a new West Bengal Matua Welfare Board for the community.
14/11/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to social media to state that recently, she has been noticing that almost every day a political party has been changing the names of historical places and institutions unilaterally to suit their own political vested interests, She stated that after independence, there have been changes in the names of few states and cities, like Orissa to Odisha, Pondicherry to Puducherry, Madras to Chennai, Bombay to Mumbai, Bangalore to Bengaluru etc, keeping in view the sentiments of the state and local language. Those are genuine, she opined. She stated that in respect of Bengal, the attitude is totally different. She pointed out that the State Assembly had passed a unanimous resolution to change the name of the state on the basis of local sentiments related to our mother tongue, Bangla. It was resolved that the name of the state be changed from West Bengal to Bengal in English, Bangla in Bengali and Bangal in Hindi and sent to the Union Home Ministry, she stated. However, the Union Home Ministry advised the State Government to use the name Bangla in all three languages, she informed. Accordingly, the State Assembly passed a unanimous resolution to change the name of the state to Bangla in all three languages and sent it to the Union Home Ministry again. The Hon’ble Chief Minister pointed out that the matter is pending there for a long, long time and it clearly shows deprivation to the people of Bengal. She pointed out that undivided Bengal had Kolkata as its capital. The National Anthems of two countries – India and Bangladesh were penned by Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore, she stated. The similarity of names should not create a hurdle, she said as there is a Punjab in our neighbouring country as well as in India. She r5aised the question that whether a political party with zero strength in the state will decide the name of the state or the unanimous resolution passed by the State Assembly in accordance with the Constitutional obligations and federal structure should be respected. The people of Bengal must get a positive response immediately she pointed out.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today gave away Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman at a ceremony at Nabanna Sabhaghar. During the event she also inaugurated the new correctional home at Baruipur.
13/11/2018
•  On the auspicious occasion of Chhat Puja, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited some Ganga ghats of Kolkata and extended her greetings to the devotees. On the occasion, she wished that the celebration usher peace, prosperity, happiness and unity among all.
10/11/2018
•  The much-awaited annual festival of cinema in Kolkata unfolds with a spectacular start. The 24th Kolkata International Film Festival has been inaugurated today in the glittering presence of a galaxy of iconic film personalities, international and national delegates, distinguished invitees from all walks of life and thousands and thousands of my film-loving brothers and sisters at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Gracing the beautiful inaugural session were the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Bengal’s ambassador Shah Rukh Khan, our own Jaya Bachchan ji, celebrated film personalities Mahesh Bhat, Waheeda Rehman, Nandita Das, Biswajit Chatterjee and many more glorious stars of Indian cinema including those from Bangla Film industry in Tollywood. Also present on the occasion were renowned international film personalities, Majid Majidi, Philip Noyce, Jill Bilcock and Simon Baker. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that over the next 7 days, more than 170 films from 70 countries will be screened across 16 venues making it a true celebration of cinema among all. Australia is the focus country of this edition of the film festival. This year marks the completion of 100 years of Bengali cinema and we are celebrating it in a befitting manner to relive the wonderful facades of the nostalgia associated with our much-loved films and iconic personalities of Bengali cinema. A Bengali Film Directory (1917-2017) was published to mark the historic landmark. A beautiful cultural performance on the occasion staged by the legends of Bengal’s amazing cultural world enthralled the huge audience. Hon’ble Chief Minister extended her heartiest greetings to all on the occasion of this beautiful carnival of films.
03/11/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a statement on social media informed that the State government had launched the Silicon Valley Hub of Bengal project on August 13th, 2018 to attract even more investment in IT/ITeS/ICT and to also build a world class ecosystem for cutting edge technologies and innovation in Kolkata. She informed that the response to the launch has been overwhelming. In just 2 months, out of 100 acres of land earmarked for the Hub, 4 major global IT companies, among others, have applied to set up new investments in 74 acres already, she informed. Companies like Reliance Jio, TCS, Capgemini of USA, Genpact of GE Capital of USA, First Source IT company and other innovative entrepreneurs have also sought to join this ecosystem, she said. Encouraged by this quick and warm response, the State Government is planning to add another 100 acres to the Silicon Valley Hub of Kolkata on offer, the Hon’ble Chief Minister informed. She said that she would invite all to come and join this rising curve of IT in Bengal. She welcomed all IT companies to take advantage of this unique facility and build an innovating future in Kolkata.
01/11/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her deepest concern over the brutal attack and killing of Bengalis in Tinsukia, Assam.