Sougata Mukhopadhyay

  • 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...
  • West Bengal: 20 students injured in clashes between TMC, ABVP, SFI students in Raigunj 19-01-2015 05:34 PM

    Kolkata: Nearly 20 students were injured in clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJP's students' wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Communist Party of India's students' wing Students' Federation of India (SFI) supporters in a college in Raigunj, West Bengal. Two students reportedly sustained bullet injuries in the clashes. Former...
  • Sunanda death case: Shashi Tharoor slams media for being prosecutor, jury, judge 16-01-2015 12:59 PM

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor slammed the media for considering themselves above and beyond law. Various accusations are being made against Tharoor in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death case. Tharoor said, "Some people clearly decide that they can be prosecutor, witness, jury, judge and executioner and call themselves television achors. As...
  • Shashi Tharoor hits out at media, says news reports are defamatory 15-01-2015 11:55 PM

    Kolkata: Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, who is likely to be questioned in the next few days, accused the media on Thursday of being irresponsible and defaming him. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN and for the first time after the police registered FIR in the murder of his...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials 14-01-2015 05:25 PM

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam. According to sources, the hotel had played host to the meetings held between Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen. Reportedly, Mukul Roy, Madan Mitra and...
  • West Bengal: More than 200 crude bombs found in Birbhum, two arrested 13-01-2015 12:34 PM

    Birbhum: West Bengal police on Tuesday morning recovered over 200 crude bombs in Birbhum district of West Bengal. Two people have been arrested in connection to the recovered crude bombs, the police informed. Earlier in December about 70 crude bombs were recovered from Sattore in Birbhum district. As of now,...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigns after Mamata meets students 12-01-2015 07:59 PM

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has resigned from his post. The announcement came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the agitating students of the university and told them that the vice chancellor had expressed his desire to resign. Twelve students were on an indefinite...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti will resign, announces Mamata Banerjee 12-01-2015 06:50 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that Jadhavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has expressed his desire to resign from his post. Mamata said this after meeting the agitating students of the Jadavpur University. Earlier, sources had said the vice chancellor had told Education Minister Partha...
  • WB: Man who slapped Mamata Banerjee's nephew charged with attempt to murder 06-01-2015 07:56 AM

    Kolkata: The man who slapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has been charged with attempt to murder. The West Bengal Police had on Monday identified the man as a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh supporter. On Sunday, Debashish Acharya had slapped Abhishek Banerjee at...
  • Man who attacked Mamata Banerjee's nephew identified as RSS supporter, claims police 05-01-2015 01:19 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Police on Monday identified the man who slapped Trinamool Congress MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek as a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh supporter. On Sunday, Debashish Acharya had slapped Abhishek Banerjee at a TMC rally in East Midnapore. He got on stage on the pretext of taking a...
  • 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...