Nandigram

  • Kolkata: Nandigram sculptors bury a turbulent past to work devotedly to create Durga idols 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Durga Pujo is not just about festivities, it can be a great leveler too. A group of sculptors from Nandigram have buried their violent past are now working shoulder to shoulder for the sake of art. Five years ago, Ashok Bera had weapons in his hands. He was out to...
  • 2007 Nandigram firing: CBI yet to get sanction to prosecute policemen December 29, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Government, which cashed in on the Nandigram protests in state politics, has not yet given CBI the sanction to prosecute five police officers involved in the 2007 police firing which killed 14 villagers. The agency has now filed charge sheets without giving alleged role of these five...
  • Nandigram case: ExCPM MP Lakshman Seth gets bail July 13, 2012

    Kolkata: Former CPM MP Lakshman Seth, arrested for alleged involvement in the disappearance of six persons in Nandigram in 2007, was on Friday granted bail by the Calcutta High Court after remaining in custody for 118 days. A division bench comprising justices Ashim Kumar Roy and Tafiq Uddin granted bail to...
  • Return our land: Singur farmers to Mamata May 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Meet Nityananda Das, one of Singur's "unwilling farmer" who lost his land to Tata Motors. His family was allegedly tortured by the police and CPM cadres for refusing to accept the Left Front Government's compensation package. Despite a change of political guard, Nityananda Das and 2000 other Singur farmers...
  • Former CPIM MP arrested in Nandigram case March 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates were arrested in Mumbai Saturday in connection with the violent incidents in Nandigram of West Bengal's East Midnapore district in 2007, the police said. "Seth and two other CPIM leaders Ashok Guriya and Amiya...
  • Mamata to skip Akhilesh, Badal's swearingin March 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has decided to send her representatives for the swearingin ceremonies of Parkash Singh Badal and Akhilesh Yadav in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, giving a huge relief to the UPA. Bengal Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh would go to Punjab, while Union Minister of State for Tourism...
  • WB withdraws Nandigram firing probe petition February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major setback to West Bengal's Nandigram violence victims, the state government on Friday withdrew its petition from the Supreme Court ordering an investigation into the 2007 firing incident. This, in effect, quashes any probe into those accused in the case, which included several highranking officers of...
  • Dholakia's next to have reference to Nandigram May 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Director Rahul Dholakia, who is known for his sociopolitical thrillers Parzania (2005) and Lamhaa: The Untold Story of Kashmir (2010) is now set to write a courtroom drama Kanoon, which has a close reference to the 2007 Nandigram massacre related to land takeover in West Bengal. "It has a close...
  • Naxals welcome Mamata's decision on Singur land May 21, 2011

    Kolkata: The CPI (ML) on Saturday hailed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move to return 400 acres, acquired for the abandoned Tata Motors project at Singur, to the unwilling farmers, but said owners of the remaining 600 acres should also be compensated as no factory has come up there. "We...
  • Mamata's win infuses new life into Nandigram May 19, 2011

    Nandigram: After March 13, 2007, Nandigram became the epicenter of violence and death in Bengal's politics. It acted as a catalyst that finally resulted in the fall of the Left Front and the rise of Mamata Banerjee like a phoenix. Today, people are celebrating in Nandigram, not just the victory of...
  • Singur, Nandigram: Back where it all began May 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Singur and Nandigram, two nondescript rural areas of Bengal has made it to the headlines of nearly every major national and international news outlet. It has been subjects of PhD theses and policy white papers on land acquisition and growth of SEZs. Back where it all began, the...
  • CPM admits 'mistakes', says WB voted for change May 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Ousted from power in West Bengal after three decades, the CPM on Friday said Trinamool Congress has reaped the benefits of people's aspiration for "change" to inflict the "big defeat" on the party but admitted that it too has committed "mistakes". The party also said the results of West...
  • TMC rises like the phoenix in West Bengal May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress rose like a phoenix from the Singur and Nandigram movements chipping away at the hold of the Left Front to sweep into the portals of power in West Bengal after 34 years of uninterrupted Marxist rule. The land agitation in Singur and Nandigram spearheaded by the Trinamool...
  • Film made on Nandigram carnage May 3, 2011

    Nandigram: The Nandigram violence will now be a part of a film that also includes victims of rape, arson and other atrocities in Nandigram. The actors of the film are the victims of the Nandigram carnage. For 15yearold Nandigram victim Bulu Mir the wounds on his body may have...
  • WB polls 4th phase: Nandigram, Singur vote today May 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls will be held on Tuesday covering 63 constituencies in four districts Howrah, Hoogly, East Midnapore and parts of Burdwan. Troubletorn Nandigram and Singur will also vote today. Five ministers in Buddadeb's cabinet including CPM heavyweight states' industry minister Nirupam...
  • Want to make Nandigram another Haldia: Buddhadeb April 30, 2011

    Khejuri: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday said that he wanted to make Nandigram as developed as Haldia and accused the Trinamool Congress of fomenting trouble there. "We want to make Nandigram another Haldia. Haldia is a booming town now. It will continue to flourish. Thousands of people are...
  • TMC's show of strength: Mamata rally in Kolkata February 20, 2011

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress has unleashed its campaign with fiery rally in Kolkata on Sunday. A chronology of violence revisited as victims of political violence from Netai to Nandigram to Singur came together lending support to Mamata's cry for justice. They were compensated TMC gave Rs one lakh...
  • Rajarhat may be the next flashpoint in Bengal November 27, 2010

    Will Rajarhat be the next flashpoint in West Bengal like Singur and Nandigram? With the Left Front leaving no stone unturned to make investments for the companies in the hope of bringing back the jobs, it has once again soured the relationship between the Trinamool and the Congress. ...
  • 'Union Minister's kin supplied arms to Naxals' July 16, 2010

    New Delhi/Kolkata: Startling allegations have been made about the Trinamool Congress by a Maoist leader who was recently arrested in West Bengal. Madhushudan Mondal, a CPIMaoist leader, revealed during interrogation that TMC MP Subhendu Adhikari had supplied arms and ammunition to the Maoists, especially during the Nandigram agitation in 2007....
  • Naxals plan repeat of Nandigram in nuke plant site March 5, 2010

    The Naxals are planning to launch protest similar to the one witnessed in Nandigram against the government's drive to acquire land to build an atomic power plant. This has come to light after the arrest of Telugu Deepak, a prominent Naxal leader on March 2 from Kolkata. Deepak is a...
  • Miffed with politics, Bengal Guv not keen on extension August 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The standoff between West Bengal Governor Gopal Gandhi and the Left Front government has spilled over to Delhi with the Governor telling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he was not interested in an extension of his term which ends in December. In September last year the West Bengal Governor...
  • Anguished over violence, W Bengal Guv writes to CM August 8, 2009

    New Delhi: An anguished West Bengal Governor, Gopal Krishna Gandhi spoke out once during the Nandigram violence. That didn't go down well with the Buddhadeb government. Now as political killings continue, Gandhi is telling parties across the spectrum that the security of the people cannot be linked to their political...
  • Trinamool ends Khejuri police station siege June 17, 2009

    Nandigram: Trinamool Congress activists, who had overrun the Marxist stronghold of Khejuri and laid siege to the police station there for two days, on Tuesday lifted the blockade but said they would search houses of CPI(M) leaders to unearth arms. The party, which had only allowed food and water to be...
  • Bengal's Khejuri on boil again, CPIM office torched June 14, 2009

    Kolkata: West Bengal's troublespot Khejuri saw more violence on Saturday as opposition Trinamool Congress activists torched an office of the state's ruling communists and began a "social boycott" of the police by snapping the electricity and telephone connections of the police station. Protesting against the jail remand for their partymen...
  • CPIM offices torched, Trinamool holds sway in Khejuri June 11, 2009

    Nandigram (West Bengal): The turf war between supporters of ruling CPIM and opposition Trinamool Congress continued in and around Khejuri near here for the fourth day on Thursday as offices of the Left party were allegedly ransacked and set ablaze at several places, police said. Tension had been brewing in Khejuri,...
  • Mamata game to talk to Tatas on Nano, if they want to May 19, 2009

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is game to talk to the Tatas if they want to speak to her on setting up the Nano plant in Singur, but said the auto major will have to return 400 acres of land acquired from farmers for the project. "If the Tatas...
  • 9 dead in Bengal postpoll clashes May 9, 2009

    Kolkata: Nine people, including a toddler and a teenager, were killed and several wounded as Left activists fought pitched battles with opposition supporters using bombs, firearms and sharp weapons in several districts of West Bengal in spiralling postpoll violence. The fighting erupted after Thursday's polling between activists of the ruling...
  • Nandigram shames Delhi, polls 88 pc in Ph 4 May 8, 2009

    The violenceridden region voted the maximum across India in phase 4. ...
  • Two injured in poll violence in Nandigram May 7, 2009

    Nandigram (West Bengal): Two people were seriously injured in West Bengal's volatile Nandigram area when activists of the ruling Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) and the Opposition Trinamool Congress clashed in at least two places during the second phase of polling in the state on Thursday. Two people were injured when...
  • No polling booths inside Bengal's Lalgarh April 25, 2009

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government is desperate to prevent a repeat of Nandigram. The Maoist bastion of Lalgarh will not have an election booth inside the territory under the control of the tribals. Like Nandigram, the tribals have set up a noentry zone (for the police) and the Election Commission has...