Mamata Banerjee

  • Jadavpur University: Governor seeks report, Mamata Banerjee says effort to defame state 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Thursday asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without making any reference, said "now a small incident is being blown out of...
  • Mountains being made of molehills to discredit Bengal: Mamata 2 days ago

    Kolkata: In the wake of a raging controversy over the alleged violent police crackdown on agitating Jadavpur University students, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said "mountains are being made of molehills" to discredit her government. Many students of the university were hospitalised after police allegedly beat them up early...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy 4 days ago

    Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that 'Modi magic' has gone pale in the 100 days of BJP-led NDA being in power at the Centre and asserted that people have reposed their faith in Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy said, "Central government trying to malign Mamata...
  • Politics won't hamper development works in West Bengal, says Nitin Gadkari 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state. Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said that he would work towards resolving...
  • J&K floods: West Bengal government sending drinking water pouches 1 week ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal government is sending drinking water pouches to flood-ravaged areas of Jammu and Kashmir as immediate relief, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said. "A large section of my brothers and sisters in Kashmir are extremely distressed due to massive floods. Huge number of tourists from different places are...
  • West Bengal: BJP, CPM, Congress spreading canards against TMC, says Partha Chatterjee 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Accusing opposition BJP, CPI(M), and Congress of spreading canards against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal, TMC leader and state minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday accused BJP of trying to influence the polls. "Just like when Congress was in power they had tried to influence the polls, the...
  • Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia 1 week ago

    Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states. Some are also...
  • Not acche din, but weeping times have come for India: Mamata Banerjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "acche din" slogan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said "weeping time" has come for people as resources of the country are being sold to foreign powers in the name of FDI by the BJP-led government at the Centre. "Before coming to power, there...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh blaming TMC to save himself, says Mamata Banerjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied any link of the Trinamool Congress to the Saradha chit fund scam even as party MP Kunal Ghosh has dragged state minister Partha Chatterjee into the scandal. The Chief Minsiter said that Kunal Ghosh is saying whatever he wants to in order...
  • Saradha scam: TMC seeks to dismiss allegations September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Thursday sought to dismiss allegations by opposition parties that many of its leaders were involved in Saradha ponzi scam and claimed that it was a ploy by them to keep the main culprits behind the curtains. "Opposition parties are trying to forge together and are making wild allegations...
  • West Bengal: BJP demands CM Mamata Banerjee's resignation September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding resignation of Mamata Banerjee as Chief Minister of West bengal in view of the CBI's questioning of her party MPs in the Saradha scam, the BJP on Thursday said that it would submit a memorandum to the state Governor asking her to step down on moral ground. "We will...
  • BJP, Trinamool Congress workers clash in poll-bound Chowringhee in Kolkata; 12 injured September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Twelve people were injured after a clash broke out between supporters of BJP and Trinamool Congress in poll-bound Chowringhee assembly Constituency on the last day of campaign on Thursday. Police said the supporters of both parties attacked each other with sticks and indulged in brick-batting, following which police reinforcements were...
  • Women TMC supporters protest accusing CBI of defaming Mamata Banerjee and the party September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Droves of women Trinamool Congress workers on Thursday staged a sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office at CGO complex to protest the "motivated nature of investigation" into the multi-crore Saradha scam conducted by the agency. Led by state Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, the supporters squatted in front of the...
  • Saradha scam: Pressure builds on TMC, party leaders feel the heat September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Just a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation made its first arrest of a Trinamool Congress leader in the Saradha scam, the agency grilled another party leader, Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose. Pressure is now building on the TMC in the chit fund scam case where even West...
  • 'CBI-BJP nexus' to malign TMC, Mamata: TMC September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday alleged that there was a 'nexus' between BJP and CBI to malign the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Assembly by-polls in the state. "There is a nexus and a conspiracy which is going on to malign Trinamool Congress and our party supremo...
  • Saradha scam: TMC tries hard to safeguard Mamata's 'honest' image ahead of Assembly polls September 9, 2014

    Kolkata: With the by-polls for the Chowringhee and Dakshin Barasat Assembly seats round the corner, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is under vicious political attack from its opponents because of its alleged involvement in the Saradha scam. With TMC chief Mamata Banerjee's name getting dragged into the controversy, the party is...
  • Mamata transformed from 'daughter of revolution' to 'queen of corruption': BJP September 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "patronising corruption", Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Saradha scam would prove to be the Waterloo for the Trinamool Congress in days to come. "We had immense respect for Mamata Banerjee and her fight...
  • BJP will get snubbed in Bengal: Trinamool Congress September 8, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Monday said that the BJP's growing interest in West Bengal would be snubbed by the people of the state. "Before the last Lok Sabha polls the BJP had spent crores through advertisements to get votes. But in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress under Mamata Banerjee secured...
  • Associates of Mamata Banerjee involved in Saradha scam, alleges Amit Shah September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the Saradha Ponzi scam, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday alleged associates of Banerjee are involved in the scam and steps will be taken to put them behind bars. "You (Mamata) are not protesting against duping of 17 lakh investors...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh accuses Mamata of benefitting the most, asks court to grill them together September 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Saturday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of having benefitted the most in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund case. Ghosh, while making his submission before a special CBI court in Kolkata, appealed to the judge, Arvind Mishra, that he should be questioned...
  • Amit Shah on 2-day visit to West Bengal; to chalk out plan for BJP expansion September 6, 2014

    New Delhi/Kolkata: Buoyed by its vote swell in West Bengal in Lok Sabha polls, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday embarked on a two-day visit to the state in his bid to strengthen the party base and consolidate the gains to project it as an alternative to Left and Trinamool...
  • WB: Woman held for faking CM Mamata Banerjee's voice to demand money from 2 TMC leaders September 6, 2014

    Barasat: A woman has been arrested for impersonating West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone in North 24-Parganas district. Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) Barrackpore Commisionerate C Sudhakar said Ananya Biswas, a resident of Khardah, was arrested two days ago on a charge of faking Banerjee's voice demanding cash from...
  • Mamata Banerjee targets media again September 5, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that a section of the media was running a negative campaign about the education system and other areas in the state even though her government had ushered in a "lot of improvement" in the last three years. "A section of the media...
  • No special favour shown to Saradha arm: IRCTC September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid a raging controversy over its reported tie-up with an arm of the Saradha Group, now under CBI probe in connection with the multi crore rupee chit fund scam, the IRCTC on Thursday said the company was empanelled as a sales agent but claimed no "special favour or privilege"...
  • Congress demands Mamata's resignation over Saradha scam September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The Congress on Thursday demanded the resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the Saradha scam, referring to allegations that the group was favoured in getting a contract from the IRCTC in 2010. "I demand that the chief minister, who claims to be a symbol of honesty and...
  • Mamata's statement confirms our rise in Bengal: BJP August 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Left parties are not "untouchable" for her, BJP on Saturday said her views corroborated the saffron surge in the state. "She has admitted and her statement endorses the fact that BJP is rising in Bengal. Actually, she is...
  • Malaysia expresses interest to invest in West Bengal August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Malaysia on Friday expressed keen interest for investing in West Bengal under various sectors to strengthen its bilateral ties with India. After meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a 10-member high-level official delegation led by Malaysian High Commissioner to India Datuk Naimun Ashakli Bin Mohammad told reporters that their...
  • Modi government believes in selling out nation: Mamata August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing Narendra Modi government of trying to sell out the nation to foreign powers by allowing FDI in various sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said any global economic downturn in future would have severe implications on the Indian economy. "My priority lies with the masses and...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • West Bengal to set up Eco-Tourism Board August 25, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to set up an Eco-Tourism Board to project the state as a major tourist destination. State Tourism Minister Bratya Basu said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed the Tourism Department to go ahead with the setting up the board. Accordingly, a task...