Mukul Roy

  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee 18-04-2014 04:34 PM

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was...
  • LS polls: CEC in Kolkata to look into election preparations 05-04-2014 10:33 PM

    Kolkata: In the wake of allegations of biasness made by opposition parties against state CEO Sunil Gupta, the full bench of Election Commission led by CEC VS Sampath is in the city to examine the poll preparedness of the state. Sampath along with other officials today had a meeting with...
  • Anna-Mamata bonhomie irks CPI(M) 14-02-2014 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: A day after TMC leader Mukul Roy met social activist Anna Hazare and added further fuel to speculations of a brewing bonhomie between the latter and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed surprise over the growing closeness between the two. CPI(M) leader Mohammed...
  • TMC denies Modi wave, evades question on alliance with Cong 29-01-2014 07:27 AM

    Kolkata: Stating that his party doesn't agree with the so called wave in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Tuesday didn't dismiss the possibility of an alliance with the Congress, and said "you can't rule out anything in politics". "I don't agree...
  • Kolkata gangrape victim's funeral held amid political turmoil 01-01-2014 09:23 PM

    Kolkata: The funeral of the 16-year-old gangrape victim who succumbed to her injuries took place on Wednesday evening in Kolkata amid much political protests. The victim had died yesterday, after almost a week of setting herself ablaze. The gangrape and subsequent death of the victim had enraged public in the...
  • Mukul Roy sanctions 10 lakh from MPLAD to Christ Church school 21-09-2013 12:59 PM

    Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy sanctioned Rs 10 lakh on Saturday from MPLAD fund for the renovation of Christ Church School at Dum Dum which was vandalised recently allegedly by some guardians and 'outsiders' following the death of a student. "I have sanctioned the money which would be...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks External Affair Ministry's help in bringing home back Sushmita Banerjee's body 07-09-2013 03:47 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken an initiative to bring back the body of slain author Sushmita Banerjee to Kolkata from Afghanistan. State government officials have already in touch with External Affairs Ministry on her instruction in this regard, Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy told PTI. Roy...
  • Most chit funds came up during CPI(M) rule: Roy 12-05-2013 12:40 AM

    Chakdah: Seeking to turn the tables on the Marxists for demanding CBI probe in the chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Saturday night alleged that most of the chit funds came up during the Left front regime. "If the investigations start now, many CPI(M) leaders may come...
  • New Bill on chit funds by WB govt sparks off debate 28-04-2013 10:44 AM

    Kolkata: With the Mamata Banerjee regime readying to crack the whip on the chit funds by bringing a new Bill, a debate has begun whether it will stand up to judicial scrutiny as the government has apparently decided to implement the law with retrospective effect. The West Bengal Protection of...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukul Roy threatens to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders 21-04-2013 09:14 PM

    Kolkata: Threatening to file defamation suit against CPI(M) leaders for alleging that he had received crores from absconding Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen, TMC general secretary Mukul Roy on Sunday said the government will take steps to book the accused and protect investors' interest. "These are baseless allegations. I will...
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister 29-10-2012 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: In the first major hint of a change, new Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that a hike in fares was a possibility. "Passenger fares can be hiked if needed. Primary concern is safety," Bansal said at a press conference. Bansal, the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, was made...
  • How dictators run the government in a democracy

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If you think a week is a long time in politics, just forget it. In India, it can take just a few hours for a...

  • Comment: when ministerial whim passes off as policy

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Mukul Roy, the new railway minister, is a very quick learner. Within a day of taking over, he has decided that the Railways do not...

  • FTN: New Railway Minister sworn in: will Railways go the Air India way?

    Mukul Roy sworn in as the new Railway Minister after a row over the Railway Budget presented by Dinesh Trivedi. What lies ahead for the...
  • Trinamool rules out compromise on Lokpal Bill 01-01-2012 08:03 PM

    Kolkata: Hardening its stand on the Lokpal Bill, UPA ally Trinamool Congress on Sunday ruled out any compromise on the Lokayukta provision and said the government should have faced voting in the Rajya Sabha. "Trinamool Congress is not going to compromise on the federal structure of the Constitution and amendments...
  • TMC against Lokpal Bill in present form: Mukul Roy 29-12-2011 07:41 AM

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) also made it clear that it will not support any 'tampering' with the federal structure. ...
  • Urgent need to curb price rise: NCP, TMC to Govt 20-11-2011 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Pressure seems to be building on the UPA government from it allies like the NCP and Trinamool Congress to check the rising prices. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that there was an urgent need to curb price rise. "There is an urgent need to check rising prices. The...
  • Maoists planning to target Mamata: Sources 18-11-2011 01:37 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is on the hit-list, according to state intelligence inputs. Maoists are also planning to target other Trinamool Congress leaders including Shubhendu Adhikary and Union Minister of State, Shipping, Mukul Roy. The Intelligence Bureau has received inputs regarding plans by the Maoists to attack...
  • Not consulted on petrol price hike, fumes TMC 16-09-2011 08:46 AM

    Kolkata: Protesting against Thursday's hike in petrol prices, United Progressive Alliance partner Trinamool Congress alleged it was kept in the dark about the decision. Trinamool General Secretary and Union Minister of State for Shipping Mukul Roy called up Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to express the party's annoyance over the matter....
  • Trinamool eyes alliance with Cong in Tripura 23-07-2011 06:48 PM

    Kolkata: After the tieup with Congress led to the rout of the Left Front in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress is ready to ally with the party in Tripura to oust the LF from its only bastion in the country. "We have an alliance with Congress in West Bengal and sucessfuly...
  • Full list of Manmohan's new ministers 12-07-2011 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister has written to the President recommending that the following may be appointed as members of the Union Council of Ministers and has requested that the oath of office and secrecy be administered at 5.00pm on Tuesday. The Prime Minister has recommended the following portfolios: Cabinet...
  • Kalka Mail accident: Rahul meets the injured 12-07-2011 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the political blame game continues on Sunday's Kalka Mail accident, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visited the Kanpur Civil Hospital on Tuesday. He met the injured undergoing treatment at the hospital. The Prime Minister and the UPA government have come under fire for allegedly neglecting the...
  • Cong downplays Roy's defiance of PM 11-07-2011 10:32 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday downplayed the issue of Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy virtually defying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by not visiting the train accident site in Assam as directed by him, saying that the MoS had simply said he was far away from the spot. Singh,...