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Bengal working on crystallising deals with Singapore: Mitra
Kolkata, Aug 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Singapore visit to tap investment has spurred dialogues between industry captains and the south-east Asian nation, which the state government will "crystallize" into viable ventures soon, a minister said here Wednesday.
Why go to Singapore when against FDI, Jaitley asks Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent Singapore visit to attract investment, noting that her Trinamool Congress had opposed FDI in defence on the ground that it was opposed to foreign funding.
Clarify stand on Bangladeshi immigrants, VHP tells Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 23 : Claiming that there were more than 3.5 crore illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India, Vishwa Hindu Parisad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia Saturday threatened legal action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for sheltering them.
Will look into Bengal's financial dues, Jaitley assures Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 23 : Having been apprised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about the money due to West Bengal under various central schemes, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday assured her that the matter will be looked into.
BJP demands white paper on Mamata's Singapore visit
Kolkata, Aug 23 : The BJP Saturday demanded that the West Bengal government issue a white paper on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's maiden foreign visit to Singapore.
Human effigy remark: BJP files complaint against Trinamool MLA
Kolkata, Aug 22 : The BJP Friday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of Trinamool Congress legislator Nirmal Majhi who had called for burning "real human effigies" of doctors who earlier burnt effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Bengal, Singapore to work on study paper on business: Mamata Banerjee
Singapore, Aug 21 : The West Bengal government, in association with the National University of Singapore, will create a study paper with focus parameters to facilitate entrepreneurs, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday.
Coal mafia don in Mamata's Singapore delegation: Left Front
Kolkata, Aug 21 : Alleging that a suspected coal mafia don was part of the entourage headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that is currently camping in Singapore, the Left Front Thursday demanded that the details of the delegation be made public.
Mamata meets Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong
Singapore, Aug 19 : West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee met with the Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong here today.
Bus strike deferred amid Mamata's Singapore visit
Kolkata, Aug 19 : A three-day bus strike in West Bengal scheduled to begin Wednesday has been deferred due to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Singapore, a bus operator said Tuesday.
Singapore to set up business centre in Kolkata: Mamata
Singapore, Aug 19 : Singapore and West Bengal will jointly set up a business centre in Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said after meeting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong here Tuesday.
Bengal to have bird park, hopes to draw GIC Group
Singapore, Aug 18 : The West Bengal government will set up a bird sanctuary within the eco-park at Rajarhat in Kolkata's north east outskirts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Monday.
Who funded Mamata's maiden foreign tour, asks BJP
Kolkata, Aug 18 : Questioning the efficacy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Singapore visit to hunt for investors, the BJP Monday sought to know who has funded the tour.
Mamata Banerjee leaves for Singapore to rope in investment
Kolkata, Aug 18 : Expressing hope that talks during her Singapore visit can open new possibilities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday night urged everyone, especially the media to be positive of her trip which is aimed at roping in investment for the state.
Name industrialists going with Mamata to Singapore: CPI-M
Kolkata, Aug 17 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist Sunday asked West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress to spell out the names of industrialists accompanying Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Singapore.
Mamata's Singapore visit: Invite to AMRI directors criticised
Kolkata, Aug 17 : Politicians and kin of the 2011 AMRI fire tragedy victims Sunday criticised an official invitation to three hospital directors to join West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Singapore tour.
Mamata embarks on Singapore visit Sunday
Kolkata, Aug 16 : In a bid to tap big ticket investment for the industry-starved eastern state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday embarks on a six-day trip to Singapore, where meetings with the sovereign city-state's prime minister and foreign minister are highlights on her ...
BJP ridicules Bengal CM's Singapore visit
Kolkata, Aug 16 : Expressing concern over the industrial scenario in West Bengal, the BJP Saturday ridiculed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's maiden upcoming visit to Singapore in her bid to attract investment.
CPI-M raps Mamata for introducing yet another award
Kolkata, Aug 15 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist Friday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her penchant to introduce awards and "waste tax payers' money".
Bengal celebrates colourful Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani and witnessed a colourful parade marked by tableaux depicting West Bengal's rich cultural heritage as the state Friday celebrated India's 68th Independence Day.
Bengal celebrates Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani and observed a colourful parade marked by tableaus depicting rich cultural heritage as West Bengal Friday celebrated India's 68th Independence Day.
Vocational training: 30 percent quota for Bengal girls
Kolkata, Aug 14 : The fees for girls will be halved at entrance tests for polytechnics or ITI vocational courses and 30 percent seats reserved for them in vocational training programmes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday.
Rivals pour scorn on Mamata's Singapore visit
Kolkata, Aug 14 : Political rivals Thursday poured scorn on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to take Bengali superstar Dev on her maiden Singapore visit.
Samsung to set up technical training schools in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 14 : Aiming to create human resource capital, South Korean conglomerate Samsung will set up seven technical schools in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday.
Mamata threatens Delhi protests over 'poor' highways
Kolkata, Aug 12 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday threatened to protest in the national capital over the poor upkeep of national highways in her state.
Mamata targets BJP: Will act against communal riots
Kolkata, Aug 12 : Targeting the BJP without naming it, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said some political parties were trying to cause a communal divide in the state and warned that her party will take strong action against those fomenting riots.
Mamata to promote Bengal handicraft during Singapore visit
Kolkata, Aug 12 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will embark on a six-day visit to Singapore Aug 17 in a bid to tap investment, Tuesday said she will promote the state's products, including bags and Tulaipanji rice, during her first foreign trip.
Mamata misleading people about Bengal's growth: Congress
Kolkata, Aug 10 : West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Sunday claimed that the state's economic growth has actually come down in the last two years, and accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of misleading the people about development.
Mamata ties rakhis on governor, SRK
Kolkata, Aug 9 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday tied rakhis on the wrists of Governor K.N. Tripathi and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan on the eve of Rakhi Purnima.
Be jealous and compete, don't spread canards: Mamata
Shantipur (West Bengal), Aug 8 : Apparently targeting Tata Sons' chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said instead of spreading canards, her critics should be jealous and try to compete with the state government which has set up "a large number" of ...