Sougata Mukhopadhyay

  • Jadavpur University protests: Students allege TMC workers attacked them 18-09-2014 08:53 AM

    Kolkata: Protests in Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student continued on Thursday as the issue took a political turn with no lead on the culprit. Students have alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers attacked them late on Wednesday night and switched off the lights tactfully to catch them...
  • Some protestors who turned violent were outsiders, claims Jadavpur University V-C 17-09-2014 02:14 PM

    Kolkata: Hours after clashes at the Jadavpur University over the alleged molestation of a student, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty has claimed that there were some outsiders in the group of students who protested. His claims came after students alleged that policemen and teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat...
  • Policemen came without female constables and pushed us: Jadavpur University student protestor 17-09-2014 12:43 PM

    Students of the Jadavpur University held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. Police resorted to lathicharge to break the protests. Students allege that teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat up the protesters. More than 30 students...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: 35 students arrested after protesting on campus 17-09-2014 09:20 AM

    Kolkata: Thirty-five students from the Jadavpur University have been arrested after they held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. The students surrounded the Vice Chancellor of the university alleging that the internal probe being conducted by the university...
  • Two years for me were really painful: Pinki Pramanik 13-09-2014 02:38 PM

    It was a big victory for Pinki Pramanik after the Calcutta High Court dropped all charges against the Asian Games gold medallist. ...
  • Unfortunate that police found no case against Tapas Pal despite proof: Calcutta HC 12-09-2014 01:44 PM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has rapped the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over party MP Tapas Pal. The Judge observed, "It is unfortunate that despite prima facie evidence of Tapas Pal being accused on two counts - making hate speech and carrying fire arms - the police found...
  • Saradha scam: Pressure builds on TMC, party leaders feel the heat 11-09-2014 08:49 AM

    Kolkata: Just a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation made its first arrest of a Trinamool Congress leader in the Saradha scam, the agency grilled another party leader, Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose. Pressure is now building on the TMC in the chit fund scam case where even West...
  • Saradha scam: CBI summons TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose 10-09-2014 09:55 AM

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned West Bengal's leading party Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for interrogation in the Saradha chit fund scam. The TMC is feeling the heat with many prominent leaders being roped in in the multi-crore scam. This comes just...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests former WB DGP Rajat Majumder 09-09-2014 06:00 PM

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested former Director General of Police of West Bengal Rajat Majumder in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund case. Majumdar is said to have close links to Saradha Group CMD Sudipta Sen, who is behind bars. Majumdar, who had worked as Director General (Armed...
  • Saradha scam: TMC tries hard to safeguard Mamata's 'honest' image ahead of Assembly polls 09-09-2014 09:21 AM

    Kolkata: With the by-polls for the Chowringhee and Dakshin Barasat Assembly seats round the corner, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is under vicious political attack from its opponents because of its alleged involvement in the Saradha scam. With TMC chief Mamata Banerjee's name getting dragged into the controversy, the party is...
  • West Bengal DGP gives clean chit to TMC leaders in Sagar Ghosh murder case 04-09-2014 01:53 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) GMP Reddy on Thursday gave a clean chit to Birbhum district Trinamool Congress leaders Anubrata Mondal and Bikash Roy Chowdhury in the Sagar Ghosh murder case. The DGP appeared before the Calcutta High Court and defended the Special Investigative Team (SIT)...
  • West Bengal: Girl's naked body found hours after she took on a kangaroo court 04-09-2014 11:01 AM

    Kolkata: In a shocking rerun of a suspected kangaroo court atrocity in West Bengal, a teenaged girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Jalpaiguri. The incident brought back the horrific memories of the gangrape of an adivasi girl in Birbhum some months ago, which happened at the behest of a...
  • WB: Girl's naked body found, father alleges rape, murder; TMC activist arrested 03-09-2014 03:11 PM

    Kolkata: The naked body of a teenaged girl was found besides the railway tracks in the Dhupguri area of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal on Tuesday. The girl reportedly went missing from a kangaroo court convened by local Trinamool Congress leaders. Two people including a local Trinamool activist have been...
  • Kolkata: Fire in Chatterjee International building near Park Street, no casualties 02-09-2014 09:37 AM

    Kolkata: Fire broke out on the 15th and 16th floor of the landmark Chatterjee International building near Park Street in Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Ten to fifteen fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped people. The fire reportedly took place due to a short circuit....
  • West Bengal: 3 Visva-Bharati University students arrested for ragging 30-08-2014 11:51 PM

    Three days after a student complained of being stripped and ragged in Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, police on Saturday arrested three students in the case. ...
  • Visva-Bharati ragging: Accused students arrested 30-08-2014 09:07 PM

    Shantiniketan: All three students, accused of ragging and sexually harassing a girl student in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University, were on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal police. The accused were absconding ever since the incident came to light. The university had registered a complaint with the police earlier in the...
  • Visva-Bharati University suspends four students for stripping, photographing junior 30-08-2014 05:19 PM

    Shantiniketan: The prestigious Visva Bharati University in West Bengal has suspended four of its students after a girl student alleged that her seniors ragged and stripped her. The Visva Bharati university authorities today lodged a police complaint against four persons, including three students, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment...
  • WB girl ragging: University dismisses father's claims that he was asked to shut the case 30-08-2014 11:35 AM

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, the college authorities on Saturday dismissed the girl's father's charges of asking him not to approach the police. The college authorities have dismissed the charges saying that the...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless 29-08-2014 09:17 PM

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • Ragging at Visva-Bharati University; girl stripped, photographed by male seniors 29-08-2014 07:01 PM

    Shantiniketan: In a disturbing incident, a girl student of the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan has alleged ragging by her seniors. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the accused is a second year student, while the...
  • Another TMC MLA sparks controversy, says rapes will continue till the end of the world 28-08-2014 02:29 PM

    Kolkata: In yet another embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress, Diamond Harbour MLA Deepak Haldar sparked off a controversy by saying that rapes will continue till the end of the world. The MLA from Diamond Harbour in South 24 Paraganas said, "Rapes have always happened and rapes will be happening till...
  • 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,...