Dasmunsi

  • No Modi wave in Bengal, says Deepa Dasmunsi April 24, 2014

    Among the star candidates in the sixth phase in West Bengal are two union Ministers - Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury from Malda South and Deepa Dasmunsi from Raiganj, as is President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee from Jangipur. ...
  • WB: Deepa Dasmunshi alleges TMC attack on Cong offices April 10, 2013

    Kolkata: Union minister Deepa Dasmunshi on Wednesday alleged that Congress offices and her car were attacked by Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal, in retaliation to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her finance minister being the target of SFI's ire in Delhi. "My car was attacked yesterday at Namkhana by TMC...
  • Dancing won't make you a leader, Kakoli Ghosh tells Deepa Dasmunsi February 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Kakoli Ghosh may have embarrassed her party again. On Sunday, while addressing a public rally, the TMC MP took a swipe at her Congress rival Deepa Dasmunsi and said that dancing and make-up cannot form leaders. "Dancing won't make you a leader. It won't work....
  • UPA rewards Mamata baiters, includes them in PM's team October 29, 2012

    Kolkata: The Congress made sure that it replied to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's walkout from the UPA in a strong manner. Two of the TMC chief's strongest political opponents have been elevated to the cabinet. Two months after the TMC supremo walked out of the coalition, two of her...
  • Ex-minister Dasmunsi recovering slowly: docs May 26, 2009

    New Delhi: As the new government gets ready for work, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, one of the stalwarts of the last Congress-led UPA government, continues to grapple with poor health. He has been in hospital for the past seven months after a heart attack and though his condition is not critical...
  • Dasmunsi being mobilised on wheelchair April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Congress leader and Central minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who has been in hospital for almost six months, is now being mobilised on a wheelchair every day, officials at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital said on Tuesday. "Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi remains neurologically status quo and off life support," a statement...
  • Dasmunsi's health critical; can't recognise people February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Ailing Information and Broadcasting minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has been taken off the life support system but his brain has become dysfunctional after the second cardiac attack he suffered in October last year, say doctors. "He was taken off the life support system in January and shifted to a...
  • Dasmunsi relected AIFF chief, Colaco to continue for now December 24, 2008

    New Delhi: As expected and known by all, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) unanimously agreed on its new executive committee members. The meeting was chaired by AIFF vice-president Praful Patel who shall now be the acing president in the absence of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi,...
  • Dasmunsi set to continue as AIFF chief December 11, 2008

    New Delhi: An ailing Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi is most likely to continue in his capacity of President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the sixth time as he has been the only one to file his nomination for the post. Dasmunsi, who has been kept on ventilator ever since...
  • I&B Minister P R Dasmunsi's condition stable at AIIMS October 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's condition remains stable at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), doctors said on Friday. According to doctors, the minister's vital parameters continue to be normal but he is still in the cardiac care unit (CCU). “A team of doctors are closely...
  • Dasmunsi's condition critical but stable: Docs October 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi is under close observation as his condition continues to be critical for the second consecutive day. He has been put on life support system at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. "Dasmunsi's condition continues to be serious, but...
  • PR Dasmunsi admitted to AIIMS, condition serious October 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi was admitted to AIIMS following a severe heart problem early Monday morning. Dasmunsi was admitted to cardiology department at around 0230 hrs IST. Doctors attending him have said that his condition is serious and he has been put on ventilator. "He had...
  • Eyes on elections, UPA makes Cabinet act Santa October 4, 2008

    New Delhi:The UPA government has already begun making moves that depict its gearing up for the forthcoming elections. The cabinet today opened its bag of feel-good sops. All schemes are aimed specifically at some of its key constituency like the Other Backward Communities (OBCs) and the minorities. The pressure from the...
  • Tata Motors can't dump Singur: Dasmunsi September 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi spoke out on the Singur land row on Sunday. Dasmunsi took on the Tata Motors for planning to leave Singur after what he calls "destruction of acres of land" in the place. He was speaking at a rally at Sanapara in Hooghly...
  • Govt vacillates, speaks in 2 voices on terror laws September 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The UPA Government says it wants stricter anti-terrorism laws but it seems it can’t say it in a united voice. Prime Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he didn’t have “inflexible” views on such laws and before that Veerappa Moily, chairperson of the Administrative Reforms Commission, said that he was...
  • 'UPA is not like NDA, inflation will come down' June 23, 2008

    Is the Government limping towards the General Elections and has it become a lame duck in its administration? This is the key issue that Karan Thapar discusses with Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Devils Advocate. Karan Thapar: There is widespread belief that your Government has lost control...
  • Big Brother watching: TV channels under Govt eye June 14, 2008

    New Delhi: In what seems like bad news for private TV channels, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has set up a media monitoring centre to keep a tab on channel content even as the issue continues to be bone of contention between the government and private broadcasters. The Rs 16-crore Electronic...
  • I was threatened for fighting TRP trickery: Dasmunsi April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunsi shocked the Lok Sabha on Thursday when he alleged that he had been threatened five times for trying to curb manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRP). "TRP is a game plan. In a nation of 100 crore population, meters were installed only...
  • Cong sends Mamata feeler for panchayat poll February 18, 2008

    Kolkata: The Congress on Monday said that it had not ruled out an alliance with the Trinamool Congress for panchayat elections in West Bengal in May. "At the grassroot level political parties forge loose alliances that cut across party lines because of prevailing local conditions," new West Bengal Pradesh Congress...
  • Dasmunsi appointed West Bengal PCC chief February 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The Congress High Command has decided to change three Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs. PR Dasmunsi, a known detractor of the Marxists, was on Wednesday appointed the state unit chief of Congress in the Left-ruled West Bengal ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls. In organisational changes in two other...
  • Apologise to Muslims, Dasmunsi tells Taslima January 6, 2008

    Kolkata: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen must apologise with “folded hands” for hurting the sentiments of Muslims in the country, said Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Sunday. ''We are a pluralistic nation and we respect all religions. I love literature and I have nothing against her writings. That...
  • Big questions asked as IFFI begins sans Big B November 23, 2007

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said on Friday, mega star Amitabh Bachchan's status as an icon of the Indian film industry was unchallenged. The remark was provoked by a question from media persons whether Bachchan has been invited for the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)...
  • Cabinet approves rehab for displaced farmers October 12, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the rehabilitation and resettlement policy for farmers affected by large industrial projects, including Special Economic Zones. The policy says that land will be provided to all those whose land is acquired for SEZs. According to the policy, one person from each affected family...
  • No fuel price hike, but Govt to pay through its nose October 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to prevent any hike in petrol and diesel prices by issuing oil bonds worth Rs 23,458 crore to oil marketing companies to offset their losses. The companies have made under-recoveries of 42.7 per cent because of global crude prices. Bonds worth Rs 12,000...
  • I&B sees red over Red FM's insulting remark October 2, 2007

    New Delhi: The hills of Darjeeling erupted in mob fury after an indelicate remark by a radio jockey of Red FM. Recently-crowned Indian idol, Prashant Tamang, had been insulted — or so claimed his fans in Siliguri — as the bustling town burned. And now the Government is proposing a week-long...
  • If Dasmunsi has his way, watch more, pay less September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Very soon you could watch more, pay less. If Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi succeeds in persuading states to reduce entertainment tax on films, watching movies could be a much ‘lighter’ experience. Dasmunsi will be meeting information ministers from all states on Wednesday in the Capital to try...
  • Broadcast bill on backburner but minister hasn't given up August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The UPA Government has decided not to table the Broadcast Bill, which imposes a content code on the media, in the monsoon session of Parliament. Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Das Munsi thinks restricts sting operations and exposes don’t make news and he wants news channels to stop...
  • FYI&B: Dasmunsi says he wasn't insulting judiciary August 1, 2007

    New Delhi: There may yet be hope for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who has support coming his way from not just his contemporaries in the film industry, but also from the powers that be. After coming to Sanjay Dutt's defence strongly on Tuesday, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister PR Dasmunsi on...
  • Hope floats for Dutt, Dasmunsi backs legal appeal August 1, 2007

    New Delhi: Hope floated for Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt late on Tuesday after Union Information and Broadcasting Minister PR Dasmunsi came to his defence and said all efforts should be made to enable the actor get 'relief' from the highest judiciary. Dasmunsi expressed 'deep shock and surprise' over the conviction of...
  • Shekhawat ji, quit for women's sake: Dasmunsi June 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The battleground is ready and the main candidates are in the fray. But the run-up to Presidential Polls 2007 has also seen much political lobbying and mudslinging. Now with the numbers in the race stacked firmly in favour of the UPA-Left candidate Pratibha Patil, the Centre is making...