Sougata Mukhopadhyay

  • Violence reported across Kolkata during civic polls 18-04-2015 09:49 PM

    A police sub-inspector was injured when supporters of two political parties clashed immediately after the end of the high-stake election to Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which witnessed a 62 per cent voter turn-out. ...
  • Battle for Kolkata: What people expect from the municipal polls 17-04-2015 08:25 PM

    Ahead of the Kolkata Municipal polls, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay speaks to people of Kolkata on their pressing concerns and what changes they would like to see in the city. ...
  • WB: TMC workers indulge in violence in Howrah, set vehicles on fire 17-04-2015 12:55 PM

    Kolkata: A section of the Trinamool Congress workers indulged in violence and set ablaze a few trucks near the Secretariat building in Howrah on Friday. The mob set fire to four trucks and a private car, the police said adding it also made an effort to set ablaze a godown....
  • No end to mother's struggle who wants to take her daughter back home 17-04-2015 09:06 AM

    In a heart wrenching story, Indian woman Mytreyi Bharadwaj in Canada is fighting for six years to take her adopted daughter Bimala back home to Toronto. Bimala, 10 years old, who is in an orphanage in Kolkata is rejected seven times by families for being dark skinned. ...
  • BJP leader and actor Roopa Ganguly allegedly manhandled by TMC workers in Kolkata 14-04-2015 08:39 PM

    Kolkata: Actress and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Roopa Ganguly's convoy was on Tuesday attacked allegedly by ruling TMC supporters in the city's upmarket Alipore area, where she had gone to campaign for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation election. Ganguly alleged that she was attacked, her driver beaten up and the...
  • Kolkata: Netaji's family holds rally demanding declassification of files 14-04-2015 01:45 PM

    Kolkata: Marking the 71st anniversary of hoisting of the Tricolour in Manipur's Moirang by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, a section of the freedom fighter's family members are holding a rally in the in Kolkata on Tuesday. The protesters are demanding immediate declassification of the 100-odd files on...
  • Another ponzi scam in West Bengal; MPS goes bust, depositors lose their savings 07-04-2015 01:11 PM

    Kolkata: Investigations into the Saradha scam are yet to get over but West Bengal is already hit by another wave of Ponzi scams. While some of these scams like Rose Valley are much bigger in scale compared to Saradha, others like the MPS scam are almost equal in proportion. Kinjal...
  • Rose Valley chit fund scam amount almost Rs 60,000 crore, several political leaders under scanner 02-04-2015 08:59 PM

    Kolkata: After the Saradha multi-crore chit fund scam, West Bengal has been struck by another ponzi scheme. The Rose Valley chit fund company has duped over 1 crore people and leaders from different political parties have now come under the scanner. Rose Valley chit fund scam is believed to be...
  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case 01-04-2015 08:14 AM

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation 30-03-2015 12:35 PM

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down 25-03-2015 10:40 AM

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • West Bengal government hands over nun rape case to CBI 18-03-2015 03:32 PM

    Kolkata: Five days after a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Tweeting over the incident, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the move is after taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration. Earlier in...
  • West Bengal: NHRC takes suo motu cognisance of nun's rape in Nadia 18-03-2015 11:52 AM

    Kolkata: It has been five days since a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, yet no arrests have been made in the case. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the case and has issued a notice to the West Bengal government....
  • West Bengal: Intruders didn't enter Ranaghat convent just to rob, suggests evidence 18-03-2015 09:12 AM

    Days after the miscreants sneaked inside Ranaghat convent assaulted the staff, desecrated the chapel and sexually assaulted the senior most nun, no arrests have been made so far. However, it is evident by now that the people who sneaked in, did not intrude the campus just to rob it. Politics...
  • Uproar in Lok Sabha over nun gangrape case, TMC blames BJP for communal clashes 17-03-2015 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun gangrape case in Parliament on Tuesday. Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the government of creating a communal atmoshphere in the country. The government also dismissed the allegation of accusing the Opposition of...
  • West Bengal: Two days on, no arrest in nun gangrape case, enraged locals block Mamata's convoy 16-03-2015 10:14 PM

    Ranaghat/Kolkata: With no arrests made even after two days of the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at Ranaghat, protests erupted at several places with some demonstrators blocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy for nearly an hour when she went to meet the victim. Two more persons were detained on Monday...
  • Nun gangrape case: Mamata reaches Nadia, says strongest action will be taken 16-03-2015 06:37 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reached Ranaghat to take the stock of developments after a 70-year-old nun on Saturday. With police yet to arrest those behind the alleged gangrape at a convent in Nadia, West Bengal CM said "strongest action" will be taken against them. "No...
  • Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor dies due to multiple organ failure 13-03-2015 10:34 AM

    Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor died due to multiple organ failure on Friday. She was suffering from Encephalitis. The woman was raped at gunpoint in a car in the early hours of February 6, 2012, by five young men who picked her up from Park Street area. The police in...
  • Mamata will make a mistake if she tries to advance the West Bengal polls: Mukul Roy 10-03-2015 04:56 PM

    In an interview to CNN IBN, Mukul Roy said that he felt TMC should not have opposed the President's statement in the Parliament. He said it is against the convention and hurts the prestige of both the Parliament and the President. "I voted in favour of the party because there...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media 10-03-2015 04:00 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy 09-03-2015 07:55 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • Dimapur protests: We have instituted an inquiry into what happened, says Nagaland CM 06-03-2015 08:10 AM

    A man, accused of raping a girl, was beaten to death on Thursday after being pulled out of a jail by a mob at Dimapur in Nagaland. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang condemned the incident and said, "We have instituted an inquiry into what happened. I agree that relaxing section...
  • Travellers from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata react to Rail budget 2015 26-02-2015 03:40 PM

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. ...
  • Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee denies that officers of Burn Standard were assaulted 19-02-2015 02:13 PM

    Kolkata: The assault on two senior officials of Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Burn Standard Ltd in Kolkata has got politicised with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rubbishing the charge of manhandling while the BJP alleged that the law and order has worsened in the state. Banerjee said, "Livelihood of...
  • Kolkata: 2 suspended after assault of 2 senior officers of PSU Burn Standard by TMC leaders 19-02-2015 11:09 AM

    Kolkata: Two persons have been suspended for alleged involvement of manhandling of two senior officials of Rail engine company Burn Standard Ltd in Kolkata by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders on Wednesday. The two senior officials -- senior general manager and deputy general manager -- of the Central Public Sector Unit...
  • India have a good chance to retain the World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 05-02-2015 10:53 AM

    The former India captain, however, said that Team India needs to sort out its injury problems before the mega event. ...
  • Kolkata: Major fire breaks out in Bowbazaar's Plywood store; no casualty reported 02-02-2015 06:47 PM

    Kolkata: A major fire broke out on Monday evening in one of the Bowbazaar's plywood store in Kolkata. Although no casualty was reported but the nearby area came under the fire influence. Atleast 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the rescue works are under way. The reason...
  • Caught on camera: RPF personnel brutally beats up a physically challenged beggar at Howrah station 29-01-2015 12:13 PM

    Howrah: In a horrific incident, a Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel thrashed a physically challenged beggar at the Howrah station in West Bengal. According to eyewitnesses, the RPF personnel had ordered the man to move out of the station. However, when he did not move out, the RPF personnel brutally...
  • Kolkata: 17-year-old ends life; parents accuses school of misconduct 29-01-2015 11:30 AM

    Kolkata: In an yet another incident similar to the death of La Marts student Rouvanjit Rawla five years ago in Kolkata, an alleged suicide of a class ninth student of Kendriya Vidyalaya II in Salt Lake last week have put school authorities in a spot. Kamalika Das, a 17-year-old student...
  • Now, senior TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi set to join BJP, meets Amit Shah 20-01-2015 03:01 PM

    Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be getting successful in gathering support from various quarters in the political arena. After Kiran Bedi and former Aam Aadmi party member Shazia Ilmi, senior Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi is all set to join the BJP. Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trivedi...