Singur

  • Ratan Tata hits back at Amit Mitra, asks him to show industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. "My comments yesterday referred to my drive...
  • Shifting Nano car plant from Singur gave us a high negative cost: Ratan Tata August 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata on Wednesday said shifting the Nano car plant from Singur in West Bengal was a prudent move in hindsight but gave the group a high negative cost. "In hindsight, it was a prudent decision given the hostile circumstances in Singur. But that move...
  • 'If I were FM, would like to change the tax system' June 27, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister of India, the change I would bring about is in the tax system. A person in service has to pay already 33 per cent tax and apart from it he is already paying service tax, service charge VAT etc, so almost 15 per cent...
  • Budget yatra: What farmers in Bengal want post Nano's exit June 27, 2014

    With the union budget due to be tabled on the 10 July, we speak to farmers in Singur in West Bengal. This is where the abandoned TATA Nano factory left many jobless and landless. ...
  • May launch Nano in Indonesia and bring back to India: Ratan Tata November 29, 2013

    The Tata group may consider launching its small car Nano in a new avatar in another country like Indonesia, where it doesn't have the 'stigma' of being 'the cheapest car', and bring it back to India for a fresh start with a new image, according to Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata. Tata,...
  • WB: Mamata woos industry, sets up a task force to clear projects November 13, 2013

    Kolkata: In yet another fresh effort to woo industry in West Bengal, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the setting up of a fivemember government task force to ensure quick clearance of business projects in the state. Speaking at the inaugural session of Biz Bridge, an engineering and manufacturing expo...
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing November 12, 2013

    Tata Motors, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by the Left Front government at Singur in West Bengal as it is keen on returning to the state with next phase of expansion of the Nano car...
  • Varun Gandhi to provide legal help to Singur farmers August 13, 2013

    BJP National Secretary Varun Gandhi On Tuesday said that he would make arrangements for providing legal help to farmers who did not take compensation cheques during the 2006 land agitation at Singur, but were willing to do so now. "Farmers told me that they would not get compensation cheques even if...
  • We will never leave West Bengal, says Tata Group July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: On a day when Hooghly's Singur is voting in the panchayat polls, the Tata Group on Monday iterated its commitment to West Bengal saying it would never leave the state. "We have never left West Bengal and we will never leave," Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry said during the...
  • WB: 8 years on, Singur villagers yet to get their land back July 14, 2013

    Singur: Its been eight years since the land was taken over for Tata's Nano project in Singur. But even after the company pulled out five years ago, villagers have not got their land back. And Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ruling the state for the last two years, did not keep...
  • Make your stand clear over Singur land: SC to Tata Motors July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Tata Motors to make its stand clear on its leasehold rights over the Singur land in the wake of changed scenario as the company had already moved its car plant out of West Bengal. "The land was acquired for establishing a car...
  • FTN: Is culture intolerance increasing in Bengal? February 26, 2013

    A Bengali film has courted controversy after its director alleged political discrimination by the government. The Censor Board in Kolkata denied approval to 'Kangal Malsat', a film by Suman Mukhopadhyay. ...
  • No approval to Bengali film portraying Mamata's swearing-in February 25, 2013

    Kolkata: A Bengali film has courted controversy after its director alleged political discrimination by the government. The Censor Board in Kolkata denied approval to 'Kangal Malsat', a film by Suman Mukhopadhyay. The film contains references to the Singur issue and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in. According to a...
  • Mamata promises return of land to Singur farmers February 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Urging the restive farmers of Singur not to lose hope, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would keep her promise of giving back their land, acquired for a Tata Group plant. "I believe not keeping promises is a crime. I have given my word to you...
  • With Mistry in, Bengal hopes for Singur settlement December 31, 2012

    Sankrail: With Cyrus Mistry slated to take up charge as the new Tata Group chairman on Saturday, a West Bengal minister Friday hoped the change of guard would pave the way for an amicable solution to the Singur land row, which has entangled the automaker in a bitter legal battle...
  • Ratan Tata to retire today, Cyrus Mistry to succeed him December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Ratan Tata, who led the transformation of the Tata group from a conventional corporate house into a $ 100 billion global conglomerate with highprofile acquisitions abroad, will retire on Friday ending 50year run in one of India's oldest business empires. Marking a generational change, Tata, who turns 75 on...
  • Cyrus Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata on December 28 December 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Ratan Tata, who led the transformation of the Tata group from a conventional corporate house into a USD 100 billion global conglomerate with highprofile acquisitions abroad, will retire on December 28, ending a 50year run in one of India's oldest business empires. Marking a generational change, Tata, who turns...
  • Singur 'great disappointment', Tatas may still go to Bengal December 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Singur was a "great disappointment" but Tata group may still go to West Bengal, hints outgoing Chairman of the group Ratan Tata. "Need not be Tata Motors. We have until the court decides this, the plant is still there. Whether it is Tata Motors or something else," he said...
  • Tatas may go back to West Bengal, hints Ratan Tata December 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Singur was a "great disappointment" but Tata group may still go to West Bengal, hints outgoing Chairman of the group Ratan Tata. "Need not be Tata Motors. Until the court decides, the plant is still there," he said. He was asked about his recent statement that some day Tatas...
  • WB govt will respect court's verdict on Singur: Minister December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: A day after a newlyappointed Bengal minister said the farmers of Singur "will decide what to do" if the law goes against them, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday said the government will respect court's verdict. "We have our full faith in the judiciary and will show our respect...
  • Singur problem will be solved by January: WB minister December 3, 2012

    Singur: A West Bengal minister on Sunday assured restive farmers from Singur, the centre of the ruling Trinamool Congress' volatile movement against the Nano car plant in 200608, that the problem would be solved by January 2013. He also asked them not to allow into their villages, a section of the...
  • Buy alternative land for Singur farmers, Left tells Mamata December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Saturday suggested to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to buy alternative plots from adjoining areas to return land to the farmers of Singur who had refused compensation for their land acquired earlier for an industrial project. "In the interest of farmers, if the state government...
  • WB: Mamata to hold meeting in volatile Singur today November 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Amid resentment among Singur farmers and a revolt by the legislator from the rural belt, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday will hold an administrative meeting in Singur, the very land which catapulted her to power. "We will hold the district administration meeting in Singur as a message...
  • This time, Singur comes back to haunt Trinamool November 29, 2012

    It has been just a year and a half that the Mamata Banerjeeled Trinamool Congress government assumed power in West Bengal and the fault lines within the party rank and file are already beginning to show. Influential party legislators from Singur and Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata Rabindranath Bhattacharya and Sobhandeb...
  • Mamata will face opposition in Singur: CPM leader November 29, 2012

    Kolkata: A time will come when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will face steep opposition from the aggrieved people of Singur, CPM leader Gautam Deb said on Wednesday. "Mamata Banerjee will be gheraoed in Singur today or tomorrow. Today, the people of Singur opposed Becharam Manna. On Thursday, they will...
  • Mamata knows that TMC workers extort money: WB Minister November 27, 2012

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress cadres are engaged in extortion and the Chief Minister knows about it, said a disgruntled West Bengal minister who played a key role in Mamata Banerjee's Singur agitation, days after he was shunted to a low key department. He also alleged that Trinamool Congress leaders were involved...
  • Singur land acquisition law valid, claims Mamata August 25, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed the Singur land acquisition law framed by her government was 'valid'. "Singur law is valid and we are happy at the Supreme Court order," Banerjee said at the airport after returning here from Delhi. "This is a victory of the...
  • SC notice to Tata Motors on Singur land August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Tata Motors on a petition of the West Bengal government challenging a Calcutta High Court order that held as unconstitutional its Singur land act to reclaim 400 acres given to the company. A bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice CK...
  • SC stays Calcutta HC judgement on Singur August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a relief for the West Bengal government, Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Calcutta High Court judgement which had struck down Singur act as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court sought response of Tata Motors on a special leave petition filed by the West Bengal government challenging the quashing...
  • Won't work against anybody's interest: Tata on Singur August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Two days after the West Bengal government moved the Supreme Court on the Singur issue, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata on Friday said his company will not work against anybody's interests as long as it is within laws. The West Bengal government on August 7 moved the Supreme Court...