Trinamool Congress

  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village 1 week ago

    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 CNN-IBN, 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 CNN-IBN 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. CNN-IBN 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...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned film actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal, officials said. A team of ED officials drawn from its offices in Kolkata and Mumbai jointly quizzed the actor at his residence for close to two hours...
  • Saradha scam: CBI may call Mithun to record his statement July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI may examine Bollywood actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with its probe in the Saradha ponzi scam as the agency has found that he was allegedly part of the promotion exercise undertaken by the promoters. The agency sources said examination of all...
  • TMC protests against BJP over alleged scuffle in Parliament July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. TMC MPs claim that some BJP MPs threatened to beat them up in the Lok Sabha. The party also claims that a BJP MP was drunk...
  • Throw out Tapas Pal from party: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Rashtriya Lokmanch Party leader Amar Singh on Saturday said Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal should be thrown out of the party for his controversial 'shoot and rape' comments. "No apology should be accepted in such a case. The leader of the party should throw him out of the party. He...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal shows him urging villagers to behead Left members July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: There is more embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress after a new video emerged of party leader Tapas Pal delivering another inflammatory speech in a village in West Bengal. Pal is seen urging villagers to take up sharp weapons to behead CPI workers if needed. The TMC leader is...
  • Slip of tongue happens, Tapas Pal should be forgiven: President's son July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee has defended Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal over his rape for revenge remark saying that he should be forgiven as he has tendered an apology. "Tapas has written an apology letter. I feel since he has apologised and his party has pardoned him,...
  • Rape remark: Congress, BJP likely to support Left's privilege motion against Tapas Pal July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, the Left and Congress are demanding a privilege motion against party MP Tapas Pal in the Lok Sabha. BJP leaders suggest that they too won't be against the idea of supporting the...
  • After Tapas Pal, another TMC leader urges party workers to 'sacrifice outsiders' July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: There is no end to embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress. After TMC MP Tapas Pal, yet another party leader has made headlines now by urging party workers to sacrifice opposition leaders. "If any outsider enters your house, cut him down, sacrifice him, I will take care of that, you don't...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? July 1, 2014

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • Watch: Mamata refuses to comment on Tapas Pal, says party spokesperson will comment July 1, 2014

    There is increasing anger against one of Bengal's most popular actors and Trinamool Congress Parliamentarian Tapas Pal for his outrageous comment that he will send boys to rape CPM women. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to react, but the TMC has sought an explanation from the MP...
  • MHA seeks report from Mamata government on Tapas Pal's rape remark July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: With no response from West Bengal government on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark, the Centre has now stepped in. THe Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee government on Pal's remark. The MHA has asked for the facts and if any...
  • Left to move privilege motion against Tapas Pal for rape remark, NCW to seek criminal action July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been no response from West Bengal Chief Minister yet on whether she will sack Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for saying he will send boys to rape CPM women. Left's Sitaram Yechury has said that the party will move a privilege motion in Parliament against Tapas...
  • Watch: Reactions from Kolkata on Tapas Pal's rape remark July 1, 2014

    All eyes are on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as to whether she will sack party MP Tapas Pal for threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution. ...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's wife apologises, says he shouldn't have used the term 'rape' July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after a row erupted over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution, his wife has now apologised on behalf of him. Pal's wife Nandini Pal added that her husband shouldn't have used the word 'rape'. "I apologise to the people of...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal says he said 'raid', not 'rape'; demands to sack him grow July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge controversy has been sparked by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's comment that party workers would be sent to rape women from the Opposition. Addressing a rally in West Bengal in May, Tapas Pal said he would not spare anyone who tried to challenge him. His speech...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's rape remark invites criticism June 30, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark has invited criticism from all the political parties and other noted faces in the society. ...
  • I will ask our boys to go and rape CPM women: TMC MP Tapas Pal June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official. Asha...
  • Kolkata: Police probing hotel owner's death June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The police is investigating the death of a hotel owner in Howrah town caused allegedly by repeated threat calls over phone from a local gangster. Sumit Naha, the hotel owner, died on Monday following a heart attack after he was threatened repeatedly over phone by Dipak Shaw, the gangster operating...
  • As Trinamool sends 5 MPs to Khandwa, party criticised over 'politicisation of rape' June 19, 2014

    Besides questioning the efficacy of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sending five of its MPs to Madhya Pradesh to enquire into a rape case, women activists here are appalled at the selection of two women MPs in the delegation who had earlier passed snide remarks against a rape victim. Peeved by...
  • TMC MPs to visit Khandwa, BJP says it shows Mamata’s nervousness June 17, 2014

    Acting on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s threat on Sunday to send Trinamool Congress MPs to BJP-ruled states in response to BJP central teams’ visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday decided to send a team of TMC MPs to visit Madhya Pradesh where a tribal woman...