TRINAMOOL CONGRESS

  • Saradha scam: Major embarrassment for Mamata as CBI arrests TMC MP Srinjoy Bose 5 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In yet another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Bose, who owns Bengali daily Sambad Praitidin, allegedly had stuck a deal with Sudipta Sen, the main accused in...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to probe West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose. According to sources, both of them have been asked to appear before the agency during the week. While Mitra will be the first state...
  • Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh released from hospital, taken back to jail 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh, who allegedly tried to commit suicide in the Presidency Correctional Home and was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital, was on Sunday discharged and taken back to the jail. Police sources said that the process of Ghosh's transfer back to the...
  • Terrorised policemen hide under table to escape attack in Kolkata 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Terrorised policemen were seen hiding behind almirahs and under the table and scampering to use files as protective shields after a group of people said to owe allegiance to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress rampaged through a police station, a stone's throw from the state police headquarters on Friday. Enraged...
  • Ex-TMC MP, Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail, consumes 51 sleeping pills 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and prime accused in the Saradha chit fund scam Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday by an overdose of sleeping pills in Kolkata's Presidency jail. Ghosh in a suicide note has claimed that he consumed 51 sleeping pills. He has been admitted to the SSKM...
  • TMC councillor Ranjit Ruidas, aides face molestation charge November 13, 2014

    Durgapur: A complaint has been filed against a Trinamool Congress councillor and his supporters for allegedly outraging the modesty of a girl and beating up her parents at Durgapur in Burdwan district. Additional Commissioner of Police, Durgapur Police Commiserate Sunil Yadav confirmed having received a written complaint from Santosh Ruidas...
  • Widow of TMC MP alleges abuse by sons of West Bengal minister November 4, 2014

    Bongaon (West Bengal): The widow of late Trinamool Congress MP Kapil Krishna Thakur, who passed away last month, on Tuesday alleged that she was abused and pushed around by the sons of her brother-in-law Manjul Krishna Thakur, a minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet and a leader of the influential...
  • WB: Land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally, says TMC minister October 30, 2014

    Kolkata: In sharp contrast to Trinamool Congress' consistent stance seeking return of land to "unwilling farmers" in Singur, senior minister in the TMC government Malay Ghatak caused a flutter by saying that land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally. The remarks by the Labour Minister, made in industrial town...
  • TMC leader Ashok Bairagi shot at Basirhat railway station premises October 23, 2014

    Basirhat: A local Trinamool Congress leader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, Utpal Naskar said Ashok Bairagi was shot in his back twice by the attacker, who managed to escape. State Minister Jyotipriya...
  • Jadavpur students protesting ban on alcohol, not molestation, suggests Mamata's nephew September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In the backdrop of protests in the Jadavpur student molestation case, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee has sparked off a row. Posting on his Facebook page, the TMC leader suggested that students are protesting following the ban on liquor and other illegal substances...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students allege TMC workers attacked them September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Protests in Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student continued on Thursday as the issue took a political turn with no lead on the culprit. Students have alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers attacked them late on Wednesday night and switched off the lights tactfully to catch them...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, demand fresh probe September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: The students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata held a massive protest outside the university campus on Tuesday night. The agitating students were demanding a fresh probe into a molestation incident in which a woman student was dragged to the men's hostel and sexually assaulted by a group of ten...
  • 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 BJPled government at the Centre. "Before coming to power, there...
  • Unfortunate that police found no case against Tapas Pal despite proof: Calcutta HC September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has rapped the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over party MP Tapas Pal. The Judge observed, "It is unfortunate that despite prima facie evidence of Tapas Pal being accused on two counts making hate speech and carrying fire arms the police found...
  • 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 sitin demonstration outside the CBI office at CGO complex to protest the "motivated nature of investigation" into the multicrore Saradha scam conducted by the agency. Led by state Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, the supporters squatted in front of the...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to grill TMC leader Srinjoy Bose for the second time today September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday is likely to interrogate Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for the second time in the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose was questioned for over 6 hours on Wednesday. Srinjoy Bose who owns a Bengali newspaper had been named by...
  • 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...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to grill TMC leaders Srinjoy Bose, Kunal Ghosh together September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for interrogation in the Saradha chit fund scam. The CBI is likely to jointly question Srinjoy Bose and TMC leader Kunal Ghosh later on Wednesday. The TMC is feeling the heat with many...
  • Saradha scam: CBI summons TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned West Bengal's leading party Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for interrogation in the Saradha chit fund scam. The TMC is feeling the heat with many prominent leaders being roped in in the multicrore scam. This comes just after...
  • Trinamool Congress hits back at Amit Shah, says CBI 'used politically' September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday retaliated against BJP president Amit Shah's call to book Saradha scamsters, and accused the BJP of politically using the CBI which is probing the multicrorerupee scam. Alleging that Mamata Banerjee was afraid to take action as her own 'cronies' were involved in the...
  • 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 multicrore 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...
  • WB: Girl's naked body found, father alleges rape, murder; TMC activist arrested September 3, 2014

    Kolkata: The naked body of a teenaged girl was found besides the railway tracks in the Dhupguri area of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal on Tuesday. The girl reportedly went missing from a kangaroo court convened by local Trinamool Congress leaders. Two people including a local Trinamool activist have been...
  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village August 20, 2014

    Sunia (West Bengal): It's been two days since the wife of a CPIM worker was allegedly assaulted, raped and then murdered by Trinamool Congress activists but resonance of the recent violence still lingers in the Sunia village of West Bengal. A resident said, "How do we talk openly. We need to...
  • Kolkata High Court gives split verdict in Tapas Pal case August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: A Calcutta High Court bench on Wednesday gave a split verdict on the appeals against a single bench order directing filing of FIR and a CID probe into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'shoot and rape' comments. The matter will now go to a third judge to be nominated by...
  • Rape remark: Calcutta HC extends stay on CID probe against TMC's Tapas Pal August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has extended the stay on a CID probe into the case against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal by another three weeks. The case has been transferred to Chief Justice's bench court. Earlier, the TMC had appealed against a single bench order to transfer the case...
  • MPs fight over room in Parliament, TMC forcibly takes possession of office after TDP refuses to vacate August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been another case of politicians misbehaving in Parliament, but this time not in the Well of the House. A scuffle broke out between Telugu Desam Party and Trinamool Congress MPs in the halls of Parliament on Tuesday after TDP MPs refused to vacate an office allotted...
  • Was hurt that Ratan Tata painted a grim picture of Bengal without knowing facts, says Amit Mitra August 12, 2014

    West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has spoken out about his war of words with Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata. Speaking to CNNIBN, Mitra said that he was hurt that the industrialist painted a grim picture about the state without having full information. Following is the transcript of an...
  • Bengal tea garden workers' plight discussed in Parliament August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN reported the plight of tea garden workers in North Bengal, the issue has been raised in the Lok Sabha. The issue was raised by Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chaudhury during the Question Hour on Monday. CNNIBN had reported how workers were dying of hunger after five...
  • BJP, Congress and CPI(M) workers join Trinamool: Mukul Roy August 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Several members of the rival political parties like BJP, CPI(M), and the Congress have joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday, its General Secretary Mukul Roy said. "Rival party workers have realised that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is the best person to run the state and take it forward...
  • Speaker recognises merger of parties with Trinamool August 1, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Friday recognised the recent merger of Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) and Rastriya Kalyan Paksh (RKP) with the Trinamool Congress. Bhokta informed the House that JJM MLA Bandhu Tirkey and RKP legislator Chamra Linda had in March given him letters informing about the merger of...