Amit Mitra

  • Mamata Banerjee embarks on Singapore visit on Sunday August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: In a bid to tap big ticket investment for the industrystarved eastern state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarks on a sixday trip to Singapore, where meetings with the sovereign citystate's prime minister and foreign minister are highlights on her itinerary. Banerjee is being accompanied by a...
  • 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...
  • Ratan Tata must stop delivering sermons like a demigod: Bengal minister August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal ministers continue to attack Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata for his remarks that he hadn't noticed any industrial development in the state. After Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that Tata had lost his mind, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim has hit out at him saying West...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

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  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Ratan Tata has lost his mind: Bengal minister Amit Mitra August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal Indutsries Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday hit back at top industrialist Ratan Tata for his comment that there is no sign of development in Kolkata. "Ratan Tata must have lost his mind. His own companies are adding 20,000 jobs in Bengal, I'm surprised his own companies don't brief...
  • TMC leaders Amit Mitra, Mukul Roy to attend Modi swearingin ceremony May 23, 2014

    Ending the suspense, West Bengal Chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday decided to send state Finance Minister Amit Mitra and party general secretary Mukul Roy to attend the swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26. "A letter from PMdesignate Narendra Modi to the...
  • TMC questions timing of ED probe into Saradha chit fund scam April 21, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has raised questions at the timing of the Enforcement Directorate's probe into the Saradha chit fund scam, alleging political motivation behind the investigative activity. Finance and Industry Minister of West Bengal Amit Mitra questioned the CBI and ED's motive behind launching the probe just two days...
  • ED acting at behest of Chidambaram, Bengal government alleges April 20, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Sunday alleged that the Enforcement Directorate took action in Saradha chit fund scam at the behest of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and questioned the timing of the "political action before the election". "ED all of a sudden has become active before the election. What...
  • Amit Mitra appointed as new spokesman for Trinamool Congress February 26, 2014

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has appointed the state finance and industry minister Amit Mitra as the party spokesman. "Amit Mitra has been appointed as spokesman of the party and will be assisted by Derek O'Brien, the party's Rajya Sabha...
  • Mithun Chakraborty urges Mamata Banerjee for special benefits for lowbudget films February 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty today urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to give sops to producers of lowbudget films. "On being requested by producers of lowbudget films in state, I met our chief minister to discuss this issue. I urged her to extend some...
  • West Bengal: Mamata government passes bill against chit funds again December 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Seven months after passing legislation aimed to protect interests of chit fund depositors but failing to get presidential assent, the West Bengal Assembly on Thursday cleared another bill on the issue, amidst the opposition's apprehension that it would again be sent back for having unconstitutional provisions. The West Bengal Protection...
  • Mamata to skip Chief Ministers' meet on internal security June 4, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will skip the Chief Ministers' meeting on internal security convened by the Centre in Delhi on Tuesday. "No, she is not going. Finance minister Amit Mitra will represent the state at the meeting," a highlyplaced source in the state secretariat told PTI. The...
  • West Bengal government achieves 7.6 per cent GDP growth May 17, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government achieved 7.6 per cent growth in GDP compared to the national average of 4.96 per cent during the last financial year. In industry, the growth rate was 6.24 per cent against the national average of 3.12 per cent, Finance Minister Amit Mitra claimed while releasing...
  • WB: Mamata govt releases performance report on 2 years rule May 16, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee led government on Thursday released a performance report, claiming the state has clocked a growth rate higher than that of the overall country during the nearly two years it has been in power. The performance report showcasing the achievements of the state government was released at...
  • Mamata heckling incident: All 6 SFI activists granted bail April 22, 2013

    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 April 22, 2013

    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...
  • SFI apologises for heckling Mamata Banerjee, Amit Mitra April 17, 2013

    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...
  • Move to downplay attack on Mamata Banerjee, says TMC April 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Efforts were being made to downplay the 'attack' on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and finance minister Amit Mitra by projecting the Presidency incident, the Trinamool Congress claimed on Saturday and reiterated the demand for an impartial inquiry into the vandalism. Stating that the party had condemned both the April...
  • Left Front demands action by West Bengal government April 13, 2013

    Kolkata: The CPI(M)led Left Front on Friday demanded immediate steps against attacks on its party offices and workers in West Bengal following the heckling of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and manhandling of state finance minister Amit Mitra in Delhi on April 9, 2013. "Arson, loot, ransacking and physical assault of...
  • 'Invisible Cong hand' behind heckling of Mamata: TMC leader April 12, 2013

    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 CPM...
  • Author Mahasweta Devi condemns SFI attack on Mamata April 11, 2013

    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...
  • SFI protests: Mamata Banerjee's condition stable, say doctors April 11, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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 democracy...
  • Delhi is not safe, I was manhandled like anything: Mamata April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she will fly back to Kolkata on Wednesday itself and has cancelled all her meetings in Delhi. She said she was advised by doctors to get hospitalised but she did not want to be hospitalised. "I was given oxygen whole...
  • PM expresses regret to Mamata for SFI protests in Delhi April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed regret over the protest faced by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Left activists outside the Planning Commission's office in Delhi. Singh spoke to Mamata after her office called up the PMO to cancel the meeting scheduled with him on Tuesday...
  • Live: TMC, CPM cadre clash at Presidency University April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: 3:20 pm: Even as the TMC and the Left leaders appealed for calm, there were reports of violence. TMC and CPM supporters clashed in the Presidency University in Kolkata and a few students were reportedly injured in the clashed. TMC supporters reportedly ransacked labs at the Presidency University. 2:10...
  • TMC plans protests across WB over Mamata's heckling April 10, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal's politics of violence reached the national capital on Tuesday as Students Federation of India activists manhandled State Finance Minster Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission. While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was angered by the incident, Trinamool Congress workers went on a rampage in Kolkata and...
  • Mamata Banerjee cancels meet with Manmohan Singh April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday cancelled her meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, citing ill health, highly placed sources said in Delhi. "She was supposed to meet the prime minister. But it was cancelled as she was not well," a highly placed source said. Sources said...