Free Press Journal
  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee remembers Swami Vivekananda on death anniversary

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered Swami Vivekananda on his 116th death anniversary and urged the people to live up to the ideals the spiritual leader espoused. “On this day, the great philosopher, Swami Vivekananda attained Mahasamadhi. Remembering him on this solemn occasion. Let us strive to live up to the ideals he espoused, Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

  • Mamata calls BJP a ‘militant organisation’

    Kolkata : West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called BJP a “militant organisation,” engaged in dividing people along religious lines and dared it to attack her party.

  • Hot potato of illegal foreign migrants

    Ever since Sheikh Hasina took power in Bangladesh in 2009, India’s ties with its eastern neighbour has progressed rapidly. In fact, apart from Bhutan, the one good friend India has in the neighbourhood is Bangladesh. The Prime Minister’s critics have accused her for giving more to India than getting back from Delhi. She has dismissed the charge. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to endorse the Teesta water sharing pact has

  • Sharad Pawar

    P Chidambaram being falsely implicated, says Sharad Pawar

    Nagpur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of “misusing” power to target political rivals like P Chidambaram and Mamata Banerjee, as he offered to play the role of a unifier for the opposition parties to take on the BJP in the 2019 polls. Chidambaram, a senior Congress leader and former finance minister, is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI in the Aircel-Maxis and

  • Federal front formula successful, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after bypoll results

    Jalpaiguri: Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today people are “disenchanted” with the BJP and the federal front formula she proposed was a success in the bypolls in 11 states. The ruling BJP today suffered a major jolt in bypolls across the country, including in Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh where opposition parties had together supported the RLD candidate against the rival saffron party nominee.

  • Want to make Bangabandhu Bhavan here, says Mamata Banerjee

    Santiniketan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her government’s desire to build a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the memory of Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Banerjee was speaking at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan in the presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is the daughter of Mujibur Rahman. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the function.

  • West Bengal: PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan

    Santiniketan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan here on Friday to symbolically highlight the warm bilateral cultural ties between the two countries. The inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan inside the Vishwa Bharti University complex took place in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • Highest civilian award of West Bengal for Asha Bhosle

    Kolkata, Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee and Justice (retd) Shyamal Kumar Sen among others will be conferred with the highest civilian award of West Bengal, the Banga Bibhushan, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a function here today.
    “Today, the #Bengal Govt will confer the Banga Bibhushan and Banga Bhushan awards to celebrated achievers including @ashabhosle Ji @prosenjitbumba and Shyamal Kumar Sen,” Banerjee tweeted this morning.
    According to a senior official of the

  • Modi’s burden has become heavier after Karnataka setback

    The hopes of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adding Karnataka to the list of 19 states where it is in power has been dashed although it came close to fulfilling it. However, the eight seats which the BJP needed to cross the finishing line in the legislature eluded the party. In hindsight, it might have been better for BJP if it had conceded defeat when it saw that it had fallen short of

  • Karnataka Floor Test: ‘Democracy wins’, says Mamata Banerjee after Yedurappa resign

    Kolkata: The fall of the three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka was a “victory of the regional front” and of democracy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said soon after Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his decision to resign without facing a trust vote today. The Trinamool Congress chief greeted JD(S) leaders H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy and the Congress.

  • Mamata Banerjee wishes Deve Gowda on his birthday

    Kolkata (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wished former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) supremo HD Deve Gowda on his 85th birthday.