Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee began presenting the rail budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha Friday with the promise of not only moving ahead faster to build a strong railroad infrastructure but also to address the needs of the average person. “We have taken a two-pronged approach. On the one hand, building sustainable, efficient, rapidly-growing […] Continue reading Mamata Banerjee starts presenting her fifth rail budget
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Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday lost her cool with a woman journalist who posed an uncomfortable question, sternly telling her not to be a “mouthpiece” of the West Bengal’s ruling Marxists. The journalist asked Banerjee to comment on the Left parties’ allegation that the railways was splurging money in advertisements. An […] Continue reading Mamata loses cool, shouts at journalist
In an irony of sorts, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday announced shifting of a proposed railway coach factory from Sankrail in Howrah district following vehement anti-land acquisition protests. Announcing shifting of the project at a function in Borai of Hooghly district, Banerjee said: “I will not forcibly set up the coach […] Continue reading Mamata buckles under anti-land acquisition stir, cancels Sankrail project
A girl child born on a moving train has been named Mamata Banerjee! That’s right, after the railway minister. The girl was delivered on board the Barauni Express train between Kurukshetra and Karnal stations Saturday, with a handful of women travelling on coach S-9 volunteering to help in the delivery of the child in the […] Continue reading Born on train, girl is named Mamata Banerjee
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee will attend a meeting of all political parties in the Lok Sabha on the women’s reservation bill here Monday, a Trinamool Congress leader said Saturday.
The Trinamool Congress, the second largest party in the Congress-led ruling coalition, had abstained from voting on the women’s quota bill in the Rajya Sabha March 9.
“Mamataji […] Continue reading Mamata to attend meeting on women’s quota bill