MAMATA BANERJEE

  • Kolkata: Columnist attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a newspaper columnist and the headmaster of a madrassa was attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners. The attack took place on March 26. Masum Akhtar said that the provocation for the attack seems to be a class he addressed on Islam earlier this month....
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee 4 days ago

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes to Twitter to congratulate the 62nd National Film Award winners 1 week ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday congratulated the 62nd National Film Award winners from her state and other parts of India. "Congratulations to all the winners of 62nd #NationalFilmAwards. So many talented artistes across India and Bengal. Congratulations to all," Banerjee tweeted. The Best Direction award went to Bengali...
  • When in trouble, dial Supreme Court March 24, 2015

    Once again it's the Supreme Court to the rescue. The highest court in the land has struck down the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act thereby rendering a huge boost to free speech online. Here's what the section says: "Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or...
  • Burdwan blast accused remanded to ten days NIA custody March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Burdwan blast accused Abdul Wahab Momin, who was arrested on Saturday from the city, was on Sunday remanded in ten days NIA custody. Chief Judge of City Sessions Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded Momin to 10 days of NIA custody after he was produced in court. Counsel for NIA Shyamal Ghosh...
  • West Bengal government hands over nun rape case to CBI March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Five days after a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Tweeting over the incident, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the move is after taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration. Earlier in the...
  • West Bengal: NHRC takes suo motu cognisance of nun's rape in Nadia March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: It has been five days since a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, yet no arrests have been made in the case. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the case and has issued a notice to the West Bengal government. Meanwhile...
  • BJP seeks CBI probe into Bengal nun rape case March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal and said that the Mamata Banerjee government cannot hide its "guilt" of being unable yet to arrest any of the accused by blaming the matter on the saffron outfit and giving...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor March 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • West Bengal: Two days on, no arrest in nun gangrape case, enraged locals block Mamata's convoy March 16, 2015

    Ranaghat/Kolkata: With no arrests made even after two days of the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at Ranaghat, protests erupted at several places with some demonstrators blocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy for nearly an hour when she went to meet the victim. Two more persons were detained on Monday to...
  • News 360: Middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam spent crores on travel of IAF officials March 16, 2015

    Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. ...
  • Kolkata comes together in solidarity with gangraped nun March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Their faces reflected the pain and agony but the steely resolve to get culprits punished was radiant all across as people from all walks of life, cutting across religion and creed, assembled in Park Street here and held a candlelight vigil to denounce the gang-rape of a nun in...
  • Nadia: Mamata Banerjee faces angry protests over nun gang rape March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Angry over the police's failure to arrest any of the dacoits who gangraped a nun in West Bengal's Nadia district, scores of locals on Monday stopped visiting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy and staged a demonstration seeking action. The nun at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School in...
  • Nun gangrape case: Mamata reaches Nadia, says strongest action will be taken March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reached Ranaghat to take the stock of developments after a 70-year-old nun on Saturday. With police yet to arrest those behind the alleged gangrape at a convent in Nadia, West Bengal CM said "strongest action" will be taken against them. "No...
  • West Bengal: 8 detained in nun gangrape incident March 15, 2015

    Krishnagar: Eight persons were detained in connection with the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun in a convent school, as a a high official of a Roman Catholic congregation, Religious of Jesus and Mary, arrived on Sunday to inquire into the incident. The official, who preferred to be known only as...
  • Alleged gangrape of nun in WB takes political turn, state minister blames religious groups March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: The gangrape of a nun in Nadia district has taken a political turn with West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim making a controversial statement on it and alleging that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's "ghar vapsi" campaign is responsible for the incident. Accusing the VHP for raising communal tensions, he said, "This...
  • West Bengal: Nun 'gangraped' by robbers, government orders CID probe March 14, 2015

    Nadia: A septuagenarian nun was allegedly gangraped by robbers in Nadia district on Saturday morning triggering blockade of road and rail tracks as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a CID probe into the incident. According to authorities of the local convent school in Ranaghat sub-division, the gang broke into...
  • Mamata will make a mistake if she tries to advance the West Bengal polls: Mukul Roy March 10, 2015

    In an interview to CNN IBN, Mukul Roy said that he felt TMC should not have opposed the President's statement in the Parliament. He said it is against the convention and hurts the prestige of both the Parliament and the President. "I voted in favour of the party because...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media March 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him to...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy March 9, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata meets PM Modi, demands relief from paying of interest on debts March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. During the meeting, Banerjee raised the debt problem that the state was facing and said most of them were a result of the actions...
  • Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, discussion likely on Land Bill, debt waiver package for Bengal March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss debt waiver package and the controversial Land Bill. "I shall meet the PM to secure our rights. I am not going to Delhi seeking alms. The state should get...
  • Mamata Banerjee to meet PM on Monday, seek debt waiver March 8, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to seek an interest waiver on the repayment of huge debt. "I shall meet the PM tomorrow to secure our rights. I am not going to Delhi seeking alms. The state should get its rights,"...
  • Mukul Roy loyalist backs TMC leadership March 6, 2015

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress MLA, close to out-of-favour senior party leader Mukul Roy, on Friday backed the party leadership amid a deepening divide between Roy and party supremo Mamata Banerje, saying "if there are small stones in rice, they should be separated". "There can be two or four small stones in...
  • Financial package to Bengal a bunkum: Mamata Banerjee March 2, 2015

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, on Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans. Close on the heels of Union...
  • A new beginning for Trinamool Congress, says Mukul Roy March 1, 2015

    Kolkata: A day after he was removed from the post of all India general secretary of Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy on Sunday said leaders who replaced him in different positions "are more competent than him", but time would tell if the decision was correct. Stressing that he very much remained an...
  • West Bengal faces possible own-tax revenue shortfall February 27, 2015

    Kolkata: The West Bengal budget for 2015-16, presented on Friday in the Assembly by state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, has showed a revised own-tax collection of Rs 40,062 crore for 2014-15 against the budgeted estimate of Rs 45,413 crore. Tax revenues are composed of states' own-tax revenues and share in central...
  • Rift within TMC deepens, party general secretary Mukul Roy likely to be removed February 27, 2015

    Kolkata: The rift within the Trinamool Congress (TMC) seems to be deepening. According to sources, former close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy could be removed at a working committee meeting on Saturday. The TMC's working committee will be meeting on Saturday where a...
  • Mamata hits out at media over her aide's arrest, says 'I should have arrested you' February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lashed out at the media on being asked about the arrest of her close aide Shibaji Panja. "I should have arrested you, be glad you are not in jail. Why ask me about the arrest, I condemn your attitude," she retorted. Businessman...