Sougata Mukhopadhyay

  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata 18-12-2014 12:05 AM

    The Abhinav Bharati High school in Kolkata has no guards standing outside its main gate. But one has to sign a register before entering the school premises stating one's details. ...
  • My son's email ID was hacked, says alleged pro-IS Twitter handler's father 13-12-2014 03:20 PM

    Even as alleged pro-Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas has confessed to his involvement with the terror outfit, his father Dr Michyal Biswas defended him saying his account was hacked. "I don't know about this. Last night, over a telephonic conversation, my son told me his email was...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata lashes out at BJP, says it can't shut people behind bars with money power 13-12-2014 03:18 PM

    Kolkata: It's now an open war between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party after the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee , she dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP leadership to...
  • CBI arrests West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam 12-12-2014 04:20 PM

    Kolkata: In a huge embarrassment and setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday evening arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra in Saradha chit fund scam. The arrest came after the CBI interrogated Mitra for nearly five hours over...
  • WB Deputy Speaker assaults residents of an apartment over a non-functioning lift 11-12-2014 01:27 PM

    Kolkata: The Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and Trinamool leader Sonali Guha caught on tape threatening and manhandling residents of an apartment in Howrah. This incident happened in the Golabari PS area of Howrah early on Thursday morning. The CCTV footage reveals that Guha called herself "the chief minister"...
  • West Bengal: 14-year-old girl commits suicide after being harassed by a minor boy in Burdwan 01-12-2014 10:42 AM

    Burdwan: A 14-year-old girl has committed suicide after being harassed by a boy in Burdwan in West Bengal. The girl was a student of class VIII. The girl's family has alleged that a rape attempt was made on her on September 30 by a minor boy. He was arrested and...
  • TMC nullifies Amit Shah's claim, says Mamta Banerjee too strong to defeat 30-11-2014 10:54 PM

    Kolkata: The battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress continues ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections 2016. The Trinamool Congress hit back at BJP president Amit Shah and accused the BJP of being involved in the Sahara scam and calling the Sunday rally a "grand flop show"....
  • Calcutta High Court appointed officers at Amit Shah rally site 29-11-2014 11:59 AM

    Kolkata: The special officers appointed by the Calcutta High Court to enforce civic statutory norms for building the stage for the proposed Amit Shah rally on Sunday have started inspecting the site of meeting. The officers, DG (Fire Services) and Joint Commissioner (Development) of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, are being...
  • It is BJP vc TMC in Parliament this Winter Session 24-11-2014 10:02 PM

    Mamata Banerjee, who is under fire in West Bengal after 2 of her party MPs were arrested in the Saradha scam, on Monday held a massive show of strength in Kolkata. The Trinamool Congress has announced that it will block the FDI in Insurance Bill and other bills lined up...
  • TMC-BJP war of words deepens, Mamata questions PM's foreign trips' expense 24-11-2014 04:10 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, the Trinamool Congress chief accused the government of using Central Bureau of Investigation against her party which is under...
  • Burdwan blast: Police arrests 4 members of banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen 24-11-2014 09:55 AM

    Dhaka: Police on Monday arrested four members of banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), in Dhaka, including the wife of Sajid, the prime suspect of Burdwan blast. Sajid's wife Fatima Begum, Abdul Kazi, Mohammad Ishrat Ali Sheikh and Mohammad Shawkat Sarder have been arrested. Fatima is the chief of JMB's...
  • After London's Madame Tussauds, Kolkata now boasts of a wax museum 23-11-2014 10:32 AM

    Kolkata: A Madame Tussauds like experience in Kolkata seems to be Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's own way of partially delivering on her promise to convert Kolkata into London. The recently inaugurated Mothers Wax Museum in Eastern Kolkata has drawn crowds. Featuring 19 life-size wax models of celebrities and heroes of...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose sent to CBI custody 22-11-2014 05:05 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, arrested in the Saradha scam, has been sent to CBI custody till November 26. Bose is being probed for charges of criminal conspiracy and misappropriation of funds; he is the third TMC leader to be arrested in the multi-crore scam. Bose has been accused...
  • Saradha scam: TMC cornered as party MPs come under CBI scanner 22-11-2014 03:46 PM

    Kolkata: It is a big embarassment for the ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested its Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for alleged involvement in the Saradha scam. He is the third TMC leader and second TMC MP to be arrested in the case....
  • Of pills and summonses: The Saradha investigation story so far 21-11-2014 06:42 PM

    Kolkata: It took some 15 alprazolam tablets and a summons to create the latest dust up in the Saradha ponzi scam case. That those 15-odd anti-anxiety sedatives which suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh popped inside a high-security prison in Kolkata on the wee hours of 14th November added to...
  • Saradha scam: Major embarrassment for Mamata as CBI arrests TMC MP Srinjoy Bose 21-11-2014 04:47 PM

    Kolkata: In yet another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Bose, who owns Bengali daily Sambad Praitidin, allegedly had stuck a deal with Sudipta Sen, the main accused...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee over Saradha chit fund scam 21-11-2014 11:35 AM

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee. Mukherjee is facing questioning in connection with a plot of land he sold to the Saradha Group. He is the first of the three Mamata Banerjee ministers summoned...
  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man killed in NRS Medical College, no arrests yet 21-11-2014 11:27 AM

    Kolkata: Five days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in...
  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man brutally murdered in NRS Medical College, no arrest yet 20-11-2014 06:17 PM

    Kolkata: Four days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in...
  • West Bengal: Student's body found on railway tracks, family alleges murder 18-11-2014 01:43 PM

    Howrah: A first year college student was found dead near the railway tracks at Howrah's Uluberia station in West Bengal on Friday. The 20-year old was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim Akash Agarwal was a pharmacy student of Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical...
  • Saradha scam probe: Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata 14-11-2014 11:25 PM

    In a twist to the Saradha scam probe, suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata three days after threatening to take that extreme step in an open court. Mamata Banerjee has suspended the jail superintendent, the doctor who was attending to Ghosh as well as...
  • Mamata suspends three prison officials after Kunal Ghosh's attempted suicide 14-11-2014 12:51 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has suspended three officials of Kolkata's Presidency jail where Saradha scam accused and former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday morning. Prison SP, the doctor who was attending Ghosh as well as the officer on duty at the jail ward where...
  • Ex-TMC MP, Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail, consumes 51 sleeping pills 14-11-2014 09:02 AM

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and prime accused in the Saradha chit fund scam Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday by an overdose of sleeping pills in Kolkata's Presidency jail. Ghosh in a suicide note has claimed that he consumed 51 sleeping pills. He has been admitted to the...
  • Burdwan blast case: Probe trail reaches Jharkhand 13-11-2014 09:07 PM

    Ranchi: The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals....
  • Dehradun double murder: Female victim's body recovered from Yamuna in Uttarkashi 13-11-2014 01:45 PM

    Dehradun: The body of the female victim of the Dehradun murder case has been recovered from Yamuna river in the Porla area of Uttarkashi. The relatives of the victim will be going to Uttarakhand to claim the body. All four suspects, including the cab driver who masterminded the assault, have...
  • Relatives of couple murdered in Dehradun blames Uttrakhand administration 12-11-2014 09:08 PM

    Kolkata: There is a grim silence at the Das residence in Kalyani in West Bengal. Kajol, the mother of Momita Das, is inconsolable ever since she heard that her 27-year-old daughter was raped and then brutally murdered in Uttrakhand. She spoke to her daughter last time on October 23 when...
  • NIA team claims it's being targeted for probing Burdwan blast after crude bomb thrown near camp 11-11-2014 07:45 AM

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the Burdwan blast has claimed that it is being targeted after a crude bomb was thrown near its office in the CRPF camp in Kolkata on Monday where the agency is stationed. The NIA has claimed that the blast was orchestrated as they...
  • Kolkata: Class 1 student allegedly sexually abused by school bus driver 10-11-2014 01:23 PM

    Kolkata: In a shameful incident in Kolkata, a student from class 1st was allegedly molested by a school vehicle driver in Ranikuthi area of the city. Despite complaint by the parents to school authorities, no action has been taken so far. Parents have gathered outside the school to protest against...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests former TMC leader Asif Khan 07-11-2014 09:46 AM

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Asif Khan on charges of corruption in the Saradha chit fund scam. Khan was repeatedly interrogated by CBI and is believed to have provided vital information about the involvement of a section of TMC leadership...
  • Birbhum: Villages caught in crossfire as turf war between TMC, BJP escalates 05-11-2014 12:34 PM

    Birbhum: It has been a week since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter 17-year old Tausif Ali, died in clashes with Trinamool workers in Birbhum. Tears haven't dried up at Tausif's home as his family lives in fear of both those who attacked him and also the police. "Most of the...