Madan Mitra

  • TMC leader Madan Mitra denies existence of third Front 14-04-2014 11:04 PM

    Denying the existence of a third front, senior TMC leader and West Bengal minister Madan Mitra on Monday said a non-BJP and non-Congress prime minister will be selected only after the polls. "There is no third front like alliance in this election. A non-BJP and non-Congress Prime Minister will be...
  • Let Sourav Ganguly take over as BCCI president: West Bengal Minister 27-03-2014 04:42 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be the 'best person' to take over as the BCCI president following the Supreme Court's observation on the Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing scandal, West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra said on Thursday. "Let Sourav Ganguly take over the reigns at the...
  • Kolkata: Helpline number setup to register harassment cases by auto drivers 24-01-2014 08:33 PM

    To rein in rouge auto-rickshaw drivers in the city and stop them from overcharging the passengers, the West Bengal government on Friday decided to take stern steps and press non-bailable charges against them. The government has decided to set up a helpline for the passengers to register their complaints against...
  • WB: Transport department to start helicopter service 27-12-2013 06:28 PM

    West Bengal transport department is all set to start helicopter services from Kolkata to Gangasagar and other parts of the state, transport minister Madan Mitra said on Friday. "We are starting helicopter services to Gangasagar, Durgapur, Shantiniketan and Malda and Balurghat. This initiative has been taken for quick transport links...
  • Kolkata: Ban on cycling creates confusion among people 18-12-2013 05:22 PM

    Cyclists in Kolkata are confused whether cycling is allowed on major roads as the West Bengal government has not ratified the order banning it. The Kolkata Police had issued a notification on May 28 under the West Bengal Traffic Regulation Act, 1965, barring bicycles from 174 roads, a blanket ban...
  • Suspended Trinamool MP blames Bengal minister for Saradha chief's rise 30-10-2013 07:45 AM

    Kolkata: Accused of being involved in the Saradha scam and subjected to multiple grilling by the investigating agencies, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday named a West Bengal minister for the meteoric rise of scam kingpin Sudipta Sen. "(Transport Minister) Madan Mitra will be able to give better...
  • WB: Two-day bus strike withdrawn after failed response 19-09-2013 04:55 PM

    The two-day bus strike across West Bengal, which failed to evoke much response on Thursday, was withdrawn by the sponsors this afternoon following "assurance" of a possible fare hike from the state transport minister. "We have decided to lift the 48-hour bus strike from 4 PM and resume normal services...
  • Bengal bus strike to begin today, minister warns of strong action 19-09-2013 07:38 AM

    As the bus operators remained firm on their two-day strike across West Bengal from Thursday, state transport minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday warned of strong action in case there was any law and order problem. The minister accused the striking bus operators of working in close concert with the CPI(M),...
  • Bus, minibus operators in Kolkata defer strike by two weeks 17-08-2013 05:56 PM

    Bus and minibus operators on Saturday deferred a 48-hour strike call from August 19 by two weeks after assurance from the West Bengal government to look into the matter of a fare hike, bus operators said. "We have decided to defer the bus and minibus strike by two weeks. The...
  • West Bengal bus operators issue ultimatum demanding fare hike 06-08-2013 02:53 AM

    One of the major operators' bodies of state, the Joint Council of Bus Syndicates, on Monday issued an ultimatum to the West Bengal Government demanding a positive decision on bus fare hike within August 9. "We are now fighting for our survival in the trade. We urged the government to...
  • Mamata allegedly says EC will hide behind a veil after panchayat polls 08-07-2013 12:30 PM

    Kolkata: With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her minister Madan Mitra launching verbal attacks on the state Election Commission, the statutory body on Sunday sought video recordings of their statements. "Let me first hear what is there. We have sought the recording. Decision will be taken after reviewing...
  • Chit fund scam: WB Minister denies any link with Sudipta Sen 27-04-2013 06:58 PM

    Transport minister and senior TMC leader Madan Mitra said that he was never the president of any employees association of the Saradha Group. ...
  • Now, Pinki Pramanik faces land scam charge 12-07-2012 07:44 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday alleged that gold medal winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was involved in a land scam as she had illegally sold a plot leased to her by the state government free of cost. But the former athlete denied any wrongdoing. "The land was...
  • Anti-Mamata toons: WB minister defends arrest 13-04-2012 04:36 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Sports and Transports Minister Madan Mitra on Friday defended the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor and his neighbour for allegedly spreading "anti-Mamata Banerjee" cartoons on the Internet. "Those who call themselves professors, if they do such ugly things, will never be forgiven. People of Bengal will...
  • Mamata asks AAI to commission new terminal by June 10-04-2012 12:52 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to commission the new International Terminal of the NSC Bose International Airport here by June to boost the state's development programmes. Banerjee said this after an unscheduled visit to the under construction terminal building...
  • First in decades: WB ministers plunge into pujas 01-10-2011 11:39 AM

    Kolkata: For the first time in three-and-a-half decades, West Bengal's ministers have openly joined in organising Durga Puja celebrations, shedding the political diffidence of the previous leftist government, some of whose members were avowed atheists. Puja organising committees are witnessing the ministerial presence in a big way, with many legislators...
  • Didi's new mantra: report card for WB ministers 03-06-2011 08:45 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has trumped corporate India it seems. If India Inc rates itself through quarterly statements, Didi has decided she will settle for nothing less than a monthly report card from her own ministers. At the end of every month each minister will be assessed,...
  • West Bengal: New CM, new work culture 22-05-2011 06:49 AM

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee was on foot again to the Writers' Buildings - and this time she caused a flutter by turning up for work on a Saturday - something the staff at the state secretariat are not used to. Apart from holding meetings with her ministers, Banerjee utilised the day...