ADHIR CHOWDHURY

  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • Opposition parties demand central forces at all booths in West Bengal bypolls September 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Ahead of the September 13 byelections to Chowringhee and Basirhar Dakshin Assembly constituencies in West Bengal, the Congress, BJP and CPI(M) on Tuesday expressed apprehension of violence and rigging and demanded deployment of central forces in every booth. "The ruling party has planned to unleash terror and violence and...
  • Allegations, counterallegations mark poll eve in Bengal May 11, 2014

    Kolkata: On the eve of the crucial last phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal, opposition political parties alleged violence by the Trinamool Congress and accused the Election Commission of not acting over complaints, while TMC chief Mamata Banerjee claimed that opposition parties were indulging in false propaganda. ...
  • Congress slams Bengal government for denying permission for Rahul's rally March 25, 2014

    West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday reprehended the state government's 'vindictive' attitude in denying permission to hold the Congress workers' meeting, to be addressed by Rahul Gandhi, at the venues requested for. The party wanted either the Netaji Indoor Stadium or the Park Circus Maidan in the city to...
  • TMC denies permission to hold Rahul's meeting: Congress March 20, 2014

    West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday accused ruling Trinamool Congress of trying to prevent AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi from holding meeting in the state by denying permission for the same. "We wanted Rahul Gandhi to come here on March 25. He also agreed. We wanted to hold meeting...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi likely to visit West Bengal on March 25 March 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit West Bengal on March 25 for Lok Sabha poll campaign. He may address poll meetings in Kolkata and north Bengal on that date, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said. Rahul Gandhi's visit to the city is important considering that some very senior...
  • Will help Odisha in developing Railway infrastructure: Adhir Chowdhury February 11, 2014

    Balasore: A day before the interim Railway budget, the Centre on Tuesday assured Odisha of all necessary help in developing the railway infrastructure in the state. The support of the Railway Ministry would come provided the state governments extend its full cooperation, minister of state Adhir Chowdhury said. Laying the foundation...
  • WB: Adhir Chowdhury chargesheeted in TMC worker murder case September 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Union Minister of state for Railways Adhir Chowdhury, against whom a nonbailable arrest warrant has been issued for alleged conspiracy in a murder of a TMC worker, was Saturday chargesheeted by the police in a West Bengal court. The chargesheet filed before a court in Berhampore alleged that Chowdhury conspired...
  • WB: Train runs over woman, protestors squat on track May 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Train movement to and from the terminal Howrah station was stalled on Monday evening as protestors, angered by a train running over a woman, squatted on track, hurled stones and damaged four trains and injured an assistant driver. The trouble started after a woman was run over by a suburban...
  • Bengal 'influential' MP Adhir Chowdhury takes oath as MoS October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, an influential Congress leader from West Bengal's Murshidabad district and known to be close to Pranab Mukherjee, is a threetime Lok Sabha MP. Having dropped out of school at age 15, he started as a District leader of Youth Congress in the 1970s when political...
  • Mamata betrayed Bengal on President poll: WB Congress June 14, 2012

    The Congress in West Bengal has accused Mamata Banerjee of betraying not just Pranab Mukherjee but the people of Bengal as well. ...
  • Cong MP's daughter attempt's suicide October 18, 2006

    Kolkata: The daughter of Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury was on Wednesday critically injured after she jumped off the balcony of her third floor flat in south Kolkata in a suicide attempt. Sreyashi Chowdhury, an eleventh standard student in a South Kolkata college, was rushed to a private hospital with serious head...