Sougata Mukhopadhyay

  • Industrialisation in Bengal: Government pats its back, India Inc unsatisfied 19-08-2014 03:34 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is just days away from making her maiden and much-hyped foreign trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. Her trip comes just days after a war of words ensued between industrialist Ratan Tata and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over economic development...
  • Saradha scam: Filmmaker Aparna Sen denies role in monetary transactions 18-08-2014 05:31 PM

    Kolkata: Actor and filmmaker Aparna Sen on Monday denied have any role in the monetary transactions of the Saradha group accused of embezzling lakhs of investors in a chit fund scam. Sen, who was the editor of the magazine 'Poroma', started by Saradha chief Sudipta Sen, was quizzed by the...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate quizzes national award winning filmmaker Aparna Sen 18-08-2014 12:54 PM

    Kolkata: National award winning film maker Aparna Sen was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. Sen appeared before the agency that is probing the scam along with husband Kalyan Roy. Aparna Sen was the editor of a magazine called Parama...
  • Was hurt that Ratan Tata painted a grim picture of Bengal without knowing facts, says Amit Mitra 12-08-2014 09:06 AM

    West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has spoken out about his war of words with Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Mitra said that he was hurt that the industrialist painted a grim picture about the state without having full information. Following is the transcript of an...
  • Ratan Tata hits back at Amit Mitra, asks him to show industrial development in West Bengal 07-08-2014 09:03 PM

    Kolkata: Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in state-only view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. "My comments yesterday referred to my...
  • Outrage over Bengal school textbooks labeling freedom fighters as 'terrorists' 07-08-2014 12:44 PM

    Kolkata: There is outrage in West Bengal after school text books labelled revolutionary freedom fighters as 'terrorists'. The history textbooks for Class 8 describe the activities of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as 'extremism and terrorism'. Prominent historians have dubbed the move by the West...
  • WB: 2nd year college student attacked with acid in Burdwan 24-07-2014 03:42 PM

    Kolkata: A second year college student was attacked with acid on Thursday morning in Burdwan district of West Bengal while she was at home. The attackers knocked on her door and fled after throwing acid on her. The girl has been admitted to the hospital and her condition was stable....
  • Over 60 dead in north Bengal due to encephalitis this month 22-07-2014 08:38 AM

    Kolkata: At least 60 people have died due to encephalitis in seven districts of North Bengal this month. The state's health department says the situation is alarming. A total of 344 people have been affected by the disease since January. The Jalpaiguri district is the worst hit because of the...
  • Slip of tongue happens, Tapas Pal should be forgiven: President's son 03-07-2014 03:50 PM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee has defended Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal over his rape for revenge remark saying that he should be forgiven as he has tendered an apology. "Tapas has written an apology letter. I feel since he has apologised and his party has pardoned him,...
  • Kolkata Police arrests IM terrorist allegedly involved in German Bakery blast 03-07-2014 08:13 AM

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police has arrested an Indian Mujahideen terrorist Zahid Hussain. Hussain, a Bangladeshi national, was arrested from outside the Kolkata railway station on Wednesday evening by a special team of the Kolkata Police. He will be produced in court later on Thursday. The arrested IM terrorist is suspected...
  • Rape for revenge remark: TMC says matter ends after Tapas Pal's apology 02-07-2014 06:03 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology...
  • Years after triple murder allegations, TMC MLA untouched by police 28-06-2014 08:11 AM

    Birbhum: Four years after he was allegedly involved in a triple murder case, Trinamool Congress MLA from Birbhum, Manirul Islam remains untouched by the Bengal Police, while the victims' families continue living in constant fear. Eighty-year-old Zarina Bibi, a refugee in her own village, keeps shifting homes to escape the...
  • Kolkata teenage girl committs suicide after Facebook harassment 26-06-2014 12:17 PM

    Kolkata: A 17-year-old Kolkata school girl has committed suicide after alleged harassment on Facebook. The victim, a class XI student and resident of Behala Parnasree in west Kolkata, hanged herself at her room on Tuesday and left a six-page suicide note blaming one of her Facebook friends for abetment. The...
  • WB: 2 school students arrested for the alleged rape of tribal girl 02-06-2014 10:38 AM

    Kolkata: In a shameful incident in Birbhum in West Bengal, a tribal class 6th student was allegedly raped. Two of the accused have been arrested. The accused are class 8 and 9 students from the same school. Medical tests have been conducted on the victim and the report is awaited....
  • Prayers on as search continues for Bengal mountaineer Chhanda Gayen 23-05-2014 09:13 AM

    Kolkata: Its been more than three days since mountaineer Chhanda Gayen from West Bengal went missing along with 2 sherpas after being hit by an avalanche in the Kanchenjunga range of the Himalayas. While her anxious relatives wait for information, there has been little progress in the search and for...
  • Bouncing back a challenge due to TMC, BJP's overwhelming mandate: Left 20-05-2014 09:30 AM

    Kolkata: The Left Front has delivered its worst results since 1952. Left Front chairman Biman Bose told CNN-IBN that bouncing back will be a challenging task for the party due to the overwhelming mandate of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal. "We have not analysed...
  • LS polls: South Kolkata votes 12-05-2014 09:18 AM

    Voters in South Kolkata queue up at polling booth to exercise their franchise in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • LS polls: TMC, CPI(M) workers clash in Bengal, 13 injured 12-05-2014 09:17 AM

    Barasat: Workers of the Trinamool Congress and CPI (M) clashed in Haroa in North 24 Parganas district as polling way underway for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections, leaving as many as 13 people injured. Supporters of the rival parties pelted stones and used lathis in the clash which...
  • LS poll 9th phase: TMC, CPM in close battle in West Bengal, BJP eyes gains 10-05-2014 08:43 AM

    "None of the previous equations would work. The political winds of Bengal are blowing in a different direction this time and I assure you it wouldn't be a cake walk for the Trinamool Congress," said an emphatic Rahul Sinha, the president of the BJP's West Bengal unit and a candidate...
  • CBI probe into Saradha scam may spoil Mamata's mission 30 seats 09-05-2014 01:14 PM

    Kolkata: The spectre of the Saradha Ponzi scam has returned to haunt Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, and the timing couldn't have been more significant. Taking the mantle away from the Bengal police and the special investigation team, the Supreme Court ordered transfer of investigation into the...
  • Election Yatra: South Kolkata youngsters speak up 09-05-2014 11:05 AM

    South Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency votes in the last phase of 16th general elections . ...
  • After 'donkey', Mamata calls Modi 'Mr Riots', says he'll sell the PM's chair 09-05-2014 10:07 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fired yet another salvo at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi calling him 'danga babu' (which translates to 'Mr Riot'). During a public meet in Kolkata on Friday, Mamata accused Modi of instigating riots in Gujarat. Mamata also slammed Modi for 'declaring' him...
  • All eyes on Kolkata North as it goes to polls on May 12 08-05-2014 10:01 AM

    After the bastions of the Left voted on Wednesday, all eyes now on Kolkata North, which votes on Monday. ...
  • Narendra Modi is a 'donkey', says Mamata Banerjee 07-05-2014 11:06 PM

    Kolkata: The war of words between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi hit a new low on Wednesday when the former called the BJP prime ministerial nominee a 'donkey'. While addressing a public rally in Kolkata, Mamata, who had in the past called Modi...
  • Watch: Heated arguments between TMC, CPM workers in West Midnapore 07-05-2014 09:48 AM

    TMC workers stopped CPI sitting MP Prabhod Panda's car in West Midnapore and agitated over a poster on Panda's car. Meanwhile, opposition parties alleged booth capturing and rigging by the TMC in Garbeta in West Bengal. ...
  • West Bengal: Voting in Asansol has always been peaceful, say voters 07-05-2014 09:46 AM

    Despite apprehension of rigging and violence by BJP in Asansol, voters in the constituency say that voting has always been peaceful here, and this time around, too, it will go smoothly. ...
  • BJP candidate Babul Supriyo apprehensive about rigging, violence in Asansol 07-05-2014 08:02 AM

    Singer Babul Supriyo, who is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket, is hoping to hit the right note in Asansol in West Bengal. In an interview with CNN-IBN, he talks of his apprehensions about rigging and violence is Asansol. ...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for West Bengal 02-05-2014 08:53 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay visits various places in West Bengal to find out the views of the voters on candidates from their constituencies. West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies. ...
  • Four-way battle in North Kolkata with heavyweight candidates 02-05-2014 01:54 PM

    It is a four-way fight in the North Kolkata constituency this election. The TMC, the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front have all fielded heavy weight candidates for the seat. ...
  • LS polls: On the campaign trail with Moon Moon Sen 01-05-2014 10:02 PM

    On our election yatra, CNN-IBN takes you to Bankura in West Bengal on the campaign trail with actress-turned politician Moon Moon Sen who is challenging the 10-time CPM MP Basudeb Acharya. ...