SFI

  • Bengal rights panel asks Mamata govt to pay dead SFI leader's family Rs 10 lakh 26-08-2013 07:08 PM

    In a major embarrassment for West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime, the state right panel on Monday recommended Rs.10 lakh compensation for the custodial death of SFI leader Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata in April. A full bench of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which met during the day, pointed at...
  • Kerala: Police lathicharge student activists 31-05-2013 06:50 PM

    Kozhikode: The police on Friday resorted to lathicharge and fired teargas shells after some student organisations, which took out a protest march in Kozhikode alleging leak of exam question papers, threw stones at them, police sources said. The student activists, including those from SFI and AISF, had taken out a...
  • WB: SFI activist's father seeks CBI probe into his death 30-04-2013 07:21 PM

    Kolkata: The father of SFI leader Sudipto Gupta on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court seeking a CBI probe into the death of his son, saying that a fair investigation was not possible by any state agency. The petition by Pranab Kumar Gupta also appealed that the investigation into the...
  • Mamata heckling incident: All 6 SFI activists granted bail 22-04-2013 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: All the six activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI), who were arrested on Monday for allegedly heckling West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission office in Delhi earlier in April, have been granted bail on Rs 5000...
  • Mamata, Amit Mitra heckling incident: SFI General Secy, 5 others arrested 22-04-2013 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday arrested the General Secretary of Students Federation of India (SFI) and five others in connection with the heckling incident during which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra were attacked by suspected SFI activists in Delhi as they...
  • West Bengal: Medical team examines Mamata Banerjee 19-04-2013 08:20 PM

    Kolkata: A medical team from the private clinic, where she was treated recently, on Friday examined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her Writers' Buildings office for an hour and advised her complete rest. "Since she is busy in her office, we could not contact her and so we...
  • FTN: Does the attack on Presidency University show that no institution is safe in today's Bengal? 18-04-2013 11:37 PM

    The culture of political violence in Bengal is not even sparing holy grounds such as Presidency College (now University) which were till now protected from acts of violence and hooliganism. ...
  • SFI apologises for heckling Mamata Banerjee, Amit Mitra 17-04-2013 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Students Federation of India (SFI) on Wednesday apologised for the attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra in New Delhi earlier this month. The duo were heckled by SFI activists as they made their way to the Planning Commission building in...
  • WB: Arrested Left student leader chained to bed in govt hospital 16-04-2013 11:23 PM

    Kolkata/Siliguri: Stoking controversy, a leader of CPI(M) student wing who was arrested after a clash with ruling Trinamool Congress activists, has been chained to his bed at a state-run hospital in judicial custody. The first year student, Santosh Sahani, of SFI was arrested on April 10 after a clash between...
  • Mamata heckled: WB govt delegation to take up matter with Centre 16-04-2013 10:51 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government team would soon visit Delhi to take up with the Centre the issue of attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra during a protest in the national capital. "A ministerial-level delegation from the state will soon leave here for Delhi after...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee promises to learn from mistakes 15-04-2013 04:54 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government might have committed '2 or 3' mistakes in the past two years, but would learn from them in the New Year. "In the last 2 years, there have been hundreds of examples of development in Bengal. We...
  • Mamata Banerjee discharged from Kolkata clinic 13-04-2013 08:45 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, undergoing medical treatment for the last three days, was today discharged from the Belle Vue Clinic after agreeing to advice by doctors to take rest. "The chief minister was insisting on returning home since morning and her doctors decided to discharge her with...
  • I failed you as a Governor: Narayanan at Presidency College 12-04-2013 09:27 PM

    Kolkata: Two days after Presidency University was vandalised by alleged Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan addressed students at the campus and started by apologising for the incident. Meanwhile, five people, including Shubhojeet Burman, whose mother has admitted he is a Trinamool student wing member, have been...
  • Mamata calls up Presidency VC, says she is devastated 12-04-2013 08:03 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday rang up Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Malabika Sarkar and said she was devastated by the vandalism at the Baker Laboratory on April 10. "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called me up. She said that she was devastated by the incident as Presidency University...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's condition improving 12-04-2013 05:53 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's condition was improving with relief from pain and slight improvement in blood pressure, a medical bulletin said on Friday. Her pulse rate continued to be low and she was examined by cardiologist SK Biswas at the premiere Belle Vue clinic, where she was...
  • Presidency University ransack: 4 jailed, 1 gets bail 12-04-2013 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: One of the five persons arrested in connection with the Presidency University ransack case has got bail while the rest have been sent to judicial custody till April 26. The five arrested included Shubhojeet Burman and Jayanta Haldar. The mother of the former has admitted that he is...
  • 'Invisible Cong hand' behind heckling of Mamata: TMC leader 12-04-2013 12:47 AM

    Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee on Thursday hinted at an 'invisible' Congress hand behind the heckling of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and manhandling of Finance Minister Amit Mitra in Delhi on April 9. "It should be looked into if an invisible hand of Congress worked behind...
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  • West Bengal politics spills over to its college campuses 11-04-2013 11:28 PM

    A day after the attack on Presidency University by alleged Trinamool Congress supporters, students and the faculty marched in protest in Kolkata. ...
  • Presidency University violence: Campuses caught in crossfire between TMC, CPM? 11-04-2013 11:20 PM

    The staff and students of Presidency University in Kolkata on Thursday submitted a memorandum to West Bengal Governor over the attack on their campus a day ago by suspected Trinamool Congress youth wing workers. ...
  • West Bengal: 'Presidency spirit' bounces back

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  • Author Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata 11-04-2013 09:30 PM

    Kolkata: Noted writer Mahasweta Devi on Thursday condemned the heckling of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra, saying those who practise such "indecent politics" are alienated from the people. Describing the incident as "extremely unfortunate", the Magsaysay award winner said that this should not have...
  • WB Governor must explain his remarks on SFI protests: Yechury 11-04-2013 08:17 PM

    CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat wrote a letter to the President against the Governor's statement condemning alleged violence by Left parties and seeking an apology for the attack that took place in the capital. ...
  • Mamata's condition stable, advised total rest 11-04-2013 05:43 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was hospitalised after complaints of breathing problem and palpitation, has been advised total rest by doctors who described her condition on Thursday as stable. Doctors at the premier Belle Vue clinic, where Banerjee is undergoing treatment, said she had pain in her...
  • Full text: Karat's letter to President against WB Governor 11-04-2013 05:39 PM

    Kolkata: CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat on Thursday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee objecting to the comments by West Bengal Governor condemning the suspected SFI attack on Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Amit Mitra and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Governor MK Narayanan had issued a statement on Wednesday saying that the...
  • TMC leader present at Presidency University during attack, reveals TV footage 11-04-2013 05:37 PM

    A local Trinamool Congress councillor was a part of the mob that went berserk and rampaged Presidency University in Kolkata on Wednesday, a new picture has revealed. ...
  • SFI protests: Karat objects to WB Governor's comments 11-04-2013 05:21 PM

    Kolkata: CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat on Thursday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee objecting to the comments by West Bengal Governor condemning the suspected SFI attack on Trinamool Congress leader Amit Mitra and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Governor MK Narayanan had issued a statement on Wednesday saying that the Left...
  • SFI protests: Mamata Banerjee's condition stable, say doctors 11-04-2013 11:05 AM

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was admitted to a private clinic here with complaints of breathing problem and palpitation, was resting and her condition was stable, doctors attending to her said on Thursday. "Chief Minister is stable and she is now resting in our clinic under the observation of...
  • 1,000 Left Front offices vandalised in Bengal: Biman Bose 11-04-2013 01:27 AM

    Kolkata: Condemning the heckling of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra by the SFI in Delhi, West Bengal's Left Front on Wednesday said that around 1,000 offices of left parties have been vandalised in retaliatory strikes in the state. "Everybody has the right to protest in a...
  • Kolkata: Will Mamata be able to control the rampaging TMC workers? 10-04-2013 11:26 PM

    The historic Presidency University attacked, hundreds of CPM party offices ransacked and some even torched by TMC workers, just hours after their party chief Mamata Banerjee and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra were heckled in Delhi, West Bengal has seen some very uneasy hours. ...