Sougata Mukhopadhyay

  • 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...
  • 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...