Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician who has served as the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011 being the first woman to hold the office.
A forum of artists, activists among others on Monday wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemning the arrest and baton charge on teachers participating in a protest to demand hike in salaries in Kaly on Saturday.
The perishable goods and export-import business was hit as nearly six lakh trucks remained off road in West Bengal following an indefinite strike called by the truck owners and operators on Monday.
A day after his police protection withdrawn by the West Bengal government, former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Sunday wrote to city Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma requesting him to deploy adequate security personnel to "avert any untoward attempt" on his life.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday hit out at the Income Tax department over its clarification on notices given to Durga Puja Committees stating that it is giving birth to "tax terrorism".
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) over its clarification on the notice to Durga Puja Committees and claimed that it was factually incorrect.
Two persons have been arrested and four others are being questioned in the case of a mob attack at the Tollygunj police station in South Kolkata.
West Bengal's revered Durga Puja is caught up in a political tug-of-war as the state's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday held a sit-in here, protesting against Income Tax Department's notice issued to Durga Puja committees, claiming the move was influenced by the BJP.
Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim on Tuesday claimed that income tax notices were being issued to Durga Puja committees at the behest of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced her protest against Income Tax notice to Durga Pujo committees, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh on Monday urged them to cooperate with the Income Tax Department.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee on Sunday voiced dissent against income tax notice being issued to Durga Pujo committees and stated that her party will protest against the move on Tuesday.